Martijn Punt
Martijn Punt
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Martijn Punt
I started out with some level 1 blobs, and then invented a couple of level 2 head/rib age/pelvis combinations. I think I struggled to get realistic relative positions between head/rib cage/pelvis when trying to draw without reference. Afterwards i took some reference photos from the Rhythm project assignment and drew four of these. The proportions of the head/ribcage/pelvis are probably not too correct. Thanks!
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Martijn Punt
I drew a police car, a cement truck and a level 2 tank using simple geometrical shapes. I first constructed the drawings using pencil, then I used a fine liner for my final lines to keep things as clean as possible, while leaving my construction lines visible. Cheers!
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Jyayasi (*Jay-o-she*)
First 3 for level 1 and the next 3 for level 2. Toughest one till date but drawing heads in boxes exercise helped a lot to visualise the faces of different fingers. While doing the level 2 exercise, i focussed more on rotating the boxes in space rather than the pose or anatomy (I don’t know much about hand anatomy..learning). For level 2, rotating boxes in perspective approach helped more than imagining the gesture, is that the correct approach? I started with the gesture for level 1 assignment but not for level 2. Any suggestion of improvement is highly welcome.
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Martijn Punt
really nice work, very impressive level #2 drawings
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Martijn Punt
Here are my level 1 drawings, the linework isn't very clean, probably because i kept adjusting the position of the boxes. For hand #2 and #3 i first did an initial loose/gestural sketch. I struggled a lot with the foreshortened index finger on hand #2. Love the assignment!
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Martijn Punt
Oof, the level #2 assignment was hard and it shows. I tried two different rotations for both hand #2 and hand #3, and the results are pretty messy, but still better than i thought i would do.
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Martijn Punt
Here is my level 2 assignment (drawn before the level 1 demo), and also my notes from the level 1 demo. After the demo i think i better understand where the planes of the box align with and the dimensions of the box. I will try to apply this in my portrait drawings from now on. Thanks!
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Vera Robson
Level 2 version. I've had great fun with lines drawing these, and I kept wondering what I can potentially achieve with more knowledge and practice! The possibilities look breathtaking, and at the same time I can't believe how much I have improved already, only just with the very basic knowledge about lines that I learned in this course.
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Martijn Punt
Love the rocks!
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@lieseldraws
(Repost from Lv.2) Here’s my one-point perspective room drawn from imagination. While brainstorming, a two-story study with a balcony came to mind. So I attempted it, even though in real life it would require three-point perspective. It took me a lot of thinking and revising to produce this. I learned a lot along the way, but there’s still many unresolved questions: 1. I struggled to figure out the relative position of objects. For example, given that we’re looking at the room from the left side, where should the balcony be - relative to the stuff behind it (corridor and the window at the end of the room)? Maybe it should shift more to the right since our viewpoint is on the left? More generally, I wonder how you know where to place things from a certain viewpoint..prbly lots of observation and practice. 2. Also, it was challenging to estimate objects’ relative size. Objects in the distance appear small, but how much smaller should I make them? Take the desk and chair in the corridor. My intuition tells me that I drew them too small. Any tips on getting the relative size right in perspective drawing? 3. Again, given our viewpoint from the left, should the railings of the middle balcony be closer to each other as they move to the right? Any other feedback is welcome :) Thanks!
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Martijn Punt
Love the stairs! regarding your second question: if you want to get a feeling how big the table in the background is compared to objects in the foreground, you can simply extend the lines further out from the vanishing point: which i did in the attached image. question #3: in single point perspective all lines are either going to the vanishing point (Z-axis), or are completely horizontal (X-axis) or vertical (Y-axis). The middle balcony are lines on the horizontal axis and in first point perspective stay parallel. In reality if you were to stand in front of a very long fence for example and would look at it straight on, the fence would recede into the distance on both your left and right, so it would get smaller on both left and right side (something like the second picture i attached). But linear perspective is a simplification where straight lines keep straight, which works fine if the field of vision isn't too big. Anyway i like your drawing
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Martijn Punt
Here's my level 2 assignment, I drew a simple typeface in 1-point perspective. Cheers!
