Joseph Osley
Joseph Osley
Fort Plain, NY
Mental illness survivor attempts to reconnect to mark making. Hilarity ensues.
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Joseph Osley
I've been trying to make a medium switch to charcoal. It has been frustrating. These are on 8.5" x 11" smooth newsprint. The page of figures were done with a timer of 5min but I finished a few much faster(and it shows). The fourth image I poured some hours into. I don't know. Charcoal on newsprint is much more forgiving and I like additive and subtractive drawing, but it feels wildly out of my control or comfort zone.
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@mariabygrove
Struggled today, with lines, with twists, with proportions. But it was still worth it :)
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Joseph Osley
I read that the skill development, "sweet spot," is right where we are struggling enough to know we're reaching a bit beyond ourselves while still being able to complete the task. So, I think you are killing it. Enjoy these. I see the struggle but I see more progress. Your head placement and angling is looking excellent. The last page far right figure looks spot on for proportion and weight distribution. I also like the cross-contouring of the one figure to feel out where they are. It's a great strategy. You're putting in the effort and the results are blooming! Well done.
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Gannon Beck
193rd Day of Proko and counting. So much of developing a skill is about knowing how to cultivate good habits. One of the things I do is host calls several days a week with friends. I ended up calling my bud @Adam Davis to get his opinion on something and even though we didn't plan to draw, the habit took its course anyway and we did a bunch of two minute sketches while we were talking.
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Joseph Osley
You're an inspiration to aspiring good habit formers the world over, Gannon.
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Gannon Beck
194th Day of Proko and counting. Two and five minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
These are really fantastic. All your consistency and effort is paying of in huge ways! Awesome.
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Phil
hope everyone’s doing well! Some quick sketch from today.
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Joseph Osley
Hope you are doing well too! I'm seeing some elongated limbs and proportion problems, but I am loving the motion and sense of twisting and shifting across the planes of each form.
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@sknight
Have really been enjoying these! Is there any sort of "rule" for where the line from the center of the oval to the chin should stop on the front plane? It seems like everything else is slotted into place but that line lends it self more to placing it where it feels right, as opposed to using a more math-y approach.
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Joseph Osley
These look great! I'm having a bit of trouble parsing the phrasing, "center of oval to the chin," in your question. If you're referring to(and here's where I have a hard time translating the visual to the verbal) the curved line from above the ear to the chin, I think that is like you said, more intuitive and less math-y. It's just a guideline to help you envision where the plane change happens from side to front(I think? I am not an expert). I think you've got a good sense of it. The heads on page two are especially well done. All the best!
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Gannon Beck
192nd Day of Proko and counting. Two minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
I can't believe you're closing in on 200! Where does all the time go? And where can I acquire more?
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Joseph Osley
Figured I'd throw these here to compare with my first 100 Loomis Heads. Four months! Time is a flat circle... which you can use to construct Loomis heads, should you so choose to do so. So; I drew 100 Heads in ten days for the 100 Head Challenge, put forth by Ahmed Aldoori. The Pinterest board these came from had more than 100 reference pics so I did these at random. There were a lot of statues, sculptures, and other stuff in with typical photo refs. Some really cool angles and subjects. I was so nervous about getting them done in ten days that the results I've put up here are all over the place. Super inconsistent. After doing these and the other 100 x various facial features drawings I can see that I've made some improvement but my measuring is atrocious. I sometimes feel like I've entered a fugue state while drawing portraits where I think I am nailing it and then, when eyeing the results, realize I've not even come close to anything worthwhile. Butt. I will continue to try. Because I like to draw.
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Phil
couple ones I liked from a long gesture drawing day. Cheers!
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Joseph Osley
Sweet! I like how you're using the contrast of curving lines against straight edges. It gives these a lot of visual interest. I especially like the way you rendered the legs of the upper right figure on page six. Really elegant. Thanks for sharing!
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Gannon Beck
188th Day of Proko and counting. 15 minute sketch tonight.
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Joseph Osley
Rad.
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