Gannon Beck
Gannon Beck
Virginia
I make T-shirts and comics.
Alexandra Mayorova
It's sooo powerful!!!! Stan, I've only heard about this method from the Chinese artist Teng Teng, but here it's more simplified for people. Thanks!!! My life is getting better. And I feel the psychological help from the course. People face the same problems and thoughts that I once did. It helps me to look back and realize that my suffering was not accidental. Drawing is difficult, and everyone will go through the same thing. Self-compassion and play are the keys to success. Play more, friends. Don’t get it seriously.
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Gannon Beck
It looks like you definitely have a great feel for form. It's such a great tool to have in your tool belt. Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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Alexandra Mayorova
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Gannon Beck
Good work!
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Gannon Beck
Quick sketch of my dog begging for some hamburger.
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Patrick Bosworth
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Gannon Beck
Very cool! Are you inking this traditionally?
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Gannon Beck
166th Day of Proko and counting. Thirty second, two minute, and five minute sketches.
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Joseph Osley
Yesterday was a classic, "Bad Drawing Day," for me. Does that mean I draw worse than usual? A bit. It mostly means I automatically hate on anything I do. My brain is not my friend. Anyways. Drew some, hated myself, then went for a walk to clear my head. That helped. Came back and worked on a longer drawing at a snail's pace just to see how it went. The end result was a heavily truncated rendering with far too light of a value scale and a billion other things wrong with it. I think my tendency to elongate forms made me overcorrect the torso in the opposite way. Anyways. I enjoyed drawing it. This image is from the 300 Academic Female Poses bundle here on Proko. Lot's of wonderful images to work from.
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Gannon Beck
I'm going to have to check out that bundle. Even if it's a little off, it's still a very nice rendering.
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Phil
Level 2. Felt that my 3d boxes were fairly accurate, but struggled a little on facial features. Please let me know what I can work on. Thanks!
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Gannon Beck
You're on the right track with these, however, there are some minor issues that you can be more precise with. One of the big ones is to make sure the lines of the box you draw are converging, not diverging. You can actually see some of the same errors on your level one boxes, but it doesn't become explicit until you put facial features on them. If you can't see it on your own on your level one boxes, I can do a draw over for you. Let me know. This is a key skill to really nail, so keep at it. You're very close on these.
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Patrick Bosworth
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Gannon Beck
Fantastic study!
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Nathan Jasso
Day 12, ‘Had something come up today that limited my finger drawing time. I did have some time for 5 30sec beans. Thank you for the kind words on my last post.
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Gannon Beck
I know this doesn't seem like much, but this is great. Even when you're busy you managed to fit just a little bit in. Just taking even a minute or two to reinforce the habit is a big deal in the long run.
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Gannon Beck
165th Day of Proko and counting. I switched up my brush to one in the brush pack called the "Carbon Lance". I absolutely could not get fine lines with it. The limitation really made me be very deliberate with my marks--even more so than the other brushes I've tried. I'm not sure where these particular experiments will lead, but it seems like it's worth playing with for a little while. These were about a minute or less.
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Aaron Smith
View looking down at Sennen beach, Cornwall.
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Gannon Beck
Very cool. I'm trying to get out and do some water colors as well.
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Gannon Beck
Sketch done at the harbor in Alexandria , VA. Not great, but there are worse things to do than sitting by the water making bad paintings.
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Nathan Jasso
Day 11, ‘I kinda feel like I am back pedaling with these. I’m going to try and watch the video again tomorrow. Any suggestions will be helpful.
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Gannon Beck
I think you're being a little hard on yourself. The ones in blue where you're adding the limbs are good gestures. The bean is a successful strategy for you. That said the bean videos are great. I'd do the long one and draw along with Stan as you do them. I find that approach helpful.
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Joseph Osley
30sec, 2 x 1min, 2 x 2min, 2 x 5min - Starting to feel a bit closer to where I was. *shrug guy emoji*
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Gannon Beck
I would say so as well. Your stances an weight distribution are looking solid.
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Rebecca Shay
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Gannon Beck
Thanks, Rebecca!
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Aaron Smith
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Gannon Beck
Good cylindrical thinking on those headphones. That's such an important concept to master.
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Gannon Beck
My sketch for today. I really need to get away from my desk!
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Gannon Beck
164th Day of Proko and counting. Two and five minute sketches. My focus started to wane at the end a bit.
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Nathan Jasso
Day 10, I thought I posted yesterday but it looks like it didn’t go through. The first two images are from day 9. I tried to attach limbs to the bean in two minute poses.
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Gannon Beck
Great job. Adding limbs to the bean is a great strategy. You can get lots of good gestures from that approach.
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Joseph Osley
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Gannon Beck
Good work!
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