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My old account on here is now inaccessible so I'm uploading everything into this sketchbook. This dates from 2011 to present day. I was 16 at the start and now I am 19!
Hope you like, there's a fair deal of progression from the start to end I hope.
So the first batch are from 2011 and they are:
Hand, graphite pencil 2011
Body, charcoal 2011
figures, pencil 2011
Roots, pastel 2011
Ballet slippers, graphite pencil 2011
Late 2012 I believe, all charcoal studies.
And then finally after a year of not drawing these are my two works in progress.
I'll get into sketching again! These are both pen and ink drawings and the flowers are coloured in using watercolour.
Phew! So this is harder than I thought to get back into. Today I did a bit of I guess, 'fan art'.
I'm pretty stuck for things to draw, I get very bored doing figure sketches but they will need to be done. I'll upload some 10 - 20 second sketches of figures tomorrow I think.
So here is the start of my new drawing - Lilo and her sister Nani! Nani's proportions are off - I will fix that. Also Lilo has a bit of the crazy eye going on there but then again she is a little insane...yet to draw Stitch.
Right now I only have a webcam to take pictures from so my sketches might look very dark.
Here are some quick sketches, one of train lines [ok that one took a bit longer!] focusing on perspective, quick car doodle, ships sketches and also a train carriage sketch in ink.
Quality on this webcam is awful I do apologise.
Some shell sketches.
Hah, do more portraits of Audrey Hepburn, she has a really fun face to draw(Or so it looks, I've never done so).
I'm not sure how much time you have to draw, but I would suggest you devote a bit of your time drawing gestures at 30-60 seconds per pose. Try to do 60 poses per day, and then spend a bit of time doing structural practice. Practice drawing cubes in perspective.
It seems like you already do still-lifes, to some extent. Really, you can't do enough of them. If you take a simple object and play with the lighting, you can figure out how light and shadow works, and if you can correctly shade a simple sphere, or cube/angular object, you can apply that to more complex forms.
Here are some useful links. There's a lot of really good information here.
Pose database sites:
I highly recommend Proko's videos, they have good application to digital and traditional work. All you need to follow along is a pencil.
CTRL Paint has a lot of basics videos that can, and sometimes should be followed with a pencil, but otherwise there's lots of information specifically for digital artists, too.
Posemaniacs is a really big database of posed mannequins. I'd recommend not using them as a substitute for learning anatomy, as the images are too small and too digital, you won't really get the "feel" for individual muscles. You can do 30-second poses here.
Pixelovely is in my opinion, superior to Posemaniacs. You can do timed gesture drawings as well as hour-long figure studies, and the poses are all photographs of people, and the images are much larger.
I would recommend you give all those links a try and give the gesture/figure studies a go as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your progress!
Last edited by Sir-Cam; July 14th, 2014 at 05:19 PM.
Thank you so much for your reply!
Indeed I really liked drawing Audrey Hepburn her features are very nice and clear and so expressive! Maybe once I improve my drawing skills I will redraw her to see what result I get.
I've only very recently started drawing again, and I've been looking for decent sites for figure studies as I don't know anyone willing to pose for me so thank you very much for the links they look very good and I'm looking forward to trying them out.
Thank you for the advice over the next week I will upload a batch of gesture drawings and still lives!
Great! I look forward to it.
No drawings today - I'm busy travelling. I tried the figure drawing site and it is excellent! I love the class sessions. Unfortunately because I still don't have a camera the pencil is way too faint to upload.
Tomorrow I will put up my sketches from the site Thanks again Cam.
Ah, and when are these new sketches supposed to be posted to the sketchbook, as it turns out?