Michael Hampton
Michael Hampton
Educator, painter, writer, and art historian. Author of Figure Drawing: Design and Invention.
@jmagic79
For S-curves I decided to have a bit of fun and play with river-like landscapes. The contrast setting wasn't really cooperating but you aren't actually missing anything. The last page (the one where you have 8 boxes) I was fatigued just trying to "wing it" admittedly and paid the penalty for not taking the time to do ghosting. Ballpoint pen is more forgiving than any other pen and that wasn't going to save a reckless lead weighted wrist then!
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Michael Hampton
Nice studies!
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@boltart48
I'm still hoping that I can figure out how to draw hands properly.
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Michael Hampton
You can!
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@bumatehewok
Very excited for this course. I think breaking things down into a process will benefit me a lot. I really like that you mentioned something I have also observed about expectations we get from artists on social media. It can be really frustrating when you can't communicate what you are seeing quickly. I have been really been trying to be more patient with myself and accept that I have to iterate on my ideas a lot before they start to take shape.
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Michael Hampton
Totally agree!
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Chris Osman
Thank you Michael for a wonderful course! I jumped in a bit late but it really helped me. Thank you again!
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Michael Hampton
Great to hear! Thanks, Chris. I appreciate it.
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@phillip30
if you also sculpt in 3d, can you apply this exercise by practicing modeling the forms?
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Michael Hampton
I would imagine so. I'm also not much of a sculptor though either
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@phosp0lipid
are there any more resources to pursue this type of gesture? the other one used works for me when I want to make a realistic drawing but this method is easy to stylize. Amazing course and book by the way! huge fan of your work
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Michael Hampton
Hmm. I have a couple YouTube videos using it but don't think they are narrated.
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@purpleart
As mentioned in gesture basics 1 Its quite difficult to get the direction if various gesture lines without being thrown off by the contours, eg the neck. Did an experiment of setting up the pose with Proko's Skelly app and I think it might help to initially get a feeling for those basic volumetric forms (without muscle contours) in my head. Not a substitute for real figures but I think it's helped my understanding of anatomy a bit. Just need to get all this down to 15 lines!
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Michael Hampton
Great idea using Skelly here
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maciek szczech
240411. Gesture lessons1-3 notes and studies. WHS sketchbook (plain paper size A4: 210x297mm). Mechanical pencil HB..
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Michael Hampton
Nice!
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Nia Kovalevski
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Michael Hampton
Nice drawings!
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@boltart48
Hands are something which I want to learn but, it's a pretty intimidating part to learn, I'm using the book as reference to learn the construction further.
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Michael Hampton
Great starts
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@purpleart
Lesson from this exercise. Do hundreds of these.
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Michael Hampton
Nice!
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Lin
Michael, I've only been drawing for 7 months now but it hasn't been easy. Very little remains from each practice session even after 6-8 hrs of daily practice through these months (it's the way of art, isn't it, with it being a marathon not a sprint). However, what I've learned from you has instantly stuck to me and I am just so grateful. You explain things succinctly and well, and it just resonates with me - so I wanted to say thank you so much. :D
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Michael Hampton
That makes me so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that
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@soffe
Wow more content?! So much value for the price. Thanks and keep it up :)
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Michael Hampton
Yay! Glad you're happy! Will do
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Gannon Beck
Having studied your gestures a good bit, this is fascinating to hear you talk about it. It's interesting to me that you have gesture at this part of the course. To me it makes sense in that while a drawing starts with a gesture, the gesture itself is loaded with intuitions born of prior learning. For instance, you make good use of structural thinking with your wrapping lines and anatomical knowledge creeps in all over the place. So while every drawing starts with a gesture, it's hard to do them well without knowing lots of other things. To improve on gesture, one must practice gesture AND structure AND anatomy, etc. Even when trying to break down this complex skill into its simpler components, gesture doesn't completely breakdown devoid of other studies. I'm very much enjoying this. Thank you for taking more time to dive into this subject.
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Michael Hampton
I totally agree with you. Glad you're enjoying!
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@gabemartini
oh Michael, I'm so excited for all the new videos you uploaded!! can't wait to tackle them soon. I'm taking a short break from this course to get a basic grip on basic anatomy first which i think I'm needing, and I'll then return to do all these new gesture and render classes! I've been trying to use your book (great book btw) for the muscles in the later chapters, but because i am severely colour blind I struggle a lot understanding what all the muscles are... but i'll get there heh
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Michael Hampton
Awesome! Good luck with anatomy.
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