A few general comments on the final exam.
- Pretty much everyone has the basics of one and two-point perspective. Some people got stuck on the questions,’can you have a two-point perspective table in a one-point perspective room?’. The answer is yes. Good thinking to the students who sketched the table in question one.
- The questions on the figure were the most difficult for a lot of students. The four landmarks of the face when breaking it down into thirds are, hairline, brow line, at the nose and chin. I also accepted top of the head for hairline.
- The order is brow, hair, nose and chin for marking the planes of the face but I accepted any order as long as it was clear the face was being broken into the correct thirds and was marked correctly on the sphere. Many of you were unable to indicate the thirds correctly onto the basic form of the head.
- For the drawing of the mannequin figure, a large number of students still put the half way point of the body around the waist instead of at the crotch. The hands go to mid-point on your thigh and not your middle.
- I was very flexible on the angle of the torso and hips as long it is was in the correct axis, the angle just had to be close.
Drawing from life is challenging, I know that one session is not enough to learn life drawing but I hope you enjoyed the experience. SFU has a life drawing club http://go.sfss.ca/clubs/76/info, I would encourage you to join. I hear it is a very nonjudgmental group. For your journal, almost all types of drawing traditionally include figure. Consider how the figure works within your topic such as scale figures for architecture or ergonomic figures to demonstrate
Here is a review of measuring techniques we have been using applied to figure drawing. These are really useful for quickly improving drawing from live.
Enjoy! For your journals this week, bring a little colour to your work. You may use any medium that appeals to you. I have coloured chalks in the cupboard if you would like to experiment with those.
I felt proud to be your drawing instructor this week. Excellent work! We started out by practicing mapping out the tilt and perspective of the head.
And then moved onto class that were done as self portraits (mirror) and drawings of each other.
If you are interested in creating figures from imagination, this is a useful tutorial on how to improve your core skills such as, cubes, spheres and quality of line.