Here we are, the final week! I feel like I’ve learned SO much this semester. I can’t believe it. I can really see an improvement in my drawings since the beginning. I think one of the most valuable things I’ve learned this semester is how to find planes on the body. Just because the body is organic and has many curves doesn’t mean you can’t find planes to help draw contour lines which then help give the body volume and depth. I really like that the class was broken down into body parts. I was glad we got to spend one week on the hands, and one week on the skull and so on. It would have been too overwhelming to attempt learning them all at once. I did struggle a little today to put all I had learned together when doing the whole body but all I need is a little more practice.
I’m also happy that we got to do the ink washes. Adding value to the shells was a learning experience. I had practiced value drawings so much in drawing 1 and 2 but it was so different this time. It was more organic and we had more freedom. I really like the effect and all the imperfections. It adds interest that more purposeful shading just can’t do. I feel like I got a lot out of this class. All the different tools were very helpful. I struggled the most with my manikin but even though it’s not great it was still a great learning tool. I feel like I learned more in this class than any science class I’ve ever taken! Probably because I’m a hands on learner and this class definitely incorporated that. I wish I was going to be here another semester to take life drawing 2 so I could continue my drawing skills!
To see more of my work see my final portfolio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbaskasblog/