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Chris Bodary
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Grant H
Only three weeks ago you posted this drawing, asking about the hair. This new portrait has so much improvement on everything, including the hair, it's crazy to think the time difference was less than a month. Very nice, keep going. I look forward to see what's to come.
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mikeyschwarzenagger
hello i would like some critic, the only part i fell like i didt did it that it look like the image is the hand mayby with the stick,
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Grant H
Hello, The most important critique I can give is that you'll need to draw larger/cleaner and take a much clearer picture of what you drew. It's really hard to give other meaningful critiques when it's so difficult to see your drawing clearly.
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Joakim lof
Here's my submission for the balance assignment :) I used Proko references and 1 from Artstation for all of them except drawing #2 which I drew from imagination instead. I realised a bit too late I'd drawn #2 too close to the edge the paper to include the tip of his board. The red line on the models and my drawings in the side-by-side comparison is where I thought the balance would be based on the center of mass stan was talking about. For drawing #5 I tried to simplify more. Any and all criticism is welcome.
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Grant H
Hey Joakim, great as always. Can you explain to me your process for mannequinizing the connections you do between the upper arm to forearm as well as the thigh to lower leg? Is it that the smaller parts (forearm and lower leg) have an empty slot and hinge around the larger parts? Whatever it is looks really effective. Thanks.
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Grant H
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Hello. Here are a few Loomis heads and the start of a self portrait. I plan to take the portrait as far as I can before doing the portrait drawing course, then redo it afterwards to see the difference. I feel like in my drawing I'm coming out older looking. But maybe that's common during the early stages? All critiques welcome. Thanks.
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Grant H
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Hello. This was by far the hardest assignment of this course. Here are my first two attempts; more to come. All critiques are very welcome on this assignment. I have difficulty deciding what I want to get very basic with the forms on versus where to let the contour take over. I imagine the more basic/structural, the more I'll be able to recall the forms from imagination later on. Any thoughts on this? Any tips on how to do these mannequinizations faster? These took a lot longer than I thought. I also have a specific question. On the third image I attached, which cross contours are correct for her leg, assuming it's just one simple cylinder? Initially I thought the first (dark blue) would be, since her leg is slightly coming towards us. But at one point in the drawing the purple ones seemed right too. Then straight lines (green) seemed right because I thought her leg isn't really coming towards us/the camera, but is just tilted. Obviously only one of the three can be right. I'm leaning towards the straight (green) ones, but I'm not sure. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Chris Bodary
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Grant H
Try to think of the hair as a simple 3D form of its own that just drapes on top of the shape of the head. Because the head is like a sphere at the top, the hair form follows that sphere. Because the head is flat on the sides, the hair falls straight down. Here's an example for you. You can think about her hair as an archway/cave/hollow mailbox that sits on top of her head. That's what her hair is, except the cave/mailbox shape isn't just a half cylinder. From the side, it angles down, which you show in your drawing too. I think the biggest thing for you to improve would be to use cleaner lines and focus on the simple forms. Your shading isn't 'wrong' for the hair that you drew, all the highlights and shadows are in the right place. It's just that the hair you drew isn't well defined and doesn't have much 3D form of its own. Sharp, clean lines will improve your drawing a lot. Hope that helps.
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Grant H
Just a few animal quick sketches as a break from drawing robo beans and mannequins. I will say, the gesture assignments have really helped me when drawing animals as well.
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Grant H
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My third robo bean assignment; this one is for twist. All critiques welcome. I'm pretty happy with these so far, I feel like I'm finally getting the robo bean.
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Joakim lof
My submission for the landmarks assignment :) The last 2 are done on a different kind of paper so they look a little different. I tried to highlight the landmarks in the different drawings, but the degree varies a little. The male one turned into an anatomy study but I worked heavily with the landmarks to figure things out the best I could and also tried to simplify a bit :) Any and all criticism is welcome.
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Grant H
Excellent. These are beautiful. They definitely give me something to aspire and work towards.
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Grant H
My attempts at the tilting robo beans. I'm pretty happy with them. They came out a lot better once I started drawing the regular bean in lightly first, then adding the boxes on top of that. All critiques welcome.
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Grant H
Hello, here's my first go at the robo beans. I plan to go back in a little more depth and check them against Stan's to see where I'm off. So far, when I look at his compared to mine, I think mine are coming out a little too stiff. All feedback is welcome. I do have one specific question though. On the second image I attached, his drawings have a concave curve for the belly on one bean, but a convex curve for the other. These poses seem very similar. When I drew them, I made the curve concave for both. Is there a particular reason one would be convex or concave, other than it appears that way on the photo reference? Or maybe it's due to body type? Just trying to figure out if I were to make robo beans from imagination, how I would know when it's concave vs convex. Thanks.
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Tony Vu
Here's my first attempt at the spine Assignment. I intend to now go watch Stan's examples. I feel that my positioning is quite off, and that I don't exaggerate the spine enough. Feedback is always apreciated!
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Grant H
Hey Tony, I haven't gotten to this assignment myself yet so maybe I would have better feedback at that point. However, one thing I'm seeing is that you clearly define the front plane of the ribcage, but not really the back. In a few of Stan's examples I just glanced over, he didn't draw the back plane either. However, he doesn't draw it because he knows the perspective by heart and just skips putting it in. In your case, I think you're unsure about where that back plane actually is. For you, I would try to "draw through" and sketch in the back plane of the ribcage, even when looking at it from the front view. Once you have the back plane, you can give it a centerline and you'll know that the spine has to follow that. At the moment, it seems like your spines are just floating somewhere inside the ribcages, rather than being anchored to the rib cage's back plane centerline. I made this simplified egg example for you that hopefully makes sense. The leftmost form is just an egg. The middle is an egg with a little of the back carved off. You can see the green centerline follows the form. That centerline is what you would attach the edge of the spine to. The third form is just with the spine added. Hope that helps. Maybe I can help more after I do that assignment.
