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I've been trying to do at least 1 figure drawing a day recently, and this helps me a lot to figure out what my weaknesses are. most of these are done somewhere around 15 minutes, I realized I haven't been actually doing basic figure drawing given how little I heard it be mentioned, I've done mostly gestures which wont help me be able to slow down & observe the form the figure as much as feeling the form from what I already know. please don't be afraid to be harsh/overly critical, or you don't have to, but any advice or criticisms you can give I'll definitely read & consider.
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I started to realize how much I focus on quantity then quality. I just do what I think is enough then move on, but that often leads to them not looking good. Even when I notice they look wrong, I simply either abandon the drawing or erase it entirely, and move on, I feel like I don't think enough for this, Like I'm practicing without consideration, & just doing this intuitively thus not getting much out of it. I noticed when I draw with more thought they usually come out better like when I follow along with Proko or actually having the pressure of not making the drawing look wrong, & even though I believe its better to focus on quality than quantity, I continue to slip back into these bad habits. I do what my instincts want to do & not what the order or rules tell me to consider. So yah there's problems with these & the ones that are slightly more decent are the ones I either put a little more thought into or got better with intuition. Basically, Even when I notice my mistakes I don't try to fix them, I don't know how to & I don't really draw it again because I don't know if I'll learn from those mistakes. I understand mistakes are important, they are, but in the moment as I'm drawing & making those mistakes, I feel like I reject them instead of taking the time to analyze them. & find solutions. Which is a bad mindset. So How do you stick to habit? How should I approach this? Am I stressing this out here? Am I asking too much to the point I don't know how to solve it on my own?
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I did quite a lot, & noticeably got more improved & consistent. It wasn't easy at first to identify the landmarks to connect the boxy points but through mileage I got better, its still complex for me to do extreme angles though, & I felt the need to re-do a few. My hand started to hurt near the end, but I still enjoyed it. Anything I can work on?
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I tried what I could, I made a lot of messy lines with the intention of rhythm. Wasn't easy to feel the weight on some forms & some placement indications of limbs felt like a shot in the dark. I think I'm lacking in construction anatomy observation & careful planning. Any advice? Another thing, does my setup affect the way I draw? Like not just the way I hold my pencil but could my setup affect the way I hold my pencil because my desk is pretty cramped im drawing on an ipad standing up at an angle which is fairly close to my chest & my arms feel cramped by that & my desk getting in the way of my elbow. that I constantly rely on zooming in at certain angles To draw at a comfortable angle & I sometimes slip back into drawing with the pencil weighing on my thumbs pinch side which could cause pain when drawing. It feels like my lines could be more cleaner if i could change my setup to work with drawing.
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This was actually stressful for me (as I went along). I feel like there's something fundamentally wrong with the way I approach this & I feel like if I continue on with the course I'll just get more stressed & start rushing through it until I stop. I feel like I'm not thinking/considering enough when doing this exercise. Sometimes I finish a gesture under the amount of time I'm given & often it doesn't look right, It feels like I could do better. my approach to gesture drawing remains inconsistent & I barley have a set method as if I'm not considering things. Most of these are done in 1 minute. Gesture is all about letting go & being loose but that might make it feel like I don't have to give effort when doing this which could be a bad habit if I continue.  So, how much thinking is required when doing this? Because Maybe I'm not giving it much thought at all & that leads to a lack of improvement, but I still don't know how to fix that. I wanna be able to not be stressed by mistakes & be able to learn from them yet I don't know how to get into a good mindset when doing this which I feel like I lack. Basically, I don't know how to think or how to not repeat mistakes & I'm not sure if I should continue if I keep making that habit.  kinda lookin for help here.
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i copied the measure units from Richers porportions & attempted to get proportions to feel correct. any advice?
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I have some trouble identifying the landmarks & making it correct to what i remember. I apologize for the light color i used to study & extreme messiness, but I'd appreciate some feedback.
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I dont think im doing this correctly.
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Did a couple, some referenced, some imagined. If you’re able to provide feedback, please do.
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