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Basic proportions
Trying to improve with proportions. I think this my first time ever drawing a full body from a reference photo. I see some angles are off, but am I crazy to think that it looks okay for my first drawing ? Would love some critics, tips and advice. Thanks in advance 🤟🏼
4 hours ago
Basic proportions
Basic proportions
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Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Hello! I was hoping to get some feedback on these drawings. These are from my homework for a local figure drawing course I am taking. They are 2min, 5min, and 10 min gesture/figure drawings. I feel like I am not focusing on the right things when I am doing these.... I just do not know what it is I am focusing on and what I am ignoring. I do not have the reference photos but I do have the link to the video I used. Thank you in advance https://youtu.be/Sb6n5rWtv04
11 hours ago
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
Gesture/Figure drawing feed back
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Book recommendation - Gesture Drawing
Hi everyone! Do you habe any recommendation for books regarding the topic "gesture drawing". Would love some with a lot of examples that I can use as practise. I don't habe any books regarding this topic, so I really would appreciate your advice :) Greetings and thank you! Moonless
14 hours ago
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gesture critique
i need critiques on this gestures drawing
19 hours ago
gesture critique
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Digital Drawing Issue
I have this odd problem when using the blur tool or the spray brush: some strange lines appear in places that should look like a smooth gradient and my drawing looks like someone spilled oil on it. Here's a normal yellow gradient and the same thing with these absurd lines. I noticed that it gets worse for darker colors (black and purple here) than for lighter colors (yellow and black here). Do you know how to fix this? I tried a ton of different blend modes and nothing worked... And the exact same thing happens in several different applications (Krita, Adobe Fresco) Edit: it is probably my display. Does anyone know what to do?
2 days ago
Digital Drawing Issue
Digital Drawing Issue
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Heads
I’m still working on heads. This one is better than before, but still has significant issues (obviously). I’m not posting the reference this time (from Pinterest) because I’m not focused on likeness yet, but any thoughts on what to work on first? thanks!!
2 days ago
Heads
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Doing it "right" - or doing it a lot?
I've been learning the fundamentals online for about a year now, and there is a ton of information out there to get to grips with - one thing that comes up time and time again is these two conflicting pieces of advice; 1. Do it right - don't worry about speed, that comes with time - just focus on doing whatever you're doing correctly - if you don't do this, you will just develop a lot of bad habits 2. Do it a lot - don't worry about quality, that comes with time - just focus on iterations and failing a lot - if you don't do this, you will get stuck and never progress This drives me crazy! I ping back and forth between these two ideas in my practice - enjoying the quality of my work when I take my time (but getting frustrated at how long it takes), and enjoying the quantity of ouput when working quickly (but getting frustrated at how much of it is terrible) Does anyone else struggle with this?
3 days ago
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How to draw with little to no construction.
So I realised that Miss Jisu said on an older proko video that she thought that since Kim Jung Gi could draw without an underdrawing, she thought there was no reason she couldn't. So she learned it. But she didn't say how. Peter Han does the same, and so does Eliza. Karl kinda does it too sometimes. Point being, it looks like something that can be learned. After thinking for some time I came up with the following conjecture. In order to learn how to draw stuff, you need to practice simplifying, and constructing it. There is no getting around that. And in order to skip the underdrawing, you need to practice skiping it, but it will only work on subjects you are already familiar with, things you have already drawn with constructive drawing before. After all, you can't make an accurate drawing of something if you don't know how it looks like, or how to build it. I wonder what you guys thoughts are?
3 days ago
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Practicing quick sketching
This post was originally buried deep in another section so I am reposting it here for those that might have missed it :-) These quick-sketches were made while watching an old black & white movie for reference. They are all about 3-to-4 minutes each. I was going for overall gestures and major visual masses with little or no details. I did these by pausing the movie playback whenever I saw something that visually struck my fancy. Also, I wasn't wearing my glasses, which did kind of help my goal. I'd glance at the television eight feet away, which I could hold focus on. Then I'd glance down at my drawing paper eighteen inches away, which was slightly out of focus (I am far-sighted). This kind of made me concentrate more on overall shapes and not so much on details. Of course it also gave me a splitting headache :-) . What do you think? Are these kind of exercises of any benefit to you also? Comments and critiques are always encouraged and welcomed, thank you. Be excellent to each other. Cheers!
