Here are my first round of exercises... I’ll give my takeaways.
Part 1 - Drawing up-side down
There’s a bit of a ‘scale’ issue. I started at the boot but as I made my way to the helmet my drawing got lengthier, which put the limbs out of proportion. I was able to keep a lot of the pieces relative to each other pretty correctly, hand to knee, etc. My gun and the hand holding it are too small, but the hand on the other side is too big.
I think if I were drawing it right side up I would have seen those things better, but now at least I have an idea to look at a piece and keep an eye out for things that’ll look weird or disproportionate.
Part 2 - the myster
I kind of liked the way this one turned out. The plug angle could be fixed. Everything I draw has a slight leftward leaning thing, I feel like maybe if someone has some tips for this it would be awesome. I have an astigmatism which is what I think the problem is, flipping my canvas usually helps because I know it exists. When I look at the page to me those lines ‘look’ correct, until I take a step back and see it. So if there’s an analog trick way to correct this I’m open to suggestions.
The only other things I see majorly wrong is not making the loop in the chord flat enough, or more oval and further away from the base of the machine and theres not enough room, for the holes/drawing the holes too big. Ironically, Jake also had this problem in the video so I don’t feel too terrible about it, but definitely something I’ll have to keep an eye out for.
Part 3 - Chair
Oh boy... this one started out well... the negative space was actually going really well, the. When I had to fill in the actual chair. It all went to poop.
The perspective of the chair is definitely off, I obviously ran out of room on the page so the right side is smooshed, and the back part of the chair curve is probably a little too curved. There’s some issues relative to the right back leg and how far the seat bar from the right comes out past it, it may have contributed to some of the problems too.
I actually think it helped even just to write out a bit objectively the issues I found, and knowing I’m sort of accountable to you guys. So thanks for listening to me rant.