wow that figure abstraction is so cool, and as always thanks for the information dawwwg.
Setting the standard for the rest of us. I love the new studies. I hope you include your figurative organic abstraction "drawings" when you show your paintings, they're so strong. Maybe you could have a show of just those? Thanks for sharing.
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
Bojee's Monkey Brain
Sweet as always
I'm going to set one day off when I get vacation to do studies from your sb.
My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
Ps:Hope you understand my English.
Remember my advices taste best with a grain of salt.
Fucking brilliant! The "figurative organic abstractions" is really excellent, looking forward to seeing more of them and the paintings.
And again thanks for sharing the knowledge
Very interesting to see your thought process, I admire your dedication. ::bookmarks page, for future learning::
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Originally Posted by mentler
Do I dare ask how long it took you to get to 10,000 pages?
So far to go...
So far to go...
I really never tire of this technique of yours, it always gives me slap in a face.
I also love the art "philosophies" you put forth, always a pleasure and always an eye opener - makes me go "hey, YEAH!" lol.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful work!
more lovely crispy dried scartling drawings from Dr. Mentler bones! Always a pleasure to check your sketchbook now and then. I would like to participate in your SOFA threads,
could you please point me in the right direction.
I bet the finished book looks absolutely beautiful...Awsome studies as always Mr!!
Give tha dog a bone!!!!!
Hahaha. Man, are you nuts or are you on the verge of going there. I thought I read on another site that your a teacher, not sure. But youve got a great sence of anatomy and figure not to be one. Love this stuff. Got some crazy stuff going through your head, and im glad you do, beacuase these pieces are very inspiring. Cant wait to see the things to come.
Hey Mentler did you say you are makeing a book?
Some informative drawings going on in here.
You also said you are doing studies for a Painting, right?
Can't wait to see what the painting will be.
Cheers Mentler, keep doin what you do.
i've read all the pages, trying to understand it all. But i need to be told how you think so i need to get to one of your workshops hehehe
thanks for sharing michael, and that abstract one is very cool, i saw atleast 3 different kind of monsters in there !
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I appreciate the last tree pages in your update especially, they are very eloquent and clear in delivering the thought... Especially I like how figure builds the pose around the axis of gravity and how you emphasized with an opposite color the tension and support of pose..., How asymmetrically figure is, one side is relaxed and free to change, another is tense and strictly defined in certain manner to keep figure lined up according to weight, pulling it down.
I wish you printed your instruction in regular fonts though.. very hard to read.
Beautiful muscles in your drawing, they have weight and volume and action in them...
This stuff is amazing... I am a long time lurker of your work, and every time i take a peep at one of your threads, I instantly stop looking and go do some of my own drawing....
Thanks for being so incredible. Keep up the good work.
damnz jaw drops on the floor again.... . are you thinking of posting your materials photo's allready .
thank you for posting here. i learn a lot from it .
The Plot Thickens and the Saga Continues!
Love how you handle the twist around the pelvis area - very believable. The cubic buildup of that figure is also very helpful apart from being cool to look at.
You are without doubt the Bone Fide Bone Doctor lol.
Give this man his bones!
are you doing a tutorial dude? 'cause it really looks great!
I've been a fan since I first saw your work - absolutely fabulous!
& I'm happy to have this thread as a regular read, in the mean time I can always go through the old material in the comfy of home since I've saved it all
5 out of 5.
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
all this information! thankyou for the endless inspiration...
yea i been watching from a distance, only because if i go too close; my
eyes will explode...and then i cant struggle all my life trying to reach
that realm you live in way up in the sky...
sorry about the asspat but i cant say anything else
Wow, thanks a lot for sharing all of that info, its also so awesome to see, im impressed, i cant wait to start studying anatomy but im just starting heh, thanks for the inspiration.
been kinda intimidated to post here you are so great. The way you break down the form is both very great and helpful.
Hey Mentler, good to see more of your work!! I have one question and i know it has been asked probably dozens of times........ WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET A BOOK AND IF YOU HAVE ONE WHERE CAN I GET ONE!!
Like many here i have been saving everything that comes out of that mind of yours that gets posted here on concept art but the question still looms, are you getting published anytime soon?
I think I need to give you an other asspat - since I've been using this thread almost daily to find inspiration to my drawings, and to boot have started to take 30 minutes a day just to go through some of the ideas around anatomy you present in here.
It's bloody orgasmic, but I promise that my hand is wiped clean!
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
Rum Dumb Doodles <> Basic blocking concepts and variations.
Stuff they never tell you.
This is some of the really basic stuff one has to master before we
can create convincing forms is space.
Cubing or Blocking
The bottom line here is that most of us think we can draw a cube and
most of us can't.
It is much more difficult than it appears and requires considerable
practice and attention to procedure.
Drawing in the western tradition is about the illusion of form in space.
To do this we have to fix find or establish the axis/position of the form.
We do this by finding the point of the height line that is closest to us.
We than find the point where the height ends and draw a line through that point.
(Note that I said through the point.)
It is always better to draw/think the line through where we
think it visually ends.
Once you have established the height line (H) go back to the closest point and
lay-in the first width line.
Then the second width line, making sure that they appear to converge to
an imaginary vanishing point.
Close in the shape with the second height line.
You now have a plane (front plane) oriented in space.
You have gone from Point to Line to Plane.
After you have fixed the width it is time to deal with the depth.
Again starting at the closest point of the height line then the
bottom point of the same height line.
Now you have the depth plane or side plane.
To to create the form put on the top or bottom plane depending on
the axis/position in space.
As I said before this is harder than it seems and I did one wrong here.
I left it to show just how easy it is to lose the illusion if you are not
always aware of the axis/position of the form.
Ode To Annie
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