Ok, this assignment was the most difficult so far.
- I picked a hand pose at first that was difficult and painful to reproduce (my pinky was bent kind of unnaturally)
- I was supposed to be blind drawing some % of the time, but had started with the idea that I was going to do the drawing on the ipad
- the tools I was using were pretty sub par (scratchy plastic, pens running out of ink and not drawing most of the time, etc.) (this was my own fault, trying to save time, money, and effort)
- I had to manually make a crosshair image for the ipad at one point (before I started over) because SketchBook has no “guides” feature, and since I don’t have photoshop on my laptop I had to do that with css, haha
- This assignment took me over 5 days to finally complete, because the mere act of working on it was so tiring and stressful that I’d often just not work on it for a day so that I could go back and try to work on it the next day, only to find some new thing to be disgusted with and give up temporarily
In the end, my hand was pretty ok. I didn’t capture the “blind” technique the book asked me to try (I knew I wouldn’t have the patience for “constant” erasing when the eraser I had was the standard one on the back of my pencil, and when I didn’t prepare the paper with charcoal like the instructions called for). I missed a lot of the actual requirements for this assignment, and for that I feel a bit bad, but I think I still managed to get most of the actual practice the assignment was asking for, either through repetition or acknowledgement that charcoal in order to let me erase better wasn’t something I cared about *that* much, nor did I care that much about using it for shading since I’m sure a future chapter will actually focus on that.
Anyway, when I get back home I may try harder to get some of the things the book suggests I use in place so I can “better” do the assignments, but for a MacGuyvering when away from home, I’m content enough with what I did here, haha.