hey wow gotta say there is a lot of improvement happening in this book
and its really good to see you got started early
studies and things are looking great
keep it goin!
Spent part of my afternoon going through your SB. Really nice work you have in here and a great showing of progression. Your work has really matured over the last few years and it looks like you are heading in the right direction to continue to develop your skills. You show a great amount of dedication in this SB which is commendable. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to future updates.
Thanks for all the great crits! I'll reply a little later, I'm getting a headache from sitting behind the computer at the moment (feeling a little ill)
First: the drawing updateLove
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These are all 5-min lifedrawing sketches, these were too big to scan for the previous update.
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One more lifedrawing sketch (gah ) and two figures from mind.
My 'finished' 40 x 50 cm colour pencil drawing. I got a 9 for this (despite the proportion issues with the female and the gravestone that were pointed out ^^), and for my process (which I spent a lot of time on) I got a 10 out of 10! that rarely happens so I was really amazed when I got my final grade: a 9,5 I feel pretty flattered to get such high grades..
Second: some fun pictures that I thought would be nice to share here
These are from a boring science class where we (meaning the teacher and the group) usually don't do much because our class is very quick in understanding things he explains, so we only need 10 minutes a lesson for school stuff
A friend of mine and me took my kneaded eraser and made two cats, a giraffe and an elephant of it.. I happened to have a digital camera with me so I took some pictures.. Just for fun ^^
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my awesome super duper drawing table (got it second hand for really cheap.. so lucky!) + anatomy book which I usually work from.
My collection of sketchbooks and pads (left), and my art books and ImagineFX mags on the right! Gah, I feel so spoiled!
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Hi Marleen, still improving in your lifesketches...
Congratulations on the great grade you received from that work, the human figures look great, but I think the "intersection of the girl with the tree is a little odd. Also I think the foliage needed some more work, did you use a specific tree as a reference? It seems like a Ficus from the roots...
I have that Schielle book too.. (great price...)
good stuff from the netherlands!
"Tears will drown in the wake of delight"
haha, those kneaded eraser sculptures are sweet. congrats of course on your grade. these latest sketches look nice, but the farting bent over person has odd arms. I think the forearm is too long.... well, on second glance perhaps it's just unclear to me where the wrist is... anyhoo, check your email and get crackin' on some more LMS sketches.
Keep it up,
grade well deserved, congrats. And those kneaded eraser cats made my day
maybe work on getting more volume into your life drawing stuff, i dunno (my crits are getting worse and worse ). I've found Bammes to be really good latley if you can find any of his stuff, though it's all in german but the pictures are really good.
all the best and keep on drawing (and happy new year),
Nice drawing table, what a find! I love to see peoples spaces. Any way, quite a nice sketchbook you have here, the life drawings are convincing and clean. on the upside downgirl with the guy i feel like there could have been some more interesting lighting to make shadows to break up the space, but good job on nice grades ;P
SketchBook Chris Yoakum?
Hey Marleen. Some good work here, but I'd like to see the volume of the figures established a bit more forcefully. Check out this image from Nizza's sketchbook. Maybe co-opt that trick with the contour lines.
Also, I find that when I'm drawing organic figures, it helps to establish the core of the figure; that is, establishing a center line for every dynamic component of the body. Once I'm sure the figure is bending correctly and all my proportions are more or less accurate, then I can fuss about establishing boundaries. I've got an image in an upcoming update where I disregarded my own advice and only realized how grievously I f'ed it up once everything was all nice and rendered.
That's funny, I came online to post my new update and saw that my sketchbook was first in the sketchbook section because you just posted Teh Gosu!
I just typed a big rant here for my parents but that's not really interesting I guess, so it's deleted. But the point was that I couldn't take the laptop to work on my LMS this vacation, and now it turns out the excuse they used so that I couldn't take it isn't true.. HARR plode: so I'm stressing out getting up two hours early to try and get some work done. So sorry, no updates soon.
plode: I'm SO mad at them!
some portraits for school.. Next wednesday is school exam portrait.. 3 hours. Can't wait! ^^
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Killarney international youth hostel is very very nice, and there's beautiful nature around Killarney.. But I just drew the reading room.
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Pages from school I found back, it's hard to draw all those moving classmates