Bradwynn Jones
Bradwynn Jones
Carlsbad, CA
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Loomis head attempts from photo reference. Front view.
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Bradwynn Jones
beautiful study! very cool
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cricket_caspian
Im a little too chicken to show my art on here, but I tried to incorporate some of my personal drawing style with this and the results were pretty okay! So if anyone already had a drawing style they wanted to mix with these practices, I’d say go for it!!!
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Bradwynn Jones
we'd love to see it. Maybe next time!
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mikeyschwarzenagger
Hello can get some critict please, I'm trying to be a bit cleaner with my lines
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Bradwynn Jones
I like drawing very lightly then making another pass and darken or fix the lines. The first pass lines are so light and easy to erase or cover if doing a fully rendered drawing. I can't see your drawing clearly in photo but it looks pretty light. That's good and as dexterity increases with practice you'll be drawing with more and more control. Until then best to relax the grip on pencil to avoid making lines you can't erase if need to adjust later. Hope that made sense. Good work!
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Bradwynn Jones
Hard to see in photos but looks like you got the C curve for the top medial corner of the scapula down well. I think the W shape of the tail end of the trapezius could be a bit lower down the back. Good work and hope that helps
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Daniel Mayerhofer
I wasn't sure how to practise so I just drew some figures and then tried to find the landmarks from the list. All feedback is greatly appreciated!
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Bradwynn Jones
These look great! I love the foreshortened lower leg in the first figure. Sorry I don't have a critique for you. Solid work on landmarks!
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al Ramirez
hey guys I'm new to this site but my name is Alex and I'm starting to lean figure drawing. before I do the next video I did my assignment and did 50 30 second gesture drawings. I have no clue what I'm doing but I watch the video a few times and did my best. what do you think?
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Bradwynn Jones
Good work on the studies. It's difficult to see in these pics but I think I can still critique. Thinking about the CSI lines try to find places that the S curve will take the place of two C curves instead. This longer S curve will flow much better than the stop and go of two or three C curves. Keep these coming! You're doing great
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Henning Hundt
Hi guys, I am currently practicing the Loomis Head from different perspectives (3D Modell) and have noticed that I often don't hit the oval on the head correctly. Above all, it is the width that gives me a problem. Do you have a good idea how I can better assess the width? I am currently measuring it with the pencil in relation to the height. Angle sighting is not working for me because there a not many points to start with. There is a quick example of my problem in the attachment. KR
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Bradwynn Jones
I like making a down and dirty, quick comparative measurement from the far side cheek to back of jaw just in front of the ear and compair that width to length of face fom chin to brow. Often times the width will be very close to the distance from bottom of chin to brow. Sometimes it's much longer. This helps me to quickly get an understanding of the width to length of the face in the perspective of the pose. Here attached are a couple of examples and variations in the relationship of width to length. The red lines for width and length are the same length. Hope that helps!
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Grundini
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Hello, I seek critique for several gesture drawings I did recently. Nearly all are around the 30 seconds mark but for some I took about 5 seconds longer. I often find it a bit hard to look past the contours and to just see the motion, especially with more static/stiff poses. I had already posted some of these a couple of weeks ago but I didn't receive any response. Therefore I'm now trying again to get some feedback. Comments and Critiques are appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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Bradwynn Jones
Looking good! 30 seconds is tough man! Your doing great. I can see you are looking for the asymmetry in the limbs to push flow. That's great and keep looking for it. CSI lines can help also in such a time limit and trying to capture flow and gesture. Try to identify opportunities to draw the torso and legs as one big flowing shape. Keep up the great work! Hope that helps!
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Michael Millan
Hello Everyone, I hope you all are doing well!! Here's my attempt of the side profile. Any feedback is always appreciated it. :)
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Bradwynn Jones
Nice drawing Michael! If you are going for the thirds of the face to be equal then I'd double check the length of the bottom third of the face (chin to nose). It looks a bit smaller that the other thirds. Otherwise solid!!
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Vince
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Hello, I am seeking criticism on my two-minute gesture drawings. Any feedback is appreciated. Please find an image of gestures attached below. I couldn’t help but think of the dynamic poses of athletes at the Olympics as I watched my lessons in gesture last week. My secondary goal was to be able to draw gestures of different sports so the viewer can identify the sport without any items or equipment. Thanks in advance, Vince
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Bradwynn Jones
Marshall talks about trying to be emotionally empathetic to the pose the person is in. When you do gesture you empathize with the thing you are drawing. I think you are doing that really well here. I can see you are looking for the main action line also. Try to use CSI lines more in the limbs as well as that main action line. It will help the flow of the limbs. The figures may be out of proportion but that's okay with this kind of practice. Stan and Marshall talked about this in their critique video on gesture drawing. They said..You have to do it so many times that eventually your eye will start to see it. Marshall talks about how his slow-motion figure drawings helped him to learn proportions but he feels that by doing a large amount of 1 minute gesture drawing practice he moved from making proportional mistakes often to being able to have strong control over the proportions during the white knuckled 1 minute drawing sessions. Marshall “Forget about the proportions when you are doing gestures at least for the first several hundred." Great work so far and keep doing these. The work will pay off big time in long figure drawings.
