Me vs Anatomy (and other things)
Hi Everyone! Long time lurker here. This is my first post and first sketchbook. I've been drawing on and off for quite some time, but now I've finally decided to go 100% on it.
I'm trying to go over the basics as well as anatomy, hope you can help me!
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This is so confusing. First I see some typical beginner's stuff and then BAM! you've got that plane and other neat works.
Good start here! just keep at it!
HederaHiberna - Thanks , I did study some of these some time ago. I'm refreshing some and also trying to go deeper on the basics.
kidult - Thanks!
Some more stuff:
* My ellipses are still wonky
* I need to get my brushstrokes under control (damn anxiety)
The last few days haven't been too productive, but here's more stuff
Hey! well done for starting your SB
like HederaHiberna there is some very diverse stuff on here...are the pencil sketches older than the digital stuff? some of the digital sketches show a much better grasp on value and form than the pencil ones...maybe its because you have better control of the settings of the digital brushes I dont know...but it looks good..I will point out that in your perspetive studies...keep in mind that 2 point persppective vanishing points will almost always (if not always...and someone can clarify it) be outside the image borders...when dealing with right angles...in fact by spacing them out, the one picture of the cube from below looks a lot better than the one of say...the cube receiving the shadow from the plane.
anyhow, it's great that you're putting all this work in, pencil to paper and studying your anatomy..you'll be sure to improve much that way!
keep it up!
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Hey Claudio, thanks for stopping by!
The ships are from about 1 week before I started this SB. Everything else is from the day/s it was posted.
Thanks for the tip on perspective. I noticed on my enviro sketches above that almost all of them have the a vanishing point inside the image, which is not always the case. I got bored with perspective after a while, but I'll definatively get back to it
Your sketchbook is off to a great start Januz. I really like those nose studies.
Just keep working, and do some face studies well you already are with the noses and stuff. But just watch your proportions and placement of the features in your portraits. Otherise good job keep it up.
Blue Gun, Thanks!
Psychobuddy Thanks for the comment, my target for this week is to do at least a full page of studies for each part of the face and then start working on complete faces
Eyes and lips for today. The eyes page includes some older stuff
You deffinatly have a great flare for drawing from what I can see, and I like some of the figure studies.
As the others said, the proportions need to be tightend up but I feel that the whole tube and sphere approach to figure drawing is doing nothing your you, and I know from experience that it will hold you back. I think what could serve you a great benefit are observational excercises such as blind contour drawing, and semi-blind drawing so you become a lot less subconscience about what your doing. The shaky proportions may have to do with a sense of nervousness and a worry to get everything right, if that makes any sense. Blind drawing can open up new zones in your mind and help develop hand-eye co-ordination when drawing and can help build your confidence.
Why I'm bringing up the blind drawing is because it is more or less what life drawing instructors will have you doing for the first class or two, for the reasons mentioned. The more you do it, the more sensitive your eyes and hands become to what you're seeing and it makes life drawing a lot easier when you move into more gestural drawings and anatomical studies. Even when you begin to rely less on contour and more on rendering tonal values to build up an image, you'll feel a lot more confident with your hand-eye co-ordination.
So yeah, I'd look into any local art leagues or life drawing classes in your area as this will help your figure drawings out a lot more.
Good luck with your art and keep drawing!
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