the last hands looks far mores structured than the rest, but the rest had a flow quality that's good to keep.
your 3d hand is nicely done, good mesh. you could wteak some vertex to make it more natural posed.
The selfportraits are getting better. Just keep doing them and pay close attention and they'll get better every time you do them. And when you feel frustrated, be glad that you are because then you're forcing your brain to learn something new!
I am in love with your dedication!!!You know its very important seeing u working on a subject that u feel like u fail and keep working on it to improve it.So that means u are not sucking at all.
Of course there is no immediate improvement but with your dedication at least be confident with yourself.
Great.U are working with 3d software.I remember myself working in 3d studio max for years and i still do and i think that working with 3d on the side gives us better understanding in construction and generally seeing and understanding things in their 3d nature.
Keep it up hardworking mate!!!!
That's how i began, terrific studies!
Love those hand studies on the other page. Having a really hard time doing them. Keep it up
Cheers/ your friend PMB
"Painting my brain with memories of the future"
Pencil and brush is my choice of weapons!
i'm gonna second what "fantasyartist" said, form it's one of the fundamentals among gesture, value
Hey guys and girlz! =)
FantasyArtist - Hey bro!!! Yip.. you are completely right about the form.. Thank you bro, I took your advice and remodeled my hand with more of a bone structure in mind, I even reshot the photo ref and drew lines over my hand with pen too. Thank you bro.. you are keeping me in check and that can only be good for me. Thank you muchly, I will come around to see your works soon.
Zou - Hidey ho bro! Yip.. that's the thing, I got to strike a balance between basic form (which makes my stuff look so stiff) and flowing, which I prefer. I think that's why I don't use much structure. Loved your traditional oil painting btw, coming around again soon, keep up those works or studies. Yip, there is a new hand coming along soon, it's taking much longer than I thought, it will be posed in a relaxed position. Have a good weekend bro.
Alexson - Thank you bro! Yip, the wireframe helps for placing edge loops, although I'm still a noob at making them properly.
Loathsome - Thank you bro, I'm happy to hear that, because for a whlie I've been thinking they're going wonky. Keep well for now bro. =)
Bethany K - Hey sister! Waha! I'm surprised to hear that.. alright, tbh.. I feel that something needs to change in how I'm doing things, to progress faster.. Thank you very much and keep well. =)
KingKostas! - Aww bro, thank you, it still isn't enough though.. othe work is holding me back. =/ But.. I'm really pleased to hear this bro. =)
Yip, there is plenty of fail, it's the only way to learn. Waaah.. I always suck bro, I actually need to suck even more, lewl. =)
Thank you bro, good luck with your painting, it is amazing even unfinished, but stick with it. Have a great weekend bro and keep well for now.
Mike Butkus - Whoa... I didn't expect you to comment on my work Michael.. aww bro thank you.. Have a good weekend. =)
Paint My Brain - Hey bro, cool name. =) Hands can be tricky but the secret to drawing them is to know their structure well. Hogarth is pretty good for this, if you look at pages 68, 69, & 120-121 (especially) in Dynamic Figure drawing book.
Andres - Hey bro! Lewl, yip.. you have a good eye, there is definitely a lack of form. I'll put in some more time and slow down to work on the basic forms. Keep well for now bro. =)
I took Fantasy Artist's advice and remade the sculpt, trying to make it more meaty.. Next I'm going to use the Paint Deform tool and refine/sculpt this things further, using my own hand for reference.
Imagination, Bridgman, Hogarth
Keep well everyone, have a fantastic weekend! =)
hey man. thanks I like ur name as well will need tons of practice on them hands, you know if there is an e-book for that Hogarts book? cheers and keep drawing
Cheers/ your friend PMB
"Painting my brain with memories of the future"
Pencil and brush is my choice of weapons!
nice update i like the doodle and 3d hands study
keep it up mate
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Hey Guys and Girlz! =)
Vatsel - Aww bro.. thank you very much.. seriously though.. I don't think I deserve the stars, I would like to be better and stars will make me relax and not improve as fast. But.. I appreciate your kind gesture.
PaintMyBrain - Pleasure bro, yip, practice until your hand hurts drawing your other hand. =) Nope, I don't know of a link, I think there is Dynamic Anatomy by Hogarth though on a torrent.. but I didn't say that.. =)
I'm working from a hard copy of Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing though.
Zou! - Ta bro, need to step up my game though.. keep up too bro, I'll be coming around again soon.
LAL - Hey bro, I'm not sure, no one else seems to have said they had problems with the linked images. Please let me know again soon if you still can't see them. Thank you bro, keep well and good luck with your next studies too.
Loathsome - Wahaa! That's it, going to start pushing iiiiittttt =) Keep up there too bro, coming around soon..
Qlotzan - Aww thank you bro, the doodles were made mostly on the train, but they should be better. I will come take a look at your works soon, keep well for now. =)
Okay guys.. really didn't expect a star rating.. but.. I don't want to relax because of it, so there will still be fail drawings.
Self portrait (in the looking up position, as requested by Vatsel.. personally I think I failed on this one.. also the hatching is.. well.. atrocious.. sorry.)
Progress on the hand, it doesn't look like much has changed, but I've been trying to smooth out the geometry a bit and sculpt the fingers and thumb somewhat.
Imagination, reference, Hogarth, Bridgman
(really feel like my imagination work needs improvement..)
Have an AWESOME WEEK! =)
The only thing I have to say is be careful with proportions. Try to go in really faint on the first lines and don't commit to them until you're sure the proportions are good.
Definitley don't start shading until the linework is nice. Take some more time on each one, don't rush.
