On Monday will be my first A-level exam of doom. I have to take the following four of those final exams: Literature, Art, Theology and Mathematics. Thanks goodness mathematics is last so I have more time to study. (It's my most hated subject and I wouldn't take that exam if I could.)
More Bammes studies:
Unreferenced studies to follow... some day. When I manage to draw good ones
Farsh, thank you You're right, painting works best only if one has strong drawing skills. I'm working on those, making lots of drawings from life.
(The link to your sketchbook in your sig does not work, by the way)
Recently I bought this book and it is really good stuff. The author (who is an awesome painter) shows the progress of a figure drawing from life and advises to start the drawing by "enveloping" the figure in a simple shape consisting of lines and corners. He says "You'll save time if you learn to do so"; me thinks "o really"?, and tries it. It works quite well. I'll get accustomed to it either way It can only be good to try something.
looks like a good trick, i know its all ready a long time ago that you posted this bu can you please tell how this works? i like the images that are made with it. I'm also sketching work from great painters in history. It realy realy works well.
Sebastian - thanks it's actually very simple You look at the image you want to copy; and try to "envelope" it into a big, simple shape, and draw that shape on paper. Then, you find the outer contour of the figure/image and draw it inside that envelope. The envelope allows to see and check proportions better. And when you have drawn the outer contour, you draw the details "inside" the figure. It takes some practice but in the end it saves time.
Whitevillage, thank you I'm glad if it was helpful.
I was really inspired yesterday evening; so even though I had an Abitur exam today, I painted some environments at night. They're done from photos, no colorpicking, about 10 minutes each.
as for the char concepts, i'm not sure how i feel about the lineart being with the soft shading...i would either change the line color to something softer looking (like dark brown maybe) or vary up the line quality. or maybe throw in some harder shadows/lites.
also perhaps the sides of the top lip should overlap the bottom on the outer edges a bit more. it's only really apparent on the girls...i know you're prolly going for a winged look but it looks a little strange.
hp, thanks yes, I'm a DN fangirl, the movie rocks! and the photographs too I especially love L. He's just so funny and adorable. Have you seen the scene in the 2nd (?) move where he falls off the chair? *laughs* I'm a fangirl. Also, thanks for the tips
oOHereticOo, thank you ^_^
Some new stuff (all from reference photos, about 10 mins each):
Hey there, congratulations on your Abi! Now go study something art-related or I'll poke you with sharp stick!
Good dedication with the last studis, although I think a lot of them little peopple have awkward proportions. Just because you copy them from a 2D-Source doesn't mean you don't have to think about where those bosyparts are in space. That happens quite frequently with you drawings actually. look here: http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...uff/kiddo1.jpg
The head is somewhat deformed to the upper left. Are you left-handed?
LOVE your anatomy and photo studies.
awesome job on the posemanic's as well. 60second poses are great.
sometimes your proportions look like they get a little off (eyes/head/etc) so just keep a lookout for that.
otherwise really great stuff. keep it up!
nice. I'm practacing with that posemaniacs site also because i got recommended that i must train on Anatomy. I saw your scketches a few page's back. But your's are much better than mine
hopely i will be so good as you later how old are you exually?
just keep trying
can you please look at my (few) images and say what you think about it? i will be very greatfull
PS: i hate the geman language. it's so difficult. i'm dropping out of that class. not that it have anything to do with my of yours drawings
Sebastian, thanks Posemaniac is definitely great practice! Draw 1000 poses and you'll certainly notice improvement.
I'm 19 years old now. And I can understand you don't like german, it's very hard to learn. Drawing is more important anyways
Anatomy studies, 50% Bridgman, 50% from imagination (to see what sticked).
Thanks for dropping by my sketchie. Girl, you are younger than me but your standard is so far ahead i'm embarrassed to put my works up. Nonetheless, keep it up okay? Watch out for the proportions during painting. The colors you have on them are awesome though.
And thanks for the mini-tutorial too! *subscribes*