Benjamin Goerge
Benjamin Goerge
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Benjamin Goerge
I really like the line work here!
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Benjamin Goerge
Here is my submission for this assignment. I might do another, as I feel like I didn’t end up doing as much as what seemed necessary for the assignment. I just couldn’t think of what else to add that would’ve enhanced the drawing, as bears don’t have many patterns or details.
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Hi everyone! Here is my work for this assignment. I did this one digitally. I’m not sure if I simplified enough. I might need to try a new brush, as the lines all seem a bit too similar. Not enough variation. I struggled a bit with the big curves of the skeleton captain’s hat. I had to split those lines to make them accurate.
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Any tips on how to better ghost and only draw on certain parts? Maybe I need to slow down my ghosting, but I keep touching the paper on the wrong spots.
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Here is my work for this assignment. I have experience drawing, but I think I bit off more than I could chew. I struggled with dividing the shadows into two distinct groups. I had some problems with getting the lighter areas divided into three groups as well. I would appreciate any additional feedback anyone may have. Although I have a lot to improve, this is my first time drawing in a while, so I feel like it’s better than what I expected.
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A bit unrelated, but what kind of pencil are you using? it looks like a mechanical pencil, but allows for more of the edge of the graphite to be used.
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Thanks everyone!!!
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Hey everyone! Here is my submission for the shoulder assignment. I found this lesson to be much more difficult than the previous ones. I tried doing more drawings from Anthony, since I think having a muscular build is more difficult, and I thought it would be better practice. I struggled a bit with not only finding the shoulder bones, but also the rib cage. I tried a few more with thinner models like Veronica and Chanon, but I still struggled a bit with finding the correct placement, especially when limbs were covering the bones or they were foreshortened. I think I was a bit more successful, however. I'm still struggling with the linework, and I've been doing practices, I think my main issue is drawing small, since it makes me switch to my wrist, even though I'm more accustomed to drawing the main forms with the rest of my arm. I've tried drawing bigger, but I always find that I tend to shrink things down as I make corrections. Drawing F was the largest I drew, and I think it is much clearer than the others. Please let me know what you think and how I could improve. I plan on studying a bit more with some tracings before moving on to the muscle lessons, but I'd like to know what to continue focusing on as I move forward. Thanks! :)
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Hello! Here are some extra practices for the ribcage. I think I was able to handle the ribcage pretty well, but I think the hardest part was any foreshortening, as well as drawing the ribcage from the back. I think I could have exaggerated the pose a bit with some of these, as they seem more static than the original pose. I tried redrawing a couple of the poses to capture the actual model more accurately. I also had some trouble with the pelvis. I think I have a grasp on the bucket and how to draw it, but drawing it from the model seems to be more difficult. I was considering doing what the one individual did in the critiques video and draw the ribcage and pelvis from every angle (or at least turned by 15 degrees with each drawing, but that seems like a large feat! Do you have any tips on improving on drawing the ribs from the back? I think the bottom right image of Laura was especially difficult, and I don't think I captured the corm correctly. I really tried to keep the perspective correct, but let me know if you have any critiques on that. Otherwise, I think other issues are more related to the pelvis. I think I'm going to try some tracings over some images of the models to see if it helps me better find the pelvis and ribs. Is this a good idea? Please let me know if there are other ways I could improve. Thanks!!
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Ive drawn some pelvises. I think I’m having some issues understanding how the simplified pelvis has the back of the ilium attach to the ischium. I know based on how the pelvis is structured that it should be somewhat elliptical in shape, especially with the “figure-8” concept Stan mentioned, but I’m not sure if I’m drawing the connections correctly. With the drawing in the upper right, I think the foreshortening is off. The pubic bone seems disproportionately small, so I think I just shrunk it down instead of shortening it to give it depth. I think the bottom oval for that drawing should overlap with the top one more, otherwise it makes them look too much like angled circles. I tried to clean up the lines a bit, but I didn’t want to clear the construction of the bucket completely. I did forget to move the sacrum forward on the right side drawings, which I think is more notable in the upper right. I think the upper right is overall too thin and that also lends to it appearing off. If you have any suggestions or criticisms, please let me know!
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Looks good overall, @Benjamin Goerge! I think the transition from the Thoracic to the Cervical portion on Marcia could be a bit smoother. Also, I think the back of the ribcage is a bit too rounded on Chanon. Other than that, maybe Just try spending a bit more time to clean up the looser sketch lines. To make the viewing a bit easier, it could help if you'd post a collage image of the reference plus your drawing side by side (instead of separate images). You can also post your assignments directly on the respective lesson's page by the way! Hope this helps!
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Benjamin Goerge
Thanks Liandro! I can definitely see what you mean with the drawings of Marcia And Chanon. I am continually working on my lines and am trying to do exercises daily. I think I need to work on continuing to monitor the lines as I draw, as I keep getting into the drawing and start making marks too dark or not as deliberately. I will definitely do a collage for my next submission to make it easier. Thank you so much for your help!!
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I have a question about this example. Is the sacrum supposed to be higher? When Stan originally explained the placement, he stated the top of it was 1/3 of the way from the top of the bucket. I know he moved it “down” from the initial mark he made to show it was a bit deeper into the bucket form, but it still seems like it is too low. Am I just not understanding the perspective correctly?
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Hi everyone, I’ve done a few spine studies. I think they turned out okay, though there are some places things could be improved. I think I struggle when a landmark like the clavicle or sternum are covered by the arms. When I went through the assignments, I had a few times where I struggled placing the spine, but after watching the critique video and noting Stan’s advice on using the sternum as the center line to gauge where the spine would be helped. I think where I struggled most is the picture of Laura with the foreshortening of the figure and how to get the spine to not appear to be bending. Line quality is also something I am having a continuous struggle with, but I think I’m getting better at being more decisive, I just need to ghost and use less pressure. Any criticisms and suggestions are welcome.
Benjamin Goerge
First post on the new site! This is my attempt at the final figure drawing. I followed Stan pretty closely, trying to pause and see the shadows on the figure as he added them. I’m more of a graphic, comic books style guy, so this really detailed shading isn’t what I want to do, but I do see the importance of it, and I did find it relaxing, and the time went really quickly. There are some issues that I had with the base drawing which carried over to the final. The right leg is a bit long, and the left arm’s proportions are a bit off. I’m also not the best at feet, especially foreshortened ones. This was the first drawing I did in over a month, so even though I followed Stan pretty closely I’m glad of what I accomplished. I also do like the look of the drawing with the core shadow. It’s got a neat look to it, so I think that even though I will practice shading in other drawings, I might try the core shadow only to see how it looks as well. Let me know what you think and how it could be improved!
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