m a 17 year old person who s brandnew here and trying to get beter at drawing..
so give me the hard critic please, no need to be polite just tell me so I can grow to be a better 'artist'
few charcoal drawings done outside of some buildings
and a sketch of a head done today..(can t draw realistic so..crap)
dont know how to shade bodys so..crap
Last edited by Sopor+Aeternus; November 13th, 2009 at 01:40 PM.
funny, that i liked the drawings you called crap
i kinda like those "crap drawings", too.. keep on doing them, your anatomy seems to be not all bad and the first one is a life drawing, right? always good to do those..
concerning those first few.. you have to learn perspective in order to be good at architectural drawings and such.. be sure to learn the basics before moving on..
Tried to use a new media: gouach
tell me what you think
first attempt, cliche object (ok, no second attempt..the first one was too embaresing to post )
second attempt (sorry I always pic the most borring objects)
forth attempt (finally something without reference)
hey cool stuff man...
i feel like your stuff is too solid, the apple is a bit looser
and i like the ones you called crap as well haha
Cool stuff man, unique style of people looks cool, but my only suggestion is you need to some more say studies or something of anatomy. Life drawing classes are great, do you go to any?. I think you need more variation in body sizes and positions and stuff... life drawing helps immensly, especially when u get the fatties and oldies.. tonnes of varition. Same applies to like faces etc. Looks good though.
This is excellent the face and anatomy isnt really excentric so works well. reminds me of Matt Rhodes' work , top notch.
Are you dutch? Saw some dutch text about "morele ontwikkeling" hihi
I really like the last things you posted, though it would be nice if you would post newer stuff to give me some idea of how you're doing right now and how you've improved.
I like the poses that give me an idea of movement (like this one) and the doodles show a lot of fantasy and imagination.
The figures look very nice..
I think my advice to you would be to do more studies from reference, and get some anatomy studies.. Don't do too much of them for I don't think you like making realistic stuff, but it will always come in handy when you know a bit more about the human body and such.
By the way; What education are you having?
Well currently I am studying Modern Economics and languages.. man do I hate that.. but bla..
yes I m Dutch lol, that was a doodle on my godsdienst pages.
thank you very much for your kind words. the fact that I am posting so many old things is because I havenít been on CA for quite a while.. now I m back, ready to give my 100% to be a very active member (.. think I say that sentence very often..too often.. hope this time I can keep my promise.. BAD laziness ) I just wanted to post some doodles I liked from time ago.
wish I could post some more recently things, but unfortunly enough, my horrible laziness and my cool new classmate keeps me from doodling .. I do have some recent paintings I m dying to put it on here somewhere.
Anyways thank you for your advice, I indeed should draw more from references..and do something about my bad anatomy.
Thank you again for your comment
and see you around
*sigh* I wish I could go to live drawing classes but I am underage and not yet allowed to do that I think..wish I was allowed to see naked oldies and fatties live.. and draw them of course.. but bla..
thank you for the great compliment see you around
And now part 2 of me old sketches then its gona get serious *dum dum duuum*
start off with a ridicilous butterfly.. (this one is rather recent infact)
ehmmm... I went to try out a (nude) life drawing class once, nobody said anything about me being 16.. The teacher almost begged me to sign up for the course (okay that is very exaggerated, I wasn't that good for a first try ), but I can't because I already have dance class at that time (this year, next schoolyear I'll start the figure drawing course though!)
So, I don't think there's a problem with you following life drawing courses..
It could be that your parents need to give you permission or something, I don't know about that..
But I think it would be weird if they refuse that you take such course because of underageness.
Oh, and on the last update, the necks of the people are too thin and the foreheads are too small.
But nice update!
Last edited by NoŽ; April 18th, 2006 at 05:36 PM.
(waw you commented twice in a day .. I feel honoured *giggle*)
erms.. well here is the thing, I live in a very small town, there is a litle afterscool-artschool here,where you can only follow live drawing classes if you are over 18 or just finished secundary school. Cuz if not you have to go to classes where they kinda teach you all diffrend kinda ways to create art, after you finished high school you can choose which way you want to go: painting, live drawing classes, keramiek.. so..bla
but dont like that artschool anyways, m just waiting till I finished high school so I could sign myself in.. although I am doubting between painting or live drawing clases, cuz you cant do both..
