Metal Fingers- Thanks for stopping by man! I tried the whole cross contour thing in this piece today and It really does turn my form more, I think I might need to tidy my lines up though whilst doing it. cheers!
Well today was strange, I went to a lifedrawing class and I was the only one there! so I got to get up close and personal with the life model (glad he had clothes on) and try a "fisheye" perspective for 3 hours, it was hard but rewarding.
So this is the guy I drew, its not the same position pose and the images are mashed together so looks weird, but hopefully it gets the idea across.
mincx- ooo i look forward to painting tnite then
Last of the lifedrawing this week, something has definately clicked with cross hatching and faces
and then one more fisheye perspective but done in about 1 hour
also did some thumbs and tried to develop them-1 hour for the thumbs
heres the process hopefully people can give me pointers and stuff from me showing these
1 hour- image its pretty crappy but wanted to see how much i could achieve in 1 hour
Also did more on yesterdays Lifedrawing
Cheers for looking!
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Ste- Thanks man! cheers for stopping by.
New week means new lifedrawing, we moved into colour today so decided to bring my laptop and tablets, it didnt work out as well as i thought but its a good experience
heres the pallete i limited myself to, as usual if anyone has any pointers they're most welcome!
The thumbnails are preproduction ideas for uni.. hopefully
cheers, hope you had a good halloween!
Alexson- Cheers pal glad you like the thumbs, they worried me at how unproffesional they look. Also yeah im inbetween my anatomy studies right now, but im not sure what to study next and I have a week off uni next week so that seems like the best time to do it. Anyone got any suggestions in what im lacking? other than the entire figure that is
More Digi Lifedrawing today and a 1 hour study, I wanna start kicking these out more often after starting to understand skin tones.
Should be doing some more thumbs tomorrow.
Hey man, i agree with Mincx, sharper / harder brushes are much better, however try to blend things a bit more around the outsides and uninportant parts of the image and then make the focal point nice and sharp, this helps to draw the eye straight to your focal point and not elswhere, like you did really well in this piece from a few posts ago: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1093038&d=1288635771 Keep it up man, getting much better!
Glaudarien- Hey man cheers for stopping by! and i'll try do the blending a lot more in my future pieces
Tip i found out whilst watching a tutorial-]Whit brachna uses an unsharp mask(which sharpens things ) on his speed paints at the end just to give them more of a finished look and thats what i did for the last two of my lifedrawings then rub out everything that wasnt a focal point.
Ok so todays stuff, Looks like i'm back on the study wagon again for a week, so some generalised Bridgman and Vilppu stuff, I still dont know what to study the most.. any suggestions?
Also the strange sea picture is something i'm fighting with at the moment, i really need to understand how to get by the "initial sketch" and render in PS but i just cant seem to understand it!
Cheers for looking, Lifedrawing tomorrow! time to draw some scaptula's.
They look great as separate images when you cut it in half, I think the bottom half just needs to be a lot smaller in scale. Or the top half needs to look further in the distance. I plonked my dodgy version in the middle cause the two halves just form a whole when you upload them next to each other. I basically kept the top half the same and just made tiny people.
Mincx- daaamn yours looks so much more moody and epic with the orange sunset, I know i talked to ya about using it but hope its still ok
Well off to perspective drawing in a bit but forgot to upload last weeks lifedrawing and messed around with the sea painting a little by overlaying both mine an Mincx's paintings
I played around with gaussian blur tool so that the entire picture wasnt noisy, I dont wanna rely on these kind of tools all the time but it gets the job done.
Had a perspective class monday and got a few questions answered, and i've also been reading "drawing on the right side of the brain" for uni and doing the upside down exercises, weird stuff in there.
will be more interesting stuff next week, promise!
Yay for collaberations! Mine looks like it's pissing it down and then your version looks like when rain clears and there's that nice freshness in the air. I'm jealous of your upside down studies, I want me some of them.
MOAR MOAR MOAR!
@mincx haha gonna try and do some more upside down stuff its weird how it turns out you should try it
Helloo there, uni academic stuff done so back to work/studies!
The thumbs are just rough ideas for structures for a uni project im sure youl see plenty more
Cheers for looking, more tomorrow !
hey man, the inv thumbs look interesting, btw your photo reminded me of david hockneys mother portrets the torso studies look good , what size you draw them ?
Nice amount of studies. What I like here is how you varied your studies, with imagination, and keeping them fun. You are very bold in trying new stuffs. That's great! I can see improvement from page to page. You're doing great, man. Keep it up!
Nice Studies. These should serve you very well in your future improvement.
I should do more Live drawing too, but then again, I hate sitting in these classes. Maybe I can get some of my models to pose for me....
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woww, nice studies man keep it up!!!
my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
@Eew- thanks man glad you like the thumbs will be doing more of those and i saw the mother pic its awesome!
@Witcrack-Cheers man! Alot of your stuff gets me off my arse to study haha
@BBwolf- thanks! I was really lucky once and got the lifemodel to pose for me for 1 and half hours, and i gotta admit its so much better haha but you just gotta go there and hope no one else will turn up if you want that
@Alexson- Thanks man cheers for stopping by again wow!
@Mrdeeds- Tar pal il try!
Woah lots of crits got me pumped!
Lotsa Life Drawing HO!
Cheers all for looking it really does help me along my travels!
More soon !
Oo good life drawing! I especially like 8,11 and 13, they look great From what I've seen of your drawings from imagination you seem to draw people a little squished sometimes, whether they're legs are too short or their torso. I used to draw like that when I ran out of space on the paper, could this be why? If so try drawing them smaller (or on a bigger piece of paper) so that you don't find your brain trying to fit them in.
Keep it up!
@ mincx i know what ya mean and now i've become increasingly aware that I draw squat people haha especially when i was doing these studies! i gotta watch out for that cheers
So this week i've been concentrating on muscles and stuff so heres some legs! nothing much from imagination really though but that will change sooon with uni work kicking in woop.
Cheers for looking crits and advice are always welcome!
Hey what helps with drawing a figure is having anchor points or marks on the body. Shoulders and pelvis for example, once you locate these in perspective it will be much easier to atatch the rest of the forms. I think there is a small Ron Lemen tutorial on the Reily method for figure drawing. There, he only used a very basic frame for the body. I will look for it and send you the link, i found it very usefull.