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For the past two years or so I've made almost no time whatsoever for figure/anatomy studies and daily sketching and I think my work has suffered a lot due to that negligence. This thread is my attempt at getting back into some "healthy" drawing habits and I'm hoping it'll be a productive and enjoyable activity.
I hope to draw for at least a half hour if not more per day and then at the end of the week collect all the work and post it for review/comparison. I hope that this will not only improve my habits and techniques but also provide me with inspiration and motivation to be more creative.
So that's the basic plan, I guess we'll see how it goes.
One side note before we move on, I'm not very good at responding to crits but I try to take everyting into concideration. If you post something, no matter how wonderfully insightful it is, don't expect anything more than a generic "thanks!" or "great crit" as a response, I just never know what to say. And please refrain from the standard "you need to work on your anatomy" because that'll be one of the main things I hope to focus on, so it's a given. :thumbsup:
So with that out of the way I thought I'd start with something that I see a lot of people ask about but something that is often left out, that would be the materials, or specifically each person's preferred tools. Since I'll be working mainly with graphite I'll run through my favorites briefly.
I love leadholders and rarely use traditional wood pencils anymore. Because only the lead is pointed there's no sharpening and they're always the same shape, size and weight. There are a lot of different brands but I prefer Staedtler, they make some excellent stuff.
Woodless pencils are great for sketching and shading, because the whole pencil is graphite you can vary your line weight dramatically with just a slight tilt. Great for gesture drawing and basic light sketches/foundations for drawings.
I like mechanical pencils for the same reasons I like leadholders, they're also great for details. These Koh-I-Noor pencils are nice because the sizes are color coded and they have a lead degree indicator.
Sanford Pro-Touch II pencils are my absolute favorite mechanical pencils, except for the fact that they aren't color coded they have the same features as the previous pencils. I like these better because in my opinion they have a better weight and feel to them.
Erasers are pretty self explanatory, Staedtler makes some nice ones.
I use whatever paper or sketchbook is laying around.
Colored stuff is usually either digital or done with Prismacolor markers or pencils.
Now I pretty much started this today because I've been putting it off for a while and I didn't want to wait any longer, if I didn't do it today I might have put it off for another month... x: The only problem with starting this thread today is that I don't have a whole lot of new stuff to show. I want to refrain from posting older work and keep things fresh but I just finished a big project (not really art related) and so I haven't done much drawing in the last two months. So today I won't be posting anything extraordinary, just some things I started this weekend, some fairly recent drawings and some digital stuff from the past few months.
Next week's update will hopefully be a little more interesting and maybe contain some finished versions of this weeks stuff.
Also some of these were photographed so the image quality isn't that great.
Some 30 second to 1 minute gesture drawings in charcoal:
Some gesture drawings that I continued working on, all unfinished, all done with charcoal and pastel:
WIP, Found some crappy old ad markers and scribbled around with them:
WIP, Some graphite sketches:
Some old, unfinished digital stuff:
And last but not least, a goofy little bird:
So that's it for now, let's hope this week is more productive. :nod:
There is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in...