Figure I should go ahead and start one of these to get myself in the habit of drawing more.
Contrary to the introductory art this thread will probably be mostly of studies and art fundamentals: So critique is naturally insanely appreciated.
Thanks for dropping by!
Heya, congrats on starting to sb (: First things first, your line is very scribbley at the moment. The brush study you did of the banana was an improvement on that, but you need to use a hard edged brush, cause you lose a lot around edges with soft brushes and you have no definition. Are you using a tablet? I would suggest temporarily going back to pencil and paper and starting your studies there tonally, before trying digital - you can only learn digital if you're completely happy drawing and shading with an actual pencil first I think. But in terms of digital work, try to squint at your reference or the object, if your doing it from life, and then with a fairly big hard brush just block in where you see light and dark, and then pick tones in between to blend. Don't be afraid to use a big contrast between light and dark. Try to stay away from shading with small brushes if you can (: I hope this helps a little!
Your telling me man, I didn't draw anything for about a week and a half.
Tried to go with something a little more complex this time with a human hand holding something, i'm not that
Enthused by the result(anatomy issues, painting the knife in perspective, Ect), but at least it's something.
Probably be using more of his stuff for future studies. I'm also building a light box for my own stock uses tomorrow so I'll see how that goes(I don't care if its 3 a.m. November 5th
is when I say it is.)
That knife isss quite wonky, just get the straight lines on it correct and it'll look fine (the angles and stuff)
The values are coming along, but the mixing looks like it needs more work
Any more hand studies you got going around? :s and good luck on that light box xD
Hey there, I'm just learning to draw, so I'm not fully qualified to give advice, but I'd suggest using pencil to draw until you become more proficient in perspective/line/anatomy/etc. It's a lot easier to control than a tablet pen and you can erase any mistakes you make, unlike a pen. Also, make sure to take time to study the 'boring' things like perspective and line, since even though they might not seem to be making much of an impact, they'll train your hand and your brain to work much easier with what you're drawing. Last of all, drawing from life is 1000x better than drawing from images! Even if you need to use images to practice poses and anatomy, take some time out occasionally to go out with your sketchbook and sketch people going about their every day business.
Mewball -Working on getting into the day to day habit is really hard. I did do alot of technical stuff over that time gap(perspective, shadow, landscape) that I didn't post here.
Nixe_dremer -Thank you! I've actually heard most of that stuff, but I always wish that there someone told me 5 years ago so keep spreading that knowledge.
I drew some fruits in real-life at one angle of light(i'm gonna mix this up later.) The last one is an clementine which I could not render.
Known(presumed) issues that I would like help with:
-No line confidence