Robo Bean Assignment Examples - Twist
Robo Bean Assignment Examples - Twist
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Robo Bean Assignment Examples - Twist

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Robo Bean Assignment Examples - Twist

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Stan Prokopenko
Examples of the Robo Bean Twisting.
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Chris Martin
Trying to remember to gesture first. Need to practice these more.
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Andrew Huerta
Hello everyone, If any of you have the time can I please get a critique for this twist. Ive been practicing for awhile but still cannot understand the concept of the twist. Where did I go wrong? During the bean or the boxes? Here is the process of this pose from bean to robo bean. Thanks!
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Zoungy Kligge
My robo bean tilt and twist exercises. The second from left, bottom row, is the last twist pose. l tucked the pelvis under more than Stan did.
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Dylan Gabriel
Nice work!
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Low Horvath
can someone explain the last robo bean to me? i feel like i don't understand why its that way.
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Zoungy Kligge
What specifically did you not understand? I did mine differently than Stan did. I tucked the pelvis underneath a bit more. I'm about to upload mine and then you can see what I mean
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pmak22
Finding I'm about 60% right on how to do the twist...which has meant that at least the top or bottom face wrong, meaning it should either be facing down or up when its facing the opposite. I think this comes from my fundamental challenge with seeing the tops of shoulders or the side of a body and instead I'm seeing just the top of back and probably discounting the bend of someones head forward or backward, which actually maybe a good indication of you can see the top face of the top or the bottom face. The last image posted attempts to show how I can in the future, better asses if I'm seeing the top face of the torso or not at all.
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Low Horvath
I’m having trouble drawing twisting forms. Like twisting figures, boxes or other geometry. I feel this is what’s lacking in my robo beans and gestures. I guess you could say I can’t wrap it around my head.
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pmak22
@Low Horvath have you tried just following along to the video first and then trying to tackle it again? I found that helpful for me in some earlier lessons. Also why not post your attempts, perhaps someone will give feedback than may unblock you.
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Andrew Huerta
Here is one of my many pages of robo bean practice, I tried focusing more on the twist in this page and I am having a bit of trouble on it. Can I get a critique and any advice on how you guys approach this twisting method.
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faye zhang
I can tell that you tried hard to understand these forms, and good effort since the twist is very difficult. I would suggest drawing all the boxes with straight lines first because you’re losing the perspective in a lot of these, especially in the pelvis, in which many are impossible boxes. I’m not great at perspective either, but I tried my best to show you in the drawover. Most of your ribcage boxes are also too thin in width, only showing a sliver of a side plane, so I think it would benefit you to overlay your drawings over the reference to find the landmarks and determine the right thickness of the ribcage. Most importantly, you should consider the relationship between the ribcage and the pelvis, which follows the flow of the gesture. On the 2nd row, the 2nd robo bean from the right seems very disjointed because we see the top plane of the ribcage, yet you indicated a bottom plane for the pelvis. P.S. I saw your gesture drawings as well, and I noticed that they lacked volume. Instead of focusing on curves, think of whether you’re looking up/down on each body part and whether it is coming towards you/away from you. I recommend this video by Love Life Drawing on learning to draw gesture with angles (straight lines) to understand the body in 3D space: https://youtu.be/-TqKd2XB844
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vahn84
These are by far the hardest assignments i practiced with, at this point in the course. I had to draw my way through 23 exercises before finally getting the correct point of view. My process is: i pause the video before Stan starts drawing and i take my bet with the assignment. When i'm done i watch how Stan did it and correct my drawing as a reference for the future. Apart from my lineart, what i struggle with is to find the correct position of the landmarks. (I'm planning to redo all of the assignments again until i get them right.)
