I did the flowers and it's shadows.
I'm a huge fan of this site and have been checking it out for some time now. I thought I'd give a sketchbook a try. Critiques are welcome as I'm always looking to improve. Be patient with me though; I'm a huge procrastinator and even when I'm working on a project, I'm slow. One of my main goals is to build up my speed because working at a slow pace causes me to lose interest.
Background for my animation - 3D made on sketchup, and then I'm working and drawing over it.
I've finished a scenario. Done in Ps.
a method i'm trying , draw a ball jointed doll first. Also I had today some live models studies, at a culture center here in my town, will post here as soon as i scan all drawings. Crits pleeeeease.
Hello everybody! Here are my drawings I did during a Live model class, previous friday. It's pretty hard! My first time trying to draw from observation, and the poses changed very quickly sometimes, so...
Some critical comments about this would be great : )
watercolor painted creatures
A frame from an animation I'm making.
Update! The last one was painted by my girlfriend : )
Another scene (actually a background) from the animation i'm working in : )
some more watercolors
update...I'm really enjoying using watercolors!
A frame from an animation I'm making : )
I like your figure studies! Your drawings from imagination are pretty impressive. Every time I try to draw from imagination without reference,i fail pretty hard.
The only critique i have is that your proportions are sometimes a bit off (which is normal imo), and try not to stylize the faces of your characters if you want to learn to how to draw realistic. I could be wrong tho
Just keep drawing and uploading (:
Well, you've got shape down, that's for sure. Just keep practicing that. What you seem to need, is an understanding of value, and anatomy.
Your proportions are off at points, and you could probably do with some help on how to construct a face/head as well as the rest of the body easily. Loomis or Hogarth might help with that.
Try to do value studies, probably a lot of them, and you'll improve just fine. As for anatomy you could pick up a pdf of bridgman, and check out the posemaniacs site as well.
Just generally try to paint a lot of studies outside of your own work : )
Wow, your lines are really beautiful, so smooth! Do you do them freehand or with the help of tools (paths, vectors or whatever there is..)?
You might want to use some more color variations for your more realistic face paintings. In the ones I have seen (the digital ones at least), you mainly use "skin colors" and some white-ish highlights/shadows, but skin is much more than that - there are parts that are more red (nose, for example) or more yellow, or even some hints of blue or green. There are many tutorials for that topic, but I'm not yet familiar enough with CA to find you a thread here, sorry.
Anyway, keep up your studies, you're on the right way!
Really liked last gouache (watercolor?) head drawings, have nice expressive mood to them. I really recommend to check out Figure Drawing by Michael Hampton, it really helped me with drawing figures.
Jarkuzy - Thank you! proportions are my weakness, but I'll try to understand them someday, and then , find my own expression and style : )
Toffers - Thanks man! I'm very lazy, and also working on some crazy projects, so, I'm always letting those master's books to the future. I already got loomis and bridgman pdf's, just got to settle down and dive 100%onto this journey to really absorb their concepts and lessons.
Lyraina - Thankssss, my lines from wich drawings? there are some free hands, but also, some digital paths in this sketchbook. Different skin tones are really hard to understand, just like all the colors, by the way... I'm very weak on colors, so i got to start practicing everyday and observe well photos and real life.
EllionV - Thanks, they are watercolors actually! The expression is a important thing on the drawings, just like i saw in yours, and i think it's generally more important than the perfection of anatomy and realism, so thanks again, i felt happy after reading your comment! Michael Hampton added to the list, I'll search for it asap.
Well, today, I'm posting a frame from the animation that is in progress...These days i worked hard to make this hand type in this keyboard, and I'm really happy with the result!
yogeshj25 - Thanks man!
Well, i decided to make a drawing like my older ones, forgeting about realism and stuff, just to have fun, i will put some colors on it soon.
Last edited by Henrique Ventura; September 17th, 2011 at 05:34 PM.
Studying the colors
Another one ; )