Hi! I used to have a sketchbook around here a while ago but I misplaced it. So here is a new one! Which is better, because I've recently gotten an intuos instead of my old bamboo.
A bit about me, I'm a senior year graphic designer about to graduate. No training in illustration minus some figure drawing courses. So I reallyyyyyyyyy would appreciate as much critique as possible! Just rip it all to shreds please.
Here are a couple of recent sketches. The first I am done with, the second I'm still working on.
Last edited by Nephredyl; October 23rd, 2010 at 11:02 PM.
Thanks! Here's just a quick doodle from last night.
Here's another piece that's in progress. Hopefully soon to be finished as I've had it sitting on my desktop untouched for a few weeks now.
Another WIP. No ref.
Ok here are a few figure drawings from the past semester. Most of these are between 10min - 30min. The professor emphasized contours over shading, which I usually never do, so it was a good learning experience. Also I apologize for the poor quality, I had to take photos rather than scan.
Half hour sketch. No ref.
A small bit more of progress.
More progress on this piece. Still not done.
nice keep working on those studies, it'll def help loads
Will do! Unfortunately I just graduated yesterday, so no more figure drawing - but I'm going to keep on drawing strangers in the park for the time being. Also my Bridgeman/Peck/other anatomy books all got destroyed when I moved D: Windex bottle exploded all over them. Bad timing for that.
I'm kind of stuck at home right now for the next two months with nooo job noo car, nothing. I'm just going to be drawing NONSTOP all day. Literally. 9am - 2am. Every day. So if anyone has any ideas as to what I need to keep practicing/what I should draw, I assure you I *will* have the time to do them all, lol.
For the meanwhile, here's a 10min. study of some guns/rifle.
Some quick studies from Framefilter
Yeah, no prob.
I just started this piece for the "Descent" gnomon thinger whatnotmajig. Dunno if I'll turn it in or not.
New drawing. I was working on this in PS3, but then downloaded the trial for PS5 and went crazy. It was a lot of fun.
Quick half hour sketch.
cool stuff, keep up those studies, it sucks about your anatomy books, i think you can find some anatomy resources online, like loomis and also there are heaps of others here http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=131117
keep it up
Check out my sketchbook!! http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=703571&page=4
Thanks! I definitely need to study Loomis' stuffs.
Hi, a sketchbook can be a good motivation to become better and as others said before, it's important to study anatomy. Another important thing is to become more confident in drawing, and I see that you have some problems to find the right line. Your sketches show hundreds of shaky lines which carries away from the essential of the drawing. Try to focus on a few condifent lines, even if they are not perfect you'll get a much better result. Look at some artists like Egon Schiele for example, maybe his anatomy is not 100% here and there but all his drawings have a very esthetical "image". You'll see your drawing technique will improve, even if it's very difficult at the beginnging. Keep up working and you'll become better and better!
great advice by guntrouver. also, pay more attention to the shadow shapes and less attention to where your brain is seeing lines. a good example is your last drawing, there are no shadows on his face. if the lighting is coming from above, he'd have a substantial shadow under his orbicular muscles/nose/bottom lip/upper lip, etc. i think that's what's missing most from your work, strong lighting. just keep studying, i'm curious to see this develop!
Thank you for the advice! I'm not sure 100% what you mean with the "confident lines" thing, but I'll try to figure that out.
As for the studying anatomy/figure drawing stuff, it's reallyyyyy tough now that I'm not in those courses anymore. I went from taking 3 a semester now to...none. And Bridgeman/etc are no suitable substitutes for the real thing. Just gets discouraging.
Study from a photo. I have major blending issues.
Sketch done in Illustrator because PS keeps crashing on me lately.
I've been thinking about the comment earlier about shaky lines and whatnot, and I think the problem is that I'm just not as good drawing on a tablet as on paper. And it's probably because I'm horribly lazy, and don't scan my sketches onto the computer - I mostly just rush things to see the end product when it's digital.