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October 2nd, 2012 #1
Hi. I'm Mewball and I want to improve at drawing
Please critique me as honestly and as harshly as possible
Here's some things I've done recently.
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I'm liking the construction of the human anatomy you are doing. Is that influenced from Loomis? Keep on going man, you got this. When you don't feel inspired, work anyways (most of the time you can become interested when you are working through something) . It's all about discipline. gogogogogo!
October 2nd, 2012 #3
Thanks Jmob. I started doing Loomis this week, but I mostly used Hampton until now. Thanks a lot for the encouraging words!
And now for today's sketches (minus some figure drawing I did earlier today that I will post when I get the chance to take pictures.) A little disappointed with these, but I learned I really am terrible at women. Gonna work on it!
October 3rd, 2012 #4
Hi there Mewball. Thanks for stopping by! By looking at you SB I'd feel inclined to suggest more anatomy studies. You could try Andrew Loomis' "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth". Also go check out ctrlpaint.com because it's full of usefull information. Things that go from basics in drawing with pencil to digital painting and more. I've been visiting that site lately and I recommend it. Keep up the good work!
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October 4th, 2012 #5
I am currently using Loomis and I have looked around CTRLpaint. They're both pretty sweet! Thanks Dave!
Here's some stuff from today.
October 4th, 2012 #6
hey thanks for comin on by and checkn out my sketchbook, i really like your style and anatomy studies, oh and that last portrait painting looks good expect her ear is too high keep it up!
October 4th, 2012 #7
thanks. Now that you mention it, I definitely see how i messed that up. I'll be sure to be conscious of that in the future!
October 4th, 2012 #8
I got the chance to draw a figure model today, so I felt okay just doing random sketches for the rest of the day. I will post up my model drawings when I get the chance.
October 5th, 2012 #9
Thanks for commenting in my sketchbook.
There are some good drawings here, learning anatomy/ practicing from Loomis is a good idea. I think it would do you a lot of good to learn perspective and scaling techniques, some of the figures you've drawn aren't grounded and lack visual weight because of that. Keep doing life drawings, and maybe try some enviros too if that appeals to you. Think about what you want to achieve. You've made a good start anyhow
Some good books on perspective and drawing include,
Deborah Rockman's 'drawing essentials',
Perspective! For comic book artists (in comic form, really excellent) David Chelsea,
Harold Speeds 'The practice and science of drawing' (excellent for learning about life drawing and composition)
All the best
art blog: http://hrartwork.blogspot.co.uk/
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October 6th, 2012 #10
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October 6th, 2012 #11
Yeah, I like cartoons! Hmm. I'm afraid I'm not really sure what you mean, though I agree they look off.
October 6th, 2012 #12
Here's some stuff. Not too much study which is bad, but I was quite tired and proportions are quite tedious...
February 28th, 2013 #13
Hi there! It's been a long time since I've updated this thread, but now I'm back and that's what matters!
Here's some stuff I did in the last 2 days. It's kind of a lot, sorry about that! I was practicing my perspective and portraits with some construction thrown in there. Crits are appreciated!!!
February 28th, 2013 #14
Hey, thanks for stopping by!
I can see you're trying to get better at perspective like myself. One thing I see from your boxes is that your lines are a bit curvy and wobbly. I would recommend practicing your lines by trying to connect two points on a paper. Just place two points down and go back and forth, touching the points a few times while keeping your fingers locked before you make your line. If you need to make long lines, use your elbow or arm for a bigger area of movement. Just my 2 cents.
(updated December 30 2014)
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March 1st, 2013 #16
hey thanks for stopping by my sketchbook!! i thought i'd return the favor. c:
your human faces look REALLY good so far, and your first post with the shoes?? brilliant. your linework is already really good, and the mlp stuff is too. keep working with anatomy!! maybe do some more finished stuff? the adventure time pic looks awesome, and while i'm not a fan, it's really aesthetically appealing. keep it up!! i'll definitely be checking back.
what kind of style are you hoping to achieve? something more realistic??
March 1st, 2013 #17
I'm trying to build up my fundamental skills to be able to apply realism to cartoons and make them "real." If you're familiar with the Pixiv artist "koki"(http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=207762), my goal is something like that.
Here's some stuff from today (so far) and yesterday. Lots of gestures and constructions + some arm anatomy. I'm really struggling with constructing more feminine faces, anyone have any tips?
March 1st, 2013 #18
Real dedication in this thread, keep going! Much prefer your more realistic stuff to the manga/anime influenced sketches, but then again, exquisite colour and designed tone in your coloured pieces!
Nice GBA SP, I love that little machine.
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March 3rd, 2013 #20
Yesterday's stuff. Was busy and tired so I, unfortunately, couldn't do much. Just some gestures, referenced poses, and constructions. I still have such a hard time getting likeness right.
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March 4th, 2013 #23Registered User
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your name seems familer
did you post in mlpg?
March 4th, 2013 #24
Thanks for stopping by!
Nice sketchbook! Really like the anime influence in your art. These can sometimes get annoying, but not in your case
Love the adventure time sketches in the first few posts.
You've also already improved a lot on anatomy
For more perspective studies try looking for Scott Robertson, Joe777k7 recommended him to me and he's got some good material ^^
Help me improve, critiques and criticism are welcome:
March 4th, 2013 #25
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[QUOTE=Mewball;3661329]Yeah I do quite frequently.
cool, i think its really nice that your starting to work on your fundamentals.
not out of some purest elitist crap but because i think it will ultimately make anything you decided to do more impactful.
after listening to Hampton and vilppu i started to see why other peoples figures are successful.
.. i posted in the general for a while..
March 4th, 2013 #27
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March 4th, 2013 #28
damn those shoes in the first post - AWESOME
i like your style and also the value portraits
i dont know what MLP is but that pink pony in post 17 looks cute
keep up the good work!!
March 4th, 2013 #29
MLP is the g4 My Little Pony reboot.
Today I was pretty tired, but I still managed to finish up a cat study painting, do some 30 sec gestures, do some 3 min poses, and some constructions. Gotta keep studying arms and legs, and probably start throwing in some core anatomy or back anatomy in there as well. Also gotta practice those proportions. Ahh, much to study!!
March 4th, 2013 #30
Wow, that cat study is looking really good. The two profile shots of the heads are a bit too square. The way I learned the proportions of the head was to take a square then add 1/4 in length to it. Picture related: it's the square with 1/4 height added to overall length, then divided up into fours up and down. (I hope that made sense.) Thanks for the encouragement over at my thread (you don't know how much I appreciate it) and I hope I was able to have had helped a tiny bit.
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