Ruth Salmun
Ruth Salmun
Mexico
I'm an art student from México and a freelancer. My goal is to become a creature designer. https://www.artstation.com/ruthnyan
Ruth Salmun
I finally moved on to legs, I wanted to share this exercise, feedback welcome
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, I love your studies. I'm finally studying muscles and even though my drawing of the skeleton is decent I don't seem to achieve a clean result like that. I suppose you're already experienced. Do you work as a pro artist? and can I ask if you do the first abstraction and then an overdraw to achieve such a beautiful result?
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Ruth Salmun
A study I did today
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The perspective is tricky here, but the most important thing to remember that the clavicle and the scapula are connected, the shoulder bones work as a whole, I made a quick overdraw. They're mostly like a bicycle handle, so the scapula is somehow parallel to the clavicle.
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3mo
feedback is welcome
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I was supposed to study but I ended doing this, I feel like I got a lot better.
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Assignment drawings for the ribcage. Left picture is my first attempt at the exercise, and right picture is a redraw after watching the assignment videos and critique. I'd love any feedback!
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Ruth Salmun
I feel like the ones on the left are better, mostly because you focused on the whole torso, but both drawings have issues with the proportion and shape of the ribcage in general I made an overdraw, without the reference is hard to really know what it should look like, but from your own pose I would say is the most accurate I can get. The main issue is that you are not drawing the whole spine, you need to draw it as if you had x-ray vision, that way you can tell if the perspective and proportions are correct.
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Ruth Salmun
Today I did a deeper analysis on the shoulder bones and I began adding muscles to the body, I feel like this helped me a lot. Feedback is welcome :)
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Ruth Salmun
I'm gonna be too honest, this looks amazing at it feels too advanced for me to give feedback (especially because I'm just in the first stages of learning anatomy). The only thing that does catch my eye is that maybe the rendering of the metal of the hammer isn't reflecting some of the things close to it like the blue and white of the clothes, but I honestly think you can totally get away with that.
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Ruth Salmun
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This is a skin exercise. Its an exercise, the design isn't mine, it was part of an assignment and it included the line drawing, so the end result is very creepy. Any feedback on the skin would be appreciated though, its the first time I render realistic skin.
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Hi, I wanted to share some recent rendering I've done from a course.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Ruth Salmun, nice study! I noticed a few things that might help: - I think the shapes of the heads of the sternomastoid should be different, if the 3D model is correct. I did an overlay to show this. To remember the shapes of the heads I like to think of sushi: A shrimp for the sternal head, lying on top of a salmon for the clavicular head - I think the scapulas could be larger, considering the bulge of the teres major. When in doubt I like to think of the standard proportions which say that the scapula and sternum are the same length Hope this helps :)
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, yes, I think you are right, the clavicle's size is confusing some times, but in more recent studies I've noticed it ends were the sternomastoid ends as well and the other muscle starts . Thanks for the feedback
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Ruth Salmun
for now, I'm just focusing on the head and some neck muscles, I'm not doing all of them but like a general idea, I'm following both Proko and Michael Hampton's course.
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Ruth Salmun
Hi Jeremy, Stan, everyone, I honestly don't have a portfolio I can show right now, I'm in the middle of my foundation. I have more of a technical question. I am going to return to my anatomy studies and Im going to take a new render course, but before that I studied viscom but I didn't do enough practice like FZD level. The thing is, I want to be a creature designer and I already have a strong foundation in sketching, perspective, render, I took an environment sketching course, I finished how to draw and how to render and did a few exercises of viscom from FZD by following some students examples (from the internet, I don't study there, Im studying on my own). But I decided that I could move on to anatomy since its more a priority. The thing is, I don't know if this was a good decision, it would help me to get an expert opinion. I feel like right now even though I have a good foundation I'm really lacking in anatomy and need a stronger grasp on digital painting. (I know I also need to learn a lot of design and other stuff, but Im following a curriculum and right now I'm more like mid level). I also have a second question. What happens if you live in Latin America and don't have a 4 years degree, can you still get a job at a foreign country? How is the work visa solved?
