Architecture studend here. What a nice surprise. I study architecture too. Good luck with your studies .
I dig those interior thumbnails and last structure concepts.
Another Brazilian here!!!
hey Ian...Loomis is a great reference to make your drawings better...
by the way......"eu trabalhei durante um tempo com maquetes...tenho algumas fotos guardadas..."
in another time i post here....
I wanted to stop by and visit your sketchbook (since you were kind enough to visit mine
I love your anatomy/muscle/bone studies - great stuff. I REALLY need to re-visit this stuff big time. Inspiring me to go back and hit anatomy hard here. Thank you!
Great stuff here! Really enjoyed the light/anatomy drawings - awesome
Daryl Zero: "A few words here about following people. People know they're being followed when they turn around and see someone following them. They can't tell they're being followed if you get there first."
heyy! didnt know you started a new Sb :/
Awesome work! Cant wait to see your updates
hey i just took a look around your sketchbook, nice works in there, the studies look very good. i also like your little houses made of wood, must have been tedous work!
the building sketches could maybe use some digital rendering on top of them to show the material a bit better?
keep posting please
Sketchbook (daily Oils):
I think your studies are amazing. The dedication you have put into each study really impresses me. As much as I respect this dedication you put into each study, I would advise you to also do some really quick sketches.
I wanted to study archi too, but somehow it didnt go that way and i just got into a design school.
heyyy thx for stopping by and for the kind words!!
I really dig the designs and thumbnails and the patience and accuracy you copied the loomis pages with. did it help? i find real lifedrawing to be the most rewarding. THEN second most loomis ;-) i copied the front view of the leg minimum 20 times...
try bammes! great anatomybook, too. keep up, lookin forward for more!
you ask for good jokes, hm... since i do not know any jokes in english, here's the flight of the conchords. get ready to laugh your ass off!
I've already commented on that first batch of your models (which are amaaazing!), but I just had to leave a few words when I saw those thumbs. That's the right stuff. Simple thumbnails but complex enough to show mass and structure. You're well on your way
Wow. I'm not very knowledgeable on perspective but the ones you show look about as right as I'm ever gone get.
I have to say one thing which might help(the only thing I could think of) you shouldn't think too much when drawing facial features just keep a high ratio of looking to drawing 10looking-3drawing secs. That generally helps a lot when trying to acheive look-likeism.
And try not to copy from bridgeman/loomis books. Not that there bad but the body(not muscle) has vecome bigger fatter and so on the bust of a woman espeically has become more well big/busty then back when they were round. Artists should acknowledge changes in the environment which affect the body i.e. junk food.
good friken lord
anatnomy studdies way to friken good ill probably use them to study from since their better then some of the stuff im using so if u see some cheep immatations dont worry.
not necissarly a joke but i think ull like these
Hey man, great start. Too bad you didn't get more than a semester of drawing classes but you've got the skills anyways.
I particularly like the thumbnails and architectural sketches. Great stuff!
You're doing a good job on the studies as well. Keep them coming.
Btw, thanks for the kind words on my SB!
Thanks for the visit Ian. However you have to tell me what you were going to critique. I need to hear it!
Those are some serious anatomy studies up there. I've always respected anyone that could draw technically, it's so above my head. Maybe some day it'll click. I love marker drawings, that's always attracted me to achitecture or car concept pictures. Beautiful, dedicated artwork!
I'll leave you with a funny quote:
"Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea."
Farvus: Woo!! Good to know there are more of us around! AsaB is also an arch student on CA! Thanks for checking in, man. Much appreciated!
luciano kassa: Brasileiro!! Mostre-me seus modelos! Tão muitos anos que eu falei com outro Brasileiro em Texas, somente minha mãe! Eu não recordo mesmo como escrever bem no português mais! Tão triste. Way too much time in Texas speaking English and not enough time in São Paulo!! Your sketches are really good on your blog! Make a sketchbook on here now! Thanks for checking in!
wilkerson: Thanks! I'd like to think so too, haha! I try and have that same approach to every aspect of my life through simplifying, finding the necessary, and the most efficient path to a positive result!
meticulous: I find anatomy studies really fun, because while you're doing them you can run to the mirror and actually see the muscles you're drawing, you can feel them on you and really get a definite product that you literally carry with you! Be sure to check out Mentler's threads if you really wanna see hardcore anatomy studies. Thanks for checking in!
