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Hey Carbono, It's amazing how much improvement you show with each post. I will keep following your progress closely. Something I wanted to tell you is that a lot of outlined anatomy looks good on male drawings, but females look better when you just hint those muscles that are so prominent on men, and focus on their silhouette and contours. The fewer the lines, the better. And these words are not mine, are actually from an accomplished artist. Keep it going and don't ever stop, not even to breathe!
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DoktorNo Thanks! Next time i will try to make the neck thinner!
Sedig Thanks man for the compliments! I really lack life practice, i'm trying to find a way to start doing it, i agree with you that it will be very important for my practice! The idea of buying a small sketchbook is really good too, i will try to find one!
lalovergel Man, Thanks for all your nice words, its a pleasure to start my third page with a post from you. Your works are a pleasure too look at, and the amount of art you produce is an inspiration for any artist!
Thanks for the tip on your sketchbook, i will do it! And you're right, most of my ladies are looking too muscular, i will really try to keep those 'details' too a minimum, next time i draw them!
Third page, wow, i'm pretty happy with how this is turning out. So many nice critiques, comments, i feel really motivated.
I have some studies for you today. I tried to use the 8-heads proportion model, with what i 'already knew' from my previous study of anatomy, so, its part from my 'mind' and part from the masters!
I have two "photo' studies too, the back view and the arm. The back view was mirrored on the pc, i just draw one side of it on paper, and the arm has an horrible elbow, sorry sorry sorry. They aren't my main goal now, but i wanted to keep practicing my "eye-brain-paper' cordination!
I'm pretty happy with how the inking turned out, i tried to draw bigger and have more 'firm' lines, i believe i'm starting to get the hold of it.
Thanks for seeying friends!
Thanks for the comments! Your studies of anatomy are improving and your proportions are lookin pretty good. One suggestion I can give is practice quick gesture drawings to help show some fluidity and life to your lines. Think of the figure as a whole, the sweeping curve of the spine is a good place to start. Hope this helps, Keep it up!!!
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Hey there Zeal, thanks for your kind words. I really need to start doing some gesture lines, i find amazing how some people are able to with just a few lines, give the viewer such a sense of movement. Thanks for the tip!
Well people, 11Am here, just to start this day, i'm looking back at one of 'my girls' and trying to apply some proportion rules to it. Since i dont have any tracing paper, i used the 'cheap artist tracing method'. I put the paper with the sketch before the white paper, and a light behind both, and tracing begins!
After that i just traced over and measured, correcting any mistakes, and looking back at the ref.
The ribcage is looking awful, i'll probably redo the whole piece, but first i will wait to see if anyone has any critique to it! i will try to post it later, with my studies.
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thanks for the comment. looks like you improve quickly. on your last post the ribcage is about a third too long, the hips are too small and the breasts are incredibly round. I agree with zeal, do some gestures. Make your strokes longer and more confident. Maybe try a brush pen or a marker and do a hundred gestures. You can't expect every one to be perfect. They say you learn more when you mess up then when you get it right the first time you try.
Drum Thanks for the comment Drum! I will really try to start doing some postures, and using markers is something that have been in my head for some time, thanks!
I tried to correct the mistakes you pointed out, i made the ribcage smaller and added a little 'sagging' to the breast
For now, another one of my "weekly" color doodlings, as some of you must already know about me, i dont have a tablet, so i use my 'ball-mouse' and try to color some pieces.
The rendering on this one was done mainly in the mechanical-pencil (left one), the style was inspired by my friend Lalovergel. Its not yet a anatomy practice, more like a 'rendering practice', but i'm really happy with the result.
My coloring still needs years of practice of course, but the style produced a nice result, full of curves. Next time i wont do the 'ribcages' lines, because i believe it 'ruined' the coloring.
From left to right:
- Original pencil version.
- PC colored version
- PC colored + sharpened.
Hey Carbono, I can see a lot of improvement in your anatomy studies, your doing great, keep it up. I see a lot of studies of the body and I can see a lot of improvement on the body, my only suggestion would to do some anatomy studies of the face as well.
PS: thanks for commenting on my sketchbook.
first: Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
Hey good studies. though the lineweight is kinda heavy they still look dynamic.
Would like to see a few faces too.
Hey, I see progress. Even in these last few posts. The torsos look much more natural than those in the beginning. Good deal.
What, specifically, are these drawn from? Anatomy book? Magazines? I hope haven't missed the answer somewhere in the thread...
You like to focus on line, which is good. Most shapes can be defined by lines. However, shapes can also be defined in other ways. If you feel ambitious, try doing a few of these studies with.... no lines. See what happens.
Peter, yeah man, my linework is kind of rough, i'm really trying to sharpen it! Thanks for your comment!
Hey, Sedig! Thanks for your comment, all the ladies from the last page and the one here is from photo. The male back and arm on this page is from photo, the torsos are from my imagination + '8 heads proportion method'.
And good idea, i will try to see if i can draw without using lines!
Hey there people, now, to end up the day (22:40 PM here), some quick anatomy sketches, and my 'first ever' posture drawings.
I used bridgman for these, only the guy on the middle was done using a book page i found on google, sorry about the sketchy lines but, i cant draw bridgeman without these sketch-lines, he got such fluid and natural lines, i can only try to see if someday i will be able to copy it!
The 3 posture drawings are pretty bad actually, i will try to improve them in the next practices!
Well, it's nice to see you are open to try anything. Thanks for the recognition. Well, All i can say is just the same i always say, improvement. check your lines near the abs on the male models. The bodies seem to be broken in halves. Maybe your lines are too strong, and reaching too deep into the body, and as a single strike.As for new ways to draw, try using some chiaroscuro alone. If you don't know what it is, look for the explanation. Just outline very softly, then use your shading to give sense of shape and depth. Ok, i'll keep checking, you keep drawing.
