Bean Examples – Tilt, Lean, Twist and Foreshortening
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Figure Drawing Fundamentals

The Bean

Bean Examples – Tilt, Lean, Twist and Foreshortening

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Bean Examples – Tilt, Lean, Twist and Foreshortening

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Stan Prokopenko
Finding the motion and simple volumes of the torso.
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Jyayasi Nath
the pose at 7.30 is marked as wrong by Proko and this same pose is explained as the correct one in the earlier bean video. It looks completely correct to me and the explanation is also right. Can anyone help make sense of this? Why suddenly this is marked as incorrect here?
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Vin
hello, I think the answer is in Robo Bean section: how to draw structure of the body.
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Jyayasi Nath
Oops.. i meant the one at 19.30
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Vin
I have the same question. I stop the video and draw my version first, then see the answer. What I drew is the same as the wrong answer ...
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Jeremiah Anglin
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Chris G
Trying to get used to twists and turns, first time doing these types of beans so any critique would be welcome :)
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Yuliia Poperechna
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@reina1999
here are my first attempts at drawing the bean in the first set of examples. I’m still trying to figure out the various movements and folds of the torso. I hope to improve with more practice this week
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@charliev
Almost did not want to post this. First attempt at these beans and it is a Struggle! #4 & 6 are very different poses but you can’t that from the beans. I will have to rewatch the video a few more times and see what I can learn..
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@charliev
Practiced more, then re-did beans in blue. Comparing the two I liked that I was able to exaggerate more, but still don’t know if I’m doing this exercise correctly or not. I have trouble determining the center line, especially if the hips. Please feel free to advise/critique.
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angelina andreas
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@ladyfae
I think I’m getting the hang of it thought the twist motion is hard to draw for me. Critique please
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Bruce Steinmann
I'm no professional, but perhaps trying to focus on placing those center lines in places seperate from having it move with the twist lines themselves may help in some cases.
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Micaza
Do you think I did the Bean practices right? Please let me know any areas I can improve on :) Thanks~
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@brianhargan
Can anyone explain to me how you decide which way the tilt lines overlap at an angle straight on like this? first pic is prokos example and second is my attempt. I dont know how you can tell the difference in a pose like this. Thanks.
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Lynn Fang
I remember I dew the same way as yours. I thought the way the two ovates overlap in this image wasn't so clear to tell apart.
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Benjamin Green
More bean exercise.
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Benjamin Green
Some bean practice. About 1/2 way through the examples. I first did this exercise when Proko put these on Youtube some 9 years ago or so. I didn't think I would have any trouble, but it showed me that I don't exaggerate poses enough. Linework is getting better since I switched to digital only. Anyways, critiques always welcome.
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@nusso
Hmmm... bean salad. I honestly liked drawing these, though I did feel like I've exaggerated a bit too much on some. Gotta practice the twist a bit more (no I won't dance) Critique is always welcome!
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Johnathan
Your beans are nice. I notice some beans have scratcy lines, Good job though.
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B.chandra sekhar reddy
hai sir chandra sekhar
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Hector Marti
In this one I think the model is not twisted enough as to see part of the front. Instead, the model is showing her back, what is not shown in the bean presented. Am I right, or the bean is correct for the sake of exaggeration?
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@mcarp
I think the center line should run down the left side of the bean (upper back) and then continue to show the pinch from the buttocks that you are showing.
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Dwight
Just my idea, but I think it's correct because of exaggeration. If you were to "continue" the pose, you'd twist the body more and show more of the front of the body, and less of the back. I've tried showing what it'd look like without the exaggeration, and notice how difficult it is to place the shoulders (without using the robo-bean). And ultimately, the bean isn't the final product in a drawing (unless specifically practicing it). Instead, it's to build muscle and form on top of, and it's easier if you exaggerate so you know exactly what the body is doing, instead of having to guess what your lines mean.
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@4bypunk
hmm im curious too
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@levinsond
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Chris Martin
Following along with Stan
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Zoungy Kligge
A page full of leans, twists, tilts, and foreshortened bean poses
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@qcy
1yr
More beans. Really having trouble with the relative placement of the two ovals.. is the pelvis oval suppose to follow the contour of the buttocks?
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Zoungy Kligge
Generally I think the answer is yes, that is how I did mine. But sometimes Stan is pushing the positions to help exaggerate a bend, lean, or a twist
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@a_dead_gpu
I've drawn 6 beans and would like some critique as to what might be wrong or what i can do better. I dont know how to organize pictures but i hope you will be able to see which bean corresponds to which picture.
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