TY all. The comments mean alot to me, motivation is key!
Ok, here is a loomis figure, I had alot of trouble with it, but I'm happier the way it turned out than the previous attempt.
than draw on cloth you surely have some cloth in the near of you...or make a seld designed Henna-Tattoo The lack of paper isn`t a excuse 8)
Really like your Hand Studies and the loomis figures are quite nice to
hey man - your def. getting better. I like how your really focusing on learning your figures and such. . .
keep it up man
I my girlfriend & my book of sketches
Hey Dan, thanks for stopping by my thread just now. Just checked out your sketchbook, everything looks great. You've got a good eye for shapes and, relations and form, I think. Nothing much to critique, given that. Just keep on going!
Hi Dan thanks for stopping by my SB earlier, I'm on lmy lunch break and I'm just checking the links in my signature.
I can't browse sites that might contain nudity at work so I will stop by later when I'm home to check out your work and offer some comments
keep it up
^^; I'm sorry that it's my first time posting!!! I'm getting sooooo behind compared to the rest of you!
I really like the hand studies, I think I'll work on that for a while (something I can do at school when I actually have time).
Ummm.. the only thing I got is to smack you upside the head for cutting off one of your pictures at a joint. I do it only because I simply run out of room, but it's very bad picture-wise to cut it off at a joint, especially at the wrists or ankles.
CharcoalArtist:Thank you as well
profil:Most all of the bridgman studies are charcoal, and a few of the Loomis ones are too
Sara-sanon't feel bad to be behind, I know what it's like! I'm sorry about cutting off the pic, I ran out of room on the paper though =/ Your webcomic is also funny too btw
Alright, I guess this guy is a warrior of some kind, I don't like the way it came out that much, didn't use ref. His anatomy is ok but I just don't like the design that much, it looks like he's wearing a skirt XD
hands drawn with a pen, disregard the pyramid in the corner, I was testing my pastels =P
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Nice hand study - you're good with the pen. I like the loomis figure, reminds me to do one as well.
I finally had a chance to go through your SB, it took me forever, I really like what you are doing with the loomis studies and it seems like you are really mastering the hands. keep it up.
Thanks for the comments, guys! I didn't draw as much as I wanted to today... I wish I had something better to post
Ok, these are from imagination, except the one on the left, that was done after a loomis figure.
hands and feet from life, chair too
I think you're getting a good grasp on form with those last few drawings of those hand and feet. Nice work
As always, thanks. Ok, I had one of those days that's just "uuurgh...", that's the best way to describe it. School sucks.
I need to have a more organized value system, so I thought I'd practice using just one or two values.
Also here is a study of a master drawing. It's not that great. Just a composition/direction/rhythm study.I went by an exercise outlined in a book on this one.
You are progressing quite nicely. I notice a significant difference between the beginning and the end of your SB. Your progress on hands is remarkable. What did you study the most to learn them so well? I feel like I've been struggling a lot lately with everything.
Hey, you're doing wonderfully with the hands and the feet and the composition!
Remember that females dont tend to have large ribs (chests?) so unless the woman is small (think A-B cup size) you won't likely be seeing large amounts of chest to the underside of the forearms that you do in males, especially if she's twisting.
Spork:Thanks. I know what it's like to struggle, too. As for your Q about the hands, the best way to improve draw anything is to get a firm grasp on art fundamentals like shape, gesture, pestrpective, volume, etc., you have to learn how to see correctly. I will check out your sketchbook when I get the time
Sara: Thanks, but which figure are you talking about? Sorry, I'm a dunce
All right, I did alot today, here we go
hands, loomis fig, and houseplant
animal anatomy studies
another composition study, original by Renoir
more hands =P
I really like your studies - those last few hands are excellent! About the better organized value system thing - I have that problem as well. My main thing with it is that I can't associate what value a colour would be unless there is a direct shade. I found some theory against that though - Ron Lemen (Fredflickstone) has a colour theory tutorial up in the Life Drawing Section that corresponds colours to value. When I read that it seemed obvious. I dunno - if this is something you're having a problem with like me, then it might be good to check it out. Anyway, I talk too much.
Darkarts: Dude, thank you so much for that link! I've been there before but I never read it fully, it really made my day.
composition thingy done from life... they goal was to have a balanced compotion of energies and masses on the page, not sure if this was a success
bridgman. Argh, I redid the guy on the left's left leg like three times and it's still too long.
Doodles, I actually like how the anorexic pirate girl thingy posing her hand awkwardly came out.
hands and (yay) feet
I couldn't find that picture in my Bridgeman's Drawing from Life, granted, it's a pretty big book. The right leg is spot on with anatomy - heads compared to lenght and all. And since you didn't finish it completely... I still think it's going the right way though.
If you could tell me what page they're from, I could check if you'd like.
Edit:I backed up a bit and read you didn't want to take your still life further, though it's looking good. I'm going to say you need to do it - I'm the same way with that cow drawing, but I'm going to finish it up. It teaches some dedication, preservation - plus, the stuff learned from a finished piece is much more than that of just a sketch. So go for it man (I'm not trying to sound like a parent, but I suppose I am )
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I think you got your studies down, like Darkarts mentioned, it might be time to mix in rendering practice.. Let's see how realistic you can make a drawing if you spend a few hours on it.. on my list of things to do this week is a 3hr long drawing from life..