I'm new here, I've been browsing the forums for about 2-3 week, finally decided to make an account about a week ago, and now time for my first post.
Anyway a little about me. I was never really interested in art until about a year ago. I am currently 20 (21 in August), so I'm starting somewhat late, but this is going to just be more of a hobby for me. I decided to start with anatomy studies, and after a few months of searching for a good set of instructions that fit my learning style, I finally found something that worked for me, The Complete Structure of Man by Riven Phoenix. I've been working on this course for about two months now and have just about completed the spine and ribs (haven't been rushing it). For all my progress you can check my DA here:
As nice as DA is, it doesn't help with the thing that I really want which is critique and people telling me what I need to improve on. So I found this site and here I am.
Anyway I'll start by posting my newest two drawing which I did a couple of days ago, and took a lot of time trying to make it look nice. Then drew over it just to see how it would look if I drew muscle lines. This isn't a big deal to me that I ruined the drawing because I think what is really important is that I can reproduce it at any time.
The next one I drew today, it's sloppy but what I was really working on with this one wasn't how neat it is, instead I was working on making long lines by moving my shoulder and elbow and not short sketchy lines with my wrist without picking up my pencil. As you might be able to see, when I do that I get these little jerks in the line, so they aren't very smooth.
Anyway any advice/tips/tutorials/links is welcomed. Some things that I think would make a huge improvement to my art, and feel free to correct these, are:
- More anatomy study
- More practice drawing smooth lines with my shoulder elbows and not sketchy lines with my wrist
- Shading (or I think you guys refer to this as rendering, but I think this should wait until I actually know how to draw things since without that I can't expect to shade it)
- More variety (I've been focusing on human anatomy some variety would probably help)