Christopher Lebreault
Christopher Lebreault
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Christopher Lebreault
Hey Scott! I'm going to try to keep this question short, let's see how I do. As a 29 year old who has decided to do their art education online with aspirations to work in entertainment as a designer (character, prop, etc) or story board artist, I've found myself with a lot of uncertainty in what I should be learning(and where to find it), how to structure this learning, and what I should be doing to break into the industry. What advice would you offer to someone who is in such a predicament? What should I be focusing on/direction I should be going. Any words of advice will be much appreciated. Thank you for taking time out of your day to do this for us.
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BTS ARMY
I'm just here to support the GOAT of Drawing Fundamentals. Jai Box Bhai!
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Christopher Lebreault
Same! Congrats Irshad, well deserved. Thanks for all that you do.
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Christopher Lebreault
Ooh! I like this idea! Any pointers on starting an art diary?
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Christopher Lebreault
These are great! My only feedback would be that in the 2 illustrations, they are pretty rigid. They guy being held by the head in particular could benefit from more exaggeration. Best of luck! These are more really good !
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Christopher Lebreault
This is such a great idea! If this ends up being a thing, I'd 100% be apart of it. If not, i don't see why can just start our own draw along book club thread?
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Devin Hinton
found proko just a little before proko 2.0 launched. I've got a lot of catching up and i'm enjoying improving. any advice welcome.
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Christopher Lebreault
I am really enjoying these heads! I can really tell that these were genuinely fun and filled with effort. That first loomis you posted, damn near perfect. Idk what feedback you are looking for specifically so I hope this helps. I see alot of rushing to the final illustration. The Loomis that looks like you was studying the nose for example. I can tell that you saw the lesson on noses, and I can also see you tried to implement it, but the nose looks more the symbol of a nose than what a nose is. My feedback is to slow down your drawing and observe your subject more closely. If you want an EXTREME excersize try this: get a simple reference and before you draw a single line you stare the line (not object or feature) or a 2 minutes before drawing it. Best of luck!
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halbodude
Hi here are some nothes I did while following the nose videos.
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Christopher Lebreault
Hey @halbodude how's it going? You didn't ask for any feedback but I see you checked the asked for help button so hopefully this feed back is useful. I see some good stuff here that you can definitely build upon to improve your work. Structure is very important, and I see that you are making an attempt to get that structure accurate. But the structure is what we will have to work on here. Here are two places I can pointing this out to you. If you take anything away from my crit it would be these words. Structure and planes. your structured examples, the bridge of the nose (blanking on the name) is supposed to have two planes, one that slightly tilt up to the middle and then tilt down. Yours is missing that. Pay close attention to what you are seeing and studying and try to feel that as you draw. The next is your nostrils. Stan points out that they are to two holes, that the curve in. I'm see you try to do that with the wings kind of curving in, but there is a huge emphasis placed on the nostrils and the perspective wouldn't work this way. I hope this helps
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Sylvianna Reynaud
Today’s practice. Again, I copied Stans drawing... Probably I should start drawing the loomis head from imagination...
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Christopher Lebreault
Looking good! Instead of jumping into imagination right away try this method stan is always suggesting. Draw the reference, and then draw it from memory, and then compare. This is supposed to help building your mental image library and imagination.
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Alexandre Morais
Hi! Anyone got tips or critiques to share?
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Christopher Lebreault
These are some great eyes. In terms of your wins for this page, Everyone else pretty much covered it. I just want to reiterate all the positivity going your way without repeating the same things over again. In terms of opportunities I would say ease it a bit with the pencil pressure, if the erased eye is to reveal anything to me it would be that this level of pressure isnt an isolated incident. Lighter marks are easier to correct/erase so this will help you with everything said so far. For my next feedback I will address the amount of time put into this. If I am reading 15 hours correctly then I believe that time would have went better in drawing the eye without rendering and just focusing and structure, planes and proportions. Lets say you drew 20 eyes just learning the structure, that is 4x the amount of eyes! This also depends on the goals you have as well. I hope this helps.
