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January 6th, 2006 #1
My fanart of Prince of persia: two thrones (I tried my best)
I took your word with sorting out the human anatomy so I tried and this is the best I can get with anatomy.
btw it is a great game but this game has no gore in combat like in Warior within.
Should I work more on anatomy or is it somthin' else I should focus on.
(what I used for colour) Watercolour paints and Ulead Photo express
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I think at this point in your artistic career you are trying to do too much at once. Watercolour is an especially difficult medium to control, and on top of that, you seem to be struggling with colour, light and shadow and basic form. My advice is to do some life drawings in plain pencil, and build your kowledge from there. Remember, you have to learn to walk before you can run.
The best way to practice anatomy is to do simple line drawings from reference. If you find that boring, use a reference for one of your coloured paintings, you seem to like doing them best.
Last edited by waronmars; January 6th, 2006 at 07:12 AM.
January 6th, 2006 #3Originally Posted by waronmars
January 6th, 2006 #4
I totally agree with Waronmars.
I am still trying to walk myself .
Keep working on it.
Buy some books about anatomy.
Originally Posted by waronmars
"FAIL, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER"
January 6th, 2006 #5Guest
Learning human anatomy is not possible it never ends. All you can hope for is a improvement on your pervious drawing books are a small help life drawing the best and looking in a mirror and posing yourself somewhere in-between.
January 6th, 2006 #6
I agree that learning anatomy, like anything, never ends, there will always be something else you can improve, however I don't agree that you cannot LEARN it. Improvement will come alot faster with the use of teaching materials, and peer advice, as well as practice, rather than solely life drawing. It is a combination of these things that will speed learning, which combination is best depends on the individual.
Actually anatomy books give alot of useful advice about how to approach your studies of anatomy, and detail things like constructing poses and the bone and muscle structure of the human body, which you would not learn by only life drawing. That said, though, life drawing is a very valuable tool, and will help not only anatomy but also form and lighting.
KrystallWolveIT, good to see you are ready to improve your art! Go for it!
January 9th, 2006 #7Originally Posted by rWDrk
thanks to everyone alot for your helpful comments.
January 9th, 2006 #8
Look on Amazon.com or some other reliable shopping sight and buys soem of Burne Hogarths books, I think they are useful.
I was like you through school and also during the 1st one and a half years of college. But once I did life model drawing for a few weeks, I started to see a dramatic improvement. So right now, a year later, I am learning all I can, ignoreing the pull to create some 'cool' pictures. I do create what I like sometimes, but I try to use the time to study, and it pays off in the end.
Remember that your end goal is to land a professional job, and to do this you need knowledge. Well, atleast thats my goal
March 3rd, 2006 #9
Mmm, a big improvement on previous works. I agree with other comments, you are trying too much at once. The anatomy in general doesn't line up, the hand especially jumps out as being very blocky and unnatural. Your colours are also always very muddy, nothing is distinct in your art. Your ultimate aim should be to be able to represent complex overlapping forms without lines at all, simply very precise use of colour and lighting.
Burne Hogarth - Dynamic Anatomy is an excellent book, I think every artist can benefit from it. I think concentrating on nothing but line drawings of anatomy for a while would be a huge help to you. Do you have a sketchbook thread where you could post all your anatomy studies? That would help us follow you as you progress.
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March 3rd, 2006 #10
Bridgmans complete guide to drawing the human body is a very good book too, if you can't go to life drawing classes, the best thing to do is to take a smallish sketchbook everywhere you go and just keep drawing everything around you, do it 20mins a day and you'll definetly see an imoprovement.
March 3rd, 2006 #11
even with what others have said about the basics, i think that if those were implemented then this would be very succesful.