Soooo... hey! I'm new here... There are so many talented people here that I'm a bit scared of posting my stuff here... so I'll just post the first digital painting I made..
I'm currently doing an online course on anatomy, so expect to see some really simple skeletons soon.
I painted this pear in Photoshop, I hope you enjoy! And If you have some feedback, please do! I can always use the help.
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I drew some more stuff, for my anatomy "class". Trying to learn to draw the back view of the skeleton from my memory, so that's why I didn't draw it fully, it's still in progress!
I like your stuff so far! Keep practicing and you'll see an increase in skill and delight when drawing.
Keep updating and you'll improving like a train, when you draw the skeleton don't just remember the lines. You need to make you sure you get depth and how the skin and flesh goes around it. Good luck and keep it up!
Ma Sketchbook brings all the girls to the forums, damn right its worse than yours.
Thanks Dennis! The flesh and muscles will come in time, I'm first doing the bones, then the muscles and after that the skin. I think. xD
It's been a long, long time since I last posted here. But I hope I can get back on track. I'll just post a few things here that I've been working on. This semester I've started doing a course called GAME, in which I'm learning how to do 3D and some other stuff. I found out that I might be in love with making 3D models, so I'll just put some in here, too. I've actually been drawing/painting just because of this course, and most of the 3d stuff I learn is in the evenings and weekends, not at school. I hope you enjoy! And crits are always welcome btw.
A texture I made for a barrel in 3D
And here's the barrel
A painting exercise from CGcookie (I'm learning a lot from the free stuff already, so I might need to get a subscription!
I'm really working on my digital painting skills, but I also need to draw, so I plan to take my time for it soon! I'm also planning on doing some color studies in photoshop, that might be fun to do!
PS: my 3D blog which I had to make for this course can be found at: 3d.ilsemeijer.nl
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I decided to show you everything I draw my sketchbook, even if it is horrible. I just started a project 5 or 6 days ago (which I got the inspiration for from this forum) which is to draw anatomy everyday for 100 days.
What I post here I've drawn before starting this little project (except for the first one). But I still wanted to show you what I've been up to until the last post I posted. The picture quality isn't perfect, but I'm not at home and I still wanted tot post something. Feedback is muchly appreciated. The pictures are shown from newest to oldest. Thanks for watching!
These are all studies: every drawing is made using reference or a tutorial.
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Thanks! Yeah I do, I'm lending a Dutch anatomy book from my friend (by barrington barber) and it shows the bones and muscles on every part of the body. When I'm done with drawing everything from this book I'll definitely do some stuff from bridgman, loomis is also on my to read/draw list.
There are so many books and tutorials on this subject! So I won't get bored in the coming year(s), haha! Thanks for stopping by!
Wow man your digital paintings are brilliant I love your blending... If any advise I can give (Working for me so far) when drawing anatomy studies try drawing from a reference... It helps the most with me
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=275971
My Deviantart: http://kieron12.deviantart.com/
Ohhey, a namesake (my name is Ilse too). Good start with the studies, though try not to think in lines so much with your pencils. Try to really "feel" the forms you're drawing, you could practice that with some simple geometric shapes like these; http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...0/541/arug.jpg . Note how when the shape is rounded, the pencil lines follow the rounded shapes. Similarly, when a shape is flat the pencil lines follow the flat shape. I hope that helps a bit! Good luck .
Kieron; thanks man! That means a lot I use an anatomybook for studying the bones and muscles right now, so I'm definitely using reference.
Lhune: ah cool! Another Ilse, haha. I saw you did game art at school, that's so cool! Did you go to the HKU or somewhere else? I might need to do something like that when I'm done with Communications and Multimedia Design in Arnhem (which is a blast, too, btw! I'm doing a semester on Game, I love 3d modeling ). Thanks for the tip. I usually draw everything and then draw an extra line on the outlines, I don't know why, but I just do, migt need to get rid of that habit.
I'll do the excercise tomorrow
Okay so... I'm posting the next 7 days of my 100 day project (I already posted day 1). I think this is the longest time I've drawn day after day, usually I tell myself to draw every day and then just stop doing it after 3 days... I'm a bad artist, lol. Right now I'm practically making an anatomy catalogue for myself in my sketchbook(s), but it's okay, it's something I need to learn.
My goal next week will be to come out of my comfort zone and do some gesture drawings. I just don't know how to start with a gesture drawing, so tips are VERY welcome! (I'm also gonna watch some Vilppu this week)
Day 2 was a horrible day, I had my first experience with violence and broken glasses. But I still did this small thing from an anatomy book:
Day 3 (last one is in my big sketchbook):
Day 4, I got a mechanical pencil on this day, best decision of my life! :
Day 7 (my first time using tracing paper...):
Day 8 (today):
BTW: I use reference for everything (except for the lips somewhere in the beginning though). I'm basically working through an anatomy book right now