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@ Misty Feather: Thanks, that's an amazing compliment. I am honored!
Last edited by dragning; June 11th, 2014 at 09:46 PM.
@ Kaioken20XGoku: Thank you! I can't wait to see my work at number 100 as well!
Two more and some form drawing:
Woo hoo! Shapes, perspective! I saw you goin forward at a crawl, and now you're runnin', man. Keep it up.
@Misty Feather: Thanks! I'll try my best to do so!
Today I reached, well actually surpassed, the 3/4 mark of this challenge! From number 75 on, I want to try drawing these linear still lifes without the pre-printed verticals to help me, which you can see I began on the second one from today.
Today I realized I am pretty much incapable of eyeballing the halfway point of a line segment accurately.
Whoaa few days I haven't checked here and you've gotten so much better in terms of proportion and shape! I can see neater line on the last images. Keep it up!! You inspire me to do 100 pict too!
Can be seen carrying sketchbook around nearby bus station.
• Springofsea's Sketchbook •
@ springofsea: The master studies in your sketchbook are great too! Hopefully, we can inspire each other to improve!
@ Misty Feather: Thanks!?!
@ Aya-kun: Thank you for the encouragement! I'm glad to see it too!
Your grasp of line and form is really getting strong. And noww... For shading! Gogogogooooo go
Like a boss.
@ Misty Feather: Thanks! Hopefully, I'll get to shading/value soon, but for now, I want to keep these linear.
And yet another two:
Goodness awesome studies going on! I hope this doesn't seem negative or anything but isn't it boring copying still life over and over? I know when I first started out I went straight to characters cause that's how I had fun ahah. Nonetheless It's cool to see you start with some fundamentals.
@ Uyeno: Thanks! I don't find your comment offensive at all. When I theorized this challenge, I had no idea how long and arduous it would really be. Little did I know...
I noticed today that some of my verticals are becoming skewed due to not having the pre-printed reference lines. Hopefully, by paying more attention to these, my verticals will consistently be vertical.
Only 13? I wish I was that good at your age..
@ DezigningArt: Well, now I'm actually 14, but thanks nonetheless.
Today, I tried implemented Ayakun's suggestion of flipping the drawing from way back at post number 35:
Flipping definitely helped me to see various problems that I otherwise didn't notice or put my finger on, such as verticals being skewed. I still have a lot of work to do in order to solve those problems though.
Your linework is incredible. Do you use a ruler for accuracy? I should learn from you!
@ Misty Feather: Thanks, although if you mean the actual line work, it isn't really that good. Scaling these large drawings down so much and adjusting their levels to darken the drawing and make it more visible simply gives the lines themselves a cleaner appearance. In reality, they are actually quite messy sometimes. As for your question, I don't use a ruler, either for straight lines or proportional measuring, just my pencil.
I can feel the end in sight!
EDIT: The second still life is supposed to be number 92, not 82. (What was I thinking?)
Last edited by dragning; June 24th, 2014 at 05:21 PM.
Hey, thanks for stopping by my SB.
I don't much in the way of a crit but just want to say your still life's are pretty cool. They are drawn very well and look very solid in nature. Your lines are very convincing, keep it up. I am a fan of good line work
I suppose I do have a crit, no people? Your ability to do object is great but why no people?
You've come a long way since your first post in here! Keep up the awesome work!
Duuuude... I have nothing to say, I'm just so glad you don't stop. I can't wait to see when you'll start trying values and colors, or people or animals, whatever) I'm not pushing you, i'm just curious!)
Aaand maybe I missed it, but what all this notes in your still lifes all about?)
Yay, it's so nice to see so much work put into it
@ BillW: You are welcome, and I thank you for stopping by my sketchbook as well. I very much appreciate your kind words. As for your suggestion, I've been so focused on completing this challenge of mine recently that I've put the other stuff (like anatomy and figure drawing) on hold. I've got Bridgeman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life sitting on my shelf gathering dust here, so perhaps I'll have to crack it open some time when I'm done!
@ DezigningArt: Thank you so much! I checked out the website listed in your signature earlier, and you seem to have some cool pieces. You should definitely start a sketchbook on CA if you haven't already!
@ Aya-kun: I am excited to see my abilities at drawing other things than just objects too (but hey, probably best not to get one's hopes up)! Thanks for your boost of encouragement! The notes on these still lifes are a couple errors I observe as I compare my finished drawing with my subjects at the end, to hopefully hone my eye and train myself to criticize my own work in an outside way. The trick is not criticizing oneself too much of course, which is something I sometimes struggle with.
@ Misty Feather: Misty, your comments help to push me along on this journey, and I very much appreciate that. May we artists stick together!
Today, I tried to change things up a bit and create my underdrawing by first establishing some of the basic angle relationships, followed by any necessary ellipses, similar to one of the mixtures of techniques that Matt Kohr includes in his Drawing Shape: Simple Still Life video on Ctrl+Paint. After that, I would start the final line drawing as usual.
Yeaaah, stick together!!! Go for the gold!! WOOOo! You're doing awesomely. Keep it up.
@ Misty Feather: You too! Lets do this thing!
For today's three, I basically used the same technique mentioned in my previous post.
These are absolutely brilliant! The writing is to build up your mental library yes? I think they look really awesome with the writing. They feel very fine art orientated. Keep up the good work my man
Yeah! You show those lines who's boss! Give 'em whatfer! Hee-yah!
@ Bri in the sky: Thanks for your amazing compliment! I feel very honored! Pertaining to your question, the notes are mainly an effort to practice critiquing my own work.
@ Misty Feather: Don't worry, I will! And if they don't obey me, then its the merciless eraser for them!
In other news... VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry for the excessive exclamation points, but I had to! )
And some form doodles: