Seems that you have an edge when it comes to rendering.
That boat is a very good one (including the wooden texture) and beats your car thumbs down!
You're improving pretty fast, based on your recent drawings compared to those in your 1st - 2nd posts.
UmpaArt - Yea I would love to but my computer is not with me atm so I can't use it for a while.
Krel - Thanks I think I need to do research to find more stuff to study till I don't feel so bored of the ones i've been doing
Xeon OND - I thought that it would be real helpful but I learned all that changing your mind set in Art 1 lol go I guess till my nephew gets older it was a waste of 17 bucks!
So what is every ones favortie music to draw to in here huh? So yea just lookin some of your stuff I have nothing really to say to it!
DeuceRok - Thanks, I will try that soon, Though most of my figures seem to be really shitty I am gonna try and work a lot harder on my poses!
My drawings see to be really crappy the last couple of days hmm, I think I might be going through a burn out or something. Or I am not focusing on things that I should be and rushing things.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Great anatomy studies, you should do more of that. Hopefully you can attend more life drawing classes too. But really just keep drawing and know what you're doing and you'll do awesome!
some really nice anatomy studies you're doing.
something you could try is to economize the amount of strokes you do with the pencil - try visualise the shape in your mind and lay down just a couple strokes instead of feathering 4+ strokes together.
diarum your anatomy sketches are coming right along, keep them up. i especially like the ones in the beginning where you just focus on the negative space and draw the outline. i am still very bad at that. so keep them up and watch your proportions. i also like the fact that you are incorporating shadow into your work already. i think this will pay off for you in the future. keep up the good work and can't wait for more updates. (btw, read your post in xeon xd's thread. i think it's really great that you are encouraging your younger cousin. keep at it, for some reason it seems to me that art is not encouraged enough in young people. at least it wasn't for me. we don't all wanna be accountants! LOL.) anyway, keep up the good work.
Also, perhaps a change of pace could do you good. Looking over your work I can see that your linework is really sketchy and uncertain. Usually I'd point that out and advise working on that, but maybe in this case linework just isn't your thing.
Personally, I love line... but that's me and not necessarily you. Have you ever tried what I call a 'painterly' approach? What that is, is instead of trying to draw out the subject with lines you instead try to form the subject with broad shapes. Rather than using precision tools like a sharpened pencil you might use a stick (or even a lump) of charcoal to block out the major forms and then work it over step by step until you're done.
For example, looking at your conical helmet from the 19th of February it seems you drew it out with lines first and then worked out your shading. Using a 'painterly' approach, you would instead fill out a silhouette of the helmet with charcoal and then use an eraser to 'cut in' the lighter colored areas. Or maybe you'd very darkly shade in the area around the helmet (leaving a white 'silhouette') and then 'work into' the shaded areas of the helmet with the charcoal.
In short, instead of searching for lines you'd be searching for shapes. It's a different way of thinking about and approaching art, but I thought since you're clearly interested in light and shade it might be up your ally. And if it isn't your thing, well maybe you'll have a bit of fun trying something new.
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Hey Diarum, dropped by your SB before I shut down my office computer and go home.
Btw, if you wanna follow what Anid Maro says, using the "painterly approach", there's this book ( http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Seeing...8216202&sr=8-1 ) whereby in the book, the author uses mostly a technique similar to what Anid is describing, in that he uses a charcoal / crayon / drawing tool to slowly "scribble" out the vague shapes, working from the inside-out, and the proceeding from there.
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