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December 24th, 2004 #1
Too intense shadding?
I'm starting a thread here because i'm desperatly wateing for help to set some things out in my mind...
I've started drowing about 2, 2.5 years ago. My thread is in my signature..
I have been told that my shadding ruins the hole sketch, that is bad to give so much detail on a volume, and it will be better to concentrate on grater areas of volume, leaveing the detail behind.... that i should do more gestures and leave the shadding....
My question is why is my shadding bad, and why is so bad to give details of muscles? How should i build a body in order to get the right proportions, the right movement sensation... Should i leave my sketches just a line, and focus more on the hole shape?...
If you can help me please do, because i'm in a great enigma right now..
PS: i don't have any artschool or artstudys till now, and i'm in an architecture collage, and the only advices that i get is from forums...
Hide this ad by registering as a memberDecember 24th, 2004 #2
I saw your sketchbook stuff and they look fine for the most part.
I think part of the "problem" is just being selective as to your shading. You just need to be much more selective in what you want the viewer to see. You don't need to shade everything to the point of photo-realism. It takes time to learn how to self edit your own work. What do you want us the viewer to see? Simplify everything else around it.
Simple things like a focus and cropping can also make a huge difference in your drawings as well so try to focus on those aspects as well.
Keep going. I think you're doing amazingly well without "formal training".
December 24th, 2004 #3
December 24th, 2004 #4
i think your stuff is fine. dont even worry about it, just keep working and working and ultimately u will be happy with it and thats all that matters.
cool beans to you...my friend.
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December 25th, 2004 #5Originally Posted by Icey
December 25th, 2004 #6
dadamafia - thank you I think it matters most if the best man alive loves my work... I maight be just a user among 10000 others, and probably this is something you hear everyday, but i want to be the best, even without help, and where people look at you strange when you start drowing, alone, in your corner... , searching forums for advices - i don't want this to sound too dramatic, because it can be worse...
I dream that sometime i could leave this shitty country and, just once, take part of one of the workshop that i admire here, on Conceptart links...
Storyboard Dave, hope you don't mind if i'll post some other questions here on this thread, hopeing that someone will answear Thank you again!!
December 26th, 2004 #7Originally Posted by Icey
If I'm around, I'll try my best to answer. And if not, PM me & I'll answer there the best I can as well.
December 29th, 2004 #8
December 29th, 2004 #9
thank you jester. I'll keep working, untill everybody will like my stuff
One question... hmm.. It has nothing to do with shadding (well.. not quite..). I've tried to drow with coal - hand made coal, like small sticks... But everything that comes out it's just a total mess... If you could give me an advice with this, I would be verry happy! When ever you have time, please post 2 words here
Happy new year, to everyone!
December 30th, 2004 #10Originally Posted by Icey
One thing that might help is if you wrap the charcoal perhaps. It might cut down on the over all messiness of it.
Any charcoal savvy people around?