Asked for help
Wow, this was super hard. I did it once with Stan, and then this is my second attempt alone. Critiques welcome.
Challenging myself to use fewer lines, and also line weight variation to achieve the gesture. For number two, I would really like to be able to describe the engagement of core muscles in this pose. Anyone have good ideas of how to do so in a gesture ? (I started this course I few months ago, got a bit lost in the later stages; had to go outside a bit for inspiration/teaching, and now feel ready to reboot. When it comes to gesture I found Michael Hampton’s explanations, as well as Mike Matessi’s interviews by Proko to be really useful.)
Did some following along with the video, tried to avoid copying exactly what was shown, but tried to work on following previous lesson instructions. I still don't have enough comfort to push exaggeration as I feel I'm just able to get at the end of the 2 min with something satisfying.
Great exercise! I’m finding it pretty difficult I have to say. I’ve uploaded these in reverse order. My first two crouching man and twisting woman. Pretty stiff looking, but teaching me to look harder. I reckon I could spend a year just doing these figures. I won’t but they may be all I concentrate on for the rest of the year. We’ll see.
#1 is own attempt, #2 is copying the Proko version. I then used layers to check how they compared to the original. Things I noticed: The proportions are better when I freehanded it, probably because I went for a rough outline before adding the detailed robo forms. Whereas when I directly copied Proko's, the forms are a lot clearer, but I lost the proportions. In both cases the head and neck proportions in relationship to the torso caused me a lot of grief. Foreshortening of his left leg threw me off; my instinct is to bring it inwards when it needs to come straight out to the viewer more. I noticed though that proportion-wise Stan's left leg is taller than the actual photo. I don't know whether the higher crouch was a stylistic choice, but this difference is noted.
I hope it’s ok if I keep posting here. :D really helps me to keep up my study routine. Well, here are some more mannequins from the video in my own version as well as a Loki haha. Clothing is soooo haaaard. Does anyone know a good course to learn to draw better folds / clothing?
I practice quite a bit but main issues for me is hard to observe the RIGHT angle, I drew first and pause without seeing Proko's demo, then really frustrated that cannot see the correct tilting/ rotation... still trying to figure out where I see the object wrong...Anyone have good advice on that please share with me...no improvement is beating me carrying on..
I have a question, how do I make the connection from the bean to robo-bean? I am trying to draw the bean and from there get the version of robo bean but in the videos Stan goes Straight to the robo bean skipping the bean, or so i think, can someone explain me how to understand transition from the bean to robo bean?
Seriously, I’m so glad I watched the Robo bean critique video before finishing the set. Marshall’s comments on boxes really helped me figure out the relationship between the round bean and the boxes. You can see how much cleaner and confident the lines are afterwards (left). If you haven’t watched it yet go watch that video first before finishing the rest of your robo beans!
Could someone check my landmarks / corners of my Robo bean for me? 🙏🏽🙏🏽 I started doing a few and then I realised that I'm not really sure where the corners of the boxes should be so I went back to the actual photos of the models to see if I could identify the landmarks....
Gosh, this one's hard. I went over this several times, stopped the video, looked, drew, looked, drew. I feel like I need to move on to anatomy. At the moment, I could never see most of what Stan is putting on the paper.
You didn't have to speed this one up out of fear of repeating yourself, it is totally fine. I paid like $400 something for this course, repeat yourself as much as you want because I'm here for all of it. The more the merrier lol. Also I think the music was placed in the video incorrectly because it abruptly starts like 3 minutes in