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Sketchbook Assignment

Week 6

                  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 clothesline of sheets blowing in the wind.. This is just like the flags, only instead of the cloth tied on a vertical post, your cloth is now tied on a horizontal line. Hint...
  • Think of the wind as a huge, invisible beach ball coming up from under the cloth. How would you draw the cloth to go around the shape of the ball as it passes under it?

    Laundry Animation

    Laundry Stock Footage

             Drawing 2, A Living Thing         

    For 10 minutes, draw a bare foot. Feet are complicated. And ugly, but we won't get into that. I don't judge. But the lowly foot is ignored by most young artists, which means when it comes to drawing shoes, or a walk cycle, they just don't know how to get the silly appendages to look right. Luckily, if you break them down to the correct shapes and think about how the bones move inside of them, they're not that hard to draw at all. A little knowledge goes a long when when it comes to drawing feet. Some hints...

  • The lenght of the foot is "one head" long, or the same height of the head, of a standard figure. People tend to draw their feet way, way, way too small.
  • The heel protrudes slightly from the back. People always forget this and draw from the ankle to the floor straight down. That is wrong. Don't do it. Your guy will fall over.
  • The basic foot shape (from the profile, or side) is a low, shallow, triangle, with the top of the triangle going up the ankle. THEN you add the toes. Just make a low, shallow triangle, round it off, and add a bit of ellipse for the toes, you 'll have the joints in the right place, a proper heel and the it will immediately start to look better, and be a workable foot for your animations.
  •          A Tutorial About Drawing Feet
             Drawing 3, Free Draw          For 10 minutes, draw a character of your choice.         

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