The ball was done from imagination, trying to do some "value". I'd never really tried it before. I tried to do the same with the mouse, just noticing the bigger "blocks" of darkness and lightness and distinguish them properly.
the little bits on my desk helped me see how hard i find it to draw simple smooth lines and things with proper perspective
could anybody give me some pointers? anything is helpful, thanks
i got deflated and demotivated the past few days but today I was back on my hands.
I did some more loomis heads, and then some figure poses while watching Appleseed (Which I didn't like and I soon realised wasn't any good for poses because they make the legs ultra long and the torso extra short; but I noticed the nose-eye to ear proportions were still right).
I then did some from Jackie Chan's Legend of Drunken Master movie
I realised that when drawing from life I have the tendency to try and quickly scribble and bang something out without really looking at it. I guess this comes from a strange idea that you have to draw real subjects in real-time (and since they move so quickly you have to kinda bang out the lines). But I guess the real trick is to observe well, and then just carefully put a few lines right where they need to go? I'll practice that.
Nice start! Some of those hands look very good and the pencil work on the animal sketches compliments the hair and form nicely! For learning perspective, I think there's some very good exercises at the first lesson of environmentoring. Keep the Loomis studies coming, they'll do you lots of good.
cylinder chain from imagination to practice basic shapes, guy from posemaniacs, and the hands are from imagination (with occasional lefty reference) and turned out way better than i was ever able to do from imagination before starting this sb
its only been 5 days since my last update yet it feels like two weeks.
I've done loads of figure sketches, so I'll just upload the "better" ones.
I've noticed that after some time, I start to understand the shapes better and get a sort of intuitive grasp on how the body is shaped, each drawing session it gets slightly easier for me to "get" this.
very nice posemaniacs...
the drawing.. of the guy drawing.... I hope you know which I mean... his head seems a little small for his body (sorry if anyone's already said that. My computer is very fragile, and anything can cause a blue screen, so I'd rather not scroll all the way up again to count uploads gotta get it sorted..) anyway yeah, small head. Of course maybe the guy HAS a small head in real life... I don't know.
- "She is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I find her in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours."
During the month of august I've challenged myself to learn basic anatomy, and be able to draw basic poses from imagination more or less correctly. We're now halfway through August, and I can already kinda-really-noobishly do it, much more than I could only two weeks ago. Feels like ages ago, but post-dates on the sketchbook don't lie, which I guess is one of the benefits of having one.
Some of these are from imagination, most from observation. And I really wish I could comment each image inline, instead of having them all miles away down at the attachment section.
Any criticism or tips on where to focus to improve is veeeryyyy much appreciated.
(choose file, double check the number is right, enter, tab, write copyright name, tab, tab, tab, space, down 5 times to select sketchbook, space, tab, down, observation, space, tab, space, personal, space, tab, space, down 5 times to graphite, space, tab, space, down 5 times to select graphite, space, tab, paste in "figures", enter) repeat again
Keep those studies coming! I like how you're making sure you study anatomy, perspective, and basic shape drawing. I need to do the same! Where do you get your Loomis heads stuff from, I have no idea where to find it!?
zat: thanks a lot! glad the links are useful ranubafshari: yep, i gotta work on that. i spent a while here doing lots of circles and elipsis xD its hard.
got addicted to sc2.. me and my 2v2 buddy got qualified into bronze league, woop
so i actually went an etnire day without drawing and breaking my streak (which had kinda been dwingling with sc2, not doing full hours on posemaniacs) so I braced down and did 10 pages for two hours this morning
so heres some stuff from the last days and some of the posemanics. my sb page is starting to look like one big bleak sequence of posemaniac studies -_- and i think ive gone through all the poses, its been a while since I come across I don't recognise. guess that means i should break out and start doing less pm and more from other sources
i adjusted levels on some of the ones with lighter pencils for clarity
back to drawing everyday.
anatomy august is over, time for faces now
i more or less have the super basics of positioning face elements on a head, so im going to go through facial features, then back to face positioning, then drawing lots of faces.