A mix of 30 second and 2 minute gestures. I would really appreciate some critique on how what I could do better with these, what sort of points I'm missing or need to focus on more, etc. Is there anything I should practice on more before moving into the bean section? Any feedback and or recommended resources would be very much appreciated, thank you.
Asked for help
I really need help on these haha. I think the two main things I'm struggling with is defining a consistent decisive perspective with them and exaggerating them to have the design more clear-cut and readable, though I could be totally off base on those. Any critique/help/observations is super appreciated! @Jesper Axelsson I think one time you mentioned I could @ you if I needed help in a critique, I hope you don't mind me doing so.
Went through the figure drawing course when I first started drawing a couple years ago, but this was pre-Proko 2.0 so it didn’t have a community feedback feature attached. I want to properly go through this time and improve as much as possible. below is a mix of 30 second and 2 minute gestures Please give feedback/critique if at all possible, regardless of skill level or experience. All is worth quite a bit. What should I work on and practice before moving on to the next section? Are there fundamental problems in the approach to it? Is there anything I did right that I shouldn’t change? Thank you.
As ready as you'll ever be. I think there's a lot of hang-up on here sometimes about whether or not someone is 'ready' to start learning something. In my experience it's better to try and immerse yourself with different topics regularly, rather than trying to complete one fundamental at a time, if that's even possible. As far as anatomy goes, you should have a good conception of 3d space, basic perspective, and some understanding of figure drawing. All of which you seem to demonstrate above.
Hey y'all. Struggling significantly with gestures. These were 45 second gestures from this movement: https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/motions/1813/fullscreen?index=0 Some I ran out of time, one I took a second stab at I would deeply appreciate some guidance on what I'm not seeing or doing. It feels like as soon as I start drawing with the timer, I have no idea what I'm doing again
Forgot to post these after working on them. I think these were a few weeks ago. I had made some minor adjustments after watching Stan's critique video. Took me until I pretty much finished this to begin to understand the shapes of the bones haha. For some reason, the many different angles they can make throw me off. Some draw-overs on these or some notes would be highly appreciated >>
There's an inherent irony in the way at about 32:10, Stan gets done telling someone that effective studying for short periods of time, are much more important than longer studies that don't focus on what's going on beneath it, then flipping to a single submitted high detail render.
Asked for help
I've really been enjoying learning about the back muscles. I've been going through and half studying this course, and half going back and studying figure drawing again and knowing where different muscles are and how the body is constructed makes it a lot easier to draw looser forms more dynamically. Pls give critique if available, doesn't matter if you've completed the course or not, still valuable.
I needed significantly more time to study Stan's instruction of shading from the figure drawing course to properly show the muscles and forms. Instead I tried to warm up to the idea of doing quick paint sketches since it gave me a few more values to work with. You can sort of progressively see me warm up to the concept. Am I missing something with them? Still feels like I'm missing an important idea with the Latissumus Dorsi and the way that it connects and flexes. Either way I'll keep reviewing. All critique is very much appreciated. @Jesper Axelsson if you have time to take a look at this that would be awesome, otherwise no worries.
Doing these reminded me that I really struggle with the proportions of the body haha. Need to allocate more practice to that. I didn't want to do shading as I would've gotten distracted and after deciding on a form, would be hesitant towards erasing any of it to fix/modify. I hope the lines are satisfactory enough to see the forms for now. I can see that I still don't have a firm grasp on the forms of the abs so any advise/critique would be much appreciated. I'm going to go back and draw them again in a couple of days after reviewing the critique and demo videos.