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thanks flaskpost! I will certainly try to!
my current project on toned paper. 40% along
Last edited by incolorinred; April 24th, 2006 at 04:14 PM.
It was New York that she spoke of...
finished to my satisfaction.
painter9 practice from photos..
I find working from a photo is very very difficult in any artistic endeavor, digital or not. Does anyone have any extensive experience and tips for using photo refrences?? I find its hard to see and draw from them.
Last edited by incolorinred; May 8th, 2006 at 07:45 PM.
The skull in the above post is great, the view point with the jaw like that gives a great sense of the volume.
Drawing from photos, like drawing from life takes time to get used to. Just keep using them an it will get easier, although I see as been able to draw from life easier as an advantage, .
To start off with, you could just draw things you feel comfortable with when it comes to refs. Large images with a decent amount of contrast are also far better to draw from - and a high resolution.
I draw from refs all the time - seriously it does get easier.
Heyyy. Been awhile. I was really busy with graduation, partying for graduation, and vacation in italy. Not a whole lot has been going on in the artistic domain I am sorry to say. Did some figure drawing that i'll post up. I'll start cranking out more works when i get back to new york later this summer.
thanks Alcian. I will keep up with it. You are right some people are excellent at working from photo. I saw a bunch of portrait artists in the streets in Barcelona the other week that were doing pencil and charcoal portraits from photo for tourist money. Some of them were quite good. I am gonna stick to my day job for now! haha
Graphite and chalk pencil on toned paper- long pose 45 min
more of the same picture
a different pose. shorter time 10 minutes maybe
quick pose- a light earth red pencil - doesn't come out great in the scanner
been trying to practice drawing without references lately. I think I am going to really push it and do some serious anatomy study.
a little digital doodling today.
drawing again after a long recess.
no scanner - digital photo of drawing
Oooh, nice drawings! :-)
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You are showing a mark improvement from your first drawings. Still as always there's lots of room for u to go further...the long studies seems good but you r lacking in the quick ones. My suggestion for u is to try those with quick gesture study to capture the essence of the pose. It's a minute pose which the model takes, u have to start by scribbling out not what the thing looks like, not even what it is, but what it is doing.
i guess i'll have to post this as an exercise
Seedling, thank you very much. I like your work too, particularly those really nice blue and gray backgrounds you use. Nice and simplistic.
Nikhilsalvi, thanks for commenting on my improvement. I feel like I have made some nice progress. I do plan on pushing further. Also short poses are a problem for me. I am not generally great at them, but I am working to improve whenever i go to figure drawing sessions. I'll keep your suggestions in mind. I become too preoccupied with getting the form down that the thrust and position of the figure suffers.
I have been tremendously slow and uneventful on the art front right now. This week i have carved out some time to do some long pose figue drawing, so we'll see what gets cranked out. Also, going to start learning to paint soon. Never have before. Should be interesting! Hang in there, updates coming soon!
You r lucky enough to have art classes conducted, as opposed to where i live, where if u want to draw human figures u have take begged people to pose for the long study, let alone the quick ones where the only places r the playgrounds (for good dynamic poses), or while travelling as i often do (if u check my sketchbook). Personally i feel u shud take full advantage of ur art class, like when u r done with ur thing u can sketch(quick studies) fellow artists, or the class as a whole, make various compositions from different angles.
EXPLORE the everyday things around u(which i'm currently doing). Believe me it's a real eye opener
Yes i'll b waiting for the new ones...
hey yo. started this new sketchbook and have just filled a couple pages.
Using pen and messing around with white ink.
my roommate during an intense video game session. look at the concentration.
Tom again... I took the liberty of making him look like a lifeguard with all the sunscreen on his nose. hah
unfocused pictrue of a sketch of two feathers with black and white ink.
A very quick, loose sketch done from photo.
that's it. been figure drawing lately, but churning out so much garbage. My proportions are really rusty as the last post shown. Still trying to get focused again after my long recess during the summer.
A little master copy doesn't hurt from time to time! Just got some charcoal pencils for the first time and I am experimenting. Worked on this for a couple hours today. What is everyone's experience with this media?
Started learning oil painting in art class. So far it has been a disaster! Maybe after a couple classes, if my painting comes along to some kinda of resemblance of art, I'll post up some progress shots.
My experience is that you must work veeery slowly with them. Analyse patiently and go from light to dark. One thing that I've done in my longer charcoal studies is value patches. Finding the largest areas of value (starting from the lightest/darkest!)and just doing a square. After doing several squares, you can relate them to each other and make sure the value relationships are correct.
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these two are especially awesome, dude! More of those!
you´ve made alot of progress since the last time i checked in here!
really cool, keep it up!
Flakpost- Thanks for the compliments. I do enjoy sketching with inks. Lot of fun.
Brat- Thank you very much.
Ian Mack - yeah, I tend to do that sometimes with pencils. Charcoal is pretty tempermental. You are right, patience is the key.
Haven't posted in almost a year. Starting to do more art now. Here's a few recent studies on paper.
Recent studies are looking good, I especially like the drapery study. Don't wait another year to post more Thanks for commenting in my thread.
Thank you very much Ex Nihilo. I'm going to sure try to not wait another year.
underpainted the hammer today, haven't been painting for awhile. I'm a little bit rusty I think.
A couple sketches from my head of possible painting ideas, I've been sketching them out as they come in a drawing pad now. New practice of mine and I like how it is turning out. Helps me from forgetting, like how one writes down dreams after waking up.
Last edited by incolorinred; October 20th, 2007 at 04:44 PM.
hammer,... color is really poorly reproduced in this photo. I like the concept of this painting.
This little thumbnail is of a painting I had been working on in my studio class on and off for months. Finished with it now. Gone as far as I can with it.
Starting to draw and paint a lot more now. Have some more to post as soon as I can snap a pic of them.