Hey, everybody. You can call me Al (or Litho), and, uh, I'm new here.
Firstly, I am amazed by this website and the people behind it - great effort for a great community. And I'm awe-struck by the quality of work even in this forum section! Are only seasoned professionals here?
I've recently touched 22, but I have picked up a pencil just three years ago and started learning as much as I could. Mostly self-taught, but I have just found a very good drawing teacher. I study at University of Teesside, video game art, but am on hold for a year, because I want to learn traditional techniques more. But I am a 3D modeller and it is that which I ultimately pursue.
Even more contrast? Hm... I`ll definetly give it a try on my next portrait, to see what will happen to the material if I go that way.
Some girl uses quite soft conte sepia pencils, and with that she destroys the gypseos material in her drawings and they start to look a lot more flesh like.
In the mean time, there are quite a few drawings I haven't uploaded. So you'll have to, unfortunately, wait for a stronger contrast work till at least next thursday.
After the sketch I work in usually 4B. I'll change that to 8.
Katzenminze, you mentioned squishy. Is it because of, say, various facial forms, or is it because of slightly floating proportions, i.e. misalignment?
For gypseos drawings, squishy is undesirable, so that would be a big mistake by me.
those skulls and the sculpture portrait look reaally good!
by squishy i meant slight missallignment, e.g. in that womans face one of her eyes is smaler than the other and its not due to perspective so it looks a bit like its floating away.
I am having problems with the higher contrast, though. Will be showing later perhaps.
Also, after these, I'll show the weaker side of my drawing - from the mind, and hope to get some good pointers on those.
As for these, I am kind of testing out the knowledge of concept artists, to see what critique I'll get. And to look at the reaction, as I'm interested in how this type of stuff is recieved in contrast to your usual orc and sci-fi chick.
It`s been a long time. Blah. : )
Back at Uni, last year. I only dravv tvvice a vveek at life dravving sessions... VVish I could do more of it, but I have loads of digital vvork to do.
I`m not afraid or shameful of my vvorse dravvings. Please, if you find a dravving that really appeals to you, just reply and shovv vvhich you liked - I might be putting that one in a compilation for my portfolio or smth similar. : )