My name is Rick. I go to FSU in Florida, and my major will most likely be Biology with Criminology and Information Technology minors. Ive always loved art, however. I wanted to go to Ringling for art, but I just couldnt afford it. Lately, and by lately I mean the past year, I havent been partaking in my hobby of drawing. At least, not often...I mean, I screw around and sketch during class but I havent finished a nice piece in a while.
Thing is, Ive never learned how to draw. I just taught myself over time and picked up a few skills. However, I'm usually using photo references or putting characters in backround-less pictures. I never learned the structure of the human body, or the face, or anything. Its a shame, because I want to get back into my hobby...
So Ive come here for assistance. I want to see your sketches, your figure drawings, your facial anatomy and musculature sketches, and I want to renew my style from learning the right way. I want to see what the human body really looks like as opposed to what I think it looks like. Where certain muscles begin and end. How it looks from a 3/4 angle as opposed to a front and back angle. Of course, it would be easy to go out and buy a book featuring these things...I cant afford that however [nor can I find them], as I can hardly afford my rent.
Recently, I visited my girlfriend at Ringling and bought some Micron pens. I love using them, and I want to do a really nice picture with them but after the past year Ive lost something and I need help getting it back. And while I'm at it, I want to learn some new things. Think of it as a guy sculpting a face and body on a mannequin...thats what I hope to do by looking at sketches of the body and face, create [or renew] my style on top of the most basic drawings. Its just that Ive seen alot of amazing work here and would like to be able to draw like that...I cant seem to draw anything dynamic, only bland.
So I request some figures, sketches, etc. so I can hopefully improve upon my own stuff. Thanks.
My sig should link you to my sketchbook thread with some art on it. Tell me what you think and where to improve at.