Dump any sketchbook pages you have saved. God-tier or student-tier, doesn't matter. Digital or traditional. Who cares.
Just need inspiration, like the rest of you.
Probably not quite the sort of stuff this thread is after but I love flipping through this book.
Felt good to be in a studio with other artists after what felt like forever. There were so many talented artists there I couldn't believe it. I hope i get to speak with them sometime.
How long have you been drawing? Honestly, that's pretty bad for 4 hours. It's not terrible, though (eh), so don't give up.
Th3 studio head is awesome. He noticed I was having trouble with the longer poses and made the poses shorter so I could practice my gesture drawings. 1 of 6
These last few 1 min poses turned out great.
practice a lot, draw large, use smooth paper and make use of different strenght pencils to better control the value you put down. don't be a fucking idiot like me and use 4b pencils exclusively thinking you can control the value with drawing pressure. does not work.
>reposting the other ones propper version
sorry if i am shitting up the thread bros, just tell me to fuck off if this is not up to standard.
Persistence is a good quality, but if you can tell it's going south it would be best to identify the problems and redraw them, rather than polish them. It's an easy trap to fall into.
A ball point freestyle.
Spray can monster. I really botched it even before I got to finish with the ink shooting out of the cap.
It was draw as I go.
Jesus how many of you faggots have gone to art school/ currently studying? I'm 22 years old and self taught. Should I study or just give up? Figured since the majority of posts in this thread are realism id contribute with something that isn't.
He's fucking with you. And there are no guides, you just keep trying to do it until you do it, and then you keep doing it. It's all practice and observation, there are no shortcuts when it comes to values.
Work is killing my drawing time. I should call in sick tomorrow.
hand studies / the only halfway decent hands I've managed to draw :<
Just sketched this. How long does it take to git gud when you really don't have time to practice?
I feel like i've hit a brick wall with sketching
how can I break through this skill wall? I dont feel like I'm learning anything from simply drawing from life any more
I'm definately seeing some improvement week to week.
The guys seemed to like this one as much as I did which was good.
why is it i never see any quality art with this choice of aesthetic is because people who draw like this just spend all their time doing loops instead of learning?
I think I just needed to get used to my materials. I don't even recognize my drawings from 3 weeks ago haha.
Seriously why aren't you guys life drawing?
I won't hijack the thread this time. Only upping the 3 long poses. This one was 5 min
Last one. Even had time to scribble in a face.
top is saul goodman
bottom is from imagination
i'm still pretty new senpai
You are going to need to fill sketchbooks to improve anon. Not even kidding. If you can manage 2 pages of a bigger sketchbook every day then you will improve. Right now those look like a mess.
okay I'm not even 10% through my first sketchbook yet and I have been drawing 2 or more a day. I have my big sketch book for real world / better pictures.
I'm still reading Keys to Drawing
Last one for now. I really need to get back on some watercolor, it's been way too long and it's really fun.
When I draw landscapes with no refs I lean towards this weird plate-like terrain.
Ignoring the face isn't helping me "draw the face". I can gesture a body like a mother fucker but my faces need improvement. That means I have to try to keep scribbling them in and sucking at it for a while.
seriously mate, its a sketch page that is literally for penning out ideas quickly, now why would i go to the hastle of looking up an AKM and pretty much do a study of one when all i wanted to do was depict some russian looking fellow holding an AKM, you obviously knew it was a rifle, so my goal is complete, thats the meaning of a sketch.
if i was to do a study of the rifle thats another thing.
i just wanted to get the basic idea fro a future work quickly on paper.
key word = quickly.
you literal retard.
Just go to one of your local figure drawing sessions (or all of them in my case haha) and fill pages in that sketch book of yours. If something is giving you a hard time like the head (look up how to's for it online and fill a few pages with the problem area. Then go back to the figure drawing studio and impliment what you learned. That's what I'm doing anyway.
If you sat in the chair. You were getting drawn.
>I've got you right where I want you sir
I was mostly poking fun, and the ref should have been more for the pose than the raifu. An accurate gesture/posture for the guy would be an improvement, at the cost of a few seconds to find some pic of a dude holding a gun, maybe on your phone or some other form of easy-access niggertech.
Do you really want to get into a semantic argument over what it means to sketch? A rough drawing to convey an idea for later use doesn't have to be unreferenced, especially if you aren't referencing anything directly, but rather trying to distil something from reality for future use, ie how certain long firearms are held.
>getting this autistic about how a shitty sketch of a firearm should be held.
looks like that other anon is just better than you and you are jelly.
you should post your un-refed sketches and prove me wrong.
It's been a while since i've sketched anything. This took me about 10m. One of the slave races from an project when I attended art school.
A lot of these sketch pages look really well composed, and that's a terrible thing for me to tell any beginner artist
I hope they get many likes on your insta, because god forbid working if not for likes
>inb4 bunch of defendant 'innocent' replies
>one of the slave races from an project
>african style clothes
fuckin top kek
your line quality is shit bro and your lack of knowlage towards anatomy makes this piece a still born
if you dont mind anon what was your practice like to draw faces? im having troubles even after reading books on the subject. did you just grind out different studies for a while?
i really like how clean your lines are, too
no, I have done only 2 studies in my life and they're not even finished, but they were not for practicing the head. Used the first tutorial from loomis, you know that ball that is cut up at the edge, center line is for eyebrows etc. I did not keep reading even though loomis tutorials are god tier because I wanted to build my own style of doing faces. kept drawing from imagination using that. this is mportant though, say, when you look at a face, ANALYZE it. don't just look at it, look at the wrinkles, from where they start to where they end, what shape does the undernose have, philtrum etc. That's what makes my style I think, very little lines that show much.
that's literally all I did, eveytime I saw a face, in a movies, life etc, I just picked up more and more details. kept drawing from imagination and from imagination only.
if you want to use refs you absolutely can, it's just that I wanted to be able to draw faces from imagination in any position. also, my faces only recently got good, or "better" at least, because I focused too much on anatomy.
pic related is last summer, I wasn't very good for womenly faces.
I'm happy to see some real talent and skill in these threads.
As for me, just working on faces and practicing stylization at the same time.
I keep telling myself that I should start drawing from imagination.
But I've became so comfortable with reference sketch so much.
Frustration comes soon after I start doing imagination.
I know it's because I'm not familiar with enough. but frustration is real.
Habit is devastating sometimes.
Doodled this when I was drunk. Should I kill myself /ic?
Thank you. Compliment means a lot to me :)
I'm heavily interested in stylistic form and cartoonish feeling. So usually, value is not my concern. But It is important thing so I just put indication where's shadow and where's not.
Ancient, cleaned up and isolated.
But still from my Sketchbook.