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    Cool my drawings..

    i posted this somewhere else but didnt get much ppls attentions lol so here i go again

    im david, im from toronto i go to sheridan college, taking art fundamentals right now,
    i never did any life drawing before, just been doing it for 2 months or so, i need to improve a lot, i wanna go to animation next year, this is the link to my drawings

    http://lifedrawings.tripod.com/index.htm

    note that those are the best ones (i think so) lol and my regular ones are like 1000 of them but i just thought id dput the best ones, i need feedback...

    im taking as much extra life drawing i can, 15 hours a week or so, from 30 seconds to 15 minutes poses.. i even got myself a tutor whos in second year of animation hes pretty good..

    i need ur help guys, lol ^_^ i feel im improving a lot, im trying really hard!!

    so hit me back eh lol

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    Tried to look at the pictures. Gave up as I got tired quickly from trying to look at things sideways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nafa
    Tried to look at the pictures. Gave up as I got tired quickly from trying to look at things sideways.
    agreed. that is very unwieldy.

    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-D...8951905&sr=8-1
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    My neck... ... ... Help!

    Keep practicing. Not bad for a start.

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    The poses are waaaaay too short to learn much IMO...try to convince your teacher to have 2 hour long drawings. I know most of the students will probably want to kill you though But trust me, you'll learn much much more. Right now it looks like you have some problems with foreshortening, proportion, getting the weight and 'life' of the figure down, and some anatomy. If your teacher says something like "Oh, long poses aren't loose and fresh and you end up being tight so I won't do them" you'll *need* to find some other life drawing session with long poses. You won't learn as much with 15 min as you can when you draw for 2 hours. It allows you to train your eye more and it teaches patience. And I'm a firm believer that to get a good gesture, you *have* to train your eye to notice subtleties first. You might get lucky with a few but to achieve consistency you have to be experienced. If all else fails, copy some Bargue cast drawings(there's a thread around here on how to do them properly) and do some self-portraits. Good luck

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    well last friday we did a 2 hour drawing, we had to do the cross contour thing.. im going to extra life drawing class in a while so yeh, ill post my drawings from today tonight or maybe tomorrow for more feedback

    thnx guys, btw, ill post the pics again this time so ur neck doesnt hurt when ulook at them lol

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    Hi GT1,
    I'm also in Art Fundamentals at Sheridan. What sula pointed out is right. First of all, you should practice getting down all the proportions down correctly first. I know Animation requires quick gestural drawings, but what's the point in doing them if you don't have a firm understanding of all the correct proportions? After you get the proportions down, you need to work on cleaniness (is that how u spell it? hehe). Don't make your strokes so furry, aim for fewer...longer strokes. Also, try to filter out any uneccessary lines, if it doesn't help define the form, then take it out. Someone else that will help out a lot is to draw the line of action first, then making light indications on your newsprint of where the head is, where the feet are, and where all the axis points are. The shoulder axis and the hip axis are usually in opposite angles.
    Just trying to help ya out =p. The tutor should be of help, what is his or her name?

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    lolwhats up, ya, i found out i needed good action lines the hard way, lol my tutor name is joe, hes awesome...but newayz, my recent life drawings include action lines, proportion check lol and fewer lines.. i guess.. more quality in the line too.. i would say..

    ill post them whenever i feel like it, lol,.. what class r u in?

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    I'm in ... B? heh...

    Oh and your tutor, Joe. Is it Joe Ho? If so, yea you're in good hands.

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    Hmm. Sheridian Fundies Student! Halloooo` I'm from Seneca Fundies : )

    I also have just started lifedrawing for 2 months~ Trying to get into animation as well.

    What worked for me was to do extended studies whether from an actual model, or a picture reference. I don't know if this is possible at Sheridian.... but at Seneca I lifedraw with the animation students, so I walk around as they draw when I feel unpleased with my work. It's very helpful watching how other students approach drawing. Almost everytime I go lifedraw I'll spend some time walking around. You can learn alot by doing that. I have 2 sheridian animation graduates currently at our lifedrawing sessions so it's very helpful!

    I recently got told I sucked, and that I had no form because I would start at the inside, shade everything in for a gesture. Kind of harsh, but after that I really think i got better. You can see from my other post I have a couple gestures posted where the lines are quite dark and thick. After you understand more on proportions, start trying to make things clean as JJH says and have line weight. Try not to get dark too fast and remember about overlaps.

    Whenever your stuck draw boxes or points. Below is one I drew last month, do u see how i drew sort of like a stick figure and i drew a point to mark off where the joints connects? The guidelines might help u out map things out. Later on u won't need to use them anymore when u get more use to things! By the way, ignore the proportions, they aren't right, i'm just trying to show u how i mapped things out. ^^
    my drawings..

    I'm not a master but that's what worked for me in my 2 months of learning. There's really nothing much to lifedrawing. just go alot ^^ take advantage of all the extra life classes. I think at sheridian it's from 3-6 pm, 7-9 pm mondays to fridays? Honestly I use to draw similiar to you when I first started off. You'll get better~ At my school we only have it from 6-9! I wish I had as much as u guys ^^;

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    Yea Druie's examples shows the method of mapping out points on the figure first. As you can see, he also did not 'fur' his lines.

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    ya his name is Joe Ho ahh! hes good.. well imma take the pictures to show u my latest drawings ^_^ so yeh, theyre not quite good yet, im not having lifedrawing until next week so.. :/

    i was gonna go to art fundies at seneca cuz its easier for me to go to seneca, i live in toronto, so i have to spend like 4 hours a day (if not more) going and coming back.. but its worth it totally.. AHH! ill get some pics taken..

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    Hey that's a cool idea.. to go to seneca's extra-life...

    which campus is it again?

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