Started picking up drawing again. I made a challenge to myself, and I'm gonna keep it, to make a better artist of myself. Here goes.
Last edited by LeonChan; April 23rd, 2011 at 08:49 PM.
Hey Leon, Congrats on starting a sketchbook!
First of all, are these drawings from life or copy? or are they from imagination? If they are from imagination, good start. You just have to correct what you understand about the human head. If they are from observation, then you need to really pay attention to measurements. Break everything down into shapes and stop drawing eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
To really understand the head you could hit Loomis or any one of the resources that are here on CA.
I suggest you draw things from life. Is the object as long as it is wide? Hold your pencil up like it is a hand on a clock. Is that angle at 1, 2, 3? Really slow down and investigate how you see the things before you and record them as you go.
The first challenge in drawing is learning to see.
Hey Shehaub, thanks for your reply. The drawings were done by imagination, and I do need a lot of work, especially on the head, and I have started to study loomis.
So. I started on drawings on some observations.
Last edited by LeonChan; April 25th, 2011 at 11:52 PM.
Some more study and observations.
Use reference for your anatomy and proportions and try to commit them to memory.
Twinkle, twinkle little star
I don't wonder what you are
For by spectroscopic ken
I know that you are hydrogen - Ian D.
Good job on doing some of those structure studies, but more importantly, your observation work is pretty good. Your perspective is a little off, but that corrects itself with practice. Continue with structure studies and keep them in mind when you are looking at a real person. Then draw!
Ah, haven't found the found the time to draw. Mostly a matter of commitment. I usually draw before going off to bed. Just been up late reading mostly.
Last edited by LeonChan; May 3rd, 2011 at 01:06 AM.
Congratulations on making a sketchbook! I see your starting off with some still lifes. That's a good start. And I can see your also working on Anatomy, which is also good. I recommend Bridgmans Anatomy Book but Loomis works fine as well. Keep it up and don't give up.
wasn't feeling up to the task. Decided to pick up oil pastels and just get messy on the sketchbook and release the randomness.
Last edited by LeonChan; May 7th, 2011 at 11:06 PM.
I see you grabbed the Bridgeman and Loomis. Try doing a study from the books and then a study from a picture and see if you can make it make sense. For example on the Loomis the elbow should be at about the waist. Find a photo (even better- a person) and pay attention to where the elbows are. Do the same thing on Bridgeman. Find a person and locate the big blocks.