Right. I've been lurking for a while now, and I figure I'd get a lot better at drawing if I actually, you know... drew some stuff.
Anyhoo, just a couple of bits to start things off. A sketchy study of Watts' The All Pervading - pencil and paper plus some GIMPery, and one of Droost Cornelis Droochsloot's (what a name!) Villiage Street. Plus some Bridgman, posemaniacs 1min sketches, random stuff.
Edit: Broke the images in this post so I could update the thumb. See next post.
Last edited by Benjy; May 7th, 2011 at 07:11 AM.
Had a play with the sketch from the other day as I quite liked it. A couple more sketchbook pages as well. I really suck at muscley characters - the construction feels really quite different in the way things wedge together.
...I need to draw more, that's what it boils down to of course!
EDIT: Grr. Cant seem to get images to attach correctly. Apologies if this post has duplicates or other weird crap going on. I decided just to go for imageshack this time around.
Last edited by Benjy; March 24th, 2010 at 10:44 AM.
Weird. Wouldn't usually be so needy as to bump my thread, but it seems to have vanished from the forum and I'm just hoping I can bring it back!
Edit: Phew that was weird. I'll put some old sketchbook pagees in here to make up for it.
Last edited by Benjy; March 23rd, 2010 at 08:07 PM.
Very nice batch of work, great to see you studying from the Old Masters as well, you can definitely learn a lot from them. As for critiques, I'd say work more in greyscale so you can focus a bit more on values, since that seems to be a weak point for you right now. Keep it up!
Hi Benjy, nice start on your SB.
I have only one suggestion for you. Always think about the head as 3d object in space. It's a rounded form.
I think this could help you a lot http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=14119
Keep up the good work!
@cgaddict. Thanks. Values are definitely a weak point at the moment, will work on them more.
@Ivan Turcin Thanks! That tutorial was great, spent today working through the first two from some similar refs. Really helpful. I still need to work on my rendering though, and the proportions are a little iffy too:
Got the new wacom today and boy is it fun to use (that is once I battled ubuntu for a few hours to get the config tools working so I could fix the aspect ration). Anyway to celebrate I coloured one of yesterdays sketches and now I ... really don't like it.
It just looks really weird and jarring and I don't know why. Maybe it's totally obvious and I've just been staring at it too long. I don't mind my stuff looking like crap if I can figure out why and at least learn from it, but this is bugging the hell out of me.
your doing good in the figures and studies department. but i think you have to focus on faces a bit since they're your weak point. really observe how the eyes and features look