And I'm actually surprised you can see improvement.
Don't be silly, you little silly.
Of course I can see improvements. With every
post of yours, you are improving a notch.
I know that you have some problematic ares, but
we all have some lesser flaws here and there.
You just do not worry too much and keep posting.
I like your drawings in this last post, they are anatomically
much more correct then they were before.
So are we working or not?
Come on, post something...
Plissken: You're like a wee ray o' sunshine upon this sketchbook. I wish you'd update your sketchbook soon so I could try to repay your kind feedback with some of my own. xD
My Gran always says you improve with every drawing you do. It's probably why I always draw so much.
As long as I know my weak areas, I can work to strengthen them.
Speaking of weak areas, I've done a page of hand practices. Might start making a habit of that until I can draw them properly.
Edit: starting to work on a small painting too, based off an old watercolour I did.
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Reason: SO many spelling errors
Raffix: Looks like I'll be getting to 27 pages by the end of the week too.
Black Spot: Curses! My excuse has been made reduntant! Tommorow's Friday, and I do have a few pounds on me, so I might have a walk about to the art shop after school and buy the thinnest brush they have. xD
awesome! Try drawing the skull first then the face. or vice versa. Davinci did that when he painted , said a show about the bio of davinci. Maybe your problem with faces will cease to exist!!!
Sooner or later, naidy . You WILL show your writings.
Drawings are looking betta, sometimes you loose constructions of things a little bit but you are getting there. Any thoughts on rendering things out? Would be good practice to improve your understanding of form.
Oh and btw, that smiley face painting thing creeps the hell out of me whenever you post it up.
Yes indeedy, printmaking is my "profession" if you can lump my artmaking into one direction. But I'm an artist that uses printmaking as a form of art, not a printmaker for other artists.
And omg, I love the mess...not cleaning it up, but all of those toxic chemicals get me so excited. YAY FOR NITRIC ACID! And lithotine...and mineral spirits...and turpentine...hm...I should probably start wearing a mask. HAHA! Oh well, who needs a liver anyway?
In your paintings, you might have some more structural success if you block out colored areas, then draw on top of those masses for detail. Helps me out anyway THough, you might already be doing this...
Good heavens! Can hardly believe how many comments I have today, I'll make sure to visit each and every one of your sketchbooks in thanks.
Puffynose: You know, I can't believe I forgot the skull thing when I was doing those big paintings. xD I've gotten some critique from my art teachers on the first one, So I'm hoping to finish them this weekend.
And one day I may do so- I've already finished four consecutive chapters.Along with nine, eleven and seven xD
Mr.Man: Yes, I've definitely notived some days I understand what I'm doing construction-wise and another day I might be missing entirely. Just means I need to study more, right? And I'll make sure I pay more attention to shading and form too! Thanks for the crits.
Ladyknowles: Aha, thank you very much! Painting's quite a treat for me, hopefully going to do some more tonight.
Janemag: Ah, thank you! Hands and torsos are a major problem area for me, but I'm finding the studies are more fun than I thought.
Velocity Kendall: Thank you! I'm hoping I can get that finished too for monday.
Kiwigarbage: Ahh, I love your enthusiasm for print making! And It's more satisfying making your own prints too. I've seen others that'll trace things over their print, I don't see the point of it at all! No fun in that.
And about the crit, The tips are definitely helpfull. I'm ashamed to say I rarely make any plans for structure/form. I'll certainly try it out!
Oh, and Black spot, if you're there... Turns out paint brushes on the Isle of Man are £2:50. *shakes head in dissapointment* I still bought one though! The thinest one they had, too. xD
Right, been reading about perspective and so far I understand it, but once it comes to actually putting pen to paper I'm failing miserably. I won't give up though!