andypandi
andypandi
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Currently learning figure drawing. Goals: draw and post every day :)
Gabi H
You mesure the cone of vision from the station point. A 60 degree cone of vision is a 60 degree angle (30 degrees on each side) that you extend to the horizon line. Using the center vanishing point (CVP) draw a circle which will be your cone of vision. I drew an example of a 60 degree cone of vision, but it’s basically the same thing for a 90 degree one (it’s just a 90 degree from the station point, 45 degrees on each side). Hope this helps!
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andypandi
Does this mean that a 50º COV has 25 on each side?
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andypandi
Hey, quick question about this page from Scott Robertson's book, what exactly tells you it is a 60° or 90° Cone of Vision? Like, I understand the concept, but when doing it on paper, how do I determine the degree?
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Gannon Beck
Mileage may vary with this advice, but I like doing comics as projects to get better at just about everything. A comic book page offers up challenge after challenge to solve. As you solve those problems, you will level up--page by page, and panel by panel. I've seen storyboard artists recommend this, as well as animators. I make t-shirts for a living, but making comics is where I find I improve the most. If you want to improve on perspective, get a script that has cities, interiors, and vehicles. That will through you into the deep end of the pool. The other part is what you're already doing, which is studying theory. I think Marshall's perspective videos are great. I bought them years ago and they helped me tremendously. Ditto on Scott Robertson's book.
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andypandi
Actually, that sounds like a great idea! That way, instead of drawing random boxes, I'll practice drawing things in a seemingly 3D space. Plus, it sounds like fun! I could make my own version of scenes from movies, comics or books. Thanks!
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Jose
I suggest to draw in the station point. It will help you place the vanishing points and Cone of Vision properly instead of just guessing them. I find it difficult to explain without showing you. If you have Scott Robertson's book "How to Draw" I suggest to look at page 24-25 specifically. Also about that table, the book "Framed Perspective Vol.1" page 56 shows how to construct a table. hope this helps.
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andypandi
Thanks. I've read Scott's book, but wasn't sure how to study all this stuff. Do you recommend always drawing the SP for my perspective practices?
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James Doane
Looks like you have the right idea. Your vanishing points seem too close together which is causing distortion, but this is a good way to practice perspective.
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andypandi
Thanks, I'll try to make them more separate.
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Steve Lenze
Take a picture of a building that's in one point perspective, Then draw it in two, three point perspective. Then draw un up view, then a down shot, etc. This is a good way to gain control of perspective :)
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andypandi
Thanks!
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andypandi
Is this a good way to practice perspective? I tried to construct a table with a vase in the center. The extended lines are the corrections.
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Vincentius Sesarius
Can you show us some example of your work or studies on perspective? It's easier and more accurate for us to give advice, if you could provide some things you done.
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andypandi
Sure, I made these yesterday. I tried to make a table with a vase on top, right on the center. The extended lines are the corrections. My attempt was freehand. (I also made a different post)
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andypandi
I like that you're emulating the way Proko does gestures. The only thing I want to point out is that in the second pose your drawing is more inclined than the reference, this results in an unbalanced pose. Try to draw a straight line to compare how inclined it should be, the chest is too low and the weight of the arms would make you fall. Another good trick to know how much to exaggerate a pose is by doing the pose yourself. Good luck :)
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andypandi
I haven't posted much here lately, but it's because I've been working on learning perspective. I'm watching Marshall Vandruff's videos (Perspective Drawing Series), but I was wondering what should I do to practice these things instead of just watching. Thanks.
andypandi
Wow! These are really good! Keep it up :)
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Serena Marenco
Hi pandy, The gesture is good but in the legs you loose it a bit in the mannequinization. For the legs is better if you use cilinder i think.
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andypandi
Thanks, I was a bit worried I'd push the structure to unrealistic ways.
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Marcin
Hey, man! Definitely improved with each iteration. That last one looks particularly good. I really dig the exaggeration. Have you been using solely Proko for learning the Gesture and Structure or do you have any other learning resources you'd recommend?
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andypandi
Thanks! I've been using Proko, Love Life Drawing, and Steve Huston's book on figure drawing. I read the FORCE book before and it still influences my approach, it's really good.
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Gabi H
Thèse are pretty good in their gesture and perspective. I noticed for pose number 5 you noticed the same thing I did and fixed, which is really excellent! The only think I would change is maybe adding more twist to pose number 3, in the reference, the model appears to be twisting more towards the left. Otherwise, these are very good!
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andypandi
You're right, the bottom is more tilted to the left Thank you!
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andypandi
Today's practice with the robo bean, I'm a bit confused with how big the upper box should be compared to the one for the bottom. Any help would be appreciated.
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Gannon Beck
Looks good. BTW, you're welcome to join us in the figure analysis thread I started. I've been doing those exercises with friends for a while. The exercise is a good in-between step between learning basic forms and more complex mannequins.
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andypandi
I'd love to join! Where can I find the thread?
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andypandi
I feel like I'm understanding more, although there are still some mistakes. The ellipses with the notes are the ones I made before the final attempt (first image). Thank you for the feedback :)
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