Imagining How Light Will Fall

I continue to challenge myself with my Pokemon drawing today by imagining how light will fall on an imaginative form.

You can’t really see it because I drew it so light but up at the top left corner of the paper is an arrow pointing down and to the right. This is my imaginative light source. But what I’m really having trouble with is where the light source is positioned between the viewer and the Pokemon.

So far the light source is just a little in front of the Pokemon but for the Aerodactyl it looks closer to him/her. Not only am I dealing with imaginary forms and imagining how light will fall on them but I have to make sure it is uniform throughout all forms and characters.

It’s a great challenge!

Pokemon Drawing

Previous Pokemon Drawing Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.

warm-up

The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. I’m definitely seeing the improvement in my boxes now. I only have 12 pages left and hopefully by them I will have progressed further.

rtoon and figure out how the light would fall on the forms myself. I think this approach looks better plus it’s improving my mental representation of space. Previous Pokemon Drawing Posts Influenced by Comic Book ArtPokemon Drawing Warm-up and DrawABox exercises The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite. The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. Same as yesterday, not too bad, but I’m lacking the dexterity to control free handed lines. Memory Gestures The more I practice these gestures the more success I have with them, although the improvement is very slight. Many of the gestures don’t look great but I feel that every single one is describing the figure simply. I owe this to my increased ability in seeing the simple shapes that make up any figure. Daily Composition and Sketch I loath my printer. I’ve hated it for over 10 years now but I drew it with a smile knowing that within a week I will be replacing it. I’m getting a new printer that is going to be much better for the environment. My daily composition is of my landlord feeding the birds bread. Please, if you’re reading this, NEVER feed the birds bread and is most places never feed them at all. Let them be birds, they don’t need you to take care of them. Not only is human food bad for most animals but your giving them a dependence on you that may kill them when you move as they have lost the ability to fend for themselves. And in most cases it will cause issues with their wings that will keep them from flying ever again. What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It! A great day of art and I feel like I’m making some progress on the Pokemon drawing. What needs work? What did you learn? Don’t get to frustrated with the time I have during the day. How am I going to Optimize moving forward? If I don’t get everything done

This is the post where I started the draw a box challenge but I’m not sure if I see a huge difference from then and now.

Long Modeled Drawing in Watercolor

I’m on to my second long modeled drawing in water color for this schedule out of the Nicolaides book. This one is going much faster. Maybe at some point in the future I will take watercolor more seriously and devote some time to it. Knowing how to work it well would definitely improve my daily sketches and compositions.

Modeled drawing in watercolor

Daily Composition and Sketch

I love drawing my cats for a daily sketch!

My daily composition is of a guy working at the grocery store stocking the produce section. I didn’t use my brush pen for this drawing but continued with the Micron pen I use for my draw a box exercises.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

The Pokemon drawing is coming along well even though I keep changing my approach I still love the challenge it is giving me for imagining how light will fall on the forms.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Planning my day a bit better needs work.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Keep scheduling my art time and keeping in focus without distractions.

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