Jamie C.
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Jamie C.
Lvl 1 playing around here. I’m having trouble wrapping my head around which direction the contours should be facing - ie, which directions the C curves on something like this should point. This is a loose sketch, but do the contours feel like they’re indicating the right effect? Thanks, all.
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Jamie C.
Follow-up: stared at it a bit and am thinking maybe this is the better way to imply the coil around the neck, no?
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Jamie C.
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Hi all, I know I'm late to this party. Getting back to things after a break and I had found executing Rhythms & gesture super challenging. I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on whether I'm anywhere close to the mark here. I know my line quality is awful - I've been having a really hard time accurately hitting long S-Curves, which also throws off proportions. They're much sketchier than what Stan usually looks for. But is the Rhythms concept anywhere close? I'm trying to avoid making a structural mannequin.
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Eevan Varg
Week two in the can. This time photos are much better.
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Jamie C.
These are great! Love the astronaut and the chess pieces!
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Jamie C.
I won't be winning any interior design awards with this, but I need to post this before my wife makes me draw throw pillows everywhere. Fun exercise - it allows you to be pretty creative even within the rules. I did use a ruler here and there, hopefully that's allowed. If I do more I should probably think through the whole design before drawing - that might help more with the scale. The couch was added later and it throws things off a bit. I thought looking at the cell through bars would be a neat camera perspective - I'm hoping I pulled it off enough to get the point across. Thought about adding a jailbreak hole in the wall, but I don't think my skills are there yet.
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Jamie C.
Question for those more experienced with perspective. Do you use anything to establish a scale between objects? Here I think either the bed is too small or the couch is too big - or probably both. I'm having a little trouble seeing the connection between the vanishing point and the horizon line - I get the concept of each, but not how they interact. Does that affect scale? tnx
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Jamie C.
Here’s another batch I belted out over beers that hopefully shows some improvement over the last. I’ve tried dabbling in gesture before (eg in Stan’s figure course), but something about the rounded, playful nature of these guys makes them much more approachable than human figure drawing.
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Jamie C.
Lvl 1. Here’s an initial batch; will definitely do more. FWIW, I really like the way Stan presented this project a lot - good info, clear directions, and lots of examples. I’m not saying these are good drawings by any means, but I can definitely feel my confidence building in picking lines and shapes - Even as I worked thru these three. Curious how others decide when a gesture drawing like this is “done.” Obviously I could go on, but that’s probably not the point, right?
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Jamie C.
Perhaps not a popular opinion, but here goes: Having struggled with how to approach this assignment at the start, does anyone else find it super frustrating that Stan gets wrapped in analyzing submissions from folks who are way, way beyond the beginner level? This isn't the first time, but it feels like he's getting distracted by "ooh this is nice" and not focusing on the actual lesson at hand. This was billed as a basic fundamentals course for beginners, but there are obviously a lot of samples here that are from artists that are very experienced, if not already professional. Maybe they're just showing off or maybe they're chasing Likes, but it makes what was supposed to feel like an entry level course - and the community attached to it - much more advanced and really exclusive than it arguably should. I could care less if my own submissions are critiqued, but it leaves at least me with a "Why Bother" feeling when we're examining stuff from concept artists and other obviously experienced artists in what's supposed to be fundamentals class. For me, a relative absolute beginner, it would be much more helpful to learn things from people making the same mistakes common at my level. Perhaps I misunderstood the course intent or maybe I'm not the intended audience. If I could offer a critique, it would be more productive to dedicate more time at the start of each project assignment for a clearer statement of what the assignment is - or more importantly *isn't* - and perhaps some more examples, and then to more selectively chose examples that highlight those specific goals. Just my two cents; thanks.
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Jamie C.
I did this one a while back, but a question occurred to me on something else that relates to sketches and value - I thought some of the more experience digital gurus in the group may know. If you were trying to get value changes for a pencil style sketch like in this in e.g. Procreate, would it be better to use separate pencil brushes for the values or try to get the different values thru changes in pen pressure using a single brush? It seems like you could probably pull off either here, but wondered what was the better technique/habit to be learning long-term. Or maybe it's just a "whatever works"-type thing. tnx.
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Jamie C.
Still feel like I'm over complicating the shapes with contour. The rooster felt the hardest of all of them - I think I'm trying to substitute color contrast of the red & white for shape. Line quality is awful; keep using a heavy hand in these kind of exercises rather than light sketches. Labrador photo by Ari Spada via Unsplash
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Jamie C.
After watching the demo and seeing a few submissions, I tried a simpler, more cartoonish approach. The rooster feels like it's moving away from the reference and more towards minor league baseball mascot territory, but maybe that's the point of the exercise.
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Jamie C.
I’m one of those “starting from zero” types. Tried to do this both in pencil and digitally thru procreate on iPad. Stuck to the recommended 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, & 2H with graphite and used the same brushes thru a procreate extension. Both were challenging, but felt I had more control with actual pencil and paper. Both the amount of shading and the direction of the shading lines are still out of my wheelhouse. cheers, -Jamie
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