Figure drawing/shading in pen and ink, feedback greatly appreciated!
2mo
J B
I was working on breaking down figures into forms and got carried away and decided to work on inking once the pencil drawing was completed. Curious about any feedback you might have regarding the figure aspect, proportions, inking or anything else? I’m still very much a beginner so any advice/pointers are helpful! Thank you!
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kathryn martinez
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Starting over with course. Really hard to follow directions, it seems. Almost no straight lines, but I did manage to keep it to only 6 values. Likeness is totally NOT. This was done with an intuos pro tablet. I think it's harder to draw using a slippery surface like that. (excuses, excuses...)
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Good work here! I like how you clearly put thought into designing your shadow shapes and have your hatching follow the contour of the form. I would focus on making sure your figures are balanced. Pay attention to where the center of gravity is with relation to the feet, right now it looks like your subject might fall backwards. Here is a video on balance that I found helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLBhO-4YEww&t=0s I also think you can work on the neck and shoulders. Notice how the neck curves up into the head. I'd also pay attention to the foreshortening on the arm on the left, right now it just looks a little long. Overall, good work! keep it up :)
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J B
2mo
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback! I'll take a look at the video. I was trying to follow the reference image as best as I could, but I still have a lot of difficulty with proportion. Slowly improving, but it's a tough road :-D
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2mo
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In terms of background on this, I'm working through the drawing fundamental course here on Proko, but also going through Kristian Nee's self-study syllabus for drawing, which begins with figure drawing. I've been working on breaking down figures into forms and trying to get proportions correct (it's a big weakness for me at the moment). I also really enjoy pen and ink drawings, so I was working on hatching with pen afterward since this was just a spur-of-the-moment practice drawing anyway.
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J B
2mo
Here's the original reference photo I used. Original source was: https://gobreck.com/trip-ideas/other-outdoor/golf-in-breckenridge
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