Figure Drawing Fundamentals

Course by Stan Prokopenko
Stan Prokopenko
Learn Figure Drawing in an approachable and entertaining way.
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earthchild1989
Every time i come back to this course i feel pretty overwhelmed . Is there a time line you can recommend me to keep things less daunting.? How long i should be working on each section, how often i should practice. As if i was in school. I need direction otherwise i feel overwhelmed and give up. Thats how i am with everything in my life. Hence why i struggle to complete or get good with anything. Thanks for any advice .
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Eaux
3mo
Figure from quickposes.com. Charcoal on newsprint. Self critique: I got the angle of the face slightly off from the neck. The chest is barely too long. Overall I’m proud of my cloth wrap texture, hair and hands since those are some of the things I’m overly critical of myself on. Any-who, all critique and feedback is welcome.
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Bastian Zierlinger
Hello/Servus from austria! I started figure drawing in july 2021 and since one month or so i got a bit lost and i don’t know what’s the next step into a full figure drawing. Is it maybe shading or should I practice mannequisation or a complete different thing? 😅 By the way i took no course or class i did everything with free videos on youtube it feels a bit random so comes the next question: is it possible without any classes? Thank you for your time! :D
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Donna Carman
Hi everyone, I went to purchase the figure drawing fundamentals course, but I notice by purchasing four at once that there is a discount offered. I found info that this was the first class recommended, but I am not sure what to select for the next three classes. I am assuming anatomy for the next course? However, that still leaves me not knowing which course should be three and four. Not to mention, I am not positive anatomy should come next as number two either. Does anyone have this information? Any help would be appreciated, thanks. -Oz
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Martyna Zemlik
Hi friends! I am done with figure drawing course. What do you think of my final drawing?
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Jessica Rivera
It looks amazing! It's so motivating and I hope you don't mind but can I ask some questions about the course?
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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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Jessica Rivera
I found when gesture drawing, relying only on my wrist and fingers gave me stiff and boring gestures. I'm not even a pro by any means but I suggest using your arm more, if I remember correctly your supposed to start by finding the line of action, I believe proko has a video about it on his yt and it was extremely helpful. Best luck to you
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Yasmin Hladky
Hi. i have a suggestion for you. try to make you line one consistent, smooth line not 5 smal ones. it will improve flow and make ittt look clean.
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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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Lucian Ionita
There's no facebook group anymore.
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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
gesture drawing
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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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Lucian Ionita
No. This is fundamental figure drawing.
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Dan
6mo
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
6mo
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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Ligia Dan
oh this is cooool
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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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