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Cool stuff. I think all that studying and life drawing will pay off in a short time. The hands look too big and thick in the "girl reading" life drawing though. Try varying the thickness of your lines in the inked drawings. The girl with her hand wrapped arounnd the knee in the ID cartoon has kind of a circle for a fist, while the rest of the hands have fingers, so try looking at how fingers and hands grab things and wrap around them. Maybe draw your hand grabbing a bottle or a cylinder, or how it sits on your own knees, etc.
Again, thanks everyone always for the comments. They really do help. (According to you guys who say I've improved... I'm humbled..)
Did a little more digi painting practice. No ref on any of these (I know, bad Sky! But I wanna see what I can do so far. )
Hehe, okay, one more Digi-Paint update.
Digital Painting is actually pretty fun. So here's some fruits! The watermelon needs work, definitely...I think it's the green/yellowish color pattern that got me.
Yay, more sketches! These are rather messy, but I wanted to see (roughly) how well I do on anatomy with NO reference whatsoever. Took 'bout an hour altogether. Crits always welcome.
Good start, I think you (like myself) should do much more anatomy studies, I don't how well you handle with proportions (to little material to judge) (trust me they are very important) I would recommend Andrew Loomis - Figure drawing for all it's worth ( well actually all books by him because you can learn much from them and they are very motivating)
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I see improvement since the last time I stepped in here. Good to see lots of studies. I would like to see longer studies though, maybe an hour to two hour study would be good for you. Also, draw more from life. Drawing from life is much better than drawing from photo, I use a mixture of the two to balance things out. Keep it up!
Finally took everyone's advice like I should have in the first place XD I did look at Loomis' book before, but I didnt try to draw from it until tonight. Definitely worthwhile.
I did a page for male and female. I think males are the hardest for me.
keep up those anatomy studies!
Stick with those and you'll be glad you did!
and hope to see you finish ' Melancholy"
I like her expression and BG color.
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Trust me it will pay off, the only problem I see is not enough of work in other words more, more drawing, one advice that comes to my mind (I do that sometimes) don't copy without understanding try to understand the scheme behind excercises in Loomis books. keep it up!
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Hm, these girls seem pretty close. Sisters? Or something more interesting? >8DAs I wandered the Sketchbooks, I saw a lot of people saying "Do your studies, but also draw something fun once in a while!". So I decided to take this advice, and I will post up something for you all to see~. Entirely done in Tablet and Photoshop. It's my ID for DeviantART, so try not to pay mind to the text.
Feel free to crit this one too.
Thanks for visiting my sketchbook! I thought I'd return the favor. It's nice to see someone with so much enthusiasm!
I haven't read through all the comments, so apologise if this is repetitive: I'd recommend trying to be more confident in your line. This was a huge issue with me, and even now I sometimes make my hand move too much in sketchy, uneccesairy motion to draw one curved line. It takes some practice, but if you lock your wrist and draw from your elbow/shoulder rather than your wrist, your lines will be much smoother and cleaner. Try it out!
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SISTER CLAIRE: Pregnant Nun, Holy Crap:
Yamino: LOL naw. They're just friends. And I did the 'interesting' thing on purpose to see if people would call "Lesbian!". XD And a lot did. And thank you for the feedback! Yeah, a few people did say I wasn't "confident", so I suppose it's for a reason. I'll work on that!
Sorry for the late reply, I've been busy getting school stuff ready. Senior year, everyone!
I should have something up today. I have been sketching, though, so dont worry about that.
I wanted to drop by and see your sketchbook since your one of the few people to post on my little one. (Thanks by the way glad you liked my work).
Looking from your first posts up to where you are now I see definite improvements especially with your anatomy. Drawing people can be difficult but you can always break them down into simple shapes
I'd also recommend looking up any of the books by Burne Hogarth. They're amazing!
Sorry I can't give much advice on digital painting right now, as where that's what I'm trying to get better at. Any time you want to ask about anatomy or give each other tips on colors I'm alllll ears
Hey! nice improvements here, keep up the studying (Don't forget the imagination stuff every once in a while )
You may be interested in this: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108180 for perspective, I've been shown that link recently and I'm working my way through the exercises.. I too need to study more ;P
Insanity is the key!
