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Here are all of my bean studies from this week! Things might look a little repetitive since I often would draw my interpretation first (beans marked 1) and then study proko's drawing (labeled 2) as I made my way through the example videos. Also started incorporating the bean into some gesture drawings, which has been an interesting exercise since I usually start figures with the head. Going to spend another week practicing beans and gesture together before I move on to the next section!
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Hello! Around 2020-2021 I attempted this figure drawing course, but unfortunately I never made it through. I'm back again for another attempt and decided I'd start at the beginning since I was really out of practice! Spent a little over a week studying mostly 2 min poses, so here's a few of them. I tried to share the most recent ones since that feels most helpful in terms of addressing what I could work on now. I apologize that the image quality isn't the best; it is a little clearer if you click the original image option! I also have a bunch more that I did (starting around the end of August?) posted in the 2023 figure drawing album on my profile page, since I figured (pun??) there were too many to share in one post. Any feedback/critique is appreciated and would be very helpful! This week I think I'm going to move onto adding the bean into my practice. I'm also hoping that I can be more active on here, so I look forward to seeing others' work! And good luck to everyone! (:
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A couple more drawings from the last two weeks or so from the landmarks section in the figure drawing course! To start I wanted to focus on the back and I think this week I'm going to move on to front view landmark studies. If anyone can offer any critique/things I should look out for going forward I'd really appreciate it! There's still a lot of the anatomy that I'm not super familiar with, but just tried to go off of what I know to start somewhere. (This is also a small note, but the two pictures that don't have the image referenced next to them are the ones from Proko's videos.) Thanks! :)
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Not sure how many people will see this since I've been so inactive, but if I could get some feedback/critique on some recent figure drawing I've been doing I would really appreciate it! Here are a few drawings done over the past couple weeks--they range from about 3-5 minutes for each pose so I was able to add a little more detail. Sorry if the pictures aren't the best!
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Haven't posted in a while, but I've been trying to work on researching anatomy/landmarks more! So here are a couple ones I did recently; the way I went about it/filled things in is probably a little different than Proko's, but I felt like I was making progress! Mostly I'm concerned about whether things are generally in the right area, since I don't want to develop habits of putting things where they don't really go. Any help/critique is greatly appreciated! (I also opted to just work on the torso, since it's a lot of info and I didn't want to get overwhelmed with the arms and legs yet.) Hopefully everything is easy to read!
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Beans from this week! Somewhere along the line working through each of the bean example videos I finally realized that the shorter ones organized by tilt/lean, twist, and foreshortening repeated examples in the longer video, but I was having a good time so I just went with it :') That said, there is a lot of repetition in these. The beans marked 1 are the ones I drew first on my own, and the ones marked 2 are me drawing along to Proko's after (with a couple marked 3 where I tried again). Hopefully the pictures aren't too small! If I could ask for help on anything it'd probably be the twist examples, since sometimes it's still pretty confusing to me. It's gotten a tiny bit better with more practice, but it still takes a while for my brain to process things like which direction the overlap/twist goes, how severe the twist is, what's going on with the part of the bean that isn't visible, etc. A couple times I would use my shirt sleeve or a sock or something to help me visualize a twist :'D I tried to pull some screenshots from the twist example video to show the comparison with my drawing, Proko's and the model to hopefully make things more clear. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Here are all of the figures from this past week's challenge! Day 1 had some 30 second ones in there but other than that they're all 2-3 min. poses. I was able to get in around an hour each day, and I think I'm going to try to keep it up if I can even for 30 min. a day since it was good practice. On some of the pages there might be the same figure drawn three times; that was just me drawing the pose on my own, copying proko's, and then drawing it again on my own (they go from right to left in most cases). I think a lot of the critique from my last post could still be applied to these, but if these show anything else that could be worked on I appreciate the feedback! Still trying to think of the pose as pure energy to try to capture that movement and look for a single action line. I tried to exaggerate some poses a little, but I might try one day of really pushing them more to see how far it can go. I also added in any chairs and objects to help give more information! I want to keep practicing these but I might also move onto the bean soon! Thanks! (:
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Hey everyone! Hopefully it's alright if I post this here, but I was curious if anyone was interested in joining me in doing a challenge to work on gesture drawing for a certain amount of time each day for a week! For a while I had a good momentum going with practicing each morning but recently I fell off track, so I thought having some outside accountability might help. :') I haven't decided how much to do yet but I usually have enough free time each morning to do 1 to 1.5 hours of practice. But even if it's only 30 minutes or so I think that's still valuable! I figure I'd just post all of the drawings from each day at the end of the week so I don't make a ton of posts. I'm planning on focusing on 2 minute poses but will probably work on 30 second ones too. If anyone's interested let me know!
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I've been trying to practice gesture since late January and feel like I'm just starting to get a little bit of a better hang of it! Here are just a couple from this morning, if I could get some critique on how to keep improving that would be greatly appreciated! Even though I've been drawing for a while I was never really properly taught anatomy/figure drawing, so the figure drawing course has been challenging but I'm really thankful for finding it. Thanks again for any help (:
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Here are a couple more from today!
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