so ive decided im going to hit anatomy and light and shadow hard for a while.
ANY suggestions, tips, tutorials, sites.. ect please let me know.
alrighty. so i decided to make a new account and start fresh, in the last year or so realized things about myself as an "artist" which put me in the position to lose my passion of 18 years (22 now). i find myself practicing with no improvement and no kind of help. as if some how i cannot learn or ive reached some annoying limit
its been about 6 months and im starting back, i feel inspired and im going to hit this hard and really give it a last stand.
heres some shit ive been doing in class the last 2 weeks or so.
of course crits are welcome and yadda yadda.
sorry for the quality
alot to scan so im lazying it up
Ok to really improve, it helps a whole lot to get your foundational skills solid as possible. These would be excercies that you'd constanly go back to to stay sharp even when you feel that your skills are great.
The main things for a good foundation are knowledge and practice of the following:-
- Perspective: you want to give the viewer the illusion that your drawings are really objects within a space.
-Form: Learn your basic forms such as round, square, cylindrical, concial, pyramidal. Then you can combine these forms to build your drawings. When you grasp these forms you'll see that they make up everything and especially when you do anatomy study.
Composition: this can make a break an image. Even if an image is beautifully rendered, if it is not composed correctly there will always be something lacking in most cases.
Edges: this is similar to form but how you treat edges will affect how the viewer percieves the hardness or softness, material and weight of what your drawing. This can also aid in establishing a focal point in your drawing/painting.
The most valuable excercises in practicing these fundamentals is drawing from life. Also when you're not drawing really look at things, it may be the way someone walks, it may be the texture of some tree bark or it may be the way light hits some broken glass on the ground. It's a real trip when you start noticing these beautiful little things around you that many people are oblivious to.
As for books I must recomend those by Loomis, Bridgeman, Hogarth, and Richard Schmid's Alla Prima book. Out of these your best option is the Andrew Loomis books because they're free as a PDF download and Among his books he covers just about everything. Not sure the exact place to download them but just google his name.
I kind of went haywire in my improvement and am reutrning to the fundamentals as I feel I hadn't placed enough importance in it and am only realising now some really obvious stuff that would helped had I acknowledged it.
we had a weird fig ill class this week, 30 minutes of 5 minutes and then 2 40 minutes.
i drew the great pumpkin lord, i didnt want to draw his weener so i drew a gun killing a bunny.
we had a laugh.
the second picture the werebunny possession kills the pumpking. but then...
his cool scarf catches on fire. is he dead?
find out next time?
having problems getting the pumpking lined up correctly... i forgot what they taught us in design class...some setting where you could merge multiple scenes into one huge photo.. as if that was the original photo..
Last edited by battlebattle; October 30th, 2009 at 10:13 PM.
sadly i have not given up completely.
new bs that surprise. still looks like old bs.
for the picture with the black lady with the mask on her head. that was my most "challenging" picture yet. i spent 7 hours straight doing that. and 5 hours of that was just trying to get the face right.
the cammy was the second. almost 5 hours.
the face looked stupid and i didnt know how to fix it so i stopped.
nice start. i like your line quality.oh and those stylised digital paintings are nice. you are on the right track . keep on doing what you are doing and along with it do more of the basics like perspective and anatomy.. good luck