Grace Mounce
Grace Mounce
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Currently relearning how to draw. Happy to give others advice and grateful for the advice that comes my way!
Phattara Groodpan
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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Grace Mounce
I'm really getting a feel for the gesture in these! I wonder if you might be thinking a bit too much about the contours. Trying some gesture drawings without contours like Marshall suggests in the Gesture Critique video might help you get even more gesture in your drawings. Then again, I really like how these look. They actually look like bodies, which is more than I can say about mine most of the time! :P
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Bence
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Grace Mounce
Wow--they're clean and beautiful!
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uppy
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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Grace Mounce
These are looking good! I especially like the beans that feel very 3D. On the page marked "2-20-23," the one in the lower left corner feels nice and foreshortened. The one in the upper right corner on the same page feels more flat, I think because of the curve in the center line. But maybe form doesn't matter as much with the bean. In any case, it looks like you've gotten good in a short period of time!
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Grace Mounce
I like how the pipe folds on the upper-right corner turned out!
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Crimson The Kitsune
28/2/2023 Using @Johnathan’s example of using a gesture line, then drawing the bean on top of it. I have to say I really like this approach and I think it shows in my sketches! criticism is welcomed!
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Grace Mounce
I admire your enthusiasm! :D
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Grace Mounce
Incredible--amazing work showing all the different planes with hatching!
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Grace Mounce
And the final round of poses!
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Grace Mounce
2 minute poses
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Grace Mounce
More 30s poses
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Grace Mounce
Hi everybody! I've finished the gesture unit, but I'm very far from mastering gesture. Would any of you have any advice on the things I need to work on? These are some 30-second poses I did--these seem to be the hardest for me. If you have a tip for me, I'd sure appreciate it! Thank you, all, and best of luck on your own art journeys!
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Grace Mounce
Hi @Avşin , I am definitely seeing form/structure in this drawing! Especially in some of the lower parts of the cloth, like in the lower left corner--you did a nice job showing that twisting 3D form. What I think really makes it look 3D for me is the reflected light you put in the shadows of the form. I think if you added more reflected light into the top of the cloth, where that big peak is, it would have more structure. Plus, I think moving that shadow higher and darkening the terminator (the darkest line of the shadow where the light meets the shadow) would add to the structure. And I think lightening parts of the cast shadow (that band of dark on the left side of the drawing) would make the big peak of cloth stand out. But other than that, I'm impressed by the beautiful structure you've got so far!
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Shelvs Fleurima
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some Gesture study. I am too scratchy- and I panic at times when I do them continuously. There are 2minutes and 30 sec ones. Plus a study
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Grace Mounce
I often feel the gesture panic too! :D
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Shelvs Fleurima
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warm up, gesture, joints
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Grace Mounce
Hi @Shelvs Fleurima , May I say that I like these gesture drawings--over the past few days, you've made leaps and bounds in improvement in gesture! I haven't studied anatomy yet, so I'm no expert on the details in a gesture drawing, but I've been working on gesture lately so maybe I could provide a little useful feedback... 1) Simple curves: I notice that a few of the drawings show the arm with a sharp corner for the elbow. While this is how the arm actually works, I think a fluid curve might better show the movement/gesture. 2) Simplifying the torso/the bean: I notice that the center line in some of these drawings shows the bumps that maybe we can actually see in the photo/model, but I think that a simpler curve here, too, would show the movement better. It's been a few years since I've worked on Proko's bean, but I think that revisiting this lesson could be helpful. Otherwise, I hope you keep up the good work. Kudos to you for working on both gesture and anatomy! Plus, I'm impressed by how much you can draw in 30 seconds! :D
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Muhammad Jacobs
I tried to study angles by using only Straight lines, as suggested by lovelifedrawing. Didn't really go as expected, I either need to dramatically reduce the amount of lines or find way more dynamic poses for this exercise. Also attached, a quick 2 minute practice session
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Grace Mounce
In that first page of gestures, I can really see the form. You are good at this!
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Grace Mounce
I think you did great--nice job on separating the light and shadow shapes!
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Dwight
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Not my best, but I wanted to post something. My ten minute pose is a little long in the torso, but other than that, give anything to me. Also, I said I wanted to draw bigger, and this time I tried for the longer poses. Did I succeed? And here's the link as usual. https://youtu.be/S7v0UM1Ti0Y
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Grace Mounce
I particularly like that 2nd 5-minute pose with the figure curled up...it feels very expressive!
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Shelvs Fleurima
I am just going to seat there, you bring your war to me. I was fine in the darkness until you came along.
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Grace Mounce
Incredible!
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herbicidal
A mixture of 30 second and 2 minute poses; any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Grace Mounce
Hi @herbicidal , these are looking great! Nice job on proportions! On the last page of 2-minute poses, I notice something in these drawings that I see a lot in my own--when I go to draw a line, say the outside edge of a calf, I draw the line several times in order to get it just right. But I think this causes the drawing to look a little too messy; and for me, it wastes part of the precious 2 minutes. May I suggest trying to draw a line and "commit" to it, even if it isn't perfect. May I also recommend curving the neck more to follow the gesture of the rest of the body. This is just my two cents. But otherwise, nice work--it looks like you're really capturing those long curvy gesture lines!
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Grace Mounce
Hi to the awesome Proko community! After a while away, I'm finally restarting the Figure Drawing Fundamentals course. I feel pretty rusty on gesture, though practice is helping. Would anybody be willing to help steer me in the right direction on what needs to be improved in my gesture drawings? Is there too little form? Are the lines too messy? Am I focusing too much on detail? I'm sorry for the poor photo quality, especially on a few of these...I'm at somebody else's house, and I'm afraid to use charcoal in case I get it on any of their stuff...so I used a Prismacolor Ebony pencil for a few. Thanks a bunch :)
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Crimson The Kitsune
5/1/2023 Day 1 of having an ACTUAL approach to the Gesture drawing course, staring a few attempts of Gesture Quick-Sketch. You can see where I labelled my attempt (without Stan), alongside my attempt but with Copying Stan’s Sketching Style! (With Stan) All and Any Criticism is Welcomed.
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Grace Mounce
Wow @Crimson The Kitsune you're working hard on these! I'm impressed by all your sketches! Plus it looks to me like they keep getting better with each attempt. I hope you keep it up!
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