Spine Assignment Examples 1-6 - Draw Skelly

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Spine Assignment Examples 1-6 - Draw Skelly

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Stan Prokopenko
Drawing from a skeleton is a great way to learn Anatomy for Artists. In this video I will show you the benefits of using a skeleton as your model to practice drawing the spine.
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Assignment done. Feedback is welcomed!
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John Masterton
Hi. I may have got the proportions wrong. Not sure.
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Stan Prokopenko
Necks are a bit long and rib cages flat, but overall great job. Nice clean lines and forms. Good gesture. 👍
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Eleanor Qu
Sorry about my terrible linework when I'm doing this kind of assignment QwQ
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Eleanor Qu
Thank you Joao!
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João Bogo
Hey, Eleanor. First of all, don't be sorry for your lines. You're trying something new. It's completely normal that you still don't have complete control over your pencil. Think about it. You don't see babies giving their first steps and immediately apologizing after because they were trembling while walking. No, They just fall on their bums, stand up and try again. Parents conversely don't look down on their babies for that first clunky walk. They are happy just to see their first steps. But if they weren't and started to punish the baby his mistakes, anyone in their right mind would call child protection services. As we grow up we start to judge ourselves too much about what we should be, what we should know, what is acceptable. And at the same time we live in a society that chastise people for trying and laughs at the other's mistakes. Which create this stupid idea that you should go to some place to learn, but you should already know everything before you start. Don't get caught up on this. Remember babies. Babies are awesome. they are the human equivalent to kittens and puppies. Give yourself credit for trying, give yourself credit for trying something, and when you fail just laugh it off,get back on your feet and try again. With that being said. if you want to improve your line work, there's this video from Stan: https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/how-to-hold-and-control-your-pencil/assignments Having good line control it's a matter of grabbing the pencil more lightly and drawing more from your shoulder and elbow instead of your wrist. There's a lot of good exercises like drawing ellipses and long lines. You can find a lot online. It takes practice and it doesn't happen overnight. So keep practicing and be patient. About the exercises, I would like to recommend that you watch or review the video on structure: https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/structure-basics-making-things-look-3d/discussions For now, I would say focus on the spine. Try understanding what each portion does and use cross contours to separate them and give more volume. And substitute the rib cage, pelvis and head for boxes. As you continue this course you'll learn how to draw the pelvis and the rib cage and redo this exercise. But at the moment I think is more important to you to get a grasp on their boxy forms on space and their orientation. Keep drawing and best regards
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Eleanor Qu
second attempt after seeing more of Stan's video
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kugeltisch
Struggling a bit with the proportions while managing Perspektive
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kugeltisch
And here is the second try after watching Stans examples
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Rick B
he pelvic bucket gave me a bit of a hard time on all the drawings. here it goes.
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Zach Dunbar
Struggled mostly with the hip mass. Feedback is appreciated!
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Zach Dunbar
ended up redoing some of these after watching the video. Any feedback is appreciated.
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3mo
Here are the exercises I did. Mostly I figured things out on my own with the pdf for occasional reference. Hopefully I practiced it correctly, nevertheless feedback is greatly appreciated! ^^
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Rick B
I had a hard time with the pelvic bucket t idea
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gongzx153
Just want to know the background music
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Rick B
music is kicking
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mameko
The shape of Pelvic is so hard to draw and I am so hesitate on my stroke. Comments and suggestions are welcome
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Rick B
Looking good.
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Gabi H
These are generally properly done! Here’s what I found. On the second page, the bottom one, I think the thoracic spine would be better represented as a straight cylinder, since we see it head on. I wouldn’t necessarily worry about the shape of the pelvis for now (you will see it in future lessons more in depth), but I would advise you to think about the distance between the pelvis and rib cage. For example, in the top drawing of the second page, you can see that this distance is much longer in you drawing than in the reference. Also, for the top drawing on the third page, you seem to have put the ellipse that separates the lumbar and thoracic section a bit low. This seems to have just been a one time thing, because you did it well for the other drawings. Remember that the separation happens after the last rib. I think you understood the assignment very well, these are just a few things I found. Hope this helps!
