I've been lurking the forums for a while so I finally decided to start a sketchbook today. I haven't really been serious about drawing, so I'm posting a sketchbook to change that and get myself motivated.
way to get serious and start a sketchbook!, i recently did the same.
nice job on those studies, they will be so helpful if you keep them up. I've been drawing for years now but never worked on figure studies and my lack of ability to draw the human figure from memory shows my lack of focus in that area. So keep up those studies and a focus or goal to your practice.
it looks like you're off to a good start with ur SB
check mine out if u want, i gotta post the link to my profile
Looks like you've got a good start, just keep up the studies and everything else will work out! I just started my sketchbook today and I think this is a good way to grow as an artist. To be able to get feedback and share tips and tricks, it's just awesome. Anyhow, keep up the good job and check out my sketchbook if you want.
Thanks for the replies even though I have not updated my sketchbook in a long time. I haven't been drawing much since then either, but now I'll try to draw more and update my sketchbook everyday from now on
Heres some pages I did today,30 sec gestures from pose maniacs.com, a still life,and some free hand perspective drawings (pen)...
I'm just gonna echo everyone else - more studies! You're doing great so far, stick with bridgman, loomis and life and you'll be awesome. Just keep drawing, explore everything and think about what you're doing. Maybe try some self portraits, draw some pets, make a comic - just draw!
Thanks for the visit. Good studies, keep it up. Just one thing, when you found the shape you were searching for (with light searching lines) then go over it with bolder, heavier, confident lines and reinforce the good lines that you have found.
Yes the searching line is that missing you and your shapes are far from perfect. Your hand is still unsure - try to draw for yourself simple shapes but fast don't take much time just to get the shape with many lines not just one.
And keep practise the anatomy - not only from books but from real models - quick sketches and atc...
hey thanks for replying pixel cheetah, I thought it would be easier to just take pictures with a camera, but the pages would just come out blurry, so next time I would have to switch back to scanning the pages then.
hey there leo
good work with your studies so far
i think it would be really helpful to just practice your lines
like just the lines themselves
practice drawing straight lines.. bold striaght quick lines from the elbow
also practice drawing bendy doodle lines, making interesting shapes (even if abstract) but keeping the line smooth and non-jiggly. i think this will help a lot because the main weakness i see right now is your lines are trembly and look weak
hope this helps