Alexis Riviere
Alexis Riviere
France
A game dev who likes to draw
Johannes Schiehsl
I struggled, especially with the portrait.
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Alexis Riviere
Awesome. This is so clearly 3D-looking that it reminded me of Andross from "star fox" on snes. Coming from me, these are words of praise.
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Sithu Tun
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Alexis Riviere
Very good and efficient simplification. This kind of rendering is exactly what the assignment is about, and I think you killed it.
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evwoodward
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Alexis Riviere
Incredibly accurate. I love it.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
Thanks for the kind comments.^^ Still, I'm not a fan of the result myself. So I highlighted what I believe to be my biggest mistakes here, for future reference.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Arman Jucutan
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!
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Alexis Riviere
Nice work! And thanks for providing the references for each one. Your 2-minutes sketches look 3D enough for me, frankly. What's important to make them look more 3-dimensional are cross-contours, and showing which form is in front of which other in overlaps intersections. You're doing a bit of both already, but if you think it's too flat, feel free to focus on these points more. But I think it's your accuracy that you need to improve, actually. Here are some examples of mistakes I spotted : In (1 [2min]) her right thigh is not as visible as in your drawing. And the knees align so you could have almost merged her legs together. However, you made both legs follow very different gestures. In (5 [2min]) you're arching the back way too much, and the curve of the left arm is inverted. In the photo, the elbow points downward, but in your drawing it points upward. In (5 [30s]) her arm should almost follow the curve of her back, so that her hand end up near her butt. But in your drawing there's a big gap and the hand ends up far behind. I hope this helps. :)
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Zoungy Kligge
Two minute gesture is hard! It's hard to capture that flowing feeling....
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Alexis Riviere
As hard as it may be, I think you nailed it. I like your gesture sketches. They're very clean (no messy lines whatsoever) and the sense of movement is here, which is the most important. :) Proportion accuracy and information density can still be improved, for 2 minutes drawings, though. For example in 2 of your sketches at the bottom, there's no indication on where the feet hit the ground, which prevents to figure out the height of the body. And the one where Aaron has its legs in the air could use some line to hint at his second leg hidden behind (which I know is visible in the original photo) But that's something that will naturally come once you get faster at this. You got your priorities right by thinking about keeping it clean and gestural anyway.
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Mike Karcz
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
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Alexis Riviere
Sent a friend request just now. (I'm the one with the default Discord avatar wearing a mustache )
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Richard Barkman
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.
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Alexis Riviere
Your studies are awesomely clean. Thanks for sharing.
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agusjohan
well, its my first day and learn how to drawing a human anatomy with your videos. and this is my first drawing with tutorial and assigment too. sorry if i messed my drawing so bad. so, i need the critic dor this thank you.
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Alexis Riviere
Don't be sorry. You deserve encouragements and gratitude for sharing your work, no matter how "bad" you think it is. :) Now, here, if this is the first lesson you're doing on this site, I think that maybe you're skipping too many steps. Anatomy is advanced stuff, and you'd probably progress faster by doing proko's figure drawing course first. There, you'll get advice about how to control your shapes and perspective better, which is a requirement before worrying about anatomical accuracy. But hey, the fastest way to learn is always the one that's the most fun to you. So if you're really into learning it all about bones and muscles, and you know you never get bored of it, just continue. I just don't want you to get discouraged by how difficult the course is going to be, just because you were unaware that there was a better starting point for your learning journey.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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kangtabuda
My drawing maybe not simplify :(. Here is my work.
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Alexis Riviere
It seriously looks awesome. Despite being all 3D and blocky, your animals feel alive and full of gesture. Really good balance there.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Alexis Riviere
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.
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Comet McGuire
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!
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Alexis Riviere
Hey @Comet McGuire You're showing progress as your last attempt definitely has more gesture than the rest. But I think you're still a bit guilty of drawing contours instead of flows, though. So I have a few tips for you, which I hope will make you improve in that regard. They're in the picture attached. Anyway, keep drawing and have fun. :)
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