Drawing Lab Session 1

By James Farrand

We worked on several things of a drawing nature at Session 1 of Drawing Lab at Artspot. Among them was the 'Surly' Seattle Seahawks logo. Here's a sequence of images of my own drawing. Fun stuff! Pardon the fuzzy ones.

 Bounding Box proportions

Bounding Box proportions

 Grid to help transfer image into a drawing

Grid to help transfer image into a drawing

 Blocking in the Main outer shape

Blocking in the Main outer shape

 Combining/Simplifying shapes and block those in

Combining/Simplifying shapes and block those in

 Continued shape blocking in and erasing here and there

Continued shape blocking in and erasing here and there

 More of the same including starting to get rid of original guides/grid

More of the same including starting to get rid of original guides/grid

 Cleaning things up and refining shapes

Cleaning things up and refining shapes

 Adding some light/middle value everywhere that has 'color'

Adding some light/middle value everywhere that has 'color'

 Didn't like the top of original outer form so adjusted

Didn't like the top of original outer form so adjusted

 Begin darkening the darker areas. Also decided to make inner eye white so erased around that area.

Begin darkening the darker areas. Also decided to make inner eye white so erased around that area.

 Continued cleaning up and strengthening darker values

Continued cleaning up and strengthening darker values

 Finally busted out my darker pencil and increased overall contrast and added some background texture

Finally busted out my darker pencil and increased overall contrast and added some background texture

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