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January 1st, 2012 #1
Curry Cooking in Progress (CRITIQUE PLEASE)
Ya and da. I'm actually an art teacher for little school kids and teenagers.
Even though I'm nowhere near professional. *cringe*
I was fortunate enough to be born with this itch to draw and create.
This year, I will be 23 and I'm finally brave enough to get an account here.
I sincerely welcome you to my sketchbook.
With a jittery heart,
Last year's art...
Last edited by currychakra; January 7th, 2012 at 12:06 AM.
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January 1st, 2012 #3
Did this in half an hour with a HB pencil and nothing else. Not the best choice of pencil... but it's 4am and I didn't want to hunt for my pencil case.
This is the only image I have of my friend. Crappy contrast is crappy. But it'd serve to fulfill my promise of a portrait and also do some minor levelling up.
EDIT: Removing it because I didn't spend enough effort on it as I should...
Last edited by currychakra; January 7th, 2012 at 12:07 AM.
January 1st, 2012 #4
Nothing wrong with drawing from photos, but make sure they are good ones. Otherwise your drawing is already at a disadvantage. You don't want to study bad lighting.
You may find the best solution, as you are starting out, is to just set up interesting object/s under a lamp to draw and study.
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January 1st, 2012 #5
Welcome Sam! I remember what it's like to find the courage to post here, one of the best decisions I've made art wise.
From what I've seen here and in your WIP thread you draw faces well. On the last one you added light on the right side of the face (his left) were there isn't. I would shade the face and neck some more with the hb pencil and add some 2B for the darker parts (hair, eyes) for better contrast.
Keep it up!
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January 1st, 2012 #6
Welcome, don't worry about being jittery. Whatever criticism someone gives is merely constructive. Give what they're saying a thought and keep on posting
Making a SB here was one of the best decisions I made art wise haha.
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January 1st, 2012 #7
Hey everyone, thanks for the warm welcome! I can feel the lurve~~
@Lane Thanks for the tip. I totally understand where you're coming from =D That picture was meant to be a quick doodle and to start up my sketchbook though.
@Rustveld Yeah... frankly I was just too lazy to finish the picture properly D8 And the picture quality wasn't fantastic either. I just wanted to get it over and done with, really.
Here's a proper portrait study for comparison, Done on A3.
Thanks for all the critiques =D
January 1st, 2012 #8
Hi! I just made a sketchbook too and I think they really help to motivate studying.I love the digital. The only critique I can give is on the portrait in post 3, the chin may be wider and a little longer. Great work, keep practicing values. That last portrait looks really polished!
January 1st, 2012 #9
@Frostelle Thank you for the critique! You are so right, the jaw should be wider. Should have been drawing what I see and not what I want to see >_o
Learning and staying humble is the main reason I started my sketchbook. It's hard to stay in perspective when mostly children look at my works, hahaha.
Just drew it this morning. Drawing the bear made me realise how hopeless I am at anatomy. I shall atone by doing loads of figure drawings today. TT_TT
This is a more fleshed out version of last week's cartoon drawing. I draw on the whiteboard and my kiddos follow; step by step. Usually the older ones would have their own concepts of the background or they'd add their own things. The original drawing is mostly made up of basic shapes. We spend 15 minutes on the character, ten on background, five for grading and stciker ti3m~~
The main idea here is to really get the kids' creative juices flowing. And also to train their composition skills. Sometimes we play some games to guess the picture's theme. It's really hard on the poor teacher. I drew so many different animals that I'm currently stuck on what to draw this week.
Work! Brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11110ne (ho damn can I ramble...)
January 2nd, 2012 #10
January 2nd, 2012 #11
@ Mat Thank you very much!
My last post is still not moderated... But I have something to post again! I'm just gonna try and see if it works. I want my critiques, damn it! >=(
This is my first attempt at a study since I graduated. *guilty* When I started drawing it I realised that drawing my headphones is a little out of my league. I intended for it to be a quick sketch but well... Here's the results after an hour's work. I'll work on it again tomorrow and add on to the same post. (provided that this post won't need mods TT_TT)
January 2nd, 2012 #12
I like your work so far! Keep it up. Can't wait to see the headphones.
"The pleasure which is at the once the most pure, the most elevating, and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful." - Edgar Allan Poe
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut Jr
January 2nd, 2012 #13
@zombie hey thanks! I'll do my best ^^
Speed paint that's not so speedy uhhh... 4 hours. *shame*
I tried not to zoom in at all when I was painting. Colours came out more washed out than the original, but I think I managed to catch Andrej Pejic's expression fairly ok I guess...
January 6th, 2012 #14
Doctor's orders is that I have to do "absolutely nothing" for three days. To which I've interpreted as "do nothing but draw for three days". Studies is out of the question, though. Me too drugged up.
EDIT: Clicked submit reply accidentally >_o
Doodles I don't put too much thought to while on trains/buses.
Drew my students and random people at bus stops/trains.
I like pet society. >_o
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January 7th, 2012 #15
Post # 13 actually shows great promise. The facial anatomy seems pretty spot on. The expression seems perfect for this type of pose. Perhaps if you show the original, I'll be able to do a pretty good critique of them side-by-side.
As for the next post, the two characters are the most interesting in my opinion and actually show a glimpse into your brain-pan. I want to see more anatomy studies (life or posemaniacs.com / http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/index.php).
Keep on going, I'll keep critting!
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very nice pencil job.
Also #13 are very cool.
And your avatar/first post are totally cool