Moonless_Sky
Moonless_Sky
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Mike Karcz
If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
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Moonless_Sky
Would like to join too :) Did send you an invite (Arielle Ronin).
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Liandro
Hey, @Moonless_Sky! Setting up your artwork file depends mainly on how it’s meant to be published in its final version. If it’s going to be printed, then you should set your original file with the conventional print resolution (300 PPI) and file size equal or, preferably, larger than the size it will be printed in. For example, if it’s meant to be printed in A4 format, your original file size should be larger than the A4 dimensions (8.3 x 11.7 inches), or at least the same. Making the file larger than what the comics’ final size should be allows you to add enough level of detail while also assuring that your artwork won’t lose quality after it’s printed. As a rule of thumb, some artists often double up the area of their original artwork compared to how it’s supposed to be published - so, in that A4 example I mentioned, the original file would then be an A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 inches). This doubling up principle is just a guideline though, so feel free to do some more research and maybe look for other useful approaches as to how bigger to do the original artwork - the main thing is just that your file’s dimensions don’t get smaller than the intended size of your comic (because, if so, the final version might not retain a good graphic quality). Now, these presets you mentioned (HD+, FHD and QFHD) are some of the standard formats for screen monitors - they’re not suited for print, since images to be viewed on screen usually don’t demand the same resolution configuration as images to be printed. So, if what you wanted to draw was a traditional comic page, using these screen presets might be the reason why you felt you needed more definition when zooming in. On the other hand, if you’re drawing a webcomic, you could use these screen presets as a parameter to design how your artwork should be presented. Just keep in mind that these presets define the size of the full screen, but a webcomic’s art can have a lot of variation regarding size and format. And if you’re already working in a file that’s larger than the intended final size, but still feel you’re not getting enough definition when you zoom in, you can always try enlarging the file’s dimensions even more before you draw. Just keep in mind that, if the file gets way too much larger, small details you add in the original artwork may be lost when the images get shrunken down to the size they will be published in. Hope this helps! Let me know if I can help you with anything else. Happy drawing!
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Moonless_Sky
Thank you very much for your advice! This helps a lot!!! :)
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Uche Deborah
Hello Proko fam @Proko ! Hope we’re having a great time!…so today, I tried again, 30secs and 2 miniutes poses…😅 I sure did spend up more than expected for the poses…kindly criticize, your opinions and inputs and of course encouragements will go a way helllll longerrrrrr than you know!! Thank you!!😌😁
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Moonless_Sky
Hi Uche Deborag, do you have the option to print out the reference photos? I did that and traced them. This helped me a lot to get an understanding of gesture drawing. I do think the thighs are too long for the propotions. Keep up the good work :)
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Moonless_Sky
Dear Community, I recently bought a wacom and I'm using affinity photo as drawing software. I am new to digital drawing so I struggle with a few things, for example the document-type I am going to use for a drawing. When I open a new document, I can choose some presettings for the layout (like HD+, FHD and QFHD). I can create my own settings as well. Which Layout do you usually use to create a comic page? I tried to draw a page with several panels, but when I zoom in one section to define some shapes and to create detail (like around the eyes), the resolution becomes a little bit grainy which makes it difficult for me to create some detail even though I used my HD+ layout (well I zoom in pretty far in the drawing to get tiny details. When I zoom out it looks fine, but it's still anoying while drawing). Do you have any recommendation on how to set the layout of the document? Thanks and greeting :) Moonless_Sky
Pedro Castro
Hi, so I'm posting a quick 1 min gesture poses. Would love feedback, and sorry for the mess, I'll try to be more organized from now on .
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Moonless_Sky
Hi Pedro! Keep up the good work :) When I started with gesture drawing I took the reference picture, printed it out a few times and traced over the print. After doing so a few times with one gesture I tried to freehand it. This helped me a lot to improve fast. Also helpes a lot to find the main-line in the gesture. Hope this helpes :)
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Moonless_Sky
Wow your drawing is beautiful! I think you can push the darks a little bit more :) Would love to see how your drawing skills matches with watercolour pencils :D Do you plan to try watercolour pencils anytime soon? :) Greetings!
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gabbie_sucks_at_usernames
For figure and gesture drawing, I recommend "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth" By Andrew Loomis. I'm pretty sure you can find it at Barnes and Noble for 40 dollars or always check your local library!
