Sketchbook: Annie's book of sketches
 
View testimonialsView Artwork
Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Annie's book of sketches

    Hay guys!

    Been lurking for a few days and decided to show y'all some of my drawings - I really want to improve so if you spot any mistakes, major or minor, please inform me

    In the past I've done a lot of sketches from photos and from life, but I don't think I really learnt that much except how to copy. Then a few weeks ago I started anatomy and recently I've been trying to learn drapery... so I can clothe my people so they don't get cold I'm also trying to go back to basics.

    Attached are a sample of the things I've done over the past few weeks (or older). Perhaps you've noticed a running error or have some advice for the future. This would be awesome as I really don't know where I'm going with my 'art'. Any suggestions on what to focus on or try would be incredibly useful!

    Sorry about the photos. The scanner works but it's not very good...hope you enjoy these for now. First few are still life, next few are from photos (yeah the felt tip one has problems), next few are humans (been doing lots of posemaniacs loose sketches), and the last few are from my imagination. If you want to know more about anything just ask

    Attached Images Attached Images                        
    Last edited by Soapy; August 7th, 2012 at 03:32 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    little update -- started on hands a few days ago! and first are a few studies from references. crits welcome

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Amerstburg, Ontario
    Posts
    1,070
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 429 Times in 415 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey really great start! Keep doing what you're doing, you'll improve for sure.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Psychobuddy For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    303
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 119 Times in 116 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Welcome to CA.

    Looks like you're on the right track, you've got a good handle of the basics. Those hands are looking nice and proportionate too, which is a tricky thing to do! I'd recommend working on your lines a little bit, make them less scratchy. Try doing a drawing using as few passes with the pencil as possible, making long smooth lines.

    Keep it up, and you'll be flying in no time!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Clur For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for the encouragement, guys! I'll try that now, Clur, but what do I do if (when) the lines come out wrong? xD Cheers!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    303
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 119 Times in 116 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Work lightly, erase it, and try again! :3

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Clur For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    209
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You got a nice feelings to your drawings!
    The best advice I can give you is just to keep drawing from life, and sometimes from photographs.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Dahlium For This Useful Post:


  13. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ooo somebody already does have a sketchbook ! I already love the portrait and hands ! and see how good your figures already are ! keep posting and we can all kick butt one day haha

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to JerryActric For This Useful Post:


  15. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    254
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    first: thanks a lot for ur comment

    sencond: u do some really great work. especially the human studies I like the most. And that head with its hole on its right side!

    keep it up.

    Sketchb88k

    Book Eight (tumblr blog)

    Instagram

    Twitter

    DeviantArt

    Kik: tony_eight

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to T-Eight For This Useful Post:


  17. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    sorry for the boring

    Thanks for dropping by, everyone
    Jerry, I hope we do kick butt one day ;D
    So I'm back to drawing humans, and I'm really trying to see the form and use longer lines instead of scratchy ones. It made me slow down quite a bit. Oh and I actually picked up a rubber once or twice! I also picked up some willow charcoal, which was too much fun (don't know if I used it right and it's smudged now oh well).
    First is a before and after type thing. Last is from imagination - something seems VERY WRONG about it, the hip and legs particularly....but I guess I should do these to test what I've learnt?
    Also does anyone have any suggestions for drawing books, general or anatomy?? I wanna improve loads before a-levels start

    Attached Images Attached Images              
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  18. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Münster, Germany
    Posts
    198
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 55 Times in 55 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    a very nice start. cant complain so fare xD
    do you draw every day?

    I am searching for a "Mentor" who will give me some hint's and an ass-kick when I get lazy

    NOW or Never --> Last Chance SKETCHBOOK _____ deviantArt _____ CW-Sketchbook(Blog)

    Any Question? ---> PM pls
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  19. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cheers JiR, and yes I do Recently I have anyway

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  20. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I decided to spice up my sketchbook with some exciting perspective studies! Working through this wonderful thread. More to come I think. Also I've filled my real life sketchbook, yaay, now to buy a second one :| Hopefully one without bible-thin pages....

    Attached Images Attached Images              
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  21. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    First few, playing with cubes a bit. Next is some gesture drawings from posemaniacs, all under 15 seconds. Next is some arms taken from stills of trampoling men's final at the olympics ;D Last is people drawings from stock photos, experimenting a bit. By the way I always do more than is shown here but that would make for a huge post

    Attached Images Attached Images                      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  22. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    *sigh* I don't know what I'm doing. Have some random crap. Tried using values properly, like first put darks in, then midtones, then darkest darks and light parts but it was damn hard to stay consistent >:I

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  23. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi Annie! Really nice start with your sketchbook! You seem to have a pretty good grasp on proportions and values already. The picture of the man in a coat is especially great!

    As far as advice goes, um, one thing that has really helped me in doing studies from life or photos or whatever, is trying to be as accurate as possible. For example - the bowl of fruit, when you compare it to the reference, do you feel as though it is as accurate as it could have been? What could have been improved? Like the values, or the position, or the details and shadows. Just try to be as honest as possible and then try to fix it.

    Of course this is really just when doing studies. To me the reason is so that you will push yourself to learn as much as you can from that subject you're drawing/painting.

    Hope that helps a little. Good luck!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  24. The Following User Says Thank You to LongJh For This Useful Post:


  25. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you very much, LongJh!
    Good advice, although the fruit was from life so I can't correct it now But I'll try to think about your words in the future! Thanks again.

    No update today...I did a little self portrait but I'll maybe lump it in with the next post - when the book I ordered arrives and I get to doing exercises from that
    Hope it gets here soon ;_;

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  26. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    the tiny red dot AKA Singapore
    Posts
    1,080
    Thanks
    4,261
    Thanked 654 Times in 328 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    HAHA HI THERE! SEE SUPERNATURAL TOO!
    (I'm a huge fan.)

    Thanks for dropping by my sketchie!
    Great studies you have here! Keep it going!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  27. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 143 Times in 136 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  28. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    shamandalie: I FOLLOWED YOOOU.
    Thanks guys, and I'm sorry I haven't posted for...2 weeks! Oh my. You can shout at me, I deserve it.
    Been doing some projects from 'Keys to Drawing' by Burt Dodson. Was unimpressed with it at first but it does have some great advice
    Last attachment is sketch from holiday.

    Attached Images Attached Images          
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  29. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Warning: even slower updates to come (school)

    Watch out, here comes Loomis. I realised I never spend long studying something so this time I am going to spend enough time on heads to get it perfect!!!!!! Or there abouts.
    Should have drawn bigger and in pencil, but it's okay. Please excuse the suckiness.
    Also attatched some skull studies, and the sketchbook cover I decorated! For no reason! (will write my name in the facebook like space)

    Attached Images Attached Images                          
    Last edited by Soapy; August 30th, 2012 at 11:32 AM. Reason: adding photos
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

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
  •  
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook