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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
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!!
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!