Hmmm. Nice to see another begginer!
You heard of Loomis yet? I think he'd definitely help you with your faces. He's written some bloody good art books. Anyways, Here's some links you'll find helpful in the mean time.
It's good you've started.
A little advice: Stay away from "magic words". One of those is "10,000 hours". Another is "journey" or "artistic journey". The reason is that these are nebulous goals in the end, and because of the simplicity of a simple word or phrase it tends to hide the tremendous hard work required to get where you want to be.
In other words, it's really easy to say "10,000 hours"... and that fact or effect tends to try to brush away hard work.
Get good instruction, and remember to draw for fun along the way. Don't just do studies, or you'll lose interest.
Good luck and have fun!
hoping to see you progress
Naidy I've heard of Loomis but I have yet to check his books out Thanks for the tutorials, they were very helpful!
p sage aye, I think you might be right about that I know how much hard work it takes and I'm willing to give it a try, so we'll see where this goes
Thanks for the advice!
MisterBrown thank you!
some doodles before I start studies:
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Attempting to draw hands
Last edited by lohes; August 17th, 2011 at 03:53 AM.
There's already some improvement in the last hand comparing to your first post, as there's an attempt at understanding structure. Here's a simple tutorial on hands that might help you understand more:
This might be useful as well:
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Leonor Really helpful links, thank you
keep it up!
i'm gonna start my Sketchbook soon.
Sushy Heh Your work is great!
maXmood Thank you! I look forward to visiting your sb
Went to the library and picked up "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". I'm not sure if I buy into the left/right brain malarkey but the "negative space" and "sighting" exercises are great
One thing that I'll say is that you're tending to draw symbols rather than the way things actually look. For example, if you look at the eyes of all three people, you'll notice that they're the same. This is completely natural, so don't feel bad about it. One of the biggest steps in drawing you can take is to really look at an object and try to figure out what shapes it's made of. The problem is that the shapes are three-dimensional so you have to actually think of them as boxes or orbs as opposed to rectangles and circles.
One thing you can try to do is to draw using only three dimensional shapes. Look for an object around your house like a bottle of pop. Try breaking that down into big shapes (might be a cylinder with two sphere like shapes). Do this until you're feeling comfortable with it and then try breaking it down a little further. Shape is more important than detail.
That being said, I think you're starting to see that already! When I look at the stuff in your last post, I can tell that you're starting to think of these things as three dimensional objects rather than flat shapes. One thing I will recommend is that you look at how shapes work in three dimensions. For example, a circle in perspective becomes an ellipse, but you don't get corners on it like you have in the bowl.
I can tell that you're improving! You can do it!
Keep at it lohes. The key, as Julie G said, is shapes. Big shapes first and progessively smaller as you approach the details. This works not only in organic or geometric shapes, but also in color shapes. The outline of a hand is one shape, the fingernails, knuckles, and shadows are other shapes within the hand shape.
I remember doing an exercise in school long ago, and we had to count the number of shapes that made up a certain object. The concept was to recognize all the shapes, not the count. I am so glad my teacher explained that to us before hand as it made the exercise easier.
So, it doesn't hurt to sit down and pick any object and see how many shapes you can see within that object, it might help with the recognition of shapes.
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