Hello All Critique and comment as you will, everything is read and appreciated.
This is what I was throwing around in my head for this week's badass CHOW: the Viking Berserker.
After a bit of research, there's the more mythical were-bear interpretation of the berserker, some that claim that a berserker would kill a vicious predator (such as a bear) with their bare hands and wear the pelt and things in between. But on the whole, they were crazy warriors that would kill lots of people and would go into some sort of mental or drug-induced trance to do so.
Well, good start mate and good that you have started a SB. About the last piece check the shoulders of the warrior and make the hip size little smaller so that the figure will look more realistic. You may want to grab an anatomy book since itll help you a lot.
Keep up the good work and keep posting
thanks for your comment in my sb, nice sketchbook looks good practicing i think you need some work on your traditional drawing ( start to do some anatomy study, and gestures those really helpful to me and you and everyone)
try to get a loomis book that will help you for that
keep it up and have fun
Hullo there! Nice start you have, my favourate has to be the first post, his nose is nicely done.
Like the berserker concept too! Only crit I can think of is it doesn't look like you did a basic structure plan of him first, it feels a bit odd to me. That said, I don't know what I'm talking about, so don't take my comment to heart if I'm wrong.
Anyways, good stuff so far, I'm eager to see more so keep up the good work!
Your pencil line quality is amazing! Kind of confused why you can't apply it digitally. Haha! Maybe you can spend some time figuring out the shape dynamics and opacity pressure for the brushes in photoshop. Find the feel that suites your drawing style.
wow I love that first pencil sketch. Digital feels very different from pencil, obviously, so I don't find it strange at all that the two mediums look different.
Naidy • Raffix • Black Spot • Eyestrain • VK
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Thanks for you comment
You have a good basic drawing skill, I think you can easily get used to digital painting.
Just keep practicing, you will have a lot of fun, especially the colors ^-^
Good work so far man. Your first drawing is pretty sick. I've been adjusting to digital painting to after using traditional mediums for so long, So I understand. It takes a little getting used to at first, but hang in there and keep practicing.
Great pencil sketch on the first! moar please?
Hi ! Take a peek in my sketch book?My Sketchbook
great traditional stuff, the anatomy on post 3 is looking off, bear and human parts, reference and imagination together would help. keep filling up the pages on your sketchbook .
I like the very first drawing (shading in particular). The face on the last girl is great, and the proportion is almost correct. Keep it up, you only learn drawing by drawing
Okay, I'm splittin' this update into a couple posts. Prepare for a spastic explosion of figure drawing
After this set, I was horrendously frustrated with how "contoury" I was being. My model then put me through hell with 10 second gestures which really helped free me up and to capture better proportions. That, and I was drawing on my moleskine, which is waaaay too small for a good, loose figure.
Here we go:
Okay, now I shall respond to comments before launching into the next wave of figures:
devastacio thanks for the comment and crit! i do tend to do do wonky things when I'm drawing male shoulders and hips. I thought it looked odd.
qlotzan thanks for the advice
Naidy thanks for the crit! You're right on the money, I've been trying to draw my figures with no underlying structure. looks like I'm not there yet! Back to basics.
krenx thank you! I'll definitely try what you suggest. It's been frustrating, not being able to figure out how to replicate traditional techniques. Digital always looks so....digital to me *eww*
krysjez thanks for the complement, and also for understanding
kai.ouyang Thanks! colors are scarryyyyyy
TacoMeat Hey Thanks! And thanks for the encouragement, digital is just a foreign world to me T_T
PuffyNose you got it!
Sean McClain anatomy is a killer. In many ways. I'll keep practicing!
alamed yep yep, use it or lose it! I'm definitely feeling a bit rusty. But trying to do my best!
Now...for the sketchies.
There are a few things happening here (besides a lot of proportion mistakes) --I isolated one half of the body to try and work out the proportions of each section (my model is incredibly long, thin and tall, difficult to draw when you're used to boobs and curves), then I worked with drawing the skeleton from the figure, surprisingly successful! I kind of think that way; there must be a logical understructure for my brain to figure out how it works. Then some crazy 10 second gestures, forcing me to be loose, which I went back in and abstracted.
After that is a separate set of drawings from a different model, different build, ethnicity and style of pose. So hard to switch mindsets! Some more marker drawings, then a sort of "scribbly" gesture in colored pencil to express full figure. And ugh, perspective is difficult. I think I may have committed too fast.
Jeez, I don't expect you to have read all of that. Thanks if you did
Last two pieces are looking good! Keep doing more. If you are interested try 'Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life' book. It describes anatomy in a simplified way.
One more thing, in some of your drawings theres too much visual clutter. So its better to clean the dirty stuff ( lead marks, crumples etc) off the image so that they wont draw the attention of the viewer, unnecessarily. sometimes even im lazy to do it but its a good practice...
Well keep up the good work.
devastacio Hey thanks! And I'll look it up. It's always good to have some nice reference material in the home library.
As for the clutter....I guess I wasn't too concerned with it in this case because they're just sketches. But you're right, it would be good practice to clean em up!
Those last 2 figures are great, I really like them. Keep up with the studies and keep drawing!
No.....MOAR Fever Ray!Gotta stop listening to Feist and Fever Ray while I draw
Check out some nathan fowkes and erik gist. It should help give you a visual base of where your work should go. You have something good happening with your drawings. Keep up the good work. Keep working those quick studies. someone already mentioned loomis, a good place to start from. Keep posting, often. It keeps you drawing at least.
I can see improvement. Your work is looking better. I would suggest keeping it up. As long as you do the work with improvement in mind, you always improve. Its also really smart of you to do imagination and mind. That really helped me to improve.
jNeumann Thank you! And yeah, who am I kidding? Fever Ray/The Knife is part of the key to good art.
Beelow Thanks, I'll take a look at them
loper42 yes, it's a challenge in memorization. I find it to be the hardest/most productive way to learn
On to arting...
Okay, the below are from a figure session a few weeks ago. Working in vine/compressed/white pastel on Canson
Stuff you may have already seen...
And a chow entry that I felt fell flat, even though I worked a long time on it. If it takes more than a half hour to produce a good base image, it's not worth working on. I put way too much time into this bland image (I feel)
anyways about the new stuff here...The last piece is looking good. my only concern is her arms and legs may be too thin? just a thought. keep up the good work.
And I definitely agree with you on the arms and legs. She's a bit sticky >_<
hey kiwi nice sketchbook u have a very nice line with ur sketches... lookin forward to seeing more, keep it up
Hey Kiwi, I like your last image. I do agree that the arms/legs are thin and even a bit long. It may not all be anatomically correct but it works well as a stylized drawing. All the the limbs are consistent in both length and thickness. I kind of like it this way.
Great SB, its always a pleasure stoping by.
JesusFood Thanks friend I checked out your SB too, left a comment. I much enjoy your work!
TacoMeat Consistently inconsistent! haha. Thanks so much
Here's what I'm starting on for this chow, the muse.
It's really just a rabbit, manifested in a humanoid body (not a furry T_T).
She's cunning, elusive, and I always have to chase her to figure out what she wants me to do.
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