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Sketchbook Assignment

Week 14

                  Don't forget The Rules! For more information on what will be accepted in your sketchbook, click here.
         Drawing 1, A Texture or Object         

For 10 minutes, draw a rough ocean wave with a breaking wave.. Again, you're looking at the shading and the reflections. You'll use the skills you learn drawing ocean waves in creating sand dunes, fields of wheat, and, believe it or not, when you draw hair and fur. It's all about training your eye to see, not to look and to analyze and exam where the lights and darks are and what the primary repeating shapes are. Some hints...

  • Drops aren't perfectly round, but oval. They won't sit flat on the surface but curl up a bit on the edges, holding their elliptical shape.
  • There is usually a white line between the bottom of the drop and the surface it's sitting one, representing a reflective highlight.
  • Don't forget your hard, specular highlights!


    Drawing Waves Tutorial Video

    Good Lesson on the Structure of Waves.

             Drawing 2, A Living Thing         

    For 10 minutes, sketch a closed hand or fist. Remember, even though you are looking at the hands from a different view, the proportions you've learnt are the same. Some hints...

  • Look at the creases the skin makes as it folds in the joints. Doesn't it remind you of the cloth drawings you did over the knees and elbows? Draw your lines of stress darker and closer as they near the joint and fade them away around in curves the fleshy part of the hand.
  • Try to block in some shading. Look at the shape of the shadows.


             Drawing 3, Free Draw          For 10 minutes, draw a character of your choice.         

             Alice Taylor © 2016