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Thread: An overture
December 1st, 2010 #1
After a while on CA (mainly reading) I decided to open my own scetchbook thread- not just for critique but also I think it's a way of becoming a bit more confident in posting my stuff online so that I can learn from.
I have started with Loomis this summer, and from then on been a bit more artistic than the years before. Most of my stuff here is anatomy studies, but I am aiming at that changing over a time. Hence, my "overture".
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December 1st, 2010 #2
//Posts #1 and #2 merged so that I can change the sketchbook thumbnail easier. All pictures are still the same though!
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December 1st, 2010 #3
And here something I did to learn the head anatomy.
I had done a couple of head anatomy scetches and needed some reference to real heads, so I picked a magazine lying around and tried to make out their shapes.
Was kind of fun
December 1st, 2010 #4
...and finally some stuff I tried in Photoshop, Wacom Intuos3.
Hope you enjoy
December 1st, 2010 #5
Good work mate and welcome to CA Sketchbooks. I really find your anatomy studies are useful. Keep up the good work.
if you're not already aware of 'posemaniacs' try it out.here goes the link. will help you out a lot in figure drawing.
Also try this small utility when your going for color harmonies. It may help.
Well im sure more experienced artists will visit your thread and provide feedback when necessary. so Best of luck and keep posting.
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December 3rd, 2010 #6
Yeah I knew posemaniacs, but I don't really use it for anatomy studies, as it is online and I study with pencil, paper and book
But I think it's very helpful when creating own stuff yeah, absolutely.
I am currently doing bridgman, over and over again. I felt that I had figured Loomis' sticks out quite well, but even when I apply bridgman's muscle structures, it looked flat because it kind of "dressed" the sticks ith muscles, and I want to try to draw from the inside out instead.
Will probably update tonight, depending how far I get.
June 10th, 2011 #7
@JavierP: Oh I didn't feel undermined or anything, I just wanted to double-check whether you think I am copying, because I find it hard to judge my own progress. I love that mantra of yours! As long as you don't do it in public, it'll probably just fine :p I went on trying with pens today. Thank you for your response, thank you very much.
@NiaLain: Thank you for the encouragment! Yeah I see what you mean, I wasn't sure about the entire life drawing thing and just set it on 1/2 minutes. Did 10minutes today.
@Cannibalcarnivale: Thank you very much! I understand I am avoiding the light and shadow subject, for the simple reason that I don't quite know how to tackle it. Any book suggestions? I suppose still life with strong light would make a good start. Thank you!
And now, update for the first 4 hours of drawing today. I need a break, otherwise I will eat lead or bite my desk.
1: Warm up. Combined it with more stillife sketching from the desk.
2: Figure studies, 10 mins.
3+4: Wohey! Figure studies with pen. My god that was intimidating. Bad, bad memories of bad bad drawing. Also, I seem to fall in some sort of comic-face-style everytime I use a pen. How I hate it!
5: I drew some of my family members in Loomis style, checking how much I remember. Pretty solid memory on the circles so far, I will try to advance to page 31, which covers the comic head -> real head transition.
June 10th, 2011 #8
Last update for today.
I thought I'd do something which is not a study, and thought I could build on the goblins I had posted (page 1). I spent forever on this. It's not a composition, it just happens to be two Gobbos, one male one female. I spent twice as much on the female, because I found it so hard to apply a female curved body on skinny muscular goblins.
I don't like it, but that's what I have to offer so far regarding my skills.
I think her stance could be improved, and her legs certainly (skinnier). Also, I don't like their dead eyes and lack of facial expression. I erased a hundred times, but I just don't have what it takes yet. I will probably take this to the CC forum, and photoshop it further.
December 4th, 2010 #9
to explain the last picture: I have first drawn the Goblins in World-of-Warcraft style (1+2), then tried two different stances with references (3+4), and finally tried something without reference (5+6).
December 4th, 2010 #10
Hey i like the last study man. Good work!.
Andrew Loomis' books and Bridgman's are the most popular here. Anyways i got this book off amazon some time back and seems like its cool but havnt tried out yet. You may wanna giv it a try. its called "Human Anatomy for Artists-Eliot Goldfinger".
keep posting mate. Good luck.
December 4th, 2010 #11
I checked Eliot Goldfinger out, but it's just too expensive- I am not studying anything art-related, so I have to keep the costs down a bit. I am however waiting for
Burne HogarthDynamic - Figure Drawing
George B. Bridgman - Heads, Features and Faces
hopefully will arrive at some point next week!
At the moment I am trying to think of what to do next.. surely keeping with Bridgman would probably the best advise, but here and there an own project to prevent getting too bored with anatomy study... might think about it.
December 6th, 2010 #12
Update, small one.
1st picture: started leg studies, Bridgman.
2nd: I bought a blank journal and started sketching. The sketchbooks here have been very inspirational to me and I feel more ocnfident in showing my crappy stuff, I hope that training and studying anatomy will change that.
To keep on with sketches, I started the 100 theme challenge on deviantart.
5. seeking solace
February 5th, 2011 #13
Heads, heads, heads
let's face it.
Book of Bridgeman studies about heads and faces; finishing with an attempt on a self portrait (headset picture).
I am not sure whether "life studies" refers to learn via life OR photo, or just viewing real people. The latter is making it quite hard for me; as it's always awkward sitting in a room with people, drawing them at the same time! :s