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Day 30

Jul
2017
08

Well folks…it’s wrap on our daily assignments. Go forth and conquer with the tools you’ve got in your tool box!

 

Day 29

Jul
2017
07

 

Here’s a little vignette that I put into a cantle dish some time ago. 

Have fun!

Day 28

Jul
2017
06

 

And now for something more complicated. As I said earlier, don’t be intimidated with all the stuff going on here. Rough out some gesture drawings and then dial into that main construction line. “Sneak up” to the more detailed information.

Day 27

Jul
2017
05

 

Let’s get real again with this little buttercup. There’s a reason that this type of flower is popular with floral carvers and it’s not just because it is simple. It has five petals which makes it fall into the guideline of using an odd number of elements in your designs. 

Study this over and see what’s going on here. Is the center of the flower in the center of the flower? Are these petals all pretty much flat? Are they evenly spaced?

There is a ‘real’ and organic quality in this picture. Try to replicate that in your sketching and in your tooling.

Have a great day!

Day 26

Jul
2017
04

 

Let’s see what you can do with this cut design I did a few years ago.

 

Front and rear jockeys for a buckaroo’s saddle

Day 25

Jul
2017
03

I got around to showing what I’d do with this flower from a couple days ago. Scribbles and gibberish on the first sketch, just trying to find my way to what this flower is doing. Then finding that main construction line on the second sketch. Then roughing in the basic shapes of the leaves/petals.

 

Give this flower another try. You’re still not comfortable with the gibberish and scribbles I know. Bear on.

 

 

Day 24

Jul
2017
02

 

All of the skills you’ve been learning can apply to any type of drawing. Ask yourself…what is this horse doing? what is the rider doing? What expression do you see here. Roughout a gesture drawing or two. Then take another look at what is going on and find basic construction lines and shapes. Gradually build in detail throughout the whole drawing…resist the temptation to ‘finish’ one part of it before the rest.

 

Day 23

Jul
2017
01

 

Here are a few mustaches that you can have fun with!

 

 

Day 22

Jun
2017
30

 

How are your skills of observation coming along? That’s one of the first lessons of art.

What is the movement that’s happening with this stylized flower? Where is that construction line? How could we improve on this line and it’s movement if we were to make this a leather flower?

  1. Gesture x 3
  2. Construction lines
  3. Add detail

If you’re inclined, send me a pic of your final effort at refining this flower for leather. 

Day 21

Jun
2017
29

 

I saw you nodding off there and thought we need to get real. Have fun with these real daffodils. 

  1. Gesture
  2. Construction lines
  3. Basic shapes
  4. Add detail
  5. Have fun

 

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