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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deeplava
I feel like I'm gonna cry because no matter how much I draw them my gestures don't seem to improve at all. I can't get anything close to what others are able to do unless I'm trying to copy their drawings specifically. I don't understand how to visualize people in my head maybe? I'm embarrassed to even write this comment, but I so badly want to improve.
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uppy
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Just started the course! Here are my first attempts at gesture. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!!
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herbicidal
A mixture of 30 second and 2 minute poses; any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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raeon
Watched then attempted. Tried a few multiple times. Feedback always appreciated!
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levinsond
Can't manage 30 sec , it took 1 min each
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Chris Martin
30 sec gesture warm ups for today
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bjnaz
Need to do more of these. Never knew how really slow I process between my eyes, my brain and hands.
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Leon Smith
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Alex Barban
Hey, I just wanted to give you a quick critique and some advice. Your gestures are good in the masses, meaning you have a great amount of them completely, but the best advice I can give is to try and make less scratchy lines; it shows how quick you are with them, and it's okay to get frustrated, but don't let that take control over your lines. Try to tame them and make single strokes with them even though some may not look like legs or foreshortened body parts, but it doesn't matter this early on; the objective is to be calm and loose, so try to make single BIG strokes when making the figure but besides that your centerlines look great they are there to guide you so focus on using that line to make your spacing with the whole body but yeah looks good keep the motivation.
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Kalmon Rosenblatt
I wanted to focus on capturing the gesture in as few lines as possible, and remind myself not all lines have to connect. I learned wearing headphones and listening to music really helps. I think just having a beat pumped into your head keeps you focused.
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fuzzhead93
Nice job! I like how you did multiple of each, I'll have to try that too!
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kotka
I think you succeeded with your task and really managed to identify the most important flow in the figure, even though the proportions on some are very wonky (which is typical in the beginning, it's mentioned in the gesture critique video). Keep practicing, it will only get better. Good tip about using music!
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Josh Bailey
I wonder if this lady ever got her cake tattoo coloured
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Working more heavily on 30 second poses to force myself to find those rhythms, and simplify as much as I can. During my lunch break, I did 24 gestures at 30 seconds each. As soon as time ran out, I moved to the next pose, this explains why some as partially done. I didn't want to cheat and try to fix something. Rather, I can review them later throughout the day, and seek improvements.
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fuzzhead93
That's a similar method to what I'm trying to do! I try to keep in mind what Stan said in one of the videos to try and simplify where needed to get it done in the alloted time. I took this to mean that I'm representing at least each limb, head & torso
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
Shorter lunch than I had planned. I got 18 quickposes at 30 seconds each, and then 6 at 60 seconds each. Sadly, too many interruptions impeded my ability to nab 2-minute quickposes. I'll do that later today. That being said, I know this all comes down to practice, but boy is it hard to capture gestures. I'm trying though, yeesh. They're ugly, but we'll get there.
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fuzzhead93
I agree, it's so hard!
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Alex Ramos
I draw with the video. The more I practice I notice that there are more things to learn.
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fuzzhead93
I had this same exact insight the other day, noticing that there's so much nuance in the way that Stan draws these gestures!
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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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fuzzhead93
He does show a couple examples in his videos of torsos that don't show their center line, profile like you said or where the centerline is obscured. I noticed in these he focused more on drawing the gesture of the ribcage. One thing that I'm seeing in these is that your centerline seems like it's always in the center of the left & right torso lines, despite it being offcenter in almost all of the reference poses. Adjusting how much space is between the center line & the edges of the body can be helpful to get the perspective looking a bit more accurate.
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Lars Engel
maybe also try getting more from instead of just spaghetti, and combining that with more intentional lineweight to show force also helps a lot i think
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Lars Engel
i think the second and forth are unclear as to what direction the person is facing. i see them facing to the front of the camera, but they are not. i like your clean dynamic lines with matching proportions i lot though.
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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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