I totally know what you mean by creativity- speaking of which you've got lots of it! I liked the 5-legged beast you had in your last post- really nice. Something I'm noticing while going through your sketchbook is it really lacks color my friend! Gosh, why no color?? I like your shading style especially in the last post, but I was thinking we could really learn something from each other. You are bursting with imaginative work- why not do a few studies for the work to get based on and built upon? I think it would be very rewarding for you and help your imaginative work be more realistic if you so wished.
callouses on the fingers. If you don’t have any, you’re not drawing enough.
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Yea CA is a very tough crowd to please
It is good to see that you are working hard on your pencil drawings- keep it up.
It looks like most of your drawings are from imagination, try doing some more life drawing. Drawing people on the bus/train, visit a museum etc.
Very nice work with detail! Keep it up!
You have a very good handle on all of the important aspects of art, so far--anatomy, value, symmetry, imaginative, realistic, etc. My advice to you to improve upon your people-drawing skills (since that seems to be your primary interest, like myself) would be to fill up entire pages of a specific body part until you feel really comfortable. You've already started to do this with hands, and it shows. Drill yourself on whatever you find yourself having the hardest time drawing...noses, legs, lips, WHATEVER.
Really nice start, so far. I don't see any flaws that practice will not fix.
Here is my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166026 Check it out, yah?
Also, twitter: www.twitter.com/tobuoi
"They don't know I burn...they don't know I burn. I'm waiting for my turn...just waiting for my turn. Time to make it burn...this is how I burn."
I agree with what Tobuoi said, in that practicing will improve your current "flaws" in art. I know that doing studies can be a pain... believe me I share the same feelings but just trying to do them is a start, even if you don't do that many to begin with. I'm going to try to do one a day - this doesn't sound much, but its more than what I am doing now, so maybe doing something like that could help you too. Maybe just thinking of it from a different angle, such as that for every study you do, you are one less drawing away from learning how to draw whatever it is you're studying. Although, I can see that you are working really hard, and the hard work you are putting in is really starting to shine through in your work! Also, focusing on your weaknesses and destroying them will help too, and bring you the satisfaction of being able to do something you previously found difficult.
Keep up the hard work, it's definately paying off and good luck!
Oh! And feel free to take all the cheese you want from my fridge! I'm not to keen on it myself
Pretty nice drawings you have their.
wonderful improvements have been made since the beginning my friend!
Welcome to the sketchbook group as well . Looking forward to your tomorrow sketches!!
Something ive got from your studies are that you typically avoid the hands and eyes. You make the eyes in a very simple version. I also noticed that you avoid drawing the complete foot. Mostly just a shoe figure is drawn...
I do believe you have a very good view on planes and the ability to see in a correct perspective though.
Keep it up my friend.
"Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason."
Leonardo Da Vinci
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Tobuoi - Thanks, it's pretty obvious I suck at the body, isn't it? >.<
Spirit - Agreed, I think I'll try to do that, it would definitely help. *raids your fridge of all your cheese*
Demon Lizardman - Thanks!
Morte - Thanks, glad to be in the group =) I know what kind of studies I'm going to start with now.
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Wonderful imagination! Really adore your works!
Usually I'd say that you should measure up your anatomy, but when doing stuff right from your head, trying to capture a FEELING, stopping up and measuring can ruin it (I know, I do this -___- ). But you should try making some finished work, where you apply correct anatomy. Especially the legs seem a little short.
Oh, and try practicing confident strokes; unecessary heavy lines seem to occur a lot in your pictures (like I'm one to talk).
More! Give us more!
A drawing a day makes the suck go away:
My sketchbook, because beating up the beef is the first step to make it good.
Explore different mediums ! AND do change the pen, use HB, B, 4B etc etc. It will give the drawings so much more impact. Then when you start to feel at ease with more varying pens you can start trying ink pencils, black... Keep it up !!!!!!!! (change pens I meant MIX them, like draw with for example HB and mix with 6B...)
Ooh, I'm loving this last update! I particularly like your eye/facial studies! It's something I want to move onto once I've got the basic figure down
What I'd love to see from you is a finished piece, whatever you want it to be, such as a painting, sketch, anything! You've got a great imagination, as you're coming up with all these amazing ideas in your sketches. Maybe try applying these ideas you have into a finished piece would benifit you. I wish I could just sketch away like you do!
Great work, keep it up
Monkey - thanks, you're right about getting a feeling in my pictures, a lot of mine don't have one. But it's hard to get a feeling when you start something and finish it a week apart >.< And yeah, I do have too many random hard lines. I'm trying to stop that.
swedish spaniard - thanks, I don't really like those kind of pencils though. Probably going to stick with my mechanical for a while longer.
Spirit - I need to convince myself to sit down and finish a piece when i start it first. then we'll talk about finished pieces thanks
and now off to work! *mutters incoherently* >.<