Balance (Proko's Figure Fundamentals)
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Becky
Hi! I've been learning balance for about 3 days. Here are some things I've learned. I would appreciate any feedback, and please fill in the gaps of my limited knowledge. I mainly struggled with creating action poses, so I'll mainly talk about that. Action poses are usually unbalanced. It usually consists of one leg (or support) being up and the weight of the person being moved forward to around the leg. Walking and running are just controlled falls where we fall for a little bit and then catch ourselves. The main component of action poses I've noticed is the lean and tilt of the upper body. In my studies, you'll notice that most of the poses have some sort of tilt to them which makes it look more like an action pose. Without the tilt, it looks kind of balanced. Making the person lean forward will move the center of gravity which makes it easier to make it unbalanced. Also, for finding the center of gravity, I saw a video by Ahmed Aldoori where he found it by creating an oval/circle for the main mass (pelvis, ribcage, head) and found the center of that circle. It helped me alot. The video was a recent RefWed. I hope this will help someone! Thanks for any feedback!
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Jessica Harrison
These are really great! You have great energy to the pose and the line quality!
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Carl Harrison
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Hello all first time posting work here, I’m working my way through the figure fundamentals course and I’ve just finished one half of the exercise on balanced poses lesson. I’ve also been focusing on mannequinization as well as balance. I’ve found mannequinization a real challenge and here is where I am at currently in my practice. I would really appreciate feed back as I want to make sure I’m making the right progress, my long term goal is to be able to drawing the figure from imagination confidently. look forward to hearing from you all.
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John Harper
I'll second that. Wow!
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Mathew Patterson
Wow!
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Gabriel Kahn
Fantastic work mate!
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Bradwynn Jones
great work!
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Becky
Thanks! I really appreciate that :D!
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Gabi H
I think these are incredibly well done! The forms are super dynamic and you can really feel the twisting, the pulling, the stretching and the motion in these. You clearly have a great understanding of the figure! I’ll definitely check out that video. Thanks for sharing!
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Becky
Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
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