David Colman
David Colman
Burbank CA USA
Illustrator working in film as a designer and storyboard artist- typically known as the "animal guy" for my passion for doodling animals
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Julien
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Hey, here's some of my figure study, focusing on design as a second step. I feel i'm still too close to reality, having troubles leaving out the details...
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David Colman
it takes some time to learn how to push shapes properly. Just keep at it.
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Bokdan0
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Hi, I have completed my second assignment and I'd like to ask you for feedback. I'm still very fresh in traditional art and feel a bit more confident digitally. 
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design study sketchbook ballpen p1 5
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great
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Antonina Babicheva
Hey! I've finally completed the 2nd assignment: 1)Figure drawing without (or almost) design as a warm-up 2)Figure drawing+design based on it 3)Depressed shapes 4)Sketching from life, photos and videos. I have a problem with sketching from life: I'm kinda slow, I can't observe and design at the same time (+super shy). @David Colman do you have any advice on how to practice this skill (I mean, something extra to just go practice :))? 
Figure drawing no design
Figure drawing and design
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Sketching photo and video small
Sketchingfromlife
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Looking great. Honestly there is no magic answer. It comes with time. Just focus on capturing the natural gesture and acting... Then later go back in and try to design from that observation sketch. Over time you will be able to design characters from life on the spot. Eventually you will get over the shyness but it takes some time.
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Katherine SMITH
I am not seeing any assignment notes. This is my first Proko course... am I missing something?
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David Colman
All download- no assignment notes beyond what I suggest. At this time its just a suggestion of what to do on your own and have to obtain your own resources( draw at coffee shops, figure sessions or online model resources)
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Denis Mandrysz
Hey! Loving the lessons so far. Question regarding characteristic features. What should I do when I can't seem to find any prominent features in a person (regular sized nose, regular eyes, everything pretty "average")? Should I somehow force it and emphasize whatever I feel like?
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Everyone has some dominant feature- you just have to exploit the spacing or features. Pretty people are harder but what makes them pretty....focus on that feature to accentuate the appeal of that pretty face
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Margot
Did the Shere Khan study and wow the curves vs straights advice really made me look at it differently. Loving this course and excited to keep going!
Shere Khan
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right on
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Samuel Lemons
The third and fifth attachments I did from life and the rest were drawn from movies. I will do 5 to 10 more pages asap. I did 5 pages in pencil and 5 in color pencil.
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David Colman
good start- draw through the form more- feel the pose- dont worry about making a pretty drawing
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Samuel Lemons
Here is my Shere Khan study.
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Great
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Glen Piper
Hi @David Colman - I want to give this assignment a go but my head drawing s u c k s Would you recommend learning more portrait drawing first or just jumping in a giving it a go? Thanks!
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David Colman
HeyGlen- Ha we are always so hard on ourselves.I dot think you jump right in with a little side of studying Burne Hogarths Head Drawing. I am nota fan of all of his books but his head drawing is so solid and really good for basics. Focus on structure more than portrait- portrait will not help as much as more solid draftsmanship based fundamentals. Hope this helps
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Bokdan0
@David Colman Hello. You have mentioned that you will upload references for figure drawing but I can't find them in this course. Can you please take a look at this problem and check if they are uploaded?
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Hi. Unfortunately this is a re release of an online course and those materials are not provided at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience. It really is just referring to models and going out and drawing from life. That type of reference is available from many different sources - online and in person
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