Hey all, I need not explain what this is so I'll get started. I started drawing about 6-8 months ago now, and saw this site on a link on deviantart, saying that this was a great place to get critique and advice on improving. I've already had a quick look through the tutorials and plan on looking through them properly at some point, they look very comprehensive.
Enough of that though, art time!
Last edited by Hobbnob; September 28th, 2012 at 01:15 PM.
I like the airplane drawing.. quick and simple shadows nicely show the forms right off the bat. I like that approach.
Judging by the smudged and multi-directional lines in both of these drawings, I would guess that you're spending a lot more time than you really should. I'd like to see you post some more recent drawings, just something quick and fun. The sketchier, the better
Yeah these are my most recent, and some of the few that I have done since I do spend a very long time on them, not so much on the plane but the portrait took just under 2 weeks lol
I shall try and make some quick sketches tomorrow, I'll have some free time since I'll be at college 'learning'
Last thing, thanks for the reply I appreciate you taking the time
Almost a year on and I'm still drawing, though nowhere near as much as I would like. I know more of the fundamentals than I did back when I started this thread.
Anyhow I'm in graphic design now, with ambitions to go into illustration once I'm good enough. Here's what I've done in the time I've been lurking instead of posting. . .
And here's what I do nowadays (I think, the attachment system here really isn't very helpful. . . anyway, feedback is more than welcome
Some digital stuff, a speedpaint (1 hour)
Trying in vain to do anatomy, gonna have to spend a lot of time on this it seems, though I've managed to move my scanner to an accessible place so I'll be able to post here more often
Some more anatomy, thumbnails this time
Some more mechanical bits, thumbnails of what I'm thinking of for the teen challenge 'steampunk racer' and one of the IDW futuristic billboard.
Some sci fi bits, centered around some kind of pilot and his helmet (not that one you pervs)
All these are from imagination btw, no references for anything after the red speedpaint. Criticism welcome
Some more drawings. The pistol is from life and the rifle is a more fleshed out sketch of my current effort into the IDW:
Good start, you can draw well so that's a good thing. I think working on some basic construction would really help out you're drawings of people. Andrew Loomis' Figure drawing book is great for this, as is Michael Hamptons: Figure Drawing Design and Invention. Keep up the hard work!
Thanks psycho, I got michael hamptons Figure Drawing Design and Invention yesterday and I've been going through it, great recommendation cheers
First up are some 30 second gesture drawings, then the hampton studies kick in
Some practice with facial features, sniped from newsreaders (mouths were rather tricky since they never stop talking) and a digital life study of an apple that doesn't look right, any help appreciated
Some more bits and pieces now that CA seems to be stable. Love the bulk uploader btw
nice start but i think you shouldn't draw so many choppy lines in a row... clean lines will be better
Thanks for the advice JiR, any ideas as to how to break the habit?
Some more bits, a small colour study with some imagination anatomy stuff, then some observation drawings from the park
Some more practice, can anyone give some tips as to whether I should be drawing individual facial features or whole faces in order to get the most out of my practice sessions? thanks
Finally got round to getting Andrew Loomis' face and hand drawing book, I quite like his method of contstruction
Here are my first studies, I'm doing them digitally since I don't feel I get enough time on the tablet.
Didn't get much done today, just some head practice and a still life of some juggling balls.
Some more digital bits, I saw RiN's SB and liked the objective method to it and decided to give it a go
Thanks Eddy it's good to know I'm doing the right thing
Some landscape bits to branch out a bit
Some more scribbles, got some markers so played with them a bit as well.
A line drawing of an air racer I designed, about 2 hours work on no brief.
Some more line drawings, done traditionally this time.
Some more marker bits since I've been away from the computer
Small update, I'm still beavering away with my studies but my shoddy internet has some serious trouble loading all these images
As always, advice and criticism is appreciated, through strife we succeed