You're really pumping them out! Do you even sleep. or have you built yourself into some sort of drawing machine?
The curves/geometric studies are coming along well, a brilliant idea for studies too. Not one I'd be able to get through, I don't have the patience or discipline you obviously do.
There's a lot of great feedback here by everyone. It seems all you need to do is keep practicing. That's the only way to get better. Please read the chapter "10,000 hours" in the book " Outliers: The Story of Success ". You'll get what I mean. Stay with your gut: if you like cars, draw cars, if you like figures, draw figures. Look at a lot of reference...I myself still love drawing comic books, and figure is very difficult to draw without good reference. Get at least 3 of your favorite anatomy drawing books---I myself took an Advanced Life Drawing class and helped me a lot by learning the bones and muscles and how they all connect. You'll be amazed at your improvement after one semester of this---you'll see how the body is just one continuous flow of rubber bands! Here's something I did when I wanted to learn more about the body:
- Understand the bones and muscles at least at an intermediate level before you start ANY coloring, shading, etc. (you'll want to shade the muscles a little to define its form, but don't overdo it---you're learning strictly how muscles are formed here).
- Begin now with understanding value and lighting. Definitely take a Still Life or Life Drawing class during this stage. The teachers always understand what you need to work on specifically and it's great advice all the time. You'll learn how to work with charcoal, paint, etc, and with that you get it. DO NOT do digital right now---you are not ready.
- Finally take more advanced classes (by the way these classes can be taken either at night or at a community college---doesn't necessarily have to be from a big university---they're all good). By now you should understand the connectivity between bones and other bones, muscles with other muscles, and the rest (facial expressions, skin behavior over muscles, foreshortening and perspective).
I hope that helps. Please keep in touch and I look forward to your progress.
Hey. Thanks for the comment on my sketchbook. Mucho appreciated.
Your coming on leaps and bounds. Check out the digital painting in photoshop thread if you have time, it shows you how different people work, and how they (normally) work from big to small, general to specific. Painting is very overwhelming at first (it is still very overwhelming to me haha), but it is great. There are so many things you have to take into consideration before putting down any marks, it's insane! Just remember to work from life! It is much more fun, and it is more benficial in my opinion.
Keep at it, you're starting strong.
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The Sceptical Saint if my university start will not be able to draw each day so i do more drawings now , there is no drawing machine .
wasabi89 anatomy is very important and that's in my plan .
devilminer The Story of Success hum that must be interesting ,i like to become a concept artist who can get a work in studio , i know studios mostly get specialists , but i really haven't think about the stuff i really like to become specialist , who knows maybe everything . about the university stuff , i am going to computer programing , its not directly related to what i do now , about art class i tried one witch didn't help me i am on my own and i feel that's better .
arri-att i have seen that before that's very interesting stuff , i need to try that later , i have lots of thing going on around me , and download link wow .
Brahimpag i will brother .
alexson i will try my best .
Zaelzar you are welcome , i am pushing.
FraserMcT you are right , i really have much more fun with these stuff . i will keep that in my mind .
i started anatomy drawing from 1 month ago but i didn't feel to put them anywhere, but finally i decide to show my stuff , here are most of the stuff i have done , i tried to make my self record everything in my mind so i can draw human figure from my mind , its so hard and takes lots of energy i really dont know if that's necessary or not , i have focused of full body figure as you can see in first drawings , and then i left for head and i learned how to draw that from different angles . i tried things first in traditional and then i digital . i will go for other body parts later .
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Thanks for stopping by my SB, your sketches are looking good. Try and keep to just using a hard round brush with pressure set to opacity for your digital studies, it lets you see the effect of your brushstrokes more easily, which should make it easier to improve.
You're progressing nicely, but sometimes I think you;re going to fast to make it matter where it counts. Try to apply what you've learnt to a still life. Drawing from photos and drawing books will not give you a full sense of form until you can apply your studies. Raid the fridge for some vegetables and draw them. Let's see the lessons practised work.
If you don't run out of steam and just keep up the energy levels you'll be awesome in no time.
Lots of good ca.org people giving you great advice. Nice.
Well done. Thanks for visiting my book.
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Diarum sorry for problem , as you can see its fixed now .
Benjy i will try what you said .
liquidjack as usual , i will try my best .
Black Spot very interesting advice , i have to try that on vegetables and futures .
jigje thanks for the link , i must keep up the energy .
Falchion soak in what i learned ? , i really feel to draw and learn right now , i do what i feel , and i must say you are right too because i feel i need more time to relax when i draw a lot , but i dont and that's bad .
here are some more hatching and cross hatching drawings i did , each one in 10 min and the one witch is colored took 45 min.
very nice updates. I love your skulls, they look very proper. Keep it up. Will go to my brothers later today to try and get some help with that signature thing im no good at computers. Talk to u laters. Keep it up!
Cheers/ your friend PMB
"Painting my brain with memories of the future"
Pencil and brush is my choice of weapons!
Hey! Your drawings of folded objects look fantastic! It's good that you study light and how it affects them. About the portraits, I think that you shouldn't worry about being too fast yet, take the time to see the shapes of what you're painting. Before putting details or shadows put some lines to show what goes where. Also when looking the portrait imagine straight horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines to see what hits where. In most of these portraits the basic shape of the head is off. The last portrait looks better but needs more black in certain areas. Keep practicing, you're doing good!
Great updates since the last time i was here!
Always remember that form and accuracy of line is extremely important ... You have to keep it in mind at all times. Even if you have to scribble up a storm to get the lines where they need to be before you finally move on to putting in your chosen or final lines. accuracy only comes through practice though so its great to see you practicing so much
Keep up the great work!
Hey there! As many others have mentioned, you're making great progress in here! I glanced at some of the other comments and I think I've seen this sort of crit mentioned before, but I'm going to say it anyway because I think it's important. It looks like right now you're biggest weakness is in developing the structure of your objects and drawing them accurately. I would suggest that you take some time to specifically improve this area of your work as it is the foundation of drawing and painting. For example, it looks like in your watermelon painting that you were juggling all these different problems (form shadows, cast shadows, reflected light, detail, color) when the very shape of the watermelon should have been improved first. Start with a linear sketch that you use to get your proportions and shape correct, then lay your value and color on top, then your details. When drawing from observation, take note of landmarks that you can compare to each other vertically and horizontally to increase your accuracy. Look for simple shapes that make up the larger forms and use them as building blocks that can be easily compared. And when looking for shapes in your objects, you can also use negative space - the space around and between the objects - and the shapes it creates for comparison as well. Good luck, and keep going!
i think u are very good at making studies. i really feel ur working hard at being a better draughtsman!!! keep it up!!! people here gives u really good advices!!. i hope u dont get the habit of tracing !!! try traditional media itll help u improve a lot because there arent any easy ways (unlike digi) X3
For these fruit and vegetables, I would recommend looking at the negative shapes. i.e. The three olives on the right form a sort of triangle shape between them, while in your attempt there open space between them.
You can also try to invert the image and/or turn it upside down to give your eyes a fresh look.
Fix these errors before you go into rendering, it will make life easier.
Draw through things. Establish planes. Keep practicing.