Demo - Dynamic Shapes from Reference
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Hi y'all, HELP PLEASE. Are these contour or gesture? I did add some line weight at the bottoms, where body meets ground. Not sure that's a good thing on a gesture drawing, but one of the guest speakers said to always let the ground win.
Should we avoid concaves ? does it destroy a sense of rhythm / flow ? I dint really see Stan using concaves this demonstration. And he also mentioned something about people saying concaves shouldn't really be used on the human body since we have no concave. So now i am a bit confused. Takes this seal picture for example wouldnt that lower concave be a good way to show the flow of the head? Does function over form apply here? or would a series of convex curves following that rhythm provide a same sense of flow?
Here some of my seals. I know I’m a little late but some critique would be very appreciated
Seal #o4 I'm behind! The seals/sea lions are sooo much fun! Here's my first. I now see where I went over with a darker pencil which resulted in poor line quality. Off to do more.
I'm not sure I got as dynamic as I could have, and I still struggle to keep my line control from getting scratchy. I had fun with it though.
Stan, when does breaking the form go to far when drawing gesture? I'm doing gesture practice on people and it feels like maybe i'm breaking the form to much and it starts to look ugly.
The drawing on the left was my first attempt, it took me several hours. I did the second attempt in about an hour. I did go back and draw many of the lines darker, so they could be more easily seen. I think this assignment more than any other taught me how to draw in the larger shapes first.
I am facing a challenge: my sketches after the demo are more static than before the demo. The reason I believe is that I used CSI and a "quick sketches" mindset before the demo and used short "scratchy" lines after the demo to try to replicate the interesting shapes Stan creates. Unfortunately - mine don't render as good as his. I feel like I can either draw movement with very basic shapes or static drawings with interesting shapes. Any tips on how to avoid making the confident CSI lines look static when adding the detailed shapes? Thanks!
Before I watched this demo video, I really didn't know how to draw some seal lions' photos. They are cute but lack of details. So I picked some a little more complex ones to draw, thinking they are easier to handle. Now I have more ideas. Thank you! These two photos below are the most simplified and hard to draw I ever thought.
Thank you Stan! This was just an awesome demo! It has really helped make things a little clearer to me, I look forward to making another attempt at the assignment, and see if I can better apply these concepts. You really did a great job of explaining these concepts and showing us how to apply them. I think it helps a lot when you tell, and show us, how not to do, and think, about it, and then tell and show us the right way. It helps things click because there is less room for ambiguity and misunderstanding. I appreciate the effort you are taking in trying to understand how we might be misinterpreting something, beforehand, that you are trying to teach us, and adding the extra clarification to it. This is a great course! I just wish it had been around years ago, but I’m very glad that it’s here now.
Thanks for this demo Stan! Your walkthroughs and breakdowns really helps me identify the mistakes I’ve made in the assignment. Can’t wait to try this again!
Thank you Stan, your instruction and speaking your thought process as you draw is extremely helpful. Need to try this again with fresh perspective.
This is great ! I find gesture quite difficult, even if I get your point with "energy" and stuff. I always feel like "yeah but this pose is quite specific, I don't see energy because it is just lying down" Having many examples is helping a lot ! Can't wait to make other attempts on this exercise !