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I know its unethical to 2 threads in similar forums, but I would gladly appreciate the commentspld: ( the fuel inspiration lmao).
Okay lets start off on a proper foot , my name is William, in my spear time I love taking photos , playing games, hiting the movies for inspiration and drawing. I hope to improve in the near future( they say drawing is a skill, with practise it can be perfected just like driving a car. The following are a few of my recent stuff gona pu some of the old ones up to show the progress I have made.OOO and my fav. artist are yoshitaka amano and luis royo
Learnt to do this on Friday
concept I came up with still dont know how to finish it off
still learning how to use photoshop
some older stuff,
Would love to hear your comments and helpful advice
Last edited by ivy'sgrandkid; May 20th, 2006 at 10:28 PM.
no comments yet so ill continue posting did this while watching tv
hahah, great stuff! (waiting for some Photoshop stuff now !!)
Keep it up !
( dda , I didnt had any post til' a week or something.)
Just keep on drawing, and spend some time on your skethces,
more ppl will reply!
Edit** Btw: Dont post old stuff, since you cant improve your old stuff,
post only new drawings!
thanks hehe I,ll do as u say. the photoshop is coming but coming slowly lol
When you scan a drawing and it has a huge shadow over it, there's a few ways to correct that.
ctrl+l. Play with the sliders and see how they effect your drawing. You can eliminate the shadows entirely and leave only lineart.
You can also select the magic wand tool and click an area of shadow in between lines. Then go to select>similar. Then hit delete. You should be left with only line art. I may have messed up these directions, don't have a copy of photoshop handy atm to cconfirm it.
If you truly interested in getting better (most people here are), you're going to have to drop the stylized stuff for a while. You can still draw comic-esque things for fun, but you should try studying anatomy from life or photos, and doing still lifes. Draw more from reference, and less from your head. No, it probably won't be as fun as drawing hot chicks with big boobs and guns, but it will make your hot chicks with guns look better when you get around to drawing them again. It's hard to find a balance between having fun and improving yourself, but you'll find it.
On the same vein, you can become better with colour in photoshop by getting back to the basics and painting with acrylics and oils. It's certainly helped me a lot.
And don't be discouraged if you update 5 or 6 times and nobody says a thing. Remember that on these forums you're on the same playing field as professionals. Also keep in mind the guest to member ratio. Right now, there are 91 members and 650 guests browsing the forums. That means a potential 650 commentless views all at once. So don't equate lack of comments to you not progressing or anything. I only mention it because I got discouraged about 2 years ago and just dropped myself off the site.
Just keep practicing, and goodluck!
will do,( yay finaly I can get rid of those blasted shadows) the pic were taken with a cam. gona do some refs. and as for still lifes we are tortured with em in art class( some good ones were sent up to the caribean examintation counsil for me( in all our exams the whole carribean does it and with most subjects u have a final project ) but im gona post some up its time to hit vogue!
Last edited by ivy'sgrandkid; May 21st, 2006 at 09:12 AM.
oki from now on im gona be doing some refs and such, reading up on the dynamics of thebody. im concentrating on movement and getting the figure down on paper( so for now less attention to detial) heres one i did. gona post some more at the end of the day but gotto study for spanish finals
Last edited by ivy'sgrandkid; May 21st, 2006 at 11:01 AM.
thanks dile, im trying to get the length right, next i must dive into proportions the average body 8 heads, length of chest is the same as from pelvic to kneew and from knee to sole blah blah hehe goto go study spanish laters lol
hey there! nice to see you in the sketchbook-section, too. your last photo for the challenge showed huge improvement, so i guess you'll show a similar energy in drawing.
sticking with the general proportions and not going into details right now is a good way, so is working with reference. sorry, can't give you too much of advice here, because you seem to know what to do.
best of luck for the spanish finals, see you
wil do zao, thank you stine, I try to. I love both art and photography so i'm trying to improve in both(plus the comments from you guys in the photo forum realy helped) so look out for better things from this sb( I hope... ). I also checked out your sketch book stine , i looove ur faces. neways I need to learn some vocab quick quick.
