Like everyone else said, I am loving your Bridgman studies! Your quick gestures are full of fluidity and yet they are clean. Something I noticed with your recent post of advert studies though is you are loosing a lot of the rhythm of the pose. Sketch through the pose a bit more, don't worry about the contours of the clothing as much and try and feel where the legs, rib cage etc are underneath... if that makes sense. Beautiful work, I hope to see more soon!
Amazing anatomy studies. You have some real talent :D
majortom: Thanks. I can see how my advert studies are getting kinda stiff. I was recently thinking of using a timer so I don't get bogged down with distractions. Of course, it kinda depends on whether it's the gesture I want to work on or more of the overall figure.:shrug:
Arteater: Thank you.
I have not been doing all that much drawing or studies this last week or so. I've been focusing on getting (very) rough pages drawn so I can resume a much neglected webcomic I'm doing with a friend. So a drawing, about 45min, I did based on an image from http://auroradreams.deviantart.com and Bridgman hands.
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Not much to say. Animal sketches are my attempts to build up parts to hopefully be used with some fantastic animals, like a dragon-ish creature.
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Was sick last week. Limited drawing. First pair is more a mental exercise than attempt at drawing something pretty. The second pair is studies of heads from Smith's Nude Female Figure.
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A timed gesture exercise I had picked up. Same pose, 1, 2, 3, and 5-min.
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Artofinca Thank you. Will try.
An exercise over in the mentoring community. Draw something from imagination, then draw it again with reference to help. First, the raw imagination.
Referenced drawings of grande jetes.
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Imagination, with a little ref.
Hey nice work so far :)
I especially like the timed gesture exercice you did on #36.
You are slowing down with the Villpu/Bridgman studies, aren't you ? Are they not worth the efforts ?
DiR3Kt I'm still doing some Bridgman, but I'm very very inconsistent. Discipline I am very lacking in. I just finished the hands section, but hadn't scanned it in. Speaking of, scanned them in tonight (I still hate my scanner).
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Wow, I've been rather quiet this month. At least I'm off to a better start this month/year.
My secret Santa gift, inspired by a Mucha image/sketch from a Dover book I have.
And my first two pieces of the year. They have color! And both in things I don't use all that much and plan to use more of over the year: Painter and watercolor.
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I like your Secret Santa picture and the studies are coming along a treat. You might want to mix some still lives in there as well.
Yes, definitely will try to get in more still lives. I haven't been doing to many studies of late, which is sad. Been in a funk, I guess.
Yeah, I've been quiet for the last couple of months. This is in part due to the drama that was going on over December through January. It kind of put me off of the forums for a while, and it's taking a little work to get back into things here. That, and I haven't been drawing. *cough*
Stuff I've been up to.
You've got some nice movement with the dancers and I like the little heads.
I like all your studies- from lifedrawing to the 1min gestures and the Bridgman studies- they look promising, having good forms and nice simple strokes. While I don't see much of it in your imagined art (art without refs; excluding that imagined art with ref of a girl leaping looks good) - I think you'll be much better once your studies seep in~
BlackSpot: Thanks for dropping by and the kind words.
ilmenhin: Thank you. Yeah, I don't do much imaginative work/creative work, not as much as I'd like. Or I don't feel comfortable showing off my fanart of various things, which is silly since plenty of people here are effectively paid to do "fanart" (comics and movie related professional work). I'll try to post more imaginative work, usually a mix of what's in my head and reference to make it stronger.
I dropped off the face of the forum again. Here's some highlights of the last couple of months, including some of that fanart I've been reluctant to share.
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Nice update. I was wondering where you'd got to.
The first three make me want to laze by a pool. Good to see you updating more.
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Playing around a little with inking with a nib pen, a Deleter Saji nib. A little smoother than the above version done with microns, but still not perfect. Of course, first time with a nib pen.
Very nice! I really like your more cartoony work.
Lookin forward to seeing your take on Spidey!
Hope to see more cartoony/comic book art.
Keep up the great work!!!
Nice to see your progression! what / where can i find this "bridgeman" ?
I very musch enjoy those studies, & have seen them elsewhere; I have historically used books by herold Speed, Andy Loomis, & Burne Hogarth... so new eye-candy/ muscle memory practice sounds good. Keep up the good work!
Dacountno2: Thanks. I need to get back to the studies in general. In general, you can find Bridgman (without the "E") all over. There are scans/PDFs available, but you can get hard copy books from Dover Books. There is a compilation published, which is what I'm working out of, but try others. Check out the Artist Reading List in the Art Discussion forum.
Mahran: I'm glad you like my more cartoony work. I got into art via comics and animation, so I think I'll always be influenced by the linear nature of the two. I'll put up my remaining pen tests and some silly fanart I did in my next update.
Very vivid figure stuff, i like that!
walnut: Thank you.
Quick update with some of the stuff I've drawn since the last update. Not much that's exceptional, but here you go.
Just for completeness, the remaining inking tests with a g-pen and a maru pen (and bad attempt at brush inking on the cape). Right now, I like the g-pen nib, though can see a use for the thin lines of maru. Haven't yet shifted over to it, but will try to use more often.
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Still life from zoo education department's collection. In crayon.
Timed reference gestures, including a chair!
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For those checking out the thread from the Dynamics Challenge thread, this is part of my Spidey-mood. It was prompted by this contest over at Sketchoholic.com, which is mixing characters from a list into a hybrid super hero. For some reason, the combo of Spiderman and Sailor Moon struck me and I couldn't shake the cracky idea. Hence "Sailor Spider"!
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An entry for the Dynamic Challenge. It's been pretty quiet overall.
I love your figure studies!
So great! You're the second person who posted on my thread who is a REALLY hard worker.
Your lines are coming to flourish and become better than my own.
But I think I spot a bad habit. Do you rush your art at all?
It seems like when you do quick studies, you're doing pretty well on achieving a level of quality for something with that speed. On the other hand, it seems that your pieces only get as much attention as your studies. With the exception (it would seem) of power girl. If I'm wrong, please tell me. If I'm not wrong, I'd love to see something that takes you forever. Even if something small. Just a request ^_^
I really enjoy your sketchbook and your passion.
BlackheartK Yeah, I do tend to focus largely on quick things, and I am aware of needing to take more time on pieces. I also have a poor habit of not really completing things. Lately, I'm working on that. I want to take time to set up and do a longer sitting still life and longer masters studies, and translating that to my original pieces.
Thanks for stopping by.