David Gutmann
David Gutmann
Germany
David Gutmann
This is Jimmy. He is the results of a failed experiment wich had the goal to create the perfect human. He is now reflecting his life choices... on a tree.
Proko challenge 1 Referenzfotos
Proko Challenge 1
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David Gutmann
block in Portrait nr.1
Portrait nr.1
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Could I get a critque on this portrait
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Luis Urbano
Hello there here are the asignents, I really don't get that much the oblique, can someone help me out? Thanks! :D
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David Gutmann
What might help you is to exagurate the obliques. Right know many of the drawings seem like you just drew down a straight line from the ribcage to the iliac crest. In reality the bottom part of the obliques will bulge outward. You did indicate something like this in some drawings but even there you could have pushed that effect more. Also try to play with the compressing and stretching effect that proko talked about. Try to exagurate the compressed part even more but make the stretchted part thinner.
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David Gutmann
Could I get feedback on those?
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David Gutmann
the back really is hard
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William Starkoff
Hi all -- I did the assignment over a couple of weeks and I definitely improved -- one thing I noticed was the quality of the final product is very much proportional to how good my first elipse is -- but drawing an elipse in perspective is tough! Stan's advice on elipses was great, but anything else would be much appreciated!
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David Gutmann
well actually there are two possibilities to draw a circle in perspective. First is to eyeball it, but that takes practice. The second option is to youse a line system to figure out the perspective of the circle. Here is a video that explains how to do that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yF4qGENw0
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fooze
Some nose lay-ins. Didn't shade any of these because I just have a hard time organizing my values but I am practicing the grayscale exercise but I'm not very good at it yet 😅 Feedbacks/Critique would be very appreciated!
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David Gutmann
I am not really qualified to critique your drawings but what I can cotribute is that you should watch out that you have proper lighting before taking a photo. About the drawings you could try to draw more extreme angles now to challenge yourself. And sooner or later you will have to start shading. You could start by following along the example proko did. Look what he does pause the video and copy it. That could give you a better understanding on how to aproach the shading part.
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David Gutmann
Could I get a critique on those? Ive struggeled a lot with this lesson so I hope it turned out decent.
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David Gutmann
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could I get feedback on this one?
doppel portrait
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Could I get feedback on those drawings?
Nase übungen
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David Gutmann
Hi I wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a course for starting out with watercolor. I also wanted to ask what materials I need. Not so much a specific product but more like wich tipes of brushes I need and wich qualitys the paper has to have.
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imaginear1984
More anatomy sketching practice from last night before I went to bed.
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David Gutmann
I dont know if you ever took a look at gesture drawings before. If no I would recommend doing that. Stan Prokopenko covers them in his figure drawing course. Why do I reccomend this? First of all he generally recommends to study gesture before anatomy and to be honest your drawings look kind of stiff. The proportions however seem to be quiet acurat.But all in all the picture is to small to put in a lot of anatomic details (atleast if youre not bridgman). I have also noticed that you seem to draw on only to axis. (x and y but not z). There is no foward or backwards tilt in the pelvis and arm and legs also dont come foward. It looks 2 demensional. This obviously cotributes to the stiffnes. I guess the reason you made the drawing that way is simply because you dont know how to bring arms and legs foward. If you want to learn how to do that there are propably to things you should have a look at. First is to learn about the concept of forshortening and second is to sketch humans from reference. This will give you a visual library of poses and will help you in the longterm to invent completly new poses. The main advise that I can give you is to pause studing anatomy for now and absolve a figure drawing course first. I personally studyed this one: https://www.proko.com/course/figure-drawing-fundamentals/overview but there are propably otehr courses concerning that topic too. Btw please excuse my bad gramma and spelling I absolutely suck at this.
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John Guy
You're asking the right question. A lot of people don't even think about this and just eyeball it. There is not ratio that will work from every angle. If you want to measure the depth accurately you need to place a measuring point on the horizon line. In 1-point perspective, the measuring point is 45º from the station point. It's a bit more complicated in 2-point.
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David Gutmann
I dont know if the method John Guy mention is part of any of the lessons of proko 2.0 but you can find it on marshall vendrufs course on perspective. Its not for free though. Here is a link to the course. If you studie perspective you might consider buying it anyway. https://marshallart.com/SHOP/all-products/all-videos/1994-perspective-drawing-series/
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Erin :-)
Does anyone have a suggestion of how to box in the nose to check proportions?..... I have not taken the mouth course yet, so I don't really know how to draw teeth yet, lol.😁
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David Gutmann
Have you studyed construction methods like the loomis head? If not so so they will teach you how to find features on the standard head. And they relly help when drawing from refrence too. If you have already studied a construction method its al about seing the features in relationship to each other. Btw you could aply more tone to get bigger contrasts in your lights and darks. This really helps in defining 3d shapes. When you are more advanced you can allways Cut down with the amount of tone you apply. Hope that helps at least a little Bit.
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Shyamsagar S
Hai Everyone, Hope all are well and safe. Here goes my first post. Nice to see a whole new community here and pumped learn from you all. I had to save up to purchase this courses, its all worth for ever penny spend. Thank you Stan for this great learning resources and the complete makeover to the Proko website. Nice to see Dorian the mentor list, yet another great teacher I know. Here are some of the studies am doing with the Loomis method. Critiques and suggestions are welcome. Thankyou Shyam
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David Gutmann
I think youre standart loomis head is pretty good but you still need to work on the features. In picture 1 and 2 the right eye is of. If you struggle with drawing similar eyes try to draw them at the same time. If you do one line on one side do the equavalent line on the other side. You should also considere to draw the whole eye hole including the lids. Obviously mouth and nose need a bit of work too but I would reccomend that you go in to aplying tone now. By learning wich areas are dark and wich are bright you will naturally learn about the 3 demensional structure of the features. Also start with grayscale and not colors
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Arya Pandey
Here's my first post! Sharing a couple of studies I did after going through Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy. Going to dive into all these amazing courses that have been laid out for us! I'd be glad to know what specific areas I should target to get a better understanding of mass and structure. I practice one portion every week (e.g. the torso, the arms, the legs, and so on). Is that the right way to do it? Thanks in advance!
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David Gutmann
I'm studying the Proko Anatomy course right now and he covered the skeletol structure like ribcage, pelvis, spine etc. before touching muscles at all. Although Bones are not as exiting as muscles I think thats a good aproge. Bones clearly show the 3 most important parts when drawing the figure (pelvis, Torso, head) and leave out all the other stuff like the back muscles wich will only confuse you at first. Bones also contain the most important landmarks when finding the placements of the muscles. Thats why you should propaply start with studying the skelleton. Also focus on the pelvis rib cage and spine first since they make up the most complex but crucial movments like twisting and so on.
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