I went with a pear that was more to my liking, but damn, I could have chosen a simpler one. ^^' I must say I was totally understimating this exercise. For me, who has plenty of bad drawing habits, it's much more difficult than what was asked in the anatomy course. XD No, seriously, it's terrifying how unable I am to clearly mark and define the 5 values without anything blending at some point. I was so busy making their border clear (and also forcing myself to use straight lines for round things) that I just lost sight of my construction lines, and messed up proportions a lot. Now that I put the drawing and the reference together, it looks even more off. The only part I like is the top of the pear, which is surprisingly accurate, and has decent clarity of volumes and tones.
Getting some tools and doodling to try them out? Sure. I didn't wait for an assignment to do that. :) I have a bunch of graphite and charcoal pencils, some sanguine oil ones, kneaded erasers, a few of these forbidden shameful sharpeners, and plenty of sketchbooks. Also bought a cintiq a few months ago for some fancy digital illustrations.
Hello everyone this is my first post in this website and it is about gesture. Here are the recent gesture drawings that I did and I was wondering if you guys think that my gestures are accurate? I am also struggling with making my gesture drawing 3D are there any mistakes in my gesture drawings below that make my drawings flat? Thank you!
If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
Hey everybody, here is the 2nd part of my adductor assignment. The first part, previously posted, focused on form. This part focuses on the individual muscles. Stan said not to bother but I guess I’m a glutton for punishment. Thanks for looking.
Took my paper, a charcoal pencil, and just went with the flow. My focus was obviously not to get something super clean or accurate, but instead to be all rough and gestural, which was... kind of difficult in this static pose. I wanna try it on dynamic poses now.
After watching this video, I bought and read "Figures From Life" and "The Anatomy of Style". Then I tried applying what I learnt in a figure drawing from photo reference, attempting to keep everything gestural. I used mostly graphite to draw, and charcoal at the end to add contrast and make the figure pop up more. I'm not used to anything else than the classical HB drawing pencil, so I feared for the worst. But it seriously came out better than expected. There are still plenty of areas I'm not satisfied with in this drawing, but overall, I'm proud because I know I was unable to produce something this stylish on paper before. It feels good to see progress. This course has already helped me a lot more than I thought it would. I'm sorry for the head cut btw : my scanner is too small for this drawing.
I had the chance to participate in a live drawing session open to beginners yesterday evening, in Paris. It was my very first time drawing from a live model, and wow, it's definitely harder than drawing from photo reference with a timer. It was very cool, though.
I'm just starting to redo the anatomy course a second time. And wow, I forgot how it started right away with muscle tracing without prior knowledge. The assignment was stupidly intimidating when I first stumbled upon this. ^^ But it now it serves as a very good way to review a lot of stuff. So I did 2 anatomy tracing on poses that I find challenging. I am really unsure about my coracobrachialis on the first one, which is somehow bigger than it should be. In fact the whole right arm makes me doubt. I need to review lifted arms I guess. Also the scapula muscles viewed from top down don't make it for me, even though I don't why. If anyone notices what's off exactly, I'm happily taking critiques and advice.
I received my very first charcoal pencil 2 hours ago, and sketched a random figure with it, after using a classic everyday sharpener. (yeah I don't have a blade to do some custom stuff, and I'm certainly too inexperienced to need this anyway) Verdict : it's really comfortable to use, especially for shadowing and quick gestural lines. However, I felt like I was more in control of my sharp lines and details with graphite, so maybe I will mix my tools a bit.
To me, this course has always been about drawing the body from imagination, in the end. So I tried drawing 'muscleman' on paper quickly, without looking at any reference. It's not quite visible, but there are construction lines showing the skeleton underneath. I added the muscles on top of that. I'm sure there are mistakes everywhere (I'm especially not convinced of the shoulders and crotch section) but I'm happy to be able to do this after rushing through this course so quickly and only once. I'm sure to review all the lessons one more in a second pass to fix what I didn't get at first, and hopefully, it will allow me to grow one step further. Anyway, I have to say : this course was wild. It's a huge, awesome work that deserves to be applauded, and I certainly don't regret the money and time I spent on this. Big thanks to everyone involved.
This is a strange course, so far. Topics and informations are thrown there,wildly, which is totally different from Stan's lessons that are very structured. But I like it too. Just seeing Patrick drawing live can make me learn stuff like a sponge. So I tried drawing a female figure from imagination, starting with very strong gesture lines, and trying to keep them alive. And well, I failed. In the end, adding anatomy on top made me lose the nice flows I had at the beginning, no matter what. I especially feel bad for the left shoulder which doesn't look right at all. I'll try again after watching more videos, and we'll see if my drawings can get more stylish and gestural.
Here's my assignment. I just come from the proko course about human anatomy, and I'm definitely not used to drawing animals. Playing along, I tried to get something expressive with Ape + Snake, without looking at any reference nor trying to refine my linework or anything. (I scratched that in something like 45min) So yeah, this is my starting point. I'm curious to see where this course will get me. @David Colman can we know in advance what type of animals you'll cover after the apes? I'm especially found of underwater lifeforms, so it would be awesome if that gets covered.
Hi all! This was my first attempt at gesture, with my very first attempt being on the top left. I worked from left to right and I was pretty happy with my attempts near the end! Would love any feedback, feel free to tell me anything!