Glen Piper
Glen Piper
Wales
Drawing Rookie from the UK.
Glen Piper
Hi @David Colman - I want to give this assignment a go but my head drawing s u c k s Would you recommend learning more portrait drawing first or just jumping in a giving it a go? Thanks!
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Julien
Hi! A humbing assignment for me: I use to go sketching outside, but never people... they're easier in photograph or in life drawing session :) !! Will try to make a habit of it from now on...
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Glen Piper
These are killer
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Stan Prokopenko
For new artists I would say I agree with this and have some ideas to add: "30% line quality and exercises on volume & depth" - If this just means drawing lines, curves and boxes, I think 30% is a bit much. Maybe 30% for a week or 2, but then you'd get really bored. I think after a few weeks of spending 30% on this, drop it to 15-20 minute warm up each day. I guess that would be 5-10% for you if you're drawing 4 hours per day. However, if line quality exercises means focusing on line quality while drawing something exciting like bugs, people, or machines, I think 30% sounds good. "30% arachnids & insects, to practice perspective and proportions." - I would add gesture to that. The thing about my Figure Drawing Fundamentals course is that most of it teaches you fundamental concepts (gesture, structure, exaggeration, proportions, measuring, shading) using people as the subject. You can go through the course and apply all the information to something more simple like bugs. Just drawing an easier subject to practice perspective and proportions wont necessarily teach you those things faster. You have to also learn HOW to do that stuff correctly. That's where my figure course would help you. "I was a bit dis-heartened to hear this as I love doing figure and gesture drawing." - If you love it, then do more than he suggested. "Could I really improve more at drawing figures and portraits by drawing less of them?" - Yes, because as a new artist it's not the body that you need to learn (anatomy) its the fundamentals of drawing. Fundamentals can be learned by drawing anything.. But again, just drawing doesn't teach you those fundamentals. You need to hear someone explain how it all work. Watch my figure course lessons and apply all the concepts i teach you to whatever you choose to draw. If you get bored with bugs, challenge yourself and change it up. "Wishing you all the love and all of the TikToks your hearts could desire." - Thank you kind sir!
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Glen Piper
Hi Stan - thanks so much for getting back to me with such a comprehensive answer. I do a lot gesture so I guess my take away from this would be to spend more time on practicing line quality (boxes, curves dot to dot etc) along with that and to sharpen these things up a little before diving into finished figure drawings or rendered portraits etc. Thanks again!
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Glen Piper
HELLO FELLOW ARTISTS. So I'd still consider myself a new artist but I'd really like to get better at figure drawing and portrait drawing. Keeping this in mind my practice schedule has recently been focused largely on gesture drawing/head construction and anatomy (using the proko anatomy course.) At present I'm putting in around 4 hours a day on these topics. I was recently advised by an artist that I may be 'rushing' by doing this and I should focus less on figure drawing as it won't help me so much on the fundamentals. He's suggested a practice schedule as follows: 30% line quality and exercises on volume & depth 30% arachnids & insects, to practice perspective and proportions. 10-20% figure drawing. I was a bit dis-heartened to hear this as I love doing figure and gesture drawing. Do you guys think this is good advice? Could I really improve more at drawing figures and portraits by drawing less of them? Would love to hear your opinions as I don't know if this is good advice yet >.< Thanks everyone, Wishing you all the love and all of the TikToks your hearts could desire. Glen
Glen Piper
Hi guys - I noted in some of the videos Stan was using the 3D model of the pelvis with the bucket over the top as a wire frame - does anyone know how to do this? Can't figure it out within the settings for the 3d model or the model inspector. Thanks!
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Glen Piper
Just got onto this section of the course. Drawing the bucket is so difficult it's driving me mad! Kind of wish there were a few separate lessons just on how to draw the bucket.
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Glen Piper
O.o I learned so much about perspective from this - did not expect this bonus effect from doing anatomy!
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Glen Piper
Hi Stan/everyone! I finished this course a little while ago but I keep coming back to this lesson on gesture. Like a lot of other people I find the more I do of other bits and pieces this appears to be one of the most important skills and the most difficult to master/get right. My main issue is this - titled/dynamic/twisted/foreshortened poses I find straight forward enough to put into a gesture drawing...Poses that are more symmetrical or looking straight at the viewer - MY GAWD. SO HARD TO GET RIGHT. I'll attach a photo of an example of one pose I just can't figure out how to approach. Can anyone show me how they'd go about tackling something like this?! I know all poses are not created equal but ones like this are destroying me. Thanks in advance!
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Glen Piper
My attempt to ape Stan's drawing. Advice to other beginners: TEST OUT THE CHARCOAL POWDER FIRST It's more tricksy than it looks and you'll quickly find out whether you are using the correct brushes... Other than thay keep at it! My skill level is still pretty low but I learned a lot watching this. Reccomend watching each section carefully and listening to what Stan has to say - there's a ton of super useful information here.
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Glen Piper
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I've noticed a lot of artists I follow on Instagram use red pencil when they make sketches. Can anyone fill me in on the reason for this? I think it looks great - just wondering where this idea came from and why it's a thing. Have tried looking around on google for answers but there seem to be a lot of conflicting opinions. Here are some examples from artist Rik Lee: Thanks!
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Glen Piper
Hi Stan/fellow students, So I've been following this course pretty diligently from the start and I've found this lesson particularly hard. Just wondering if it's normal to really struggle with the lay in process after spending a fair amount of time just on gesture? I feel like I'm spending a long time taking all the relevant measurements and working it all out then my proportions still end up looking rather skewed/deformed. Would love to see some examples/chat to others students who may be a bit more advance this area! Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong area O.o Thanks!
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