these are awesome pages...may favorite is this one: http://home.comcast.net/~bissett5/forums_smoke.jpg
the line drawing with the rendered washy drawing go very well...i like all of the line studies that look like they're done from the fruits book (?)...but your other work is awesome too, some of those skulls look really nice. you should keep updates coming.
Whatup Nate, haven't seen you in awhile....glad to see your sketchbook, how could I have missed this!? Incredible stuff, since it's crit week, the only thing I can say really is to add a little bit more darker value to your pencil rendering (the portrait one)...other than that, shit your already kicking some major ass! Oh and what's up with Dave, is he doing good, haven't heard anything from him, shit man I miss that dude.
Soka thanks. I am trying hard to put lots of value variety into my pencils. I recently stepped on my scanner with my massive foot and totally hulk smashed it on accident. When I can afford a new one I'll update from my sketchbook. I dunno what happened to Dave, if I hear from him, will let you know.
imagination....trying to figure it out...
bad perspective... leg's all screwed.
ugh, my figures are falling into bad habbits. alright, then...more later!
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I really like the first 25 pieces in this thread.. and then the american manga stuff starts and kind of leaves a bad aftertaste. Your sketchbook is really cool when you're working more from life. Your work looks more accomplished in that respect, where the manga stuff looks like it needs allot of work. either way, keep up the good work, and I hope to see you at sketch group next Saturday.
Undertow, I can't make it, I have to work late. I hear what you're saying though! The manga pics are oldies from a long time ago. The other one I dumped because the skin was green. I am rg color blind so I can't see it. thanks odds and xaya. I am doing lots of newsprint drawings right now. Will post some good ones up when I draw them hehe X__x
Small wip from another site, I was trying to help a fellow with a drawing of britney spears...well that's where the other pic came from, helping the same guy.
Every face looks different, but every face has a certain flexible
construction that is generally the same. It can vary quite a bit depending
on the head.
It is not necessary to draw
the planes for every face or head you draw, but it must be understood
well, and it must be seen in your mind when drawing a face, so that you
can understand it's depth. Not all heads will have the same planes, but
the construction is generally the same for all humans. (obvious fat or
skinny people will look different in construction, and different races have
I don't draw the planes normally when working, but britney's face is closer to this:
To replace reliance on the ball and line build-up, you have to start
filling your memory up with information about structure, anatomy and
balance. You have to practice proportions in shapes, and direction of
shapes in relation to another. When drawing from your mind, more is
going on, and you have to know a lot more. When copying from a photo
the first most important thing is shapes, and proportions before anything
there's how I start out. Measure the shapes, flip the image a few times,
don't move on until it matches at least somewhat.
after you have solid shapes in place and you are thinking about
construction and the dimensions...throw some more construction lines in
and start working on dark shadow spots, working your way up. Add detail
in last, and add the features of the face last.
well either way, it'd be great to see you make it one of these nights. If you need a lift just let me know. I show up on saturday meets which are every other saturday. In the mean time, post more work!
Hey I got your chart ~~~~ you got it going on ~~~~ Eyes especially well done ~~~~ Bridgman just takes time ~~~~ I have drawn every one of his drawings at least twice and a lot of them 4 and 5 times done Vanderpoel as well but not as much ~~~ they are both part of a linage which I feel started with Hatton though Vanderpoel is a little more academic.
Anyway nice book here and I will check it out from here on out!
Max, you got crazy shit going on yourself!
Mentler you've drawn 'em all twice or more? I'll do more then, bridgman's drawings have more construction in them, but Vanderpoel's writtings seem more insightful.
skrubbles dooood, I feel like such an ass! I haven't seen you in such a long time, I forgot your name---I'm bad with remembering names anyways! didn't mean it, love your sketchbook, update dammit!
bizarre--- you and me both. rg colorblindness always makes me feel unwelcome in color's world, I will work on it...
small proportion/angle problems are still lingering!! get off me get off!
Well here's a few:
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