Hey Marco Bucci! Love your videos! I think you have a gift for structuring and presenting information in an easily digestible way. Anyhoo— Question 1) Where can I get an Asaro head like yours? I want one on my desk, too. Please and thanks. Question 2) When painting really tight shapes—let's say armor—I will use a sketch and paint underneath it, but I struggle with getting to a point to where I can turn off the sketch and the painting still holds together. Can you give me some advice, process, tips to help with that?
[Skelly, tired of being towel whipped and ridiculed, conspired with Marshall, who was tired of being teased about his age and old fogey ways, to take down the powerful Prokoman himself! Of course, Skelly is unable to turn a hand against his master, so he grants a small portion of his power to Marshall. Now! Marshall has the power of adduction, abduction, and to draw perfect proportions without reference.] Marshall: It's time I show you a new perspective, Prokoman. Here's my three points! [Marshall punches Stan. Pow! Smack! BONK!] Stan: Skelly has deceived you and turned you against me! Which is kind of remarkable, because Skelly is an idiot. Marshall: Skelly told me the truth. Stan: What's the truth? Marshall, grinning evilly: It depends. [Prokoman defeats Marshall easily with the aid of his Atelier utility belt (that he got from studying with Jeff Watts), but the two are able to reach an understanding and resolve their differences, and thus, Prokoman redeems Marshall and brings him back to the side of right. Now, the two prepare to Skelly as a team.] [Double page spread of Marshall and Stan beating Skelly with his own arm and leg.] And that is the story behind David's drawing. :)
I almost didn't do this assignment, because I felt like I understood the shoulder girdle "enough" to get the jist, but I'm glad I did. There's a lot of intricacies and spatial relationships beyond just "hey the collar bones raise up with the arm". I may do the rest, but I'mma be honest... I want to get to those juicy muscles. Anyhoo! As always, any critique, feedback, and/or advice is welcome.
This was super helpful! In my post with my assignment I mentioned not being able to be consisten with my overall bucket shape, and I was neglecting to find the angles before drawing it. I was also trying to do it in one stylish "swoop" motion. I'll probably take Stan's advice and fill a few more pages with buckets from the 3D model so I can intuit the shape in the future.
I found it much easier to do this exercise from a top-down view of the pelvis, but the angles were very easy to get lost in. It was in those angles I found the value of following Stan's example step by step and ghosting in all the lines on both sides to keep things accurate. Something I'm struggling with it getting the initial shape of the bucket accurate to the reference. I feel like if I drew the same bucket from the same angle they would all still be slightly different.