Nice sketchbook!the last one color is nice just keep posting and keep on going.take care=)
Awesome artist and friends
@strangedawn thank u for ur kind words.
Heres more unfinished work:
Pear that i made in B&W, hm.. could anyone point me in the right direction on how to actually colorize it.
Hey thanks for the suggestion and stopping by the book. Im liking the studies you got going here. Good start, I think you would benefit from thinking about texture on your forms a little bit. It would push things towards the finished zone and gives you more information to play with.
@boizenb your right i seem to have a problem with dealing with detail hence my pictures look bit plain. Hm.. i really need to overcome this.
anyways heres a photo study.
Ref used: http://www.time.com/time/picturesoft...758435,00.html
Quite a crap half hearted attempt, dunno just not feeling upto painting/drawing as i feel like im losing my motivation as i am not even progressing . I tried to draw things around my house today several times but they came out crap, and it gets so boring drawing household objects. Wish i could draw outside but i dont have the guts for that as i feel shy infront of strangers when i draw.
Any1 have any good tips for drawing interesting things?
Hey, don't worry about being discouraged, we all think we suck at one point or another...everything's looking good so far, post #32 is especially nice. One thing is try to be less sketchy in your life drawings...
I hate saying that to people because it could just be the way they draw, but try and slow down a little, and go for clean lines.
Hey there, thanks for the comment in my SB.
There are definite signs of improvement already, keep it up and you'll get better quick!
I agree with what Psychobuddy said about your life drawings, sketchy lines look very unconfident and messy. Usually this comes from drawing very tightly with your wrist, which results in short quick strokes. Try to draw using your whole arm, drawing larger sweeping strokes. For example, on your last life drawing of the guy sitting down you've used quite a few strokes to draw his back, if you draw with your whole arm you can ghost over the full outline of the back (so you don't make any marks) and then when you are confident you can repeat the notion, making a confident sweeping stroke from the top to the bottom, outlining his back in one stroke.
This type of drawing is most obvious in gesteral life drawings such as this: http://mockingbirdsatmidnight.files....5/gesture2.jpg
The lines are very confident and clearly communicate the pose without using loads of lines.
Hope this helps. Keep it up!
Thanks for ur input guys, ur right i get quite uptight when i draw, i guess i just need to be more loose, ill try drawing with less lines to overcome this. My lines have always been quite sketchy and strong, i hate having that trait as it prevents me from doin cleaner line work and it ruins the shape of an object, but yeah i find it difficult creating clean lines, don't know theres something about me which tends to go straight into creating darker lines, and then realising that the line shouldnt have been placed there, so i continue making more darker lines over it, making a whole heap of mess!. Hopefully more practice and i should overcome this!
Anyways heres a painting i did today of a plane:
Ref used: http://www.bradreese.com/images/john...rivate-jet.jpg
The shape is bit deformed and i shudda pushed the colors on the bottom side of the plane.
The wings aren't clearly distiguishable from the main body of your aircraft. Maybe that's why it seems to be deformed. Put some sharper shadows below the wings and the transitions beween wing and body of the aircraft. Nevertheless you hit the look and shape very well! Keep it up!
I was just about to suggest you try doing some cleaner work, but you done it already!
My tips would be though, at this stage, a lot of patience is gonna do you a whole lot of good. You need to spend as much time as possible doing things like planning, thinking and measuring so you can start to understand/look at position/placement of things. If your being more deliberate it will help you get better and using less lines too. Youll be able to pick out the right line the first time, because you've measured and thought about where it should start and end and so on.
Just spend some time doing really simple drawings but try and make their proportions perfect and stuff like that.
Keep up the hard work, if nothing else just keep practicing in anyway possible and youll still get better
@phatandy thank u very much for the advice, u hit the nail on the head there. Reason i say so is because i know myself in being impatient, i really wish to jump the gun. But im gonna take ur advice and start to draw things with harder observation, and i find that if i keep drawing the same object over and over i eventually understand it. So ill apply these learning methods.
