Anthis' Sketchplace! studiescreaturescharactersspeeds and stuff
Time for a sketchbook after quite some lurking.
I enjoy drawing and I'm very keen on improving, so I'll update this thread with new artwork as often as possible. I do not attend to an art school, but I'm hoping I'm on the right track with practicing.
I'll take any criticism, do not hesitate if you think you can help me improve!
Nice studies - I feel that you have a strong sense of anatomy here. I suggest you try doing overlays using tracing paper to strengthen your anatomy further. For example create the bones in a separate layer on top of the figure drawing.
softocean; Thanks, seems like good advice. Tried it a little already. Seems logical to learn the underlying structure if you want to know the shapes and such. Ellingsworth; Yap, really want to tackle anatomy. Or at least the basics. I really have to work for clean drawings though, they do tend to get messy StarbonesCoffin; I've heard of Loomis but I don't have it. I'm using anatomy drawing school for reference mainly. Blagsquid; Thanks! Well, I do need reference, can't do this from head (yet.. ). I switch between trying from head and using ref, hoping to see improvement that way. More finished stuff will come later I think, I'm just in the anatomy 'mood' for now, plus I think I need it. Already working on some digital stuff anyways.
Here's new stuff; 50 quick poses for the Spartan Training Camp again.
And those damn hands... the ones with bones are from ref, the others are my own left hand. They truly are a pain. Might try it again later on, don't feel I got the hang of it.
Whyatt Trash; Yea, I mainly wanted to practice my pencilwork in general, and practice anatomy. But yep, original work on it's way! And thank you.
3 digital sketches, topics from the daily sketch group.
And foot studies for the spartan training from last week. I won't be posting the 50 figures because it takes ages to load. Here's the link though;
nice studies. in your arms you use parallel curves. try to do offset curves instead to get a more interest and natural form.
the last painting is a little dirt and dark.i think there is too much black in there.
Update! I'm sloppy with scanning and posting, but I do draw ;|
From top to bottom;
Pencil studies done for the Spartan Trainings (under community activities), and a couple of Daily Sketch Group topics;
-BULL ELEPHANT-SEAL CROSSED WITH A LION
-WELL-INTENTIONED MONSTER HAS TROUBLE RESCUING CAT STUCK IN TREE
-LEATHERY WHITE-SKINNED, EYELESS, FLYING PREDATOR ON ITS PERCH
-ETHEL KEPT THE MASSIVE GUNS OF THE SKY-BOAT CLEAN AS A WHISTLE
Constructing heads - used the Loomis method here. Heads are so tough -.-
I picked up my copy of Bridgman's complete guide to drawing from life not too long ago. (hurray!) The bodies are my first practice using the book.
And two Daily Sketch Group entries topics were - "robot ghosts", and "the dirt road tunneled right under the ancient tree's grarled roots"
Got some great work going on. Thumbs up on the anatomy studies.
Definitely get more of those Bridgeman studies in. Really analyze the figure in geometric shapes - a well constructed, solid figure will look great even if the anatomic details aren't there.
The imaginative paintings are working nicely.
I like the evil rats piece and the floating ship piece, especially. Watch out for the perspective though, the cannon barrels are a bit wonky.
Hey, those figures are working amazingly well. Perhaps you sometimes make the heads a little to big, just at the first post mostly. Heads studies are also great, but it seems as you have to put more effort there, probably because perspective is more involved. If possible do more of those, so that you could achive better results faster and cleaner.
Also, about bridgman, there's a lot to learn from copying those. Be sure to analyze them as you draw rather than just copying them.
Sorry for the late response to some. I'll always thank and reply!
AmontilladoAg; Hehe most of the digital stuff is for the daily sketch group, you should check it out. Fun topics. The Curehead; Thanks! replied in your sb Osau; You should! UriL; Heh, working on the quality. Mostly concerned with basics at the moment.. HunterKiller_; Yep, Bridgman is great for learning. I'm no good at perspective yet.. will be spending some time on that soon... soon.. ;/ Slechtvalk; Thanks! love to make things look dynamic. Anatomy is holding me back for now, hope that will change in time. RipNroaR; Meh, long way to go still. However I don't mind practicing anatomy. You won't regret picking up the book! patdzon; Same here! I'll be watching you! We'll tackle anatomy. lennon; You hit the nail on the head, really. The heads take a lot of time and concentration, even getting a simple shape right in those sketches. Heads and hip/leg area are on the agenda. True thing about Bridgman too. I figured I'd start with copying, and deviate from his examples later on, once I get the basics under control. Don't want to keep copying forever ;/
Thanks to all! and here's a next batch.
Bridgman stuff, along with two DSG entries; "MYSTERIOUS HOVERING ALIEN VESSEL IS LIKE AN ABSTRACT SCULPTURE", and "CYBER CORP. GROUNDS ARE PATROLLED BY MECHANIZED FU LIONS".
I hate the spaceship thing, will be freeing up some time to practice perspective soon.
Wow! amazing work.. you study very well I cant say much apart from you should practise colour much more, look into some colour theory and try doing colouring of simplified objects in different environments, and see if you can get the mood right. But I'm sure you are already working on that Thanks for the great post in my sb.. much appreciated.
Hey Dude, nice things you have running here..... i am realy stunned, seeing so much cool studys...but i agree whit Hai!^^ where can we see your taste for Propotions, and Understandment in your Didital WOrks?
Maybe you just Draw on a to Small resolution?
I love your Alienvessel DSG, great colours and a wonderfull interpretation!
I will check your Site more often, keep on the good Work.
Maybe you should draw some more enviroments in futher, just to get a handle of it?
Bridgman is the MAN! You can pick all sorts of stuff from copying his drawings. Nothing much to crit really, but good job overall. I wish I could help you out with your colored pieces, but painting is one that I still need to learn.
You might wanna think about your composition. For example on your abstract spaceship. It would help if you give a sense of how massive it is by scaling it to smaller elements, like people, buildings, etc. You could also change POV, like making it a worm's eye view to get the feeling of being puny. Basically, try to think of what you want the viewer to feel when looking at your images, and see how you would make that happen by making a nice composition.