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Hi! I'm 18 and I've been a long time lurker here at CA.org and always found it inspiring to see people starting from scratch, honing their skills and then after years of practice making their living as an artist. Seeing the progress of people like Algenpfleger, Sam Carr and Miles really hit me and was sort of a wake up call for me. They've proven to me that anything is possible if I put my mind into it and stay dedicated. So I've finally decided to start my own sketchbook since I now have a scanner and possess mediocre painting skills. I'm also going to start attending a life drawing class in the fall. My current weaknesses are color and doing stuff from imagination. This thread will be updated regularly and showcase my journey towards awesomeness. As a heads up I will be uploading tons of stuff I've done for the past four months so don't be alarmed if you think I'm practicing like a madman. Stay tuned!
Last edited by ozark; September 22nd, 2013 at 02:17 PM.
Let's start things off with some anatomy studies.
Last edited by ozark; September 22nd, 2012 at 08:04 AM.
Nice start but I think your studies are looking very clean and tight and I think you could do more studies if you would draw a bit looser and faster without so much preasure. keep it up! greetings
Bear with me, loose stuff is coming up. The chinese numbers just indicate which Structure of Man lesson I'm on. I know that people hate Riven Phoenix's videos over here and I can see why. They were super boring and repetitive. The reason why I did all of them was because I had bought those videos ages ago and felt like I had to go through them. Plus at that time I needed a solid foundation in anatomy. Anyway, here's more boring anatomy stuff:
Last edited by ozark; September 22nd, 2012 at 08:06 AM.
And some more incredibly boring and clean anatomy studies:
Last edited by ozark; September 22nd, 2012 at 08:07 AM.
i recognized riven phoenix's teachings in here. they look good! and based from my experience, his teaching is an excellent way to start mastering anatomy
Let's spice things up with some Michael Hampton studies:
Last edited by ozark; September 24th, 2012 at 05:45 AM.
Anybody got suggestions for a good image hosting site ? I'm using photobucket but I'm afraid that the pictures might get deleted in the future.
Last edited by ozark; September 24th, 2012 at 11:55 AM. Reason: figured out how things work :D
Kamiru I'm glad you like them and trust me there's more where that came from.
Last edited by ozark; September 26th, 2012 at 05:57 AM.
And we continue our series of anatomy studies:
Last edited by ozark; September 27th, 2012 at 07:56 AM.
rinnikirun Can't say I've heard of him but after checking out his stuff I feel pretty dumb for not knowing him beforehand.
Last edited by ozark; September 27th, 2012 at 02:25 PM.
Stuff from life:
Last edited by ozark; September 30th, 2012 at 11:11 AM.
Nice arm studies, i have to study them also. Keep it up!
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Last edited by ozark; October 1st, 2012 at 07:45 AM.
Some SPs so you can see how douchy I look
And a recent one painted in grayscale with Photoshop because painting skin tones is still too hard for me:
Last edited by ozark; October 2nd, 2012 at 04:34 AM.
Damn you do a lot of anatomy stuff!
All the important details are in there like structure, line passes and nice flow.
The proportions however is not always on point.
You should focus more on getting the measurements right in a very rough sketch first and then do all the little bumps and curves.
Keep up the good work!
the portrait is a good start with defining/simplifying tones. Keep doing that for all your work. Simply. My two cents.
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Xelar Yeah I know I do a lot of anatomical studies but that's just because I want to get a good grasp on it before I start attending a life drawing class. Could you tell me exactly what proportional problems I'm having because your reply was a bit vague.
poetry man I'm having such a hard time with skin tones so greyscale is the way to go for me at this time. It's funny that my still lifes are getting gradually better but painting skin tones is still right next to impossible for me. MUST PRACTICE MORE
We still got a long way to go people:
Last edited by ozark; October 3rd, 2012 at 08:50 AM.
I think the stuff you just posted is a good example for what I meant.
The proportion of upper arm - forearm - hand is different in every sketch.
You tend to make hands too small in particular
The head muscle studies show that you lack knowledge of the bone structure underneath. The hinge of the jaw is located just in front of the ear. The teeth can't possibly be parallel when the jaw opens.
Hope that helps!
Xelar Thanks a ton for the critique !
More SPs, some good, some bad:
Last edited by ozark; October 4th, 2012 at 05:53 AM.
Another batch of anatomy studies:
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Random sketchbook pages:
Last edited by ozark; October 7th, 2012 at 06:04 AM.
I know you're all sick and tired of these anatomy studies but anyway here's another set of them:
And here's a dragon sketch I started today in Photoshop:
Last edited by ozark; October 8th, 2012 at 08:09 AM.
More sketchbook pages, practicing heads from memory:
Last edited by ozark; October 13th, 2012 at 07:29 AM.
Hello CA.org ! Here's some more old anatomy studies:
And a sketch from imagination which I'm pretty pleased with. Thinking about taking it a bit further.
I'm off to skating with my mates ! Peace !
Last edited by ozark; October 16th, 2012 at 05:19 AM.