Probably won't update this very often...
These days I mostly do portraits (I don't do this for a living... Just requests from friends):
I really love life drawing, but rarely get to do any....
I also really love anime...
Plenty of room for improvement. Looking forward to more!
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
Lookit the Pretty!
Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
Yes, indeed. It's not something I'm particularly focusing on right now. Baby steps for now...
What the professional asshole meant to say was- "awesome work, keep it up "
Starting a 'portrait-a-day' 30-day challenge. I hope to use different kinds of techniques and play with styles. I will be pretty limited on media though.
Time: 30~ mins
Being the first portrait I've done in a while (and with traditional media) I feel somewhat satisfied. I'm not overly proud or enthused with this piece, but rather just contempt. I tried to use as few construction lines as possible. I wanted to test my observation skills. I'm not happy with a lot of things in the picture. Mainly the eyes and mouth area. I tried limit the amount of eraser used. Overall, I think it's a good start.
B]Time:[/B] 50~ mins
I'm not if I like how this one turned out. I think in the final stages of the drawing I lost track of what I originally set out to do. I thought I was going to ink the entire drawing, but then I suddenly realised I shaded most of it. I think I'm having the most trouble with eyes, mouth/teeth, and hair. I think with the hair, I have to concentrate more on where the strands are originating from and getting a natural flow. For the eyes, I think I need more construction lines to match up with the reference same with the mouth. I know my shading needs more work. In future, I might try and work on my cross-hatching. But for tomorrow, I think I will try cubism.
Time: 80~ mins
Here is day 3. This one took much longer than I would have liked. I thought I was going to do cubism, but turns out I didn't actually know what cubism really was. I'm not sure this piece still falls under that category. I tried to simplify the shapes and keep the same values as the reference. I found this piece really hard at first, but the more I worked on it, the more enjoyable it became. I am also severely sleep deprived. I took up some life drawing classes. I start this Saturday, I hope it will improve my overall ability.
Time: 45~ mins
I think this piece is pretty much a failure, and I don't think I'm being too hard on myself. What I tried to go for is capturing the expression as best I could. I just don't feel like this piece carries as strong an impact as the reference does. I think I need to improve my line work. I feel I'm a little too indecisive when creating my lines. And I need to put more thought into each stroke. If I had used single strong lines, I think it would have been better. Next time I might try blind contour drawing, but I really don't think it will help with my drawing ability.
Time: 115~ mins
Time: 70~ mins
Last edited by Muddus; May 30th, 2011 at 01:40 AM.