Here is some more stuff.
And some more stuff.
More blocks, these are better than the ones from a while back... I hope.
Some more blocks
First page from the mind, second from life. All those bean like shapes are me trying to better understand form.
More form stuff, one really stood over the others I think.
When doing your shading, try and keep your hatching uniform and in one direction, it'll help it look cleaner.
Feet and a room.
Stuff, a slash means I'm ok with it at least, X means no go.
Some more objects
Hey Dyeonxy just had to post to say how well I think you are doing. It's great to see you doing all this drawing from life and I can see the improvement with your line quality which is looking more confident and less scratchy. You are also doing a good job with the ellipses on some of these. Keep at it as I'm really excited to see how much you can progress.
Yeah I agree with svendraws. Really good to see your progress from the first page! keep it up! Im also a beginner so maybe I can help a little with what I have discovered. Try to use a bit of shading, don't be afraid to go darker then you think. It really helps me see shapes sometimes. Other times i prefer just line but maybe it can help you too! Experiment with drawing with a darker pencil or just add darker shades to your drawings
Please help me improve! Thank you for your time
Thank you for the words of encouragement everyone. Here are some more blocks. I really like the set on the bottom right. Still having problems hatching curved stuff though.
Hello! I'm not dead, just doing stuff I don't feel is worth posting. Mainly switched to using a ruler so I can better study angles, while doing a lot of line work practice on the side. Here is something I did when I got a little frustrated trying to convey the curves of a sphere. A mountainside mine or something.
Wow...I just looked through your sketchbook. You are really improving and working hard, and you have gotten some great advice from people. I think the spheres you did are the best I've seen you do yet, and the clothes pin from the most rent upload looks really good.
I am still a beginner myself, but one thing I have found...is to start with a rough layin, where I just scribble in the general area of where things are to make sure it will all fit on the page and is in proportion...then I go back and actually draw in the lines of the shapes...and I start by what is one of the basic shapes this looks most like, a circle, a box, a triangle, etc. Then, I alter that basic shape as needed...maybe flatten an edge of the circle, or round off the square, etc....So, then I have this flat 2d shape and to start to convey it s form I add cross-contours, which is what you were doing a bit spheres...but draw through, so draw the curve all the way around the sphere...imagine your tracing the outside of the sphere with your pencil...or going up and down the sides of a cube....so it is okay to use straight lines for your contours on the circle...but remember that the lines are tracing a curved shape, and sometimes how you drew the lines made it look like the outside of the shape wasn't a sphere. Once you have your cross contours, then, it is really easy to find where to put your light and shadow...the core shadow is at the place in the cross contours where it first turns away from the light
Also, about shading, with your spheres, light side of the object and the dark side of the object..the lightest part of the dark side, the reflective light, is still darker than the darkest part of the light side...and more gradation in your tones. I know you are just getting into shading...but thought I would pass on what I have learned so far.
I really like how you have started out with the basics...just working on basic shapes and lines. That exercise of just drawing lines on a page is really great for getting confident lines. I use it myself... Right now, I am just working on my basic layin and shapes, too, not doing tone or full rendering.
So, anyway, keep it up. Look forward to seeing more.
More work, still need to work on those bad lines.
Cats are very vulgar creatures.
Stuff. I had no idea what to do with the pot. Seems like it's a lot harder to keep things proportional when everything is curved.
Methinks I see improvement.
PS. the object on the upper left is a handset of a phone on top of the receiver. I just realized it looks like something else.
I love looking at early sketchbooks it's so fun seeing the big leaps of progress that happen in the first couple years.
a trick I recommend for improving line quality is to just set aside 5 minuets of your drawing time to draw lines. Practice controlling how thick or thin the line is, making neat squares with tight corners, and concentric circles. It's a good warm up .
Great sketchbook! Lots of hard work and clear improvement in here.
Thanks for the kind words guys, although I do think I need to be drawing more. And thanks Rhubix for the line warmup ideas, I especially like the concentric circles one.
Anyways, some more stuff. Each of those boxed off pictures was an area in front of me that I drew for five min. I'm still unsure with what I'm doing with the value studies, I feel like I just can't see the subtle changes when looking at the wooden sphere.