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Christopher Lebreault
Heyhey! This is amazing! I agree with pretty everything said.Based on the title I am assuming the use of graphite may be playing apart in this topic? Someone started a topic about shading with graphite that came out pretty well. Maybe connect with them to see of they can provide some insight. https://www.proko.com/community/topics/shading-practice
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Christopher Lebreault
I wouldn't call this cartoonish, but it is missing something to get to the level of realism it sounds you are trying to achieve. I'm not really familiar with realism, but I do know that most of the time adding an outline breaks the illusion of realism since they don't exist in nature. This means relying on shading and values to transition between features and forms. Stan is obviously a good person to study, but also check out Stephen Bauman. He is an instructor here, he did a 3 hr live demo/q&a for proko2 last week and has a youtube channel with a lot of tutorials https://youtu.be/EV9MuMfvPxA I hope this helps
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Stan Prokopenko
Let's see what the community wants. We were planning on keeping this category clean with only official challenges, but if there is enough interest in allowing user created challenges, I'm ok with it. I can just pin the official ones to the top. Let's VOTE.. Reply to this comment with your thought!
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Christopher Lebreault
I like the idea of community challenges. Artfol has something similar. As much as I love that app, the challenges page seem very messy because anyone/everyone posts a challenge. Personally I like the idea of this category being official only and a new category for community challenges.
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Christopher Lebreault
Hello everyone! my name is Chris and I am in Massachusetts, USA soon to move to Washington D.C USA and I am so excited! Currently I am working a 9-5 outside of the art sphere, but hoping to transition into that realm within the next two years. I am hoping to make as many friends as I can here in this amazing community since my work/life/art balance makes IRL art friends difficult to come by. Can't wait to talk and learn with all of you! Here is some fanart, references used from pinterest!
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Sylvianna Reynaud
Did some more loomis heads and tried to put them in boxes to get a better understanding of the different planes. There are some lines I am not sure where to put them. I am happy for any ideas!
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Christopher Lebreault
Good work! I need to get better at using cubes to do this, it seems like it real helps. For the two loomis' with ?? what I am see is a misalignment between the head and the cube. The plane change of a cube would aligned with "2/3 slice" of the cranium and the front plane would be the face . Comparing your top left to the top right will illustrate what I mean. It seems you drew these afterwards, It might be more beneficial to draw the cube first and then the cranium in the cube. Here is a video of someone who doesn't use the loomis, so it might not be the best source to study from, but they use boxes to draw heads. What i hope you take away from his process is how he uses the faces of the boxes to represent the different planes of the face and then apply with to your loomis' https://youtu.be/h84wuXAJqp4
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Luke Harris
First attempt at the loomis head. Any advice is appreciated!
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Christopher Lebreault
You are off to a great start here. I am happy to see your willingness to experiment and push yourself. Somethings things to consider is practicing your circles (I recommend during your warm ups). It doing not have to be a perfect circle, same height and width is just fine! Mileage is important so if you are doing circles everyday, very soon you will be doing awesome circles. Another thing to consider is your "chicken scratch" in which you use many lines to make one line. It'll help you immensely in the long run. Here is a video that may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q7IcBvBGtY As other people have side, proportions as also a thing to keep in mind. You do not need to eye ball this right away, in fact you shouldnt. Other than the line feedback I recommend you disregard having a pretty loomis head for now and instead draw a square, with that square draw a circle that touches all for walls. From here you should either mark or divide your circle into 6th and follow along with Stan. Once you feel comfortable with squares and circles level up to spheres in cube (although I have difficulty with this) or just do spheres.
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Christopher Lebreault
how do you know when it is time to move on from a course? With traditional art school, you have a semester to learn something. With the internet, you could run a course for a whole year obsessing over making sure you learned everything you could
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Christopher Lebreault
radiorunner says dedicate a month to your figure course, that sounds too short to me but I could be wrong lol
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Christopher Lebreault
What is the purpose of the upvote? If the down voting is that purpose, then would you consider hiding the upvote? Comparing your upvotes to others could cause the same emotional response as the down vote plus hiding it wouldn't effect (affect?) the algo
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Christopher Lebreault
What is your vision for Proko.com? 
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Christopher Lebreault
If you were to try and learn to do art with the intent of gaining a career in it AT THIS POINT in your life, how would you do it? This question obviously assumes you can't draw. You can decide if proko is or isn't a thing in this universes I have created
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Christopher Lebreault
Who is your target audience? For example, I would not go to CGMA to learn fine art.
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