Hi all. Have been lurking for a little while to get the feel of the place. The standard of some of the work on here is awe inspiring..... so duly inspired here's my sketchbook.
I'll be updating regularly (yes they all say that!) and I'm in this for the long haul, so don't expect fireworks in 5 minutes.
I'd love to receive constructive/specific crits. I plan to work through the CA academy assignments (as well as other random stuff as uni work allows), so I'll try and link to them where appropriate, as suggested on the Academy discussion.
I'll start with some horses:
This is from my photo of a statue in Paris. I plan to do it justice one day (hmmm wistful...). I was intriuged by the
view point. There's something about statues, I think it goes something like; if the horse has only 2 legs on the ground then the rider died in the battle commemorated by the statue, 3 legs and they died of their wounds, all 4 legs and they died in a later battle or of natural causes. Then again that might be rubbish. Anyone?
This is from wherever this stuff comes from in your head:
Net ref. from image of statue. One day I'll draw this and you will (!) be able to tell whether its real or bronze.
Link to academy first assignment (hopefully)
Last edited by Pootle; October 26th, 2008 at 07:34 AM.
Reason: Update - revival + thumbnail
Sideshowbob - I'll get back to you on <where it's coming from> interesting question; thinking about it, it's not 'inside your head' at all and I think the 'where' is misleading too...do you want to elaborate on your theories?
Um... oops, yeah bronze is 'real' I meant alive...think you got that anyway;-)
Uu I like those climbing pics. The second with more figures looks better to me of those two.
Very nice horses also. The first one and the red agressive hatching really shows the strength of a horse.. eh
Heh, "where it comes from" sounds good. Keep on, I'll leave this discussion about neuropsychological philosophy for you.
This was based on one of the academy assignments, it has turned out to be pretty crucial breakthrough for me as I 've been trying to find a/some major error/s I consistently make in my portrait drawings, so here it is; my drawing and the ref I was trying to accurately copy with my drawing overlaid, I'm sure you'll spot it (and more) immediately but I'm still at the 'how to look properly' stage!
And some Bridgeman studies, haven't done anything like this before....'ss hard!
Pootle, these are very nice. It's tough to do a comprehensive crit from the beginning, so I'll try to just give a feel, with some specific examples.
I agree that the assignment may have been a marked bend in the road (not certain where you're from, so I can't make country-specific road references), though perhaps not just in your reference work. In the earlier firgures, there were larger proportion irregularites, and perhaps a certain lack of "rhythm". In the more recent work, there are still proportion miscues (the ear on the face looking away is small and low), but they are much more subtle. I would characterize it is point blindness. You have a very good eye for what's going on, but after working for a while, your vision narrows and your hand gets away with mistakes you wouldn't have let it make five minutes earlier. Then it insidiously conspires with your vision center to make you overlook it. As an example, the latest Bridgman study (top single) seems to get smaller as you go down. One way to get around this is to mirror the piece every so often (I find this difficult unless I'm drawing on the computer) or perhaps map out where things will go prior to really laying down the harder pencil (light contruction lines strictly for flow and sizing). That watercolor piece has a lot of energy and the tension of him flowing out of the right side is actually balanced well with the complimentary conflict on the left side.
I love your interior pieces. They have a really clean energy, even with some residual sketchyness. A couple of the other environments seem a tad too restricted, however. For the one out your window, I was hoping for more direct observation, whereas now it appears more like an exercise in perspective (in the mid-ground wall, the bricks to the left of the gate are much larger than those on the right, and the tops, too, are different sizes). The bridge is very nice, but the right side seems a little wonky, as if it's not parallel. I really like the look, though.
I find drawing quick sketches of people really tough to make look right and I haven't cracked the code, yet, so I can't really comment on the folks on the barstools, other than to say I like the fact that they have life.
These are all coming along well and I'm looking forward to learning from each other (of course, if your profile were more complete, perhaps the experience would be enhanced for all involved).
ur studies are awesome like ur linework and teh perspective stuff (your rooms ? ) ... used ruler ?
i dunno if u understand u correctly ( ma poor english fault )
since we only have "1" reflexsive consciousness we only can percept things in our "head" thats the "where1" the real where of that thing u just percept in your head.. goes far far faaaaaaar beyond that spot where yu percept things.. its far beyond our refelxiv consciousness (thats why we are not aware of it - otherwise all ppl would do awesome art and evrybody would live their creativity) but.. somehow ur right.. the "where" is nothing u can reach or its no spot where u can "go" to - its real but its non-existant the only real existing thing of it is its "being" its the "existence" itselfs .. i think other cultures are familiar with the describing word called -> " Tao "
what you think ?
because of ma shity english i cant understand what say weith -> do you want to elaborate on your theories? <- can u explain pls ?
but.... iam still re-thinking all ma models and theories about this stuff.. and reconfiguring my brain modules to compute all this very complex and philosophical stuff otherwise i may just believ in my own imagination and i would think its real but its not ;D
keep up !
pss :: ..does it mean... u maybe want me do tell u some stuff about ma theories ?? here or maybe icq msn ?