Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 150
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 143 Times in 136 Posts
    Had a really rough week. Lots of unforseen events and well Life issues. I was still drawing and still studying. Been reading some loomis as well as some Michael Hampton.

    I made some edits to my Photoshop WIP of a cup. Removed the pure black and red and tried to get as close to the color as I could. Spent about 1 hour redoing the color after staring at the freaking thing for 30 min trying to tune my eye to the colors. Also worked on a bunch of spheres and cone studies from photos. Did some Plane practice on images. Trying to study planes on top of head images.

    This week I will be all free from other projects and will surely sketch study and draw my ASS off. I have time to be making up ha ha.


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #62
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    307
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
    Hey Pete.
    Cool sketchbook you have here. Good job with keeping up with studies, keep doing them and go further in the Loomis books and try to draw those too. And also do some imagination stuff, sketch some stuff just to change it up from studying . Maybe i'm not the best to give this advice cause i got lot's of studies in my sketchbook too.
    Keep it up and thanks for checking out my sketchbook!

  4. #63
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,004
    Thanks
    891
    Thanked 1,009 Times in 538 Posts
    Good studies keep practicing. As I've read from many threads on here. Anatomy is important but you need to reach a certain level where you have knowledge of perspective in the sense you draw while thinking in 3D basically. You draw through the objects. Basically once you have that down then you'll start seeing how things are and break them down to construct it.

    Though to do this you need a lot of observation, which life drawings the best route for that so keep those up.


    But keep cranking them out mate.

  5. #64
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    129
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
    Hey, you are doing good with studying loomis,
    but a little problem is taht loomis isn't really detailed with explaining the face features, try to use other books too, I personally like the explanations of john h. vanderpoel in his book the human figure
    visit my Sketchbook!
    Sketchbook

  6. #65
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Thank you for stopping by my sketchbook!

    Looks like you're working really hard on the fundamentals; something I need to get back to working on too! I like how you're really getting to observing bones and anatomy and doing gestures and life studies. I think drawing from reality is the best way to learn stuff, especially perspective.

    Do more gestures! Especially those one minute gestures where you're forced to sketch down the person real quick before he/she moves away. Gestures are really important in learning to keep lines loose yet precise. Work on pinpointing the landmarks before sketching in the body.

    I look forward to seeing more of your progress!

  7. #66
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 143 Times in 136 Posts
    razvanb08: Thank you: I do try to draw from my imagination but I am always Disappointed with what comes out. Its like graphite vomit everytime I try.

    JFierce : I do need to get away from my photo crutches and draw from life. Something I have been meaning to do for a few weeks.

    Neyut Yeah Loomis is great but does lack in some additional information on things. I actually picked up that book you recommended. Gonna give it a look see and see if it helps.

    cherlye : I will definitely keep up with my gestures. As for fundamentals....I always rushed those in art classes through high school. I just wanted to draw a masterpiece. Now I know, its not about drawing a masterpiece. Its about showing the understanding of the fundamentals.

    Thank you all for the feed back. So far since I have started this book I have drawn 27 out of 29 days this month. It is EFFING hard especially on those days you don't feel like drawing but you still push to draw something. Even if it is just a page of lines and circles.

    Well here is what I did today. It wasn't much FAIL. But I did get to the nose studies I wanted to do. Some reference and some imagination. A lil Burne Hogarth and mostly Loomis. Also worked on understanding the proportions of the head a little better. Though still need some work it was the first one I did setting up the guides. I think ever. Last thing is a 45 min value study. (Please Grab a Brown bag in case you end up vomiting. lol)

  8. #67
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Keep drawing dude!!! I see you are improving really fast.
    Thanks for your comments in my sketchbook
    Subscribed to your threat
    yeahhhhhh

    learning to draw

  9. #68
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    301
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 67 Times in 60 Posts
    Just remember the basis of painting is drawing!

    I'd suggest trying to push a variation of values more. With your recent pencil sketch I see about 3 values. Gradation, sudden light in dark values. also notice when you are painting women's breasts (or drawing) there is light that bounces from the skin below up to the bottom of the breast making a little line of highlight that contrasts between the two values.

    Don't be afraid to shade deep, maybe try out some new pencils if you are just using a HB pencil. 4B, 7B, 9B - the softer you go the darker values you will get.