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Marshall Zazen
Our teachers, like Philosophers often move in locus operandi. Plato might say, "why seek me? I know nothing than what was known before. I know nothing." (a daoist joke) It is not wrong to seek personal attention for your needs, but in this instance, the teacher's Proper Name may be shifted. _____________________________ No one is a master. Even our teachers anticipate that we should surpass them. Whomever has been injuring your ego with too much attention to the medium, let that voice fade. Frescos are made of egg and crushed beetles. Digital is a veritable source of generating the soul. With that truth you are now armed against such untruth of art. ______________________________ Your studies are excellent. They show very exact lines. I can see the similarity to Grey's Anatomy. ahahah (this is meant in Kindness). I am cross-trained as a bartender and in Viticulture (Wine production). Use your strengths. I know more about the Impressionists love of bars than many artists. I have lived their scenes. How many American painters may I pull that show us the advancements of medical technology? How fascinated they were with medicine. Pasteur's discoveries affected Kandinsky and others in microscopic hypnotized fascination. You are fine as you are in your scientific background. ________________________ Here is the answer you must ask yourself though. Outside of medical illustration, what am I seeking? To replicate (illustrate and show the truth of this world) or also to add a theme that has biology looking back onto itself? You are well within range of being a master in either regard. Albrecht Durer was meticulous in his recreation of plants because nothing but the reality was beautiful to him. Take heart. Academia is also "learning which master is a master, and whom is coveting a title for his own self-soothing". But surprise... Plato returns. No one is a master ahahah Sengai of the Tsumi ink says the same. And Van Gogh beat out "Master" Bouguereau in popularity while he was crying to himself in an insane asylum. Crush it! I know you can! -Marshall Zazen (I'll be the stand in for Vandruff's war chest of buff brainy stuff he likes to pull out. Hope I cut out the fluff for ya <3)
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, thanks so much, I was away for months because I had a really tough project. I really appreciate what you are saying. There is people helping me and supporting me, and people that really know their stuff giving me feedback, but I gave the wrong people my attention. I do have a very wounded ego because of my school and for reasons I don't feel like I deserve or can control, but I do know that I can keep learning, getting better and see my achievements. Thanks a lot
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Serena Marenco
Well done, just a bit cumbersome for my taste, but definitely correct and accurate! The problem with this geometric procedure is that yes you will get a correct perspective but you risk getting a very stiff result. Definitely useful as an exercise and to understand the physical structure but I suggest, if you don't already do it, to integrate it with gesture drawing sessions.
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Hi, I know I'm coming super late, I agree with you. I'm actually gonna aim now to focus only on anatomy and render for a while. I want to take the anatomical approach, I think that allows for a better structural approach to organic figures in perspective.
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, I had to leave for a long time because I had to finish my school project. It was a lot of work, I can finally go back to learning anatomy and other stuff I had to pause. This is how my game and my final illustration ended looking. The gameplay is a screenshot of a video that I uploaded with the gameplay.
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Liandro
Nice job, @Ruth Salmun! @Bradwynn Jones made really great points on his comment! One extra thing I'm noticing is that the space between the eyes and the brows looks wider in your drawing than on the reference, which changes a bit his expression - maybe that's part of what you feel isn't "quite there yet". Hope this helps!
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Ruth Salmun
Thanks a lot, yeah, thats true haha, small things unnoticeable until later
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Bradwynn Jones
Hi Ruth. I'm new to Prokolab as an instructor and still getting to know the site. Forgive me if I do something odd here. I like your drawings and you are progressing really well! I hope you don't mind that I edited your post in photoshop to show 2 things you can do to quickly make improvement on the drawing. I'm more visual and personally like when my instructors draw on top of my sketches to show me how to improve. You did perfect on getting the head tilt and eye lined up. Looks like angle of nose is off a bit. Second the corner of mouth is too low. Tiny fixes that get you there fast. Great work and let me know if this kind of critique is useful. I'm learning too lol
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Ruth Salmun
I havent taken note of angles
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Ruth Salmun
Wow, thanks a lot, I don’t mind at all, this helps, I notice is very small details but it does help a lot, I'm gonna take note of this for the next drawing.
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Ruth Salmun
added a new topic
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7mo
Heres a new one, I still feel Im loosing something whille drawing faces, like not quite there yet
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