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Rhythm drawings
I wanted to start doing some rhythm drawings in my spare time. I want to start to get better at quick sketching and I would like some tips to improve. Any help would be appreciated.
9 hours ago
Rhythm drawings
Rhythm drawings
Rhythm drawings
Rhythm drawings
Rhythm drawings
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Tips on where to go on from here as a beginner.
Hello! Since the Drawing Fundamentals course is still ongoing, I'm curious about where one can dip their artistic toes in between new lesson releases. I'm particularly interested in the figure drawing, anatomy, and portrait drawing courses. Ultimately, I plan to complete all of them. Would it be optimal to wait and complete the entire Drawing Fundamentals course first, or would it be okay to explore other courses in the meantime? If so, what would be the most logical order to go through them? I'm concerned that I might easily become overwhelmed as a beginner.
1 day ago
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First project - Pear
1 day ago
First project - Pear
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1d
So… Very… Much! How do you handle it?
On the one hand, I'm certainly getting a lot of bang for my buck from the Drawing Basics course. On the other hand, I wish each section of Drawing Basics was its own course. It feels like this is going on forever. It's why I never finished the Anatomy course. Ideally, I would like to draw and paint everyday, while keeping up my studies of fundamentals a few times a week, while keeping up on Master studies in my free time, while occasionally going outside to sketch, when I'm not doing laundry or chores or work or going to the gym. And that doesn't include the Loomis and Gurney books gathering dust on my shelf. Or allowing for free time to just be. Oh, and sleeping — sleeping is sort of necessary. Admittedly, these are really great problems to have. So, while the above may seem like complaints, they are more a source of puzzlement. So, how do you handle it?
3 days ago
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Landmarks
I'm a bit unsure if I'm doing this assignment correctly, so I just wanted to ask if this is a good approach. Any other kind of critique is also welcome.
4 days ago
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
Landmarks
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4d
Help
Hello we have a question. We homeschool our two children and would like to know if there is a basic drawing course on here they could take? We have watched some youtube videos and really like how you present your information. We Want our children to start their artistic journey with the best foundation possible. They are 13 and 9 years old thank you for any advice/ help.
1 week ago
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8d
CSL, sketching
I'm starting the class over from square one. I guess it's too late to get feedback, but if there is some help available, I would appreciate it.
1 week ago
CSL, sketching
CSL, sketching
CSL, sketching
CSL, sketching
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8d
William Montalvo Study Thread
I wanted a place to post my studies and get feedback.
1 week ago
William Montalvo Study Thread
William Montalvo Study Thread
William Montalvo Study Thread
William Montalvo Study Thread
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8d
Ellipse construction in perspective
Hi, lately I had some doubts about the construction of ellipses in cylinders. In the art books dealing with perspective (e.g. Scott Robertson - How to draw, p.72) it is said that the minor axes of the ellipses will vanish to the same vanishing point as the middle axis of the cylinder and its sides. I was not fully convinced and therefore did some research on the topic. I found a math forum where people were discussing just that topic. The mathematicians seem to be of the opinion that the minor axes do have a different vanishing point than the sides of the cylinder without actually giving a proof. Check the thread here: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3823048/is-the-line-created-by-the-minor-axis-of-an-ellipse-concurrent-to-the-lines-runn Does anybody have an actual formal proof for the theory of the minor axes sharing the vanishing point with the sides of the cylinder? I did some drawings and tried to be accurate with the construction. In my drawings the vanishing points of the minor axes and the sides of the cylinder aligned. My drawing process was first constructing a cube in perspective, then transferring the cube and the vanishing points to another sheet of paper and constructing the ellipses inside of the squares in perspective. After inserting the minor axes I checked whether they were in the correct spot or not with a small mirror.
1 week ago
Ellipse construction in perspective
Ellipse construction in perspective
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9d
First Project - Pear
Just started the fundamentals course today and wanted to share my pear, I used the second image as my reference. Feedback is welcome.
