C&C welcome...wanted actually.
C&C welcome...wanted actually.
Last edited by Chandan; August 24th, 2006 at 05:33 PM.
Off the top of my head i'd say lose the "hairy line" thing. A nice strong decided line does wonders and helps the whole piece flow better. And you do reference work, which I haven't done in ages (and i need to, too...) which is always very good.
Keep it up!
Hey thanks for the reply man. Anyways, what do you mean by the 'hairy line thing'? Do you mean work for stronger lines instead of light sketchy ones?
Some old stuff. Will update again tommorow.
Yay for Hogarth.
You hands are looking better...
Your eyes and noses suffer from classic beginnerisms...
those lines/shadings you keep wanting to draw in from the inside corner of the eyes to the tip of the nose... pretend they don't exist. catch yourself drawing them, and then dont. its one of those 'drawing what you know and not what you see' things.
with the eyes:
pay attention to the size of the iris. you're drawing them HUGE!
on the eyelids, in life your top eyelid casts much stronger shadows than the bottom, also casts shadow right on the white of the eye. your eyes appear like cutouts because of the evenly dark line all the way around.
when you're doing those small head studies, try this: leave out the bottom eyelid altogether. don't even draw it. it won't look funny, i promise. Don't believe me, check out the some of the other sketchbook threads and their smaller head sketches: the eye is very expressfully but very simply marked mostly by just a line for the upper lid and the iris.
Hey you have a great start going there. My best advice would just be to draw from reference and life as much as possible! When ever you can, just draw, its amazing the results that you can see. Do muscle and bone studies and pose studies and just draw! You're well on your way, keep it up!
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@Ryan - thanks for the crits man. You're right, my eyes and noses look retarded and sometimes even my lips. But i'mm working on it; i'll especially work on the eyes thing. Thanks again!
@Dave - you're absolutely right. I've seen some good results this year after a couple of weeks just by drawing from life. Can't stop now!
I'm currently going through Drawing From The Right Side of The Brain and i don't know how to make that cardboard thing with the thread. Well I kind of do but in one of the assignments I have to have a clear sheet of paper stuck on it and have to place the board on my hand and draw it. Just wanted to ask if I could use overhead sheets for the clear sheet.
Already you have shown progression, even from your first post. It's obviouse to me you have the ability to learn and get better at drawing, and I've got some suggestions for you. As a fellow artist trying to progress, i find that studying anatomy books and drawing from them is VERY helpful in the learning process (especially when trying to draw without a reference). Already I see you are doing this with your drawings of the skeleton. You should definately purchase a book on anatomy and study often (if you haven't done so already.) Your rendering is looking good so far, but of course their is always room for improvement there as well. I suggest you take a look at MetalWind's sketchbook. He is one of the best examples at someone who makes it a priority to constantly study anatomy in his sketchbook. Just draw constantly and you will progress very quickly.
Thanks for the suggestions Abra. Really appreciate you coming in and taking a peek. About the anatomy books, I have two. Dynamic Figure Drawing from Mr. Hogarth and Anatomy for The Artist by Tom Flint. My next step is using the books; at this stage I am mainly looking at reference pics of poses and trying to convert them into basic shapes. And yes I absolutely agree, an artist should never stop drawing.
You've got the right idea, man! Keep it up! Get yourself some anatomy books and learn a bit about proportion. Keep up those studies and work from life as often as you can! You'll be where you want to be in no time at all!
Thanks for the looks Zebz. I just got Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Hale and Terrence Coyle. Amazing book;i've read 3 pages so far and i've learned so much it's not even funny. Definately worth it. Sorry no post today, had to study for Math. Ughh. Anyways. expect an update tommorow for sure.
Still Life - A wooden cup
Self portrait based on Arcimboldo's style.