Moyra Le Blanc Smith
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Hi Andrew. I can’t work out how to get the ref photos. I’m on an I pad.
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
This was a great discussion. Marshall - you mentioned sketching kids and I wondered if there is an etiquette around sketching people in public such as on trains, cafes and the beach without their knowledge?
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Proko is not left handed.
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Liandro
@Moyra Le Blanc Smith, here's my thoughts on this: if you're still a beginner, it's better that you start with the Figure Drawing course. Alongside with it, it's possible that you might also need to study some form, construction and perspective. With that base, you'll have a much better enjoyment of the Anatomy course (which is really too much for a beginner indeed, so you might wanna save it for after completing Figure Drawing). As for Bridgman's books, they're really not geared towards beginners. It's not that a beginner "can't use them" - I guess anyone might find it pleasing to look through Bridgman's drawings, and some of the information might even stick, but it's just not recommended because Bridgman's way of dealing with anatomy is so more advanced that it doesn't make much sense to use it to learn the basics - it would be like trying to understand mechanical engineering without previously learning the basics of math and physics (hopefully this makes sense). But since you already bought the book, just know that it was not wasted money, it's likely that you WILL find it helpful at some point in the future. And if you have questions about any of Proko's courses, feel free to ask. Hope this helps!
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Hi Liandro Thanks for your reply to my question. I have already completed Proko's figure course and then I worked through it all a second time. I had done a few of the anatomy lessons but I feel like the anatomy course would be too complicated for where I'm at right now. I like the idea of studying form, construction and perspective but I'm not sure how to do this? I have completed Marshall's perspective course and have been studying Loomis and Bargue from books. I guess I should just continue with this until I feel like I'm ready to take on anatomy fully?
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Hi Stan - In the You tube critique on Leaning from Bridgman you suggest that Bridgman is not for beginners. I have just purchased Bridgman's Complete Guide. I'm not sure what is the best way to use it? (I'm hoping to learn from Marshall's Bridgman course) You said not to just copy the pictures but to use them in real drawings. Do you suggest that I should complete the anatomy course before using this book? I feel like the anatomy course would be too involved for a beginner? Thanks
Moyra Le Blanc Smith
That's interesting. How does it help us to design the drawing? People's eyes don't necessarily follow that angle always?
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Stan Prokopenko
To quickly find a lesson you're looking for, try using the search bar at the very top of the website. If you search for 'hands' you'll get all the hand lessons.
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Thanks.
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Stan Prokopenko
Hey Moyra, thank you for the suggestion. We just implemented the change. Now when you go to Browse > Lessons, you will see a FREE toggle which hides all premium videos when the toggle is on.
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Thanks Stan - Thats a great tool.
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
Hi Stan. I think it would be a good idea to have a tab where you could find all the free videos in one place. I'm currently looking for 'hand' videos and have done a fair bit of wading through all the videos to find them. Cheers
Stan Prokopenko
Ya that's something that's been on my mind. Not sure how to prevent people from abusing it. The reason this is even a question is because we have some gamification features that are currently hidden (need to test with real data before launching). As you use the site, you get points for most actions and possibly awarded with badges. If people can manually mark things as done, some will abuse it to try to get more badges. Students who are actually here to study and keep track of progress shouldn't have a worse experience just because some might abuse it. So I think we'll be able to figure it out. Just have to give it some thought.
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
I've completed the courses on proko.com should they show up here as having been done?
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