phew! Sorry if the amount of book studies i bothered to uploaded are unneccesary.
so im fairly pleased with my rekindled love for drawing again, and im eager to sketch and post as often as possible to improve... CA has been a big inspiration so i thank everyone here - particularly lilnebos sketchbook and her great progress from humble beginnings- being 19 myself i am trying to make up for lost time.
I've found so far to be such a great journey so far, its very exciting and i have found so much fascination and interest in studying drawing again.. even mundane day to day observation has become an analysis from an artists perspective..
all kinds of comments and crits are welcome and encouraged.. cheers
Last edited by smuckers; August 6th, 2008 at 07:21 AM.
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Bridgman and Loomis are good dudes. Keep hanging out with them, but remember to hang out with your immediate environment and draw from life!!! Keep putting in this amount of work on a constant stream and you'll be heinous in no time!
Only the heart intrinsically noble can succeed... Check out My Sketchbook: Leave critiques, encouragement, and good jokes within.
Radio24- If you mean the vippu blob things they're quite enjoyable to bang out whenever, especially if you're in a bad drawin mood i find - form yes you've reminded me to focus more of that in again
IanE - more life would be nice yes mmm
and heartmyself - haha yes i must have doodled him down one night while browsing, tis a fine bird
heres todays turnout - some photo refs, recap on some head construction, blobs and some experimentation with blocking forms with cubes and construction with those techniques.. any tips on that subject?
awesomehaha XD i made him out of sculpy too
so you do all this in a day... *mutters*dfghdfjg*/mutters*
i love all the studies, im currently doing this whole "how the fuck do you draw a face" thing
have you tried some without the refs?
I think you should stop concentrating on the pencil anatomy studies for the time being and get yourself some pastels, charcoal or even a stick of plain graphite. You've got all this line but nothing that shows shape, shadow, light or colour! use the wide edge of the pastel/charcoal whichever you choose to get really quick shadows.
Buy yourself an A3 (or A2 if you can manage it!) drawing pad as well and stick your pencil/pastel on the end of a long stick and see how the drawing works out from there. Go outside with the old DIY brushes and some of the pages stuck together to make a big sheet and go wild with old decorating paint!
The anatomy stuff is wonderful and your concentration level must be that of a buddhist monks! now go crazy and loose and just make a mess! and then post it up! I know what I've said might not be what you exactly want to hear or do, and it's only a suggestion, but you've been working so hard on the anatomy drawings and getting everything perfectly done, theres a lot more fun to drawing!!!! *sticks your head in the paint can*
Thanks SaiVix you'll probably enjoy this post then..
I had been sensing some serious problems with my faces in terms of visualizing them in 3d space, so i decided to go back to the basic block forms and investigate constructing them as precisely as possible using boxes.
I think it helped clear up some inconsistencies, but you be the judge.
hey, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. i found your advice inspiring and i thought i would share a similar one with you in return:
We all have at least 100000 bad drawings inside of us. The sooner we get them out and onto paper, the sooner we'll get to the good ones buried deep within.
now, i would just like to say that i love your sketchbook because, better than any other on this site, i can trace your steps of improvement just by scrolling through and looking. you have made major progress. keep up the good work.