Beginner Practice

Beginner Practice - student project

I'm a beginner in drawing and currently experimenting with different techniques. I found this class to be very helpful. Here's my first drawing with the three stages:

Reference (source):

Beginner Practice - image 1 - student project

Shapes:

Beginner Practice - image 2 - student project

Refining the outline:

Beginner Practice - image 3 - student project

Finishing:

Beginner Practice - image 4 - student project

Beginner Practice - image 5 - student project

I never draw wild animals and I find it very difficult, so for my second drawing I tried to do an elephant. I used different coloured pencils for different stages.

Reference:

Beginner Practice - image 6 - student project

Beginner Practice - image 7 - student project

Beginner Practice - image 8 - student project

Beginner Practice - image 9 - student project

My technique needs a lot of improvement, but the proportions look good!

Ekaterina Selezneva
Photographer & Poet