I love your work. I think I'm gonna do a day in the life of me thumbset too.
I love your work. I think I'm gonna do a day in the life of me thumbset too.
Leave me something at my sketchbook
Absolutely! Love those paintings, btw - especially the first two. Here's my suggestion: we each start a thread in the 'Sketches and Works in Progress' forum. I'll call mine...I dunno, 'Drawing animals from a to z' or something silly. I'll post something, and then you post on my thread your version, I give crits, and so on and so forth. You do the same with your thread, only on painting! What do you think? I won't be able to start it up until next monday, but I think it'd be fun.
Gestures and heads look real good. On the gestures, perhaps try drawing through the form and describing the underlying shape. You are all over the contour, which is impressive because that's typically the more difficult thing to get--but for the sake of imaginative drawing I think you might find drawing through a good way to boost your knowledge of form. The page where you wrote " just scribbling away" is a good illustration of what I mean. On that one you're working your lines over the musculature and showing how form develops inside the contour. But all in all very solid stuff. Keep them coming
Drawing is a language with infinite dialects.
Sorry I havn't checked back in a while...you say you're a n00b? BULLSHIT! You're alot better than me and I've spent my whole life drawing! Your also take the time to work soley on one part of the body until you get it right. I can never do that, I get bored with my own stuff I'll give you props on that one! Just keep working at it Mr.Bumskee, its only to get better. I love your paintings by the way, whish I could paint
Mavrick71, cheers mate. I been meaning to do more detailed one but...really struggling with time.
Teigrob, hey.. thanks.. I better paint that apple now..
nicrad, thanks for the crit, appreciate it.. anatomy is such a hassle.. it seems to get harder. But I did try to stick to what you said.
Quinster, hey. LOL mate I am much older than you.. you will be whole lot better than me in a year or two. I get bored very easily too, my pateince runs thin.. very thin. *explodes* hehe. Quinster, take your time and don't stress about it, like I do... thanks for the kind words.
went out sketching with some people, but due to the weather most didn't turn up.. We were going to go over to Opera house and draw but decided to stick to Hype Park, location in the city. I think we spent more time drinking coffee and chit chatting. really really quick sketches, as most stopped only to take photos.. the first one's one of my train drawings the other three is Sundays.
Back... with Nicrads advice and inspiration from Fellah as usual. Not very pleased, very hard to fit in muscle groups and keep proportion/weight/gesture. Might try again tomorrow..
hey, man.... you have been really been putting in some time with those poses thats really great.. and it does look like you have done those live sketching... no real crits this time around.. even the anatomy stff looks good... Looking foward to that colored piece... unfortunatley I dont think your going to get one from me.. I kinda went overboard with my colored piece... and I havent even gotten passed the pen rendering stage... Im going to post tonight... Im also going to be putting all my efforts into this thunderdome battle... So, if I dont post as often try not to crucify me please.. I will however post my WIPS!!
Yo did a cool job with those backstudies! I really like the way they look! You are right - anatomy is a hassle and it does get harder. I think it because the more you learn the more you realize how much there is to learn. Keep working on it - i need to do that myself...always...- but dont let it get you down if it seems hard. We got good days and bad days. Sometimes it comes easy and other times its just not working - that goes for all artist i guess. I always say to myself when in need of cheering up; I would rather do a good drawing with some flaws, than a bad drawing without flaws.
Man your stuff is good. Especially your renders in gray, your pieces in color are good the skin tones are done well i my opinion. Love the stick figures.
bums! shit is looking good over here. I love all those tiny quick life figures...they describe so much in so little .
anatomy studies are looking pretty good..how did you go about them?
were you using any reference or books?
looking forward to seeing more more more
vigostar, cheers mate.. I totally forgot about the coloured piece.. I did do some coloured work but not for our group. I am such an idiot.. hehe.. Thanks for the support as always,
Fellah, thanks. Anatomy is nightmare.. I am really having nightmares about it but it's one big gigantic obstacle I have to attempt to overcome.. My mind goes blank when I think about all the anatomy stuff.. I better start life drawing classes again..
