It's been a little while since we've had one and I seem to be the only one that ever starts them.
If it's in your sketchbook it belongs in this thread.
I feel like her foot under her ass is too small, any tips for bent legs?
I'd worry more about that shoulder. As far as the foot goes,it looks pretty small but I think the main problem is how you're describing the form. Try to recreate the shadow shapes and values in your reference image if you're using one.
Some sketches from today- kinda bs, in that the people aren't related to each other in any way. They were fun to draw, though
I feel that I am better with an in pen than digital pens, but out of all the ink pens I have, none of them draw thinner lines than my mechanical pencils.
I'm the guy you replied to, and I can give you a general idea of what I did. Maybe if you do it too, it'll help? I've studied a few artists I like, and I've done lots of face/anatomy studies of real people. Fucked them all up a lot for the first one or two years. Then I started focusing on the edges (I like super sharp edges combined with soft shading. I've seen it done well in certain artists' works and I try to emulate it.) and it slowly started to look better. I focused some on the actual 3-d shapes that make up the head/face/body/whatever and got a vague idea of how to fit them together. At the moment, it's still imperfect, but it's a lot better than it was a year ago.
Wes burt for sure. I admire ruan jia for his control over edges and subtle colors, leyendecker (self explanatory), sergeant for his crazy good sketches, much for his lines, kim jung gi (he's a massive inspiration for me. The man is living proof that dedicated and passionate diligence and hard work gets you very, very far) and a ton more. I realize that I actually admire lots and lots of artists (basically anyone from 1700 onwards. I respect the older guys but I'm not so influenced by them), so I just pick out little pieces of their work that I like and incorporate it into my own.
We have sort of similar tastes. I like where you're at right now, great organic style and solid overall, you're on the right path. Keep up the good work and keep posting here senpai.
a lamy fountain pen and I go back over with a water brush pen
Studies on hands I made some time ago. Sorry for shit quality of both picture and drawing senpai
About 25minutes worth of sketches here from imagination
sorry for shit quality...
some recent portraits. the middle one is a bust.
My sketchbook has been full of copies of Bridgeman's anatomy drawings but this is the last drawing I did for fun.
Doesn't explain to them as to why. Go hang yourself for being this useless.
My first post here, I hardly ever use pencil, just some doodles at work
Thanks anon! I post here almost every day or so- http://vetyr.tumblr.com
Ok: I can tell you what I did, but I won't be able to tell you if it will work for you-or anyone else for that matter.
I literally just studied from reference for like a year and a half. I mostly used references of stuff I was interested in drawing. I spent a lot of time on 4chan's /s/, /fit/, /an/, /hm/ (have fun explaining what you're doing if someone catches you on there), /k/, /soc/ etc. and drew pictures. I would only really do imagination drawing to test to make sure I had learned something and to make sure I had internalized designs and 3-d shapes and volumes.
I also started using flickr some five or six months ago. It's stupidly underrated, especially for animal and vehicle references. Search even a ridiculously obscure name of an animal and I guarantee you there will be thousands of high-res results. As it turns out, the site is chock full of photographers with great cameras that are desperate for recognition, so they just spam their accounts with dozens of fantastically crystal-clear shots of the same subject. Super useful if you want to study one kind of creature or whatever.
Also: make sure you do your imagination drawings more often than I did, because they're actually really useful and fun. For the past 2 or so months, I've been doing about 50% semistudies (in which I would look at a picture just for the colors/ shapes/volumes/design) and 50% pure imagination drawings (like the one you replied to). Something like that.
I had to paw around a bit. This is from about half a year or so before I started studying. I was in high school, mind you, so I was using lined paper.
(I'm so sorry you had to see this.)
Unless you want to be that level by 26.5 years, I'm pretty sure you can do it anon. I spent like four hours a day max when I was in my pure studying stage (really, I averaged about an hour or two a day). The trick is to really make sure you understand what you're looking at- quality of time over quantity of time. You can progress pretty quickly if you do that.
That guy >>2348404 is just a spammer, probably same one that posts "blog?" all the time.
Btw, thanks for your words. I surely do try to take that approach to art, but what I think will hamper me long term is being directionless. Or maybe it's just a curse of the beginner. I'll try having more fun with exploring stuff and how to do things. It's funny when you feel your shoulder for the first time when drawing or figuring how to draw those basic shapes.