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Martijn Punt
Here is my level 1 living room, complete with an impractical sink and museum grade artwork on the walls. I used a fine liner pen for the final pass. This was a fun assignment and hopefully will attempt a couple of more.
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Martijn Punt
This exercise was very challenging and fun. The drawings attached were done in a couple of sessions using A4 paper and a 2B pencil. My goals were to try and use the overhand grip as much as possible, to get reasonable proportions and to find connections. Some of the drawings were quicker than others, but in general i tried to get the main lines in under 5 minutes. The good: - Proportions are not too bad, only in the 2nd attempt of pose #10 i measured in more detail because the first attempt i went over the paper. - I tried to find connections and flow between body parts in some cases, i left in lines connecting them to show my thinking process. The bad: - I'm not happy with the line quality, obviously need to work on that. - The gesture could be more exaggerated, for example pose #7, attempt #4 i could have him leaning back more, and the right leg should be bent more (i had the most trouble with this pose).
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Martijn Punt
Holy smoke! this cleared up a lot to me on how to tackle drawing the human body, looking forward to the follow-up lesson. The quality of the course so far has been really high, I have a feeling I will be coming back to this course again and again in the years to come. Thanks!
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Mike See
Level 2: There were more, but they were cursed.
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Martijn Punt
lol, yeah I know what you mean :) These look great, i like the blue pencil, what are you using?
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Martijn Punt
Oof, this was a struggle. It took me a bit to warm up and after a couple of pages of drawings (that I'm not going to include) I ended up with at least these four that are somewhat presentable. I definitely need more practice mileage on gesture.
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Martijn Punt
Here is my attempt at the Musketeer reference, about 1.5 hours
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Minna Mäkinen
Here's my entry. Level 2. Definitely struggled with simplifying enough. Some of these are more successful, some not-so-much. The butterfly thing got way out of hand :D But I'm trying to adopt a new mindset with art and accept failure as part of learning and developing. Shape design is definitely not easy and doing this traditionally complicates things when you aren't really certain. The red pencil I used here doesn't erase 100% so there are parts where it made quite a mess. Normally I would use a very hard pencil very lightly and erase as I go. But I wanted to try and follow the rules. I also keep running out of space. I should try and use an A3 sketchbook instead of A4. The extra references are my own photos aside from the alligator which belongs to the photo pack shot by Dustin Blaise.
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Martijn Punt
Great work, it really demonstrates the effect of the type of shape on the feeling!
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Lynn Fang
Level 2 assignment. There are so many possibilities about lions to explore, I just took a small portion. Critiques free.
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Martijn Punt
nice work! loved how you explored various shapes in the manes
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Sita Rabeling
Finding 10 or less shapes is fun 😃
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Martijn Punt
Love this, the black/white Notan is cool
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Martijn Punt
For level 1 I tried the three references provided and tried to simplify, for the chicken I tried two variations with the second one leaning into the triangular shapes, for the hippo I tried to show my thought process. For level 2 I picked some references of pigs and first tried out various basic 2d shapes. Ended up doing two more detailed drawings using a sort of pear shaped head, which felt the most pig-like to me. Finally did one drawing in ink and added a little bit of colour digitally. Loved the exercise!
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Martijn Punt
Attaching separate images for better view
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Michael Bristow
ok i need help i dont know really any artist how can you look for them other than the ones stan has listed ive tried puting in master artist but all it shows is a bunch of da vinci even when i put in modern thanks
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Martijn Punt
Any artist whose artwork you like is fine to start with, it could be a famous artist that you would see in museums, or perhaps comic book artists, another source might be Instagram, most artists nowadays have some form of online presence and it's a great way to see new art. For the purpose of this assignment it would be helpful to have art that shows lines, so maybe a sketch rather than for example an oil painting. I general when i see some artwork i like i might bookmark it and make a note somewhere so i can remember the name of the artist and what i like about it. If I'm drawing something I might take a look at how somebody else solved it. Happy drawing
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Martijn Punt
I did another couple of master studies, this time I picked Moebius. I love his linework, it's very clean and I love his costume design.
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