Just an advice that I got a while back, so I thought I pass on, could help you too;
A good way to improve is to study other's drawings and drawing from life. So here are some tips:
- Every day, draw 1 page of posemaniacs: http://www.posemaniacs.com/?pagename=thirtysecond
Start at 90 secs, then work your way down over time.
- Study from Loomis, Bridgeman and Vilppu's books.Visit my sketchbook's very first post
for some useful links and books.
Copy their drawing and try to apply what you learn to your imaginative stuff.
- Draw stuff from life. Everything goes pretty much. People on the train, bus etc. Your dishes, shoes, cellphone, your hands, everything.
- Copy drawings you like. Just remember to say who your copying. and try to understand why the original artist placed the lines where he did.
- If your can find life drawing classes with models near where you live, go to those. Drawing from life is pure gold.
Drawing from imagination takes ALOT of work. Before you can do it properly, you need to study and create a library of shapes in your head. The aforementioned tips will help you build this library.
I see that you are a hard worker, so if you don't give up, then there is nothing that can stop you from improving and from becoming a proud quality artist.
Keep drawing and post your newest stuff!
Yeah pixellovely is a more beneficial source to draw from.
I'm not very accurate in drawing elipses or anything in perspective for that matter yet..but about elipses,
there is this mentorship going on on the crimsondaggers forums with a series of assignements on construction/perspective with videos about construction drawing,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD22o8RlfAA&feature=plcp skip to 9:30 minute mark for elipses.
Hope that helps somewhat.
het good stuffs. your sketches are too good. i have posted my works, so can u comments on my works. so that would help me to improve
ok, been a long time since last update, these days not so much drawing, dead space 1 & 2 just happened and was really hooked to both on 3d at night, alone, lights out and head phones.... that was the @#@$, then got a kinda of part time job.
anyway no more bullshit and to keep drawing hardcore again.
some rusty sketches and some quick medieval character desings in photoshop
some rusties and quick medieval desings
mooore medieval and mooore rusties
sorry if the post repeats images or scales them, theres is a problem with the attachments.
the monkey sam is a quickie i did and wanted to make it look a little bit water colory, while was listening to animals as leaders "awesome band and where i got the idea from, but just for the name tough ", as a funny fact, this will be featured in a magazine even tough is a sketch XD.
but it does the job i guess.
listen animals as leaders here, its modern tech core
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i will paint this sucker
You're improving amazingly fast, that's great! Keep it up.
Also, love your traditional sketches with robotic or semi-mechanic people.
Do you draw any colored stuff in traditional? Or do you prefer not to work with the color traditionally?
Still learning how to hold a pencil.
thanks for loving my stuff, well in this stage i wont be doing do much color, ill first focus on value, black - white / grey - white, and eventually will start with color and them oil painting, but there's a thousand miles to go.
ok ill be updating more oftenly. focusing hard on improving line fluidity and imaginative stuff. later will go hard core on studieshere some doodles and proportion reinforcement.
im not done with it yet, but heres the progress so far...
OK some texturing on it.
this time more detail , and background a nice post apocaliptic landscape
ok more detail an depth into it. But still not done .
another resume for the road
Can I just APPLAUD at the amount of effort you have put into your studies? The gestures are absolutely fantastic, you have improved by a vast vast amount!! So WELL DONE
HOWEVER, now what you desperately need to focus on is tone. You need to start shading and understanding light. Stay in monochrome for the time being. Work out shadows and highlights etc. Start shading in cubes etc. There's a lot of material out there to help you understand tonal values so do this and start working on it. Keep on with your gestures but remember if you want to make a finished piece, shading and colouring in your lines is a new complicated ball park that you also have to learn to do.
Keeeeep posting, it's great to see what you've accomplished with sheer will power. I think your anatomy is at a really good level now and you have so much potential to improve your work now by understanding tone and light! Remeber that so many artists get it wrong when they shade in because they let their brain misguide them about how much of a shadow is there or isn't there and let this take over. That's how stuff ends up looking unrealistic and thrown together.
I really suggest you take a look at Nathan Fowkes http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.co.uk/
He is famous for his charcoal portraits, where he masters the tonal shading of the face purley because he understands how much contrast and depth there really is and exactly where to put it. If you scroll through all of his work you'll come across some very awesome step by step pictures of his portrait process. It shows his workings out and how he begans to add the shadows!
I hope that's somewhat useful as it has really helped me! I apologise if I come across as critical as this is not my intention.
All the best!
Hey man, From beginning to end I see a tons of improvement when it comes to demonstrating sense of spatial volume and form in general. Keep at it and also try and work on short gestures like 5-30 seconds as it will really push you to be more dynamic with how you approach your work. I think a good book for you to read is Michael Mattesi - Force Dynamic Life Drawing For Animators, it will bring the dynamics in your figures to a whole new level! Really try and pick up the pace when sketching and do your best! good luck.
Ton's of improvement in the first two pages good job! I think whilst keeping up your gestures and life drawing stuides you should try and improve your environments at the same time, try and bring your environments up to the same standard because from some of your completed digital paintings the backgrounds, i feel, let it down a bit!
Keep up the good work! (y)
thnx buddy, yeah i do a bunch of those everyday, is just that i dispose the paper right away or draw on top of them to recycle, also i dont feel like everytime photograping every single one of those, too many of them.
about matessi, yeah i know about him, im learning below a similar aproach mixed with loomis.
yeah man youre right ill try to work more on enviros, but you know right know theres a ton of stuff that i need to breakdown , its a little bit overwhelming sometimes.
but ill do, and also i love enviroments.
ok a brief resume of these days.
more sketches, some character desings, working more on value and rendering.
more medieval character sketches, and so on.
Last edited by 0000; January 31st, 2013 at 08:55 AM.
decided to start studying perspective, environment thumbnailing and volumetric forms
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