[ Critique Me ] 5 mins gesture drawing
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billy_x
[self-critique] I think I need to work on hands and feet(especially feet, cant really tell how the figure is landing on the ground )... and shading too.. when I add shadow, it really flatten the body .. In the last figure, I wonder if anyone other than me knows whats happening .. its really messy(i used mechanical pencil becoz the space is really small) ... To summarize, I should work on simplify feet and stop worrying about shading and do more study of twisted forms and overlapping shapes.
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Kristian Nee
Hey Billy! These are really nice. I think your self crits are accurate, what I might say though is that you should focus on the simplification in general. Your drawings are accurate, but don't have much flow. I think if you were to focus more on the overall gesture of your drawings. When I was learning at the Watts Atelier, all of the teachers would enforce the idea of CSI. For these sorts of drawings, they would say that at this stage there should only be C S or I lines. You're definitely getting the idea of gesture, structure, and form but it feels like you're drawing more what you see versus interpreting it as something you want to see. I've attached some drawings by @Erik Gist that show what I'm talking about Good luck!
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billy_x
Hi Kristian! You are right. I begin with the overall gesture and then I copy what I see for the body parts. I didnt even notice that until you said it. Thank you so much!
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Steve Lenze
The proportion, gesture and structure of these are really good. I also think your self critique is right on, keep up the good work :)
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billy_x
Thank you
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Mikey
you can do gestures of just hands or feet to get you more comfortable with them. even just 30 second drawings so you can use them in your 5 minute gestures nice work!
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billy_x
Thank you
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