wow- youve improved so much! impressive. Push your values a bit more, and try to get some different media going in here.
Jofx - thanks!
SirGreenSock - thanks alot! didnt notice how off the eyesocket shape was, should have looked more carefully or as you said, felt around it... yeah head is way too big lol, Ill try to work one that!
krakel - thanks man! yeah Im trying to push those values, still a long way to go with those
different medias definently! I did a brush pen SP today, will try to do more stuff like that!
Yesterdays stuffarooney, didnt feel like drawing for several reasons so yah:
Some loose imagination stuff
SP with pastel pencils to get the blacks in there
Was going to call it quits for the evening, went on CA and badabing got real inspired by some peeps here, so I did some quick gestures, these are real crap I know but atleast I am drawing something! trying to get more action in these but its just not working no matter what I do =/
Today, back in full swing
Arms from memory after doing some studies, some stiff stuff going on here =/
Some quickie back studies, confusing, probobly more so than the forarm lol, SO MANY BLOBS (a bit bigger too, forgot to resize lol)
1 hour still life bleh, want to get these looser, not so stale and boring, but atleast im training my eye with these.
Arms from a mirror
And brush pen SP with some hands
And imagination stuff
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Looking good, ya got nice expression in that brushwork. Imagination stuff is really coming along, that chicks ass might be a tad big though. But your studies will help with that
Woah! How long have I not been here! Sorry 'bout that. Doing great! Your hatching is really starting to shape up, and your imaginaion stufff is improving too. Keep thinking in large shadow masses and you'll be up at the top in no time! Keep it up man!
Spade - thanks man, yeah big problems with proportions, I will try to work on that the best I can!
squakz - thanks alot!
Cup of Joe - Thankies
Did some laughable hand anatomy studies, then I did these all from life, they took longer than you might think
And an SP I quite like, even though the cast shadows from my hair sort of makes it muddled. The apple idea is stolen from SirGreenSock by the way
And no reffed hands, BLEH
Some messy sketches, real crappy but I thought Id post them anyway:
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Like the sketches, is that for the orc idea you talked about last time you were here? cool to see some different imagination stuff and damn, thats a lot of hands D:
radical, gnarly- keep it up
Spade - thanks man yeah thats the orc thing, those are just quick doodles though, im working on a more finished piece atm
Ok so the summer holidays have practicly started, 2 days of school left this week and I have already run out of things to draw, no idea what the hell im going to do all summer it is seriously hurting my drawing willpower at the moment...
Yesterdays stuff, could have probobly drawn twice as much if I knew what to do =/
Scapula studies, very interesting
And SP, + doing daily hands again
1 hour still life with some arms from a mirror
And a nor ref pose and head, trying to figure out what to study... everything =/
Todays stuff, same thing as yesterday really
Sketch-doodles, or Doodle-sketches if you prefer
bouguereau studies, took ages to do and the likeness and values are still horribly off, I learnt a thing or two from them though
Animal sketches from LIFE (may or may not be true)
And sp + hands
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wow some real studying goin on here, keep at it dude, thats the right and only way to go!!
I really dig the massive improvement in here since page one, really cool and really inspiring!
Keep rocking I'd love to see where this leads to
Sweet update dude, your SPs are getting really good! nice work on the studies and dont worry- inspiration will come!
great stuff man, lots of cool anatomy stuff going on.
i read your stumped with what to draw, i have the same problem sometimes. maybe try some longer self portraits, maybe a life size one? either way youre doing a lot of anatomy stuff so maybe you could try some characters to balance it so its not so tough. the mirror arm witht he muscles was very well done, i find that a helpful exercise too!
Well, you are realy improving very fast .That should motivate you .
May be if you don't know what to draw look around the forum for some asignments even though they may not be active but still there is a lot of information in these threads you can do them for yourself.For example:
The peer project
FIGURE/PORTRAIT DRAWING ASSIGNMENT by Fredflickstone
You can do some blind countours ,a longer still life ,sketches of people in the park,animals in the zoo or if you have some idea to try to put it on the paper.
Gloominati - thanks alot man!
Spade - thankyousioso
rodrigo! - thanks alot! hopefully I will find stuff to keep me occupied during the summer, longer SPs sounds like a great idea! And by characters, do you mean heads? definently should, I wont be able to draw many faces from life for awhile because there is no school, but Ill try doing some reffed stuff. Im honestly kind of stumped as to how to go about studying the head...
hearbeat - thank you very much! I will definently read through those threads, they seem to have alot of information about the basics, which is exactly what I need, thanks!
Todays stuff, went to a museum with my class today, saw some wtf awesome dinosaur skeletons.
Found a book in my room called "old weapons". Did some studies from it
A head from imagination/reffed, i.e. I had refs very close at hand, uncanny valley to the max =/
+ A pastel crayon SP with some hands
And imagination stuff, Its from a story Im developing in my head. Basicly its about a planet (not much unlike earth) being overrun by orcs who love to do paper work, so much infact that they litter down planets with paper and destroy them. The orcs cant help their need to do paperwork ofcourse, but It still makes the humans angry. One very angry human in perticular is "four-jointed-arm-man" (havent thought of a good name yet ) A rebel leader who has arms that are twice as long as normal.
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hey dude, nice head from imagination/reffed looking good. Careful with your preportions on that orc peice though, that chicks head seems a bit large. Im liking the orcs in suits though haha, keep it up!
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Kian - thanks man
Spade - thanks! head/body proportions ftl
Did some studies of Sarah Simblet from AftA, she is pro leet
Then I did my own poses inspired by her, snowman syndrome ftl
1 hour still life
SP with le hands
Today, summer holidays have oficially started, 10 weeks of pure drawing, lets see how long it goes before I kill myself ...
