Nice sketchbook! You have already made a lot of progress with your figure studies in the past few months! Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing what you can come up with from imagination.
Artist in training....
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ah man that second study at the stage of this page is great, really nice values and painting there! You are putting in the hours and getting some nice studies out of it. They do seem boring sometimes to do, but they give you a really really strong foundation for later pieces.
Keep up the hard work, no crits here other than a general one. For your pencils try to think about the line weight and width even more, but thats just a small thing!
@ThomasM: Thank you, I will try
My head was pretty empty the last couple of weeks... and still is. But I force myself to do some crappy studies at least.
Today: 51 60-seconds studies. I really can feel the issues I have with certain bodyparts~
Want to paint a little artbook as a christmas present for my parents.
Still WIPs though, don't know what to do with the flames.. they look silly. And those trails in the first painting are just a test. I will change that.
First one with reference, second one from mind.
Your studies are very inspiring! Do you have any other anatomy notes like in post #17? The way you do them is much clearer than all my other drawing books including Hogarth & Loomis! I would really like to see more of them (and maybe bigger- they're hard to read!). Thank you for sharing your stuff, keep posting!
I got everything on that sheet from "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression" by Gary Faigin. Excellent book!
I thought about using my sketchbook again after letting it get invaded by dust for the last couple of months. It feels so strange - I really lost the ability to draw smoothly on paper... everything looks like crap. Hnn. Note to myself: Don't make your sketchbook sad by not paying attention to it and falling in love with Photoshop. Well, whatever, have some torso studies.
Next one is pretty much standard...
And a roman soldier-doodle (2/3 from mind).
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@LtPlissken: Thank you! I hope they will ´__`
@surus: Thanks! Those are not my concepts, only studies. I will join the spartan camp when I have more time Work and preparing christmas presents is killing me right now.
@Ixius: Thank you :3
My first self-portrait ever! Critique is highly welcome~
No, I'm not dead~ I visited my parents over Christmas and New Year's Eve and even found some time to draw. It's not much but better than nothing.
Have some Bammes- and photostudies!
I wanted to study the bodyparts I can't draw that well and I wanted to see if I can draw the remaining body better than a few weeks ago. Somehow it worked aaaand... somehow it didn't. I hate lips. And perspective. I can't seem to get better at drawing the head in perspective... aaah frustrating.
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You ain't posting too often, but when you post, you post
a nice amount of sketches. And yes, I see that you are not dead,hahaha.
I do not think the same as you do. I think that you ARE improving, the
thing is that you cannot see it for your self. Mileage will pay off, you will realize.
You just need to do more and more and more studies, never give up.
I have nothing special to criticize on your above posted drawings, I think
that you did a great job. You struggling with faces and heads in perspective,
but who doesn't?
Real highlight of this drawing cycle is the main face on the last posted page.
You did an outstanding job on it. Try to use that technique on your further
I think that it is unnecessary to go into some further nitpickings here, maybe
someone else will do that, but I think that your improvements are outstanding,
and you should post more often.
Do that one thing for me; post more often.
Oh, and I wish you a happy New Year.
@LtPlissken: Thank you, happy new year to you, too! I will definitely never give up anything related to drawing. Too much love involved, I guess. Improving is a weird thing because artists can never see it on their own, huh? But thanks for your encouragement
@insanelight: Thank you!
@LJen: Haha, thank you very much!
Just a small update. Have a lot of work to do for university... annoying stuff. By the end of January I will have a bit more time to draw.
Got a study, some poses from imagination and a new "sketchbook" I bought, a beautiful paperblank, which I plan to fill with very accurate anatomical drawings.
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