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Rodrigo Suárez
09/08/2021 Hellow every one. i made this mannequinization exercises, i do still have problems with breasts or how to imagine the correct estructure to draw them. As well with foreshortening :( Any tips?
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Bradwynn Jones
Great study and love the attention to perspective lines. For the breasts it's good to think about the underlying muscles. In some drawings there isn't enough space from the clavicle to breast to have the peck muscle under it correctly. Breast are too close to clavicle bones in some. Very common issue and to help with it try drawing lightly the peck muscles first then draw the breasts on top. This helps in drawing as well as in sculpting the figure. Very common mistake and I still find myself making it too. Hope that helps! Keep up the great work!
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AniGame
hii everyone. I new here , I was practice some gesture, Here are my 1 minute and 2 minutes gesture, for me is difficult try not to draw the contour and focus only in the movement, but well is practice. Anyway any critiques welcome :)
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Bradwynn Jones
These are looking good so far. Try to make more flowing lines rather than stop-and-go looking types. One big S curve vs three C curves for main action lines for example. Flow from the head or neck all the way through the action of the figure and then start building onto it. Hope that helps!
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leximichelle
I. Used reference photos from line of action, but many of them were pretty static standing or hanging straight up and down or nearly perfect profiles that were hard to exaggerate. Any feedback is super appreciated.
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Bradwynn Jones
Looking good. You can show the pinching a bit more with a little role like in image attached here. Also try to make the lines a bit lighter and then darkest in the pinch. Good study!
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Vincent Quagliato
Just started taking this course because I really wanna tighten up my figures (I hope to do comics and stuff one day). Gesture is something that I definitely need more practice with so any advice and critique would be greatly appreciated!
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Bradwynn Jones
These are looking good so far. It takes doing a lot of these to get the feel for it. Look for that flowing center line and draw it through the body to floor for example on a standing pose. The CSI curves help so much with flow. I see you used assymetry in some poses to push the flow. That's great! Keep it going!
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Leonardo Dominguez
Hello, I've recently been working on my gesture drawings, and I feel like exploring more of the different concepts of this figure drawing course. I am uncertain that I've reached a level of proficiency that would allow me to move forward beyond the gesture stage of this course. So I suppose my questions would be: do my sketches indicate a level of proficiency? When do I know that I've reached a stage which is okay to move on? Does moving through this course in a non-linear fashion damage or inform my skills I wish to develop? Am I conducting my self critique correctly?
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Bradwynn Jones
These are good studies and it will take a lot of time drawing these types of studies to get skilled up to a high level. It takes some patience and grit to keep it up. You are on your way there for sure just keep doing these. It will help your line qaulity to develope faster and you will draw better figures in the long poses for example. When I was in art school starting out I would juggle gesture drawing with 3 hour figure drawing. It was so helpful to study those together. I think it is a good idea to move into other figure drawing areas of study while keeping up with regular gesture work too. All these areas of figure study compliment and inhances our learning the figure. I think you are asking great questions in your notes. Here attached I noted the need to use a single flowing S curve vs the 3 C curves to make the gesture flow better. Hope that helps! You are doing great and need to keep drawing gestures on the side while studying other figure courses as well. It's a juggling game and focus will change from one course to the other a little bit but it will all come together in developing your hand, eye and overall drawing knowlege.
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Văn Hiếu Võ
Here's my breast submission.
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Bradwynn Jones
These look really good! The breast are drawn far enough from the clavicle for the pecs to show and that looks great. I like how they feel like apart of the round form of the rib cage and change shape according to the position of body and gravity. Great work!
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Vengat K B
hi, I have done my best for this portrait. give me sun feedback please .what things I need to focus on.
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Bradwynn Jones
You did great in lining up the features on the same horizontal tilt. It looks like you are thinking about the alignment of the features and that is great! Focus now on getting the correct tilt of the head by running a line through the pupils for example to see that angle of tilt. Your head tilt is off but you lined up the features all together which is good. Just focus on getting the tilt correct before lining up all the features together. That will help a lot. After that make sure to measure the thirds of the face. Her bottom third is too long in relationship to the middle and top third of the face. Hope that helps!
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lukeng
More ab assignment studies struggled with the proportions of the Ribcage and pelvis
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Bradwynn Jones
Nice work! The fourth and fifth image have some proportional issues I think. Like the last one looks like his shoulders are a bit too wide for the hips. Your shadow mapping is outstanding! The first three images look right in proportion and lay-in is beautiful.
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Marco Sordi
2021/8/1. Good morning everybody. Here's my today's assignment for this section. Thanks.
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Bradwynn Jones
Looks great but the head of the Humerus bone looks like it needs to be a bit closer to his AC joint.
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Marco Sordi
2021/8/1. Good morning everyone. Here's my warmin' up exercise for today. Thanks and have a good Sunday.
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Bradwynn Jones
Looking good Marco! Take a look at her feet. They seem a bit small.
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