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February 17th, 2005 #1
*Wisdom cubes sketchbook* Update:June 14
CRIT THESE HARD AND EVERYTHING ELSE I DO I WANT TO BECOME PRO!!!
Hey everyone I'm new here. I'm going to school fo animation so im drawing at least 1 hour a day at the bare minimum. My problem atm is coming up with ideas for drawings so what im doing is just drawing from life for rightnow to get some skills down. My problems rightnow. My shading sucks, I really want to learn how to crosshatch. My anatomy isnt to good especially from memory. I have TONS of art books but im trying to utilize them I just havent really "gotten into them" rightnow. Well to start this off heres some life drawings from my 3rd session ive been to of figure drawing. As you can see im really afraid of drawing faces, and if you think these are sketchy you should see my drawings from memory. I am really not confident as a artist rightnow so if you guys have any tips or exercises please please feel free to say anything.
I really want to become a Manga/Comic artist as well so Im looking for some HARD crits. Rip me apart! Please im not sensitive at all. Ill be sending some sketches in tommorow of exercises or whatever
One more thing. I know many people have this problem but. When i try to draw, the blank page is VERY intimidating, i cant figure out what to draw and all my ideas and inspiration leave. If anyone can help me out with any suggestions please do... anyways CRIT ME HARD..
My Worst 10 minute in this session
My best 10 minute
My worst 20
My best 20
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Hey guys tell me what i should post to get some crits or some attention because i know these arent very exciting. Anyways i tend to draw better if someone starts me off...
What ive realised is the scanner makes drawings look better than what they are for some reason
February 17th, 2005 #3
not bad, but i think you'd get more critiques if you put up more. they are all pretty similar and preliminary. you should try to put up a little bit more finished pieces.. or just develop the drawings with more detail in mind. btw, that last one reminds me of the fatty on my thread! check it out
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I don't know what to tell you. I feel like I've tried everything I can these last ten years and nothing has worked for me-I haven't made any progress at all. I have a lot of ideas for things I want to draw, but I don't have any technical skills with which to create. This upsets me so much that I feel like crying and destroying in rage all day. It is worse than not being able to read or write, I feel crippled. I don't know what to do. People say if you copy enough you will start to improve but that hasn't worked for me. So I don't know maybe it is impossible to improve.
Good luck anyway. Try not to end up like me.
February 17th, 2005 #5
hey nobody man remember. 10,000 bad drawings before you really start to get good...lol im not to worried about it ill be fine. Dont be so hard on your self you worry to much man. Also, depends more on yourself then other people to make you better. Irritatingly hard to get good but Im willing to do the work.
February 18th, 2005 #6
My feeble attemps at a "good" drawing. About a half hour. *sigh* Even my ideas are cliche and cheesy. This one i drew because im frustrated as hell rightnow because im so far behind. That's how i feel rightnow. I was lucky i came up with this one. Clothes i have problem with and the same with hands the face and anatomy. It just plain F!@#ing sucks! Let me see if i can come up with ome charecter ideas tommorow and ill post a life drawing from something in my house.
I know i wont get many posts. But Ill keep on trying.
Theres some artists in these forums who are REALLY good with pen I want to become just like them. I just cant remember their name atm.
February 18th, 2005 #7
hey there dude, you got a good start going on in this thread of yours.
all i can tell is keep drawing man- draw from life, look at the comic books/ magazines that inspire you and draw that favorite picture of yours, and study the artist line works, keep track with the anatomy, especially the use of lights and shadows. it's all about trial and error IMO, until you find out what really works for you in terms of style and form.
be confident on yourself man, dont tell your self you really suck, but being modest about your work is what makes a good respectable artist. and besides, you have good stuff going on in here alrady, so pls pls post some more... also try taking your time when you draw, and keep your source of inspiration close to you, whether your favorite artist or a favorite picture.
