Gabs' Fundamentals Journey
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Gabriel Barros
Hey everyone! My name is Gabriel Barros and I'm a comic book artist. I'm always trying to get better at drawing and decided this year to study the fundamentals using as a base the 'Art Curriculum' that's been posted around the art community (the one curated my Modern Day James). So, I thought of making this space a kind of a journal, with my daily studies. I'm totally open to feedback and criticism, although I may not have time to reply everyday. So, thats it. Thanks for this space, really!
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Day 06 - Robo Beans!
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Liandro
E aí, @Gabriel Barros! Brasil tá na área! 😄 It seems you’ve practiced quite a lot for a one-day session, that’s awesome! Overall, I think these look good - I do notice a few things, though, which I believe you could keep an eye at as you keep practicing, so I listed a few notes below and I also drew over some of your sketches (image attached), hope you find it helpful. Here’s what I’d highlight as things to look out for: . GESTURE FIRST - Try to always start with the simplest gestural lines before getting concerned about anything else. No matter how solid the forms and perspective, or even how well rendered, a figure drawing will always look better if the gesture underneath is strong. . PERSPECTIVE OF THE BOXES - Tracking vanishing point isn’t always the case, but, whenever dealing with boxes, try to always consider how the lines should converge to convey a believable sense of volume and depth. Stan shows an interesting “step-by-step” approach in this video: Structure Basics – Making Things Look 3D (it starts at 10:22) . THE SIZE OF THE GAP - On the Robo-bean, it’s common to make the distance between the boxes too big, but, anatomically, the distance between the bottom of the ribcage and the top landmark of the pelvis (ASIS) is only about the width of the person’s hand when in a neutral standing pose. If there’s stretch or squish, that can change a little, but keep in mind to compensate on the pinching side when there is stretch on the other. Also, if possible, do your best to keep the proportions of the boxes consistent across all your drawings. I think that’s all I got for now! By the way, what a great idea to turn this topic you created into a study journal - I think it can be a super effective way to keep yourself on track and visualize your progress. Let me know in case you have any questions, and feel free to reach out whenever you’d like. Cheers!
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Gabriel Barros
Day 05 (Jan 7) (Late posting) Today I watched the landmarks video. Still couldn't apply it so much to the drawings, but tried to at least make some marks on today figure session. Tomorrow will try to do some tracings to identify landmarks on models and some drawings.
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Day 04 (Jan 6) (Late posting) Some gestures for today. Algo practiced some more structure along gestures.
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Beth Barany
Good luck with your studies!
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Gabriel Barros
Thank you, Beth!
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Gabriel Barros
Day 03 (Jan 5) Today I focused on the cubes, freehanding a bunch on paper, also practicing a little bit of shading (and sharpening pencil). Also, of course, a timed gesture session. Hope your art week is going well. :)
2022 01 05 Cubos 2
2022 01 05 Cubos
2022 01 05 Gesture 2
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Dan B
The first set of cubes have some issues with the perspective where the front corner becomes too long and they look stretched. The second page looks good :) Nice loose and dynamic lines in the gesture sketches!
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Xun
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hey can I see that art curriculm by modren day james I had it before in my old laptop but I lost it now
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Dan B
It’s by Alex Huneycutt, here’s the link to his latest version, which is on Gumroad. https://www.reddit.com/user/RadioRunner/comments/lgllqy/new_version_of_radiorunners_curriculum_for_the/
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Gabriel Barros
Day 02 - Today the time was shorter. I focused on the Bean, instead of the timed gestures, which I'll probably get back to tomorrow, while still doing more Bean studies.
01 Jan 04
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Xun
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i think they are amazing
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Gabriel Barros
Day 01 - Rewatching Proko's Figure Drawing Fundamentals series, and doing timed gesture sessions. Looks like Croquis Cafe is now paid, what a bummer.(I mean, they should totally charge, their work is amazing, but I don't have the money right now). Anyone know a good alternative with timed sessions? Anyway, here are the photos of today's studies.
01 Jan 03
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Dan B
Adorkastock is pretty good with heaps of variety and timed poses.
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Dudts Draws
there are videos on youtube with timed session, just type "new masters academy gesture "
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Xun
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yes, Line of action. sketch daily. preferably use proko's examples draw one yourself first then follow proko's and at last try to improve your own
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