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May 20th, 2010 #27
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May 21st, 2010 #29
May 22nd, 2010 #30
Everything is possible. If you want to learn anatomy, then get a book about the human figure. Study it for some time, till you are confident about every bone and muscle body has. It's a lot of hard work, but it's the only way
Like everything worth in life, nothing comes over night. If you have passion, then go for it!
May 24th, 2010 #31
May 24th, 2010 #32
As for things to draw.. Draw your leg, hand, table, pencil, computer, the bird flying by, a leaf, the busstop, a potato etc. There are more than enough things out there to draw. You just don't see them as things to draw atm. I read somewhere that anything you draw will help, so draw everything/anything.
Keep it up.
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May 24th, 2010 #33
@Prion: Thanks, those are good tips. I will draw everyday anyway. I will find something to draw, you're right
Fast painting with no direction, just did some lines and then there was somekinda idea. I am no satan freak. Haha. But that's just how it looked like.
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May 25th, 2010 #34
Hey guys, did my math test today. Do you know good sources for legends and myths? I am very interested in atlantis and cthulu and things like that. And does anybody know, if there is abook or website, where you can see how to build an own anatomy? Or is it just kinda "try it out!" thing? I mean especially things like a huge sea monster. I have the ideas but the anatomy does not work as it should.
Here is an example I did some minutes ago.
May 25th, 2010 #35
May 27th, 2010 #36
May 27th, 2010 #37
Your sketches look good,but you should do some more life painting and studies(the same for me),those will help a lot!
IDK any sites about legends unfortunately.
Concerning making up your own anatomy system,you have to understand how the existing work.Brigman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life has all the info you need about human anatomy.If you want to mix a human with an animal,you have to learn that animal's anatomy too.But most four-leg mammals and reptiles have a similar anatomy to humans.So go to your local library,I'm sure that you'll find some great books on the topic.(and I really don't want to advertise here,but The Gnomon Workshop has a tutorial DVD on animal anatomy.The gnomon dvds are not as good as the Massive Black ones,but there is no MB DVD on animal anatomy)
I hope that I helped,now I'll shut up and keep drawing!
Keep it up!
EDIT: DeviantArt(www.deviantart.com) has some great resources here:http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/
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May 27th, 2010 #38
Thanks a lot man! I need to get those books in germany, I'll be taking some looks on amazon etc. I understand what you mean, I really need to draw more from life. Today I made a portrait of one of my favourite guitar players. He's dead since 2004, shot down on stage. Rest in peace Dime.
Here it is. My own critiques: i did some eye studies, but I didn't had enough of it. Also Lips and the lighter shadows are a problem. I try to fix this in den next few weeks.
And thanks for your deviantart link, I am on DA already, but I haven't had the idea to take stock photos as a resource, just some drawing tutorials and so on and so forth.
May 30th, 2010 #39
I found some stuff that you may find useful.
For Cthulhu related stuff, I found these sites:
For Atlantean mythology these might be helpful:
And for monster/creature anatomy:
This free guide:
this site may have something of use to you:
As for say, sea monster anatomy, look at pics of whales, squids, or other sea creatures (as well as, pics and 3-d models, or studies, bones, etc. of dinosaurs, and extinct marine reptiles).
Hope that helps.
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