Start posting a self-learning thread, mainly exercices.
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I've done some of the journey alone (with helpfull advices and help of some very gentle users) and now i'm putting order in my learning, so i post my exercices.
i've been doing things so anarchically, that i got fed up and decided to concentrate.
First, on line drawing: proportions (contours)
Last edited by zou; February 19th, 2013 at 06:43 PM.
nice start man..
i like ur heads and selfportraits.. nice mood and linework in there
sideshowbob: thanks for encouragements
an essay of tones
a try on pen (i would master it, that's fun, after reading glenn's sketch on location)
autoportrait with pen
Last edited by zou; March 31st, 2005 at 06:58 PM.
only did this today
toning, was very fun (yes big left eye ... wrong shame on me)
i really have a problem on getting good balance on tone (on the left side lines are darker ???!!!!!)
Last edited by zou; March 31st, 2005 at 07:00 PM.
You have some nice drawings here. Practice hard and keep posting your sketches. I'll be watching out for your updates.
i like what you got, but could you make the files bigger?
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haven't updated but still drawing
these are from 28-03 until today
i began the basics forms and their shading
help more than welcome, i'm stick with the cube.
for help, show no mercy on critics !!!!
Last edited by zou; March 31st, 2005 at 07:55 PM.
hey, you got some nice works going on ... I didn't click all pics, sorry ... but it'd take so long ...
I think you should show the pics as they are (maybe make them a little smaller then they are now, so you can see them without scrolling !), not thumbnails ... it takes way more time to click them all, than to wait for them to load, and then look ...
Which may explain why you get so few crits ... in sketchbooks, most people crit re-occuring problems, overall progression ... that's hard if you don't look at all the pics !
Hope you'll show them normal size ... I'd be more than happy to see if I can give some useful C&C then !
PS, you got some double posts: click 'edit' on one of them, and then 'delete message' to delete the double one !
Visibile improvement from start to now.... only critique is to keep drawing and hit the anatomy books hard and put what you learn there into your portraits and such!
Great work, tons of drawings posted to far so keep it up!
i've done it (i'm a crazy, i know ...) thanks for suggestion
thanks for suggestion too, i've done some head anatomy, any suggestions about getting them farther. The muscles are a little confusing but i catched the biggest ones..
ZOU, thanks for posting in my thread, I agree w/ the criticisms. I rushed the (C.O.W) Piece to make deadline, and it surely lacks the depth of several of my other renderings, was fun though.
You seem to be on the right track w/ the studies and all, I can see you have talent, keep it up.
BTW. C.O.W. is Creature Of the Week http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74
A weekly contest, fun thread.
Nice stuff man. Your portraits rock, I should follow your lead and practise more. Don't forget to practise drawing your bodies!
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A basic exercise that I've found in many books about drawing is to get a white cube...you could use a matchbox or similar and paint it white. Then you use one lamp as lighting...draw and then change the lighting, draw and so on... you should also draw a cylinder and a ball... I saw your other thread.... The accents occurs on cylinder since it gradually turns to the light and then away from the light cause of it's curved surface. In the link theres a cylinder and cube with the exact same lighting ***click me*** and you see the cylinders accents of shade as opposed to the cube.Originally Posted by zou
Keep it up you are showing good progress
My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
Ps:Hope you understand my English.
Remember my advices taste best with a grain of salt.
thanks a lot
hey that seems working that kinda of showing pics
ok now for i did some figure no i'm joking
didn't much today
this ones are from mind they were not big and just for fun
tried simple perspective from life
Hey Zou !
Definately improvement from start to today ! Shading, proportions, symmetry, finishing ... all have improvements ! Your work is also getting a very nice kind of loose-ness, natural-ness over it, very cool !
Good to see you working on perspective, it'll help a lot !
You may also want to work on learning how to draw round objects ... read up on putting circles in perspective (= ellipses) and practice them (from life) ... get yourself some rounded objects (sphere, cylinder, ...) with lines/stripes over it (= surface lines): draw them a lot !
It'll help you to draw eyes and lips, which still seem a trouble point for you (for me as well actually ... working on it ): eyes = ball, eyelids go over that and follow the ball-form; lips follow the curve of the teeth behind them, so draw them on top of a cylinder-form. Loomis has a nice section on this, I think 'Succesful drawing' for perspective, and 'Head and hands' for the eyes & lips.
Hope this helps !
Keep up the good work !
thank you nightvision for the benfical comment
i did some ellipse and perspective again, but don't show cause i diid them on A3 and it's not worth showing (he important things that i learned more )
also some eyes and lips
i done two holbein: he has really subtle tones that make his drawing wonderfull
thanks to Sofa forums i've known it
i tried fixativ but it was very near the paper so it got more crappy (héhé i got always excuses)
for this one no excuse (cauz i like it )
i tried to work on some values
ouf i updated
i'm really struggling to get time to progress
i tried the carbone conté , it's just very cool. It's like charcoal pencil should be , but charcoal(pencil) is too irregular i really don't know how to use correctly,
but carbone much better like graphite and enough dark.
i'l trying to model (shade) to get volume
loads of improvement in just the last 1-2 weeks !
Lips and especially eyes are much much better !
I also like how you're exploring new techniques, approaches... ! Keep pushing yourself !
PS ... that old guy on the right is just too funny ...
See ya !
i'm drawing from masters again, i don't how but i read on sofa that i should not copy them but study, i'm trying it but i have some dout cause i don't know how
i'm trying to draw and pay attention to draw like i was drawing from mind (contruction)
is it's the right way, sure there are others things i should pay attention to..
so any help would be welcome
i know that is also by practice i will discover things, but i want to practice the right way (not always the same thing)
i noticed that on Igres's portrait of violonist, the eyes are not aligned and the drawing is very good with no weird things ( the model is perhaps like that) but when i copied it that was very clear that it's a mistake
some of those faces are really nice. charcoal is a really fun medium to use. you might want to try doing some of those sketches on a tinted paper. that way you can pull highlights out with a white piece of pastel or chalk. it looks really cool and you might like the results. some of the old masters did that. you've probably seen examples from leonardo, michaelangelo and others.
colored parchment is awesome to do this with.
-Nice pencils.... Keep postiing,.... GOODLUCK MAN................
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Thanks for the comment.. I like your studies.. it seems like you draw with a dull pencil all the time.. sharpen that bad boy up some and work the line quality.. keep it up!!