Drawing Proko Students默画直播挑战
Drawing Proko Students Live Memory Sketch Challenge
Hey everybody, welcome this is court jones here
and today we’re going to be drawing memory sketches of you,
the proko students who submitted your photos some time ago.
Now memory sketching is were we
look at the photo for just a brief amount of time and
try to draw the entire caricature
totally from memory without referring back at the photo.
The purpose of that
is,as I said in the main lesson
is to just develop your visual memory,
till you have better visual recall.
Because when you draw caricatures,
the more you look at the photo, I think
the tendency is to draw more portrait-like.
If you want better exaggerations,
you wanna draw more from your memory,or what you think
you remember about the face, things that stood out.
When you do memory sketches
and don’t rely on the photo as much
you tend to be more free and experimental in what your doing.
Now I’ve done a bunch of celebrity memory sketches,and
you know that actually in a sense is cheating a little bit
because I am familiar with all the celebrities I’ve drawn.
So I have more that just that 3 second
or 15 second memory of their faces in my memory banks.
所以 我得画些不熟悉的脸 比如你们
So, drawing people who’s faces are relatively unknown to me
like you guys out there in proko-land,
is actually a much truer test of my memory sketching abilities.
And I’ll show you more
of what you can expect when your drawing from memory I think.
So let’s go ahead and get started.
And I want you all just to keep in mind to
when I’m drawing these
the point of these is not to get the perfect likeness.
It’s not necessarily a technique thats going to
give you results that your going to put up
on your wall and put in your portfolio.
This exercise is just about doing the exercise,
its just like going to the gym to do the reps,
to lift the weights, its just building muscles.
So most of these sketches are going to be throwaways.
The true value in this exercise
is just going through the motions and doing it.
Because while your doing and practicing this,
you are improving your visual recall in what your drawing.
So lets go ahead and let Stan come in
and show me the photos and take them away one by one.
30 second glance
Don’t draw yet, just watch.
在我的记忆中 她的短 宽脸和大眼睛很突出
In my memory, what stands out was her short wide face and giant eyes.
So I draw those frist.
To make a face seem big and wide, features like the nose and mouth become smaller.
I still try to draw good structure and symmetry.
It’s easy to forget that when focusing on remembering alikeness.
I recall there were no strong shadows on her face. So I keep the shading minimal
I am inventing the design of the hair. I only recall that is was long and wave
这画感觉还不错吧 稍微有点夸张 但还是很有趣
The likeness feels pretty good! Anf the exaggeration, whilr mild, is still funny.
The angle of the head is wrong. But that’s not important for this exercise.
下次也许会把他的鼻子画短点 眼睛画宽点 让它们更狭长些
Next time I will probably give a shorter nose and wider eyes that are farther apart.
Fifteen seconds glance
我喜欢这个家伙的头部 他独特的外形 有让人难以忘记的形状
I loved this guy’s head. He was a very distinctive likeness with memorable shapes.
It’s a short wide hair, with all of the features pushed down into the buttom under a massive head of hair.
After like least sketching in the gesture, I commit to those shapes with darker lines.
到了这个环节 我换了这么些默画 也算是热身完毕了
I have done several of these memory sketches in this session, so I’m pretty warmed up.
When I’m warmed like this, my mind feels more responsive to the faces I see.
And my drawings seem to come more naturally and easily.
The values I’m adding now help me to definite the likeness more quickly than cross hatching can.
For me, painting the shapes with values feels very nature.
I can express what’s in my mind more quickly than I can with mere lines.
We will cover digital painting in an upcoming lesson, because it may be that way for many of you too.
Looking at the photo I now see that my likeness definitely isn’t perfect.
I have the overall feeling right , I think. But as with many of my other memory sketches, I missed lots if the details.
If I want to take this sketch further and improve it, I would keep the big shapes and replacement of everything.
…but then switch over to observing the photo carefully and redraw the features with more accuracy and care.
This is how you can use memory sketching in your workflow.
You can use the memory sketch thchnique to come up with the main concept for the exaggeration…
…but then go back to the photo to finish the job.
3 second glance
This right here is pabably my favorite gesture sketch of the bunch.
There is just enough at this point to discem a likeness.
And it perfectlyshows my style and taste as a caricaturist.
Just thought I would mention that.
This is also one of my favorite angles to draw a caricature form
我喜欢这种半面侧向 因为他能展示出全脸 让我画出三维结构
I lovetis mid-three-quarter view because it shows almost the whole face, while allowing me to indicate the three-dimensional structures.
A three-quarter view like this will help you achieve a very dynamic feeling in your sketch.
形状重叠 比如鼻子跟脸颊这块 可以引发形状间活跃的相互作用
Overlapping shapes like the nose and cheeks help creat an active interplay of shapes.
With the quick 3 second glance of the photo, I can’t quite recall the eye shape on this sketch either.
But I remember that they had a happy expression, with the eyebags pushing up the lower lids.
I’ m not sure if I got a great likeness here.
Right now, it looks kind of like Civil War era Steven Spielberg.
Actually ,he is kind of does look like Civil War Spiberg
to improve he likeness here , I would give him longer hair in back.
…and make his eyebrows more downward slanting.
Also I think I gave him too mich of a bump in his nose.
但是就像我之前说的 我确实喜欢这种动态的感觉 它使幅画充满活力
But, as I siad earlier, I do think the dynamtic feeling and energy in the sketches
So, memory sketching, it’s tough.
It kicks your butt.
Your not gonna get a lot of great sketches out of it just like me, most of my sketches
我的大多数草图 你懂的 我可能会把它们修改成更有趣 更准确的漫画
are, you know, I could probably develop them into more interesting, more accurate caricatures.
But that’s not the point of this exercise.
The point of the exercise is to just do the exercise.
Because it helps you develop your visual muscle memory.
你画的越多 你就越能够依赖于你的记忆力 直觉和本能
The more that you can do that, the more that you rely on your memory and your gut and your
instinct when you are doing caricature work, I think you’ll probably notice that the sketches
I did when I was looking at the subject for the least amount of time,
were actually my funnier exaggerations.
它们趋向于更大胆 更冒险 更有趣
They tended to be more bold and more risky and more fun.
Really because I was drawing from what I thought I remembered about the person and what stood
他们外貌突出的 独特的或与众不同的 来作画的
out about their likenesses, being unique or different from the average.
And that’s the whole point of this.
So, do these exercises as much as you can, do them as a warm-up
before maybe you do your real work.
But don’t get stressed out about it, if you don’t get great drawings, thats ok.
Just relax, do the exercise and have fun.
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Drawing Proko Students默画直播挑战