A couple of older drawings from life:
10 -12 min..too quick ..but the best i can do..this time applying some concepts from arquitecture..such as starting from a plan..
grinn ..excellent drawings if I may critique it..
try to do some overlaps with your line work...that helps you on giving description of a form one over the other..also..try to get away from straight lines..if you look harder there is no single one in the human body..all convex..is good that you start with straight lines ,like on my quick block in ..to locate forms in perspective..but eventually you are going for sensible curve..that is what gives the feeling of flesh..also on your shadows..is too busy too many variations..squint to put them together..group many shadow forms ,decide is this dark or light or middle tone..your tones seems like an overall wash of tones..too many brake of tones destroy form..if you try to copy exact of what you "see" it ends up looking dirty..look at the renaissance figure drawings..simplicity of shadow shapes,form and light..big statements make it stronger..unless you are michelangelo who was a master of anatomy if you dont know exactly which muscles,insertion,bone is creating the form you see..putting a lot of anatomical detail..looks as if you dont know what you were doing.. design = form,function and meaning.. each stroke you do means something, its used for something, it describes something...economy of means..Im still learning..
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I did these last summer at RISD's precollege program. They are both twenty minutes I believe. Sadly these are the most recent ones I have. I miss nude figure drawing.
I'm a bit of a newbie but have been taking laptop&wacom to lifeclass.
Here are some figure studies from my Life Drawing I course. Any critiques would be great!
"Reclining Pregnant Figure." 2006. 18" x 24". Charcoal & Conte on Paper.
"Three Female Figure Studies." 2006. 18" x 24". Conte on Paper.
"Standing Male Figure." 2006. 18" x 24". Charcoal & Conte on Paper.
"Rough Sketch of a Male Backside." 2006. 18"x 24". Conte on Paper.
"Reclining Male Figure." 2006. 18" x 24". Charcoal & Conte on Paper.
thıss ıss realllll ı lıke your style
me work :http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=87447
Some life drawings from school. 20 minutes a piece. All crituque is appreciated.
Nice lines antti.
Yo. New as a daffodil. I took a few life drawing classes eariler this year and I'd love some advice with my life-drawing - thanks a lot!
These where too big for my scanner (A2) - apologies for the poor photographs.
Sketchbook, sorry about the rings seperating the image...
My Sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92774
Watercolour and ink, predrawn with watersolluble graphite
the variety of styles here are nice ....
here's my latest (couple of 45min sketches....)
well... i hope you still check out this area.Originally Posted by space-sprayer
not sure if this helps but - i think your main problems is not going over the volumes but aiming for the "contour" . Don;t be afraid to overlap lines and LET THEM FLOW. See wich direction they go to and what tension then hold and .. sort of.. feel the movement - then.. strike. I;m sorry for using such fru-fru terms and not giving you the math for your problem - i hope it will let you get more free.
And .. draw bigger face your fear... rule the paper - the whole page
Take a big amount of paper and plan to destroy it in one day with gestures - 30 secconds per pose. it will force your like to go wild and free.
And use chacoal in th ebegining - it's dark and soft and will give you the will to crush it on the paper.
here's another one of my drawings from a live model...
took approx 5 hours (charcoal on toned paper)
Tonight's session. Very nice session, actually.
I finally got back to a more... heartfelt line.
5 minutes and 10 minutes.
I'm having a sesory overload from scrolling through all six pages of this thread! There's so much talent here. Hi to all Academy of Art students, I recognized at least 3 models from my years there.
all done on my fujitsu t4210
I'm always amazed at people who bring their computer at life drawing sessions...Originally Posted by Main Loop
Some of those are really good.
why is that?
6hours each graphite pencil on watercolor paper
Nude male study from life drawing class, 1 hr. Teacher allows me to use WACOM in class quite a bit. Adobe Photoshop CS2, no special brushes.