Critique is wanted along with general guidance and suggestions. This topic will be updated regularly
My name is Philip H. I'm a 14 year old and my aim is to improve. There is no final goal with art so for now I just want to get better and track my progress here.
I am currently trying to learn anatomy.
1) I am trying to map out ideal proportions and see how things work.
2) I practiced drawing legs.
3 & 4) Still lives
5) an original piece in marker. pretty bad in my opinion
Hi philip, nice gestures, you should keep doing them. you're a lot better than I was at 14.
Sure there's errors in the figure drawings, but there's a lot of good in them as well. I won't give you any advice on what's wrong with a drawing, instead imma give you some hard learned ways of thinking.
1: At the point you're at in learning this stuff, it's more important to just keep observing and drawing whatever it is you want to learn how to draw than trying to pin down exactly what's wrong with something. There will be errors, but that's ok. Just by drawing you're correcting yourself, and even though every drawing won't be better than the last one you did, you can be sure that you will learn from all your drawings, good or bad.
2: Remember to have fun with the drawing. This is important. Going through periods of frustration about your stuff is normal. But remember to always draw things you find fun/ interesting to draw from time to time. This will probably help you stick with the drawing until you're a total champ.
3: Listen to advice, evaluate the advice, and decide if you think it is good advice, even my advice. Be honest to yourself, should i listen to this critique even though it touches on my pride? If you decide to listen, do not fear absolutely fucking up one of your pieces if it will help you act on said good advice faster. Not all advice will be good. Communication can fail, advice can sometimes not be relevant to your position. But try not to miss the good ones.
Decide if what i said is sensible, and take it to heart, or not.
and good luck, Philip, 14 years of age.
E: those ARE good figures and you should keep doing them : )
Nailclippins: Thanks for your positive comments. They are quite helpful
Did more gestures. I really need some guidance as these sketches are really visibly unconfident (scratchy lines) any help would be much appreciated