thanks for the support!
I'm planning on doing some studies for environments soon, gonna try some perspective-heavy industrial settings and do some Mullins colour studies.
My pencil says "germany (some weird logo here) LYRAArt Design 669 B" and the paper is just an unmarked sketchbook I got for Christmas. It's decent quality I guess but not the best I've ever used. The paper is kinda thin but it's quite smooth. As for reference: sometimes. When I'm doing a specific study I usually note it somewhere in the vicinity but I might occasionally forget. Most of the stuff's done from memory though.
I decided that my knowledge in engines and machinery was laughably lacking and did some studies in the field. there is so much to learn it's overwhelming. also classes start next week so I can finally get back to life drawing.
edit: drawing circles in perspective is a bitch
Last edited by kinnas; February 10th, 2008 at 05:03 AM.
I have this amazing class this semester where we go to the Biomedicum and study anatomy first hand. Just old bones and such so far but in the end, when the medical students get trough with preparing the corpses, we're gonna have a go at the muscles and the whole body. But other than that, now that classes are in session I have so much less time to just idle away with my sketchbook. I'm gonna see if I can score a camera somewhere and take in some paintings.
Also, the grumpy bloke in black and white is me and the exploding zeppelin was redone from an older painting for Exposé.
Hey there! It's a real pleasure to look at your pencils. It makes me remember how much fun you can have in a 'real' sketchbook. I need to get back to the ol' graphite... Thanks for the kick up the arse!
Once again, some cool shit happen'n
bah, barf the studies, it looks like youve got that awesome grounded understanding of human anatomy already, nuts, forget what i just said, there can never be enough of it!
On the first two pages of this last post - did you have reference for the sitting woman and the arms that you sketched? Or do you do that out of your mind? I'd love to know if you use ref for a lot - which I would hope since your proportions look so natural and awesome. Just curious. Really enjoy your pencil sketch books and have no crits at all.
(sorry, just realized you answer the general reference question in post 64. I'll leave my post mostly unaltered, though, cuz I'm still curious about the sitting woman in particular)
Last edited by snubbed; March 23rd, 2008 at 10:06 PM.
the Zeppelin didn't get into Exposé so I'm gonna have to consider whether I'd like to eat or buy the book. I spent the last of my money for this month on Banksy's book and a book full of soviet posters. Then I called my mom and asked her for some money and bought that book on Kristjan and Paul Raud. So many books to buy, so little money.
I've been doing self portraits and general portraiture studies, but they're absolutely terrible. I've always been horrible at portraits. Somebody give me tips on how to capture character.
Rax: seesama kinnas jah.
MattGamer: those anatomy studies were from some medical slides, not sure who the artist was.
snubbed: yeah that one was life drawing. fast fire poses, 5-10 minutes each, the following pages also feature some from that class