!!!Scroll down alot, new stuff around post 41!!!
Yo everybody, first post here. This place is an awsome source of inspiration and creativity and i am sortof intimidated by the level of skill you all seem to have . Im really hoping to improve my art alot and actually go somewhere with it. Currently in uni (rmit) doing a digital art course. Recently i've taken to drawing and re-drawing everything in Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy. Im starting with arms and plan to go from there, ending with legs and then the hands (cause hands are a bitch to draw well ).
I'll post some more stuff once my scanner starts working again.
Last edited by Nizza_waaarg; May 17th, 2007 at 02:49 AM. Reason: update
And i got a few more
I was planning on throwing some colour on in painter (just got it last month) but the number of
brushes and the strange interface made it almost impossible to know what to do T_T.
GANDALF!!! just watched lord of the rings again
This one is a bit older, i got the pic from that post in the reference section.
Foreshortening. Did this late last year in a life drawing class.
That's all i got for now. Comments would be much appreciated.
Also, does anyone have any advice on rendering things and light and shadow and all that? I was
going to go through those loomis books after i get through all of this bridgman.
Nice studies on the arms; I should do that, I always have trouble with the way the forearm can rotate. I also really like your last life drawing picture, especially the legs, although the arms appear too small to me... sorry I can't give any more critique than that, I'm much more of a newbie to this than you are =P
Thanks for the replies guys, i appreciate it
Just sketched up three more pages, focusing on the back of the arm now.
That last one i found pretty difficult. I had trouble visualizing the muscles and the bones of the arm in the forearm and at the elbow. Practice makes perfect tho i suppose
Got some more up. The last of my arm studies before i move onto the torso. Ill keep practicing them arms tho.
First up, inside view of the arm with a penguin
And then i did an almost complete rotation of the arm from memory.
And a quick figure drawing. Not to happy about the result, the whole piece seems off, and i still need to learn how to shade properly >_<
Classes are getting slightly more intense now, starting work on some small assignments and junk. Just started on torsos then, they're harder than arms
Ill try to keep on sketchin. Comments or whatever would still be appreciated
Got bridgman comin' out my ears
And, for something different, i got inspired to draw some faces after watching lord of the rings. I was thinkin of those ring wraiths when they're all white when frodo has the ring on. On the second one, i wanted to exaggeret things even more and was somehow reminded of that wierd walking ass judge at the cartoony end bit of pink floyd's the wall, u know the one
Missed out on sketchin last few days. I was able to buid up enough motivation to draw last night and this morning, came up with this. I've also started going over that loomis book, figure drawing for all its worth.
Hands look like shite i know (the second last pic)
Wonderful and insightful studies Nizza
Loomis inspires everyone,doesnt he.And nice sketches ,its always good to draw sketches inbetween the studies.And you can check your improvement curve by not using references.
I am interested in seeingsome more from you.
Keep up the good work.
Awesome start! Damn you're doing a lot of studies! They're gonna pay off down the road.. Keep doing the fun stuff in between as well!
Keep 'em coming!
Thanks for the reply bhanu, much appreciated.
Brought up a good point about teh inbetween studies sketches, i should definitley get some more out. And this particular loomis book im reading through is wonderful. I'm really getting into his explanation of block forms, planes, and light and shadow.
Thanks to you as well dCept, you posted at teh same time as me I really like your sketchbook, a tonne of creativity and the studies i've seen are kickass.
And I finally realize the signifigance of those wooden manikins
And im hoping my new copy of metal gear solid 1 will arrive any day now to replace the old one which nearly killed my PS2 , damned eBay.
Yo, haven't been sketchin as much as i'd liked to last few days but i attempted to do a portrait sketch. Looks unfinished to me, whole thing should prolly be tightened up but im feeling really sick right now, drank to much last night
YA BLEAAAAAARG!!!! The cable modems been down the last 3 days , makes it especially hard when the only notification of lecture room changes or cancellations are given out over the student email system
Anywho, i did noway near as much sketching as i would have liked to recently, i sortof lost momentum T_T. Where do all you great artists get your inspiration and ideas from, huh???
trying portraiture again, i hate the old guy on the right but i kinda liked how the old lady on the left is workin out.
And some random back torso study
And another drawing i did which lead me to...
I wasted so much money on painter9 when i had everything i needed right here in open canvas . Why dosn't my digital watercolour ever do that And you know i can't be bothered finishing it off
And that's it so far.
