I like your style!
I like your style!
great work on your studies
that's funny, I'm also caught alone in the country side, trying to practice and make the most of it
keep it up! draw more!
something that helps me is to get 1 theme and decide to focus mainly on that for 1 month. so say, november has just started, november could be the month of heads.. or general figure.. or shading, or or or
@aks9 yeah, for the first 2 or 3 months all went well but getting lazy now the theme idea is neat and would ease up thinking on "what to do now" but im slightly impatient by nature so i need to take a "brake" by drawing different things. over the course of the night.
@naidy thanks! still feeling much more comfortable with a reference for figures... the dragon was damn fun to come up with though!
did some more construction for a day and traveling for other but now i hit the gold! It seems like theres life drawing sessions in the uni twice per week- i went yesterday
so here goes my first ever life-drawing session!
at first it was pretty confusing but i really felt like i was making progress... cant wait to go more.
and broke in the moleskin i was given - scribbled some more stuff from mind while waiting around.
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Will definitely look into some more anatomy when i get a chance!
for now some Stuff-U from a couple of days:
(i think i discovered the moleskine secret! the paper is so sweet that you want to use up every inch and end up filling it with lots of fun stuff)
streets and some book by Hamm:
a few better ones from drunk'n blind-drawing session in the pub:
and finally got around to play with some clay ^^
life drawing tomorrow! cant wait!
Och, no way!
I always get that random urge to make stuff like that, but I never get round to buying any clay. xD
Really interesting wee thing you made, especially when you do that dramatic lighting.
Why not use that as drawing refference? It'd be interesting.
hehe, ive bought the clay many times but never got around making it ^^
the plan "was" to make a planar head model i could use as a shading reference but things went a bit south to say the least ^^ will try again later when i get some good "blueprints" and a good sphere to start sculpting it on.
7 months so far?? lookin pretty good... i really dug these ones.. cool illustrations
i'd say to work on studying light/shadows to really push it forward.. your figures show some pretty strong separation of shadows but often the value range isn't pushed far enough. maybe trying conte or charcoal might help to get to the darker end of values
its very grey? if you know what i mean.. like these two -
you will only find a range of value like these if there is no strong light source.. ie. ambient lighting situations, like an overcast day or a person in the shadows
in your last post the photo of your head sculpture has both situations. the ones at the top is kind of ambient light. no strong light source. the difference between whats in the light and in the shadow is not much. the light is kind of a light grey and the shadow is kind of barely different.
the bottom photos, with that light from below.. they have that strong separation.. they'd make a great study.. you clearly see the form as its turning away from the light, and if you can emulate the value range in the image .. it'd be $$$
I have to say I admire your dedication to your sketchbook, especially the improvements in your anatomy studies. The only thing that caught my eye was in your female drawing (from imagination) is the exposed lower arm is a bit small for the rest of the proportions, if the arms is going behind her back, it should at least start a bit thicker, but that's all
I love your work, keep it up!!
@Mike Frank thats mighty helpful insight, thanks a lot
will definitely try to push the values much more... i guess the clay photos are pretty ironic if you take it like that... gave myself an example without realizing it ^^
@Silwynar yep, playing with light is fun! cant go wrong with the dramatic lighting ^^
@Nuclear_Bunny thanks!, thats a good point, hadnt noticed it myself :/
well, some more updates- went to life drawing session on wednesday and thursday.. still takes a lot to get used to but im doing progress.
on wednesday, pretty-much all sketches went to hell, maybe its hard to draw pregnant ppl or maybe it wasnt my day but all of them ended up too long and disproportioned, anyways heres a little sample, everything else was even worse:
Thursday started much better, not really that accurate and nice but i was happy with the outcome, definitely getting more comfortable drawing from life:
(ran out of time)
and a small doodle from a cafe:
Really liked the last batch of figure studies, particularly the reclining male with glasses, since he had the smoothest lines + neat shading.
Like the last post too, though my only crit would be the block of green over the skeleton is throwing me off a wee bit, perhaps you could shape that colour so it only touched the ground around the skeleton, or something like that?
Anyways- keep up the good work, you're really showing improvement.
Note to self - Do not try to invade your house.
Art so far SketchBook
@naidy: good point, will look into that
life drawing of the day:
15min + extra progress without the model.
and a lil thingie for a game mod im working with. drew the picture and chopped it into a propaganda leaflet in PS
(very small print) Rules of application available at local Civil Defense offices. Limited number of places. Right of admission sold as a low interest loan. Instalments will be subtracted from monthly social security benefits received by the applicant.
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Aye, are you doing life drawing too?
Really good drawing of the woman too, especially like how you smoothed the lines once you worked into it and the way you did the hair.
You're showing improvements, so keep it up mate!
@ LtPlissken thanks, fallout is always quite a fun theme to do some work on... the art style of the first 2 games just blew me away. recent ones are more "realism" oriented but still neat though.
Trying to do daily studies but im having issues with time(even though i took my time off just for this)... helping my folks on the weekends, web design work here and there, random projects, going out for the figure drawing sessions for 4hours kill 2 or 3 days due to travel and exhaustion and so on- life is stressing but im fighting! ^^
anyways, yesterday it was mostly webdesign but got a few life drawings done:
(head/face on this one sucks, started to fix a few minor problems after the model was gone and messed it up, redid the head like 6 times but couldnt get it right anymore)
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