Hello there guys! So I used to post a bit around here, but in the last couple of months I unfortunately neglected art a lot. Now I'm trying to get back to it and I thought, why not have a sketchbook here? Well for the start, here's some of my most recent works and studies. I'm sorry that the quality of the traditional stuff is so low, that's because I have to take photos of it. Any kind of critique or comments is highly appreciated! So here we go
Not bad. Keep up the work and you'll get better. try drawing with lines of action for your life drawing to give it more flow, use shapes to bring out the appeal and try drawing with more structure to make things look 3d.
Thanks to both of you for stopping by and for the tips, appreciate it!
Here's some more recent work, first three images are stuff from my sketchbook, the page with the faces is me trying to copy from a photography book! And the digital works are both for the Daily Sketch Group here on CA.
I still have trouble when adding colour, for example when I start in b/w and then apply colour with an overlay layer it just doesn't look right. Maybe that's because my values are off in the first place? I tend to go very light I think... Well I'll figure it out Take care guys!
Nice variety in your studies! You're doing good work.
Love that apple -- and the line directions around the top really help give it a sense of form.
One thing--I would really suggest working from life. Some of your stuff looks kinda flat (not even value-wise, but just plane-wise--you can tell it's from a 2D photo), and occasionally you've got some proportion issues and stuff like that. Working from life whenever you can and really learning how to see (and then accurately map that on paper) is an important foundation skill. ..well, you know, working from life whenever you can is always a good idea. But especially here.
Hey thanks a lot Jesse! About the drawing from life thing - I know that it's generally better to do that instead of using photos. The thing is that it's really hard to get the values right, not to mention the colors. Of course you need to take on challenges to get better at painting but since I want to get my values right first, I kind of eliminated a variable from the equation But still you are of course right and I will work on those issues, so again thank you for the comment!
Today I did another b/w study, of a portrait this time, I hope you like it!
hey man the quick studies are looking good, just don't forget to slow down and really take your time and observe what you're drawing. it's also good that you're tackling perspective. i highly recommend scott robertson's perspective dvd if you're really serious about tackling that set of fundamentals. keep up the good work!