Welcome, its great that you have so much line cleannes and not chicken scratching as is so common to do, keep that up.
While doing the stick them, allways have in mind the correct proportions, check loomis book "figure drawing for all its worth", in there he explains what the "correct" proportions are, you can get it here www.fineart.sk
Keep it up!, i started not long ago also, im 25, so dont get discouraged, keep your motivation up!.
Thanks Christian223, I'm already copying stuff from that book. Here's something from it, and additional empty space fillers. The other picture is presenting a bad drawing of a tired man with a curious hat. I call him Albert.
welcome! This is a good place to be I like the tidiness of your sketches. Also the anatomy studies are looking great! I love the stick-men too ^^
Keep it up!
Insanity is the key! Also, studies are a key. And passion is a key. Also, so are inspiration, motivation and dedication. Talent can be a key. Insomnia can also be a key, depression is a sad rusty little key. Damn, artists need one hell of a keyring.
Hi again. Let me tell you what i just learned, Loomis seems to have a method to teach in wich he presents you first with proportions, then with an overall shape of the body, and then with the details and anatomy of the body, in this way he ensures that we learn things much faster and easier, one thing at a time. So he teaches you the proporstions of the limbs and principals masses of the body, then he teaches you the overall shapes of such masses, and after that he teaches you why they have such shapes and the muscle shapes that make those masses. For this reason its a good idea to learn things in that order, first the stick men and their proportions, then the figure without much detail, and after you learned all that you get into details and muscles.
So i recommend you to first learn proportions by making a couple of stick men from your own memory without copying and then comparing them with Loomis stick men, see what wrong and what is weak in yours and correct, do some more stick men and correct and memorize what you learned, repeat the process until you can do perfectly proportioned stickmen, then you can move forward to drawing those figures you did on you last post.
Anaglyph: Just learning from books. I was scratching too previously, but somehow it magically went away! In this update I'll post something that might have had something to do with it.
Christian223: Thanks for your pointers. I've been previously drawing those proportion studies you mentioned, but I just drew the examples and moved on. Bad move, so I went back to them.
Always when I start drawing, I draw some straight lines and circles with ellipses inside them. Two pages every time, takes around 15 minutes. I think it has something to do with my clear lines but I don't really know. Maybe not. I've attached those scratchy studies from about 4 months ago so you can compare them with the ones I did today. Also tried to draw people at the park today but everyone was just walking past and not a single person stayed still. Impossible! Two pages of stick-men from my head too.
Nice progress, its a really good thing you got better on your lines, keep that up.
But dont forget to draw the line of the chest of your figures, the proportions are 1 head from the chin to the chest line, then from the chest line 1 head to the navel, then 1 head from the navel to the crotch.
And while you are at it, dont forget about balance either, notice that in loomis, the figures that are seen by the side seem to have a stright line that goes from the back of the head, to the back of the body, to the back of the lower leg, that means that the balanced straight body has his legs a little to the back, so its not totally straitght like a column.