MattGamer - thanks for ur post. haha ive never gotten such a good explenation for 30 sec. gesture poses - and me thinking that they weren't so important. i do them sometimes, but i usually get bummed out because they look pretty bad. but i think i'll do some every day, thankyou.
these drawings are just a bit of a warmup for the day, im trying to be more loose like u mentioned matt....they mite still seem stiff, but i was conciously thinking about being more fluid.
Umbravita - haha gotta love the martian yes your encouragement and comments are definately helpful, they go a long way. it wants me to keep going even though sometimes i can be so unmotivated. thanks man - hopefully i can motivate you aswell
Providenc - thanks mate'
got some photoshop sketches i did today. im not very confident with digital - a blank canvas always puts me off. but i tried just doing some figure based stuff on the computer, hopefully i'll be just as proficiant digitally as traditionally (in terms of control over lines, etc.)
right lets ave a look..
yep youre definitely getting it.
i wish i could do those sort of sketchy bridgeman style lines.
doing your homework is really helping though, loosening up, itll pay dividends.
Thanks for checking out my section TronRobot. I like what I am seeing from your section as it looks like you are pretty serious about your figure work and are drawing major influences from some of the old masters! I like that you have this mixture of realism/cartoon style going on. I say just keep at and do some drawings of some people in public in the mix along with a few action scene/compositions. Not much else I can see keep pushing yourself as I see it paying off!
Hipalien - thanks for your crits man. yeah i think that's a good idea, id definately like to draw people from life, and have my drawings more in "context" in scenes, etc. (action scenes). i might just do that :p im glad you like my SB.
And nice character designs too! i see you do use colour, good stuff man. i really like how you have so much variety in your sketchbook pages, i'm definately learning a thing or two from looking at your drawings.
Heres some stuff from today, i couldn't get motivated, really wasn't feeling it today, but i think i'm a bit more comfortable in Photoshop, so that's good.
i'll try do some more digital studies tonight....hold tight.
( the geometric looking-character is old, i thought id share it tho, its from a program called 'alchemy')
- -kinda happy bout the last image on photoshop.
crits please? =)
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These horrible looking gestures are just a start to the day. i figured id only do 5 pages so you dont get bored looking at them, i can't seem to grasp the 30 sec poses...but hey. it wasnt meant to be easy, ill get it one day.
i got a question for everyone, if you wish to answer. - - im wondering what would be the fastest way to improve, more like, the smartest way to utilize my time, whether that would be full on anatomy studies, face studies, etc. or more "finals" in photoshop, etc. ive got my money on doing studies, maybe copying some masters art, too. but id like to hear what you guys think. it would help tonnes, thankyou
- im going to university in about a week or 2, and i need to use my time more efficiently.
BUT thats not a problem at all. I had the same. I has been able to solve it, you 'll be able to do so too =)
Just render, render, render, render. With a pencil. Forget PS and digital stufff for that until your pencil is ok, because the blending would get you headache.
A good rendering is done with a good knowledge of light and shadows ->
-Dynamic light and shade by hogarth
-drawing light and shade by giovanni civardi
These two helped me out alot. And try too take a look at comic books too. The show you how its done too. Look at Frazetta's work.
And buy the monstruo book by Carlos Huante -> a master in rendering
YOu can look up his homepage in google too.
Whenever you look at such stuff, ask yourself "how", do not just copy it. Copy the way how you think the rendering is done and try to understand it.
You can also watch videos how its done - hard to finde, but there are a few good oes out there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcRCjqQoJmw - t. lee sketching and rendering
plus search for the sketch theatre videos
But you'll get through that. People with solid linework always did =)
For inspiration look up Francisco Herrera and Humberto Ramos. Their linework is similar to yours.
Acki - wow wat a huge crit! thankyou for looking at my sketchbook and finding my weakness. thanks for all the recomendations on the books too > im going to look them up now. your right i do have trouble with rendering, i'm going to practice it alot from now on in.....once again thankyou for the useful post, i'll be refering to it lots.....=) thanks too for showing me other artists with similar styles.
- - some anatomy from posemaniac. enjoy.
(now its time to render, render, render, render.....=p)
If I can give you an advice : draw more from life/reference ! you draw allot from your imagination, but you must know that great masters used references, you cannot perform good drawing from imagination if you don't give your imagination "food" from real life. Use your imagination to combine/modify references with your own style, but don't spend your time performing "nice drawings" that are very similar in final, I recommend you Vilppu videos for anatomy and drawing from imagination.
Also don't concentrate too much on speed drawing (30 s sketches) : when you learning box for example, you begin by learning to move your feet, then moving in slow motion ... Take your time, look at what you are drawing, speed come with time.
I'd be interested to see you take more time on a referenced pic as well, whether digital or traditional. I agree that your rendering could use more practice, maybe take your time on that in a few studies.
You have developed a very cool style but I would second the opinions here. Draw more from references and study anatomy (as you already do ) I can recommend "Gottfried Bammes - Die Gestalt des Menschen". It's german (and expensive) but the images speak for themselves and are very accurate and naturalistic.
But definitely keep that style. The lines look extremely vivid and expressive, especially when you're drawing faces.
Umbravita - thanks for the suggestions man, ur right, i will try spend more time on a study with the focus on rendering. thankyou
-Marin- - thanks for your crits, i will definately continue anatomy, and study more from reference. thanks again
Elophant - thanks for the motivation!
anaiira - thanks for your crit. yeah sometimes i can't work out the joints in anatomy, ill work hard on fixing that. and ill try working on my proportions, too. thankyou for pointing that out. the crystalised looking character was done on a program called "alchemy", i used shapes with transperancy to create it. thanks for your post
- appreciate it everyone. -
tried a render of a tree, it was from an existing drawing from an e- book. i struggled to find the subtle sections, and because the tree is complicated, i ended up "suggesting" detail. but yeah, hopefuly i can do another render tonight, either that or more anatomy based stuff. enjoi
Umbravita - thanks mate! yeaaahhhh the top is flat haha, i kinda gave up at that point. there was leaves everywhere (complex shapes) and i sorta quit. =/
thanks for ur post!
Velocity Kendall - thanks mate!
was a very busy day, didnt get much done (except the tree) and 1 page that aint even finished. but i felt like posting..(its addicting, y'no?) =D. goodnight everyone. in the future, get ready to see more studies, anatomy, perhaps more tree's and stuff? i like tree's.
later! - 1st page of new sketchbook, woop woop -