Hi hmanafi! Bridgeman still rules I see Good work! I like those hands in №139 - very nice lines, you should keep that level in your future studies. Your mind struggles are looking good too, just practice it more and they`ll look very realistic. You have feeling of form and weight so keep going!
Just a quick bit of advice, try and make the profile line that surrounds an object cleaner. It's better in some of your more recent images, but you can still improve it. You'll find that it will more clearly define the object you're illustrating. At the moment, you tend to scratch in your profile line, which makes the reading of the object break up a little bit. You can rectify this by thinking in terms of a single solid line weight. Try to illustrated the form without picking your pencil up off the page. Even if you haven't matched your reference perfectly, you'll find that the lines you've drawn are far more expressive, defined, and confident. This is why some artist practice doing those blind contour drawings, where you look at an object and try to illustrate it while A: keeping focused on the object being illustrated, and B: complete the illustration without picking your pencil up off the page.
i have just checked all this stuff... you did a good job...
some stuff U did - i need to do more and more.. In some cases your drawings are much better than mine...
Your anatomy skills grow fast.. as dynamics and plastic...
maybe your lines a little bit rude(if i choose correct word)
as for rendering.. shading..
this is yor week part..
in last work you have not bad strokes but it is all dark.. as hell... try to use harder pencil.. and use soft values.. Yu can going into dark and contrast values if you want to select something.. or bring area to the front... focus on it.. otherwise use soft strokes and values...
to do that you have few ways..
from light to dark
keep your work in very light and soft values and when you are finishing it give some really dark area to your drawing.. to make it looks more 3d..
and you'll see.. this dark areas could be about 60-70% of grey.. and other parts of work could be 0-40% of grey..
but now i see that your last work have only 70-90% of gray and than - boom - white lights.. this 20% cant say a lot to onlooker.. it is like black cat into the dark room with flash-eyes
and one more thing.. - there couldnt be shadows with the same value.. you must realize that shadows that far from us have lighter value and they "eat" deteils... and shadows that closer to us have contrast and we can see a lot of deteils even in real dark shadows..
also.. if you have one huge shadow do not do it all with one value.. it is unnatural.. use gradient.. otherwise your work would looks like polar tiger
also one "border" of shadow that closer to us could be darker than other ...
2.from dark to light
do the same but backwards... find the darkest place in composition and make it really dark... even black if you want.. and then U will clearly see what values you need to other stuff...
but this variant is not good for pancil drawings ...
it is more about other medium..
try to use chalk.. or something..
it is me againg.. here is reaally fast and crappy stuff i made for you.. but i hope you dig it..
it is abou pencil..
pencil - is the coolest thing ever.. you can draw perfect lines with it.. you can shading with strokes.. you can shading as chalk
so if you can shading with pencil - you can shading with pretty much anything
thats why pencil drawings are so importent for students..
one of the greatest stuff are strokes!.. couze U can use it for values.. or for texture..
u can use it stylish or for relism.. it is cool..
so i have some advices..
1. Stroke can be textured.. or can be smothed.. (when your strokes are very close to each other they became one gray thinh)
if you want to bring some air to your works try to make distence between strokes... and use cmothing only for some places(far parts of composition.. etc)
2) texture can make material... so use it very carefully.. if angle betwing strokes is small - it is good acurate texture.. when u look on it with distence u'll see fine value..
if angle is near 90* (crosstrokes)it will looks like some kinda fabric
3) the most important thing is direction of strokes!!!!
YES! it is hard to show 3d without direction...
there are 2 the most useble variants
The first one - strokes have 90* angle to light sorce.. If you dig Loomis drawings, U'll see alot of examples... in this case DO NOT USE CROSSTROKES. when you draw plastic form..or even dont use it at all ... use only paralel or close to paralel strokes...
the second one - strokes follow the form.. it is constraction variant.. your strokes lay on 3d form.. on some kinda planes.. this is cool when you draw anatomicaly dificalt stuff...
also you may mix it in some cases.. or even add chalk technique... for exemple -
background with strokes that paralel to the light sorce.. shadows with smothing stroke or even chalk.. and thn adding details with acurate constructive strokes...
Odin_052 - Thank you man,a great advice,I'm trying it these days.
HEY ekler ,WOW man thank you for your great critique,really nice helpful.I'm trying to understand loomis' block in and lighting chapter.AGAIN THANK YOU MAN
Dam I am humbled by your studies I feel a bit slack looking at your SB... It just goes on and on... I have a query though, when your just mucking around, it looks like you don't use what you've learned as much as I think you can... I'm probably wrong but I just thought I'd share that with you anyway. Massive improvements though absolutely colossal man! Keep hacking away with that pencil of yours.
PS I think you'll like these resorces (their for figure studying mainly but you can use em for anything)
Thanks hmanafi for stopping at my SB. Thank you for the hints. Still very very fresh in CA so your help is golden to me. About you SB just viewed it all and has to say it's amaizing. The anatomy studies u do are big - amount and quality. DON'T STOP DRAWING!
Yes hmanafi is back so long! CA has missed you.. well I have. Gone for almost 3 months. Glad to see you back again man. Thanks for your post too, really helpful. You've got some pretty mad sketches there, its good to see your ridiculous amount of anatomy studies at work. ha ha. hope to see some more soon.