Several Figure Drawings/Studies
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Grundini
Hey all, after a bit of a hiatus I went back to doing figure studies. Most of these are just sketches but I also started to test the waters with some rendering. I'm using polychromos pencils on newsprint paper. The latter is cheap and good for sketching but probably isn't the best paper for rendering. So I'll look into a better alternative for that. Feedback and critique is appreciated.
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Grundini
I had another go at a figure drawing and also tried out some shading. Unfortunately I messed up the figure's size and placement on the paper and therefore decided to stop above the knees. Also the torso is squashed a bit. Apart from these things I'm quite satisfied with the outcome, especially since this is my first real attempt at this. As always feedback and critique is appreciated.
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Demetrio Cran
Hi! It is hard to critique this detailed rendering! But I will try. Overall, I think that your are right to be satisfied, it is a great piece! Congrats! Maybe, next time, you might try to design big shadow shapes. I mean, to try to separate the shadow shapes from the light shapes right at the begining and, keep them separated till the end. For instance, I believe that the pectoralis is to light for being in the shadow family. What do you think?
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Steve Lenze
Hey Grundini, These are all pretty good, especially the gesture, they don't feel stiff at all. I also think you have a pretty good handle on proportion and thinking about perspective. I think though there are some things that will help you, especially with perspective and a feeling of 3 dimension. The thing I think you could do is start to add some interior details to help show structure to your drawings. In particular areas that show corners to a form. These help make the form feel like it has sides, or planes to it. Also, look for areas you can overlap shapes to give the feeling of perspective to the shapes. This will also require you to use some interior details. In particular, think about how one form pushes into another form creating a pinch. This means the other side will be stretched and more simple. I did a quick draw over of some of your drawings to show you what I mean, I hope it helps :)
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Grundini
Hello Steve, thanks a lot for your feedback and for providing these ideas. I'm going to try to include these things in my next attempts. Your suggestions a really helpful!
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