John Harper
John Harper
Utah
Database Professional with great love of art. I use my art sessions as mediation time away from the terminal.
John Harper
Good try. You can work on your proportions. I use a proportional divider, especially with faces, because slight differences make a huge difference there.
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Bryan Merton
These are really great first efforts! Draw A Box was excellent for me to get perspective right. The 250 box challenge was long but really helped. Drawing every day helps and putting in lots of time!
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John Harper
I've been drawing seriously for about 7 years and I still don't have the kind of three dimensionality that I want. Enjoy art, be happy, and keep moving forward. I think about Bob Ross, who had happy little trees and mistakes. He was a great example of how we should look at art.
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Carl Harrison
Hello all, these are my second batch of balance and construction drawings. I have found the exercise challenging in breaking the body down into forms and would really appreciate feedback on the construction and balance of the figure drawings presented here.
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John Harper
Very nice.
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/27. Hi All. This is my latest portrait. It still seems too flat to me. Any idea or advice to make it better? Thanks.
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John Harper
Very nice Marco... this attempt is a big improvement over prior attempts. You must have spent a gob of time on it. It looks fantastic.
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mastov
Hi, this is my first time posting. If anyone can critique drawings that would be really appreciated! Thank you!
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John Harper
Good first try. I find that when I'm stuck on drawing the contour/outline, I go to quickposes or some timed drawing site. I set the timer to 120 seconds per image and then I draw as many as I can within a 15 or 30 minute window. Don't worry so much about proportion. Instead focus on the line of action. If your experience is like mine, you will physically feel your muscles and limbs loosen up. Then, push the images to say 5 minutes and try to do some good gesture + bean or even gesture + bean + mannequin. I paid for the QuickPose software so I can run it even if my internet is down.
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/23. Good morning everybody. Here's my assignment (first attempt) for this section. I think the profile of the ridge muscle is wrong. Thanks.
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John Harper
I like it.
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persona937
could anyone help me if there is a sense of balance in the poses? thank you! also for the first drawing, i tried to make the pose different on the left arm so I can practice doing stuff from imagination.
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John Harper
Maybe try going back to the robo-bean. Try to draw one smooth line of action that goes through the torso. Then, build either a bean or a robo-bean on top of that line. Let the robo-bean guide the creation of the mannequin.
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Jule Hollstein
Here is my version of the portrait. :) I would appreciate any feedback :)
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John Harper
Nice. Very good job on the shading and proportions.
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AniGame
Well I try to focus on the landmarks in the exercises, I don't know anatomy very well.  I try not to lose the gesture and ignore the muscles . I hope it is ok. Any feedback is welcome.
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John Harper
Oh! Some of those are pretty good. This is an exercise I repeat all the time, especially when I haven't drawn in a while. Good job.
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Cristina Kaiden
Noses!!! These are hard, but fun. The top one is Proko’s lesson, and the other two are from reference pics online . Thank you for any feedback.
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John Harper
It might be helpful to get the general shape and proportions down before going into the shading. For example, the last image of the woman compared to your second drawing could use some adjustments. Her glabella is much more petite than you have drawn. In addition, the length of her nasal dorsum is longer than you have drawn. Overall, this is a very good attempt. Great job.
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hopesama
hi everyone I know i have gone far from manneqinization it has too much anatomy but my problem is more with the measuring it is really hard to do measuring with a photo and i can not attend a class how should i measure a photo ?
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John Harper
What is the source for that image? I would like to try drawing the gesture and mannequin.
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John Harper
Overall, good job. I think I would have pushed the gesture a bit further on the seated female. See how the hip pushes further out?
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tiba122
I would some critique on my mannequinization, I feel like i've been having real trouble with the knees and elbows especially
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John Harper
I would worry more about the entire form than knees and elbows. Just "hint" at them in a mannequinization study. Your practice looks pretty good.
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lukeng
Here are some of my assignment drawings. Struggling a bit with the proportions on these. Any feedback is greatly appreciated
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John Harper
very nice.
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/6. Good morning everyone. Here’s my second attempt for this assignment. I watched Stan’s demonstration video and his critiques video too before trying again. This time I decided to avoid too deep into shading and keep the general design as clean as possible. About the anatomy let me make two considerations: the first one is about the separation between the front and the lateral head of the deltoids that is not visible to me from the picture. Stan added it in his drawing and I know that it can be seen from a lateral view. So I decided to add it anyway. The second one is about the area where the coracobrachialis and brachialis touch each other. The veins and the nerves cover much of the two muscles so I ignored them and I imitated the 3D model provided by Stan. I hope it is correct. Thanks for any advice or suggestion. Have a good day 👍🏼
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John Harper
Very nice... good job Marco.
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/4. Hi everyone. This is my first digital portrait. Well... I did my best (^^;) If u have any comments or advice please leave a comment below. Thanks and have a good day.
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John Harper
Good try. You need more depth on the shadows, but really great job.
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/3. Hi everyone. Here's my first digital figure ever. Thanks for any advice or suggestion.
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John Harper
Really good proportions and gesture. I think you can push the shading more, but overall great job.
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Anna M
I'm just trying to get more acquainted with the line of action, so I'm tracing over the models to try and find it. What do you guys think?
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John Harper
So, I love the fact that you are trying to find "a few" long, fluid lines/rhythms that run through the entire body. I think the lines you found in your second photo are much better (the Karate Kid). That set of lines followed his torso and legs really well. Many of the other attempts did not match the figure underneath. Try again, but match the figure better. It's okay to have four or five lines instead of just one. Try to create "C" "S" and "I" lines.
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Shelvs Fleurima
finished took me a while.
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John Harper
Hey Shelvs, I'm wondering about proportions. Sometimes we exaggerate to make the subject more heroic. I'm guessing that's what you did here. Sometimes, exaggeration, in gesture and in a finished work like this one goes a bit too far. In this case, her head seems too small, and the body seems to grow as you progress down the frame. Again, that may have been intended. Your thoughts?
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Marco Sordi
2021/8/25. Good morning everyone. Here' s my daily assignment for this chapter. Thanks.
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John Harper
Nice!
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Joakim lof
Here's my submission for the exaggeration assignment :) I tried 2 different exaggerations for this; 1 where the pose is given a context and then built upon into a new pose (the first) and 1 where I tried to push and exaggerate the model's original pose (the second). I really enjoyed this assignment and it was fun challenge for both using reference and working from imagination. Any and all criticism appreciated :)
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John Harper
I love the classical "blue" lines and your shading is quite good.
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