Daily Drawing With Timer Challenge
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Gannon Beck
I enjoyed the habit of drawing everyday during the 12 Days of Proko. The timer tool is great and there are lots of professional photos to work from. I took one day off from it and got right back on it. Now the habit is a fixture in my daily routine. I've been posting the images in the two week challenge thread in the Drawing Fundamentals Course, but since a.) this will be a longer habit than two weeks and b.) not everyone on Proko is enrolled in that course, I'm starting a thread here. Anyone inclined, feel free to join in. Use the timer and whatever photos you have packs for, or are freely available. Here are a few two minute sketches from me--mostly from the Viking Volume 2 Pack. 22nd Day of Proko and counting.
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Gannon Beck
74th Day of Proko and counting. Two minute sketches finished five minutes before midnight. The streak remains alive!
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Gannon Beck
73rd Day of Proko and counting. Just one portrait tonight. Probably about 30 minutes. I lost track. So much is wrong with this. I should have spent more time on the underdrawing before I moved to mapping shadows. All the more reason to keep practicing. Edit: I did a second one. Not any better, but it's an interesting problem to work on.
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Martha Muniz
Hi Gannon! I might suggest going softer/lighter on your half-tones. It seems like they are going towards more 'muddy' territory. Dorian Iten's video on the Lambert Scale remains one of my favorites on the topic of lighting: Mind-Blowing Realistic Shading Tricks
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Joseph Osley
The proportion, placement, and planes all look good to me. The first image has this hazed out smokiness to it that I like a bunch. It feels noir, like they're a foil to the hero detective.
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Joseph Osley
@Gannon Beck 's earlier post had me panicked that I'd already forgotten how to do figure drawings, so I tried some for today's warmup. 1min x 2, 2min, 5min - Pretty meh and definitely felt rushed after not having used the timer in a week(felt like a month). Fun to try and do gesture drawings regardless.
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Aaron Smith
I think you've done your job here... capturing the gesture. I like 'em!
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Gannon Beck
It's still looking good. It looks to me like your proportions and rhythms are continuing to improve.
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Gannon Beck
72nd Day of Proko and counting. @Joseph Osley got me thinking about portraits, and I realized it's been a while since I had done any. 5, 10 and 15 minute efforts here. It's amazing how fast one can get rusty with a skill.
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Joseph Osley
I wish I had your rust! Five minutes is hard for faces. I used to do a page of those pretty often for a month or so. Not enough time for my brain to stop panicking and start thinking. Love the eyes and expression of the figure on the right. Awesome!
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Gannon Beck
71st Day of Proko and counting. 5 to 20 minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
I love seeing the simply constructed forms under the anatomy. Looks great!
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Gannon Beck
70th Day of Proko and counting. 5 minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
70! Seven tea. Say venti. That is some admirable commitment. Keep being rad.
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Gannon Beck
69th Day of Proko and counting. Bought a hands pack. I'm going to start slipping this into the rotation. On the first page, the timer was set to two minutes, and the other two pages it was set to five.
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Joseph Osley
Sweet! I've thought about getting this one. Hands are always good to draw. These all look amazing.
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Gannon Beck
68th Day of Proko and counting. I was on the go pretty much all day today, so I'm squeezing my drawing in at the last minute. The timer was set at 5 minutes for these. I was on a call so I wasn't fully focused, but this is how it works out some days.
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Joseph Osley
However it works out, you keep getting those juices flowing and following through and that is what matters. Your archery poses are always so good!
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Gannon Beck
67th Day of Proko and counting. Two minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
Great energy in these. The straight to curve asymmetry is right on. Puts me in the mind of " Samurai Jack." I may not be posting as often in this thread. I am moving my focus to portraiture for a bit. When I do the occasional figure via timer I will post it here. I'll still be checking in and cheering your efforts and devotion, regardless. Been doing some Loomis heads today. Started the portrait course here on Proko. The free parts, at least. Pic related. All the best!
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Gannon Beck
66th Day of Proko and counting. Here are a few sketches--all about ten minutes.
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Joseph Osley
1min x 2, 2min x 2, 5min x2 - Having a bad day. Hope everyone is doing the opposite.
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Gannon Beck
Hope tomorrow is better for you. Good gestures in here today.
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Gannon Beck
65th Day of Proko and counting. Long, busy day. Just a few two minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
1min x 2, 2min x 2, 5min x 2 - I went through my older sketchbooks a while back and found that a good amount of them had blank pages towards the back; so now I am filling them up. These sheets are 6" x 9". I like drawing at a smaller scale. Probably not ideal. Oh, well. These blank pages must be filled; because if I fill all the old sketchbooks I get to buy a new one! That's the plan, at any rate.
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Gannon Beck
Fantastic work! If you're worried about drawing too small, do the first one big on a sheet then draw the smaller ones around it. That'll mix it up.
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Gannon Beck
64th Day of Proko and counting. I think these were all 10 minute sketches, all done in Procreate.
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Kimberly Lewis
These are excellent! Very dynamic.
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Joseph Osley
I love the ability to approximate your IRL medium of choice. Looks great!
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Joseph Osley
1min, 2min, 5min
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Gannon Beck
Good work, Joseph!
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Gannon Beck
63rd Day of Proko and counting. I bought Lane's Master Charcoal Pack and started to play around with the various brushes. Everything was a 2 minute pose tonight. I'm not suer yet which is going to end up being my favorite, but these are very nice. Update: I added one 20 minute sketch.
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Joseph Osley
Nice! Always fun to try out new tools. Rad drawings, as always. The way I can see the transfer of weight in the 20min one is so cool. Looks like an example from a "how to draw the human figure" book. Awesome!
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Gannon Beck
62nd Day of Proko and counting.
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@suflop
Love that shading and the way those details are done
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Joseph Osley
1, 2, 5min
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@suflop
I'm not any kind of an expert but I really like a lot of these, especially the ones that have a lot of perspective and foreshortening in them. They look really good to me.
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Gannon Beck
Very nice. Your proportions are really coming together on these.
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@suflop
Day 2. The five on top were not timed, but the three on the bottom were timed with 2 minutes each. Had more, but those 2 minutes flew by faster than I thought they would, so they were only half done.
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Joseph Osley
These are rad! I especially enjoy the way you gesture the legs and hips, capturing the female form simply and clearly with motion and balance intact. I read, or saw, somewhere recently(I cannot recall specifically due to how many art lessons or books I've been imbibing) that the pelvis is the key to the female form and for males, the shoulders. I see the merit of that in these. Great stuff! PS - The way I found to make two minutes into more time was to go down to one minute and then 30 seconds and then back up. Two minutes feels luxurious after doing so and five minutes feels almost too long. But, regardless, try to not get caught up in speed only to make your drawings suffer for time's sake. It's nice to work timed to train yourself to expediate the process, and sometimes the frantic nature of shorter times eliminates over think and develops intuition, but, in absolute terms the speed of a drawing's only use is in how many more you can do. It translates to more reps. What you want to get out of it is entirely your purview. In the end, an hour long drawing may be less successful than a minute one or vice versa. It's what you're getting out of it in those moments to bring forward into your next one(in my opinion, of course).
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Gannon Beck
Very nice! Great job keeping the lines simplified.
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Gannon Beck
61st Day of Proko and counting. A page of 2 minute sketches and one 20 minute one.
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Joseph Osley
I love how I can feel the twist so acutely in the longer pose. There so much to balance in those mid-action shots. The weight and momentum are all there. Awesome work.
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