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A project for school in Concept Design.
The assignment is showing a historical event without showing it.
Drawn, photographed & designed by myself; the historical event is Man's First Powered Flights
I've got a lot of other things I've been doing but I'm too lazy to photograph them all.
Last edited by MeteorCat; May 16th, 2012 at 08:28 PM.
Good progress here. You've got quite a lot of good advice already, and it does look like you're starting to progress a little towards bigger brushes, more careful strokes, less scribbling... remember, the direction of every stroke you make says something about the form you're describing. The lynx looks like you got too caught up with texture and lost the form a bit, both on the lynx itself and on the rock its sitting on. It looks more messy than rock/furlike. An important note about fur - I'm assuming you're drawing with a tablet, so make sure your brush settings have the size jitter set to pen pressure so you get tapering strokes. There's a lot of cases where that will do more harm than good, but on hair or fur, having strands end with a round edge really hurts the effect. =)
Revidescent - Thanks for hopping by.
I started this last night. Total time so far is about 3 hours.
I'm working slowly but I'm really enjoying myself
Reference image from - Marcus Ranum - www.ranum.com - http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/
Last edited by MeteorCat; April 22nd, 2012 at 01:52 PM.
Another day, another painting. Let's hope I can keep this going.
I'm quite happy with this one. It took me about an hour to draw this. I tried to keep the brush strokes strong and significant but I sometimes fled to low opacity/soft strokes
Thanks for hopping by in my SB so frequently, its always nice to see you there and very encouraging=)
I like the latest sketch, really cute and i think its much better than the one before. Lots of strokes already go in the right direction and indicate the fur.
For your digital stuff i think right now it has a very smudgy/blurry feel to it in parts. Maybe you could try to work more with hard/sharp edges and try to define some shapes better.
Hope this helps a bit...
Mhugo - I'm trying to work with harder brushes and strokes but I'm not quite there yet. I'm just having trouble balancing the two activities being: reading art books or reading about how to do anything and drawing.
Sometimes I find myself looking hours at other peoples work and reading how they do what they do and eventually I don't draw.
Also, I'm creating very quick paintings at the moment, trying to focus on understanding forms rather then getting lost in details (something I tend to do) and I don't know how to get that 'finished' / sharp feel in such a short amount of time.
Thanks for coming and don't be a stranger!
Noukah - Thanks Noukah, stay in touch
Just wanted to post this for the sake of posting. This piece is about 15-20 minutes in, I'll probably work on it a bit more but I'm quite happy with the process of this painting.
I worked a bit more on perspective with Loomis and I finally started basic anatomy. It's really hard work but the results are good! I don't have a scanner and it feels silly to take pictures of random sketches of studies hence this is all I got for today
More pencil sketches from the past two days. First are a couple of lame Loomis basic anatomy studies, and the others are a bunch of gesture drawings from pixelovely and such.
Sorry for the bad quality. I'm not great at taking these pictures.
Last edited by MeteorCat; May 2nd, 2012 at 09:53 PM.
I did some anatomy studies & sketches today but I don't really feel like taking pictures of crappy stuff right now so all I have is a quick 25 minute landscape study. I'm still experimenting with brushes and I'm not quite happy with the strokes on this one.
I can't really find the right book for anatomy studies. It either all looks like a medical book or it's very confusing. I used Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist for this one but this doesn't feel like it's helpful.
Could anyone please tell me what book should I study from and how should I study? I'm so confused and bummed out.
"Could anyone please tell me what book should I study from and how should I study? I'm so confused and bummed out."
dude, anatomy is one of those things that will take time. you're not going to learn it all in one day, so be patient, don't get discouraged, dude. as for recommended books, i HIGHLY recommend the Bridgman series as a start (especially "Constructive Anatomy", "The Human Machine", "Life Drawing", and "The Book of One Hundred Hands"). these give a great overall understanding of how the body looks, and why it looks like it does and how it moves, which is VERY important when you want to draw people from your mind.
as for a "method" for practicing, refer to this post.
other than that, time and repetition, my friend. best of luck. slow and steady, but push yourself. you can do it.
Nice sketchbook! keep practicing.
Please, excuse me for the possible errors in my English.
I think you should focus on gestures and figure drawing first, because without a good foundation your drawings don't have structure and look messy. I see you've done a little Loomis study- keep it up.