First off, the apple rocks!
Now, in the first few, I see the line work is very felt out, got this scratchy feel. But in just a couple posts later, your line work is more confident and just looks like your feeling volume more too. My favorite besides the apple has to be this one>> why? It's good a lot of feeling in it and is loose....
yeah that one sabe posted is my fav aswell. I feel like ur drawings use to many short jittery lines. Mabey uve been told this or not but u gotta loosen up and use your elbow to hit long straight or curvy lines, u may not think so at first try but with practice it will come naturally. Just think hard, ghost the line a few times (hover the tip of ur pencil back and forth over the line u have in ur head), then wen u think u got it, drop, dont push, drop ur pencil and then wooosh the line out. Start out with light lines at first just to build confidence, and then build them up after. With practice and time ull be more confident and will be able to hit lines not problem. I can already see u doing this on ur more recent posts. Keep up the good work. And dont do too much studying, i mean if its something u like then go ahead, but leave time in ur sketch times to do stuff that u feel like doing, even if it looks bad and doesnt turn out its still good to at least try. Stay loose and dont give a shit. start loose then if u like wat ur seing in the lines, start to tighten up and focus.
all this is stuff im still trying to work on myself. i hope ull find it helpful. keep up the drawing. u got potential buddy.
sabe2003 - thanks man, definitely appreciate the compliments and the advice
OBX - yea I've been told I have a very "nervous" way of making lines, since I tend to make quick jagged lines alot; wouldn't doubt if I do this because I've always been a little impatient with my drawing (not so bad nowadays). Definitely gonna take your advice though, thanks Oh and yea I probably should try moving away from studies a bit, but whenever I try coming up with something original, I see what I draw and just don't like it most times. Then I just feel I need to improve more so I go back to my studies
Rebeccak - you're welcome and thank you for dropping in as well
incolorinred - thanks for the compliments hehe I agree that the doll still life came out a bit freaky looking, and nope I don't mind at all if you wanna use the idea; was more my teachers in the end for putting the still life together
Alright, sorry for the slower update, was trying to keep this daily. Classes started and made things a bit wierd at first, but I think my schedule is gonna let me draw more thankfully. Anyway, two small things; a head study (again) and some attempted hatching on a face.
Keep trying to think of something to draw that doesn't involving studies, coming up mostly blank though hehe. Alright though, I'll be back with more of something.
4 things today; sketch of the buildings outside my room, my mug sitting on my desk, and two doodles in photoshop. Bottom left is supposed to be a guy hunched over (hope that can be seen hehe) and the bottom right was originally an attempt at todays DSG but I didn't think it fit into the topic as well as it could have.
Oop, forgot another photoshop doodle from yesterday, as well as some shading practice I worked on before I went to bed last night. I'm happy with the way the sleeve came out, though the little guy next to him is crap (rushed it a bit) and my scanner is showing it's age. Ah well here they are:
hey onir. nice work you've been doing! you have improved a lot on the gestures. im inspired to do more gesture practice. thanks! and your people have improved a lot. nice cloth study up there too. you still can work on your linework, i can see its already improving, but some good practice is doing some still life, and before putting the pencil to the paper, think before you mark, practice drawing the still lifes without having to redraw the lines agian..its a really helpful excercise.. i don't know if i described that excercise very clearly sorry. but keep it up! doing great. =)
osgoon- hey, thanks for the kind words and advice, definitely appreciate it. I read what you posted a little while ago (didn't respond because I didn't have anything at the time) and I've been trying what you said about thinking before putting the lines down. Definitely good to do, and I think it's helping. anyway, thanks again
alright, finally got around to posting some stuff (as well as sitting down and practicing); pencilwork and shading is primarily what I'm trying to improve in now, so here are 2 things I did just messing around. First was done in 4b, second in 2b:
well there it is, I'll be back with more sooner than later hopefully
You have shown so much improvment over such a short period, I hope I can improve as quickly as you have! I realy like the your anatomy explorations, you can tell that you are realy trying to understand the form. now only if i can use you as insperation to study anatomy myself :/