Emil wants to learn how to draw & paint
Hi CA . My name is Emil and i have finally decided to start a sketchbook
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---edit 18. feb.---
moved the pictures from my first post to my second post, so i can change the picture being showed in the sketchbook dropdown menu.
Oh... and perhaps i should add a little info about myself . I'm 21 years old, and i study computer science () and business administration. Drawing and painting is my spare time hobby
btw... critique, comments, suggestions etc are VERY welcome
--- edit 2. June ---
Got my degree in computer science and business administration with a average grade of 10,1 (danish scale, its kinda like a B) - daily updates from now on
--- edit 20. dec 09
I guess it is about time that i update this first post with some up-to-date information. I'm now taking a Master in Software Development at the IT-university of Copenhagen. And i'm almost done with my first semester there.
I began drawing a few months ago - and this is my progress so far:
PS: most of the drawing are of statues.
Last edited by Emil_J.; September 21st, 2012 at 02:29 PM.
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Hi there Fumble! Welcome to CA.
You started with drawing few months ago? You´re showing incredible control over your pencil for that! Most of those studies are looking good, of course, there are some anatomy flaws. I would suggest to take a look at some Loomis and Bridgman books for that.
Great start anyways, show some more! I would also like to see some work from your mind. Smile!
Mr. Smile: Thanks for the comment . I have just downloaded Loomies and Bridgeman - so i will start doing some studies soon
I did my first digital painting about 3 weeks ago - an apple.
My brother then suggested that i should start by doing black and white
All of them was done from photo reference:
Last edited by Emil_J.; February 18th, 2009 at 02:51 PM.
Great work on all of the studies, perticularly like your heads! On top of the suggestions by Mr.Smile i'd recommend Gottfried Bammes book Die Gestalt des Menschen, it's in german so you might not be able to read it but it has some great drawings.
^Some examples of what you'll find in it.
You JUST started drawing a few months ago?!
Did you JUST start painting as well?!
Please say yes, because if this is beginning work,
you're going to be most excellent!
Imaginary: Thanks . I will take a look at the book, i know a little bit of German , but then again, a picture says more then a thousand words
oomgawa: Thank you . I must confess though, most of my drawings look quite bad, i chose the best ones for my first post.
- Posemaniac (90 sec. and 4 min poses)
- Life drawing from a statue made by Michelangelo Buonarroti. (took me 2 ½ hour to make)
Last edited by Emil_J.; December 23rd, 2008 at 03:21 PM.
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Update & marry Christmas to all :
- posemaniac (90 sec to 5 min poses)
- Digital painting with reference
Update & happy New Year :
- drawings/digital paintings from reference (mmaphotography.com)
- poses from posemaniac
If you've only been drawing for a few months then you are doing extremely well. Keep on those statue drawings, they are great exercise. Good Luck.
Haven't updated since new year - had to prepare for an economics exam (ZZzzZZ) so didn't have that much time to draw (double )
So this is today's update:
Eyes and stuff!!!
i really fail at doing hands - have to do some more bridgeman studies...
Wow, man, your greyscale ref-paintings are doing great! You seem to learn fast The old fiddler is my favourite so far ... amazing how despite the fuzzieness of the portraits in general the photographic feeling still comes through in the faces!
Keep it up!
No skill still isn't a new side.
~ Arnold Böcklin
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kinda thing ...
Great sketchbook, you sure got a future if you keep going. Subscribing.
lord_regenschirm: Thank you - i will
Legacy Flame: I hope so - ill keep drawing and painting as much as i can
Haven't been able to update my sketchbook for over a week (shame on me). Had to prepare for a computer science exam. But now that this semesters exams are over i can really start drawing again .
The second one is from a photo of a bust i took when i visited the Mets in New York a few months ago.
The last one is my second try at a digital painting in color (reference: the movie National Treasure)
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