Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook I love your winter tree landscapes and you seem to have made a good start on your figure studies I wouldn't worry too much about colour with the figues at this stage, get the basics down first. Once you're confident with drawing figures and faces then try greyscale to work on value and then move onto colour when you're confident with that ( at least that's what I've read from my time lurking around CA and i think it makes sense )
Anyways, keep up the good work and motivation and keep enjoying your art
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this is a great start to a sketchbook love to see where it goes... you're doing all the right things needed to improve, which is great. i'd like to see more imagination stuff though, the trick is to balance studies with personal work, because that's where you apply the studies and how you really learn your stuff.
Your oil paintings are gorgeous, I loved looking at them. With your pencils though, it might help if you slowed down, take the time to get the right lines and nice, clean shading - at the moment, they seem slightly rushed.
keep it going, you're doing great! :]
Saffire Dragon: Thank you for your tips! I try my best not to rush too quickly on values and colors and just try to keep enjoying learning basics first! Allthough I know I sometimes get carried away with my drawings and try to do things I absolutely can't do yet, such as values!
Jessibelle: Thank you very much! I try to start uploading some imagination-stuff here too! Haha, I know I get sometimes a little over-exited and hasty with my pencils, you are absolutely right. Allthough most of my pencil works that I post here are quite quick sketches usually, but I will try to start doing some not-so-quick works too!
Here are some figure studies done using http://www.pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html
I tried to get them show the movement and the rhythm and also practised spherical forms. These were really fun to do (but really hard) and I think I'll keep practising these some more before turning to box-forms! I'll also try to do some from imagination tomorrow.
Also adding some still-lives again as I'm trying to do them now every day.
Here are first some figures from imagination. Trying to apply things I've already learned and trying to get them show the movement.. Don't know how it worked, though, but it was fun! Also made some weird bunny just for fun and some crappy heads from imagination.
Also adding some still-life studies from a skull and drawing made with black marker (so that it would prevent me trying to add values to drawing yet, like I do with pencils :p) Allthough I think I'll be moving soon to value studies too (not in figures though but in general..)
you have a nice start to a sketchbook; I also really like your landscape paintings and loomis studies
Thank you ezekrialase! It is also nice to hear some encouragement!
Well nothing special here (not again), just more studies. Started to built figures by using box forms but it is darned hard. I will now start studying boxes and spheres and perspective more because I suck. Off to drawing-->
the boxes and spheres are giving your figures a lovely sense of volume and weight - it's great that you're concentrating so hard on basic structure, it'll really pay off and it looks like you're already improving from it. they have lots of movement and flow aswell; alot of the time, people get so caught up in structure that they lose that, so kudos on avoiding that problem.
this time my only suggestion is to keep doing what you're doing - more and more and more the black marker drawing is a really good idea, it'll help you think more about the lines you're putting down and that'll carry over to linework and clean-ness in your pencils.
keep it coming!
You have a chinchilla as your avatar so you're automatically my favorite person I have one as a pet!
Really nice work on your figures, keep at it! 100 of everything, break down the body and study it like crazy!
so much study! well done!
can you feel your hand slowly loosening up?
Jessibelle: Thanks again for you kind words! It is really encouraging to hear that there might be some improvement already. I try my best to keep focusing on the basic structure still for awhile before moving to actual anatomy because I think it will later on help me to create characters from imagination.
Arenyth: Aww thanks Studying like a crazy is my goal every day! It is a shame that I have to go to (non-art related) work during days though :/
Velocity Kendall: Thank you! Actually I do feel drawing becoming more and more easy and enjoyable every day. Especially figure drawing! I've actually started to see better the movement of figures and also starting to sense the presense of spheres and cubes aroung me hehe.
Here are some more studies based on Vilppu videos. Im also starting to study some values (not on figures yet though). Annd trying to learn how to draw cubes, spheres, cylinders and pyramids with some models I made from cardboard.
First some studies from ref and then couple from imagination (and it shows, hehe). Gotta practise more more more... Also some skull studies.
The pencils are really getting better and better, just as one scrolls down. You are clearly
keeping at it and practicing, which is great to see. The torsos in post 40 are very
successful, in my opinion. Can't wait to see the next thing you try!
Hi Jansi! And thank you very much!
Again some figure studies. First ones from ref and two from imagination.
I also started perspective studies this weekend with "Perspective drawing handbook", by Joseph D'Amelio.
Something different for a change.. Couple of speedpaintings made with Photoshop (both 1 hour). The references are from here and here
I've also done some figure studies but I think I'll be posting them here later on. Anyways, happy weekend to everyone, Im off to celebrate my birthday tomorrow and be posting again after the weekend
Some figure studies again.. Also some studies using mannikin and couple of drawings from life. Also adding 1 hour speedpainting. The ref is taken from here .
I'll be doing some more perspective studies today and tomorrow, and also starting to do more studies with the skeleton.
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