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Best First Course for Figure Drawing
What's the best first figure drawing course that goes from design, gesture, construction through shading? I'm sure all the courses are good but is one best suited as an intro?
11 minutes ago
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11m
Perspective- hinging a tilted edge in perspective
I’m practicing concepts from Marshall’s perspective course. I challenged myself today with a jukebox that is only parallel to the floor and ceiling. The edges that are usually out of perspective because they’re 90 degrees to the horizon line are also in perspective (somewhere on the vanishing trace, I got away without using it). Now, I wanted to hinge the jukebox window out, but I didn’t know how to set up a square in perspective to make the ellipse it would follow. I just eyeballed it, but this is something I would like to understand! In summary, how would you set up a square in perspective to track the ellipse that hinging edge would take? I just occurred to me to drop a line straight down from the hinge point, but how long do I make it so it’s the same length?
2 hours ago
Perspective- hinging a tilted edge in perspective
Perspective- hinging a tilted edge in perspective
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2h
First attempt - Pear
This is my attempt prior to watching the demo. Clearly need to sharpen the shadow edges. Any feedback is welcome..
7 hours ago
First attempt - Pear
First attempt - Pear
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7h
Sketchbooks
#240212 Practice / study drawings. RSB sketchbook. HB mechanical pencil. Various refs. among them Loomis, Woodward and Michael Hampton.
19 hours ago
Sketchbooks
Sketchbooks
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19h
One point perspective practice
I want to focus on gesture and perspective because I think I’m lacking in those subjects to get better at drawing. I want to show these one point perspective drawings I did today and get help on what I need to improve.
1 day ago
One point perspective practice
One point perspective practice
One point perspective practice
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1d
Lesson brush
Hi, I'm following the Anatomy Premium Course and remember that in one lesson Proko told us that the brush he uses can be downloaded somewhere. Unfortunately, I can't find the link anywhere, neither can I find the lesson where it was said. TIA for your help ! Arno
4 days ago
1
4d
First Project. Simplified pear
Here is my simplified pear.
4 days ago
First Project.  Simplified pear
First Project.  Simplified pear
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4d
Figure Drawing – Mannequinization
My latest attempts to mannequinization. I tried getting feedback in the course before but I think I have more luck of people seeing and responding here. I find this part of the course quite challenging.
1 week ago
Figure Drawing – Mannequinization
Figure Drawing – Mannequinization
Figure Drawing – Mannequinization
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8d
Back view Robo bean (feedback needed)
trying to apply the bean to other poses, this one was especially difficult being a twist, I did another one with red lines to make it converge but it doesn’t seem right. Appreciate any help I can get so I can be more consistent on my own!
1 week ago
Back view Robo bean (feedback needed)
Back view Robo bean (feedback needed)
Back view Robo bean (feedback needed)
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8d
Still working the robo bean, how is it?
hey just wanted to see if I improved on the Robo bean, starting to get the hang of it in the back 3/4 view, appreciate any critiques on how I did the Robo bean over the figures and the over flow of the forms. thanks
1 week ago
Still working the robo bean, how is it?
Still working the robo bean, how is it?
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10d
A better alternative to sandpaper
Sandpaper or sanding boards are a pretty traditional means for shaping and sharpening graphite and charcoal. The main issue I have with sanding is that as soon as the sandpaper gets loaded with graphite or charcoal, it becomes sort of a “disease vector” that spreads dust around your work space if you are not careful. I recommend an alternative that 1) is less expensive, 2) makes managing dust much easier. I use a mill file. Specifically a 6 inch, “single cut, bastard” (yes, bastard…I’ll explain), mill file. It’s a flat metal working file. “Single cut” refers to how the file teeth are formed—in this case they run straight across the width of the file all parallel to each other—no crisscrossing. “Bastard” refers to the coarseness of the file. Mill files come in four grades of coarseness: “Coarse”, “Bastard”, “Second cut”, and “Fine”. (Nobody really knows why “bastard” became a term for coarseness.) These are relative to the length of the file: a larger file of the same grade has larger teeth. So…a 6 inch, single cut, bastard mill file turns out to have the best coarseness for replacing your sanding board. Hold the file stationary like you would a sanding block. Then you can run the pencil tip sideways along the file, rotating the pencil as you do so. Just make sure the angle is such that you don’t push the point of the pencil into the file teeth or it will catch and break off. Pull the point across the file teeth. Let the file do the work, meaning you don’t have to press hard—gently does it. To clean away the dust, use a tooth brush. Do this over your trash can and don’t brush so vigorously you create a cloud of dust! Brush along the teeth of the file (not across them), and the brush will remove nearly every bit of dust from the file. No dust “disease vector”! You can find these for about $8 at your local hardware store, which is cheaper than a package of sandpaper and it will last a lifetime (several lifetimes).