Dished: Yea it was a surprise to me, too haha! Thought I needed less clutter, and more progress. Thank you for stopping through! :]
Katzenminze: Building models on ridiculous 24 hour deadline with no sleep is absolutely tedious! But insanely fun and rewarding. You're right about the sketches, but sadly I have no Wacom to digi paint over sketches... yet. Thanks for checking in!
Tugelbend: Wow, haha thanks! Your kind words are much appreciated!
Greywoods: Thank you very much. That means a lot. I've always wanted to check out posemaniacs but for some reason haven't gotten around to it... weird. I'll get on that! Thanks for the reminder!
kelly x: Thank you very much, Kelly
Kfeeras: Glad you liked the designs! They were really fun to do, it makes me wonder why I hadn't done them like that before haha. I haven't gotten into Bammes yet, but I hear wonderful things. Those Loomis studies did help a lot, and for me, being an arch major, the precision of it all helped just as much in draftsmanship as it did learning the figure for anatomy. It was definitely a lot of help but I still think drawing something from life, something you can walk around and interact with, gives you something extra you can't get from any book or instruction. Hahaha, Flight of the Conchords is amazing, I just watched their first Season DVD a couple weeks ago actually! Thanks for posting it, it did make me laugh!
AsaB: Asa! Thank you for stopping by again. You're too kind as always
dark eagle: I'll give your ratio idea a try today. It sounds really interesting because I'm sure a lot of people look while drawing, or spend an equal amount of time doing both. I'm not actually aware of how I go about this, so I'll pay more attention to me next time and see what's going on in the process! And I totally agree about how anchored into time and style both Loomis and Bridgman are, if we look back at the masters and such, most of those women were fat and pale, and moving towards more modern times, they're very reasonable, so you're completely right about this. I find Loomis and Bridgman more than just an anatomy study as they help me stray away from the precise, tight lines of drafting in architecture and into more loose fluid moments. Helps me get away from being too mechanical haha. Thanks for the good crits and time
Demo: Wow, thanks very much. They're actually not nearly as good as the originals. I've only studied anatomy from George Bridgman's book Constructive Anatomy and Andrew Loomis books, which can all be read online, and of course Michael Mentler, who can be found right here on CA. Just search for Mentler and check out his threads, he's a badass.
c@s: Então você deve realmente ser Brasileiro cara! Hahaha. Thanks for stopping in
luness: Thank you very much for the encouragement! More to come for sure. Looking forward to your next big update! Thanks
Eon: Thank you very much! I've left you a post on your thread with details. That quote is funny! It made me think a lot, though... it's rather serious and accurate too. Hm. Thanks for checkin' out my stuffs!
Kaffinated: More updates?! MORE UPDATES?!?! TAKE THIS!
Small update... crappy day. My university accidentally lost my scholarships, grants, loans and registration so... dealing with that mess is time consuming and offensive. All should be correct and well by next week, says them, but I've already begun looking at other schools. Anyway, here's some less-than-good nonsense.
Last edited by IanE; August 22nd, 2008 at 04:08 AM.
Yah mentlers stuff is the shizz but u post a few more and mabey ull give him a good run for his money speaking of mentler to me it seems like hes every where and know where at once when i wana find his SB its like burried somewhere but randomely he`ll show up some where weird
well keep postiong the architexture it remindes me of this book i got and its a good thing
i do enjoy carnelian's portrait. cool stuff.
Looks like you're a hard worker.
I dig the architecture, that last one reminds me a bit of the new Cowboys stadium they're building over here in Arlington.
omg omg I love that style you did the building in. I dont know why I just like the shapes. Especially the last one. But I'm not sure if it wouls hold against a gale.
Looks like it would get swept away, literally.
Hey man, thanks for dropping by in my thread.
You've got some good potential in here. You're ambitious! Seems you're in search of understanding and beauty. A winning combination.
Hope you keep it up. My mantra -
Draw more from life
yay! architecture stuff!!!! love the way you skecth comrade, post more projects, and keep working on anatomy, I find that it improved the way I understand form a great deal!!!!!
I'm an architecture student too, heh, that's why I only update once a month, too busy to do anything!!! I hope they don't exhaust you so much in the US...