Linear Layin – Basic Shapes
Linear Layin – Basic Shapes
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Figure Drawing Fundamentals

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Linear Layin – Basic Shapes

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Linear Layin – Basic Shapes

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Stan Prokopenko
The Basic Shapes of a full Figure Drawing Demo
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sean azzopardi
I am very rusty with my figure drawing. That’s fine, happy to learn why. Accuracy has always been a problem, so trying to bake in measurements to my process. Loooong way to go.
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winsonzuinb
Hi Proko, are you using the Arches 88 silk screen paper for this demo?
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Child Granny
Should we be making a head unit spacing overlay for each reference? It makes it much easier to do the lay-in. It's tough! I find myself distrusting my measurements because they turn out wrong so often. I struggle to get a consistent head unit length count of my references. How does one get a steadier hand? lol I'm still really enjoying the challenge and I learn a little more every repetition, even if the results are mixed.
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Ernesto Palma
This reminds me of that time in the podcast where you shared that it is hard to begin exercising but the reward is phenomenal later. Due to it being painful first, it is a virtue. When drawing, measuring takes a lot of brain power, lots of patience, and concentration. It is not fun, well maybe for certain cultures it can be, but the rewards from measuring are immense. Learning to see your mistakes and investing a good deal of time to the measurement will yield tremendous pleasure when rendering because you can just let it all flow at that point, confident that things are in the right place!
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Nio
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Sandra Süsser
Documenting my own take on a long drawing following Proko’s process. Here‘s the layin of the basic shapes. Happy that I wasn’t that far off with measuring this time. Using plumb lines instead of only triangulation for horizontals really helped.
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Alexander Wegner
I have just done this figure drawing of Yoni. I would really apreciate some critique. Thank you! The image is Yoni 249.
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Josh mcgrath
Your drawing has some proportion errors for example the head is too big and the arm resting on the leg needs to be a big longer I suggest going back practice measurements and proportions Your doing great keep it up
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Margaret Langston
Yes, Linear Layin/Anatomical Forms will take me another evening to finish. I see now that, at this moment, I could not do this without Stan's demo. This is impossible without a thorough knowledge of anatomy. Maybe at the end of this year...
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Sandra Süsser
Yes, knowing the anatomy is essentiell for really nailing figures, but I think you are already doing a great job with measuring and nailing the proportions and I think this should be the focus here. Maybe do this again once you finished the anatomy course. At least this is what I plan to do :)
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Margaret Langston
I'm going to document my copy of the figure drawing demo in stages, just as laid out by Stan. Here is my linear lay-in. This is a copy of Stan's work. At this point, I can barely keep up with measuring but trying. My laying is very light (in graphite) so I darkened a copy of the photo a bit to try and make it more visible.
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