Kenny Tafoya
Kenny Tafoya
Santa Clara, California
Art is my passion, and I'm looking to learn new things!
Kenny Tafoya
To be a Environment Artist for video games or an animated series. Something that helps brings smiles or an escape to people.
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Finlo Bowers
Hi! These aren't in order, and I never intended to post these (so I apologise for how messy the pages are), but when proko 2.0 became live I thought that I really should Mix of straight on, angled and profile views - all from reference. Any feedback whatsoever would be great! Thanks
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Kenny Tafoya
First off, these are great! You can definitely recognize you're drawing real people and get some idea of their race. They way you draw the eyes, is very expressive and detailed. I'm not too good at this stuff myself but from what I know I have struggled with, is similar to what you seem to be struggling with too. I would always take my time with the outline and shape it out as I was taught. Then, when it came to rendering out the final form, I would use the outline, but if things didn't look right to me I would just change it. I think you're doing this too, you gotta remember though, if one section of the outline is off, everything else is measured off of that "wrong" or iffy area. So I recommend figuring out what is wrong with the outline, or in this case, the loomis head you're drawing. Things I noticed is that the inner circle is always 1/3 from the bottom half of the outer circle and 2/3 from the top half of the outer. Then it stretches and moves depending on where the head is facing. Here, I drew up some stuff to better show you! (it was really quick, so forgive the sloppiness) I hope this helps!
loomis head help
loomis head help 2
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Kenny Tafoya
Hey that was me with the loomis question yesterday! No questions so far, just wanted to say thanks for the stream today, they're fun to have on in the background while I draw.
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Kenny Tafoya
Just found out that I should be posting these to the assignments tab, from the quick sketch drawing demo today! After figuring out more of what I should be doing and the flow of drawing the rib cage with the pelvis, spine and head. I've done 3 today! I still don't feel comfortable as I should be with the relative lengths of the lumbar + thoracic + cervical, so tips on that plus where the rib cage sits in all that would be helpful! Also, I don't know any sort of method or "rule of thumb" for the top "hole" for the rib cage, I understand it's a different plane and angle from the rest of it, but in all the videos he does it in such a way that it feels like there's a method to the madness. I'm new here, so sorry if I am posting in wrong sections or outdated areas, any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Proko Ribcage Assignment 1a
Proko Ribcage Assignment 2a
Proko Ribcage Assignment 3a
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Kenny Tafoya
Not a question, but I did want to say that I'm absolutely loving this and hope you'll be doing this more often. It's great to hear someone knowledgeable in the field talk about his craft!
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Jason Greenwood
Is there like "base level, total beginner, might just hurt himself with the pencil" lessons/techniques to start off with? I can barely draw stick figures, and I'd like to get better, but there are SO many places to start (or so it seems...)
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Kenny Tafoya
I'd say, the only way to get better is get out there and do is some more. We all started out stumbling. Just give it time and start with one of Proko's lessons! Maybe the gesture course? That way you don't focus on nitty gritty details that could be discouraging to a beginner, when you just don't have the dexterity yet. Keep with it! You got this!]]]]]][[
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Kenny Tafoya
Would you say you follow your instincts and observations and not any sort of method like the loomis head, because of experience with the loomis head? Like because you've done the loomis head soo much, it's easier to imagine that while you focus on observing?
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Kenny Tafoya
Hi first time posting, I didn't know exactly where to put these but I started them back in Proko.com 1.0. I decided it would be best for me to do "skelly" versions of the rib cage and summary assignments, as I was having a bit of trouble with it all and this way I could take my time on each piece. I will say I didn't know how to draw out a loomis head until example 5 where I went over to that lesson I just figured it out. I bought a bundle of courses and figured anatomy was the one start with. I would really appreciate feedback on the spine and ribcage because I feel like I'm always too stiff, narrow, wide or long with both. I drew these in photoshop, and did use a ruler tool for some of it. Other than that, just the brush tool. Thanks in advance!
Proko Ribcage Assignment 1
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Proko Ribcage Assignment 5
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