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Hello. My name is Ben. Im 14 years old and have really begun to take art seriously.
I have created this SB so I can improve my skills, hopefully with some help from your critiques,
and maybe one day have a profession in this field. I will try to update as frequently as possible. Thanks
draw from life, draw from imagination, and if you don't know what something looks like, get a reference. drawing from life/reference will help build your visual database.
I've found that there is a direct correlation of how much time I spend drawing to how much I improve.
right now, studies are going to be what you want to focus on. But don't forget to keep it fun for yourself.
Quick Update. Some anatomy practice. More on the way.
looking better, if you are using reference, take your time to really try to draw all the relationships correctly. What I do is look at the diagonal angles that the different parts have [like shoulder to hip, or elbow to wrist, shoulder to wrist] and then try to match them on the page.
and if you're not using reference....then use reference for studies.
keep up the studies, they'll pay off big in the long run.
Try to have more contrast in your line weight in appropraite places. It will make your drawings more intersting to look at and make them less flat. Nice start and welcome to the forums.
Hey man, good start here. I'll just echo what the others have said: ANATOMY ANATOMY ANATOMY! The more time you spend on these studies, the quicker your imagination and life drawings will come to look better. Start at a place on the human body that interests you the most, and then either work up or down. DON'T SKIP ANYTHING.
Right now, I'd work on the head and then go down, your eyes are looking like almonds (and they don't really look like that). Then work on the nose and mouth and you'll be close to finished studying the head. Take the time to see what you're drawing and try to get them as close to "exact" as possible.
Keep at it man and I'll lurk to see if you're progressing.
Thank you Texahol, Lad, Stark, Styler, and Kuraudo for your comments. I will defenitly try to do more and more anatomy practice when I sketch. I will try to update atleast once every day of this week. Thank you
Promising start, keep at it R/W/B!
http://www.spatsart.com/ - image dump
These anatomy are really giving me improvement I think. The last two pictures were done on large paper a couple of weeks ago. Sorry for the bad qaulity, but I hade to take a picture of them cause they wouldnt fit in my scanner. More on the way.
If you like you could use the 'SEARCH' option and go to Ron Lemons head tutorial. That worked great for me.
Transition from Art Critic to Artiste - Diligence, that's all I need.
Hey, I think I was on sketcher with you the other day. Hello! Definitely anatomy studies are the way to go [huh, maaaaybe I should listen to my own advice ]. You are progressing quite nicely, just look at the comparison of the head-in-profile from post 1 to post 11. Much better understanding of space. You're also starting to develope some nice line weight variation. Keep it up!
Oh wow... Im really sorry I havent updated in a while. I had 2 weeks of semester exams and standardized tests. Sometimes I wish I could just quite school and stay home drawing all day. Then again, I would probably end up on that new show where people cant answer questions that are below 5th grade level. Nyways, I have been practicing that anatomy...
Hey dude. Doing great on your studies. Try out some Loomis studies as well.
Heres the link to them, there free and online.
And here's some of Kevin Chen's works, hes already in the field of games.
This site is also good for anatomy references, go to photo sets on the bottom left, click twice and there have it, hundreds of photos for ref.
Hope these help out in anyway possible. Looking forward to more. Keep up the good work and youll be the industry one day.
Thanks Envisor. The loomis link is awsome and kevin chen is a really kick ass artist. I'll try to drop by your sketchbook
i would say that you need to break away from the hard outline of the form and start trying to find the inner masses . all of your sketches are the hardest aroung the edges and as such they seem sort of flat. try some gesure maybe
the kind where you capture the form in a single gesture... not the kind where the charater is making a gesture.
but concentrate on the mass of the body and start to breka awy from the edges
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I like what I see There is no doubt that you have talent.
There is one thing tough- even if your drawings are good, many of them look a bit stiff. To many heads have the exact same angle on their head. Try to experiment a little on the angle. Your anatomy studies are doing well. Do more of those studies. I may not have much experience, but believe me when I say its rewarding. You cannot draw good people without the understanding of the human figure. I would recommend you to buy the book “Drawing on the right side of the brain”. It’s the best drawing book I have ever encountered.
Good anatomy studies (I should probably do some myself), it's wierd because we have the same first name AND age!