Jon Passig
Jon Passig
Minnesota
Self taught student for the foreseeable future
Jon Passig
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.
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teye
Hi! finally have the time to pick figure drawing back up again. These were the last 2.5min sketches I did. Looking forward to any feedback!
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Jon Passig
Looking good! You’re definitely feeling the notion with them and doing a good job of not getting hung up on details. I’m not terribly experienced with this but if I were to offer anything you could use to improve upon these, try to pay more attention to foreshortening and which masses are closer to you. I use it as one of the main things I pay attention to while drawing, seeing how many overlapping forms I can make. Though obviously in a time restricted and simplified gesture drawing, you’ll want to be a lot more decisive with what you include. I hope this helped.
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Jon Passig
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.
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Jon Passig
Stuff like this would make Stan smile
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Jon Passig
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.
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Jon Passig
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Taylor Bankson
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
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Jon Passig
I know somebody else said to turn the timer off until you get comfortable but I believe that flying through drawings is what helps you discover what’s working and what isn’t. the most noticeable thing right now is the lack of coherent energy moving through them. Everything looks like it’s trying to split apart from one another. I know it probably isn’t what you want to hear especially since you’re already consuming one form of material to learn figure drawing but, I think if you read and worked along side some of the FORCE figure drawing books it would really help you understand the rhythms the body goes through. As a general rule of thumb relating to this, when doing figure drawing or gesture studies, try to avoid symmetry in the parts you’re drawing. If the pelvis feels like it really is just shifting to the left, feel free to let it do so and draw it with two lines moving left as opposed to having to maintain its egg shape. I know it’s confusing but I promise with some more drawing and studying, itll become much easier and enjoyable.
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Luke Ng
Some of my gesture studies. Critiques are welcome
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Jon Passig
You're doing a lot better than I did when going through the gesture course lmao. These are great. One helpful tip I've heard lately that has been working for me is to remember and consider the arms and legs to be like tentacles. Or at least have the triangular shape of them. If a limb is out-stretched and in one easy swooping form, it can extend the whole way through, if it's compressed like when you flex your biceps, you can separate it into two tentacle triangles. This has the added benefit of making you choose the separation between them, the perspective, and track the motion of the gesture.
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Jon Passig
I didn't know how much I needed an hour of Marshall positivity lo-fi to help me draw
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Jon Passig
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 >>
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Jon Passig
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.
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Jon Passig
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.
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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.
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Jon Passig
Started with using the skelly app for poses and perspective, moved onto the assigned model images, then did some from imagination.
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Jon Passig
weird how the views on an extremely helpful tool like this only has a recorded 375 views at the time of writing while the 'how to draw' for this section has over 100k.
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Jon Passig
things definitely feel rough on the first pass. Will wait a couple of days for feedback before checking the critique and demos and doing a second pass.
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Adam Wiebner
Quick sketch robo-beans. I was looking to get these roughed in quickly, so a little sketchy…
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Jon Passig
Some really good robo-beans. Only thing I can add is that your shapes appear to be changing between drawings in the sense that it fluctuates between the chest having a larger top half, or having a larger bottom half. There are proportional differences between men and women but those changes tend to be with the female ribcage being a little tighter, but still larger towards the bottom, and the hips being proportionally larger. I don't remember if Stan touches on it during said lesson, but in the future with ribcages he notes that they get larger towards the lower 1/3rd as the ribcage expands. Obviously this is just nitpicking since your perspective and forms are pretty strong. You'll have a pretty easy time grasping how to draw the ribcage as well as the obliques in the future if this is any indication.
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Jon Passig
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.
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Jon Passig
Like promised above, went through after watching the critique and demo's
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Jon Passig
Went through once after watching the first two videos, had a second go after watching the critiques and demonstrations. Thanks!
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Jon Passig
very new to painting, tried to challenge myself and reverse the lighting/color scheme
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