Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook Zou. You have really improved greatly for you first post to now line work has improved heaps and your gesture have alot more personality to them, Your defiantly on the right track.
'I HAVE NOT FAILED.I'VE JUST FOUND 10,000 WAYS THAT WON'T WORK.'
I missed the forum and all the fun stuff here. It makes me feel like at home when browsing here.
Even i am not posting. I am drawing and trying always to improve. My big problem is i can't really sit for hours and do some long exercices (a bargue ?)
Not enough time and when i have some 4 hours. I can't concentrate on one thing, i have so many things to catch up. I'm feeling like snail
i picked most of the eloquent drawing
this year i had i good professor on drawing: Med Ben Meftah, sadly i haven't got much time from it, but learned enough though. I learnt more about hatching and many others things.
i inked a figure from rubens. The tool is the old metal feather, it beats all other modern pens.
I bought a little book about rubens, that man is has a real personal style.
The bad thing (or the good thing ? ) about when i draw a study is the following: first i start scribbeling (not very seriousely) a things thinking that i have only 15 min then i continue. I regret that i haven't started drawing more seriousely.
I like moeb
It forgot who is that master
After reading anthony ryder about outline
I hope that on those line quality is better that anything i've done
This time i tried traditonal media to enter the world of color.
I tried abstract things but with composition in mind, to get accustomed with acrylics, watercolor and so on.
I heard that after "mastering" traditional media , digital painting become easy (and that's true)
my first pastel of cylinder and wooden pyramid
My first and only (for the moment) oil try , i used only burnt sienna on cardboard envelopped with tissu (maltais) and as a gesso: glue and white painting (those used paint walls)
abstract composition, i really got involved on composition: any suggestion
on guessing: ALWAYS put down a guess FIRST! before measuring! Eventually you want to be able to be very accurate without having to measure, right? That's the way to train your eyes.
1. Guess - put down your best guess
2. Check - take a look at your guess, does it look perfectly right? really take a look. Laziness makes this exercise a waste of time
3. Improve guess - correct your guess if you think your mark should go somewhere different
4. Doublecheck with measuring tool - such as the string/thread on smaller work or a knitting needle on bigger work and non-sight-size (comparative measurements).
5. Correct your guess with what you found out with measuring.
So many people do it the lazy way:
1. measure with tool
2. place mark
Not much training involved there.
That's just my personal opinion though, tell me if I'm wrong!!
There are some things that popped out at me, hope it helps, keep going, you're doing well!
i was so discouraged when i discovered those errors and got stuck. I don't explain why , even using a ruler i can't sya when i did mistakes. i hope i corrected all. I'm frustrated by the fact i can't discover only passing hours alone trying to understand.
Yanino: At your orders !
i did this at work, then i added colored pencil just to test it. It gave a good quality result (the saturation)
I started shading ine the bargue and realized the i took the grainy face of the paper, it takes more time and pain to shade that damaged land. I hope that there no more big mistakes. Even my print is crappy ! hope the result will ne honorable.
here the advancing. I would go straight and post the finshed one, but i don't want to have some mistakes uncorrected.
If someone see anything wrong, plz tell me
I've found an atelier with a model. After tomorrow i will go to my really first life drawing class (even without instructor, i hope it doesn't matter)
I will test that sight size method i read about. This time n i'm really excited
i started shading, this a new kind of experiences. I found it so easy that i thought it surely have tons of lacks of mistakes. I also drawn on the grainy side of the paper (yeah i'm really stupid)
In addition, the printed bargue don't have reflected light on shadow area and is too dark. So After i finished the outline, i discovered it then i print another one less darkened and put it on the right (but it haven't the same size of the first print) and tried to fake the reflected light)
This is awkward but, it's all time like this so go on ...( i learned something at least)