Jazz' Junk Draw' (Practice Enviro update, Aug 6, 2011)
Hi!! I FINALLY mustered the courage to make a sketchbook on here!! I'm Jasmine, but please do call me Jazz if ya like! It's so much easier! ^_^ I wrote in another thread of mine that I havent the time or energy (or inspiration) to draw very nice things. Well, nothing much has changed, except I HAVE been trying to draw more!
I really wish to improve, especially since I have some personal projects that I'm continuing with. See, I have stories and comics that I wish to create. I just can't seem to draw characters very well. I've lost the heart to do so. I used to REALLY suck at anatomy, but at one point I was into expressions and movement more than I am now. I was also into drawing full-bodied figures more often. Now, I'm surprised I can even draw a full head! I can't!
So, I'll show everyone where I've been and where I am! This first post just has a few sketches, some not so recent. I lost my will to draw for a while there. I did draw from reference though, a few times. One figure-drawing term helped out a lot.
I got into trying the self-portraits, though I have trouble making out detail. I still wanted to practice finding any detail that I could see. These two are from 2004 and 2005.
It's too bad I was too tired to shade that latest self-portrait. It was for a CA 101 assignment. But I could've done more to make myself look nifty. (well, my hair makes me look crazy, at least.)
I was bored at home, so I drew my foot and some wooden model poses.
Just some figure drawings. The second page of them is actually from a book. I wish I could take that class again. :(
Weekly Update: March 4-March 10
Thank you so much, mentler! I appreciate you looking! (Oy, those progress days are over at the moment though! I have to trudge along for now. o_o )
This week was far too hectic, so I didn't even get to do much. But I thought I'd show a little test I did for myself!
I was looking for lying (down) pictures when I came across one with a man lying on his back, his young son lying on top of him. So cute! Well, I tried drawing them at school, and it proved a tad difficult.
A couple days later I tried again. I drew the boy with a long head! Proportions were WAY off.
I tried AGAIN! Proportions are less off, that's cool! But I didn't try quite as hard with it.
I did this test because I was wondering why I had trouble drawing people lying on their sides. Obvious answer: I haven't done it enough. I HOPE that's the answer. I even compared drawing the boy's head while he's on his side, to drawing his head as if it's upright. Though I still messed up his head, I do like that the boy looks more his age on the right.
I'll have to keep practicing with the other angles and see if I can keep proportions correct.
Tonight, I just drew some guys jumping. Two different references, but it was good to get their movement in.
Updates--End of March to April 7 (VERY slight nudity)
I'm feeling pretty down today. Not sure if I have a purpose and all (in life, in school, in career...whatever). I'm down with these drawings, too. I know they're not interesting, certainly forgettable. I wish I could change that, but my imagination is dull right now. Too much schoolwork, even though exams are all I have left to do.
So, here's what I did over these past weeks:
This was from some anatomy picture online.
So much for trying to draw from my imagination. I can look at something and draw it better. :P
More progress on the little girl. I've had to "move" things on her face. Still doing it.
I can't remember who's "tuting" in the big Photoshop Tutorials thread here, but they did a really cool colour blend thing. So I tried the same with some different colours to see how I would go about blending them together.
Mainly, I'd have to make a sort of linear path from one colour to the other (or one saturation to another or something). I still have work to do on that, but at least I got some smoother strokes.
There was also a lighting tutorial, though it was on another site. But I learned a bit about how lighting works with reflection and...other terms that I can't recall.
Ugh...hopefully I'll get that shadow one day. The pink burns!! >_<