Last evening during the Adult Session I thought I'd follow one of our students as he worked up his design concept for Visual Development. Everett Young has been with the Academy since last summer and has made substantial improvement in his artwork since. Here he attempts to render in blue pencil a clean line drawing he created. I caught Everett's progress on image A on the left, came back a little while later to see where he was in image B, then recorded his final version of the assignment in image C.
Everett began the rendering of his character design from the head and upper body area then worked out towards the appendages. It's a bit of an unconventional approach but he utilized the method well, paying attention to a defined light source and effectively using tone in helping to describe form. By the time the session was over, he had a nice drawing to showcase.