Anatomy practice from Bridgeman and 5min figure drawing.
n1frit: Thanks! These are my first attempts at ID but i've wanted to get into it for a while and have just realised how important it is to learn, especially as i'm starting to appreciate design much more than actual illustrations. I've got a very helpful Scott Robertson Gnomon DVD that i'm using at the moment.
I'm very slow with this stuff but will certainly upload more asap, hopefully getting quicker as time goes on.
This stuff takes sooo long! Looks like i'm being lazy =/
Another page of Perspective stuffs from Loomis / Scott Robertson.
I've noticed that theres alot of complex looking perspective techniques in Loomis' successful drawing, for example 'scaling an interior from elevations', (not to sound ignorent) i was wondering how much of this stuff is relevant for a Industrial designer / Concept artist to learn? Since i don't want to be wasting time.
I've been trying to draw one of these hydraulic lifts using the techniques in scott robertsons DVD.
The diagonals on this one really messed with my head and i ended up really over complicating things (page one) but then i started again and thought about it in a much simpler manner and managed to come up with something much better... but forgot to add enough space for the hydaulics (idiot..) so i'm starting again and doing it properly.
Erghh the perspective looks perfect on the crosses on page 2, on paper, but in the photo it looks a little off, i hope thats just lens distortion...
I'm just starting off by putting down the basic forms in pencil and then i'll take it into photoshop to add the details and such.
masterpug: Thank you! Practice practice practice, it makes the world go round
Managed to get a bit of drawing done in the car (so forgive any messines)
The first are done from photo ref on my ipad.
The last two are very quick from life in Costa at the service station - people kept moving! ... so i drew a section of the room too
After trying to do some stuff from imagination i very quickly realised i need to do poses and anatomy without reference after the studies, otherwise it's just not sinking in.
Will hopefully continue my schedule in the morning and do some more anatomy studies, but i havn't had any sleep all weekend so i may not wake up in time..
You're perspective studies look very interesting, It's great to see some Scott Robertson lessons. I think It's also good to keep learning perspective more often besides your other studies, It's a fundemental technique at it's finest. You might also read 'Perspective for comic book artists' If you get the change.
Whitevillage: Thank you. I should really be doing more perspective, you're right.. i'll check out that book thanks!
Heres some more anatomy, focusing more on proportion / pose, i'm finding these mannikin drawings quite fun and making me realise much more about poses and weight than i had before. I may continue doing these alongside the muscle groups.
Some mannikins drawn onto photos and deconstructed a pose down to its skeleton. I've never really drawn a skeleton before - possibly because it seems tedious and a little uninteresting, however i'm finding that doing it this way is actually very interesting.
As instead of copying a skeleton 1-to-1 i'm having to change it to match the pose below, which makes me think about it much more, this also allows me to see how the skeleton below is effecting the sihlouette / body on the outside.
That's actually a pretty good way of learning how the skeleton goes - quite clever
Good improvement so far! I really like that paint-over .. or maybe paint-under technique you used to improve your knowledge of anatomy .. i might try that, too .. great idea!
keep it up!
Steveland: I know! It's not my technique though, got it from watching one of Feng Zhus' Design Cinema videos, that guys a pro.
lophant: Thanks for stopping by!
Some anatomy from this morning, i seem to be jumping around different areas of anatomy each day, perhaps i should focus on one section longer to let it sink in more..... i was also going to do a value study but the parents are nagging me to go out with them so hopefully i'll get one done later.
I found that intense anatomy study don't work for me. I need to study and then play with stuff that I had learned. Maybe try this kind of approach. Beside I personally think that the best way to learn anatomy is to draw whole figure. But as I said those are my loose thoughts about this topic. About your drawings. They seem to be stronger and stronger Try maybe to loosen your lines a little bit. Keep working mate
Ramalooke: Thank you, i agree. I think i should be doing some more stuff from memory to check how much i'm actually learning from the studies. I need to be looser too like you said, i find it hard to be loose when copying another drawing - perhaps this will be another advantage of doing things from memory.
After finding this awesome light and colour tutorial i decided to replicate some of the sections with notes to help me remember it better. I thought that this guy did a really great job at explaining things - a real eye opener.
Hey Glaudarien, tons of great ideas in your SB, very creative... your lines are getting more and more confident, keep pushing them.
One of these could become a greay illustration if you work more on them... I specially like the 3c one 2d is crazy too ^^
Ricardo Robles: Hey! thank you for visiting my SB, i really appreciate your comment. I really want to develope some of these further, but i'm finding it had to find time to work on personal stuff between commission work and studys - can't decide what should have the most importance.
Hoping to do that value study soon... if i get the time.
Ramalooke: Thanks! I can see waht you mean now that i look back at it, it's also looking very muddy. Erm, i made the selection with the lasso tool and then locked the trasnparency so i wouldn't paint outside of the shape, and i used soft brushes first to block in the light, which keeps it smooth. But to be honest i've never really liked this smooth rendering that i do, i want to be much more loose!
Not a very productive day today, had to go out and visit relatives... but i managed to draw some cabinet air conditioner thing and the roof of a conservatory (messed up the bottom row of windows - observation fail) whilst i was out.
I also did a quick sketch but i'm not very pleased with it - the perspective and values and things are pretty bad... but hey it was a good break.
Freeminds: Thanks! I've recently been on overdrive, university really hampers any form of sketching and studies but now its summer i can get stuck in
Found this awesome thread by Sparth, sharing his custom shape technique - damn the stuff he does with it is insane. I thought i'd give it a try, it's very very interesting and can immediatly see how useful it is for starting off a painting.
My first attempt isnt great, theres loads of composition colour perspective etc flaws in it (for example the structures on ther rocks to the left and the main building are both competing and on completely different scales....) but heh it was fun messing around with this technique, i think i need to nail my fundamentals first though.
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