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This is my first post here. I'm a drawing student (REALLY beginner), waiting for critiques and suggestions to turn my work into the next level.
Follow some drawings from this weekend, with live model, in charcoal and pencil. Sorry by the image quality, I have to take photographs from it.
Thanks in advance for the attention.
Last edited by msteinert; August 12th, 2007 at 10:01 AM.
You should study lighting, shading, and fabric dynamics.
The shading on the second and third piece are much better than the first. I would say watch out for outlining the body in hard lines, they tend to flatten a figure. You do a good job with soft line variation in the first drawing on the shoulder farthest away from the viewer. Keep up the good work.
Thanks by the tips, guys. Here follow a fabric study, made with oil pastels. Critiques and suggestions are always welcome.
A self portrait, made with oil pastels (unfortunately, I'm this way). Critiques and comments are welcome.
Here follow a line drawing, from a machine of the museum. There's some problems with the circunferences in this figure, I need to practice it a lot. C&C are welcome.
Some crit for the figural work: keep studying anatomy and folds as already stated before me. Study your proportions carefully and remember to work with the largest shapes of the body, the cage, the head and the pelvis, first and foremost. After that, you can move in to more detailed line work.
When shading, attempt to be a little more "painterly" about the values you put in. By this I mean once you have a gesture in place, lay in the largest areas of value and move into some further detail from there.
On the folds and the portrait in pastels, make sure not to leave the white of the paper showing under the color, in this case, it ruins any attempt at form or realism you have worked for.
And on the machine, work on your perspective drawing. As with all your drawings, try to work loosely at first and refine your lines and detail once you have established a gesture.
Thanks by the comments, they'll really help me grow. Follow a new study. C&C are always welcome.
More work from the drawing class, all made with charcoal. The main intention is to capture the gesture, and to do the line flow away; some are made like "blind contour" drawings.
Follow some studies from models, with charcoal, last one with brush and ink.