Sean Ramsey
Sean Ramsey
Artist and video editor.
lobo
will all the lessons have Spanish subtitles?
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Sean Ramsey
Yes! There will be Spanish subtitles and transcripts available
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@joepk
Excited to start this new course. I've already purchased it! Do you recommend taking your courses before or after studying anatomy?
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Anthony Hernandez
These lessons were great! I did the 7 materials covered in the example videos. I feel like the dark ceramic material came out the worst. I think it's because I wasn't sure how the light would hit the bottom half of the mushroom creature since the cap would block the light. The most difficult was the bronze material, for a while the reflection just looked like some weird pattern painted on the surface, but I think once I started curving the reflected image to follow the object's form the illusion started to work.
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Sean Ramsey
These are nice! The copper/metal material's reflections are really good. It really feels like it's in an environment. For the Mushroom character, I think you're right that the shadow not being on the ground is probably making it feel floaty. You might try a version where the whole lower section on the bottom side of the cap and below are in shadow and it could fix that feeling. Good job!
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Nicole Drews
Thanks for all these in-depth examples and demos. Material and lighting is super interesting. I was just wondering if this course will still have assignments or if I should be making some for myself throughout it? :) Thanks
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Sean Ramsey
There will be an assignment coming out with the next demo video!
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Patrick Bosworth
Referenced a David Finch piece from one of his recent livestreams. Followed his whole process building up the piece from a simple line drawing, then adding line weight, and shadow in pencil. I wanted to experiment with his rendering style a bit so I inked and colored it in Procreate. His original post from after the livestream is included.
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Sean Ramsey
This is a really awesome piece dude. Well done
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Dazzle WeatherTheEvee789
I made this, sorry if it’s tiny😢
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Sean Ramsey
Nice, that's got a really nice atmosphere to it! Is that the original dimensions you painted it in?
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onigi *pronunce [on-ie-gee]*
Understanding the characteristics of varied types of material is so hard. I've never succeeded in rendering reflection on metallic objects. The video helps me a lot!
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Sean Ramsey
Glad it's helped! It really feels like part of being an artists is basically learning the true science behind how everything works so you know how to draw/paint it.
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Jeremy de la Garza
This course has been amazing so far, I've learned so much from Ryan's inking style and it's really helped me to loosen up in my process!
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Sean Ramsey
Nice! Yeah watching the artists work has really helped me get that process down in the back of my brain instead of having to actively think about everything too. It's been really cool watching them all work.
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Carlos Javier Roo Soto
The first one is the first thumbnails I'd done in a while, I done know why I found it so hard, maybe is because of over a year of doing only Live sketches, except for the 2nd, 8th and 9th sketches I did from reference in my spare time at work. The last 4 images are examples of my first few months from when I started late 2022, and 3rd to 7th images are some of my most recent work. As for the thumbnail sketches I try to restrict my time to 3 minutes each and I was focus on a big brain forehead because of the character of Harold Finch and the nose, I don't know what happen with the eyes and mouth. maybe is because I was doing head angels I'm not used to and because I had only drawn one head angle for over a year now. Any advice and observations are welcome.
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Sean Ramsey
Nice, I'm digging those thumbnails! They feel very three dimensional and almost have an animation vibe to them. The drawings are aesthetically pleasing, but I don't know if you nailed the likeness totally. The bottom middle right one is probably the closest in my opinion. That is the toughest aspect though and why we're taking this class! It could be that the drawings look younger than he is? When I look at the actor, I might accent his softer chin and the larger fat pads under his eyes (he always looks a bit sleepy/exhausted to me). His higher cheekbones with a more concave side plane of his face might also help push the likeness closer to the actor. But this is extremely difficult! Very fun drawings
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K La Truli
YAY!!! I'm sooooo happy to see Jeremy here on Proko. I began following his YT channel early last year. Instantly feel in love with his videos and way of teaching.
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Sean Ramsey
That's awesome! Yeah he's great and knows so much. We're really glad he joined in to help with the course!
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Mark Tutaj
What kind of paper is Mark inking? Is that Bristol board? Regular Scanned printer paper?
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Sean Ramsey
He's using 300lb Bristol paper that he printed the Blue Lines onto
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Arnie Gordon
This really clears up the process for me. I always love studying professionals decision making, and that’s not easy to find. Mike gives a clear explanation of the basic shots, then digs in further with application an intent to push the story forward. The gems I can’t learn on my own, when Mike explains something he left out to stay on schedule. Mike I true draftsman.
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Sean Ramsey
Yeah, he's such a great artist and teacher. He really condenses the info well!
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@itoro
I have been observing this course comment section to determine whether I purchase or not. Its clear that there has been no response from proko team on whats going on with the rest of the course. I am a bit discouraged
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Sean Ramsey
We're really sorry about the delay. David was unresponsive for a while as we were trying to get the final video for that last page from him, but I'm happy to say that he just recorded the last bit of that final page and sent it to us so we'll be able to pick up from that third page and finish it out very soon.
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@hyki
Hi everyone. Here is my attempt at the intermediate and advanced challenges. I tried to keep the details to a minimum when changing the light source on the portrait, but rendering the hair was a huge obstacle for me. I think it still looks muddy where the light hits above her left eye socket (the right eye socket from our perspective).
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Sean Ramsey
Nice, these are looking great! a tip for the hair if you're struggling there, you could try thinking of the hair in more geometric "chunks" of large shapes to help you visualize the shape that it'll take. You can then texture out those large chunks to get that "hair" quality, but the overall approach to shading hair like that could help you. Stan's lesson on hair (here: https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/how-to-draw-hair/assignments) kind of goes over his approach and that could be useful.
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@dinosthomaidis
The course is really exciting ! Are we going to learn how to draw characters in dynamic poses , too? I find it difficult and I want to improve on this , that's why I ask !!!
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Sean Ramsey
Yep, there will definitely be lessons on dynamic poses and acting in the Character section!
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@dinosthomaidis
What equipment is required for the coloring section ? I ask because I do not have a tablet or any similar device and I have never worked on digital coloring or drawing. Do I need to buy a tablet or something similar ? Or I will be able to complete the coloring section with traditional ways of coloring ?
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Sean Ramsey
The coloring section will be one of the last in the course, but we used Photoshop and a Cintiq when Matt Wilson was in the studio coloring comics. A screen tablet and Photoshop isn't required, though digital coloring is the standard in the comic industry. You could get a non-screen tablet like a Wacom Intuos tablet or a tablet from a different company. If you're looking for an alternative to Photoshop, then Gimp is a free one, and Clip Studio Paint is also a cheaper alternative to Photoshop. Additionally, you could color your comics on a tablet like an iPad in Procreate or one of those tablet digital art programs. Hope this helps!
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Juice
I use this table easel When i draw. Its pretty cheap and works very well.
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Sean Ramsey
ooh yeah, that looks like a great desktop solution! I thrifted a drawing desk that was pretty decent but the size of the thing really became a bit of a room-hog in my office so I had to find a smaller solution.
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Lynn Fang
I drew my reality down into comic. Then, go back to do my assignment...Wheeeee.
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Sean Ramsey
Haha, this is great
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@poprocks
should i print it or just try to copy it from the screen?
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Sean Ramsey
Both work just as good. If you have a digital tablet and want to digitally draw over the images, those work just as well in teaching you the concepts as if you printed the images out. The goal is just to help you "see" the muscles under the skin.
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@marskitten
Hi, I'm looking for a community to help me criticise and help me improve my art but I'm not sure if this Proko course is still active
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Sean Ramsey
If you post your assignments and hit the "request a critique" button when you submit it does flag your submission so people can come help you out.
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