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Hey everyone. I've been a lurker here for a little while now and I thought id jump in. The sketchbook support groups sounded like fun, so hopefully I'll learn alot while here and maybe meet some cool people.
A little digital doodle
I Just statred going through some loomis books which is probably what i'll be doing for a while
keep drawing like that to become awesome
Hey dude, looks like we're in the same SSG together.
Like your figure drawings, I need to improve on those. Do you use references when you draw the figures, or just play around until the proportions look right?
nice still life, love that shoe, very clean and technical. the plane (spitfire?) could use a little more gradation in the tones, looks rather flat now.
the figures have interesting poses, you look like you're able to spot your own anatomy mistakes so i'll skip those. if you don't have confidence working on facial features and hands, might want to work them on a seperate piece of paper?
Welcome to the sketchbook forum
Yarr, the loomis books. That's a great starting point.
Just remember to sketch outside of Loomis aswell.
Even though you'll learn alot from the loomis books it's important to sketch without them and creating your own style.
Good job so far, just remember to keep sketching and posting.
The forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree.
Eksay: All of the reference in this sketchbook so far is from those loomis books you've been hearing so much about. Except for the sleepy pose below
Hypronost: Thanks for the advice, i'll be sure to mix it up.
an.heng: Thanks for the crits, I think i'll start working faces now.
Arg, pretty awful faces I know but here they are anyway : ) And ignore the disproportionate eye
...I think i'll draw a bunch more awful heads when i get back tonight
it's a good start.
try working on the shape of the entire head and basic placement of features, and draw big. when i started out i used to draw small too to hide all the little details. drawing big will force you to admit your mistakes.
thanks for the advice, I think my main problem is feature placement on the axis’s. I’ll dumb it down to the basics next time and make sure I get that down.
I wanted to do more then this, but Id like to get some 3d max in tonight also.
Last edited by faux pas; May 26th, 2006 at 09:54 PM.
love that smily skull
Draw, erase, draw, erase, draw… think I’ve finally got it… hold drawing up to mirror, go into berserker rage…
…erase, draw, erase, draw, ect ect
I’ll get it sooner or later. >=(
The shoe, wrench, and plane are really awesome. They're super-smooth and have a strong sense of depth. Have any more like 'em?
Loomis stuff looks like it's coming along nicely... I'm starting Loomis now too!
Es gibt immer etwas.
You have nice clean lines which shows a confident hand. Loomis is a great teacher. study it lots and lots but remember nothing beats drawing from life, not even Loomis.
do not believe everything that you read. many artists and art books state a method of drawing through simple shapes, the most prominent of which is the circle or ellipse. while a good practice for those masters that have the authority to dole out such tutelage, you need to find a way to learn, rather than a way to generate an end.
that being said, your figures have a great amount of flow to them and I can see the movement that you are trying for. Be wary of making everything too curved.
Looking good, there are holes in your work though, as stated by previous posters. I would like to see you draw more with mass then with lines.
Also, when you see techniques in art books, take them as suggestions only. In the end, you have to develop your own unique method, and you will only hinder your ability to reach it by trying to mold yourself to another artist's methods.
Keep 'um coming.
My work: [link]
not sure if i'm rushing the boat, but you might want to add more shadows for volume.
These studies are a good start, but you should try to see what happens when you apply loomis construction techniques to stuff outside his book (try with some photos, or with a friend or something).
Keep it up!
I agree with ent. I'm looking forward to seeing more from-life studies as you take what loomis has to offer and apply it. In the mean-time, the studies are looking good, and loomis is a great teacher.
Also, so far everything looks very controlled. I recommend loosening up a bit and letting yourself explore the subject on the paper. I say this because I've been nothing but controlled myself, and I wish like hell that I hadn't been. Don't be afraid to lay down lines and carve out the forms as you turn towards from-life subjects.
I’ve been drawing enough males, time for a chick.
I’ve been working on this for hours today, was a fun one.
I had to fool around with the contrast so you could see it properly
Anyways I'm going to run start on my fluffly fairy dragon or whatever the hell it was
The head is a little big and the ear is weirdly placed (weirdly? is that even a word?), but is really nice overall, keep it up!
It looks like you put some real time into that, and I'm glad you did. On the crit side that cat looks too flat to fit in happily with the rest of the drawing. Also, the shading is uneven in that some areas rely on values and some rely only on line.
Glad to see the update. Now, keep em coming.
Nice sketches, good to see some anatomy sketches. You do well. The images are a bit over exposed though, so in some cases it is difficult to see the lines. Well, at least on this PC it is. -_-
her top is rather flat too.
Tools are tools dude. So don't rely on the tool to your work, just some advice. Aight for the drawings, you just need to work more on drawing from life, using the loomis or other artists as something to refer to, as a guide. You'll do most of your learning through your observation, err life drawing. So do plenty of that. The biggest thing is to keep drawing and do a lot of it, and love it! Having fun with it, is at the top! Keep doing it dude! Peace!