Well this will be my sketchbook i guess and to tell you a little bit about myself, my name is Richard Im 17 years old and ive been drawing for 8 months. when i draw i have two things going on in my head at once always, those things are myself wanting to quit thinking i dont have the neccesary skills and that i wont ever make it anywhere but the other thing thats in my mind is the promise i made to myself to not quit not matter what so thats whats keeping me from not quitting and also the support from my friends. in this sketchbook you will see mosly everything that i do.... i dont know if i will ever get to where i want to be or if it will even happen or how long it will take but im going to try anyways and i hope you guys will stick with me along the way.
Last edited by Richard Gonzalez; July 26th, 2014 at 11:58 AM.
Great spirit mate, keep up the passion . These are looking great so far, you work on increasing your 3d feeling of form, these lines that follow the form are helping a lot and making things to look solid [especially in these legs, and with the wireframe moving all around the form and not only the visible part].
Hey Richard! Thanks for stopping by my stream. So you've got a nice start so far, I'm not sure where you're getting your anatomy reference from but you should definitely consider going through Loomis' Figure Drawing for All it's Worth book and his How to Draw the Head and Hands book as well, and then move on to Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing book afterwards. I'm not sure if you were there in the stream when we mentioned these books but they are great resources for wanting to learn anatomy and the human figure. You can find free pdf copies of Loomis' books easily online by searching Google but you might have to download or buy Hampton's book.
By the looks of your illustration at the top you've got some nice looking values, not too much contrast but not too muddy either, just be sure to take the time between your anatomy and gesture studies to draw some from imagination. Drawing from imagination is equally as important as studies, treat both with an equal amount of time. I would actually give more critiques but you don't have much imaginative work posted up so that's why I'm mentioning this I don't check up on these forums too often anymore but feel free to stop by on a stream or add me on Facebook or something and let me know when you update or want any critiques
had a pretty productive day today check out my studies from today im still trying to master my anatomy or atleast get a pretty good understanding of it. this was also my first time trying to study hand im so glad i got over the fear of drawing hands...
Movement and just overall feeling of the human body is something that really matters to me so this are some studies to increase me sense of movement and form and how i think and feel when i draw this sort of things