Geert-Jan
Geert-Jan
Etten, Netherlands
Geert-Jan
Week 53: Continued with drapery and clothing, sketching clothing from Pinterest references
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Geert-Jan
Week 52: I had to get back into the game, so I did different exercises from different lessons: Loomis heads, some gesture drawings, cubes and line studies of drapery and clothing.
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Ian McNeill
I have also started this past week with the same curriculum. Figure drawing is hard to grasp. I look forward to getting better each week. What term are you on? After a year or doing the curriculum you must be a little under halfway.
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Geert-Jan
I don't follow the exact order, but I'm "officially" on the drapery unit
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mark farrell
I’m in a similar boat to you I want to reboot my art education. I am starting to be more consistent, thank you for the inspiration 🙂
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Geert-Jan
That is great @mark farrell ! Hope to see some of your work soon!
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Geert-Jan
Due to personal circumstances, my art journey have been paused for the last few months. However I'm picking up again! Hope to post some new sketches this week.
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Geert-Jan
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Another batch. A fun bit difficult exercise! Especially the arms I found difficult.
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Here are some of mine! What do you think?
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Geert-Jan
Week 51: Started with the clothing and drapery unit. I did mostly quick studies from references from different sources.
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Geert-Jan
Week 50: This week I've focused on repeating some lessons from previous unit's and the fundamental course. For the fun side, i've tried to create some stylized portraits from reference photos.
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Geert-Jan
Nice studies! Hands are very hard to do, so you have my respect :). I think the second fist looks the best. It could be a bit improved in terms of value. Notice how the bottom part of the thumb/ palm is a bit darker. For the open hand, it has some proportion issues. If you overlay your drawing over the photo and make it transparent in a program like photoshop or photopea you can see the difference. Also there is an issue with the shadow in the middle of the hand. You've made the edges of the shadow darker then the shadow itself. Notice in the photo that the shadow gets lighter around the edges. Hope this helps!
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Thieum
Appart from the dynamic shapes studies of seals in the drawing basics course, I continued practicing on poses and portraits shapes. I tried to implement @Steve Lenze and @Martha Muniz 's advices , focusing more on accentuating movements, expressions, less on proportions and details. I tried to find interesting shapes while trying to give the impression of volume. I had a hard time sometimes, especially with the right hand of the man in the centre of the second page (which I had to modify as I never managed to draw the original postion)
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Geert-Jan
Great sketches!
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@maichiuu
I think you have a great sense of direction and movement of the gesture, but I think you can be a bit looser and see where the "rhythm" of the drawing takes you.
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Geert-Jan
Hey @maichiuu thank you for your feedback! I think you've looked at the drawings I did a year ago. I'm planning on posting some new gesture drawings this weekend, maybe you can have a look at them too ;)
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Siv Nilsen
Nice one! I am really impressed that you have managed to practice daily for about two years. I started a similar journey to yours about two years ago but have not been able to keep the practice consistent. I started with the figure drawing course but got stuck at the perspective part and therefore I was so happy that Proko added this fundamentals course. I am following your journey now - very inspiring!
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Geert-Jan
Thank you for your kind words! Comments like these help me motivate. I too struggle to draw daily, but i've set the bar really low for myself: I just have to draw one line at a minimum every day. That often leads to a full drawing session and sometimes a quick 5-10 minute gesture practice session or something. How do you like the fundamentals course so far?
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Geert-Jan
week 49: I've not given any updates the last couple of weeks, because I was finishing up my commission work i've mentioned before. However I'm back in the game (I hope). So to start off again I will be repeating some exercises from various previous lessons just to repeat. I also have a project in mind to work on my own, but I will post about it later. For now some Loomis heads to start :)
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Geert-Jan
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Geert-Jan
Week 47 + 48: Doing the shape design lesson from the beginners course, drawing more loomis heads and did this popcorn horror movie character for fun :)
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Geert-Jan
I also did some from imagination (i also did some walruses, because they are waaaay more cooler than seals :) ) :
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Geert-Jan
Fun assignment! Here are a couple of my tries:
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Geert-Jan
There will be more videos added (i hope :))
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Geert-Jan
Week 46: relearning the loomis head method. I found myself struggling with this one. i'm following the method teached by Stan from the portrait drawing course. What do you guys think?
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