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Numbers 1 & 2 - this is stuff I really need to work on quite a bit (among others) so I'll be taking it slow and working through these. For head #1, I was definitely doing the 'follow the contours of the head, not the box in perspective' thing. Tried to fix that for #2, but applying the perspective is dang confusing of course XD. Not sure I quite got it right, but my final correction (in blue) seems like it was getting there. Will be back tomorrow with at least two, if you have any recommendations I'd love them. Thanks!
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Day 2 - here's 3 & 4. I think again the proportions are pretty off (especially in #3). 4 is getting there, at least it looks like a face XD
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Couple of poses - I think it was ~ 5 minutes for the first two, ~25 for the second. Unfortunately was fairly distracted, and also messy today. Still, had fun - really have enjoyed these prompts, and honestly would love if there was a daily/weekly prompt here all the time (no freebies/streams/prizes, that's fine!)
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Focused primarily on heads, went into too much detail, and definitely used the messy pencil, the combination of which made everything probably come out way way too messy. This is def one the main things I need to work on. Fun stuff though, I really liked this pack in particular
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Got out the brush pens - used to use these all the time but have dropped off significantly. Don't know why. Also tried to focus more on shape/shadow than defining all the forms. Probably overdid it on the green effect, but dang it when you get going on that it's really fun.
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Faces and Expressions gotta be among the things I'm least confident in overall - but, haven't really studied them much (wow, funny how that works).
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6 3-minuters, 1 6-minuter. Sorry they're a little light XD Beat them up.
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Something like 10 minutes for the initial page, 40 minutes for the main figure. Now this I'm much happier about than the last few - definitely some messiness I could work on/clean up. Hat tip to challenge cheerleader @alexgreenwood - the visual alignment I think definitely helped here, the pose is demonstrably better than the gesture one on the first page. I'll totally take any advice though, thanks so much! Had a ton of fun with this one.
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I don't know that this fully fits under the descriptor of 'anatomy study' so much as "I sketched and anatomy was involved" but I wasn't getting too deep into it today. The anatomy pack/lessons are definitely ones I'm very interested in though, we'll get there.
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Here's 30 minutes - Not terrible happy with it, but I struggle with full body poses. I know working on gestures will help, but anything else people would love to suggest I'm open to it! Thanks
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Here's a set! - all 10 minutes. Thanks for the challenge, I really really enjoy the new timer! Any critiques or pointers, totally welcome. I'm not super studied on hands, though I like how a couple of these came out well.
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Little bit of a bad submission - I didn't really have a good theme in mind, so it's just room of shapes. Also didn't clean up my lines too much bc I need to actually get back to work (<_<) Still, generally fun assignment. I think my horizontals/Verticals are better than my level 1 submission, but that that's still the hard part...
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Here's a go on my living room! Honestly more fun than it seems like it should be... my problem honestly was doing the horizontal/verticals more often it feels like - without the direct target of the vanishing point they seem more nebulous. Didn't get too detailed (and ignore the ceiling fan plz >_>) but any critique would be great!
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Thanks for this critique as always Stan - of course as usual it's post-assignment when the issues and challenges with the assignment become clear XD - I don't know if there'd be a way to show more "critique" in the initial lesson? It may not really help, I'm sure part of it is actually having done the work yourself first in order to understand the issues more. either way, thanks so much, great lesson.
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Every time I've done gesture practice in the past, I've found it very difficult, and while I kinda get the concepts behind it, implementing them is a whole other matter. Some of these I feel a little better about, but - I'd love some critique or pointers, I'll try to finish out the whole set of 24 at the very least, maybe it will improve a bit
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I think these are my best one from each set of six.
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Here are the last 6. I think the problem is going for short lines - need to focus on working on single long smooth arc. Like I feel like the shapes generally look okay (like the thumbnails for the photos... not bad?) but looking at it for real it's just messy. I liked #19 and #22 probably the most here?
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Here's 7-12. I tried to do more of the overhand, and used the messier lead (so it's more visible), neither of which helped, but oof these are rough. I think 10 & 11 came out mostly alright, but even then these are taking me ~10 minutes. I don't know if it's just still focusing too much on anatomy or what. Thanks!
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Hey folks! I'm way way behind, working on catching up (hopefully by the next project. Wanted to take some time to work on this one of course - Here's some seals, 1-6. I'll come back with some more (maybe a couple times), but if anyone wants to hand me some critique it'd be much appreciated. Understand if everyone's moved on from here.
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Here's some more! - 7 through 12. Did this while watching the #1 demo, Was happy to see I was (mostly) going in the right direction with the couple Stan did too. Top right's kinda meh. I like The small one middle left probably the most.
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Did another attempt while watching this one. Kinda oddly both off and on - parts (his body, the height of his eyes) are way way off, others are close. Oops XD
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Gave this one a shot too, but was way, way more off than on the assignment guy. Maybe rushed a bit need to be practicing this a lot more.
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Long behind on this project, catching up - I'd definitely love critique on this, though of course I can see the main stuff that's off, which should improve a little after doing this more. I think the biggest issue is just how to set up my work space. The image is on my monitor in front of me, but my paper is on my desk, flat, and I wonder how much that very small change in angle contributes. anyhow, any pointers would be great! thanks
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Animal Shapes - Just did the first examples. Did *abysmally* in choosing the right space for the sketch, nearly all of them go off the page/overlap, very sorry about that. -_- Played around with some of them, but I'll do some more and include them here.
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9mo
Dog, and a bat!
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some more - my cat, a komodo dragon. Not as practiced with shapes and this kinda of cartoony distortion but it's pretty impressive how little change completely changes the animal - none of my variations feel like a cat to me, they're more dog, fox, bear....
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Followed along with this and did my own - *seems* like after this and after the critique video I have a better feeling for how to do these studies, but I can't quite be sure yet I'm executing well - obviously I'm off on a lot of these lines, there's still tons to learn, but I dunno does it at least look approached well? - feeling better but also not terribly confident about it and I'd love some critique.
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