This exercise is just an expansion on the cube exercise. We are not taking a 3D shape and making it into something we recognize. I go over perspective a little bit, as well as the path a shadow can take. Watch below to try out this exercise!
Creating three dimensional shape is key in effective rendering. In this exercise I’ll go through using different values to create three dimensions. It’s a simple exercise with an important message. Value determines place in space. Shifting values ever so slightly can be the key in making your drawing look more 3D and real. Let’s get… Continue reading Above and Below Exercise #8
In this video we start to talk about seeing relationships when drawing. We also cover a little bit of hatching for shading. We’ll go more into hatching and crosshatching this week. Reference Photo
When drawing this tree make sure you focus on line work, value and highlights. A unique tree shape will always translate better than your standard straight up stick tree, so try to give it a little character (without going overboard). Without further ado, here’s the challenge video:
In this exercise we start playing with 3D objects. Three important things to remember. 1. Things look 3d due to the appearance of light and shadow. That means that there has to be some sort of shadow and some sort of highlight to make it 3d, even if its subtle. 2. Transition values are important.… Continue reading 3d Sphere
Let’s take what we’ve learned so far and try a little more difficult project. Draw a 7 inch by 7 inch square. Within that square draw the roses in the reference photo I’ve provided. Focus on negative space and line work while drawing, trying not to focus too much on the subject at hand. We… Continue reading CHALLENGE
I think one of the ultimate tools in drawing is being able to see negative space. Negative space is the area that surrounds the object you are drawing. A lot of times the edge of your object and the negative space form shapes that are much easier to draw than the actual object you are… Continue reading Negative Space
Before we start doing some shading next week, here is an exercise to get you prepared. It will help you with understanding your pencils more. If you have toned paper (and a white pencil) it works best there. If you don’t have toned paper, just leave the first square blank for pure white and use… Continue reading An exercise before we start shading.
Draw this rose in under 10 minutes using varying lines. Follow the video below for the exercise (see video on facebook group page for now). Remember to use different weights and widths in your lines to express different ideas like shadow, light, importance etc. Don’t worry about proportion yet, just try to tell as much… Continue reading Exercise 2 reference photo
Welcome to Tim Gagnon’s Sketchbook Challenge. The goal of the “challenge” is to get you drawing in your sketchbook more frequently. Drawing is the foundation of art. It is one of the first forms of communication, and one of the first ways we, as humans, recorded history. The more you draw the better you’ll get… Continue reading Week 1 – Line quality, intro to supplies.