I'm 23 and i'm having a 1/3rd way through life crysis because i'm not good at anything. In all aspects of life i'm avarage at best and i wish to change this. Recently I have started working harder on many things like my career in web developement, cooking skills, physical health and fitness, also my drawing, photography and artistic skills.
I started this sketchbook like 4 years ago but only made a few posts in it, I started drawing again this year (2012) and want to start drawing seriously. I have seen people in this forum who have progressed from almost zero skill to a jaw droping level in about 5 years due to persistance, I'm hoping that if i make drawing a habbit i might get to an acceptable level in a simmilar time frame.
Last edited by stgodd; March 1st, 2012 at 08:43 PM.
from yesterday and early today
my first ever drawing on a tablet. this is a robot police dog (a DSG brief)
Not sure what to say about the others but the sketch of the foot, first post, caught my eye the most and I favor only that one out of all the rest, IMO.
"God created firefighters so police could have heroes too."
(all the drawings after the banana were done about 2-3 weeks ago)
i have been drawing since my last post (though only about 1-2 hours a week)and i dont think i have improved much.
here are some posemaniacs (60 and 90 seconds),drawings from imagination and drawings from photos on the internet.these are all from the last 5-6 days
my next post will probably be sometime next year lol.
so its like 4 years since my last post? wow.
anyways, I'm gona try and start this up again. (subjects: woman doing up strippers corset, Girl from starbucks logo with puppet, guy eating noodles, hipster)
It is always good to put your content online to help yourself improve.
Firstly I reccomend you start with with a book like Loomis or Rockman.
Your anatomy figures are a bit off in both placement and proportion and these books will definitely aid you.
I shall be carefully observing your progress
some of the stuff i did this week (i did more but they looked bad), mostly from observation using models from pixelovely.com and mostly using a biro pen.
more biro drawings trying to use hard lines. I mostly used portrait photos from deviant art.
Looks like you got a nice style going on man. Keep doing studies!
click and crit
I'm trying to turn drawing into a daily habit.
I like Biro
Your drawings are getting better. Keep going
Let it slip a little over the last couple of days.
trying to do daily updates if possible.
biro from photo reference
Try drawing figures from life, and try to draw the entire figure, think about the proportions (e.g how many heads tall is this figure? where is the weight of the figure balanced?) Check out Loomis and Bridgeman too, as Kino mentioned in an earlier post.
Keep going, there is improvement from your first post
Cheers, I got a couple of Loomis and Bridgeman PDF's (I tried some Bridgeman style anatomy in post #19).
drawing figures (people) from life is a little difficult though, nearly every situation i'm around other people I have stuff to do, and bringing my sketchbook to the pub would get me laughed at. I tend to draw in the evenings when i'm by myself.
Brap brap brap...
Mixture of photo reference and imagination in pen.
Dubstep ist krieg!!!
Heh, your "y u no" meme made me laugh, thanks for that ^^ I can relate very well. Also to the 1/3 life crisis. I feel very old in comparison to all those 18 year old who are really good at what they are doing (like drawing)...
Good to hear you got yourself some Loomis and Bridgman books - I'd also suggest to get one for figure drawing from Michael Hampton. And the most important thing - sit down and draw and learn from them a lot!
Good luck with your studies!
Faces and stuff from imagination
bottle, bottle opener and light are drawn from life.
Last edited by stgodd; February 17th, 2012 at 06:59 PM.
One page from imagination, another from photo reference.
Listening to: The Joy Formidable - The big roar
Very nice! Your figure drawings are really nice and the bodies are realistic. The only tip I have is that you should maybe add a little more detail to the character faces, as you've done with the bodies. I don't know, the reason for this could be that you wanted the viewer to focus on the body more. If so, then more power to you! Good stuff ^^.