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i am a 16 year old aspiring artist, and simply want to improve, please give me as much critique as possible and alittle encouragement inbetween.
anyway here goes....
Last edited by markey2d; December 8th, 2010 at 05:05 PM. Reason: update
sorry for the first oversized picture.
here a some sketches i did at the national gallery in london.
most of the pictures have wings because it was for my exam which is now done and dusted.
this pick went into my exam preparation and is an image i recreated from michelangelos adam/creation of man.
p.s face is horrible i know
just tryin some texture advice i got from andrew jones in an imagine fx workshop
i think i adds depth to what is a simple sketch.
i will update with a fully fledged picture in this style.
Last edited by markey2d; April 3rd, 2007 at 09:01 AM.
bump...bump sumone plz critique or rate my pictures
Your anatomy is generally off, and alot of stuff like your values, volume isnt very good either.
Iwould say, go here http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1. Download the books and start working from them, and most of all, draw draw draw
"Master storytellers never explain. They do the hard, painfully creative thing-- they dramatize"
If theres one thing i could recommend it would be get off the computer and draw with a pencil.
Also, look at art seriously, as a subject to study. More of that Michelangelo stuff and less playing with photoshop.
thnx for crits
dug- thnxe for crits i know i need to improve my anatomy thats why im here
ivow- thnx, and i do look at art seriously, and yes i do draw with traditional medium but i need to scan my work onto the computer.
is there any i did well though?
i will be posting all that good pencil stuff soon
I will check back later for the pencil stuff, then maybe i could give some relevant advice.
The Michelangelo one has a good body, but im not too hot on anatomy so i couldnt point out any subtle mistakes.
Anyway keep it up. CA isnt really like it used to be for newer artists, but if you stick around and mingle you can get some killer advice. Dont be put off if no one replies to your sketchbook. ( mine has about 2 replies )
here a some non digital stuff just drawings with my intrest, the portrait was made with water colour.
I recommend getting a hold of Andrew Loomis' "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth". It's is a great starting point for sketching anatomy. Other than that I can't offer much advice, as I am a newb heh..
From what ive seen you should probably start drawing A LOT from life.
Your drawings are not great, but they are from your mind. To learn you need to draw from actual objects or really good reference photos/drawings.
Dont feel bad. If i sat down to draw a sword or something from my mind it would look crap.
You just need to build up your knowledge about the real world and the way things look. Then you will be able to produce amazing work from your mind. Im nowhere near being able to.
thnx downloading now.
took the great advice from all of you, and i am now fully fledged and studyin anatomy, big post.
p.s can sum on tell me how to put up signitures.
ah forgot this
more on the way trust me.
thnx asoir just need to keep going, good luck with your stuff too
still need help with putting up a signiture.
Last edited by markey2d; April 4th, 2007 at 12:01 PM.
just thought i would make alittle character so here is a litlle idea.
be bac with a full sketch soon--hour maybe
heres the little design i came up with, and i still consider it to be anatomy practice.
expect more anatomy in the morning.
Hey markey, good to see youre starting off young, follow everyones advice and keep the studies up, as reccomended focus now more on loomis and bridgeman as much as you can, draw stuff from life and try to get cleaner lines so it doesnt look so scratchy. Just do a bunch of studies everyday from those books and you'll get better in no time.
As for your signatures heres some help. Click on the USER CP function in the top left corner, then go to 'edit signature' which will appear on your left. I can email you the code for you to paste in if youre having trouble figuring it out. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep it up!
asoir, i decided to take your advice and did a slow face study of my brother, the likeness isnt that good but i think it was decent overall.
abit annoyin since it was a A3 image but i only got an A4 scanner....oh well
took me just less than an hour.
great sb so far markey, just keep going and you'll get where you want. Study from life as much as you can. All these anatomical studies your doing will also help you out alot. You might want to size down some of these pictures though.
keep up the good work
i forgot to thank people for crits so here:
wake101-thnx for the encouragement, will definetly scale down next post.
asoir- thnx for support.
Hey man, thanks for visiting my sketchbook. As you know, I'm just starting out myself too. But I'll pass on the same advice that I was given as I started lol. Get your proportions right first before you start on your anatomy (meaning get your body shape and how long or wide everything is in reference to everything else before you start learning your muscles).
When you draw your guide line for dividing up your proportions (that line with 8 head division thingamajiggy), use a ruler. I know some people will say not to rely on a ruler, but you're starting out. It's really crucial for you to fix firmly in your head the "correct" look. If you divide freehand now, you'll be bound to get some of the divisions wrong, and your proportions will start going off.
I think you might need some work on basic perspective. To be honest, I think you should do at least some perspective drawings before you even start on figure drawing. From my current experience, I'm facing a great deal of difficulty with foreshortening, and that difficulty stems chiefly from my inexperience with perspective and shapes in general lol.
So, I would really suggest looking around for a few boxes, balls, and cylindrical type objects, set them up somewhere in your house in some type of composition, and just keep drawing those for a bit (I would think at least a couple of months). At the same time, go find out what horizon lines, vanishing points, 1, 2, or 3 point perspective means and stuff (I suggest Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Norling). This step will be really tedious and boring, but stick to it man, and don't give up.
niaffle- thnx alot.
couch potato- speacial thnx to you and your long post, very use ful stuff,and your right prespective is something i have little experience in. i will study it but i feel i should also do some anatomy stuff so i dont get bored.