Mike Karcz
Mike Karcz
Denver
Art enthusiast always looking to improve at drawing!
Josefin K
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Mike Karcz
I like the rendering on the nose alot
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Mike Karcz
I used three darks (8b, 6b, 3b) for the darks instead of two for the pear. Attempted the Level 2 as well with stages in the progress attached. Used 8b, B, 2h, and h5.
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Luke Ng
Any advice for keeping a steady hand when measuring? My hand keeps moving, especially when I am moving my desired measuring unit across the subject I feel like I can't "stack" my measuring units accurately.
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Mike Karcz
Use your other hand to brace your arm. Just goes keep doing it. Build that shoulder strength.
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Mike Karcz
First attempt at the back. I appreciate any critiques!
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Mike Karcz
Hello. Sometimes I struggle with the pelvis, and how to imagine the pelvis as a box, instead of round disks; like, where would the corners of the box be? I'd love and appreciate some tips on drawing the pelvis as a simplified shape.
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Mike Karcz
Hello, I would very much appreciate a critique of my muscle placement for the shoulder. Additionally, I struggle a lot with mentally imagining the box around the hip bone. Like, where do the corners of the box go? Would love and appreciate some tips.
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Madison Stromski
Hello! I figured I would start having fun with my supplies by doing a skull study and some gesture drawings where I added some anatomy; still rough with anatomy, but the journey is fun! The tools I use are incredibly cheap save for the inking markers. My mechanical pencil is the regular BIC 0.5 HB, my wood pencil is a Ticonderoga #2, my eraser is the usual pink rectangle (dunno the name), I don't know sketchbook brand, and my inking pens are the SB and 0.3 size Faber-Castell. My sketches are not perfect, but I had a lot of fun! If you have any critiques, let me know! I'm still experimenting a lot.
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Mike Karcz
Your shapes are awesome! I especially love the lady leaning forward and the bottom skulls.
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Rick Erman
Just doodling and playing is a great way to break the ice in this class. I mostly use graphite pencils and the ever-reliable Strathmore 400 series Sketchbooks. 2B was my go-to for the longest time, but lately 2B has felt "mushier" and I've been trying to find finer, harder pencils (I'll still use 2B when I want something softer). This was done mostly with 2H, and some Tombow markers and Prismacolor pencils-- which I rarely ever use, but I had them and the course said to play so I tried them out again and fun was had by all. I have a bunch of Pigma Micron pens that I like for lines and inks, various tortillions that I use frequently but don't know any technique with, and that about rounds out my toolbox.
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Mike Karcz
I love this! It's so much fun. The robot pear going "RRRRR" gets me.
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Richard Barkman
Hey all, please critique my calf assignment. Having just looked at Stan’s work again, I see I could have spent more time on line and shape design (straights vs curves, assymetry, etc). Thanks
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Mike Karcz
I think these look great! If I could offer any critiques - mostly a personal taste - I think some harder edges in the shading of the quad(?) - the first image where the guy is squatting.
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Daniel Stevens
Here is my portrait attempt. This is with procreate and charcoal style brushes. With any portrait I always find the proportions and positioning of features so difficult.
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Mike Karcz
That is one fantastically rendered shirt! Great portrait.
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Suraj Shastri
Study forearm assignment_4
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Mike Karcz
This looks so good! Great shading, and the hand looks awesome.
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catharina
Seeing how good everyone beginner here is makes me want to rage quit my life. I am literally the worst hand eye coordination in this course. I literally cannot draw a line and circle or anything. I hope I can muster a pear that doesn't give you all eye cancer. Fingers crossed.
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Mike Karcz
Although this is a "beginner course", many many many people taking this course are not beginners. Fundamentals. No matter how many years people have been drawing, revisiting and restudying fundamentals is vital for improvement. Many people who are drawing these amazing looking pears and portraits are folks who've been drawing for years and are revisiting their fundamentals. If, in the happenstance, they truly are beginners, then their amazing pear is a stroke of good luck. Don't rage quit and don't compare yourself to others. Admire other's work and study from it; but don't compare.
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Samantha Maggard
I know it’s early but I got inspired by everyone..and the perfect reference picture Proko posted. So, I popped in my ear buds, played Game of Thrones soundtrack and got lost. Tried several mediums graphite mechanical pencil, ink and ball point pen. Any criticism is welcomed.
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Mike Karcz
That's a nice pear. Love the textures.
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jasonj33
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Mike Karcz
These are great! If I may offer a small critique - the portrait's eyes are too large. Whenever drawing eyes, make a note to make them a size smaller; or measure them out using another key feature as a frame of reference. I have to constantly remind myself to make eyes smaller, lol. But your shading is great! I like the shadow shapes alot.
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Mike Karcz
If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
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Suzy Pear
Super excited to start this course! I started learning how to draw 4 years ago self taught and because i wanted to run before i could walk i really neglected the fundamentals. So this will be awesome to (hopefully) massively improve what i am already doing.
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Mike Karcz
Same boat! :D
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Mike Karcz
Would love some critiques/feedback! Thank you!
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Daniel Stevens
This is SlipMop, aka ‘Slip’, the lead air guitarist of Rubber Maiden. A long time janitor, he can often be found dancing with his shadow in the halls late at night, listening to music that only he can hear…
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Mike Karcz
I like the caricature of his face. The small nose and squished face is great!
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Charles Doerfer
This is a perfect way to start my day :D Thank you, Stan :)
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Mike Karcz
Lol!
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