Lots of great entries already this month. Many first timers too. It would be cool to see the entries break 100! Here's my submission:
@ShannonBiondi Fixed and uploaded to the drive. Apparently I'm not good with super clear instructions. Thanks again for doing this.
Redid mine and rotated it to a more objective view. I noticed almost none of us actually rotated like we're supposed to. I would highly recommend you go back and do it correctly if you just kind of copied like I did. This was a heck of a good challenge!
Saved a few of the steps for anyone interesting in the building process.
I decided to do the "5k" this year and do 1 per week. My focus is on painting right now and Inktober is just so time consuming. But I still want to participate and put out something worth looking at, so I compromised with the 5k. One (maybe 2) per week should be doable, and I've been using this month to slowly work out the sketches so all that needs to be done in October is the actual inking.
I decided to do the 100 Heads Challenge. If you're not familiar, it was started by Ahmed Aldoori on YouTube. The goal is to draw 100 heads in 10 days. He provides a Pinterest Page with a set of 100 heads already prepared (of course, you can select your own).
I decided to do this challenge with a brush pen and N4 Copic marker. I love the 3 tone comic book style from books like Framed Ink and wanted to improve my skills at it. There's only so much time in a day, so the average is 5-6 minutes per head for me.
Feel free to join in and post in this thread! I would love to see the different styles and how others tackle it.
Haven't started painting yet, but took some notes on the image I'm studying for Exercise 8 today.
Thanks for doing this! I'm pretty new, but had already noticed his work. I actually went looking for the final version of the Love sketch with the woman at the grave. A bit shocking to realize that was his WIP.
This was done traditionally so if you end up sending physical media let me know and I'll send the original to you first.
@Chip-Valecek I assume they would have told you. Your's really caught my attention this month, but that's also one of my favorite books. Thought you nailed it.
Very cool that you help them out. Thanks for doing it. Those slide shows are great. Always see a few that I missed in the threads.
Exercise 7. Image is from Jake's Pinterest. Really fun design. Thinking I probably should have changed the angle for better practice and a more objective feel? Either way, the combination of shapes from this one was really fun to play with.
Welcome! I'm not sure if this helps without a visual reference, but just think of the hot air balloon as a sphere (balloon part) with a box (basket) a bit underneath. Then rotate your "camera" with those basic shapes in mind.
You can always use props if you're really struggling. With the things available in my house - I would grab my globe and a Rubik's cube to move around and get the needed angles. Whatever things you have that are spherical and cube shaped, and about the right sizes, could work.