Last edited by Stantz; October 13th, 2013 at 09:11 PM.
You're already getting better :-) Keep it up!
I've viewed many many sketchbooks on here and it seems people take giant leaps once they delve into serious anatomy study. Good luck!
It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.
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Keep going these studies are looking very good! Can see some resemblence in those portraits and samual sponge looks really cool. Just keep up those studies!!
Yea man keep going. Your on a good track learning anatomy.
I started about a year ago with no previous practice and looking at your stuff is like taking a look at my older stuff, I know that right now things can get very frustrating, but it gets better if you work at it. I promise The biggest advice I can give is work constantly, every day. Don't stop! Doodle on the bus, draw whenever you have a second and the results will show.
The second piece of advice is to analyze the subject carefully, take your time and really look at it. Also don't rush into color until you're very comfortable with value studies and line work.
Hope this helps, now draw some more !!!!!
This is my first post on here (haven't started a sketchbook yet), but I wanted to comment on your portraits. You did a great job in catching their likeness, even though you say that you're a beginner. I recognized the Christopher Walken picture before you even mentioned who it was. I find that amazing.
I have noticed that on your eyes you still seem to simplify things a bit too much, try to observe a photo of an eye very carefully. Notice how the eye itself is round and how you can suggest that with different line strokes and shading.
Also these tutorials might help:
Good luck and keep studying.
Wow, you're really great for just picking it up!
Great work! your doing well for someione who's just started. You will improve in no time.
id suggest a different approach to rendering on paper, yours is looking really smudged and airbrush'ey. Maybe try cross-hatching or something. Just a suggestion tho.
Hey man, good job on your studies so far. Keep it up and keep drawing from life.
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The phone looks awesome; the life sketches are really coming along.
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You have a great sense of three-dimensional shape, your hand sketches(i.e. sketches of hands) are especially good. And it's good to see you're unafraid to put some weight into it, but try not to use smudging for shades.
Practice using only your pencil and avoid getting your finger on there, it'll look better and you'll have far more control over the nuances.
last one looking nice!
Hey man, you commented on my sketchbook along! time ago. Wanted to return the favor You have nice progress man. Just keep studying the basics, draw from life , and of course anatomy.
Last update seems like a big improvement to me as you're getting more right shapes with a lot fewer pen strokes, which is great !
Just keep working hard on basics, as Loomis says "it'll pay big dividends ! " : D
You're off to great start, keep working. One suggestion I'd recommend is to not smudge your pencil to get the shading. Yes it can be done and look good but most of the time when it's used it just looks messy. I'd recommend to just build up your gradient with many layers of cross hatching, that usually looks better and cleaner. Also you don't get your paper and your fingers all messy.