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Grace Mounce
Grace Mounce
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Currently relearning how to draw. Happy to give others advice and grateful for the advice that comes my way!
Grace Mounce
Hi, everyone! I did the landmarks assignment. After I followed each of Proko's examples, I drew from a reference photo that captured the body from a similar angle (after the first one, I found a muscular back; after the fourth one, I found an extreme scapula position; etc.). If anyone could give me some feedback on how I did, I would so much appreciate your time and attention! Did I place the landmarks right (particularly those tricky scapulae?) Also, I have another question that's been bugging me, and maybe I'm being way too anal about it...When Stan draws the landmarks, he lines up the PSIS with the iliac crest. On the "Landmarks of the Human Body" diagram included in the premium lesson, the PSIS is a little below the iliac crest. Which one is right? Does it really matter? Thank you everybody! I wish you all good fortune on this challenging (at least for me!) lesson! May you all learn a lot :) Sincerely, Grace Mounce
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Grace Mounce
I've got a few questions about this one, and I was hoping somebody might help me clear my head. In Stan's drawing, the angle from the teres major to the elbow seems off (I pointed it out with the red line in this screenshot). I followed Stan but measured the angle differently; but I don't know if this is actually correct because it makes the guy look like he has a really long back. Is the teres major lower on the back than I think it is? Also, Stan marks the iliac crest so it lines up with the PSIS; but in the Landmarks of the Human Body diagram that comes with this lesson, the iliac crest is a little higher than the PSIS. When I draw my own landmarks from different photos, should I line these points up like Stan does? Please forgive my real "correcting" tone. I definitely trust Stan's knowledge of anatomy way more than I do my own! But I'm just confused about what goes where. Thank you all! Sincerely, Grace Mounce
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Kaily House
Here are my assignments from this lesson! I have a hard time connecting all the shapes. Am I not breaking into into small enough structures?
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Grace Mounce
Hi @Kaily House , these look lovely--nice foreshortening on the back of that polar bear! Also, I'm looking at your cylinders on the first page, and the top ellipses look nice and round (which I should have been doing for mine!) On a few of the bottom ellipses of the cylinders, as well as some of the cross-contours on the cylinders in the animals, it looks like the corners of the ellipse are starting to flatten out to a point. If you round those corners a little more, I think it will help. But other than that, nicely done!
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Grace Mounce
Hi everyone! I just finished my structure assignments. Here are my boxes/cylinders from imagination and constructed animals. Might I ask you all for some critique? I hope you're having a great spring day! Sincerely, Grace Mounce (ps: I apologize for the poor image quality. I'll try to brush up on how to take better photos of my work.)
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Samuel Sanjaya
2:30 minute of gesture drawing instead of the reguler 2 minute since it seems a little bit too fast for me. hope to get some critiques and feedbacks on this.
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Grace Mounce
Hi @Samuel Sanjaya , I think these look lovely! I like the way you economize your lines, which feel smooth and fluid. To me, the torsos feel a little on the long side, but I think I tend to draw short torsos, so I might not know what I'm talking about. But keep up the great work! The one on the top right corner of the second image is my favorite!
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yash singh
Hello everyone this poses took me around 2 to 3 minutes each. Feedback would appreciated,thank you
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Grace Mounce
Hi @yash singh , these are looking good! The pose on the first page on the bottom right: I like seeing that long, fluid line that goes from the front of the model's torso down to the ankle of her left leg. If I may offer some feedback: I think maybe you're drawing more contour and detail than gesture. It could help to try to simplify the poses as much as possible using only CSI lines. That being said, I'm impressed by how much anatomical detail you can draw in only 2-3 minutes! :D
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Grace Mounce
Hi, everybody! So, I drew some beans after watching the videos and practicing. Would somebody please give me a little feedback on how I'm doing? I'm particularly wondering if I'm tilting the whole bean enough (am I just putting one ball on top of the other?), and if I'm just drawing the same bean over and over with only slight variations (I watched the bean critique video, and Stan gave this feedback to an artist named Margo. Since watching it, I've been suspicious that I'm doing the same thing.) Thank you for taking a look! Best wishes to everyone who's moving on in the figure course! Sincerely, Grace edit: for a few of the poses, I drew the bean from the same pose twice because I felt like there was something I could have done differently after finishing the first time. All of these took about a minute.
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Grace Mounce
Just wanted to say I like your style :) I've never seen Howl's Moving Castle, but I really like the fanart. I especially like how you changed the figures' poses from the reference--having one figure that much higher than the other tells a better emotional story to me. Thanks for sharing your work!
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Phattara Groodpan
After I was recommended on trying gestures before drawing anatomy, I studied gesture again. I tried my best to use combinations of CSI lines, center lines and longest axis but when dealing with dimension, I couldn't think about gesturing lines at all. All I can think was thinking about mannequinization.
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Grace Mounce
I'm really getting a feel for the gesture in these! I wonder if you might be thinking a bit too much about the contours. Trying some gesture drawings without contours like Marshall suggests in the Gesture Critique video might help you get even more gesture in your drawings. Then again, I really like how these look. They actually look like bodies, which is more than I can say about mine most of the time! :P
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Bence
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Grace Mounce
Wow--they're clean and beautiful!
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uppy
Here are some of my beans from when I first started and more recently! I think I’m starting to understand more, but I think I am going to continue on in the course and then revisit these beans some more. Feel free to comment any critiques:)
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Grace Mounce
These are looking good! I especially like the beans that feel very 3D. On the page marked "2-20-23," the one in the lower left corner feels nice and foreshortened. The one in the upper right corner on the same page feels more flat, I think because of the curve in the center line. But maybe form doesn't matter as much with the bean. In any case, it looks like you've gotten good in a short period of time!
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Grace Mounce
I like how the pipe folds on the upper-right corner turned out!
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Crimson The Kitsune
28/2/2023 Using @Johnathan’s example of using a gesture line, then drawing the bean on top of it. I have to say I really like this approach and I think it shows in my sketches! criticism is welcomed!
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Grace Mounce
I admire your enthusiasm! :D
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Grace Mounce
Incredible--amazing work showing all the different planes with hatching!
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Grace Mounce
And the final round of poses!
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Grace Mounce
2 minute poses
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Grace Mounce
More 30s poses
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Grace Mounce
Hi everybody! I've finished the gesture unit, but I'm very far from mastering gesture. Would any of you have any advice on the things I need to work on? These are some 30-second poses I did--these seem to be the hardest for me. If you have a tip for me, I'd sure appreciate it! Thank you, all, and best of luck on your own art journeys!
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Grace Mounce
Hi @Avşin , I am definitely seeing form/structure in this drawing! Especially in some of the lower parts of the cloth, like in the lower left corner--you did a nice job showing that twisting 3D form. What I think really makes it look 3D for me is the reflected light you put in the shadows of the form. I think if you added more reflected light into the top of the cloth, where that big peak is, it would have more structure. Plus, I think moving that shadow higher and darkening the terminator (the darkest line of the shadow where the light meets the shadow) would add to the structure. And I think lightening parts of the cast shadow (that band of dark on the left side of the drawing) would make the big peak of cloth stand out. But other than that, I'm impressed by the beautiful structure you've got so far!
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Shelvs Fleurima
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some Gesture study. I am too scratchy- and I panic at times when I do them continuously. There are 2minutes and 30 sec ones. Plus a study
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Grace Mounce
I often feel the gesture panic too! :D
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