BTW if i draw from photographs would i actually get a better understanding of drawing the object? Reason i ask is because drawing from reality brings me a greater understanding of the object as i can look at it from different angles, but a photo is 2d plane, so if i drew a helicopter from photograph will it improve my understanding of helicopter or am i just imitating the lines of the photograph?
Anyways heres some wip, more line drawing:
A lot of people prefer to draw from life where possible, but you can still get a good understanding of the object from a photo. It's all down to the technique used. If you only imitate the lines in front of you, you won't learn much. But if you construct your drawings from volumetric shapes you'll retain more understanding.
Most people will tell you though, to get the best understanding of a subject, you should do studies and then apply what you learned from the study by drawing from imagination.
The digital work is looking good so far Mussy . One thing I would say about colour, from personal experience; is that its often easier to create a colour by combining others. For example, sometimes I can't find the right colour for a skin tone. Finding the exact colour in the window can be very difficult and its sometimes easier to imagine what colours are combining to create the one I'm looking at. Like when you have a coloured light source hitting skin, its often easier to find the colour of the light source than the resulting colour on the skin. Hope that makes sense
great sketchbook so far! I really like your digital paintings, however, I would suggest spending longer on a piece and trying to produce something finished, I think it's a good learning process to spend more time on a painting/ drawing. Anyhow, keep it up!
@Man Made... Thanks for the advice, i think u are right about the photo studies, using volumetric (is that even a word lol?) forms will bring better understanding, i shall use that approach when i draw from photographs.
@hunin Thanks for the motivational words. And yeah i shall definately try and create a finished piece as i have a very bad habit of keeping em unfinished.
Anyways heres a little character study nothing too fancy, i drew it from my mind so it was basic anatomy.
hey, nice sketchbook. i like your enviroment studies, especially the one in post #30. keep it up
Haha, those shadow studies at post #24, everybody has been through that XD
Well thanks for stoping by my sketchbook dude! ^^ I really appreciate it.
Checking out yours I can tell you are pretty good with those scenary paintings! Your compositions seem to work fine in most cases. I think you could practice a little bit more with color schemes though. Perhaps working out some color theory and pushing it to a weird extreme might give you ideas and help you to create scenes from your imagination! Remember abstract stuff is quite helpful on getting creative, and it can really help you to get new compositions and great interesting places to portrait in your landscapes
Good luck with your studies, they are coming out great!
wow I love your landscapes! So realistic.
I had a dream where i saw these big bulb like plants, and it stayed in my mind so im trying to convey that idea and im totaly stuck, i got as far as this and i really dont know where to go from here?? can someone help me with developing this idea, and also any other advice on how to make it better.
A speedie i attempted:
About your large bulb-like-plants sketch, I think the main problem is composition; it's a bit bland and you're not providing much information about these plants to make me interested or curious. I would suggest doing some thumbnail sketches of various compositions, possibly using landscape photos for inspiration, and try to find a more interesting way to present your subjects. Consider different perspectives, times of day, weather, etc. What kinda of environment are they set in - is it desert? Grassy plains? Tundra? What other kinds of plants would exist in this area, and should you include them in the image for scale? Do humans harvest these plants, or do animals use them for food and shelter? Do some small, quick sketches to determine the answers to these questions and how to present that information in an image in an interesting way.
Btw, nice environment studies. The one in post #50 is lovely. Keep up the good work!
@dierat thank u very much for ur suggestions. I think ur absolutely right i need to research more when i go into something. As for thumbs i had an attempt at this but i really didnt know what to draw, and when i did it looked so 'controlled' i dunno i guess it seems to be my lack of understanding forms, and i think i need a larger library of things i need to draw.
In relation to that i was just scribbling and thought ill play around with the forms and i ended up with this towards my new bulb idea:
again its very basic and needs much more detail, but i like where its headed.
and 2 speed paints:
hey there! really glad to find a pakistani here. where are you stationed?
I'm from karachi. you've got some really nice wips. gotta put more into one painting. even i dont strive enough to complete. sigh.
any way, love how you're studying light in your paintings. keep up your studies.
you can learn alot more at www.ctrlpaint.com too. do check it out.
Looking very nice! The only thing I might suggest is cropping slightly so the piano isn't dead center.