View Poll Results: what of those things do I need to practice on the most right now regarding the body?
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December 22nd, 2009 #1
PaintMyBrain's sketchbook - It's full of wonders!
welcome, I am Paintmybrain and this is my story.
I'll try to keep it short. My real name is Anton and I am 22 years old. I been searching for something to be good at for all my life. I've tried most of the sports there is and so on, but nothing stayed. My brother paints and have always tried to get me to paint as well. But i never got caught and I never felt that this is something I could be good at. But in December 2009 I felt that it was time. I really wanted to have something to be proud of. So I started to draw and have done since.
This Sketchbook will show my "hopefully" progress from this time and forth. With a littlebit of help from you guys (constructive critisism), I really hope that I will improve.
(The picture in this post will be updated from time to time, this will be my latest work or something that I am proud of) The rest will follow the order, beginner->
I hope we'll talk soon / Brain
Last edited by PaintMyBrain; October 12th, 2014 at 08:00 AM. Reason: I am not really new anymore
Hide this ad by registering as a memberDecember 22nd, 2009 #2
Welcome to the forum!
For the work, it doesn't look to bad for someone who's been drawing for 2 weeks, the eye is particular done well.
For improvements the neck of the second picture is to long and narrow, if you took yourself and looked in a mirror you can see it only moves in slightly and then moves outwards to the shoulders. If you were to look at anatomy you will be able to see the bone structure and how it may help.
Also if you have time try line sight measurement that way proportions are kept together
Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=177088
DevaintArt - http://nathanmassey121.deviantart.com/
December 23rd, 2009 #3
Thank you for replying
I was very glad reading your post. They eye was the drawing which took the most time so I'm happy you liked it. I will try to redo the neck on the girl for my next post. Very good critique. Thanks I will look at some of those things a bit more. i'm still so new that it's hard to know what to do really.
The next drawing took me about 2.5 hours and is from the game ??. I really took the time practicing making the shadows which was really fun when I noticed the result wasn't that bad.
i was using a HB-pen for the first sketch then I used 2B for the rest, the shadows is made with this thing I don't know the name of, it's like a soft stick or something
December 23rd, 2009 #4
Hey there and welcome! nice start for a sketchbook, and the work seems great for someone so new to the whole art thing as you are! Anatomy books by andrew Loomis and George Bridgman are something you should get your hands on (Loomis books you can get free from the nets) Keep drawing and youll get there in no time
December 23rd, 2009 #5
I will start this post to say thank you Parsa for your nice comment. Those words that make you thrilled to draw some more. I will look up Andrew expecially since I've heard that he is really great a couple of times now. Thanks again!
Nathan here is the girl again, the new is to the right, I tried to make the neck a bit better i hope that it shows. Don't look at the shadows and what not because I haven't worked on that at all.
If anyone have something fun that I can try to draw I would appreciate it because I need to expand my imagination. Cheers!
December 23rd, 2009 #6
Just some random things and on going sketches. Wall-e is in sketch face as you see and the character from the movie 9 also, I just tried to make the shadows on his head, any tips about the texture on the body? the rest is an eye from Avatar, a boy that I found on Deviantart, a fast sketch of a music artist, some 10 second eyes and a garden of eye-flowers, just for fun.
I need to study but I can,t stop drawing!
I will try to finish Walle-e and 9 under this week but I will post some of the progress, helpful qritique is welcomed with love.
December 24th, 2009 #7
Merry C to you all!
This is my sketch and the almost finished version of the character from the movie 9. The diamond he is holding in his right hand is not finished though I don't really know how to make it look sparkling only using charcoal, ideas?
i hope you all have some peaceful days.
December 24th, 2009 #8
Hey man it's great that you decided to start drawing! There is very much fun to be had
One thing I would say about the portrait of the girl in particular is that when you're looking at your photo reference notice that there are not actually lines... it's all shapes of color and shading. Practicing drawing with value instead of lines will help you towards getting more realistic drawings.
December 24th, 2009 #9
Thanks for your post, I'm really glad people are so nice as your self, even though I am such a beginner. It's great what you said about values, I haven't thought about it. Sounds really hard I must say but I will start practicing right away.
This picture is a sketch and I will try to follow it through. i have really bad imagination so I am trying to just draw out from my mind. This was a test, any ideas for the mouth, aint really happy with that at the moment. ?
December 30th, 2009 #10
Sorry it took so long to look at your sketchbook, but here I am!...You probably don't even care do you? *sob*
Anyways, even in this short amount of time you've improved so much! The profile on your last post is cool and I really like the eye, but try using downward arcs for the top eyelashes, that'll make it more realistic. I'll be checking in more, so show us what you've got.
January 7th, 2010 #11
Great looking updates! Youre already improving, I cant wait to see you from few years from now The pencils are coming along nicely, you should learn some head construction, as it helps the image come together better! keep it up!
February 8th, 2010 #12
Hey I am back :)
Hey Gogojojo, haha ofc I care even though I know it seems like I don't. Sorry have been really stressed out about school.But I'm back and will upload a bunch of new sketches this week, a few of them was school work actually. Thanks for your post, I was really happy to read it when I got back here. The eyelashes thing has crossed my mind, I think you know what I mean. Seeya m8
Parsakoira thank you for your again very kindly post. I will as I said post some new stuf and I hope you will like at least one of them The head yeah, I have bought books which includes that and anathomy and such so I am practicing even though It's kinda hard. Hope to hear from you again!
I will post three pictures today. It is a guy sitting by a tree and he has like a mouth on the back of his head. This isn't finished though. The face was supposed to be a kid, I looked at a photo of a baby but in the process he became older. But I think he is kind of fun though cause you can't really tell his age, can you? And then there's a kangaroo haha Enjoy
Later this week I will post an image which I worked on for school which also is imo my best work so far. I am trying, I am practicing, so be patient, I will be great some day
Have a good night, cheers yall!
February 8th, 2010 #13
the pics that I deleted from my first post
this is my most earliest work but I want to keep updating the first post so I'll just post them here so that I have all the pictures gathered in this thread.
(It's an eye which I made from looking at a tutorial, the blue is from Avatar and the wierd guy is from the movie 9)