Odd Bodies Project

Odd Bodies Project - student project

Hi! I really enjoyed this class. I've always been the type to draw more realistically or anime so it was really refreshing to try out a simpler style. I did all of my exercises digitally on Krita (other than the cut-outs, of course) because I just recently bought a drawing tablet and wanted to get used to it. Some exercises I only did sketches on and some I colored. 

 

EXERCISE ONE

Odd Bodies Project - image 1 - student project

It was excruciatingly difficult for me when I was doing this one. I wasn't used to drawing on my tablet and had a lot of problems keeping my hand steady. I also couldn't really figure out what I was drawing (I very rarely drew whole bodies, just portraits) but I still quite like how this turned out. For some reason, I never really thought of looking at references when drawing before and whenever I did, I tended to focus too much on the details rather than the whole picture itself. This exercise helped me to better at looking :)

 

EXERCISE TWO

Odd Bodies Project - image 2 - student project

I think this one looks considerably better than the first one because I did so many layers of sketches under that last one that I've committed the reference image to memory. I also added more details to this one but my lines are still pretty shaky.

 

EXERCISE THREE

Odd Bodies Project - image 3 - student project

I chose to draw people playing volleyball. This is only the second iteration as I was a bit pressed for time when I was working on it and didn't really manage to make a more clean and final version. Again, looking at more reference images helped me understand the poses more. I'll probably be doing this exercise again with another pose because this is the exercise I enjoyed the most.

 

EXERCISE FOUR

Odd Bodies Project - image 4 - student project

 The shape I went for here was a pentagon. I decided to draw a princess because it was my niece's birthday and she likes princesses :^) I decided to go for another approach and had my background color set to orange and my sketches in white to make it look like a chalk drawing. I really like how this one turned out.

 

EXERCISE FIVE

Odd Bodies Project - image 5 - student project

For the exaggeration exercise, I decided to go for a girl knitting a scarf with a large ball of yarn. I was initially going to make the ball of yarn smaller but I decided to go the other way. This one was a bit rushed but I still like how it turned out.

Patricia Aton
Creator & Storyteller