2 weeks ago
First Project - Pear
First Project - Pear
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11d
Boots
the shoelaces were quite challenging but I still had fun.
2 weeks ago
Boots
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11d
Figure drawing critique
Hi! I'm new and looking for critique and guidance. Any help welcome. Reference from the timer tool. Thanks! *Note: remade post because cannot edit.
2 weeks ago
Figure drawing critique
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13d
Pear Critique
First assignment done, any thoughts welcome!
2 weeks ago
Pear Critique
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13d
Figure drawing/shading in pen and ink, feedback greatly appreciated!
I was working on breaking down figures into forms and got carried away and decided to work on inking once the pencil drawing was completed. Curious about any feedback you might have regarding the figure aspect, proportions, inking or anything else? I’m still very much a beginner so any advice/pointers are helpful! Thank you!
2 weeks ago
Figure drawing/shading in pen and ink, feedback greatly appreciated!
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15d
Can not draw from imagination
Hello there, Im an animator, I have been doing figure drawing for a while, but when it comes to transfer these thing that i learn from figure drawing into animation is really difficult. For example, I will struggle using the character designs to pose the same pose as I do in figure drawing, which results at the characters lacking "life". I also struggle with anatomy, and the anatomical forms and shapes a lot, i feel when it comes to muscles and bones, everytime I draw an character I will have to "re-invent" it. And it will costs me so much time to do it. Thanks phat
2 weeks ago
Can not draw from imagination
Can not draw from imagination
Can not draw from imagination
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15d
Marshall Vandruff's - Perspective course?
Hi All, Asking as I would rather save up and wait to buy the new upcoming perspective course that is meant to be released by Marshall Vandruff. Does anyone know if this is still due to come out or has it been scrapped? I apologise if this has already been covered but have been hearing about this on the Draftsmen podcast, but have not seen anything on the website. Kind regards, Kishan
2 weeks ago
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17d
Portrait critique
Hi, can you give me some feedback? Construction, anatomy, shading etc. etc. I'm beginner and new here. Thanks you in advance!
2 weeks ago
Portrait critique
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17d
Gesture Feedback
Hello! I was practicing gesture, specifically trying to follow the FORCE method. I also went back and added in the robo-bean on afew of them. I feel like I had a particularly hard time getting the torso to look right and getting the legs to connect to the torso. Any feedback is appreciated!
2 weeks ago
Gesture Feedback
Gesture Feedback
Gesture Feedback
Gesture Feedback
Gesture Feedback
Gesture Feedback
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17d
Pen shading + any other feedback
I am on a trip and only have a pencil case with some micro pens. This fireplace was a cool perspective challenge for me and now I’m at a point where I really want to add values shading with pens and would love any recommendations for techniques or styles to study ! I dont do well with straight lines so this was definitely a sort of challenge to my bad line quality😂Also any other feedback I would love thank you
3 weeks ago
Pen shading + any other feedback
Pen shading + any other feedback
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18d
Advice needed in relation to drawing surface(s)
As of recent I have lost motivation to continue drawing. I blame it on my indecisiveness in relation to choosing and sticking with a drawing surface. In this matter I seek guideance. Before picking up the course, my intention was learning to draw standing infront of an easel. But I have experienced frustrations with some of the exercises, in particular learning to shade with the tip. I feel like it is difficult to attain control on an easel without discomfort, e.g. when resting the wrist for fine lines. I am aware that doubt is inevitable in any creative field, but I haven't had succes cirumventing it. Also, it should be noted, that I have tried drawing while sitting in front of my easel, but the frame is too narrow to fit the legs of my chair, which makes it impossible for me to be close enough to it. What do you suggest? That I stick with the easel but disregard certain techniques in favour of others, or that I simply execute them differently (e.g. not resting the wrist whilst I apply a trippod grip) and accept the outcome? I guess my main goal with this post is to get reassurance that I can learn to draw soley on an easel. The easel in question is pictured. Thanks in advance.
3 weeks ago
Advice needed in relation to drawing surface(s)
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21d
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