My feedback: I am really impressed. Very reduced, yet narrative lines. Your figures look stylized and elegant, but very lifelike and dynamic as well. I could hide behind claiming that "my style" is different than yours, but the truth is, I would like to be able to consistently do what you do, and would have a hard time to consistently mimick your results.
What author/mentor/tutor/method you would say helped you the most, and do you have a rough estimate on how many hours you dedicated to them?
thanks so much! proko's videos and demos on gesture were what got me started and they really helped me get an understanding for it. i'm also really inspired by artists like filipe andrade, claire wendling, sophie li (https://www.instagram.com/mmcoconut/?hl=en), and this guy https://www.instagram.com/kaladenn/?hl=en as of late. their figures are so elegant and expressive, and i try my very best to emulate what they do.
i've started consistently practicing gesture from early august. usually fill up a page or two with 1 min gestures and the ones in colored pencil usually take around 5 min or more, depending on how much i like them lol. but i pretty much only draw people and animals so i get a lot of practice. couple hours a day at least. i dont really have a method, i just try to think about form and making my shapes look nice
edited this post on September 19, 2021 8:22pm.