My 2 cents would be to work from reference as much as possible, life drawing, still lifes whatever... that's where you build up your "mental library" of how body parts fit together, shadows fall, perspective happens, etc, etc, etc... Apply that to the imigined stuff later, and still keep life drawing when yo can.
As for crits I think on the first the head might sit a bit high relative to the shoulders. On the second I think she may be a bit "stretched", or thin in her proportions. On the fourth I'm not sure that that arm recedes quite the way it ought to.
All that being said this IS a sketchbook, so these are practice, and I think your skills are on track. Good rendering and close on the proportions. Those perspectives wouldn't be easy even with ref. Nice job on the hands too.
Hope you don't mind the crits, none of them are major, and you might not agree with them even. Nice start to your SB.
Hello there. It seems that we share the same goal, but yeah, I'd also suggest you to draw from life as much as possible. Photos, real objects, people... Whatever. The more you do, the better you will get at drawing from imagination as well.
With that said, I really like your first anatomy-study. It's very well rendered - you did use a photo-reference for this one, right?
The woman is perhaps a bit too thin to be realistic, but the rendering is pretty good on her as well. Especially on the arm that stretches outward and her legs.
Nice work! Your rendering of the form is great! One thing I noticed awkward though is the picture of the man on the horse. His head seems a bit big for his body. Other than that, keep it up!
About references...I believe an artist should never stop drawing from reference. It's great to be able to do work from imagination but working from reference is good practice for doing so.
Continue the work and you'll kick ass in no time! Drawing from life is also VERY important. Not neccessarily nude-lifedrawing but just everything: People in cafes or starbucks or the subway, buildings, cars...
I really like your technical skills, the lamp is just simple and beautiful. Keep posting!
gud works so far n expecting better works in the future.. can c ur mind set in ur works n in ur words. i am a newbie here. so m not goin much into criticisin ur works. all that i need to say is written by others like [i]Bill, Arthe Xavier, jackpot_anjr90 n Kfeeras. so m not goin to repeat there words. i will jz add one thing. its a great talent to be able to draw from ur own imagination. its smthing which even i used to b practising for. then once i joined a course in art i found the importance of building ur strong base. u know u can draw and it will be simple for u to replicate something, so u might not b so keen on doing it. but later u will realise how important that practise can be. so give some time to do some reference study too.
great works... post more... loved the decoration item. nice lighting n all
all the best
Last edited by Vishnu.Ram.S; January 18th, 2009 at 11:33 AM.
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This is a result of reading the Q&A section in ImagineFX. Question about how to paint foliage in an impressionistic style answered by Lauren K Cannon. I took the color scheme from there. Attachment 567876