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January 14th, 2006 #1
Phantom Star's Sketch Book
Hey everyone. My name is Jordan Lopez from Endwell, NY (near Binghamton if you know where that is) and today is my first time posting on concept art. Below are a few hand sketches I have drawn and I'm looking for helpful and insightful tips from people who can help me out a bit. Don't be afraid to hold anything back, if you have something to say, say it. With that, I'll let you guys determine what needs to be done with these. Thanks a million, I hope this is something I'll back on and laugh.
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Welcome to the forums. You'll learn so much here even if you only lurk. The strongest ones are the fist and top left hand on the second page. On the more difficult gestures you're giving too much space between the fingers most noticably at the base. The top left hand has good form around the knuckles but you lose it at the tips of the fingers. I'm hardly a hand expert but those things caught my eye.
Practice is the best thing. Work from reference/your own hands until you can see a gesture in your mind and can put it down on paper. Please post more work when you can.
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Good start phantom and welcome to CA. Like Mr. Marley said practice, practice and practice some more till your hands fall off. Keep postin.
January 16th, 2006 #4
Hogarth hands. I always write whether I used ref or not, some people don't though, I'm always curious about that sort of thing. The hand can be split into groups: fingers, palm, thumb ball, pinky ball, carpals, ends of forearm bones. Each finger's got it own distinct look, which I don't see in these drawings, that distinction's not in Hogarth's book though anyway. R.G. Hatton's "Figure Drawing" has a great chapter about the hand.
I think you should study perspective first, so get Ernest Norling's "Perspective Made Easy". Radu's "Understanding Perspective" is worthwhile too, if you can find it. I assume you want to be able to draw from your head, to do that an understanding of space, form, and movement is neccessary, they're all related, can't have one without the other. Niccolaides "The Natural Way to Draw" is worth a look.
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January 20th, 2006 #5
First of all, sorry for not posting in a while, just got back to college and getting myself settled in. As for the comments, thanks a lot, everything you guys said so far have been helpful. I will do my best in the future to post more and hopefully by then you guys can see some kind of improvement. Again, thanks a million!
May 18th, 2006 #6
Holy Hell it's been a while. Just got done with college so hopefully I'll be on a little more. Here are a few quick foreshortning drawings I did a few hours ago.