I'm working hard on my full scenes, or I'm working hard on my first one! I've got the basic outlines and dimensions down, and really I just need to start laying down the tones. At that point I'm going to decide if I think I'm ready to color or paint it, or if I just want to shade it. I might do both, and just count the coloring as practice. What about you guys? How are you doing?
Hey, Xanthis, do you think we should change the title of this thread so that others know that this is a study group that they can join in on?
I think we should change the title of this threat anyone who knows how it works?
@ telephonoscope: that looks really good.
I think that you will not destroy it when rendering it. Just make a copy and start rendering so that you have some sort of backup.
The Forest painting in my sketchbook started by a simple pencils sketch in the beginning.
@ Diarium: the Real Life is more important sometimes.
At the moment I have troubles too to find free time to draw as I have to work on my prediploma at the moment in am busy as hell at the time
I hope that I'll get a 1ßß% full active here as I'm done with that stuff
But I'll try to post stuff on the assignments too!
Psst, you guys.
This looks fabulous and I would love to join.
Guys I'm extending last assignment by 3 days. 10 rendered life drawings is alot. I've only got 3 done.
Taefa51- I would love for you to join. Im sure you'll be of great help.
Telephono- good job so far you have 9 more to go.
@Alien Space Cloud Thanks for extending the time.
@Taefa Welcome to the group!
I hope I can get all 10 done. Life is hectic here, as we found a leak in our ceiling and have to get up into our attic to fix it. Also, we don't have more than a window AC in our house, and it's 100+ degrees here in the midwest. Needless to say I haven't had a lot of energy to do more than a few sketches at night when I'm not a melted puddle of goo. Regardless, I WILL finish the project, it just might not be on time.
Greetings, I'd like to join as well, and would love to hear the assignment too.
We won't have another assignment for a little over a week because the one we're working on now was assigned for two weeks and three days: to draw and render 10 full scenes from life. So far our first assignment was to draw a square, sphere, and cone three dimensionally with the correct form shadow and cast shadow. Our second assignment was to draw something on your desk as correctly as you are able. Feel free to do any or all of those assignments at your own pace! Good luck!
whatpants you can join as long as do the assignments, theres really no time limit.
Radicou-good job so far. with shading theres so many different ways to do it but usually it always is better looking when you have some darker darks and lighter lights. You just need more contrast. And try to keep your horizon straight.
Radicou : Other than needing a little more gradation in your shading, you're doing really well so far. I'm looking forward to your submission for the next assignment.
Whatpants: Join in! It's never too late.
Finished my first full scene render. I think I may have bitten off more than I could chew by drawing my living room and then letting my perfectionism take control. I'm going to try to do the next 9 a little more sketchy so that they take less time and so I can concentrate more on my perspective and rendering. Oh OCD, how I hate you.
What are the rest of you drawing? Are you drawing scenes in your home, or are you going outside and drawing nature or other buildings? I want to go outside but it's just too damned hot.
Thanks Tele. I'm not used to this type of shading, So the critique definitely helps me see what to work on.
As for the next assignment, I've so far got one still life complete. I've got exact opposite situation here, it's way to rainy to go outside. I've got jury duty starting tomorrow, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do on that front. We'll see I guess!
Good luck everyone!
Hey hey! Don´t forget me. Can I join too? It´ll take me some time to get the assignments done, like per say 2 or 3 days.
If one can do it, I can do it! If none can do it, I must do it!
Imo the last assigment was too much. I have quite busy schedule, working on other projects and such. My suggestion would be to start with simple, quick assigments, lets say "Draw an apple using correct shading", or "Draw a car of your selection", and later when we're more skilled "Reimagine the car as a steampunk vehicle". This thread should bring you out of your comfort zone, doing things you never thought of before and sharing those thoughts. Its not about quantity. If the assigments will be too time consuming, the thread will slowly die.
That's a matter of opinion, of course. Cheers!
Last edited by Mr. Smile; August 5th, 2011 at 11:30 AM.
Sorry that I am not that active here lately but there are just 5 weeks until my prediploma and it's time to work like a beast
Maybe I'll post some stuff of this work in my Sketchbook.
After my prediploma I will have a lot more time for doing Digital Painting
@ MR. Smile - I think you are totally right on that point.
We should Consider small quick Assignments for the beginning.
Learning basic shapes and shading (as you mentioned like an apple)
So if anyone of you Guy wants to start a new assignment feel free to do so.
I'm back in a few weeks for a 100%.
I hope that this thread doesn't die in the meantime!
Alright. I'm hoping I can get back in the game now.
I like the idea of drawing a car of our choice as well as we can, making sure to use what we have learned about perspective, shadows, and shading. No need to color or paint it, but if you want to go ahead. Is it cool if we do that and have the assignment due next Sunday?
Hey guys, hope you don't mind if I join in? I've just started getting into my art again after kinda giving it up in my late teens and found this forum, which looks like it's gonna be a massive help, and this group looks like just what I'm after; some set projects and some feedback.
I'll catch up on the first two assignments before I have a go at the car assignment cos I'm really rubbish at drawing cars.
What about some environment practice guys? How about 5 thumbnail sketches of our every-day places (10-15 minutes per sketch)?
Orthographics of personal work spaces/ familiar places
Transforming ordinary objects
On my way to do the cone, ball, cube study
Why not try the same study but in different vantage points or different lighting source directions?
Last edited by mellownoiz; September 10th, 2011 at 04:04 AM.
Ok, so here is my first assignment. It is a magnetic paperclip holder.
Not too sure about the base though...