hey man nice progress, keep up the hardwork i suggest doing some feet studies? thats one area many people neglect (I need to do some myself haha)
paperX: thanks u frogman, yeah you're totally right i'll do it
eparts: thank you
here is a basic exercice for shading (must keep hand in form)
and some studies
note that i'm drawing much posemaniacs, and post one page just to show if i progress. and if you've noticed that i haven't internet access and draw posemaniacs, simply because i saved posemaniacs in jpg and use diaporama
i taken many shots of my friend doing weird (clothed) poses to make a real life posemaniacs (600 shots until now) if anyone is interested, pm me
Last edited by zou; January 24th, 2009 at 04:47 PM.
Dizon: waw, what a good surprise ! i'm ready sir
about the Vanderpoel: yes you're right, i neglected this useful checking tool (i didn't realized until you pointed it ! they are not symetric: bad point for me trying to get faster by neglecting the checking phase.
NoodeDoodle: thank you . Actually, i think my rendering are crappy(so i'm practicing primitives, secretly )
a Vanderpoel feet studies
i like yourrecently posts they very nice and i love your charcoal jobs they are realy good
Hey there Zou,
Loads and loads and loads of pencilwork! It said on your first page you're self taught, so it's a very nice thing to see so many varied studies. Anatomy, composition, value, all of it. You seem to be using the side of your pencil a lot, is that correct? And there also seems to be some Arabic? influence in your work now and then.
I like the Rembrandt self portrait and the sleeping man (acrylic?) in post 54. Those childrens' portraits are pretty good too.
Those portraits are definitely getting better. You've done Loomis studies on earlier pages, are you still using that? I can't see any leftovers of construction lines in your portraits anymore. Make sure you always keep in the back of your head what you've learned! No need to "follow instructions" precisely, but those are good guidelines. Nice job on the markings on those faces in your last post, seems tough.
I like all those sketches and characters, you can probably go much crazier on the concepts though. And don't hesitate to do a long study sometime!
I also saw some digital work earlier on, but not that much. Do you prefer traditional?
Keep it up! looking forward to your next update.
good studies! some of your non-ref'd stuff could use a bit more value contrast and variation in stroke direction with rendering, I see definite improvement though, keep up the hardwork!
Nice.It will also help you to make quick face studies.Indicating the planes and positioning of elements, make a lot of them fast and in some of them add details.Until you will feel like your hand is burning from speed.
It will make you make a lot of mistakes and solving them from sketch to sketch.
kingkostas:sometimes when i draw i want to forget a bit the studies i did to avoid stiff drawing, i think i succeded in forgetting them too much
paperX: more contrast = more pencil strokes (yes : i'm lazy ) no you're right, i'm always telling myself that. For the directions , i was told that the same directions add unity to a drawing: do u think it's lacking variety now ?
dizon: thanks for pointing those mistakes. yes i tried to make their eyes bigger, perhaps it make them too angelic for a punk guys.
Anthis: hi thanks for the comment. As i said to kingkostas, i tried to forget a bit of those studies but i'm still using basic things.
the sleeping man is watercolor
the digital works are few because pencil and sketchbook are easier to carry than computer and wacom (but now, i bought a laptop , i think it will change)
Your figure and body studies are showing a real good grasp of the human form, and you seem to be able to sketch figures from a range of angles and stances.
DERBZ'S SKETCH BOOK
Hi Zou..the first one on the last post is just gorgeous You're lines are really confident, you've inspired me to do some pose sketches
leave the screen now and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE ;p (I won't say the crappy bit, that's just not true)
Noodle: thanks chakala
derbz: i'm far from grasping that human body but thank you for letting me know i'm on the way
Angel Itheuk : oki , sa
Dizon:thanks for the advice. Zou must get more aware
here some more doodle.
Since i finished the videos of human structure from mind last year, i tried to draw an "écorché" from mind to know if there is something left in my mind after all those 'hi guys my name is .....'
kingkostas: thank you. yes you're right i didn't have thinner pen.
wow , i didn't seen the stars: i got four stars !!!! incredible, (make think i must work harder) thank guys
now i feel ashamed to post this minor update (just to draw anything in this exams week)
kingkostas,kymoart,NoodleDoodle : thanks
yet another minor update (i'm doing some 3D work to earn some money besides school after helping a late on his final study project and i have a deadline for a little comics: ) that's better than nothing to do
Wow! You have some of the strongest line work that I've seen. So solid and confident. Excellent studies.
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