Fishspawn: thanks will try to focus more on the structure and proportion to get an fairly accurate resemblance.
a quick anatomy sketch from memory based on the Michelangelo's David.
looking good bro!
I think you should study propotions tho. Remember the human body messures 'round 8 heads. Atleast that's a pretty good guide line.
Quite a bit of work....shit..making me feel like a complete slacker!
Just an observation ...but it seems like when you have something to draw you are able to get those ideas out more concretely than when working from memory or imagination.
Great new version of Lefran....i smell a series?
lol nah ... I sketch fast (no patience) .. reason why 99% of my stuff looks like crap ... getting the ideas out more concretely depends on my mood, regardless if it is with refs or from memory. As for another Lefran sketch, I want to get at least one good decent one done, then I'm happy and quit while I am ahead
Wow, OldNoobie. Your steady work is really paying off. You've improved considerably in the months you've been posting. Keep it up!
You are getting better .The last portraits are nice, just watch out for the proportions of the face .You can draw the skull first to have better idea of the stucture -for exmple in post #160.And then you can draw the hair and features on top.
Also I think the quick sketches are helping you to loosen up your lines.
#160 is great. It doesn't look like you use construction lines, they would really help with some of the proportion/perspective issue.
Those face studies on the toned paper are really nice.
Flake and artmessiah: thanks ... its funny, I never used to like charcoal when I was young, and since I started back up, I decided to try it again and found that I actually like it now ... maybe its because I learneing how to control it. Now if only I can say the same for paints (I would have to learn about color theory ).
Last edited by Lee W; September 30th, 2006 at 02:53 AM.
Got the Bridgeman books I ordered and was looking through them over the weekend and frankly, I'm not thrilled about them. I guess I was expecting a little more detail than what they shown. Anyhow, got myself another book call "How to Draw the Human Figure - An Anatomical Approach" and it seems pretty good so far here is a study of one of the images in the book (forgive my sloppiness)