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sorry I forgot to attach the gesture and the mannequin I'll post them here because it won't let me edit thanks again for the feedback
Been a while posting, though was still practicing. These are two studies I worked on in the past 2 months. The women from the back is the one I worked on right after I worked on the reference for this assignment. I was really trying to figure things out with core shadows and some of the definition of back muscles. At some point I had to step away and call it even though I could have fixed a great many things. I also didn't really attempt to render the objects, which I'm cool with because that's not the point. The man from the front I just finished tonight. I feel like its a good deal of an improvement. I can see a dozen of things I'd do differently, like the face proportions are off, the hands are questionable, ect, but I'm really proud of what I was able to finish. I'm hoping to do at least 1 finished study a month for the rest of the year, but should start thinking about which aspect I want to focus in on to improve. Welcome to any feedback.
My final anatomy course assignment. I tried to do some on my own and then stop and watch Stan for a while to see if I was on track. It took a few days working a couple of hours each day. It was a first for me with stretching and toning the paper. I wish there were more videos like this because it was very informative. Comments welcome.
I would double check your proportions. I am struggling with that too so I understand. If you take a ruler to the original photo and look at the head size compared to the rest of the body and then look at your drawing, I think you will see what I am talking about. Drawing the too big or too small is very common. I've done both multiple times.
Hello, i am new here :) Started to watch this course yesterday and trying to practice simple gestures. I am still bit new into learning how to draw i have around month behind me with tablet, before i never focused on how to draw properly, i just copied pictures i liked. Now i am trying to learn how to stand on my own feets in art. This is my work from today, i will be glad to hear some feedbacks. I put 2 minutes limit on each gesture.
A lot to unpack here. First, I think Stan would say, "practice makes better" there is no perfect. Thinking that something has to be "perfect" is definitely stressful because you can never achieve it. Second, good gesture drawings look simple and simple is hard. Really hard. I think art instructors start with gesture not because it is the easiest first step but because they are introducing something you can practice for the rest of your life. You will not "master" gesture before you should move to more finished products. Just keep going back to it. The time limit stressed me out at first too. Ignore it or just give yourself more time and then slowly speed up. Just make sure you don't fill the time with unnecessary detail, but focus on the gesture and try to get that right. You may also think you are not making progress, that is normal too. Give yourself credit for your little successes. You are probably doing better than you think. I like to keep all of my practice sheets and look back at them at the end of the week. I'm not good at this yet, so most of what I see is not great, often bad. But I give myself credit for the little things I did well. Maybe the arm is correct or the curve of the spine captures the gesture. Seeing these little successes motivates me to keep practicing. Good luck.
I really have enjoyed the class so far. Stan talks about imagining the Loomis head as he tries to draw the head more intuitively. I'm wondering, for those of us who don't have it down so well yet, can we fade the use of the Loomis head? I was thinking about whether you could just stop drawing the full structure step by step? If the steps are: ball, side planes, brow angle, thirds, centerline, jawline. What is the easiest to fade first? What would be the last thing?
First attempt at figure drawing. I used newsprint and I didn't have charcoal powder so there are some obvious differences there. Any critique is welcome as long as you understand that I have an extremely delicate ego that can be crushed with the slightest bit of negativity. (Joking!)
Complete beginner here, so please don't put too much weight on my opinion. I think you were going for disturbing H P Lovecraft-ish creatures here, and I think you succeeded there. They are very creepy looking. Good job. I don't know enough anatomy to have an informed opinion, but I have some impressions. In the first picture, the attachment area of the tentacle heads and the body could be smoother. Also the weight of figure falls on the slug body and you don't see it squished down flatter. I also feel it could come forward a bit to balance the weight of the ball out better. The second picture is nice. I think it is flying, so I feel like the wings could be spread out more as if in flight. But you may have been thinking of a different action, such as landing. The third picture is cool. I like the twist in the body which really shows off the worm like nature. I like the position of the back rear leg, but the front leg's position in the background is a little unclear. Given the shape of the one in the foreground, would you be able to see more of the one in the background? What if it was raised in a striking position. Please take whatever helps you from my reply and throw the rest away.