Im hoping that by starting this sketchbook I might feel more motivated than intimidated... here goes nothing. Ive never used a mac before but I took the leap and Im actually having a lot of fun with it.
If Im working on a project that I would like help with I will post the updated image in this first post. Thanks.
Last edited by Davio; February 29th, 2008 at 10:42 AM.
Here are a few quick gesture drawing of my wifie, just trying to draw fast and extremely loose.
Last edited by Davio; December 22nd, 2007 at 08:00 PM.
Hey whats going on welcome to CA i saw your sketchbook and I wanted to let you know that you are off to a great start and you are very bold sketching with your tablet very cool!! What i suggest for you right now is too do what I should be doing and putting in mileage. Just draw as much as you can I highly recommend is pencil and sketchpad and continue posting from your sketchbook. your digi stuff is cool but i highly recommend simple pencil and paper.
Keep it up and see you around!
I really want to learn how to paint digitally and I figure the only way to learn is to practice. So I found a piece by Marko Djurdjevic, which by the way I just ordered his dvd, and tried to copy it, just as a quick study to attempt to learn my way around photoshop. I know that it isn't original and I also know that it isn't very good but it is just a study, a study of a piece that really motivated me to practice drawing again. But if it is rude to post studies like this then someone just tell me and ill take it off. I cant wait for my dvd to come in.
Thanks Telvious, Ill also load up some stuff from my sketchbook that I have been working on, I understand that the sketchbook-pad and pencil is important, but I am really enjoying my new pen-tablet.
I don't see a problem with studies, many artists here on CA have taken the work of professional artists and done studies as long as you acknowledge that is a digital reproduction done for educational purposes then it isn't a problem.
You will enjoy the dvd by the way very inspirational!
remember pencil and paper!!
Here are a few studies from an anatomy book to try to get my figures better
some more studies... kinda boring I know but I hope that soon I will start drawing more interesting things.
here are a few things that I sketched over the past couple of weeks, nothing fancy just doodles I guess.
You have a nice progress here. I think you ought to concentrate on proportions and getting a confident line. You should definitely keep those studies up! They are going to prove extremely valuable in the future.
I will strongly suggest you to buy the book, The New Drawing on the right side of the brain. This is the best book I have yet to own about drawing. I'm pretty sure that you use your left brain when you draw at the moment. This means that you know to much about a subject to draw it correctly..
For example... An head. You know that the head is oval, and that the eyes are placed on top of the head... and that the nose is a triangle.
You can use some pretty darn useful techniques to "activate" the right side of the brain. The right side is in charge of symbols
, colours and such while the left side of the brain controls numbers and such.
You can do an exercise called blind contour drawing. Look at a subject, prefably your hand. Now try to draw the outline of the hand without looking at the paper.
Now you will only draw the actual lines, and not the lines you "think" you see. After doing this a couple of times, you activate the right side of the brain.
try to see between the lines, and study the lines. Dont draw what your think you see. Draw what you actually see.
That's enough of my mumbling :p
This is a horrible drawing and the sad thing is that it took me a while to do. I debated on wether or not to even post it but I figure to get better I need to get critiqued. And if I only posted my good drawings I wouldn't post anything... HA,. It is just a character design but it is just so boring, anyhow here it is. I used a mechanical pencil which I haven't really used very much before for drawing.
Last edited by Davio; December 20th, 2007 at 04:55 PM.
Hi Davio, nice studies.
1- use reference as much as you can;
2- don't press the pencil too much at the beginning, start very ligth and then build up the darker tones.
3- don't be affraid to erase and do the line again until you get it rigth.
4- try to push your work further, don't give up too soon.
keep it up
here is a blueprint for a silk screen self portrait that I recently did
Trying to learn how to paint faces in photo shop, but don't worry im still trying to do studies so I can draw them better as well
Last edited by Davio; December 20th, 2007 at 04:34 PM.
some eyes and face sketches that I've been working on today. I dont usually draw with mechanical pencil but after seeing a lot of artists on here using it with really great results I figure I would give it a shot.
update to face painting just a quick work up still trying to kinda learn my way around painting in photoshop... but ill admit it I need some major help does anyone recommend a good tutorial to learn how to paint in photo shop?
Here is a charcoal drawing of a friend and her daughter that I have been working on today i drew it from a photo and the drawing is 18 by 24 inches,... I was hoping it would be good enough to maybe matt and frame and give to her as a christmas present but Im not sure if it is good enough. Could anyone give me some suggestions on how to make it better. I also included the photo that I drew it from
Last edited by Davio; December 20th, 2007 at 10:12 PM.
here is a study of some old hands in charcoal.... it was hard but fun. I need to try it again.
Here are 3 paintings from last semester, mostly crap but hopefully I can get a critique. Thanks for looking
Nice start dude, your last painting is really cool!
This is a nude study from reference. Ill try to do a few more of these as a series, I kinda feel that somethings a little off so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Update to earlier sketch, tried to ink and color it... Critiques are much appreciated! I could really use the help Thanks
Last edited by Davio; December 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 PM.
This is the finished piece, well inless someone gives me some advice to make it better I smoothed out a lot of it and touched up some ugly spots, Anyhow thanks for looking and please critique
Welcome to CA. I agree with the general conceus - you're off to a nice start! I especially like the last piece - the coloring is nice, and the pose is believable. ^__^;
I am in a similar situation as you are - check my SB if you want - in that I really like the pen tablet, even though I should use pencil & paper as much as possible.. x)
Anyway, keep on drawing, man. I'll do the same.
You have a great foundation for your work. I hope to see your stuff progress and get even more spectacular over time. =)
My Wife's pregnant charcoal portrait, kinda a quickie but very fun. sorry about the bad image quality but I cant find my camera so I had to use my imac cam to take the picture.
Just a few thank you lines-
Guilemo- thanks for a great critique, I tried some of those blind contour drawings and they do seem to kinda help you get warmed up artistically
Voraz- I agree that I need to use reference much more and I have definately tried that since your post on my sketchbook, I feel more confident working from reference than my head, but I feel that it really hinders my creativeness, but I guess I need to get the basics down before I can start getting good creative and interesting results
Dadushin- thanks I will keep updating when I can
Sjuskadur- I also like that last painting the most, the gas chamber can make for a very interesting subject for works, I use it quite a bit in printmaking
Arthe Xavier- Thanks I also find it hard to tear away from my tablet but I have found an outlet in charcoal because you can work fast and big. give that a shot you might like it.
Jokisalo- Thanks a lot the encouragement is much appreciated.
Evening Kiss- Thanks, Me Too!!!
An experiment that I think went pretty good, what do ya think?