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Quick photo study of a larger scale environment. I'm still having big problems with those. I need to continue practicing on smaller scale environments.
I noticed it's really important to pick the right photo to study for your skill level. When I pick something that is easy for me it turns out nice but when I pick something that harder it doesn't turn out as nice but I'm learning a lot more.
I was doing too much perspective study on architecture so I though I should try something else.
I did a study from a photo of a vending machine and then tried to do it in a different perspective with more distorted proportions. I will do this more in the future because it's a lot of fun (but plan ahead the distorted part because right now it looks strange - maybe some doodles might help - I didn't doodle yet, ever ).
Many of your perspective drawing look distorted. There are ways to determine how far away to put the vanishing points in order keep the picture inside the 60-degree cone of vision. Perfect squares etc. I recommend Carl Dobsky's DVDs on perspective. They cover all the basics and are really cheap if you consider all the information you get.
The colors look good. Keep it up!
I saw a few interesting videos on Ctrl+Paint and one of them suggested as a practice to take movie stills and separate the foreground, middle-ground and background. I always felt it was an obvious thing but actually marking the different planes made me really think about what was happening there.
The stills are from the Skyfall trailer.
I also did 2 studies from the stills I took. For the studies I started with a blank canvas, I didn't use the planes I drew over the movie stills.
I will do more of this in the future. I will also try to study all the above stills.
Another study. This time I wanted to push it a little further and spend more time on it. I ended up spending more time on it but I don't feel like it was time well spent. Somehow I didn't feel comfortable with this workflow. I will get back to my quick studies and perspective practice. I might finish this one though when I get more free time.
Wow... That is actually a really cool exercise in dissecting the film stills. I really want to try that now. Your perspective work and practice is really inspiring too.
The clouds in your last post look much stronger than the clouds in your earlier posts. Much more "solid" and believable. Awesome sketchbook!
If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
I did another study from the Ringo trailer. In the trailer there are 4 birds but I only had time to draw one (it was also rushed). I might come back later to this and finish it since the birds are the main focal point and they should be a lot more detailed.
I also found some charcoal around the house and did some still life studies. I plan to experiment more in the future with different "tools". I like charcoal a lot.
You studies are fantastic! Can't wait to see more from you!
Your photo studies are looking good but...
Something I've noticed with your perspective drawings.
You tend to put the 2 vanishing points to close causing weird distortions. The bottom corner shouldn't be less than 90°
Its also a lot easier to understand the shape of an object using the actual object instead of a photo.