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hi everyone! How are you all doing.
My name's Gus, I am 21 years old. I come here as a humble novice artist seeking to advance in the art of drawing (or is it the drawing of art? not sure). I have been drawing on and off for a few years but never really progressed so recently I've decided to step up and take it a bit more seriously. I have seen topics of other artists and I was greatly impressed by their progression over the years, so I'm going to try and follow in their footsteps as well as I can.
Part of the reason I'm posting this here is because people seem really friendly and helpful around this forum. if anyone has anything (good or bad) to say about my work please don't hesitate to post!
Well that's pretty much it. I feel kind of an inferior being posting here between all these experienced people but I'm going to give it a shot either way. My goal is to draw at least a few sketches a day (20 minutes at least), and given my tendency to slack off that'll probably be enough a challenge on it's own in the beginning.
anyway to kick it all off... here's a few pages of my sketchbook
Hey you always have to start somewhere man , don't worry ! I'd advice you to get books by Loomis and Bridgman , you can get the .pdf pretty easily if you do some google searches.
It is good that you're making figure studies , just keep at it!
Checkout posemaniacs.com if you haven't already
Good work so far, keep up the good work on the human figure!
thank you both for your replies! Hexism, it's funny you mentioned that, since I am actually currently using Loomis' figure drawing as my main reference for most of my sketches. I will check up on Bridman and posemaniacs though, can't ever have enough good reference material!
anyway here is the second batch, roughly an hour's amount of work this time. not very exciting stuff, but it's time spend learning nonetheless.
gah! spend about 3 hours today working on anatomy trying to get a better grasp on the arm shapes. I'm finding it difficult distinguishing the form of the forearm in it's normal state as opposed to when the thumb is curved to the inside. The difference is really minimal but drawing it wrong looks totally awkward in the end result. Other then that this was pretty routine stuff.
first page is drawn with reference, second page is just me sketching freely from the mind.
hah ok so I feel kind of bad not posting for like half a month after promising to upload a few sketches every day.... I don't really have an excuse other then being lazy as hell so in the future I'm just going to update whenever I have something worthwhile to share. on the bright side though I have been drawing a minimum of 15 minutes everyday so don't think i've given up on my artistic quest !!
anyway here's my latest sketchings, lots of heads and a few quick figure studies
just another update on my whimsical progress. I checked out the Bridgman recommendation and I gotta say it's pretty solid stuff, I love the way he transposes the human figure into simple shapes so effectively, he makes it look really easy (until I try it myself of course). Besides that I've been using my mannequin the last couple of days since it's about the only real life object that I have lying around to use as a reference.
ok... definitely hit a low point here. after 6 months of doing nothing but studies and drawing from photographs i can't help but wonder if i'm actually horribly off track with my learning habits or something. I tried to draw the upper leg from memory (which i've referenced like a million times in the past) but it still looks like nothing. the what-would-be-a-character in the middle looks like a lifeless puppet without any flow or direction in it for that matter. it all looks so bland and lacking form. i'm not expecting any masterpieces but surely, after 6 months of rigid studying SOME consistent results would be nice to see!?? bahh... i don't know. just needed to rant about that.