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Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 03:43 AM
Guys,

This is the thread on which to post your BEST pages of your SKETCHBOOKS!

Please make images NO LARGER THAN 700 pixels wide x 800 pixels high.

Can't wait to see your best work! :)

~Rebeccak

thetrianglekid
07-11-2005, 07:42 AM
well, i hope this is within the rules for the thread, but i only have one new "sketch" (just did it yesterday) that i haven't already posted on the opposing curves thread, so here it is:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/thetrianglekid/figure_wandpunch_small.jpg

maybe once i finish a couple more, i'll post them together.


hope to see other people's work here!

*edit: picture wasn't working

jkozniewski
07-11-2005, 11:43 AM
Nice piece...
Your shading gives live to all of those back muscles...
Did you use any kind of reference for that ?

Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 11:55 AM
thetrianlglekid,

Ok, I am really amazed! Didn't you say TWO drawings ago that you had had no formal training?
Beautiful work! Thanks for posting! :)

~Rebeccak

jkozniewski
07-11-2005, 01:48 PM
Hi!

I know that I'm (like thetrianglekid) breaking the rule of posting 5 sketches
but there are only 3 from more recent pics that I'm relatively satisfied with.
All of them are based on park sculptures from Lazienki in Warsaw.

http://www.jkozniewski.com/images/anatomy/women01.jpg
[SCULPTURE OF A WOMAN]

http://www.jkozniewski.com/images/anatomy/tankred01.jpg
[TANKRED]

http://www.jkozniewski.com/images/anatomy/herakles01.jpg
[HERAKLES]

Crits and comments are welcome...

Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 01:53 PM
jkozniewski,

These sketches are lovely! And no worries, 5 is the MAXIMUM, not the minimum of number of sketches to post :).

Tell us, did you draw these from "life", or from photos of the sculptures?

Thank you for posting these! :)

~Rebeccak

jkozniewski
07-11-2005, 03:02 PM
I drawn them from "life"...
No photo-reference used...

The problem is that I have no possibility to draw from real models (or even sculptures)
to often...
I've never drawn from nude model...
Hope to subscribe for some drawing classes soon...

BTW.
Rebeccak, are you sure that everything is ok with those sketches ?
Really nothing to improve ? I can't believe :)...

Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 03:18 PM
jkozniewski,

Ah, there are always small 'problems' with anyone's drawings, including those of the Old Masters :) ~ but this particular thread is less about my giving critique, and more about individuals sharing their work and inviting comments and crits from the larger community here ;)

I will gladly try to give personal critique if you post these on Lesson 002: Opposing Curves :)

I am just trying to keep the threads as specific as possible so that things don't become too confusing. Please bear with me in this first week or so as we iron out the kinks!

Thanks for your post! :)
~Rebeccak

thetrianglekid
07-11-2005, 03:35 PM
Nice piece...
Your shading gives live to all of those back muscles...
Did you use any kind of reference for that ?

hey thanks jkozniewski, here's the photo reference i used

http://www.sherdog.com/images/pictures/7848.jpg

i didn't stick 100% to the picture because it was so small, so i just got the basic shape down and then drew the muscles with the help of this website

http://www.reybustos.com/03ra/ra.html

+ andrew loomis' figure drawing book

as for your pieces, i like the hercules one the best. i think you captured a real strength there in the pose, but also the way he covers himself, a weakness too? really like it!


rebecca, haha thanks again. you don't know how much that means coming from you. really, i've only taken one art class and that was the general requirement one in high school, freshmen year! i think my progression is pretty clear since 2 pictures ago. i feel like i'm getting better with each attempt. looking at others' works has helped a lot, so i hope to see many more contribute to this thread (including yourself? :thumbsup: sometime down the line?)

Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 03:40 PM
thetrianglekid wrote,

i hope to see many more contribute to this thread (including yourself? :thumbsup: sometime down the line?)

I do, too!!! And I will definitely be contributing, just not as regularly as on the LESSON topic threads ;) ~ but rest assured, I will be checking in on a daily ~ well, let's face it, I have ADD and will probably be checking in on an HOURLY ~ basis ;)

Thanks for the posts, guys, keep it up! :)

~Rebeccak

laber
07-11-2005, 06:50 PM
trianglekid, I love the shading, great work!
jkozniewski, i like the first most, very nice! you could try to bring in more "dark <-> light"-areas in your drawing, they look a little bit flat

two pages from my lil sketchbook :) both from imagination

http://www.rubenmueller.de/temp/sketchbook_06_05_01.jpg

http://www.rubenmueller.de/temp/sketchbook_06_05_02.jpg

thetrianglekid
07-11-2005, 07:03 PM
wow laber, i really like your creatures. your use of lines is awesome. is that pen or pencil? i once tried to draw like that w/ only lines and i failed miserably. hahaha

the creatures remind me of something, especially the long faced one, but i can't place it. do you do much fantasy stuff?

Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 07:03 PM
laber,

Coolness! I love the bottom two, and the bottom right creature especially ~ so much personality! Thanks for posting these! :)

EDIT: I think the bottom right one somehow reminds me of Jim Henson creatures ~ something like the Dark Crystal...

