From October to December 2013, I took the 8-week CGMA Class Dynamic Sketching I with Patrick Ballesteros.
Week 1: Warmups
Week 1 focuses on developing confidence with the pen by drawing and tracing straight, curved and zigzag lines, as well as ellipses.
Week 2: Organic Shapes
In week 2, we study organic forms, contour lines and texture gradations.
Week 3: Geometric Forms & Basic Shading
In week 3, we free-hand cubes and other shapes in perspective – no rulers allowed!
Week 4: Combining Shapes
In week 4, we start practicing shape intersections as well sketching household objects
Weeks 5 & 6: Plants
In weeks 5 and 6, we draw plants from photo reference and from life.
Week 7: Creature Redesign Part 1
In week 7, we start studying reference and incorporate it into an original concept: We redesign a creature based off the characteristics of a plant.
Week 8: Creature Redesign Part 2
After receiving feedback from our teacher, we improve and process and have a second stab at the creature redesign.