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Jason Winter
#proko. Here are my attempts. Included are my version, done without looking at the lessons, and my copies of Stans examples. Comments welcome.
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William Starkoff
Tough assignment -- any critique would be much appreciated! Two specific questions: any advice on attaching the spine to the head? Where should that connection be? Also -- in poses where there is extensive foreshortening -- would love advice on making sure the length of the spine is preserved and accurate!
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Serena Marenco
Hi William! You get the idea, just in some drawings (e.g. in number 6) the spine loses its curve a bit (that pose is not very easy, a bit mangy perspective) It seems to me that you're using a pencil that's a bit too hard for your hand, you'd like a bit of a soft line but to get it you're forced to go over it several times, or am I wrong? If you're using a B (it looks that way from the photo, but I could be wrong), I'd recommend trying a couple of softer grades: a B2 or a B4 (the B4 may be too soft). I think you'd be better off.
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João Bogo
You really work hard on these! congratulations on that. I have to break down this critique in a few parts: General feedback on the exercise: Right now I think that you're struggling the most with the 3-d forms and a little with proportion. The forms of the rib cage and the pelvis will become clearer once you go through their lessons. You can try to watch them, do their exercises and them come back to this. For a more immediate solution, you can try doing this exercises using boxes instead. Having a clear front, side and top plane will make it easier point the head, rib cage and pelvis in the correct way, while you focus more efficiently on the spine. Where do you attach the spine: The connection would be at the bottom of the ball of the skull. more to the back. I see that sometimes you attached in the jaw. If you're in doubt review the movement of the head. It makes sense that the joint is there to allow it look up and down. Keeping the length of the spine constant: The short answer is do the exercise Stan mentioned in the video of moving the spine. Almost nobody do it. The long answer is study perspective and proportion a lot. When drawing things foreshortened you know that a foreshortened length is always shorter than the original length, and you also know that things that are closer to the viewer appear bigger. To draw consistently you need an understanding of how to balance these two rules, and honestly I don't know any short cut other than draw a lot while measuring, using plumb lines, comparing shapes,... eventually you start getting it, so you know keep drawing. Best regards
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Samuel Lemons
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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João Bogo
You're doing a great job on the structure. You should work more on proportions because you're drawing the pelvis too small and I would say that the rib cage feels too short also. I would advise you too review the landmarks, because judging from what you're doing it seems you're confusing where the bucket of the pelvis fit. You can see its sides poking through the skin. If you're still in doubt, watch the exercises where Stan trace models (7-10), After that you should get a better understanding where the bucket fits and how big it is in relation to the ribcage. The last thing is don't forget to draw the sacrum! Since you're studying the spine, the sacrum is a very important part of it. Keep drawing and bests regards
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Kadin Lane
Any critique and advice is welcome!
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Rick B
that pelvic bucket gave me a hard time too. It was difficult to keep the correct dimension when it was very tilted.
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Jon Passig
Could I get some critique on this? One of the things I struggled with was maintaining a good consistent volume on the different regions. Typically my lines are also cleaner and more confident but the paper I’m using likes to catch the pen quite a bit lul. Thanks!
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Bradwynn Jones
I think getting consistency just comes from spending time drawing. It will happen but takes mileage. Good studies!
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James Mayr
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It was a challening but IMHO valuable lessions. I tried first at my own before I watch the solution videos. This time I tried to map out the overall shape first (like @Martin Debenham pointed out)to get the proportion of the 3 masses. I know the loomis method, but I figured out that it's hard to apply if the front face is not visible. (I'm still not happy with the photo quality. This time I used overcast daylight to take the photos.)
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Martin Debenham
To my eyes, these have a more cohesive, fluid quality than your previous assignment, I think they hang together better as drawings, so, well done! Its not easy to make improvements to ones drawing technique. Whatever it is you're doing differently - keep going with it, keep developing it - find a technique that works for you
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Filip Mladenovic
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I think I misjudged the anchor point of the spine and the sacrum. I also think I left too much room between the rib-cage and pelvis (elongated the lumbar region too much).
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