Thanks for looking!
Thanks for looking!
Last edited by isokarhu; January 30th, 2012 at 12:58 AM.
Here are drawings from the past year or so. This will be the only post in which I display such old work. Everything after this will be recent.
Last edited by isokarhu; April 7th, 2011 at 05:18 PM.
Some faces and a nude photo study.
These were done this week
Last edited by isokarhu; June 16th, 2011 at 04:32 PM.
great skecthbook , love those hand study good luck
Thanks ayoub66 =)
Here's another batch of faces I did today. It's funny that the big one in the middle is probably my least favourite.
Most were from imagination, some were loosely based on people at school and on the bus.
Last edited by isokarhu; April 12th, 2011 at 03:33 PM.
Here are some portraits.
These are photo referenced.
Next I think I'll do some figure/anatomy studies... I'm spending too much time on just faces.
good creatures and studies you got goin on bro. keep it up and thanks for the encouraging words
my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
Here's a photo study. I came across a graphite stick so I thought I'd try a toned background. I quite like how it turned out.
This took maybe 1h30min (wasn't really keeping track).
Last edited by isokarhu; June 14th, 2011 at 01:20 PM.
Here's another photo study. This is my first ever attempt at using charcoal and chalk! I used grey paper and realized pretty quickly that I wasn't fond of the texture and that the other side was much smoother... oh well, now I know for next time. Let me know what you think.
Last edited by isokarhu; July 12th, 2011 at 03:52 PM.
Some pencil figure studies.
Hm, it just dawned on me that I hardly ever draw men. Perhaps I should draw some men.
Last edited by isokarhu; August 13th, 2012 at 02:34 AM. Reason: switched from external to internal image host
Wow nice stuff. I laughed when you said nothing spectacular, it's amazing to me.
Check out my sketchbook: Anatomy Sketchbook
And please comment, even if you think it's terrible, tell me why . Or if you don't want to at least a "good work" would be motivating
You are improving amazingly fast ... i just can imagine how good you will become during the next years .. keep it up!
I really liked the portrait.It's good.
"Dubium sapientiae initium."
"Il dubbio è l’inizio della sapienza."
Ok, back to anatomy. I intend to finish all the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments eventually! Needless to say, I still have a long way to go...
But here's the rib cage
Today's life drawings.
The first three were 5 or 10 minutes (can't remember which was which) and the last was 15 minutes. I'll admit it, I touched up the face on the last one when I got home... not so sure that it did any good.
Last edited by isokarhu; July 28th, 2011 at 01:26 AM.
Just keep doing what you're doing! These continuos studies will pay off big time!
Today's not-so-serious drawings from imagination. If these taught me anything, it's that I still have a lot to learn.
Some profile practice and a dude jamming with a boombox (I was listening to rap, heh). The most glaring problem with him is the way his shirt folds.. I need to study fabrics big time.
Last edited by isokarhu; July 29th, 2011 at 05:13 AM.
charcoal/chalk on brown paper
photo referenced (obviously)
Today's life drawings! This was the last class of the semester.. no more until September
In order, the time taken for these was:
5, 10, 10, 15 (minutes)
Last edited by isokarhu; August 6th, 2011 at 03:04 AM.
More bones! and a rock monster! hurrah!
I'm done the bones of the arm and hand! Next up is the pelvis and leg.
This anatomy project is tedious as all hell... effective, though.
I drew some hands this morning too. (skin and flesh included, heh)
Your ability to render is really good. Nice surface anatomy on the last set of hands, and the toned paper sketches with charcoal and chalk are very nice.
Your life drawings seem to suffer from bad proportions. When you're doing your anatomy studies, are you constanly marking down and measuring proportions? If not, start doing it. Measuring proportions and learning to remember them is much more important than learning the names of all the bones and muscles. When you learn all of it, it's just going to be obvious that they are there, so the names really aren't important. Just make sure you learn to remember the proportions and relationships between bones and muscles.
Keep it up!
Thanks for the support from those who have posted replies!
Kitfox, thanks for the advice. You're right, I should really take a closer look at proportions and try to commit them to memory. As for the bit about learning anatomical names for everything, I've sort of been waiting for somebody to point that out. I realize that it's not important to know all the names, at least not for drawing purposes. My reason for doing such detailed/labeled studies is that I'm trying to learn this stuff partly for general interest and partly for school (I'm a biology student). Of course, the names are just arbitrary labels we've placed on body parts. Knowing them has little effect on my ability to draw them, but I still wish to know this stuff for a better/deeper understanding of anatomy as a whole. The way I see it, if I'm going to draw all of the bones and muscles, I might as well slap the names on while I'm at it and maybe actually remember a few.
Anyway, I think I'm overdue for an update... so here's something.
The first one is a quick study of a monkey.. I got tired of it pretty quick so it's not nearly finished.
The second one is a couple of skulls I drew using my plastic skull for reference.
The third one is a photo study of a cat done with charcoal/chalk on greyish blue paper. That one definitely took several hours, though I'm not sure exactly how many.. maybe 3.. ish?
Last edited by isokarhu; September 18th, 2011 at 06:30 PM. Reason: touched up the cat
Well, I stayed up way later tonight than I expected. I was determined to finish this thing.. and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. It's another charcoal/chalk drawing on grey paper. This one's a self portrait, and I think it actually looks quite a bit like me. Huzzah!
Here's a link to the reference photo: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/024rwc.jpg/
Last edited by isokarhu; September 21st, 2011 at 01:34 AM. Reason: added a link to the photo
hi, the latest portrait is very nice. Is it based on photo ref? Obviously you have a patience for the details. My suggestion would be to use less rendering on studies from time to time and focus more on shapes to define the subject. Keep on drawing.
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