    Keep it up!!

  10. #69
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fayetteville NC
    Posts
    1,043
    Thanks
    1,064
    Thanked 511 Times in 410 Posts

    Hola!

    Grinding out those studies i see!! Remember to never give up and never stop drawing!!! Even i come upon times where for a day or two i cant draw, but dont worry, sometimes its hard when you see great artists out there that make it so easy but always remember, they put thousands of hours in foundations to get there that we dont see when they draw. The more you draw the faster you get. I would say try to stick to some areas you want to see yourself improve in and work the hell out of those areas. For me, thats anatomy and perspective. Right now i am obsessed with these two subjects. My lighting and tones are suffereing but im at least getting decent at something. Baby steps are always good Keep up the amazing work!!!

  11. #70
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    302
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 203 Times in 148 Posts
    Holy crap, three pages already
    Loads of good studies here Tip for still life stuff - keep some distance between you and what you're painting. If it's right in front of you, the tiniest movement of your head will completely change the perspective and mess you up.
    Also get up every few minutes and look at your work from as far away as possible. You'll see differences in shape/colour/value/etc much more easily.

  12. #71
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    491
    Thanks
    144
    Thanked 141 Times in 88 Posts
    Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook! Holy moses you progressed really quickly. You're inspiring me to keep drawing because I need to catch up to you now Keep it up!
    Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!

  13. #72
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ouro Preto, Brazil
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hey man! Thx for passing by my sketchbook...you are doing a really nice work as I can see, really want to learn to draw better, as I try too. Well I'm not the best one to give tips since I'm learning too, but one of the best things that have been taught to me (at least for me....xD) is that when you break a draw to it's basics shapes it's really more easy to draw it, specially in perspective, be a body, an environment or a building...if you do first the basic shapes, and then over that draw the final lines you get a better drawing, and later with practice will not need anymore to start with the basic shapes. And another thing that have been said to me, and I agree, is that we don't have to stay "locked" to the rules, like 8 heads body or so...just get the principal references and landmarks and draw.

    I hope this tips helps you as are helping me! xD

    Sry for the bad english!

  14. #73
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    1,373
    Thanks
    565
    Thanked 546 Times in 529 Posts
    nice updates, on the last one it seems off. just spend more time planning out where things will go and how far apart they will be. i know a lot of people, including my self, just wanna jump into it but trust me the planning is a way better route!

  15. #74
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    407
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked 124 Times in 120 Posts
    Nice updates. Drawing the guidelines over photos are a good way to really nut out positioning of features in different perspectives. Keep on practising! Your progress is quite outstanding
    DeviantART // My Sketchbook
    If you have the time please show me some love and +watch or come by and check out my progress and crit me!

  16. #75
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Amerstburg, Ontario
    Posts
    1,070
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 429 Times in 415 Posts
    Hey man, you're totally improving! Keep doing your studies, only thing though, is the mug haha Another crit on that, the new one. I see that you're taking into account some of the stuff I said, only thing is though, you're using a pure grey for the highlight on the outside. Now from what I remember, the mug was porcelain, it's fairly reflective. If you were shining a light on it, even if it's just an ambient light, the highlight is going to veer towards that colour. Say you were shining a desk lamp on it, those lights are typically orange right, the highlight is going to be a fairly strong orange colour. Just keep in mind the surroundings, for what you're drawing, it really helps to define that it's real, and that it's actually in an environment. Anyway, I'll check back again in a bit, good luck!

Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: Jazz' Junk Draw' (Practice Enviro update, Aug 6, 2011)
    By Jazz in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 445
    Last Post: June 9th, 2014, 10:24 AM
  2. Practice Art in a Group While Study in Art College Aboard With a Reasonable Price
    By raminafshari in forum Education & Schools for Artists
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 23rd, 2011, 03:57 AM
  3. Learning to draw (Anatomy/perspective practice added)
    By Pate5 in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 24th, 2009, 09:41 AM
  4. Replies: 17
    Last Post: April 19th, 2009, 05:08 AM
  5. Morpheus-Dream practice/study art (crits are very much appreciated)
    By Jie Kageshinzo in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 26th, 2008, 08:20 PM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast