Forum posts by Polyvios Animations

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    Hello and good morning, zxding, it's me, Polyvios Animations, I'm doing a bit too iffy, how are you? Greatest and strongest job on our 1 1/2 hour session of faces and expressions. Strongest job on your forces of faces, anatomy and proportions and tones of faces. Way to go, and Keep 'em up!

    My biggest critique to me, is that some of the faces are a bit farther too hard to read too scribblier. Would you kindly be more crueliest and boldest with your lines and graphic shapes and forms and forces of expressions with 1 hour class of faces and expressions? So that because, your facial anatomy will become the least choppiest in lines, and the most quickest and appealing in lines, and the facial structures and facial economy will be all the more recognizable in all angles. My hat's off to you and your goals. Good morning.


    Hello and good evening, ladyjade, allow me to introduce myself, I'm Polyvios. I'm fine, how are you? Say, you're doing a great job on your lines of action and caricature, but the cartooning and caricature is percolating as we speak. Not enough caricature and exaggeration and burlesque. Would you please push yourself and your figure drawings with 30 minutes of 30 second quick sketches in 6 days? (60 sketches x 6 days=360 sketches)

    So that your speed and satires will become the most looser and more charming as much as or more than Fred Moore. For more details, be sure to look into Deviant Art, Pinterest and Proko for gesture drawing tutorials and books. Good luck and I hope these help, encourage and benefit you.


    Hi and good morning, dilandoubishop. How are you? I'm fine and you?? Say, great job on your quick face and expression sketches. Way to go on your quickness and looseness of the drawings and more expression of the lines and shapes. You know, I've got one small request: I love the animation of those particular quick sketches, but I'm not getting enough of the simplicity and cartoon-like quality to them. Would you kindly go for 2 more hours of 29 second quick heads and expressions? (custom timer; 7200 seconds/29 seconds=roughly 248 scribbly poses of heads) The reason why you could and should go ahead with it good is because, to help make your expressive gestures of expressions the least stiffest and the most dynamic, energetic, expressive and liveliest. For more details, look into the Proko Head drawing and gesture drawing vids on youtube. Not to mention, this link.

    Good luck to you and I hope these help and benefit you entirely.


    It's OK, Kuvia. So please use those two phrases next post. Upon looking at your 2 minute light-touch sketches, they look light to me, but not that light enough. Would you please be able to decrease your practice time by 30 seconds?

    The reason why would would and should be able to decrease your practice time by 30 secs is because you could be able to get more out of your forces, your forms and details with lesser amount of time. For further info, be sure to check out this video down there.


    The less time you spend on a drawing, the least likely you'll burn out.


    Good luck to you, and I hope this helps you out so much. Thank you.


    Say, Ehfuy, hello and good evening. Would you please make a link to your images, on your Google files, or something?

    Polyvios Animations


    Hello and good afternoon, Aitorsio. I'm Polyvios. Say, I really love how quick and slicker how all of your 1-minute figures are, and how much of a greatest job you're doing with all of the fundamentals of drawing with as fewest lines as possible. Way to go!

    Question: Are these for your portfolio? What kind of portfolio is it? Is it for drawn animation or whatever? So that you could have a specific portfolio.

    My bigger critique is that some of the poses, particularly the one standing with the legs spread out more apart is not looking or seeming flexible and plastic enough to me. Would you care to free up your non-dominant hand with 30 minutes of 30 second pure contour drawings of nude and non-nudes? (60 blind contours) The reason why is because you'd be able to get more out of your hand-eye coordination, and to get your hands in movement.

    For further info, be sure to look up the Betty Edwards books on our Amazon pages, not to mention the Walt Stanchfield books. All in all, go with what works best for you concretely. Cheers to you, and I hope these tips've helped you out by a longer shot.


    Hello, and good morning/noon/evening, hojicha. Great job on your quicker gesture drawings for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Way to go, please keep it up.

    My tiny, littlest suggestion is that you're using lines that are way too choppiest with too much use of your wrist. Would you like to go for 10 minutes of 29 second drawings, (about 21 drawings) using your elbow and shoulder? The reason is because your lines will become smoother and the most confident. For more details, be sure to look at the Proko videos on gesture drawings. So check this out.

    Hope this helps, supports and benefits you and me.


    Hello, bislie.

    Say, I must think that your figures and expressions are completely on the right track. Great job on your forces and forms of the faces and bodies. Way to go. Keep it up.

    Piggybacking on what somebody had to say, is that gesture drawing is not about the forms and details, it's about the forces. My biggest and total criticism or two is that some of the nude/semi-nude's forces and facial expression forces are a bit too rigid or stiffest. Would you like to work with black chalk on the sides, with 30 minutes of 30 second faces, and 30 minutes of 1 minute (60 second) bodies of various dress? The reason why you could, should and would do this exercise is because, as long as you work with those chalks from your elbow/shoulder, then your facial and life structures will become the most spontaneous, fluidest, and liveliest you could make. And if you really want to look into most info, I would recommend looking into Pinterest, and real life.

    Thanks for listening and reading. Hope these help you out.


    Hello and good afternoon, rpk.

    I'm really enjoying looking at your first-ever 30 second rough attitudes. Great job on showing the lines of action, balance and rhythm. WAY TO GO!

    I'm thinking is that though your lines of action have been rapidly identified well in 30 seconds, but I'm not getting enough of a sense of give and life to them. Would you be OK if you did 6 minutes of 29 second poses, on our custom timer? (360 seconds/29 seconds="ruffly" 12 poses) The sense behind this is because, you'll get to work out your lines of action even more quickly than your 30 second poses; more or less. For more inspiration, click on this link. It can help you out on your current goal. It's OK if you'd scribble, because, it'll help you out for a reason and one reason only: to help you loosen up your lines of action. Hope this helps you out very much.


    Hello, and good afternoon/evening.

    Say, I must completely and totally adore your lighter touches of all of your quick sketches. Also, I love your choice of color theory in your figure rendering. Great sense of energy and electricity in the longer lines and liveliest, and largest edges. My smallest and insignificant improvement is that your forms and forces are a bit too rigid in terms of drawn appeal. How would you like to be on board for 30 minutes of 60 second quick poses, followed by 1 hour of 30 second quick poses? The reason why you could and should do this idea is as a result, your lines will become the least heaviest and inhuman, and the most dynamic, energetic, fluid, spontaneous, and liveliest in the poses. My hat's off to you, and I hope this piece of advice helps you out greatly. For even more info, be sure to check out an in-depth article 1, 2, 3, and 4. These about how much of the roughs are gutsier, and how the clean-ups are the polished. Cheers to you, again.


    Hi, gelatingem.

    Great job on your economical sketches. And more importantly, greater job on your organic lines, shapes, spaces and forms of the human anatomies. My tiniest suggestion is that though your control or understanding of human bones and muscles are completely spot-on, but I'm getting an uncanny feeling of the stiffness of the geometric construction, specifically the 5 and 10 minute sketches. Would you please loosen up your dominant and non-dominant hands with the 2 minute and 1 minute sketches of nudes and half-nudes? The explanation is because your anatomy of the muscles and bones will become the least blander and more spontaneous, fluider, and liveliest, sort of like Al Hirschfeld. For further inspiration, be sure to look into and this video below:


    Good luck, and good bye.


    Funkle, that's the older illustration that I've already critiqued last night, same as the last critique, as of tonight. Way to go on your remarkable and amusing action and proportions. I am so in love with your rough sketches and sustained body portraits.

    My tinest suggestion to your proportions is that most of the figures are perfectly and extraordinarily proportioned, but I'm not getting enough of the fundamentals of drawing proportions and angles (relationships). How about you check out your figures in perspective? All you have to do is, take a few poses you've roughed out, and then you'll fit them into the vanishing points from this link here, and the Figure it out perspective book, using your custom 2 hour class drawing, using flipped horizontal images. The reason is clearly, so that you'd be getting into drawing the edges and relationships more intuitively, using your right side, over your left side of the brain. See Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

    Good luck to you and I hope this makes sense, and helps.


    So, Laitochris, I really do say that you're getting pretty clear and clever with your rough gestures and your final bishoujo character design. I totally and completely comend your progress on your gesture drawings, especially your 30-100 second digital sketches. Way to go!

    When it comes to a constructive criticism or two, I'd like to point out two issues: 1) Your 30 second lines of action are getting to be a bit too tame and heavy; would you please tune down the opacity of brush to 40%, and work out your lines with your elbow? 2) A few of the lines are a teensy bit too lumpy, but that's alright, you're here to learn drawing. Would you kindly be able to warm-up with some drawing exercises with this link right here?

    The two reasons why you would and could do these things is because: First of all, you'll be able to get your lines to be able to drawn funny in terms of emotion and acting, like in your animations and comics. Second of all, your lines will be able to get smoother, slickest, and have a nice elastic appeal to it, but otherwise, your final long illustration is perfectly fine. Drawing and sketching is fun, and I hope it's guaranteed to be definitely and absolutely satisfying.

    Good luck, and my hat's off to you, and a Happy New Year,

    Polyvios Animations


    What do you mean Renee result?


    Arlatius, I really, totally do say that you've done a great job on all of your 30 minute class sessions you've posted up here. Great job on your quick sketches and gestures. Great job on your silhouettes, and more importantly, greater job on your weights, balances, proportions, perspective and foreshortening, thus far.

    In the quick gestures, I love how much of a range of expressions in your line quality and consistency. I am in love of how clear your silhouettes and neg. spaces in your attitudes (poses). And I am, more importantly, how well you combine these things with the proportions, perspective and foreshortening in the figures, particularly in the arm in the upper image. My bigger criticism is that although your anatomy is getting to be well articulated, but it has the problem for me of being far too contrived. Would you like to be a lot more looser and free-est with your gestures in your 10 minute drawing, followed by a 5 minute pose doodle? The reason is because of two reasons: 1) to get your hand and body moving in the drawings. 2) To make your pose's proportions and anatomy have more of a kinda deranged quality, like the late Carlos Nine.

    This video is completely worth it if you could and should download for your study, and for the screen captures for the drawings and paintings alone, just to get an idea of how much funny art that he can get away and had gotten away. Good luck, and Happy New Year!