Did some sketches from life at a cafe, followed by some head studies without ref. I´m trying to feel the planes of the head as well as understanding the jaw line as i was having trouble with it a few days ago. Feels as if im going backwards.
Started on a new bargue and a really really quick idea for a landscape ill continue later. now sleep.
Hello there, Daniel! Wow, I have to say this is a wonderful collection.
I love your portrait studies the most...Something about the expressions are interesting to me. You strike me as someone who draws very quick, are you?
And I also see you made portrait sketches from life before. I'm curious about how you do it.
Do you get close enough to the person to see all the details?
Do you ask strangers to sit still for you?
Last edited by Lumina Dreams; January 16th, 2013 at 09:26 AM.
I like your style and the slight distortions you use its different
and you have a good way of making things look 3d, i think if maybe you focus more on pen control and transfering your pencil skill to tablet so that your as good with both but from the basics of pen control, i found i had to do that alot and it helped me when i felt i was in a similar position
I hope maybe this helps in some way
i really like your landscape paintings of the lake
@Lumina Dreams: Yup, i think i draw too quick! ive been working on some bargue plates and it seems to be helping me slow my pace and think.
And with the life drawings i try to avoid being seen if i can hah. So ill try get the characteristics down then make up the rest from memory as good as i can
@Brave New World: Thank you and thanks for the tips. I see what you mean with the distortions, i am a bit worried that nothing looks realistic. Definitely pen control and more drawing from life will help. That bargue figure i did felt helpful as well.
I guess im still getting the right feeling with the tablet.
Last edited by walsh dan; January 16th, 2013 at 03:39 PM.
today i spent a lot of time only on a few things. trying to keep myself from rushing and push the quality of my work or sketches.
Heres a update on my portrait. I´ll try to finish it off tomorrow.
I also did a sketch of a head that im happy with. I gota learn to make less evident structure lines and start to imagine where the planes of the face lie instead.
Makes for a much more realistic look i think.
Hey Dylan, nice to see another aussie on here.
I tried to do a lot of muscle memory drawing. Like drawing a head over and over again till it started looking partly right. I did this for 6 months which was really slow.
Then i started studying loomis. I recommend you look at his book successful drawing and his book on heads and hands. Or watever, theres many good books.
I feel like i just started still. SO much to learn
decided i will leave this after i fix her bow and eyelashes..
Its slowing me down to much.
Time for sketches.
yesterday we had 3 hours of kroki and i worked on my bargue a little.
today some nature museum studies and a still life.
something about the edges towards the top of the vase are bugging me, i think they are too sharp? or the reflection isnt strong enough.
i have to do more still lifes though. i felt like i learnt a lot!