Hey! I'm currently going through Samantha Youssef's book on Gesture "Movement & Form" (The forward is by Aaron Blaise who is well known around these parts). I'm Looking for some feedback. I think I understand the concepts but If anyone out there has experience with this method advice would be appreciated. Currently I'm on the Main Line and Weight Sections. Let me know how these look! thanks in advance!
Hello, I'm looking for some feedback. There are a couple things I see. My drawing represents this man to be a bit shorter. mostly happening in the limbs. But what I'm really wondering about is the mannequinization. What are your thoughts? As you can see I wrote myself a note to simplify. I was struggling with that. I've been practicing this for a week and I'm wondering if I should move on. I've heard Stan say on the podcast to spend a week or 2 max on each lesson because the next lesson may help you. Should I move on and come back later?
Hi, Since I am spend the last year with gesture drawing to start a figure drawing, it is difficult for me to start with geometric shapes like in this videos. In this assignment I start with gesture for each body part and add than the form. gesture has burned into my mind :-) Hope this is no problem :-) Which advice can you give me? Thanks for any feedback :-) George
Hello everyone, I would love some feedback on these. The ones with pink circles I found confusing. Also as a side note, the community has been very helpful so far! So thank you in. I'm grateful for the feedback and the encouragement I have received so far. Hopefully I can return the favor soon!
I'm confused about the front plane in this image. it's completely off the model. the 10th rib is one of the landmarks, and this is very off the landmark. Is this drawn like this to avoid the boxes becoming a trapezoid prism shape?
Hey, I would love it if anyone could take a cheeky peek at this and let me know how the landmarks are. I stuck to mostly the bones discussed in the first landmarks video. I don't have an anatomy book (although google is magic) so I stuck to the bones provided on the Diagram. Thanks in advance for taking the time. This part of the course really stressed me out on the first day but now I'm finding it super interesting and helpful.
This was my attempt before watching the front example video. I think it's important not to be overwhelmed by the amount of information in 1st landmarks video, like I was for my first post. this looks a lot better to me. I did find that adding cantors after drawing the gesture made it feel a bit more stiff than I wanted, but I think that's because I started adjusting the gesture to fit what I was seeing instead of interpreting more. I guess today I learned the importance of not removing the exaggeration.
You may know some of this already but I feel like I should start that the very beginning. When you're standing head facing straight out, imagine you have a laser beam shooting out your eyes. The safe, harmless type of laser beam. As you may know laser beams can go for a long distance before the light entirely disperses. In our imagination world your eye laser beam is parallel with the mostly flat ground. What I would like you to take note of is your "eye level" and the horizon vanish at the same spot wayyyyy out in the distance. This is called the vanishing point. The horizon is -not- where the land "falls off". In most pictures the horizon/vanishing point/eye level are located at the same spot where the land "falls off", but to understand perspective drawing you need to understand that the horizon line/vanishing point, eye level and the spot where the land falls off are all different things, even when they're located in the same area. For instance,lets go back to imagining your "eye level" laser beam, and the mostly flat ground. But this time imagine that mostly flat ground has large hills about 10 miles out. When we say horizon we're not talking about the top of those hills. Remember Your "eye level" laser beam is still parallel to the "Mostly flat" ground. Because your "eye level" and "horizon" are parallel they technically never ever meet. In art we work with perception, and so perceptually as objects are smaller as they get farther away it only appears that the ground plane and our eye level meet at some spot in the far far distance. And this spot is now somewhere behind the large hills. This is the vanishing point, and we use this perceptual constant along with geometry to create a sense of depth. Imagine you're standing on the tallest sky scraper in the world or the highest mountain, you're looking out over a vast ocean and a vast sky. Far off into the distance the sky and ocean eventually they meet right? Outside of the art world people call this the horizon, this word is arbitrary. Inside the art world we use it slightly differently. Horizon defined perceptually is the limit of observable reality/universe. Along this line of thinking, all people, except for those who believe the earth is flat, know that the line were the ocean meets the sky is not the end of the earth, what we see is the curvature of the earth and the sky which is atmosphere reflecting light back. If you were to able to see straight through that you would be looking out into space instead of the place where the ocean meets the sky. Say you are a 10 ft tall person and your friend is 3 ft tall both of you are looking straight into the distance. The horizon will be the same for you both but your point of view will be different from your 3ft friend. Lets say you're a 5 ft person taking a picture of a 10 ft person and a 3ft person, in the photo the 10ft persons head will be above the horizon and the 3ft persons head will be below the horizon line - because - you are 5 ft.......the horizon for you is your eye level. Again the eye level and horizon are only talked about here as the same thing for the sake of simplicity but they're not the same thing. Lets say you're looking up at something tall or looking down from a roof top, this is where 3 point perspective comes in.
Hello, I have a question about finding the eye level in photos. I have seen many examples with boxes and buildings, which is fairly simple to understand. But when there are no obvious boxes I find it hard to know where the eye level is, especially when there are rounded objects. I've attached an image that I'm struggling with. Where is the eye level on this? is it at about head height of the deer on the left? Does anyone have any advice or resources?
At 1:23 he draws a bean that he demonstrates in the figure drawing critiques. The center curve on the bottom of the bean faces the opposite direction when he redraws it. Maybe someone from the team should update the videos so that there is one correct example. It's confusing.