So this is my beginners sketchbook. As you will soon see I still have a very long way to go. However, I hope to be able to improve as much as possible with your help.
Please don't hesitate to comment or post critique on my drawings The more critique the better.
Thank you for watching!
(Edit: I moved the first post down, so I could write a better introduction here.)
Last edited by Yinari; July 5th, 2012 at 06:23 PM.
So in an attempt to learn to draw better, I recently picked up 'Drawing on the right side of the brain'. I'm especially having problems with drawing the right anatomy, so I hope that with this book I will get better at that.
Anyway, this is my 'Pre-instruction drawing #1: Your "Self-Portrait"'. Unfortunately my scanner messed things up a bit.
So this is my try at the 'Pre-instruction drawing #2: A person, drawn from memory'. I tried to draw my mom, though with different hair it might as well have been my dad lol, in the drawing she looks more like a man than a woman XD.
Last edited by Yinari; July 9th, 2012 at 04:37 PM.
Aaand another update ^^ Just wanted to say that any tips are more than welcome.
Heres my "Pre-instruction drawing #3: Your hand", I left out the shading this time, cos my scanner would just mess it up anyway hehe.
Hey, sweet start. Great book you have there. When youre feeling its time for more i recommend: George B. Bridgman, Vilppu, John H. Vanderpoel,Andrew Loomis. Just to name a few.
That scanner is pretty bad im afraid Keep up.
Yay, somebody replied (was already starting to fear no one cared hehe)
Thank you for the recommendations, atleast I'll have enough to do now .
Yea the scanner sucks, the damn thing is ancient lol, I'm gonna try taking a photo next time.
hey, I see you joined our study group so welcome there.
You have some problems with anatomy but I have that too but if you work on it you will improve fast.
This is a link to loomis books in pdf file: http://alexhays.com/loomis/
I still study them and its a great help to improve. I hope you will enjoy it too while studying it.
Thanks for the link, I will definitely take a better look at the books, what I saw of it looks really helpfull ^^.
Some updates, I tried out the anatomy book of Loomis so I drew some of that. And me failing to draw emotions rightXD
Cool you are still here and you`re doing anatomy, awesome. And as for emotions, these should wait till you study head anatomy, muscles and such.
Now you have one day to double the pages Just keep the momentum going.
Yea I'll definitely continue with it. I'm now gonna try to draw that mannekin frame in different poses.
Aaand some older stuff from last week that I forgot to upload. Some hands, and me trying to figure out posemaniacs XD (and failing hehe)
Hey, look for the shapes when drawing just about anything, to break flatness you`re dealing right now.
Altho not the best preview its should help you understand.
I will remove it from your SB after you`ve seen it.
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Thanks for pointing that out to me, I already wondered why everything looked so flat lol.
Some more mannekin drawings ^^
good, I see you are studying the books. Just keep doing that and you will improve.
Also try to loosen up a bit with your linework but if you practise a lot it will come automaticly.
Thanks. With loosen up a bit, you mean that is should try to draw faster and with less lines?
yeah, that's what I ment.
Your Loomis studies are looking good, how are you finding Betty Edward's book?
Keep posting =)
I haven't finished reading her book yet, but so far it's really good. It really helped me look different at things.
Thank you for looking ^^
You are definitely heading in the right direction,
you just keep on drawing and following some books
and tutorials. Also it is a very nice thing to work
together with you in the study group.
Take care and keep posting.
Thank you ^^.
And here are some muscle drawings I did. Left out the hands for now since I can't draw those properly yet and they would've just messed up the rest of the images XD.
Hahah I know, I'm usually using mechanical pencils, but I ran out of the things you have to put in there, so I'll have to work with normal pencils, hence the not so sharp pencil XD.
Tried some perspective stuff.
Did a bunch of posemaniacs 90 sec drawings (exept the first two). I gues I should do this more, 'cos they don't look that good yet...
Hello hello! Great studies Some little tips about 90 sec poses that you could try if you want:
-Try incorporating parts of anatomy you have learnt into them (such as the loomis mannequin figure)
-Try marking the line of movement first, and then the angle of shoulders and hips and then go from there. Here is a little tutorial that explains it in further detail:
Keep it up!
Thanks for the tips ^^ I'll try them out as soon as possible.
You might want to try this or this as an alternative to posemaniacs since they use real people. Don't let yourself get caught up in the contours or edges of things when you're doing gestures, instead try to analyze the pose itself. find the tilt and angle of the the shoulders and the hips and try to emphasize the main idea of the pose, whether it's stretching an arm out or a twist of the torso or standing in some interesting way. Don't just draw body parts, draw a person DOING something.
Thank you for the links, they seem very helpful.
Yea I already noticed that the poses didn't look right, so I started looking around and I found a really helpful book from Vilppu. So now I'm gonna try that out, maybe it will improve my gestures.
You're getting some good advice.
I would recommend focusing on correct proportions of the body-- before getting into difficult poses. The human body is all ratios. You might want to drawing and concentrate on shapes (cubes, circles, ovals, columns) and how you can apply them to your drawings.
Yea if I follow Vilppu's book then I will get to the cubes and the circles etc eventually ^^ So thats what I'm planning to do now.