How's AI treating you? I got accepted to the one here, turned 'em down, though.
Anyway! I noticed you've drawn a lot of poses where the face isn't visible or when it is you leave it blank, but you manage to focus on the boobs (busted!). Once you work on the face and head some, you'll understand it and they'll just come to you so easilly.
It's good that you're studying old George Bridgman, be sure and really think about what you're doing when you're looking at his anatomy studies, they're really loose and plain because it's the major shapes, some of which are exhaggerated, but still it'll look perfect. He's a really loose-drawing kind of guy (word on the street is he drew with a piece of vine charcoal on a 3 foot long stick while drunk at his classes) so try and take after him and loosen up with the sketches for sure. Feel out the rhythms and forms and always try to see the figures and body parts three-dimensionally in your head and to always think about the lines before you put them down.
Definitely keep it up with the Bridgman studies, and also be sure to check out Andrew Loomis' work (he was a student of Bridgman) at www.saveloomis.org where you can read his hard to find books for free in .pdf. Check out Figre Drawing For All It's Worth and study that, the experts on this website, and check out the Society of Figurative Arts in my signature too if you have time, great anatomy and figure info there from Michael Mentler.
All in all, concentrate on anatomy and proportions like you are, and don't worry about rendering anything until you've got it anatomically correct, good composition, and the proportions are right on. Work hard and you'll see a major difference in like 3 months.
Keep it up and keep the posts coming! Hope this wasn't too overwhelming!
Last edited by IanE; June 23rd, 2005 at 03:39 AM.
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Its been awhile since I have updated, but I am going to update now! I started a new quarter at my school and I really have been enjoying my new classes.
Here are just some basic head contruction drawing for my Life Drawing Class. Some of them really need some work....but I'm starting to get it down now, but i Definitely am going to keep up the practice, practice, practice
And Next for my Character Design class we have to draw a hand a day, and i have been steadily working on that and having a lot of fun drawing...Here is what I have so far
Last edited by Act.Appalled; October 1st, 2006 at 05:33 AM.
Nice Updates, Ur painting skills show great improvment with each one keep it up buddy. Keep posting up man, its a good way to show where you have come from. I don't like the fire hydrant as the foreground element in the suburban scene, it's scale and height don't seem to quite fit.
Nice sketchbook Appalled. There is definitally a lot of improvement from the beginning to the end here. I really like your head and hand study pages and also the Bridgeman stuff. I can't really crit anything it all looks good to me.
Hey nice update. You captured the pants really well on that second drawing. I don't see any problems myself except the shoulder area seems a little funny and the bicep area should be a little larger I think. But it's really good.