Be careful with your eyes too. There isn't just a top line and a bottom line. You did some great eyes in your studies and then when you do self portraits the eye gets too simple.
Cool book, love your energy. I wish I could draw hands like you man, outstanding studies.
Keep it up and see you soon.
Man the energy you put into this SB is very admirable. I'm trying to emulate that myself with my own SB. I have noticed that you give a lot of good feedback to others so I thought I'd stop by and maybe see if I could suggest something myself.
So here is my piece, hope it helps:
when you draw out the loomis ball shape (if that is how you construct a head) then make sure the eyes aren't too low down the ball. Your foreheads and domes of the skull seem very rounded and large. Perhaps just making these slightly smaller would help.
Other than that its all looking really good, keep up the hard work!
I think the reason why your last SP didn't turn out as you wanted was because of the neck - its too long. I think you are looking down at the viewer? Because in that case, we should see the underneath of the jaw.
Also, I'm not 100% where the light source is?
Studies are going great dude, keep this up and you're going to improve alot in a short amount of time
Hey man, nice studies you have there..., keep them up!
On your last SP, even though you correctly showed the lower side of you nose, you didn't show us the lower side of your jaw, also, I think your eyes could be a bit covered by your cheeks on that particular POV, since we're looking at you from below.
Also your neck is a bit too long..., maybe you could try again this specific position, but now thinking about this things, in order to correct them and get a better perspective... you know?
My sketchbook - help me get better!
Hm, it's great seeing this sketchbook. You have improved so much in these pages
It's very inspiring to see fellow artist who work, work, work!
Keep up the great progress mate!
GOD DMAN!!! A whole week and nho drawing, you see, that's what happens when you take an art course, you don't actually end up drawing, how MESSED UP IS THAT?
Jigje - Hey bro! Yip.. mm proportion is something I'm always working on. I will try to go more faintly with my lines as you recommend there.. =) I have a bad habit of simplifying my eyes in the self portraits.. I will keep trying though and looking at ways to make them look more convincing.
Hands are pretty simple to draw, it is just structure and flow (Take a look at the section on hands in Hampton's Figure Drawing Design and Invention, it's a good place to start).
ThomasM - You make a good point, the facial mass is a touch too low, I'll look into this in my next studies. Thank you for that bro, keep well for now.
LAL - Ah.. mmm, it could be the image host is blocked, I'm back to using CA's image uploader. You should be able to see how crap my studies are now. =)
Sulphur - Hey Sulphur! Mmm, I was looking up actually, so we would see more of the neck. The light is coming from above, just my room light really. Thank you for your kind words.. I think sometimes I'm not improving, but it's important not to get down about it, you can only improve as much as you want to improve. And.. at the moment, I'm not trying hard enough to improve at all. It really does suck, but we'll see, something needs to chnage I think. =)
LtPlissken - Waha! I wish.. this week has been -200mph!! =) It's time to start drawing on the toilet, as I'm walking up the stairs to school, as I'm climbing into bed, when I'm eating my porridge in the morning, got to think of new ways to torture myself. =)
Fernandoart - Definitely bro, I messed up the eyes in that upward position, the bags of the eyes and a bit of the cheek should've covered more there. =( Thank you bro, I will have to be more vigilant.. but yip, keep up your studies too. =)
Luckers - Hey bro, thank you for the encouragement, mmm, it still isn't enough though, and this week has been a disaster, I'm really sorry about this. But yip.. got to start drawing when I'm doing other things, it's going to be weird for a while.
Zou - Aww, thank you bro, I didn't realise, I thought it was my worst one tbh. Yip, moare all round tbh, just need to bust out more now, because this last bunch is just pure crap! Mmm, you will see soon now, I've put on the meshsmoother. The basic block in is fairly... well.. blocky, and then meshsmooth makes it look real, it's such a sell out. 3d modeling is a fallacy! =) Btw, I hate computers. You too bro, sorry I haven't been around much, I still love you =)
Ephelea - Hey babes! It's been a while.. busy with school? =) Definitely, proportion is just a constant thing for me.. working on it, promise, I'll do a skelly study soon. =)
Okay guys... Thank you for the support, it means a lot to me that you guys care about me. =)
Coming around soon to see your works, so have them ready!!
Not much.. and mostly crap..
Self portrait, Bridgman, Hogarths, imagination, progress on the 3d hand (that's crap too)
Last edited by Kungfoowiz; October 17th, 2010 at 09:30 PM.
Cool brother. The eyes in that sp are much more believable man.
I look at any one of the sp's on this page and think that if you were to spend a little more time smoothing out the shading they'd be killer. Could be a scanner/photo thing though
Well done ya hard worker.
Nice studies mate. The 3d hand is starting to look really good! As for your heads, and this also applies to a lot of your other drawings, they look like balloons with features/details on them. You jump too fast to details and shading while there's no structure to hold them togheter. The human body is composed of bones, flesh muscles etc. so these are the things that you should be looking for and communicating to the viewer. I did a quick sketch over your self portrait. you did a good job in the area of the nose and the eyes but the rest is lacking structure. Very simple things like seperating the front and the side plane of the head help alot. Hope this helps. Keep it up bro!!!
great edward great.Thats it your work start becoming more solid.This sp is better and i see it made fantasyartist to make an overpaint to it.You made better rendering and gave volume to your head cause u understood its 3d basic form better.
Yep proportions are one of the most important elements.Keep it up, you really doing great!!!
Quantity of your anatomy and
life studies will definitely pay off
That is what I have been told,
so I guess they are right.
You are on the right track, you
have the will and the motivation,
just do not give up now.
Doing foreshortening on faces
and figures can be a real bugger
I know, it requires extra training.
Keep up, I'll catch you later.