i'm following your suggestion for an unfair crit: - YOU ARE SERIOUSLY IN TROUBLE WHEN DRAWING YOUR FIGURES ! hahaha, no that's too much !
-i'm seeing some short legs, perhaps coz you're drawing normals people from life, but when drawing for illustration, always use the 8 head proportions and the ideal canon.
-try to use charcoal pencil or carbon pencil to get high contrast and more confidence (not that you haven't, but the more the better)
-when forshortening, try to use overlapping lines forming a T depicting the flesh or muscles. don't miss any occasion to use it. see attached img.
-DRAW BIG, BIG very BIG. no seriously A3 for one figure is fair.
-when drawing fom life, try the 10 min gestures and also the long pose (in case you can ask the model for it) you should do the two in the same day.
-you too should draw some (big) cubes and cylinder
hope it's not too unfair.
good luck with your nexts
Last edited by zou; December 21st, 2010 at 09:27 AM.
Long time no visit, great to be back.
This os one of THE promosing sketchbooks out here,
i love watch how people progress, wait how it went..."from zero to a hero"?
nevermind you get the point, best wishes !
You're making great progress here. You mention your problems being time and attitude. I'd say that attitude is the most important of the 2. When you adopt a more positive and willing attitude (which you seem to have done given the rise in output you've been generating these last few weeks) then many things start falling into place. Openings seem to appear out of nowhere and you begin to notice things that work to your benefit that were always; they may have even been right in front of your eyes all this time!
So long as you stay committed to the routine you've got going here, you'll be fine. It may take some time, but it builds character in the long run. I apologize for the very general feedback that I am giving you here so I'll leave you with something more specific...
Next time you have a block of time set aside for art, I'd recommend working on only one piece and giving the short sketches a break. A master copy would be nice to see.
All the best!
PS: Your latest piece has some good rough sketching going on, good enough for an underdrawing. However, I do think you need to do more work on the perspective, unless that's more or less the composition you were going for.
You're studies are way over intellectualized. All those diagrams are just ways of analyzing the facts that compose a drawing. You have head diagrams where you're drawing ellipses and measuring in perspective, I don't think anyone can draw like that. Draw directly, analyse later.
Your line work is improving immensely, good to see you using photo refs for your piece, and you're really taking the time to work out your composition. These are all great signs.
I personally think you should change the pose/gesture of the second figure (mid ground) in your composition. Instead of his whole body (with the exception of his left arm) suggesting an implied line running out of the right hand frame, have his whole flip around have all the visual energy pointed towards the foreground figure. This, of course, is just a suggestion. If that was too hard to explain, I can do a paint over. Let me know.
Okay, making more dynamic images. I like. Really pulls it all together. I would like to see it rendered out to a high level here though (including digi color painting). Great studies as usual. Really ale to capture the gesture in the very short time period.
Whacchutalkinbout feeling lazy? You do a hell of a lot more stuff then i did. I can't give you any useful critiques but you are doing great man, just keep doing those anatomy and figure studies, they are looking really great.
Thanks so much for the feedback man, you pointed out the little things that I dont really see in my work. Slowing down will definitely better my sketching skill. Now off to do some life drawing. Keep it up, the vengeance you've bought it!
In post 422, i really like the composition you chose, i can see the flow from back to front. the new ones are good and eye catching but i still prefer the other composition. Perhaps it's my noobsness but i cant see anything wrong with it.