hey thank you for the critic, I really never ever noticed I drew my forheads too small.. and thin long necks.. thats just something I will never have but I want my characters to have.. I know what youre thinking.. this way I ll never be able to draw realistic.. but... agr.. no buts.. you got me there...
anyways, thanks for everything and I wish you all the luck and fun (which you ll probably have) with the classes next year..
zee juw around *waves*
hey thanks! shit, I know , I m so guilty at that.. I just cant.. draw normal on clean white beautifull paper, so scared to ruin a perfect piece of paper.. but I mussnt give up hope.. and try again..
danke shon for your comment and wuw du you have some great art there..
i hate you, you got Fozzybar to post in your thread
the stuff looks great, i don't actually know why you think your stuff is crap, because it isn't! i love the soft rendering in most of these pics, and i like the strange head, doesn't matter if they ain't "realistic", they look good, and..."posh".And you're 17 like me.Damn i wish i could draw those girls and psichedlic things
keep on posting!
@ The GnollOriginally Posted by TheGnoll
yah.. Fozzybar is the greatest.. *sigh* but I think he kinda left me when I stopped uploading
teehee.. my characters have strange heads? why you little ..
juking thunk you fur the nice words.. and girls are the only things I can draw.. and.. a scorpio and a butterfly ..yah.. ok.. seems like someone is getting tired
see you around!
nice sb you've got here, maybe it's a idea to draw your students, tables, teacher and other stuff under 'godsdienst'. That will help you a lot more then mindless drawing and I'm not kidding, I started doing it a little while back and Im really noticing a significant difference.... but still a nice sb, like the creative part of it veel succes, en teken ze!
thank you for your advice, I have indeed tried to do that last year.. really difficult since they were constant moving bla.. but I will cary on and try to do that again..
question: if I post newer finished stuff in the future, must I start a new thread or cary on posting in the one I started?
as good as always
still love ur stuff...
Hey S+A, thanks for the peek at my SB and I'm returning the favor. I just got finished looking through you images and I like what I see. I would say to keep working on anatomy and sketch anything and everything. You really seem to fly when you experiment with different images and colors and I like to see that kind of exploration. The figure curled up with the fire blazing in the background was a really interesting image. Keep at it.
Hey what's up man. You've got some cool looking schtuff.
This isn't quite as important yet as some of the other things other guys have probably hit on. Anyway, i think your faces are all looking somewhat similar to one another. Maybe you're just using the same refs or person for each one, but if you aren't, just try drawing some really different looking people compared to what you're used to. They don't have to be supermodels- just draw anybody. I don't think this is quite as important in the beginning stages than focusing on things like line quality, but i figure people already touched on those subjects. Anyway, keep up the good work!
@ Sith: I think your comment is very usefull and I thank you for that. You are totaly right, I really always draw the same faces. Think that is because I m not used to drawing other faces, dont know why, but for all the rare times I try to draw from a reference, the face always look the same face like I always draw.. need to practise on that guess .. anyways thanks a lot for your comment
Forced myself to draw from a ref, I m really not used to that, cuz in one way or the other, it feels like stealing.. used to really be anti-drawing from ref.. but think kinda realised that that is nesecery to become a better 'artist'
thinking to do all my sketches with watercolor, so I could also improve those skills .. but i m so damn lazy didnt wanted to finish it anymore..
some older sketch out an anatomy book, my exuses for her face..
I love your pens! About the faces, try using ref photos! But i really wouldn't mind if you keep practicing with them, cause they are beautiful.... you're syle could evolve around them. who knows!
keep it up!
@GRiNGoLoCo: danke shön have tried it.. wasnt easy, they dont really look like how I wanted them to look but.. bla.. that will come when I practise more hopefully..till then, thank you for your advice
dont remember if I used a ref for this or not, but I do like her face
Tried out to do some anatomy moving body's but bla.. have some problem drawing the legs correctly.. critics would be very very apreciated!
Hey Sopor, those are some sweet ass drawings you have here! Really like your style. Great use of color in your pieces. I'll be watching you from now on. Keep kicking ass bro!
Hey! These are really good, just keep values and line weight in mind. The way you draw is a bit stylish, I'd say go for a more realistic direction, when you know how things are Supposed to be it's cool to make your own variations then. So nothing else to add than what has already been said.
Well... I guess I'll just say the classic phrase. 'Keep it up!' --d
You've got a good feel for pen, it's a cool medium to use. The lines are really nice as well (sort of a necessity with pen). The confidence in your lines are great, just keep pumping that stuff out.