Jerry Ye
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Jerry Ye
I was upset that I spent 40 minutes doing the rough lay-ins for just a portrait drawing but after seeing Stan spend an hour and a half on it I realized that getting the correct proportions does take time. That's why a lot of my portrait drawings, while they look like real people, don't look exactly like the actual subject. I relied too much on my pre-established knowledge of the placement of facial features (loomis method hello) that it hindered my observation skills.
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Jerry Ye
I just wanna mention, in the assignment image number 5, the model has a tattoo on his arm. I think it's supposed to say 超士 (super human) but instead it says 超土 (slang for super unfashionable).
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Jerry Ye
Was tougher than I expected, and I might have gone overboard with details but the exercise did help me clarify the surface forms. My 8B graphite pencil isn't as dark as I had hoped, so the value difference between light and shadow isn't as large as I wanted...maybe it's time to learn to use charcoal haha
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Jerry Ye
update: a quick google search showed that black polychromos pencils are a great for shading dark areas since it can go darker than graphite and it doesn't have that annoying shine that makes graphite hard to photograph
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tefan04
Here is my attemp for level 2 project.
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Jerry Ye
it looks nice! But the shapes on the face look eerily similar to Proko's example, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but it gives the impression you drew looking at his drawing rather than at the photo. Now that you know how Proko does it, I suggest trying it again by yourself without looking at the example and see how you do.
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Jerry Ye
Exercises for drawing simplified joints and labeling, definitely learned a lot about how my body moves, hope I labelled everything correctly :P
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autorealism
Hello. I honestly have no idea what level I should practice at, as it seems like a do quite well in certain aspects of the fundamentals and absolutely horrendous in others. For some reason I found the pears more annoying to draw and shade than the guy (although I had my fair share of trouble and had to rewatch proko's video on the Loomis method--which was very handy by the way). I'm definitely looking forward to learning perspective, textures, and shading/rendering certain types of reflections and materials as these are my most un-skilled areas in drawing. Also sorry for the bad photo quality idk what I'm doing there. Critiques are welcome and appreciated!
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Jerry Ye
yeah the pear can be challenging because the surface is actually full of large bumps that are very subtle and hard to identify, while the face is familiar to us so we know where to expect the bumps. If you have a hard time gauging which level you should practice at, just do both. In terms of critiques, the first pear looks great, though the cast shadow looks slightly off, not a big deal. The second pear is too light and less defined, try using a darker pencil and identify the large bumps on the pear's surface. The bowl can also use some work, though it's not the main focus so whatever. The face is pretty good, I see that you didn't fall into the trap of drawing the lines rather than the forms. It is however slightly skewed so that means u need to work on observation skills (I also suck at this so i empathize). But overall good job!
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Jerry Ye
Take 2 of the portrait, this time done in procreate. I made sure to simplify the forms and focus on designing the lights and shadow placements instead. My biggest struggle with painting is tonal control so I really tried to make sure the darkest halftone is lighter than the lightest shadow.
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Jerry Ye
For those using mechanical pencils: from my experience, stay away from anything thinner than 0.7mm; they are impossible to shade with and their lines often make dents in the page. I find that 0.7mm is good for making thin lines while also being decent at shading, but I recommend getting even thicker ones and just drawing big.
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Jerry Ye
update: i just experienced the greatness of a sharpened 2mm lead holder pencil, so if you can afford it, highly recommend using that instead of traditional mechanical pencils.
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aninda55
Its January but no new video tutorial is there
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Jerry Ye
monday is a holiday for most of the world so I'm guessing new video will be out tuesday or wednesday
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Lolo
Lol I need to leave this poor man alone. I uploaded my pear this morning and will be focusing on the beginner exercises but just wanted to see where I was at. I’m sorry whoever you are haha hopefully by the end of this I’ll be able to make you handsome and not look like you got run over.
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Jerry Ye
honestly, this looks really good, I can clearly see the simplified forms that you're trying to portray. Sure the forms are a bit skewed out of proportion but the drawing still looks solid, so give yourself a nice pat on the back cuz u did well!
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Jerry Ye
I thought I was pretty competent at portraits but trying to simplify the forms is actually challenging since I'm used to drawing all the details I see.....plus I realized I still have issues depicting the angles correctly in a large drawing since I'm used to doing small pen sketches.
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