It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I’ve decided to change this into a blog where I post my work, since my Visual Literacy class has been over for a long time now and I didn’t really want this blog to go to waste. I’m going to keep my old posts from that class up here incase anyone wants to view them though.
So! Let’s start with my much older works from about 3-4 years ago during my stay at a 2-year college.
This image was just one amongst many other figure study drawings I’ve done (which I will post later on; I like to separate different mediums into different posts). It was a challenge to draw this. The volunteer was sitting slightly slouched in a chair and each part of her was angled in a slightly different direction. It definately was a learning experience trying to get everything to look natural, and I do think I could’ve done better in some spots. The image isn’t 100% complete because I took my time with the shading, but I’m still happy with it.
A different volunteer for this image. That day everyone in the class had to focus on drawing a portrait of the person. I decided to go a different route and chose to focus on the hand. I wanted to try and express the emotions of the volunteer through his gestures, and I feel I accomplished that here. I’m fairly happy with this piece and I wish I could’ve done more, but sadly I had little time to.
Finally, this is a basic still life study. I want to say that in the process of making this piece I became much looser and confident with my drawing skills. Before this image, I was very picky with my lines and measurements, I honestly couldn’t sketch loosely if my life depended on it! But, thankfully, I left that stage and learned to relax. I found that sometimes a mistake in the drawing can even be a benefit to the piece if used right.
During the making of this piece I was still learning about the anatomy of the body and how skin folds around muscles and creases. My main goal here was to focus on proportion and the core shadows to give the still figure as much of a 3-dimensional appearance as possible. I feel I accomplished that here, but there are some spots that could have done better.
I will be making many more posts in the future like this, and it will include pieces from various different medias as well! Feel free to critique or give your opinions on this so far, I always appreciate them!