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November 16th, 2009 #1
Wanting to become better.
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Hey everyone my names Tina and I'm new to this site ^^;
I was browsing the Deviantart forums, and I was reading this one article that got me to think, I should start practicing a lot more then I have been ^^ (currently I draw like every few days, only when I really feel like it)
So now I'm trying to go about drawing at least an hour a day XD
I'm not use to it, but I've been starting with posemaniacs (Had trouble with it in the past, 90secounds was too fast, but its not anymore ^^)
Even after years of drawing I'm still a beginner pretty much, so now I'm trying to stop being lazy XD And to also try to make myself draw things other the just anime.
People tell me I have potential, so I guess I do? XD
But yeah drawing/art is something that would oroblbly be the best career path for me if I could actually go somewhere with it ^^
I think I'll just use this to post whenever, I'll try to update daily with my "progress" if I rember. ^__^
If you have any suggestions on how to improve feel free to shoot them at me ^__^
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So here's the first stuff i'm gonna upload ^^
Last night I was gonna get started with pose maniacs, but the idiotic power went out, due to too much wind D:
So I decided to pic somthing to draw by flash light, and this soda bottle happen to be in front of the flash light when I turned it on ^^
I tried to be as accurate as possible, but all the fancy little reflections, got so confusing XD
First thng on this sketch is the 3 person over ^^
I was watching an asian dramma, and decided to try to draw this one guy
Everything else was random.
And then decided I should attempt drawing backgrounds, especially with perspective
And here's my first at posemaniacs (well since several months ago)
I'm keeping up with the 90secound speed well enough I suppose, but not completely.
Yeah they all look horrible XD
I'll problbly do like 8-10 poses every hour or two or something to get better at it.
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Welcome to CA.org. Wanna get better? Focus more on structure and gesture, mainly gesture. And start some anatomy studies.
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November 17th, 2009 #4
Nice bottle :]
Keep doin those posemaniacs and you will improve fast I don't think they are that horrible
Keep postin' !!!
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November 18th, 2009 #5
Here's some tips:
1. Study how light works and that will help with your shading.
2. Practice with 3d objects, perspective, etc.
3. Try looking up some books on figure drawing.
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November 19th, 2009 #6
I'll try, though thats something I'm not good at. (guess everyone starts off that way, but its soemthing I have trouble with)
How should I go about starting anatomy studies (I don't know how to get started and such ^^
I am I'm gonna try to use several times everyday so hopefully it helps
Any suggestions on what books I could look into? ^^
November 19th, 2009 #7
Yesterday I was sick so I couldn't draw anything >__< (spent 8 hours of fun in the bathroom! After the 8 hours I was fine, but its best for me to stay away from working on much after that)
So this is stuff from the day before yesterday ^___^
The Camera I use to take pictures of my drawings XD
I'm gonna aim to draw one objext in my room per day XDD
It was more rushed then thec coke bottle, so I guess it might appear that way.
It looks to triangulary, so I think the main error is one of the longer lines is messed up
I cant help but feel like this is a waste of paper XD But I don't wanna use my tablet
Not really great, but looks better then my first runthrough XD
November 24th, 2009 #8
I haven't really been drawing the past few days, but yesterday I got to doing some stuff ^___^
I saved a whole bunch of pictures on my pc from DA for drawing references, and so the guy in the top corner was from that.
Then I went looking up how to study anatomy to draw it, and I'm still looking for a better resource, but I came across this muscle picture on one site. (skeleton from other site)
And then decided to draw from two more reference pictures.
More referenced pictures from yesterday.
The 2 little block things are fabric, it doesn't really look like it XD
90 secound Pose Maniacs (from the 19th)
60 secound Pose Maniacs (from the 19th)
November 25th, 2009 #9
So yesterday I was looking up anatomy resources and I came across this one site with an ebook. So yeah I decided to copy just about everything in the book.
