Good to see that you're working on drawing with value and not just line. Really concentrate on getting the the different shapes of value drawn in the correct shape, and the right value. That will help your forms read easier, and it will help to see measurements that are off. I'm going to have to bust out some pencil sp's now, it's been too long.
Good work keepin up with the figure drawings, you're getting better all the time. This newest SP is lookin better than the last, value wise. I think there are still some proportion issues, but that'll just come with more practice. Watch the angle of the jaw and make sure the eyes feel like they're on the same plane.
Keep up the solid work, man!
I like the first two charcol ones , the last ones legs are strange , ones really big and the others small ( probably realized that already ) watch out for that and make sure the lines are right before shading.
yeh these have really shown lots of improvment keep it up .james.
This one stood out to me http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1160244304, the contrast between the smooth rendering of the body and the texture surrounding it and the haphazard looking lines. No crits this time. I tried to do a few SPs, only did two, they're both terrible. I don't even think I'm gonna scan them, I've been getting into this theoretical stuff I've been reading. I saw you looking in my book while I was updating, that wasn't a updateless bump I did, I accidentally hit return before I was finished. Now I'm worried that a bunch of other people that checked before I finished are gonna think I'm a douche who bumps his own thread. Just do whatever exercises seem to help you towards your goals, whatever their form, is my vague advice for today.
jdeegs - nope, i have to go to a community college for my class. I used to do it at a community art center that has weekly workshops. Its tough to find good life drawing opportunities.
james, fedezz, and blue - thanks for the c + c guys.
armando - thanks. I don't remember when i was looking in your book, i'll stop by soon though, don't worry.
ahh back from portfolio day. It was much better this time around. Instead of telling me what kind of work to do, they told me *which* of my pieces they thought should go in. That felt good. It appears that codenothing had it right when he said 80% quicker/looser ones, at least for animation programs. One of the colleges i'm looking at i would have to go for illustration so they want longer ones. At any rate, i'll be doing some more loose stuff from now on, which i like more anyway .
Just to complement you guys, pretty much all of the critique they gave on my work is the same stuff you have been saying, so keep it up, you're helping me improve far more than if I wasn't on here! Thanks for the support.
I'm still planning on posting the portfolio that i took, but i don't have time right now to take pictures of everything, so instead i leave you with car doodles.
i love that finger study, where was it from? and good work on getting your portfolio done! i hate this part of senior year, i spend 3 weeks doing drawings for RISD / Massart haha, it paid off though, didnt get into RISD but i didnt really want to go there ;p what schools are you loking at? its amazing that you arnt in college, you're very good at drawing : )
Do not, ever, under any circumstances, not have fun.
Blue Severin - Thanks, i should have included that one but i didn't. I was going for longer pose ones but the animation guys like quickies more. Now that i learned that i might put that one in.
jdeegz - bridgeman, thanks, looking at laguna college of art and design and calarts, and kind of pasadena art center. I'm flattered, but it's really only the product of a year of hard work. I mostly cartooned/did bad drawings until a year ago. Life drawing and anatomy studies are the key. Listing and Ammoburger have been doing that much longer, and are also my age.
Life drawing tonight. Some one minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minute, 15 minutes, and an hour.
life drawing has improved again umm maybe try dong some out of cubes and spheres .. the anatomy is nice too but the finger ones it looks as if the bones are floppy ? watch out for that and ,ke them more rigid..
james- yep, gotta do more structure, thanks for the crit
I've been working on a portrait of a girl for a few weeks, but i didnt' want to post anything from it until her parents gave the OK. So here are the photo-ref studies and then the final portrait, from life. My first commissioned artwork
I was going for low contrast because she is 12.
Damn, I've missed a ton of posts... Fat lady's life drawings are looking good, they feel very "meaty". As for the commissioned portrait, some of the sketches are fantastic, your pencils are looking tight. The final could use some more volume around the eye area. Looking good anyway.
Keep it up!
Hey man, good to see you're working hard. Like the pirate lady. Make sure you get your limb thicknesses right. It's kind of like your making every anatomic bulge into a big globe. definitely improving though.
fedezz - thanks. I agree, it was a challenge to draw someone so young, because i wanted to push the contrast there to put more volume, but i couldn't without making her look older. Gotta work on that.
rayk - thanks for pointing me in another direction, i have been really focused in on people lately, will start expanding a little
blue severin - i see what you mean. I guess i'm stylizing it a little to emphasize the anatomy and get it into my head, but that makes it less realistic. I just got hale's anatomy lessons from the great masters, so maybe that will help fix it
Ah its been too long since i've drawn cars. For a long time last spring (before this sb) i was into drawing lots of them - it really helped me with perspective and contour lines. i should work on some other vehicle types as well. I've actually been working on this enviro for a while, it's based off of the steampunk conveyor thing guitarjames posted in our group thread, but i don't know if it'll ever get finished, i have so little time to work on it. Anyway, here's a WIP. I stopped the once-a-week class where i was doing the portraits/oils so i may have more time to do my own paintings now, or it may get taken over by high school work :/.
It really is amazing to see how much you've grown over the past few months. Keep it up Your sketches are amazing. I'd like to see a completely finished piece just to see how much value you throw in there though.