Hi! I would appreciate any feedback or critique. Thanks! I didn’t have the materials fr a BG. Would pastels work? Idk, but I have no clue on H2 draw hands and feet. This was hard. I took about maybe 3-4 hours. I don’t know what else to add. I learned to start with a linear lay-in of the shadows. I’ll probably do another one of these.
I want to learn the proportions of children in different ages. I know that Loomis´s "figure drawing for all it´s worth" has diagrams, but in Hale´s "Drawing Lessons From the Great Masters" he mentions "Rimmer´s anatomy" having the best plates. Tried googeling, but I had a hard time finding it. Dose anyone know about it? Maybe there´s an even better alternative?
I think these are incredibly well done! The forms are super dynamic and you can really feel the twisting, the pulling, the stretching and the motion in these. You clearly have a great understanding of the figure! I’ll definitely check out that video. Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I've been learning balance for about 3 days. Here are some things I've learned. I would appreciate any feedback, and please fill in the gaps of my limited knowledge. I mainly struggled with creating action poses, so I'll mainly talk about that. Action poses are usually unbalanced. It usually consists of one leg (or support) being up and the weight of the person being moved forward to around the leg. Walking and running are just controlled falls where we fall for a little bit and then catch ourselves. The main component of action poses I've noticed is the lean and tilt of the upper body. In my studies, you'll notice that most of the poses have some sort of tilt to them which makes it look more like an action pose. Without the tilt, it looks kind of balanced. Making the person lean forward will move the center of gravity which makes it easier to make it unbalanced. Also, for finding the center of gravity, I saw a video by Ahmed Aldoori where he found it by creating an oval/circle for the main mass (pelvis, ribcage, head) and found the center of that circle. It helped me alot. The video was a recent RefWed. I hope this will help someone! Thanks for any feedback!
I've been practicing the robo bean for 3 days now. I feel like I understand it and the landmarks for it much better. Now, I can draw it more confidently and feel like I'm capturing the pose ok. Although my first few drawings in this session weren't very accurate, they set off so many lightbulbs. I especially had trouble finding the ASIS when I first started. Now, I can kind of imagine the wing-looking things of the pelvis. It's exciting! Although, I definitely have some mistakes. I've progressed! That's all I can about. The fact that I'm slowly but surely getting better. I appreciate any and all feedback. Note: In my pictures, the ones that are circled are my attempts at the references in Proko's example video (the free one.) They are off, but I learned a lot from them. Some tips (from my limited knowledge): - Use the bean as a base - try to start off with gesture, then the bean, and then I usually can visualize the corners of the box and go from there! - Make a diagram of an imaginary robo bean with labels of what each corner's landmark is - It really helped me at first.
hi, I think you are on the right track. the proportions seem a bit off, especially the male ones. Their torso and upper arms are huge and the heads look tiny in comparison. Getting proportions right I think is something that comes with practice.
These are really rad! The volume fo the form and the perspective is really well done here and the previous studying you've done is definitely showing! As you draw one thing I'd recommend to keep an eye on is the height and width relationships. Some things such as the horse and rhino's faces seem a bit wide, and the neck on the rooster is reading too thin. You can use comparative measurement to help check these. Remember to keep checking these relationships throughout the drawing process because things do have a way of "drifting" or mistakes from earlier that you didn't catch are now being caught.
Hi! I did 12 drawings using the landmarks total. The landmarks I saw are usually marked by a dot or ellipse/circle. It didn't seem too hard during it. Tbh I'm kind of proud of how it came it out although it definitely has proportional errors. I was mainly focusing on trying to put the landmarks in. All other lines were just to draw the rest of the body. I appreciate ANY and ALL feedback. Should I move on? Thanks! Goals: Try to learn and apply the landmarks. PS- While doing the drawings I used a screenshot from the Youtube video of all the landmarks as dots. I used it to make sure I did all of them.
