Thanks for replying Berne! Yes, I totally suck at drawing jaws.
I will try some free drawings of features as you suggest.
Last edited by Morbid; March 23rd, 2005 at 03:45 PM.
Thanks that excellent advice! I want to make a system of the head before drawing from references, so that I can analyse using this system. Thats what I have been thinking so it was cool hearing someone else say that. Makes me feel like Im on the right track.
The only comfort in knowing i suck at drawing is that nobodys gonna save my pics so when I delete them, the evidence of my past is gone forever.
haha, yea just keep workin' that anatomy... glad you like death and other fine metal bands.
rock on, my metal brother. \m/
It's really evident that you want to progress in your drawing, keep it up!
Thanks, Odds and FrozenValley for the engouragement! Actually Odds I do like metal, but Death in that quote refers to the reaper himself. Its taken from a Discworld book.
Crappy poses, but a bit better I think. Still very messy.
Rendering exercise. All different pens/pencils.
Studying Kevin Chens demos.
Feels good to study the basics cause I never did really. Answers a lot of questions.
I especially like your perspective sketches (love to see some more of those...)
try giving your drawings more depth using darker values
practice shading not only on simple geometric objects, but do life studies of vegetables, fruits, clothes - what ever you can imagine, it helps learning to see and give appropriate shading.
Tip: narrow your eyes to see only the dark an light spaces in front of you - that's what you need to draw!
Thanks for writing Imageproof! And thanks for the advice too, I will try to do as you say. Right now Im useing pen though so I can vary the values that much (except for with crosshatching). I will make more perspective studies later. The are fun to do.
Lots of studies. I figured, lots of studies = lots of material to crit = lots of crits.
Click to enlarge.
It feels a bit akward to bring this old thread to life, but I had some new stuff to show u.
Back of my house fom memory, forgot the windows.
As you can see in the last pic the heads get all skeved when i try to construct them with the ball and plane. This is something I must practice.
All critique appreciated!
Im trying to make a creatur for the COW, "firework spewer".
Its a creatur that extracts sulphur and makes fireworks, shooting them off from a hole in his head, to attract a female. To get the sulphur and other neccesary minerals it grinds and then digests rock with its teeth.
Couldnt rotate those pics for some reason. Might be he meta-data since I took them with my digicam.
Some studies of animals.
Wow nice animal studies, wish i payed more attention to animals.
hey Morbid, thanks for the comments in my SB, doing my best to return the favors.....
your c.o.w is really cool, i like all the shapes that make him up. your animal studies are also looking really cool. same goes with you anatomy/head studies, however i have to say, in a lot of your head studies it looks as if you are just drawing facial features separately, rather than drawing the head as a whole...... bleh, that makes no sense, hopefully you can decipher what i mean..... one more bit of advise, when you are drawing, really try and think in three dimensions, almost as if you were sculpting
keep using references(drawings/photos/and life).
and keep up the good work
Tullie, Taj, Kronos, thanks for the comments and advise.
Funchal, Madeira. View from the hotel balcony.
Thanks alot guys.
I did some cloud studies from reference.
A self portrait. Ca 20min.
Dont mind the third eye.
These get very grainy when I scan for some reason.
Cool stuff especially the animals. There's a pretty big improvement since your first posts. Keep on working hard
That last update is good, still you could work a bit more on the rendering, looking at the zipper of the last pic.
This is the type of pencil I use. There are like small rocks in the lead which sometimes make the pen just scratch the paper without making any line. And I use the eraser on them too, it smudges out my lines and make them impossible to remove. They suck. But they are cheap.
Recursvie, thanks for dropping by and for commenting!
Nice, quite a bit of improvement from the last time i looked in here. I really like the pencils in the last update, youve really tightened up!
The cloud studies have good form, but the edges are way too sharp, you gotta soften em up to show the material better, now they actually look like fluffy clouds drawn on cardboard
Keep up the good work!
GreenSock: Thanks man, nice to see you here again!
Some new stuff, no reference this time.
Drawn in class. No ref. Sorry about the lines.