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Moonless_Sky
Hi Gabbie! Thank you!
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Nicolas CATALDO
Hello Moonless :), I've used [Nicolaides - The Natural Way to Draw] and he has pretty cool exercises around Gesture. Personally I've always kind of felt that gesture is a bit more of a personal thing, with less learning from others in contrary of all the others fundamentals. It's letting out your emotions raw on the paper. I've seen some people doing very squiggly stuff and others with very economical lines, both were really cool. For me it's kind of letting fundamental and emotions connect has you make it so quickly you cant think much. I prefer exploring it myself and find my own shortcuts and expressive lines. It's simply my own opinion though and that said, it sure can't hurt to read some stuff on it ! Hope this helped you in any kind of way :)
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Moonless_Sky
Hi Nicolas! Thank you very much for your advice and your book recommendation! :)
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Moonless_Sky
Hi everyone! Do you habe any recommendation for books regarding the topic "gesture drawing". Would love some with a lot of examples that I can use as practise. I don't habe any books regarding this topic, so I really would appreciate your advice :) Greetings and thank you! Moonless
Moonless_Sky
Hi Miguel! Really like the proportions of your drawings! I think it would be great to give the linkes more "flow". They look very sketchy and partly too detailed for a gesture drawing. This distracts a little bit from the overall frow. Still very good drawings! Keep up the good work! :)
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jdn
wow i love this 😍. you know i saw this tale laying on the floor today and for some reason the folds in it looked like a rabbit to me lol and then i see this awesome! drawing. honestly so good keep it up ✌😄👍
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Moonless_Sky
Thank you very much!!! :)
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Steve Lenze
Hey Moonless_Sky, I did a quick drawing to show how I would do the expression. I Hope you find it helpful :)
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Moonless_Sky
Thanks Steve! Awesome drawing! Much cleaner :) Thank you very much, this helps a lot :)
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Moonless_Sky
Hello you wonderful art-people out there :) A friend of mine asked me to draw a rabbit with a smug and little mean facial expression. I am goint to spray the image with airbrush as a logo on one of his belongings. He wants the rabbit in a comic-style drawing. I started to create a rabbit and want to ask if you cound give me any tips for the expression on his face and if you have any critique? I tried to indicate the expression with the direction of the fur around the eyes. Still need to add the snake in the rabbits mouth.
winterpencil
Any suggestions, I'm afraid that I'm not overlapping the spheres correctly in the bean. Critique is welcome, encouraged and highly appreciated !
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Moonless_Sky
Good work there! :) Did you draw them digitally or with pencil? You did very good. I think you can impforve your line quality. If you draw with pencil I recomment to watch prokos video on how to hold a pencil., pretty good advices are given in the video :)
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Becky Alemayehu
Hi! Here are some of my bean practices. I haven't been drawing beans for very long, but I want to get some critique to see what I should do next. I especially struggled with the twist. I've gotten more comfortable with it though. I appreciate any and all critique and feedback. Thanks!
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Moonless_Sky
Hi Becky. Great practice you did there :) I think you can improve your linework a lot by watching prokos video on how to hold a pencil. Helped me a lot to get cleaner lines. I think the upper and lower part can overlap more too :) Keep up the good work!
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Moonless_Sky
Does anyone know, if we could get a few more exercise examples from the 2-Minute gestures like in the video? Would really appreciate this :) even a pdf-download with just a few examples with the reference and the gesture drawn next to it would be of great help :)
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Iiiik
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I've been trying myself at figure drawing (2min ones there) for a few days now yet I feel like I'm not improving much and sticking to the same mistakes. I've been trying my hardest to ignore contours and solely focus on the movement but it gets pretty difficult to figure out once the poses gets more "clustered". Any advice on how I could sort things out?
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Moonless_Sky
Tried to paint on your drawings in my app. Since the one I have is not the best I’m sorry for the quality. But hope this helps
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Moonless_Sky
Hello Liik. I think you are focusing more on the outline than on the overall motion of the gesture. I would recommend to do a few 30 Second gestures first before going back to the 2 min gesture. When I draw gesture I always try to search for the weight in the figure. I try to draw the line from head to the foot which is carying the weight.
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Moonless_Sky
Great idea! Hope this gets implemented :) Would be great to keep track of own goals. And to share the notes one took :) up you go! :D
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Moonless_Sky
Hehe this is really funny :D
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