i havent been drawing for a good while now, but have been started again, just having some fun with it. so i have just been doing portraits and praciticing with the loomis head. would love some critics on this if i am doing anything wrong and what it is etc. i feel like the loomis head could of course use a lot of practice to get more precice with the measurements, but i really am strugeling wtih the eyes, nose and lips and how the hair should be drawn better. i dont feel like these look perfect but im pretty happy with this starting point looking forward starting to study drawing a bit again (probably buying proko's portrait course soon i think)
i have been drawing seriously for 7 mounth so not that long, after doodling for many years. I started 7 mounth ago with the Proko figure course which im stil on and in the end of the measurement asignment. i have been doing the drawabox on the side too, where im at the lesson 3. im a big fan of realistic art mostly Artists that i like for examples are - Jeremy geddes - Wlop - Eliza ivanova - Stephen Bauman - zhaoyang3665 as a few I was thiking of after being done with the proko figure to either go to the anatomy or portrait course, i has also been thinking of trying the barque book, or loomis or michael hampotons book on figure drawing. and would also love to hear peoples opinions on the bargues what would you guys receomend for me to go next thinking of the kind of art i like? either what of the courses i mentioned or if u got any other ideas of courses out there thank you in advance :D
i have now been trying to figure out the gesture of this pose for a LONG time this is a couple of my tries for today i would love to see others attempt, to maybe kicjstart some ideas of this poses gesture or just some feedback anything can be helpfull
Hi @Tobias Degnebolig, I think these are some great 5 minute studies. One proportional issue that seems consistent in most of your drawings is that the heads are feeling just a tad bit too small in proportion to the body, so try to keep that in mind and make them slightly bigger in your future studies to match. Additionally, I think it feels a bit difficult to critique some of your pieces because it looks like the level of finish for some of your mannequins vary. I've attached an image that shows one of Proko's simpler mannequins (the on one the right) and I feel that's probably a good level to do your studies. Try not to focus on adding features for now, and just make sure that the major features (simplified rib cage, hips, limbs, and head) all feel very solid and well constructed. If you want a point of reference from what you've uploaded, I think the second mannequin is a good level of finish to go to. I think lastly, just watch out for some of the proportions for the limbs in your studies as well. Proportion is definitely one of the harder concepts to fully learn (just doing the drawing lay in for your figures will be challenging at all levels) so don't be too hard on yourself if you're not getting it right away. If there's anything about my critique that you need me to clear up, feel free to let me know so that I can expand on some of these concepts!
I think that you need to focus on understanding form and contour lines. the girl's body looks a little flat to me, and before adding the details in i would make sure that all my shapes and forms and anatomy is in the right place. the male's body is smaller than that of the reference, so you have to mind that too. and with regards to the gesture, yours looks a little bit stiff. try taking a break, then coming back to it after then hopefully you'll see where you got it wrong. :D
Hey Tobias, Nice job working out the different concepts of figure drawing. I did a drawing to show you how you can approach gesture and structure. The way your thinking is correct, you just need to work on the structural shapes more. Also, think about how to use perspective to give those shapes a 3D look and feel. Keep up the good work :)
figure drawing, one 5 min and two 1 min of same pose
i tried the assignment #1 in the Mannequinization part again after been following steve huston at NMA for 2 weeks also. side note im not done with the prokos figure course im only at the exagetaration part xD i tried one 5 min drawing where i focus on the the way steve huston break down the figure then i did 2, 1 min drawings below the right where i only focus on the gesture and the left where i focus on the robo bean and the gesture at the same time. im kinda curious waht people think about the way i break the pose down, and on the 3 difftrent ways i do it and for any feedback on the diffrent ways i did it would more then love some feedback
I think Polly has given a great answer. Tracing helps with breadth, and copying (draw from reference) helps with the depth. If you're just starting out, I mean, really just starting out, tracing are a great viable option. You can produce dozens of drawing by just tracing. But as you progress, even though tracing is great at first, you will notice that tracing won't give you much of help when you want to create something out of your imagination (without reference). This is kind of perilous position for artist, because our ultimate goal is to be able to create something out of our imagination. And the other thing is that, as you will grow as an artist, even when you're using a reference image, you will often find yourself not satisfied with the reference images you got. Whether it's the light, the pose, or the proportion, there's just something you don't like in it, that you want to change. If you have only been doing tracing, doing this is nearly impossible. But if you've done your homework studying things properly, changing aspects in reference image that you don't like is an easy job.
i have been thinking for some time of difftrent ways of learning and i tried for a mounth ago to take a picture of a figure, then traced the structure of it and then after i redrawed the structure myself without tracing. and this gave me a realy good result of how the drawing looked and then today i saw this video today of someone talking about this same idea of learning and i became curious about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dERSl-bQNr8 but here comes my question about it, is this a good way to learn, if i do this for a long time will my brain learn from this less then if i just try to draw the structure out from just observing the refrence? or will it learn just as much? or more?
following your 50/50 rule do you recomend that i actively try and focus on the structure (build the drawing up form structure), or shall i just try and draw freely and let it slowly come natural to me? its kinda hard to think that its gonna come naturaly to one at some point xD
so i just got two art books, but im not quite sure what the best way is to tackle them, since they dont got any "assignments" in them. so i would love to hear from other people how they tackle this problem. i thought that maybe it would be a good idea to the following for the FORCE figure drwaing book 1. try and copy some of his gesture drawing 2. try and analyse why he does as he does 3. then try and do the same thing for a gesture drwaing session 4. and then do step 1- 3 one more time with the same drawings 5. go to next page and repeat 1- 4 do you guys and girls think this is a good way of practice? a bad way? or do you have some others ideas i also could try? thank you in advance
is there any advantages to learning the reily method for figure drwaing compared to learning the FORCE method (and vice versa)? ... and if u wanna learn the Reilly method for figure drwaing, what courses or book would u recomend?