Quicksketch Assignment Examples - 30 Second Poses
Quicksketch Assignment Examples - 30 Second Poses
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Quicksketch Assignment Examples - 30 Second Poses

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Quicksketch Assignment Examples - 30 Second Poses

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Stan Prokopenko
Demonstrations of 30 second gesture quicksketch
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jeffrey slavens
I'd love critique on my 30 second gesture poses. I've been approaching them iteratively, sketching each twice with a slightly different approach. I still feel as though I am seeing too much contour, and I especially struggled with torsos that are twisted such that they're completely or nearly profile.
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Daniel Lykke
Here are my quicksketches from the video 30 seconds super fun to do
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artanxp
30 second sketches. I think I drew the pencil line too thin. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you.
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jollycooperation
Here are some 30 second gestures I did, I’m relatively new to figure drawing
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Kristian Nee
Hey Jolly! Nice job on these, you're effectively simplifying your lines and avoiding contour. Getting over trying to draw exactly every line you see is one of the most difficult parts of learning how to figure draw. So good job! What I would say is a few things: 1. Though these are successful first attempts figure drawing, I'd say these lean on the simpler side to their detriment. There's no form here to push the gesture of the pose, making them all feel very flat. What I'd recommend is watching Stan's videos Bean Assignment Examples – Foreshortening. I know these are 45 second drawings which limits the amount of stuff you can do in that time, but that being said small indications of form can go a long way. Stan's How to Draw Gesture helped me a lot with this stuff, I'd recommend that too. 2. Your drawings don't have much energy to them. Though you are capturing the general "story" of the pose, the lack of force behind your lines doesn't make it feel like they're standing in space or moving at all. To combat this, use your arm as much as you can when you draw (as opposed to your wrist). This will force you to think of the drawing as a whole, while also allowing you to put more energy into your lines. I'd recommend watching @Mike Mattesi's videos on Drawing Dynamic Figures – The FORCE Method. 3. Line follow through could use some work. This is related to both of the points above, but I'll address it more directly. You are successfully using the lines correctly, but they're missing the follow through that would take them to the next level. See the draw overs below for what I mean. In the first one, you can see I took your drawing and simplified it to two lines, a step by step, and threw in a super rough indication for the pelvis. I've also attached a diagram by @Stan Prokopenko and two 5 minute quick sketch pages by @Erik Gist.
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Rodrigo Torres
My 30 second practice. Any feedback is appreciated.
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Ferencz Erzsebet
30 second sketches. Time just fly so rapidly, so I made a second batch using the same poses, but sketched them in 2 minutes to see if there is any difference.
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martin brost
Here are some 3o second and two minute poses from the two videos.
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Sandra Süsser
These are the 30 second sketches I did following the video without looking at Proko‘s process. It’s still a bit messy (at least digitally it always gets like this unfortunately), but overall I am quite satisfied. I’ll probably work on my brush settings as well so that some of the sketchier lines won’t be that much visible and distracting anymore.
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arpad
Great details for 30 sec gesture
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lifeflame
very clean lines !
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peepmyjeep
I was mainly focusing on drawing confident long lines, but it did feel like I was running out of time on a lot of these. It is a lot of fun, but I feel like after a five minutes I need a break. Any critiques would be appreciated
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Sandra Süsser
Yeah I had the same feeling :D but you did really good! As for the time problem: I found you can’t really think about anything for too long. Just find the centre / most important line (take a second or two for that) and then just continue drawing with quickly switching between observing and sketching.
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Dane
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Here are my first attempts! I avoided viewing the finished examples to preempt any outside influence. I had fun! These are the first of many figure drawings. Any feedback is deeply appreciated!
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peepmyjeep
I think working on getting more dynamic centre lines would help a lot. Try giving a few of them a more S shape for the lower back.
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msmeas86
It's not great but here are a few 30 second and 2 minute poses, i'm slowly getting used to it. I really can't wait to learn the robo bean method. But these are getting easier as i practice. I feel like sometimes I go slower, because i'll start thinking in terms of stick figures and then I remember that's what he told us not to do :-). i think it might help me, to just go slow on a few of them first, and get used to the sort of "structure" Stan has for doing the two minute poses.
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systemfehler
Man, I just started out but holy hell these are difficult....regular practice everyday I guess
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edcar
I know, but you shouldn't look at Stan, you should relax and follow your instinct. Thant's the point, whatever you're at, you'll improve with the exercise :)
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Jumar Balacy
I just started too! Keep going =)
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Bryan
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30 second to 1 minute gestures I tried to minimize the number of lines used.