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The Drawing Ram
These are good, I would not gring the pose as that may not be as useful as grinding the concept itself , what I did for that was using the videos on Youtube by "Draw This" , "Ges Draw Party" , "New Master Academy", "Love Life Drawing" or any video that has timed exercises and tried to use the concepts learn on this Proko course with those figures this helps because you can set up a fairly decent work loop where at the end you will better understand the landmarks becuase you have tried to find them on different poses, if what you want is to get the angles of the boxes right, I only know of 2 exercises that helped me a lot with that , one is 250 box challenge by Uncomfortable the other is to practice still life drawing daily, you know fruits and breads and jars and that kind of thing, these strengthen one's sense of perspective radically so that may help with finding the angles on the robo bean faster or in less itirations.
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Adam Wiebner
one great step that helps me is when dealing with puzzling out a tricky twist/ landmarks pose is to step away from drawing desk and try to assume the model’s pose oneself, and this will help tremendously to understand exact lean from front to back, tilt side to side, and twist of two boxes of robobean. Once robobean is in right place, landmarks are that much easier to place accurately. I hope that helps.
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lifeflame
Seriously, I’m so glad I watched the Robo bean critique video before finishing the set. Marshall’s comments on boxes really helped me figure out the relationship between the round bean and the boxes. You can see how much cleaner and confident the lines are afterwards (left). If you haven’t watched it yet go watch that video first before finishing the rest of your robo beans!
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Sandra Süsser
Robo Bean - Twist Exercises
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Andrew Pruitt
It's very hard to self-critique while working along with this video because I feel like Stan changes the position of the boxes to emphasize the gesture, but because of this I cannot tell if I'm correctly identifying the landmarks. For example, in the second image I was not expecting to see Stan indicate the top plane of the bottom box because in the reference, the angle between the PSIS and ASIS appear to slope slightly downward so I was expecting to see a sliver of the bottom plane.
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Lebogang Monaheng
Hi everyone I hope your all doing well. I just started with the Robo Bean lessons this week and I was hoping to get some feedback on my practice drawings, any kind of critique is welcomed.
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missinglee
I find it difficult because sometimes the poses seem to be exaggerated in Stan's examples, and other times they aren't. There were a few poses I paused and started again because the gesture or proportions were way off. I think I have a tendency to make the boxes too thin and too short. I struggle with the line work looking muddy because I'm not yet used to overhand grip. Would appreciate any other feedback please. Thank you
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matt santos
I think yours look really good - i especially like the twists! Now, the bottom part of the boxes all seem to be placed flat on the ground (with a few exceptions). I would try playing with the rotation of the bottom box a little bit more and give it some more dynamic intention.
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Warren Bonett
Finding the shapes on the robo bean a bit difficult to get my head around. I draw what I’m seeing but often it’s quite different from Stan’s. Perhaps if I do another few hundred I might get more into the flow? 🙃 think I’ll do the foreshortening one then do a few dozen without him as a guide then come back to the videos. Wish me luck😀😀
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Jesper Axelsson
Really nice!
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claireh
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persona937
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John Harper
Nice RoboBeans.
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Peter Tinkler
More robo bean practice, finally starting to feel a bit more comfortable with these. Although some poses are harder than others of course.
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CHARLES DEIGHAN
Robo-Bean, twist.
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Michael Burge
Here is my last lot for the twist robo bean. I am starting to see improvement but still having problems with what plane should be visible for the torso. The top or the bottom. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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missinglee
Hey Michael. I can imagine 8 months down the track you might not have this problem anymore. But in case others do, I have the same problem - to try and solve this I've been looking for the 10th ribs on the front (red) and then try to imagine where the equivalent would be on the back (blue). I use these four points to draw a rectangle in perspective and that helps me figure it out. The other thing that's helpful is to stand up and try and do the pose yourself and notice whether you are leaning forward (show top plane of shoulders) or backward (bottom plane near the guts)
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Matt Haslett
Hey guys, new to this thing and really enjoying it. Would love a word or two on my pieces.
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Jesper Axelsson
Looking good! Continue to do these so that you get to try a lot of different poses and angles! Keep up the good work!
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