Mmm. The smell of a new sketchbook.
I like what I see.
The only advice I have right now is to try and use less lines. Maybe try drawing with a brush pen?
I also like this a lot: http://i42.tinypic.com/mwr4t2.jpg
Big variety here which is good. Recent batch of hands look good!
Keep cranking them out. Seems like you have a focus with each one.
The best way to study is to focus on taking something out of every drawing you do.
Obviously with more strict studies like a bunch of hands or a bunch of gestures it's obvious the focus. But even with more polished things you can focus on something new or something that needs work.
There's always the issue of time. But occasionally a really intent study helped me. Since drawing is about what you see. The more you see the more you learn the more you learn the more you can see. It's a cycle.
@KONM: Mmhmm~ Smells like strawberries. Yeah I'm working on that now. Hopefully my new ones will be a bit better about less lines. And Thanks!
@JFierce: Thanks for visiting my sketchbook. Yeah thanks I'm really working on my hands when I figured out how bad they've been in my imaginative drawings and such. I have a variety because of my poor concentration. I figure as long as I get the hours in for my weakest spots I might get somewhere. I have been trying to work on longer ones like the landscapes I've been doing. But not in one sitting usually (time is short-ish; 4-6 hrs a day). I'll defiantly do my best to incorporate my studies into the work from imagination. Thanks for the tips.
Okay for today so far:
Reference: Pixelovely.com again (part 1)
Reference: Same as first WIP posting
Not doing well with my strokes today. Hopefully I'll be able to warm up more. Total time for these (3 hrs)
Tree's looking great! You picked a really complex subject & love how you're representing the details as a whole & not trying to get every single branch right. Great figure gestures but also try to think about the volumes & movement as a whole and don't worry too much about being exact, because here I see some 'going back to fix' and some unnatural stiffness that make some limbs look 'disjointed'. Keep posting! ^_^
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@cloudcan: Sorry it took so long for a reply. Okay so think of "volume and movement" and I do need to do faster gestures. I'll try not to get frustrated when I can't get it exactly in a short amount of time. Thanks for the tips!
It's been a while since I've posted. Shame on me. Oh well. Actually I have been sketching everyday but most of it is in pencil (and I've been working on a sculpture). So without a camera there is no luck on posting pics of those... unless I can find a friend to borrow one from.... Well, today's batch:
Gestures: The fruits of a 1 hr session from pixelovely.com
Another from the session.
Final part of the session.
I was going to do a self portrait but I ended up working on this longer than expected. (4-5 hrs) oops. This was inspired by the book "Imaginative Realism" by James Gurney. AMAZING BOOK!! It it he talks about what he calls the "Windmill Principle" [here] . I think I've failed I just don't know what to do with it exactly. could use help there...
That's it for today.
Feeling sick today, was worse yesterday. meh But I've been drawing here's what I've got for today:
The "Finish" of the previous WIP. Can't seem to saturate/un-saturate this properly. Tips?
Gesture drawings from Pixelovely.com. I have more buuuutt they really sucked. Just for warming up is all. (60 min ea.; I'm not doing so good today)
More hands. Ref: My hand
20 min self-portrait in mirror. DX
And unfortunately that's it today, at least I got something in.
Great improvement since I last checked your SB out. The second set of gestures in posts #17 and #19 are especially noteworthy, you're really starting to convey some emotion while keeping them relatively simple. Your lines in those are also definitely looking more representative of conscious decisions. Keep up the hard work!
@jablar: Thanks! Don't worry I will.
@Drex: Thank you! I'm glad that my improvement is noticeable (though I personally only see it a little, but it's something). Thank you I will!
Okay so after starting longer more detailed painting I've realized that I really suck at shading. Meaning there will be a lot more still life's coming. But not today I guess.
Self Portrait: Idea from getting Pink eye. Used a mirror. I need to do more of these.
Okay this has no reference and is making me pull my hair out. This is the one that made me realize I need more Still Lifes. Any tips on anything would be great.
Sorry not much today. I'm going to be working in pencil so this isn't the last thing I'm working on today anyway.
Been a while. I've been working in pencil mostly. But picked up my tablet today and decided to use it.
Study from Loomis on eyes
Hand studies. Ref: My hands
Self portrait in the mirror. Wanted to do something silly so I made a face and didn't brush out my hair. (Recently cut by the way so that's why it's short in this)
Just a WIP of mine
Until next time!
I've been neglecting posting pictures. Shame on me. I've been mostly working traditional. I got my hands on a camera but haven't used it for snapping pics of my art yet. But I picked up a little digital painting today.
And playing around with random silhouettes. Trying to design a character for a painting in mind.
I sort of exited out of Painter 11 on a few things so I did do more but they were lost. So this is all I've got today. Hopefully will start being more regular on here.
you need to loosen your grip and also take your time to do things... i can feel hurry in the strokes... but im a newbye anyway