~Rebeccak

laber
07-11-2005, 09:10 PM
wow, thank you both! hearing that from you is so motivating :) thanks again!

trianglekid, its a black pen. I think its called ballpoint or something like that. Yes I love doing theese crazy and intuitive creatures and people! I lack of anatomy-knowledge, so my "real-people-drawings" are all real-life drawings :) Ill attach some more scribbles to this post.

rebecca, thanks for the compliment! I dont know Jim Henson, but probably Ive seen his work - /me jumps into google

http://www.rubenmueller.de/temp/sketchbook_x_01.jpg
http://www.rubenmueller.de/temp/sketchbook_x_02.jpg

Rebeccak
07-11-2005, 09:24 PM
laber,

These are so cool! And DEFINITELY check out "The Dark Crystal", an '80s classic fantasy movie ~ also check out Brian Froud, who did the original illustrations / concept art for the film.

So cool to see such diverse work, from all over the world!

Thanks for these! :)

~Rebeccak

thetrianglekid
07-12-2005, 01:01 AM
wow, thank you both! hearing that from you is so motivating :) thanks again!

trianglekid, its a black pen. I think its called ballpoint or something like that. Yes I love doing theese crazy and intuitive creatures and people! I lack of anatomy-knowledge, so my "real-people-drawings" are all real-life drawings :) Ill attach some more scribbles to this post.


sorry this is a little OT, but laber, i don't know if you do any 3D art, but if you're interested, there is a piece of software that i'm learning to use called "zbrush" and it is PHENOMENAL for making humans, creatures, and anatomy. it's absolutely incredible, and i think it would suit your style very very well. they have a demo available at http://www.pixologic.com. it's very small, very fast, and very intuitive. i bet you'll be able to sculpt those creations in no time with it.


here are some artists who use zbrush and their interviews. http://pixologic.com/zbrush/interviews/artist_interviews.html

you can see the emphasis on creatures and anatomy.

zhuzhu
07-12-2005, 09:43 AM
i love this Thread~~~:bounce: my 3 sketch here,but all in digital.

openCanvas 3:

http://www.5dblog.com/vip/zhuzhu/upload/2005-07/12_603.jpg


Photoshop 7:

http://www.5dblog.com/vip/zhuzhu/upload/2005-07/12_796.jpg


SketchBook Pro V 2.0:

http://www.5dblog.com/vip/zhuzhu/upload/2005-07/12_761.jpg

jkozniewski
07-12-2005, 01:31 PM
Wow !

zhuzhu,

Those sketches are great!
The 2nd one is the best I think...
How did you achieve such nice watercolor effect in PS 7 ?!?!

And the obvious question, did you draw them from photo-ref
or from real-life model ?

NoirQ
07-12-2005, 02:02 PM
laber,

These are so cool! And DEFINITELY check out "The Dark Crystal", an '80s classic fantasy movie ~ also check out Brian Froud, who did the original illustrations / concept art for the film.

So cool to see such diverse work, from all over the world!

Thanks for these! :)

~Rebeccak

they're making a sequel :D And to my knowledge, he is back on board to do the concepts :)

Havn't got anything to post, but i'm liking everyones work :)

zhuzhu
07-12-2005, 02:53 PM
Wow !

zhuzhu,

Those sketches are great!
The 2nd one is the best I think...
How did you achieve such nice watercolor effect in PS 7 ?!?!

And the obvious question, did you draw them from photo-ref
or from real-life model ?




thanks,i use photo ref for these sketch,i think i can get more model pic from the web for drawing as ref, this is an easy way.if face the real model,i'd like to use my pencil or chalk.watercolor in digital just have fun,i use the wet media brush,do some change.use layer blend mode and sharpen filter to apply the watercolor looking.

Rebeccak
07-12-2005, 04:37 PM
zhuzhu,

Good lord, these are AWESOME!

Wow, I am so excited to see all of the great work! :thumbsup:

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
07-12-2005, 04:56 PM
zhuzhu,

Good lord, these are AWESOME!

Wow, I am so excited to see all of the great work! :thumbsup:

~Rebeccak


thanks,can i post more than 5 sketch in this thread?

Rebeccak
07-12-2005, 05:06 PM
For you, an exception, so long as you post no more than 10 TOTAL, and they are under 600 pixels WIDE. ;)

You should post a tutorial here: :)

DIGITAL TIPS/TUTORIALS FOR DRAWING AND PAINTING WITH PHOTOSHOP AND PAINTER (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=257604)

hint! hint! ;)

~Rebeccak

Remember that you can also post ELSEWHERE in the forum. ;)

AdrielaSakamoto
07-12-2005, 08:01 PM
well, I don't really sketch, a problem I hope to remedy here. So. I've posted a couple of sketches and two of my favorite pieces. All grey scale to reduce size. Medium is listed on the piece. program used: Corel photopaint 8. last two in next post. I really need to get my server fixed.. sigh.

AdrielaSakamoto
07-12-2005, 08:03 PM
last two. pencil, digital and pencil.

Rebeccak
07-12-2005, 08:19 PM
AdrielaSakamoto,

These are excellent! Have you ever considered doing a children's book, a la Brother's Grimm?

I think your dark style lends itself nicely to fairy tales ~ a book project would be cool!

I know of a good writer who likes dark subjects...

~Rebeccak

AdrielaSakamoto
07-12-2005, 08:26 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, R. Yes, I have, actually, and have a couple written, but I haven't done a thing with them. I've been sculpting mostly the past year or so, trying to help finances, and selling insipid stuff on eBay.. thank god for insipid stuff on eBay, yes?http://www.adriela.com (http://www.adriela.com/) - the witch is probably my best to date. The others just feed a particular cutsie niche.

edit: oh, if you go, just click on the "more details" under the witch. The rotational photos take light years to load.

