try to work on your lines too. Loose sketchy thin lines are better than thick lines made up of smaller lines. Lines are best used where there is a dark value, not as outlines.
If you want to improve your rendering skills, try to stick to basic forms first until you get that down before moving to full blown figures. A sphere, cube, pyramid is a good place to start. Once you get those down you will see that they reappear in modified forms one way or another on almost everything.Try to think 3d when you draw. Hope you get a scanner soon! keep postin!
penciler: no i didn't!
Last edited by Master 25 Days; March 31st, 2006 at 02:27 PM.
I would say when you draw figures, think of it as a mass, it has a volume. for example the limbs could be a shape of a cyllinder, and then after that you can refine it to look as a thigh with all the muscles and stuff....
the lighting study could help you think like that actually....
Ok Ladies and Gents I found a scanner. So i'm letting you know before hand there's gonna be a massive update, with everything I've done in my new sketch book, most of it has probably been posted already but i need to get good quality images so that you can actual crit them properly.
just keep drawing. try not to let the absence of comments or crits frustrate u. just keep on drawing, and pushing forward.
frankly tho, im having a bit of trouble making out ur drawings.\
the facial feature studies are nice, like the eyes and mouth ones.
the figure studies are good, but try using construction lines.
also wen drawing from like or reference, try and think of the negative spaces. so rather that drawing the nose, if u think about the negative area around the nose, and how its shaped. ull find that wen u down ull have more of a likeness to the ref.
keep at it my friend. there are so many ppl in our ssg, that its hard to check everyone regularily.
you got your scanner brightness set too high when you scan. slide it down some and it won't be so washed out anymore. Drawing simple shapes to practice is the hardest thing to keep on doing but it's the most practical so keep at it.