Ian McNeill
Ian McNeill
Raleigh
I drew in middle school. Stopped in HS. Started again in my college years. Off and on since then. I recently decided to make the jump and just go.
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Decided to draw some figures today. It was relaxing. This was my end if the day sketching.
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Last Friday working on some construction.
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Been a bit. New post.
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1st 20 min sketch. This is the WIP and the Finished one. My main goal for this was to use an envelope to help keep proportions in line. I added the reference. I am not that familiar with anatomy but I tried to fill in a few details when I had 10 min left after completing the preliminary drawing.
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Back in the saddle again. Attempting to do envelopes to help myself understand proportions and negative space a bit better. Envelopes were about a minute. Then 3 minute to rough in the gesture. I have always found envelopes to be scary as I hated going outside the lines. But I thought of them as guidelines more than hard rules. I would love some feedback as to how to get better at using envelopes and if I am on the right track with how I am thinking about them.
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More 3 min pen sketches. Continuing human gesture tonight.
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More gestures. This time its Orcas!
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Link to the drawing session recording Lunchtime Gesture Drawing with Animals - Orcas (No Sound) https://youtu.be/Hv4X-_65e3k
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Morning Sketching for about 15 min.
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https://youtu.be/5D5Yst3oo28 for the recording of these sketches. -Speed drawing.-
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Exercising by exorcising fear
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Took a break from figure drawing today and decided to do a kind of free draw based on @Marshall Vandruff’s Reveries from his Kley lectures. No planning. No underdrawing, i just decided to go formit. And i enjoyed the surprises i was finding. It is something I am not used to and I have had an art teacher in the past ask me why I planned out everything. The metaphor I have for my process is “chasing a cricket.”
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New Video Up for Gesture Drawing. Specifically using animal pictures (whales). Lunchtime Gesture Study - Whales (No Sound) https://youtu.be/GdPndpp2NZg
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Working on gesture with animals and insects to get a better understanding of movement.
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More whale gesture practice. Something calming about sketching whales.
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Followed along and tried my hand at making my own designs. I had fun with this once I got a handle on picking out shapes from one picture. I hope I can get the hang of it and keep going!
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Figure Week 4 - Day 1 Video Posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3-HZfYoEwQ
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Looking for some critique as to how I am doing with regards to capturing the gesture. These were done in about 10 - 15 min each for a total of 1h 6m this evening. I did a lot better on my tablet having the models right beside my sketches. I prefer traditional mediums but this was me trying to do something different to see if I can improve with my digital medium.
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Femme Study during lunch yesterday. https://youtu.be/njyr5ArOsn4
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Figure Week 2: Bean Exercises - No Sound https://youtu.be/4F2G8-yKhfM
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This was night one. I continue tonight.
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Night Three. Fifty 30 sec quick sketches, then several 1 min quick sketches. Then spent the rest of the evening trying to understand how the bean twists and the angles to look for when it happens. Tired now. Goodnight.
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TL;DR The point is to create and enjoy the process of adding to the human experience and, with a bit of luck, get paid to do it professionally. Doing traditional work is participating in processes done for centuries if not millennia. Ai will not replace traditional. People still want it and will continue to want it. —The LONG Verson: I think the point of art is self discovery and self reflection through your chosen medium. I don’t mean this in any sort of philosophical way either. The point is not to be a human printer nor an idea factory that pushes out multiple iterations of the same ideas with a slightly different coat of paint. Art, whether it be writing , drawing, painting, dancing, acting: is a way to tell a story in your own human way. Ai, to me, is a means to an end. Not the end itself. Use it to ideate. Use it to come up with visual aids to create original work. It can be and should only be relegated to being a tool in an artists toolbox, not replace the artist. Do you have something that has never been seen before and cannot visualize it fully in your mind? Can you describe it in words? If so, then use Ai to create a base visual for you to build off of! Need some iterations of a concept done to get you started? Use Ai to make iterations then create your own thing from, not with, those iterations. Ai cannot create on its own. It cannot form original thought. All it does is scan millions of images, then regurgitates them into an amalgamation which to me sounds more like a glorified printer than an artist. We are not machines, and i think giving into the idea of Ai replacing artists or asking “why bother if a machine can do it better?” is giving into the notion that what artists do does not matter. Dont get me started on the idea of the “democratización” of art, which i also have strong feelings about.
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Hello, Pose is well done! I see you are watching the horizon line more closely in this one since the subject is so close to the ground. Keep that up. With regards to the head, the issue causing the foreshortening to be off is the chin in your sketch is too far down and forward causing the neck to push down and forward appearing shorter than it actually is. It also causes your brain to see the ears further down than they are in reality. To foreshorten the jaw I have heard that the best way to envision the chin and face is like a cylinder. If you can get a cylinder in space to match the direction and lean of the face in the photo you might have a slightly better time with the foreshortening. I can comment on the rest of the pose later but I stuck to the head since you mentioned it directly. Hope this helps!
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