Rebeccak
07-12-2005, 11:09 PM
AdrielaSakamoto,

Your website is very cool! Are you a great fan of the Brothers Quay? If you have not checked them out, then you should. They are rather famous for their stopmotion piece "Street of Crocodiles" ~ it's tres creepy in a wonderful sort of way.

These guys are American born expats living in Britain ~ a really strange set of twins that make incredible stop motion animation. Their style has been used for and copied in loads of music videos, and I just bought the "Instituta Benjamenta", but it creeped me out a little too much and I haven't finished watching the DVD ~ but their style is amazing, and highly illustrative.
Definitely worth checking out. :)

Thanks for this cool post! :)

~Rebeccak

theseraphimabove
07-13-2005, 04:17 AM
Zhuzhu,

I know my comments are a bit late in this thread, but I'm new to CGtalk and this is my first post. My hope is that, even so, you will read this at some point. Your figures are so absolutely inspiring to me, and you make me so envious!! ^_^ It's my goal to branch out from the traditional media and work primarily in the digital media, and your pieces here are the exact type that cause this desire. Not to mention that I absolutely love the human form in art. You pull it off near flawlessly in my opinion. I was curious, what sort of brushes did you use on your third figure? When i originally looked at each of them my first impression was "how can I recreate that look in painter?" So I'd appreciate it greatly if you might expand on the media used within your program to create the first and third pieces? Thanks so much,

seraph

thetrianglekid
07-13-2005, 08:00 AM
zhuzhu,

ni hua de zhen hao! tai hao le! haha. wo xian zai zheng zai xue zen me yong photoshop/opencanvas, dan shi hai mei shen me xiao guo.

i want to see more!

thetrianglekid
07-13-2005, 11:46 AM
i just got a scanner yesterday, so i thought i'd test it out by doing a new sketch!

i also thought i'd try to follow what i think is the correct "workflow" to drawing a figure

first was the gesture (took about 4 mins)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/thetrianglekid/arona1.jpg

just some guy with good posture looking angry + walking -- i was thinking achilles from TROY

next, i moved on to creating "opposing curves" of the torso as best as i could (took a little longer)
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/thetrianglekid/arona2.jpg

i also started penciling in some of the musculature/shading and moving to the curves on the limbs


next i filled in with shading and tried to build the detail (an hour and a half or so)
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/thetrianglekid/arona3.jpg

it's not where i want it to be and there are errors i'm too tired to fix. at least i know my scanner works. i'll finish it soon. haha, maybe never.


C&C appreciated!

tobala75
07-13-2005, 01:39 PM
thanks for stwep-by-styep prints!

peace!

snus
07-13-2005, 02:57 PM
some old works.sorry for badbad quality. i don't have scanner or good photocamera =(
http://snus.sparklehorse.ru/hd/6.jpg
http://snus.sparklehorse.ru/hd/2.jpg

laber
07-13-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks trianglekid for the tip! Yea I do 3D Art too and worked with ZBrush, its so cool, but I dindt have the time to give it its chance. But I definitivly want to get my hands on it and will post it if I got something to show :)

zhuzhu, as the others said, beatiful!

AdrielaSakamoto, very nice! Could you tell us your technique to draw hair?

thetrianglekid, very nice study! Thanks!

snus, the women is great! Is it a drawing from life?

!yayo
07-13-2005, 06:50 PM
I also have poor quality pix, i need a digi cam =(
These are some sketches i did today.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/yayo_snortererer/Image006.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/yayo_snortererer/Image005.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/yayo_snortererer/Image004.jpg

laber
07-13-2005, 07:47 PM
!yayo, I like the first one most! Very nice. Pencil, right? Did you do them from imagination or real life?

AdrielaSakamoto
07-13-2005, 07:52 PM
laber,

Wash often; avoid blow drying and harsh chemicals. sorry.. coudn't resist. Okay, this is just my way of doing hair, and I'm sure there are easier ways to do it, but obviously, I don't use em.

First, lay down your base color. Even in light colored hair, there will be a dark shade that will act as a base for all the other colors you will lay in. In this example, I chose a dark brown. If you work in Photoshop, put in each hair color on its own layer, so you can vary the opacity if you need to, or simply it out if you decide one color is too dominate or not to your satisfaction.

Study the hair of your subject, There will be many many different colors of strands of hair in one head, due to the light striking each a little differently, and some color changes with transparency, etch. Blonde hair is very transparent and will react not only to the color of light, but to the light reflecting off the adjacent strands. This is a long winded way of saying, don't use one or three colors for hair. use as many as you need for a realistic look. If you are going for realism.

In this example, I look at my photo reference and choose a base color. Then I choose another tone that lies somewhere between the darkest and the lightest. Do not use your color picker for this. Just eyeball it and try to get close.

Block in the basic shape of the hair. As you can see, my basic shape changed, but you are probably better than I at executing your vision. Then with a pixel wide brush, just start stroking in hair. If you set your middle color at less opacity, you will then be able to use your color picker in your own painting to obtain color in the same family without trying to guess.

In this case I used the color picker just on the edge of a stroke to pick up a color between the light golden brown and the darker color.

