Figure Drawing Fundamentals

Course by Stan Prokopenko
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Stan Prokopenko
Learn Figure Drawing in an approachable and entertaining way.
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Haitam Bijou
Any feedback!? I haven’t looked at the anatomy courses yet. So most of it is either from personal knowledge, or copying what Stan was doing. I think the hardest part I am still struggling with is rendering.. Any tips on that!?
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yugamisekai
I realize that I basically have little idea what I'm doing, could anyone be of help? (First picture in pencil and 2nd/3rd digital)
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divinepf
Maybe work ok loosening up and drawing less with your fingers/wrist so you can have more flowing strokes
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Adham Maged
I need a feed back 🥺
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Georgi Valkov
These are not bad at all, for what is, I imagine, some of your first gesture tryouts? I'd recommend doing about 20-30 per day for a week and you'll see huge improvement. Also, what I did in the first week, was watch/listen at least once per day (as I was drawing) the "How to gesture" (lesson one from the course). If you want to explore excercies just for the lines, I'd suggest you check out "DrawABox" where the first lessons are focused on line quality and how to get longer, sweeping lines. I'd love to see more of your gestures as you progress, keep it up!
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jean marc
hi guys... please can someone pliz show me where can i find the facebook group from proko2.0? pliz help me
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simonlmr12
Hey there proko community! I am currently attending the proko youtube online figure class but i have a problem: Since my country is very strict when deciding about restrictions (especially those connected to nudity) i dont have access to some of stans videos the age verification over here is quite exhausting so i would thank anyone who can help me out. The videos im talking about are those about the female chest and butt area. Thanks in advance! simon
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Seb Blaze
Try using a VPN like NordVPN or ExpressVPN (these two are subscription based, but there are some free ones out there). These can make your internet traffic look like it's coming from a different country, so that websites won't block you.
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max55
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rohitcharan
Try to loosen up a little I think your drawings are bit stiff
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raghav09
Do we need to have a basic knowledge of anatomy before doing figure drawing course?
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Martin C
Hi everybody, How many gesture exercices do i have to do per day? thx
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Gurmeet Singh
I don't have anatomy knowledge but I am still able to draw figure.
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Gurmeet Singh
no you dont, i started with figure drawing and then anatomy, please watch [How to Approach Figure Drawing (A Guide for Taking Proko Courses)] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFB7deiL-3s
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raghav09
Do we need to have a basic knowledge of anatomy before doing figure drawing course?
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Dan
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It's been a while since I've posted anything looking for critiques, but I've been hard at work practicing and I'm looking for a little feed back on my gestures from this week. I've really been working on finding the longest possible lines for my gestures, but I'm still struggling a bit to discern gesture from contour. Any feedback on these would be really appreciated!
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Dan
2mo
Just adding a few more gestures!
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John Harper
I'm trying to get my quick sketches down to 30 and 60 seconds. Please critique.
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animefreak
Try to commit on lines
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John Harper
Third drawing. I'll do some simple gestures next (60 seconds or less). Your feedback is welcome.
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CantDrawStuff
Some of my gestures and poses from my usual practice [from old (white BG) to newer ones (grey BG)]... I tend to add light/shadow to practice a bit about that too and learn the basis forms and shapes of muscles and body. Some times I get carried away if I like particularly some reference and spend more time on those :)
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John Harper
These all look like contour drawings. Are they digital or physically rendered on paper?
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John Harper
I'm on-call. So, I don't have a huge amount of time to spend drawing. This is my second attempt today. Shannon #092. I got carried away in cleanup and pretty much turned this gesture into a longer study.
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John Harper
I'm going back through the fundamentals. This was my first attempt today. Shannon #137 from the Proko figure drawing packs.
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Neón
hello :) I'm learning to draw babies. Would anyone point out my mistakes in this bean exercise? Have a good day
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Ibrahim El Shazly
Tried applying construction on the gesture
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Andrei Kladov
My works after I have finished this cource. I really loved paint with no pincil sketch btw (pic #5). Feedback is extremelly appreciated.
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John Harper
The great thing about finishing the courses is that you can always do them again. I regularly go back to the basics whenever I feel stuck.
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Moonfey
Congratulations on finishing the course, that’s a great accomplishment! Great work! My favorite is the first drawing, I love the rhythm of it, very gestural and beautiful!
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Ibrahim El Shazly
You are still drawing pure contour
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nahgul
Hey, I’m fairly new to gesture drawing and I’d like some critique/advice so that I can improve. Here are some of my 60-second gesture drawings:
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John Harper
I like that last attempt. Sometimes, like Bob Ross' happy trees, we make a few marks that are better than we think possible. In this case, what you did with the twist and the rump were good. My advice is practice a lot. Download a tool like Quick Poses and then set the timer for 60 seconds. Draw as many poses as you can in an hour. With deliberate practice, you will see marked improvement.
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crusmat
Hi, I'm currently practicing mannequinization. I know I have still to work a lot on the line quality but I would like some feedback on the exercise and if this is how I should approach it :) (sorry for the photo quality too)
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Ibrahim El Shazly
Pretty good job, I can see you have struggled with placing the boxes for the ribcage and pelvis, mainly with their axes, try to remember how the two masses have an opposing tilt to each other. This means that in the front view you will se bottom plane of the ribcage box, and the top plane of the pelvis box and the opposite is true for the back view! In your fourth page, you nailed the tilt of the pelvis but lost the opportunity to showcase the perspectives of the ribcage! Look at the shoulders, by showing the top plane of the box you would have been much clearer with the perspective. Try using cylinders to showcase the perspective of a pose alongside boxes, it will help you understand whether a form is receding or coming towards you more easily
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Kei
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Hello! These are some good attempts, only I will advice you to remove the lines inside as they take away the attention. Put lines on the places where the bones and the muscles are the most visible in order to give more volume and make it more believable. I hope that this helps!
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Rajat Sharma
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