This is the second George's class for me, and I want to start my project by thanking my teacher for the great classes.
I was looking for some classes to discover the ways of using gridding techniques. Actually, I still have some doubts in the field ). But, while studying the class I found some interesting tips and tricks, that I want to share during explanation of my project.
So, I decided to make a snow leopard sign. Actually, this animal is on an emblem of my hometown Bishkek, but the real reason of my decision is a several years of my participation in national football team "Kyrgyz Barses".
I'd surfed an internet for some convenient pictures (it was really hard to find some, but I found). Here is my moodboard:
I was trying to make first sketch when I found the first hack I want to share:
If you don't have a scanner as me, you can use a 100gr white A4 paper (it is thin enough to see through) - attach it in front of your screen. Take a picture on your phone camera (one more tip about grids: use them while shooting your final sketch to get it clean).
I've tried some images from my moodboard seeking for the best looking one:
After I found one I was hunting for, I made one more sketch - final (and here is a next tip: always try to make a final sketch perfect - it's the only thing in sketching matters):
Fine-tuning using grids:
And (drums) final Animal mark (generally, not very similar to a snow leopard):
thought I was finished, but suddenly found another interesting lessons that I wanted to practice. So, I started sketching a "P" letter (in previous George's class I used to make a letter "M" mark - you can check my page):
Final letter "P" mark:
Finally, I started doing my last part of this project. Exactly! I wrote "finally", because my next tip is: REMEMBER, never, N E V E R, NE-VER do several things at once!!!!!!!!! I lost about three or four days doing nothing that matters (.
So, my last project is a yogini. At the end I became a little bit lazy (and laziness, as you know, is the an engine of a progress)), I didn't a moodboard and found a picture to use as an inspiration promptly from my browser. Here it is:
And again I found another one useful tip to share: reduction is easier than enlargement. And here is the result (final sketch; as I said, I became lazier, that's why I have no variations of sketches - I just varied one sketch using pencil and eraser):
Final yogini mark:
And, as you can see (here is another one tip) I reflected it. Sometimes you can find your final work looks worse than your sketch, or your supposes - try to change an angle or reflect it.
Thank you for attention, all my final sketches at the end: