This is great ! I find gesture quite difficult, even if I get your point with "energy" and stuff. I always feel like "yeah but this pose is quite specific, I don't see energy because it is just lying down" Having many examples is helping a lot ! Can't wait to make other attempts on this exercise !
Drawing seals was pretty fun :) The first page is from a couple days ago, next two from today, and the last page with the numbers is from imagination/memory. Tried doing it with coloured pencil as well and felt pretty good, but I'm not sure if I felt a noticeable difference. I felt like it made a big difference to draw on good quality A3 paper though, both because of the feel of the paper and being able to use my arm more with the bigger size.
Here are few of my attempts, some are better than other. I found this exercise way more difficult than expected ! Even if a seal is quite "simple" to draw, it is so relaxed that I found it difficult to find gesture and energy in poses. Please let me know what you think ! Any advice to improve is welcome ! 🙏
Here is a second attempt for this project. This time I have tried with a picture of my girl friend. It is incredibly difficult with a face you know that much, it always looks off ! I was quite happy with the line drawing and then I wanted to add some values to give her a more final look but I feel it breaks appart 😅 And this curly hair 🤯🤯😅 Don’t hesitate to let me know your feedback !
This was way more difficult than I thought. And I took much longer than 1 hour for me to do these. In the first drawing the left part of the face is much to wide. In the second drawing the overall proportions of the face is better, but the eyes are too high and the ear is too small. In both drawings the shoulders are too high. Other thoughts: I worked on 11 x 16 inch paper while sitting at a table. This format is too big for me to draw at a table - this combinations leads to distortions. Measuring an object nearby (in my case the tablet standing in front of me) with the pencil did not really worked. I measured in Photoshop.
Here is my attempt ! Quite happy with the result even if it took me ages 😅 This was my first time drawing that big and I kept diving into small shapes to early and then restart from 0 to adjust bigger shapes. I'll try again with other portrait I think. Please let me know your comments !
This is great ! Can't wait to see the critiques and the next lessons, we've been working on this project for a while now. Do you guys know any playlist/artist for this kind of proko jazzy music ? I am so used to see nice drawing made with this kind of music, on Proko youtube channel, that I feel it helps me to draw better. I have search for jazz on youtube but I don't know much about music and I only find "slower" jazz style and cannot find the same mood. Big thanks to the Proko team for this amazing lesson, it helps a lot !
Hey everyone, here’s my level 2 sketches so far. I found this challenging but fun, feedback would be appreciated. 😊 Going to re draw the roosters after I've watched the demo. I think I have over complicated the shape of the roosters comb after looking at everyone's submissions. Let me know what you think!
This was a fun project. I started dong the chicken, buffalo, and hippo without any clear goal for the shape design. And then I decided to do each with 3 versions: square emphasis, circle emphasis, and triangle emphasis. After that I chose to try it on a frog image. One concern I have is the total lack of regard for proportion, and not giving each one enough effort before moving on. I'm happy with a lot of them but i wasn't sure how far to go on each... Frog photo courtesy of Unsplash
Hello everyone, here are some of my attempts for this project. I feel that I am staying safe and not pushing the design enough so all variations are very similar. I think I am on the right track with some ostriches and with the last buffalo. Please let me know what you think about it ! Thanks !
This week has been great, discovering so many amazing artists, and seeing everyone else so inspired and creating genuinely awesome art. I just came across Gary Villareal (https://instagram.com/villarrte?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==) yesterday, and my jaw dropped. study of GARY VILLAREAL:
I have spent so much time looking for art I wanted to study that I did not have the time to do much 😅 Here is my studies from David Malan which I did not know and Aaron I am following for many years now ! I feel I put all my line variations the same way (either thick and dark or thin and light). No edge difference or mixing thickness and value. I think I should work on that. Please let me know what you think and give me feedbacks !
Hello everyone ! Any other French speaking following th course ? Here is my assignment : 1) Is the hierarchy method, made digitally 2) Is the light & shadow method, made digitally as well 3) Is an attempt with paper and pencil where I have tried to put everything together (confident line, exploring a bit and line weight) I am quite satisfied but at some point, my « lines » are so thick that it almost felt like shading with two values. I don’t know if we were supposed to push it that much but I quite like the result ! Please let me know your feedbacks ! 🙏