Wow a lot of awesome sketches there.On the stuff above I really like how you have the shadows and textures forming around the limbs.And its great your working with traditional and digital art.
And here my loomis studies from today...
First two pages are from reference
Three and four are from memory with red correction lines afterwards
Five was a quick try without proportion lines which went totally wrong
Six includes some informations for me to remember
And Seven includes focus on shoulders and also mannikin without proportion lines (left one seems ok, right one sucks)
Here are some loomis studies from memory and imagination and also my current wip.
Yesterday I sorted old sketches of mine and found one from 2007 which I really like.
So here is my first attempt to paint it (little changes included)
The studies in your previous post are looking pretty good. Your WIP seems to have a lot of potential. The main problem I see right now is that the story of the image is unclear, especially because you left the hands out. What exactly is the character doing? How is she feeling? You should focus on a good gesture (story) for your character first, then a good drawing before you worry about painting. I sketched over your painting to try to explain myself better. It seems like your character is kind of half angel and half demon, so maybe she would be struggling with this dual nature. My first tought was: which gesture would best convey this story to the viewer? Then I sketched two ideas over your painting. I could do a couple more and then choose the best one to develop further, but it all starts with the story. Hope you can get something out of this. I'm looking forward to more of your work.
fantasyartist Wow, thank you so much. That is awesome! I don't know how I could forgot
that every picture should tell a story... I think I was to fixated on getting something done :/
Thanks for the reminder and the great overpaint. Now I have an idea in which directions this painting should go
Some concepts for the last w.i.p. Thought about making two paintings. Here you can see the scribbles therefor.
The story of which these two are based and better sketches will follow, after I have managed my lack of anatomy skills.
Main focus is now the human head. First a photo study with focus on right position of the features of the face, volumes and values.
Bammes studies. His construction of the human head works much better for me than Loomis'. Love it! Part is directly copied out of the book, part is from memory after copy and reading
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Voodoo-Mama Wow, thank you so much for dropping by.
Today I started with still-lifes from life. Got inspired by your sb
Hope that will improve my values and colors. Back to practice!
First some 2 min gestures
Something from imagination
Two still-lifes from life
And some Bammes studies with soft-pastel chalk and wax crayon
(it was the first time I used this two materials how you surely can see :/)
I hope the following days will all be so productive
Looking good Tamaira, keep up the hard work! I think your moving in the right direction, one thing i would recommend at your stage in learning is not to worry too much about little details or getting precious with your studys. Instead, focus on basics and just hammer them until they gradually plaster themselves on your mind. Even something as simple as drawing a sphere, like in the Loomis heads and hands book will help you tremendously. Get an A4 piece of paper and see how many accurate spheres can you create in an hour, or set a number, say 50, and just keep blizzing them until its done. After a while you'll probably notice your pencil marks become more accurate and relaxed, and you'll also gain knowledge of form and perspective too. You've probably seen this sketchbook already but heres an awesome inspiration and example of what i mean - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=114449
That being said, everyones got their own ways of learning, and your doing great so far, keep up the hardwork, and thanks also for visiting my sketchbook.
blindshot I try my very best. Thanks for dropping by
fantasyartist After the huge update on thursday I couldn't match with that
on friday, so I got a little bit down... Not much done over the weekend.
But now I have fresh energy and keep pushing again!
logistic puppet Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving this great comment.
You motivated me when I absolutely needed it! Yeah, Algenpfleger is great, I'm
still reading through his sb, so much awesome stuff there. Thanks again. Very helpful!
26.01.2012: from imagination...
27./30.01.2012 gestures - 2 min per pose
1.02.2012: First some gestures
...with water color (first time!)
from imagination >.<
...with soft-pastel chalk
01.02.2012: circles for logistic puppet
02.02.2012: stuff from imagination...
gestures 90 sec
gestures 60 sec
hand studies from life...i suck at this x.x
more stuff from imagination...
photo-study. stopped it really fast, because I couldn't get the colors right. More value studies needed!
chameleon from ref, all others from imagination
03.02.2012: next two pages from imagination, a little proud of it :3 But the swimmers arm is definitively broken ó.O
YEEEEAAAH this is more like it! Great studys, keep this up, your doing awesome. Show us mooooooooooore ;D
And also dont forget to start hitting the Loomis, heads and hands is tough at first but great once you get to grips with it. Sounds stupidly obvious too but forget to read the books you study from. A mistake i learnt the hard way (face palm)
you can really see big improvement in your sb so far! I like that progress!
