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David
This was a lot harder than I expected. I really struggled with the dog's angles... and I'm not very happy with my results in general. I've been doing shapes as a warmup. Also included examples of shapes both from imagination and from observation.
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decentworking
Nice work! From a fellow traveller: This is a tough exercise. I would recommend watching the video again and following along with Stan as he draws cubes - Then draw a bunch of cubes using that same three point perspective method; do the same with cylinders. THEN… drawing things from life, or turning animals into simple shapes should be easier. Like juggling… add one ball at a time!
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Eveline Rupenko
Hi everyone! Here are my bucket studies!
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decentworking
Good lord these are beautifully drafted. What resources have you found helpful to improve your perspective skills to get this level of accuracy? I’m am starting drawabox soon, as recommended on the Draftsmen podcast, but always looking for more options. Keep up the great work (and maybe someone with more skill than me can find some actual critiques…)
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decentworking
Richer studies! First one from reference, second one from memory.
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Day 24! Vilppu studies and 30 sec / 1 min / 2 min.
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decentworking
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Day 22 - 30 second and 1 min sketches!
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decentworking
Hey my dude! We are attempting the same reddit curriculum from RadioRunner! I am three weeks in to the Figure Drawing Fundamentals course. It’s super inspiring to see someone so far along in the journey. Keep up the good work. Draw, draw, draw!
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Lenserd martell
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decentworking
Love the confident lines and sense of motion.
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decentworking
These mannequins are awesome. The first example is a follow-along with Stan. The others were done before watching any examples. I included one page of my notes from this lesson because why not? Draw, draw, draw! Critiques and comments welcome.
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Noe Luis
Day 13 Part 2 in studying gesture drawing 5min and 10 min I was almost on the right track on the 3 picture I just need to control my lines
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decentworking
Looking good Noe! Showing nice improvement. For number 18, it looks like you’re capturing some of the contour of the clothing - While this isn’t wrong, for the purpose of this drill I would recommend focusing on only drawing the gesture of the person (and proportion, and landmarks, and anatomy, and form…) and not worry about indicating clothes until later on the journey.
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decentworking
Gestures Day 16 I’ve decided to try and stick with Stan’s style of gesture for a while - Simple, clean lines. As a whole I tend to put way too many searching marks on the paper so hopefully focusing on this during gesture will help. 2 min gestures, super inconveniently light HB pencil, mostly tripod grip. Critiques welcome!
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decentworking
Here are some robo-beans. I drew them first, then drew them in overlay on the photo to see how close I was.
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Cade Burdett
Hello, spent a lot of time on this one, I wish I would have fixed the proportions earlier when I saw the mistakes, but overall I feel better about this one than the first time I tried it a couple months back. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
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decentworking
Cade, you did a great job of being your own best critic - “I wish I would have fixed the proportions earlier when I saw the mistakes”: Take your own feedback on the next drawing you do, and spend more time in the measuring phase. I know that’s not the point of this exercise but in my opinion it should be at least a small part of any drawing so you develop the habit. Eventually you start measuring things subconsciously! @drawingdodo has some great tips on the “how” posted above. As for the values, this is a great effort - keep developing your eye. I find that squinting helps when trying to see the large scale values, or turning an image upside down.
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Cade Burdett
Resubmitting this project! Still having trouble seeing the values, but I think it turned out okay. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
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decentworking
Hey Cade, is there any way you could re-upload this with a less exposed photo? It’s hard to see any of the lighter values because they are all white.
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viggiano
I did some figure drawing trying to identify the basic anatomy and landmarks. I would love some critique.
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decentworking
Awesome form! Take a quick look at the left scapula on the male model - If you look at the other posts on this page, the left shoulder blade is much lower than how you have it depicted. - From a fellow student. Cheers!
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Eveline Rupenko
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decentworking
Loving the gesture and line quality as usual!
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decentworking
watched the video, then did the exercise. Didn’t quite capture the leaning back of the right shoulder. Comments and critiques welcome!
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decentworking
Day 14 1 and 2 minute gestures. The first five are guided, from Glenn Vilppu’s youtube video. The rest are un-guided. 6B pencil, overhand grip. Lots of room to grow with that skill. Critiques welcome!
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David
Here are some beans I did as 1 minute gestures. Still working on the right amount & angle of overlap
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decentworking
Looking sharp! I would encourage you to focus on line quality - Some of these look like they were drawn carefully and slowly - If you watch Stan’s examples he will pause to think, ghost the line a couple times, then place it smoothly and quickly. Drawing with the shoulder and elbow definitely help.
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decentworking
Followed along with the video and did a few additional ones.
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