Alright! Starting some eyes and I got the hair from Alexander Pascenko's SB. I'll be drawing some stuff from him in the next update. i really like his pencils and armor designs.
Hey man, thanks for checking my SB!
Uhm for the faces you were asking about, if it's the busts, I'm using mainly a soft round with noise turned on and a brush you can grab from Bumskees set, it's this half hard half soft brush. I love it, it's great for well everything. But anyway the textures, a lot of it comes from the soft round, if you just sort of dot around with the brush you get sort of an uneven blend...I don't really know how else to explain it...I dunno it's just a nice little texture. XD Hope that helped in some way...
Your stuff is looking really good. Keep up the studies!
Haha man, I don't know if you ever really do. I mean, I dunno, it just seems that you gradually get better and better and you don't really notice you're improving. For me I hate pretty much everything I put out and I think it's the worst thing I've done yet, when in reality it's miles better than anything I could have accomplished before. What I'm saying is don't stress over it, as long as you study and apply and study some more, you'll get better.
Keep doing what ya doing Rich its paying off in spades!! Good work!! Maybe try for something quite neat and finishing looking as well.
That direction your pointing towards at breakneck speed. Seems to me to be the right direction
@Psychobuddy I get you. I don't think I would be able to do some of the drawings I am doing now, last year. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my SB!
@Whirly Whassup man! Thanks for the encouragement! You have been killin' your anatomy stuff too dude. What I want to do is move from copying out of books to drawing it out of my head! Also yeah, I REALLY should try to put some more time into my drawings. I am truthfully scared I will spend time on something that looks like crap and I was not able to see it though.
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More updates! These machines are comin' out pretty fast. Did this from imagination in about 30 min.
I had to take the picture at a lower angle because the graphite was glaring.
Hi! Cool sketchbook and lots of good studies. One thing that you might wanna challenge yourself with is to try more still life's using your new perspective knowledge or trying for full scenes in perspective (kudos for imaginary places). Find reference for anything you want to include. I think your technical knowledge all seems pretty good. What's left is to try applying it and to keep improving your visual library.
Anyhow, keep up the hard work! Your dedication at this stage will serve you well later.
I THINK you see my problem here. Please help. For some reason faces and heads are just... Yeah I have been drawing some loomis and stuff. is it that I just need to draw more? Wait until the skill sinks in?
*frustrated sigh* My drawing looks like a MAN!!
The problem is probably two or three fold.
One is that you're working from a 2D source. That means you are already drawing something flat, making your job as an artist harder. You gotta figure out how to retain depth and form. Doing lots of life study will help with this aspect.
The second problem is that you are not measuring everything out. Try measuring angles and looking at proportions. Use your pencil. Compare features to other landmarks. Draw plumb lines.
Lastly, it could be that your internal symbol system is interfering. Try flipping the photo upside down and trying again. Try to conceptualize the face as a series of differently shaped blobs. squinting might help. Remember, it is not a face. It is a representation of a face on paper. Ask yourself if what you see in the photo really matches what you are drawing.
Let me know if you have any questions.... I will do my best to clear things up. also, be happy that you've already done a good thing in recognizing that the face and the photo don't match up. Noticing something is off is the first step to leaning how to fix it! Yippee!
Thank you both. Just as Psychobudy said I would need some more construction. The fix to that is more studies!
Syrella. Your advice is much appreciated. I don't have a model that could pose their face for me so i will follow the last two pieces of advice which was measuring and flipping the image around.
Thank you so much you saved my laptop from certain death.
Edit: Stated another way, still life drawing probably won't help you directly on your current portrait. But after trying it for a bit, combined with your knowledge of perspective, it should give you a solid base with which to work from. Also, people don't draw stuff around the room because it's oh so exciting (at least I don't). They draw it because the same concepts that apply to a book or a bottle will also apply to a human body. It's all connected!
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WINGraw me, watching u dream a confusing dream, as a butterfly lifting weights
And so it was done. I swear I have to do this over a year from now when I am better. But for now this is it!
wooooooooot. The cave one I am kinda proud of because I didn't use a reference for the rocks and of course they are kinda weak but at least to me, it registered as "rocks".
The drawing of the living room was VERY VERY light. I might have to just go over it again and make it darker *scared.jpg*
Crits and comments are always welcome.
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