I've decided to focus on still lives before moving onto probably anatomy.
I repeatedly drew the same object, correcting the mistakes I saw as I went on, then I did a pencil still life, a painted one and a digital. Since I don't have a stylus to draw correct lines I decided to just take the silhouette of the object and pay attention to value and blending.
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hey, welcome to the forums !
I am a beginner myself, so can't offer really strong advice, but I like your value in drawings. The only thing I could say is try to make the final drawings cleaner, less grungy edges maybe.. ?
**This didnt upload the first time I tried 4 hours ago
Fairly disappointing, out of laziness and wanting to move on to master studies I rushed these so my trying to have a refined finished picture thing didn't happen. I tried to focus on seeing and mixing color in the painting and I think a big problem is I'm lacking in saturation accuracy. That was the purple i saw in the paper the staple was on, just not so obvious.
I started value/composition master studies, both are by Hudons River Artists. Im really unsure about my whole approach to these though as I feel like im learning nothing other than "he used dark in the front and it looks good because behind it is bright". Ill try marking proportions and using pencil but I feel like im really missing the point of these.
stinkypanda Thanks for the advice, especially such fun advice.
Heres some in-school sketches I meant to upload earlier, plus two I drew today. Most of the day was spent at the beach and then a mixture of laziness + thinking of what to draw.
Starting digital painting as well as designing a landscape - got it to near thumbnail level. Also a sketch i want to develop further.
Tomorrow I'll refine the landscape, do some life drawing and progress the tree.
Looking good! I like that you do traditional studies as well, those are a lot of fun to look at - one thing I can note immediately is to watch your edges on rounded objects, such as the bottom of the teapot. Those should be perfect ellipses and not have any sharp corners, if you take a look at the actual object, you'll see what I mean.
Envisualist Thank you for the reply, I went and grabbed the teapot and had a good stare at it as well as my drawing; those are some very straight lines I imagined to be there. I had a go at a very quick drawing of the base teapot and then some loose ellipses.
Tomorrow its more portraits and then circle/ellipse practice, keeping my edges from pinching/turning to rectangles, plus size controlling. Will stick to line drawings to get more portrait bases out before working on shading.
Wow you're extremely good for your age. I wish I could have started when I was 16.
Well, this sure makes me want to improve!
Anyway, you're doing great studies. I think you're doing the right things. Keep on posting!!!