I have been missing from blogging world for quite a while now. I was busy helping my Mom shift and adjust to a new home in Bangalore. Then it was time to finish off my 2nd semester.
In my last post I shared with you all the way we were taught about different perspectives in 2D drawing.
After the perspective we were taught shading and still life drawing. In shading we had to use different pencils plus we had to spend a lot of time on a single drawing. The more the effort, the better the drawings were.
The subject of drawing were everyday usage things like our mobile phones, wrist watches, pencil box and so on. For still life drawings, we could draw only one or two drawings every class. Initially I had a feeling that shading and still life drawing were easy, but I hadn't tried my hand at it before. Now that I tried, the result was quite surprising.
Later on we had to do live drawings like different positions and different movement of human body. Each of the students from the class had to give a pose and the other has to draw him and next somebody else had to give the pose. The cycle continued until every student had tried his/her hand at sketching one of the class mate.
Next we were taken outdoors so that we could draw some other people. It was tough task to find someone who is not moving much. At first we felt shy to stare at people and make their sketches, but later on people themselves got interested and few went ahead and asked us to draw them.
It was quite a unique and funny experience for all the animation students.
After the live drawings we had to start with human anatomy, which wasn't an easy task. We had to sketch the same figure of the human body with exact proportion from different angles. Shading is very important in this type of drawing, because it gives the dept to the body. We took lot of time to do the anatomy drawings, than we did in creating characters; as in cartoon we can draw anything and get away with it, but in human it should be perfect.
After initial struggle and a little bit of practice, I could draw better and by the end of the session, I was good enough to clear the course with good grades, yet I know I can improve a lot if I work hard on it. There is no limit to how much we can improve over our work.