Some stills I did recently. Not a huge fan of still life but I suppose I shouldn't limit myself.
The first is the bike I posted in an earlier post but better quality I suppose.
The next two are before and after drawings.
The last is a drawing of a piece of paper which I molded.
The bike is definitely your best piece. It looks like you put a lot of time in it. My advice, try to darken up the values in your stuff. Your drawings are to grey, which is a sign of n00bishness according to Loomis. Make the darkes values black and lightest ones white.
Hey you got some great stuff going on here, just keep drawing regularly.
Bridgman rocks btw! Keep doing studies from him! ^_^
Hey dude. Been watching your stuff and I think you're on the right way, just keep pushing. Maybe a nice advise wold be to really focus on still life's and human structure. Also...try to forget about that "norms" thing you have ,to improve on this you always have to push yourself and forget about fixed norms, the only one that works on this by y experience is: working gives results.
Keep on working dude
BubbaGump - Yes, I was actually struggling with my values on the fruit drawings. I could have done better on the paper drawing but I kinda rushed it so I could send it out. I'll keep your advice in mind though!
Imaginary - Bridgman is gonna be my new best friend over the holidays. So much free time to draw!!!
Suira - Thanks man. Figure drawing would be great but it's hard for me to come by since I take no drawing classes I don't have the time to take classes with the little free time that I have...due to college applications, school work, basketball, etc. I'll have to start going to public places and drawing people that I see
Well today was a busy day for me so this wont be a big update...didn't have much time to draw. This is just some scribble I did during the 30 minutes I had free today during school. Both guys from imagination.
Nice studies drawing the parts of your body from life sounds like a great idea as well, to back up what you've just learnt. Those life drawings early up are neat, really nice form, but don't trap yourself into lines, try not using any and only going for values Keep it up!
Nice updates! The still lifes with the blended tones are looking good I know some people find it boring to do, but it's really good practice to learn patience and train your eyes and hand. I notice that you render things a bit differently with your imagined stuff. I think a good exercise would be to try and render your life drawings the same way as your imagination drawings and vice versa. Really work on getting your form accurate using as few tones as possible and avoid blending until you can get the form to look right. I'm just relaying things that more knowledgeablepeople have told me to try recently Hopefully they will be of help to you too! Remember to do life and photo reference as often as you can too. Bridgeman is the man but if you're just copying his drawings then it's harder to see all the variations and subtlety in real people. You're working hard and it's paying off! Keep drawing and posting!
Nice rendering on the collar of his shirt/robe Since you are taking the time to finish this one, I would suggest looking up a bit of reference for his sleeves/armpits and the robes covering his legs. The folds seem a bit off right now... It's advice I always forget to take myself Cool looking character though! It'd be nice to see him in some action or an environment to really tell his story
Cool stuff man. I'd take in mind that the fire is a light source, and a strong one by the looks of it. So push contrast nearer the flames, more whites and blacks, and the face lit up etc. Really good stuff
man these are all about studies already and your progressing quite well mate!! so why starting a new sketchbook? this is just fine your like the one i'd like to see in a year from now that's just gonna make my mouth drop if you keep on studying! don't forget it's the most importnt thing.. i happened to forget that and ended up starting all over new
SamC - Thanks a lot! I thought about the fire as a light source and all but wasn't sure how to capture that on paper. Pushing the contrast near the flames will definitely help!
DStraX - I'll keep that in mind from now on, thanks!
Hygami - You're probably right. But I figured since it's almost a new year maybe I should start fresh. I haven't had much time to do my own work since I've been doing portfolio work and now that I'm pretty much done with college applications and whatnot I figured I could get a fresh start without distractions. But now that I think about it perhaps you're right. I'll keep it slow and keep working hard on my studies before I think of doing that.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Hope you all had a good one!
Just some more 90 second gestures. Some of them are actually less than 90 seconds cuz I was a bit distracted by this movie that was on tv
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