Įsa's drawing journal [March 17th-Update at last!]
I'm a 21 year old girl, been drawing most of my life but only really got serious about it when I was around 13 years old. I got a tablet last year so I've been venturing in the realms of digital art since then, but I'm afraid I've got a very long way to go in that department. Colour theory is not one of my strongest point. So I've decided to take a break from all the Photoshopping and improve my basics, i.e. life drawing, anatomy, lighting and all that jazz!
That's where CA comes in, I've been hanging here for a while and the level of professionality here amazes me, so I'm hoping to get a little wiser here I've already had a DA page for a while, and I think it helps to put my work online for feedback and critique. But CA is on a whole different level, I'm pretty sure you guys know your stuff better than the average 15 year old on DA.
So I'm just going to post my finished stuff now, both coloured and handdrawn, and then I'll hopefully update this sketchbook often! It'd be great to get some critique from you guys on my stuff, only way to improve And it also puts some pressure on myself to keep on drawing, having this thread.
Anyway, enough babbling! On to the art: (EDIT: removed my old work for the time being, will be back soonish)
(P.S. I've had some problems with colour management in Photoshop, some people see the colours of my work dull and washed-out, I've been trying for a long time to fix this, but I'm still having this issue. Hopefully it shows correctly to some of you :/)
Last edited by AsaB; March 17th, 2011 at 08:01 AM.
hmanafi - Thanks for the advice! I guess I'll go rampaging amongst friends and family to get them to pose for me I'm more used to drawing from photographs, so it'll be challenging. But that's what it's all about!
Guilemo - Thank you for the kind words I know my colour sense isn't very good, I need more depth and dynamic in my colourings. And thanks for stopping by in my DA page!
ped454 - Thanks, I'm glad to hear that, doing things the right away is quite crucial in this And thank you for the link, although I've actually come across it before somewhere on the forums. It's a great site with good reference models.
I'll post some of my more recent sketches soonish!
paac - Hę Pétur, takk fyrir hrósiš! Jį, žetta er aušvitaš spurning um ęfingu, en žaš er alltaf ašeins meira en aš segja žaš, heh Žś ert meš fįrįnlega flottar myndir, mjög gaman aš skissubókinni žinni, mun pottžétt kķkja oftar viš
I just scanned some of my recent sketches. These are quick full-body gesture poses, around 2-4 minutes each, except for the first heads and arms studies. I know there's plenty of error in these, so feedback is appreciated
Hey, I think your work looks great, you're on a really good track, especially with the life drawing. There's a lot of fluidity in the motion in them. I will say that the musculature in the left arm in the second picture down on the left seems a bit off, but some anatomical studying should help there. Overall, really nice stuff, I think.
Bevin - Thanks for the encouragement, glad to hear it! Life drawing is hard stuff, but I love it anyway, heh. Thanks for pointing out the musculature, I'll take out my anatomy books and take a closer look at it
you have some good things going on in here, things are taking the right direction.
On life drawing: you have far too much fluff going on, clean up your line a bit. Remember that a line connects two points and typically describes and edge. Think about where you want it to start and where you want it to stop and what you want to say with the line. Don't slow or quicken your line as it approaches its destination - if need take it further than it is suppose to. Once you've made the line, do NOT go over it again. Don't say the same thing twice. Instead make sure that you you need another line, that it will say something different, and that it will follow a different route.
On the coloured images in the first post: Drop the heavy black line around the everything, especially the figures. They're doing a bunch of bad things:
1) They're destroying the forms completely and flattening everything out.
2) They constrict your figures, not allowing them to breath a little. As such, the figures quickly become lifeless.
3) Interfering with composition.
Read up on some colour theory, and get some complementaries and colour nuances going - subtlety is at the order of the day here.
Do some perspective drawing as well, the perspective on these could use quite a bit work.
Also for the time being, get away from any soft-edged brush. Only hard edges for you!
Hope that helps a bit! Everything you are doing here is going in the right direction, just need to keep pushing and make sure you stay in the right direction. Nice book though!
keep it up