This was the most challenging assignment yet. I'm struggling to simplify shapes into boxy shapes when beans and cylinders feel very natural. While I can imagine and draw any box in perspective, as soon as I start to put two boxes in relationship to each other, I think I start to second-guess and get distracted by their spatial relationship. Folded poses and extreme poses with a low horizon level are the hardest. These were my first tries after this video. I used Yoni refs for the poses. What should I do?
2022/12/2. First day of exhibition “Nanaten” yesterday, at National Art Center. Doors opened at 10:00 am and I had some minutes to take some pictures of my paintings ("Ritratto di giovane donna” and “Riflessi” before visitors filled the hall). Sorry for the quality of the images. Since the lights and the photographer (me) reflects on the plexiglass, the paintings are barely visible. Thanks and have a good weekend.
Hello guys this is my 2nd time doing this assignment, I was trying to improve how I draw basic shapes since sometimes I still make errors especially for cubes so I tried it again though this time I made a mistake and draw most of it just rectangles and cylinders :D, also @Jesper Axelsson thank you so much for pinpointing my errors in my previous assignment since it made me try again and improve my errors 😁
Dedicated 2 weeks for debugging pelvis. 2-3 hours of practice every evening. I wanted to include a bit more details than the simplification Proko has in his vids. Included some tips, hopefully helpful to some of you! One thing that helped me was to practice pelvis in pieces. Good luck :)!
2022/11/30. Good morning everybody. I’m not really sure what’s just happened here. I remember I was trying to draw hands as my daily 30 mins warming up exercise. Then, and I don’t know why, I put down my Conte and took the charcoal stick. And then I’ve just started to look at shadows and lights and forms and edges. When the alarm clock rang this was the result. Now that I look at it I can say that proportions are off and lines and values are really confused here and there. And of course I can’t define it but I remember I was really calm and relaxed and while I was doing it I’ve lost the perception of time.
So I couldn't resist drawing the features even though I don't know how to. Apart from that I need help to figure where I am going wrong with the proportions, all the faces are looking too broad. Should I take a wider oval inside the circle?
Learning about the overhand grip, how to sharpen a pencil and how to draw using the shoulder has been really eye opening to me thank you again @Jesper Axelsson for refering me to this video. This week I have been doing the exercises provided here and a few others every day as a warm up. I especially struggle with keeping my lines straight whilst switching from thin to thick so i will keep on practicing that.
I've finished the first two videos and finally completed 20 Gesture drawings. I know we're supposed to draw these in two to three minutes, but trying to keep that timeline was really frustrating, and a bit self defeating. I just couldn't make that time, but I am getting faster. I also have a full time job, which can leave me a bit mentally exhausted for the rest of the day, so I'm having trouble really committing to more than an hour a day sometimes, but I'm trying to make life changes to be less of a procrastinator.
Hi everyone! I was very enlightened by Stan's explanation of gesture drawing and start my study the last month. In the early days, I just tried to capture the pose without worrying about time. At least I still need 5 minutes to draw them while trying to focus on motion, not contour. The past few days I challenged myself for drawing in the time given. The last pictures were drawn in two minutes. I still need more practice to get myself used to 30-second poses but if you could give any feedback for my assignments below, I would very much appreciate it!
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Here is my assignment for this exercise ! I think this was the first time I was happy with my line quality !