Nicole Lee
Nicole Lee
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Nicole Lee
Hello everyone, Below is my sketch and design for the back muscle, reference photo attached. The proportion might not be exactly the same as the reference, but as long as it still looks aesthetically sound I'm ok. Would love to hear your opinion on how the design looks and if there's anywhere I can improve. Thank you in advance!
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shanmen riddi
ma'am this is amazing , just a few pointers . I think think the separations of the light and the shadow area should be more recognisable (the core shadow ) and lastly the local value of the hair and the lips are always darker than the skin tone . rest it looks great :).
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Nicole Lee
Thank you so much @shanmen riddi for those pointers and showing me how it will look much better with proper values :)
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Smithies
These are really awesome! Not sure how true to the reference you were intending to go, but if you were then the bridge of the nose shapes need to be straightened out a bit. I think in the second one, the additional shape adds, but in the first drawing, the lack of structure makes the nose a bit wavey
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Smithies thank you for pointing that out. I was trying to stay true to the reference for the face shape. Will definitely pay more attention to the angularity next time!
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Giulio D'Amico
Hi! They are both great studies! About the first one. I think you can push more the shadow mass on the right. The eye socket should be darker than the cheek. Also, I think you accentuated too much the angles of the face on the right (see attached) and on the nose.
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Nicole Lee
Thank you @Giulio D'Amico for those pointers. Definitely agree with your suggestions and will pay more attention on those areas next time!
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Nicole Lee
Hello everyone, I received many great critiques in the past about my head drawing proportion and shading issues, so I decided to spend more effort in correcting them. Below are a few practices I did recently and it would be great to get someone's opinion again on where to improve. Just a note that for the second drawing, I purposely made the shadow below the eye on the left hand side a bit lighter, as the drawing didn't look as good when I colored it darker. Please let me know your opinion on that. Also I got too tired working on the face so please ignore the incomplete shading/value on the hair lol. Thank you for your time in advance :)
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Jule Hollstein
After watching the demo I attempted my own drawing so I can compare it. I would still very much appreciate any feedback :)
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Jule Hollstein , great drawing! Your work has a great likeness to Nicolai and good shading that separates light from shadow areas. Below are a few suggestions of where the drawing can further be improved: - proportion: the eye on the left hand side should be smaller as it's away from us at three-quarter view. - shading: the shading transition can be softer on the eye bags, lips, and the cheek core shadows. - areas of hair in the shadow should be darker as it's in the same plane as the cheek that's in the shadow (refer to Proko's drawing) - area of the neck right below the head should be much darker as it's facing away from light and the head casts a shadow on it Hope that helps!
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Kristian Nee
Hey Nicole, this is a really nice drawing, and a great exercise. In terms of value I think you did a pretty darn good job. The dark spot near the ear is the only part I'd say to re-design. Comparing your drawing to the ref, it feels like you're indicating facial hair but it doesn't quite feel successful yet. What I'd say is that your proportions and structure are a bit off. For example, the nose in your drawing is a bit too short. The eyes are off, the one on the right feels a bit too high. The mouth sphere is flat and too low as well. If you'd like I can do a tracing of your drawing, let me know! Good luck, and hope this helps
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Nicole Lee
Thank you @Kristian Nee , I have been using tracing paper to cross check the proportion but am planning to switch to using photoshop instead, as the reference image doesn't always show up very clear under tracing paper. I did not draw out the facial hair as I didn't know how. I couldn't find any quick sketch that draws out facial hair when it's that short. If you have seen any quick sketch that draws out short facial hair like this image could you please kindly let me know? Thank you very much!
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Nicole Lee
Hello everyone, I have been practicing quick sketches due to limited amount of time I get to practice drawing lately. Below is my sketch from today. It would really be greatly appreciated if anyone could provide critics and feedback on where to improve. Thank you in advance!
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Geert-Jan Hendriks , those are really nice drawings. Below are my feedbacks for the two photos. First photo: Good proportion and nice facial details especially around the eyes. I feel like the shape of the nose and lip could be worked on a bit more to make them look more 3D. Second photo: Very nice detail especially around the eyes as well. The proportion of the head seems a bit off but I can't really tell exactly where. Maybe someone else can share their opinions on that. Both photos: Could work a bit more on shading. One tip I find useful is to keep on reminding ourselves that we are shading multiple "eggs/round" surfaces on the face. Also practice from photos that have stronger light/shadow contrast to begin with to help train our eyes on values. Hope that helps!
