Robo Bean Assignment Examples - Lean
In the first example Stan shows in this sequence, I'm a little confused how we are seeing the front AND back planes of the torso. Is Stan just super exaggerating his upper box to have and intense curve?
1st attempt is watching the pose 2. is watching stan do it 3. is again just watching the pose. any critique is appreciated if u go over mine i'll gladly go over yours
Robo Bean practice and draw along, could use some feedback. I get the towel twisting visually, but drawing and grasping it myself is more challenging. Anything else that is seen, please feel free to comment :)
I used the references in the video above and didn't watch the actual process. I started with red as a foundation sketch, then black for my final, then yellow to show the difference in general direction between what I watched in the video afterwards. The biggest thing I noticed was just how off I could be on some of the severity of the angles, effectively drawing a 15 degree angle when in reality the box leaned around 25 degrees. I also sometimes forgot that the start of a crease or fold typically started around the box itself not a random part of the mid section, but rather the lean of the top/bottom box causes and starts the crease.
I did the assignment examples on my own first and then followed along with Stan. I’m also unsure whether to indicate a top/bottom plane on some poses, but I found that overlaying Stan’s drawing over the reference first and then overlaying my drawing helped me understand where I misjudged the perspective of the forms.
How do I know if I'm supposed to show a top plane or bottom plane of a robo bean cube? Thanks!
stans exaggerated drawings make it hard to identify landmarks as some angles completely change because of the exaggeration.
I'm having fun following through this lesson but I'm confused by one thing in Stan's finished examples. How I study these is that when the reference comes up, I pause the video, Draw it for myself, and then watch Stan's process and see what he does differently and how I can improve my own, pointing out the mistakes I made during my process. My confusion is that in some of these drawings, Stan will draw the "guts" connecting the pelvic and rib-cage prisms together, and sometimes he'll just leave the drawing as two floating rectangles. Is there any particular reason for it? It's just a minor thing that was bothering me through the tutorial.
This section sure is tough compared to the previous ones! (Except the landmark section, I had no idea what was going on there ha), but I guess that means it's where the real improvement can take place. Here's some of my attempts, some of these are from the photos he used in the video, some are based off other reference. It's so hard comparing mine to his because his line quality is so amazing, ha. Mine are certainly a lot more messy than I'd like. The hardest part for me definitely feels like putting down the first shapes. Would it be wrong to just start with a normal bean and then turn it into boxes? Starting with the boxes from the beginning feels really hard. Any other feedback would be super appreciated. I'll probably spend a long while on this, cuz it seems like this is a really essential skill to practice.
This is my final robo bean study for now, as I've decided to move onto the next exercise. I'm certainly not saying I've mastered this, far from it, but I feel a need for a new challenge. I've enjoyed these exercises, but they are really tricky. Drawing 3-D boxes is harder than it looks sometimes.
Here are my first attempts at robo beans, majority from following the video examples. I started using the rounder shapes to help outline the boxes, but I think my hips are too stiff. Stiff angles, too. The distance between the ribcage and hips is too short.
Just following Stan. Here are my Lean, Robo Beans. I plan to go back and try them on my own, at some point.
Hello, here's my first go at the robo beans. I plan to go back in a little more depth and check them against Stan's to see where I'm off. So far, when I look at his compared to mine, I think mine are coming out a little too stiff. All feedback is welcome. I do have one specific question though. On the second image I attached, his drawings have a concave curve for the belly on one bean, but a convex curve for the other. These poses seem very similar. When I drew them, I made the curve concave for both. Is there a particular reason one would be convex or concave, other than it appears that way on the photo reference? Or maybe it's due to body type? Just trying to figure out if I were to make robo beans from imagination, how I would know when it's concave vs convex. Thanks.
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