I've been doing Gesture exercises for around 50 days and I feel my drawing for both this course and my hobby is surprisingly improved, I really want to tell thanks to Proko and the people in this community. Still, I can't feel what gesture is and my lines look dirty although I always try to make them clear and stable as ones did in examples and the critiques video, Probably I use a pencil the wrong way, or just because of bad controlling of my hands? Any critiques are welcomed!
I gave this a go and found the process quite interesting. I wonder how useful it is if I wanted to make a finished drawing of the last pose. At least as long as I don't work digitally I'll have to copy it from the transparent paper to drawing paper. Though I guess it's good for finding believable exaggerated poses nonetheless.
I took my time with this and did a combination of exercises: firstly, I captured the gesture on my own, than I tried to improve on it by studying the one from Proko. Secondly, I tried to get the Robo Bean / main structure of the torso (again first from testing, than correcting it by tracing). And thirdly I did a muscle tracing as far as I knew the muscles by using the 3d models and lectures from the anatomy course and learning one new muscle segment each day. Did this for several days / weeks in a row and it really helped me improve my understanding a great Deal. These are my favourites. Oh and today I also did an only-gesture session.
Hey there, artists! I worked on some mannequins this week and I thought I'd share! For clarity, #1 is from way back when I thought this exercise was gonna be about gesture. Then on #2 you can see things started to change, and then it was just mannequin (attempts) from #3 onwards. My mannequins are pretty simple for now, but at least I've managed to convey a real sense of movement and depth, or so I believe. :D What do you think? If you could offer some critiques or guidelines for improvement, I'd be very helpful!
Hey everyone. here are my robo beans attempt. I think my biggest weakness is that im too scared to exaggerate my drawings and im very weak when it comes to the twist. (Also if you spot any weaknesses i may have that i didn't mention please mention them in your reply! thanks) Feedback/Tips will be greatly appreciated! :)
OK. I have had a very hard time with gesture. My gut feeling is these are better than my last post. I know they are not finished and I would appreciate some pointers. This exercise has really done a number on my self esteem and desire to draw. I'd like to move on to something else and come back to this later, if I'm reasonably ready to do so.
Hi, here's my assignment for this lesson. I drew them on my own then compared it to what Marshall did. I also took the liberty of drawing some of these from different angles. Feel free to let me know if you see anything that should be corrected. Thanks and good drawing.
hiii! starting this course along with the anatomy course :] it's been a while since I've done figure drawing so I hope to learn more! did a lot of 30 sec and 2 min gestures. I think I am struggling with the 30 sec ones because I didn't simplify enough. As for the 2 min gestures, I find myself feeling that I have a lot of time especially after doing the 30 sec gestures, but it leads me to hyper-fix into the specific parts instead of the gesture. I also have a habit of scratchy lines that I hope to drop I also have a problem of making the head too small or legs too long but I don't really know if that's important in gesture right now. Any feedback or tips for the 30sec/2min gestures would be much appreciated!
==QUESTION==: should I go back to shorter poses and gesture or does it look like going to the robobean is the way to go? --- I have done a few poses after watching the landmarks video. All and all i was trying to maintain a gesture feeling with more observation and structure of the landmarks. These are 2min to 5min poses. I started with beans and pinned some of the landmarks (shoulders, "tie" shaped thing, 10th rib, hips bones, triangle shape on the back, clavicles, omoplate/scapula...) Their color backgrouds are because each color is a different day. I am learning to draw digitally with an old intuos pro, also different time for poses, so the line quality varies a lot. This is a big file (4k) with small things, so clicking on "open original" is better to see the lines. images from line-of-action site
Assignment 03 - Draw Models This one definitely had me sitting there problem solving for a while with some things, trying to visualise the skeletal structure underneath. Great way to help you feel and be aware of the form of the body too. Critiques and feedback welcome and appreciated as always!
Hey y'all. Struggling significantly with gestures. These were 45 second gestures from this movement: https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/motions/1813/fullscreen?index=0 Some I ran out of time, one I took a second stab at I would deeply appreciate some guidance on what I'm not seeing or doing. It feels like as soon as I start drawing with the timer, I have no idea what I'm doing again
I've started to do some models on my own and I hope to hear back on how I did. I Think I have a better grasp of the forms than I did a week ago but I also feel like my mannequins are missing some important step in the drawing process. Thank you for reading. :)