Hey well im finally back from my parents house so lets get some more drawing done! Following on from everyones advice i've decided to do figures all this week from studies, photos and my imagination. I've also been using a Coloursoft pencil its really helping with my confidence and smooth lines and you cant rub the bugger out so thats always good too.
No refs on these pictures, im quite pleased in how they turned out in comparison to some old doodles i found lying around.
Will post again soon.
I probably wont put these gestures up everytime just wanted to show that i'm doing whatever advice is given to me cheers
Some photo studies, I dont think i've got the whole rendering/cross hatching down yet.
2 doodles to end the day, I dont think the second one is THAT bad so might try it digitally.
Time to do something non productive, will post more soon!
Thanks visiting my SB. Nice pencil and digital studies, keep it up! Perhaps one idea: try to increase the contrast, blacks should be black. Also if you make cast shadows darker things will pop out more.
Wow august went by so fast! I've been up at down the country seeing relatives and sorting out a new house, but enough excuses time to get back to it.
You can expect a lot more man made studies/perspective drawings in the coming days. Wil post more soon
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Hey nice sketchbook so far! i really like all the Anatomy Studies you have been doing, that's what im working on as well.
For some reason you last post is only showing links to the files but no images . it my just be my internet.
Any keep up the good work.
Had a breakthrough with some perspective stuff today, something just clicked, which is always good. I wont bore you guys with all my boxes but heres some stuff i've been doing.
I'm gonna try and colour the last one in PS tomorrow hopefully.
Will post more soon
So this week im going to try and study Head, Skulls and faces, I drew way too many spheres and boxes to prepare for these few pages (seems ridiculous) but here are some other things i tried to study.
And lastly i tried to put some value on the ship i did, and failed miserably! Looks like i need to look up some tutorials on that kind of stuff.. any ideas?
Will post more tomorrow.
you are getting better very fast you last drawings shows you have improved a lot just practice , you are doing grate , life drawings can help a lot .
There is nothing like pushing your self ... set a (what seems like) unobtainable goal and give it all you got ... to do the basics while your at it is always prudent ... hehehe
love the updates ... keep up the great work!
@ Shambok cheers for the advice mate, I just saw the new CHOW thread and seen as though its a bony demon guy it seems like a good target and exercise.
Today was all over the place! which I found out is bad, too much time made me spread my studies too thin rather than concentrating on one particular subject, BAH!
So heres the best ones anyway.
After doing some sphere/line exercises i decided to do some of Loomis' head studies, these unfortunately is what i could come up with
So i knew that i sucked at value and stuff so i tried the Peer Project exercise and wow i've got a long way to go
For the rest of the day i spent my time getting frustrated using Painter/PS
Ah well looks like today was on off day and i tried to do far too much.
Will post more soon
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Hey mate thanks for checking out my SB again. Loads of updates here which is good to see! Those perspective studies are awesome, i think that is your strongest area at the moment. As for the anatomy studies i'd say slow down, and really focus on the form, shape and proportion of everything. Get each study spot on as much as you can and then focus on speed later. Goodluck! I'l check back later
Hey since the whole CHOW thing was a bust I realised i needed to set myself a new challenge, I've recently been watching the Crimson Daggers and heard about the 100 studies, so here goes my 100 arms in a week, I'll be using Bridgman and some bodybuilding books for exaggerated muscles so i know where they actually go.
so thats 30/100 so far woop!
You go glen coco.
Loathsome- cheers mate! althought the skulls were just studies that i tried to memorise, always to good to here feedback though
Mincx- Tar! get some stuff on here NAO!
more arms today, I realise now that doing arms on there own may seem like a cop out to doing the entire figure, so thats why im doing figure next! atleast then i can apply my knowledge of arms to the entire thing.
these arms were taken from Hogarth's dynamic anatomy and "anatomy for the artist" as well as few ref photos i have backed up. I got a Da vinci and Michelangelo book today for £7 so expect to see a few studies thrown in with the last 20 woo!
Thanks for visiting my SB, with these creatures I started with big shapes, but I knew what everything is going to be, arm or something, I started with silhouette because it is very important. I discovered that technique for myself pretty recently, when I opened a very, VERY wide document in PS and started improvising creatures, I recommend you to do the same, do a lot of creatures, or whatever, robots, ships, after one another, and soon you'll find the technique that suites you the best.
I really think you could use some hardcore anatomy studies, I mean where muscles attach and stuff, also I think it's good not to over study, copy some anatomy stuff or whatever, and then draw the same without reference, in that way you'll remember the information better. At least it helped for me.
For studying light and shadow,I recommend copying B&W airplanes, vehicles, spaceships from ski-fi movies,....
Keep up the hard work.
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@ Heix, thanks for the advice man yeah my anatomy skills are lacking still, i've started to study bridgman and then try to do it from memory and it seems to be working (i keep drawing a lot more angular muscles now damn him!) but il get right on the hardcore stuff right away, not totally sure where to look for some good refs though.
well this is todays studies and a mess around in photoshop just trying to be persistant with working how to use it. my line work sucks even more digitally so if anything im hoping to improve it with these contour drawings.
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Loathsome- Thanks alot man! much appreciated!
Well weeks are flying by with work and uni now and i happen to have the plague, but gonna power through it with beechams and bells whiskey
heres what i had over the past week or so.
ergh this is what happens when you dont apply studies.. so much work to do!
MOAR lifedrawing, we had to draw emotions and then a 3 piece narative turned out to be fun fun fun. Also relaxed with some perspective stuff at the end of the day, need to get a futuristic city sorted out bah
hmm im still not understanding perspective fully..
More drawing tommoroww
Really nice work... great studies. Keep on posting....
@ole-x thanks mate
Todays work, not much but spent a good amount of time on each. the face is a self portrait i've started to read "Drawing on the right side of the brain" and it said to do these before starting.
Lifedrawing tomorrow woop!