Kensei Tron
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Kensei Tron
I am noticing a common habit of yours, you are drawing the heads way too small. I run into this problem myself when drawing gestures since I don't have much information with just a circle. I would put in a bit more information of the head first with the mass of the hair to have something to judge other relationships based on. Also, when asking for critiques check the mark for "Help Request" or people will have to go directly to your topic and cannot reply on the main post.
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Kensei Tron
Portrait Study. Probably my best work yet. Very proud of it. Feedback is appreciated!
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/2. Hi everyone. Here’s my assignment for this chapter. After watching the critiques video I’ll try to make again this example and another one ‘cause I don’t really like how I’ve drawn them. Thanks.
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Kensei Tron
Your structure is there and looks clean! When you are using shadows think about the structure you are shading and vary it accordingly. If we were to think about the cylinder and how it turns in space and wraps light around it, your gradations should be soft. Especially for your core shadows.
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Kensei Tron
Portrait study, taking measurements. Feedback welcome.
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Phoenix Olivia
Is there any feedback given by Stan? I feel like. my drawing looks really wrong and I can't fix it and I'm just repeating over and over the wrong thing without knowing what I'm doing wrong. Is there any way to get feedback from Stan?
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Kensei Tron
You can also post your work here to get critiques from the community, which I recommend for you to see mistakes you may not be seeing. I'll give you some feedback if I see it! So post your work!
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Anna M
Some more figures for today!
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Kensei Tron
You have shown a lot of improvement, good job! I believe you are ready to add more gestural lines and details to the figure. One thing I noticed, your using 'C' curves in places where there is tension. When there is tension, weight, or sharp joint changes make sure to use a 'V' or zigzag instead. When you start adding more gestural lines (e.g 2 lines for the arm) remember to not follow contours but the motion the arm is going. Same thing for the rib cage and thighs. Using parallel lines for these situations, generally, is a good idea so you dont break the gesture with two sides fighting for the movement.
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Kensei Tron
Adjustments made for clearer readability and implication. Critiques appreciated.
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Anežka Winkelhöferová
Hi, this is my attempt at gesture drawing and also my very first post 😳 I would be grateful for any feedback. Thank you in advance.
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Kensei Tron
Gestures are looking clean and expressive! Make sure to pay more attention to your proportions as you make gestural lines. Its not the main focus but should not be hurting your overall design.
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Kensei Tron
Portrait Study Model - Damien Saca Feedback appreciated.
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Shading Study Feedback is welcome!
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Shading Study Made adjustments from critiques. Feedback appreciated.
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Kensei Tron
Shading Study Made some improvements from past feedback. If there is more I can improve on let me know! Thanks.
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Kensei Tron
Gesture/Shading Study Feedback is appreciated.
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Kensei Tron
Gesture Study If you have a comment let me know! Feedback is appreciated.
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Marco Sordi
2021/8/28. Hi everyone. Here’s my daily assignment for this chapter. Thanks and have a good day.
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Kensei Tron
The shading is looking great. I would incorporate more separation in the reflected light with shape design and smoothen out the gradations of core shadow to halftones a tiny bit.
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Anna M
I'm just trying to get more acquainted with the line of action, so I'm tracing over the models to try and find it. What do you guys think?
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Kensei Tron
Looking good! Keep it up!
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Scyfris Talivinsky
Hi all! First post .. Love the community! Hoping to get some tips on gesture. I've been practicing gesture drawing, but I'm having trouble depicting the motion, rhythm and flow cleanly with my lines. I want to produce cleaner lines, but I'm having a difficult time figuring out how to depict the motion using my lines without making a lot of marks with the pen. My proportions/anatomy are still off, I'm learning that now. Anyone know of some great gesture artists that I could study from ? Any exercises for creating CSI curves that really show flow and motion + rhythm ? Any tips appreciated!
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Kensei Tron
The reason you draw scratchy lines is that you are unsure of yourself with where each line should go. So you go through this phase in thinking of, "Is it here? Here? Or Here?" Take the time to analyze the figure. Ghost, and draw long, smooth, fluid lines. Using your elbow/arm will help you here with a greater range of motion. Get out of the habit of drawing scratchy quickly. As time goes on you will have greater hand-eye coordination, confidence, and understanding of line weight. As you continue to practice your gestures refer back to Stan's first two videos multiple times. Try them out yourself, look at how he draws, draw with him, and finally draw it yourself and compare. It is very important to keep your lines clean for readability. Your small repetitive chicken scratches create a chaotic and confusing image. Your cross contours serve no purpose but add to the chaos. Your last image is the best out of all of them. Keep on practicing. Good luck to you.
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Kensei Tron
Rectus Abdominis Study Feedback is appreciated! Let me know what you think!
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Anna M
This is my second post on this course! I seem to have a hard time naturally finding the dominant lines of action, I tried simplifying it more this time and I think I did okay? I'm only showing a few because I think these are the best out of this session.
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Kensei Tron
By no means is the feedback I give you the 100% correct way, find what works for you with the results you are looking for. Take the information you believe will serve you the best. You have definitely shown improvement from your previous post and it's nice to see, good job! However, I feel like you haven't firmly gotten a grasp of what goes into gestures quite yet. While you continue to practice make sure to rewatch Stan's first two videos to remind yourself of the concepts. I believe it will be best for you to slow it down a bit and take the time to analyze further. 2 minutes may be a good time for you. Look carefully at the direction the body is going and its relations to other parts in which you may find connecting gestural lines. Doing tracings should help your eye see these better. I included one I did myself because the gestures flow so nicely in relation to parts of the body. What I meant by overall and dominant lines of action is finding ways to flow lines from the rhythm created by body part to body part with large strokes. In your case, I can see you are thinking about it (Like the 'C' curve for your third gesture) but ask yourself if that line accomplishes anything in terms of gesture for your second one. If you are going to put that line down do so with less opacity so it doesn't create a harder to read gesture. There are multiple lines that flow beautifully throughout in relation to one another, you just don't see them yet. Balancing gesture, structure, simplification and readability are very difficult. It's completely normal to struggle and that's okay! Keep on practicing intelligently and you will become better. Don't give up!
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Dan
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Hello everyone! I've been working diligently on my gestures and I think that I've made some progress. I still struggle with crouched poses, but I feel like my line quality has improved and certain poses are becoming more natural. I've also been able to push some of the gestures a bit more which I think helps with their overall appearance. I look forward to any and all feed back on these. Thank you
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Kensei Tron
Your lines are looking quite clean! With more practice, you will build up the confidence to make stronger, larger, and more fluid strokes. I see a common issue of the "Snowman Effect" in your gestures in which you create very strong 'C' curves repetitively. Make sure to pay attention to the motion instead of the contours that you see. Not everything needs to be a strong 'C' curve. Look for the dominant lines of action. Another common issue I noticed is you breaking up the gesture with contradicting lines of the ribcage from the overall motion. I can see that you have an understanding of tension and relaxation though. Choosing the correct ways of interpreting direction, simplification, and understanding what to keep and take out will enhance your gestures immensely. I hope this serves you well. Good luck.
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