Oki, there's a trick that can help when you're working from refs. Draw the 'negative space'. That means instead of drawing an arm, draw the space around the arm. By shifting your attention to something that doesn't have the label "arm", you will see it more accurately. The mind wants to draw symbols of things, but artists need to be able to draw what's actually there. That's a way to fool the mental symbol-generator.
Hi Oki. Concentrate on doing lots and lots more geometric shaps in perspective with good shading like you did on the 2nd to last pic here. They can get rather boring for some people but will improve your work immensly.
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Great start. for ur age, ur lines are very good, and also ur shadings are good.i can tell by ur refrences works.
THose figues u did, not the ones with cloth and their suit , are really good. keep up with that.
DO more studies, look over great artists, their life drawings. their shadowing, or the way the out values on their lines. THe value on ur lines are prett much the same, and i think just a bit in rush ;D take ur time when u are drawing.
For ur age, i would say GREAT SKETCHBOOK.
KEEP IT UP. oh and also check this out ;D
i like them but dont be scared to apply some strength/wieght in ur lines ur lines are to light be more confident in ur lines -.- darker lines = confidence id like to see finer lines also but never the less lovely work keep it up
-those small figures are looking nice. DO more of those small figures.
-Uve better change ur pencil to like HB or 2B.
-GEt some books, like Bridgman, Andrew Loomies, Hogarths. get some other life drawing books to see the simplifies forms of the human body.
-DO a warm up befire start drawing. Most of the artists do so when they want to start working.
-Take a piece of paper start drwaings lines, stirahgt, curved, dashed, circles, then try to go from dark to light, control ur values.
-Draw more of the geometrical shapes. apply them to a human body, ssee how a manequine is made, a simplifiles form of human body, use it.
-Ive seen uve done acouple prespective studies, do more of that.
FOr now concentrate more on ur lines. When u get that right, then u can easily learn other stuff faster and it will be more fun for ya.
^_^ thanks I've got a few books.
Heads and Portraits by Jose M. Parramon
Muscles in Motion by Glenn Fabry
Figure Drawing Workshop by Allan Kraayvanger
I also have the Andrew Loomis books on my computer.
Those are the once i use the most anyway.
Last edited by ThabisoMhlaba; January 25th, 2006 at 08:28 PM.
Shinryu: Thanks alot i've really been trying to fix up my values MorteM: hehe I love that IRC, so many interesting people. ^_^ I'm gonna keep doing more anatomy studies, i just need to find some good references.
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