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Exercise: draw, draw and draw again.

 

For this exercise, I chose this photograph as my reference material. Its a photograph I took during my time living in Angola. This giant cricket was crawling along the table we were eating on. In the photo it is sitting on my friends hat.

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Below is my first drawing. In the drawing I included the as much detail as possible on the insect. I also added the details of the background into the image.

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BELOW. Second drawing: I did this image quicker, but I also discarded any of the background imagery to focus on the important elements.

 

 

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Below. Third drawing: from memory and with reference. This time I focused on the insect. Using my original drawings as a reference was helpful.

 

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Below  Fourth Drawing: Entirely from memory. I thought this would be difficult to do, but it was much easier than I thought because I had already drawn it three times before.  However, I changed to position and size of the hat because before it wasn’t so apparent that the insect was even on top of a hat.

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After completing the exercise, I scanned all images to post to my learning blog. I thought I might touch up my last drawing to make it a finished illustration.  Below is the finished result.

 

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