Wanna - thanks for always visiting yea, that's what these studies are for heh
Gabriel - right on man I will keep that advice in mind
Some more head studies, also got a new camera!
I think there's some improvement with the last post. The last faces have some issues tho concerning the twisting and all. Last one has a very small mouth. otherwise very good. I'm gonna go and print the loomis books today
haha yea he does have a small mouth he actually kind of has that zoolander pose
man update this! :p
-Gabriel thx dude, it's funny because that's exactly what I have been working on this past week.
-Wanna As always thanks for the crits
So, I have been working on my line confidence this past week. Picked up a neat book called "Drawing from within," it really enlightened me and basically made me see the world in a different light. I know I made a promise about finishing the Loomis studies but, I gotta admit I am not really feeling it, I just don't like copying somone elses drawings or methods. I know his book isn't all about just copying, but more of his approach on the human anatomy. So, instead I felt I should work on my observational skills, I also decided to do things my way so I opened up Peck's anatomy book (his book is more of a anatomy study guide then a "how to"). I also realized I needed to get out of a certain comfort zone therefore, I used a tool I never used that being the pen. I've been always pretty terrified of using it since every mark you make is permanent, but I actually feel really comfortable now using it. Anyhow enough talking and more drawing.
The first set of stuff is blind contour drawings of my hands, feet, and whatever was around me (it's hard drawing without looking at your paper!).
I thought this gum wrapper looked interesting so I just felt like drawing it.
My dog and grandma
Peck's skull studies
Anyhow, thanks to everyone that visits!
Aha I've got the same feeling about "copying" others work like that xD...
Good Job with the pen.
The nail clipper is a bit wrong maybe. In the upper and lower left image you've got the metal part which you've got to push to clip your nails (no idea how it's called) and in the lower drawing it seems really enormous whereas in the upper on it looks tiny. It might be right tho :p
Love the studies. Especially the final side view.
Good Job, keep it up!
Wanna - As always thanks
Thought I would show a couple of characters I did a while back, could use some opinions. Yea, I know they look really flat (especially the wizard) I am trying to work on my form.
Elf- thanks man although I have never studied Hogarth so I don't know what you mean by that lol.
Anyhow, came back from work completely tired ate dinner, and with the little bit of energy I had left I did some leg studies from a tutorial by Ron Lemen (ifx39). Didn't get too far, however I learned a lot. I start classes at Art students league of nyc tomorrow so I am pretty excited. Okay, I am really tired so I am going to sleep. Ps I apologize to anyone that actually tries to read my terribleh handwriting.
Yea, so today was pretty awesome, I went to Art students league today. It's been about 1-2 months since I last did a gestural figure drawing. Here's most of what I did today; 2,5, and 20 minute poses. Any crits would obviously be appreciated of course sayonara.
Alright this time like a smart boy I actually wrote down the time limit on each one yay! Anyhow here's today's batch of life drawings at ASL. I decided it is time I dove head first into the digital art, I have had this intuos 3 lying around really doing nothing for a while. So the last couple are stuff I did a couple of years ago, so yea it looks pretty bad. Nonetheless, I need to post something you guys can compare to with my new stuff.
good stuff man.. but dont be worried about "copying other peoples stuff" Your not copying to say "look what I did!" your copying to learn and get better. All great artists copied the works of better artists in their development.. as long as you copy with learning in mind.. its a very valuble practice. But you are correct about your observational skills being important so do that as well.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my SB
Yah. The picture of my lil baby and "Girl in Pearls" were referenced from pictures. It took me a long time to figure out what you meant by "lifeless". I was thinking, "Man... I really thought they look life like." But, I think you mean that they are just "there" rather than "being there". I agree with you (if that's what you mean). I will try to incorporate more dynamics in my future posts.
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I would really love some honest critiques and improvements suggestions
Renewed Study - I'm drawing again!!
I was pretty off today, for some reason I was insanely tired (Fell asleep on the bus something I never do). I tried my best to keep up on the time restrictions. The digital drawing will have to wait till the weekend, tough commuting from NJ to NYC. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed doing these of course. The first one were all done in 1 minute poses, I just forgot to write it down. Anyhow, time for me to go to sleep yea I know its 8pm.
Coming out nice, Eugene! Man, you make me miss life drawing class! Speaking of which, I was going to send you a PM, but it told me you weren't taking them. So I'll have to copy-paste this since I don't have your AIM.
Kev told me that you're currently attending The Art Students League of NY. Well, I'm looking at attending it this fall every Saturday and Kev gladly referenced your name to me because you have experience there. Basically, I'm wondering at how you get there via transportation (train or bus and what subways do you take to get there), whether or not you bring your materials to the very first class, did you register by check or credit card online, and if you have any particular instructors that you'd highly recommend?
