Male body pracice
Hello, I'm quite new here, I've recently bought a course from Proko. For some time I've own a body kun dolls, male and female and today I've manged to put them to test. Here are my drawings and refrence photos. Let me know what do you think. Thanks
Hey Marek, I like this idea of using these figure to practice drawing, they can be very informative. The problem is that if we fail to give the pose gesture, it will look stiff. That's why I would suggest you also sketch from movies, so that you can really feel what the figure is doing. For instance: your first figure is walking, so, all the weight would be on his right foot. That would drive the right hip up, adding a pinch on the right side where the torso bunches up with the hip. I did a quick sketch to show you some of the things that I think will help you as you go forward, I hope it helps :)
Hello Marek! What course did you get if I may ask? You seem very keen to portray your figures almost exactly like the dolls, so much that it seems like your focusing too much on the contours and forgetting about the gesture. If you forget about the gesture, your figures may become stiff and “fly-swatted”. There’s a lot to unpack in order to make weighty, energetic and believable figures. For that, I can really recommend the Figure Drawing Fundamentals to begin with, there you’ll quickly understand the importance of great gesture and some pointers on how not to lose it while developing your drawing further. Keep at it! Don’t rush but be consistent with your practice, and take your time analyzing the course materials thoroughly and you’ll get there!
Hi Marek Nice work, I like how you got to put a face on the drawings and even come up with a sort of samurai character. I’ve been thinking of getting these figures to help me draw from imagination too. But the biggest problem I see when using these to draw is balance, as they are hold up by a support. I’m not sure if they would fall, it’s hard to tell. Here are some notes I made for you on shapes and symmetry. Let me know if it makes sense, and please ask if you have any doubts. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work here.