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Hello everyone! First of all let me apologize if my english is not so good. My name is Emil Gasanov and I'm 18 years old. I started drawing 8 months ago. Since it's now my last year in school I didn't had so much time to draw but I did my best to atleast spend 2 hours per day. I will post some of my works from the very beggining to the nowadays works. As I said I'm just a begginer and I appreciate any critiq. Thank you!
This was made 6 months ago. I'm just started to study and learn Loomis way to draw heads
As you see I had (and pretty much still have) problems with construction
I couldn't understand how construct and place features correctly
After all those fails I tried do Still Life's. And...as you see..hehe. It's didn't helped me alot
After all those fails I got a little bit depressed. And took a 3 weeks rest from art
Three weeks later couraged myself to draw again. Tried to study anatomy of skull
Finally understood that if you are drawing - don't rush it and take your time
Still bad but had the feeling that I'm getting there. This was made 2 months ago
Tried some perspective drawing and also got myself a tablet
This was made at the beggining of january of this year. I tried "comics style"
Forgive me based Loomis..
Starting to study Vilppu seriously and doing some quick sketch drawings in school
Those are my latest works. I know this is still bad but I'm practicing every day and will upload my drawings here
Tried to draw without reference. Still need so much to learn
Hey ! First, I want to tell you that these last sketches are very encouraging. The progress you have made so far are truly visible at first... glance ? Stare ? English isn't my mother language either, sorry about that !
Well, for the advices :
- MOST OF ALL, keep drawing every day. I mean : from now on, you can tell yourself that every day without drawing is a day gone for nothing. That's a way of thinking among many, to keep motivation here. : )
- You're gonna have a lot of struggle with your art and you seem to feel it already : THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NORMAL. Do not focus too much on the result. When you will be three thousands hours in or so, you should start having real fun and nice pictures. For now, sketches are practice material and no "bad result" should stop you. Trial and error : that's a way of learning.
- To keep on trial and error : NEVER STAY IN A COMFORT ZONE. If you keep doing faces for months, you will enventually become great at it. When it starts to be your strenght, then move on : perspective, gesture, observation, figure drawing, composition, color, there are plenty to learn out there. You shall never draw only what you can already draw : do it for fun, but not for practice. : )
- You can feel overwhelmed by the massive amount of knowledge to gain and practice to make. That's ok, but STAY FOCUSED. I myself lost two or three years going from a bit of sketches to a bit of perspective passing by a bit of color and ended up doing nothing right. One of the most efficient way of practicing is to do something until you do it right. It's okay to move on new things when you start to be annoyed by what you do. But keep a focus.
- On the other side, I might suggest trying different approach to a unique matter. Seeing things from different viewpoints can sometime clarify problems you are struggling with, without even noticing. As far as anatomy goes, Loomis is GREAT. But why not take a look at Bridgman, Hampton, etc ? I see you are already doing this with Vilppu. That is GREAT. ( Vilppu is AWESOME too. )
- Do not get too influenced by people around you : if nobody in your entourage is drawing, or if your drawing buddies are lazy as hell, then just don't mind and keep drawing for yourself. As Gandhi said : " you must be the change that you wanna see in this world." Or something like that.
I think I said all what I thought about. For subjects to study, I think you get it right. Don't forget to draw simple objects IRL like bottles, books, anything. Drawing simple volumes and then trying to draw them from another angle (without model this time) is a great exercise to start seeing thinds in 3D !
Oh and do not forget : HAVE FUN. Each time you make studies, take 10-15 minutes MINIMUM to draw things related to what you studied, FROM IMAGINATION. If you studied arm anatomy, then draw four armed monsters, or anything that gives you fun. It's one of the greatest ways to learn. : )
Good luck buddy ! : )
Thanks for this great advice! Your words really encouraged me to continue practicing
Tried shading in photoshop. (Yeah I know this is bad)
Atleast I tried
Trying to study perspective