You need to remind yourself about anatomy when drawing, it seems like you just draw them without a care. Sometimes they look decent, sometimes they look like lumps. The structure is all over the place some times.
Instead of thinking "i'm drawing an arm", think "this is where the bone go and the deltoid will connect here, this is where the bicep would be and it attaches here, this humps here is because the ribcage pinches the obliques and on the other side it will stretch".. etc,etc. In time these things come automatically but it won't do so now because you don't have that experience yet.
Draw your anatomy
Then draw your figuredrawings
Then draw your stuff from mind and APPLY what you learned.
It's very easy to tell that you apply what you've seen but not really what you're learning. Because you add the bumps and stuff on the bodies but it seems to me as if you don't really know why it looks like that. You've had the same sort of look throughout your sketchbook.
Focus harder, pay attention to the structure. Draw your anatomy and apply it to the figuredrawing and your imagination work.
Did a quick life painting from my window.. was pretty qwl, always wanted to paint at twilight to see what colours I get.. =) And pencils, started to practice more structure, thank you to Conny for kicking me in the ass =)
See you again soon Guys =)
WaSsiM - Thank you Wassim! =) Have a good one! =)
Veshkau - Thank you for your kind words Steve! =)
Zou - Lull! =) Cheers man =) I like to mix it up every once in a while, I read somewhere that it's good to know a few styles and such, and tbh I really like that style more than prolly any other.. =) Thank you Zou =)
Hi friendo! Sorry I haven't been around fer a while...life was making mince-meat outa me. <cue violins!> WAAAAAAAAAHHH
So anywho...tiz good to see you still doing studies and movin [BIG-echo] dem bodies around in space [/BIG-echo]. Good ta see your working on shading a bit too...like in the very last image!
Dat portrait on the previos page is pd good! Nice! As is the Katie de Sousa study...quite tasty and one of my favorites of yours fer sure!
Thanks for the comment in my sb waaaaay back when. I'll update sometime soon over there. Glad you liked Shastakovitch...the Queen of the desert. She's 14 years old...but sometimes she still thinks she's a kitten.
Moar foreshortening, if you can do more. Moar moar moar. You're starting to get a feel for it with that last one. And resist the temptation to put all of a person's limbs on the same plane (roadkill/flyswatted/etc) as in the previous panel.
Heeeyy Guys! =) Sorry I haven't been updataing.. =) Been sooo sooo soooo sooo busy with school proj, it's so damn difficult.. think I'm gonna to fail tbh.. jus being dragged down by loads of tech issues atm.. trying to bake a high poly normal map.. it's getting there but I'm trying to fix the seams on the shit, anyway, take a look on my blog if you curious - I like painting mascara =)
Jus got a bunch of lame drawing tonight =) Chat again soon guys (hopefully) =)
Lt Plissken - Lull.. you always want big breasts.. =) Mmm I don't really draw big breasts tho.. maybe sometime I'll do some big ones.. lull.. =) Cheers! =)
Jephyr X - I love your cat man!!!! =) Hahaha.. she's doing awesome for her age tbh.. =) Aww sweet thank you for the compliment.. =) Need to keep pushin! =) Cheers! =)
Wasabi89 - Hahah, I wish I was improving.. feel like I'm going backward constantly.. need to wtf myself more Lull =) Cheers! =)
Ricardo Robles - Tired bro.. really tired.. 3d is getting me down.. fighting crappy little techy issues.. sux.. =( Cheers bro =) Need to keep pushin! =)
P Sage - Sweet, thank you for the feedback, will improve on the foreshoortening! =) More more more coming! =)
Jam.00 - Thank you for the feedback =) Will work on.. flow.. lull.. =)
Prsnsweeney - Cheers bro =) I'm glad you likey =) Thank you for the compliment =)
My morale is a bit low, cause I haven't seen any big juggernaut
breasts today, so I guess I will just have to put on some movies.
But your studies are getting nicer, start to do one line with one
shot, drawing from your shoulder or from your elbow, not from your
wrist. I started to hold the pencil a little differently than before,
and the results are very good. At first it's kinda strange, but you
should try it. Try to hold the pencil in a different way, and maybe
your lines will get more fluid. We will talk more, later if you will
come down to the pub.
its been a while.i havent comment to your sb for a long time but actually i look your works sometimes i am just so busy and little lazy to update and comment hehe..but all i can say is nice lots of improvement to your work man.your colors are really great especially in post 1340 and 1347 that is really good and your sketches are coming along too.anatomy is only thing that causing problems i think you should need to adjust it more(but your anatomy is always improving just keep pushing).just keep going and going.keep up the good work!=)
Hey there Kungfoowiz, long time. I should've dropped by sooner. Your faces have gotten really good, but your figure work could still use a bit of work.
However, what I'd like to point out right now is the homogeneity that is coming through in your work right now. The faces all tend to have the same structures and proportions. The human figures also look very similar. It seems all the girls have similar body types and gestures. I really think you should step out of your comfort zone and try and study diverse faces and figures.
You know it's a pleasure visiting your sketchbook. Keep up the good work.
Strangedawn - Hey it's qwl.. don't worry about it =) Thank you for the compliments =) Practice practice practice! =)
Ven- - Thank you =) Starting to like them also =) Cheers =)
Vritra - Aww cheers bro =) Yip got to get the figures waaaaaay better =) Cheers for that bro, I'll start to bring in some more variety, think I am actually beginning to repeat myself =) Np bro, thank you for the kindness =) Have a good one =)
Jello m8! So I owe you replies on a few fronts but thought I'd start here if'n ya don't mind.
So I'm diggin yer latest figures and especially dem girlies. I like the way yer starting to put a little more curve to them. The 2nd graphite in 1359 and the last one in 1363 fer example. My characters usually nave more meat on 'em but I see where you're going stylistically.
Diggin the portraits and digi-paints too. I'm seeing improvement in all!
It's been a while and you keep pumping out art at an incredible rate. Your page count is truly impressive.
I like what's happening with your figures, especially those in post #1363, but I agree with Virtra. Try stopping into a library and looking at the book of portrait photography. A lot of artists fill books with drawing of features alone.
That one especially. I'm sure you see it too because it's all over the place. To me it seems like you've been observing the bumps and stuff in the body and sort of skipped the structure of why the bumps appear. I'm sure you've studied why, but I don't think you keep that in mind when you draw it from imagination, not the same way as you would if you did it from a photo. Or well, I expect that you do that with studies. You also sometimes break bones in your figures bodies to make it more dynamic, you don't have to do that to make it look dynamic just remember the line of action. Flowy lines, it's all about the flowy linessss.
You basically need to be more tactical when you draw. Don't just draw a bump here and a lump there and a point there and a leg stretching there. You need to properly measure things and remind yourself of what's going on and keep track on the overall pose, so it works. The more recent poses you did makes more sense, I'm talking about these:
They look better because you didn't just put a leg there, a foot there, a hand reaching over there and the other foot turning over there, turned in a way that it'd look broken but it has to be there to make the pose look like you want.. It's structured and planned out and you kept your focus on the anatomy as well.
Whenever you start drawing mindlessly, stop yourself and take a break and then get back into it. You'll just overwork yourself and end up with wonky drawings, you don't want either of that.
Keep up the flow though, you're doing a lot of work and that's great. Keep pushing yourself and stay out of comfortzones.