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March 11th, 2008 #1
My sketchbook :)
My name is Robin, im from sweden 22 years old. Im going to applay for uni in Sweden, Gamedesign and graphics. So i have been looking around here and at some other places and i just love to see the drawings and concepts and wanna try and make my own!
I started drawing a few weeks ago ago or so, and im gonna try and keep up drawing daily. And hopefully with some help from this awsome forum and bridgman and some other drawing books i will improve.. sooner or later
This place is what gave me the inspiration to try and learn how to draw. I have been trying before but never seriously.
Anyways critice my pictures im a complete noob and need all the feedback i can get.
I just need to know were to start and what to look for and so on
PS: Sorry about the quality on my pictures, my scanner broke down so im using a worthless atm
Last edited by Xerotin; September 25th, 2008 at 07:18 PM.
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Here is another one i have already finished, im going to try and make atleast 3-4 drawings a week from now. Hope someone enjoys them
March 11th, 2008 #3
My first try to make a "twisted tree". Didnt quite have the confidence to make the top part of it however..
March 11th, 2008 #4
Keep practicing everyday for however long it takes and you'll eventally get better.
The Angel of Death picture needs a bit of work, the anatomy isn't that good, but since you've only started drawing, it's no biggie. You did a helluva lot better than I did when I was only 1 month into my serious drawing stage.
My first bit of advice would be to go to some Life Drawing lessons - since you're in Sweden that wouldn't be much of a problem (I know of a lady in my figure drawing class in Hong Kong that's moving to Jakarta soon, and as is quite obvious, being a Muslim country, nude figure drawing classes are going to be all but nigh impossible).
Second, try having a look at some of Michael Mentler's works and sketchbooks here on conceptart.org, they're a treasure trove of information. I basically learned to draw my figures by envisioning the simpler masses of the form first. Oval (Or edge for the rib cage), rectangular cube for the pelvis, ovoid for the head, and cylinders for the limbs.
Here's an example that I've attached, a quick demo on how I draw the figure.
Anyway, good luck with your future CA.org career
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March 11th, 2008 #5
Thanks for the tips Rabbi, i went over to a friend of mine and borrowed a book i knew he had, "how to draw manga, next generation". It was pretty useful, i has some good poses, expressions and so on excercises. Here are the first few i tried out. Please feel free to comment i want to know what's important for me to improve, thanks
March 12th, 2008 #6
Here are some more doodles i've done today.. This site is really inspiring and at the same time its very intimidating, everyone here is so good. Hope to get some more critics, on my sketches. And sorry about my english as well im not a native speaker..
March 13th, 2008 #7
Try doing alot of poses with fast clean lines , no detail. And i realy mean many many poses and get a anatomy from somewhere so you can redraw stuff from there too.Its a good way to begin. And you should do it daily.
Well thats my advice and thats what im currently on .It works for me.
March 13th, 2008 #8
Thanks for the advice, and i just got ahold of a anatomy book. So im going to start study that, i know i wrote i was going to draw 3-4 times a week. But who am i kidding i've been doing it for 1-2 hours daily so far, and ill keep it up, im going to improve
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Yo, thanks for checking out my book. Hands are my weakness, so I'm glad you liked my latest ones.
But yeah, I'll just throw you one little piece of advice, and that's to stay away from the 'how to draw manga' books. You need a foundation in reality before you start drawing in a style like anime, and those books will only mess up your idea of what the human body looks like and slow down your progress.
You said you snagged an anatomy book from somewhere, though, so that's excellent. Stick to that one, give the manga one back to your friend.
March 13th, 2008 #10
Thanks for the advice, i like that advice since manga isnt really my cop of tea. ill stick to the anatomy books from now on, and thanks again
March 13th, 2008 #11
Nice sketch work.
March 13th, 2008 #12
To often I see alot of beginners leaning towards manga because it is easier and the human body is intimidating. My advice to you is don't worry about how your drawings look at first, keep drawing. Don't let anatomy scare you. You will improve with time.
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March 13th, 2008 #13
Here are a few studies for starters, the book i had only contained a couple of pages with anatomy The pictures have been done with ref.. Anyway, would still like some more critiq and i would love to get some more specifed examples on what i need to draw to improve more. Thanks for all your help, critiqs and comments. Oh and by the way sorry for still using a camera
March 20th, 2008 #14
hmm good good do some more
March 28th, 2008 #15
Ye wow, now its been ages since i last posted, but i have been drawing. Almost every day. Just my internet that wouldnt let me reach this site for about 2-3 weeks Well now im back and ill post some more. And thanks to everyone for all the C&C
March 28th, 2008 #16
A drawing of frankenstein i've done a while ago. Almost all of the drawings i've made has been done with ref. This one i used a.. i think it was a picture i found somewere cant quite remember was a while ago..
March 28th, 2008 #17
Another drawing used a picture of Leonidas from 300 as a ref, even tho it doesnt really look like him. Tried to find the picture i used but i couldnt find it again..
March 29th, 2008 #18
Here is something out of warhammer i belive.. Not to sure.
March 29th, 2008 #19
March 30th, 2008 #20
Some practising drawing hands, used my own hands as ref. I dont feel to bad about them, considering hands are a pain in the ass to draw
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Nice start, I'm glad that you had made muscles studies, but you schould also make some bone studies and keep in mind, that 1.)Manga is potent style, but the problem is, that too many fresh artists stick to this style and doesn't make any progress (think about mayority of manga stuff at DeviantART...) 2.)try to draw people' bodies as 3D shapes.
March 30th, 2008 #22
An undead i guess, just saw a drawing of it, think i found it when i was searching something on google. Anyway i just felt like trying to draw it.
March 30th, 2008 #23
Great start you've got here. I like your hand studies the best, oddly enough. My best advice for you (seeing as I'm a newb too ) is to keep drawing from life or at least picture refs, so you don't get stuck in a rut. Good luck.
Let's do this.
March 31st, 2008 #24
Some quick sketches, would have done more if i had the time. Maybe i'll post a couple more tonite, need to make tons more of these
March 31st, 2008 #25
Some more exercises, using posemaniacs as ref. Criticism is more than welcome as usal
March 31st, 2008 #26
Oh and sorry about the qualite of the drawings im still using a camera, i dont think my scanner will ever start working again. Something seriosly wrong with that piece of crap...
April 1st, 2008 #27
Good start so far. It's already been said, but I would stay away from "How to Draw Manga" books.
April 1st, 2008 #28
Ye i know that and i am keeping away from them. Anyway i prefer using posemaniacs, i just need to start studying more anatomy i guess.
April 1st, 2008 #29
Hey there xerotin nice Last posts are looking really great the frankistien and all of them are looking amazing. The hands are also coming along nicley and pose maniacs is a good website will help you loads just start using bridgeman and loomis books a bit more i guess
keep it up
April 2nd, 2008 #30
Used posemaniacs again as ref for these ones, they took me about 10-20 minutes each. Feels like im doing better but still i want to make em Alot better, so all sorts of advices and criticism is More than welcome..