Drawing Fundamentals course
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engramtwilbane
I'm taking the drawing fundamentals course and was curious if I got close to what Proko meant with the face portrait? Would love some critique so I can learn where to go from here. :) I've only been doing this art thing for about a year and a half now but really off and on so I know I'm not as advanced as a lot of you on here. So, please be kind. :)
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I just wanted to share my excitement about the Drawing Fundamentals course at Proko.com. This course is really worth a look for anyone who wants to develop their drawing skills. From the very beginning of the course, I was immersed in the fascinating world of drawing. The instructor explains concepts and techniques in such a way that even complex aspects become understandable and accessible. I learned how to deal with proportions, shadows and lighting, perspective and more. These fundamental skills have really helped me become a better artist. Also, the community at Proko.com is very supportive and inspiring. I can share my work, ask questions and get feedback from other artists. It's a place where I can find inspiration and grow with like-minded people.
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Steve Lenze
Hey engramtwilbane, Your drawing is pretty good, it's your values that you are struggling with. The idea of this exercise is to simplify the number of values that you have to use. This makes it more manageable and less confusing. First thing you have to do is squint way down until your eyes are almost closed. You will notice that everything that is dark melts together, and everything light does the same. Fill in all the dark and you should have a shadow side and a light side like a high contrast photo. Then open your eyes a little until you can see dark, and light halftones. Then you add your highlights. I did a quick example to show you what I mean. Notice that his chin gets lost in the shadow and his hair, that's okay. Remember, you only have 4 values. I hope this helps :)
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engramtwilbane
Oh wait I see you said 4 values nvm LOL sorry like I said it's hard for me to focus on somethings and I end up missing key details like in your post. :p
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Also I have a bit of a vision problem where values end up bleeding together / becoming one especially in grayscale... So looking at your picture you used 4 values? Is that correct?
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First thank you for the reply secondly thank you so much for the demonstration. I was confused I tend to kind of nod in and out on long descriptions of things so far Proko has been the best teacher I've found for art though, just wish he had more 'books' on it instead of just videos. But yes I see what you mean I'm going to reattempt it either tonight or tomorrow or well just in the near future may go to the next exercise to break things up a bit and not burn out. Thank you again! <3
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