Great Assignment! Did all in overhand grip - stilll not used to it. What is the problem with regular people grip? :| I am also currently studying Glenn Vilppu's dynamic gesture drawing and had taken beginner's force gesture drawing from Mike earlier. So, including Stan's method, tried to compare all three methods and then tried to use them in my own way but mostly focussing on Stan's method - started with Glenn's flowy lines for gesture, then did the shapes with Stan's method and aimed (unsuccessfully) to put line weights based on Mike's force gesture (I blame overhand grip and my inability to think before I put weight on the line). It was fun!
Great lesson! More of this please!! Two questions I had was on concave vs convex shapes: (1) Mike, in his lessons on shapes, relates convex to positive and concave to negative shapes which I did not fully understand. How does convex and concave shape usually work or are used in rythm and shape design? (2) I noticed that Stan was sometimes putting two almost parallel curves to denote hands or even legs below the knee, but there was enough variation that it looked good. But when I try, arms start to look like a flat ribbon curving: Eg - ( ( not sure what the secret sauce is here? Also, on a side note (not to the topic) - I think the video editors on Proko team love Stan tearing away the paper :P - they showed every shot of Stan removing the paper when he moved to the next drawing...haha
Great assignment! Did master copies of 3 artists - proportions are off in some despite repeated efforts :( : Two old masters - Durer and Callot (discovered him recently in a book); the 3rd one is Steve Huston - in awe of his line weight and line value organisation - plus it seems like he draws the full figure in a single stroke!!
Thank you Stan for this video and the course! I just want to say that the beauty about this course is that it makes me want to draw after every lesson. It has the technical nuances but the way it is presented with projects that give freedom to draw what you want while focussing on the specific skills, that is brilliant and so much fun! I am taking other beginner drawing courses outside Proko that are very technical with assignments on values, perspective, forms etc - which I think is absolutely necessary to do but not fun to be honest. However, I think Stan has found the magical mix of fun and learning! Also, kudos to the production team - video, sound, fx - blends right in! Looking forward to future lessons!!
A few more sketches for level 2 - in the mansion sketch, tried to stick to a proper perspective grid and then sketch, while finishing with line weight to separate FG (the big tree), MG (mansion), and BG (trees etc) (the image is not that good due to yellow light but hopefully clear). For the 2 guys fighting, just wanted to draw some comic style action with the closest figure becoming FG, 2nd figure being MG and rest being BG (after scanning the images, BG is almost gone - should have made it darker but crunched for time)
Tried to do a new insect with the aim of creating a deadly individual insect: it needs to have intelligence, can fly and swim. Did some reasearch of smartest and fastest insects and found cool refs: (1) fringed spider (has amazing eyesight and uses intelligence to hunt spiders 3 times it size in their own web); (2) A beetle that is the fastest swimmer; (3) Horsefly: the fastest flyer. In the end, I clubbed all three to create a spider that can swim and fly - haha - sounds so bad when I am writing it now, but here it goes!
Sharing all the 4 images - tried to understand structure for snail and camel - was finding them too difficult to draw otherwise. I am trying to focus on the line quality keeping in mind that shadows will have thicker lines and overlapping forms will also have thicker lines. I was struggling where both these happen - for example in skully's nose, which is in light but also overlaps with the left eye - I used thicker lines for the nose and thinner ones for the left eye as the nose is in front of the eye in the image - but the light and shadow scales are opposite here - nose is in light while left eye is in shadow, so the line weight should be opposite to what I did? Not sure.
Hello, My first attempt of the boot. However, I am not sure of what the assignment exactly is? I made basically a contour drawing and focussed on line shape (CSI) and the line weights. But the assignment mentions that we need to focus on shapes and Stan's drawing is a simplified version of the tortoise. Hence, wanted to get some clarity on the assignment here please
Hi All - seeing amazing examples in the posts. Viewed Stan's demo of pear and practised pears 1 and 2. One question I had while drawing this was: It is difficult to see the shape of the darker halftone at some parts of the pear - so does drawing this depend on balancing what you see vs designing the darker halftone shapes (which I guess needs more skill/experience)? Did you guys also face this issue/ambiguity?
Hi All, Here is my first pass on Level 1 pear 3 and Level 2 portrait. The portrait proportions are all off and used more than 5 values in the portrait - I was drawing it I realised more areas/shapes that I missed while planning the value scaling. Will give it a second pass. Also, I think some of the values are merging together instead of hard edges.