I'm sorry this is not finished, but it's had to take the back burner for real life. But, basically, that's the technique I use. Note also, that on this painting, I used a darker background to really pop the light blond/gold hair that caught the sunlight.

Let me see if I've forgotten anything. I make note of the lighter areas in the hair and immediately start laying them in so I can see where the direction of the hair is going, then I will go back in and lay in all the middle tones on another layer if I'm in photoshop. If I don't have access to layers, I will work from dark to light. Does this help?

reference and larger image following.

A

!yayo
07-13-2005, 07:53 PM
thx! .9 2B mechanical pencil is my tool. These ones are real life.

AdrielaSakamoto
07-13-2005, 07:55 PM
reference photo and larger image. YOu can zoom in on the second one to see how truly messy it is up close and personal. And, this is a very large image, real life.. something like 20 inches wide by some equally ridiculous number. The boy is only a tiny spot in the middle.

laber
07-13-2005, 09:24 PM
Thank you so much Adriela! I will try it as soon as I can. Thanks! :)

seth1
07-14-2005, 12:34 AM
These are some older drawings.....

http://img299.echo.cx/img299/8788/untitled17lu.jpg

http://img114.echo.cx/img114/2896/eyesandstuffbyarchanjel7rs.jpg

Never scaned the finish version...
http://img143.echo.cx/img143/1766/girl02wip4ci.jpg

http://img36.echo.cx/img36/8862/sketches14052rs.jpg

http://img291.echo.cx/img291/4941/untitled17um.jpg

Never finished...
http://img108.echo.cx/img108/9411/mothersday227xv.jpg

digital-bobert
07-14-2005, 08:28 PM
Hi Rebecca,

So if I show you mine, will you show me yours? ;) very curious :P

http://www.artofbob.com/images/forums/Olyn_runner_01.jpg

http://www.artofbob.com/images/forums/016.jpg

http://www.artofbob.com/images/forums/girlsketches.jpg

http://www.artofbob.com/images/forums/girlsketches002.jpg

http://www.artofbob.com/images/forums/3samuraionhorseback.jpg

Rebeccak
07-14-2005, 08:45 PM
so...happy...

Bobby Bob wrote:

>So if I show you mine, will you show me yours? ;)

Yes, hmm...er, my sketchbook <something unintelligible> doesn't...exactly...look...like...OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ME SAY IT?! :rolleyes: DIOS MIO!!!

Fine.

:)

~Rebeccak

So, uh...sketch much? *runs*

kaspaxl
07-15-2005, 09:08 AM
Eso mismo digo yo!!! Madre de Dios sin pecado concebido!!! Snifff, snif.

Go bobby go! We want more :) :) :)
--kaspaxl

theseraphimabove
07-16-2005, 12:05 AM
Well this is just one piece, and it's rather unfinished as you can see..
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/4thmedbn/Art/figure.jpg
I've got no formal art training yet (I start this year as an Illustration major). As a result, I know there are probably many things you guys will be able to find to critique about it, and I welcome the advice and help. This is one of my better drawings (not necessarily best ^_^) and right now I feel like I'm transitioning artistically and learning more about drawing. Starting to follow the forms more accurately rather than drawing my idea of the forms. Thanks in advance for the crits.

Seraph

Rebeccak
07-16-2005, 04:03 PM
theseraphimabove,

Looks like you've got a very nice start there, and I remember doing many of these drawings as a first term Illustration student ~ back when I had to walk to school in the snow ;) ~ one thing I would suggest is to block in the whole of the figure LOOSELY and FIRST. I know that as perfectionists, we try to get the whole thing right in one go, but one thing I discovered in reading about the Old Masters is that they traced and redid their drawings repeatedly to get them right ~ boy was I disappointed when I read that! My idea was that they were such Wunderkinds that they could just nail it on the first try, but t'was not the case ~ so there is not shame in redoing / retracing / redrawing work as you go.

Thanks for posting this, and I look forward to seeing more of your work! :)

~Rebeccak

theseraphimabove
07-16-2005, 05:12 PM
Yeah I think i was reading one of your Art Reviews and realized that I sometimes focus on one side and then when I'm done with it, I scrap the whole drawing because the balance is already off to begin with and it never comes out.. One thing I was curious about, should I be employing higher contrast? I notice that my drawings are filled with a lot of midtones and nothing really catches the eye... Hard pencils will be my death ^_^ Thanks for the crit,


Seraph

Rebeccak
07-16-2005, 05:47 PM
Seraph,

Check out some of these Master Drawings, and notice how loose some of these "finished" drawings look:

http://82.168.209.239/Diary/Ldi11/inv709_cn.jpg (http://82.168.209.239/Diary/Ldi11/inv709_cn.jpg)

http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/ash/objectofmonth/2001-12/images/michelangelo-idealheadsml.jpg (http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/ash/objectofmonth/2001-12/images/michelangelo-idealheadsml.jpg)

http://www.csudh.edu/dearhabermas/rubens.slide.5.jpg (http://www.csudh.edu/dearhabermas/rubens.slide.5.jpg)

http://www.arkarts.com/images/art/aac_art_89044rubens.jpg (http://www.arkarts.com/images/art/aac_art_89044rubens.jpg)

http://www.p4a.com/item_images/medium/17/82/72-01.jpg (http://www.p4a.com/item_images/medium/17/82/72-01.jpg)

I would try using at least a 2B pencil, and if you're brave, a 4B or 6B. I've personally never liked hard pencils for the very reason you cite, which is that you don't get much of a range.

