Steffen Anzivino
Steffen Anzivino
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. Married. Moved to Canada where my wife is from. Learning to draw has been an incredible, eye opening experience.
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My submission for the landmarks assignment :) The last 2 are done on a different kind of paper so they look a little different. I tried to highlight the landmarks in the different drawings, but the degree varies a little. The male one turned into an anatomy study but I worked heavily with the landmarks to figure things out the best I could and also tried to simplify a bit :) Any and all criticism is welcome.
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Steffen Anzivino
Very impressive. Not sure how long you have been drawing or trying to get to the level of skill you are at now, but if it were me, I would consider this a milestone. great work!
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Steffen Anzivino
Hi Mr. Bucci, just wanted to say thank you for being a part of proko. I hope that it is fun and good for you personally. I am 29, and have been drawing for close to 2 years now. I’m enjoying it more and more every day. And I am so much slower than I thought and hoped that I would be. I do not have a question for you, rather, I ave a few questions that i would love to ask, every time I draw. I do not know which one I would want or need to ask more. You are my favorite painter to learn from thus far. So, seeing all your responses to questions on here has been really neat for me. I have found questions asked that I did not know I would have asked myself. And you give meaningful, well fleshed-out responses. I have taken enough screenshots to spend any number of weeks practicing each response and suggestion. Anyhow, as you sit at your computer reading these questions, I just wanted to take a moment to send out a big THANK YOU! No need to respond to this post, I’m sure reading this much has taken enough time, I just wanted to express my gratitude and excitement. Please keep at it, there are a lot of people that are finding joy and inspiration from your work and attitude.
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lboniver
Hi your a big inspiration to my art and I just wanted to ask why is my skin so crap like I try really hard to paint digitally and get skin right by it just doesn’t seem to work and I really take huge inspiration from the Instagram painter @gio_utti and you Ofcourse and I don’t know what I can do with my paintings for them to not look so flat
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Steffen Anzivino
May or may not help, but Marco did a head painting tutorial on YouTube with proko. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kYtGh2xTAlg really helped me.
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Steffen Anzivino
Found @Marco Bucci because Stan did a quick video with him for Christmas. Started with a rendition of a Christmas song. Automatically liked him. I however had no interest in painting. After that video I thought it was something that perhaps I could do. Maybe I wasn't interested in painting because I was intimidated by it. Now, now I want to paint. I have gone through his 10-minutes to better painting. I won't ramble, but I am getting this course for fathers day. I am stoked. If you read this comment Mr. Bucci, thank you for being passionate and fun. Am I am glad that you make an outstanding effort to teach in a way that communicates what you want to say very well. I'm not sure if I am learning well, but when I watch your videos I really FEEL like I understand well. I was beside myself to discover you were going to be on proko offering a course. All in all, thank you.
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Steffen Anzivino
Thank you for your time. I enjoyed the video and take it to heart. I hope to see more video's from you in the future. I really enjoy your work.
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Stan Prokopenko
Congratulations to the winners! This ended up being one of my favorite challenges so far. We definitely need to do this prompt again once we launch to the public. Every submission was really good and choosing winners was difficult. Here they are: 1st - @Tarek Khazendar 2nd - @Steffen Anzivino 3rd - @fyll Community Choice - @Joe Watson Team Choice - @Mathieu Dufour Science Award - @Side Shave Laura Gingrich
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Steffen Anzivino
What what!!! Never thought I would win a Proko challenge!!! I thought all of the post were fantastic. This was a lot of fun guys. Thanks @Stan Prokopenko for these challenges. They keep pushing me, it is surprising how the variety of challenges that you have hosted have caused me to try something that was intimidating and I found it to be satisfying. I would not have tried without the challenges. It is also an incredible tool to see the class of peers that I can struggle with and learn from. All in all, a huge thank you for these things.
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Lasse Jin Voldbirk
Hi all, This was fun and challenging. I tried to imagine some Disney character skeletons, and this scene is what I ended up with. I have not done the anatomy class yet, so had to rely on the knowledge from figure drawing.
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Steffen Anzivino
You put a lot of thought into this, that is well done.
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Jesse Yao
Since webtoons were what first made me consider going on the art journey, I decided to pay some homage to one of the monsters from Sweet Home, probably the most successful thriller webtoon that's been made. Knowing nothing and then deciding to draw the anatomy of this (uh, gentleman?) was an interesting challenge. Notes - the 9th rib which is usually floating I decided to connect with the 2 ribs of above it with cartilage to the bridge of the nose (which also acts as a regular sternum) to provide the necessary range of motion this gentlemen has been seemed doing (refer to pureref board). The 10th rib's cartilage that attaches to the chin was originally intended to be insertion point of the secondary platysma, but the challenge of fusing facial and torso muscles on top of a fused skeleton proved to be a little too beyond my reaches. I included my process and studies in a reply to this with the pureref board I used to construct all this. Used a LAMY Safari F, Copic Sketch C3, Prismacolor white and blue ballpoint on top of strathmore toned tan for this. Fun challenge, but DEFINITELY a challenge!
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Steffen Anzivino
I’m loving your style.
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Steffen Anzivino
Alright, here is my submission. Appa from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’
Appa for proko
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Marco Sordi
Hello everybody. Here is my study of Olaf's skeleton. Just let me explain a couple of points. The first is that I tried to choose a type of joint that would explain Olaf's ability to disconnect the main parts of his body and reconnect them in different order to create different shapes. So I drew the joints (including the 4 vertebrae of the spine) with the top convex and the bottom concave. This also gives Olaf a wide range of motion. The second point concerns the rib cage, the bone structure of the shoulders and the respective joints. I wanted to create something alternative (I wanted the ribs to have an "alien" design) but still be similar to human structure. Thanks so much. It was a lot of fun.
