Really like your digimon I'll look forward to seeing more!
Now I have some updates. I finished my digital painting of Kanda and scanned some old studies. (from some months ago) I drew several objects around the house where I was on vacation.
I am curious what you think about my painting ^^;
Dude loving them, especially the pen markings (: Keep experimenting around with the photoshop and have crazy fun times with experimenting colour theory, would do good with you (:
I like your style especially the crosshatching! More realism plox?
Hi ! Take a peek in my sketch book?My Sketchbook
Well done!! It is a very good start for a scketchbook. I like your cross hatching style in those basic colors. I think it would be nice to see more action poses with these characters and also some studies of facial expressions. Good stuff Sushy without a "i"!
Observation is the Imagination's servant, It can carry you into uncharted territories."
My Sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=203841
Good work! the polaroid still life is aces
sb most art copied to page 1
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Checked out your self portraits, wicked improvement from the first page to the last. Inspiring, makes me want to try something similar. Btw, if you havn't seen the book Fundementals of Drawing by Vladimir Mogilevtsev, it's one of the most precise system of planes I've seen in a drawing books. It's really helped me.
Tb0ne Thanks, I did see that book, but when I try to buy it the whole site switches to russian XD And then I stop buying it because my russian is not that advanced yet 0_______0
Are there also European sites selling it? xD
that book sure looks helpful and I did consider buying it. :3
Liberty thanks iiivii, nice to hear. I plan on making it a big painting xD
OK it was about time to update this thing. I am currently at 3000/5000 words of my essay o___o
I HATE IT SO MUCH
Anyway here are some thingies
This is my first try at doing something with perspective. I set up a grid which did not turn out working like it did in the tutorial of enliiigthen but I managed to make the thing fill up with colour and rotate it and gooosh
maybe Photoshop CS3 Exxxtended is too old for this already? I dunno, maybe I just missed a step.
Anyway, I drew crappy cubes. Which I barely knew how to do.
I really must practice perspective more *sigh*
I got stuck on the lightning too as you can see XD
^ some random thingies... Studies of one of our goats, this one is called Fleur. And I drew from my manniken again lolol
And here are the usual hands studies...
And I end this update with the photostudy of a lovely deeeer...
Oh and play this music when I enter ze room:
Hey, you have a lot of good studies here. You're working hard and that is good, but I think you're not really using your studies well.
Please take what I am saying with a grain of salt since I am very much a beginner, but I think what Kerah said makes a lot of sense for where you are at right now. You seem to be just doing studies for the sakes of doing studies, copying anatomy just to copy anatomy and youíre not really applying the stuff youíre learning. I will try to explain what I mean by this, it will be a long post and itís probably filled with crap, but I will try to explain something I realized a while back and helped me improve enormously so maybe it will help you too. I donít want to offend you, just offer some insight that might help.
I was looking a few pages back and you have all these great studies of naked people in dynamic poses. While they are not perfect they show a lot of good details, but you never use these details that you are learning from them. For example you do some pretty anatomically correct work of how a leg looks but then in your drawing of a boy in post #854 his legs are just straight lines. I know it's a WIP and he's wearing pants and it's not the same pose like the naked guys you're studying, but what's the point of studying if it doesn't influence your personal work? I mean if doing 3 copies after a naked guy wonít make your drawing of a guy look better something is not right.
The ultimate goal of studies is to help you create better work out of your imagination and right now I see a bit of a detachment between the two. Itís almost like you are doing the studies, putting them away/ forgetting what they are supposed to teach you then working on your personal/ imagination stuff.
Let me give you another example. You have pages of nose studies copied from Bridgman, but the noses you draw on your people in your sketchbook are all simple anime noses composed out of two lines. The Bridgman noses look great, but if copying them wonít help you make better looking noses on the people you sketch in penÖ well whatís the point of studying for hours? You donít want to become a human Xerox machine, you want to be able to draw awesome stuff from imagination, right?
I am not sure if this makes sense, but what Iím trying to say is that I see all this work youíre doing but it doesnít seem to translate to great improvements in your personal work. Donít get me wrong you improved from when you started, your colors are better and your sense of proportion has come along very well. But for the amount of effort youíre putting into this, for all the still life studies and anatomy copies you did I feel your personal images should be much better.
A while back I used to do this thing where I would study for hours, without really thinking about what I was doing. I would just copy anatomy over and over again without wondering why I did it or how it was benefiting me and I hoped that someday all of a sudden Iíd be good. But that is not how this works, the point of all of this is to learn how to draw and you can only do that if you actually learn. All that work I did, didnít really help me that much, because I wasnít learning anything from it I was just going through the motions. And I think you are in the same position.
At one point I changed my way of studying. Instead of copying Bridgman Iíd say: ďHey I want to draw a cool robot woman image. What do I need to know to do that? Well I should learn how an arm looks. So I would draw an arm, but really spending time on it, thinking about every step. Why am I drawing this line here? What muscle is underneath here, how does this compare to the length of the hand? Constantly asking myself what I was doing. Then I would put the book away and would try drawing that arm again on a character, trying to remember as many of the thoughts about the process as possible. When I was done I would compare it to the book. What did I do wrong? Why? What part of my mental process was wrong? Then Iíd do it again and again until I learned how to draw a more or less realistic arm from imagination.
Itís like learning a new language. Right now you are copying words from a dictionary, but instead of using them in sentences or in conversation you just put the dictionary away and try to do your best with half remembered stuff. You say that when you put the reference away you forget right away, that to me is a clear sign that you are not thinking enough about what you are doing when studying. Also you should do it more (putting the reference away after you copy the image once), because thatís the only way to train your memory and learn.
I hope this huge rant makes some sense and helps you think about what you are studying and why. There should be a purpose for every study you do, an application for it; otherwise your brain will just forget it and your drawings from imagination will not improve