Patrick Bosworth
Patrick Bosworth
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@cobaltfoxartist
I have attempted the project again after seeing Stan's Critique and demo videos.
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Patrick Bosworth
Nice work! The structure and shape designs are very pleasing! One thing I noticed is your light halftone is very close in value to your background, which leaves your lights looking very dark. You could try to use a kneaded eraser to lighten some of the area to get the pear to pop out a bit more from the background, and balance the contrast between the light halftone and highlights. Dorien Iten did a great video about this worth checking out! Hope this helps, keep up the good work! https://www.proko.com/lesson/mind-blowing-realistic-shading-tricks/assignments
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Florian Haeckh
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Patrick Bosworth
This reminds me of Earthworm Jim's Blaster! Groovy!
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@badicecream
I'm really into the more Janson/Romita classic kind of comic book inking! I love that kind of looseness and energy. What are some tips to go more in that direction? I'm getting brush and bold lines, but is there anything more specific to think about/try?
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Patrick Bosworth
@badicecream Klaus Janson is awesome!! Check out this livestream where David Finch had Janson on to talk about inking! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05iHm8o4ctk
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Patrick Bosworth
It helps to do studies of the particular dynamic scenes you're interested in and try and reverse engineer the perspective for your own use. Take a look at this video from David Finch where he shows how he uses other comics and even movie stills to create perspective grids for dynamic shots. https://youtu.be/GcXv_scq6UM?si=eQsjBfYZIMQLtmmN David has a lot of free perspective videos on his channel worth checking out. He also has comic course here on Proko where he draws three full comic pages and he covers how he tackles perspective. Hope this helps!
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Patrick Bosworth
There's no wrong time, or wrong way to study masters! Many artists (myself included) got started doing copies of comic and manga artists they admire. The only way you'll start to pick up on the techniques used by artists you admire is to try to reverse engineer them yourself! You don't need anything other than your current skillset to jump into a master study. Each study you dive into will help you grow as an artist. Just be open to the learning process, studying masters is difficult!! It helps to have a reason you're approaching a particular master study before you begin, so you can maximize the takeaway from a particular study. Working on gesture? Try to draw some gestures from Yusuke Murata, and then draw some gestures from Tite Kubo's work. Then compare the two, notice similarities, differences, etc. The point of a master study is not just to replicate a piece exactly. It's to begin figuring out your process of how to complete a picture using what you know of drawing fundamentals. Try not to think about drawing the finished piece as you see it. Start with studying the gestures, poses, or portraits you see in your favorite Manga. Do thumbnails, do quick sketches to figure out the poses, try to exaggerate them, push them, play and experiment with them. Have fun! If you start to get close to a gesture you really like, take it to the next step, try to add structure and form on top to give the gestures depth. You're just trying to build the piece step by step using your current knowledge and skill set. You don't need to take it all the way to finished each time. You can work up to that as you start to develop your own process, one element at a time, until you're comfortable taking it to the next stage. It helps to do some research to find out how a particular artist works, what materials, or techniques they use in the process, etc. But you don't need to adhere to their exact methods or materials. You could easily do a graphite study of an inked piece, and try to replicate the look as best you can in pencil. Also vary your master studies! If you like how one artists draws characters and how another artist draws vehicles or environments, study both! Don't focus on trying to "find a style." Focus on executing what you know, and what you can do in the moment. That's all an artist's "style" really is. The more you practice, the more it will develop over time. Whatever you choose to study will start to become part of how you draw, and your style will evolve and emerge with each study you do. Hope this helps! Looking forward to seeing your studies!
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Patrick Bosworth
Also check out the Project and Demos on Line Master Studies in Basics for some more info on how to begin Master Studies! https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/project-line-master-studies/assignments
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Tajih Phelps
Here is the work I’ve completed for all ginger-related cross-contour practice. I really found this assignment insightful. I ended up applying all of the skills we’ve learned so far, twisting forms, designing shapes, perspective and line weight. From this I feel I still need to work on generating shapes and poses without reference, but more so keeping my mind’s eye strong to better visualize the end result. I still have a lot to work on but I think things are going well.
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Patrick Bosworth
Really nice job on the final ginger character, you did a good clean-up job with the line weight on that one, and there's a very nice sense of balance and poise, almost like a ballet dancer or Tai Chi master. Keep it up!
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Nia Kovalevski
Definetly feel like I need more practice for all the information to settle down. But I learned many new things and useful approaches, I didn't know of before. Thank you Michael for this cource! :)
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Patrick Bosworth
Beautiful work!
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Gannon Beck
More progress on this Alex Ross gouache master study. I'm a little late to the party on master studies. I had essentially done them when I was a kid--copying various comic book covers and the like--but it was something I felt I needed to grow out of. Now I realize that it is a great way to help understand process. While I want to work my way to doing original compositions, I think I'm going to keep master studies a permanent part of my regimen. In addition to the learning that occurs, it's a wonderful way to simply appreciate art I enjoy.
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Patrick Bosworth
This is really coming along beautifully! I'd love to hear your rundown on the process/materials. Are you locking your value painting down with fixative before layering colors?
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Patrick Bosworth
Sketchy ginger dudes! This was a fun little puzzle, I kept my starting gestures/blobs pretty close to some poses I was familiar with but I played with the proportions more in the blob phase, and started to explore different ways to exaggerate the shapes and contrast character types. I think I could have kept them a little more abstract, and root-based, but I found this exercise very freeing!
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Aaron Smith
Design based on the Transformers G1 Warpath toy. I drew this from imagination, so some of the perspective will be off. I did ink it traditionally, but then realised the drawing was too big for my scanner, so I took the photo of the pencils into Clip Studio Paint and re-inked it. I also changed the position of the arm and pistol. I then added an explosion I'd drawn from a previous project, and coloured the whole piece in CSP.
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Patrick Bosworth
Awesome job!! I've been obsessed with Daniel Warren Johnson's Transformers run lately!
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