Claudia Finelle
Claudia Finelle
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Patrick Kelley
My attempt at the portrait. I wanted to push some shapes to create the details with sticking to flat values. Never tried anything like this before (well except for the pears). Any feed back? Also included a in progress picture.
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Claudia Finelle
I think he looks very cool. I only started his drawing but haven't finished it. I can tell it will be worth repeating. For sure,I like it. Especially the hair. VERY nice.
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danmo
My 1st pear vs my 5th. So happy with my progress! Please critique the 5th one. Thank you!
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Claudia Finelle
the 5th one is gorgeous
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Rose Bernatovich
I feel like my block in turned into mush in the face.
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Claudia Finelle
It looks really good but its not the exercise. I think if you used the limitations in the exercise, it would take your work to another level. I did the pear although Im not a beginner(spends 45 minor it) and when I started the portrait I realized I would have to start over because I wasn't concentrating enough to do it well. But I could tell from doing the pear that this approach will be very helpful.
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Claudia Finelle
this took me almost 45min. I thought it was a great exercise. Keeping t escapes angular helped me not to get lost while I was concentrating on the details.
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Nathan CIPIERE
Can't wait to start the long run and improve a lot. Here is where I am from now, looking forward to get better at value, line quality and everything. I'm really happy sharing the journey with you guys, let's work together !
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Claudia Finelle
that looks pretty awesome already
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Don England
My sketchbook: printer paper, 3-ring binder, and a 3-hole puncher. Each day have several sheets pre-punched - art ritual. At sketch time pull a pre-punched sheet off the stack and go. When done, add it to the 3-ring binder. Fun to see the sketch book grow over time. Nothing precious either, can just toss warmup sheets out, but I like to include them. Warming up is part of the journey.
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Claudia Finelle
I have a ton of sketchbooks I've accumulated over the years but I LOVE drawing on printer paper best. So they're sitting mostly empty on a bookshelf.
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Claudia Finelle
im a supplies hoarder also but I cant find enough time to draw. Well,not as much time as I want anyway. I keep meaning to learn digital but I love the feel of traditional media so the motivation to learn is a bit lacking. Playing around with markers and color pencils.
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Claudia Finelle
my attempt at the portrait
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Eric Simon
Day 1 of the course, and just started drawing about a month ago. I'm having a difficult time locating the chin in space. It makes sense how to divide the face into thirds vertically, but creating the frontal plane of the face - from brow to chin - is giving me a hard time. My chins always seems to distort the plane. Is there a methodological/geometric approach to this, or is it just trial and error?
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Dillon
6 attempts later I think this turned out the best. Feedback always welcome :) Off to try some different fruits now!
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Claudia Finelle
beautiful!
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Heather Houston
It was stressed to have fun where we can. So, this guy came out of my charcoal pencils this morning. It’s a new medium for me. This pear has just been caught stuffing his face directly from the refrigerator.
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Claudia Finelle
thats the most adorable pear Ive ever seen
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Dana
Hi all! I am an older person - stay at home mom homeschooling my children - who wants to learn to draw for the joy of drawing. The more I listen to The Draftsmen podcast the more I realize Proko is geared toward someone who wants to be a professional artist. I'm wondering then if this is really the place for me. I'm wondering if the Drawing Fundamentals course is also too focused on that to where it doesn't fit my situation. I am also starting to feel like I shouldn't draw at all until I have learned more and can do it well but I guess drawing poorly for a long time has to precede drawing at all proficiently. Any thoughts for me? I appreciate any insight!
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Claudia Finelle
Im 55. Ive been at this for a while but Im still taking the course. I would think it would be a good way to teach your kids art also. The more you know, and the more you are able to do well,sucessfully,the more fun it becomes. Doing a quality beginners course will save you much frustration. I WISH I had access to someone like Proko when I was studying back in the day. I would think of it as the proper tool for you to go and have fun.
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Bleu Caldwell
Learning the fundamentals has been on my todo list forever and was already my 2023 resolution, so I'm so excited about this course! Heard it on the new Draftsman episode and bought immediately -- looking forward to January and finally trying to figure out how to draw properly. :D
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Claudia Finelle
same
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Rui Pedro
Can’t wait! Once upon a time, I signed for other Proko’s lessons, my art, however not great that it was, even featured briefly in proko.com. But eventually I fell out of love with drawing, because I was being overwhelmed with so much stuff (gesture, anatomy, perspective, so on) and couldn’t get a grip on it. The Beginner’s Coirse is perfect for me! Can’t wait!!
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Claudia Finelle
I hear you about becoming overwhelmed. I felt like that after studying years ago. I make it a point to do some drawing just for meat have fun, without judgement, because I need to play. I know if I don't do art for a while it bothers me. My enjoyment of other things diminishes, but I don't force myself, I don't want it to become "work" . If it's not enjoyable, there is no point.(for me) Really, what's the point? You must ask yourself.
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Claudia Finelle
Darn! Im gonna HAVE to get the drawing course although I promised myself no more courses until I finish the other ones. They are so good.
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fanfan
I used ipad to draw this, prob my best one so far. I cannot see mush of the issues but one evident for me is hard to draw an consistant dynamic rhythm line in one stroke without breaking it.... any body could share their tricks/ advises will be more than appreciated!
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Claudia Finelle
He uses his arm to draw and in the demos he is using charcoal on a large vertical surface. I think it's worth mimicking his movement until you are comfortable with it. Once you "get it" , see how it translates to a horizontal, smaller iPad(or paper). Your drawing looks really nice btw, and I'd be pretty happy with that line work.
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Marco Sordi
2022/3/15. Good morning everybody. Here’s my daily 30 minutes warming up exercise exercise. Studying the body and the head proportions in Japanese manga. Thanks.
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Claudia Finelle
this is gorgeous
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