Well I finally decided I'm going to start a sketchbook with the hope that I'll improve, as well as draw more. I'm a graphic design major, though I much rather mainly just draw cartoons and the like. I'd much appreciate any help and advice offered.
Update: Edited to have a better picture show up first. I deleted my first post images, but I think my sketchbook still displays my progress well enough. Plus it was old college stuff.
Last edited by lazymember; December 26th, 2014 at 09:49 PM.
Robot thumbnail designs for a deviantart group I joined. Was suppose to create an original giant robot, but I don't really draw mechs too often. I'll try to get beefier updates rather than just uploading one thing every other day.
Good start The figure studies look great. The only thing I'd say is work on line quality. Try and think of the start and end of the line. Like a journey. Once you can get your line quality up drawing is soo much easier and quicker (in my opinion
Keep going and make sure to make your user name ironic
Well I sketched more from posemaniacs, while trying to make better line quality as suggested from Tides. It was nerve wrecking for me because I'm so unsure of the thing I'm drawing. Main reason why everything I draw looks so sketchy. I have a strong tendency to go over a line again and again, until I pretty much destroy my paper.
I tried drawing hands, and I knew I wasn't very good with those already. Well found out how bad I'm really at it. BBBBAAAAADDD. I drew deer as well from references.
Well I got a lot of reading material that will hopefully stuff knowledge into my head to get a better understanding of all this.
Well I decided I'm done with the portrait, and it looks terrible. For some reason I thought it would a good idea to smudge the graphite. Well it looks bad. I'm not going to continue working on it anymore and just continue on.
I've come across the 100 things challenge/project/whatever and I plan to do that for the time being. I'll be taking a week to complete each 100 set of poses/feet/hands/etc.
See if you can get some drawing pencils of varying hardness. It doesn't look like you're getting the contrast needed for shading. Maybe even charcoal. Then you'll be able to get a larger set of value and more tones to work with.
I did 100 poses which was more troubling for me than I thought. Glad I managed to finish it in a week and that I'm done with it. I need better time management because just getting this done, doesn't feel like I accomplished enough. Large pic is large.