Cool! I'm in! I'll start watching the first homework-video's tonight. I'll see if I want to work traditional or digital... maybe both :-).
Good idea to do linework everyday, I'll start that as well.
Posts made by Annemieke
RE: JULY CONTEST: WHEN SUMMER VACATION GOES WRONG.
I decided to take the plunge and enter for the first time this month. I'm very intimidated by all the great artwork, and love all the different takes on the prompt. Here's my take, "Street vendors". Special thanks to @Shannon-Biondi and @Susan-Marks for their input.
RE: July challenge WIP - request for feedback
@juliekitzes Thanks Julie. I agree she's sitting weird on the toilet. I did this from imagination but I'd better look up some references. I'll work on the expression as well, looking up references of sick/pained expressions should be fun :-).
July challenge WIP - request for feedback
I finally took the plunge and worked up the courage to enter in this months challenge. This is my take on the summer vacation gone wrong. It's just a sketch at this stage it needs a lot more work, but before I get too far into it I would like to ask for your feedback.
Does the image read well?
Are the proportions off? I like it to be a bit stylized, but the proportions shouldn't be too far off.
As I'm new to this, all your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
RE: "The Moment Before I Lost My Mom" Kids Book Project Progress for SCBIW Portfolio Preview. . .and eventually Self Publish by April 2020
What a wonderful project! I can sooo relate to your story, although I was a little older when my mum died. I was 23, she had just turned 50. What a great way to commemorate your mom, and to work through your grief.
I love the story of your rock garden as a sort of backbone to the book.
Good luck, and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress (and finished book!).
RE: Composition Final Project
Oh wow, you’ve made a lot of progress. Very good job on adding the henchmen, the scene looks a lot more complete now. The only thing that is bothering me a bit is where is the light coming from...? I really like the strong light on the table, maybe you could emphasize is a bit more by adding shadow at the backs of the queens, but the tiny chandelier hanging over the table is not enough to give such strong light. Can you make it bigger? And hang it a bit lower maybe?
I really like where this is going, and love that you’re setting yourself this huge, challenging task. Keep it up!
RE: Getting your drawing mojo on after a day's work?
Hi Shannon, I'm actually in the exact sameplace you are. Working full-time as a statistical researcher, and trying to learn the basics of drawing the human figure for illustration. What really helps me to my drawing in the evenings at the moment is the live class we're doing on heads and hands. The fact that I need to turn in my homework is a huge motivator to pick up my iPad and start drawing.
I totally get the fact that while we're learning, the exercises can get tedious, and the results are usually not very motivating.
So, since we're both at a similar stage in our development, struggling with the same thing, how would you like to have a studypartner? We could help eachother out when we struggle, keep ourselves accountable during self study. I also purchased a few Udemy classes, but can never keep myself motivated to finish them, or really spend time doing the sometimes tedious exercises. For me it would be a huge help to work at them with someone else, to force me to do the work, and to cheer on when things get rough. We can set weekly goals for example, share our progress.... What do you think?