Risen from the Dead
logistic puppet Nice to see you again : ) Little question. I know Loomis is awesome and
I try to learn a lot from him. But what's with all the other great artists? For example I find
the approach to construct the head from Bammes much more likely than Loomis'.
Thanks for always motivating me, you are great!
thedestroyer Thanks. It's good to hear, that you can see improvement. Because I don't :/
But that's always the case, right? People are to much self critique so see something like that
Thanks for stopping by!
Hmm, my thread shouldn't be called "updated daily" only "drawing daily". I'm to lazy to scan
everything everyday...but as long as I draw, everything is fine I think
So here's the stuff from the last few days
3.02.2012: I know manga-style is evil...but I use animexx.de to train my coloration skills.
So here is a coloration of mine with colored pencils (background is drawn by me,
outline of the character is from someone else)
4.02.2012: Hmm, has someone the same problems with pose maniacs.com like I'm?
If I want to do gesture drawings it doesn't load any images... the normal images I can see,
but not the in the time modus :/ So here is only one single gesture...90 secs
Some bammes studies. Left ones from memory, right ones from ref...
6.02.2012: More bammes...
First approach to simulate water colors with photoshop and adding a little texture...
Thumbnails for a challenge back on animexx.de...
Watched Bobby Chiu's new videos and scribbled what he was drawing on paper...
7.02.2012: Started to read a new book "Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing" xD
The next drawings are results therefrom...
This exercise is really funny. You have to copy a complicated drawing which you mirror before.
The second one you have to draw upside-down. Try it! It's really interesting and trains the right
side of your brain
I really like your studies, and your anatomy studies are really nice, I like that blocky way of simplifying shapes. I think you should try implementing that blocky style more into your own creations!
3d/2d Portfolio: www.oscarottosson.se
My sketchbook: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=235236
Urötskidoji Thank you so much for stopping by. It's really nice to see someone I
subscribed looking through my sb I'm really happy that you like my studies, I
doing my best. But what exactly do you mean with blocky style? Can you pls post an
example? I'm not exactly sure. Thanks again :3
Soo, here is now a really bad update. Last week was gruesome, I couldn't get my mind
on drawing. But I thought I shouldn't hide by bad attempts, because so I can see
improvement by looking bad in a year or so
8.02.2012: - finished the girl and drew a dog upside-down + mirrored
9.02.2012: - perspective exercise and gestures
some Vilppu' studies...
water color bubbles *.*
really BAD stuff from imagination :/
A friend of mine told me, that if you read and draw everything in Bridgemans
"Constructive Anatomy" three times, you have a really good understanding of
anatomy :3 I don't want to read one book repeatedly when there are so many
great books out there. Alone Bridgeman has a lot books with includes anatomy.
So my actual goal is to work through "CA" once and then finish the Loomis
and Bammes I started A lot to do!
13.02.2012: - So here are my attempts from yesterday. Each page is originally A5 format.
17.02.2012: Three and a half hours work on this one; one brush; 3 layers;
isn't finished yet - from photo reference. If I look back on all the faces I have done
since start of this sketchbook, I have to say, it's the first time I notice my own
improvement : )
Fuck yeah, this is what i like to see! Sorry its been a while, in answer to your question from ages ago, there isnt one right or wrong way to approach learning, its best to try all ways out and see which work best for yourself. One thing i would say is the bridgman studies your doing are looking great, so i'd take your friends advice and do loads of them.
Your marks and technique are already looking much beter and your recent portrait is a huge set up, which is great to see. Keep pushing, i want to see moooore.
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