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Well, I've been lurking here for quite some time now and now I registered so that I can comment on the works of all my heros in this forum. But since there are so many, I'll just stick with just another sketchbook .
Basically, I just started drawing everyday now, so 3-4 months earlier and it's just too much to express it in words, especially not in another language. It's jsut been great and it gets better every day. I wanted to write a whole rant here but actually I'm kind of tired from all the scanning and need a rest
Something from my first sketchbook that lasted 1 1/2 months 8) :
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Some more recent stuff (means with my new sketchbook ):
And some pencils. Those are actually SEVERAL months old... but it feels like years that I did them. I hate pencils.
I'm kind of intimidated right now, I usually never show my smearings to other people but I think for the sake of the course it's good to know that someone sees it. Even if it isn't worth a comment. Whatever........... I'm just moody I guess....
dont worry, you need to figure out drawing for yourself but everyone here can help and give some insite on how to improve. Your art teacher should have some good things to say and should be able to help you get better. As for what I have to say. Your sketches are lookin decent, you can definitely draw better than the average joe. I think you need to keep practicing, draw from real life and draw from references. Practice makes perfect!
@Sunny: Hey thanks for the kind words! But unfortunately I haven't got an art teacher to help me getting better and I didn't find any art courses going on here in my town. They are either too expensive or too non-existant
I heard the name Bridgman in some threads here and thought I should get some books and study anatomy a bit . Sorry for the flood of images, It's what I drew the last week out of my little Bridgman book "Constructive Anatomy". Can't say yet if it helps me, but it's sure fun and relaxing to do while your sitting outside in the warm weather just chilling .
These are for the most part done in my A5-sketchbook where I just draw shit like that. I have it for 5 weeks or so and it's almost full already! (130 pages)
Hehe, I even wrote some of the muscle-names on some of the pages hoping It would help me remember it.... it doesn't
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Nice things going on here! As an advice: try to keep your lines clean! Don´t make many pencilstrokes define one line, just try to let your hand flow over the paper, have faith. If you understand the shapes and values you won´t have that much problem to keep your sketches loose. I do have exactly the same problem, just keep at it!
Your last update is very good, especially the headstudies!
@ Gloominati: Thanks glad you like it! Since I'm drawing with a pen, I can't erase what's looking wrong at the first sight. I have to draw over it and since I'm kind of new there's always a lot I draw over. I will take your advice tho and try to look a bit more after my lines but letting my hand make the drawings in epileptic seizures is so much fun that I'll stick with it until I feel that it's damaging my drawings. But I hope that it will go away anyways as I get better and more confident with my drawing abilities. Thanks again for posting!
Didn't draw very much today, I'm still working my way thru my Bridgman book and got to the eyes! enjoy:
Then I drew a thing that stands on my desk. suppose it's an elephant
you've really improved a lot from the first pages you posted to the last. good stuff
it looks like in lots of your drawings you build them up with a lot of very small lines, like you're redrawing your lines and sometimes it seems to take away from the structure and the quality of your drawings.
a good exercise to do to avoid this and become more confident with your lines is to work on a really big sheet of paper, and draw something from life, but try to get your whole arm into drawing it. use big long lines and dont worry about mistakes. this will help you to loosen up more and should help you a lot.
Of course now it's time to check your sketchbook! Man, I feel a bit lame with my two sketches as first post, while you must have been scannig for a week.
Anywayzzzz McLeod here does have a point here. Longer strokes will make your work less 'fuzzy' looking. This can be pretty intimidating at first but remember these words spoken by a true legend; There are no mistakes..........only happy accidents
@ SirGreenSock: Thanks, I also feel that I'm growing and it's great! The blue lines are just drawn with a common blue pen. I'm not that picky when it comes to what utils I use to draw with. I usually steal or find my pens and have 2-3 separately because I kill them on a regular basis. If my reserves are running low, I walk into the supermarket and buy me a sixpack or so with new pens (preferably black ones, then) so that last for half a month or so I did buy me a real ball point pen lately, but that piece of shit was smearing like hell and lasted only a week or so until it refused to draw any more. Killed it on the lama.
@ nmcleod: Thank you for the reply Yeah I always draw in tiny little strokes. Must depend on how I learned to draw. I always picked one detail or another and jumped from detail to detail hoping that in the end it would look good. Good thing about that is that I got a good eye for the relations of the forms and I realize pretty fast if something's off when I draw from ref but the bad part is that I'm not learning pretty much of the structures and of course what you ment the little strokes it brings. I now try to make outlines and concentrate some more on the overal image but certain habits are still there I'll follow your advice and draw some A3-A2 pictures. Once drew my hand on a A2 with a marker... looked horrible!
@ Darolan: Well, I didn't spend a week scanning 2 hours or so ! About the accidents... it's surprising (or not, heh), I don't feel that I draw less shit then some months ago. I just have the feeling that between the ordinary shit I draw there's more often something that's worth looking at. I can actually chose now between pictures that look like shit and those which doesn't. Earlier only the latter existed. Well, my english-module has some serious malfunctions now so I leave it that way... Thanks for your post!
@ sunny: Wow, thanks! Since there's so much inspiration flowing from the forums to me it's nice to hear that I can inspire someone else, too! 8)
So, I'm at the nose and ears. The ears were surprisingly hard to do and I definately need some more practicing on that. Unfortunately Bridgman didn't get too deep into that subject so I haven't got much studies yet. But they'll come
Some lifedrawings in the cafeteria of our university. I was surprised how young some of those netherlanders look but people here start earlier on their post-highschool education than we germans so it probably isn't that surprising
Then some studies of other drawings/paintings (mainly for rendering practice):
Finally, I had made some quickies on the computer. I saw that all you professionals here spent hours on making a digital painting and that pretty scares me for I have the attention-span of a common housefly. But I spent some 10 minutes on some digital paintings myself to see if there's a feeling for form, color and shit there. Was an extremely fun exercise Gotta do more of them in the future.