It's nice to see some good ol' pencil drawings. One thing you should pay more attention to is your hatching. It looks a bit hasty. Draw contour lines or crosshatch insted of zigzag, and your sketches will look a lot prettier. Keep on drawing!
Hey there, nice sketches and studies. These anatomy studies are super critical, and should you keep them up regularly I think you'll make huge strides. I would recommend that if you have the time and desire, just to maybe take an extra step where you proof what you've done. And if you see there is an issue, which some sketches do have. Take the time to fix them. In some of your sketches about 85% of the figure is great, and then there'll be one obvious thing thats slightly out of whack. Like a shoulder or arm pit, or ass cheek. And it kind of detracts from the rest of the good work you did. I mean clearly this is going to happen until you are able to bring everything along together, and it's obviously something we all deal with. Maybe just keep it in mind. Also yeah, make an effort to cross hatch and wrap your forms well, and consider your value to drive things forward and push things back. It'll really help to sell the figures and level you up even more! Otherwise, you're doing great, and showing nice drive! Keep grinding!
@ STRaY: Thanks! You are right, some figures have some issues. I usually see most and correct them while sketching. Sometimes something just slips through (especially with non-reference sketches, which I tend to do a lot, maybe too much, but they are really fun to do for me ) because I don´t see the issue at the moment. When I do see them, I usually already have them online or am about to scan them and I´ll just leave them. I don´t like to constantly change my sketches. They are after all only sketches and I kind of like this online sketchbook to be reflecting my progress (mostly for myself), showing what I achieved and also where my errors still lie. So in a few months away from my errors, I hopefully cry out in horror, when looking at these flaws, because they will be so obvious to me then. And this gives me the feeling of progressing and ultimately the most valuable feeling in learning to draw and paint: keeping my motivation, because I know, I do actually progress
Some more sketchy stuff:
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Hello. Some great work here, well done on the effort you're putting in... keep that up cos you've got potential. I think post 16, noble lizard dude really stands out, the form, colour and light are very convincing. You should apply all those studies and have a go at the character of the week challenges. It's a good place to exercise yoour imagination and see other peoples process. Also if you don't know you should check out Stan Prokopenko on youtube, he has some great videos on fundamentals that I think you'd benefit from. (not because yours are bad or anything, but that you seem to have a good approach to learning that way!)
I just recently discovered Stan Prokopenkos videos and I would recommend them to anyone learning about drawing! In fact, after watching them, my mind finally got it, how to draw the head from any angle without reference. Something just made click while watching Can´t wait for his figure drawing tutorials...
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You are doing fine, I love your more detailed full color studies most, imo , I myself learn most from such studies.