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Jeff Arsenault
Just finished up assignment 1 level 2.
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Very nice
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1dad+2kiddos
Decided to go through this adventure as a family activity (dad + 7 yo + 5 yo). Here are our pears. Honestly, I found the exercise to be very difficult. Can't really see all the plane changes, especially on the bright areas while looking at the real pear. Any tips? Some planes I just invented because I assume there is a section of a cone joining with a spherical form in there somewhere.
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Denat
I learned that if you squint, you can perceive the values better. Try it. It’s awesome that you’re doing this with your kids. Keep it up! I find the learning curve is pretty steep. You’ll get there.
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Denat
Ok, maybe I should have started with a pear. In any event, here’s my attempt. I’ve watched the video then completed the assignment without looking back at Stan’s rendering. The photo I downloaded seemed to have deeper shadows than the one in the video. Hence some difference in value distribution, I think 🤔 🤷‍♂️
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For the record, I’m not a lunatic, I did not actually sharpen my pencils with an axe 😆
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yuzanyoshida
I hope I understood the assignment. I'm doing everything digital cause I'm broke. I drew this trashcan at work since that's where I was while watching this lesson. I did spend more time on it afterwards though. I have a really hard time drawing anything from imagination, I'm just really good at copying what I see instead of creating my own content. Hopefully I can figure it all out here.
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Denat
Check out Zapata’s Secrets of Shading, here on Proko. It’s a fantastic little course on understanding light and shadow. I did it over the course of a weekend, but feel like I’ll keep coming back to it. It’s full of brilliant insights on how to construct shapes and apply light and shadow from imagination. Have a dictionary on hand, because Zapata’s incredible vocabulary rivals his skill with graphite.
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Melissa Muhs
What are some GOOD charcoal brands? I used to love charcoal in high school and would like to try some.
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Pencils or sticks? I like General’s sticks. I also used General’s, Derwent and Windsor & Newton charcoal pencils, and surprisingly I like Windsor and Newton the best. That’s just my subjective opinion on a matter that surely is highly subjective 😉
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Denat
Greetings from Canada! Let’s do this!
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This course really is excellent! As a beginner, I’m so amazed at how these seemingly simple technique progressions have taught me not just to get a feel for the figure quickly, but to direct my hand where I want it to go. I’m very excited about what’s ahead.
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Maayan
Some mannequinization back studies
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Denat
amazing!
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pmak22
Did my normal, screen cap the references and figure out the forms on my own, then go back and compare to the video using red lines to show the major differences. Overall I think my line quality still needs some work, a few of the mannequins had maybe too many cross lines, but boy am I feeling good about my work overall. I'll come back later this week to post the last references from the video.
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Denat
I think you nailed the poses
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Denat
maybe too much contour? I really struggle with line quality. Never sure how to vary to add dimension and interest
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Denat
Fun exercise. I’ve learned a lot here, and I’m looking forward to building on this
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Thomas Lofving
Some fleshy things.
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Denat
This is very cool!
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Denat
Looking forward to this! I completed the figure drawing fundamentals course, and it made me realize how much fundamentals can improve my skill. I really just got into drawing less than a year ago and Proko has been a wonderful resource.
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Anna Gorny
Here there are some of this weeks robo beans. Critics and comments are aprreciated :)
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Denat
I think these are great and you can really tell the pose/gesture. It seems to me that some of your RBs are probably too long in the waist area. I noticed that in Stan's examples the rib cage and pelvis tends to be closer than in my sketches and that is also what I see in your work above. But, top three from the right look accurate to me.
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Marco Sordi
2022/11/24. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s 30 mins warming up exercise. Thanks for any suggestion or comment. Have a good day.
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Denat
These look great, especially the gesture of the middle figure.
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Denat
Another day, another set of mannequins. Hope everyone’s working hard!
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Here’s a few examples. I few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have thought I could do this. I’m a hobbyist practicing after work and after my kids go to bed. This course really propelled my barely existent skills. I look forward to seeing where this can take me a year or two from now.
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Asked for help
Moving on to robo bean. I find this part challenging and a bit of a grind. I really struggle with proportions of the forms. But I sense some progress. How do you know when you’re ready for the next stage?
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Asked for help
Hi! I’m new here and fairly new to drawing. I’m not a professional, it’s just my hobby. Looking for feedback on my gesture sketches. I’m still getting used the over hand grip. I see that my lines are short and the nervous side. I’m working on improving this. Cheers and thanks!
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