Spent a bit longer on this one.. just over an hour.
Last edited by thegrayslayer; October 2nd, 2011 at 05:27 AM.
your life drawings are jaw dropping! Perhaps you could give me some tips or pointers. I don't mean to be a nuisance I just want to get better, honest!
great studies!!! and its nice to see some 3D stuff too, keep posting!
SKETCHBOOK -> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=195781&page=9
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook :-). Your sketches (with conte?) are beautiful and your Chow entry has lots of attitude.
Thanks for returning the visit! Yes, I like using conté / good quality coloured pencils when I can wrangle a sitter for half an hour or so. I'm putting together more life classes this month so will update once I have some more.
Hey, nice studies, the one of the girl in the purple dress is very nice. On the portrait above that, the girls eye on the right seems to shrink a bit, maybe because of her hair?
Hmmm, I think you may be right, KT. I've done a few studies now - likeness is really challenging for some reason. So much so, I've drawn up a longer pencil study of Carola to try and improve. Thanks for feedback.
Got bogged down with the hair.. I WILL finish this study... grrrr!
I'm amazed at how fast you can paint, but still make the drawings look great.
I enjoyed looking through your sketchbook.
My Sketchbook: Criticisms and Feedback needed
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Thanks for the compliment bish0p2004. I've confined these studies to my half-hour lunchbreaks at work, as I prefer to 'go traditional' on the evening to keep the pencil / pen skills in check. It was a conscious decision to churn out one-a-day and to keep this sketchbook 'alive'. I'm finding I'm taking longer on each one now though, probably as I'm understanding the model better and so enjoying it more.
Life drawing is kicking off for me in 2 weeks, so these studies will keep me busy until then. Thanks again for commenting.
Your sketches are very cool, bold...!
small update - didn't get it complete as I'd liked, will tackle the hands next and put this one to bed.
Great studies and characters.Bots in the posts #128 and 129 are beyond me - pure coolness.
Thanks for the comments, all.
I've finished the latest study. Well, I say finished - lunchtime is over and I really need to move onto other stuff. 'Abandoned' ... with samples of textures I used as overlays for the clothing and skin pores.
traditional pencils... to get me in the mood for life drawing next week. I need to break this thread up with some different stuff... I look as though I'm stalking the same model!
Beautiful paintings as usual! Your latest pencil sketch is great, although I think the right eye looks a little flat. Remember that the eyelids wrap around the eyeball; this tutorial explains it a bit more:
Keep up the great work
That's a useful tutorial, lohes - thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for commenting, fellas. A couple from last night's drawing session - concentrating on bolder 'gestural' mark-making... to blow the cobwebs off as much as anything else.
Very nice, those hands are great! How long were the poses?
Cheers Liz. About 25 - 30 mins each.
I've got models booked every week now for a while so I shall try to keep this sketchbook going !
Hi there Slayer, been a while since I last checked your sb!
Really nice work on that last portrait and I also like the sitting person. I never found a good place for those life drawing classes, gotta keep looking. anyways looking good I love your work.
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