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Steffen Anzivino
Awesome. I like you you did a few different angles!
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Side Shave Laura
I've been on a Miyazaki kick lately, so I started with great ambition to do a few creatures until I realized how CRAZY DIFFICULT comparative anatomy is, and I've gone down this rabbit hole of how to actually create a Catbus. I've been studying turtle anatomy for the carapace and Cheetah anatomy for the speedy limbs. I'd love to further explore the relationship Catbus form with bioluminescent rodents, but as time ticks, I wanted to get the community's feedback on other animals to incorporate, and how the heck are you guys constructing animal pelvises? GUYS I HAD NO IDEA how freaking weird our pelvis is to have adapted to carrying all our organs. All quadrupeds need is a socket joint for their femurs, but we went and became all bipedal. Only after trying to draw turtle and cat pelvises did I realize how freaking weird we are. Cheers to humanity, let me know if y'all see how I can improve the construction and rendering. Thank you! Laura
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Steffen Anzivino
The amount of time you must have put into this is compelling. You are making this look like an explorer's diagram of a newly discovered species.
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Steffen Anzivino
This is incredible.
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Side Shave Laura
Hey team, first I just wanted to say this lesson is AWESOME, I've been struggling with hands for a while and finally buckled down for a week to really zero in on them. Day one is the awful blocky boi, and you can see such improvement after just a couple days of handiwork. Are they perfect? Nah, the perspective needs work on a few boxes, especially in those "four shortened" sticks. Also, how do you guys illustrate where the phalanges meet the metacarpals? The sliding boxes just aren't clicking for me. No pressure @Liandro , but since you've been the most insightful, warm, and helpful critic in the history of this beta site, I'd love your thoughts! PS: This was done DIGITAL-ly. Hahaha.
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Steffen Anzivino
I haven’t afforded this course yet, but these look fantastic to me. I can’t offer any critique, I’m not qualified yet, but I love it. Especially the ones in motion.
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Side Shave Laura
I'm here! I pivoted my studies to landscape painting for Oct - Dec, and I'm focusing on animal anatomy Jan - Mar, so I've been a bit in the background. Still, I drop back here for the occasional class (right now - hand bones.) I plan to pivot back to human anatomy Apr - Jun, so you'll see more of me then :)
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Steffen Anzivino
I like that your looking for community! my here are a lot of people on Reddit who do art and are interested in critiques. But the type of art and age groups are so broad. I started a prokocommunity subreddit to try and find people to just post and talk about where they are at. It is a little difficult on proko to figure out where the community is. I’m hoping that prokolab fixes that. Because it is so important. Finding people to talk to and give feedback. Maybe collaborate and be creative together too. I looked for local art clubs, my city, Calgary, had some before COVID. But they are gone. This is really the only space I’ve got. It’s nice to see you looking for it too.
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Steffen Anzivino
I am stoked about this one. I haven’t tried bones before, and this is all bones so it is pushing me! Here is a rough draft that I have started on. Line work is shoddy, I will be going in to clean it up. Spent a lot of time just trying to create these objects. Found that bones are difficult to clarify without shading of some sort. Also spent time looking at various animal skeletons as a reference. Anyhow, any helpful hints or criticism would be sweet. I’m looking forward to seeing some crazy anatomy!
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Steffen Anzivino
@Liandro seeing as I gave a proko two-point-oh critique, would you mind terribly giving me one on my first post? Im working in Procreate and still figuring out how to draw on this small screen as well as finding a good brush to use. I did darken some of the lines consequently. Please be blunt, I can’t fix something I cannot see as a mistake. I look forward to your harshest response. Lol, thanks in advance.
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Steffen Anzivino
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Steffen Anzivino
I, for the life of me cannot remember which podcast I heard this in, and I have listed to three of them a second time and give up on looking for this: does anyone remember a suggested book, I believe it was by Stan, that was said to give some insight on the process of figure drawing? Specifically stating that this book, apart from others, shows the authors PROCESS. I have trouble knowing what to do next, gesture vs structure. I know that Steve Huston likes to start with gesture and follows with structure, calling it G1S1G2S2. min not really looking for a sacred formula, I just want to get inside a good artist head to find out how they have disciplined themself to think, how to approach a drawing. sorry it’s so long, thanks.
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Steffen Anzivino
Looks great! I know nothing about sculpting. Cant give you any feedback, but keep it up, it’s much nicer than I could do.
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Steffen Anzivino
No no, this is bad. Now there is a library on YouTube containing a whole new world of information that I am not ready for. I’m still learning to draw, but now I want to paint, it all. Thanks for an incredible resource. I’m loving this. I would have no way of learning this stuff otherwise. If it wasn’t for proko, I wouldn’t have given this sort of education the time of day. Really. This is incredible. and Marco Bucci makes it fun and entertaining.
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Steffen Anzivino
I’ve had trouble with this since I started drawing. This episode was great for me. I practice figure drawing in spare minutes I have as a pipe fitter on my measurement note pad in my pocket. Found a lot of my issues in this segment of the torso lessons. And the mental imagery of elephant ears, a mask, and a street bike helmet helped me understand the shape. Here is a reference. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCKdGZLJ8lP/?igshid=897408e2n10p i imagine a person with a mask on that has elephant ears going over the top sides of the head.
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