Sweeet! Awesome tank and the mad max bus, i love that kind of thing too, since seeing Mad Max 2 at about age 8.. so cool
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I've tried to do an exercise from Ctrlpaint.com on
renderingbrush control in Photoshop.
Guess the part when Matt Kohr stops demonstrating.
EDIT: The term "rendering", if I recall correctly, only applies to 3d programs.
English is quite confusing when it comes to writing about art.
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About two week ago, I've tried to draw a caricature of myself (ridiculing my fugly appearance is something I never get tired of doing).
Then, I was too lazy to post it here (let alone to draw).
A real caricature is more exaggerated IMO but nevermind.
I wonder how much you know about muscles. Knowing where they are helps tremendously. Just thinking of mere bones could prevent a lot of beginner flaws too (I mean it in general, not that _your_ pic has a lot of such ones in it). If you try to visualize the ribcage and the right (our left) humerus, there will be quite a big gap between them and that's wrong. The arms are too thin when they attach to the torso, even starved people have tendons there. Words fail me but I couldn't do a nice overpaint to show it, sorry.
I think you should keep doing Hampton studies, they could help more quickly than studying muscles forever (maybe it's just be but learning about muscles is extremely time consuming and tiring. I love anatomy though).
But a quick, flowy gesture is even more basic than anatomy. Have I mentioned Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators and similar books before? They gave me a different, more effective viewpoint at figure drawing, so to speak... Not like I draw figures too much but it's my own fault.
Thanks for reminding me about ctrlpaint.com! I watch videos and learn from them now.
Learning to use Multiply layers: I've quickly drawn a lame-ass sketch, scanned it, put it into Photoshop and tried to color it.
Apparently I haven't updated my sketchbook for more than nine months.
I haven't drawn much since, apart from occasional doodles in my sketchbook.
Sketches of my (already former) classmates and teachers, random people, William Shakespeare (for school assignment), David Tennant...
Looking back in retrospect, I can't believe I was such a whiny asshole a year ago.
Still life thingy.
Lots of studies going on! If I can help in any way. Go really slow. Doing something very slwo and talking a long time to do it will benefit more because when you do something wrong, you will remember it, and you will do your best to avoid it next time. Good luck!
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Keep listening to Matt Kohr; cool dude. I like this most recent study a lot!
Do loooots of gestures, study faces, feel the rythm in bodies, the volumes of the body, the face, etc. Try to slowly get a feel for all of the complex shapes and things going on.
Just as objects have planes, the body has more organic planes but some things can be better understood by breaking them down into simplified shapes with sides. Think about that when observing and drawing, I see you drawing a lot of lines, with little understanding of form coming through. This takes so long to develop though. But good luck, you can do it, so keep it up! I believe
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-Walter Crane, 'Line & Form'
I have been doodling stuff during university lectures over the past months. I haven't done anything more serious, though, because of university assignments and general laziness.
I don't know what are your plans regarding drawing now but I think it would be useful to learn about flow and rhythm... It's pretty funny and useful if you ask me. It changed my life when I got a really big dose of flow in a book...
Oh hi, ShiNIN!
My previous attempts to practice flow weren't really successful, I suspect the understanding of flow comes with time and experience. But I'll try it again sooner or later.
More sketchbook stuff:
Understanding flow is hard for me, too. But whenever I practice it for a while, my hand gets better at flowy lines even if my mind fails to really understand it. But I don't want to be pushy, we are different and choose our own path.
Watch the proportions, the little arm raising figure has too long arms (if human ).
Life drawing and Carmageddon-inspired doodles.