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Hello all, I've been drawing on and off for many years. In the last 3 years I've (semi-seriously at times) taken up learning some of the fundamentals after discovering CA (yes, lurking for so long but finally decided to get down to business). However my art "crazes" are somewhat sporadic (inconsistent) due to school, work, and other distractions. So I've decided to use this sketchbook after joining CA as a commitment to this hobby/learning process/skill
Last edited by laxkor; July 15th, 2009 at 10:59 AM.
A lot of the women you draw look freakishly skinny at the waist. : O It may just be your style, but if it is, I'd tone it down on some. Though in certain situations it seems to strengthen the pose, in others it just looks strange and inhuman.
That digital portrait is very nice. Almost photo worthy in some areas. ♥ Keep posting.
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I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
DKHutcheson: Good point, i'll have to do more studies now rather than relying on imagination.
A step-by step process of a portrait of Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays the brilliant Robert Goren on Law and Order CI. Reference is the last one
Last edited by laxkor; June 22nd, 2009 at 07:24 AM.
bravo, got some promising stuff, that last portrait is pretty sweet!
would like to see some studies, get that anatomy under your belt and it will really improve ur work, I am noticing hands are looking very drawn from ur mind, try using some reference and looking at Bridgman, helped me a ton and I still use studies everyday .
keep up the work
first one is very good
Good work! I'm especially fond of the last one; everything there looks pretty much awesome and it's great to see it step-by-step. I too recommend doing some life-drawing and figure studies. As mentioned before, a lot of your figures have too-small waists and too-large hips, and some of your portraits seem a bit "off" in regards to placement of the eyes or nose.
Keep at it! I can't wait to see more!
great start here! you have a lot of potential, keep up them studies, though as others have said I'd like to see you do some a little less stylized.. the portraits are lookin really nice.
Great work, that last digital piece is wonderful. I have the same complaint about your female figures, itz hard to tell whether itz ur style or u drew it wrong proportionally. U should make it more obvious in some way, maybe clean it up or rework it. LOL I dunno, but nice work anywayz, post more
Melfey: Yep, unfortunately, some of their pieces are semi-stylized. I think I'll go back to the basics first.
Ghostbrush: Working on them , Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life was a good reference and anatomy source, as is Loomis I think
blaaaaaakman: Yea, working on anatomy no
DaStreets: Some anatomy was intentionally distorted, some by observation, some just simple mistakes on my part due in part to developing bad habits. Working on fixing those bad habits now ;0
Last edited by laxkor; June 22nd, 2009 at 06:54 AM.
Oohh, I really love your portraits! They're very pretty. C:
Hey! I really like your digital portraits (I got that it was the Law and Order:CI guy from your third shot ). I also love how you have some violin studies. I should do some of that -- it's never come to mind! Do you play as well?
Just try doing some anatomy studies of the human body to fix a few things up. :3 I'll subscribe and see where you go.
"Drive faster, boy..."
The Killers -- Midnight Show
the process shots from the CI portrait is kick ass, and so does the violin girl.
It'd be neat to see how your style develops as you study more anatomy
I love the portrait of the girl in black and white! Amazing job.
Violin girl looks great! I wish I knew what the medium-gray thing is on her left shoulder, but I totally don't blame you for putting this piece on hold. It's important to not overwork things! Keep it up!
ohnojenny: Thanks, I used to play the violin many years ago but stopped because of other prevailing interests. And yes, I gota do more anatomy studies!
hala: Thanks, yep yep, anatomy
mike butkus, dierat: Thanks
blaaaaaakman: Indeed, the piece was taking too long and I lost interest. The gray stuff could have been a piece of cloth for the neck rest, or perhaps some sunflowers.
More violin players
Anatomy! bridgman, photoref, and loomis... *thows a bicep ;0*
love ur blacknwhite art keep the good stuff coming
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Great arm studies! Be sure to do some arm studies attached to the torso, because it's an almost completely different story. Looking forward to more, and glad that the violin stayed with you in your other fields of art.
"Drive faster, boy..."
The Killers -- Midnight Show
wow, great study of the arm here. Kudos for mixing in the fundamentals and self-directed projects. Keep it up! The violin stuff, thanks for sharing your interests. I like Ashley McIssaac's Sleepy Maggie, not sure if you've heard of the artist he's from Canada. Where is that?
Insert very insightful quotes here ...
- get back to work!
d4z: Thanks, will do!
ohnojenny: Thanks, yea the torso-arm connection isn't so bad, insomuch as what parts are showing. I've seen some crazy-ass anatomy with armpits before if the arm is raised above the head.
strings: Yea, I've always enjoyed the sound of classical music, especially from the strings sections. Other nice gems include some technical performances from paganini, among others.
Some drawings from memory
Tennis!, the great Roger Federer, anyone tracking Wimbledon right now?
More anatomy: Neck, torso, arm
Wowza! Your anatomy has improved SO MUCH. Great work!
Good stuff here! The images where you've used references look really great, while some of the anatomy in your non-referenced sketches still looks a little funny. Keep studying that anatomy!
Hey, thanks for the comment.
Nice stuff you've got here. I'm especially liking the studies and many of the portraits - your pencil rendering is great. Not much I can really say except keep working on those studies!