I always struggle with fitting objects to composition. I spend a lot of time at the beginning stages moving vanishing points back and forth trying to make the character in the right place in the composition, and also large enough that I can show details, make some other object look far in the distance while at the same time trying to fit it on the page and not make any of that look odd :D
hi there, believe Stan and Marshall addressed this in one of their podcast episodes. If I remember correctly Stan mentions not to spend longer than 2 weeks per assignment. You are not supposed to be an expert at a specific assignment before you move on to the next, and you can always come back and redo the same assignment later with the new knowledge you have acquired. As he mentions, oftentimes new lessons or assignments might help you understand a previous one better. hope it helps!
Hi y'all. HELP PLEASE. Thanks to the suggestions of Lin, Nikklas Nilsson, & Arielle Ronin, here's my homework. I wouldve quit im afraid but Lin had an idea to draw rhythms of people in the newspaper with a crayon. I can do that! This led me to doing the same to my pictures & making a Rhythms Plan. Invaluable advice. They're not perfect. I'm level 1 with no knowledge of anatomy.
Alright, I didn’t make the deadline but I’m finally caught up in projects because I started the course late, I’d still appreciate some feedback on this one because I really want to improve on figure/gesture drawings (figure drawing course is next on my list) I usually draw 20-30 1min poses every day so I used this project to give myself a bit more time and focus on implementing “force” lines and some basic muscle bumps and other anatomy features. i spent about 5mins on each of these
Musketeer - It took me about 4 hours and I probably took too many measurements. Happy with the proportions but not with how long it took me Female portrait - I used less measurements and took me about 2 hours. Still happy with the proportions so I’m probably going to try even less measurements next time and try to get it done faster. Overall pretty happy with this assignment. I’ve always been very intimidated of drawing faces from photos and I’ve avoided it all together but this method really helped me get rid of that
Study of Dave Malan. lines: focused on trying to get the energy/rhythm of his lines and patterns. i know not all of the lines are matching his but i wanted to focus on the technique and not creating an exact copy of his proportions: pretty happy with the proportions although I do see now her eyes are a bit bigger than they should be and her right hand (screen left) is a bit smaller than it should be
1- Rhino with importance method 2- Rhino with light direction method 3- Rhino with different light direction 4- Monkey from observation with importance and light direction (worried I added too many details but I felt like they helped read the form of the sculpture and the light direction) 5- Giraffe from observation with light direction (It was really hard holding back and not start to shade this thing to read the form better but I added some lighter texture lines instead that seem to also help read the form)
1- drawing the reference images to understand the gorilla 2 - drawing new poses out of my imagination (gorilla takes the Proko Basics course) 3 - full page sketch of character (gorilla finishes the course and graduates)
1- Before watching demo: I was worried I went too simple. I also noticed after taking this picture that I I chopped off skully’s head with the hat.. NOT intentional 2 - after watching demo: fixing proportions and the skull 3 - applying the same principles to other photos
1 - Pear without looking at demo 2 - pear after looking at demo (trying to improve shapes 3 - portrait without looking at demo 4 - portrait after looking at demo (tried to improve proportions and shapes) not great but happy that I learned this exercise so I can practice and improve