Martha Muniz
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Morgan Redmond
Have to use a regular ol’ #2 mechanical pencil and printer paper for now 🥴 first time sitting down to seriously draw anything since I was probably 7 or 8 years old though (I’m 30 now). I struggled with this but learned so much from it already! What could I have done better?
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Martha Muniz
It looks pretty good, you're off to a really good start! Just watch that your value inside the shadows (the lighter section at the bottom left of the pear) still appears as part of the shadow side. I would recommend dropping it down to the second lightest dark, that way you can still show that difference in tone but have them united. A helpful guide is to keep the 3 lightest values on the side of light, with the two darkest on the side of shadow, avoiding any mixing in between. I hope this helps, and welcome to the course! :)
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Josiah Flannigan
Just starting working on portraits to go with the human figure. Probably should have started with the head but later is better then never.
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Martha Muniz
Hey there! Good start! They're looking pretty 3-dimensional already. Something to note as you continue in your studies is to make sure your centerline goes across the middle of the front face plane, rather than the entirety of the head. Additionally, the oval on the side of the head can be a helpful tool if you divide it into two, as this makes up the sections for the hair to the brows, and the brows to the nose. This same measurement applies from the nose to the chin, making it a useful reference guide. Hope this helps :)
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@marq777
Hopefully I did a decent job
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Martha Muniz
Nicely done!
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@rfrimpong3
This is what I was able to do.
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Martha Muniz
Looks pretty good! You got the occlusion shadows in all the key areas. I think you could still add some very soft shadows from the jaw to the cheek and for the skin folds around the shoulders, as this can continue to communicate the roundness and 3-dimensionality of the figure. But overall, nice work :)
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@yoyoy12
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Martha Muniz
Hey there! Good range in line weight, especially as the distinction between the outside contour and inner lines is very clear. I would recommend having a middle line weight that can help highlight some important details in the inner area, like the eyes and snout. That way, there's more of a transition between the most and least important in the hierarchy of importance.
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Toka Mathetsa
I haven't finished a single project for this one. Not because I'm not drawing but simply because I can't even accurately lay in the big shapes. It goes like this, you sit still on your desk, turn on your laptop for references. You apply all the measuring techniques Stan taught you and the result just looks wrong in your eyes. Either that or you measure one side of your reference ,then go to the other side and the measurements contradict each other. If anyone has got any advice, please help, This is really starting to get to me, it's been 3 months now stuck with this project and I'm actually think of quitting and just skipping it.
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Martha Muniz
Hey there! I know it can be frustrating not getting the perfect results, but keep in mind that this is a project meant to help *develop* those skills. It's not something that is gained right away just by having the knowledge of it, but rather by putting it to repeated practice. By overlaying your drawing with the original reference, it will help catch those inevitable mistakes and steer you closer to accuracy with each attempt. So making deviations is an expected part of the process for this project. And if you want more specific feedback to your work, always feel free to share it here. I hope this helps :)
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@maletu
early in learning photoshop...
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Martha Muniz
Looks great!
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Henry Blair
Hello Ladies and gentlemen I'm looking for any critics all appreciated. Thank you.\
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Martha Muniz
Hey there Henry! You've got some really striking and emotionally powerful work :) What kind of art are you interesting in learning about, or do you have any artists you admire?
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Johnathan
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Final assignment. Happy to take feedback. Thanks!
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Martha Muniz
Awesome work! Really well done :)
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Samuel Sanjaya
some gestures and clothed figure drawings.
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Martha Muniz
Nice work Samuel! You're getting a great balance of fluidity and form in your gestures :) I do notice a tendency to lean more on curves, especially in the last page. Keep an eye out especially for slight curves, which can be simplified into straight lines. That helps add more variety and contrast into the drawing. Keep up the great work, you're doing awesome!
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Marco Sordi
4/3/2024. Good morning everybody. Here's my latest painting. "Aurora" (30,5 x 45,5 cm) (Holbein acrylics, acrylic gouache, Faber-Castell and Pigma ink pen on Fabriano "Artistico" watercolor paper "grana satinata" 300gr). Thanks for any comment or critique.
