Found this really difficult but also really helpful because of the resolution; it shows me how much I need to learn anatomy because I don't know what the forms are if I can't see them. Did this in ink with gesture guidelines I erased after. Apologies for absolutely Wrecking the hands... I see so much wrong with this but any critiques are extremely welcome!
@Dante Navarro , really great scene! I love the storytelling! One thing I notice immediately is with the first image. As a general rule, you want your images to be clear even in the small thumbnail form; but because the groin area of the desaturated red figure's clothes is overlapping where the saturated red's groin area would be, it leads to a very confusing read. It acts as a tangent that makes the action more confusing until you look at it closely, which is always something we want to avoid. I think a fix for this would be to change the position of the desaturated red figure and move him so the more saturated red figure's groin/shorts are visible as well. Possibly even change the colors to be more different than each other as well. I hope this helps. I see some strong stuff here, keep it up!
Stan the Man, Art question here! Is direct drawing important or necessary for beginners over drawing with general proportion guidelines? Sometimes I find that my direct drawings without guidelines look better and have better proportions than my ones with loose guidelines, but it's never a consistent thing. I want to do the best thing to improve in the time that I have, so is direct drawing a waste of time before I fully know anatomy / perspective / etc? Should I instead spend more time on making better guidelines?
Hey Stan! Seriously love what you've done with Proko 2.0. Just an art question: Did the way you observe things change as you transitioned from a beginner to a professional? I feel like I observe contour more than seeing form as an artist with less experience and I'd like to know if I should start observing differently.
Hey Proko Team! I think a great feature would be to add the ability to "pin" posts to your profile. For me, I know I would want critiquers, if they choose to check out my profile to see my bio, to know my art parents and other inspirations/aspirations without having to mention it in every post I ask for critique in. Just a thought!
Hey @vishal singh ! Your rendering is pretty great! I don't know what your reference looks like, but from what I can see, the features look a little bit squished together. When thinking of a face, we should always imagine the skull underneath so we place our features accurately on the head. I would do some skull studies, but once you get the placement and proportion down, I can tell that your portraits are going to be awesome! Keep it up!
I'm pretty much listening to music constantly. The only time I find it particularly difficult to focus with music is when I'm writing, but most other times if I need to concentrate on drawing, my brain just tunes out the noise, which is a little ironic. I LOVE the Undertale soundtrack, and I'm also really fond of the stuff Hans Zimmer does, especially his Spider Man soundtrack work. For people who are more drawn to relaxing music to get into the creating zone, I've got links to playlists I've made to maximize focus! One for general relaxation akin to being in the womb: https://vocal.media/beat/life-from-inside-the-womb And one of songs from languages other than English for when you really need to focus, but are too distracted by lyrics: https://vocal.media/beat/songs-in-other-languages-that-melt-me-to-my-seat
A "little" remaster. Know I'm happy :D.
Hey @Jessica Harrison , these are seriously awesome! Love your rendering and your forms are great. I'm not the greatest at anatomy and I haven't seen your reference so take this with a grain of salt, but it seems that what might seem strange is the connection of the hand/wrist to the rest of the forearm...? They seem just the slightest bit thick to me, but that's coming from someone who isn't terribly familiar with the muscles underneath, so take this as a cold read from a layman!
Let's see what the community wants. We were planning on keeping this category clean with only official challenges, but if there is enough interest in allowing user created challenges, I'm ok with it. I can just pin the official ones to the top. Let's VOTE.. Reply to this comment with your thought!
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That was so much fun haha. Even though I didn't manage to follow along during the livestream. Drawing the reference with Stephen's voice in the background and soaking up his wisdom was quite relaxing and very zen. Looking at what I have now, it seems like I messed up the placement of the lips and angle of the nose...among many other things, oops!
1 hour of 2 minute poses! (References from line-of-action.com) I really liked the first two to four but then I started getting mentally caught up and couldn't find my flow again until around #14. I think I started worrying about whether I was practicing correctly and then was stuck overthinking for a while. (Hopefully farther into the course this won't be so much a concern.) How do y'all stay in your flow and/or shake off a bad pose? Am I focusing too much on contour perhaps? Any other critique/advice is welcome as well, for reference I have skimmed through the figure and anatomy courses in previous years and am just starting to work through them seriously (thanks proko 2.0 for the motivation!).
Hey everyone! I am James, and I have done some form of art all my life. I have worked with graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic, digital,... My recent focus has been on digital paintings of portraits and figures. Attached are some of my digital works done in Photoshop. I also have a PhD in engineering biomechanics, so I have a strong background in anatomy and human movement. I try to use that in my art.
I am Jeremiah Pratt, and I am attending Shepherd university. I love concept and fine art, and am hoping this site and community will motivate me to work more and expand my mediums. I would love to see the community do their part to grow this website and inspire eachother to draw. I was thinking I would host a design your own animal challenge, perhaps involving a term generator.