Thank you Mike for the video. I decided to use some of these concepts last Friday in my figure drawing course but I'm not nailing the same dynamism you bring to the canvas. I'll post these 5 minute sketches, can anyone tell me what I'm missing? Was still warming up in the left one so I ended up not darkening some lines, my bad. Hope it reads well in zoom.
1- drawing the reference images to understand the gorilla 2 - drawing new poses out of my imagination (gorilla takes the Proko Basics course) 3 - full page sketch of character (gorilla finishes the course and graduates)
Hey folks! I'm way way behind, working on catching up (hopefully by the next project. Wanted to take some time to work on this one of course - Here's some seals, 1-6. I'll come back with some more (maybe a couple times), but if anyone wants to hand me some critique it'd be much appreciated. Understand if everyone's moved on from here.
I started studying the line weight but then I got the urge to try to finish the whole thing. That made it really hard to focus on studying line. But I really like doing these and I'm going to do a few more. I'll keep them simpler now though going forward.
Here’s another batch I belted out over beers that hopefully shows some improvement over the last. I’ve tried dabbling in gesture before (eg in Stan’s figure course), but something about the rounded, playful nature of these guys makes them much more approachable than human figure drawing.
Lvl 1. Here’s an initial batch; will definitely do more. FWIW, I really like the way Stan presented this project a lot - good info, clear directions, and lots of examples. I’m not saying these are good drawings by any means, but I can definitely feel my confidence building in picking lines and shapes - Even as I worked thru these three. Curious how others decide when a gesture drawing like this is “done.” Obviously I could go on, but that’s probably not the point, right?
This is an attempt to observe proportions only using my eyes (which is how I get used to do). I find I tend to draw things wider when eyeballing. It's good to do this practice after last assignment. I feel I can get a more efficient and accurate proportion measurement by adjusting the ratio using both methods. Thank you Stan!
From left to right, are my three attempts. I struggled too much, since I get used to rely on eyeballing to measure something( It isn't precise. I use Ctrl+T to adjust my drawings in Photoshop ). Also I am troubled by "tunnel vision". So I tried to measure in the same way as Stan taught in the lesson, using pencil to measure. BTW, I spent lots of time on each one, 3-4 hours average or more, I believe. Maybe it was perfectionism, which made me feel bad while drawing. Critiques appreciate.