Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tutoring: Line Weight

Next week during the next tutoring session with Nathan I want to sort of bring alot of what we worked on the previous three sessions together and also work on some basics. I want to draw the human figure a few times, with emphasis on line weight and boldness. It is important that Nathan learns to weight his lines correctly to emphasize the shapes of things and we will work on that during our next session. Every good artist has a very confident stroke, with thick bold lines as well as thin detail lines. We will work on what Nathan wants to master, facial structure, animals, and body structure, but we will incorporate some principles of design into this upcoming lesson.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tutoring: Animals

During the previous lesson we discussed the rendering of animals and so for the upcoming one I think that should be a focus of what we work on. The wolf is a good style for Nathan to learn from because of the focus on bold and thick lines. It is important to have line weight in different parts of an animal to accentuate the overall shape. The second picture is a photo of an octopus that could be turned into an intricate and complex pencil drawing.