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Hi I'm just starting my first sketchbook and hoping everyone can give me some advice/critiques on what I should work on and which direction I should be headed. Thanks everyone, I'll be updating regularly with things I've been messing around with.
Way to go! Study more subjects of art and update this daily! Try to use more solid lines. You should also read some books concernign anatomy, figure drawing, etc
I really plan on keeping with this and bringing in new sketches daily. Support's appreciated!
Yesterday and I plan on continuing on it today, I did a lot of the tutorials on Drawspace.com. This is what I came up with, I plan on going onto each different section and getting each of the concepts they discuss down. Then moving onto life drawing and then figure.
Am I wasting my time with that website or is there a more effective path I should be taking. I think it's working but my opinion means jack haha.. looking forward to feedback.
thanks guys, more to come tomorrow!
More sketches from Drawspace.com, and a still life. Worked on squirkles today and yesterday .
Tell me what you think.
A few more drawings.
That girl with the dreads had the most beautiful hair.. 'cept she left before I could really get the whole outline so had to wing some of it.
I've started working with Andrew Loomis' figure drawing book. So I haven't been posting since I've been working with a lot with just getting the shapes down so a lot of it has been in 2H-4H leads and my scanner can't pick it up... But I'll be posting soon so hang tight!!!
Yes, the second set of pencil work was much more interesting. Keep studying your pencil work, and switch to softer leads, like 2 to 4B.
Yeah for a lot of them I'm just trying to get them out quick so haven't been going back and finishing them. But I'll try and get some more finished works up later today.
Hey here's what I've been working on the past couple days. Started getting into the mannikin frame (I'm sure that looks familiar to a lot of you). Plus another still life, wasn't happy with my other still lifes so didn't bother to load them but I'll be bringing in some more of Loomis' excercises and some more life sketches soon!
I've been MIA for a couple weeks and haven't had a chance to post. Holidays and work and sickness have kept me busy but school's coming up again and I have some art classes that I'm really looking forward too. So back to the grind to get myself ready!
I'll be posting some things I've been working on soon.
A couple of the new things I've been working on.. camera makes them kinda blurry so not very good quality but at least you can take a look.
wish I had something better quality but they're already on the wall so I don't want to scan them haha.
most were done from some sort of reference.
Some of the stuff I've been working on.. going to post the rest later.
Things I've been working on over the week.. school starts monday! Can't wait to start classes!!!
On to the sketches..
Pretty much everything was done from reference.'
Been really busy with classes and work so haven't had a chance to post but have been drawing a lot. Been doing a pose and a portrait a day along with school work. Here's some of the results:
All were done to some degree from reference, but hey i'm still learning.. more to come!!
Been a while since I updated.. many of the sketches from in class and just on my own.. pretty much all done from observation.
Started taking an awesome life drawing class that I've been doing a lot of work for. THere's much much more but didn't want to post it all.
Looking forward to some feedback!
NoodleDoodle-Thanks Noodle! Yeah, I feel like I've been improving and it's good that someone else thinks so too. I'm so excited for the future!
I'm going to start posting more often now I think. I told myself once a week because I've been so busy during the week with school and what not but I had to omit some stuff because there was just too much! So I'm going to try posting more frequently from now on.
This next one was what I spent my weekend doing, it's a 18x24 perspective piece of our local barnes and noble. It's still a WIP but I've logged around 15-20 hours on this thing because I decided to render it entirely using ball point pen.. not the best decision on my part but I think it's given me a good result. I probably have a couple more hours of work on it and I'll post the finished piece when it's done.
So that's that.. and here's the rest:
Some studies in there, I just got some of the Bridgeman books so tried to do some hands from that unfortunately was preoccupied with perspective piece to put in as much time on them as I had hoped. But this week expect many many more.
Looking forward to feedback!
My midweek update, Hopefully I'll have a bunch more stuff to show sunday but so far this is what I've gotten done this week in and outside of class.. There's more but nothing noteworthy.
Lots of Bridgeman studies. I plan on going back to Loomis to get some help with my life drawing and gestures.
I've got a lot of stuff to do this weekend so hopefully sunday will be a big update!
Holly shit man, this sb not even tho a page yet and there's alrady such improvment!
Dude that life drawin has really uped you skill, and those hand studies look awesome.
Your on the right track man, but be careful when drawing full body figures, somtimes they look un-balanced.
keep up the studes mate, and thanks for dropping by my SB.
JailHouseRock2-Thanks for the input matt. I'm in total agreement, I've noticed in a lot of my figures there's something sorta off but hopefully that'll go away with more practice! Where I'm going to school right now they're starting up a weekend life drawing session that I'm going to start going to along with the class I'm in. Hopefully that'll bump me up a couple more notches!
I've got some really great texts on form and some great ones on anatomy but I really don't know anything at all about color and a lot of my classes have started to emphasize using more and more of it so I'm kinda at a loss in that department.
So basically what I'm wondering is if anyone knows of the Loomis equivalent to color theory or color use since I'm at a complete loss. ><;
Last edited by polarRook; February 21st, 2009 at 12:25 AM. Reason: more to say :D
Most recent life drawing, I'm pretty happy with it. Some proportions are off and far from perfect but better than what I've been producing lately!
I'll post my studies and whatever else I manage to do this weekend on sunday.
Your last drawing shows a lot of progress! As far as color goes im in the same boat you are in But if you do find a good book let me know. Curious to know what your major in school is? Keep posting and keep drawing!
kuroart- thanks kuro! hopefully the improvements will become even more evident
DeterminedAnimator- I had been a civil engineering major for 3 years and hated it, but i'm going for my BFA and hopefully MFA down the road.
Thanks for the comments guys!
Here's my spartan boot camp #75 post.
This was great for me. It was really hard and I'm no where close to where I want to be, but hey, 6 months of doing these and I'll be pro right? haha well that's what I hope at least.
Here's my 50 gestures + flex study:
Now for the rest of the stuff I did this weekend.
There's a bunch of it but it still feels like I didn't do enough. I think next weekend I'm going to spend more time on one piece, it felt like I was jumping from one thing to the next.
This is just some of it, there's a little bit more but I'm not too proud of it haha.
Any advice welcomed!
haha so after looking through my own post... apparently all I did this weekend was hands. I'm going to try and mix it up from now on.
Hey I would like to say thanks for the comment on my sketch book , and the advice!
im diggin the sketch book , I've looked into the burne hogarth books , they are good but from imagination , i was told to steer clear from him and focus more on life drawings and andrew loomis. I haven't seen a bridgeman book yet though would you happen to know any links for it for an e-book?
check out my Sketch Book