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 !
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!
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 Attachment 855974
the text reads the honey of life. everything good, and then some Attachment 855976
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!
"The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe."
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.
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!
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
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.