Charlie Nicholson
Charlie Nicholson
San Diego
One o' them PROKO peeps... gotta watch out fer them.
Dermot
Here's my first follow along attempt of Minecraft -Steve. Thanks again
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Charlie Nicholson
Nice draw-along! I will say that the head looks a little longer than it is wide, making it not a perfect cube, and it's probably due to the chin overhang jutting out too far (the head might need to be slightly taller too?) But overall looks great!
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Beican Gao
10 minute mermaids. Really liking the timer so far!
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Charlie Nicholson
These are great! Love the energy and flow of the lines
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@carlosrdzart
Hello everyone! I did 5 layins 10 minutes each.
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Charlie Nicholson
I like what you did with these
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@jensdawg
Attempt before demo. Starting from zero.
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Charlie Nicholson
that's looking nice! The biggest issue I see is that the shadow side of the pear is the same value as the shadow on the ground plane, causing them to bleed together. But I love the shapes you chose for your values in the pear!
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Bryce Gay
Heya! Here's my attempt at the assignment feedback would be great. And also sorry for reposting my drawings again I just really wanted get critique
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Charlie Nicholson
Hi Bryce! The primary thing I'm getting is that it seems like you are committing to your lines too early- the goal of the assignment is to be more loose and sketchy to feel out the flow and energy of the drawings, but it looks like you're going right for the contours without exploring much. I'd recommend watching the critique video for this assignment if you haven't yet. You did a good job capturing the proportions though! Also, try and capture photos with more even lighting. Having big shadows cut across the images makes it more difficult to critique. Good work!
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Charlie Nicholson
Nice! I think you could use another transitional tone. Right now, the harsh separation makes the bottom left bulge look like it's jutting out too far, a transitional tone will help smooth that out a bit, and also the reflected light in the shadows is too light of a tone on yours currently. Hope that helps!
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Caitlin
My drawings from imagination. Feel free to critique!
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Charlie Nicholson
I love these! There's so much life and expression to them. My favorite is the top left
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Aasiya
Was unsure at first with the penguin, but I liked how the hand turned out - criticism appreciated. I definitely found I had to leave the idea of copying s just getting an impression/ elements I liked.
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Charlie Nicholson
I think your exploratory lines capture the penguin fairly well, the main issue is that the lines where the lower beak and neck intersect give the impression that the beak is behind the neck, because so much more emphasis was given to the line of the neck. If you reworked that area, it would improve the whole piece. The hand looks fantastic!
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Divya Kumar
Did the importance method, the proportions are off, slipped my mind that we were supposed trace the image 🥲 Need some critiques on this one
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Charlie Nicholson
Looks good! I think the "hierarchy of importance" leaves a lot of room for interpretation, so this looks fine to me! There is one line that I would probably have chosen to emphasize more based on the choices you made for the rest, which I've attached. And as far as the proportions go, I actually like the exaggerated look you gave the rhino. He's more squat, which makes him look more heavy, and he's a more triangular composition with the legs being the point from where the body juts out making it look pretty dynamic.
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Guillermo R
1- Rhino with importance method 2- Rhino with light direction method 3- Rhino with different light direction 4- Monkey from observation with importance and light direction (worried I added too many details but I felt like they helped read the form of the sculpture and the light direction) 5- Giraffe from observation with light direction (It was really hard holding back and not start to shade this thing to read the form better but I added some lighter texture lines instead that seem to also help read the form)
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Charlie Nicholson
love how that monkey turned out! I think your linework is very nice!
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Geoffrey Galatioto
I wanted to make an aviator flying squirrel : so here it is ! Not really sure about the tail in this composition but it made me think of Pompoko so I let it there ^^
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Charlie Nicholson
this is adorable, I'd love to see more explorations of this idea
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@rudysterner
Here is a partial copy of an illustration by P. K. Russell. I decided to focus on the head, instead of the whole illustration. I noticed a couple of mistakes myself. But I'm interested in what other people notice. I'm going to retry after getting feedback.
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Charlie Nicholson
I think you did a good job capturing the shadow of the nose. As for the mistakes that jump out at me the most, when it comes to the linework- the original has a lot of sweeping, uninterrupted, confident lines in the curls of the hair, and I'm not seeing much of that in yours. As for the overall picture, the proportions are a little off- the lower half of the face is a bit elongated, and the mouth placement is a bit off. I'm sure this will be a fun one to try again down the line to really see your progress!
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@offworld
Dürer, a pillow in ink. I made a mess of it. Probably not the best subject for me to tackle at this stage but it was an interesting exercise.
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Charlie Nicholson
Not bad! You're getting some of the variety of linework in yours. This would definitely be a fun one to revisit down the line and compare your results.
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Adrian Potato
Level 2: Tried to add my seals into comic pages
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Charlie Nicholson
these are fun! I like what you did with the assignment. I will say that panels 2 and 3 of page 1, where the seal is charging up its attack, the shape language gets a little muddled and it took me some time to realize that in panel 3, the head is rearing back. I like the gesture of those 3 panels, but the heads could be reworked for clarity
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Smartlin
First attempt. Oh god. The shoelaces are killing me.
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Charlie Nicholson
excellent! Your linework could use some more confidence (which is actually the next lesson) but overall it looks great! And you captured the proportions nicely too.
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Samuel Sanjaya
My pelvis assignment, I realised I draw the pelvis too long on some. ange from below is somewhat tricky to visualise, have a pretty hard time on this angles. Feel my brain getting mushed. Any feedbacks will be greatly appreciated
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Charlie Nicholson
yeah the pelvis sure is tricky, one thing I notice in your drawings is that on some of your buckets, the top plane is at a different angle than the reference image. For instance, in image 1, the top plane is pretty skewed but in your drawing it is more flat to camera. Also on some of yours, the bucket tapers too much, like it's more stretched out. Hope that helps!
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@benjee
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Charlie Nicholson
Hi there! Nice job. In the future, it's easier to provide a critique if the image of the drawing is taken from a straight-on view. Since this picture is skewed, it's hard for me to tell how much the proportions are off. Even though proportions aren't a part of this assignment, it's still good to get into the habit of documenting your work in the best way possible.
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Cody Brisco
Here is some more ideation on my Harvest-men. I tried to further my thematic focal points by exploring alternative variations I could give to my characters. Again, the word harvest evoked a lot of familiar imagery for me because growing up in CenCal I was surrounded by a lot of harvesting/manufacturing equipment. Hope you enjoy viewing these and any feedback would be very appreciated.
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Charlie Nicholson
I really like these! Digging the industrial theme, seems like there's a lot you could pull from that
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Brian Rogers
Some Glen Keanes and one David Malan! My drawing style tends to be more loose so I almost lost my mind with the David Malan study but i think it was very valuable to do. Let me know what you think I could improve on.
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Charlie Nicholson
Hey there! I would definitely recommend working on your tapered strokes to get more confident lines! I can see in the Glen Keanes in particular that he has big sweeping lines, whereas in the studies I can see how the lines were drawn in smaller connected segments. I recommend watching this lesson: https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/how-to-draw-confident-lines-the-tapered-stroke/discussions
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J Menriv
Project - Line Master Studies after a Stan Prokopenko Sketch
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Charlie Nicholson
good job nailing the confidence in the lines here!
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