Been browsing this site for a month or so now, and thought I'd better actually get some work done and uploaded to here, as there are some great artists, and i am hoping that some will crit my work and i can get better!
I like all sorts of styles, and try and be a little versatile, but am probably not!
I am at work at the moment, so will get some stuff uploaded when i get home from night shifts!
OK, so here is the first lot of artwork that i could find around the house ... although I am missing a load ... and still trying to track that down ... but let me know what you think ... most of this is from when I was about 16-18.
The ladies are done from when i attended life drawing classes ... and looking forward to going again soon!
Last edited by Norris; September 13th, 2009 at 02:02 PM.
Ok, so here is an update of some sketches I have been doing from reference lately whilst ive been for ever at work it seems!
The first one is of some lips and nose practice I was doing, that I hink went a little wrong.
The second one was just me doodeling, and trying to get some face practice ... as i really need it!
Third is a female study in movement, or posed ... not su which yet! He he he
Fourth is a female v male study of the back.
Penultimately is another male study and lastly more male studies, which the side on curled up one the shading is all wrong ... i know! He he he
First two are in good old biro, and the rest are pencil.
Crits and commets always welcome, and thanks for stopping by!
Last edited by Norris; September 13th, 2009 at 01:58 PM.
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yay studies. i love seeing these. ;]
as for the female vs. male study, the female hips are higher and much different than the males.
i would recommend you read and then copy/study Andrew Loomis' "Figure Drawing for All Its Worth" here and the Heads and Hands one is great too! if you want them in pdf, i'm sure you can find them via google.
it has helped me learn a lot about the figure and think in different ways than if i were doing it on my own. any Andrew Loomis book is worth your time :]
keep workin hard! ;]
Last edited by MattGamer; September 16th, 2009 at 04:26 PM.
OK, so very small crappy update of me playing with SketchUp ... totally new and my first go ... so here it is ... simple stuff though!
The second one is the chair form the tutorial ... still trying to get the hang of that Offset tool ... but im sure there is a dedicated tool for that too!
Sorry they are so poor ... but im learning! He he he
Last edited by Norris; September 17th, 2009 at 11:28 AM.
Sorry for not updating in a while, life sometimes gets in the way.
Well, two weeks worth of life drawing classes, and haven't had much time otherwise, so here are some crappy sketches i did at work!
The first one is a 30 min.
Second and third are some overlap pictures i tried.
The first two male ones were meant to be done like tetris, were you fit the pics in as well as you can on two sheets!
Then the last male is of a 35 min pose.
Congratulations you've been working hard, but I think the main issue you should take care is gesture, you're not scratching enough. If you haven't solve that you'll be committing the same mistakes that I am.
Hey hey Norris, Finally getting around to visiting your sketch book! Liking what I see too, especially in the post you made with the eyes there. It's where I think I see the most improvement and I reckon it's because you've thrown in some straighter lines, rather than making everything all soft and round like in some of your previous stuff. I think that's a big thing, is to find your confidence with making some stronger angles and that will define your work more. Nice work though
hey i really like your colored work your use of values ant tones looks good my crit would be to try and capture the subtlety and gradual change in skin tone a little more unless of course you are going for the more stylized look good work keep posting your stuff and thanks for stoppin by my sb