so my autoportrait is here
Ill be getting back soon with next assignment, be it 2-3 days.
Aaaand we re off with the next one.
Assignment #7: Anatomy studies
Your job is to construct 15 full body anatomy studies. Best to use photos as reference, or anatomy books. We are looking for a regular model, not the body inside, and muscle insight. Regular posing model light and shadow study, that is first and foremost focused on proportions, angles, skin/muscle light distribution. You can do a full render if you want, you can make a pencil sketch the technique is up to you.
Everywhere I go to find tutorial materials I find this ever comming back sentence - do studies. Since MCW is about boring yet developing exercises that are pain in the ass of every artist, thats the thing we re gonna do.
DUE DATE IS 7 Days : Tue. 01.08.2009
Last edited by Lakeland; July 25th, 2009 at 06:20 AM.
kk, lets get this show on the road
5 female studies , will be followed by 5 male thn a final instalment of mixed models
found this first batch to be great fun - luv drawing the female form
(Ps the smiley is cos I was happy with the sketch, looking now he does seem a tad pervy )
hey, been working hard on my portrait in last 2 days, I'm kinda glad that after some years of lazy drawing I still can do nice stuff ^^
lazy clothing though lol
I knew that!
This excercise pissed me off to say the least.
It was frustraiting and exhausting. molten core in its finest I guess...
Im really lost when it comes to characters. no idea what to refer to what, how to hold structure, proportions and all that... I mean. I know the basics, yet to draw one is like carving it from stone. goes hard for me for no reason..
@Lakeland- ellipses are really good for finding proportions and finding areas where parts line up is good, like elbow-ribs.
on the figure you shaded I think you went a little too dark too quick(I know it was a quickie, but still too dark), I think its a little better to start out with low contrast and then build contrast up slowly. I also think your interior lines are a little dark, I think that line art reads better when the contour is a lot darker than anything else.
Another thing thats help me a lot is when a area get unruly I pick a value with a big brush and just run over everything and clean it up, I also noticed things go a little cleaner when you paint things in a single stroke so that you dont get the values skewed with that layering effect. I also looked at some of your stuff and I think you should try to use a bigger brush. http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_t...n_and_simplify.
ok since the focus was on anatomy I tried to spend a good bit of time rendering the form. I made a sketch before I painted and then progressively lowered the opacity of the sketch until I eventually turned it off. I used the blender brush from time to time when the shading got a little murky and I as usual I used as big a brush as possible to paint with, but I also tried something a little bit different.
I defined the darkest darks and the brightest brights in different areas of the figure and used those areas to sample from so I could shade the gradients easily. I also tried to pick one area one the figure to be the brightest overall and and slowly darken areas away from that point.
I copied from various references from deviant art, I picked a few that werent full figure because they had better lighting or anatomy.
Last edited by surfandsnow; August 2nd, 2009 at 11:20 PM.
Tenminutedrawing - awesome learn to draw series http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
A short list of my favorite tutorials http://surfandsnow.deviantart.com/journal/22269212/
MoHog: Nice but the lightning becomes very washed out, try adding a grey tone over the whole body first, and then darken. Keep darkening from that, save your darkest spots for where there is really no light hitting the body. Nice form!
Matte Art: Thanks for the link man, great ref. indeed!
Krizalide: Very nice, i would perhaps soften some edges in some parts. I think you should set up a more dramatic lightning though for the next one, so that you get more defined shadows.
Lakeland: I agree with surfandsnow's crits. Good job.
surfandsnow: Really nice although some edges could be softer I think, or maybe it´s the lightning that is very strong? I really like the last digital one and the ones done in pencil have great form!
Sorry for being late, it´s time to get this going again! Here are my first 6 ones, more to come.