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2B Mars Technico lead holder. A bit zoomed in.
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I can't for the life of me get good photos of my work. In real life, they look so much better, and the best part - almost identical. Bought the Mi-Tientes just for the sake of this course. Did the top one first and was sure I had bought the wrong paper because it felt and looked way too rough. Then I turned the finished work around and realised there was a smooth side... So I re-did the gradient. Best part, they both look similar even though I did each by feeling only. 2B and 2H Staedtler Mars Technico lead holder.
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Samuel Sanjaya
2b and 2h pencils. i think it's not value is too light overall. Any feedbacks will be appreciated
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Yes, it looks a bit too light. Try a 4B!
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I would have preferred to do this traditionally but I had no printer and my Photoshop subscription just ran out. While doing the assignment, I felt that I was finished a lot of times but decided to stick with it, trying to exaggerate and improve even more on the AO placements and characteristics. Trying to see what more I could "show". This is a very educational exercise regardless of which method.
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Not sure if I'm missing something but I found no 3D version of the worksheet, only a 2D. I see a lot of people here post a 3D version... I feel that AO is a lot easier to understand intuitively than core shadow.
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This was a way more challenging exercise than it first appeared. Grateful for critique because I'm quite unsure in several areas, especially the difference between dark halftones and center light.
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I went back a few days later to repeat and did the extra. For some reason, this was easier in some ways but harder in others. With the glossy surface and increased ambient light, I'm not sure I completely got it. If anyone solved this, too, please reach out!
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Such easy explanations and tips which can be used by anyone to start "seeing" in a structured way. The topic of modeling factors is not new to me but the simple insight that reflected light is visible in the form shadow is. Thank you!
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Terminator study. The angle of the photo was a little different since I had to stand up to get a sharp image on my phone.
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Egg Photo Assignment
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Egg sketches assignment. Some cast shadows are easier to guesstimate than others.
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A hard but quite fun exercise! First I failed but then found a formula that worked best for me: 1) Establishing vanishing point lines 2) Drawing the ovals within 3) "Cutting" off the part that is not necessary.
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The last exercises were properly hard. I still have a hard time seeing when the thoracic segment should follow the curvature of the ribcage and when not. Right now it feels that there is not enough explanation on how one's supposed to make that decision and it's a bit random.
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I went back after watching the entire critique session and redid everything. So many good tips, made me see that I forgot/missed/ignored the realization that the lumbar section ends 1/3 below the pelvic ellipse. If you are unhappy about your results, I warmly recommend going back and redoing everything mindfully, paying attention to other people's mistakes. It definitely will help!
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Purple spine columns are my own before watching the example videos. Green spine columns are according to the video. How should the pelvis really be tilted in image 3? I did not understand it for quite some time until I realized if you first do a robo bean and then pay attention to the limitations of the lumbar region, it will turn out almost correct. This is a great exercise on many levels and worth returning to. Like the first exercise but a lot harder.
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There is a lot to work on here. The hardest thing is imagining the spine column as it travels within the ribcage. Especially when the lumbar region rotates in perspective
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I see a lot of mistakes, especially after watching the critique video. I have redone these several times already, and tried to incorporate general advice from Marshall and Stan without redrawing. Initially, I considered using the polished versions but why not show how much I explore? I can't be the only one! At the end of this course, I will revisit this exercise and improve it.
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Samuel Sanjaya
My egg assignment, I used 4b to make the dark darker. I think I made the reflective light too light. Any feedbacks will be greatly appreciated
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Looks good! I have two tips: try to blend the shadows around the core shadow a little more, it's a bit thin and sharp right now. Also, you can try to push/increase the dark values just a little bit more (although I'm not sure if the scan bloats out the contrast...)
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Cade Burdett
Day 15: I took @decentworking’s advice and watched over some Glenn Vilppu demo’s while at work today. It was incredible seeing such a master glide across the paper the way he does. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in gesture. Something really clicked with me after hearing his process and I had a lot of fun just trying to replicate it. I didn’t look at any references, I just really wanted to loosen up and just have a good time today and I loved the result. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
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I really like these. Dreamlike!
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Geert-Jan
Week 43: i've finished the 100 hands challenge!
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Looking good! How is your DIY Art School plan going? Have you strayed from the Reddit one or are you customizing your own?
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Since I'm following the Reddit DIY Art School plan, I made a little detour to finish a composition course. Knowledge of the effect of gesture drawing from the Figure Drawing course really came in handy! Unit 1 took a lot more months longer than what is recommended, but my work/life balance has been abysmal and I decided early on to stick to this no matter the tempo. Looking forward to finally dive into Term 2!
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Very happy to arrive at the end of the course. Already decided to return to it regularly. I have learned a lot, and discovered that I too have patience for a longer drawing. Before this course, it was quite hard for me. Now that I know what tasks I have and how I can do the systematically, it's very enjoyable. Not 100% happy with my finished drawing — I feel that my halftone areas are suffering a bit and that I have anatomy knowledge gaps. Got the wrong paper (way too rough) and pens (Conté charcoals instead of the Pierre Noire line), and there are a lot of grease (?) marks from my fingers. Still, it's the first long sitting with a figure drawing in my life. Happy to get some input. Can only get better from now on!
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