Hey, I just looked through your sketches and enjoyed it alot. You show a ton of progress already. I'm also trying to study anatomy on my own, and having a hard time with it. I could use a crit too. One bit of advice I can give you is that, when standing straight, the ribcage is really alot closer to the hips than you'd think. Putting too much space between them elongates the figure - I wasn't sure if you were doing this on purpose or not.
very very nice head in the last one,,,
the shading (for me) is good until deltoids...
Hey,,,you have a very great amount of improvement in your drawings from mind!...
I want to see more of them,, but also keep studying
n' happy new year if I don't post again in 2007
Some great work on the figures. Not sure what Vilppu's manual studies means but I liked especially those on the second page, I'll have to start reading him some time. TASmith spotted the long torso thing already but in addition to that, I think the man in post 70 and the second last figure on your last post look inhumanly thin at the stomach. The way I've learned it, the centerline of the torso does a pretty smooth curve on its way from the ribcage to crotch, viewed from the side, in a straight posture.
You seem to have a good pace going, keep up working hard!
hello very good start and you're improving very well
i noticed you're drawing poses without foot, me too i'm (was ?) afraid of them (getting them wrong) but : YOU MUST ALWAYS GO TO THE THINGS YOU'RE AFRAID OF. Draw foot, copy bridgman, loomis and Vilppu
for cross hatching, here is what my teacher said: it's an advanced technique (more hard than flat shading) especially when you try curved hatching, it requires very good line quality (wich you begin to master well)
-you should start by hatchs that are straight (see da vinci)
-crossed hatchs shouldn't form a square but lozenge
-copy great master (like rubens)
-the area occupied by hatchs are the same as if you were shading by flat areas (you can define it lightly the make hatchs that are even spaced)
-a hatch should have a pointed end (and/or a pointed start)
-you should hold the pencil at the same direction as the line you will draw
you will discover many things about it by yourself BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT
i tried to do cross hatching technique but it failed PLEASE HELP MEEE
what you think about studying "Rendering in pen and ink" book
I think this is a prime book by Gary Simmons for begining pen work. They might use different pens than yours but the same visual rules apply! I still reference this book often...
I agreewith some of zou's ideas, however I don't feela losenge or diamond shape is always necessary when cross hatching. If I am hatching around an object the engles tend to be more acute as I progress to the edge of a rounded shape andmore squared as I progress to flatter forms if they are still in shadow.