good to see you keeping up the gesture routine! how long are they? 30 sec? i don't know anything about bargue plates - what's the deal with them? for the other anatomy studies from the book, it seems like you concentrate on outline pretty much, don't forget about the basic volumes first! and the self portrait is cute!
Trefle: Thanks, I'm rather fond of the self portrait. I also noticed the eye level (albeit after it was toned), but was pleased overall. I think it's a slight improvement over the one I started with. Now, to figure out how to do black hair, and dreads specifically... I do plan to go to more detailed studies.
katinki: Yep, still 30 second gestures. I think I actually got a little worse for a while, but getting back on track. The Bargue plates are mostly for learning tone. This particular plate was line drawings of eyes, however. I'll be getting to a few others as I go along.
Didn't post much this week. I was ashamed to do mostly gestures and not many real studies. I got a little done, and I'm back to the Loomis. I'm having a hard time figuring out how best to use them. And a 20min attempt at digital painting. A pair of thumbdrives.
that's quite an update! soo many gestures! if you don't feel like doing studies at the moment, then do something you feel more like doing, perhaps an illustration or other stuff from imagination? don't restrict yourself too much to a fixed work regimen.
i think your line weight is really improving esp in those skulls
ill come back tomorrow for more goodness and to leave any good help i can but now it is time for sleepie so goodday
demo is back
Sorry for not being around for awhile.
Gestures are improving. Hands still need work, have you tried just making hands out of shapes? Sometimes that helps me. Just a quick few blocks stacked on top of eachother with a bit of roundness and what not. I think shapes or important although I hate geometry -.-
So anyways nice self portrait, making value with pencil is haaaarrrdd so good job. Although I just noticed you do most of your stuff in pencil, do you have any other media to work with just to switch it up a bit and challenge yourself more?
Hey, guys. Sorry for dropping out for the last week or so. Been kinda bummed, and that leads to excuses. That's all I'm going to say.
Did get a little done during the week. Mostly gestures, but I did get a little done towards the end of the week.
All gestures are either 30sec or 1min.
Ref'd from Characterdesigns.com; I liked how the shadows were on her body, so did a sort of two tone exercise. Proportions (namely head, so everything is off) don't like, but glad to have done.
Trying to work on sighting and measuring, still needs a lot of work. Ruler needed.
Concept class sim exercise. Brainstorm characters this time, chose the guardian archetype. Drew from Asian mythologies and folklore. Will add to these.
A cleaned up final version of the last exercise. Added a few more creatures/characters.
Not much to say. Usual gestures.
Also, some initial character sketches for a character I want to use in a short, one-shot story/comic. There are problems with them, but they were drawn from my head without reference, something I haven't done too much of late. It was fun to do. Expect to see more of in the future.
Those characters are looking vastley better the diferance between your first posts and now are asowme.also thos gestures are getting you where u wana go their getting more fuluid and easier for you i think
Not much to say, just a mix of stuff from the last week+, which is not much.
Girl from imagination.
Study of my hands, always useful if all else fails. Second has a few copies from "How to Draw Lilo and Stitch".
Gestures from imagination/memory, of ballet.
Sorry for not posting in like forever. I just noticed in your sketches when you do quick gestures from refrence they're all sketchy and really rough, and when it's from imagination like the ballet pieces the lines are very nice and fluid. Why is that? Can you transfer the fluidness into the refrenced figure drawings?
Sorry that's all I have for now.
Just some sketches at the area cultural park. Getting into the habit of going out to draw.
Hi there! Sorry I haven't been here for so long.
your art's definitely improved from the last time. I like your park sketches, esp. the trees.
And I agreed with Fearself; the ballet piece is very fluid compared to few of your sketches. Although I can understand; I have the same problems too. (Even my drawing-from-imaginations isn't that fluid D
would love to see more of you ^^
Today's gestures, 30sec, and a few ref'd portraits as quick studies from Longstock on DA. All I got to say about the portraits, I need to do more faces and heads.
I don't know if you know, but you have improved a lot! And you will continue to, so keep it up!!
Trefle, Fearself: Yeah, I kinda noticed the differences. I think part of it is with the ones from imagination I could ease up a little, whereas the ref'd ones, at least from Posemaniacs, I get caught up a little with what I see. (I get thrown by the visible muscles)
Pegasi: Thanks, this makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere.
Just some gestures from Posemaniacs.
I have a new routine, just got to start using it.
Gestures, studies of random objects around, and a digital sketch.
Studies of a gyroscope and an ink cartridge. Trying to do more still lifes, and to improve my lines.
From a personal photo, trying to practice.
lilnebo Thanks for dropping by. I'll try to take it slow in the future for the studies.
Last couple of days worth of stuff.
Gestures done while watching Cyrano deBergerac on PBS. A mixed exercise.
From a yoga magazine.
A finished, more or less, character/creature design for the concept class sim. I personally like the inked version way more than color (I still have a lousy color sense).
Thank you. It's called Concept Class Sim , and in it we went through a little world building and character design to work on concept designs. We started with general world types and work from there. We're about to start a new project, so if you're interested you may check it out.
o sweet so its like a mentor ship class cool, i tryed to get into one but didnt really push my way in enough hopefully ill get into one when im in college because where im going dosnt do any thing conceptual or digital soo ill have to learn on my own. keep your focous on this and ull pick it up in no time good work so far
Teh Gosu: Thanks.
Okay, getting the older gestures out of the way.
Now all the stuff below is what I did yesterday. I plan to make it a trend.
These two are my attempts at gestures of my six-year-old cousin. Emphasis on "attempts" and "six-year-old".
Contour drapery study.
I see an increase in dynamics in those last gesture pages. I like the 6.year-old cousin. maybe try to not draw any legs, muscles or whatever and just go for what the pose is. call it action, call it gesture. i know it sounds strange, hope you get what I mean.
If you do some blind gestures maybe, very fast ones, like 15-30 secs and compare that to other (normal) gestures, youll see the difference.
keep it comin!
edit: after looking at the stuff again, i think you already do this very well by simplifying the legs etc. especially in the four gesture pages from yesterday. There are just a few drawings where the "flow" is a little broken by a tendency to draw a head or an arm "right", instead of just following the flow. I think I see this in the middle of the "cousin" page.
Last edited by KingElvis; January 21st, 2009 at 02:31 PM.
KingElvis: Thank you. I definitely figured out quickly to try only the general impression.
And a very basic attempt at digitally painting a sphere from the Peer Project. Eh.