This is my draw along attempt and I'm quite disheartened with how it turned out. 1) drawing non-conventionally attractive people is a lot harder and shouldn't be the first full portrait on the course, I've done them before and still struggled way too much obviously 2) take this drawing more seriously and don't just draw along to Stan's video if possible. I personally couldn't afford a set up that was more helpful but I realize my biggest issue is that I didn't break down the full photograph on a big screen on my own first and sloppily applied the concepts I knew of to Stan's process. Didn't work well. I also tried to push my contrasts but it's hard since I still can't fully wrap my mind around light and shadows (or more like apply it to the breaking down process). Need to brush up on light, anatomy and structure fundamentals more and I figure the Morgan portrait will be easier to figure out for newbs. Also need to stop stylizing everything subconsciously since I come from a manga and semi-realism background which sucks now that I know I never learned to understand the subjects I was just trying to copy. Lots of work ahead! Any feedback is welcome 🤗 Lmao I just stared at my drawing for too long and now I can't unsee Nicholas Cage's face stuck in some randos head is that what my mind was going for help
My draw-along attempt :) Tried hard to truly build up the structure from gesture to robobean to mannequin instead of looking at the contour. I think I should've exaggerated the gesture so that the position of her torso was more erect, she appears to be leaning forward a little in comparison to the reference. Feedback is highly appreciated!
I've drawn all my life but finally decided to start taking things seriously and getting a proper training on the fundamentals. Here are my latest gesture drawings from drawing along to Stan's 2 minute demonstrations, I attached them in the order I did them. Some of the proportions are off. And I'm aware that my line quality is too messy and that I'm using too many. Like many others, I've also got issues with keeping simplicity and not adding details and following contour instead of the gesture. I'm going to do more 30 seconds gestures for that now. Any feedback would be highly appreciated!