Christ been a lazy past 3 days, gotta catch up and do some serious drawing here!
But high time for some sketches.
Mostly from imagination, because I spent the past week doing alot of pose drawings I wanted to draw poses from imagination, still come up short cause I still don't fully understand how it fits. Its like I know- but when I come to put it down it falls apart.
Last edited by Little-Maiden; May 16th, 2011 at 07:02 AM.
more shit, im trying to draw from the arm, to get those lovely sweeping arcs and lines you see in so many gesture drawings, but its hard with a Medium sized Intuos- But I'm beginning to prefer to the digital process over the paper and pencil (Its more "clean" and no scanning! ).
Last edited by Little-Maiden; May 19th, 2011 at 12:32 PM.
Oh wow you're just powering through these studies
You're quick gesture linework are great, definitely your strong point.
I'd say it time to push for a more three dimensional feel to you're figures. In addition to the outlines, get a strong terminator line (the line where in light meets to the dark). I see that when you add a bit of shading to your gestures or do a painting, the edges to these shaded shapes are always soft edged and non-specific blots of tone. Nailing that specific shape (as well as correct tone and edges) of these shadow shapes will make your figures pop.
I'd steer away from photos with difuse lighting for this.
It's possible to practice getting the 3d form of the figure with quick timed gestures studies too. But it's hard to see the form of the figure in posemaniacs so try this out every once and a while: http://www.pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html
I've cluttered your sketchbook enough, so I'll just give the links to these images
Wow! thanks for the resources! Yeah the gesture drawing website you put is certainly alot better than posemaniacs, well, at least in terms of being able to see tone and such.
Terminator lines are certainly a weakness for me, then again alot of things are still - but i've always had trouble since i have this habit of blending alot so I find it hard to keep things apart via a line.
Well studies away will improve it!
Some more gestures and scans coming...
Last edited by Little-Maiden; May 22nd, 2011 at 07:49 AM.
Hi. Just joined the "Just another drawing group" and as an assignment Im obligated to comment in here
I really like your character studies. You can clearly see the progress between pages 1 and 3. You have an eye to the form and directions which is good.
As a begginer myself I would advise against using soft brushes. Try working with 80% hardness brushes for better understanding of value. Soft brushes tend to lie, and make the whole value spectrum too liquid to understand planes thus making the form blend and unreadable at that early stage.
Work with values with hard brushes and use smooths only when you reach the final rendering, light blending stage.
As an overal I would say you should stick to lineart studies, sketches and value experiments. Save colour, composition and rendering for later.
Nice sketchbook! Love your studies, they are looking great! I think your drawings will improve if you use different brushes settings, I don't like the soft brushes.. Maybe that's just something personal, but I would use some harder one's. Or mix it more up.
Maybe it's good for you to do some more environments, props and perspective. Don't only do characters. I do think that it helps to learn from everything something. Maybe I am wrong... You should do offcourse what you like to do
I actually use Photoshop for my digital drawings. Using a normal brush (shape dynamics, sometimes transfer and smoothing). Good luck and thanks for dropping by!