hey. it´s been ages since i touched this thread and i´m really sad that i haven´t updated it more.
i´m 18 and currently living in germany. i´ve become serious about my art again and am trying to draw at least once a day.
any critiques, words of advice, whatever is greatly appreciated and i´ll try my best to utilize all that´s given.
ps - sorry if some of the older images are absolutely huge!
Last edited by bipolaroid; September 6th, 2009 at 09:35 AM.
really nice! Sorry i am not much of critique......
i agree with jefflarose, really nice!
You have some nice sketches. My favorite would have to be the girl commentating on her ears (or you commentating on the frustration of drawing ears), the line quality is really good in that one. The page of hands is very nice as well. It seems like you got some talent, if I were you I would exploit that and get your hands on as many drawing and art books as you can. also, I noted you said you were self-taught. I reccomend taking classes if you can to reinforce and further explore your abilities. I hope to see more of your stuff in the future!
@jefflarose: don't worry about it, i still appreciate the kind words (:
@Ninjerina: thank you greatly, ahaha, your favourite is my self-portrait study. :] duly noted, i already intend to pick up plenty of artbooks the second i can ... as for classes, at the moment i'm unable to take more art-based ones, so i'm using CA as a very workable makeshift. thank you for the suggestions, truly!!
Oh hey, you're a girl.
Have you already checked out the secret girly clubhouse?
If not, look into the support forum, ther's a thread where you can ask for entrance.
First thing that comes to mind with your sketches, if I might suggest is, use a harder pencil. You'll save yourself a lot of trouble with a hb or h.
For a mechanical pencil you can even go 2h /I do most of my stuff in mechanical 2h and add emphasize to some lines with a b.)
Your hand studies are coming along, very, very nicely!
And I see, you're getting into gestures, wich is good.
I think your eyes tend to be a little on the large side wich actually works in your self portrait but I thought I'd point it out.
When looking for books I can just recommend Stephen Rogers Peck, Bridgman and Loomis (downloadable pdf.s), in case you don't have them already.
Soooo welcome, welcome and stick with it!!
If you start so early (way earlier than I did!) to study seriously you're so going to kick as in a few years!!
Last edited by DigitallyDumbfounded; September 25th, 2008 at 03:32 PM. Reason: the evil typo monster got me
Thanks a ton.
Ahh, yeah! Will do with the pencils, I need to pick up fresh mechanicals anyway.
Thanks a lot, I hear you about the eyes thing ... They either end up being too big, or too small. I'll be sure to do some proportion studies soon!
Thank you thank you thank you for your crits & suggestions, I really appreciate it
Last edited by bipolaroid; November 23rd, 2008 at 12:11 AM.
sadly haven't had the time to really do any studies of any kind, the only note-worthy thing i've scribbled all week would have to be this:
i had a vague concept in mind and ran with it, adding onto it anytime i had a quick two minutes or so for it. it's mostly a brainstorm, and a weird practice ..
figured i'd post this, to at least put SOMETHING in here until i get some proper studies done D:
haven't really had much time to do much art beyond paintings at school, the rest has been very quick scribbles i haven't been able to really sit down with.
here's one of them, drew the face and went from there. venting?
I really dig the last picture (though it's a tad bit big, you might want to shrink it down so we can see the main ideas).
One thing though, you might want to clean up your lines. You've got chicken scratch syndrome. Try to be more confident with your line work. For tips, check out Marko Djurdevic's line quality video on youtube.
i´m without a scanner so my laptop is basically my sketchbook. here´s hoping my ancient tablet can last me.
^ Read a thread on conceptart about how to correctly use references and *attempted* to follow the line of advice. Original picture is here: http://www.7floor.net.ua/inside.php?f=1&p=63
Done on the 2. Sept. 09. (FYI 7floor isn't exactly SFW.)
^ I... I'm not really sure, to be honest. Done yesterday.
Last edited by bipolaroid; September 6th, 2009 at 09:48 AM.
tried to work with more intense colour palettes - i find when i do use colour i tend to make it too desaturated.
if the images are still far too big, let me know so i can resize accordingly. thanks!
i found out someone that i knew was murdered yesterday, so i've been... well, without energy. i tried to scribble a little something today at the very least.
Hi there, thanks for commenting on my sketchbook.
I'm sorry for that one you knew...
At least, us artists have a way of releasing those worries out of ourselves. Keep on drawing, it might be good.
As a technical advice, I'd encourage you to simplify your strokes. Right now, your faces have some wrinkled feeling. Try to define values with few brushstrokes. Your works will have a cleaner, more smooth feeling.
Keep up the good work!