keep workin on your studies. also work on your proportions too. I dont know what you think about when you are sketching, but try thinking in more simple and basic shapes. I feel that you are working too hard on making it exactly what it is. keep up the good practices.
I agree with above, keep up the studies u are definitely improving. Make sure u think about construction when u are drawing though, expecially when drawing from ur imagination. Some of your head drawings seem to lack solidity which is a result of not thinking of them as 3 dimensional objects. Keep it up
update again, since it been a while,
still using camera,, ,sux...
and some are old thou..
Seets_ thanks for the comments. cheers
Matt smith: thanks for hte comments and crits.
here they are.
a wierd pic of an overweight guy. kinda rushed
ehm,,, no comment,
some faield face.
and the minotaur sketch for my thunderdome, i got fantastic critic by Rodrigo on this, i have not changed it yet, he pointed out loads of errors, will post the finished one aswell. just wanted to add this one.
and here is the same again, just with a little colour, the progress sketch from the thunderdome,
i wont use this one,. it will get corrected
I like your last stuff. Studies are great, keep doing them!
The tauren looks nice. Some crits here,
His legs needs more attention, check out some of the anatomy there too.
His right shoulder (our left) seems very pushed forward, I'm not all sure about this but I think it should be a little bit pushed back (less visible)
and last, his head is kinda flat. Try pushing the nose area more.
Ya, hope the crit is worth something. I'm very very tired today, sorry ~~;
You've a really good SB going here, though I agree with hurricane: it does look like you're trying too hard. Loosen up, follow the lines and flow of the shapes and enjoy it~ If it's boring as hell, or if you're tired, try to make it fun by adding something like silly captions or a mini mascot making comments/gestures. <---this could serve as self-critiquing in a more enjoyable, maybe humorous, form.
*Wonderful* portraits and hand studies!
Keep' em coming~ and thanks for posting in my SB!
Last edited by Quicksilver; February 20th, 2006 at 10:57 PM.
first of i mirrored the image to show it easier..
1. you need to either have it in a "hard edged, no fade" style or shade it all, atm it looks just rushed. so i've done 2 exampels of the arm, do you see the difference?
2. With the decition from 1. (i presume it's shading) you need to work the form more, you suggest the shape/form with a solid area, and 100%pressure.. i made a exampel there, do you see how i've worked the lines? its the same value but just faded and changed in its rythm...you can almost see the form of the cloth... SO, you need to work on your brushwork... do form studies, where you lower the opacity and use a airbrush and work the transitions! do lit spheres!
3. draw better lines, longer ones...i redrew the line on the right side until i got it right, do it too... don't give up and studder the lines...more confidence...because it's digital ctrl+z is your friend!
now for the good things!
the hand and cat pic....hands are great !! alittle too yellow but still huge steps !
i see alot of increased confidence and steps in the right direction !
dude, the oc sketch is alittle rushed but the progress is there, i can see that you have started to "see" what is missing, now the only thing that is left is to beat it into your hands by pure repetition!
keep at it bro, and feel free to ask anything on msn!
hey,thanx for droppin by my sb.
i'll try to return the favour.
from what i see so far i can say you should probably stop shading for some time and return to pure lineart drawings. try to get your pics to look "3d" with lines only (meaning lineweight). i'm having trouble with that sometimes myself,but i'm working on it,and so should you. train your anatomy,and your line security. you're scribbling quite alot where you could draw one straight line. one way to solve that which i found recently is to simply draw in inks. using ink pens forces you to think carefully before laying down your strokes and it also helps you with seeing contrasts. although in this case i'd perhaps go back to anatomy books and lifedrawing abit more before going freehand. although you could try to draw with ink from anatomy books...hmm...i should attempt that myself.(EDIT: didn't browse thorougly,only saw page one,this stuff's alot better)
anyways, work on the basics abit more,so you know them more or less in-and-out. that way you'll have alot easier time with shading f.ex.
keep it up
hey man, good stuff going on here.
When you're doing studies, try to really see the subject, not just put the lines in the paper, see and see. You'll save the lines in your head, you'll process it and then you'll be able to really put a worthy line.
I like what you're doing with your shadows, learn to see where the shadow pattern is a then block it with a soft line, then work your way from there.
Anyways, as said before, draw draw draw, is the more efficient way of achieve your goal.
Yeah, wow, those pencils for CD cover show a lot of sophistication! Keep up the balance of life drawing and drawing from ref. Keep it up and you'll get more confidence in your line. Great progress so far.
hey! yes i can see a great improvement from your first posts! i reall ylike your face study towards the top on the first page of the woman its good! and your CD cover sketches on this page are really good too. its great that you do so much drawing from life and anatomy studies- which is everything that i need to do!! keep it up !
Really nice stuff there with the cd-cover design. Keep at it!
Like your latest one too, keep working on it. I wonder how it would look if you gave the boy some colours, instead of making him all blue.
Try looking for some underwater view references