Someone who's new to drawing more professionally and want to practice using the pencil in the beginning. So I watch Proko's "how to hold and control the pencil" before I move onto practicing figure drawing. These are a few drawings I have done in practice and would appreciate feedback and critique in regards to this. I plan on spending these past 6 months exclusively practicing pencil exercises and figure drawing to improve my skill during any free time I have. What do people also recommend as far as practice goes?
Hi! I did 12 drawings using the landmarks total. The landmarks I saw are usually marked by a dot or ellipse/circle. It didn't seem too hard during it. Tbh I'm kind of proud of how it came it out although it definitely has proportional errors. I was mainly focusing on trying to put the landmarks in. All other lines were just to draw the rest of the body. I appreciate ANY and ALL feedback. Should I move on? Thanks!
Hi Becky, the horse is the one that came out best, you realised that some parts are stiff and are useful to indicate the twisting of the torso. For the hen: I would advise you to treat the head more as a wedge, and the legs as more angular shapes, they are pretty much all bone, sinew and skin. The rhino's shoulders should be treated exactly as you did the horse's: they are a block connected to the spine into which the legs fit. When drawing animals, remember that there are constants (more than anything else, remembering this makes your life a lot easier). Everyone has a backbone (unless we are talking about invertebrates), if we are talking about animals (reptiles, amphibians or birds) with legs, the first thing to do is to identify the 4 main forms. The first two are the pelvis and the shoulders, which you can generally represent as boxes connected to the spine, and then an ovoid shape for the thoracic gabba, which is connected to the shoulders (just like for humans. If you have done the exercise for the human body you will also know how to do it for animals, the proportions change, the posture, but the base is the same). The last big shape is the head, which you can represent with a wedge, a circle or a combination of shapes and planes depending on the subject (and your experience). The legs (or fins or wings) fit into the shoulders and pelvis, start by defining the gesture and then building the structure on top of it. Don't fall into the habit of always representing them as cylinders or cones, because very often the legs, for example in herbivores (gazelles, deer, horses, etc.) are extremely thin and what you see is almost exclusively bone, tendon and skin, so closer to very thin boxes or wedges than to rounded shapes. Don't get me wrong, your sketches are very good, I only mention these things to help you take the next step if you are interested in continuing to draw animals. :)
Here is some of my structure practice! I've done Draw A Box Lesson 5 before, so this wasn't too challenging. It was honestly fun! After watching the critique video, I realized I mostly used organic forms. Proko used more hard-surface forms than I did. Although, my drawings don't seem flat to me. Onto landmarks I go! I appreciate any and all feedback!
Damn, those are some good studies! I wish I had your determination. All of them are great, even the connections, except the 4th one in the 7th photo, that connection isn't anatomically possible as is too closed together and angled. A more subtle angle and it's already a great fix. Keep up the great work, you are already a great arist!
Hi! I started Proko's Figure Fundamentals course this Monday, and ngl I've kind of been speeding through it. I'm not purposefully going fast, but I seem to understand the concept kind of quickly. Although I think I understand it, I might not actually understand it (which is why you get critique from others). Goals: - to understand the relationship between the pelvis and the ribcage - the be able to draw the gesture and the squash and stretch of the torso Trouble Spot: The TWIST. It is/was hard to grasp. The clip from about 5:10-7:30 in the bean critiques really helped though. I try to now think of it as if I were looking at these two ovoids which one would be in front on what area? I also like to think of what the person is doing and imagine the pose. From there, I follow the gesture. I appreciate all critique. Thanks!
Hi! It's looking quite good!! In my opinion if you want to have some "young force" to it, maybe you could try buff out the muscles? Maybe if you can go with some artistic exaggeration that doesn't really align with the anatomy? Rhinos looks to me are mostly "dull and lazy" on television, they seem to have saggy skin. Maybe you can give it a pose that have more potential, like something indicating it's "preparing for a jump"?