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
Here is my simple AO study assignment done in graphite. J haven’t checked the solution yet, but I do feel confident in my thought process. the cube being close, (touching) the floor plane would be quite dark occlusion but with nothing else blocking ambient light from above, the side planes should stay fairly consistent. The planes in the indentation will likely receive less ambient light as they are in a tighter space exposed to less AL. Also the planes are much smaller therefore will appear to the eye to be darker relative the larger side planes. the cyclinder and the sphere were much simpler to think about, though I should check the solution before O get too confident….
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Chris Bodary
Revised after going over the solution. In the box, I missed the cast shadows that are sort of tapered due to the multiple directions of light casting shadows from different angles. I also didn’t account for how much “coverage” AO contributes to the shadows. I’m glad this exercise revealed that me. Also so I can see it in life, I set up a test study subject at work where we have multiple light sources from high up ceiling lamps and skylights and windows as well as white peg board walls. You can see the shadows cast in multiple directions and the inside “walls” of the tape are quite dark.
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Chris Bodary
I’m excited to check the “module 2 feedback”. Video and hopefully get all the corrections because I dont’t feel confident this is correct. Would appreciate any feedback on this assignment from anyone. I can tell this is a weakness for me at the moment, can’t wait to get a hang of identifying these factors well!
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Chris Bodary
@Dorian Iten This already makes more sense, and after some thought and doing it again I feel much more confident with my 2nd attempt and the reasons why I chose to label things the way I did. But I still have some questions . I think I’m gathering that this is a bit of a balance of using what you see (or think you see) and using your brain and thinking, “well if this surface may appear similar value, but knowing there is 1 light source and the angle of it compared to this other plane, they both can’t be center light.” Based on your assignment reviews there doesn’t seem to be 1 absolute correct view but that there is room for artist interpretation. I understand that in creating we group things together on purpose and make design choices, I am just curious if it is more exact than that or not. For instance, is the “solution mod factor” file you posted the closest to true or is there slight argument for some of the subtleties? I apologize for the wordiness and Thank you. I feel like I am finding weaknesses in my drawing already!
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Kwame Alexander
The angles I drew from and the angles of the photos are a little bit off. Also, I just had a bit of trouble drawing in the dark. In any case, I think I got the terminators and cast shadows identified correctly.
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Chris Bodary
Nice job on the tougher subjects especially in the dark. I’m not certain, but it looks like there might be a bit of that light touching the back right “windows”. If you included those little touches of light it would probably add some more dimensionality to the drawing. They also might just be some reflecting lights or tricks of the camera, I can’t tell exactly. Terminators and shadows all look correct to me though god work
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Chris Bodary
Terminator study assignment. The perspective and drawing aren’t the same as my subject’s poses but I tried match the light direction and terminator placement best I could. I don’t always feel certain that what I’m interpreting as the terminator isn’t just the dark halftones.
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Chris Bodary
Light Eggsperiment
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Practice Egg Sketches Assignment
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Kwame Alexander
I'm in!
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Chris Bodary
Kwame, looks like we have similar challenges, I’m excited to see your progress!
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Chris Bodary
Hello, Everyone!
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Chris Bodary
Here is another digital painting submission for me.
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Chris Bodary
This guy, painted with oil on a panel, I think is looking at some kind of luminous potion. His slightly mischievous expression on his face tells me he wants to drink it but he’s not supposed to touch it. Something tells me he will though…
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Chris Bodary
My phone definitely didn’t capture the halftones and kind of grouped them with the lights too much in my photos. I appreciate any feedback. Charcoal on drawing paper 300 series strathmore.
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Chris Bodary
This is a painting I did digitally based on a photo of my daughter trudging her way through the snow.
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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
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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