sorry about the massive image - its the 45 second drawings I was talking about before.
I do these twice a day, about 20 mins per A4 page.
I think I've improved a tiny bit, need to do more of them - to fill up the entire sketchbook.
also my other daily drawing: human anatomy, this time brachialis and biceps.
I suggest you to stop painting heads with all it's features, first of all try to draw the basic forms (don't know what source you use for studing heads) while it will be a really close to original. As it's written in Loomis books, patience is the key to succses. So pick your pencils and draw! It really helps.
and keep sharing your stuff.
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Drawing insects is very fascinating. I drew those without magnification, unless you count a pile of books magnification. I was gonna draw a shield bug, but it was too small I think, and starting to crumble a bit.
Thanks, I did have a brief go at drawing featureless heads from spheres and still use that technique. However I'll take your advice and draw some more mannequin-esque heads. Plus I'll get my hands on some Loomis, Bridgman, and / or Hogarth books in the January sales I think.
Here are some more anatomy drawings, I've got a new weekend project on the go: painting my dog in acrylics. I'll be back to head studies and more of these during the week.
Thanks, hopefully I can draw more of them during next spring/summer
I really need to focus on the head more, I'm thinking of drawing skulls at different angles - thanks for the advice
Here's the next update, terrrible planning with the axilla study yesterday... I just rushed in without measuring angles with a tiny pencil, so today with the lower arm study I used my mechanical pencil... Gonna keep using it I think.
The insects are awesome and the anatomy studies look really clean and good. What kind of pencils do you use? I use normal HB-B & mechanical pencils and my studies are all dirty. :@ Guess I just use them wrong.
The faces need some work though but I'm sure you'll learn in no time.
Ay, more drawing of the heads - I need to get quicker too, thanks for the
Hey thanks. For materials I use a 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil, a rubber
pencil thing plus a soft rubber. Yeppo, more facial studies to come.
Thanks, I'll try that out
And here's yet another update. First are more of the usual anatomy
studies (the book is focusing on the arm currently).
Next are some face studies from this tutorial.
As you can see this page has horrible line enconomy and is entirely from
ref, but I'll produce these with different angles hopefully, in combination
with quick line studies from mags. Thats the idea anyway.
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Areit, some pretty good and solid studies here, I really like the anatomy stuff, and it is great to see you putting time into the pose maniacs facility and all that! It is quite interesting to see that when you study things that you seemingly have a limited prior relationship with (formwise) you do these amazing, objectional studies, clean and all, and then you try to put on a face, and all of a sudden you start with the abstractions that you have built up to represent, par example: noses ears and so forth, study more faces
Good dedication here anyways, so keep active and keep working
Thanks for your encouragement - I think with the anatomy studies it's literally a matter of time applied, I spend about 5 hours per study! So they're a strange class of a study, they're like a warm up after a 5 year hiatus. Also its sort of a project of mine to go through the book - and I'm learning all these interesting things about the body. I'll comment in your sketchbook, thanks again
Now - some faces. Also some semi-famous british "portraits" I've been drawing on the side over a few days - Rolf Harris, Tony Hart, Tom Jenkinson and Bogdan Raczynski. Today I ravaged a copy of the Sunday Times for heads, and just a few minutes ago some skull studies with my tablet.
Had a couple of days break, mostly to focus on facial construction, plus my first model sheet for a random character. However tomorrow I'm back on track for anatomy - learning about legs, something I know nothing about so it'll be fun
Wow its been a while, but I've been thinking about Education of late -
spent a day researching colleges/universities, found a bunch of very good
information including a close by Life Drawing class, a few Art Foundation
courses and Open Days for next year.
However I got some anatomy done, as per usual - its so bloody hard trying
to catch natural sunlight this time of year, and without throwing distracting
shadows everywhere. The urge to sleep....
And many thanks juczpen for your input, i do have great difficulty with
proportions, its something I can maybe tackle with beginner orientated art
books I'll be buying in the January sales hopefully.
Tomorrow I'm off to see a friend who's back from Uni studying illustration,
we'll get some interesting drawing done i think... my first attempts at comicing no less
I didn't get a whole lot done, but I made some very rough decisions on a
Scott McCloud exercise in one of his books.
Basicly I had to divide a film down into 16 key moments, and I chose Aliens.
Its all from reference however I introduced some new camera angles,
rearranged scenes etc.
Sweet anatomy studies, and Amazing insect drawngs! In your faces you've got the tendency to elongate the lower part (nose and mouth) too much. Keep in mind that the eyes are approx at the center of the entire head length.
Anyway, good work! Keep it up