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OK, I want to get good at drawing & painting. I used to draw a little bit many years ago & lurk here so i thought this would be a good place to make a sketchbook to keep track of my progress. So hi everyone!
Over the last week I've just been drawing shapes and trying to shade them, also I've drawn a few simple objects from life. I haven't posted them this time because there was a queue in the library for a the scanner so here's what i drew this morning before I went out - my apple, my thumb & I startd a spoon. I reallyreally need softer pencils or some charcoal when 've got some cash
I almost took the thumb out cause I notice now it looks like...my mind was not really on just drawing this morning 0_0 oh dear...
Anyway that's a really tl;dr intro so here's today's lame beginner efforts. Thanks for looking.
Last edited by crowbones; June 4th, 2011 at 11:59 PM. Reason: changed thread image
Haha at the thumb (not a bad drawing, though). Maybe next time put in the rest of the hand. Good start, it's amazing what having forcing yourself to document your work will do to increase the standard of what you're producing!
rem92 - thanks, i hope you are right!
maevey - thanks, you're right - already i am putting more effort into what i draw knowing that other people are going to see and judge it, plus i'm a tad ocd and i don't want *gasps* gaps in the record heh
today i spent 2 hours drawing from Loomis (won't post it all it isn't exciting...) drew my hand on my break and i made some diagrams of aquatic invertebrates for my lab book. drawn from life - wont post pencil roughs because i can't fit the notebook in the scanner, but here's the finished diagrams. drawing things while looking down the microscope is a pain in the arse, especially when what you are drawing is dark brown plus the doodle that isn't a diagram and won't be going into my lab book XD
cool stuff man! and thanks for stopping by my sketchbook!
nice start, i think you should post everything!
I think you should use a softer pencil for sketching as the lines are very faint at the moment.
What do you mean they aren't exciting? Post them anyway! That's what these things are for!
I think this will be a good help on top of Loomis. Personally I feel it helps in a more guided way to learn the structure from the inside out. I just watched the first one earlier, more than worth a look! It will help you a lot when it comes to building up figures on your own and observing figures in life drawing- ingrains basics in you from the get-go, and it's easy to follow.
If you can't life draw, a supplement for now would be www.pixellovely.com/tools/gesture (range of photos of people, animals and even skulls/skeletons), however I don't recommend it for shading/volume studies, more for capturing gesture and pose. I recommend you work with the figure building on top of that. Gesture is great to give your figures some flow (and also drawing up a reference from life that you have to do really quickly- getting the essential detail- the pose- and 'saving it for later'), but keep up the proportion stuff too and you'll do great Add volume studies into the mix (for when you get your B- grade pencils/coals) and you should be well on your way!
Keep up the good work!
apw - thanks, no problem
joe' - thanks, i might post it all in the future, scanning it in takes so long though! & i agree, definitely need a range of pencils.
MightyApplejacks - wow, those resources look like they will be a great help. I will definitely give them a try, thankyou for posting them! also, good point, i guess that is what this thing is for...what's a sketchbook without sketches eh?
i spent about an hour on the lobster, and another 1.5 hours on the other things combined, in the museum today lobster was bloody hard but also really fun. my rendering sucks so hard, shouldn't have been so ambitious already haha. i see many errors too. oh well, still quite pleased with that. may try it again in the future.
i meant to do more 'serious' drawing this afternoon but i feel like poo now and slacked off. Still i managed about 2 hours of loomis mannakin frames...with added rickets! ugh definitely need to work on these, i keep making the legs too short.
anyway...tl;dr, pictures, pictures!
Welcome mate! Great decision to make a sketchbook. Love the skull, it's really great! A bit of advice. When scanning your work, try in PhotoShop (or some other image editor) to bring the brightness down a bit, it will be much better!
Keep up the work!
Aerendyl - hey there,thanks! i fiddled with them in ps, it does look a bit better, ta
this morning before i went out i spent a little while flailing about in the living room pulling poses and then trying to draw them using the mannakin frame. not amazing results but helped me think about poses and i got a good stretch
then i tried doing some 30 second gestures...ooh dear, i try to draw too much i think. i am missing the pose a bit...i will keep practicing though.
hate how the stuff on the back shows through when i scan stuff. sorry about that, i'm using cheapo printer paper.
Last edited by crowbones; June 3rd, 2011 at 07:54 PM.
Yesterday, I had a really busy day but I got in a bit of drawing time. 30 second gestures, some quick attempts at my hand (hands are so hard!) and some quick silly monster doodles based on people I know
ETA, This morning (hooray insomnia) I did a big charcoal study of a pear, which i have tried to photograph unsuccessfully. Boo. About 1.5 hours. Not too pleased. Too much middle tone. Will try again...and again...and again...
Last edited by crowbones; June 5th, 2011 at 01:57 AM.
Nice studies and gestures, crowbones. You seem extremely determined which is a wonderful thing to see and I am sure that at this pace, you will improve in no time at all. I'm loving it so far, keep it up!
Oh and thanks for the comment!
I wish I could stack so many figures on a single page, I really love all of these and the weird creatures you capture. More micro life!
There is probably a sure way to rocking and I think you might be on it, who knows? We'll see *wink a la wink*
this is a great start, you're hitting all the basics those loomis skeletons are looking great aswell, there's alot of flow and lovely clean lines in there. i think now it'd really help for you to branch out, use different media and look at tone and form as well as structure, it'll really help you look at things with more understanding
well met crowbones, keep drawing as much as possible and your skill will grow.
you have decent lines for a beginner those Loomis studies are good, the hand studies are good too, just keep tackling all the things you have weakness with.
Oh man these all look really cool. Those insects are mind blowingly clean-lined and amazing. And just, all of this. Wow.
Keep up the great work, and thanks for taking the time to drop by my sketchbook. Sloth indeed.
I lurk here sometimes.
very nieeece likin those quick poses! and those monsters. those little hand studies work well too!
try finding some faces to pick and draw!
take a peek at my SKETCHBOOK?
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