i am 28, male, from northern Germany
I have tried to improve my painting and drawing for a few month now. But i am still pretty bad
I will try to improve with your help and encouragement. Here are a few of my works
In the next weeks i will try to improve through painting still-lives.
I am planing on painting one per day
good luck man, i believe i have seen you on /ic/?
I am a little frustrated. I think nuts are a little too higher topic for me ;(
Thanks for stopping by my Sketchbook! I appreciate it! And you're right, I need to do some still lives! I've been thinking about doing a banana...
Are they almonds? Your nuts? Because that's what they look like! Just try really hard to draw what you see. And take it slow.
Ich spreche keine deutch... I think I wrote that right... I, however, do not speak German... But, I translated what you said, and I THINK I understood it for the most part... But sometimes the translators do not work very well and I want to make sure I understand what you said! lol.
yes these are almonds
you dont speak German. i think i was misled by your locationinfo. i just wrote that i would like to get in closer contact with fellow artists about my skill level
thanks for your comment i will try to keep it slow, and draw more with my Eyes, as i said these nuts are just out of my league right now too many details where One might get lost
Just some sketches of simple shapes. Trying to improve a little further
Didnt feel like doing a still today. So thats what came to my mind
Nice job! I would say that you might want to start with the basics such as anatomy studies if you haven't done them already?
I'm also trying to learn how to paint and draw during my non-office hours. I found quick anatomy studies from http://www.posemaniacs.com/ really helped my to warm up and start "seeing shapes and formes as they really are, not how I think they are in my head" (if that makes any sense?).
Draw a few 90 sec poses every day and soon you will get better at shape and form in all your objects You can do it!
Lil update - i think its better a little
Nextra - thanks for your reply indeed i already did some studies until somebody told me its better to start with stills, because from "live" you will learn shapes better. I seriously dont know whats the "better" way. I think i will try to vary a little more
Hey there, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook, I thought I'd return the favour
Don't worry too much about whether your work is "bad" or not, just keep working! We all have to start somewhere, just keep going and you'll improve there isn't a correct way of doing things, so if you want to do some stills, do them! If you want to work on anatomy or anything like that, that's fine too. I like your last landscape post, I love how you added highlights to the tops of the silhouettes, it really brings them out.
I noticed what you said about the nuts being a lot of detail for you right now, if thats how you feel just focus on shapes until you've got them down and can draw things easily from life, then tackle it again. It'll be interesting how it turns out the second time you try drawing them! Obviously I'm far from expert myself, so I'm trying to follow this advice too!
I think the best thing to do is just keep drawing and doing what you're doing Keep up the good work!
Did some 30sec figures today. Its realy realy fun
Lil too less time today ;/
Looking at my sketches today i see that i realy lack proportional drawings so ill just try to practice more a little
Hey w0rmy. Check out the book "Figure Drawing for All Its worth" by Andrew Loomis. It has helped so many people with their figure drawing, myself included. I think you would greatly benefit from taking a look at it.
Last edited by Saraiva; January 19th, 2013 at 06:41 AM.
Please stop by my sketchbook!
Hey w0rmy, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. I am digging your stuff and can't wait to see how you progress as an artist. Good luck =]
I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!
Hi! I wanted to ask, on your sketches like the 5 min pictures, it looks like you're doing those digitally. Are you starting with a rough under-sketch in order to build up the figure and then doing the final lines over that or are you just diving right in and going for your final lines? I ask because I've found that doing some sort of under-sketch helps me build up the figure so I can get the mass and the proportions and helps me out when I do the final lines. I look forward to seeing your posts!
Thanks for all replies
Thought to myself yesterday "lets have something more "finished"" so i started something, trying to get all the techniques i learned to one picture
Be sure to focus on trying to understand the various forms in the image and how they interact with the light, don't just copy the reference or you'll learn less.
Doin' good work so far, keep it up!
I see in the one that you're trying to come up with a final. The colors are really nice so far. However, notice that you are trying to "straighten" her out. Her back is much more angled, along with her torso (tummy area). If you fix that up you may be a bit more pleased with the outcome .
Thanks for your comment and like always - looking at pictures with a little difference i see many many flaws in anatomie and colouring I will just keep practicing.
I think i will get me a real sketchbook to draw with pencils on my drives from and to work i have around 1 hour on the rail and plenty of models
Thanks for all the encouragement and comments in my thread
i tried to focus on the light in this one - trying to give it a little 3d kinda look just with colour
tomorrow i will study an apple trying to apply this
The figure is looking good so far it's great that you're testing out your knowledge so far! One thing that helps me think clearer when drawing the figure is finding where the weight is shifted in the body. Basically, you look for where the weight is put in the body and how it's positioned because of that.
In your image I can see a line running from her neck and straight down through the leg that's hidden by the leg she's bending in front - she's putting all her weight onto that leg so her body moves in accordance with that. It helped me think about how to approach drawing the figure and what the body does. Sorry if my explanation isn't of any help, I think Bridgman talks about it in his books or any good anatomy book should! It may not help you, but it's a suggestion!
Tried drawing an apple - i am a little disapointed
I will study more spheres and cylinders tomorrow. Its worthless to post this "apple" here P
@Spirit - Thanks for your feedback ofcourse its usefull!!! Great hint, ill try to focus more in this in my next gestures and studies