Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - student project

I had started this class with the intention of to make it apart of my #100daysoflearning project which turned out to be about... 7 days of learning total (wah waaahh), but I am so happy that I started with this class.


It is so easy to get stuck on how good or practical or "realistic" something is suppose to look, so this was a much needed exercise to remember to have fun and get creative again. It was surprisingly difficult for me to just let go of what my brain was telling me what was right and wrong and how it /should/ look, but once I started drawing without references it seemed to have gotten a little better.

 

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - image 1 - student project

(Some photographers will do anything to get the shot, even some light yoga.)

 

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - image 2 - student project

 

I did a lot of quick sketches with a lot of very odd shapes in hopes of forcing myself to loosen up more in this project. I told my husband the idea behind the exercise and had him create the shape for me instead of allowing myself to subconsciously draw an easier, more body-friendly shape, and he made it quite challenging at times.

 

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - image 3 - student project

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - image 4 - student project

(Same shapes, different odd bodies.)

The last exercise was also a little tough since I had not ever used Photoshop to build and finish an illustration before, so I look forward to 1) taking Tom's other Inky classes to learn more and 2) implementing what I did learn into more future projects (practice makes... not such sloppy work). This guy is not finished, but it was fun whipping out some ink and creating textures to be used for this exercise.

 

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - image 5 - student project

 

Odd Bodies: Much Needed Exercise - image 6 - student project

Amanda Boyd
Illustrator + Designer