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August 11th, 2010 #1
Wow, i can't believe I got myself starting a sketchbook. I'm very very shy. But I want to learn!
I wanted to attend an art school as a secondary school but it didn't feel right, and people were very competitive which freaked me out. Now I study marketing and economics, with no art classes, so art remained a hobby. I don't feel very good, so I'm in the middle of drawing different poses and see how it goes. Anatomy bothers me the most now in my stuff.
Apart from that I like drawing faces. : D
Well... here I go.. I'm still having problems with the angles. Must figure those out!
And well, here's a portrait of my classmate:
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Haha I used to be really shy about my artwork, eventhough the passion is the same. Good choice starting a sketchbook, it will enable you to achieve wonders if you take crits, improve and update at constant (: I really like your perspective figures there in the first post. Encourage you to practice more of it. Use lots of references and keep it up. So far so good.
As for your digital colouring, it's a good start. Practice more depth and experiment the brushes and blending. You're working towards a good direction there (: I'd love to see more. Cheers
August 11th, 2010 #3
Very nice! keep it up. I see that your using perspective for ur anatomy, very nice. Nice portrait also. You need working on ur colors but that should be ur main concern right now. Work more with figures and shapes. Thats what I am currently doing.
August 11th, 2010 #4
Bleo:Ah, thank you! (God isn't that Damon Albarn on your avatar? Maan I love him!)
I was trying to figure out how I could make the angle look noticable, because I'm not very good at that. Glad you liked!
Also, I cannot believe I was sitting here for half an hour puzzling if i should actually post.
yogeshj25:Thank you very much!
August 11th, 2010 #5
Less shy, Moar art! haha, jokes.. or not?
perhaps a little bit of both
If you're not familiar with Bridgman and Loomis you should check them out now. They'd fix your perspective issues in no time.
And having art as a hobby is cool, when I went to highschool I attended an art program, which sounds good but it didn't give me much. Mainly because I was young, arrogant and dumb.. oh wait.. I still am. And also, because I didn't have any motivation to do art at that time. I was good at drawing and that was it.. During my second year I found CA.org and I knew what I wanted to do. Then I started drawing with a goal, and you'll be amazed what can be done with some self motivation.
So, don't worry about art, I think you'll be doing just fine.
please post more!
August 12th, 2010 #6
DefiledVisions : Haha thank you! I'm checking them out.
I've just finished my second year at high school XD ~ I kinda got back into art because we had to choose what classes we really want to do in our 3rd year, and I really missed art from the possibilities. I realised that I'm not really good at anything, and that's mainly because I never finish anything, so now I picked a few hobbies back again. And this time I won't quit!
I have a few poses here waiting to be scanned, until then here's an older drawing... it's not that old, really, but...let's consider May loong ago:
I have a hunch the arm and hands cry in their awkwardness.
August 12th, 2010 #7
Well, the lower arm is basically broken and the upper arm is too short. The profile of the singer is good though When you are uncertain about the proportions try to draw in the bones (skeleton), if you cannot do so then there is something wrong. Also, it better to start with a constructive approach on the first place.
The perpective issue is called foreshortening (rövidülés ). Things closer to us are larger, things farthe away are smaller (like trees on a road). For example in the first post the kneeling man, his head is the largest while it is the fartest away and his legs are small while they are much closer to us. This is clearly wrong and makes it akward. It should be the otherway round. The farter away should be small and the leg close to us should be larger
The rendering of the face lack contrast. Cast shadows (vetett árnyékok) are always (usually) much darker then the rest. For example if you observe pictures you will see that shadows behind the ears/neck are usually very dark (almost black), and depending on the light there can be very dark cast shadows below the nose, mouth, in the corner of the eyes, etc. Observe them carefully!
Good start, keep it up!
Rajzolj sokat! Bármikor bármivel, amikor egy kis időd van, órán, szünetben tollal, ceruzával akármilyen papírra. Mindenki így kezdte
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August 12th, 2010 #8
Ááh köszi! Jó magyart is látni errefelé.
