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Hey, as of starting this sketchbook I'm 16 and plan on updating daily I want to learn about and improve my art making and would love any advice offered.
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Still life of old objects from home, graphite. The photo angle is a little different. Other than incorrect shapes I had trouble with making any realistic or smooth shading. Took 6+ hours.
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I've decided to focus on still lives before moving onto probably anatomy.
I repeatedly drew the same object, correcting the mistakes I saw as I went on, then I did a pencil still life, a painted one and a digital. Since I don't have a stylus to draw correct lines I decided to just take the silhouette of the object and pay attention to value and blending.
hey, welcome to the forums !
I am a beginner myself, so can't offer really strong advice, but I like your value in drawings. The only thing I could say is try to make the final drawings cleaner, less grungy edges maybe.. ?
**This didnt upload the first time I tried 4 hours ago
Fairly disappointing, out of laziness and wanting to move on to master studies I rushed these so my trying to have a refined finished picture thing didn't happen. I tried to focus on seeing and mixing color in the painting and I think a big problem is I'm lacking in saturation accuracy. That was the purple i saw in the paper the staple was on, just not so obvious.
I started value/composition master studies, both are by Hudons River Artists. Im really unsure about my whole approach to these though as I feel like im learning nothing other than "he used dark in the front and it looks good because behind it is bright". Ill try marking proportions and using pencil but I feel like im really missing the point of these.
I think it looks much better with this fine shading. Love little the bending on the thermos !
Great studies here! You´re working hard ! I would like to see more stuff from imagination though Try to complement your imagination with studies Keep up the good work!
Tomorrow I'll keep trying to figure out dogs, then practice getting a likeness in portraits. I've found that all mammals so far have very similar anatomy.
Digital painting is lost on me so Ill have to keep toying with that. Soon I'll go draw in the outside, buy oil paints and get start borrowing+buying art books.
Looking good! I like that you do traditional studies as well, those are a lot of fun to look at - one thing I can note immediately is to watch your edges on rounded objects, such as the bottom of the teapot. Those should be perfect ellipses and not have any sharp corners, if you take a look at the actual object, you'll see what I mean.
Envisualist Thank you for the reply, I went and grabbed the teapot and had a good stare at it as well as my drawing; those are some very straight lines I imagined to be there. I had a go at a very quick drawing of the base teapot and then some loose ellipses.
Tomorrow its more portraits and then circle/ellipse practice, keeping my edges from pinching/turning to rectangles, plus size controlling. Will stick to line drawings to get more portrait bases out before working on shading.