gracias mis amigos
Hey ivy, nice loose sketches here! Try and get yourself a copy of Andrew Loomis' book "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth". Just google A.L. Hope this helps. Keep postin bro!
hey man, a noob then huh?
here is my shot
be loose.... beware though that loose really means stuff like 'dont be afraid to put lines where you wouldnt expect them' or 'if you make a mistake just let it be and go over it or something' well yeh.. so being loose is more like.. dont be afraid. whatever it is you are afraid of.
being loose does not mean stop you brain usage and scribble whatever.
it is very very importand that you do think.. or more like 'see' what you want to draw .. what your next line is going to resemble.. what your current line is resembling..
just so you know.. ..
draw with utmost concentration on what you are doing.. AND.. do not be afraid to do whatever... anything is allowed.. there are no rulez..
now.. that chick and/or the death maker dude you drew is much better then drawing those stick figures... if you want to learn posing.. do think about the anatomy at least to a simple level.. do draw the bulges etc.. this to keep your mind focused on forms and keep your attention to what you are doing..
thinkfor yourself. and dont fear.. dont even lisnt to me.
but i would reccomend to test what i say and reinvent it for yourself
thankd for the comments wi_2 and gmags. gmags i had one of the gr8est anatomy books and when im ready to use it its gone grr, ill check out that book. and wi_2 lol if i post any horrid sketches in the future im gona point at u lmao " be brave " more to come guys
Hi there. wi_2 made a really good point in his post.
I don't have much to say and don't know where to direct you without confusing you, but one thing that's the truth is to start drawing from life. Study people in cafés or on the street, it'll help you with proportions. And you'll learn how to see how light and shadows work.
I'll check by again and see what more you've posted.
ty pencilator im gona do some along with some still life i got a break 2mrw so gona post some new stuff. aint no sotping me lmao
another thing i forgot to mention
another meaning for drawing loose
you can use it to draw quite brainlessly.. just draw some lines randomly
and in this see whatever you see.. whatever pops up.
then draw that with full concentration..
off course you can mix these.. if you get stuck.. draw some lines to free yourself and then go back to full concentration..
this is a really good way to inspire yourself..
youll be amazed at what you will see in these lines once you got the hang of it.
or just draw something you do have in your mind but dont know what it looks like really loosely on paper. so aid you.. then go back to pure concentration..
always go back there. you must not loose track of your brain too much or youll dump notingness on paper like poking with a stick in the beach sand..
very relaxing.. but not very productive.
hope it helps you.
thanks wi urgh im gona start following these advice after exams lol with all the stress they bring i cant seem to do anything right now, did these today urgh im going crazy
remember.. if its easy. you can do it already.
be it hard..then your learning!
i know it frustrates.. but see frustration as a good thing
''sometimes i draw upside-down. to make it harder for me.. to force myself to focus on what im doing''
wow u know ur right, thanks man never give pu on a challenge the harder the better, look out concept the crap will come first then it will be golden
sorry for not updating all pc wont let be do much cant upload or nething and can only access one browser and certain things on sites when its back up i'll update
trying out dif things and which im more comfortable with
Last edited by ivy'sgrandkid; June 1st, 2006 at 10:43 AM.
guess im bored y im trying to do this
Do some from pics or do some self portraits. WACOMs can be hard to get used to, they have slick surfaces.
If you don't mind running through alot of nibs, then put a sheet of paper over your tablet and it should feel better.
thanks for the advice pixel feels soo much mre like a sketch book, hope it wont damage the one nib i can currently find lol
here is another
it was fun and pain while it lasted , i was never ment to use wacom lmao, back to the papers for me
urgh y cant i stop
Last edited by ivy'sgrandkid; June 2nd, 2006 at 12:00 AM.
hmm i think my trys in photoshop scared everyone away neways back to the sketches I have to admit im always scared of posting on here due to the wonderful work all around this forum but one can only learn so here are some sketeches the 1st and second were from refs in vogue and the last and imaginative piece I was doing for school.
I am soo glad the letter came for my next eye check up after this pic im positive i realy need it
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