Hey, everyone. I'm generally pretty happy with my nose in a sketchbook, and spend a nice bit of time there, but since the end of highschool, I don't really get any feedback on anything I draw in it. I'm now halfway through college and a bit frustrated at the lack of ability [and sketchbook crits] I run into when I go to render scenes from my head. So! Any comments and crits are welcome.
To start it off, here are some recent studies, with stupid doodle auras. Attachment 414988Attachment 414993
This is part self portrait and part skull study. It's still unfinished. More updates on that later. Attachment 414997
A quick sketch I did of one of my friends in an attempt to draw from life more often. Attachment 415000
Thanks for lookin'.
Last edited by lemming-clone-; November 12th, 2012 at 08:12 PM.
Hokay. This is about as finished as this is going to get, spare a few details. Attachment 418747
blenditall: Thanks! Some angles look a bit weird to me too. Most of all the angle that the nose and the nose bone comes out of the skull at in relation to the angle that the cranium has been cut. I'm not sure about it though. It may just look strange.
I did a bit of figure painting to help pull myself out of the minor slump from earlier this week. One's pretty assy. The other a bit less so. The second was done from a photo by mjranum stock . He has some good references and such for anyone looking for some fun stuff to draw or paint by the way. The other was done from a photo from female-anatomy-for-artist.com
Quick figure. Attachment 421311
BadGeometry->Thanks for pointing that out. I ran into a bunch of problems while I was trying to sketch her. Posemaniacs is good fun! I don't have any paintings like you do but I did do a bunch of sketches. There are some wacked out camera angles in there.
Two more 90 minute studies today. One with lots of clothing, and one without. I need work on both, so it seemed like a good idea. Anyways.
First study of somebody clothed. Done from a photo that's part of the series Jakub Fighting series from human-anatomy-for-artist.com Attachment 422109
brentos8: Haha. I'm trying to take some life drawing classes when I can so I can get actual live models to work from but right now I can't. Unless I do an Alex Grey and start painting and drawing myself nude. I definately agree though. I notice it easily when I'm working through classes.
Two more 90min studies again. Today was a slow day in the land of figure painting so they're a bit busted. mjranum stocks used for both.
I've been working through these since the last week of August and taking my time, too. I'm trying to find a middle ground between the diagramatic drawings from anatomy books and a real world use for them in situations where an understanding is really required to work through obstacles such as foreshortening and differing body types, etc. The original versions with skin are out of Sarah Simblet's anatomy for the artist.
The last two are unfinished but will be finished soon I swear!
This is the cleanest of the bunch. The scanner was a bit to small for the print by about half an inch on the bottom and right side so a bit got hacked off. Apologies. Anyways, here's a detail for those interested.
I'm leaving the hair unfinished on the sketch right now. The experience I have with my hair generally tends to be one of abstract experimentation no matter how many times I render it.
It's large and curly.
Bush like even.
Harboring denizens of my imagination.
When I get to it on the plate, I'll be doing it directly on the plate without the help of drawings.
So, here's a proof of the plate so far.
Just to mess around in Painter again, I did an Andrew Jones style portrait. Might I say, the workflow is freakin' sweet! Even though it's grossly incomplete and still pretty rough, this is probably the fastest I've gotten something whole looking done in 3-4 hours digitally.
I'm trying to show the inner layers of muscle while still showing most of the outer layers as well. I have an 18 x 24 version of the standing male figure that I'll be etching I think. More on that later. I've also been trying to do more drawings from life.
Hey, everybody. I resurrected my Hogarth book and started doing some stuff from there. Mostly head studies with a few chest studies around the edges. I think I need to get better at finding the large forms and being able to render them in space.
I've also been keeping up with some pen portraits over lunch. Attachment 514621Attachment 514620
Also a quick portrait of one of the profs at my school I did while they were eating on election day.
And a retarded doodle of mine that I did shortly after deciding to give mechanical pencils a second try. gkrit -> Thanks for the compliments!
Last edited by lemming-clone-; May 14th, 2010 at 10:35 PM.
I've been a bit busy with outside stuff lately but I have managed to get a bit of work done on a couple prints. Mainly on the smaller of the two. It's not done yet, but most of the tedious crap work is out of the way I think. =D
This is the finished black and white version of this print. I added a second aquatint to the background to make it a bit darker and to give the figure a bit more glow. Hopefully later I will be able to make a few color prints of this but for now, it is what it is. =D
you wanted crits.. hm.. perhaps try and work on the lines, try to draw with much lower pressure at first to really find your line, and then make your line, in one move, so you can avoid the "shaky" feeling.. does that make any sense? i hope so!
Been gettin' busy in the traditional realm of art but I did start this to try and make the flow of work in my digital stuff more like the flow of work in my traditional stuff. Basically for this, I made tons of layers at 30% opacity and worked that way. Let me know what you think!
Hey, guys. In the spirit of being done with midterms, I cranked out a quick self portrait today in Painter while thinking about some of the things my painting prof said to me during crits. Grayscaled and then color overlay and multi layers in 1.5 hours.
Also been doing some quick pen portraits during lunch and dinner which I'll get throw up as soon as I get my lazy ass over to the library to mooch their scanners. D=
Comments and crits appreciated!
Last edited by lemming-clone-; February 24th, 2009 at 11:05 PM.