@Kyle Spencer This is a nice portrait! I like that you're beginning to find the 3D forms in this guy's face. If I were you, I might keep working on seeing and drawing 3D shapes, like Stan suggests in lesson 3 of Figure Drawing Fundamentals: https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/structure-basics-making-things-look-3d/assignments You might even think of the whole head as one big box. You could start by drawing a box that the head would fit into, then draw lines on one side of the box that will help you place the features. Because you'll draw the lines to match the way the top and bottom edges of the box converge, you'll be able to put the features in proper perspective. I hope this helps, and I apologize if I'm just giving you advice you've already heard before! Keep up the good work! :)
Hi everyone! I think I'm getting a little better but still struggling with the Robo Bean. This pose in particular I'm having a hard time with...The model seems very close to a side view here, so I'm not sure if I should show any front or back planes for the ribcage and torso. I did 4 different attempts at this pose. Do any of them look right to any of you? Thank you for taking the time to check out this post! Good luck with the Robo Bean everyone! Sincerely, Grace Mounce
Hi everyone! So, I really struggled with the Robo Bean. I'd play Stan's example videos, pausing them at each example just before he started drawing. I'd draw the Robo Bean for that pose, and then I'd watch to see how Stan did it. It seemed like every time, I got the angle and the orientation of the boxes wrong. Maybe I need to go back and do the examples again. Here are some I did on my own. Often, I'd try the same pose twice to see if I could do it any better. If any of you can spot some of the mistakes I'm making here, I'd be very grateful for the feedback! Well wishes to all you artists! Sincerely, Grace Mounce
Hi, everyone! I did the landmarks assignment. After I followed each of Proko's examples, I drew from a reference photo that captured the body from a similar angle (after the first one, I found a muscular back; after the fourth one, I found an extreme scapula position; etc.). If anyone could give me some feedback on how I did, I would so much appreciate your time and attention! Did I place the landmarks right (particularly those tricky scapulae?) Also, I have another question that's been bugging me, and maybe I'm being way too anal about it...When Stan draws the landmarks, he lines up the PSIS with the iliac crest. On the "Landmarks of the Human Body" diagram included in the premium lesson, the PSIS is a little below the iliac crest. Which one is right? Does it really matter? Thank you everybody! I wish you all good fortune on this challenging (at least for me!) lesson! May you all learn a lot :) Sincerely, Grace Mounce
I've got a few questions about this one, and I was hoping somebody might help me clear my head. In Stan's drawing, the angle from the teres major to the elbow seems off (I pointed it out with the red line in this screenshot). I followed Stan but measured the angle differently; but I don't know if this is actually correct because it makes the guy look like he has a really long back. Is the teres major lower on the back than I think it is? Also, Stan marks the iliac crest so it lines up with the PSIS; but in the Landmarks of the Human Body diagram that comes with this lesson, the iliac crest is a little higher than the PSIS. When I draw my own landmarks from different photos, should I line these points up like Stan does? Please forgive my real "correcting" tone. I definitely trust Stan's knowledge of anatomy way more than I do my own! But I'm just confused about what goes where. Thank you all! Sincerely, Grace Mounce
Hi everyone! I just finished my structure assignments. Here are my boxes/cylinders from imagination and constructed animals. Might I ask you all for some critique? I hope you're having a great spring day! Sincerely, Grace Mounce (ps: I apologize for the poor image quality. I'll try to brush up on how to take better photos of my work.)
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Hi, everybody! So, I drew some beans after watching the videos and practicing. Would somebody please give me a little feedback on how I'm doing? I'm particularly wondering if I'm tilting the whole bean enough (am I just putting one ball on top of the other?), and if I'm just drawing the same bean over and over with only slight variations (I watched the bean critique video, and Stan gave this feedback to an artist named Margo. Since watching it, I've been suspicious that I'm doing the same thing.) Thank you for taking a look! Best wishes to everyone who's moving on in the figure course! Sincerely, Grace edit: for a few of the poses, I drew the bean from the same pose twice because I felt like there was something I could have done differently after finishing the first time. All of these took about a minute.
Just wanted to say I like your style :) I've never seen Howl's Moving Castle, but I really like the fanart. I especially like how you changed the figures' poses from the reference--having one figure that much higher than the other tells a better emotional story to me. Thanks for sharing your work!
After I was recommended on trying gestures before drawing anatomy, I studied gesture again. I tried my best to use combinations of CSI lines, center lines and longest axis but when dealing with dimension, I couldn't think about gesturing lines at all. All I can think was thinking about mannequinization.
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Here are some of my beans from when I first started and more recently! I think I’m starting to understand more, but I think I am going to continue on in the course and then revisit these beans some more. Feel free to comment any critiques:)
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