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August 13th, 2009 #14
Here is my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166026 Check it out, yah?
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August 13th, 2009 #15
Another head drawn at work. I used a reference on this one, but more for the idea and not so much for a likeness.
August 13th, 2009 #16
Tobuoi - Thanks, I get your point. I've been hoping that some sort of style will kick in after I get down the basics, but i guess it's never too early to try!
Also, I recently switched to 6B lead in my pencil, and I wonder if that's causing some of the problem, since I have a heavy hand. I might switch back to HB for a bit, and see if that makes a difference. (Or learn some new skills!)
August 13th, 2009 #17
Very good diversity in subjects, try drawing some figures down loosely, alot of your lines look to same thickness try to vary it abit to give depth
November 1st, 2009 #18
Diabolique- Yeah, the line work needs to be worked on.
Since last time, I've gone back to school, and I am taking a drawing class. I don't know if it's just my attitude change, but there are a lot of little things that I never paid attention to before that are now sticking out in my mind.
I have a bunch of heads that I drew while waiting for class to begin, but they're all on very large paper, and I'll have to set aside a day to photograph them before I can post them.
Right now I have a new sketch/drawing that I mainly did to test out a white charcoal pencil and some black paper.
I'm not too fond of this paper, since it has a pronounced texture and is hard to add any details, but I don't think the drawing is too horrible.
I used this photo of the amazing Miranda as reference, or direct copy as I recently learned it should be called. Now if only I lived close enough, and was brave enough, I'd see if she wanted to sit for a live drawing session. And I have to give props to her friend and photographer Persephone, to get Miranda to do this for little compensation.
November 27th, 2009 #19Registered User
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I like the idea of giving yourself a flexible realistic goal. The 365 heads in 365 days is realistic and admirable. I may have to try something like that.
I wanted to chime in about line quality. It's not as simple as just using lighter lines or not using dark outlines. Both things will work in the proper situation. Its not about line quality at all it's about contrast. The greatest contrast should be reserved for the parts of the figure which are closest to you. High contrast advances in the picture plane and low contrast recedes. That will never be the edge of a figure. On any rounded form the middle will be the closest to you.
January 4th, 2010 #20
I haven't posted for a while, busy with school, but I decided to show some progress on that digital painting I mentioned. I was thinking about not finishing it, since I see a lot of flaws in it, but now I think I will just because it is close to being done.
I hope that made sense!
Anyway here it is.
Oh, just so you know, the background is nearly finished, I need to touch up some shadows, and add an element I've been putting off, and the face is the only part finished on the figure. And if anyone has a suggestion for a name, that would be cool since I have no idea what to call it.
Last edited by a.k.a.Brady; January 4th, 2010 at 03:03 AM.
January 16th, 2010 #21
Head count 31/365
I still haven't gotten around to photographing the heads I drew in class, but here are some I've been doing recently, along with some posemaniacs studies, and some random stuff.
January 25th, 2010 #22
Head Count 32/365
Just sketched this real quick in painter.
I find that when I sketch without reference I tend to elongate the distance between the eye and the ear in a 3/4 view. I fixed it a little in this one, but it's something I need to be aware of.
I also think I need to study some hair styles, and build up a mental library of how to render them.
May 24th, 2010 #23
It's been a while since I added to this so I have a Bargue copy of plate 44 Moses's arm. It's not perfect, but here you go.
July 11th, 2010 #24
Finally finished the steampunk girl.
September 27th, 2010 #25
Some sketches from imagination, and one from reference.