Dre Torres
Dre Torres
What’s up? Trying to make my own webcomics.
@alexkiani97
When do we know whether we can 'graduate' from gesture to the bean? Would it be when we send in gesture critique and if we get positive feedback we can move on?
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Dre Torres
This is how it was for me. My whole life I was too lazy to put in the work to be a great artist until about 2 years ago when I literally could not stand being that way. That is is when I finally took art seriously and I've come a long way since then.
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Dre Torres
She honestly comes across as more racist than anything. Like for example she basically says she needs to be the same race as the characters to "relate" to them. Why is race the only thing she cares about when talking about relating to someone? Also so many people complain about not being enough poc in film and media in general, but most people in this country are white. Most people in this country that make movies and books are white. Then when a white person tries to be inclusive she instantly says it was wrong? I mean for Moana they went above and beyond and just because it was two white guys that made the movie she basically implies it still wasn't enough. I also never got the whole empowerment thing or relating thing. I've never really felt impowered because of a fictional character, and if I ever did, it wouldn't be the color of the skin that empowered me. Yeah honestly just feel she is racist.
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Dre Torres
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Bernt Bigton
I found a beautiful drawing by Andrew Loomis, and in my mind I thought it was a good choice for a study, but clearly it was way to difficult for me at this level. So I really do need this course.
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Dre Torres
You actually did pretty good, you just didn't shade it.
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Dre Torres
I’ve never not drawn a more realistic/ anime style so this was…different…
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Dre Torres
I don’t really go out much so it’s hard to do the coffee shop sketches.
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@artskill101
I do not see the Art of Storytelling. I saw a brief overview of the course, but not the Art of Storytelling. Is it true the course is still in progress.
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Dre Torres
This video just came out today
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Dre Torres
As someone who already started a webcomic on a whim, this will be good for me.
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John B
Hey Dre, knowing where you are in your artistic journey can sometimes be a bit challenging because art is a subjective field. However, here are a few general criteria that can help you determine your abilities... Beginner: You're just starting to learn the basics of drawing. You're developing your understanding of essential principles such as form, line, shape, value, and space. Your work is primarily about learning to control your tools and getting comfortable with creating. Intermediate: You have a solid understanding of the basics and are beginning to develop your own style. You're familiar with the general rules of art and are starting to experiment with breaking those rules. You're also starting to understand more complex concepts like composition, perspective, and color theory. You can create work that is technically sound, but there might still be a gap between what you envision and what you're able to put on the page. Advanced: You have mastered the technical aspects of your art and have a strong, distinct style. You can consistently create work that matches your vision. You understand complex concepts and can manipulate them to suit your purposes. You're able to critically analyze your own work and others' to continue growing and improving. This is just my general overview of these skill levels. Obviously there's going to be some overlap between these as well. I hope this helps.
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Dre Torres
Thanks!
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Dre Torres
added a new topic
Skill level
8mo
How do I know if I'm a beginner, intermediate, or advanced?
Dre Torres
@Jesper Axelsson I am gonna stop focusing on this course now. I drew for a few hours everyday last month and was getting burned out so I just stopped doing what was making me bored. I think I made a lot of progress though. These 2 I did most recently out of imagination and am very proud of the second one. Also I was able to get enough money for the Marvel course by getting a ton of cans and change saved up for almost a decade (80 dollars in change.) Thanks for your help! You can critique these as well if you want!
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Cade Burdett
Day 21: Did some drawing today, please let me know if you have any suggestions!
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Dre Torres
This is great to see! Always make sure to draw from imagination, even if they don’t turn out anywhere near what you wanted. If for example you wanted to draw an awesome city. Then draw cities. The only way to get good at that is to just draw it. I learned this the hard way so don’t be me!
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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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Dre Torres
Start your heads with a circle, as perfect as you can get it. Then build the chin off of that. I recommend checking out Proko’s portrait drawing course real quick to see how it’s done. I wouldn’t really recommend trying the course right now, but just check it out.
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Dre Torres
Did 3 pages today
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Dre Torres
Was getting burned out with drawing so I made a despising that helped. I wanted to start being able to draw armor so I would do a 2 minute pose then turned it into a mannequin then added armor on top of it. It made it more enjoyable.
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Dre Torres
I keep on making the head too small lol
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@romero505
hello! I would like an instructor to rate my first attempt. I used the second tone scale, in the first one I was just doing tests. If you are reading this and have any questions about how I do this job, do not hesitate to send me a message, I will be very happy to answer you.
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Dre Torres
You can always try tagging an instructor when posting work. Just make sure not to do it too much
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@romero505
What do you think? Am I ready for the next lesson?
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Dre Torres
Hello these look nice but, I think you focus a little too much on the contours. Remember, gesture is about the feeling. Make sure you time them as well I don't know if you did or not. You will never really just be good at these 2 minute poses until you've done them for months maybe even years so you will probably never really feel ready to move on to the next one. Stan himself in a podcast said you should spend a maximum of 2 weeks on each section of the course. I highly recommend listening to the draftsmen podcast while drawing. It's entertaining and informative. This is coming from someone who hates podcasts.
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