Matthew Manghi
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Matthew Manghi
I've started to learn color a bit in procreate so I thought I'd post this Wolverine I did yesterday. Pencil was done a few weeks back, but it was fun to take a stab at digital inks/colors.
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Matthew Manghi
I did this today as a show of support for the staff in the middle school is sometimes sub in (Their mascot is the Gator). Figured I'd post it here too.
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Matthew Manghi
Here's my first go at the complementary color practice. Not sure I'm happy with it yet and input definitely welcomed.
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Katey Jensma
Hi @Matthew Manghi , can you email support@proko.com** and tell me more about this?
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Matthew Manghi
Tried to email but I got an "address not found" error message from gmail. What I'm getting is a pop up box that says "You didn't save your changes.....Do you really want to leave". If I click either "stay" or "leave" the popup stays up and the only way past is to "X" out. Hope that helps. Also I'm on a Mac using Safari, if that's relevant.
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Jason
Nice
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Matthew Manghi
thanks
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Matthew Manghi
When I create a new topic I keep getting a "Save Changes" instead of it just creating the topic. That can sometimes lead to duplicate posts.
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Drawing of Wolverine I did yesterday. Figured I'd share it.
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Steve Lenze
I like your rock guy with the tartan, pretty cool :)
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks!
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Matthew Manghi
A bit of practice in Procreate. One is inks over a penciled page and the other is some concept art practice trying to find a visual languageI like. Definitely need to get used to Procreate a bit ore, I'm not super happy with my line quality yet.
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Steve Lenze
Hey Matthew, Nice job on the drawing. I do have a few notes on the storytelling aspect of the page, I hope you find it helpful :)
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks for the feedback. I agree that the buildings could be more interesting and I definitely found it challenging to keep the tilted perspective consistent since I kept wanting to straighten everything subconsciously. Still, it was a fun thing to try and if you don't try these things I think it's hard to learn them. I'm pleased a lot of it landed of though. I am curious what your solution for the creature in panel one would have been. Here's the description I was given for the commission. I really liked panel 2, but I definitely struggled with how to fit the monster into panel one. Do you think leaving it out would have been too confusing? "A dwarven cleric with an axe, a gnome thief, a robotic paladin, a Japanese wizard, and a bard are standing on the edge of a tall cliff, beside a waterfall, looking down on a hidden ruined jungle city (complete with a temple) on the valley floor below. The rift that formed the valley floor has begun to split, and a lava pool far below is visible in the distance. A stone gargoyle statue beside the waterfall stirs, creaks into life, ready to grab one of the party..." I debated just having a very static pose for the monster, but then thought something a bit more leading with it reaching might read better and seem lest abrupt. Regardless, thanks for the feedback.
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stinkbean
Great looking characters and definition of shapes. Could you explain what you did with the perspective planes in the 1st panel? Are you using 3 point perspective? I like that the ruins / structures in the background are tilted towards the hillside that the characters are standing on.
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks. It's just 2 point perspective and I canted the whole thing over a bit to the side. Structurally it's pretty simple though it was hard for me to not want to straighten out he figures when I drew them in.
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raghav09
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please tell how you develop such a good rendering skill? And which courses you have taken?
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Matthew Manghi
I think rendering skill is largely tied to understanding the forms and then applying the light source. To that end I would say I have gotten a TON out of the Figure Drawing Basics course and would definitely suggest it. I've started the Proko anatomy class too, though I also use a few books for anatomy stuff. I think one very important thing to understand is perspective and how that applies to the figure (and everything else). That will help define forms in 3D space so you can light them properly. At the moment I don't think there is a perspective class on Proko but I've found the book "Framed Perspective" very helpful. The other piece of rendering is the actually line quality, which just comes from lots of drawing. I wouldn't stress that too much since it just comes with time naturally. Hope that helps a bit. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.
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Jason Winter
Really nice work. Love the second panel.
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Thanks!
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1mo
Finished up another practice page.
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Amanda Rutledge
Nice, love the clean look to it
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Moonfey
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Hi everyone! :D This is my first time submitting an assignment. I have done the lesson itself before though, but then life got in the way and time flew away. With the new Proko 2:0 and all this great community it seemed like a great time to start this again and do it more properly. :) The smaller more stick figury gestures I drew while I watched a ballet video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE5LDPx3XUg That was relaxing and enjoyable and I just paused at interesting poses, and drew those gestures. The people in the video are rather small and I think that helped me to not focus to much on all the detail of the bodies. The refrence pictures for the longer gesture drawing, are from Adorkastock: https://www.deviantart.com/adorkastock A couple of the refrence photos are of more than one person and they were more challenging to do. Does it matter if there are more then one prerson in the photo then doing gesture drawings though? I’ve watched Proko's video on how to hold and control your pencil. So I try to use my shoulder and the over hand grip, but since I’m still not used to it, the lines don’t always appear there I want them to yet. Sometimes I also got a bit nervous knowing that I was going to submit this for other people to see and that unfortunately made my arm tense then I was drawing to. Maybe I just need to continue practice and it will work itself out on it own! :D I think I might have become overwhelmed with everything to keep in mind (the story of the pose, drawing with the shoulders, ghosting the lines and then finding the actual gesture!) and ended up defaulting to drawing the contours sometimes. Even if I at times got stuck in my own head, I still had a lot of fun! I really want to learn and get better, so any feedback or critique would be very much appreciated! :D
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks for posting, I like your simpler gestures. I think there is definitely some motion in them. I would say try to focus on finding a primary line of action and building off that. I usually think about a line from the head down to the foot (generally following the spine) for a standing figure. You have some nice rhythms in your lines, but they are a bit disjointed as if you are trying to assemble the pieces rather than see the whole. One think you could try that I like to do is try to do gesture drawing with just a single line or two which can help you capture that whole body rhythm without getting lost in the details. Hope that makes some sense and helps a bit.
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Alec Brubaker
Looks great, spot-on perspective!
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Matthew Manghi
Thank you.
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ASARI Sketches
That drawing is so adorable, damn :D.
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks!
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Matthew Manghi
Simple 2 point perspective drawing I did for practice. I like the little cabin though. :)
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Natali Santini
Here are some beans I drew. What can I improve? Am I ready to move to the landmarks?
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Matthew Manghi
I’d say move on, but also return. I have found it incredibly useful to keep going back to earlier lessons once I have more knowledge from later lessons. I think it helps reinforce ideas as well as start tying together a through line with everything. Since it’s all interconnected I think it’s important to revisit concepts.
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