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Not much sketchbook material for new years day...
I was watching that Shawn Barber dvd on foundation painting, I going to try painting in oils tommorrow.
It might give me a insight, might not.
Daily casts, try and get that likeness down.
New years portrait, wahey!
I need to beat the crap outta myself cause I don't draw enough in a day.
Atleast if I update daily, I beleive I can go far, because it shows good working habits.
I feel its very important, whatever happens.
Studies of loomis un all that.
The rough of me on the right is me wearing ear defenders. Is was plan for photoshop but my bamboo tablet went wrong. Gotta check that photoshop section.
Studies of loomis, I've been reading, observing, doing studies, but not enough.
I used my skeleton for reference to help me with the consturction. So important.
Also studies of smiles from photographs, I did learn a lot.
My cast, I tried to treat it like as if it was made of flesh, thats how Rapheal practiced with his casts.
Scanner can't pick up the very light values, dam.
I FINALLY did some tonal studies in oils, but It seems I lacked a lot of training for them. Left is one done out og my head, but its too muddy.
I'll need to take even simpler baby steps.
Anyway, me, done in ballpoint.
I was still posemaniacing to try out some more Gesturing theories on Briggsy site.
I have a massive sketchbook for this.
All my gestures are very expieremental. Some are incredibley stiff, others are not.
Last edited by Fitzin; January 3rd, 2009 at 09:42 AM.
Daily cast a day.
And more one minute gestures, from pose maniacs.
Me, With some drapes... and a little sketch. Unfortunatly there a lot of pencil smudge.
Did some quick, caricaturing, studys of refs.
Then worked on the final pieace, need noodlings
I seems that I failed misrable :s
Will post this in the fine arts section soon.
I was also in this pub yesterday. I decided to caricature.
Also, My daily cast. I do say the asaro copy helped me understand its planes.
Last edited by Fitzin; January 5th, 2009 at 06:40 AM.
Phew! Big day! Been moving back to my college.
Study of George Bridgeman arm, then I tried to invent one using refences from Peck and Bridgeman.
Also followed by a weird Portrait, me in cubic sunglasses. 0.25 pen and 0.75
Hmm! Tasty mistakes for my soul! Tasty cause I WON'T do them again! (Hopefully)
Study of balence by Bridgeman, along with a Peck study to compare, I like comparing.
Then I invented some out of my head, using block like Mentler.
More caricature and sketches back at my glasshouse house. Some from the news, others from reality, (Including the girl eating her chips)
Block ins for hands are spoted around.
INCLUDES FUZZY BOOT AND OUTDATED CHRISTMAS DECORATION!
Also dog and my favorite kittycats.
Also progress from my asaro head study. Going to noodle it some more if I can.
Last edited by Fitzin; January 5th, 2009 at 05:58 PM.
Thanks Noodle doodle, I'll try to keep it cleaner next time.
I chould do try aiming for just simple clean lines in one of my longer studys.
My not so daily cast.
Daily self portrait, keeping that alive.
Head sketches! In my tiny sketchbook, I collect heads and other things.
On to Samples from my lifedrawing stuff.
There just excercises.
I should sharpen charcoal, it whould of been easier.
Conte, white and red.
Head study I did today. Just very careful choulden't finesh block in.
Charcoal, blocking in, all that.
So many updates! Feels like i don't do anything at all when i see all the stuff you do in here.
Don't really have any critique so i'll give ya some motivation instead; keep at it cause you'r improving loads!
The internet combusted yesterday, so heres the progress of yesterday and today,
I'm gratefull that I had my Moleskine!
I had to study Greg Pro, His paintovers had Power.
Selfportraits in a bathroom mirror in the disabled toilets...
Tried working on my lines with this cast...
Next one was the result of failed planing.
The right has lack of shading, I should plan more...
Skull! Focused on the eyesockets.
Last edited by Fitzin; January 8th, 2009 at 08:02 PM. Reason: Post bug
Behold, me, Caricatured to impress the ladys.
Sketches of students in glasshouse.
In organic coffee shop, I ended up talking with this student, He was one of those young men intrested in anime. He said If I chould draw out of my head.
I did a quick scribble then made a cerimous woman out of it. Then sketched a "Tornado with eyes"
Will post my sketches of the farm soon...
Also, there was a load of white mask in my mask production session
I've sketched them before, they helped me describe planes.
I also did somthing similer to what Paul In learning to see. with his fashion model and pencil.
I should refine the lines some more, since I was at different light source when drawing them.
Study of constuction with the help of Hale, Its tones are too blunt. I should of took my time like that Foot demonstration, But I keep getting rushed cause of choirs un that at the glass house.
Last edited by Fitzin; January 10th, 2009 at 05:39 PM. Reason: Spelling
My trip at the farm, includes pig head.
I went out to the frosty landscapes to help walk the dog.
Some sketches, of villages, cars, portraits, hands and a pony head.. Pen and pencil.
Various studys... Skull cast, Plug... placed together, Including candle.
And a copy from this mentoring idiot apathys thread
I tried to interpret it, Give it mass. Alot of Robert Beverly Hale influence.
And my cast, took 2-4 hours :s
I relised my spelling errors in my previous posts.
Heres my daily cast, way too dark.
Me, with other bits and bobs.
Those lips helped me out with with idiotapathy's mentoring thread excercise.
Still done without much detail, I eliminated the cast shadow, I tried to show clarity in mass, flesh.
There be pillows! Who made me sketch somthing like this. Simple drapery for me brain, prehaps?
Nice lips, really clear and I can feel the mass in them.