I like your colors, but you gotta work on making your lines less wishy-washy. They're very light, and they don't describe the volume or- in some cases- the shape of the figure. Also, please please please don't upload files bigger than 1000x1000.
Good luck on /ic/, buddy.
Some more robots. Haven't used watercolor in a while, I really need to get back into it.
Pretty nice but it wouldn't hurt you to study head anatomy
I didn't know you could paint in Sketchbooks.
I always thought the paint would bleed through, specially with watercolor.
Cool work though.
Not a dumb question. I'll start different studies for different reasons. When I study for anatomy, I think pretty hard about the form/volume of muscles/limbs, and also how they fit together and move. When I study for color, I try to think about how the different colors/values relate to each other, and what makes up the mood of the picture. Sometimes I study for gesture (looking at herons/cranes/egrets is really good for this) and focus on the action of a pose. In such studies, I try my best to use dynamic, "swooping" lines (idk what they're called) to convey movement. There's some other kinds of studies I do (and they almost always overlap; I may study something that displays both gesture and values/color, for instance), and they follow pretty basic formulas as well.
no, stop praising beginner work, he will not progress with praise for doing a below mediocre work.
bro, its shit, draw way more and try not to rely on such basic shape designs , also do figure drawing, believe it or not, its the best way to progress mechas, that and drawing animals.
Ugh been a while since I sketched. Time to do more.
Uh sure, I'm sorry in advance if it's pretty blurry as I have a pretty old broken camera and I really don't have any smartphone with a better resolution sooo yeah.
Blog is http://erickrabangart.tumblr.com/ and I just post my digital art there. I might post these two there for the time being.
>>2355893 Here. I currently use grandluxe monologue basic A6 size for my sketches.
It's a pretty nice sketchbook that can handle acrylic and water color. What I don't like bout my version was the perforation on each pages that bleeds out some water when in heavy use.
If you can find one locally at your area one. I strongly suggest that brand regardless of size.
Noodling around, don't know what to draw. Just havin some fun
I'm obsessed with creating donut steel muh-style. but It's extremely hard. It ends up either kinda-realistic or generic-animu.
well actually, I DID had coloring. what a coincidence. But as you can see, It's only experimental. paint bucketed everything. I had decided not to upload this because it's bad. but as you mentioned coloring, I must show you.
I was thinking about learning colors for a long time. But I don't see why coloring will help developing muh style. My current approach for coloring is merely decoration.
For one thing colouring helps changing your perspective of the way you might render your work, or perhaps you could adapt some painting techniques.
again this is merely a suggestion.
You got a point. It's time to get out of comfort zone. I suppose. Time for coloring.
In real life, I take photo whenever possible.
On the internet, I just download all the interesting images. Not only actual reference-purpose image. I mean ANYTHING. Using entire video file is really work for me.
I didn't expect to get this huge attention. thanks.
I don't understand what "art background" means... because my ching chong blood
I don't have favorite artists.
I really doesn't do anything special. I just draw until forever. However I got small habit. I never use eraser. And I only use sharpie... that's all.
I read some of his books. but i didn't got into it. He's clearly way better than me, but I don't like his style.
Like i said above, I'm kind of stupid brute force person. If I can't draw A, then draw A until gets better. Maybe reading about "how to draw A" will help... but I'm not that smart. finding out myself is true entertainment for me. So just draw the fucking A endless time.
I really don't recommend my way of learning. because I'm wasting so much time on this.
That's pretty interesting anon, makes me think about the story behind the scenes, I think you could do with looking at some fauvist and post-impressionist artists for inspiration on colour, blog?
>I think you could do with looking at some fauvist and post-impressionist artists for inspiration on colour
Yes. That's my ultimate goal. Understanding and applying various art styles. But I was too lazy to look into it. fauvist seems interesting...
>Do you have a blog/website?
It's always my happiness. be loved by someone else :)
I use watercolor a in my sketchbooks all the time. Doesn't bleed through at all, just makes the page a little bumpy from all the water, but if you close the book the page flattens out anyways so it doesn't really matter. Watercolor paper is good for proper watercolor pieces since it can take a ton of heavy duty layering and washes but other than that normal paper works fine. Besides, I honestly don't like using watercolor paper. I like drawing in pen and adding some watercolor after the fact to give the drawing some flavor, and the rugged surface of watercolor paper is always super distracting and obtrusive. For pencil it's fine tho.