I am currently a student and thus, going to university. As I am studying Film and Motion Design, I often do tasks for university that are related to the topics of this site, and, by definition, also to university as a category.

May 2016

Basic Human Figure Drawing

May 16th, 2016|Drawing, Practice, University|

Recently in my illustration class we learned how to start out when you want to learn to drawn a basic human figure. I will not get into advanced techniques right now, mainly because I am a beginner myself, but I wanted to share with you the way we are currently taught to learn how to get the basic human figure proportions right, which is the foundation for getting more advanced later.

April 2016

January 2016

December 2015

Doodling in Class

December 15th, 2015|Drawing, Practice, University|

Last week. I was sitting in a class called "communication theory", the only theoretical class I have in Uni. Being bored of what we did, which basically was close to nothing, and that in the slowest way possible, I started doodling as I generally tend to do in this particular class (did I mention that it was a little bit boring?). This is the result, which I call "Light in a Black Box (-Model of Communication)".

Favourite Place

December 7th, 2015|Drawing, University|

Still trying to make this blog a kind of simultaneous documentation of what I am working on, here is another task we got in our first weeks at university: Illustrate your favourite place/location. As I had just moved in with my girlfriend, I didn't know any cool places in the surroundings of our new home, so I decided to illustrate the giant couch she had brought with her. I took a few weeks to make sketches and to find the right perspective, which I then tried to perfect.

November 2015

Structural Drawing

November 12th, 2015|Drawing, Practice, University|

As an exercise for layouting, our professor, who had built a complex structure out of our chairs and desks before the class started, asked us to draw parts of the structure, concentrating on shapes, surfaces and lines. We drew whatever we found to be interesting into small squares (about ten by ten centimetres). The purpose of this task was to find out, what simple combinations of lines and shapes might look interesting as a small composition, considering the possibility of putting content like images or texts into the shapes later.

Drawing Simple Objects

November 12th, 2015|Drawing, Practice, University|

In order to understand the basics of three dimensional geometry and the proportions of simple objects, we built some objects out of paper and arranged them. Afterwards we tried to draw this arrangement with the right proportions. Our professor gave us a tip which allowed us to achieve much better results: He told us to draw every connection between points, even if the two points aren't actually connected, and to measure distances and such using our pencil by holding it with an extended arm in front of us.

Progress, Growth and Shapes

November 11th, 2015|Drawing, Practice, University|

One of our first assignments we got and the first one I've finished was this exercise of drawing shapes blending into each other. This was created with a fineliner on an DIN A3 paper. This study was about understanding shapes, their similarities and differences. And man, did it take long to draw all those teeny tiny squares and circles. But after all it was probably worth it.