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    Need critique to improve my work

    Hi,

    i need help to improve my drawing.
    Just want to work with line, shading some other time
    Also i am learning anatomy from head, so these are made from imagination

    Help appreciated

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    anatomy

    I'm not exactly sure how you learn anatomy from your head....to learn anything means you have to study...to study means you have to look at something and learn from it...so okay well you have got some fun stuff going on and for your figurative style I would recomend that you look at Brune Hogarth. If you are not familiar with his work check it out.....

    because this motion is not something you can just pull out of your head.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by williams73 View Post
    I'm not exactly sure how you learn anatomy from your head....to learn anything means you have to study...to study means you have to look at something and learn from it...so okay well you have got some fun stuff going on and for your figurative style I would recomend that you look at Brune Hogarth. If you are not familiar with his work check it out.....

    because this motion is not something you can just pull out of your head.....
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    No no, let me explain, i am studying anatomy, actually learning by drawing from Brindgman, and then repeat without watching.These i have posted are all from head
    "because this motion is not something you can just pull out of your head....." it is possible if you learn where are those muscles.

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    okay good.....glad to know your just not pulling all from thin air....but seriously grab a broom handle or something and look in a mirror or take a photo wrists are not that flexible......

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    If you're studying Bridgeman, I would highly recommend purchasing this streaming class. It speaks directly to strategies to approach Bridgeman and reconciling his approach to more detailed anatomy texts.

    Besides, it's on sale. Who are you to say no?

    Also also, be sure to supplement your study with drawing actual people. Preferably real people, but photos will do in a pinch. Studying from one source can get a bit academic, and needs to be grounded regularly.

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    Hey I quite like your strange wavy lines. I think you just need to keep up the study from life and photos and you will be there in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Ciaffaglione View Post
    Hey I quite like your strange wavy lines. I think you just need to keep up the study from life and photos and you will be there in no time.
    Hm, i was thinking to avoid using studies from life/photos, but you are maybe right.

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    In the first picture, his arms would hang down to his knee while not using them.
    The crotch is a bit too high up on all of your characters, had the same problem with my characters.

    And they lack leg muscles compared to the upper body.

    It is so hard to critique such great artwork otherwise.
    Really great style, and great imagination.

    Keep it all up mate, and you sure will come far!

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    Avoid working from life and photos? Why would you want to do that? Otherwise you'll just be copying everyone else's mistakes and your work will have no relation to reality. Even if you know all the muscles and stuff that doesn't mean you know what everything looks like all together with skin over it. Most anatomy books don't show you that at all.

    Study proportions. All of your figures here have way too long arms and Zero pelvis.

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    Thanks Mr. Corlan,

    you are right, about hands and pelvis you are absolutely right, need to measure more.
    Will try to update this thread

    Thanks for critique guys

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    You have an excellent hand, I'm not sure how much time you spend on your Vantage points but it all looks really natural.

    If you're looking to improve I think move out your comfort zone and try things a little less perfect. draw up a man with a limp, or a blind woman or a ballerina stretching.

    I'm a figurative artist myself and I find my understanding doubles from drawing and observing the unusual things in life. after that anything you make up will be richer and multi-dimensional.

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    Hi Dolmen,

    thanks. I sped one day per drawing.
    You are right about comfort zone, i think best way would be if i do one of these characters, plus some studies you have mentioned

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    Hi Retardinjo,

    I'm just going to recycle some critiques here, hopefully some of this is helpful.

    There's this one from just yesterday about learning anatomy and stuff:

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...36#post3257136

    Talking to someone else about Overlap, mostly.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...37#post3254337

    Another here for NickyBeats about dynamic poses and things.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...30#post3249030

    And another one from a while ago about drawing figures properly in 3D.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...57#post3190757

    And for some inspiration you should check out the stuff from Team ChoW, especially this one:

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=175870

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    hey Mr. Corlan,

    thanks man, especially for that Team Chow entry

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    here are two more, i still didn't start with suggestions you guys mentioned, but i will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retardinjo View Post
    Hm, i was thinking to avoid using studies from life/photos, but you are maybe right.

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    As others have said, whether this is out of laziness, fear, or some misguided notion of artistic purity, you're unnecessarily handicapping yourself.


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    I like it

    and because I like it I want to see you improve because I think you have some really cool ideas......
    but guys and gals are built completely different...
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    I know mines not perfect but one of my anatomy land marks is that womens hips start at their belly button.....

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