Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones
Patrick is an award-winning fantasy artist and teacher. He is the best selling author of ’The Anatomy of Style' and 'Figures from Life'.
klaibee
After this rich journey with Patrick, I have now created my own fantasy figure. As I drew, the story took shape, which is another new fantastic approach I learned in this course. Once again my warmest thanks @Patrick Jones and thanks to @Proko for those amazing Reference bundles Dumped in the mud and castaway, A young girl finds herself discovering, What wonderful powers she was covering - A delicate creature but she could array Her beautiful wings, as if to say "A soiled body and a broken mind, Cannot cause injury enough to grind, A woman's spirit and her dragon heart - They give me wings so that I may Soar high and fly far far away" my dearest niece Maia Helmbold has expressed my story so wonderfully in these lyrics
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Patrick Jones
You're welcome, Klaibee. Wonderful stuff, and great to see the family art collaboration.
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JR Anderson
Patrick, I like your teaching style, how to handle the charcoal stick is excellent, thank you.
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Patrick Jones
Thanks JR!
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Great to see such great art here, guys! Thanks for your support of my teachings :)
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@mattherbruck
There's a lot to keep track of in these first two courses. Between what he's saying and drawing and the reference changing or disappearing I'm never sure where I should be focusing
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Patrick Jones
Hi Mattherbruck :) As David mentioned, going with the flow and not worrying too much about copying the reference too closely is how I came to find my fluid style. It's unorthodox but keep with it, multiple views will reap great rewards!
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Alexis Riviere
This is a strange course, so far. Topics and informations are thrown there,wildly, which is totally different from Stan's lessons that are very structured. But I like it too. Just seeing Patrick drawing live can make me learn stuff like a sponge. So I tried drawing a female figure from imagination, starting with very strong gesture lines, and trying to keep them alive. And well, I failed. In the end, adding anatomy on top made me lose the nice flows I had at the beginning, no matter what. I especially feel bad for the left shoulder which doesn't look right at all. I'll try again after watching more videos, and we'll see if my drawings can get more stylish and gestural.
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Patrick Jones
This is great, Alexis! Yes, counter-balancing my wilder techniques with Stan's wonderful teachings will take you far!
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Apolonster
Here is my attempt to mimic great artist ))) I made it digitally. I like the result but i still don't understand how to keep drawing so light and soft and voluminous at same time. When i try to keep drawing light it becomes blurred and lose texture. And it is easy for me to make drawing too dark very quickly without adding much volume.
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Patrick Jones
Very nice, bold style, Apolonster!
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Anton Bastov
Here is my follow-along. Pretty happy with it, especially liked the arm and hand demonstrations - the anatomy there is kind of crazy so looking forward to the following lessons to explain it in detail. I did it digitally, and it definitely felt a bit more limiting than what Patrick was showing - I really want to feel that charcoal on newspaper, the iPad screen felt very small and slippery, especially since I kept it all at fixed zoom level, compared to what looks like an A3 or A2 paper - I take these lessons after work in the office so charcoal or any messy materials aren't really an option. I also don't really have any experience with charcoal so a bit scared of it :) I don't think I've ever smudged this much in my life, that felt awesome, I didn't use undo at all - just smudged everything I didn't like and then drew over it, I did use the eraser a couple times for highlights since the smudging made the areas too dark. It all felt very natural and unconstrained, and I think the smudging added a lot to the values and shadow tones later on. Great lessons so far, thank you Patrick!
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Patrick Jones
Nice work, Anton! Never worry about the surface getting messy it helps free up mark making while leaving values to work in and out of ;)
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HP Santoro
Here is my drawing while I was following along, it was nice to see the work on the arms and hands before jumping into the full figure. I made it with graphite pencils on my sketchbook. I'm taking notes from comments you make throughout the videos as a reminder. Still a lot ahead to learn and I'm happy for it, already going through a daily thought process of learning and it's great. Thank you Patrick.
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Patrick Jones
Very nicely done, HP!
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Anton Bastov
I am done, and I am exhausted. Took the entire course in one week. Very happy with the last piece. I learned a lot from it about how to actually finish the drawing. It's always very hard to think of what to add after the initial structure sketch. The detailing in this final lesson is fantastic - it feels much more finished and alive without feeling over-detailed, like it doesn't have every strand of hair drawn detail, but the atmosphere, the ornaments, the stylistic choices, the background add so much more than strands of hair ever would. This last lesson felt pretty fast, somewhat hard to follow, I think it took me 1.5 hours instead of 1, with all the pauses and rewinds when trying to look at what @Patrick Jones was doing and then focusing on replicating the same. Thank you so much for the podcasty feel, definitely calmed me down, as I felt quite nervous going into the last piece - something about it being the last piece added the pressure of wanting it to be good and not messing up. All the suggestions really helped with not feeling as anxious about my work, and it was awesome to see how you managed to fix and change pretty major parts of the artwork. Here are my final pieces - the one from the previous lesson, the final one, and my small SFW variation, as I plan to share it with friends who might not be ready for the nudity. Thank you SOOOOO MUCH for this course, it was phenomenal - I'll be rewatching it a few more times to really digest all the information.
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Patrick Jones
Fantastic work ethic, Anton, with a big pay off! Looking forward to seeing your future iterations :)
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Apolonster
Thank you for your inspirations and insights! You are a live legend of fantasy art! It is a honor to have possibility lean from your videos.
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Patrick Jones
Marvellous, Apolonster, also great to see your own style shining through!
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Anton Bastov
So far my favorite of the three long poses. I think something is starting to click in my head. Feeling some Leyendecker influences in those eraser marks, or maybe it's just something I see in my drawing, but the direction of applying them is a very cool way to make it look more alive. Also more happy with my values this time, the darks vs the highlights, last time it felt a bit too mid-tone. Thank you @Patrick Jones! Mine is still digital, and the close-up looks atrocious compared to the charcoal and pencil. I do want to stay in the digital realm for now, so will need to come up with an idea of how to make digital look less digital, or more interesting in some other way.
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Patrick Jones
Excellent work, Anton!
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Marco Sordi
2023/7/18. FINISHED!! I've completed the course of @Patrick Jones "The Anatomy of Style". I practiced every day for 30 mins and I drew any single drawings from his e-book. It took me almost a year. But it is so rewarding!! This is my last one for this course. Thanks Patrick and thanks to all the community for the important feedbacks!
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Patrick Jones
That's amazing, Marco! Congratulations and many thanks for your dedication :) Wonderful!
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Romain Decotte
Hello there! Here's my drawing which I very much enjoyed doing :). The rendering is not as good as I would like it to be, but for me the focus was on gesture and form, especially the torso and the pelvis area. @Patrick Jones, do you always draw on newsprint paper? I draw on standard printing paper, and I find the rendering not as smooth as in your drawing. I used Conté Pierre noire pencil. Cheers, Romain
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Patrick Jones
Hi Romain, lovely work. Yes newsprint, mostly for mileage as we get lots of drawings done that way as there’s no worry about the surface dragging. The closest I’ve got to a white paper version that is acid free is bleed-proof marker paper. Good luck!
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Victor Valverde Perez
Relaxing drawing session, felt comfortable most of the time other than some times where my pencil control was off. Heavy critiquing appreciated
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Patrick Jones
A great style development is happening here Victor.
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