2 weeks ago
A better alternative to sandpaper
A better alternative to sandpaper
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11d
Practicing C S I lines
Good day! A question I've been forgetting to ask. When practicing my C and S curves, one difficulty i face is my hand obstructing my path , thus messing up my hand eye coordination (unlike a straight line where if I place 2 dots I can always see where I want to go)  What do/did you all do to overcome that?
2 weeks ago
5
12d
Is buying Drawing Basics worth it?
I got a little money and I was thinking about buying it to start. I'm a complete beginner but part of me thinks spending about $140 for a basics course when I could get something like that for free seems iffy to me. I want to see the best in people like Stan, and maybe he knows how to really cut things down and make beginners like me go from absolute shit to pretty good. At the same time, 140 is a lot of money especially since I don't have a job. btw also struggle with artblock, untreatable ADHD, and other issues. Even getting the motivation to pick up the pencil and draw is hard enough, let alone believing I would get anywhere soon.
2 weeks ago
4
15d
Fundamentals that are the most relevant to video game art
Hey all, I started my drawing journey with the sole purpose of being able to make art for my own video games as a solo game dev (boith 2D and 3D games) What would you say are the most important fundamentals that I should focus my time and energy on? Are there some aspects that I can skim through/ignore?
2 weeks ago
1
16d
Simplify by Observation initial project
Posted for comment/critique. Kept the "pear shapes" quite simple. Focused on getting five distinct tones and simple, sharp edge shapes. The portrait was definitely more interesting. I focused on the face rather than the shirt. Again, being careful to use five distinct tones and simplifying shapes--in some cases like the highlights in the hair, taking some liberties to "design" shapes somewhat. Note, that I was not able to avoid some glare on the darkest tones, so they don't show up as evenly in the photo as they actually are.
3 weeks ago
Simplify by Observation initial project
Simplify by Observation initial project
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21d
First project
Any advice on anything I might be doing wrong? I like the farthest to the right best.
3 weeks ago
First project
0
24d
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
I have recently begun practicing gesture drawing using Proko's "How to Draw Gesture video. I am a complete beginner in gesture and anatomy, so I am unsure if my drawings balance gesture and proportion well. The first eight drawings were done in 45 seconds and the rest were made in 2 minutes and 15 seconds. I plan to move on to Proko's next gesture videos once I am confident in my basic gesture ability. Does it look like I understand the basics of gesture and is there anything that I may still need to improve on? Thank you!
3 weeks ago
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
Am I drawing gesture correctly?
3
24d
First in person Figure Drawing session
Hey y’all, I just attended my first live model session last night, I wasn’t able to attend til the 7-10 minute poses. These are on 18x24 with charcoal (never used before). And I want to improve my line and gestures! If you have any advice for my next session next week please feel free to share! thanks for your time! aaron
1 month ago
First in person Figure Drawing session
First in person Figure Drawing session
First in person Figure Drawing session
First in person Figure Drawing session
First in person Figure Drawing session
First in person Figure Drawing session
First in person Figure Drawing session
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29d
First time attempting Simplify Pear project
Well, I totally get why some artists hate their work. But it was a first step.... This was about an hours work. Hoping that is a reasonable time frame to complete it.
1 month ago
First time attempting Simplify Pear project
First time attempting Simplify Pear project
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1mo
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