You can always start out using a hard pencil, and then go back to reinforce with a softer pencil, like a 2B - just make sure you constantly sharpen - this is the pain with softer pencils.

It's best to keep in mind that no matter how finished you want a drawing to be, you should ALWAYS start with a looser gestural drawing first.

Good luck, and definitely post your results! :)

~Rebeccak

Dark3D
07-16-2005, 07:51 PM
Hello! There are some of my sketchs since last week. Great new fourm! I only have a few hours a week to draw so I have to do everything quick! My 30 min or less sketchs below do on a Tablet PC using SketchBook Pro, and a paper texture background.

http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_AngelBack.jpg

http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_Angel7.jpg

http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_Pose2.jpg

http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_Angel3.jpg

http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_Figure2.jpg

umbrellasky
07-16-2005, 09:01 PM
digital_bobert (http://www.cgtalk.com/member.php?u=49534) vbmenu_register("postmenu_2463379", true); : I love your last one, that made me laugh lots :D Great sketches.

Great work everyone maybe I'll post some work if I can find where I've stashed it all :)

zhuzhu
07-17-2005, 07:32 AM
Dark3D: nice sketch~~~:bounce:

___________________________________________________________________________


sketch in photoshop 7...

http://www.5dblog.com/vip/zhuzhu/upload/2005-07/17_974.jpg

zhuzhu
07-17-2005, 07:39 AM
Zhuzhu,

I know my comments are a bit late in this thread, but I'm new to CGtalk and this is my first post. My hope is that, even so, you will read this at some point. Your figures are so absolutely inspiring to me, and you make me so envious!! ^_^ It's my goal to branch out from the traditional media and work primarily in the digital media, and your pieces here are the exact type that cause this desire. Not to mention that I absolutely love the human form in art. You pull it off near flawlessly in my opinion. I was curious, what sort of brushes did you use on your third figure? When i originally looked at each of them my first impression was "how can I recreate that look in painter?" So I'd appreciate it greatly if you might expand on the media used within your program to create the first and third pieces? Thanks so much,

seraph

thank you,i just saw someone post tutorials here,i 'd like to made some to post,coming soon.

Rebeccak
07-17-2005, 08:27 AM
zhuzhu and EVERYONE,

POST TUTORIALS! POST TUTORIALS!

I encourage anyone and everyone who has a TUTORIAL to share to post it ~ as it contributes greatly to our community.

Thank you for your posts :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
07-18-2005, 02:15 AM
Yeah zhuzhu make more tutorials, please:bounce::bounce:
I would love to see a open canvas wpe from you or a video tutorial:D

Rebeccak
07-18-2005, 02:40 AM
Just so it's clear, here is a link to and the actual information regarding the posting of TUTORIALS which I wrote today in the ANNOUNCEMENTS (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=258100) thread: #11 (http://www.cgtalk.com/showpost.php?p=2470361&postcount=11)

EVERYONE,

POST TUTORIALS! POST TUTORIALS!

I encourage anyone and everyone who has a TUTORIAL to share to post it ~ as it contributes greatly to our community.

Thank you for your posts :)

~Rebeccak

EDIT:

For some of you, the term "MODERN MASTERS" may be intimidating, and I do not want some silly term to preclude people from posting their tutorials.

If you feel more comfortable, feel free to just post your TUTORIAL on the main Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Review thread and call it TUTORIAL *what it's about* by *your name*

EVERYONE has something to offer to the community here, and I hope you will share it with us!

Thank you :)

Kirt
07-20-2005, 02:01 AM
So I'm digging through my archive of drawings and such and I found a few drawings from my days in school when we had a live model available to us. I haven't been doing many figure drawings lately ... maybe I need to get back to school or find some figure drawing classes locally. I really enjoyed drawing with a model in front of me.

Anyway ... here's a couple of my drawings.

http://kirt.cgcommunity.com/images/red-sitting-Raven.jpg

http://kirt.cgcommunity.com/images/red-foot-Hugo.jpg

Rebeccak
07-20-2005, 03:21 AM
Kirt is just cool. :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
07-21-2005, 05:10 PM
today's

http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586644.jpg

zhuzhu
07-22-2005, 06:09 PM
Figure 003



http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586638.jpg

zhuzhu
07-23-2005, 06:17 PM
Figure 004


http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586636.jpg

Dark3D
07-25-2005, 04:39 AM
I like your paintings Zhu! Like the Warm and Cool colors!

I Did a quick sketch of my wife trying to grasp some Warm and Cool contrast.

http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_EmiSit1.jpg

StylusMonkey
07-25-2005, 07:49 AM
A quick anatomical study i did the other day.

http://www.users.on.net/~bobbyeow/Art/AnatomyStudy1.jpg

theseraphimabove
07-25-2005, 10:38 AM
magic man,
wow it must be terrible being able to draw that well ^_^ But really, your study is incredible. how long did it take?
seraph

StylusMonkey
07-25-2005, 11:22 AM
magic man,
wow it must be terrible being able to draw that well ^_^ But really, your study is incredible. how long did it take?
seraph

hah, thanks. That image is a composite of individual ones, all up maybe half an hour.

