Julia Whitenight
Julia Whitenight
Pacific Northwest, USA
Former artist, coming back in from the cold. No social media presence ... yet.
ScotArtGuy
If you’re an Apple user there’s plenty of apps, I’ve no personal experience with them however or there is figurosity website which lots of people talk about https://figurosity.com/
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Julia Whitenight
Not an Apple user, but I'll check out Figurosity. Thanks! I'm still happy to hear more suggestions. I'm really hoping for something that will light up a simple, non-detailed figure so as not to be distracted by features, colors, clothing, etc. ETA: Figurosity is a fantastic resource for gesture drawing! I'm definitely keeping that and utilizing it for the future. For purposes of what I'm looking for in this thread, I need absolute control over the pose; Figurosity doesn't work for that, but I'll keep it in my pocket for future practice. Thanks again!
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Julia Whitenight
Hi! Not sure where's the best place to ask this question, so I'll just leave it here: I'm looking for a program (app?) that lets me put a basic figure in a lighting situation to see the result. I'm looking for something that will let me pose a non-detailed human figure, look at it (point the camera and/or rotate in any direction), and light it (again, from any diection) I don't need the figure to be realistic -- it can be the digital equivalent of those wooden artist mannequins. My main purpose will be to light a posed figure and see the light effects and pose from every angle imaginable. Anyone have any recommendations on software (or an app) that will do that? Thank you!
Tony Vu
Here's my assignment. I really struggled to imagine the exaggerated versions of each pose, so most of them don't particularly look different from the original. Any feedback on areas I should work on is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Julia Whitenight
Overall, they're nice exercises, and I do see some progression in each pose. If your main concern is to exaggerate the gesture, my advice would be to start each iteration with 1 or 2 main gesture lines that are more pronounced than the previous (leaving the gesture lines in so you can see when starting the next drawing how much further you need to "push" it), then allow the form to follow that. It feels like you're too aware of the figure, are determined to do it "right," and so are losing the dynamism. The exaggeration you're looking for might mean dispensing with reality and risking going "too far." I drew an example of a single gesture line progression to illustrate my meaning. The last one might look like her back is broken, but it's often useful to push a gesture beyond what you're comfortable with in order to figure out what works best. Keep in mind ... an athletic body IRL is capable of movement and pronounced gesture that can sometimes look unnatural or "over the top."
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Marco Sordi
2021/7/23. Good morning everybody. Today warm up exercise was a mannequin. I think I pushed the left arm too far to the left. It must be shorter. Thanks.
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Julia Whitenight
You didn't outright ask for advice, so I hope this is okay: My main advice is to go back to the ref, find various points on the body and follow them vertically to see what other parts of the body line up. I believe your issue with the left arm is less about the arm, and more that you constricted the movement of the legs. Look where the outside of her left foot lines up -- should be noticeably further left. Also, the leftmost point of her right knee should be almost lined up with the left side of her neck. You've shortened the torso as well, which is also making the left arm look long. And the arm should be more "inset" into the shoulder and angled up more. There *might* be too much length in the arm, but until you bring the other proportions/movements/gestures in line, it's going to be difficult to make the arm look right no matter what you do to it. Nice effort!
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DuDung Tak
Not too proud of this one, I wasn't patient enough to fully shade and render the face, and I found myself rushing the piece when it requires care. As I feel more dreaded than motivated to finish this piece, I'll consider it done for now. I finished covering all the materials on this course, and its clear I'll probably revisit them again and again! I would appreciate any feedback on the lay-in part, which I did put some time to make it accurate.
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Julia Whitenight
Why the dread?
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ScotArtGuy
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My first time doing gesture as I’ve always put off doing them as it always seem very intimidating. I tried not to over think or complicate it too much, I didn’t time myself but was no more than 2-5mins for each attempt. Any feedback is much appreciated
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Julia Whitenight
Hi! Sorry for the aside, but where did you get your references? Are these from the Proko model packs?
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lukeng
Pec studies from reference. Critiques are welcome
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Julia Whitenight
Nice sense of "life" in the line here -- they don't look belabored; the second one is especially dynamic in that respect. No critique, just ... keep it up!
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alpha3224
Hello, I'm a beginner who just got on the path of understanding how to draw anatomy( In my case I started with the head first) and I would like to know what can I improve as this is my first time ever drawing heads with the Loomis method. Any help or criticism is appreciated ! :)
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Julia Whitenight
I'm not familiar with the Loomis method, just wanted to say that I applaud your focused approach to improving your skills. Keep it up!
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Daniel Richardson
Hey, I'm in high school, and have been drawing for a few years. I don't know what I'm going to do in art, but I'd like to become a professional. Eventually.
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Julia Whitenight
Hang in there!
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Dan B
Hi everyone, I'm Dan, from Australia. Pretty excited about this platform, hopefully able to get into the community and learn a lot here (and get me out of the 'I'll just practice the fundamentals more' rut). I have an obscure subject interest in wasps and other insects, which makes it difficult to learn but also enjoyable. I really like traditional art (probably because I suck at digital art :p), particularly charcoal/pastel, though unfortunately I only recently discovered this wonderful media!
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Julia Whitenight
Love the subject matter! The third one (monochrome) is especially lovely -- nicely done!
