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Dynamic Sketch II – Week 2

In week 2, we visit the Natural History Museum in LA to check out their insect collection.  Aside from drawing insects, we start developing a “background story” from which all our redesign projects can be based off.

I chose to follow an imaginary spin off between Disney’s Atlantis and Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

 

Perspective – Week 2

In week 2, we start  practicing placement of figures in the horizon line, as well using diagonals to find equidistant objects.

Dynamic Sketch II – Week 1

From February to april 2014, I took the 8-week CGMA Class Dynamic Sketching I with Peter Han.

Week 1 is a recap from Dynamic Sketching 1, and it focuses on warmup exercises with lines, ellipses, textures and organic shapes.

Perspective – Week 1

From February to April 2014, I took the 8-week CGMA class Intro to Perspective with Derek Kosol.
In week 1, we explore the basic shapes in 1 and 2 point perspective systems.

Highlights from Dynamic Sketching I

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.

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