Also, studies are a key. And passion is a key. Also, so are inspiration, motivation and dedication. Talent can be a key. Insomnia can also be a key, depression is a sad rusty little key. Damn, artists need one hell of a keyring.
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I worry about that too (I'm 18, as well), but it's worth noting that you're young, and as long as you have determination to improve then you'll be able to catch-up or be ahead of the skill expected of your age. Besides the work I'm looking at, seems like a healthy start.
My sketchbook, if you really want to see it...
"Picasso is a painter, so am I;... Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I." - Salvador Dali
Your anatomy studies are definitely improving. Just keep at the figure drawings. Also, study the interior (muscles) of the figure as well; but you have to drill yourself with that stuff.
Keep going! Don't stop!
School started! I did some sketches in classes. For some reason, it's easier to sketch in a classroom than at home. LOL. (I do my work, dont worry! )
Here they are.
School Sketches for today~. All from life~. No photos or anything.
Woah! Sorry for the late update...It's actually not much. I'm back in school, and the work is comin' onto me. I am drawing still, of course. Not doing so is unheard of! But until I get anything better done, here's something to show I'm not dead. I consider it a bit of shading practice...
You know, one of the best things I've seen about your sketchbook lies on the very first post:
That shows that you're trying to squeeze drawing in when you can. That's exactly the right attitude that you have (and that I need to get back into!).Now these were actually done while I was out about town with my mom. No references here other than the people I saw, and the tree stump I had in front of me. LOL
Just remember that you shouldn't draw to "be as good as other artists your age", but you should draw because you enjoy it.
Thank you both for the comment! And of course I draw because I enjoy it. In fact, I'll show you the more 'for enjoyment' side of my drawings.
A few sketches I did at school throughout the day during free time. It's again, my character Ashiri. (Had her for years. She's changed a lot though).
I think #4 is my favorite.
Definitely keep up with the anatomy drawings and such. They will be extremely beneficial in the long run.
'Nother day of sketching!
The two on the left are real-life sketches from two friends who actually held still for 'bout 10-15 minutes each. The top right was drawn after the top left to see if I understood the placement and relations, and the bottom right was drawn off of a tutorial on "DrawSpace.com" to help me with the relations of the forehead, chin, and nose to ear.
The bottom doodles are eye-spacing 'notes' you could say (The big black block in the middle is another eye, since I learned that the space between the eyes is basically another eye size. )
I looked through my own thread and looked over my very first image; the one of the woman posing. I decided to try her again, to see if these practices have really done anything for me.
Needless to say, I'm not disappointed, despite my scanner ruining the quality (Not that it's a huge difference, but it does look a lot nicer in person...)
So here it is. Same time taken, or around there (Hour and a half.)
EDIT -- For those of you who wanna see both right away....
Last edited by SkyTheArtist; September 17th, 2008 at 03:03 AM.
Woah! It has been too long.
Very very sorry to everyone who wanted to keep an eye on my stuff. The hectic beginning of school, homework, and general life stuff along with a period of slumpish self-consciousness kept me from really doing any good sketching. Mind you I still did sketch every day. I didn't do as many studies as I should have though, but I'm back!
This is what i got for now. I'll try to churn out something more worthy by tomorrow or the next day.
Both photo referenced...(Scanner tends to mess up the shading. I gotta practice of course, but it does look better in person. )
All I have to say is since my last post here is that's a bit of progress.
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Two new sketch uploads today. I'm outta the slump and back in the game, baby!
Take the time to step away from your drawing for a bit to get a glass of water or something, then come back to it. Sometimes the hardest errors are the most obvious ones, just because you're looking at your drawing for so long, that you start to overlook them.
In the last picture for example, the head is quite large for the size of the torso / shoulder width. I'm assuming you just got very "into" your drawing that you weren't look at it as a whole, and instead looking at the finer details. Just take a moment to pull yourself back (you risk breaking the immersion, but it'll at least let you see some of the big problems before you've put too much hard work into the pic).
This next little sketch is a lil 'assignment' a friend gave me. He told me to draw a shirt with the wrinkles and stuff. I asked if I should do ref or no, and he told me it doesnt matter.
So I did both. LOL