Samantha Maggard
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Samantha Maggard
Been a bit since I posted but I have been drawing daily. Been doing gorilla studies because I got inspired by the dynamic creature course which I’m thinking about taking.
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Samantha Maggard
Thanks for the critique. I am going to work on what you suggested.
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Rosanne Borst
Yeah not happy with this one. This was like my 10 th attempt at the pinguin. I seem to stay stuck in the 'lost lines' stage here. Cant get the form right and I keep adjusting, therefore making the lines darker and darker.. How to come from this to the searching sketch lines. I thought if I just keep trying over and over, but after the 10 th one I m pretty done :p Anyone else has this problem? Or knows how to get past this?
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Samantha Maggard
Yes, I drew it several times because I kept thinking I could do better. Count it as practice and move on. I also found the red erasable pencil he uses to be helpful in staying lose and the lines not getting too dark. Don’t be too hard on yourself it looks good.
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Samantha Maggard
I love watching you draw. Thanks for all the helpful information. Now I need to stop watching and start doing.
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Nuria Lluch
Hi! I really struggled doing this one, but it was fun though :-) I never dare to draw from imagination, so I'm happy that someone push me to do so. I'm not very happy with the results, but it probably would get better with practice!
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Samantha Maggard
The last drawing you really captured a cat with an attitude. Nice drawing!
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Ron Kempke
After hearing Stan, I'm not sure this is the right course for me because I had hoped this course would provide exercises to help improve my observational accuracy. That doesn't seem to be Stan's objective and I suspect that AI is the motivating factor for his choice of topics.
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Samantha Maggard
I am confused when people talk about AI and what it is. Is AI any type of art used digitally or is AI when someone types in what they have in their mind and the computer generates the image for them? I have no issues with digital art but I have major issues with computer programs generating the art instead of a human. I appreciate art because I am amazed how the artist accomplished such a work of art. Computer programed AI art is fake and steals images from real artist.
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Samantha Maggard
Thank you for this encouragement!
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samkatz405
First time trying lvl 2 but this exercise is exactly what I wish to learn! Love the invitation to simplify and search. Excited to learn how to get the images in my head onto the paper! This feels like an excellent first step. Ready for more!
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Samantha Maggard
These are really good and fun....Have you tried darkening in the eyes and giving it a little highlight.
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Samantha Maggard
I had to repost because I forgot to add the tail. This was a challenging and fun assignment. Each sketch is a learning experience for me.
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Benjamin Goerge
Here is my submission for this assignment. I might do another, as I feel like I didn’t end up doing as much as what seemed necessary for the assignment. I just couldn’t think of what else to add that would’ve enhanced the drawing, as bears don’t have many patterns or details.
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Samantha Maggard
I like the big cartoon bear and how you over exaggerated the hump of the bear.
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Samantha Maggard
I really like your bear.
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Mike See
Tardigrade, but kinda morphed into a caterpillar centaur.
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Samantha Maggard
In the beginning sketching process of discovery there will be some sketchy lines because you are figuring it out. I do see more csi lines in the very first drawing. Once you find that line you go darker and the light lines fade. Or in the case of digital art you turn off the sketchy layer…the benefits of digital. Nice job!
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Samantha Maggard
I love this video.....very helpful! Thanks for putting in the extra tidbit.