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Adam Davis
I’m Adam and I live in North Carolina. I am an aspiring comic book writer/artist and am doing my best to be as well rounded as I can. Artistically, it’s been a struggle and I’m still miles from where I want to be. But when I look at my earlier work from years ago it’s apparent to me how much progress I’ve made and it helps me keep a level head. Looking forward to learning in this environment. Here are some of my drawings I don’t outright hate. 😁
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Julia Whitenight
Great idea to look back and see how you've progressed! Keep it up!
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Crystal Blue  (she/her)
Hi everyone! I'm Crystal. I'm super excited to be a part of Proko 2.0, I'm really looking forward to getting critiques and having a place to share my work. I'm still in high school and I probably won't make art my full time job (I'll probably go into engineering), but I really enjoy it and it's definitely something I want to stick with. Anyway here's one of my drawings:
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Julia Whitenight
You can do both, even if the art is just a hobby; 150 + years ago scientific professionals would often use art to enhance their science, keeping notebooks with drawings (or watercolors) related to their field made in their own hand ... botany, medicine, archeology, engineering, astronomy, etc. While you obviously don't need to only draw and/or paint things related to engineering, there's nothing saying you can't be both an artist and an engineer. There was a time when educated people were *expected* to be multi-layered -- skillful with both arts and sciences, or arts and martial skills, like the samurai. There's no need to choose. 😊
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Great idea! I’m Andrew, the instructor for the new figure sculpture Proko course and author of “An Artist’s X-ray Vision: The Male Figure” I love drawing, painting, and obviously sculpture.
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Julia Whitenight
Very inspiring! I love the idea of working 3D some day; it's an idea which started a few years ago when I saw a piece by Nano Lopez called "Man Dot Earth." I've occasionally entertained the thought that I might have something to say sculpturally as well. Keeping that thought simmering in the back of my mind ... 😊
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Roxane Lapa
Hey beautiful and amazing people I'm Roxy from South Africa. Loving all the wildly different styles in this thread so far. I'm a professional graphic and web designer (for almost 20 years now), but for the last couple of years I've reignited my love affair with digital art. Here's a few of my paintings and drawings:
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Julia Whitenight
I also like your range. Nice work!
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Olga Bruser
Hi my name is Olga and I'm from Israel. I hope to learn from this community and maybe finally get that "classroom" feeling again. In the last 4 years, I created stylized characters, assets and backgrounds for slot machine games. At my free time I try to improve my fundamentals and finally work on some personal projects to find my true potential. It's really hard but I think I'm on the right path. Still not sure which world I belong - rpg fantasy or casual gaming. Nice to meet you all! :)
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Julia Whitenight
Nice work! Welcome!
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Marina Heinsohn
Hello, my name is Marina. I live on the east coast in the US and I'm working as sock designer and packaging designer, though a went to school for illustration. Most of my work involves very small pixels of animals, food and such (for the socks) and graphic design for packaging but what I really love to draw is people. Not sure if I'd try to do it as a career but I'd like to improve my anatomy and painting skills as I've neglected them quite a bit when I started my current job. Rendering and realistic art was never my strength but I won't give up because I still love trying them. Excited to be a part of an art community where I hope to learn and grow as an artists and meet new people.
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Julia Whitenight
Wonderful sense of solidity and form in Anakin! Welcome!
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Kat
Hi! I'm Kat, and I'm 13, based in the USA. I've been drawing "seriously" for 2 years while trying to manage my school life as well XD. I looooove history and I like to draw my own characters as well. A lot of my art is based off of the movie "Amadeus", though I frequently draw characters from other movies/time periods/etc, such as French Revolution inspired pieces. I'm not the best at anatomy or color, and I hope to learn more from here before starting my webtoon. I try to make something every 1-3 days to keep my art grind. I hope to have fun with you all here! Edit: My art inspirations are PeanutMGN, Pilzpilzchen, Achooshi, and finnidis on instagram. I also like the color palettes of baroque paintings!
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Julia Whitenight
Love that your art is inspired by history! Having a specific inspiration is a couple steps ahead of a lot of new/young artists. Keep it up!
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Achintya Ojha
Hey everyone... Achintya this side, I am a lawyer based in India, always passionate of art but never gathered the courage to pursue it professionally... recently though I have finally planned on switching to a career in art and I joined the course in promo course.. I’m really glad to be a part of this community and hope we can inspire each other to betterment.. here are couple of my artworks(digital) I tried to upload more but couldn’t do so..
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Julia Whitenight
Welcome! It's so exciting to be pulled by something you're passionate about, isn't it?
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Davi Lo
Awesome thread! Hi everyone, my name is Davi, I'm an aspiring illustrator from Brazil I used to study Computer Science and quit on my 2nd year to pursue art! Here are some of my socials: https://twitter.com/lo_pavo and https://www.artstation.com/daviseila Nice to meet you all!
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Julia Whitenight
Love the sense of story in these! Also, there's a sense you were comfortable in making them -- they're a joy to look at!
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Violet
Hello! I'm Violet. I'm from India, and I just got into MIT-ADT for B.Des. I love art of any and every kind, and im still exploring, i dont have a particular art style yet but hopefully i will develop one in the future. Critique is welcome :)
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Julia Whitenight
Very bold! Style comes from work and more work -- eventually it'll all come together. If you haven't listened to Stan and Marshall's Draftsmen podcast about art parents, I highly recommend it!
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