Side Shave Laura
Side Shave Laura
Washington DC
A silicon valley hippie trying to make sense of the world by creating an animated show. By day I produce news in D.C., by night I practice anatomy.
Side Shave Laura
Could you talk about the production pipeline for Loving Vincent? That movie is incredible! How did you all manage to make a film ENTIRELY out of paint?
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Side Shave Laura
This is fantastic! Awesome work. You've added 3D forms to the tail which give a stronger sense of the form. If you do more insects, it might be worth incorporating more of those forms into the thorax and head and legs. Especially if you can add cross-contour lines in those shapes! It's okay to lose details!
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Side Shave Laura
Hey folks! I'm working on some lip studies and referencing Stan's lip video in the portraiture class. It's a lovely breakdown for neutral lips, but he mentions that someday, he'll make a video for more advanced lips smiling and laughing and smirking. I think this is still in the works, so does anybody know of a good reference for how facial muscles create expressions, and how to illustrate these with their new and unexpected plane changes?
Side Shave Laura
Oh I love these questions! Okay, I have a Google Form I complete every night that contains daily goals for art and life, questions include - "Did you do a Croquis figure drawing session?" "Did you burn 2100 calories?" "Did you listen to 30 minutes of an audiobook?" "Did you do Spanish Duolingo today?" "Did you work on this semester's art goals?" Every 3 months I reevaluate the daily goals, and refocus my specific art goals for the next 3 months. These specific art goals have included 3 months of Drawabox, landscapes, joints and bones, 100 mannequins, and Schoolism with Nathan Fowkes for environments. I HIGHLY recommend custom Google forms if you're bouncing around a lot. They help me tier up small daily goals to overall progress and big goals. Essentially keeping me from looking back and panicking! Google Forms - https://www.google.com/forms/about/
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Side Shave Laura
I love them! The purple really makes them pop! You could improve the form with a center line that mirrors the center of the body. For example, the first one, she's turned completely to the side, so the center line would also be there. It might also be worth revisiting construction, like Making Things Look 3D - https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/structure-basics-making-things-look-3d/discussions or knocking out a few lessons at Drawabox. Keep it up, I'm looking forward to seeing more!!
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Kadin Lane
Here's the first four of the assignment for now. Feedback from anyone is welcome, I'll take it into consideration as I tackle the rest of the assignment.
Ribcage Assignment 01
Ribcage Assignment 02
Ribcage Assignment 03
Ribcage Assignment 04
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Side Shave Laura
Kadin these are solid! I love the subtle shading to better convey the form of the skull, and ribs. The colors totally work, as do the partial transparencies. Excellent stuff. As you continue through the rest of the assignment, it feels like some of the rib cages aren't quite rotated or tilted to match the model. Anthony, the big guy in the red swimsuit, is leaning back a bit more (same with the second male model). I think it's because the bottom of the rib cage is so funky, and there are very few parallel lines you can reference. (The top kinda parallels the down slope of the side, but it's still a challenging shape.) It might be worth making a circle of what this plane is in space and then cutting out the shape. Anyway, GREAT work, and good luck with the rest of the assignment! I can't wait to see more!
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Side Shave Laura
I revisited the ribcage last night and wanted to get a better sense of the bones. I drew the 5th rib because the pec and top oblique connect, and the 10th rib because you can use the corner for the simplified box shape. All feedback welcome! Where I'm struggling? I SEE a boxy form when looking at the ribcage, but I keep drawing a plane change under the armpit to make a more circular shape. It's easier to simplify the upper torso with the shoulders to complete the box! How do you guys push your brain to transform the egg into a box to convey the form in perspective?
Ribcage Study
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Johan Kurniawan
Can I watch the How To Draw the Ribcage Lesson first before doing the assignments from this video or should I do the Assignment first?
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Side Shave Laura
It's entirely up to you. If you tackle the assignments first, you'll have a better sense of how YOU would do things, which can be super useful, but challenging and time-consuming. I notice that I'm more observant with Stan's assignments when I try to do one or two exercises first, and THEN see how he's interpreting the figures. I say, "AAAH I SEE!" much more often. Try it both ways with different lessons and see how you like to learn.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Asked for help
what sculpture related question would you like answered in an upcoming video?
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Side Shave Laura
How can the ability to sculpt translate to career opportunities? What are the sculpting jobs we don't know about?