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Nicole Lee
Hello, I did a head sketch to practice structure and value. I chose a photo that doesn't have a strong light and shadow to see if I could distinguish the subtle value differences. In the third photo area marked in red is where I think the darker area should be. It would be greatly appreciated to get critiques and feedback on whether I did the value correctly and anything else I can improve. Thank you in advance!
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sonami
I don't know if this serves as a good critique or not but I feel that you might have added too much skin to the hand which removes the focus a bit too much from the joints, you might need to make the joints pop out a bit more and I guess the index finger is looking a bit wonky, maybe it's the last 2 bones on the edge one seems a bit longer than it should be (middle bone) and the other seems a bit shorter, I think the image or reference could have messed you up because part of the structure of the finger was lost in the shadow and that dark background.
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Nicole Lee
Thank you @sonami those are really good points. I will definitely incorporate your suggestions to my practices next time!
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felipev99
Nice drawing nicole, it's great how you made the gesture more dynamic with the shading. The only thing I notice is the index finger looking too flat and that's because you shortened the side plane
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Nicole Lee
@felipev99 that's true!! Thank you for pointing that out!
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Yiming Wu
The muscles are looking well defined! The only thing I'm not sure about is the 4th finger, it may need to curve "inwards" a bit more, but that may not read as well as what you did there so nice job!
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Nicole Lee
@Yiming Wu thank you!
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Artūras ČIvas , nice drawings and I especially love your shadow design. They look interesting and there's a clear distinction between shadows and half tones. Below are some areas I think that could be worked on a bit more: - Anatomy: First photo right figure, and second photo left figure, the forearms are curved. There's nice gesture there but need to introduce some straights for rigidity. - Shading: More gradual transition from core shadow to half tone in general. In the last photo right figure, there's a strong contrast between lightest light and half tone, that makes the person looks very skinny. The contrast could be reduced if that's not the effect you are going for. - Alternating straight and curve lines: Taking first photo left figure for example, there are a lot of continuous curves or continuous straights. Try to introduce some straight into curved areas and vise versa to make the pose more dynamic. This method will also keep a good balance between gesture and structure. Really nice drawings overall, these are dynamic poses and I can feel the movement. I hope those suggestions helped!
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Nicole Lee
Hello all, below is the hand drawing I just completed with the reference photo attached. It took me a long time to finish but I feel like I have made a lot of progress since my last post! Any critique and feedback on areas I can do better is greatly appreciated!!!
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captain_quasar
Just started with the premium course, and I wanted to go back and do gesture because I knew I had more work to do. I followed along with the videos and I think I'm improving a bit, but I feel I'm having trouble with precisely placing my lines. My goal as an artist is geared towards surrealist work, however I want to understand the fundamentals first so that I may bend them later.
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Nicole Lee
Hi @captain_quasar , good job on the drawings. I can see that the CSI concept is being implemented. Don't worry about placing the lines precisely at this stage yet. The main goal for this lesson is to observe the rhythm of the body such that we don't produce stiff figures later on. Try to look for the longest line of flow throughout the entire body, and use as few lines as possible to draw gestures. For example, in the first photo, bottom right figure, you can draw a C curve all the way from head to toe. In many of the torso drawings, the side that's not bent can often form a smooth curve from rib cage to pelvis, as shown in the red line below from Proko's demo. Also try applying arm movement while you draw, as it will help produce long smooth lines and improve line quality. Hope that helps!
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Callum Kendrick
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Callum Kendrick , nice studies. Try to observe the proportion between rib cage and the pelvis in the reference image, and draw it accordingly. This will help with building complete figures for later lessons. Hope that helps!
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Simeon Kotov
Robo bean. I will be glad to comments=)
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Simeon Kotov , those drawings look really good. great proportions, gestures, line work and of course, the bean design. The only thing I can find is that in the first photo, bottom right robo bean, the bottom of the rib cage seems a bit too low. Everything else looks great!
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Atharva Lotake
Hello everyone I just completed the Ears Study Exercise and I would love to get feedback on my work. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to do it!
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Atharva Lotake , really love all the face features you posted on Proko. Love the line work, shape design, and the shadings. If you are going for realistic style, the only thing I can find that might need some slight adjustment is the area indicated with red arrows below. They seem to be a bit more on the pointy side.
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Anubhav Saini these are nice studies with lots of dynamic poses. One thing I think you can focus on improving is proportions. Note that the front plane of the human body is thicker than the side plane. In the first three photos, the hip box proportions were off as they were drawn as squares. These were corrected for the later photos as they were drawn with narrower side planes. Also the relative size between rib cage and hip boxes was inconsistent across drawings. Try to observe the poses more and practice with proper proportions as much as you can, as the robo bean is important for constructing figures in the future. Hope that helps!
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