@Tabletoppler- Thanks for the feedback man i really appreciate it, and yea i can tell the difference as well so ill just keep drawn everyday and hopefully it catches up
not much today
good job on the paintings! on the other hand, i dare you to draw 15 poses and it can only be from memory! quick/developed ones, your choice, but at least try getting the frame down : D
iunno if this would help, but any kind of drawing is better than none && i used to draw only from memory so it's easy for me to draw poses without ref, but difficult for me to do still life. xd good luck. feel free to turn down this dare and do something else, your choice
@Tabletoppler Hey thanks for the challenge i enjoyed doing it, even tho it was hard haha but yea i think it helped me get better a lil bit
today i did this, skin study then poses from imagination
speed paints, lips, and figures
awesome updates! imo generally drawing from imagination just takes practice so keep working at it glad you thought it slightly helped through, keep posting
@Tabletoppler- Hey, thanks man yea i know it will take some time to get good at but i will get there one day
life drawing, and scribbles in class i tried drawing dragons from my mind but it was a bit of a challenge lol damm
vanderpoel studies i see! you have an excellent sense of color and form!
check out my : SKETCHBOOK: All critiques much needed and WELCOMED!
@Wutangclam- Thanks man
Today i was lazy just two ref less drawings
studies, life drawings, then an unfinished Frank Frazetta study im going to finish it tho i really love his art its so cool and inspiring!
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Hey man great updates! It's great to see someone working so hard with such dedication. I agree with tabletoppler that there is a huge difference between your work from memory/imagination and referenced work. Do you draw your figures from life or from photo references? I've found that drawing from life really trains your eyes. When you draw from a photo reference or from a book, you're really only copying from 2D to 2D. Yet, when you draw from life, you have to figure out for yourself how to represent a three dimensional object onto a two dimensional surface. I think it'll help you with your figures from memory if you do figures from life, because when you imagine a figure, in your mind it's not a flat imagine on a screen. You're imagining your body moving into that pose, the way the limbs occupy the space, etc. So already knowing how to go from 3D to 2D is a great advantage. Anyway, try it out and see for yourself.
@Fungus Thanks for the feedback, yea i agree with what your saying about drawing from life, i am actually taking a life drawing class at school right now where we draw from a nude model its been helping a lot its definitely better then drawing from pictures all the time.
Dammit is all i can say about the stuff i did today, i wish i could improve...
Stuff out of the mind then a armor study
looks like you're getting better at this, keep it up!! the last image is quite cool, but it look's like you're having little trouble with patience and those brush strokes are maikng impression that you are in a very big hurry and want to finish it right away... maybe try to enjoy a little bit more the work that you're doing... well, that's what happened to me some time ago.. anyway, best of luck!!
@Marowak Hey, thanks for the advice ill keep that in mind
Your poses and linework seem a lot more confident now! Keep doin what you're doin!
@Lagarto- Thanks, i will!
@Anivy- Thank you, ima keep on goin
Today's sketch's and life drawing's
Your drawings of the body seem more steady than those of the head. Have you tried looking at Andrew Loomis' method for drawing the head? These videos are a good introduction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U Also, you could try refining the outline of your digitals more, make them sharper. A crisp outline can make the whole figure/object seem sharper.
Keep it up, Ellis You're doing well, I see improvement! And this is only a month, after all.
@Nouge- Thanks for the comment and link that video really helped me out!
Sadly this is all i did today
Stuff from the mind then some really bad studies of the hand
junk from today
so much school work -.-
real boring day today
couldn't do much today lots of school then plans after :/
Self portrait day
im tired of drawing like a five year old damit!
studies and a wip mayb
Great stuff man. The digital figure studies are really awesone. YOu got the colors and tone down. The only suggestion is , it'd be a lot better if you take time on your paintings and define the contours and clean the outlines up. Do you put the colors down directly and draw on them or do you use a line art? Even though the paintings are nice, I think it will turn out even better if you take your time to make a proper line art and then color them. Your color sense is nice.
Also watch out for the proportions.
The hand studies on the latest updates are great. Awesome and confident lines on those. If you use those lines on the paintings i think it would help a lot. Keep them coming man, you definitely are improving.
sense of purpose