hey, this is a picture i did at a life drawing class. i don't know what to think. ideas anyone???
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First question, approximately how long did you have to draw this.
The reason I ask is because it lacks refinement. The lines are still sketchy, there is little to no real development of mass and depth.
In short, was it a gesture drawing?
If it WAS gesture, then you captured the essentials of the pose, which is important, but got carried away in a few areas.
Namely the face, which clearly gave some trouble. I'm not knocking you, humans are difficult to draw. VERY difficult.
The proportions and muscle mass appear to be quite irregular as well.
Next time, if you HAVE time (assuming this was not a gesture) slow down and map it out, then build. Observe each piece individually, as well as how it relates with the whole.
It is a good start. Just keep pushing.
If the image is not a gesture, well, keep pushing.
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Hey, couple things that might help (long post sorry).
First: completely leave out the background and any of the surrounding details. Whatever amount of time you have should be spent concentrating on the figure, unless for some strange reason you were instructed to put in everything.
Second: the line from the small of the back into the buttocks, draw it right through the arm (you can draw it lightly if you want to erase it later). Picking up the pencil at the edge of the arm and starting again is making the figure look distorted.
Third: leave out the face and hair (or at least do them last). Like I said before you should concentrate on the figure, as I doubt this is a portraiture class.
Fourth: like Zeb said try to map it out first. Maybe try getting a stick figure down to the right proportions, then build the figure around that.
Misc. comments : your contour seems pretty thick, either you are using a very thick stroke or you are going over the lines a lot. Try to thin it out a bit, as thick outlines tend to flatten your figure out, making it look 2d. Remember range of value is what you want to flesh your figure out with, not line.
Okay, that was a lot, but I'm just procrastinating on drawing at the moment myself. Overall, I'd say you're off to a good start, and I'm sure by the time you've finished your class you'll be drawing much better. Just stick with it and remember your eyes are more important than your pencil in drawing. Good luck :thumbsup: