Stephen Clark
Stephen Clark
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Jacob Subirana
This was a real challenge for me! For the first two (VR girl and hand) I had a really hard time getting into the spirit of the assignment: trying to be sketchy and losing the perfectionism and focus on outline. I really forced myself to try and get the big shapes in for the penguin (although proportion is awful) and think I managed to get closer to what we're trying to practice here. Had a lot of fun and will be giving it another try soon. :)
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Stephen Clark
I can see you sticking to the shapes rather than getting caught up in the details. That’s great and you got some good proportions in here! There’s a recent Proko video with some tips on line quality that I think you might find useful. You have some really solid lines here but there are a couple areas like on the top of the penguin head where you repeated lines a lot. The CSI line construction technique might be handy to you. It’s the last one in the video: https://youtu.be/lTslVOUJ0jI?si=IlbAoM9zaND9TUZe Thanks for sharing your drawings!
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Stephen Clark
Hey, there! You titled this rhythm practice but this feels more like mannequinization. You have a rhythm present in the foot like in the Proko video, though. The purpose of those is to observe and use the relation of different forms to enhance the movement of the piece. If you give that video a watch again, catch where Stan mentions some rhythms and look for similar relations in your future studies. There may be rhythms that lead from an arm and to the leg or any number of places. You've got a good construction here, though! Just find and use those rhythms :D
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@maxhouse562
Couldn't download the images, so I found some on pexels.
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Stephen Clark
There are some good rhythms and shapes here, making the curve of the bodies feel like cohesive wholes. Way to go!
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@yoyoy12
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Stephen Clark
Hey m there! There's some good stuff in here. You avoided a lot of the issues that some artists can come across while drawing four-legged animals. Good job on that! On your "from imagination" sheet, the neck of the animal feel out of sync with the line of the chest that should lead through to the neck. That might be a leftover line from your original construction of the body but it holds a lot of attention with how dark and thick that areas of lines are. With that same animal, I'm not sure if the part protruding from the back end is a tail or a leg. The rest of the pose is very firm and stable, making a leg kicking back feel out of place. Keep sharing what you work on and practicing from those references! I love seeing these.
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@imoutaharik
I found this assignment interesting, i first drew the pear like i usually do and the next day i tried the simplified version. Seems I didn't perceive the shape the same way. I'm still not there with the shades, i'll watch the demo and also give it a try at level 2. Let's keep practicing!
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Stephen Clark
It's interesting to see the pretty big difference in line quality between the two but a learn towards the right in both. Were you using a different tool for the simplified one?
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Juice
I made Lego Steve! (The foto quality isnt great But the best i can do the closest 6 hours til its darker outside and my daylight lamp works. I can’t take foto outside its snow and -20 ˚c)
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Stephen Clark
Love seeing those Lego legs in perspective. Nailed it!
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Divya Kumar
These are after watching the demo, the first one is from reference and the second from imagination. I struggled a bit with the imagination part. If anyone has any tips, please do share! Any feedback is much appreciated.
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Stephen Clark
These are fantastic! Delicacy in the areas that aren't the focus and strong lines on the edges you want to pop. Love em.
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@evan585
I tried out a couple Charles Dana Gibson pieces. Proportions are off.
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Stephen Clark
It looks like you've got a good handle on the ideas behind the way the lines are used to imply value changes. I'd love to see that applied to a drawing where you take some time in the lay in stage. There's a recent Proko video on proportions that might be worth checking out. The details are the most fun parts but building them up on a shaky foundation means you don't always come away with something you want to share with everyone. Stan gives several different types of measuring techniques that you can use at different times. 📹https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J7RQvKnWf4&t=236s Keep at it and share your next results! I'd love to see it.
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Juice
I made Steve in 2 point perspective. I will make it a bit harder and try to make a Lego figure. Still blocky. But with some angles and some curves.
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Stephen Clark
Not sure if you were wanting to share an image with this post. I'd love to see it!
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Wayne Chen
any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Stephen Clark
You've got some good shapes in here and you made great choices on simplifying the shadow shapes on the left side. Don't be afraid to push that same shape design into the overall shapes in your drawings. Push and pull a little to emphasize things a little more than what you see. I'm not sure about the value of the cast shadow and the reflected light you have in there. There's definitely a little reflected light but with a limited value study, that doesn't seem like enough to insert it there. It steals the feeling of an edge between the pear's darkest shadow and the cast shadow on the tabletop. I look forward to seeing your next posted drawings!
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@terryh
I only have one pencil, so it was hard to create the different values. I thought we were supposed to show the lines, so I would make most of them lighter now that I have watched the demo. Some shapes are not correct.
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Stephen Clark
This is a pretty solid start and good for using just the one tool. That's a hard challenge when you're first learning! You have good shape simplification in here, especially on the bottom left shadow shape that a lot of people might choose to make more detailed when the point of this is the simplification. Good job on making intentional block in choices when you were starting the drawing. That helps this to feel like a confident drawing. No other notes from me here!
