matty_mcmullen: no prob thanks for the compliment.I think you would find there are a few Sydney/Melbourne Aussies here.
todays life drawings
Great studies! I specially like the animal anatomy, you got some pretty mean puppies ;-) How about lions and tigers next time? Keep it up bro!
"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment." -Jalal Ud-Din Rumi
Nice work mate. That last one has some really nice shading. Would love to see you really push those values a bit more. Keep it up.
PS yer those dvd are boring, only got through the first 20!
Did not feel like anatomy studies today so i just stuffed around, o and i really have to get around to studying clothes soon they are a massive struggle and guesswork at the moment.
LECO: Thanx mate yeah i am trying Cats at them moment with varying results my mind keeps jumping between dog and cat measurements and i get a mix of the two, more study is just required i guess.
JCH: Ta, yer i don't know if its me or the medium but i am really struggling with values something i will try and focus on a again soon.
I saw your thread in the lounge and looked through your gallery. Great stuff! I like it all. The digital skulls are getting nice. If you want to get more involved in them, going for bone textures can make them really sing.
The anatomy work is nice - the recent dogs are really phenominal. They're solid, twisting, in perspective, and they seem to work. The exaggerations work. Draw even more of em. Also, however you studied them, do that for people, because your figures are a bit uneven.
I noticed the biggest problem you had with figures is the twisting of the torso, and also the shape of feet. I'm no expert, but I've got a tutorial on the figure on my deviantart account. The best thing about it are there are tons of links to figure photographers (some of the best on the web), so it's a great resource to look up and sketch from.
I also really like those recent bugs/critters. The axis lines they stand on are a great idea. I should try that for some figure studies.
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TASmith: Thanks mate, the reasons for the bad feet is i haven't bothered to do much in depth studies on feet yet and i tend to try and just chucking a quick suggestion anyway until i do get around to it, thanks for pointing out my uneven figures i think i need to do some more measurement studies and ill will check out your tutorial too thanks for stopping by and giving me your thoughts.
At work today and wanted to do some rendered side views of some of the thumbnails, couldn't completely remember what they looked like but they turned out all right anyway. i really like this process of thinking about simply shape design first, i always knew about it just never done it.
great motion ; keep pushing your tonal values and you'll be pretty fantastic!