Ive never really pursued art seriously till know and rarely drew anything so advise and criticizing will help.
In my sketch books is what i started with two weeks ago you can see Ive grown in leaps and bounds though still much to do.
These aren't all iv done just the ones that came out okay. Their not my best just where i was practicing various points of my drawing. All i have to go on is others pictures to learn from so tips i need.
I have more in my album on my profile but this is the jist of what Ive got
i'm just trying out many different poses and such.
The wings I'm adding because i want to draw from my imagination rather than what their, so im trying to draw souly from that.
As for why my thread is listed for nudity is because I'll be drawing them without clothes from this point on so that i can better learn how the clothes would lye on the them
Along with working on anatomy, you should practice mark making. When I look at your drawings I don't see much confidence with your drawing tool. As a starting point I would suggest sketching some gradients or working on shaded shapes. Think about how hard you're pressing with your tool and remember that drawing isn't like writing letters.
I'm a beginner too so it's a case of the blind leading the blind, but you can practice making a gradient by drawing some squares on a piece of paper. Leave one white, and practice making each box next to it darker and darker. Use different pencils. The H pencils are harder and make lighter marks. B pencils are softer and darker.
Sigh well seems i had too much caffeine >.> damn coffee. Anyway i did a bunch of them and looking at it know i realize that its probably the proportions and the fact that the movement isn't clear enough
Hello! It's great that you started a sketchbook. It really keeps you up and drawing. I think going through Andrew Loomis's Successful Drawing and/or Figure Drawing for all It's Worth would help immensely. You can view pdf.s of those books here. Also, maybe do a few basic studies of the human skeleton. Keep it up!
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SKETCHBOOK "In criticizing, the teacher is hoping to teach. That's all."- Bankei
Thanks for the link theses will help alot i been trying to get a hold of some anatomy books for drawing but all i had were some old encyclopedias. Ill be sure to burn through em and then let the knowledge saturate in my mind
On your latest figure I think one of the main problems is the arm isnít long enough. The elbows should drop down to around where the belly button would be. Also her body at one angle and her feet are at another.
Keep going, Iím sure youíll get it eventually. So yeah, burn through them book a few times
My posts till now have been a little hectic. Im gonna post something new here everyday even if its a little doodle. Im also gonna stop making so many posts one after another and just have it all in one post through the edit button.
Reason is ill be studying the books i got and practicing my drawing. If one day i may not have drawn anything other than for th studying then ill remember to post here and doodle. What i want to draw will be from my own mind so it will likely be a doodle or something odd. But that is the funnest kind !!
So for today ill post a doodle. Im gonna start using doodles for practicing my mark making since they'll stand out more. On this one i also tried to edit the image a little on paint. All i did was clean up the face of eraser marks and the such. If anyone knows a better photo editor that's good for beginners or all of the above then id appreciate the input.
Despite it being a doodle i actually like this picture. For some reason it gives me this calm feeling when i look at it. Again it got jumped up by my printer so your looking at it really closely
The rest are some things i did for practice the fun i did after only skimming "have fun with a pencil"
two weeks art studying straight with nothing in between except food and sleep made my mind go poof it seem. Cant even get a box right so ill be taking a breather for a few days and begin pacing myself. Made it through Perspective made easy by Norling and got a ways into Lumis Figure Draw before switching to a book on perspective. I need to learn to draw three dimensional shape better. All i have is the basic knowledge give to me by my elementary school teacher and learning from prerequisite knowledge is faster than learning on my own.
I still take my own approach at it but knowledge is always helpful. As for proportion ive discovered i need to watch it more when the body bends this way and that and like i said i have a 3d problem so it kinda messes up my drawing a lot so ill work on those but otherwise i seems to have a good eye for proportion for someone that never paid attention to it...or i don't. Nothing to compare it too so whatever Yes im ranting. I've decided to fill my days with both drawing and karate(used to do it as a kid....I suck now T.T) and this way i wont burn out on either. Just got done going for two hours and im worn out and so my mind is kinda *wooshey* if i had to say. Anyway im gonna go make myself eat something before i pass out Ill post something a few days i guess. or tommorow no pics.......
Any ideas on some good 3d books for beginners??
My brain may be woshy but i though of a great way for improving my 3d skill and that it to draw something using on 3d figure that way ill begin to see them in normal things which i think will make my drawing better.....I'm a Friken genius....or an idiot....or insane.....U Decide!!!