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I am a beginner and i went out trying to sketch from and i stumbled upon a scene i wanted to draw. But as i started to draw i felt overwhelmed leave the comfort of the pre framed photos im used to drawing i was not really able to frame my composition out of my whole field of view. How do you guys approach creating a frame out of your whole roughly 180 degrees field of view ?
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@Stan Prokopenko How come at the demo at 19:32 the slopes go upwards out when we are looking up towards him ? since his eyes are above the eyeline shouldnt they slant downards towards the eyeline?
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Sorry for the quality i wash in a rush to submit them before the 6th otherwise i would of scanned them in. I hope it is still usable
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Do you guys look at the end point of where you line is going to end and whilst looking at that point pull to that point ? or do you more just feel that end destination and not think about it and just end up there?
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Should we avoid concaves ? does it destroy a sense of rhythm / flow ? I dint really see Stan using concaves this demonstration. And he also mentioned something about people saying concaves shouldn't really be used on the human body since we have no concave. So now i am a bit confused. Takes this seal picture for example wouldnt that lower concave be a good way to show the flow of the head? Does function over form apply here? or would a series of convex curves following that rhythm provide a same sense of flow?
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I think the problem of using a S curve there is that it does not really show the head laying firmly on the ground and it is missing the energy of the pinching. I would do it more like this: And i if i wanne use a concave somewhere i would first think would it destroy the function of the thing im drawing ? and How does it fit in the overal shape does it make it better or does it make it look like a noodle like stan says in his shape video. Also some later videos helped shed some light on shape so just keep watching and maybe it will help you aswell.
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@Stan Prokopenko WIll the pdf be added later in another video or to this one ?
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Zach Pipher
so watching Stan show students what they could of done instead has brought a question to my mind, when we do break from the reference versus when do we stick to the reference? There was times he would sort of bend and spaghetti the reference just a little bit, then other times he would say how there was a bump or something that needed to be shown otherwise it was over simplifying the reference.
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Its always tools not rules. You do what appeals to you and your decisions can be guided by what Stan is teaching us.
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mostafa deif
can someone please re explain the overlay part done in photoshop as stan went through the steps really quick and I just started using photoshop recently and not really good at it yet ...or if theres a link on youtube where the same thing is done but in a more easy to follow way
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Open photoshop go the the top left click on file and click on new. now choose one of the options i usually go for custom idk if thats the right one though. now drag in your original photo you used as a refrence. Now drag in the photo of your drawing. on the right side of photoshop there are now two layers on of the photo and one your drawing. Make the drawing a multiply layer. If you select your drawing layer and press ctrl+t you can resizing your drawing to match the orginal photo. But before resizing ctrl+t on your drawing then alt+left mouse click somewhere in the middle of your drawing hold alt and start resizing your drawing to match the photo. Once you find they line up correctly temporarily make your refrence photo invisible by clicking the little eye next to the layer on the right. Now add a new layer you can do this by clicking on the little plus sign symbol under your layer window on the right. Now look to the left of your photshop and select the little paint bucket its above the waterdroplet symbol around the middle. select a color you want and click on the white layer. If you only get grey select image in you top bar while this new color layer is selected and go to mode and choose rgb. Now you have a red surface to make a mask for this color layer go to the bottom row again where you used the plus symbol to create a new layer and select the little box with the dark circle in it. this created a new mask layer now make this layer color layer invisible and select your drawing layer again use ctrl+a to select all of this layer then press ctrl+c to copy this layer now make this layer invisible and make your color layer visible again alt+left mouse click the mask layer and paste in your drawing using ctrl+v now you can adjust the levels using ctrl+l on the selected mask layer. now make your refrence photo visible again.
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@Stan Prokopenko Would you mind telling what kind of wood your drawing board is made out of ? And did you get it custom made or did a shop sell it like that ?
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julien Gaumet
This is great ! Can't wait to see the critiques and the next lessons, we've been working on this project for a while now. Do you guys know any playlist/artist for this kind of proko jazzy music ? I am so used to see nice drawing made with this kind of music, on Proko youtube channel, that I feel it helps me to draw better. I have search for jazz on youtube but I don't know much about music and I only find "slower" jazz style and cannot find the same mood. Big thanks to the Proko team for this amazing lesson, it helps a lot !
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Hey @Stan Prokopenko when demonstrating the line weight depth method at 8:14 you say that to demonstrate depth you should start from thiCC too thin compared to whats close to you as the viewer. So you start at the closest corner and make it go thiCC too thin to the right corner. But then you start up thiCC too thin again at the right corner? This confuses me shouldn't you start up at the same ThiCCness that you ended at when tapering your first line to keep consistency? at what thiccness your line will be at when you are at a certain depth in your picture?
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When drawing from observation is getting the correct line you observe just pure intuition ? If you are not measuring. I feel like i have been really overthinking drawing from observation lately. Are you guys focusing hard on the line you are seeing on your subject and going line by line until your done. Or do you interpret the shape of your subject more and try to copy ? I hope this made any sense. I feel like the awnser is that you guys dont really think about it and just pull your line and im overthinking it.
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Marzia
I gave it a try both on paper and digitally. It seems quite flat to me ... probably my lines are all quite similar
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Thats a really fun dog drawing !
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What is your guys drawing setup like ? Im sat at my desk with my computer screen in front of me and my drawing paper flat on my desk also in front of me. Does anyone else have this setup where you look up at your screen and than down at your paper? Im wondering if this makes getting proportions right harder since your kinda looking at your paper from an angle. Does anyone have your paper like this woman has in her video ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znr1OY-aHhM&list=PL3aPoNPQSJnSJVw2_GUVR7jC0nbnksq6F&index=5 Where you are just looking straight at it.
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