Jeff Watts on Line Quality
Jeff Watts on Line Quality
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Jeff Watts on Line Quality

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Jeff Watts on Line Quality

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Stan Prokopenko
Jeff Watts is one of the most skilled draftsmen I know and he knows a lot when it comes to line quality. In this bonus lesson, he’ll give us some great insight on how to think about lines in our drawings.
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bonnieblue
Jeff says to set specific goals to keep moving forward. At this stage, what are my goals besides learn to draw or improve? I'm floundering here, i cant find the forrest OR the trees, specific daily/ weekly goals might help. The obvious goal is to draw everyday, but Jeff is talking about something more specific & meaningful. I'd like to know what please.
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pedrobranco
Yeah I would like to know too. I've started 2 years ago and by now I'm so tired of doing boxes and cylinders. I got back into figure and anatomy today since I've been fumbling my live drawing classes only to find that I still can't do any of it. One week I can see the "important relations" next week it's all gone and I'm back to trying to "write" my drawings. I also still can't shade worth a cent. If it's any help I've been copying everything in "Fun with a pencil" by Loomis. I've also already copied Bridgman's Anatomy close to twice by now. I guess the big issue with this question is that there's way too much you can focus on and it is all somewhat necessary in the long run.
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justzach
Something fun i heard today in my watch though was how Jeff mentioned something about 10 tones. And it made me laugh because our only lesson was with half of that to warm us up.
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Philippe Girard
10 is witchcraft wtf
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justzach
i've been watching this every day sense it came out and i feel like i keep hearing new things i didnt quite get the first time through. Trying my best to soak up everything Jeff Watts has to say. I keep hearing things that i heard before, but on each consecutive watch though i understand a new thing he said that didnt come across on the previous viewings.
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justzach
"Show you a picture that is closer to where your at" Proceeds to show something i'm years away from drawing anything close to that.
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Dave Sakamoto
What does Jeff mean when he says his drawing has a tonal feel? Sorry, I'm a novice to artistic terms.
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Jeremiah Anglin
It essentially means that the drawing it composed of shapes of relative values that transition into one another with a particular edge (hard,soft,firm,etc.). It mimics more so how light falls on a form in real life than say hatching or crosshatching.
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Dave Sakamoto
Jeff said that his drawing exemplifies a heavy calligraphic style of drawing. What does he mean by calligraphic? Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting. Is he saying that his drawing has a handwriting style? And if so, what is that?
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Jeremiah Anglin
A calligraphic style is kind of your own personal signature that makes it recognizable. For instance in observational drawing you could draw what you see while also adding bits of what you would like to see in the picture, adding your own personal style to it.
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VAGABOND
A lot of information and inspiration to keep driving forward. Really good video
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julia pace
inspiring
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S Beauchamp
That was awesome, really loved the nuanced discussion especially around choosing what kind of edges to use.
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S Beauchamp
was there a link to buy a skull cast? did I imagine that?
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Samantha Maggard
Very informative and inspiring!
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Philippe Girard
Damn, he really looks like a buff Marshall lol Great lesson, very insightful.
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justzach
This is the funniest comment
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J B
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Really insightful, thanks Jeff for sharing your knowledge!
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Browny Sparks
I'm glad you brought on Jeff to talk about this stuff. I feel like the more exciting things reveal themselves as you move further into art and get deeper into more advanced topics. And I'm not someone who generally looks at other people's art that much and forget why I got into this in the first place, so seeing a master's work and his explanation of some of the more advanced things in a simplified way for beginners is definitely an inspirational boost! :D Thank you Jeff and Stan! I hope to see more guests in future lessions as well to stoke my inner art fire. Thank you!
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Chris W
God damn... I guess I will be setting up goals for myself, like Jeff said. I will try to draw more often. Especially with still life drawings, since they are much easier to do, and I can apply fundamentals that I learned here. That was a great video, I will do more thinking when drawing, and not just doing it by the feeling.
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Wolfgang H.G. FELFERNIG
Wow !! I may thank both of you, Jeff and Proko, very much - it is almost unbelievable, every single word is a sentence for its own !!
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oluchi
i found this really encouraging and insightful, it picked up my mood quite a bit. Can I see a bit--just a bit of light at the end of this long tunnel.
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Tuija Kuismin
Thank you so much for this lesson, Jeff and Stan! It's a gem. In addition to being educational, this was very encouraging and, yes, very inspiring as well. I feel like the lesson could alternatively be titled as "Jeff Watts Goes Fast & Furious on Line Quality". He says so many things, that feel important to me, just one after another and they keep coming, that I forgot or didn't have time to take notes! I'm going to watch the lesson again, pausing it several times to just stop and think and properly take it all in - what you're teaching us to do when drawing, it occurs to me as I write this :). Anyways, thank you!
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Edo Moya
This part hit me in the face... "Now, most people, they draw and they don't even think they're just drawing and they don't stop and think about anything. And they wonder why the drawing doesn't look all that great because you really have to draw, think, stop, interpret, think, Think about what that is that you're drawing. Look at what you're seeing. Do I like that thing that I'm seeing or do I want to change it now? This is where it gets really advanced, its part what you see part what you know and part what you wish you saw. Most of you are going to be drawing entirely what you see because you don't know that much yet." Gold.
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Stan Prokopenko
Haha, he says it like it is!
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samkatz405
"Drawing is part what you see, part what you know and part what you wish you saw." Very well said!
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Geert-Jan
thank you Jeff!
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