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Grant H
Here are two of my landmark exercises so far. I have a really hard time seeing what is going on with the knee from the front view; although I expect that is something that I'll get a better grasp on during the anatomy course. I think my front view drawing (second one made) came out much better. All critiques are welcome. Thanks.
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Grant H
Thanks Jesper and Tony.
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Moonfey
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Hi everyone! :D This is my first time submitting an assignment. I have done the lesson itself before though, but then life got in the way and time flew away. With the new Proko 2:0 and all this great community it seemed like a great time to start this again and do it more properly. :) The smaller more stick figury gestures I drew while I watched a ballet video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE5LDPx3XUg That was relaxing and enjoyable and I just paused at interesting poses, and drew those gestures. The people in the video are rather small and I think that helped me to not focus to much on all the detail of the bodies. The refrence pictures for the longer gesture drawing, are from Adorkastock: https://www.deviantart.com/adorkastock A couple of the refrence photos are of more than one person and they were more challenging to do. Does it matter if there are more then one prerson in the photo then doing gesture drawings though? I’ve watched Proko's video on how to hold and control your pencil. So I try to use my shoulder and the over hand grip, but since I’m still not used to it, the lines don’t always appear there I want them to yet. Sometimes I also got a bit nervous knowing that I was going to submit this for other people to see and that unfortunately made my arm tense then I was drawing to. Maybe I just need to continue practice and it will work itself out on it own! :D I think I might have become overwhelmed with everything to keep in mind (the story of the pose, drawing with the shoulders, ghosting the lines and then finding the actual gesture!) and ended up defaulting to drawing the contours sometimes. Even if I at times got stuck in my own head, I still had a lot of fun! I really want to learn and get better, so any feedback or critique would be very much appreciated! :D
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Grant H
So, one thing about the shoulder drawing: it's best use is for if you are drawing medium/large. I'm not sure how big you are drawing, but the pencil texture shows a lot in your pictures, so that makes me think your gestures are small. If your gestures are only a couple inches big then drawing with your shoulder is going to be extremely difficult. Your shoulder by nature doesn't have the fine control that your wrist does, hence why don't write words/sign our names with our shoulders. Try to make your gestures bigger, that way using your shoulder is effective. I would say at least 6ish inches, but drawing even larger is better. I would say 2, 9 and 10 have the most gesture feel to them. Just keep going with it; the more you do the better they will get.
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Petra Brandström
Alright, I did them all! I already shared the first one in the comments, but here are the rest too. I really don't know my anatomy, that's clear. I hope I'll get better during the course. If there's anything in particular you think I should work on, all comments are welcome!
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Grant H
I wouldn't worry about knowing the anatomy at this point. I think if you work on line quality, that would benefit you the most moving forward. Try to be intentional about having darker lines for the muscles themselves, and thinner lines for the fibers. And if you draw a line and it ends up looking wobbly, you can always erase and redraw it.
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Maria Luihn
I am very confused by these beans. Any advice?
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Grant H
I think your beans are pretty good. One thing is: you probably need to think more about the 3D spherical forms that are inside. Your centerlines are flattening out your drawings some because they don't really wrap around the forms, they just cut through them a lot of the time. If you watch the next segment's video on structure, Stan makes the point that people often flatten out cross contour lines too much. The same idea applies to your centerlines, even though they aren't crossing the form but are running down the length of it. Hope that helps.
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Grant H
Here are my beans: 7 or so from tilt, twist and foreshortening. My only question is, during twisting, what landmarks/clues are we supposed to be looking for to determine the overlap? I don't entirely understand what's going on in the screenshot I attached. Thanks.
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Grant H
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Hello, I'm looking for feedback on something. My drawings are from the 45 second, 2.5 minute and 7.5 minute mark. (Not sure if 7.5 minutes qualifies as a gesture, but I wanted to see how far I could extend the 2.5 minute drawing, given an extra 5 minutes.) I feel relatively satisfied with my 45 second and 7.5 minute drawings, but I feel in-limbo during the 2.5 minute phase. Two questions: 1. If you are planning to do a 2.5 minute gesture, do you still begin with the 'stick' gesture as you would for only a 30-45 sec gesture, keeping the process consistent? Or do you skip the stick gesture and just block it in with shapes, forgoing the 'stick' step? I found I was always erasing my stick lines, and replacing them with shapes. 2. What is prioritized during the 2.5 minute gesture besides the motion itself? Is it only getting the shapes showing good gesture, or are you supposed to work on dimensionality at this step too? Thanks.
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Grant H
My revised tracing after comparing it against Stan's.
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Joakim lof
Hi :) this is my submission for the structure assignment and I've used varying degrees of simplification. The speakers and detergent are done from life (I will attach photos I took to show how the items look) and the other ones are from photo.  Any and all critique is welcome and appreciated :)
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Grant H
The animal ones are great. They still have such dynamic gesture showing through the forms. Are the different spray bottles and speaker angles from imagining them off the single reference, or from other reference photos?
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