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Last edited by Demo; January 6th, 2012 at 05:35 AM. Reason: Because i cant figure out how to make a thumb nail my pic
Looking good so far man.
You might want to look for a tutorial on drawing faces ( Just google it I guess ). It will help you get the proportions correct when your drawing faces.
For example: http://www.rabbitprince.com/tutorials_art/face.html
Though there are probably better diagrams/tutorials than that but that gives you the basic proportions.
Keep it coming
Heres a little update for today a skull done in charcole its not my best but not that bad. btw im working on figure drawing and faces at the moment and could use a lot of help if any one has any use full tips it would be much appreciated.
You have skill in rendering. I like how you got the tones for the halo drawings.
You were asking about how I did the grids in my sketchbook. I used the perspective tool in Manga Studio to make them. Of course you can do the same in Photoshop especially with the path line tools.
Keep practicing and posting
Hey man, I'm really glad your interested in improving
You can download the Loomis drawing books in PDF format, they are free Get them here:
Theres one on figure drawing and another one that seems to be on heads and hands. Check them out. The Loomis books are used heaps here.
Last edited by Weetbix; November 6th, 2007 at 12:30 AM.
Thanks for checking out my book. I guess you are doing the same stuff Good to see, in your first posts faces definitely seemed to a be a much weaker point, while your rendering looks great. Keep at it!
Heres an update since iv been busy lately some COWs and IDWS not sure which sorry.
o and btw im currently looking for a mentor so if u know some one or want to be one check out the mentor area and look for my post
Ok i havent updated this thing in like 4 months so i thought id get on it. lots of good stuff here in the SB section sometimes a little intimidating so if this stuff looks like crap tell me but its not my fault im scared to draw becaues of all ur guys good talent. o yah theirs like no order here.
Thanks for dropping by my SB , you asked me about digital painting but I don't think you should focus on it yet. For now your problem lies in the construction of your figures, heads, etc. It's good to see you've got the loomis books so go through Figure Drawing For All Its Worth first then move onto Drawing The Head and Hands afterwards. Also picking up the Vilppu drawing manual wouldn't be a bad idea either, it'll focus on using primitive 3D shapes as means of a base construction. Also, when working from the loomis stuff, etc. REALLY TAKE IT IN, don't just copy it or you're gonna be wasting your time I started doing Figure drawing for all its worth when I was 16-17 and I can tell you that I wasted my time a lot because I just copied the muscles without thinking about how they are as a mass and possibly how they function individually. Also do you have a tablet? If you do and you want to do a little digital painting, read the 'how to digi paint in photoshop' threads, etc. for a basic idea for now. Also, there are no real 'techniques' or anything, heck I pretty much only use 2 brushes in Painter IX which is what I use to digi paint. But anyways man just draw as much as possible and keep at it and you'll get to where you wanna go Some cool stuff here also heheh
The trick with these practices is to start from dark to light. And greyscale to colour. Big to small.
Kk well if i can find my camera ill post some pics of some of my fine art stuff "actull its not that fine" but o well ull get to see for ur self
ok ok i know that the portrit is really crappy but i did it when i was like 13 i know it sucks plzz dont laugh ::
Last edited by Demo; March 18th, 2008 at 05:00 PM.
Hm...For that photo referenced drawing - spend more time with the line and get it as exact as possible before you do any shading otherwise it wont look good no matter how much shading or color you use. On the eyes try using a horizontal guide line to get them facing the same way and be on the same level. Just keep drawin!!
I'm only 15 and would like some comments/critiques/tips so CHECK OUT MY SKETCHBOOK! Please =] http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=117399
Heres some more stuff tryin to get it all down that way i can start postin new stuff
some of these are supposed to b refrences to MC Escher and theirs a painting to my dad in their he likes planes i think...
Kk addin todays digital painting attempt going to enter this in a competition tomorrow idk just for sum fun but got to finish it first ill get it done by tonight ...(i hope)..
Last edited by Demo; March 19th, 2008 at 06:56 PM.
kk heres the final i think i need help deciding wether to keep all the triangles and all that or if they dont really add that much to the composition.
Last edited by Demo; March 19th, 2008 at 10:00 PM.
Keep practicing your digital painting but I think your main focus should be on basic anatomy and rendering. I know it's boring but any work you put into it now will pay off big time later.
BTW I really think you pencil shading looks great!
You have some nice stuff in here, and your heads are improving. Going along with what EtherRain and lewisaurus said, practice your anatomy, but don't just copy the muscles. I find The Human Machine by George Bridgeman a really good book for that. It talks about how the muscles work, and I think you should look into it. Once you have the foundations down, it'll easily translate onto the digital medium.
Thanks lewisaurous, evilbunny , maidith, the general concinsus im getting is that working on figure drawing and atom=nomy will pay off a lot and i think im gona take that advice iv been doing more loomis reading and studing peoples figures at school hope it pays off
And also heres the final pic of abby i sent in for the contest. enjoy
If i have time to finish this painting for my GF ill post the final immage here later thanks for every thing.
Last edited by Demo; March 22nd, 2008 at 01:48 PM.
K well i finished my painting II project for this smester its a painting for my Gf birthday hope she enjoys any crits would be nice o btw its not supposed to be too realistic or any thing so i know it dosnt exactly look perfect.
Kk well nothing toospectacular to post thats new so i think ill treat u to somethin a little old only like 3 mounths kk. it of the side of this old theater we have around here.
hey man thanks for dropping by my book, i gotta say i love how you practice so much, that's definitely the way to go. about your digitals, i suggest to stay away from that a little longer, you can only paint what you can understand, so it would be better to learn about all the underlying structure first, you know, face anatomy and things like that. once you got that down, you know what you need to look for and everything will be much easier. keep it up
Herron art rocked
I will post, eventually.
but anyway... I like your postings. And the stuff you made recently. Post that stuff, it's really good.
Wasai, you are good at drawing helmets - I love it!
But as other mentioned - keep practicing anatomy, one tip is to mark out places before you actually begin to draw for real (Hope you understand what I mean) It's easier to draw a picture with a right proportion.
I've seen you made some good practice, but I would like to see them in use
Keep it up!
Last edited by Xinga; June 19th, 2008 at 02:32 PM.