Good job, you're definitely getting better, I can see that all those studies and life drawing are improving your skills but in my opinion you might still benefit from a good old boring anatomy for artists manual, sitting down and start studying bones, muscles, proportions (although in your last studies the proportions looks fine to me), etc--
Other that that keep drawing and try to have fun doing it, don't ever be afraid to create!
P.S. The last piece with "failure" written below it was actually pretty cool in my opinion!
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2 versions of a quick digital painting i did during comp apps (the most boring class in the world)...
I didnt use any refrence...seriously it was just some random playing around with filters and brushes lol. The lighting is all wacky.
The lips look swolen and the nose looks like a toy. lol
Just some doodles.
Another study of the muscles, from the back view. Im having trouble blocking out the arms mostly due to my crappy reference book. Lol. I need to also do some indepth studying of the hands and feet...as those are (as typical) my worst.
Some hand studies. I need to do more of these and learn to draw them smaller.
A close up quick study of my thumb, some faces from my imagination, and my hand...again
more hands, some quick doodles, and another elven-ish face.
Yo bro ! It looks like you're improving ! Keep working ! Leep doin a lot of life drawing ! What helps me to improve my skills is selfportraits from mirror ! Also try to make some values studies !improving your drawing skills, and your values knowledge, i think it should be your goal for now, because drawing skills is fondamental, and values is the most important thing in an illustration, with values you'll create light, depth, a good composition, you'll create " life" ! Then you can add colors you want, it'll still looks amazing ! Anywa keep it up ! You're on the right way !
I've skimmed your sketchbook. You've improved greatly from when you began.
I think you're going about your studies in the right way. Having a good art school can do that. (unlike the one I went to blech)
I recommend The Artist's Complete guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder.
My Mentor recommended it to me and it changed the way I build my figures and gestures.
lol, i go to AI (i know lol everyone hates us).
Anyways thanks for the comments. I did check out that book "Complete guide to figure drawing", its a wonderful book. Im actually going to come back to it after i finish learning the hands and feet. My life drawing teacher says that i need to get a ver firm grasp of the structure and all that stuff before i move on to rendering. "No amount of rendering can make a shitty drawing look good", she says. LOl, love her.
Anyways. Im currently working on an 18x24 study of arm and hand bones, and im going to do a vellum overlay for the muscles.
Just doing a massive update. Here is some stuff from my life drawing class, and my sketchbook.
Why cant CA just get a multi up-loader?
Anyways, crits and comments always enjoyed. Thanks everyone thus-far who have commented and given me tips.
It's been a while since i last visited your SB, and i must say the imporvement is visible. Great that you are learning at art school ( which i envy ) there's still ton of a work ahead of you but your teachers should explain it all way better than me, so i just have this to say:
patience, and passion :>
Last edited by Icecold; September 7th, 2009 at 09:17 AM.
Mate, let me say it is good to see someone growing this fast in art, you are truly getting the hang of it With more and more and more practice, you are getting somewhere!
I can see that you are still too held up when it comes to drawing from the mind. Try to approach those the same way you approach the life drawings. If on the first tries a certain idea doesn't come out right, you do more and more untill it does, thats the way it works!
Keep it up
Thanks for the comments. I will defenitely check out loomis. i think my focus lately has been to get the over all body down then start working on the face. Right now im actually studying the hands. Ill probably spost more of that next week. Im about to post last weeks stuff.
Hey what up !!
Fellow Art Head....
Been looking through your, sketches and studies and pretty much your whole SB.It's coming along nicely since the first page of it.But with that progress comes more studies and sketch's you should do a lot more anatomy study's and also Head and Face.....to get a good mind set on what a stranded body shape look's like and face placement/Head shape.
But so far everything is great......KEEP ON PROGRESSING!!!
Last edited by Dibujio::Guru; September 10th, 2009 at 01:08 PM.
So, this is basically where i am at with the figure drawing and concepting.
There is a noticable difference from where i started 6 months ago...i cant believe its been 6 months since i started drawing again....
even from the start of this sketchbook (since i have been in school) there is major improvement!!!1
I did these drawings in preparation for an illustration for my Color Fundamentals class. I hope i do well and get an A.
Can tell its getting better! The strokes on paper are more confident now.
I would suggest some extra studies on heads/neck from various angles. Maybe some master copies.
(sorry for the shitty image...it was the best i could find...to lazy at 12:34am to make one...maybe i will change it later)
I just wanted to post a note so that everyone can know that my birthday is right around the corner!
I usually dont ask for much (or anything at all), but this year i decided to compile a very simple and convienent
At the bottom of this page and the wish-list link is a little set of instruction incase you have problems deciding what to purchase.
Also, feel free to buy things that are not on the list from your local Hobby Lobby, Asel Art Store, Michaels, Joanns (but please NO CRAYOLA OR ROSEART LOL!)
If you have any problems picking please do comment, message, or call/text me at 214 677 6670
Also, i just once again want to thank everyone for bringing me through another year in my life! This is truly a time of celebration as i will be turning the big 20!
As of now i dont really have plans, so feel free to suggest something lol! As long as its not to ca-razy~
anywhoo....thank for everything. Much love!
CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO WISHLIST:
stuff i need...buy what you would like to donate to my education as an artist!
Gouache: My preference is the Artists Set of 15ml tubes.
Acrylic Paint: First Priority is Ivory Black and Titanium white, feel free to purchase smaller tubes.
Easel: If you buy me the easel...ill be your servant for a few days.
Blick Studio Marers: First Priority is a set of Grays (pref Cool), Other sets between 24 and 96 will suffice!
The 12 in Artist bridge.
Portable Drawing Board 18x24
just posting more doodles...i can hardly find the time to post everything.
Bought a moleskine...it really is an amazing sketch book.
Did some light guache stuff...it took it surprisingly well.
And some pencil doodles.
I like the last one....
I do have some realism but its mostly on larger news print or sketch paper from life drawing, so ill have to set aside time to upload that.
But here is just some stylized doodles.
Decided to pull out the ole guache paints last night and do a painting on some random piece of matte board i had laying around.
1 Hour painting.
My gouache pallet thus far cosists of:
I know...designer's palette.....>_>
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Careful with Gouache, is a tricky medium to master. Is very sensitive to consistency, dries lighter or darker depending on the colors you use, and some of the colors are not fully opaque straight out the tube. For reds I think you need to paint several coats to get full spectrum red.
Gnomon DVDs on Syd Mead, nš 3 & 4 are specially useful, because the dude use Gouache as main medium, and are full wiht tips and technique. (Gouache and a brush, lol).
Pd. For myself, I use a full pallet, of 12 colors + Carnation (Maybe Iīll gonna stop using it, get the same mixing orange + yellow + white).
White, Black, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Green,
Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Scarlet and Carmine.
I use this brand. link Is what I have in my town, excellent paint. Besides canīt find Windsor & N...
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