Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Portland, OR
Self-taught artist, Father, and Disabled Veteran with a passion for the arts.
Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
This was very helpful in shedding light on HOW to do a proper master study. It was something I had been mulling over while I get ready to start studying my "Art Parents".
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This was very insightful, and fun to watch. I learned much, and has me thinking. Such a joy to see the variety of entries from my fellow classmates.
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I had a solid practice session today, and with the sun finally out and about here in Portland, OR, I feel pretty energized.
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Here is my submission for review/critique. I excitedly await studied guidance to improve my still-rough discipline. My background: I'm 40 years old. I started teaching myself how to draw in January of 2020. I had not drawn anything serious since I was 16 up until that point. I could barely manage passable stick figures. However, after stumbling across the Proko youtube channel, as well as the Draftsmen Podcast, I knew I needed to push past my fear of failure, and finally develop the skills I had always wanted. To be a skilled draftsman is my dream, and goal. I'm a disabled Veteran, and drawing has become an essential and treasured means of therapy. I one day hope to reach a level where I can impart what I have learned to others effectively. The level 2 project: I tried to just approach the subject with the Bargue Method as I think that has helped me break things down into simplified shapes in the past, and building from there. Values are a major weak point of mine. The fear of going too dark, and then trying to rebalance the shadows is real. I hope to better understand shading this year. My eye is obviously still developing, which accounts for lack of likeness accuracy, but I know that comes with time and consistent practice.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Charcoal & Graphite pencils are freshly sharpened, and ready to draw. This was some simple gesture/form practice while also experimenting with values to see what I would come up with, and how it feels.
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Denat
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
That takes hatching to a whole other level XD
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Doing some values practice today. One of my weak points I really want to smooth out this year. I'm keeping with the spirit of each lesson released so as to not get too ahead of myself. Patience is key here. I am looking forward to the lesson assignments in the coming weeks.
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Marco Sordi
2023/1/10. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s warming up exercise (from 30 seconds to 10 minutes poses). Thanks.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
very nice!
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
In the Week_0 of this course, I am going with showing a past portrait I drew in September (the four progress tiles), and a sketch in my smaller sketchbook that goes with me basically everywhere. My goal by the end of this course is to further establish good foundations, and build on what I have gleaned over the last 2 1/2 years of self teaching. I truly want to become a good draftsman. My art parents: Kim Jung Gi, H.R. Giger, Gustav Dore, and Kintaro Miura I love to work in graphite, and charcoal.
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Dan Stevens
Hi guys, This is a digital materials related post. Since starting the course, I have been experimenting with the default charcoal brush set on Procreate. I have a few charcoal pencils at home, but for the sake of portability, convenience, and lack of a mess (along with a one year old baby), I found this to be the most appealing medium for now. This piece was done entirely with the 2B and 4B compressed charcoal brushes and an eraser. The lay-in/ preliminary sketch was done with the 2B compressed on roughly 50% opacity and 5-10% size, to keep the lines nice and light. Once the features were established, I realized the face was too wide so I erased it down and redrew it. Same for the mouth, which was initially placed a little low. This is something I’m always struggling with. From there I switched to the 4B brush for the rest of the piece. This was at 100% opacity and varied in size between 2-10%. Values were controlled with applied pressure with the Apple Pencil, just like an actual pencil. Generally I tried to work for large to small. And tried to simplify at first (which is also something I struggle with greatly). I started by blocking in the shadow family of the face. Then half tones and progressively refining from there. I then framed his face with a large blocked in dark area for the hair. There were several tweaks needed to get his face shape corrected. The hair was blocked in with solid medium/dark value and I then found the next biggest, darker, general shapes, progressing to medium and smaller sizes. Then it was really all eraser from there. I used a standard round brush eraser at 25% opacity. I find that this gives me the most simulated feel to an actual eraser and I can control it with my hand pressure. Same idea as before, just inverted. I found larger to medium light areas, then progressively added lighter forms and highlights. I just wanted to share. I love seeing all the various posts and mediums used and am very excited to start working on whatever assignments come next. It’s such an awesome community and I’m looking forward to learning and growing with everyone.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
I have a digital setup, but I still have not really dived into digital art just yet. This very impressive work. I really need to dabble and explore my digital setup.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
I am so very excited to get started! I'm sharing some doodling I've done in charcoal. I'm warming up, and ready to jump right on in with everyone! Edit: I started a discord server so that any interested folks can get together, and share their art, share in the learning journey, and just enjoy art together. https://discord.gg/SWuphJhpj3
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
My discord profile is: Tocharaeh#4786
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Victor Poulsen
Hey! Excited to try out the course, if anyone wants to be study buddies, feel free to add me on Discord: Harpotos#5728
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
I too would love to study with others! I actually setup a server to gather as many of us as possible: https://discord.gg/SWuphJhpj3 My discord profile is Tocharaeh#4786
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aleissa
When will the course begin? I only see 3 lessons!
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
I love the excitement we're all sharing in :)
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razgon
Greetings all - I look forward to learning alongside you all, beginners and non-beginners! Personally, I am probably a bit of an outlier amongst those of you here, being 50 years old, and STILL new to drawing - So, it takes some guts to upload my feeble drawings compared to what I see here, but I am adamant to actually do it, to get some feedback and learn! It is, after all, why we are all here! See you all around in the lessons!
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Good luck to you! I'm in a similar boat as I am 40. I've been teaching myself since Fall 2019, and I couldn't even draw good stick figures back then. Looking forward to learning, and improving alongside you!
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
I'm very excited for the course to kick off come the new year. Would love to connect with anyone in Portland, OR that is also going through this new course.
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I'm so very excited to finally have new podcast episodes to meditate upon. Your combined wisdom is beyond valuable.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Working more heavily on 30 second poses to force myself to find those rhythms, and simplify as much as I can. During my lunch break, I did 24 gestures at 30 seconds each. As soon as time ran out, I moved to the next pose, this explains why some as partially done. I didn't want to cheat and try to fix something. Rather, I can review them later throughout the day, and seek improvements.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Shorter lunch than I had planned. I got 18 quickposes at 30 seconds each, and then 6 at 60 seconds each. Sadly, too many interruptions impeded my ability to nab 2-minute quickposes. I'll do that later today. That being said, I know this all comes down to practice, but boy is it hard to capture gestures. I'm trying though, yeesh. They're ugly, but we'll get there.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
A new day, and a new week. Time to get back into drawing practice. I did twenty sketches at 30 seconds each. I only posted the first page as the other pictures were too faint. My fault for choosing an area with poor lighting to take the pictures. I did around twenty others at 60 seconds each. I provided the two pages of the sets. The more detailed one is my doing 2-minute quick sketches with a total of 10 quick poses done. It's been some time since I've done this, and as a result, I am very "sketchy". I need to be better about picking my next rhythm-line target, and then committing to it. I forgot how particularly hard it is to do 30 and 60 second quick poses! Difficult, but immensely fun. Thus concludes my lunch-hour quick-pose session. Back to work.
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younchen
2022/10/13 My mannequinization priactice.. i draw the structure on top of my gesture drawing.
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Very nice work.
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