Rebeccak
07-26-2005, 07:40 PM
Ok, let it be said that I've been admiring all the work posted here, and have not been able to post a response for 3 *#$%* days for some reason!!! Gack!

*smooths hair*

That being said...:D

zhuzhu,

Awesome sketches! Keep up the great work!! :thumbsup:

Kirt,

Nice! I really like both drawings!! :)

Dark3D,

Looks pretty good, there! You may want to go back in and refine details, tho. :)

magic man,

Really nice drawings there!! :thumbsup: The only thing I would say is that the neck is a bit thin. But your technique is really lovely! :)

theseraphimabove,

Indeed, magic man bears a burden... ;)

_

Ok. I've finally been able to post my glowing remarks. I can live a normal life now. :rolleyes:

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
07-27-2005, 05:22 PM
magic man: great sketch~~~! i really like it.

rebeccak: thanks, i will keeping post.


sketch in sketchbook pro v 2.0

http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586605.jpg

default-rol
07-28-2005, 03:08 PM
Hey Zhu zhu

My Girlfriend has just bought me a copy of your book - she is currently in the process of translating it for me so that when she comes back to the U.K. in September I will be able to not just look at the pictures!!! (something I will probably be guilty of anyway - but now I lack an excuse:D .)

I am still practicing with your brushes from your tutorial thread btw. But am still as far away as ever from making anything I do look like a watercolour sketch though! :scream:

Looking forward to your next tutorial - hint, hint :)

MIKE

zhuzhu
07-28-2005, 04:35 PM
Hey Zhu zhu

My Girlfriend has just bought me a copy of your book - she is currently in the process of translating it for me so that when she comes back to the U.K. in September I will be able to not just look at the pictures!!! (something I will probably be guilty of anyway - but now I lack an excuse:D .)

I am still practicing with your brushes from your tutorial thread btw. But am still as far away as ever from making anything I do look like a watercolour sketch though! :scream:

Looking forward to your next tutorial - hint, hint :)

MIKE

your girlfriend? is Grace han?

default-rol
07-28-2005, 04:40 PM
Errrrrr.......nope! (who's she?):)

bealobo
07-28-2005, 09:56 PM
Hi!

I have little time to draw, I actually went to some drawing classes more than one year ago, and never was in a drawing class before. It was just GREAT, I wish I had the time now.
Anyway, I try to draw whenever I can and Ill scan some of my latest sketches soon (basically Murillo's studies) . Im also planning to do as Bobby Chiu's on the subway on the way to work, but I think I will feel embarassed LOL

http://www.imadome.com/bealobo/mascaras.jpg

The one on the right is my first figure charcoal drawing. And the other one is a 100x70 cont drawing that took me ages. They are both drawn from statues.

I wasnt too sure of posting, because I see all these loose and great sketches... thats a thing that I cannot really do, sketch without reference, so perfect and so loose... even with a reference Im very slowly. My first lines tend to be very technical (angles, straight lines... no curves at all), I suppose its because Ive been a lot into technical drawing, dont know.

Anyway, I hope you like it.

bealobo
07-28-2005, 10:06 PM
what the hell...

this is not one of my best works (in the case I have any) but I was fast on this one (15-20 minutes I think) and the result wasnt that bad, was it? :D
It is a portrait of a cgdaily sketcher.

http://photobucket.com/albums/y11/bealobo/retrato05.jpg

Rebeccak
07-28-2005, 11:13 PM
bealobo,

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! I dragged the bealobo~meister into the depths of the Artistic Anatomy lair, hahaha!!! :thumbsup: Glad to see you here, Ms. lobo. Welcome to the funny farm, part deux! :)

Wow, I LOVE your charcoal line quality. Let it be said that I am a huge sucker for beautiful charcoal lines / drawings, and I have admired the drawings on your site. I'm really happy you've posted here, and I hope to trick you I mean, get you to post here more often!!! :)

Awesome, really cool work!!! :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
07-29-2005, 09:28 AM
default.rol: sorry, mix up someone~~~


new sketch here:


http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586635.jpg

umbrellasky
07-29-2005, 04:31 PM
My art class have recently started life drawing after college. I think this is my best study so far. It's nothing special just the outline but I was quite pleased with the anatomy. Hopefully as I get quicker I will be able to begin making my lines more interesting and start to add hatch shading.

http://www.image-bound.com/uploads/904a71d16b.jpg

Rebeccak
07-29-2005, 04:37 PM
enialadam,

Nice work! I'm happy to see your posts! :) I think it will be great when people really start to post their work from school in earnest ~ the variety in peoples' styles and approaches is incredible, and is great to see! :)

Hope to see more of your work! :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
07-29-2005, 04:47 PM
bealobo,

Wow, what fantastic work! I didn't see your post until now, and am incredulous that these are some of your first drawings ~ great work!!! :)

It's fantastic to see more and more people posting. I'm glad you've joined us! :)

~Rebeccak

bealobo
07-29-2005, 05:34 PM
Hey Rebecca thank you!

Im going to post more, :) some of the latest, but overall I want to get some time to follow your anatomy lessons! they rock!

:buttrock:

Rebeccak
07-29-2005, 05:37 PM
bealobo,

Thank you!!! But it is YOU that rocks!!! :buttrock::buttrock::buttrock:

We're so going to corrupt this thread with spam! :D

:)

~Rebeccak

umbrellasky
07-29-2005, 11:06 PM
Thanks Rebecca :D I will try to get some more images posted soon.

