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lol super late update, had a busy but fun day,
its so hard to balance social life and drawing.
i feel like i should draw to have a better future,
but what the point of having a better future without friends and fun?
idont know if this one makes sense, used only 2 colors, pretty boring i guess, im halfassleep
lol, it still bad,
amazing article on improvement
idk, i feel like ive not been put enough time on art lately, but i got time to do nothing, even homework im behind
lol, im failing so much at my 30 day project, shit.
i kind of figured out, every day im pretty much folowing the folowing,
warm up(posemaniacs, optional) life drawing, studies, imagination stuff.
Please tell me my mistakes and weak parts, it would help a lot
todays imagination stuff, like 30 min, im super slow
There's a good start with the life drawings. But try to care more about the proportions. The legs are getting very small compared to the upper body. But you have some nice forms there. I hope you can do some more lifedrawings, they will help you.
Some words about digital stuff: try to use bigger brushes, make not so many small strokes. That will look more confident and stick to the shapes.
And how about blending? Are you using pen pressure? It would be nice to see how you blend colours
Valyavande - man, thanks so much for those advices, i cant say how gratfull i am. yeah, i havent much time to develop ps skills, and about the proportions, i will fix that!
i forgot to post this one
Hey! Your studies look great. Try not to lose the character of the lines in the archer (post #43) as you paint. But, keep up the great work!
- Wooli - thanks man, im not quite sure what you mean...isnt part of rendering getting rid of out lines
lol today, this one, it took me like half an hour. while listening to bobby chius podcast
i need advice on colors and how to further render.
Your fogurative sketches look very cool, very realistic and soulful.
Nice figures and anatomy studies
About your digital stuff (that doesn't suck that much as you say IMO but I know the feeling when you look at your own work for long and see flaws everywhere, because, if you're perfectionist, there are they): as Valyavande said, use bigger brushes. And higher opacity at the beginning. You should lower it when at the blending phase. And you might experiment with pressure sensitive opacity one day. I used fix opacity brushes for years but now I change. You will walk your own path regarding brush settings, the main thing you doesn't use soft brushes and other unhealthy tools beginners tend to
I talk too much, sorry.
Maybe you should render in grayscale sometimes. I know the feeling when you need colors to make your life nicer but if you need to think about skin coloring (a quite hard topic), it might goes into your way. If you just focus on values, things are easier.
im pissed at the world right now, im doubting myself so much in art and life
and very ashemed vor the lack of continuity in this stckechbook.
Conniekat8 - thanks man, even tho i dont think they capture a lot.
shiNIN - thanks man, ill try to keep that in mind, but about the soft brushes, sometimes i like to keep them hard-edged because of the texture and style, but i know nothing about art so....
Hey Aragah, Thanks for visiting my sketch book.
You really really should not be discouraged. you're doing damn well for being 17. Anyway, concerning color, I'd say nothing would help more than painting from life. you've done a few already and they look great. photo reference would be a good alternative though.
I would suggest doing daily speed paintings along with your anatomy studies. Keep them short, 30min - 1hr. (stay away from character costume design for now, If you can draw the human figure well, you can draw anything) for speed paintings I would paint from life and photo. Also, studying from the masters would be a great way to learn color. Masters like Sargent, Gerome and Velazquez would be good places to start. and 2 modern artists come to mind for light and color: Craig Mullins, and Nathan Fowkes. I highly encourage you to check them out.
Try to paint small. Keep the canvas no larger than half your screen size when you paint. it will keep you from worrying about details
and most importantly I'd stress 2 things:
1) Mileage - Paint and draw every single day. Who cares about a bad drawing or painting today when you know you'll learn from it and improve tomorrow?
2) Draw and paint from life! - If possible, grab and easel, some paint and brushes and paint outside. Find local life drawing sessions. Nothing beats a live model for learning how to draw the human figure, or drawing in general.
Good luck I really hope you don't let discouragement get the best of you. You're at a great spot already and you can only go up!
jonathan, i answered you by pm, but thanks again.
here is some stuff from my sketchbook
and a waste inspired whatever
Last edited by Aragah; August 16th, 2011 at 07:59 PM.
Thanks for visiting my sketchbook. I see you've got some fine work in the cooking here. Be more confident! You're doing all the right things. Just keep your mind on things to make sure you're improving. Ask yourself a lot of questions and try to answer them. Where is the form turning to? How wide is the arm here and here? What causes the contours to look like this, underlying muscle, bone, a dip? What color is the light and what happens when it hits an object of this colour?
Stay sharp! Practice right, and every moment you do, will yield good results!
kitfox. no problem man, im glad you stopped by too. its so hard to be confident when i can see that im drawint shit!
but the stay sharp thing, like two days ago i felt like i was drawing realy good, than i didnt for a day, and today i can only do crap.
i was trying to do some figures from marathons references, FAIL
so heres 2 photoshop doodles
I'm the same. But I really do crap (or nothing at all, it's hard to start drawing again to me), not just being too self-critical... Seriously, you are worse than me. It's worrying to see a more brutal self critic than mine.
I liked your sketchbook pages. The digital stuff in the same update has a nice feel but an obvious anatomy flaw as well. You have some body drawing skills, don't do such trivial proportion problems, they are easy to learn. Wrists are around crotch level when arms are along the torso.
Hi man , you got awesome sketches here , anyway you should'nt care about how slowly u draw ( Slow is Faster )
slow down , and try to analyse what you drawing
( Don't Copy the model , but analyse it - Vilppu )
and i see you got some mistakes in your drawings , so try to draw slowly and meausre by you eye ( everybody makes mistakes )
Heya! Great start on your sketchbook, those muscle studies are fantastic. Your figures look really anatomically solid, but there's some tiny proportional problems. I think perhaps you make the legs and feet too small.
But, overall, I'm really impressed! You're doing much better than I was at seventeen.
Also congratulations on that scholarship!
man,overall very nice stuffs!Really dig the the pencils and designs,pretty awesome.In the digital,you just need to spend more time with it,when I started with the digital,I was like:"godamn,this is kinda tricky!"and didn't used it very often but I knew I had to learn it and if others did it I could to,I don't know if that's your case
keep doing the great job!
Oh man, those sketches are terrific and your digital drawings coming along very well. Looking forward to more of your works.