new age, new book. =D
if anyone's got some tips on shading using hatch holla at me!
Last edited by MisterJC; July 29th, 2005 at 02:42 PM.
Charcoalartist: thanks for the link, i'll be sure to check it out.
somthing i did a few days ago. first time i've used graphite and charcoal together. i like how it came out (for the most part)
The eyes came out really well there, bravo.
I would suggest trying to really push shades of grey in your pieces, to emphasize shadows is to emphasize the emotion of the piece. Great work on that girl, though. I really like it.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes,
but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Klinesmoker: thanks for your tip, i've been afraid to add darker tones because i could mess it up... but... you don't learn if you dont try eh?
looking good so far, i like the skewed perspective.
a tip on crosshatching: when laying it down, stick with one direction at a time. for example hatching downwards, pick your pencil off the paper for the upstroke. don't just scribble up and down, but make a line, pick up pencil, move to top again, put down pencil, and repeat.
hope that helps.
Hey dog. . . . did you see the size of that chicken?!
prehistoric: thanks for the tip. i get a little impatient some times.
the five in the top right are bridgman, the others are mine.
Your cross hatching is already looking a lot better in those hand studies, good job. Like a previous post said, just stay away from scribbling too much.
i've been away for a little while... didn't get much drawing done. =T
its pretty hard to just study out of bridgeman, though it is an excellent reference. do more real life drawings, and less picture and photo-refs for a while, see what happens. you have a good base to start from. Good show
long time no see. well heres my meager offering.
the last two are from the backyard. yup.
wow... my track record isn't so good... well, at least im consistently late. =T
you should let the lines be the last thing on your mind when you draw. you have to think in form and mass. then find the surfaces of that mass, then line the end result, if you wish.
if you start with line, then you worry about weather or not you are right or wrong, and if it looks good or bad. i dont see much confidence in your lines... you should work on that too.
draw everyday thinking about form and you will improve so fast itll make your head spin, litterally... like your head will actually fall off.
thanks lil'tao for the advice. even though its a little tough to do, im trying to keep that in mind and im already seeing good stuff going on.
skull studies with boxes and such.
i went out one day and drew the flower, and branches. it was a nice day... but now, its getting too hot
haven't done one of these in a long while.
sketches from life and photo.
life in pen
more life in pen... except that face in the top left corner. thats from photo.
Hey- Nice pen studies, I've never really taken a liking to pen and ink, to me it seems so unforgiving! Keep working and study hard and you'll be surprised how much you improve. keep on truckin' and work with varied media and color occasionally..
some more wonderful sketches...
a "lockbox" and grill from life. pen
a barn, a tree and a couple bird gestures and grass lines from life... oh and a rock. pen
pencil. working with a new grip and experimenting with pencils and trying to learn anatomy all at the same time.
trees and a friend. i got a book called pencil magic by phil metzger. so yea. its good stuff so far.
Last edited by MisterJC; July 22nd, 2005 at 01:57 AM.
Pencil Magic? Never heard of it. I'll go check that out
Draw draw draw!
a couple trees and a house from life. read somthing about "opposing curves" so.. trying to practice that stuff.
after realizing how shitty the guy in the middle came out.... i thought it time to get back to basics.
Last edited by MisterJC; July 26th, 2005 at 01:29 AM.
Well he's not THAT shitty... What do you mean opposing curves?
I should go back to the basics too.
making some progress. i learned a good lesson from all these. they are mostly from photo some from life.
ok... getting a little better with the heads.. but that shading is just nasty. ugh...
i had a little sketchgroup with my mom today. =D
and as a side note... i'm wondering if the size of my images are good. too big, or too small. comments on that topic and also crits on my sketches would be appreciated.
some heads from ref.
Very expressive lines.
Lovely to look at.
May i suggest tightening some of the crosshatching up to emphasise shadow/tone?