I´ve created this thread to push myself in getting better at drawing and painting. I will try to post each day from now on and would appreciate any kind of crit or comment very much. Thanks for dropping by...now let´s start!
Last edited by glutamat; September 22nd, 2011 at 05:43 PM.
I need to get a deeper understanding of anatomy, therefore I´ll continue copying bridgman and vanderpoel. I am also visiting a studio, that´s lead by a russian couple, once a week. The guy told me to read bammes and also have a look at the drawings of jeno barcsay.
Very solid clean stuff in here!
Best advice I can give is to draw the whole gesture- don't skimp on hands and feet, in the long run you'll be glad you did , right now your getting about half of them.
at times your stuff is a little stiff, but over all there's good weight and volume in there
It's really good that you're drawing a lot; it's a great attitude, and your studies look fine.
A word of caution about jumping in to a new sketchbook and then psyching yourself up with words like "journey" and "post every day"--
"Journey" seems to be a word that some artist students use to convince themselves to stop procrastinating. If you have to convince yourself to start drawing, your drive is temporary and you will lose interest.
"Post every day" is the same kind of thing; you shouldn't have to psych yourself up to post... you shouldn't even have to psych yourself up to draw. The fire should burn within you.
Something I found that re-lit my fire after years of having it be buried under so much disappointment and failure was drawing in a simple sketchbook-- little doodles for me myself and nobody else.
There is no pressure to make them good; just sit down and get the pencil moving. Don't have any ideas? Sketch a line. See where the line takes you. Maybe another line joins it... does it look like anything? Ideas will flow as long as you are not brain dead.
The fire is stoked by good instruction; seek out understanding (like you're doing with studies), but keep looking in all directions--not just anatomy. Find Ron Lemen's free tuts (and the ones to buy as well)... he's very very good.
Anyhow... just get your inner fire going and you won't need a "journey" or "post every day". Good luck dude!
more bridgman.....I know that just copying these wont make me a better artist, but somehow it makes me more confident. I´m attending life drawing tomorrow evening, hope I can put some of the stuff I copied into my own drawings. Otherwise I´ll still do gestures and stuff. What else can you recommend to improve...?