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pedrobranco
I love doing stuff like this, the sketchy feeling brings a lot of character to the drawing. I've been meaning to write this for a bit, but never really know how to put it. I don't mean to be rude by what I'm about to write and obviously, no one owes me anything but I still feel like I need to put this forward. I put a lot of time into art. I got into it for the first time in my life during the pandemic and I was set. I want to create comics and illustrations, they've been a big part of my life. I am in the very fortunate position of being able to afford taking some time off, won't bore you with the details. The crux is that after a few years I came back to my parents, and with their blessing I've taken the last 2 years to pursue art. Due to local policy circumstances I can't enroll into an art program, I am however enrolled into loose art courses, this semester: naked model drawing 2h, Scribbling 3h, 3d software 2h and general art 2h per week. My time in them while packed is very short and the teachers don't go too into depth. Talking to them hasn't really helped much. The rest of my time I dedicate to becoming better at art. After one year, I won't say I wasted my time, my general knowledge of how things should look, line quality and 3d notions have improved significantly, but I'm nowhere near where I though I'd be. I still struggle with quite a few things I thought would I'd be better by now, in particular, I can't seem to draw any details on anything. And lately, it's becoming harder and harder to just do anything art related. I do my drills and that's that I can't muster myself. I actually drew this horse the day before yesterday and a friend of mine that used to do art told me I've been "doing things like these for a while" and "I'm in my comfort zone". I was quite proud of my work and that pretty much deflated me. As someone with so much free time I'd like to fill my day with more meaningful practice, I've been going on a bit of a round trip of invest heavily in figure and gesture > I don't have the fundamentals down > do a lot of geometry > do 1-2-3 point perspective> practice strokes> feeling confident go back to anatomy> do some copies> do some figure> still doesn't look good> go back to fundamentals> ad nauseum at this point. I feel a bit lost to put it mildly. Apart from this course I dip into the figure drawing and I've also started poking at Steven Zapata's shading course. I'm also following Marc Brunet's 1 year plan he made on his Youtube Channel. I've no doubt that this year I'll reach some sort of expertise in the things that I want to do just by virtue of following these, but I'm treating this as my job and some days I just can't do more than the absolute bare minimum. Today was one of those days, and last week I had a few as well. I feel somewhat aimless. Lastly, this is the last year I'll be as free as I am at the moment. Next year I need to get back to work and my free time will obviously dip. I really want to pour it as much as possible in the time that I have at the moment. I'm not expecting to become a professional just like this, that would be spitting on other's hard work. But I'd like to be in a position where I can lift off from the ground confidently. If anyone can help me in maybe getting things in better order? I feel like I'm running in place. I know I am making progress, but for the free time that I have I feel like I'm wasting most of it. And I'll never have a better opportunity to really learn Art as well as now. I'm not asking the course to be sped up, far be it from me to demand anything. But I really don't know what to ask, maybe some insight? I'll probably be told that I'm burning out on Art but honestly, I feel closer to burning out on always doing the same thing, never really doing what I'd like to be doing, and if I ever dare do what I want it just looks horrible, forcing me to go back to the things I'm doing now.
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Samantha Maggard
I had a dream 20 years ago to become a artist/graphic designer even went to a 4 year college(what a joke..wish I would of had Youtube and Proko back than). Fear and contentment kept me back...don't let this happen to you. Even if you have to go back to work, I know plenty of artist that had to work and create on the side. Keep at it and don't stop!
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Marek Krząszcz
Wooo! Finished within deadline! My las drawing I did was a hand and it actually made me thinking: Do my drawings look as if I tried too hard almost copying original images? I tried to focus only on loose movement of my full hand and to use tapered lines but I feel like probably focus too much on details.....simplifying ain't easy I suppose xD
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Samantha Maggard
These are great drawing but I do think your are copying too close to the original images. I feel like they need to be more of a looser sketchy feel.
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Samantha Maggard
I drew this dang arm over and over again. I just can’t quite get it.
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Samantha Maggard
I think I see my mistake...I'm making the thumb too long . I think I will try this again.
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Samantha Maggard
I really focused on not erasing a single line and went for it. I didn’t worry about placing things exactly as Stan did. I feel like I simplified. Just kept thinking how Illustrators first start a drawing and not to focus on being perfect because that comes later on in the process. I found this easier than the hand.
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Florian Haeckh
Hey guys, I tried my hand at the level 2 assignment. My daughter wanted to get a dumbo - octopus to color it, so I settled on it. I attached a clean lineart out of habbit, but the assignment probably asked more for something in the lines of the page with the 2 designs. Hope you like it.
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Samantha Maggard
I love how the drawings done digitally come out so clean and clear.
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Samantha Maggard
This is really good.
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Samantha Maggard
I have a question on the assignment. I'm I suppose to go more in the direction of Gestural drawing? I feel like this is the aim for this assignment. Don't worry about details get the energy. That's what I'm getting, correct? I just see a lot of people going into details.
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Samantha Maggard
Drew several of the penguin trying to work on using the whole arm and movement.
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luciovm
Could someone give me some advice with this tapered lines please? I tried to use the in these drawings but I don't think I'm getting it correctly. (I will keep practicing anyway but if someone has advice I would be greatful)
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Samantha Maggard
Make sure you are using your full arm from the shoulder and ghost drawing before helps. Just practicing which I believe several of his next videos will have projects geared towards line.
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