Ok. I´ll been drawing like there´s no tomorrow for a month or so, let´s say... 10 hours per day, and this is, more or less, the progress so far in hands.
A month ago:
Is really tough for me assist to my local art school, and not learning a single dammit thing about drawing. At times I feel really disappointed with my life. You know, I´m trying to learn everything I can. I´m really into it, but looks like nobody can help me ever.
Places like this, make my day when the frustration comes. ¡I will never give up!
frustration shows that your giving it your best and your learning as well, keep practicing everyday. youll get over your barriers into a place of knowledge. kep posting and ill keep checkin on your progress.
"EVERY GOOD PAINTER PAINTS WHAT HE IS" Jackson Pollock
"I am obsessed with the process of creation" Zdzislaw Beksinski
You can see the progress on the hands. Try drawing your own hands. I drew my left hand over 70 times and you can see the improvement from the 1st to the recent, it is really good practice. Keep posting!
Here we are with more sketches, hope you like. I have a ton more, but this are a little selection. Hope u like.
l0stinth0ughts: Thank you man for checking this humble sketchbook. Right now my drawing is not even class D. But I´ll try to improve everyday. This moth I´ve been drawing a solid 10 hours per day, even sundays :p. But I doubt that´s enough... :p
ItalianHorsey: Yeah, your left hand is your best friend in terms of hands references xD
Looooong, looooooooooooong time absent form posting... haha :p . Well I have a pretty busy time the past months as a graphic designer. Pros: I saved a lot, and have a new computer with a BIG (man, it´s huge) screen "24. (Good for painter and digital renderings). The other side is: Almost no time to draw a single line in all this time!. I know the last post is from MARCH (man, I´m really ashamed), but... It´s time to get back here to my SB and start working my ass on it.
voetsek: Whoa, yeah, Spainsh is my 1º language , and your reply is nicely written, but one of the things I look here at CA is improving my english skillz, writing and so, so pardon me, but I reply you in the Shakespeare language :p.
And the updates (something big...):
A fractal I made with UltraFractal in a little spare time:
Graphic Design Section. Possible Personal WebPage1:
This one gonna be final:
A Logo for class assignment:
This one is my friend from school, caricature mode in Ps. :p
Quick painter cloud study:
A bird, linoimpression:
Some Birds Chinese style Ink over paper...:
Analogic Escher with color pencils:
Chunli lineart, scanned, and some starting colors in Painter (Yes, this ones need to be finished... too)
And the good´old sketches and concepts... traditional goes here :p :
And my rendition to MagicMan: A litography (class asignm) of one of his pencils works. Your sb may be gone from CA, but you changed my life.
You know... I have more but... I think it´s ok for now.
Last edited by Ian Miles; November 9th, 2008 at 10:26 AM.
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Never forget the Magicman
hola! it seems like you like to explore a lot of different materials/medias i like that, it shows openmindedness and interrest! the fractal is very intersting and that carricature is really nice!
I think its good to study anatomy but I learned for me that using those popular stick figures dont really add to your knowledge (I tried to learn to draw comics a long time ago and a had a book with those blocky shaped stick figures) while they somehow teach poportions and some of them show a masses they are a bit to blocky and inaccurate for my opinion, my advice is to study from people being it from life or from photo reference, notice how in every pose every body part looks a bit different, if a man raises his arms then his pecs will be stretched out an less defined but if he has his elbows at his hips the pectoralis muscle will show. all im saying is that learning from stick figures will slow you down (in my opinion) rather than give knowledge
keep it up!
Thank you for you kind words man. Since I almost entirely self-taught I tried a lot of different approaches on drawing humans, and as a result, I ended like many other self-taught artists: Knowing nothing about the human figure but trying desesperate to draw it. Im now into anatomy, and I hope it will pay off sonner or later.
Find a little Proud´hon´s quote, and I want to share here in CA:
"If you can´t know it, you can´t draw it, except by accident"
If you want to become a real artist, you need as many basis covered as you can. This is just as it sounds, and having a good hand at drawing is almost as important as having a good eye for color, or good perspective / anatomy / composition knowledge. So yes. A hell of homework ahead!.
I really want to do more and more life studies, but I think I´m not ready to do them. Most of the human body is unknow for myself, and now in winter, with no subway here, is difficult to find a free spot (and warm) to sit down and draw countless hours. :/ . I want too, do some shots at painter, copying master studies or whatever, but I pretty wide mind, It´s difficult to me to stick at only one subject. I need to improve my concentration as well. I really need to set a work plan for the day and stick to it. :p
This one is very very manga-ish, but despite the style is just I don´t know how to draw faces and so, more realistically, what is my ultimate goal. By the way, I have a LOT more doodle pages, but them just sucks.
Sketchbook is one click away:
Never forget the Magicman