I'm a 20 year old aspiring designer who always thought drawing was an innate skill. In high school, I ignored all fine arts until senior year. I thought, hey, I'm going to be a graphic designer, I don't need to draw or know anything fine arts related.
I started dipping my toes in all this learning business by 2005. Didn't make much progress until this year ( 2008 ) when I attended my first formal drawing course.
So this is my journey. Let's hope I end up somewhere nice by the end of it all!
2007 - Did some drawings for school applications.
2008 - Finally going back to school to learn fundamental drawings.
Looking through peephole. Part of a hometest for a college app.
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cool start, i think you undersell yourself! your too humble...well i dunno if thats possible but..eh...anyways, good start like i say, early days yet so im not gonna say much, i like your soft rendering, and good perspective...as distorted as it may be, it works. now i just wanna see more!
glad you decided to start a book
graphic design major eh? cool stuff...looking forward to more
One to read (but you don't really want to own it) would be Betty Edward's traditional Drawing on the Right side of the brain. It has a lot of unnecessary stuff, but it does do a nice job in quickly presenting different methods to help you see (flipping the image, negative space, 'n so on).Do you guys have any recommendations in terms of books I should borrow/read when it comes to learning the basics?
Bert Dodson's Keys to Drawing is as well a fairly nice, quick read, with simple yet mind-opening drawing tasks. The Loomis books (http://fineart.sk/, warning, might pop some nudity on your screen, eep) you must already know, for certain, since you have lurked around here for so long!
There's a thread in here about good books - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22558
It's best you check your local library and see what they have to offer.
Keep drawing, this stuff is looking nice already. They look a bit pale, though, remember to push the values to get a full range~~
I got a tutor finally and I've been seeing some really good progress.
I'm posting here again, thought it'd be nice to track how I progress.
And you know what, I'm starting to really love figuring out how to draw. Who knew it could be that fun. lol.
Week 1: The Circle
Week 2: The Apple
Week 3/4: The Cylinder
Week 5: The Still Life of Cylinders and Circles...
I'm back to school and back to drawing. Learned A LOT about proportions. I'm still struggling with gesture drawings but at least my proportions are getting better.
Here's the first assignment.
Skull - Profile
Skull - Front
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Hands (1-1.5 hours)
Shading Study (20 minutes)
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For Week 12
Drapery Assignment (3 hours)