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Ok, so to get better I need to practice right? ugh. so I'll practice.
First off, here are 2 threads that probably should have started here.
and a quick 5 min sketch to get started!
I'm working on loosening up my brush strokes. I notice tiny improvements. The face at the bottom isn't much to look at, but its a drastic improvement for me.
most of these are a few years old now.
Lots of quick studies. Several self portraits that look rather like Neanderthals. I haven't had an art class since 7th grade (I was 12 or 13) so I've had to learn a lot.
The biggest problem I have, aside from anatomy, is trying to draw the light, not just what I know is there.
haven't touched photoshop since then. God its been a long time. here's a quick attempt, maybe 15 min.
Man, I forget how wonky a tablet is till you get used to it.
I don't know if you can even see what I was going for, but it was a steampunk robot thing. Based loosely off of a picture of a roving house I saw from burning man.
playing with shapes and light. well, really playing with how to blend in photoshop I guess. As you can see from the earlier posts, this was much more successful.
taking all of your wonderful advise....
I pulled out the pencil and paper, found some loomis and started at the beginning.
I'm doing tons of these stick figures. Its pretty humbling to realize that you draw stick figures poorly! Yeah, my proportions are generally off. That's what practice is for right?
THERE HASN'T BEEN A DSG FOR TWO DAYS!
Since there wasn't a new subject, I hunted down 3ch... I love that thing.
I really really want to do color, but I have a very hard time with it. Soooo I played with color a little bit.
after about 10 minutes I got scared and ran back to black and white.
still not much more than a doodle. I just couldn't get it to start to come out at me. If that doesn't happen pretty quick, I start over.... so I'm starting over.
still working on anatomy and such. this was done in about 45 min from an old b&w picture. I know it isn't great, but I feel like it helped. The anatomy may be way off, and it may not be pretty, but I feel like I'm getting better at defining form.
another attempt at some color. ended up pretty monochrome. Maybe an hour of fiddling here. I know it isn't pretty, but it seems like a slight improvement to me.
started a thread to get some direction from the masses.
Last edited by c4l3b; June 11th, 2008 at 05:21 PM.
just thought I should post something here. about 15 min of scribbling in this... If I can find a digital camera around I'll post some traditional scribbles too.