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Marian - Thanks for the crit. That was the one of the things I worked on a lot tonight. Also worked the coffee mug quite a bit as well. Still a WIP as I'd like to spend more time on this. Taking my time with this one compared to figure drawing where I have limited time.
eekolite - Thanks man! Yes, "draw draw draw" is right
Final of still life
Hey, just scrolled through your whole sketchbook and I really enjoyed it. You should definitely be proud of how much you've learned. Your latest figure drawings are coming out really well and you're adding in the little anatomical curves that really make them flow and come to life. Keep it up! I think my favorite part of your sb was when you started doing the Loomis studies. Hope to see more from you
Marian - Thanks!
Maunty - It seems like I have so much to improve on but looking back at some of the earlier drawings I realize how much I have improved since I started. Actually working on some Loomis studies this week to compliment the figure drawing.
jonmorris - yeah those hexagon dumbells are interesting to draw and make for a good study. I guess my dumbell drawings left an impression on your subconscious
More figure drawing. The original model was a no show and they were able to get a substitute model for the last hour and a half
started a still life study - WIP
starting off with 2 minute gestures, then 5 then longer poses.
Does anyone have any tips on getting better at quick gesture drawings? I am struggling with getting proportions with the short poses. There really is no time to measure much at all. How do you do it?
Hey PG looks like you're still busy working away which is good. I like the beginnings of the still life and some of the figure drawings are looking good as well. With regard to your question about gestures and measuring I would say don't worry about the measuring at the moment. I know I got confused with this and then I started to read and watch some Glen Vilppu stuff. He said it is better to get the feel of the action and the proportions will get better and improve with time. I started trying this the last couple of weeks with mixed results thus far. Personally I feel it is the right way for me, perhaps for you to. I think gesture drawing is highly skilled and takes time and patience to get good at it. I am still measuring in my long poses but I am trying to rely less on this now and use my eye more as a guage of what lines up with what. This I think is helpful to with the gestures. Although there isn't much time you can quickly see if one shoulder is higher than the other. What is the knee in line with, where is the elbow in relation to the chest. I find these sort of questions help me and you can then at least try to quickly mark them. As always it much easier to say than draw! Don't be put off though as it will take time. Hope this makes some sense to you.
Marian - thanks for the insight into gestures. I guess I just want to nail proportions in 2 minutes and when I can't make it happen hardly ever I get frustrated. But I think you are right, that it takes a lot of practice to be able to do that consistently. I've also been told to capture the essence of the pose and not worry about proportions by another instructor which directly conflicts with my current instructor. I suppose that is just a result of differing opinions on how to approach gesture drawing.
I haven't been drawing as much lately because I am in the process of remodeling my kitchen. The house is in a disarray and my schedule is chaotic. But I'm doing what I can to make time for drawing. I am moving my "studio" from my office on the second floor to the basement. The basement is unfinished, cluttered and dirty so I have been cleaning like mad and fixed the toilet down there as well. The basement is ideal for still lifes as there is a lot of room. Also, I'd like to start painting soon and the basement is more suited for that as it has a utility sink and I'm not concerned about making a mess.
Update: Tuesday's figure drawing class sucked. Nothing was coming out right. I started to get frustrated which did not help my drawings. Toward the end I was more mellow and in the groove and the last piece came out decent. I attempted the face and details of the hands and feet. So I feel good I pushed myself a bit.
Wowzerz, ok you've inspired me to give drawing a proper go, I tend to practice in half measures, but you've improved a bunch with all this drawing.
Can I ask where you get your references from? For the early drawings of ears and noses especially ^_^
Pocoyo - The ear and nose references are from Jack Hamm's book "Drawing the Head and Figure". Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
Took too long of a break so I got rusty. Been drawing from life and imgination lately trying to get back into it.
Marian - thanks for the feedback. I've gotta take the time to get those ellipses looking nice.
Here is a study for an exercise in the thread here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=64711&page=10
Three basic shapes, one light source, rendered shadows.
I had a problem with the shadow on the right side of the cube. I don't think it looks too great and the rendering of that shadow falling on the side of the cylinder was is off as well. Trying to udate my sketch book here as often as possible so I worked on this starting yesterday with the goal of finishng today. So here it is imperfections and all
One thing that this exercise has reminded me of is that it is hard to draw things from imagination. Now I did use a reference to get an idea of where the shadows were falling and for perspective. Even with a reference it was challenging.
Some quick sketches from today.
Skull from an illustration in a drawing book.
Pack of gum from life
Figure drawing from life
Diarum - thanks, trying to hammer away
some more sketches from life
I went through and looked at all of your drawings, from your first, to your last and ...Wow! You've improved so much!
At the rate you're going, you'll be a pro in no time. Keep up the good work.
Dono - Thank you!
Some gestures, number 3 is a single line contour drawing, some 10 -15 minute poses. All from life.
Brahimpag - Thanks!
1- Study from the book Draw From Your Head by Doug Jamieson. Found this book at the library then discovered that it is out of print and costs a pretty penny. Hopefully I can borrow it for a awhile.
2- Contour drawing of shoes (exercise from Keys to Drawing). Purchased this book used for over half off today. Woot!
3- Partly from photo ref and partly from imagination. I used the 8 head method from Jamieson's book, an image of a woman's face and an image of a woman's body to construct the drawing.