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May 4th, 2005 #1
Circlelimit's daily sketch | 27th May
Hi I'm new here. First off, just a bit of background. I started drawing in dec 2003. Before that, I used to doodle a bit here and there but it was nothing very serious. I did art in school for a year (2004-2005) and I've been drawing somewhat regularly.
Here's some of my work in chronological order, just so you have an idea of my standard and the kind of progress (if any) I am making.
Done this year:
Here's some stuff that I coloured in Photoshop 7 with my mouse:
(the hair was done with a tablet)
I scanned this sketch and coloured it with my new Wacom Intous 3:
Last edited by circlelimit; May 27th, 2005 at 09:54 AM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberMay 4th, 2005 #2
I think I have a real problem drawing faces. I enjoy drawing, but I really hate seeing an ugly image, so any help will be much appreciated.
A sketch page from today. Just trying to keep it daily:
May 5th, 2005 #3
More face studies. Trying to keep it daily, even if it's just a page.
And a self-portrait WIP:
Done entirely in photoshop 7. Uh, I think i'm still getting used to using a tablet, this took forever to do and yet it still seems like I'm getting nowhere with it.
If anyone has any tips they are much appreciated.
May 5th, 2005 #4
Hey man, looking really good. I can see you are busy studing the human head. You got any books about the human head? I think that would help if you got one. I got one little crit that's important right away. Try to think of that the eyes are kinda in the middle of the head. Half face, half forehead. it seem that some of the figures got a little small foreheads, etc..
Doing really nice! Keep it going!
May 5th, 2005 #5
May 6th, 2005 #6
Thank you guys so much for the encouragement!!
Tigermilk - Yeah, I'm trying to start with the head, and when I'm done then I'll move to the rest of the figure I have NO anatomy books at all, so I'm going to look up some Loomis online. I will probably buy one during the weekend. Thanks for your crit, I will certainly keep it in mind.
Wakazou - Thank you! I haven't had any formal drawing training in proportions or anything whatsoever, however I will be going to university to study Design in July. I'm trying to pick up as much as I can by myself now. And yes, I will pay more attention to the placement of the eyes.
May 6th, 2005 #7
May 06 Sketches
Today I tried to do a self-portrait.
I did some small studies of it first, they all looked more or less like this:
Even did a trace to see how the line drawing should look like:
It turned out like this:
Not too pleased with it, so going to do more very basic head sketches before I decide to do another portrait.
May 6th, 2005 #8
Good portrait! The rendering was nice! Watch out with the forms tho. The chin seems abit round, and the nose. But seriously, awsome portait!
You can see who it is, keep working on it!
May 6th, 2005 #9
May 12th, 2005 #10
Friday the 13th
I've been sick for the last 6 days or so, so I haven't been drawing very much.
A quick sketch and quick PS colour. Drawn from a photo I took.
Some nonsense from imagination and a skull from ref.
More from BRAIN
Done completely in PS and from life, today.
I'm still trying to get used to my Wacom board, I think it's going to take quite a while. Also, I have been looking at Loomis stuff online, and drawing many circles, but I'm not going to post those as they are redundant. I need to draw a LOT more.
May 16th, 2005 #11
May 16th, 2005 #12
16th May drawings
A friend of mine who's taught drawing recommended that I do studies of basic shapes and still lifes, so I guess that's what I'll be doing from now on.
Onion: Pencil and PS
Shell and glass pebble: Conte
Shell: Conte, ink, PS
I don't like the next one so much. Pencil, PS.
A little shell creature I created. Pen and PS:
It holds a weird key in its mouth.
May 22nd, 2005 #13
Those picts are promissing ! Keep studying anatomy in a rigorous way, it will help you a lot when you will have to draw faces and bodies.
If you want to paint digitaly, change your mouse for a tablet, otherwise you'll never progress...
I would add that your volumes need to be more defined : everything is grey or mid tone : push the contrast, define clearly (even it's a bit artificial at the beginning) clear areas from dark areas. Actually black and white "colors" are enough to see if your drawing is correct ; subtile shading comes only after.
Good luck and keep posting.
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