Wowo great job man. Lots of good things coming out of this drawing class you're doing. Lucky you!
Keep it up
Nice studies but kinda stiff. Maybe you should focus on the rhythm, the flow or movement
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Everyone thanks for the kind words, yea I am trying to work on the rhythm. Either I slept wrong or I worked out wrong but my shoulder was killing me today. So, instead of skipping class I just decided to work small and test a new medium. These were done on 9x12 watercolor paper (lord knows why that's what I had at the time). I decided to use my markers, God I dunno what to think of these it is definitely a challenge though to draw the figure with markers. I got some nice comments though some guy told me I shouldn't write down the time next to these, he told me someone may want to purchase them one day (that made me laugh a little, but I took his kind words to heart) so I didn't put the times down on the last couple. Unfortunately, I screwed up on the last couple too lol o wells that's what I get.
2 10 minute sessions yea I fucked up the first time, I didn't want to give up on it thought so I kept trying
I have to say, really nice improvement throughout your SB, the only thing I'd say is your text book studies i don't see really see the use of that knowledge within your life drawings. Copying others work is different for other people, some people i think can draw what they see done in the books and etc., but when it comes to actually using it they tend to throw it out the window, its fine to learn from others as long as one understands and goes and uses it.
Example, i see you did some head and neck studies, you can know what the muscles in the neck are called by name, and draw them how they are drawn in a text book, but that's just the very simple first step, grab hold of your neck with your hand or touch them with your fingers (don't hurt yourself), and move hour head around, feel what happens when you move your head around, try to see by feeling, what those muscles are doing, how the skin feels and wrinkles, how you think they will look in the different head positions and angles as you move, then draw it (maybe use a mirror at first), use what you know based from the text book. Help yourself make the connection with the things you learn in books, you can do the same for different parts of yourself, get mirror and make some faces, or pose and see how YOU move, experience what you want to visually represent. Copying/reading only gets one so far, keep up the good work though, you're doing well.
Izer- I can't agree with you on this one, the main reason is because I can see my own improvement through those studies. I haven't done life drawing in over a month, there's no reason why it should look better than my older ones other than because of those studies, and my constant effort to draw. This is also the main reason why I do bring my anatomy book during the life drawing sessions, so I can pinpoint places I can't recognize and discover how to go about it. I have already discovered in the previous posts that copying/reading someone's method will only get you so far (I don't think it's a bad thing), it just doesn't suit me, so I go about it in my own methods. Anyhow, I wrote too much not even sure if you'll see this again, thanks for dropping by and for the advice.
Youre gettin better! How often do you go to ASL? I havent been there this whole week cuz Ive been busy, but I usually go to the 6$ sketch classes on monday, wednesday and friday. Im not sure about the new schedule though with it being the summer now. Anways, hope to see more work, and maybe see you! lol
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Hey I have classes Monday-Friday from 1-4:30, I was not really up to going today my right arm isn't doing too well. It seems though that our friday class is combined with the sketchgroup so you may see me there. Its on the 2nd floor in Sherry Camhy's class. But, yea sure it would be pretty awesome to meet up let me know.
Caleb - thx, your traditional stuff blew me away
Hey people it's been a while, anyhow it's the start of a new week so of course I got more stuff to show. Unfortunately, I did not really get to the digital stuff during the weekend as I planned. Yea, I know shame on me, I do have some stuff to show not really too interesting though. I am still in the process of figuring it all out, just trying to get used to different brushes and what not. The stylus itself is very heavy compared to other mediums I use, so that alone is a challenge to get used to. Today we did some memory drawing, yea that was really tough. I also felt like using color pencil at some point, and trying a new method drawing from inside out.
Hey good job there man! Good news you're diving into digital . Have you bought your tablet already?
Anyways the first set of poses has some problems I'd say:
the lower right one has a small leg and the head should be slightly bigger.
the upper right one has got an arm too big compared to her forearm.
the lower left one, her belly seems to engulf her left arm, while I think arm was more likely to be on the belly.
For the blue one, her head is too small in my opinion. Anyways good job. Hard to see forms with fat people (I have nothing against them)
Really dig the last one!
Thanks for the crit wanna, yea my noticeable problem I realized is drawing small heads. Idk what it is, but I am working on it along with value.
hey man whos class are you taking at the league? maybe ill catch ya there
Good work on the figures from life, but watch the proportions. Also, try bringing the carefulness and neatness into your digital stuff. You can think of drawing figures from imagination as "discovering" what is there, but just hasn't been revealed yet. Less brushstrokes means not only a neater drawing, but usually a more appealing drawing. (Yah I'm guilty of that also haha).
Are you just taking art classes over the summer? ...Do you go to Boston University by chance? I keep bumping into BU students on here...
your figures from life are improving.. They are feeling more solid. Keep at it!
hmm crap double posted
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