4 days ago
Practicing quick sketching
Practicing quick sketching
Practicing quick sketching
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Gesture - Youth Soccer Drawings
I have been sketching youth soccer practice. Everyone is constantly moving so this is in the moment observation and memory drawing. I would like to have some fresh insight in what I can do to improve. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing any kind of feedback.
4 days ago
Gesture - Youth Soccer Drawings
Gesture - Youth Soccer Drawings
Gesture - Youth Soccer Drawings
Gesture - Youth Soccer Drawings
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Just sharing a new one
Critiques? Comments? All welcome.
5 days ago
Just sharing a new one
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Please Can Anyone Tell?????
*Is the drawing looking like the person in the following images?
5 days ago
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
Please Can Anyone Tell?????
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Frans Hals charcoal study. Feedback would be very welcome!
Dear Prokos, (I feel there should be a name for users of this community ;) ), This is a study in charcoal of the painting "Laughing boy" by Frans Hals. I always feel joy when I see the orginal portrait (on view in the Mauritshuis in The Hague). I think that my study is quite rough and could use some more work on edge and shape design, and likeness I see now. But I am really curious what your feedback would be. Thank you for your time! Cheers, Leon
5 days ago
Frans Hals charcoal study. Feedback would be very welcome!
Frans Hals charcoal study. Feedback would be very welcome!
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Shading - portrait
Hi! Here is a portrait study of mine. I was focused on shading and edges mainly. I also tried being more gestural in the sketch. All critique, tips and helpful resources are appreciated. Thank you!
5 days ago
Shading - portrait
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Just gesture
Early morning studies.
5 days ago
Just gesture
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Master Studies - Mort Drucker
Hi all! Court Jone's suggested in his caricature course that a good exercise is to pick an artist whose style you admire and to do a "master study" of some of their drawings. The goal is to carefully note their process and construction, and the artistic decisions they've made with each piece. Then, try your hand at duplicating their style with what you've learned. I've attached a sheet of sketches made from Mort Drucker's "Lost In Space" story from Mad magazine. I've always loved his mixed sense of cartoony-ness and real anatomical knowledge. I made careful (or near so) copies of several characters and then drew two of my own in Mort Drucker's style. The male head of Professor Robinson in the upper left of the sheet and the attempt at Dr. Smith in the lower right. Bleh! These are not so very good but I do think I am learning something about structure and rendering in doing them. Of course, much more study is needed. Your comments and critiques are encouraged and welcomed, thank you :-) Cheers!
5 days ago
Master Studies - Mort Drucker
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On the issue of motivation
Theres an asian life philosophy called Ikigai. It's basically about find peace in life. And in order to do that you must do some requeriments: You need to like your job. Be good at your job. And your job must be useful to society. I'm getting deeply connected with art,and i know it's benifits and why i like it but with that in mind, I'd like to ask you: Why you think art is important to the world? Why us draftsmen are important? What's the importance of the entertainment industry (games, movies, tv shows, music, etc.) I'm seeking inspiration to keep drawing and give meaning to it. Thanks for the attention :) Eager to see your replies
6 days ago
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arm study
hi folks this is just drawing of an arm which took me around 45 mins , it was done using charcoal on newsprint, and btw yes its a study from proko. if you have any corrections please let me know , I dont have any mentor
1 week ago
arm study
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Constructive head drawing practice
I do this thing of filling pages with small freehand doodles as a sort of test for myself, to see if I've retained any of the things I've been studying (from reference) the previous few days. It could be anything: am I drawing eyes any better? Or mouths or maybe just overall proportions? Anyway, here's one of those sheets of doodles. Heh, I kind of thought the upper left one turned out looking like Peter O'toole as Lawrence of Arabia :-) No. 2 graphite and blue prisma-color pencil on white copy paper, 8.5 inches x 11 inches 
1 week ago
Constructive head drawing practice
Constructive head drawing practice
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Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Hi everybody I would like to share with you my progression. I decided to start drawing five month ago. I studied by myself first with my favorite artists (Todd Mcfarlane, Sergio Toppi, Jean Baptiste Andreae, Moebius, juan Gimenez, Jerome Opeña and many more... i took recently some lessons with a professor and I am absolutly passionate with the draw now. Here my last work of this month, what do you think ? Do you have any artists to share here ? Love to discover new things ! (Sorry for my english i am French) All the best for you all !
1 week ago
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
Evolution after 5months of intense drawing
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