This is my new sketchbook. I'm a 20 year old Archaeology student, kinda bored with the archaeological lifestyle so I'm thinking of perhaps venturing into the art world. Who knows? Right now I'm just enjoying drawing and looking for any advice/critiques on my work.
I have lots of old work somewhere on the depths of this site but I'm going to try to clear this sketchbook up to show my most recent works.
Thanks for stopping by!
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.
Tutorial videos: Proko. CTRL Paint.
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.
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!
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.
I'm aware of my absence I'm in my 2nd year of uni now and things are really quite chaotic, I think this is the first time I've had time to draw in a few months. Should actually be studying!! Red ink on paper I'll go over them in black ink later on if I get time. Figured out that I find figure studies really boring. Portraits much more fun.
I'm not completely sure why but the second image will only upload sideways...even though the original image is the correct way up. Oh well ok...
I FINALLY figured out why my figure drawing sucked and takes me so long. This is definitely something I need to practice and I will do more of tonight! Proportions are a bit funky but I wasn't really focusing on that perfectly.