Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 315
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts

    Alex DL learns to draw

    Hi everyone!

    My name's Alex, I'm French, male, 34yo. I began learning to draw about 10 month ago - better late than never!
    I've been lurking for quite a while and have come to the conclusion that conceptart.org is a great community, and joining can only help me to improve.

    Today morning's stuff: a few contour drawings from observation + a bunch of quick pose gesture drawings (30 seconds) from http://artists.pixelovely.com/

    I found out that I love the 30 seconds delay: it forces you to observe efficiently and symplify the form to keep only what is relevant. I think it's a crucial skill to be honed. I have already made some progress, and will continue to practice everyday. I will also try to study longer poses, along with some anatomy studies. I have to familiarize with color and digital painting too.

    Hopefully more to come on a daily basis.

    Comments and critics are welcome!

    Name:  rashomon_avatar2.jpg
Views: 2895
Size:  23.2 KB
    Last edited by Alex DL; July 9th, 2014 at 06:18 PM. Reason: change sketchbook icon


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    789
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 352 Times in 324 Posts
    Hi Alex, welcome to CA!
    I like what you're doing with the contour drawings and especially the figures. If you've been doing those 30s figures for a while, maybe it's time to start paying a bit more attention to the shapes of muscle groups in relation to each other and the entire figure and doing some slightly longer (60s?) poses too.
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    @krysjez: thx for the advice, I will definitely study muscles and try to work with different pose durations.

    Some other stuff from observation, drawn freehand: a messy spoon and a ladle (I need to practice value drawing and texture rendering, and improve my hand control a lot), and also two lanscape sketches.
    Attached Images Attached Images        

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    This morning stuff:

    Various objects drawn from observation + a bunch of gesture drawings, with different pose durations (10s, 30s, 60s & 90s) - ref from http://www.posemaniacs.com/

    All was drawn with a grey marker on copy paper.
    Attached Images Attached Images            

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Hi,

    Today's stuff: gesture Drawings (30s poses), anatomy study from "The Atlas of Human Anatomy for the artist" by Stephen Roger Peck, and a doodle done with sketchbook pro 6.
    Attached Images Attached Images        

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hey man, nice start !
    I like your observation drawings !
    Keep it up !
    “We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Hello!

    Today's stuff:

    From observation, made with a grey marker:
    Name:  chair.jpg
Views: 3792
Size:  22.5 KB

    Study of the right scapula, from S.R. Peck, pencil + ballpoint pen:
    Name:  scapula01.jpg
Views: 3694
Size:  29.2 KB

    Also from Peck:
    Name:  shoulderAndArm01.jpg
Views: 3724
Size:  25.6 KB

    Now the same thing from Loomis:
    Name:  shoulderAndArm02.jpg
Views: 3737
Size:  20.4 KB
    Muscles of the shoulder, from Loomis:
    Name:  shoulderMuscles.jpg
Views: 3721
Size:  26.6 KB

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Alex DL For This Useful Post:


  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    659
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked 168 Times in 155 Posts
    Great anatomy studies! Don't be afraid to dome some sketching and applying that knowledge! Keep practicing!
    I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!

    Sketchbook

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    535
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked 235 Times in 185 Posts
    Hey man, really like the line quality of your life sketches, the hoover, the chair the shoes etc are really really nice.
    However for these figure studies in the beginning stages of understanding the figure I think you would benefit more from spending more time on a single pose and giving yourself some time to figure out how to suggest certain shapes and connections and practice getting some nice lines of the human body. Once you have a foundation 60s gestures are useful for helping yourself see the pose as a whole faster. If there isn't a certain level of understanding there before hand I'm not sure they are as useful as they could be. Of course its all about a balance in your studies so both are good, do some slightly longer studies and really look and get some nice shapes and accuracy and the shorter ones will improve a lot

    And try some portraits, they will really help you hone your eye and accuracy because of how sensitive we are to them

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Hi guys!

    The sketchbook reappeared, but some posts are missing
    Anyway here's a selection of images previously posted, as well as new ones:

    from observation, markers
    Name:  tree_260613_02.jpg
Views: 3703
Size:  52.7 KB
    Name:  tree_260613.jpg
Views: 3722
Size:  143.5 KB
    Name:  coursEmap01.jpg
Views: 3696
Size:  171.7 KB

    doodled in Sketchbook pro 6:
    Name:  doodle_16.jpg
Views: 3678
Size:  51.1 KBName:  doodle_19.jpg
Views: 3678
Size:  91.2 KB

    new studies from Bridman, fineliner:
    Name:  arm_Bridgman_300613_01.jpg
Views: 3669
Size:  57.5 KBName:  arm_Bridgman_300613_02.jpg
Views: 3649
Size:  61.2 KB

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Gesture drawings from imagination, fineliner:
    Name:  gesture_imagination_300613_01.jpg
Views: 3965
Size:  142.3 KBName:  gesture_imagination_300613_02.jpg
Views: 3776
Size:  154.3 KB

    arm studies from Bridgman, fineliner:
    Name:  arm_Bridgman_300613_03.jpg
Views: 3685
Size:  90.4 KB

    from Stephen Roger Peck, fineliner + pentel pocket brush:
    Name:  arm_peck_300613_01.jpg
Views: 3684
Size:  75.1 KB

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    'mer-cuh
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    394
    Thanked 277 Times in 210 Posts
    erm, pretty impressive progress. You sure you've been doing this only 10 months? ._.

    Also Machinarium rules. I love the backgrounds, and I love the music, still listen to it to this day.

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    @diamandis: Thanks for stopping by! Your sketchbook is quite inspiring to me as I, too, used to draw in the past and for some reason completely stopped. But even I doodled a lot in the past it's really last year I properly began learning to draw. Never before had I heard of shapes & forms, edges, values, line quality, nor had I bothered opening an anatomy book And yes, Machinarium is gorgeous, as are all Amanita's games!

    Not much done today, just a few gestures from imagination, fineliner:
    Name:  gesture_imagination_010713_01.jpg
Views: 3732
Size:  108.4 KB

    and an arm study from Bridgman, fineliner:
    Name:  arm_bridgman_010713_01.jpg
Views: 3605
Size:  67.1 KB

  16. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    northern ireland
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Hey good work man going back to basics, some of those poses are really well done. keep it up

  17. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    A few doodles, no ref, fineliner + markers:
    Name:  gesture_imagination_050713_01.jpg
Views: 3387
Size:  167.8 KB
    Name:  gesture_imagination_050713_02.jpg
Views: 3360
Size:  163.8 KB
    Name:  gesture_imagination_050713_03.jpg
Views: 3350
Size:  143.6 KB

  18. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    I was sorting out the last months' drawing exercises and scribblings as I came across these enviro doodles - some of which rather abstract. I had completely forgotten this messy stuff but there's definitely something I like in it:

    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_01.jpg
Views: 2590
Size:  85.6 KB
    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_02.jpg
Views: 2574
Size:  74.2 KB
    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_03.jpg
Views: 2557
Size:  53.0 KB
    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_04.jpg
Views: 2550
Size:  76.3 KB
    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_05.jpg
Views: 2531
Size:  63.9 KB
    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_06.jpg
Views: 2533
Size:  82.1 KB
    Name:  enviro_thumb_060713_07.jpg
Views: 2546
Size:  81.5 KB

  19. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Bridgman and Loomis are terrific and all but quite difficult to grasp - at least for me - and I was getting frustrated. So I ordered The Hampton's book and received it a couple of days ago and I love his method. It'll help tremendously.

    More figures, no ref, pencils, markers, pentel pocket brush:
    Name:  gesture_imagination_070713_01.jpg
Views: 2514
Size:  107.2 KBName:  gesture_imagination_070713_02.jpg
Views: 2506
Size:  85.0 KB
    Name:  gesture_imagination_070713_03.jpg
Views: 2494
Size:  68.0 KB

  20. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Skull study from S.R. Peck, pencil:
    Name:  skull_refPeck_120713.jpg
Views: 2458
Size:  119.6 KB

  21. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    682
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 198 Times in 184 Posts
    try to do community challenges as a way to improve hard work but fun good luck

  22. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    @I-Bomb: good idea, I will try that!

    From Vanderpoel, pencil:
    Name:  vanderpoel_130713_02.jpg
Views: 2440
Size:  59.5 KB

  23. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    pencil, Pentel pocket brush:
    Name:  heads_130713_01.jpg
Views: 2452
Size:  84.5 KBName:  heads_130713_02.jpg
Views: 2447
Size:  103.8 KB
    Name:  heads_130713_03.jpg
Views: 2433
Size:  96.7 KBName:  heads_130713_04.jpg
Views: 2426
Size:  87.3 KB

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


  25. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    'mer-cuh
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    394
    Thanked 277 Times in 210 Posts
    Those imagined figures at the top of post #17 are great. What's your process for drawing those? It looks like red skeletons and blue landmark volumes are drawn on top of the black contours, meaning you drew the contours first? Just curious.

  26. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    @diamandis: In the first pic I drew the gestures with a fineliner first, then thickened the contours with a brush pen, and finally added the landmarks, using opaque markers. Same process for the other pics except that I first scribbled with pencils. And I used alcool based markers here and there too, for the backgrounds and shades.

    skull study with ref, Sketchbook pro 6:
    Name:  skullStudy_130713_02.jpg
Views: 2447
Size:  21.0 KB

  27. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Head studies from Bridgman, pencil, brush pen:
    Name:  headBridgman_140713_02.jpg
Views: 2418
Size:  63.3 KB
    Name:  headBridgman_140713_03.jpg
Views: 2415
Size:  61.7 KB
    Name:  headBridgman_140713_01.jpg
Views: 2454
Size:  54.3 KB
    Name:  headBridgman_140713_04.jpg
Views: 2402
Size:  71.9 KB

  28. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Woah! Nice sketchbook already!

  29. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    @thePedestrian: Thanks!

    Head studies from Bridgman:
    pencil, brush pen
    Name:  jawBridgman_150713_01.jpg
Views: 2415
Size:  69.4 KB
    brush pen
    Name:  jawBridgman_150713_02.jpg
Views: 2400
Size:  69.9 KB
    Name:  eyeBridgman_150713_01.jpg
Views: 2366
Size:  56.5 KB
    Name:  earBridgman_150713_01.jpg
Views: 2366
Size:  55.4 KB
    Name:  earBridgman_150713_02.jpg
Views: 2376
Size:  46.9 KB

    random objects from life:
    fineliner
    Name:  randomObjects_150713_01.jpg
Views: 2336
Size:  79.3 KB
    fineliner, brush pen
    Name:  randomObjects_150713_02.jpg
Views: 2342
Size:  96.0 KB

    doodles, Sketchbook pro 6:
    Name:  doodle_150713_01.jpg
Views: 2338
Size:  66.2 KB
    Name:  doodle_150713_02.jpg
Views: 2349
Size:  41.8 KB
    Name:  doodle_150713_03.jpg
Views: 2334
Size:  44.2 KB

  30. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    From Bridgman, fineliner, brush pen:
    Name:  Bridgman_160713_01.jpg
Views: 2304
Size:  64.0 KB
    Name:  Bridgman_160713_02.jpg
Views: 2294
Size:  39.9 KB
    Name:  Bridgman_160713_03.jpg
Views: 2294
Size:  45.2 KB
    Name:  Bridgman_160713_04.jpg
Views: 2301
Size:  48.0 KB
    Name:  Bridgman_160713_05.jpg
Views: 2320
Size:  75.8 KB

  31. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    No Bridgman studies today!
    Instead I sketched some stuff from my car:
    Name:  sketch_170713_01.jpg
Views: 2278
Size:  108.3 KB
    Name:  sketch_170713_02.jpg
Views: 2284
Size:  103.6 KB
    Name:  sketch_170713_03.jpg
Views: 2274
Size:  136.1 KB

    a miserable attempt of a landscape in gouache:
    Name:  landscape_gouache_170713.jpg
Views: 2268
Size:  47.6 KB

    and a couple of figure drawings, ref from pixelovely, about 15mn each:
    Name:  pixelovely_170713_01.jpg
Views: 2285
Size:  78.2 KB
    Name:  pixelovely_170713_02.jpg
Views: 2278
Size:  66.5 KB

  32. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    A castle in the French countryside, sketched from observation, fineliner:
    Name:  sketch_180713_01.jpg
Views: 2275
Size:  124.9 KB
    Name:  sketch_180713_02.jpg
Views: 2263
Size:  148.3 KB

    figure frawing with ref from Pixelovely and figure drawing references:
    Name:  figure_180713_01.jpg
Views: 2242
Size:  58.9 KB
    Name:  figure_180713_02.jpg
Views: 2242
Size:  60.5 KB
    Name:  figure_180713_03.jpg
Views: 2253
Size:  51.4 KB

  33. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    France
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 99 Times in 80 Posts
    Bridgman again, brush pen:
    Name:  190713_Bridgman_01.jpg
Views: 2229
Size:  61.1 KB
    Pilot V-ball:
    Name:  190713_Bridgman_02.jpg
Views: 2246
Size:  79.3 KB
    Name:  190713_Bridgman_03.jpg
Views: 2263
Size:  77.9 KB
    Name:  190713_Bridgman_04.jpg
Views: 2231
Size:  59.1 KB

    And a doodle made with Sketchbook pro. While drawing this one I was thinking of the old "chose your own adventure" book, especially the Sorcery! series, Kharé - Cityport of traps to be exact. I wanted to recreate this kind of atmosphere. I know that it's messy and that the perspective is off; lots of work to make a descent image from this scribbling. But I think there is some potential:
    Name:  doodle_190713_05.jpg
Views: 2293
Size:  428.4 KB

    Two intersesting links:
    Jean Giraud (Moebius) & Hugo Pratt - Tac au tac (1972) Be sure to watch all the episode in the series, there are some real gems!
    ARC museum I came along this one while looking for references - Plenty of master's paintings.

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 489
    Last Post: 2 Weeks Ago, 03:39 PM
  2. SketchBook: Y4n learns to draw
    By Y4N in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: August 30th, 2013, 11:35 AM
  3. SketchBook: Tim learns to draw and would like your help!
    By Tim Murphy in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 179
    Last Post: February 28th, 2013, 01:34 AM
  4. SketchBook: MT learns to draw!
    By MT19 in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: January 13th, 2013, 05:14 PM
  5. SketchBook: Hearthling learns to draw!
    By Hearthling in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 11th, 2012, 11:25 AM

Members who have read this thread: 14

Tags for this Thread

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