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July 22nd, 2011 #1
Hey, I'm new here and to be honest I'm a little scared to post my work here. I'm really just a beginner so my work is pretty crappy compared to a lot off people here >_<. I even would be surprised if anyone replied here
Well I'm gonna give it a try anyway. I'll go from old to newer. You might notice that the last one is without lines. I'm trying to get better at that but without success so far. Also that composition kind bad.
Something I made at college out of boredom
Character design for a project we where working on
and another one
for a college project
for a college project (never finished it)
for a college project
for a college project
Critique's are very welcome especially on the last one. I got really stuck with that one and lost way to much time with it. I could use some tips for the next time Thanks in advance.
If you want to see more besides what I posted here you can find me on: http://mshappygirl.deviantart.com/
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Welcome to CA ... hope you have plenty fun posting your work
The only thing that we can do is try .. and the more you try the better and easier things get! Keep drawing, keep posting ... looking good so far.
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July 22nd, 2011 #3
I understand that your mind full of idaes) But will be better start with more simplest objects. Draw them correctly. And the move to something more insane. Studying of anatomy, perspective and simple illumination this that that is necessary. I always come back to bases and I repeat them.
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July 22nd, 2011 #4
The above is what I've been told, start with the basics such as simple shapes (spheres, cubes, cones,etc and then build it all up. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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July 22nd, 2011 #5
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October 12th, 2011 #6
Hey sorry I didn't reply on all those posts before (I did read them and did the thank you thingy). Thanks for all the replies and feedback. I'm actually surprised that there really where people who reacted on it.
I know I really need to practice a whole lot more and I still feel pretty insecure about posting my work here. I did really work hard on my drawing skills the last few months though and my complete summer holiday was about drawing. I've been drawing from like 10/11 am in the morning until 01.00 am >_< from Monday's till Fridays. A lot of it was just for studying human anatomy but I also made some simple fan art and things to practice my observation skills. It's kind of much to post that all here right now (there are like 95 pages/digital scenes) and I already got some really good feedback on that work from my drawing teacher.
So instead of posting all those things I'll try to post more things from now on. Which shouldn't be a problem because I started a new challenge for myself just for the purpose of getting better at this. At 27 September I became 23 years old and from that day on I have been/will be drawing +/- 1 hour a day (I only count the time in my free time) until the last day that I'm 23. I will keep track of the time and the time that I draw extra gives me some spare time for days that I can't draw or just when I'm having some kind of inspiration block or anything (I still must be having fun doing it right?) .
Uhm I'm not sure what I should post here right now...I guess I could post the thing I've been working on yesterday and it's probably interesting to post one of the Assignments that I found here on CA (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81332 I know these Assignments are somewhat old, but that doesn't make them less interesting or fun )
The Assignment (don't worry it's a toy gun)
The thing from yesterday. I started with this at a workshop I had yesterday, but I had a very short time so before I went home I made a picture of the toy so I could work a little further on it at home. But off course the perspective couldn't be exactly the same as when I was sitting at the table. So I couldn't really adjust his position anymore from observation. I did got some more time for adding details.
Please give me some feedback if you can. I really want to become a better artist and I'm prepared to a lot for it to achieve that goal. I'm getting a lot of help from my teachers to, but how more feedback I get the better
One of my teachers advised me to watch some gnomon masterclasses btw. Does anyone have any experiences with those and are they good for this goal? If they are, are there some you think I should really watch? (I did watch some already, but because I'm such a beginner it wouldn't hurt if I got a push into the right direction) Thanks in advance for any replies
October 12th, 2011 #7
Hey! good to see you posting here I know its pretty scary at first but people usually just give great advice and help tons, its good to get critiques so you see mistakes you might have missed.
I wouldn't jump into the gnomon vids right now , just focus on getting the basics down by practising anatomy , doing photo studies and life studies.
Once you get the hang of that , the gnomon and CA vids get more useful and give more insight , before that they'll be way to confusing . You can also join the crimson daggers, which is a pretty cool study group and the live streams are good fun to listen to while studying.
The pencils you posted look good! Watch your lines though , they are a bit scratchy, i think you draw mainly from your wrist?
Keep going! you'll improve tons.
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October 13th, 2011 #8
Thanks, I'll try to make it less scratchy. It's mainly something I actually do when I'm not secure about what I'm drawing. If it's something I've been working on before or if I know better how the shapes should be I use less lines for it.
I never really paid attention to how I draw, but I think I draw mainly from my wrist indeed. Is that a bad thing?
A question about those Crimson Daggers, how do I join?
I guess I won't be looking to many gnomon masterclasses for now then. I'll just practice some more on the basics. I do sometimes have them on, on the "background" though (when I'm working on something else), I don't intend to copy them or anything. I'm just trying to get a slightly better understanding of how professionals do it. I'll study them more thoroughly when my art skills are at a higher level.
Btw, I'm kind of looking for more nude pictures which I could use to study the human body more, but I'm a little afraid of drawing those and then sharing them here to get some critiques. Because I don't want to get problems with the rights of the pictures or anything. How do you people do that? Do you just say that it's for study and then it's ok or do you need to ask it first or are there some sites you can freely use? Thanks for any reply
October 27th, 2011 #9
I used an picture from my and my bf last summer holiday for this.
I have some other drawings I used for practicing my observation skills, but the original pictures aren't mine. So I'm not sure if I can post them. Well anyway I'm still drawing everyday and I still love to do it. Feedback/critique/tips are always very welcome.
Last edited by Ms.Happygirl; October 27th, 2011 at 05:51 AM.
January 27th, 2012 #10
Some work I made for past few months. Looking at the last time I don't really expect to get any replies, but if someone accidentally reads this...
Feedback is always welcome
Some study's (i've been doing a lot of study's, but there are so many that it would be a ridiculous amount of work to post it all here. So these are more to give you an idea):
I'm still drawing +/- 1 hour a day (or more) and I'm still enjoying it
Last edited by Ms.Happygirl; January 27th, 2012 at 11:10 AM.
April 17th, 2012 #11
Yay some more drawings. I don't really expect any reactions but I would most definitely appreciate feedback on my work
Random creature concepts
Things for school
Last edited by Ms.Happygirl; April 17th, 2012 at 03:54 PM.