I know I should problbly start doing things from my own mind XD;
I drew so many hands, yestderday was like hand drawing day, it felt so repetative but not at the same time XDDD
Sorry it looks so cluttered in these pictures [in person it seems less so] but I wanted to avoid new pieces of paper XD
For now I'm switching to lined paper, cuz' I want to avoid wasting printer paper, and lined paper isn't used at all anymore XD
And then some 60 secound pose maniacs
November 25th, 2009 #10
HEY MAN KEEP IT UP
if you keep working like that you'll be awesome in no time
try some more bold, consistent line, rather than scratchy, petted stuff; practice doing these kinds of flowing, bold strokes on a scrap paper, just feeling loose and learning to make them look as you want them to you'll see a tremendous improvement in freedom if you master bold line!
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November 25th, 2009 #11
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Nice start, hands are looking good. Starting to get back into posemaniacs myself.
For anatomy, drawing from reference pictures like it seems you have done is good. Remember that if you want to be able to draw straight from your imagination realistically, then you have to have data stored in your head already. This will come from lots and lots of life drawing and drawing from references (or so they tell me). You can still draw from your imagination, but you should draw from reference or life a ton.
You seem to be starting fine. A few good books have been written on anatomy and how to draw it by George Bridgeman and/or Andrew Loomis. There is also a real nice anatomy book by Peck.
Keep drawing away.Sketchbook Feel free to comment
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November 25th, 2009 #13
Yeah, just keep drawing and drawing. Good idea to start with full pages of anatomy drawings. I would later try to concentrate on a finalized rendered drawing (5-10 hour drawing) just to see where you're at and what you have improved on. Then go back to the studies and practice the areas that you need to improve the most.
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November 27th, 2009 #14@Jaytea Thanks! Yeah I wanna try my hardest to get better as fast as possible, I dunno if I'll get better fast though, but hopefully it jump starts it somehow XD
I took your advice and tried to be less sketchy this time, but man its really hard for me XD I'll keep trying to work at it though
@laxon I'll do my best!
@rth2art Thanks ^___^
Ahahah well I hope this is building up my database then XD
But I guess its gonna be quite awhile before I get anywhere X3
I think I'm currently working on the Bridgeman one [looked for the author and I think it said him] but I'll definently look into the other two books too, can never have enough practice!
@Orozco Thanks I'll be sure to do something like that eventually Last night I decided to work on a more completed looking hand though (felt my sketchbook needed more color anyways XD).
These are from both the 25th and 26th, I didn't wanna just post some hand sketches so yeah. (didn't have much time to draw as much on both days anyways XD)
Sorry for the blurryness of the photo's, I should have waited later in the day to take pictures.
More of those wonderful hands, a few I tried to be less sketchy with. (Nov25th)
On this one I concentrated on doing just straight lines, and then I finally got started on arms
As of now I'm just using this online version of this book as my main reference for stuff. (Nov26th)
And pose maniacs 1st is from yesterday 2nd is from the day before yesterday.
And then a 'finished' hand.
I looked at one of my hands I drew and tried to redraw it, then I colored over my sketch, and drew in the shadows I knew were there, and then kind of guessed on the rest XD I think I made my over outline too dark ^_^;
Only spent like 20-25minutes coloring in though.
Should hopefully have a lot more time for drawing today XD
November 28th, 2009 #15
Some arms from Constructive Anatomy (Been using it for the hands the whole time, but I think i'll keep refering to that ^^)
And then I decided to look up "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" book. (was actally pretty fun, more fun the drawing nothing but anatomy segements over and over again XD)
So thats what all this stuff below is from minus the pose maniacs.
So I think I was suppose to hold my clipboard in my lap, and have it facing vertically, (so like not horizontal like usual)
I dunno I got confused but thats the way I ended up doing it.
The eyes are kind of off and look uneven (didn't notice till I mirrored it X3)
I guess in a slight way it looks like me, but not at the same time, its weird XD
Then I had to draw someone I knew from memory XD So I tried to draw my friend colby since I talked to him the day before, so besides my parents he ws the closet image in my mind. XD
His eyes and left side of his hair turned out right I think.the rest no X3
Then It said to draw my hand.... I messed up on the fingers XD
Hour Glass/Face image, had to view it as an hour glass when drawing the other side, I knew I'd mess up more if I viewed it as a face XD
I don't like drawing upsidedown one bit DX
I didn't think it'd be anyharder then drawing right-side up, but it was, and I stll have to do 2 more XDD
and lastly more posemaniacs, but now I can do 45secounders~
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