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I guess I should probably give a little intro to start things off. I'm currently a Draftsman (promoted to Designer!) but I've always loved to draw, and have spent most of my life doing just that, not particularly well but with enthusiasm at least.
I'm in the process of trying to pen a fantasy epic, and I've found that many things in life inspire me to write, one of them happens to be art. Concept Art, Illustrations, Photography, etc. etc. I would like to put many of the scenes, characters, creatures, and more down on paper not only in literary format, but also in a visual way so that people can see the ideas come to life, or at least see where my passion lies.
All that to say, I want to get better, I'm trying to draw every day. I've never lurked here, and as some in the weekly contest areas know, I probably tried to swim before I was ready, but I'm not one to let the massive talent on this site deter me, each artist here is an inspiration and has something to offer that I can learn from.
Anyway enough with the words and on with the pictures. Here are some pose sketches, a couple of studies, and other stuff that I've done in photoshop, and pencil, which are my media of choice these days.
Crits on my work are most welcome, I'm here to learn, study and get better so I completely appreciate feedback.
Wanted to change my thumbnail pic so I removed all of the images added to this post.
Last edited by Flame_Unquenchable; April 18th, 2014 at 12:14 AM.
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Hi Flame decided to stop by...I can see a lot of poses drawn, and a lot of them are looking quite stiff, try to practise doing some quick gestures, the basic idea is to capture the basic shape of your subject in a short time with quick, confident lines, it helps with the flow of your poses and makes them look a little more fluid. Try it out, find some refernces and sketch out some gestures, try 2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 second, and 10 second gestures. The less time you have to draw the gestures the messier they get so don't think your doing anything wrong if they don't look to pretty, it's all about building confidence and capturing what you see in front of you. Look for the line of gravity in your subject then build around that.
Good luck with your art mate, be sure to keep pushing!
Art is not about competing against others and being better than everyone else, but it is about competing against yourself and discovering your greatest potential!
Got back from out of town, so I'm going to get back to the drawing. Posting up a couple of big cat studies I did today and yesterday in my free time. Trying to get some ideas about movement, anatomy, etc.
TheKuu - Thanks for stopping by! I think you're right, a lot of my greyscales seem to come out very close together, so I'll work on making things a bit more defined.
Rob Powell - Hey man, thanks for dropping in! Yah, all of those came from Posemaniacs. I have been trying to do the 60sec, or 45sec pose exercises to try and block out the poses quicker and with larger shapes. I'm going to keep working on it. I'll make more of an effort to find the line of gravity.
"Lunchtime" sketch of a different perspective on the Treehouse. Wanted it to be a bit more Japanese style. Need to work the middle Treehouse, but I'm contemplating taking it out. The original idea was for it to be the main building, like a city hall type structure.