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Hey Dan, good studies ! I think you should be carreful about the edges, some are weird ! Anyway, keep studying values, try to feel the form, and to think about the shapes when you paint, some areas are still flat ! Btw, when you're using a reference photo, you should post the photo too, it'll be easier to give you critisms ! More more more !
planes planes and planes! when I first heard that I went…wtf? but its only a matter of time until it will become really helpful to you if you start to imagine the face made up by simple planes.
here you go:
EDIT: FraserMcT nailed it down there, list to him
Last edited by Φ; October 19th, 2009 at 02:21 AM.
Wow, I never knew the ssg was still alive?!?!
As Φ phil says, it is very useful to think in planes, but more importantly 3d. If you think and paint in 3d, then the finished piece will look more 3d. But I think the most important point is that you need to spend longer on pieces!
a couple more
this is my friend diosa, she is a cat, and she is always hungry and she has long shiny tale. also she spells her name, not stupidly, with a j
the text reads the honey of life. everything good, and then some
Hi there, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
I'd like to recommend a couple good books to you, Vilppu Drawing Manual by Glenn Vilppu and The It Book by Sheldon Borenstein. These books go through the fundamentals of drawing with the utmost simplicity for ease of understanding and I think that they can really help you out if you give them a chance. The main issue that I'm seeing with a lot of these drawings is the lack of these fundamentals. Here is also a link to Sheldon Borenstein's Youtube channel with some two minute videos which might help you out a little (at least they're free). http://www.youtube.com/user/sheldonsartacademy
I'm sorry that I couldn't be of much help, there is nothing I could advise that would help you out if you are unfamiliar with the fundamentals. If you are serious about improving, make every effort to discover and familiarize yourself with them. Use the internet.
Good luck with your work.
"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." -Richard Bach
Sir Cam's advice is really important, take note.
I take BA fine arts as well, and even if they don't offer stuff like fundamental drawing classes, it's up to ya to utilise the internet for self-improvement, self initiative mate
Look at the resources recommended by the CA posters as potential resources for your skillset- colour/drawing fundamentals really are crucial, even if you do graphic design and non-representative arts even. That said, keep up the studies, and consider the recommendations given to you!
It's been a while since you updated man. Come on!
I think you would benefit a lot from being more confident with values, and taking more time on things.
Oki so it's been ages, longer than i realised and i have more stuff to add than i thought. first up
a portrait fo my friends, one is tessa and the other diosa. Diosa is a stoner tessa canters everywere...
For a project i had to make a model that represented myself. Seen as i've been on quite a journey of self improvment i wanted to show how i've had to make do with whatever parts i could find.
the head is what we call a 'rebin ball' were i work, the story behind it is i was put on rebin and had never seen a rebin before, i didnt really know what happend and so fucked it up royally. They kicked me off rebin and brought another guy in, he worked so fuckin hard it was crazy, really he was the kind of guy that busts his balls of every fucking day for any reason. When he left to go to uni he gave me the ball, and ever since then i've kept it to remind me to always work as hard as i can
everything is worthy of effort.
Here are a couple more sketches of my friend tessa
her plotting her thug life esque rise to the top
her if she was ever to replace eddie of iron maiden....
I went to berlin, i drew gave this in lue of payment for my burger...
she didnt speak much english so i just paid her...
and this is me being sexy in a cashmere scarf
All my friends at college are brilliant at drawing figures from mind, so i have set on my journey of figure drawing, here is a quick catch up session.
i begin, i suck
i go and do some drawing from paintings in the local art gallery
and some from life
and then im a little better, a little!
Then i went to Berlin, when i came home i drew some of the things i saw
Then my tutor said, maybe pencils holding you back try pen... so i did
then i tried to pastel my sketch of the buskers, but alas! failure bites again
For a fantasy art class we had to draw the wolfman, here is mine!
here is somthing i drew while hungover in berlin, i think it would make a nice graffiti piece some day
and here is a J.C lyndecker studie i did in pastel, pastels are fun
Yo yo yo. Nice to see you are alive!
Anyway, good update(s). Finally got round to doing them, so well done on that.
I like the sketch you gave to the girl in berlin. It looks like it has nice lines, and you have gotten a better value range than most of your work.
Which brings me onto the first image:
For this image, I reckon you should have spent longer in general, especially cleaning stuff up.
Try using clipping masks onto silhouettes. This will mean your shape stays as you want, and you can concentrate on getting clean and correct values.
The sculpture is way cool. Awesome idea, and it has a great story to it. I wish I could think like that, and tape random stuff together to make something like that!
Nice lines on this! I think you could have made some better choices though, such as leaving out a lot of the line (sleeve and hair). This would have made it work a lot better in my opinion.
Looks promising, just not a large enough value range again. Check the histogram:
The shapes you are making seem great, and you seem to be using the right value steps, just with the wrong values (if that makes sense)
I think for these you should spend a lot longer looking for proportions. Check verticals, horizontals and angles. I find it easier to look for the large outer shape, then work inwards. This helps me keep things the correct size in relation to each other. I'm not better than you at this, but I find my drawings come out a lot better when I do this.
Again, nice lines though. Looks really confident.
Just on a whole other level in my opinion. Really nice. Great lines, proportion and shapes. Great job.
This looks pretty good. I like how you have managed to simplify everything into simple 3d shapes. I think this helps you get proportion, perspective and eventually forms a lot better. Nice
-overall - Nice lines in all of these.
Pen is better to use when learning, keep at it and I think you will see large improvement.
I can't use or stand pastel to save my life, so no comment haha
Very nice! Is this from imagination?!? This is great. If you made the rock a dark value, it would be a really successful composition. Needs a larger value range again in my opinion, but it is still much better.
Nice, I'm not a lover of abstracts, but this is good as there is a face. Abstract, but looks more planal (planes plane - al. I dunno how you spell it, but it looks like it is planes, and not just shapes, haha)
Same comment about this as your other pastel painting. Although I like this one a lot more. Nice use of colour, it reads well.
Sorry if I came across harsh, trying to help. Some nice progression in this whole sb, and you are improving a lot. Would love to see you update more frequently, and spend more time on each piece. Try doing a really finished piece!
I love you, SSG 4 lyfe.
a few more goodies from life drawing,
these two are a from the first session i went to, quiet happy with them got lots to learn though
and the'se two are from a later session, un reakky happy with these, ive never been so crazy with colour ever and it was a hell of alot of fun
(oh and everyone always asks why is the head a big shape, it's basically because she was looking away and that's her hair )
lot's of work over the weekend i need to do, updates ahoy
Very expressive. Nice use of colour too.
I would suggest thinking more before drawing, especially of which lines to put down.
Look at how I just took your lines and simplified them. I then put in hatching to show what overlapped what.
I hope that helps.
Thanks fraz i will keep that in mind but i do love texture heres some stuff you might enjoy more though
we were sat down today instead of stood up, it was fun to just draw again instead of paint, but unfortunately i forgot about the fore shortening effects of sitting
illustrator stuff + animation to come soon!
Digging your sketches. Might I recommend doing some longer studies? The sketches will only work out some of your drawing muscles, gotta work em all or you'll end up like one of those dudes from Jersey Shore with tiny legs.
haha yeah man your right, it's just finding time at the life drawing were instructed to draw a certain way, which is really awesome its forcing me out of alot of comfort zones.
today i have some differnt stuff a test animation for a project, and a illustrator illustration for another project
Improving really quick man, See what happens when you try hard and practice?
Keep going you're on the right track, remember to apply what you learn so you dont do the same mistakes that I did.
I'll make sure to give some more love in your sketchbook.
hmm some new stuff, panicing ive got interviews a week on wednesday. feel like i need to make a better folio.. but now im worried i have too much of a specific 'style' arr
think i ruined this one at some point