By the way, great work guys!! It's wonderful to be able to show our work to everyone and to gain critique from so many talented people :)

zhuzhu
07-30-2005, 05:33 AM
share some progress fo [harry].


http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586606.jpg

zhuzhu
07-30-2005, 05:35 AM
new sketch here:

http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586607.jpg


http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586611.jpg

ceresz
07-30-2005, 12:58 PM
nice zhuzhu, i saw that over at sijun forums before:D

theseraphimabove
08-01-2005, 06:47 AM
man zhu.... you amaze me... i dont understand how that stuff is possible but every time I look at your work it makes me want to be a better artist. Not just jealousy... ^_^ But actual inspiration to improve.. I'm hoping school helps out some. Once I'm rollin this semester I think I'll be posting more here.. hopefully.

seraph

bealobo
08-01-2005, 08:49 PM
that's great, seeing the progress is great!
it remembers me to the art book in early school when they try to teach you some drawing and they come up with this amazing step by step sketches that you try to follow in the previous summer with no succes, like youre missing some steps :D
But, once you have been actually told which the steps are by the teacher, seeing the process is fantastic.
Thanks zhuzhu!!!
:)

jabuhrer
08-03-2005, 02:47 AM
share some progress fo [harry].




Woah! Very cool. You have a very painterly style! I like it a lot. Man, I want to post some of my life drawings now. I'll put some new scans on this thread asap. If anyone is interested, I have some olders sketches here:

http://www.jabuhrer.com/2D_Gallery.html

(sorry, I know this is supposed to be a gallery and not links, but I'm at school away from my digital stash...)

zhuzhu
08-03-2005, 04:39 PM
Skurai: yes, i also post sijun.

theseraphimabove: thanks, start drawing and enjoy it,you will find a lot of fun,but also painful~~~:)

bealobo: glad you like that progress,maybe to short,if have time ,i will made some full.

jabuhrer: thank you.


update~~~

http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/18623Z6HKg/586612.jpg

ceresz
08-03-2005, 05:07 PM
wow nice sketch zhuzhu:D

theseraphimabove
08-04-2005, 01:06 AM
well i know this isnt exactly as sexy as zhu's stuff. but i hope you all will bear with me as art's just a path of learning and i just happen to be further back than some. this is something i did a week or so ago. i made an attempt at drawin today but i was defeated.. so hopefully you'll see something out of me tomorrow (meaning i kicked arts butt tonight ^_^) i know there are a few flaws with the perspective, but you gotta admit its a hard angle... hopefully its a bit looser than my frist post.

Seraph

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/4thmedbn/Art/figure_back2.jpg

D4ng3rmouse
08-05-2005, 01:02 PM
Hey did this yesterday, I work really slow im afraid so took me like an hour just to do this :shrug:but hopefully ill get better with some practice. Just used graphite pencil and white pencil on brown paper. Hope this is the right section to post it in cause id call it finshed and seeing as ive only done 2 drawings recently id say this was the better one hehe, the other one is in the gestural thread. I think the proportions on this are just about right, shading is always something ive had a problem with so this was something to practice that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/Gandalf82/sketch_4.jpg

zeli
08-06-2005, 02:24 PM
D4ng3rmouse: very nice light work

http://jmalinge.free.fr/Drawings/AnaStudiesLi.jpg

Rebeccak
08-08-2005, 02:27 AM
zhuzhu,

Great work! It's so nice to see your work! :)

theseraphimabove,

This is a nice drawing! Just keep going, and draw more of these. Your shading is nice, I think that the forms just require more structure. Definitely keep posting your work!! :)

D4ng3rmouse,

Welcome, it's great to see your work!! Hope to see you more around the forum! :)

zeli,

Welcome also ~ your studies are great! Can you tell us about how these were made ~ copies from books, or drawn from imagination? Just curious about your process. :)
Hope to see more of your work! :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
08-08-2005, 03:00 AM
thanks rebeccak, keeping post.



http://www.imgreactor.com/display/7755/507.jpg

zeli
08-08-2005, 11:07 AM
thanks rebeccak, the two faces are copies from a book but the leg bones and muscles are drawn from imagination.
I was trying to create an extendable leg based on some readings about anatomy. I started with a bones structure, then i tried to add the muscles but i noted the muscles was too small and the bones structure too complex. So, i simplified the structure by playing with the bones shapes and i could enlarge the muscles.
The last step is work on the envelope, find several tips to render an extentable skin, and add some fur for the aesthetic...

It's a really fun works ! ;)


PS : Please excuse my poor english...

bandersnatch
08-08-2005, 08:05 PM
zhuzhu, you're giving me an art-gasim all over the place. i need a moment..... :D


great stuff.

Rebeccak
08-09-2005, 02:51 AM
Here a few old pen sketches. Some are better than others. Thought I would throw them in for fun. :)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/Sketchbook/rk_sketchbook_2A.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/Sketchbook/rk_sketchbook_1B.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/Sketchbook/rk_sketchbook_3A.jpg

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
08-09-2005, 02:58 AM
Meh, the bottom one's a little wonky ;)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
08-10-2005, 02:59 AM
rebeccak: really nice sketch~~~!!!



http://www.imgreactor.com/display/7753/nude2.jpg

zhuzhu
08-10-2005, 05:19 AM
one more~~~:bounce:


http://www.imgreactor.com/display/7754/nude3.jpg

Libor
08-11-2005, 08:21 AM
ZhuZhu: unfortunatelly your pics doesnt show up, its very sad:sad: cos your work rocks!!, probably you exceeded your data hosting limit...

is there any chance to fix that??

