Sunday, May 9, 2010


This semester was really productive for me, at least I was trying my best to get as much as I can out of it. For real, when I think about it, it is still a miracle for me that I got all the way here to this foreign country, and can go to this cool school and learn all this cool stuff.

So, in the last 4 months of our Drawing class, I have learnt many new principles and ways to draw, as well as reviewed what I have known and forgotten or haven't been reminded of in a long time. I think, I did pretty well :) honestly, this class was hard, but still not that hard, I guess it's just because I was doing what I love and even when assignments took forever to get done, it didn't upset me, after all I have learnt so much in the process. I have never drawn with charcoal or conte before, and I have never drawn people, interiors, exteriors, and skeletons! So I must admit, I do feel kinda proud and excited that I was able to draw all of that, and it even didn't look that bad :)

I think, another thing I have learnt is to see things better, to notice little details, to pay attention to shapes and proportions and how things interact. This class has inspired me to start my own sketchbook and draw things that I notice that I think are interesting and beautiful..

I honestly think this was my favorite class this semester and I can't wait to get to Drawing 2 and Drawing Composition that I'll be taking in fall!!

I wish to everybody to have a great summer and keep drawing!!

and thanks Jason, I have learnt a lot from you.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I decided to document the progress of this work :)

stage 1. I started with a ruler

stage 2.

I free handed stage 3, I regret it a little bit, because at that point there were still some bigger areas that needed value. As I discovered ruler works better for bigger areas, unless you are able to draw really straight lines without it.

stage 4. I continued to darken shadows and small areas, at this point the ruler wasn't needed.
stage 5. I tried to avoid outlining objects as much as I could. However I had to do it in several places (with smaller objects) to strengthen my drawing. Now that I look at the picture of my final version, I'm thinking of coming back and refining it a little bit and maybe making dark areas darker.

I liked this assignment a lot, because it made me think and plan and analyze what I'm doing and where I'm going. I did some cross -hatching before as a kid, but never with ink and I didn't really give it as much thought as I did now!