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April 8th, 2010 #1
Hi all !
I begin by apologizing for my bad English, I'm a french speaker.
I'm 23 years old and it has been a long time a read this forum, i finally decided to post some of my drawings. I hesitated for a long time because of the poor quality of my sketches comparing to what i see here. But visiting the first page of allot of sketchbooks i remarked that allot of people started at the same level as me (level 0) to improve heavily after that.
I begun to draw since i learned to hold a pencil, i draw this when i have 3 years (i think it is a man holding a toy):
when i was a child, i drawn on walls, on plaints, on every surface i found, it was more than a hobby, but at the age of 14-15 i stopped to draw regularly ( for allot of reasons). From about 2 months, i returned to drawing, and i wonder why WHY did i ever stopped drawing.
So now i m at the same level that i was at 15 years. My goal is to masterize the drawing of human being, i know its a long and difficult quest but i m ready for that.
I don't have allot of time because I'm a mathematics student but I'll try to update this thread regularly.
All this drawings are drawings a made when i was 12 - 15 years old : (to the end of this post)
I'll put some new stuffs in next posts. Here are some caricatures of my family, some football players and other people.
An auto-portrait (for the ears, it is not a drawing problem) :
my grand-mother :
my uncle :
an old man :
Some hands drawing (i voluntarily didn't care about proportions) :
And some other things :
Waiting for some criticism and advices
Last edited by TheGeek; March 15th, 2011 at 03:21 PM.
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Here are some new stuffs :
Some gesture drawing (at least i try) :
Some Brigdman studies :
My goal wasn't to copy the drawing but to redraw them to understand and memorize better.
and some other stuffs :
Last edited by TheGeek; February 16th, 2011 at 08:40 AM.
April 8th, 2010 #3
last week during a boring course :
I bougth a wacom bamboo fun, those are some brush tests :
April 11th, 2010 #4
Sweet caricatures. It looks like you're on the right track.
Looking forwards to watching your progress. Keep posting!
"It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a halfbrick in the path of the bicycle of history." ~ Terry Pratchett
February 4th, 2011 #5
A little update
@Prion : thanks, i'll try to concentrate more on portrait drawing for a while until i feel confortable with it.
It's been a while since i didn't update, mostly for being busy with my studies.
I'm trying to concentrate now on portrait drawing. Here a portrait i did from reference few moths ago (i have a very bad scanner, sorry) :
I just finished the book from William L. Maughan "The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head", and here are the first sketches (15-45 minutes sketches using pastel) :
I have problem with the details with pastel since the drawings are on a small paper (A4). I also don't spend time on rendering since i still need allot of training before doing something serious.
I'm looking for good advices from you.
Last edited by TheGeek; February 11th, 2011 at 05:55 PM.
February 12th, 2011 #6
I went to Italy for 4 days to visit my grand-father who is in bad shape, and I drawed my first portrait from life :
and here another portrait from reference :
feel free to give me any advice.
February 14th, 2011 #7
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February 15th, 2011 #9
Hi, Geek, love your username.
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook and I really dig yours. The pastel portraits are amazing to my eye. Good luck and keep it up.
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February 16th, 2011 #10
@jouzinka : thanks to you.
Here's a new sketch I totally messed up :
I stopped when I realised how much the eyes are totally wrong. I also started a new thread asking for some question in the Fine art section about portraits.
February 17th, 2011 #11
February 18th, 2011 #12
Its cool to see your progress!
If you haven't already try working with compressed charcoal. You might also have fun drawing on tone paper. Go for more contrast. Sometimes the darker colored paper is fun.
Also digital painting doesn't take much patience, its cheaper actually.
February 19th, 2011 #13
@tronrobot : thank you, i like your personal style, Keep working (remember to use references/life ) .
@overclocked~fox~ : thank you for your advice, I tried once (few post above) to use a charcoal pencil, it is very nice, but I feel pastel is more easy to use as you can erase very easily (just with your hand), you can smooth it easily, and your can make good contrasts ... very useful for Chiaroscuro method. I tried digital but for now I prefer to stick with traditional tools until I feel comfortable.
Here I tried a second time a sketch of the last model (from ref), I don't know some faces seams more difficult to draw then others.