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Other studies from Bammes (knee)
FIRST PIC: other knees from Bammes, the one in the middle was invented.
SECOND PIC:sketching the S curve from "manga sketching vol.1", I forgot to correct the little "T overlap" at pelvis and chest intersection. I felt that was the key to the pose.
1st - Sketch from memory after watching History channel
2nd - Again studying knee with Bammes
- Quick sketches from earthsworld: I do them quickly, very quickly, trying to capture in a "gesture" manner the emotion of every character
I'm going to recommend that you do some studies of spheres, cylinders & cubes, preferably white on white. It'll help no end in getting you to see form and build it up into what you want to draw.
I read the thread in AD and it's tough finding the method that makes you go, "So that's what they were talking about!" Everyone learns differently, but you've still got to give a few of them a good shot.
Pretty solid stuff - your lines will get more smooth and flowing with time 'n practice. That bloke in the baseball cap looks alright, but his shoulders are a bit too broad? The human shoulders are two heads wide.
You see the only teaching I've received from a teacher (whom I care a lot) is "Learn to draw the figure and you'll uncounsciosly learn the fundamentals of drawing); so I'm trying to stick with that, because I've seen that, to some extent, it works on me.
I take those from earthsworld.com and I just sketch like a crazy; I don't give more than 20-30 seconds to each person. Eventually I come back later to learn shading and rendering but everything is done pretty "trance like", apart from the Bammes studies where I try to understand what am I drawing, why, how and where
It might have worked for you, but have you considered that you might learn faster with other methods?
I've committed to ink sketch everything I can, at least 30 minutes everyday.
First two are sketches of my wife and my TV; around 5 minutes each.
Last 3 sketches are from random images in Google, around 2-3 minutes each:
The man with its tongue out is not Einstein himself (this is the original ref. http://sjsphoto.com/clients/F-Finner...kipedia-i6.jpg )
Quick-sketching from movies apart from a sketch of my dog asleep-
NOTES: when I do quick sketches like these, I feel compelled to capture everything in the quickest time possible, my hand wants to continuously move and I feel the need to "sculpt" the figure from a maze of lines of which every of them has its purpose.
Maybe this is a result of having trained for quite a bit with gesture drawing but is the only way I'm able to start a drawing. Another problem I'd like to solve is that, during sketches, I don't like to hover on details, neither observe them, while I feel the desire to portray the "sense" of the scene.
I wonder how I'll solve this resistance of mine or how I could use it to my advantage...
Last edited by Rod.F; April 27th, 2012 at 03:52 PM.
I was in a bar waiting for an exam and my imagination came up with this
Last edited by Rod.F; May 26th, 2012 at 08:02 AM.
I had this image in my mind of a crouched man giving his back to something and I sketched it. I've filled up the rest without visualizing as clearly as the crouched man.
note: clearly visualizing a drawing in your mind complete the 90% of the work for me
Another couple of doodles from my twisted mind