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Hello guys... I wasn't sure where to put these thread - in the "CRITIQUE CENTER" section or here. But anyway...
I've been drawing for 6-7 months or so. I'm turning 18 in a couple of weeks. And the next school year I'll have a lot on my hands with the graduation and exams and all... But it turns out that I'm free the whole summer. So I'll really try to draw more.
I know a lot of you guys have many years of experience and I really need your help. That doesn't mean I won't take any advices and suggestions from the newbies like me
Here is a pretty dark self portrait attempt :
And some quick pose-kinda things :
And some chicks(yea I know they are not hot enough to be called that :|):
And these are some pictures that I drew in the art class I've been taking for a while.Almost every one of them is like 6-7 hours work on 50x35cm paper:
Last edited by a_a; July 11th, 2008 at 09:03 AM.
Hey that was really helpful of you dudes
Na, I'm just kidding... I know I'm not the only one here But it would be really appreciated, if any of you had some time on their hands to help me and give me some advice and stuff
So this is from yesterday. I started with the thought to draw some manga-looking thing. But in the middle of it I said "what the heck... I've never studied manga so...". Then some flourishes in photoshop and here is the result:
Still no replays, hu?
Come on guys I need to improve...
Anyway.. here is something from today:
awesome pencil studies! but i also think you should focus more on life drawing and stuff rather than anime
Koof da Noob SKetchbook!!
Hey guys... thank you very much.
@humanNature6115 it's really nice to know that i have some skills )
Okay I'll try to stay away from this kind of style for a while but what should I do then? I'm not able to attend those figure-drawing classes and stuff
i would agree with koof your observational work is fantastic but there is a big gap in quality between that and your figures from imagination ( im presuming there from imagination) draw more from life and this should effect your more creative work. excellent self portrait except for back of the skull looks a bit too extended like alien. apologies if you do actually have an elongated skull
Thanks a lot, hedwordup. My skull is normal pp Probably just the picture is messed up.. thank god
Here is something from today. Took me about an hour and a half - I know... I'm not quick And I had some photo ref.
And I still don't know what to draw (think)
10x Ketka I'll try to get some kind of a sketch book without lines
This is something I did for like 2 or 3 hours digitally. I started another one but it was turning out to be sooooo ugly and I just left it... then started this one. Not that this one is great or something
I have problem with drawing hair... digitally or traditional. Any tips on that besides the other stuff ?
Here is an ugly one(doh)
Still really in need of help guys...
here are some random pencil faces... no ref...
Hey guys... I don't have much time this days because I'm doing some work.. and with my birthday coming up.. anyway. Here is a quicky from today(and by quicky I mean about 2 hours ):
I did it in pencil too.. and I think it's better in pencil but only on the paper. when I scan it and run it through photoshop my strokes look kinda ugly and hard.
And I know you guys said I should lay off this kinda drawing for now. But nobody suggested what should I draw. Because I'd love to go to a class where I can draw a figure from life. Unfortunately I don't have that opportunity.
So please comment... advice.. suggest... anything really
Heya I think your observational stuff is great, looks like you work really hard on it. Anyway...I'm in a similar position to you regarding proper life drawing classes, but a good way to get around it is to draw people you know. They don't have to be naked models :-P I draw my friends,bf and sister and sometimes randoms in the park/street/cafe/wherever. My friends like being asked, a lot of people like having drawings of themselves (might not look like who you are drawing to start off but eh, its all good practise).
Drawing animals from life is a good challenge too, just draw anything and everything...cats, dogs, cars, roadkill, unusual buildings, trees, stuff in museums, any interesting object you see.
I agree with the comment that your drawings from life are better. You could always set up some still lives up and practice with those. Or you could try a landscape. What’s the view out of your window like?
Hey guys.. thank you all very much for the comments. I was going to do some life drawings today but I had my birthday party last night and I'm pretty beat from it so I did something more fun for me... But I'll try tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to draw something or someone from life. Anyway... here is what I did today:
You are very welcome to critic )
Here is something like a portrait I guess
Here is something else from today:
Hello people.... Here is some of the todays work...
The first three are from photo refs. And I see now that the head on the pose from my mind could be a bit bigger. And also her forearm should be a bit longer. Aaaand her right foot should be bigger... even a bit bigger then the left one(since it's in the back...)
I'd still take suggestions and advices to improve, though guys
And since I think of being some kind of a designer I'd really appreciate it if you could help me bump my creativity because right now it's sux
your referenced stuff is coming along great, for your work from imagination - you seem to be lacking construction lines, try to track down the Loomis anatomy books, they are floating around on the net somewhere. try it out.
Diggin' the Ditch?
Okay I found Andrew Loomis's "Figure drawing for all it's forth" and I already read through like 30-40 pages. But... There are so many crazy ass flat diagrams, some kind of movement arcs, messy perspective figures and all that I don't get very much...
What, you guys really do everything that before drawing something? How can I use this book to help me rather than mess me up more... ?
Hey, the self portrait and that plaster ear study are really great! I've been struggling with portraits myself recently. The best advice I got is to look at structural lines of the head - that's the key to proportion and volume in your work. I didn't know exactly what structural lines to look for until I came across this sketchbook by Naomi Baker:
Try drawing some studies of her work and see if you don't learn something. I did it as well - page 3 of my sketchbook.
Well the constructive lines are the center line of course. Then there are the tubers(I don't know if it's that in English - the bums on the two sides of the forehead). Then the eyes line(and the orbital edge) and the nosel line.. the mouth and the chin. I've a few more portraits but they are a little big so I have to shot them and then post them here...
Oh and I love her sketchbook...
Anyway... back to my problem - creativity and this andrew loomis book
hmm nice jobs
I generally think that I suck but... I just always look around at what people have accomplished aaand.. yep I suck pp
Nah, i wouldn't go through all that stuff in preparation for every figure you draw. but it's good to read though once to get a handle on certain things. Personally when i first read through that book half of it i just didn't get, but later on when I came to figure it out for myself it helped it to click into place a little quicker.
Having said that, I think you should use some form of basic figure construction lines, like the stick figure approach maybe?
Diggin' the Ditch?
Diggin' the Ditch?
awesome stuff man
keep it up