I'm loving your life drawings and thumbnails.
Great work and dedication. Your perspective is now looking sweet from the ones on your first page. You seem to have a good understanding on constructing a face. I think your portraits are quite strong. Keep plugging away!
All the best!
Decided to work on some more gesture drawings from photo studies from:
Mixed in are a few "from imagination"... I've been catching up on the Force Drawing videos too.
Stroke economy is still an issue, but I think it's starting to improve towards the end.
30 minute session on pixelovely. I think I got the effect I was going for a few times. I gotta continue to watch out for making fewer strokes and line thickness.
More gesture drawing practice from photo reference, yay. Proportions are still off, but I'm still gonna keep plugging away at it. I also did an apple still life today too. It's a little pink, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I've never worked with oils before.
Also, official life drawing session tomorrow too! Will post stuff again soon.
Last edited by syrella; June 1st, 2012 at 07:59 PM.
I like dem apples! For your first try with oils, that's pretty nice. Your gestures are looking good and it sounds like you understand your weaknesses and are trying to improve in those areas, which is great! Keep up the good work, and have fun in lifedrawing!
Well, went to the life drawing session today! It was fun. I tried out a few different approaches. Not sure what was most successful, but it was a good learning experience.
The pencil drawing is from a photo reference and the rest are of the same model.
Also, sorry I keep forgetting to respond to people! *easily distracted* I AM reading the comments though. If I can't take the advice to heart right away, know that I will work on it in the future!
great sketches, loving the gestures.
Some doodles, mainly from imagination... was looking into different types of facial structure a bit. Also... flour sacks! I thought I'd redo a few of the ones from my first post to see if I'd improved at all.
This week's figure drawing session
I used a china marker this time.
Some sketches and doodles. First two are from observation. Latter two are from imagination.
I'll probably do some anatomy studies eventually. Haha. I suck at arms and necks in particular.
nice roundness to your lines... keep going!
Imagination is more important than knowledge- Albert Einstein...
NEW SKETCHBOOK -- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...40#post3743640
OLD SKETCHBOOK: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...25#post2543225
Now i want to do gestural drawing because you make it look so cool . Have you tried Loomis or Bridgman? if not check them out. great sketchbook though keep up the good work.
Thanks! I love gestural stuff more than most everything and I guess it shows!! I gotta make sure I improve other aspects of my drawing skills though.
Yes, I have worked a bit with Loomis and Bridgman both. I need to get going with that again when I can. I've had some eye strain issues over the past week (I use the computer + do microscope work + like to draw) or so so that's hampered progress a bit. I haven't wanted to do any serious detail work. Gonna keep trying though after I've had a break. Listening to audiobooks for a bit!
As for the doodles below, I was just having fun with more perspective stuff. I busted out the markers again. I'd like to eventually make some nice textures and environments. It's gonna be a long road before I'll be able to do that though. My knowledge is rudimentary at best as of yet. xD It all starts with the basics, though, so I just gotta keep working at it.
Hello again !
I just thought I would swing by and be nosey to see how you are doing and wow! you are coming on in leaps and bounds matey. There are some seriously good attempts at form and anatomy (and a lot of cats).
I don't really have any crits to offer matey all I can say is just carry on and keep going as you are, all the best with the work.
A great kind hearted lumbering bullock
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
I love your scratchy, sketchy style and I don't think you should lose that in favour of clean lines. I know some people advocate that but I think a sketchy mark making style is unique to the individual and a piece thats too clean can lose its life as a result. So don't be afraid to scribble like mad!
Also loving your loose life drawings and those quick little cat studies. They're wonderfully expressive and full of personality. You're on the right track for sure. Keep going and good luck!
Keep the hard work up! I'd love to see you tighten up those lines as well as work harder to understand shapes and how they connect to eachother!
Sketchbook --I'd love some feedback!
I'll try to drop by your thread later too, to see what you've been up to.
OK, and here are some more doodles! Still having fun with perspective a bit... I'd eventually like to do a full scene of something. I need ideas and a working set of thumbnails first, though!
Drawings from today's figure drawing session... was doing some "blind" studies this time + had fun with the markers.
Great and loose gesture drwaings.
I would recommend doing some slower studies where you really focus on accuracy to really get to know your anatomical proportions.
Would love to see some more finished pieces by you.
A creative artist works on his next composition because he is not satisfied with his previous one. When he loses a critical attitude toward his own work, he ceases to be an artist. - Dmitri Shostakovich
Messy digital art, ahoy! More cats... maybe I should change the title of my sketchbook to "cats, cats, and more cats"... xD
Edit: one of the images was freakin' huge.
Yeah, I really need to do more slow studies. Finishing stuff is also a major weak point of mine. I love the sketching process and loose/gestural pieces, but I have trouble putting it all together to make a finished piece. That said, I will keep trying. I think I might do a few more face and anatomy studies later. I'm finally understanding more about light and shadow (at the least, significantly more than I did a few months ago). It is making it a little easier to actually understand and decipher what is going on in photographs. Reconstructing an image in 3D is harder to conceptualize than having someone in front of me.
On that same note, I also want to work on more still lifes... just need a few more bits of interesting subject matter.
I'll keep practicing!
Here are some doodles from earlier in the week. I'm still playing around with that cat drawing and seeing if I can't get some color added eventually. I want it to be fun and summer-y.
I also gave some "negative space" drawings a try. I tried drawing an origami crane I'd made a few weeks ago.