Wow that looks really amazing!!! Since this looks very professional I gonna go for a very detailed feedback :) I think the pose looks a little bit like you don't know exactly where to go. I did Muay Thai fighting for a few years and with these fighting poses there is always a very defined direction in which the force you apply go to. The base is always very solid (keep your arms and legs in your basic position to not loose balance) and only to block or attack you get a strong force in the diection you want to hit your opponent. In your pose the force of the knee is going to the front right and the hip of the character is twisted to the right so the hips direction is to the left. But in Muay Thai and MMA the force always comes from the hip and the shoulders. The arms and legs are more like an extension but the punch/kick comes always from the shoulder/hip. So I would adcive to either put the left leg in a position there it is pointed to the left (like the direction of the hip in your drawing) or to adjust the hip and the torso. Since the Torso and Hip/Leg direction go all over the place, he seems very unsolid and in a fight he would really fast loose his balance and be a nice prey :)
Working on this was super fun! It was a nice way to practice pressure control on my pencil. Hopefully, I'll be able to rely less on erasers with time. And... My proportions were off, so I ended up with a chonkier mouse.
Thank you so much for your critique :) This course is so much fun and helpful! Thank you for all the effort and time you put in your project, demo and critiques videos. Your instructions are making drawing so much fun that it's pretty hard to put the pencil away :D It's like burning through those scetchbooks! :)
hi y'all, HELP PLEASE. Where are level 1 people supposed to quit? I missed where the stopping point is. Here's 3 hrs & 2 tries & I can't find the forrest OR the trees! I haven't missed any lessons, done all the assignments, draw on my own, etc & this is way beyond me. Don't get me wrong, I want to learn how to draw people, but this is crazy. What am I doing wrong? Thank y'all for all the help
A little tip when you want to do this exercise a little bit more: when you google "wildlife Photographer of the year" you can find the website from the Natural History Museum. In the gallery you can find the pictures from 2010 to the current year. Lots of interesting stuff. There is one thats for underwater photography too (underwater photographer of the year). These are some very cool and sometimes weird creatures in there which are very fun to study
Think it depends on what you want to achieve with your gesture drawing. The very simple gesture drawings of 1 Min is in my opinion to get the first overall impression and the feeling on how gesture works. After understanding this concept you get to take more time and detail, to define the gesture. I use the different Level of gesture drawing for different purposes. The fast ones I use for loose sketches when I wand to get an impression very fast - like from live drawings or when studying proportions. When I wand to draw a detailed picture, I take my time to define the gesture. Sometimes a gesture drawing takes up to an hour (depending on the complexity of the reference).
This is a fun exercise :D First I took the reference photo and drew the gesture as well as the points where the eyes go. Than I approached the concept with exaggerated Gesture and focal points. Than I drew the Gesture clean again. In the end I did the final aproach with a new shape design over all :) This helped me to visualise the process from step to step
Hi Michael, looks great! I do think you could push the dark and light parts a lot more. The light on the "forehead" and the lower edge are not that clear on the drawing. The "jaw" of the helmet is a little bit too long. I drew it in the Reference for you, to illustrate the distances. Love the detail and how clean you drew it :) Great drawing! Keet up the good work :)
These look nice! I do think you can push your darks a lot more. Have you tried to draw these formes with a black pencil instead of graphite? I do think that would be very interesting, since the shades get darker and you need to vary the shades with the pressure you put on the pencil. It's super fun and helped me a lot to get a good understanding on how dark to go :)
Hello! Since the Proko Dawing Basic course I scetch a lot more than before. What do you do to make your scetching the most fun experience? I love how to be loose and just try stuff. Today I scetched an axolotl with white pencil on black paper. This was super fun and an interesting experience that the white can be used for such light lines, that they are nearly invisible. What do you do to create variations in your scetching approach? :)
From your words it seems like you did all the art work to fit into the expectations someone might have towards the art you're creating. To doodle or scetch is not so much related to preassue, because there is a more loose approach to it than to create a piece where you habe to put a whole concept behind. Maybe it would help to take a break from the pressure and do something you really enjoy without worrying about all the expectations?