Hi everyone! Looking for critique. The first image is just me trying to clearly identify the landmarks on a photo. Second is me trying to use the landmarks in my figure drawing practice as suggested. Third is me following along with Stan's examples. I think the information is starting to sink in! I'd like someone to point out if I'm repeating any major mistakes, though.
Hi @Scott Flanders and fellow students, here is my current line-up. I updated the characters from the development stage with the exploration for the focal points. After the last feedback video (focal points), I did some more sketches and finally I merged two weaker characters (the leader and the tinker) into a new one. I had way more fun with the farmer and reduced the samurai theme to a point where I think it is acceptable.. Even though I preferred 5 characters in the line-up in terms of odd numbers, I had to admit that the material was not good enough. I scanned them and did some digital corrections. The blocked color in the background helps me to identify the shapes a bit better with the sketches. For the upcoming shapecarving I would like to change some details along the way. Some proportions, some gesture... this is really hard for me with the pencil. I am so used to flipping canvas and doing cmd-Z, especially when it comes to making final decisions. The Pumpkin Brigade is my thrown together mercenary troop, which gets the job done for the right amount of coin. Best wishes from my desk to all, Andre
18 30 sec gestures and 2 2 min gestures. I'm trying to practice before work, so hopefully I can keep it up! I had a lot of fun doing my first attempts after watching the assignment examples, but after watching the critiques I realized what I had been drawing before had lots of extra lines. This was my first attempt again trying to pick my lines first and then draw them. I think I've gotten too in my own head, and am focusing on single parts of the body and my drawing too much to visualize the whole thing. I'd appreciate any feedback :)
Day 01 - Rewatching Proko's Figure Drawing Fundamentals series, and doing timed gesture sessions. Looks like Croquis Cafe is now paid, what a bummer.(I mean, they should totally charge, their work is amazing, but I don't have the money right now). Anyone know a good alternative with timed sessions? Anyway, here are the photos of today's studies.
Hey guys, this was day 2 of gesture drawing practice. I think I'm getting better with the 2 minute practice, but I can't say the same about my 30 sec practice. I think it might be because I'm worried about getting as much right as possible with such little time, and I think worrying about the time constraint in general is my biggest problem, along with excessive focus on accuracy and proportions. Constructive critique and advice is appreciated! Also, any thoughts on erasing parts of a gesture drawing for housekeeping purposes would be great.