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Today's gesture with a bit of structure
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andypandi
I tried to be mindful of balance and perspective.
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Marcin
Hey, man! Definitely improved with each iteration. That last one looks particularly good. I really dig the exaggeration. Have you been using solely Proko for learning the Gesture and Structure or do you have any other learning resources you'd recommend?
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andypandi
Thanks! I've been using Proko, Love Life Drawing, and Steve Huston's book on figure drawing. I read the FORCE book before and it still influences my approach, it's really good.
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Serena Marenco
Hi again andypandi! here there is a problem that immediately jumps out at the eye: the outstretched leg. (Don't panic, it's ok!!!) In the very first sketch you correctly identified it in gesturing, but then as you went on and started to define the structure you lost it completely until you got to the last drawing where you represent it with a straight line. What went wrong? At first you realised what the gesture was and represented it correctly, after which stylisation kicked in, which is a nasty beast we've all had to deal with (so don't worry, it's quite normal at first). Basically, your brain starts telling you what you have assimilated over the years about the concept of "leg". If a leg is taut it must be representable with a straight line, your "mathematical" brain tells you, only it is wrong. You have to keep looking at the picture and you have to keep in mind that no organic form, even bones, have perfectly straight lines (those are conventions that we sometimes apply, but for projection purposes, not for descriptive purposes). Even when stretched, the leg continues to have a fluid S-shaped course, as you rightly showed in your first drawing. If you look closely at the photo you will notice landmarks determined by muscles and bony portions visible on the skin, which reproduce exactly that line you guessed at the beginning. I hope I have managed to explain myself. :)
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Gabriel Kahn
Hi there! Amazing job! I think you should clean up your shading a bit, it kinda makes your boxes hard to read.
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oliver lindenskov
I think the rythm you found for the right leg in the first four gestures you did would work really well for the outside of the thigh, but I would add another gesture line going from the knee down along curve of the shin bone. And stop the one for the leg at the knee. Also, it's really great that you test of where the limits are for exaggeration, 'cause you can't exaggerate infinitely without loosing believability.
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Kevin Amatt
The legs look a bit bendy. In the photo his right leg is straight.
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