Thanks! I really like the body sketches. But, wheres the finished stuff?
Check out my sketchbook
Well people, pretty slow day... Actually CA was offline for me all day, too bad, i missed looking at some sketchbooks!
lalovergel, I agree with you, i was actually thinking about this today, i believe most of my 'anatomy studies' have a 'bad' rendering, that can lead to misleading results. Chiaroscuro is something that i never tried, the idea looks good, i think i will give it a chance!
And i'm really open to new things, actually, for me, one of the greatest aspects of art is how many different techniques and styles you can use to portray 'common' things like bodies.
marc_redd, Thanks for your comment. I don't really have any finished stuff, to tell you the truth, i'm still not confident enough to try a 'real drawing', but i already got some ideas on how to put these anatomy studies to a good use. I just need a little more time to 'sharpen my skills' and try it.
Well people, today is... 'imagination day', Actually rain and thunderstorms all day, i actually love rain, but since i can't turn my PC because of the thunders, i'm pretty much 'left without reference'. So i used today to 'landmark' where i am, artistically, i did some postures without reference and some anatomy from my head.
I'm just posting now the anatomy, the rest i will leave for tomorrow, i plan to put these 'postures from my head' next to 'postures from reference', and to compare it, realize my mistakes, and hopefully, see some improvement.
I just did the first half of this 'imagination study', the pic is mirrored digitally. I actually have plans to do the other half with the arm extended or something like that, but, for now. My goal was to see if i could puff off a 'decent' abs, since most of my drawings lack abs.
Well, enough words, image!:
Hmmm. A good attempt from imagination. I think that lalovergel worded something very nicely. Sometimes your lines are just too strong. Try backing off some. Maybe try for an even combination of line and render.
Cool stuff carbono. The one thing I really admire about you is your work ethic. The anatomy is coming along pretty well but I'd say loosen up a little with the lines.
Sedig Thanks for your comment man, I apreciate it! As for your crit, i believe you're right too, The idea of mixing line and render, i will try it!
PerinGalitte: Thanks man, i really admire your stuff too. About my lines, you're right, i will try to be more 'fluid' from now on!
Well people, i will start the day with some Loomis. I redid one of my old studies of him (actually, third time i redo it), played around with his '9 heads heroic proportions' and did an arm study. The colored one on the right is just for fun. As strange as it sounds, i believe i'm getting better using the mouse for drawing lol.
I liked how the arm turned out, so many muscles and i believe somehow i was able to put them 'acceptable'
Thanks for seeying!
Ps: The face looks horrible! lol.
Try to draw bigger. I think you are drawing in a small scale and that will
affect how your strokes develop. Keep it up!
Thanks, JPC. I'm trying to draw bigger.
Well, for now, some 'fun'. After so many days drawing anatomy, i wanted to go back and relax a bit doodling some noses. The three on the left were done without any reference, the others were traced over a nose study i did (and posted here some time ago)
All of them done on the PC with the mouse.
Thanks guys, c'ya!
Good morning people!
9:17 AM here where i live, cold morning!
Well, to start the day, some arms.
One from photo (with lame PC shading), and another one from Bridgman. I simply can't resist doing anatomy!
Thanks y'all for seeying!
Hey, nice to see you up early and so motivated hehe as usual. I've noticed you've got a really nice grasp on lighting- those noses are looking sweet. But for muscles, i think its best not to separate them too much by using thick lines to outline each of them. Proportions are getting good though!
Nice studies so far, really need to do some myself. I'd suggest limiting yourself to one or two sketches a page so you have a lot of space and be more comfortable working larger. You're getting those muscle placements down well, but i agree with PerinGalitte, maybe you should try using different tones to develop the muscles rather than outlines. Overall, great progression, keep it up!
PerinGalitte, Thanks! Specially for the lighting and proportion compliments! Good advice, i will try not to 'define' the muscles too much, i will try to go for a 'thinner line' next time!
Benny K I agree with you, i really need to stop using so much lines and try to use other 'techniques' for my muscle definition. This idea of using a whole page for a drawing actually sounds pretty nice, i will try it later!
Well people, i decided to draw some ladies today, put some of my 'anatomy' in practice.
All of them from photos, the shading was done just for fun on the PC. I'm not a big fan of the 'super smooth digital shading', but i tried it just to see how would it turn out.
The gestures on the bottom were from my imagination, they are pretty fast and fun to do!
Any crit is welcomed! Thanks for seeying!
Nice drawings, I specially like the one on the middle, i like how you finally softened her muscles to give a smoother look. good call.
I see improvement in your female anatomy sketches. But the muscels studies #79 seem to be a bit unnatural; I never saw a girl with so huge bicepses...! (Or it is a male?)
Hi Carbono, thanks for dropping by my sb.
Your anatomy study looks sweet, the masses of muscle are clear. It's always a great thing to study the basis, which I should really study anatomy more.
These last few posts are nice. Yesterday's 5:17 post is a much better use of shade and line. It makes the image so much more visually interesting, especially around her? armpit.
The crit (sort of): I want a drawing from life. A drawing of anything. Even your room. I know: if you're willing, draw the space in which you spend the most time (other than school). It should be a space with which you are comfortable. Give it a shot.
Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook. I noticed you just started this last months and there's already 3 full pages of work! You're showing lots of progress with the anatomy studies and the only crits I could give you have pretty much been said by everyone else (line quality, correct proportions, etc.). Keep up the good work!