I'll pay more attention to the shadows, and foreshortening. Igyekszem a még szabadidőmet eltölteni ezzel, mert sajnos iskolában zombi vagyok. ~
August 13th, 2010 #9
Wow - got a tablet, now trying to get used to it. It's....weird.
this was my first try:
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GOOD START! keep it up
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August 21st, 2010 #11
Been to Croatia for a week, couldn't really do anything there. But I have some unfinished stuff on my pc that I kept making with the new tablet. I also have some more poses drawn on paper but i hadn't had time to scan. D:
I haven't really started working on this more seriously.
August 23rd, 2010 #12
erm...ignore the stupid writings all around the place, my handwriting's horrible and I write pretty stupid things on paper.
August 25th, 2010 #13
I tried to colour with the tablet. The background is kinda stupid and just put there because I imagined a sort of violet colour at the very back but that'd only look good if I weren't to colour it in black and white. I thought I should start with a fewer variety of colours first.
August 28th, 2010 #14
I realised that I don't even draw anything apart from people, and I thought I'd try still life, and I was trying to keep perspective in mind.
I also started studying Loomis, but I still couldn't scan, it's a tricky thing.
I was only working on the sky yet, I love the sky. No matter where I go, usually it's me who takes pictures, and everyone hates me for talking pictures that are focused on the sky than the sights of the city.
August 31st, 2010 #15
Here's an another portrait-kind-of thing. It's actually a full-body picture but I don't seem to get it right. He's supposed to be flying, or something.
If anyone has any advice on how the pose should look like, or basically any opinions, please let me know..
September 1st, 2010 #16
September 2nd, 2010 #17
The head is way too large. Assuming that he is flying with a strait arm like Superman, then it should be something like this (don't be afraid to draw in construction lines). The rendering of the head is good though, keep it up!
September 2nd, 2010 #18
September 5th, 2010 #19
BenjaminL: You're welcome and thanks!
pixel cheetah: Thanks a lot for that! I'll try to work on it. I actually made construction-lines, more than one, i think, because it always seemed too weird, but I couldn't figure out the way it should be.
Brahimpag: Thank you! Surely I'll!
I'm not very productive at school, I'm a living zombie right now. Got a few new teachers, and I have some quick sketches of them in my notebook, i might scan it when I have time.
September 8th, 2010 #20
Quick post, I couldn't scan much due to school.
During the first classes I drew a couple of my teachers, I'll try to post those soon as well.
This one was drawn during my first history class.
September 8th, 2010 #21
you have chosen a hard pose but its a challenge and i must say you have handled it so good , keep them coming you are doing well.
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September 9th, 2010 #22
raminafshari: Thanks a lot. I'll!
Alright, I quickly scanned the stuff I'd made and does not look rubbish. I don't have much time neither now nor during school to draw, i really have to concentrare. But during the first lessons in september I could try to draw the newbies or well, my history teacher. History teacher is a very little bit chubby on his belly, and i always found chubby people hard to draw, so i keep trying.
I feel that I have to draw hands a little bit more. They look rubbish!
Sorry for cropping out the top of their heads, but my scanner couldn't take it. That evil thing.
This wanted to be my classmate but she turned out to look very very old, and it's not exactly ready yet.. oh yes, and her eyes are weird.
I have to go now... off to a school trip. I need some sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
September 27th, 2010 #23
Couldn't draw much, because of school, and i got a bit depressed, too. I got back to drawing with pen, it feels comfortable.
October 2nd, 2010 #24
Lots of drawings from life and imagination. Try to study anatomy in the same quantity. Here is the link for a free Loomis book: http://fineart.sk/index.php?s=0&cat=12 I can also send you in pdf if you want.
If you study anatomy, your figures will become less and less weird. You will start to understand why it should look like that and no other way
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October 3rd, 2010 #25
November 1st, 2010 #26
Hoorraay, I'm back! I guess, for a shorter while. School kills me, literally.
But I was working on my superhero!
I have a couple o' stuff here in my notebooks, but I haven't got any close to the scanner yet. I'll sit down and read Loomis scans in my free time, I guess.
March 13th, 2011 #27
Uhm, haven't been posting for a while. Exams are catching up on me. Craziness it is that is going on.
I've got a few sketches sitting around the desk, but i haven't had the chance to scan them yet. Today I made this, instead of studying for my history exam.
i should get back to drawing full bodies again, and i'm planning to draw some stuff other than people. hopefully.
off i go! D: