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Your hands are getting really good! What Faust said about knowing structure first, before rendering is of course true, but don't let that kkep you from rendering anyhow. When you've nailed the structure, it won't hurt to have developed your rendering skills as well! I really like your post before the last one.
Keep doing it!
OmertA - Thanks!
Serp- Yep. Thanks man!
Man, school beat me down for a few days there. It's still tight, but it should progressively lighten as the week goes on.
Today- some cruddy Bridgeman and a mock CD cover for art class.
Once you get a good grasp of
hands the rest falls at your feet
Most people never learn to draw hands
and you certainly are not most people.
drd- Thanks man! It might have just been because I was staring at it for a while.
Hands from imagination, Bridgeman and life. I was going to do more hands from imagination, but I did some quick life drawing instead.
elo cuppajoe. Grats on the stars dude, You've been working really hard, you deserve it. Out of all the recent stuff I have to say I like your hands the most. Darnit those blasted things are hard; but your taking them on with confedence.
Something to practice is heads. particularily in views you don't normally see like that upper view one, and 3/4 from behind. You'll get it though.
Shading is shaping <> only use light and dark to describe form <> if if is not describing it it is destroying it..... I know I repeat this a lot but it is worth repeating.....
Thanks for your support
I love looking at longer sketchbooks like this, comparing the first page to recent work. Man you've come a long way! Awesome progress here..
Really dig your bridgeman studies.. hands are a pain!
Wake101- yeesh, I know. Heads are just whuppin' me. Not for long, though!
Mentler- More gems for the vault. Thanks bonemaster!
DanC- Thanks, I think I'm starting to get a bit more of a grasp on shading as shaping.
Alright- a lot of drawings from some awesome refs I've been amassing latley. If you can't tell what's going on, you're probably looking at a drawing of these x-ray refs that I fuggerred up. Also, a doo, an SP and a hand from life.
I'm not quite up to having my first line be right, but I'm getting a lot closer to not using the eraser.
blugh. Bunch of PS stuff from imagination. All crud, except maybe that first one. More tomorrow when I'm fresh. So tired...
PS- MF DOOM (also, boards of canada) That is all.
urk. I couldn't draw much today because my neck siezed up this morning. I got in an SP, but by the end of the day I had to skip this weeks life drawing so it wouldn't get worse. It should be gone by tomorrow though. I mean, that's the whole allure of being young, right?
Today- An SP. I think I messed up the proportions during the shading. More tomorrow when my neck's better.
Phew, I'm back. The last few day's have been pretty bad. The neck ache was joined by stomach and head aches, but they've all gone away now, so I got in a bit of life drawing. School will also probably keep drawing low the next few weeks.
Today- Life drawings messing around with combinations of solid shading and hatching. I just noticed how off the bowl is, maybe I'll fix it tomorrow.
Oof. Lot's of crap going down right now. Expect more small and delayed updates for a while, and don't be surprised if I disappear for a few days.
Hmm, good that you're life drawing! Anatomy is a little awkward, though, like your bridgman studies aren't carrying over much.
Try bring some 'cheat sheets' of bridgman drawings with you that you can refer to while you're doing life drawings. Then you can take that academic knowledge of anatomy you're studying out of books, compare and apply it to the real thing, then make of it what you will on the paper. It's like the difference from learning how to do something by reading about it and actually doing it, kinda.
Ryn- Good idea! I'll definately set up a cheat sheet for this week's session.
I'm Back! I couldn't get mush drawing done while I was away, so updates pretty much start today. Hopefully my absence hasn't left me rusty.
I've also started something today that I should of thought of earlier and may apply to life drawing. I'm drawing my hands from life, but instead of drawing the skin, I just draw the bones or muscles. I think this will really help hammer this stuff into my brain.
Update- doos, Bridgeman, hands from life (see explanation above), crud SP.
Hi, I just looked through your SB, you've got a lot of work into this one. I think you've improved a great deal since you started this one, what's missing is pieces showcasing all the things you've learned. Almost always your proportions are good but work is flat and non-shaded, sometimes (like the clock piece above) you show you can shade very well, now try to make a few bigger works since you've clearly got the talent.
Serpian- Heh, I'm glad my lazy ass can motivate your lazy ass. Keep it up, man!
n1va- I will do some bigger works in the future, but right now I am just really bogged down. I'll try and crank some out in June, maybe.
Today- Life drawing in the moleskine, but it swtches to imagination after the bird bath.
has been a while since i stopped by, my apologies:
see how the ink work in this hand is really graceful, fast marks? try to do those kind of marks on the rest of your ink stuff and it will be instantly stronger. right now it's like you're going through the motions rotely drawing them. think of the rendering pen marks as the lightest pencil marks you can make. sometimes they don't even need to be made: for instance, to render the cylindrical shape of the barrel of a pen—> not worth your trouble—> the same form could be more easily suggested by the contours of the cylinder ends in perspective, in space. in this case, you're ruining the potential for 3D illusion with irregular matts of pen hatches. in the drawing of the stereo (nice, more finished) remember that a lot of the greatness of a good pen and ink drawing is what you don't see or exactly spell out for the viewer.
hope this helps man... keep the momentum going, can't wait to taste the rice pudding you're mixin up