hey, you got some nice works going on ... I didn't click all pics, sorry ... but it'd take so long ...
I think you should show the pics as they are (maybe make them a little smaller then they are now, so you can see them without scrolling !), not thumbnails ... it takes way more time to click them all, than to wait for them to load, and then look ...
Which may explain why you get so few crits ... in sketchbooks, most people crit re-occuring problems, overall progression ... that's hard if you don't look at all the pics !
Hope you'll show them normal size ... I'd be more than happy to see if I can give some useful C&C then !
PS, you got some double posts: click 'edit' on one of them, and then 'delete message' to delete the double one !
shading exercice, any help on how shade a correct cube ?!!!
A basic exercise that I've found in many books about drawing is to get a white cube...you could use a matchbox or similar and paint it white. Then you use one lamp as lighting...draw and then change the lighting, draw and so on... you should also draw a cylinder and a ball... I saw your other thread.... The accents occurs on cylinder since it gradually turns to the light and then away from the light cause of it's curved surface. In the link theres a cylinder and cube with the exact same lighting ***click me*** and you see the cylinders accents of shade as opposed to the cube.
Definately improvement from start to today ! Shading, proportions, symmetry, finishing ... all have improvements ! Your work is also getting a very nice kind of loose-ness, natural-ness over it, very cool !
Good to see you working on perspective, it'll help a lot !
You may also want to work on learning how to draw round objects ... read up on putting circles in perspective (= ellipses) and practice them (from life) ... get yourself some rounded objects (sphere, cylinder, ...) with lines/stripes over it (= surface lines): draw them a lot !
It'll help you to draw eyes and lips, which still seem a trouble point for you (for me as well actually ... working on it ): eyes = ball, eyelids go over that and follow the ball-form; lips follow the curve of the teeth behind them, so draw them on top of a cylinder-form. Loomis has a nice section on this, I think 'Succesful drawing' for perspective, and 'Head and hands' for the eyes & lips.
i tried the carbone conté , it's just very cool. It's like charcoal pencil should be , but charcoal(pencil) is too irregular i really don't know how to use correctly,
but carbone much better like graphite and enough dark.
i'm drawing from masters again, i don't how but i read on sofa that i should not copy them but study, i'm trying it but i have some dout cause i don't know how
i'm trying to draw and pay attention to draw like i was drawing from mind (contruction)
is it's the right way, sure there are others things i should pay attention to..
so any help would be welcome
i know that is also by practice i will discover things, but i want to practice the right way (not always the same thing)
i noticed that on Igres's portrait of violonist, the eyes are not aligned and the drawing is very good with no weird things ( the model is perhaps like that) but when i copied it that was very clear that it's a mistake
some of those faces are really nice. charcoal is a really fun medium to use. you might want to try doing some of those sketches on a tinted paper. that way you can pull highlights out with a white piece of pastel or chalk. it looks really cool and you might like the results. some of the old masters did that. you've probably seen examples from leonardo, michaelangelo and others.
colored parchment is awesome to do this with.
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