So in an attempt to learn to draw better, I recently picked up 'Drawing on the right side of the brain'. I'm especially having problems with drawing the right anatomy, so I hope that with this book I will get better at that.
Anyway, this is my 'Pre-instruction drawing #1: Your "Self-Portrait"'. Unfortunately my scanner messed things up a bit.
So this is my try at the 'Pre-instruction drawing #2: A person, drawn from memory'. I tried to draw my mom, though with different hair it might as well have been my dad lol, in the drawing she looks more like a man than a woman XD.
Aaand another update ^^ Just wanted to say that any tips are more than welcome.
Heres my "Pre-instruction drawing #3: Your hand", I left out the shading this time, cos my scanner would just mess it up anyway hehe.
Yay, somebody replied (was already starting to fear no one cared hehe)
Thank you for the recommendations, atleast I'll have enough to do now .
Yea the scanner sucks, the damn thing is ancient lol, I'm gonna try taking a photo next time.
Hey, look for the shapes when drawing just about anything, to break flatness you`re dealing right now.
Altho not the best preview its should help you understand.
I will remove it from your SB after you`ve seen it. Attachment 1193698
Last edited by Liberty; March 20th, 2011 at 10:00 AM.
You are definitely heading in the right direction,
you just keep on drawing and following some books
and tutorials. Also it is a very nice thing to work
together with you in the study group.
Take care and keep posting.
Hello hello! Great studies Some little tips about 90 sec poses that you could try if you want:
-Try incorporating parts of anatomy you have learnt into them (such as the loomis mannequin figure)
-Try marking the line of movement first, and then the angle of shoulders and hips and then go from there. Here is a little tutorial that explains it in further detail: http://senshistock.deviantart.com/ar...rial-196300314
You might want to try this or this as an alternative to posemaniacs since they use real people. Don't let yourself get caught up in the contours or edges of things when you're doing gestures, instead try to analyze the pose itself. find the tilt and angle of the the shoulders and the hips and try to emphasize the main idea of the pose, whether it's stretching an arm out or a twist of the torso or standing in some interesting way. Don't just draw body parts, draw a person DOING something.
Thank you for the links, they seem very helpful.
Yea I already noticed that the poses didn't look right, so I started looking around and I found a really helpful book from Vilppu. So now I'm gonna try that out, maybe it will improve my gestures.
You're getting some good advice.
I would recommend focusing on correct proportions of the body-- before getting into difficult poses. The human body is all ratios. You might want to drawing and concentrate on shapes (cubes, circles, ovals, columns) and how you can apply them to your drawings.