huge improvment since u stated goign to those lessons,and that poartait was time well spent,only crit is on the post 49 the pic with the girl with long hair her hips look a little to large.
keep it up, james
Last day invovled costumes and lots of gesturing. I had a blast. For those who are interested my teacher was John Howarth. His passion for drawing was inspiring! Over all i filled up about 65 pages of newsprint and 100 pages of sketchbook, all in 5 days.
And this next week i will be camping so i will not be able to post, but i will continue drawing!
Cwn Annwn - Thanks! Yeah, i'm not too sure about the hips either- that was my first time figure painting and i was kinda fumbly with the brush. I'd like to see you posting more in your sketchbook!
Going away until saturday. I have more sketches that i've done today but i don't have them with me. I have a new approach to sketchbooks that is more about note-taking and then trying my own. I'm also trying to write sideways as much as possible... i don't know why. Trying to visualize everything in 3 dimensions and understand each plane as a draw it. I finally managed to get my, uh, virtual hands on some loomis, and man is it great.
good stuff. I just noticed that all your newest stuff slants to the right. Kinda odd, but looking back through the other stuff its apparent there too. Might want to pay attention to why thats happening and try to correct it.
Sweetoblivion314 - Hmm, i've never noticed that, its kinda weird. I'll definately work on it.
guitarjames - i completely agree with you. But thinking that and doing it is a different story :/ I'm working on it.
I did draw all week, but not very much, and it wasn't very focused. I'm trying to get back in practice... its tough. Heres a sketch page from today, with no ref, and re-works of some of those old gesture paintings i did in PS.
Keep at it and it'll work itself out...I did the same thing but I also ran through like 4 pages in one day with random sketches...Just let the medium flow and you'll get back in the habit..I can feel my powers resurging already lol
Started another workshop today. This one's still focused on people but it's only 3 hours a day and i don't know if there will be live models or not (it's kind've aimed at younger kids). Anyway, these were about 45 minutes apiece. I'm learning that pushing the contrast really helps define 3-dimensionality if done right, but that linework is equally important.