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@mogumogu
Level 1 boxes. Life hasn't been kind to me and I haven't drawn for about 6 months. I'm kind of nervous, I think I've gotten worse
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Stephen Clark
Sorry to hear you've had things get in the way of drawing. For what it's worth, you've got the box outline in all of these well in hand. All the boxes feel well placed spatially. The only critique I have is that the lines inside the boxes don't follow the perspective of the box, going a little crooked in some places where they should cut across the shape in the same way as the edges of the box. Keep at it and fit in this kind of practice wherever you can. Using shorter and faster things like this can help you to build up your understanding for drawing in the limited time it sounds like you have. Good luck and thanks for sharing!
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@robikobi
Studies on lineweight of my favourite artists Aaron Blaise and Josh Hunter Black. With these Aaron's drawings I specially like how the lines express so much movement (as these drawings were made to be animated) and how they flow so beautifully, specially in the lions mane. I also noticed just how much he masters the squish and stretch effect (mouth area) that I tried to replicate but it still isn't as expressive as his. I think I was a bit stiff with the first lion study (growling pose from the side) but I found more of the flow of the lines with the other two. With Josh's sketches I noticed how much form and 3D effect they give, at some areas almost like it's shaded. I also noticed he hasa lot of lines which are darker and harder on one side and softer and lighter on the other and I'm not quite sure how he achieves this. Any critique is appreciated! :)
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Stephen Clark
Freaking nailing it! Way to go!
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Lisanne
Here's my first attempt. This is me drawing my view from my table to my kitchen area. I think I understand the principles of this 1 point perspective, but I feel like it's my wobbly lines that need the most practice. I'm going to give level 2 a try and keep practicing those lines! Anyone have any advice, maybe something I missed about 1 point perspective?
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Stephen Clark
Lookin' good! Most of these lines all go back to the vanishing point beautifully. There are a couple in the bottom left that were eyeballed and loosely drawn in but they don't at all make me think you don't understand 1 point perspective. Keep at it!
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Gannon Beck
You don't need anyone's approval to make comics. Just make them. I highly recommend it. Nothing I've ever done has made me level up more than the comic book projects I've worked on.
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Stephen Clark
Agreeing with Gannon HARD here! You don't need anyone's permission but your own to start makings things! Keep at it and try to add scenery and the other things that make comics COMICS. Have fun with it!
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@bumatehewok
I feel like I have been putting a lot of planning into the first few assignments, partly because I am trying to figure it all out, but also because I am worried about being embarrassed. Really went for the 'just go for it' approach so I could feel like I was doing the exercise properly. Still had to try multiple attempts at the hand, and could never get into the right mindset for sketching it.
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Stephen Clark
You're doing the right thing by just jumping in! Everyone here is learning so it's the PERFECT place to share and get advice in. You've got a lot of good proportions in here, judging against the original images. You also seem to have avoided the common mistake of starting the details too early. If there were anything that'd I'd suggest you can focus on, keep making sure you're nailing the overall shape before details and practice your lines. These are already pretty strong but they can be even tighter as you draw more :D
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Julia Pe
Front head downtilt. I think I want to do a whole series of the head in order to understand how the perspective works.
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Stephen Clark
You asked for help on this one but this looks like you're grasping the core concepts well so far! If you do that series of them, it'll help to bring out any areas where you may need more practice. Personally, I really like the look of the 360° exploded diagrams like this one. It's a cool image to look at AND handy practice. Ask for help on it again so I can see it later when you do!
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Tori Tempo
15-min hands. Loving the challenge and seeing everyone's work.
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Stephen Clark
Love the energy of the top one!
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David Blundred
Had another go at the level 2 exercise while watching the demonstration, I think this is an improvement on the first one I did, any feedback appreciated. 😀
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Stephen Clark
I like the shapes you've got here! It might be a product of the photo but it looks like the midtone that pops on the shadow side is the same value as your whitest highlight. That makes it really stick out in a way that steals the feeling of a wrapping form and flattens that side of the face. Strong shape simplification and GREAT eye on that light side!
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@mariabygrove
Temple of the Sink ;) My biggest problem: fear. I can't seem to trust myself to draw without a ruler. I did the grid lines with a ruler to help and the idea was to then draw everything else by hand, like Stan did in the demo. But I just kept reaching out for the bloody ruler anyway! And even with the ruler, small mistakes compounded to big errors :( Anyone else is having this problem?
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Stephen Clark
I really like this composition you've got here. Cool scenery with some big shapes to really sell the temple feel! At this early stage or learning perspective, using a ruler for the broad strokes to then build up confidence in your perspective knowledge is good. Looking at this, I don't see any of the big errors you're talking about. You have some ambitious stuff going on in here, despite what could be perceived as being sparse. You did a great job! My only critique would be to trust your lines. You can make good long line and don't have to make them with smaller pen marks like you are. Other drawings you have on here show you can do it! :]
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