Warren Bonett
Warren Bonett
Melbourne, Australia
Freelance graphic designer and illustrator wanting to go back to basics
John Carter
More TV speed-sketching to test the skills of quick observation. This time it's from 1971's "Red Sun" starring Toshiro Mufune and Charles Bronson, and some miscellaneous YouTube video on art history. Much more study is needed. Comment if you'd like. -Cheers!
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Warren Bonett
Liking these John. Particularly the 3/4 head next to the text. The position and shape of the eye gives it a great sense the form.
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Warren Bonett
Been using what I’ve learned in portrait fundamentals to try to improve my animal drawings and paintings. I think I’m starting to understand the shapes better.... maybe. Long way to go still. Anyway thought it a good upload for Proktober.
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Warren Bonett
Drew a bunch of portraits using what I’ve learned in the course. The youngest one was hardest by far, so much so that I needed to grid. So much to learn. Certainly better than I had done before it though. Am doing the figure drawing course now but will return to this one afterwards as repetition is crucial.
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Warren Bonett
Nice work John. I don’t think it’s lost any life really, but definitely has a different personality. Nice line work too.
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Warren Bonett
Enjoying the bean. I think I can get my head around it easier than gesture, but will bounce between the two of them for a while before I go to the next stage.
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Warren Bonett
Some of the gesture drawings completed. and uploaded. Several thousand more to go! Aiming to get 200 done before moving on to the bean but I won’t upload that many🙂. Great deal of respect for the skill required to do this well.
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Warren Bonett
I’ve just completed my first promo course and am preparing for two more. Am very impressed with the lessons so far. I would love to see one for drawing/painting trees and another for architecture and perhaps even one doing still life. I think this would give me a lot more confidence overall and ‘complete’ an all round artistic skill foundation beautifully. Are there any plans for these down the line?
Warren Bonett
Started my ear journey with three different media on the same ear. I’ve only been using a 2B .7 rotring mechanical pencil till now. I think I’ll alternate between the conte and the charcoal for a few drawings from here. Doing these illustrates how much I have to learn about form and shading, not to mention precision.
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Warren Bonett
Trying to get to grips with lips, forgive the alliteration and the poor shading. I think I’ll practice this more on full portraits.
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Warren Bonett
Some nose jobs this week. So many different shapes! Not sure if I’m going about improving in the right way. I watch the video. Draw along with it. Then try to apply this to several drawings with my photo references. Then I go back to the video and try again. I’ll keep going with this approach till the end, and then try a dozen or so portraits before going through various aspects of the course again.
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Warren Bonett
Some eyes. Just doing a single page of each of the features to start with. I use a .5 mechanical pencils 2B. I’ll start using the conte pencils to run through the whole course on a second run. Reasonably happy with the the eyes though I find I have to be quite loose with my interpretation of the form in the tutorial. Such a huge variety of shapes. Deeply wishing I could be better faster! But having fun along the way.
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Trying to vary my Loomis work with skulls. Having trouble with that. I think I’ll probably take to drawing the Loomis construction directly on images to try to see where it sits better. I find I’m always massaging the images when I try to start with the sphere/jaw wireframe. Are there any Proko videos which use skulls more?
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Warren Bonett
The ongoing attempts to use Loomis to understand portraits. Clearly more practice using extreme angles needed. It’s only doing those that you really challenge your assumptions about translating what you see into forms on paper.
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Warren Bonett
Some more Loomis and attempts at applying the approach to drawing heads from photos.
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Warren Bonett
A few side heads. A hell of a long way to go but it’s beginning to feel like I’m finding my fingers - if you know what I mean. The variation between individuals is interesting.
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Warren Bonett
Extreme uptilt attempts using Loomis to try to understand photos of heads. I’ll try other angles of straight Loomis next then move to images again. I find my deconstructions to Loomis not accurate enough yet. Perhaps I’m rushing it.
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My first attempts drawn from the 3D model and images, I had a lot of trouble especially when the heads were tilted downwards (such as in the image I attached here).
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Warren Bonett
Nice start. I have trouble with downward tilts too sometimes. Think much of it is a matter of trying to get your eye in. Seeing the shapes for what they are rather than what one expects. I’m going to tackle it by making a model in clay with all the marks on it.
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Seriously struggling with The downward tilt from life. The jaw always seems to be much more than a third down from the circle. Just going to have to do a lot more of them to make this seem natural and don’t get me started on trying to use it while looking at a planar head model. Yes struggling. Advice anyone?
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Warren Bonett
Loomis head attempts from photo reference. Front view.
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Victor Valverde
I've been off and on taking these courses but got busy with school and work so here I am restarting the portrait drawing course. I drew what a knew to see where I'm starting so I'm essentially just looking for some tips of what I did right and wrong so that I can foster the good habits and funnel out the bad ones early on.
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Warren Bonett
Nice work. Some nice confident lines.
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