I don't think I am able to give you any advice, but please accept my congratulations for such a great sketchbook. Your master copies are truly magnificent!
Thanks. I'm learning a ton from them. Started doing Titian today in oils. It's been a bit up and down, so I'm only posting the head for the moment.
I sort of scraped that one. It wasn't very big, but I made a pig's ear out of it. Gone back to finishing some work I started a year ago, hoping that new knowledge will make it work this time around, but I'm keeping it under wraps until I've finished.
Still working on something I don't want to show yet, but I went life drawing today. Nice to do it in the morning for a change. In sort of the order I drew them with varying times.
Skull practice. I've got a nice Halloween one to play with, actually two as the first one arrived with a hole in it.
Hello there Nice Sketchbook mileage and yummy life drawing.
Life drawing is quite fun isn't it? I enjoy it alot...
Anyways, I have a suggestion for you
I think you should try and pay more attention to edges, so perhaps digital as a tool would be best for this practicing ( if you choose to ) I find edge control alot easier to learn digitally because managing the brush and mistakes are easier there. Edges really help describe form for the light and shadow as I'm sure you know. Perhaps you could try and make the value transitions a bit cleaner or lines follow the form as well. Just because the stuff doesn't read as well otherwise. Just some stuff to keep in mind... Ah by the way I really loved your Space Punk Nun because it's really successful with values and the varying edges.
But yes just keep enjoying makin and studying art! It is nice to see
Drawing a lot more and I hope the habit sticks. Life drawing today - tons of gestures with the emphasis on the back.
good habit; the proportions are great; I think the next step should be working on shapes in space; ie what is in front of what. look at the joints in particular, and be more methodological and clear on what overlaps where. use fewer and clearer strokes.
You worked to master paint is excellent !! Drawing life is good !! Good sketchbook !!
Here's a silly little doodle I did some time last week on my lunch break. Tried to make room in his trousers for a nappy. I have no idea why I was drawing it.
Another skull. Didn't quite finish as someone moved the lighting.
And back to portrait practice. The one on the left is my miserable first attempt. The right one is better as I managed to correct the eye skew before going too far.
really awesome sketchbook , love your graphic works,there are so unique..
Great work going here BlackSpot. I think I have a pointer for you; don't press on so hard with your pencil. You have gorgeous line quality in those gesture drawings, but you don't always place the line correctly and end up with lots of them. Use lighter lines (maybe switch back to pencil for a bit?) and then go over the line you think best suits. And by go over, I mean still using a natural broad stroke. I must admit, jealous that you get to go to life drawing sessions and whatnot
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did someone say naked men?
anyway, I feel you're at the stage where the short poses aren't giving you enough time to push. I mean, you'll always need a few 2-10m warmups, but I think 1 1/2 -2h poses would be more interesting for you.
Yeah, but I have to go with the flow. Some bad portrait studies I did last week - still trying to catch up with posting.
Had a bit of fun playing with the face on this one.
Third update today. New glasses that are taking some getting used to (varifocals), so I thought I'd better update what I looked like. Still needs some work, but getting closer to the truth.
What has been cooking up there lately Mrs. Spot? I’ve felt the aroma of something
beautifully strange, I knew that something was happening. Was I right? Please tell me
tell me quickly. You never failed not one mission, nor one task, everything so nice
and pleasurefully great right ahead. I just noticed how you knocked down all your
challenges and sewed almost all your skills into those live figure drawings, reflecting
the majestic presence of the old kingdom, there is a massive new cap in your hat
or rather a feather in your newly bought Indonesian helmet. Like a violin turning to
a cello your abilities has switched from cool to great, there is not a single person
standing in the arena as you are performing. I appreciate your deliberating release
of cosmic powers, there is something within the art you do, hidden like an old
Indian sacred spirit inside the ancient clockwork wooden cuckoo. I like the skulls
and the female portrait that you de-skewed the eyes lately, cause at this point
we realized your improvements of massive scale, we together can do miracles,
but you already realized that now at this chekcpoint. Fresh marshmallow, lemon
in water, eat healthy, keep exercising on a daily basis, always measure the
distance right, and there cannot go anything wrong. Just like Pinocchio realizing
his first emotional distresses, you are able to handle any difficult situation
or oncoming challenge. I wish you many many more you know everything
that is good, and great. Keep on drawing, and we will talk later down
on the rapidly rising swiftly swinging sea side.
Life drawing today was on the head, so I got some real portrait practice in. The model is about 80 and dyes her hair jet black.
Been pretty tired this last week due to work, but still manage a few drawings.
Bad portrait study
Detail about actual size
and where I am now - waiting for paint to dry - face is too orange
I really like the sketches, gesture and line drawing.
The last painting look super good, I like that orange
color in it.
Ps'id you see any high rise around the forum threatening users
Hiyas! Yeah I agree with iven. The painting being to orange, is not an issue to me. Could be a matter of preference, but nevertheless I think it looks gorgeous. Maybe the camera photo isn't showing exactly how orange is, what do I know. Maybe it looks different in real life. Can't wait to see you throw in some nice cool hues in there to contrast with the warmth! Thanks for sharing
Oh I didn't mind the bounced light in the shadow, but the face in the light needed work. This is as far as I'm going to take it. It looks like my friend and I'm pretty close to what I wanted to paint for a change.
And I sold the above picture almost as soon as I posted it.
Here's the last couple of day's work