felt like taking the Sargent study a bit further
damn! your pen studies are nice, love the line work! Got any advice? As you can see in my sketchbook, my lines are piss poor. I know its drawing alot, but what should I keep in mind? I try to be loose but I end up just not liking the line and drawing over it a lot. Keep it up, hope to see these studies turn you into something amazing
metalhead3 -> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=222988
Trailblazer -> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=179035
Not_Deadman thanks! I replied in your sketchbook, but I'll post the lines of advice here too:
-your lines should be as dark (or only a bit darker) as the value of the area that they depict
-always, always make sure that your use of lines support the clarity of the drawing
-be a minimalist. if some area doesn't need a line to be drawn, don't draw it
-a line can be thicker in areas where the surface/mass of the subject is also thick, and vice versa. lines are an abstraction...and the nature of your line should be the same as the nature of the subject
-before you draw a line, picture it in your mind
-even the greatest lines can't save an otherwise bad picture...make sure the drawing looks interesting as an abstract shape
-before you start to apply dark lines and such, make a quick sketch underneath (and by this I mean a quick sketch, like a cylinder shape or an oval to give the drawing a somewhat solid foundation on which to build on
-whatever style you may use in your lines, remember that the principles of light and shade ALWAYS apply. form shadows, cast shadows, core shadows and reflected light
-to keep the drawing clean and easy to read, you should use the wider side of the lead when you make a line. also, try to follow the form of the subject with each pencil stroke for clarity's sake (and CLARITY is key in line drawings)
I hope that helps at least someone!
some from today...might post more tonight
You have some very good sketches and that last painting is quite good.
Thank you for the post.
mike butkus thanks mike! your pace is incredible
Ethically Challenged thanks! being scientific definitely improves my learning, I'm writing down all the things I learn so I won't forget anything by accident.
a lady ninja from tonight, got papers too but they're really all the same...
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I won an art contest that was held between colleges, over 140 participants and I made it to the first place. woo! 500 euros, additional gadgets plus fame...nothing like it!
prrrszalony thanks! keep your eyes peeled, here goes:
a study after Sorolla and one from imagination...but why do these look so terrible to me now, even though I had so much fun painting them? hate when that happens.
(jesus christ that last painting sucks ass ) I've been pretty busy...I went to receive my award (well, it was just a formality...in principle I'll receive the award at a celebration at school, our teachers are quite glad that I won the competition...!), then I went to a birthday party, horrible hangover throughout the next day and here I am now. I should be preparing for the upcoming exam week...AND I should be painting stuff for the gallery show I have in July. jeeeeez!
ok, here are a couple from today. I should draw/paint more often (or all the time) so I don't get frustrated and out of ideas...
A very goood style and I am lovin the loose approach. da da da da da~ im lovin it. lol for realsies
Insert very insightful quotes here ...
- get back to work!
Fantastic master studies. Keep posting dood.
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Spats thank you, I sure will!
I'm telling myself to study for tomorrow's exam, but it's not working but it's alright.
it's crazy how women can wear high heels. they can cause heel pain because of the position of the foot: the achilles tendon is constantly tight, the forefoot is under huge pressure, the strap of the shoe can cause bone enlargement, they affect posture taking the hips and spine out of alignment...well, at least they look good!
work analog! the first one is killer
uh things are looking really nice in here, you've improved quite a bunch since the last time I've checked in. liking those digitals a lot, some nice color combinations! keep on exploring that, some more polished stuff would be nice
Tulihan tännekkin sitten rekisteröityä. Pitää opetella käyttään..
You certainly have talent, remember it's all about mileage!
Warhole you mean the traditional ones? thanks!
Gloominati I've improved? that's motivating to hear, thanks!
4nttu jess hienoa
mike butkus yess, that's something I constantly have to remind myself of...and it's relieving to hear that from you, too. big thanks
sorry, your neck will hurt after this...couldn't turn them around for some reason. =/