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Hi I'm an 18-year-old student, who's taking a Art Foundation course. (or will , in a weeks time)
The work you see below is from between October time last year, and July of this year. The second piece on display here being my exam entry, for my A2 art course. (Which was done completely in Watercolour.)
I used reference photo's with the work seen above. What annoys me is when I put my hand to anything from own head, it just turns into Animu bullshit.
Last edited by Kagemusha22; January 11th, 2009 at 08:53 AM.
Oh thats awesome. I also did an A2 portfolio a couple of years back... was quite a mission to get the work together. =/
I love the hatching and the use of colour in your work, but you should add a little contrast to your pencil drawings, you know, more variation with light and dark.
Keep it up =)
Thanks very much, especially on the advise. The pencil work gets on my nerves as I keep forgetting to consider the lighter shades, so my Graphite drawings end up as muddy pools of unformed grey. (Plus they take hours to do in comparision to the otherworks on display here)
Here's some quick sketches I did of my hand. Most of which have been drawn in about 1 to 3 minutes, with a fineliner;
And here's a WIP of some musicians, drawn with a F pencil (With I intend to go over with a fineliner);
(I make Thom Yorke look like the Abhominable Snowman,...)
really like the first one the style reminds of the artist who designed Aeon Flux
I would watch out for the neck line and the head
something about the perspective seems slightly off with the head
I would suggest using curves as guides for body and then buidl up form and shapes around them
if the head is leaning back slightly the centre point will move back with it, as it is I think the eyes should be up further and the nose at more of angle
The head looks like its leaning back yet the placement of the features indicates the head would be looking forward... hope that sense I am running a slight fever so my thought process is a little abstract
I think some of the lines in the pieces need to pushed more there is slight muddiness
your large - persume self portrait is your strongest piece
Really like your Jeff Buckley piece but would like to see you push it more try and inject touches of personally some personal flare in to pieces like that also watch the noses;
your curves seem too straight, they seem too square.
Over all some strong pieces,
BTW the Thom Yorke drawing has a massive ear not sure if that was intentional
really like the first one. Keep posting each drawing is a step forward
"There aren't any shortcuts. You've got to dig in – study and draw the world around you. This is the only way to hone your skill and develop a style that is your own". GREG CAPULLO
Hi kagemusha22, some really nice pictures here, I really like those portraits, keep making studies from life and all anatomy stuff, it'll be easyer to draw humans from a head. And why dont u update this thread, I want to see improvement.
Last edited by P; October 26th, 2008 at 02:09 PM.
really nice work here! with more combinations from bright and dark colorareas you could produce more deep. with what for media do you work?
klick -> ~*Kiyo´s Sketchblog~*
it seems to me like your portraits have a likeness to them,but they lack certain details.As far as your other stuff,pretty cool...i like!
View My Sketchbook!(Crits are needed)(Looking for a mentor)
Sorry about the slow reply, just haven't had much work to show over the last few months, as I've been busy.
Thanks Brian; The first image (The woman with Ginger hair) was my first attempt at drawing some in a Egon Schiele manner. That's probably why it's similar to Peter Chung's work, as he drew influence from Schiele too. Anyway thanks for the critique.
Pijus; Sorry about the delay.
Kiyo Karma; For the black and white drawings I use Graphite pencils, the Manga drawings were made with a HB pencil, a fineliner and Prismacolour markers for the colour. The image of the woman on the pedestal, was made with a fineliner with pastel watercolour, and the image below that utilizes an F Graphite pencil and pastel watercolours again. The self-portrait was drawn with a HB pencil and I coloured it with pencil watercolours.
Here's some life drawings that I've done over the last few months.
Quick sketches, that were done within 3 to 5 minutes;
For these I used sketching chalk.
Your pencilworks are really awesome.
Can´t belive you didn´t get more replies.
Keep up posting
Here's how I developed my drawing style over the last couple of months months;
This is the first set lifedrawings I did for group I'm going to now, the drawing is quite clunky and the line isn't particularly fluid.
Then I decided to try and draw as few lines as possible, to just clean up my drawing style and have come up with these, over the last few weeks.
Here's some slightly more polished works;
This one was done pastels, within a time that I can't remeber now, but it was definitely over 20 minutes.
And this one was done in 30 minutes, with a 6B pencil and pastel watercolours.
There is another similar lifedrawing to this watercolour, that I did last Thursday, that's far better and was done in 50 minutes. But I put that on exhibition at my local art centre.
Hey man, some cool stuff here, I really dig your first post with the Detective looking guy with a blocked out face... Dig it!
"As you may have noticed, Im not all here my self..."
Give me some love! JARheads SKETCHBOOK of DOOM!
Warforce17; Thanks very much, I appreciate it. Though I won't do those portraits for a while now, as I need to challenge myself more, and those portraits are way too comfortably easy to do.
JARhead; Thanks, the man dressed like a dectective from a Noir story is my Great-Grandad. I found a picture of him from the late 1920's/early 1930's, and decided to implement it into my final piece for A-level.
If you want to improve your drawing from imagination, I would suggest laying off full, finished pieces for a while and just drawing plenty of sketches. Studying anatomy will also help with this. When you have a mannequin figure that you can manipulate from your mind and build a body around, drawing from imagination will become a lot easier.
Want to see someone become a master? (My Sketchbook)
Craz; Yeah that's been my aim now for over the last 12 months, I've been going to weekly lifedrawing classes since October. (and in 2007 I went to weekly lifedrawing sessions from September to December, which got cancelled eventually) I find I'm improving in the drawing front, but the poses I draw my characters in are still stiff and unatural, or are apparently unplanned as I'm spending alot of the time thinking over the anatomy and proportions. Though I haven't had a crack at a decent composition in a while, so I might go back and perfect it.
I also spent time in the summer drawing people in my local park, with most of those drawing turning out quite crude and rushed looking. They're not very good.
Pijus; Well some of the stuff I put up on my first post, was stuff that I did when I was 17. Like the Jeff Buckley portrait, the manga drawing of the blonde haired girl (that was done in September 2007) and the self-portrait, whilst these lifedrawings are from just a few weeks ago. Anyway thanks very much for the enthusiastic comments, I appreciate it.
By the way noticed that Photobucket has blocked my 3 minute sketches of a male nude, claiming that I violated their terms and conditions...never knew one of their conditions was not to upload drawings of men with pointy flaccid penises.
Last edited by Kagemusha22; January 20th, 2009 at 05:43 AM.
hi~~ thank you for your Advice~~
i like your first work .so bold and unconstrained!
and you really got some good idea, that's is Important~
your Human anatomy works so individuality~ and you do a lot...i need do this too~
keep up! i will attention~
so, i'm pretty sure this guy ripped you off
Thanks all for the comments.
Legacyflames; Thanks, I appreciate it.
Grief; That I will, I'm hoping to put some University Application work up just to get an opinion off you guys, on whether I should stick it into my Portfolio or not.
J. roxanne; Your welcome you have very good work, and thanks very much, I try to go to lifedrawing sessions at least once a week.
Cohen; Haha, no he's probably drawn from the same photograph as I did.
oh haha. that's crazy that the posts are one day apart.
Great work coming along! Im in my foundation year as well
Have you thought about which art college you want to go to?
hey, cool sketchbook you have here. I really like your recent life figure drawings.
they seem to be improving from one to another already. your lines are definately getting better as you seem to do less and less of them.
I especially like the last two you did with some color. sometimes they still seem to be abit shaky though, try do work with your whole arm sometimes and not just your wrist and fingers.
once you get a hang of this you could definately work towards or in the manner of schiele. he did some amazing figures for sure.
keep sharing !
Cohen; That it is.
Taiski; Well my group B choices are; Loughborough first, Cardiff second, and Manchester third. All in Illustration.
Monotony; Thank you very much, over the last week I've produced some real shit lifedrawings. It felt abit of a regression after producing stuff, like the 30 minute watercolour piece you can see above.
Well I hope I don't end up drawing exactly like Schiele, I respect his style, but I'd rather have my own distinct style. (But that comes with alot of practice)
Anyway onto uploading stuff, these are stuff I'm considering to put in my portfolio;
First I have this final piece I made for my Portrait project.
Not that pleased with this to be honest, though I'll keep it in my portfolio to help make my development work for the project look complete.
And here's a stand-alone piece of work I did a few days ago, just an experiment with colours and line to be honest.
Had to take a photo of both, as my scanners too small for these, but because the work is only A3 the image is still distorted when I take a photo of it. I'll upload an image of a skeleton I drew a while ago, and shaded in with brightly coloured inks tomorrow.
Oh, and here's the image Photobucket blocked...
Last edited by Kagemusha22; January 20th, 2009 at 05:41 AM. Reason: Spelling
Right here's the drawing of the skeleton, as promised.
Photo quality isn't great, but oh well... Originally this was an observational drawing of a plastic-model skeleton, but after an hour and a half of drawing I decided to stop, but realised that at some point the skeleton would be moved from it's place so I took a few pictures of it and continued with it in my free time. It's still unfinished as I couldn't be arsed to waste any more time on it, but I did add inks for shade.
Think that your lines tend to have a certain Schiele look, am I crazy?
I like the value and posture studies, those really helpful...should do more of those myself.
Looking good, love the experimental colours! I think some book studies and more stuff from imagination will round you out more, but you're doing a lot of life drawings, probably the best kind of practice. How often do you get the life classes? You're already trying lots of mediums and working from life, so keep the subjects varied and you should have a balanced approach.