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April 21st, 2007 #1
Thanks for visiting.
[/b] Here we go, firstly I will introduce you to a few studies I did recently for anatomy.
An image made from nothing.
I hope you enjoy and I am hoping to post often with new images.
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RIST- The ongoing sketchbook by Andrew Johnson
Some more work, 1 study and a few concepts.
Owlman anatomy no ref:
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April 21st, 2007 #3
The skull study is the stand out..
Plus is that from riven phoenix youtube anatomy?
I kinda dig those as well
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April 22nd, 2007 #5
nice Keep it up.
Old sketchbook: 0shade0
April 26th, 2007 #6
Bard: yes it is from Rivens DVD's, I completed the whole set which was 175 or so clips. I have only shown the images that are worth seeing, a lot of scribbling was involved Thanks for the encouragement, and please, drop by again! Oh I also went to your sketchbook, phenomenal work!
Faust: Thanks. Looking at that piece now it seems I used pure blacks in there, really should watch my tones in the future! I did this piese quite some time ago, I may try drawing this sculpture again to see how far I have gotten.
0shade0: Thanks for the encouragement!
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April 26th, 2007 #8
Hello, haha I recognized those Rivenphoenix pieces, because I did a few of those myself. I only have 20 dls so far, that just was too many...
But I find it valuable, too...
About your question about hatching...If you knew about Ryders book then it's definitely worth trying out.
A friend of mine introduced it to me this week and all my questions about drawing is finally answered. He said try to think slinkies and your hand is a sewing machine..hehe..
I mean that book is so good that I'm all spent trying to find one today to different stores so I can have my own copy..aghh..out of stock
But seriously try that book out...you only learn by doing...
Like cooking for instance, you can read a recipe of carbonara all day for years, but you wont really trully know it until you do it.
But what was the last piece? Color practice?
April 26th, 2007 #9
Bard: Anthony Ryder? Do you mean 'The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing'? I bought this book about 5 months ago, only read a bit of it though. As I do not do life drawing I found it made me feel guilty for not taking up life studies.
When I first started college I tried scross-hatch, but found it messy back then. Maybe now that I have more control over the pencil I could test that method again.
As for those DVD's, if you are wishing to master the anatomy from those DVD's you are to be watching them for a very long time. What i did was rush through, only watching those whole series once. Once finished I had a general understanding, but I still didn't understand where all parts were. So if I want to take in all that those DVD's offer, it will have to be done slowly, step by step.
As for the last image, it was made for The Character-A-Fortnight Event : CAFÉ 002
However the last update drained my motivation for it and this is the last update:
Thanks for dropping by. I will be doing a master study next I think.
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Okay I have had enough with this study. I did this purely from a colour study, so the values were hard to pinpoint. Then I desaturated the colour copy and was disapointed in how far I was from the original values, it does show me I need help with values. I will next time work from a grayscale image instead.
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Your stuff is pretty good, especially since you don't do life drawings.*
One thing I'd recommend is looking up some facial proportions. The statue is good, but the mouth is too small.
*I don't think I have enough experience to say this with any authority, but I think life drawing is pretty important if you want to get really good.
April 27th, 2007 #17
I am very new to painting in photoshop, hopefully my awareness will grow and these basic understandings will pull through (I already know basic proportions, I was just too worked up in the shading).
Thanks for dropping by.
BTW do you know why my attachment wont show on the thumbnail?
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Hey there and welcome aboard! Liking the value studies!
April 29th, 2007 #19
Oh, if you want to practice your sight seeing method why don't you do some bargue studies...Works a heap for me in sketching and seeing shapes.
I have some scanned copies if you want.
Really, really helpful stuff!
April 29th, 2007 #20
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Hi Rist! Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad to see a fellow student of anatomy - while you're working your way feet up, I'm working my way hands down; both of us will reap the totality of consciousness one day. Keep it up
About the attachment and thumbnail: thumbnail only shows up if you use Manage Attachment on first post of thread, with the thumbnail being the first of attachments.
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May 4th, 2007 #25
Haha not that good, though but still a student like everyone in the group...(old one at that)!
About bargue... I'll just pm it later.
Nice apple! Is that from a tut from Ms. Rebecca Kimmel?
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May 25th, 2007 #27
Sometimes I found myself not even finishing some peices because you get what you can from these "studies". So it's important to be aware of what you are drawing.
I apprenticed before a portrait artist but he never teach me about planes or why the shadow is even there. So I was just blindly copying values without understanding it. But now learning it gives me understanding of the whys and how to solve problems without refs.
Drawing, painting, etc. is just the explaination of how light works.
Find out more about this and you'll do just fine!
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June 24th, 2007 #30
Thankyou for the kind words.
Now that I have a fresh eye I can see that working up close to the details destroyed the overall shape of the person. In the future I will try to keep myself from zooming in, only for the finishing touches! With such a small monitor this can be an issue (working the whole image unzoomed) but not too big of an issue.
Here is the original: