I just looked at your old SB. Your skill has improved significantly. I'm wondering, did you tone the paper black, or is it black toned paper to begin with? I think I see some pencil strokes that would indicate you laid all the black down - in which case I'd have to assume you used soft vine charcoal. That would be the only real explanation I can think of as to how you'd tone the paper black and still achieve a highlight of those calibers. Hmm.. Unless you laid it out with a light pencil, made sure to have the contour right, darkened the area around so you'd have a good contrast, then fill in the details? Not sure, but your work is certainly a pleasure to look at.
Also, draw a lot from life too because if you do too many cast drawings, your work may develop a "cast" look to it, even if its *not* from a cast. I had an art teacher whose work was amazing, and while I didnt think they looked a lot like cast drawings, one of my prof's friends was telling me he thought a lot of my prof's drawings looked like casts. It may differ from person to person, but I just thought I'd throw that idea in there.
Ahoy, man this is a wonderful start to a new sketchbook sir! You have the right mindset, keep pushing and then you can look back at this book to see just how far you've gone=D The full figure drawing is my fav, like the unfinished look of the hand,heh. Complements the rendered section
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This is an excellent start for a new SB. I believe you have grown exponentially these last four and a half years. Your progress has been quite something and even though I think that drawing and painting should go hand in hand, and not be two separate things, it seems you prove me wrong.
All praise and just about five stars for you^^
I was wondering though, would you mind giving a novice a few pointers?
I'm curious as to what something straight out of your head may look like! As for me I'm basically where you were at the start of your other thread haha -Very bad- I feel saying your a beginner is an understatement, but you pale towards a master so there's so much more room for alot of improvement Hmmm, well I'm not sure what to say, what are you looking for? Where do you feel you need improvement?
It would most likely make a world of difference looking at one of these in person, but when I see them now they kind of feel they lack something. Not to sure what. It's very abstract btu if I were to put it into words I would use, uninteresting and stuffy. I want you to stretch your mind more! Do somethign crazy witht hat amount of craftmanship pleasssse! (Before saying that I should have looked at your other work hmmm) When I look at a master they have amazing technical skill but they also have this magic to them that is completely unrelated to technical skill. The drawings are beautiful but lacking some kind of magic
Very good beginning, I watched the same drawings in the previous thread but these ones are well fixed! Congratulations on the human muscles... but I think you can express more, you're talented man! Try to protrude with more human body poses and your own ideas and designs! Otherwise I like your new thread... you have skills, use them!
mustafacetin thanks man! amarryth thank you maybe I'll post some less finished academy stuff soon diegothanks, i'll be painting some more casts pretty soon hitnrun the papers were toned using ink and water. takes a day to dry, and often the paper ends up getting pretty bumpy. I use nitram charchoal. but yeah, we have to lay all the blacks down with charcoal. hehe I'll try not to make my work look like casts... KidApethanks dude yeah, gotta work on those hands... baretulyou'll catch up with me pretty soon. i think you'll pass me pretty soon too. that mask is not dante though... Mischeviouslittleelf thanks for all the stars! you said: "I think that drawing and painting should go hand in hand, and not be two separate things, it seems you prove me wrong." I sure hope i didn't...using charcoal and chalk on toned paper is (when color is not considered) the closest that drawing can come to painting. According to the teachers, all those charcoal exercises are designed to soften the transtition from drawing to painting...so, um....there!
YuZathanks mate Rudeonethank you! archipelago thank you, glad that you enjoy! Tigermilk thanks tiger, hope you are doing well! Ketka fanks ^^ Menasha-ashd i pretty much agree with you. the casts were frustrating and and the time spent on them went waaayyy beyond my intent on finishing them. But i had to. ruuhkis yes I am clanlord yeah i should do that. lazy me. Thanks! DaStreets danke! Pencilator thanks man! good luck with those cast studies! Oh, and once you get to know an american transfer student named Silvana, say hello from me!
And thanks for that generous star rating everyone! Let's see how long i can keep it that way.
Ooookay, this is going to be a crappy update, but an update non the less. I have been a lazy ass this summer. Here's a work in progress. I found this nice spot in the woods that I like to come back to. I think it's 5 hrs so far. Texahol allready commented on the crap quality of the paper (that bastard), but I'm going to see if i can at least make a better tonal arrangement before i move on to something else. That purple line is there because my scanner is broken D:
If i don't update within 2 days from now, throw in a bunch of 1 star ratings or something..
xsdk01: all those drawings are done with charcoal. And yea, i need to work on those hands and feet.
Farvus: thank you. I actually needed to hear that.
maxetormer: You busted me! Why do i always have to say stuff like that. Oh well. You actually lifted that burden of living up to the fiev starz.
Some random stuff, including the last ecrocè assignment, the beginning of a Velasquès study, and some random noodles.