please can anyone critique
hello i want feedback on the following .Is the structure following the gesture .is the structure right also i focused on getting better at shape design and tried to simplify it. also i struggle a lot with abs in these drawing any guidance on that and my goal with art is to make comics and illustrations
Hey, @Anubhav Saini! I understand you’ve attempted to practice your skills on shape design and simplification. When I analyze your drawings, I do notice there’s an intention to simplify the anatomical atributes of the figure - however, I believe you can “power up” this intention by clearly anchoring your simplification choices on principles of gesture and design such as the ones Stan talks about in his How to Draw Gesture lesson: tension X relaxation; angles X curves. And, also, other types of visual contrast: big X small; empty X full; tight X loose; flowing X zig-zaggy… among other possibilities. Overall, “creating contrasts” is a key idea about shape design which you might like to keep on the back of your mind as you draw and which can let you guide yourself to make choices about how your drawings will look in such a way that the results may feel not so random or haphzard, but rather more deliberate, assertive and even appealing. I think this assertiveness and deliberacy has a lot to do with what @Steve Lenze meant when he commented about being more precise with the shapes. To help illustrate what I mean, I’m sending a sketch I made over one of the same poses you studied. Hope this helps!
I think the problem is that you are not being precise about your shapes, and the perspective that they are in. This is the most important thing that you need to know to draw comics, especially because they are drawn with line only. You need to really slow down and think about the shapes and their perspective. I did a sketch of one of your drawings to show you what I noticed.