cool. heads are tricky, just do lots of em!
if you don´t know what to study (just in case) I recommend doing some torso stuff, that might kick your figures to the next level!!
don´t cha slow down while im away! o0
c you in a week
Woah Sam, you are truly dedicated. Really admire that. You are filling this book like crazy man. Keep it up like this and you'll get there for sure.
One thing you gotta watch out for is that you overrender. In most of your sketches you use a lot of extreme darks and leave almost no white. Make sure you only use extreme darks for a small amount and have enough white in your sketches so they read well. In some of your digi pieces I'm actually missing the darks . Especially the colored ones. Anyhoot those skin studies are looking good but it's even do portraits from pics studying skin tones. That way you learn where the skin has more warmer or colder colors.
Another small note is in your last pic you left out the feet. Don't leave anything out. I know its really temtping to do so (i do/did so myself), but just tackle it. Tackle all your weakness. But you have been doing so pretty well as far as i can see. SO keep it up man. You are rocking it.
Last edited by SamC; April 9th, 2009 at 06:39 PM.
Sooo today was totally shit. I stayed in all day, revised quite a lot for my exams tommorow and thought about drawing more time than I had pencil to paper, which is never good for me. I kept limiting myself, I realise I need to do more imagination stuff, but whenever I had an idea I thought "Oh I can't draw that because I'm not good yet" which is a ridiculous state of mind. At least I've learnt a lesson from today, THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS!!!
This is all a3 but it's incredibly hard to scan so these are just small sections
Poses from mind..man my idea of a ribcage is shit..actually my idea of the whole body. Need to study more.
Face thing from mind but there some studies on that page aswell
Contraposte (I think thats how it's spelt) studies, yeah theres more on that page but it's cut off
jackpot_anjr90: Yes sir!
zou: Yeah, I've been slacking with that a lot lately.
Miles_: Thats alright man, just text me when it's cool for you. Urm yeah that wasn't very specific so i'll just leave it.
Some shit painting I started earlier after seeing Zhanglu's portraits. It was a different approach anywho.
With the SP watch the sizes of the eyes and the lips, the lips seem a bit small and the eyes a little to big.
Also you seem to make sharp edges like on the eyelids,try to keep the curvage (lol is this even a word).
Keep it up.
Keep it up buddy - sorry I'm takin ages to get that next perspective task for you but I'm just snowed under with other stuff right now :/
You could always try re-doing a few of my earlier tasks I set for you as you are improving all the time
What I want you to practice on next is imagining perspective lines effectively so you can avoid the annoying spider's web effect of all those guide lines!
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Sketchz: Hey man, thanks. The eye size was a fuck up, but lips are generally kinda small..maybe not that small but yeah..i'll shut up now
The7Artist7: Cheers man. I think I'm gonna start doing more vehicles now that i have kinda gained a better understanding of perspective..and i never really do lines to vp anyway, just sort of start and cut off almost.
Face from imagination..shit perspective
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good stuff for your yong age
I just noticed that the people you draw all tend to have rather thick lower legs. There ain't that muscle there you know. On another note: that very last sketch, good job on that. I know it's reffed but still ... Anyway, keep at it, your dedication is still impressive.
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