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Girish Kumar G
I tried gesture drawings from the tutorials, I am open to critiques and suggestion for improvement
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lifeflame
looking good ! you have a good sense of proportion !
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Matt Haslett
I did a bunch more of these after some great critiques (thanks @Jesper Axelsson) on my mannequins. I found this to be more helpful than the 2 min sketches. Either way, the time restraint really got me out of my head. As always, would love any and all critiques, and would be happy to critique anyone else.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi again @Matt Haslett, thanks for doing these! My favorite is the top middle one in the 2nd image; it has a good sence of balance and I like the simplicity; almost a single c-curve connecting the head all the way down to the foot. Keep on practicing these! It will pay off!   I'll do my best to help you further:   PRACTICE TIPS I attached an image with some practice tips. I think this is the most important advice I can give you at the moment. If you practice a lot and with those tips in mind I think you'll be able to improve fast and find the answers to many of your questions on your own   LINEQUALITY If you haven't already I really recommend watching this video and applying what it teaches https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/how-to-hold-and-control-your-pencil/assignments Being able to draw long strokes confidently is a great tool for gesture drawing.   IMPROVING THE GESTURE One thing that made the top middle one in your 2nd image so successful, is that the lines put down all contribute to the gesture. However, In the 1st image, bottom middle drawing, some of the lines don't support the gesture; stiffening the pose. You could think of the gesture as water flowing through the body and the contour lines should push it from side to side to keep it flowing. In the upper arm you have drawn two nearly symmetrical contours; the water is pushed neither way and the water doesn't flow as well. A simpler way to think about it is that you bend the contours to follow the gesture; if the gesture is a c-curve, bend the contours in a c-curve arc.   I would start by practicing finding the main flow; long gestural lines that run through, and connect multiple body parts. A great exercise for this is to do 30 sec quick sketches were you limit yourself to only 5 or fewer lines (CSI) + head.  It´s a challange, but using only 5 lines will force you to find the core gesture. I attached an example for inspiration. Note that I´m not drawing stick figures, but the flow passing through the forms. When you have a solid grip of the big picture, adding details can be done more intentionally.   But again the practice tips are the most important, especially the part about following along with Stan, since his good habits will become part of your repertoar.   Hope this helps :) Keep up the good work!
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Bas de Vries
Some more 30s gesture practice of last week or so.
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Jesper Axelsson
Really good! - 3rd image, bottom right corner: Instead of drawing two lines for the left side of her torso, I would draw one of them on the right. That way the energy of the pose is being pushed from side to side. I've recently rediscovered my love for this after studying "Bridgman's Life Drawing" for a personal project. He has a chapter in there called RYTHM, and it looks like it's all about meeting a curve with an opposing curve, to push the energy through the pose. Mike Mattesi is big on this concept too, which is why I linked his video in the reply to your other post. Hope this helps :) Keep up the good work!
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Sita Rabeling
Ah... yes, now I see it. I think the middle one at the bottom is off - but time was up. Thank you for your reply!
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Tony Vu
I'm loving the flow of the poses. The only thing that really stands out to me is that the pose at the top right is slightly off balance
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Meitar Avraham
Hi everyone, I'm new to Proko and in this course. Here are some of my 30 seconds gestures. Any Critique would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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Bas de Vries
30s gestures using 5 or less lines. Feedback always welcome!
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Bas de Vries, great job! I think you completed the exercise succesfully! - I attached a paintover with suggestions on where you could have connected even more (and in the bottom right is a general gesture note). How much you connect or divide is up to you, you don't HAVE to go overboard with it, but I wanted to make you aware of the possibilites. Hope this helps :) Keep up the good work!
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Caleb D
First 6 images are the following: #.1: Drawing pose on my own #.2: Following Stan's drawing #.3 Drawing pose on my own again (without looking at Stan's or my previous drawing) Last 9 (attached in reply. 10 image per post rule) are ones I've posted previously and went back and did again after doing the exercise above. I'm pretty happy with the improvement. Doing the first 6 right after watching Stan's definitely helped with where to start, adding more depth, and that using cross section lines is important for the flow when something is coming at or away from you (I tried using this on image 6). Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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ace_of_spades
Great start. Keep an eye on angle changes. Many of your sketches are using soft curves. Use sharper angels to make it more dynamic!
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