Wrong materials were use ( boy did I learn my lesson” ) mistakes were made. But I never intended to make it perfect, I definitely tried , but what I wanted was to learn . And I absolutely learned so much. I’ll have to practice and try it on my own, I believe taking the portrait and anatomy courses will help so I’m onto that next. If anyone has advice on what I can do to improve let me know. ( and next time I’ll use the right materials and paper it’s so important to use the right paper brushes and pencils) edit: images are a little blurry idk why
Been a while posting, though was still practicing. These are two studies I worked on in the past 2 months. The women from the back is the one I worked on right after I worked on the reference for this assignment. I was really trying to figure things out with core shadows and some of the definition of back muscles. At some point I had to step away and call it even though I could have fixed a great many things. I also didn't really attempt to render the objects, which I'm cool with because that's not the point. The man from the front I just finished tonight. I feel like its a good deal of an improvement. I can see a dozen of things I'd do differently, like the face proportions are off, the hands are questionable, ect, but I'm really proud of what I was able to finish. I'm hoping to do at least 1 finished study a month for the rest of the year, but should start thinking about which aspect I want to focus in on to improve. Welcome to any feedback.
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For this lean and twist example, the first tutorial video draws the overlapping lines in a certain direction from this reference - yet later in the twist assignment examples video, we're asked to spot what is wrong and are told the lines should overlap in the other direction - I'm confused as to which of these we should follow
Can anybody offer general tips on how to determine which part of the bean should be in front? I've also attached specific examples I had trouble with: 1.) It looks like she's sticking out her hips toward us, but Stan drew the top part in front. 2.) She looks level and not tilting forward or backward, but Stan drew the bottom part in front. 3.) Same as #2, she looks kind of level, but Stan drew the bottom part in front.
After finishing the video examples, I moved onto other references. I think at times I have a little trouble with joints and using them effectively to show the planes of certain points, ie the knee and elbow. I also find the top shoulder hard to understand, whether its a block shape or more of a curve. Overall I think I'll be moving on from Mannequinization lessons, I still think at times my line quality is a little messy, but its just something I have to work on.
I’m rewatching some of these videos to refresh the concepts in my head. And I feel like I understand them a little better going back to them. A Question I have though. Does the bottom of the circle for the torso generally end at the top of the belly button?