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Hi, I'm a very long time lurker and a beginner at drawing. Comments and critique are welcome!
Last edited by JulyZerg; October 1st, 2011 at 03:18 PM.
A couple of photorefs.
Again photo referenced drawings.
Some quicker sketches of ufc fighters.
And a couple of girls.
Values and hatching is tough.
So since hands are the most difficult things to draw for me I went on a quest of drawing one thousand hands
Drawings of my hand and a bit of Bridgman studies.
The reason I don't post stuff from imagination is that it's so bad it makes my eyes bleed
Here's an example.
Thanks for visiting my sketchbook. Looks like your eye for proportion and value is quite good. However, you seem to lack a proper understanding of what you're drawing. I suggest start studying anatomy. I recommend Riven Phoenix's "The Structure of Man" video course and Loomis' "Figure drawing for all it's worth." Bridgman is kind of hard for a beginner in my opinion, but it's a good resource if you know how to study from his stuff correctly. I wouldn't start from that though.
Try to keep things conceptual, to get idea, rather than try to make things look super realistic at this stage. Focus on construction, it'll help when drawing from imagination.
Thank you kitfox and lohes, I've already downloaded loomis and looked through his books. Seems like a good way to start so I'm going to be studying him soon :>
For now some doodles and life drawings.
ps. I have no idea how to put my comments in-between the attachments, they just load as a big continuous batch, would be great if anyone could help me with that :>
Not bad for a start. Try to take into account the proportions in the sketch. Good Luck, I'll watch your sb
Ametist thank you, I'm trying :>
So, here are some posemaniacs, I'm pretty scared when drawing these fast sketches, but maybe drawing them is a good warm-up exercise. And a photo referenced portrait where I'm quite happy with the likeness, not so much with everything else ._.
A bit of posemaniacs and I started studying Loomis :>
Long and tough portrait study.
stumbled upon a fun photo, had to do a quick sketch
quick demon sketch, fighting against fear of drawing from imagination :>
I enjoy your style very much. Your gestures are very nice. Don't worry too much about imagination pieces right now, that'll be revealed the more you study from life. The portraites are coming out great, I just wished you did more work on the rendering. Keep going!!!
Satupeikko Thanks, I'm doing some life studies hoping to do more of them.
Flanagan, wow, it's very flattering that you think I have a style! Thank you! And yea, rendering is my weakest point probably :> I'll work on it.
A bit of posemaniacs.
Quick ink pen portrait sketches, I tried to do them fast, kind of like posemaniacs. Pen turned out to be a nice tool.
And Loomis studies.
Thanks for your feedback on my sketchbook, it will really help me today when i do more studies - it was very thorough
Glad to see you have started your own sketchbook too keep it up.
I wish i could give you advice, hmm.. perhaps some colour (pencils maybe?) would brighten your day up a bit