This is difficult to get them exactly mirrored without using a ruler! But I do see the point as in 2d animation drawings had to be replicated a lot of times; drawings a lot more complex than this so I do appreciate the time and effort that they take:
Along with the actual shading I do like the actual combination of colours in this type of shading. I especially like how I have done the top right and bottom right drawings of this first picture:
I like how this simple technique allows us to build the form of the body:
I would have liked this more if I could have got the proportions right as he looks well proportioned… Until I had to fit his legs in. But I think another issue here was not getting the perspective right. Other than that I liked this drawing:
Shading and lighting is something that I enjoy doing a lot in my drawings and I have learnt a lot over the years with doing portraits of people. However, I still decided to refresh my memory on certain aspects of shadowing such as the umbra and penumbra in shadows. Also the reflectiveness of surfaces on other objects has been something I have noticed a lot throughout doing digital drawings for this course:
Man hard at work :P. today was really helpful as Mike explained how surfaces are built easier if you think about the square and where the circle fits inside this. I struggled a little at seeing the perspective until I tried forced perspective which I think went really well:
DID I GET IT RIGHT MIKE!!!!???
Perspective is something that I have been practising with for a few years now thanks to KEY STAGE 3 technology drawings and my AS-LEVEL teacher Mr Clark, who had me focus on it to complete my AS portfolio final piece. Even with this little bit of extra knowledge I would still find it difficult on occasion… However, I did find doing this little drawing of a handcar enjoyable: