So was suppose to start doing "modelled drawing in water color" but I was too lazy to get the materials from the basement (and it's kinda creepy going down there late at night lol) so I just did it with pen. It's basically the same as with pen, but using darker color for the sensation of pressing back and lighter for forward.
@ Lazara - Thanks a lot for the kind words! I've seen a few of that guys videos before, I'll implement those techniques by my next post for sure!
Now up to "Right-Angle Study" in The Natural Way to Draw where you draw what you think the model would look like from a side view from which ever angle you are viewing the model for half the duration then the last half go to that position and check/redraw the model from the actually position.
Sorry for the kinda late update, my sleeping schedule is all wacky. I forgot to mention in last post also that I am starting to use http://www.posemaniacs.com/. It's a site with images of 3D models. On http://artists.pixelovely.com/ I've now been getting repeat images for awhile now so probably going to start checking out the other site. Also it is good for the right-angle study in The Natural Way to Draw because a good amount of the images on posemaniacs lets you rotate them because they are 3D models and some have animated cycles so that's pretty neat too.
Do more scribbling around within the figures on those gestures, kind of like you are coloring in a silhouette. On the ones that you think are interesting, get a brush pen or felt pen and emphasize the important marks that are happening in them.
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"Knowledge is proven in action."
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@ armando - A'ight I've been getting some mixed messages of how to approach the gestures lol, but I guess I will divide them up and try different techniques on them as equal as possible. But yeah, the scribble type of technique is what the book The Natural Way to Draw is about, though they aren't that impressive to look at it I admit lol or at least as of now hehe. Any who, thanks for the help!
Due to my crazy sleeping patterns I've accumulated 2 days worth of stuff always in the back, so I'm gonna dump it all now to put me back on track.
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Been slacking on the posting the last few days sorry about that, been distracted by video games lol. I've been drawing everyday just not sticking to my set schedule, but I'm going to get this rolling again! I'm in to Section 7 in The Natural Way to Draw now! 1 quarter way through the book. So in this section there's a 5 hour blind contour exercise of a single drawing. I think I'm going a tad too fast with the 5 hour blind contour seeing how I've got what looks like majority of the thing down in 1 hour lol. So I guess I'll have to work on slowing down with that hehe.
Oh man been awhile since my last post sorry about that! I've been drawing but not to the extent I should be admittedly. Got hooked back on to some video games. But I shall overcome it and I'm getting back on track with my set schedule of study. So with today's stuff I did contour of the head and also gesture of the features of the face from The Natural Way to Draw.
Woooooooooweee! Man, it feels like ages since I've last posted. Sorry once again for the loooonng hiatus since my last post. (darn you video games lol) But, I'm back and ready for action! I see they've made a lot of updates to the website since I've last posted, it be looking pretty nice! So Imma be starting with the usual stuff I had been doing, so here we go back to dat grind!
Here comes more stuff! Did some "Ten-Minute Form Studies" from The Natural Way to Draw, in which you are to indicate the form in space using heavy or light values to show what's coming toward you and what's moving back. Messed around with a felt tip pen for one of the observational drawings.
Alrighty, I'm all up to date now with the lessons post wise. I been trying to do the gesture exercise with fewer lines, doing the scribble method was getting pretty repetitive after the few hundredth I've made of them lol. So I'm going to switch it up somewhat with them and try some different methods of doing gesture studies, but I will still devote some to how the book says to do them.
Did some digital work IN COLOR! Lol, been awhile since last post that wasn't monochrome. Also I've started looking up copyright related to art and just in general. I don't see much talk about copyright in the art community. I'd like to perhaps post some fan art and whatnot online, but maybe it's just me that's kinda paranoid about copyright. So I'm just going to be looking stuff up about it until I feel I have a firm grasp of it. I see people all the time for example on DeviantArt who make fan art and even do commissions of copyrighted characters. Yet, they seem to have no issues, and I'm fairly certain what their doing is illegal unless they've been given permission by the owner or is under "fair use". Which I doubt a big company would give permission, and the "fair use" leads to a ton more questions about what makes something able to be "fair use" exactly. Maybe it's rare that anyone ever has any legal action happen to them, or maybe people just don't care until something potentially happens to them, or maybe I'm just completely wrong I don't know, but hopefully soon enough I shall!