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February 7th, 2011, 02:51 AM
Hi, everyone! Long story short, I've loved drawing my whole life. However, I never really put the time into learning and actually improving. The goal: to become skilled enough to get some of these ideas out of my head and into a picture everyone else can see and relate to.
Harsh, yet constructive critiques are welcome and greatly appreciated! :)
February 8th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Some nose studies since I seem to have problems with them. Didn't focus on value so much as I was trying to get the shape down, but in retrospect I probably should have.
February 8th, 2011, 09:54 AM
i like what i see so far.. great job...if there is something to add .. iis more details... dnt give up on the painting yet.. add another layer of small details.. the more details u put.. the more realistic it will look.. althought if u just want to get ideas out as sketchs.. then its enough...
February 8th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Great start. I'd recomend more simple studies, like the one you did with the apple. Some still lifes, studies with spheres, basic anatomy. If you want to see some step by steps of portraits, take a look on my Sb, maybe they could be useful for you.
Keep it up!
February 8th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Rain Walker: Thanks, I *am* having trouble/slightly uncomfortable with details, mostly because I can see how much the smallest mistake can throw something off. Hearing from someone else that I need to work on that is helpful though, so I'm going to really try at that from now on
jramauri: Thanks! I'll try doing more anatomy studies and actually saving the pictures instead of clearing the screen everytime. I think I have a little bit of an advantage here since I've taken anatomy for pre-nursing :P I jsut need to translate that into an accurate drawing. Your drawings are absolutely lovely, by the way!
Sort of quickie here. I was originally looking around for sphere on the google machine and found this and really wanted to draw it. Trying to get a bit more detail and really get the colors down. I'm not to happy with it, but here it is.
February 10th, 2011, 04:24 AM
Forms a little off now that I look at the thumbnail, but I think I'm getting better at color and brush strokes.
February 10th, 2011, 05:58 AM
nice work on the last one!
with the others I can't help feeling that you're over-reaching a bit. you're doing values and colours and faces but your problems lie in your foundations. you don't have a very solid understanding of volumes (3d shapes that you construct your drawings out of) and line quality, so everything you build on top of that feels quite shaky.
my suggestion would be to give pencils another go, and just focus on the line quality and 'drawing through' to bring out volume in your subjects. don't worry about shading too much
February 10th, 2011, 07:16 AM
Some very nice work here, i do still like the noses :]
Photoshop finals are a hard thing to master, but agreeing with NeonDuck, give more sketching a go, i can only imagine good results =]
February 11th, 2011, 03:32 AM
Thank you, both I really did neglect doing the basics because I thought I had it down good enough, but actually trying to do studies of them shows that I really don't haha. Maybe that'll make the figure drawings I try doing less frustrating O.O
Here's what I had time to work on tonight:
February 11th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Great work, lovely portraits
February 13th, 2011, 06:29 PM
thanks, tronrobot :)
So... First is some cubes I was drawing from observation since I was a little hung up on that part in Vilppu (found myself having trouble with more unusual angles). The ones from memory will come later when I fill up a good page of them.
Second was a quick bargue drawing. I realize that these are supposed to take weeks but I just felt like having a quick go at it. I'm thinking a little later on I'll come back to those types of exercises.
Third was a quick sketch from memory after reading a bit of vilppu
fourth was an abominable recreation of something i drew when i first got my tablet :|
February 16th, 2011, 02:48 AM
First is my hand and a bit of an attempt at rendering from life
second is some random crap from my desk. I like how the soda can turned out, but the authenticator is awful, and i couldn't get the lid of the chapstick to look how i wanted. it looks concave when it's not