Yeah that helps a bit, thanks. I'll have to try it myself on something simple, there might be a tree outside I can practice on. Following the form seems to rely on seeing the paper as three dimensional space, so maybe I do in fact do this. I didn't think I did, lol. I'll have to keep an eye out when I draw next and consciously make the effort to be wrapping around the form, even just for the practice.
You say it's a matter of taste? Oh I thought it was a mid to advanced technique, part of the progression up to master level.
I also have some problems 'seeing' the left half of that skull. I look at it and just see the basic shapes in two dimensions, ie in the abstract. Which I just realised was because I was trying to bring the left part forward in my mind, when it's in fact been cut out as it were. Lol.
Last edited by MasonJames; May 11th, 2011 at 09:49 AM.
Thanks for commenting, but the picture you liked was really a trap D:. Sooob...
Anyway . I love how you draw so many animals, that's not the most usual thing to see in sketchbooks. And they're good ones at that. Do you ever go to the zoo or are they just from books or the internet?
Oh, and your gestures also caught my eye. I love the lineweight in them, they look really smooth and pleasing to the eye. Especially #20 in post #90, it looks funny (in a good way, haha).
Nooo! It was a trap! and I fell for it! ohnoes! Oh well no worries your sketchbook is chok full of awesome sketches and they clearly demonstrate that you have tallent.
BTW I don't quite understand your frustration with hatching. the examples you have posted so far look great.
Yeah I enjoy drawing animals. When I started drawing at around 15 I drew just animals, living and extinct, and mostly my first love dinosaurs. so I have been drawing animals quite a while and hence it's rather easy and enjoyable for me...sigh...unlike humans.
Regarding gestures. Well thanks. To me they look often just unholy mess but maybe I'm getting something right.
And more of animalia. Giraffa. Man I really need to get into studying humans again.
a la bapsi: oh man, I love your sketchbook and getting this sort of comment from you just made my day! Thankyou!
Saara: damn I forgot to answer your question regarding if I draw my animals sketches from life or from stills. All that I have posted here are from still. Would love to do some sketching in the zoo. Summer is finally here so that wish may come true very soon.
Meawhile crocodile...sum babirusa. And flying one for my friend who has been rather sick lately.