February 18th, 2005 #8
Hey! Yah, that last one is more on the mark, but I would say keep going with the detail. If you're down for a more cartoony look than I would say to keep pushing in that direction but if your intention is to look more realistic I would say do some photo studies where you copy the photo exactly how it is. Also anatomy would be very beneficial in creating a solid structure under your figures. So.. do some anatomy too! Have you seen this web site?
LINK! Check it out and replicate some of these people. God knows I need it too!
February 22nd, 2005 #9
Alright! Btw thankyou guys so much for your feed back.
Vendetta: Thank you so much for your input. I am gonna try and refrain from saying my drawings suck, I really need to relax when i draw that's what i realised while drawing in school these past few days.
Adeve: I really do think i need to study photographs more and also real life drawing of objects and other things ill explain in just a sec.
Ok! her we go. Now, these drawing below have actually really made me realise some things especially the guy on white paper which i spent the longest on to see where my skills are at with finishing up a drawing and putting my ideas down on paper. I need to get into learning about clothing more and style because I'm pretty bad with designes of clothes. Details such as the face and clothing i really need to work on. I practice with some pen on one sheet (it was ball point) just to get the feel of things. Most of these were done ins chool because I didnt have ANY time at home for any drawing because of school work and projects, so this is all i have to offer for now. My anatomy is way off at times, and i think i need to start drawing some females Anyways enough talk...
Ok here is something i tried doing totally from my mind. lol didnt come out to good I think i have some bad habits. I seem to have a problem getting ideas down on paper because in my head I think i have a good idea but its actually all jumbled up and not detailed enough in my head so basically i cant make up my mind. I cant get frustrated at times i dnt concentrate on my drawing and i just worry about how im gonna draw it. It can give me a headache sometimes but i try to calm myself downa nd just let it flow.
Ballpoint pen practice just to get the feel of it, Not the style im looking for but I'll keep trying.
and now here is some nonsense school sketches i did. I did these fast to test my abilities.
ok well any feed back is welcome as always. After i get my school stuff done and have break between days Im gonna do some photograph studies and anatomy and real life drawing. Now, yes anyone who reads this I know photographs can be bad to study from because of perspective issues and everything but I think it is better than nothing but i am gonna do real life as well and try and copy some of my favortie artists work to get some ideas down. Have a good day
-Wisdom_Cube *I have spewed out words of befeeblement*
edit: LOL i just realised the small ball i did on the paper with the pen the shading and shadow is WAY OFF lol ignore that.
Last edited by Wisdom_Cube; February 22nd, 2005 at 10:11 PM."One needs a certain humility to learn, arrogance never does good." Chiseledrocks.com article
February 23rd, 2005 #10
Hey guys! No responses hmmm? Well, understandable theres no really thought out finished sketches in here yet but im trying. Anyways this is just a quick post because im proud of this practice session i had today. It was probably about a half hour or so. The reason i like it is because after messing around the sphere to get me started i chose something in my room that looks liked a sphere. Thus you have Buddhas head. I drew using a statue. I'm proud of it
"One needs a certain humility to learn, arrogance never does good." Chiseledrocks.com article
February 23rd, 2005 #11
Good work, its nice to see so many sketches being pumped out. Now I think its time you started with those photo copies like i mentioned. Just pick up any old magazine and choose an image interests you. Sometimes when I pick an image im not really into I lose interest in drawing it. When you do that what happens is your eye conforms more and more to how the body is shaped and curved. That's all I'll say for now. I expect to see some great work coming out of you! keep it up!!
February 23rd, 2005 #12
and by the way, I love that buddha drawing!
February 23rd, 2005 #13
hmmm the studies on top arent so bad...some are actually very nice...and i think your very first study is your best of them <_<
But work on the anatomical side. Its very important to get a certain feel for proper Anatomy if you want to have success in figure drawing. So dont just take Life-drawing classes ... study anatomy itself...muscles , bones etc.
May i ask how old you are ?