I don't think I will post my lifedrawing session drawings here, they are horrible and they take loads of time to scan and correct in photoshop. Currently it feels like my anatomy is going backwards...
So here's some shit from the last days. First a mummy I drawed in a museum, 2nd a dumb head study from photo, 3rd a Snakeman from imagination, 4th renderingstudies, 5th an unfinished barbarian, 6th skeletons from memory.
Last edited by LORD M; March 31st, 2010 at 12:27 AM.
Finished the Barbarian, took a couple of days. Critique and comments on it is very appriciated.
Thank you darkknight and Zeitwolf. Anything you think I should study particulary more on? I will continue doing cloud and colour studies, right now I am doing shadow and perspective studies, mostly from Loomis, I got a very frank qritique from my friend which made me realise that I don't know much or even anything about shading and how light hits objects.
Don't get me wrong, I am very glad for the compliments but I would also love to get very frank critique.
no worries mate.About the stars i already think you deserve more than that.Again i will say , soon you will run ahead on full speed.
You have achieved a great level of detail in the barbarian, so the thing he misses is anatomy issues and such.These will be fixed soon.
I like your cloud studies, and you are a scientist in training? sometime i may ask you some questions in msn, about something
keep it up
Thanks a lot. kostas. I realise I shouldn't worry about something like the stars, I'm just being silly, but big thanks for saying that.
Thanks a lot for the critique on the barbarian! Yeah I gotta work that anatomy, maybe bridgeman will help me understanding it all better, I realise that if I study the function of a muscle, what it does and how it acts, I will remember it a lot better.
Hehe yeah I am a scientist in training, Evolutionary Biology and Entomology is my speciality. Feel free to ask anything you like, I'll be happy to try and answer!
Here's something I did quick today, just fooling around doing cloudstudies, tried lotsa brushes and found one I liked the result of which I could work further on. Then it looked a bit empty so I added some planes.
Haha thanks Grandma!
Fumble - Thanks for the comment and the critique. Ye, I should do value studies so I learn how it works.
Here's some stuff from the last days. First an digital tasty apple study from life, 2nd a bit more work on the airfortress pic, 3rd another cloud study, and then a study after a photo. I have finaly gotten back on track with the anatomy studies, currently Bridgeman and doing stuff from memory, will scan my stuff asap.
Thanks for the critique, Krato!
Some stuff from recently. Some still life, some stuff I drawed seeing aoutside, some memory, shadingstudies and then another crappy statuestudy. Should do more, I am so god damn lazy...
Crap, everything went wrong with this one and I gave up on it so it is kinda unfinished, but I'll post it anyways.
I'm digging this spaceships in the clouds.
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Hey dude thanks for the words in my sketchbook, I appreciate it! I actually kinda like this last one, love the way you handled the torso. I think you may wanna check out some more anatomy reference on the shoulder/bicep area, there are a few times where it's looking a little off. Keep at it man!
Pigeonkill - Haha thanks a lot man! Glad you like it.
Jasper - Thanks a lot for popping into my sketchbook and for returning the favour! Thanks for the kind words, and big thanks for the critique. Yeah I gotta get my shit together there man, study that area more. And I think I will actually redo the Police Suit, I kinda liked the design of it, I wan't to do a new drawing that will kinda give it more justice.
Ok this statuestudy is some days old, I remembered that I had drawn this statue in january, so I looked back to see how I was back then. I actually got suprised. I didn't think I had progressed this much at all! Very pleasant suprise which makes me wanna draw a lot more! Currently I am busy doing colour studies after things lying on my desk, right now they're too bad to post.
Last edited by LORD M; April 22nd, 2010 at 08:04 PM.
Been doing still lifes. Here's a still life of a moth (Noctuidae) that I cought 2 years ago and put on a pin. Of course I sedated it so it died falling asleep, I wouldn't dream of doing something as cruel as pinning them alive on a pin, but then again it always feels a bit in my hearth when I sedate them - ye I do for bugs aswell as bigger animals. Krato helped me point out the values I originaly had was too bright, which caused the image to be all flat and look like shit. But now it is a bit better, thanks to Krato.
2nd one is some crap I just crapped out of mah brain, noticing now how bad the arms in particular are.
awesome sketchbook - like the moth and the cloud stuff above is really nice too! your work ethic is inspiring so im gonna stop writing now and go outside to draw from life!
Love ya, krato.
kingkostas - Hehe thanks a lot man. I was kinda inspired by Miyazakis movies when I made the planes. Both the design and the way I wanted to paint them. Big thaks for your support!
ThomasM - Thank you for your kind words! Yeah! Draw from life everrrry dayyyy of your life, otherwise it wouldn't be called drawing from life? Haha I dunno. =P Also, yay for Darwin! High-fuve.
Here's a quick one I think I will continue on, kinda like it so far. The brave little Squirrel Mage is fighting some evil menaces, also, return of bird-man!
Keep up the hard work man. My only crit would be to watch the perspective in your still lifes. There's no vanishing point in that little ink bottle thing. also, your pics are kinda big, makes it hard to scroll for me
Other than that, you're doing the right stuff
Hey. I was attracted here by the quote in your signature. Beksinski is my absolute favourite artist. Speaking of which, are you familiar with this website? http://www.dmochowskigallery.net/ It's a must-bookmark if you're a Beksinski fan.
Regarding your anatomy, you seem to have the shapes the bones down fairly well and there is a sense of strength in your skeleton drawings. I think you should apply this to a truckload of quick gesture drawings. Stay completely pulled back, looking at the whole figure, and draw only long enough to get the proportions and the gesture right. Limit the time of these gestures. The goal is to learn to see an entire figure as you're drawing it, so that you know how to build up a reliable, expressive and accurate frame for more involved drawings.
Want to see someone become a master? (My Sketchbook)
Yeah, the last one is pretty neat.
Hey guys, really a lot of replies you have given me. Thanks a lot for showing intrest, I will visit all of you to repay the favour.
I haven't drawn much at all for 2 weeks because of university which needed my full attention. I now really feel I wanna draw a LOT, been without it for so long!
But one week before my art-drought I studied Bridgeman, statues from life, self-portraits and more. Here's some, all Bridgeman and statue studies I made.