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Howdy folks! I've browsed here awhile -- too scared to post, but I finally am posting a thread. Never heard that one before, right?
Well, I've been doodlin' most of the sixteen years of my life, but I recently wanted to take a more serious look at my art. For awhile I've been really interested in concept art, and I really want to work towards becoming an artist as great as some of the people on this site! (<--I'm afraid that's not gonna' happen anytime soon)
Meh, it'll take you enough time to look at my bad art, you don't need to read a bad essay too, so let me get on with this. I am always inspired by ya'll on this forum and your dedication to your art. Oh, and I'd love some crits on my stuff. Bash away! I can take it.
This one is a copy of one of Raphael's drawings.
A self portrait I had fun with.
Random people's faces from photo ref.
My brother while he was killing zombies in the video game "Dead Rising!" *Braaaains...*
Different parts of my face. Mirrors are cool.
FEETS! A some of my brother and I's feet; how nice.
Anyways, thanks for reading this, and I'll try to post often!
Last edited by Foolsauce; November 16th, 2008 at 02:44 PM.
I've been at my cousin's house ever since I posted last, so I couldn't post more (or draw as much). Anyways, here's what I've drawn.
My older brother asleep. Not the one that was playing a video game, that was my younger brother.
There were boxing gloves near me with a boxer on them, so I drew him.
This is a study of one of Carrocci's drawings.
Apples with a ballpoint pen.
Copied this from Bridgman, I will be doing some more of these. Perspective is off, structure is off, lines are horrible; oh well, I'll try harder next time.
Some random guy in a drummer magazine that was at my cousin's house.
Hey, welcome! I really like the last portrait! I am still learning myself, so I can just encourage you in your further studies and sketches....(esp. Bridgam, his books rock!)
Khakibin: Thanks a ton for posting here! Thanks for the encouragement. You keep workin' at it too, and let's both never stop learning.
Well, here's my stuff from yesterday.
My little brother again.
Playing around with self portraits.
Some studies of my hand. . .
Crits would be appreciated. Thanks!
Well, here's the last two days of drawings, Bridgman studies!
Actually, let's start this off with this really bad self portrait.
Now for some Bridgman. First one is pretty ugly, but I think they get a little better as I began to understand the forms a bit.
This one below is not referenced, just imagination.
Back to Bridgman reference.
I drew some of Andreas Vesalius' skulls, so I couldn't resist drawing that skeleton dude.
Feelin' kinda alone in this thread, but I'll keep posting.
Last edited by Foolsauce; November 12th, 2008 at 08:25 AM.
Haven't posted in a few days, and that's cuz' I've not drawn nuthin'! I was away a couple and lazy the rest. Stupid self.
On the lighter side, I did get in a couple yesterday.
My foot and hand.
A study of Michelangelo's Head of Lazareth. The one I copied from wasn't in color, but it said red and black chalk, so I decided I'd have some fun with it -- the black isn't actually chalk, it's conte crayon, I think.
Thanks again for lookin' at my stuff.
Good morning CA Forums! Here's my Bridgman from yesterday. Not too much, but oh well.
I did a little more work on the neck, because I've yet to understand the forms.
Then I started tryin' out the torso.
Well, they came out ok, but I really need to get some reference of people to understand the shapes better. I can't fully comprehend the objects Bridgman draws; I need to correlate it to real life. Hopefully I'll be able to do that today, if I have a computer to look up reference on.
My biggest crit would be on some of your drawings of people from life. You're obviously trying to get them done quickly, but it's making your lines really fuzzy and, consequently, the forms are hard to make out. It would be better for you and your audience if you worked on getting more definite shapes and tried to recognize the construction of a human body beneath them. The studies of other artist's work are the best; you should keep doing those. Sometimes you can learn more about something that's hard for you to grasp if you study other art instead of (or as well as) life.
Also, how do you post images amidst text instead of just at the end of a post? Is this as tricky as it appears to be, or am I just a moron?
Do more self-portraits!
Hey a fellow 16er! I like your Renaissance studies but it looks like you're doing them a little too quick. Those people took their time! Try to slow down a bit.
Don't worry, I had the same problem.
I dig the Bridgman studies too but try to learn about the full body as well, not just the head. Otherwise you'll be a master at heads, but you'll suck at full body shots. Try to master both. Anatomy is your friend.
I like where your sketchbook is goin', sir Your studies look promising -- I love this hand study, btw; push those values! Darken those darks
Keep doing what you're doing and draw draw draw!
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
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Wow. Thanks a ton for all your posts!
Craz:Yeah. I'm pretty bad at studying from life. I don't have any good places to just sit down a long time and draw a brother or from a mirror. I could still do still lifes easy enough, but...okay, no excuse to get me out of that one. I'm trying to learn the construction now. Hopefully that'll start showing up in my drawings soon! BTW, here's how you set your attachments directly in your posts. After using the attachment manager, just click this little paperclick and do "Insert all."
Hope that helps!
BubbaGump: I know what you mean about the speed. I get impatient after a while, and that is why it gets sped up. I did take a few hours on the Raphael (which I actually did a few months ago) and the Carrocci was maybe an hour. The Michelangelo was only about 10 minutes though. As for full body stuff, I hope to do some of that soon! I am excited about working on the flow of the whole figure at once.
AmontilladoAg: Thanks so much for the encouragement! But noooo! Darkness is scaaaary! Yeah. I've gotta' learn to push the darks in drawings, like I tried in that hand drawing you linked too (sorta' forgot midtones in that one though). I'm not very good at translating values from the subject to my page yet.
Here's my junk from yesterday, I hadn't read any of your posts yet, so none of that is applied. More torso stuff. Please ignore that head I pasted on that guy, and the word bubble. They are a sign of momentary boredom. These ones are from exercise videos. Lol...