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Martha Muniz
Hey there Marco! It's a lovely piece, and especially impressive given the medium used. I think you really captured the elegant simplicity of the original animation's linework. Something to keep in mind as you create compositions is to think about the organization of your values, checking that the picture still reads clearly. I think this scene in particular from the movie showcases great examples of this as well, which you can test with a (de)saturation filter. Anything important (the characters) will stand out against the value of their backgrounds. I mention this because it seems to start steering away from that here, with Aurora's hair/face about to match the background when it should have the highest contrast instead, so it's something to keep an eye on going forward. Overall, awesome work as usual, Marco -- keep up the great work!
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Robert
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Second round. Still bad usage of line weight. gave myself a time limit of 5 minutes. I needed more than 5 min just to finish the pose on some of these. proportions are sometimes off but I don't hate every single pose I did
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Martha Muniz
I like your rhythms! Very clean simplification. Just watch that your torsos don't get too big, especially in comparison to the legs. A rule of thumb is that the halfway point of the human body is at about the crotch/pelvis area, but this video goes more in-depth if you want to check it out: Human Proportions – Average Figure.
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@rchebert
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Martha Muniz
Great simplification! I especially like the variety of approaches for the hippo :D
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@joel2311
i know its not one to one but i was concentrating more on the lineweight I would love to hear some constructive feedback :)
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Martha Muniz
I think it looks pretty good! I might suggest adding more variety within the potted plants in the background. It's good that they have less weight than the most important one in the foreground, but they can still have some change within, such as weight for the shadows or less weight for the details inside their outlines. Especially for the plant in the middle, this can serve as a transition from the heavier outline in the foreground ground plant to the lighter plant at the very back.
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@citriphos
quick study of one of glen keane's ariel drawings!
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Martha Muniz
Great stuff! I always admire Glen Keane's flow as he extends his lines out for the entirety of the section (e.g. arm, tail, etc), even if he redraws the line later on. Continuing on with it prevents the linework from looking scratchy and instead gives it a confident quality. I think you did a great job picking up on his flow here, nicely done :)
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@kotka
Not sure I chose a good image, I feel like I may have misunderstood the light direction in this one... maybe? It's the red blazer that confuses me, because when I look at the values of the fabric and their cast shadow especially, seems like there is another light from the left. A bit unsure. Very valueable exercise which I will revisit often.
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Martha Muniz
Yeah, often times movies use multiple lights to fill out the lighting in the shot, and you can tell this is the case here by the multiple shadows seen underneath the red light/button. That said, I think you pinpointed the main light source as it hit your selected materials quite well and did a great job with the assignment. Something to look at the next time can be the complexity in flesh tones -- like here, for example, there's a shift in rosiness in his cheeks, adding a bit of red, and the shadow becomes more grey as it gets closer to the wall. This is a really great (and fun) assignment, with new observations to learn each time -- keep up the good work :)
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Vin
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Hello, I like this assignment. Here is my result, I appreciate for any feedback. Thank you.
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Martha Muniz
Nice work :)
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@rfrimpong3
It’s really fun
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Martha Muniz
Nicely done! And great film choices too :) Just watch out for some materials that are more matte and less reflective, so they don't reach as bright of a highlight. An example here would be the brick wall, which isn't really shiny and is mostly in shadow, so the brightest point would end at the duller green color. But overall, great stuff! Keep it up! :)
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Silvia Spadone
Here a few tries, feedback are really appreciated! ☺️
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Martha Muniz
With the red eye, it seems like it's becoming more flat and focused on 2D shapes instead of the 3D form. Look for the thickness of the eyelids (usually seen as the light strip between the eyeball and the lashes/skin), as well as the shadow on the eyeball, indicating roundness and curvature. The pupil/iris is also becoming smaller (looking straight ahead, this circle should be able to fill just about the entire eye opening height-wise), and it should too follow the curve of the sphere (eyeball). You're definitely on the right track with these and you have some solid progress, just remember to keep the 3D structure in mind. You got this :)
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Silvia Spadone
Hi! I struggled a bit but here some noses, any advise?
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Martha Muniz
Your construction seems good, and I think the purple nose came out great. I think what makes it more successful is the contrast between light and dark that allows it to be more readable and clear in its structure. Continue applying the method of finding the separation between light and shadow after laying in your structure, as this continues to communicate the form of the nose. Your work is overall on the right track, but keeping this in mind also helps the process become more manageable. Hope this helps! :)
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