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Well, to be honest, I ended this week with still practicing Proportion. I couldn't make time for other Exercises. Thou i watched the Video about Visual Communication, interesting topics. And on Friday i tried my first Gesture Drawing with proportions. And it was honestly a nightmare. I couldn't find a right way to measure from the Reference, so i ended up building a Measure-Pencil, like Marc Brunet used in his Video. And after a few hours, on the third try, the result was still
So i will invest more time with Proportion-Exercises, before i try more of this.
Honestly it does not look to bad for the first try, If I were you I would keep doing the proportion exercises, but on the side try doing the cylinder skeleton exercise bot with refrence on the side instead of drawing over the body. Using mesuring pencil is not a bad idea i do it myself allthough i just pop in a line one a seperate layer insted of constucting a full on pencile You can allso try doing more seture drawing but instead of focusing on the outline try draing just "bones" and joints (by bones i mean drawing a line through the midle of a leg instead of outlineing it) you can use boxes for the chest an pelvis. Keep it up! Hope to see more of your work soon
I dont know if this is helpful but this is how I did my measurement drawings when I first started. I did this until I got comfortable with it and then Marc suggested I take the grid away once I was feeling comfortable.
Thank You both I keep that in mind.
And with one Day delay, some Uploads:
Ther is so much to learn and practice
Nice to see you working on your figures. Thats true there is a lot to study and practice, it might seem daunting a times, but I cant tell you for sure practice works.I have been practicing hands for the past 3 weeks becouse i find them really dificult with all the forshortening and overlaping. But today while drawing a character i constucted a hand whitout much effort and it looked decent in my opinion. With enough taime and dedication you will see things that seem dificult for you now becom easier and easier. Keep on trucking , Hope to see more of your progress in the near future.
Great work especially with the next to last one! Really loving that perspective on the torso box!
Hi everyone, i just upload few Pictures...First an imaginary Dancer.
I try a few things for a better measurement.
I also start to draw the Skeleton-Cylinder-Practice not over the Reference. This will be on my To-Study-Liste, for a couple of weeks.
Her left Leg-Hip-joint is a little far away..
Great work on these and great practice! Keep it up! I remember I spent several months at the stage you are at to really feel more confident with it. You are doing exactly whatyou need to!
This is my first time looking through your thread, and it's awesome to see the improvement you've made!
In your figure drawings, I notice that you lose the perspective on certain poses when their bodies are turning or foreshortened. When the model is turned like we see a lot more of her front hip and thigh while we see less of the other side of the hip and thigh. It takes a lot of practice to get a feel for perspective, so keep it up!
Thank You ErrolsTheFool, i keep that in Mind
I am practicing not so much as i wish i would, the heat of Summer ist not my friend and sometimes i feel as my Progress is going sideways and not forward. But Marc said that learning Art is a Marathon so keep going. I try to do a little Art every Day, the Pen-Control-Practice is a minimum. And I find time to do the very first Assignments to practice with my Software (Krita), Image Adjustments and Combining Images. Just to unwind my Mind a little.
Just skimmed your work, from the first to the last it is clear that your eye is being trained by all the draw overs you are doing. Each time you are training your subconscious to understand form.
Keep going and don't beat yourself up if you miss some days.
"The best day to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best is today."
All the best.
I took some Time to practice with my Krita-Software. I used the Pictures from the 1 Term Photoshop-Assignments:First, the Apples
and for Second, try to Morph a Photo from an Old Person and a Young Person, not so happy with the hairstyle. (Kind of Gendo Ikari Vibes?)
And practice with the Liquify-Tool in Krita. That is some sort off horrible Result
After some kind of Flu, it is Time to Start all over again I build a little "Dreamhouse"
And this are the Source Material:
And a little curious Question for the more experience Art-School Students.When Do you know that the Skill-Level is okay to continue with Term 2?Should your Skill be perfect? Or Do you just continue after a period of Time, no matter how good you are?
Marc typically recommends spending 2 months per module. The more time you can spend on the earlier modules the better as they are the fundamental skills which keep coming back and back. So definitely keep practicing term 1 if you can. But he also says the fun is the most important so if you arn't having fun practicing term one then move to term two. If the next term is to difficult then take a step back is my suggestion.
And Thank You again Lockenheim. I really appreciate your Support.
I tried some work on Perspective. It is trickier than you think.
I tried some "advanced" cube on this one.And a 1 Point Perspective with curves.
Hello ! Nice improvment ! Cant wait to try perspective myself ! It look hard !
Hi qdominois, thank You. Perspective is challenging, but Marc explain this part very good.