I will try to read lots of books on more basic subjects, I dont really have a good solid base of anything and its really hurting my work...
Messy stuff from mirror
SP, layed out basic values before going into lines and refinement, spacial sense = non at all
And imagination stuff, I hate/suck at drawing hands =/
come to think of it, I hate/suck at drawing everything
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ah man, i understand the frustration too well!~ some of the studies are looking good and the guy with the tree on his head is pretty cool. Try not be too hard on yourself, im sure you'll bust out something awesome soon. keep trying!
Spade - thanks I was just kidding around really, but the part about me hating hands is definently definently true lol. Ill keep trying
Todays stuff, read through "Drawing the Human head" by Hogarth (im such a slow reader ) quite a nice book, has some really useful proportional info
Heads from imagination, was going to bitch about these but then I realised how much Ive improved with them either way, so Ill just keep going with them and we will see where Ill end up
crits on them would still be tasty though
A 1 hour still life and lip studies
Doodles, oh dear
Double SP with hands
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Watched Gnomons "drawing the male adult head" by Bob Kato, pretty cool but he pretty much goes over the same things over and over again in the dvd
Hands, the ones on the right are from imagination, then I did ones from life on the left and compared them. incredibly helpful excercise!
Sketch of my room
Noses and trying out some of Bob Katos techniques
SP and hands
And imagination stuff
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Hey man! Cool stuff lately. I love those space-men from the sixth, they have a kind of retro look. Your imagination stuff is really improving! Keep up those studies!
P.S.- Are the Gnomon DVDs worth it? I've heard everyone talking about them, and I was just wondering, but I might wait out for the Massive Black DVD.
wow, that last imagination peace is ace! keep it up man, your stuff is looking great.
Cup of Joe - thanks man! Im not sure if they are worth the price (I aquire them in different ways... shh! ) but they have some very valuable information, especially the "matte rendering" ones! woa woa woa, MB DVDs?? care to explain more about those or give me a link please? thanks
Spadeioso - thanks man
This will probobly be the last update for awhile, I think im just going to self improve for the summer and take a break from updating.
Drew shit all today, tried sketching outside but that didnt go too well, but heres a 3 hour SP I did afterwards, crappy likeness though, dont know why, but I think it might have something to do with me looking like a plastic robot monkey good practice either way though
And heres some imagination stuff, I had to look at some inspirations to get myself going with these, so thats why they are even more Wes-ish than usual , oh dear... Not that I wouldnt slice of my left testicle to be able to draw like him, but then Id still be drawing like him and not me
One question I would like answered though: basicly, I usually draw things from life the exact size that I see it, as I find it harder to draw things larger or smaller than I see them, Is this normal? Is it better to practice drawing things in different sizes than you see them? thanks!
So yeah, sorry about the crappy update, hopefully I will be back after the summer with improvement! Cheers, thanks for all the comments, you have all been a huge help for me so far but I think I need to search a little on my own
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Your lines have got alot better fromt he start of the thread. Alot more confident, making me want to do some life draw.
Great hands bwt.
Info on the MB DVD's Here- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...+black+dvd%27s
I'll be saving up.
Nice SP! I gotta do more of those. You draw everything actual size? What if you want to draw a building? The monster in the lower right of your imagination page is looking good too. Keep it up!
dude, that last SP is friggen sweet! Try branch out abit in your imagination stuff, you do heaps of heads but not always much else (i do to ) but yeah.. keep up the hard work~ its all looking really nice
You are making the right moves and I see great progress since you began this thread <> thanks for supporting the BoneHeadNation
Jens - thanks man! yeah you are right about using different drawing materials, Ive been playing around with different pens and stuff but I should probobly get into paint and ink
pix-uk - thanks alot
Cup of Joe - thanks for the info man! those look hawt I dont draw things actual size, but the size that my eye sees it, I do shrink down hands and anatomy studies though...
Spade - SUP! yeah you are absolutely right about drawing heads and nothing else, been trying to draw different stuff lately, comfort zones FTL
mentler - thankies!
So lol yeah Im back a little early, the self-improving idea wasnt such a good one, just made me loose drive and focus...
Havent been drawing much lately, took like 2 days off because I was feeling burnt out, but yah, same old same old.
Heres some of the stuff I did, mostly unfinished junk, trying to find stuff to do...
Ultra comfort zone imagination stuff
This is me playing around with different mediums, mostly pens and gelpens
Unfinished character from imagination
And heres all the stuff I did today:
Loomis in the morning to get myself going D:
Some weirder imagination stuff
Quick reffed stuff
1 1/2 SP, was aiming for longer and was surprised at the time lol
Loomis and AftA
And a quick still life to end the day
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Cool stuff, some of the mixed media is looking very interesting, do more! Good to see you trying some more finished poses, keep at it even if you hate how they look now. That SP is looking good! I think you should try doing a couple of things with them as you seem to have them down pretty good. Firstly try and do a full render with your hair and everything, second try doing some with expression or even full body SPs!
Showing amazing improvment though, really diggin your attitude towards hard work just find the balance of doing what you need to and what you want to! keep it up, its looking great
Spade - thanks alot man yeah I told you before, but the full render SP is there today, Ill try more expressions and whatnot
Comparing hands from imagination to hands from life, + some hands in pen
Stairs from life
Ink brush... or Brush Pen? im not sure what it is lol but its a brush with ink in it either way
And these are reffed
Busted out some watercolours for the first time, so yeah these are all "wtf is going on?" but 'twas fun
Wacky imagination stuff
And an attempt at an SP lol, screwed this one up majorly
Todays stuff, lost my drive and didnt draw much at all... I find it really boring atm =/
and an EssPee
EDIT: oh and this might sound like a stupid question, but im looking into joining an SSG, where do I go for information? thanks
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Seriously intense studying going on arch, great job on everything!