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well finally got myself to make a sketch book thread, don't feel like im getting anywhere with what im doin so, hope you friendly people out there will give out some good pointers =D
well for now just some gesture drawings and pose sketches i did yesterday/today
Last edited by Kogaras; November 17th, 2009 at 05:41 PM.
Well, your off to a good start and now... now i forbid you to ever stop! xD
Anyway as far as advice goes i suggest you pick up some books on anatomy and start to study them.. other then that i guess drawing from life a lot is a good tip.. hmm.. I'll come back when i think of something else.
thanks for the advice, it is defineatly something that i need to do more. =)
well haven't got anything recent yet, need a scanner i can actively use instead of borrowing a housemates every now and then =/
so heres some drawing of faces/heads i did awhile back,from photos and pics ive got from DevArt
not much of an update only had a chance to get 2 things scanned
just 2 doodle sketches
edit: woops forgot to add the pics....
haven't done much the past couple of days.... got distracted by ST4... with its awesomeness
Here are just some drawings i did at a student bar and of a friend, loomis study, and stick gestures, since i figured i didn't have that line of action down yet...
i am glad to see that you are working away from your anime past start drawing from photos and for figure drawing look up some nudey mags.
check out my Sketch Book
Good work so far I'm looking forward to seeing how this sketchbook goes. It's a start on basic human figure, keep it up and you'll be great with some practice.
Cool stuff, good to see your already on the studies!
Keep up the drawing from life too, it will help in the long run.
cheers for the messages guys.
well haven't got access to a scanner for awhile now... and kinda got sick of waiting so, im pretty much doin a dump from crappy camara images.
haven't done as much as i wanted, hopefully this will change.
decided to put them all in separate post to space them out
Life stuff with a few doodles
yo man lookn gud so far nice sketches keep it up dude
well haven't got much good stuff to show heres some doodles and gesture sketches i have done
...really need to work a number of things.... can't finish gesture within time limit which is not good.. kept on paying attention to details....
man i bet this page is a pain to load....
There are two thing that I have noticed:
1) Line quality. You use way too many lines to describe something that can be described with a few. I see an improvement from your older work to the batch you have just uploaded, but there is still room for improvement. The poses from posemaniacs are a great way to practice this so keep doing those.
Face anatomy and construction. You need to study that. Loomis is a great teacher:
One thing that is consistent is that you place the eyes too high up compared to the size of your head's skulls.
Other than that, keep drawing!
Your drawings seem a little flat to me, I don't think you're really understanding the form of the person/object you trying to depict. Try to think of everything as solid and three dimensional. An easy way to do this is to clearly define the side planes of what you're drawing then wrapping some cross contours around them to show mass.
Based off of your pose maniac quick sketches, I feel like you may be missing the point of gesture drawing. You are focusing too hard on copying the figure by drawing the contours and it is stiffening up you drawings. Try to be loose with you're gestures. Don't worry about getting things exactly the same as the original pose, just focus on pushing the pose and giving the gesture as much life as possible.
I still struggle with pushing the pose in gesture drawing myself, it is tough but don't give up. I used to have the same exact problem as you do with gestures so it is pretty common, you just need to work on breaking your habit.
I hope this helps, good luck.
"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." -Richard Bach
There's not much advice I can give that hasn't been said, just keep it up with the studies, you'll find yourself loosening up as you get more confident
And you're in Middlesbrough - Teesside uni by any chance?
Wow its been awhile..... sorry about that been busy sorting my life out and was out of the country for abit. hopefully ill be able to post more updates soon. oo joined a life drawing class, haven't done one in awhile so this will be awesome.
Braintree: i agree my faces and heads needs some more work, tho been spending abit too much time on that been neglecting the figure waaaay too much.
SirCam:i see wat ya mean about the not really understanding drawing gestures. still trying to break that habit =/
LizEdwards: Teeside uni? yep was a student there doin Comp games art. pretty awesome course now im just out about in Middlesbrough being a bum =P
Need to do alot more of these =/
anyways heres some recent sketches i did while i was out and about.
some more recent images from my sketchbook
should really do some digital stuff good or bad least its another media i can experiment with.
Ooh big improvement from when I last saw your stuff Your lines are much better. Keep up what you're doing. And go on, delve into digital!
Also I am jealous of your pip-boy bobblehead
Fallout ftw =)
another recent stuff ive been doin... ZOMBIES =D
Yep, life drawing at Mima, 6 till 7pm every Thursday until 12th November, and it costs £1. I don't think I'll be going to any more now life drawing has started again at uni, though I'd like to - it was fun
awesome that sounds pretty good. should check it out and rack up some more life drawing. been doin a course on it on Tues but i feel like i should see and do more
alright im now pretty much gonna do a dump on wat ive done since my last post.... this is gonna be fun.... need to scan them in first...
but heres some stuff i did for that life drawing course
heres some more stuff
studies, poses some from posmanics, some imagination.
then a some drawings of random stuff with drawings from characterdesign
Hey man, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
It looks like you've improved a lot just since the start of the page to the bottom, nice work! You're doing well with the Bridgman studies and such, do more of those. Just make sure that you understand the logic that the original illustrations are trying to convey. If you're simply copying them without understanding the point, your effort will be fruitless. It would be like copying the design of a math problem without understanding what any of it actually means, you know? Anyways, its just a tip. I cant tell you how many people I've seen in that crowd muddling around and trying to figure out why they don't improve. You're doing well so far, keep up the hard work, good luck!
"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." -Richard Bach
Cheers. i know wat you mean about understanding the studies and not just copying, since i managed to do that a couple of times.... =/ even realised when i draw stuff from photos that i wasn't really drawing it, more like copying....
latest from Life drawing class
pretty ashamed of myself here.... besides the life drawing classes i haven't done much drawings. seems im back into a slump.....
gotta try and get through it!!!
again not much of an update. spent most of my week drawing line, circles and squares free hand.
heres some heads i semi-ref'd from loomis,