hey man! glad to see you got into model drawing, now we're two 15y olds in model drawing
did they like bend the age limit or something for you?
Pixel : Profil's true, you wont think of them as nude people. You'll think of them as a bunch of forms, first you're kinda..ok there's a nude person standing there, then once you start drawing you stop thinking about that
Skuli: nah it is like 10-110 it said on the website, lol.
lol I gotta draw more, I scribble in school all over the place but I never keeps it, and home... I am lazy, scribble fast bad little drawings on the same pages in SB, nothing worth to post there.
Life drawing, on the later ones I played with contrast cause I noticed that my scanner scanned to lightly, sadly. Weapons of use: graphite stick and 4b wooden pencil. And an orange crayon on a drawing.
I think the time is stated at the drawings.
edit: yeah I know that some heads are to small.
Last edited by Profil; April 14th, 2005 at 04:07 PM.
The latest face is very nice, the cheek and general face area is really well performed, you got tired on the rest of the pic ?
crits on the Life studies:
1. you have to use the whole paper, try to use as much space as possible, leave like 2 cm or something at the top and bottom, the rest should include the WHOLE figure ! WHOLE FIGURE !!
2. Dont be afraid of shading it alot, try to think that the brightest part on the models body should be paper white, the rest has a value, even if the pose is a fast one, you should try to give the forms volume, with shadows aswell as lines.
3. Lines are getting better and better, you know what i said before so i dont need to comment on your line quality, its going better and better though, great job!
4. There is alot of ways to draw a naked person, try as many ways as possible... different media, but IMHO keep working with the pencil mostly... with it, it shows your abilities at the current level the best (IMO)
hmm, i think you need to work more on the life drawings try different way on, putting them down, whether it be with lines, or strictly shading, maybe even watercolour, or some other paint, charcoal too?
Hurri: thanks, bah I didnt remember that paper thingie, I gotta draw bigger, this time I didnt draw big either. oh well next time. oh and say hello to petter from me
Justin: please explain further? I dont quite get you.
Zao: yeah Im trying to block in shaped, but I gotta try more etc
Thanks all for crits
so tuesday.... were totally shit, Im not even satisfied with one drawing in here I think. Its so full oh shit, we got a new place to draw at and a new model, a man model wich was good but I was kinda far away and people sat in my way etc.
I missed the warmups etc... oh god fuck this well here it is, and I dont wanna post this, but I do it to see my progression later:
What i ment, by that was, Instead of drawing all your figures in pencil, using lines, like outlining them. Try using charcoal, or the side of your pencil, and just setting the tonal values down, kinda like shading it in in a way, with no lines. So you start to understand the form better. Also with watercolour, or acrylic/oil etc.. You can understand form as well, as you are filling it all in. Not just outlining your subject. I would try with the charcoal first though, or atleast get it with a drawing media, before you attempt painting the subjects.
Also take the advice above as well, draw big, on big sheets of paper. You can get a roll of like 50 sheets for like 2 bucks, at your figure drawing class im sure, i know i did. Build the shapes, with cylinders etc, as well, and then block in the form/shading. Dont be afraid to shade darker.
As for your latest work and some of your other work, i have noticed, you have a sketchy, kind of hairy look to your lines, get rid of this. Try to make your lines as smooth as possible. No hair. Draw with your arm, rather than your wrist. For the detail on a head, or something smaller, draw with your arm also, this will make it easier to draw with your arm later on. Then if you want to add smaller details you can use your wrist/hand to draw with. Another thing, it looks like you just wanna get through a page quickly, and just quickly draw, the things onto the page, and its done and you move onto the next subject. I understand this for figure drawing, but if you are copying something else, slow down a bit, take your time, focus. The results will be much more promising. Same goes with figure drawing, even though, you have to draw something within, 1 min, focus on your subject, rather than, having to feel rushed, you will eventually get faster at doing this, and your work will turn out better.
Keep up the great work Its looking good. What i would like to see from you the most is better shading, get your lights/darks down. DONT BE AFRAID TO SHADE! Again, with your shading, you shading looks kinda hairy. Try not to make it like this, but smoother looking/less flat. If your subject it round, shade with the subject, not flat lines across a round object, that will only make it flat. And all of the above would be good to keep in mind. Wow this is along post. See you around.