Chris Bodary
Chris Bodary
Pennsylvania
I love to paint and draw and all of the process that goes into the journey of mastery.
Chris Bodary
Balance exercise and my attempt at creating unbalance in the potential follow through action of a pose.
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Harry
Hi everyone, I am new here. Very excited to start my education on how to draw a portrait. I have practiced drawing some loomis heads, evident via the attachment. I would appreciate any feedback about how I can improve. I generally struggle to get angles correct. Especially in the more extreme head position. Please forgive any silly markings on the heads. Signs of my frustration haha. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
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Chris Bodary
Hi Harry! Welcome. Definitely watch Stans videos over and over. Don’t move on to the next lesson too soon. A lot of the problems your having are coming from the basic shape you start with. Take time to draw the ball. Remember not the entire side of the head is cut off flat.I think Loomis has the average head 2/3 of the ball portion sliced off. I also suggest not placing in even simple features until the basic “sliced ball and boxy jaw” form is working well. try and always think 3 dimensionally. It’s a lot of balls to juggle so definitely take your time. Try tracing over some magizines or newspaper heads with a marker and put in the basics Loomis line frame around them. Or if you are good with computers you could do it on photoshop with images on the internet. Just get familiar and see the angle changes and the 3D form. Just remember we’re not all perfect 3rds. extreme angles are tough because they require a lot of thought on the foreshortening and perspective. Looks like you have a great start. Keep at it, reps on reps will reveal it all to you! good luck!
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GB Ward
Not perfect, but feeling comfortable enough with the process to move on. Feedback (either +/-) is welcome.
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Chris Bodary
You’ve got it for these angles. Have you tried above or below yet?
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Chris Bodary
I think more contrast to the background perhaps. It’s a great drawing. The contrast to the tone of the background would make it stand out more and probably more realistically as well as it will add depth.
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Chris Bodary
Still not great at these, but they get better.
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Chris Bodary
These are my intentions and commitment! Looking forward to this. Thanks in advance Dorian!
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Chris Bodary
Egg Sketches Assignment
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Chris Bodary
Still working on the robo bean. I’m not at the point yet where I feel 100% confident in these but I can tell I’m getting there
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Chris Bodary
Doing these really makes you want to dive into Anatomy. Critiques are very welcome. Thanks!
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Jesper Axelsson
@Chris Bodary, @johnercek, @Samuel Eli, sorry for not getting back to you earlier (the drawing has kept me busy!). I really appreciated your comments! Here's some more work in progress: the figure brought into perspective and the 2 value notan. Do you think the notan reads? Cheers!
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Chris Bodary
I might need more values to decipher that he’s hunting in the 2 value notan, but only because I can’t make out his bow with only the 2 values. Everything else about it still reads great. It’s definitely a man crouching, alert in the trees/ bushes forest/ jungle. Both of these are really well drawn. Great work all around.
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Chris Bodary
2 dogs are my Anna and the other is hawk we have pretty common round here.
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Rizwan Piracha
Hi Guys, More structure assignments. Trying different approaches re shapes. Any feedback appreciated!
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Chris Bodary
Nice!
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Will Davis
Hi all! Here are some of my "simplified" animals. This was a valuable exercise but one thing immediately stands out to me after doing it: my shapes aren't all that simplified. So I definitely need to work on adhering less to contour and thinking primarily about SIMPLE forms. Any feedback is appreciated, thank you!
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Chris Bodary
That giraffe looks great.
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Chris Bodary
Random objects and things around. some I added shading to cause I couldn’t help. Some ellipses I can see are a little off. Next I’ll do some animals with simple shapes.
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Shelvs Fleurima
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Nose plane study
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Chris Bodary
Good work on these ones too. Just make sure the very biggest and most basic planes and angles are correct before adding the very subtle ones. I drew over with my finger on the one cause I’m pretty sure the bottom of the septum would be lower than the wings from that eye level view point. You have the wings correctly below the tip of the nose.
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Shelvs Fleurima
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Nose structure study from head models iPad
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Chris Bodary
Structure looks good, tidy up the centerlines to be sure they’re the center of that plane some look a little off. throw in some cross contours if you want to show a bit more of the roundness when the planes transition. Str8 on views be sure you’ve got symmetry. Also don’t forget there’s another side plane on the nose on the profile view I guessed with some blue lines. I can tell you’ve got the structure and are building great boxes.
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skulladesigns
Iterations of Beans using figure photos. Did at least 3 iterations from every photo. the bean has been my latest struggle/ challenge.
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Chris Bodary
i really like the squish you have going on in some of these and foreshortening as well.
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Sadie Ward
This is my attempt at some 30 second beans. Feedback is appreciated. Sometimes I think I get the pose down well in my other practice sessions and sometimes I think it just ends up a mess.
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Chris Bodary
These all look good to me Sadie except for the middle row on the left, I can’t quite tell what the pose is on that one. All the others are reading well. These always feel a bit of a struggle for me as well.
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Chris Bodary
Here’s a few beans. Please let me know which ones don’t “read” correctly to you guys. I know references for each one and am very interested to further analyze. Thanks !
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Chris Bodary
Looks great to me Jesper!
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