todayyy, Gestures, 100% Opacity block ins to train my eye to see color. and finished that sketch, about 4-5 hours all up, and no reference. Also had the chance to try and do some painting on an Ipad, Its really hard but i would like to keep practicing
Some studies and stuff from imagination trying to see what i remember, also read a TON of colour theory, very interesting but i need to read more !
Hello Jerry! Was just trolling through CA.org forums and saw your post about art school in australia. I'm pretty much in the same boat as you, I started drawing at the beginning of the year. I've just finished my first term at Ashtons this term with David (Briggsy) (I only can afford to do one class a term =/) So if you want hit me up and we can have a chat.
Ive seen you on the CD forums/livestreams too, seems we have similar goals and interests.
Keep pushing those values and dont be afraid of softer brushes
Hey all ! here is some stuff from the past 2 days, Still sucking at anatomy booo ! haha
but im going to focus back on head drawing LOTS for the next few days, I really want to get them down abit better. 2 screen caps and the rest from imagination, Trying out soft brush too, was eh.. i like hard round much better but maybe i just need to practice with it more
Decided to work on heads alot, Im realizing that my construction is way worse then i thought it was, and that is what is causing alot of issue ! so more practice and trying painting with the RGB sliders, trying to think of light
Good steps in the right direction! It's nice to see that you are really trying to understand the forms you are painting rather than only learning to spot the 2D shapes. This will help you a ton when it comes to drawing from imagination. Don't be afraid to really slow down and spend even like a week on a study, One of the biggest limiting factors in beginners is feeling like they go too slow or take too long and rushing to a 'finish' to compensate. I'm sure if you were really critical on yourself you could make one of these screencaps near perfect and learn a ton in the process.
It's just a suggestion based on some of the atelier philosophy of learning I've picked up in the last year. All in all you're doing great, just keep it consistent and don't get complacent. I don't think you will though, good luck
Today i did some pencil study and it was suuuuuper fun ! Slowed right down and focused alot on construction, im starting to think its not drawing itself that is difficult, but its knowledge behind the marks. I was telling someone that i have been drawing alot more lately and they said yeah practicing to get the pencil to move like this * then they did some weird arm gesture haha * ( they are not into art at all )
and i said its not difficult getting the pencil to do what you want, but knowing why you want the pencil to do that. so i figure its smarter to spend ages drawing one head, and learn as much as you can from it, then drawing 10000000000000000 bad heads to make your SB look fancy. I guess only time will tell haha !
It is always good to see someone start right from the start
Just push it, keep it goin , I can see the development already, actually it is not questionable at all, you just need to practice and practice
but here is some stuff now that i can get back on track
learning forarms is hard! but ill get it,
and some pencils on a shirt, but i started so late in the afternoon that it went into darkness so i had to bullshit the shirt before just ending it because i wasnt learning on bullshiting. but the pens when done in daylight
Some arm studies, some loomis, 2 no reffed heads and my mouth / nose from life haha, aswell as a doodle that i started, but changed monitors and realized that the colours looked so different from screen to screen and ended up hating it !
Wow, serious improvement here! No critique (I'm a beginner myself) but I just wanted to say your studies are awesome. Very motivational
Grinding through some more loomis! thinking of new approaches, Trying to create my own, I think that is really the best for learning at the moment. Trying to learn the very specific measured construction and then trying to simplify it, but only once i understand the complex and a Refless girl from imagination, trying to see how much is getting stored in the old Jerry brainnnnnss haha !
Today rocked ! I got to draw lots and i tried lots of new things DDD i stripped down and drew myself in front of a mirror, It wasnt very comfortable because it was at a dressing table but it helped SOOO Much, i actually think it would be better drawing myself then a model because you feel your own anatomy moving as you move and you understand why that part has moved ! anddd i tried some mass painting ( i think thats what it is calle ) just no lines. my values and colours are still poop but practice practice ! oh and i did some quick colour studies, Not worying about details, trying to see value and colourssszzzz. I also looked at some art that made me day dreaammmmm about the chance that one day i could be that good... maybe haha
so some more boring anatomy studies,
worlds crappest doodle
then i decided i wanted to learn some perspective, so worked out the horizon and blocked in some basic values, but was not going to spend time rendering, then i started another study but realized the reference for the study was bad because it was super over exposed and there is no point learning that... i think :o
sooo then i did some self portraits, the first one made me veryyyy dissapoint..
So i said dear face, im going to draw the shit out of you .. again, and worked on it again before bed
then made it scary !
then just... eh i dont know haha
So update from a few days, did alot of deep thought and kind feels like i worked out alot of stuff about light and colour and edges and stuff, was kind of weird, alot fo things all sort of clicked at once. some studies, and all of the other things are from imaginations, so no reference trying to work on imagination stuff !
Thanks for looking if you do
then the studies ( yawwwnnn )
oops this is the right one, haha the other one is from earlier in the night
Oh boy.. you've got my attention, very very nice progress, things starting to shape in right direction pretty fast.
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So i had a few days where i could barley draw at all which sucked and put me in a bad mood haha, So its been a little slow trying to get the ball rolling again. Basically just some studies, crapy doodles and trying new things. Like 100 opacity things some more. I also realised i sucked really bad at painting, but then though i had not really dont much painting. so ill need to work on that over the next few weeks.
okaayyyy more stuff from last few days,
Same old stuff, few studies then imagination, and trying some new things out!
refless doodle before i went to sleep
then some sketcbook stuff, all from iamgination as you can tell haha
Some more stuff from the last few days, days are so random, one day it feels like im getting better then the next it feels like im going backwards, Maybe its just me being tired today! but surely i must get better one day. So ill just keep going on!
doodles from imagination
Seeing you are progressing nicely! keep it up man!
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Soooo instead of updating all my studies i have done why the forum was down, i think i will just continue posting from today, so here is some things from yesterday and today, I unfortunately deleted some arm studies but oh well haha i still learn from them !
Some stufffff, stupidily i have deleted a page of 5 arms studies i have done, but i have the ones from imagination , except they are poop haha