Michael Brinker
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Michael Brinker
Yello, here are a few reference sketches I've been working on. Been trying to work on exaggerating some of the bends as well as less detail that muddies up the drawing. I'm a very technical guy so guidelines help me a lot, but I realize it takes away from the piece. I think these turned out great, I think I'm getting better at limbs but could definitely work on them some more. Critics are welcome.
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Michael Brinker
Some more Mannequins from the past week, I think its going well but some feedback would be great. some of them are wonky... I thought I would try to fix them but then it just felt overworked and worse, so here they are.
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/27. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s warming up exercise. 30 sec and 2 mins poses. At my actual level I have to admit that drawing the gesture is definitely the hardest part. Let’s see how many years it takes before I get a good technique. Thanks for any comment or suggestions. Have a good day.
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Michael Brinker
I love you gestures they are so fluid! Especially the last 2 pages, they are so minimal but accomplish so much.
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farmer
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I just started I know these sketches are rough. I would love to hear advice to improve
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Michael Brinker
These are very well done! If I had to nitpick, and this may be an assumption on my part, you drew them small which means you are utilizing your wrist more than your full arms motion.. While this isn't bad, try and draw larger forms to get that full arm muscle memory. This also helped me make more confident lines, which you seem to already have, but it's a bonus. Keep up the great work, can't wait to see how far you can go!
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GP designs
Hi everyone, here's my gesture practice. Please do let me know whatever you think about this. Overall I did 3 takes and 1.5 min on first try (left), around 2 min for second try (center) & near 3 min for third try (right). Waiting to hear your thoughts on this!
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Michael Brinker
You seem to be focusing on the form of the body and not the flow of the body. In a gesture, we don't need to know how muscular the person is but show how their body is oriented in space. I love the confident lines, keep that, but focus more on utilizing the C and S curves. Keep up the hard work.
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Allison Gobbell
I think I need to work on adding less instead of more......
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Michael Brinker
I would also try and make one fluid line, especially for the gesture practice. When we do the "chicken scratch" line it shows a lack of confidence and makes the gesture look sloppy. Don't worry about getting the pose exact with gestures as we are trying to capture the rhythm of the pose. Keep up the hard work!
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palyo
Hi! This is my assignment for this lesson. Probably the hardest thing to draw was the knee , I still can't figure out how to draw it in some poses like the third and the fourth. Also, sometimes I found that drawing the head with a cube was easier than drawing it with the loomis method . Anything that i can improve? I've been doing mannequins for a while but I still can't figure out if I'm lacking in something.
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Michael Brinker
It seems like each one o you are focusing on a certain aspect of the mannequin. Like in 3 you drew out the spinal structure but did not do so in 1. Try and draw all the structures of the mannequin in your next piece and see how it turns out. These look great though, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see what else you create.
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Michael Brinker
I've been working on this topic for a while as I find it a lot of fun. I think I'm doing well and I do need to work on the sloppiness of the sketch. Some feedback would be great.
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palyo
Hi! Even if they are quite messy, these are my assignments for this lesson. Many of the poses i've drawn were stiff so i tried to exaggerate them as much as i could(especially in the second photo),sometimes i've even went overboard a little by drawing the limbs , just because it was fun . I would really appreciate any kind of critique/advice.
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Michael Brinker
These look great, and I love you went ahead and drew the limbs on some. Having fun makes this whole process much more enjoyable. Keep up the practice, no complaints from me, you're doing great.
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Damien Deng
2022/7/7 Hi, This is my first post! I hope I can track my progression here and be better in future. Each figure use about 5 min to complete. I am glad to hear suggestion from you guys :)
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Michael Brinker
These look great! It seems like you might have been focusing a little bit on the contour of the body rather then the flow but that just me nitpicking. Keep up the great work!
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/3. Hi everybody. Here's my latest illustration. It's a concept for a videogame. The subject is a fairy who can manipulate time. I'd like to have some feedback or critique. Thanks and good night.
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Michael Brinker
This looks great, the proportions and structure are very good. I would say this falls more under the splash art category than concept art. Character concept art leans more towards multiple designs of the character. Showcasing different color schemes, outfits, and poses of the character. I will link a few from Riots League of Legends Zoe for examples:
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gixorn
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Have recently started to practice 2 min gesture drawings after doing 30 second ones. Here are my first 2 minute gesture drawings.
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Michael Brinker
I feel like you may be scratching out your lines. Try and make a confident line in one stroke and your pieces will look a lot cleaner. It will be rough at first, trust me I did the same thing, and sometimes still do. While the body is organic and has lots of curves don't be afraid to use straight lines especially in the legs and arms. Keep up the practice.
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Dionizio Lopes
Hello , here are some of my gesture drawing pratice , any constructive comments would be very appreciated
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Michael Brinker
These are looking great! I would recommend taking your pictures in better light so they are easier to see. Keep up with the practice you are doing great.
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njones
I'm confused about the front plane in this image. it's completely off the model. the 10th rib is one of the landmarks, and this is very off the landmark. Is this drawn like this to avoid the boxes becoming a trapezoid prism shape?
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Michael Brinker
For this part of the class, we are not aiming for hy6per accuracy. When we are doing these drawings were are looking at the flow and form of the body and how it is structurally put together. I had a rough time with this as well. I found that when I let go of making the boxes perfect my drawings flowed a lot better and were more aesthetically pleasing. Keep up the hard work. I can't way to see where your art journey takes you!
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Michael Brinker
A quick Sketch of my D&D character using what I have learned so far. I think it has turned out pretty good, gonna continue with this pose and try my hand at painting...wish me luck
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mika
Bit confused with the landmarks but my gestures are a lot cleaner than before. I've been doing gesture everyday for almost a month now.
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Michael Brinker
These look good. I would say most of the landmarks are pretty accurate, but the triangles on the pelvis are placed to low. When I was working on this part I kept the diagram of the landmarks open for easy reference, it helped a lot.
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Michael Brinker
Some Mannequinization sketches I did yesterday. Would love some feedback. I wanted to try some extreme poses this time around and I think I got better as a went through each pose.
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I thought I posted some images for critique already but I guess not. Sorry for the bad quality by the way.
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Michael Brinker
These look lovely! Were they 30 second of 2 minute gestures?
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patrisco
Hey guys, back here with some more drawings. This time I focused capturing the movement of my 2 minute studies, rather than getting the proportions fully correct? How do you think they've turned out? Would really like to hear some feedback.
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Michael Brinker
Your line work makes them feel very rushed and muddled. You are getting the shape and motion but I think you might be rushing to get as much detail as you can. The purpose of the gesture is to simplify the form to its basic movements. Try and take a deep breath before you start and not think about the time limit. Just think of what is necessary for the pose to make sense. I hope you find this helpful.
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shatay
Hi guys, here are some recent 2 min sketches I did; any critiques would be appreciated! I'm struggling to keep the legs of my figures gestural; it's difficult not to get hung up on outlining the contours of the muscles, especially for the more ripped models :P I did about half of my sketches digitally, and the rest with charcoal on paper.
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Michael Brinker
I think these look amazing. Keep up the good work, and don't doubt yourself on the legs. I think they look great.
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