Below is myself in a mirror...the bathroom mirror, not a great place to draw. And, yeah, I know I'm a scrawny loser.
Okay, I think my torsos are all too long at the moment. I'll watch that next time. I didn't draw today, cuz' I've been with my cousin all day. I'll try to get in some drawing tomorrow!
Howdy! I'm still here, I just haven't drawn too much.
I drew today though!
EDIT: Scanned them and put them together.
Figure drawings. TV for reference.
Some feets were cut off in scanning..but oh well. Better than camera quality.
Last edited by Foolsauce; December 1st, 2008 at 10:24 AM. Reason: Changed to better pictures.
Hey Foolsauce !
Ur definetly on the right path! As far as crits go I would suggest lookin up some Loomis books, it would help with making your drawings less fuzzy. I prefer Loomis over Bridgman mainly because it;s easier to make out the lines, and the sketches are "cleaner". I think it's important to see the exact lines of a sketch, specially if your at the beginning. It's less confusing. But hey, it's just my opinion. Keep on doodlin mate!
Thanks so much for the advice, Galador! I have some Loomis books downloaded, I've just never taken much of a look at it 'cuz I didn't print it out yet. I'll get to printing it as soon as I can, but my printer's almost out of ink.
Anyhoo, here's an apple I drew this morning.
And a self portrait from last night.
My scanner didn't like either of those drawings...oh well!
Hello. Stuff I did yesterday.
I was playin' around with a ballpoint yesterday. This first one is a self portrait. The proportions are all wrong, because I just started with detailing and line, not the structure. Head too tall, eyes too high on head, nose too long, distance between nose and mouth off. Meh.
Random studies, trying to find the values with pen hatching.
Same as with the self portrait, my hand is kinda' out of proportion, although I did try to lay out more of the form before working with values. I put way to many hatching lines in some places, making it look really cluttered, and not true to life in value. Especially on the left side.
Last edited by Foolsauce; November 25th, 2008 at 09:41 AM.
Hey man. I've been keeping an eye on your stuff. Yea, as you noticed the proportions are off on your latest stuff but i really like the style. Might be because I am crazy about crosshatching, but besides the proportions they look great. Keep hackin those lines.
And I will post some studies soon, hopefully promising this to you will push me to deliver.
Galador, thanks for posting here again! I'm glad you liked the style of those pens. Since I'm trying to learn how to hatch, I was concentrating much more on the hatching than the proportions. Hopefully I fixed that this time with this pencil SP and put work into both. Oh, and by the way, I hope this pushes you to post more! Keep your promise.
I'm gonna' be gone a few days...maybe untill friday night, maybe throughout the weekend, I can't really tell now. Soooo, happy thanksgiving to everyone!
Another self portrait
I bet I'll have some time to draw over the next couple days, so hopefully I'll have stuff to post when I get back.
Keep drawing man you have alot of potential.
OmertA: Thanks! I hope so.
Well, I've not drawn too much over the past few days, but here's some of what I did yesterday.
Yeah. The hand is in the same position as last time...I'll make sure to choose a more exciting position from now on!
And a hairy beast with four eyes. Not too creative, but it was fun to draw a monster from imagination and to try to sculpt human anatomy to create it.
Did a few of Brigdman's torso's yesterday.
I hate the shadows caused by scanners.
Looking good! You don't seem afraid of mark making like a lot of people, which is good! Hesitant drawing can hold people back (it holds me back)
Some parts of your shadows need to be darker I think (more noticeable on your earlier posts and on some faces)
I think you need more variety in your values around the eyes on the four-eyed beast. If you hadn't written that he has four eyes, I wouldn't have noticed. His bottom lip also looks a bit stiff and unnatural.
Pic: I've tried to make my lines flow with blind contours and pens...they're still not good yet, but, yeah. I'm not afraid to make a mess at least (not sure if that's a good thing). I think I need to draw my lines more thoughtful and slow. Also, you're right, my rendering is too midtone. Tryin' to work on that!
Craz: Heh. Aye, the eyes are pretty hidden. I definately should have worked to make them pop a bit. And you're right about the lip: It's just all around ugly, not in a good way.
That one's a corner in my living room. I was trying to work on the Three Deadly P's: Perspective, Proportions and Positioning. I failed, but, meh. What don't I fail at?
Your abdomens are too long.
Very nice drawings, you keep working at it. Your anatomy looks like its going in the right direction. Draw more from life, you know some good ol' boring still-life drawings. Eventually those figures are gonna want some sort of environment.
Keep drawing, keep posting.
You're definitely showing signs of improvement. I like the crosshatched left hand from post 19 and your perspective study. Keep goin...we want moar moar moaaaar!!!
The bridgman studies look really good and the drawing of the corner ain't that bad, sure as hell beats anything i'd be able to pull off. How long did you spend on it btw?
Thanks so much for all the posts!
Craz: I keep making the whole torso longer than it is, especially the abs. I'll try to REALLY watch out for that from now on. Oh, and thanks for posting more stuff in your SB.
Stevan: Hehe. I hope so! Thanks!
photosynthesis: Thanks! And, yeah. I'll try to get in some still-lifes.
Galador: Haha! Man, you are a nut for crosshatching. Hopefully this update has some good stuff for you. Thanks!
Imaginary: Thank you! I don't really know how long that took. I kinda' lose track of time when I draw. Maybe half an hour? Definately not more than that...Your drawings are lookin' good too!
Here we go! Yesterday's work. I drew my hand...13 times, that was fun.
Torsos from photo reference.
A self portrait. I like it...cept the eye on the right side. I kinda' killed that.
Thanks for lookin'.
Where's the back of your skull, mister‽