One thing I'd like to point out is the pencil angle. On the first viewing, I thought you were just using a very steep angle, but after many failed attempts and a fresh viewing, I realized I should've been using a much gentler angle. A steeper angle indents the paper too quickly and adds too much graphite, leaving no room for later.
Here's a PDF with all the perspective notes I collected. These cover 1-point, 2-point, 3-point, cylindrical ("4-point"), hemispherical ("5-point"), spherical ("6-point") perspective, with reflections and shadows too. These are just notes, not a well written book, so pardon the shoddy presentation. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYdbx6hebAVjoahw78pCrMLAnJ3hMc7L/view?usp=sharing
I'm still not entirely sure about how the clavicular portion of the pecs should react to the pose of the arms, and the precise location of the pubis to draw the 40 ounce correctly. I'd appreciate if you can help me with those problems.
Can someone please please explain to me the difference between the “angle of the ellipse” and the “long axis?” I have spent weeks trying to figure out the ellipse/bucket and every time I think I have a breakthrough I end up confusing myself and even more. It’s the ellipse I have the most trouble with. I have watched and re watched multiple times the anatomy, how to draw, and critique videos in this section and am stuck and getting frustrated. Somehow the way Stan explains the lines in the first critique video just does not click. Can someone please explain the process of drawing the ellipse (especially at angles/tilts that are not perfectly horizontal or vertical)? Diagrams greatly appreciated. I would upload pics of my attempts but they are so scattered and confused at this point that I don’t think it will help. Please explain as if talking to a seven year old and I will be forever grateful!
I'm not trying to blame the 3D models, but I think part of the reason why that person was confused about the size along different rotations is because Sketchfab model viewer is kind of crappy. I've recently found out that the rotation pivot shifts depending on your zoom level, and there's this weird restriction that blocks you from rotating the model all around. The only model that I have no problem with is the one hosted on p3d.in (particularly, this one https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/3d-model-wireframe-bucket-with-pelvis/notes) I think you should just host all your models on this website, because it has this super-useful X-ray mode, and of course, wireframe mode, both of which allows you to see through the model and figure out what's going on behind all the forms. Sketchfab's model viewer is infuriatingly limited in this regard.
Hello I just wanted to post a question not a critique :) Between 1:18 - 3:55 he talks about the process for finding the first ellipse, and it all makes sense to me until I did it with this pose, a straight on pov. I get the perspective enough to know I should draw it something like position 1, but for that to happen the perpendicular line of the long axis, and the side-to-side line, have to be the same line, (or really close to being the same). I guess my real question is what defines the side-to-side line?
@Stan Prokopenko why don't you put subtitles with multiple language options Will those who do not speak English be a market loss? You can transcape videos, just like in your lessons. It is my request for all the videos you have published and all the lessons on the proko site. I will buy accordingly. Please consider it.