Ugh, not dead yet, just feelin sorta out of it. I've been really out of inspiration and motivation latley, its kinda depressing I've been tryin to do something other than straight anatomy studies and all that i've really come up with so far are these torso studies (ref used). Imma try and keep at it i guess.
Well all i can really say here is that you're on the right track and keep at it. Really nice stuff here.
I've got this assignment for games studio. We work in groups of 3 or 4 (1 programmer, 2 designers, 1 artist [thats me]) and we have to completley design and create a neverwinter nights mod. We have until the end of the semester and i'll actually get to try my hand at doing some proper concept work (what i'd like to do a few years down the track ^_^). We have to work with unreal tourney 2004 next semester so it should get even more interesting later on.
Anyways, on with the sketches.
I drew a blindfolded warrior monk type guy. I then drew sanoske and then a black mage .
This one i drew just then. Meant to be a mage chick, all cute and anime-esque. The arms should follow through the legs but i couldn't really figure out how to get them there. There would also be feet if i could draw them >_>
That's all i've got for now. Comments and crits would rock.
hey all, been a few days since i last checked in aorund here, or even did some sketching for that matter.
This one i did a few days ago, i was checking around the chow section for some inspiration and cool ideas for somthing to draw. Came up with this. No ref. Unfortunaley i didn't push the perspective of the old guy no way near as much as i should've or would have liked, anywhoos...
These last 2 pages i sketched up just now. I was checkin out sone-one's sketchbook (i love that guys stuff) and that heavily influenced those two sketches on the right side of this page.
I sortof felt this sudden urge to play theif 2 so i drew a quick pic of garret... without clothes It was meant to be a figure study, honest. No ref.
Anyway, as usual, comments, critiques, any sort of response would be great.
A quick update.
Did some drawings of heads and faces today.
I like the one at the top right the best. I actually drew down the planes and volumes of the head first and even threw on some minor shading
That's all for now.
I like the top right and the middle ones.....for your figures it helps to put a lay-in first then go on top of that with darker contours.
wow, some of your studies are pretty amazing. I noticed in the later sketches, that your work is very sketchy and timid. I'd love to see you committ more to your lines, and really use that knowledge of anatomy in your pieces. Your life drawings are really quite nice, keep it up.
While doing finished peices ,always first do some thumbnails then use boxes and cylinders and shit and shit like that to get the proportions and shapes right.The thing you did with the faces should have helped with that anime character of your too( the problem about her hand).You are doing great ,just keep working hard.
Btw,thanks for dropping by my sketchbook.
P.S.-Make sure to check out the first page of my comicbook.
Awsome replies, much appreciated
JoshK: Yeah, i always seem to have trouble properly laying down the entire figure. Normally i'll just start drawing somthing randomly like a head or a torso, go ahead and deatail that and then start throwing other bits here and there.
zerbetron: Thanks. My lines seem to be either too timid in the end or they're to strong when i try and lay down a figure >_< I gotta keep at i guess
bhanu: Thanks man. I gotta keep that in mind.
And as for some new sketches...
And for somthing new i tried drawing out all the planes and stuff. No ref either.
... I really gotta study the back more -_-
Anyone have any solid advice on learning how to shade and do all that rendering stuff. It's really pissing me off not being able to do that
the best advice I can give you on shading:
1. Learn patience - you'll need it
2. Look at the work of some really great shaders on this forum, like Wes9000, ZebzFree, Floris Didden and actually most of the five-star gang. And I mean really, really look at those drawings. Observe the planes that they shade and the directions of the shading.
3. Take a sharp pencil, not too soft, not too hard (try HB or 2B) and do pages and pages full of parallel shadings. Don't use too much pressure.
4. Don't emphasize too much on shading: shapes, lines and proportions are probably more important....
5. Try not to blend too much (or at all)....
That's what I could come up with at the moment....
That is perhaps the best advice on shading i have heard ever ArcoNL. Thank you so much. I've been going over all of those artists you mentioned and more and it's been a massive help, tho it is a little overwhelming. It's hard to know what direction to go in, or where you would apply pressure and at what areas and how much distance you keep between marks. I've already completley filled up two pages with parallel shading, trying out different things.
Anyway, i quickly drew up a portrait and did some shading on it. Prolly should've pushed the values some more. I've got a long way to go still
Thanks again ArcoNL, got me inspired to sketch some more
Hey man, thanks for taking a peek at my sb. I like the fact that you are doing those studies. It is a good idea to learn and understand anatomy well. Keep studying and also try out some more ideas to see how the studies improve your skills. Good luck and best wishes to ya man.