Kalp Bhavsar
Kalp Bhavsar
Hi. I am a college student pursuing a career in the Visual Effects industry. I am fascinated by art, science, storytelling and people. #DFTBA
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More practice. I tried to push and exaggerate the shadows, which was very challenging but I'm happy that I tried :) I also slightly exaggerated the facial expression. Critique and feedback appreciated.
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Kalp Bhavsar
That looks awesome. If you want to exaggerate the shadows even further maybe try picking one light source as the dominant one. I would pick the light source shining down from the top and then consider only the shadows that creates and darkening them. It would also draw more attention to the face because it would be more illuminated.
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zook
I'm wondering if anyone can help me with a problem that I have with twisting and overlapping lines. Stan says in the previous video that the two corners of the form closest to the viewer will be the lines with overlap, but I feel that alot of the time in these examples he doesn't follow this rule. I saw that someone else asked the same question and that the answer was that if there is an "s curve" then the overlap lines follow the curve and in other circumstances follow the other rule. But even then when there is an s curve Stan seems to go against it in the example at 21:45 Basically I'm really confused with overlapping lines now
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Kalp Bhavsar
@zook Yeah, the S Curve description isn't really too intuitive for me either. I'm still working on twists myself. Maybe try and looking for references that you know have a twist and try and instead of connecting the two masses of the bean, start with indicating which way each of them turn, i.e. Using arrows to denote a clockwise/counterclockwise turn. Hope this helps.
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Vera Zgonik
I tried overhand grip with Ipencil , didn’t know it’s possible! Lines are a bit wonky, I know... but I did try to vary the line as suggested:) what do you think? Any criticism very very welcome!
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Kalp Bhavsar
@Vera Zgonik I think it looks great. The only suggestion I can think of is focusing more on overlap and cross contours. If you indicate the 3 dimensional form using cross contours, the beans would feel much more solid and it would be easier to tell the orientation at a quick glance.
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Kalp Bhavsar
Hello Everyone, I was really into Court Jones's Caricature course. I am still an amateur to understanding anatomy and I thought exploring caricature would be an engaging way to think about anatomy. I really think learning to exaggerate form and facial features is key to understanding likeness. So my caricature skills would help me make better photorealistic portraits. As such, I came up with a cool project to play around with caricature. I made caricatures of all my former high school classmates (just graduated!). I did these with charcoal pencils and they're each about 8" by 5". Obviously I used more than one reference photo but for privacy's sake and the photo limit I'll just post one of them. It was mostly an exercise in trying to capture the likeness. Personally I think I could have tried to exaggerate even more and push the likeness to its limits, but I'm curious to see what y'all think. Please let me know. Thanks. If you need to comment on a particular caricature just identify the number of the picture. Eg: Picture 3 Critique:... Picture 1 is the reference. All the other ones follow sequentially. PS: I also did a self caricature a few months prior to these ones. You can check that one out here: https://www.proko.com/s/t1mf Also let me know what kind of caricature art you like.
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I followed a few of the lessons in this course a while back for a self caricature. I didn't really spend too much time on each video. Kind of just rushed through because I was spending too much time on it. I really think studying caricature is really helpful in understanding likeness as much as anatomy is. Here is my reference, rough sketch comprehensive (in charcoal) and my final drawing (graphite pencil). Personally, I feel like I couldn't quite translate the success of the sketch onto the final piece (maybe I got lucky?). I also could have tried to exaggerate more. I particularly want to know what to do if I can't quite get my final to be as good as my sketch, but all critiques and feedback are welcome.
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Looks really cool. For me, charcoal is the easiest to work with because I find that I have more control with dry mediums. If you're just starting out with it, try doing life drawings and render them photorealistic. Doing still life and figure drawings with Charcoal really helped me get good with it.
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You know, it is not normal to sneeze.
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After this, do another 5 minute portrait using the charcoal powder but without any lay in.
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Kneaded eraser vs Regular eraser. Thoughts?
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Vibhrat Chaturvedi
Feedback for the website... To see the latest comments I need to refresh page everytime and it refresh the video too.
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You can refresh the comments feed without refreshing the page. Just double click on the Latest filter above the comment section.
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Kalp Bhavsar
Maybe you could make an official Proko Discord or somehow integrate a similar chat option into the website.
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Could you do a draftsmen episode about your thoughts on the future of education?
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Question about Proko 2.0: Will instructors from older courses (pre Proko 2.0) still be responding to assignments and comments on their lessons? I submitted an assignment 5 weeks ago for the art of caricature... Still no response... But thanks for all your dedication and hardwork.
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Question about Proko 2.0: Will instructors from older courses (pre Proko 2.0) still be responding to assignments and comments on their lessons? I submitted an assignment 5 weeks ago for the art of caricature... Still no response... But thanks for all your dedication and hardwork.
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So I went down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to understand the average face. I suppose it's very complicated - the way we recognize faces and process visual information. There's too much biological, psychological, etc. science stuff that is beyond me but I discovered this thing called a composite portrait where different faces are used to create an average. A lot of interesting stuff. I don't know if it's in the premium course but could you make a video or discuss the idea of the "average face" more?
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Kalp Bhavsar
This is my poster design for the challenge. I missed the deadline unfortunately but still feedback is welcome. I chose to make the story of the movie something that reflects my increasing curiosity with Social Media. Particularly I've been interested in thinking about it as an anthropological question. How and why do I need to reckon with this tool? That is the conundrum and the main conflict in the would-be movie. I wanted the design of the poster to kind of evoke the vibe of a biographical character drama like The Social Network directed by David Fincher. Accordingly I made an illustration that focused closely on a single person central to the story - ME. Anyway I thought the Instagram post visual would be a fun gimmick to try. The illustration was drawn traditionally and rendered digitally. Let me know what you think.
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Could you critique some work after your done with the demo?
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Okay, just asking because I posted something under a lesson four weeks ago but still waiting for the response.
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Kalp Bhavsar
How do I work on improving my linework/line quality?
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Draw TIktok Sensation Hank Green
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Draw Tiktok Sensation John Green
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