I wanted to practice my anatomy by drawing a scull from an image which was found in one of the anatomy practice threads on this forum.
With this sketch, I can see clearly that, as with most of my attempts, I widen the picture a bit. However, it is a good start for me.
More sketchbook pages. I accidentally let the edge of the pages get wet, which warped the sheets...
Decided to branch out into sketching animals. The birds were especially effective as I had a photo-set of different positions of the same bird.
I own five cats, and this one likes to sleep on my drawing table, so it's a really handy subject.
Mandarin duck in felt pens.
I drew two bent hands - the bigger one with lines was drawn looking at my hand, while the one next to it was drawn from what I pictured a bent hand to be. The difference was astounding.
Last edited by watermonster; July 19th, 2007 at 03:51 AM.
This is a sketch page to develop my next piece I'm planning to do in gouache. I looked up information on the medium; turns out I wasn't working quite right with it. This would be a good chance to try gouache out the way "mother nature intended it to be".
Hey I like your drawings The animal studies are awesome!
What I admire most is that you progress with each post though
Keep drawing and getting better!
And what nethus said. Start doing anatomy studies. They can get quite enjoyable once you get into them.
Have fun now And good luck!
the last one is really great, not just that it is accurate (yeah u used a grid) but it also has a nice fluent shading. I hope you learned a lot!!
Great start, do more of these anatomy studies,"how to achieve volumes"-studies, always try to keep it simple and have fun.
These are all shots from a new sketchbook of mine that I dedicated to nude drawings, as well as occasional face studies. It would prevent any unwanted frowns if I suddenly let my sketchbook to be looked in - this is a Muslim country after all, people don't take kindly to this.
Study of the shoulder; more precisely that "armpit" muscle. There's David again, but this time it's my attempt without the boxes.
This is the sort of thing I do late at night when I should be in bed...
I wanted to draw a sunset piece like this for a while now, just could find the proper subject. Sketching this, a superhero/swimsuit girl has greatly helped me get a basic idea of what I can do, or would do...
That's what the same sketch looked like before the sunset treatment.
I decided to keep aside a sketchbook specially for the nuddy figure studies. I figured that if I ever had to show my sketchbook to people, I'd like them not to be embarrassed by nudity. Additionally, this is a Muslim country where nudity isn't encouraged, so I don't want the wrong people seeing my sketchbook.
Saying that, I found a Posemaniacs website recommended by someone here, so all of my quick 45-second gesture drawings are done with the help of their pose viewer. Brilliant thing, I must say.
In the study above, I was researching the shoulder muscle and the armpit region.
In my search for inspiration and my quest for knowledge, I decided to do studies of Beardsley's works of art.
My first is his picture of Bathyllus, from his famous book that satirised his society and shoked the public of his time. One of his less exotic images, I must say.
After a long pause after getting rejected from an art academy, I am finally back on track with my artwork.
This time, I will focus on training my eye, as well as picking up my drawing content. One sketch a day-week is definitely not enough.
I've bought the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" to help inspire me to draw more sketches from life and train my eye better.
I am doing most of its exercises but I try to stay away from the author's suggestions to use viewfinders and "plastic planes", I feel it will be a crutch which I don't want to grab on to.
The following are two of my hand sketches. I always seem to make such studies wider than they really are. I don't know what's causing this yet, I'm going to keep on trying to make the width as I see it.
I'm also going to start doing sketches from Hogarth's Drawing Dynamic Hands. It is actually a really helpful book, the muscles are drawn clearly, and I'm sure the stylization will help in the long run. I'm still at the beginning, but I hope to progress.