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After lurking around for a good few months I'm going to take the plunge and start my own sketchbook.
I'm currently 17, interested in art but have come up against a giant drawing block, hopefully you guys will be able to give me advice, critique and tell me where i am going wrong! I'm also using this sketchbook to backup all of my drawings and to see for myself how much i can improve over my time on this site.
I'm going to post every single drawing, i make. Even if its horrible its the only way i will learn! my strengths currently are in graphite drawings, but i would love to one day be able to master photoshop.
anyway, let the havoc begin!
Last edited by BHCS; October 26th, 2012 at 01:08 AM.
Attempting to work on shadows and reflections, they seem to be the most fun.
What are the best things to draw as practice?
Second image is a quick Photoshop sketch i started. Its the same juggling ball as on the second page i uploaded.
Still steaming along! Please post any critique you have!
Last edited by BHCS; April 19th, 2012 at 11:20 PM.
you have a good skills of shading i hope the best to you.
Great stuff, love the hatching and strong lines on the first sketch. Keep 'em coming..
My Sketchbook - Go go go.
very sweet charcoal skills. Loving the hatching in the scissor. Keep it up!
Cheers/ your friend PMB
"Painting my brain with memories of the future"
Pencil and brush is my choice of weapons!
Your graphite drawing is certainly showing as one of your strongest strengths given by details and contrast drawings in the first sketch. You've got a keen eye for details in a couple of sketches. That's a good start because learning how to draw every detail is a step toward becoming a better artist by having yourself trained to see every detail, every color, and every bit of everything.
To answer your question, yes, Intros 2 is one of good Wacom tablets to use. It doesn't matter what brand you're using as long as you learn how to master it with comfort and able to develop your painting skills through it. Your photoshop sketch of the blue-and-yellow ball is starting off strong because it shows sharp details in colors balancing each other out as well as the spot of light.
Keep it up with a couple of sketches.
Sat down for a while and started drawing a red wine bottle.
I Started drawing straight from the bottle neck, and thus got the proportions wrong, along with many other things. However I like the look of the top of the bottle still. Note to self - Dont move the wine bottle halfway through drawing.
I need to learn to plan things better...
Many thanks for the comment!
Gary, we all know that you are better than me
All of these drawings are done in graphite mate
The scissors are my favorite thing out of the lot so far! hoping to do more in that style.
I really appreciate the kind words, i wont disappoint! Color picking on photoshop is really hard for me, the ball sketch was an anomaly...
Last edited by BHCS; September 19th, 2010 at 05:01 PM.
More sketches before bed
Good day today, thanks for reading.
I attempted to draw a crumpled sticker with bad results.
Found a shall thing, draped it over a broom and started drawing
happy with the results!
Last edited by BHCS; September 21st, 2010 at 01:57 PM.
really great sketchs with right shade and light
go ahead for improving it
Another Cloth test!
Diaper fold is harder to draw, Still steaming ahead
Trying Photoshop again, (from life as usual)
Finding it really hard to block out Colours correctly, more practice is needed obviously
First is a Banana skin in a mug
second is the reflection in the lamp on my desk
Good job with these. It's clear that where you really focus on the detail you do a really great job. The texture on the banana screen is great - and really paid off. The reflected room on the lampshade is very clear and works well. However the left hand side of the reflection is scribbly and you loose the clear shape of the curve of the shade. Reflections are clear and crisp, and that area doesn't read well.
In a few places it looks like you're drawing lots of lines looking for the one you're trying to find - aroud the lip of the cup - along the top edge of the draped fabric. Slow down and try to get the right line the first time. Look at the proportions, look at where the bottom of the dip will be and then practice getting the right line to start with. When you dig in and render it up you're doing a good job, but I'd be interested in seeing more of the line drawings and seeing if you can convey the shapes and form at that stage.
But I have to say - great start. You've got some excellent studies in there and clearly a good handle on your photoshop skills. What's next on the list of studies?
Thanks for dropping by the food sketches - glad you liked them
both the lamp and the mug are both unfinished, i will remove any scribble bits if i choose to finish them. However i do understand your point and will try to be more careful.
Next thing on the list is probably some anatomy studies, I don't want to do the same things over and over, but its going to be all life drawing and studies for a good few years! Switching between different aspects from week to week.
hi man the best advice to improve your shading and light with garments, clouthes by use
pencils which has different tones from h2-b8 -you have to buy it lol - and use a soft ( smooth) ereaser- buy it too lol-, its especial ereaser you have to buy it to give your art sketching a smoothly effect
good luck and go ahead
lol i just missing it, sorry, you right so go ahead and try explore the stone, metal, galss and fur, it's really good test to you experience. i know you'll do it in the easiest way because you are the best in it.
Well, another quick photoshop test. Happy with the colours on this one, no idea how to render wood however.
(its a marble BTW)
Sorry for the lack of updates!
i haven't done anything of any worth since i last posted. its all been sketches of rooms and random objects to get my observation skills up a bit.
One small little attempt of the venus sculpture.
Other sketches coming when i can find them in my books.
2 photoshop sketches with a friends cintiq
Went to Paris for a few days, did a few little sketches in the Louvre.
I find it hard to draw with masses of people watching you...
I would love any criticism you have!
Went to my first ever life drawing session.
Didn't end up with much, nerves took over being surrounded by people better than me...
Use bigger paper for life drawing, a4 at LEAST, preferrably A2 - and don't go for values yet, try and get down loose contours and shadow shapes. Jot down the date and how long each pose was after each sketch, 15-20 minutes is good for starting.
the shadow shapes you have in the dude are very fiddley, if there is good strong lighting there should be way less shapes, if there's bad ambient lighting hitting dull shadows every which way working from midtones is more suitable
keep it up bro
nice mate you've got a nice improvement i like your sketching with anatomy study
Keep it up mate
Little update from the last life drawing session, didnt go too well, i need to focus more...
one new, few other scans i had to redo.