For your pencil drawings, I see one main thing that I think you can really have a breakthrough with if you do:
At the moment, you draw very sketchily. While this is fine for some very rough quick studies, I think it would suit you a lot more if you really clean up your lines and take time and deliberate on them. The sketchy crosshatching is also doing nothing for you... there is a difference between sketchy hatching and rough hatching... you should try and get good at hatching before doing rough hatching though. Really think about the forms and planes of the face/figure you are drawing, and hatch to follow the form most importantly, and maybe the light as well. Try to evenly space your hatching... it seems that you're a bit impatient with it and you're just moving your pencil up an down. Get in there and take your time, the results will speak for themselves.
Otherwise, I think your work looks really nice, just keep it up man. I'm here to help you improve .
Anyway, Heads, trumpets, all that.
Borrowed this special pen for a while
Sketchbooking and practicing.
I did at my this at my house providers house.
Frank really with the skull...
Need to place the eyes right...
Appeared wrong, I chould not stop working over it in photoshop. Had to stop since I did not have the time.
Thanks sebbonaparte, I'll try and work on more linal drawing excercises and see what happens.
Since i'm in a rush since my time sketching is allways short in my non art school (That I rather not want to be in , I tend to rush either in panic or many circumstances.
Can't update today, since I'm out to the theatre trip made by the college, will be back way too late to update.
wow, lots of stuff here; and I think it has potential. I do have a bit of trouble reading your work though. because you're doing something I used to do as well; in case of doubt, add more lines!
it does make your drawings easier to follow for the eye; because the eye always picks the line that makes most sense. but it makes the works less useful for learning material.
you're not making the choice; you're leaving it up to the viewer. I'd really stop using multiple lines- at least for a while. use one clear, confident stroke per time. if its not right, leave it anyway. just try again next time.
Since of the lack of time I have, I'm at this state where I must post less work.
@Ashess, Yeah, I'm trying to go to rehab on of the drug of Bad clarity.
Will post critiques soon... 5 minutes left to be on this thing!
Had great fun drawing the actors and the Startford shakespere globe theatre. They kept moving so had to finish it from memory. One on the right had the most success.
Studies from This ink mentoring thread.
And portraits of my acting group, yesterday.
I love that we are polar opposites in our linework. Yours seems very creative and freehanded, which is what I like about it. You focus more on the shapes and masses and what's really there than with overly refining things in the sketch stage. I wish I could do that! =P Sometimes it can make some of the forms difficult to read, though. Try picking out the lightest areas when you're sketching from life/photos and then leaving them as the base paper color. It might help your sketches read a bit more clearly.
Yeah Mock, I really should understand tones and there meanings more.
After a busy day, It was somewhat pleasent day since it had a massage and a lovely cultural event about clowns.
Working on lines and clarity.
I really like the student head, I'm doing this sculptural study of an egytian head to help me understand planes, will post it soon.
Most of these are from life alongside some memory.
Cast and another student working on his starting clay mask model.
Me in the van, alongside a portrait of the theatre man.
Clowns kept moving, so i had to work it from memory.
This a got a lot of rubber on it, Seems I chould of overworked these two.
Also figure, tried to do the draw the gesture of this clowning figure action then invent while refering back to the figure.
Should of went slower. Awell, TASTY MISTAKES NAM NOM NOM.
Nice work man, it's great that you draw from life so often.
I see improvement in your shading, but I would continue to do those ink exercises from the mentoring thread, those really seemed to help on the two portraits of the acting group members... those ones are nice.
I also think it would be worth it to try sketching with charcoal. You're loose style could really be reinvigorated with how great charcoal works for laying down value quickly, which seems to be what you're trying to do with graphite. If you don't have some, invest in a couple of HB charcoal pencils. I think you would find a lot of success with that medium.
Thanks, I'll try sketching with that.
Started today with some portraits.
Mix of observation and memory, I did it without asking.
When to do my cast... I used a simple black shape to make the white stand out.
Clowns, Its a bit caricatured.
The left is from a picture of a greak engraving.
Some more - simple.
Kept this one lineal.
Yeah yeah Sebbon, I'm learning a range of hatching tecniques that can produce a fine picture.
Word of warning to myself, Go to sleep! Being tired makes me do less.
Anyway, Back to that clown workshop.
Some rough, some more fineshed.
I'm going to be good as Kchen, Gurney, un all that.
Then It went to the cafe, Needs some more delicate planning.
Then back to clowning.
Some inks, model with a mix of memory.
Nice work man, I see some definite improvement in your sketches... You're hating is a lot cleaner, but you're still retaining that vitality you got in them. Just keep up the good work man, and thanks for that critique on my sketchbook, you're links and words are an invaluable asset for me.
I'm sure you'll be up there with Gurney and Kevin Chen if you keep at it with your work ethic.
Oh and one more thing... maybe try some longer pieces that you render out, just to change things up a bit.
Sort off went caricaturing again.
It even slightley grated on the cast I drew.
Also doing structural studys from various references to study anatomy.
Needs some reworking... especially that back.
You have the most important part of the learning process down: drawing a LOT. I'm impressed with the sheer amount of stuff you've posted, keep it up.
And if you're not making mistakes, you're not trying nearly hard enough! =P You'll be at that level in no time. You're heading in the right direction in pretty much every way.
Yeah Mock, I hope I will.
Just a quick update today, will post more of what happened tommorrow.
Basic quick sketches of people.
Also did a no referenced doodle on the right, did not turn out well, should of refined it more.
From the bus... Terracota drawing pencil was used to add verity.
And studies from Vanderpool, Bottem left are doodles done from the imagination.
Last edited by Fitzin; January 20th, 2009 at 07:27 PM.
Starting today with life drawing images.
I Really should of slowed down, You can see how fast I went. I whould of gotten things right if I was more careful.
Sketches of students un that.
On the right was a sketch started from memory, but then I decided to finish it out of my head.
Also still lifes!
I also tried drawing this man with slick hair in the bus.