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Side Shave Laura
Hey Testers, I picked up a copy of Steven Pressfield's "The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles" after Stan and Marshall discussed the book on the podcast. It's only 2 and a half hours, so it's quite readable, and it seems to be a motivational, self-help, easy to listen to while sketching sorta thing, so I was thinking about testing a monthly book club here. If anyone else wants to read and join, we can find time at the end of May to Zoom chat about the book and corresponding podcast episode. Alas I am unable to source the book for ya, my copy is tied to my Audible account, but let me know if you're interested and we can put a discussion together.
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Stan Prokopenko
Congratulations to the winners! This ended up being one of my favorite challenges so far. We definitely need to do this prompt again once we launch to the public. Every submission was really good and choosing winners was difficult. Here they are: 1st - @Tarek Khazendar 2nd - @Steffen Anzivino 3rd - @fyll Community Choice - @Joe Watson Team Choice - @Mathieu Dufour Science Award - @Side Shave Laura Gingrich
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Side Shave Laura
Nice work guys!!! This challenge was an excellent idea, it was wonderful seeing everyone come out of the woodwork. And the timeline was great, we had a few days to get it together, but I appreciate the tighter deadline so we didn't end up with a thousand revisions!
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Steffen Anzivino
Alright, here is my submission. Appa from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’
Appa for proko
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Side Shave Laura
Oh snap Steffen, this came together really well, he looks FANTASTIC, and the shading works so well to convey the texture of the bone.
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Angiev
Here's my submisson for the cartoon anatomy challenge
cartoon bones
Hong Kong Phooey
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Side Shave Laura
Oh he's a CLASSIC! The perspective on the foreshortened leg looks great, nice work Angiev.
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Monica
Hi! Here is my submission, it's Wooper, one of my favourite gen 2 Pokemon!
monica
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Side Shave Laura
Aww I loved wooper too, nice work, his face muscles are legit terrifying.
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Elisabet M
Hello everyone! Here is my entry :)
marge
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Side Shave Laura
Oh that's not too scar - OH THE FETUS! Hahaha, nice work Elisabet, the bones are beautifully rendered.
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Kia Tucano
Hi everyone! Here is my Pink Challenge! It took me some time. My goals were to have fun and learn, to present something complete (even if not perfect) in a composition that I liked. Here is the procedure that I followed: 1. I drew many Pink Panthers from the old cartoons (with my son) to become familiar with the character - and have fun 2. I studied the character from the anatomical point of view - I used these resources: - Proko Anatomy Course - Anatomy books - Web resources - Introduction to Animal Anatomy by Marshall Vandruff 3. I drew several preparatory sketches - as I have not yet studied anatomy in depth, I preferred to focus on the skeleton - the muscular representation is only sketched, more difficult    4. I combined everything together in a composition that I liked (actually I started from the very beginning thinking about the composition, drawing many thumbnails, and changing my mind several times) Thank you @Stan Prokopenko for choosing me as a beta tester, I never thanked you before for this
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Side Shave Laura
Ooh I can hear his theme music in my head now, what a cool choice. Both skeletons look great, and I love that you color coded the muscles for clarity. Nice work!
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Adam Wiebner
How to Master the Proko Anatomy Course in 4 EASY STEPS, a tutorial by HOBBES
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Side Shave Laura
Hahaha, Brad Pitt. Nice work Adam, the skull looks great!
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Jesse Yao
Since webtoons were what first made me consider going on the art journey, I decided to pay some homage to one of the monsters from Sweet Home, probably the most successful thriller webtoon that's been made. Knowing nothing and then deciding to draw the anatomy of this (uh, gentleman?) was an interesting challenge. Notes - the 9th rib which is usually floating I decided to connect with the 2 ribs of above it with cartilage to the bridge of the nose (which also acts as a regular sternum) to provide the necessary range of motion this gentlemen has been seemed doing (refer to pureref board). The 10th rib's cartilage that attaches to the chin was originally intended to be insertion point of the secondary platysma, but the challenge of fusing facial and torso muscles on top of a fused skeleton proved to be a little too beyond my reaches. I included my process and studies in a reply to this with the pureref board I used to construct all this. Used a LAMY Safari F, Copic Sketch C3, Prismacolor white and blue ballpoint on top of strathmore toned tan for this. Fun challenge, but DEFINITELY a challenge!
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Side Shave Laura
This is super cool Jesse, (and equally horrifying!) are the blue lines the veins or tendons?
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Pamela Dowie
hi here is my Monster submission! thanks for the challenge!
monster bones
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Side Shave Laura
Ha, yes the microphone is a great touch, nice work on Mike!
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Ken J
Here is my Tigger submission. Hope you all find it amusing at least.
Tigger
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Side Shave Laura
I love the tail dissection! Nice work, he looks so bouncy!!
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