2023/7/30. Good Morning everybody. Here's a quick preparatory sketch for my next portrait. I didn't practice panneggio for a while so I'd like to put together a portrait and a fabric in the same composition. The reference will be a detail from a figure photo and the size will be an A3. The study below is in realized with conte and charcoal but the real work will be in graphite. I'm not sure if I'll put in a background too. If you have any idea or suggestion feel free to leave a message. Thanks.
Day 14: it is not the last time I'm praticising like this, but to celebrate the last day of the challenge, I did a 14th drawing and redid all the 13 previous sketches. Went to each spot I've been to, redid every composition I once did. Only things are the bench that weren't the same, but was the same model, and the squirrel that was another one. For the 14th drawing, it's a theatre near my home. A nice and quiet place for a nice session.
Hi everyone! I think I'm getting a little better but still struggling with the Robo Bean. This pose in particular I'm having a hard time with...The model seems very close to a side view here, so I'm not sure if I should show any front or back planes for the ribcage and torso. I did 4 different attempts at this pose. Do any of them look right to any of you? Thank you for taking the time to check out this post! Good luck with the Robo Bean everyone! Sincerely, Grace Mounce
this assignment was super difficult! (c" ತ,_ತ) the drawings in black are the first couple i tried then reattempted. I struggled getting the proportion and distance between the pelvis and ribcage...as well as perspective but perspective always kills me (；´Д`A these aint perfect but i dont want to dwell too long, ill keep practicing my weaknesses while moving on with the course! (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾
Hello everyone, I wanted to share my Project after Alphonse Mucha's artwork. Currently, I'm experiencing some brain fog, and I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and insights on this piece. Initially, I had the idea of adding a background to create depth, but I'm unsure if it would be a good idea at this stage. I'm open to your opinions on whether or not I should proceed with it. To structure the project, I broke down the different methods of line weight in the following order; Hierarchy of Importance: 1. Contour 2. Chains 3. Flowers Depth and Form: 1. Flowers 2. Necklace 3. Lady 4. Rainbows 5. Big Circle Areas of Interest: 1. Hair 2. Necklace 3. Flower In an effort to unite the elements, I focused on integrating the lady, flower, dress, and hair into a cohesive composition. Regarding lighting and shadows, I aimed to depict light coming from left to right. At the moment, I'm taking a short break to gain more clarity. I'm hopeful that stepping away for a bit will bring fresh insights. In the meantime, I would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide. Thank you all in advance for your time and contributions. I'm looking forward to hearing your valuable thoughts.
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Can someone help me here, on a pose like this I really don't see the relationship between the two, and sometimes the bean is draw with the bottom overlapping the top, and the top overlapping the bottom, and I don't know why?
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Hey all, I sent a note to Nargul, who asked why charcoal tends to make extra, hairy lines when he uses it. The answer I gave might help others. So, I'll repost it in the general forum. So firstly, on making posts that folks can reply to: When you post, click "Help Request" so folks can comment on your question. Secondly: Charcoal is intended to be lightly applied. Get yourself some vine charcoal and apply it in layers. A light touch will keep your strokes from looking scratchy. It takes practice. I would get some charcoal, chalk, graphite, and pastel (dry, not oil). Then, I would make a series of squares on various types of paper and attempt to shade the squares as smoothly as possible. You can use an oil painting boar brush, paper towel, stub, or Q-tip to blend the layer before applying another. When you get to the point where you can no longer apply pigment, don't scrub the medium into the paper. Instead, get some workable fixant, lightly spray the area you're working on, let it dry completely, and apply more pigment. Your thoughts?
Hi everyone, I did a portrait exercise using a model I have seen on a Stephen Bauman video on YouTube. I am not really satisfied. I really struggled with the proportion. It is definitely an aspect I need to work on. Amongst other things, eyes are not as I would like them to be. I’d love getting your comments on this one. I wish you all a wonderful day.
Very happy to arrive at the end of the course. Already decided to return to it regularly. I have learned a lot, and discovered that I too have patience for a longer drawing. Before this course, it was quite hard for me. Now that I know what tasks I have and how I can do the systematically, it's very enjoyable. Not 100% happy with my finished drawing — I feel that my halftone areas are suffering a bit and that I have anatomy knowledge gaps. Got the wrong paper (way too rough) and pens (Conté charcoals instead of the Pierre Noire line), and there are a lot of grease (?) marks from my fingers. Still, it's the first long sitting with a figure drawing in my life. Happy to get some input. Can only get better from now on!
Am I doing this right? I tried to do each pose a different way cause I wasn't sure. Unfortunately I don't have the reference for the older poses but I have the reference for my most recent ones. I felt like I was able to find the landmarks easier for my most recent pose, but I could be wrong. I also had a lot of trouble with the legs.
Hi all, I've been trying to get get in reps of measurements, resisting details. Initially, I had been using the methods prescribed in the course and while it had been accurate, I found the process fairly laborious when my goal also was to get a better eye for proportions. I watched the Dorian Iten's Accuracy Guide that @Jesper Axelsson posted below and started feeling a lot better about the process. It feels looser and feels more intuitive. I think it might be a little less accurate but I try to still use my pen as a guide to sort of mix the methods. I will say that in both methods I have the same issues. That being the head size always being too small, same with the hands/feet. My goal is to do probably a dozen more before moving forward. Also as an aside, while I know I'm still learning, the 5th measurement is pretty rough, which I attribute to being very tired and distracted when I did that one.