"I would rather do a good drawing with some flaws, than a bad drawing without flaws." Like that a lot. thanks
Bubstar, thanks, I am cursed with colour though. I will look into it after anatomy..bah..
loomer, hey! thanks, those little drawing were kinda weird because everyone moved so fast.. occasionally stopping to take photos.. it was different to what I usually do.. so. yeah.. The anatomy stuff? I had this website, forgot the name the one that uses flash to show photo and then to muscle. I am sure you know of it.. I tried to twist a little or use that to figure out what goes where and I think that's why they look so stuffed.. I am going to grab some anatomy books soon.. THANKS for the support.
continue from yesterday, I thought it would be easier but I think I got lost. I tried to look at the reference as little as possible. I sort of copied the reference there, the one that says "ref" I think I will go again tomorrow.. maybe work off a photo or something..
hey, min.. those anatomy poses are looking better and better.. i gotta get cracking with them again myself... Keep up the good work....
dude... you are all over it! Seriously don't be discouraged by anatomy because you are at the point where you understand where you're trying to get and that is honestly the hardest part. Now it's just the application and repetition. I can see that you are quite close because you are hitting it spot on occassionally, ex: on the first back ref page that 2nd figure there is fantastic... it has flow, it has the form, and the anatomy is right on. On your second page you hit it a few times as well. Remember to get the whole first (the basic forms such as the box of pelvis and the barrel of the chest) and then you can suggest the parts. Obviously you have to understand the parts first for that all to click, but damn if you aren't showing that you do.
And those train sketches are sweet as well- you're reading those light patterns well. I really admire the diversity of things that you're studying here.
keep it coming, great stuff.
Drawing is a language with infinite dialects.
you may not know how to paint like the pros but, you are gaining a very unique style.. so when you do learn how to paint like the pros.. your going to be unstoppable..!
Its function and form ĆĆĆĆĆĆĆ once you understand the function of a muscle (what that puppy does) then is becomes much easier to remember them and draw them <><> keep it up it eventually all starts to come together ()()() we never stop learning in this game which is the most exciting part
vigostar, thanks mate!! anatomy is defintely giving me a headache... Painting!! arggggh! yeah... something I need to look into a lot in near future.. but anatomy stuff and you know... ok I am whinging too much. thanks for support as always.
nicrad, thanks, yeah as I said it is getting hard..really hard.. I am struggling and feel like I am forgetting the stuff I used to know... I was sort of feeling I was getting better but now kinda feel a bit lost.. Bah I guess time will tell, just keep pushing and see where I end up. I might take a break from drawing on PS for a tick and spend some time doing some life drawings or something.. thanks for the advice and crit. Appreciate it.
mentler, thanks for the encouragement. I guess it's all about patience and dedication. Keep going and going and suddenly you are lot closer to your dreams.
Ok, I thought I would spend heaps of time drawing over the weekend but guess not!. lazy lazy.. I went out with the sketch group in Sydney, 4 people turned up..geeze.. but was fun. and we were all talking about anatomy and discussing drawing and stuff. SO looking forward to the next week.
Back studies and some arms.. was doing it friday but didn't post it. followed by some of my train sketches.
Some of the Sunday Sketches..
If anyone in Sydney wants to rock up to the sketch group, PM me.
Tei, thanks~ I am trying to squeeze in some life drawing classes.. really struggling with time this week.. work...bah.. yeah the old man posed for us. He would sit there and not move for like 15 mins and then change pose.. He must have known we were drawing him..
Fellah, thanks for compliments.. hehe..
Yesterdays drawing class.. First time using a pastel, I spent 10 minutes staring at a wall of pastels...... didn't know there were that many. So i just picked a brown one... hard pastel..and compressed charcoal.. I think I was meant to get the willow? one.. Any ideas? I have used 4b pencil but that's way too much shading... especially for 1~2mins. And those pastels were friggen expensive.. $1.90 for ONE! and I used half of it I think yesterday... ok better stop whinging..
we had 10 2mins, I posted one page of it.. getting used to pastel.. kinda fun.
I think I over cooked it...
I really love your coloured photoshop work. I liked the portrait of your art directors daughter, maybe it doesn't look like her but I think it looks great when you don't think of it as "the portrait of that 9 year old girl" but just see it as "a face". I'm terrible at portraits but when I want to draw a face most of the time I use a reference and add some made up changes to it.
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There you go Bumskee.... Stay loose with those poses... Try holding the pastel or your drawing meduim with a overhand sort of grip... So that your only holding it with three fingers... keeps you looser... also.. try doing blind contours... Any event.. Good update... Loomer and I are going to a sketch session so I'll be updating tonight...
NoŽ, thanks.. I am cursed with colours.. I think I mentioned that before..I gotta study colours but these damn anatomy is consuming everything. Yeah she does look too old... I promised myself to do it again but ... bah
vigostar, hey!! wondering when you were going to update. whatever happened to this weeks task BTW? damn I wish I was at where ever you guys are at. In sydney hardly anyone can be bothered to go sketching. damn.. yeah I am going to life drawing tomorrow again.. thanks for the advice as always.
small update.. doodling in PS..
Hey! This is some great, diverse stuff. This may be a redundant question, but how much of your colors are PS and "real" paints? (Of course, I feel like I neglect both WAY TOO MUCH!)
Anyway, keep it up!
Hey, Min.. nice update man... I like the variations although I think yo can use more... make more variations by playing with fat faces, long faces... sloped eyes, wide cheeks, high cheek bones... over sized eyebrows.. things of that nature.. i know its hard,i have trouble myself trying to vary up my faces as well.. thats why on a day to day basis when Im riding the train.. I look at certain people and I try to determine whats different between the person sitting down and the person leaning against the door... and you start to see the slight but huge differences... sorry about not updating.. ive been working on the Thunderdome piece and that has been consuming alot of my time and will continue to do so.. but, I have some stuff from last nights session that I will hopefully post tonight... also... feel free to give assignmenst also Min... sometimes i get bogged down with stuff that i forget to do it... think of something and the rest of the group will work on it.. also... We have new members.. CLogik and infini... So, you can link them on the bottom of the page as well..... keep up the good work.. our group is starting to look very nice!!!
Wild9, do you mean like real paint? it's all PS.. unfortunately for me, my current environment won't allow me to do much traditional stuff... I would love to..maybe in near future but at the moment..only PS..
vigostar, hey! thanks mate.. yeah.. I know...but I wanted to see what I can achieve with just placing features here and there.. I have yet to play with extreme features I think.. hehe..
Went to drawing class again today... the dude next to me offered me some black stuff, i think it was hard pastel but it was a lot more dry than my brown ones. I might go next monday and buy some different stuff to try out.
5,5,10 I think.
First time i visit this thread, and i can clearly see a progress you did (especially in the faces) - keep 'em rolling.
Those life-studies are quite nice too.
May the colors be with you.
Love the heads!
Hey, Min.. good going man. these are looking fantastic.. nice that your dabbling with other mediums and trying to do things differently... as a test to yourself... I would try and just do some fig. drawing for like a straight week.. without trying to do any creative work... Try to loose quick ones and tighter drawings as well.. Then the following week.. Try and create a creative character by using the same methods applyied while drawing your figures... see what happens... you may be very surprised at the outcome!!! hopefully, I have some time tonight o post... Your doing great min... keep it up...
love the life drawings from 7/19; and those life pen sketches are awsome. great line control and economy.
Dude! Those life studies are looking great...
I really don't have much to crit...I'm liking everything from the head ink studies, to the life work..it's all coming together reeeeeeeel nice.
I would like to see a head study from life too compare with the head doodles you did in PS... Just a suggestion - maybe next life-drawing session focus on a head for a 10 min pose or two. Just more info for you to draw from your brain later.
kickin it man!