Figure drawing based on Steven Zapata's lessons
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Artūras ČIvas
~3h figure drawings. Trying to improve on overall figure drawing: gesture, values, shapes, shadows managing and line quality. Need criticues on those aspects.
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Yiming Wu
This is looking so nice especially on such small surfaces... tbh at this scale my pencils will never be this clean, I scribble a whole lot
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Artūras ČIvas , nice drawings and I especially love your shadow design. They look interesting and there's a clear distinction between shadows and half tones. Below are some areas I think that could be worked on a bit more: - Anatomy: First photo right figure, and second photo left figure, the forearms are curved. There's nice gesture there but need to introduce some straights for rigidity. - Shading: More gradual transition from core shadow to half tone in general. In the last photo right figure, there's a strong contrast between lightest light and half tone, that makes the person looks very skinny. The contrast could be reduced if that's not the effect you are going for. - Alternating straight and curve lines: Taking first photo left figure for example, there are a lot of continuous curves or continuous straights. Try to introduce some straight into curved areas and vise versa to make the pose more dynamic. This method will also keep a good balance between gesture and structure. Really nice drawings overall, these are dynamic poses and I can feel the movement. I hope those suggestions helped!
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Artūras ČIvas
@Nicole Lee thank you for sugestions and structured criticue. I really try to focus more on gesture at first, because I find out that after rendering, my figure starting to look more stif than I was expecting. So I will try to incoeporate your sugested method. Also, in some way I sometimes lost value control and get too dark after I smudged some areas. Somehow, before smudging shading looks lighter.
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