Intuitive illustration

Intuitive illustration - student project

Hi! Thank you Amber, I really enjoyed this class! The exercises were really helpful and interesting, they helped me to get out of my comfort zone. I actually did the "drawing with your eyes closed" exercise a few years ago, but just for fun, and then I totally forgot about it. When I did it before I haven't really thought about the benefit it can have on my drawings and creativity, so this class definitely opened my eyes about that! Hehe :D I'll use these exercises more often from now on, when I feel stuck with my artistic process. 

Here are some of my favorite drawings! 

#1 Loosening Up

This exercise was fun and quite a challenge for me because I don't often draw things from my head. Here I decided to draw over old unfinished collage and I like have it turned out in the end. I released all of the junk from my head, as you can see!

Intuitive illustration - image 1 - student project


#2 Drawing with my less dominant hand

I like how the ''mistakes'' contribute to the overall character of the drawing. I didn't overthink and I kept the drawing simple. 

Intuitive illustration - image 2 - student project


#3 Drawing with my eyes closed

I really like how simple, but effective these turned out. I tried to use different colors depending on the mood I was in. 

Intuitive illustration - image 3 - student project



Intuitive illustration - image 4 - student project



Intuitive illustration - image 5 - student project


On this one I overlapped two self-portraits. I love how funky it looks, had a good laugh when I opened my eyes. :D

Intuitive illustration - image 6 - student project


Intuitive illustration - image 7 - student project


#4 Final project

On the last drawing I decided to change things up a bit so I used Photoshop. I drew the face with my eyes closed and worked from there. I incorporated some of my favorite elements from the previous drawings and this is the result. I'm not especially skilled at Photoshop so that fact also added to the final product.

Intuitive illustration - image 8 - student project