L.

theseraphimabove
08-11-2005, 08:29 AM
yeah most definitely.. i never got to sit and look at your work, zhu... not the past two pictures you posted... please please make them come back ^_^

seraph

zhuzhu
08-11-2005, 12:41 PM
sorry for the image hosting problem,i had fixed that already.

allenatl
08-16-2005, 07:00 AM
zhuzhu: Again, amazed at the different techniques and styles in your work.
rebeccak: Love the ink drawings. Are you familiar with the artist Bernie Wrightson?
The cross-hatching style of your drawings reminds me of his work.

StylusMonkey
08-16-2005, 10:18 AM
Great work zhuzhu, and your avatar is hilarious =)

This was a quick paint in painter, 1 hour using 3 oil brushes.

http://www.users.on.net/~bobbyeow/Art/IdleHand.jpg

zhuzhu
08-29-2005, 07:56 AM
thanks all~~~!

figure sketch in photoshop 7, ref used.


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuzhu/510.jpg

Rebeccak
08-29-2005, 12:28 PM
zhuzhu,

Beautiful work! :thumbsup: Nice to see you back. :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
08-30-2005, 04:55 PM
thanks rebeccak~!


today's work, in openCanvas 3


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuzhu/515.jpg


small wip:


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuzhu/515wip.jpg

Rebeccak
08-30-2005, 05:19 PM
zhuzhu,

Beautiful work!!! :thumbsup: Thanks for posting this! :bounce:

~Rebeccak

theseraphimabove
08-30-2005, 07:45 PM
holy smokes zhu... thats insane. i love your slightly painterly style. i dont think i've ever been so jealous of how some one renders as i am of you. beautiful.

theseraphimabove
09-03-2005, 01:56 AM
heres something i was working on quite a while back.. its just an attempt at painting something i drew and submitted.. its the first thing i've ever really painted so constructive critiques would be greatly appreciated.. i put a bit of effort into fixing the figure some but i'm still not really happy with it... anyway... painter IX

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/4thmedbn/Art/figure2_005.jpg

jinnseng
09-03-2005, 03:41 AM
theseraphimabove- The first thing that I noticed about your figure is that the line you have to show the spine is off. It always comes from the the center of the neck down the middle of the back. The way you shaded it around the top of the figure's right shoulder, it looks like the spine is coming right off of that muscle instead of the neck.

Zhuzhu- Great figure you have up there. Out of anyone i've seen using OC you're differently the best that I know of.

electricsketchbook
09-04-2005, 03:51 AM
Hey Rebecca,

Well, I have looked at you all over here but I am finally posting. I probably won't be around alot since work is hectic and raising a two year old and all but I wanted to drop by. You have a great thing going here.

I haven't worked from a live model in years but I got a chance to go to a little workshop this morning. All quick pose stuff, longest poses were 10 minutes. I really like the fast stuff, just enough time to indicate what is going on, makes you edit alot. I try to use as few lines as possible but retain form and gesture. This one has alot of overlap so that takes some precedance.

Not a great one but for my first time in about 2 years, I think it is an ok start.

zhuzhu, your work is so great. I can't wait to see more.

Red Prismacolor in a sketchbook; about 5 inches long. 10 minute pose.
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/Figure%20Drawing/reclining_woman.jpg

Rebeccak
09-04-2005, 03:26 PM
11th Door,

This is a great gestural sketch! You clearly have a strong understanding of the roundness and completeness of forms. I think her right leg is particularly strong. The feet are also very nicely drawn in a lovely loose, gestural fashion. The only part that bothers me is the inner curve of her arm, which seems a bit misplaced ~ but given that this is drawn from a live model, in which you have a limited time in which to 'nail' the drawing, I think you've done an exceptional job! :thumbsup: I completely understand your having limited time, but it will be great to see you more on the forum. Thanks for the compliment (I'm having a total blast thanks to all the great work and artists here) and thank you for posting your work! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-04-2005, 04:55 PM
Hey Rebecca,

Thanks for taking the time to look at the drawing and comment on it, I know you are busy and it is really just a small sketch and all.

You are right about the arm, something is a little off. The model was a bigger girl and had a fair about of arm fat in the tricep area so who knows what was going on but I missed it. That is the problem with working from life sometimes, you can't go back and see where your analysis went off.

I will try to post something once a week and comment on a piece or two when I get a chance. I am trying to get back into the art thing after almost 3 years off of serious focus ( I think I attended a couple of workshops a few years back but other than that I have been raising my son and being a regular working joe.) I really want to be a professional artist and my goal is to take whatever time I get and focus on learning more skills. I am getting kinda old now (I won't say how old) and the great artists seem to get younger and younger so I know I am running out of time to make a mark. I would like for my boy to be able to look at my art and be proud that his pop did it. Maybe that is odd motivation but it is mine none the less.

Thanks again for setting up such a great forum. I'll try to be around whenever I get a chance. :)

Rebeccak
09-04-2005, 05:26 PM
11th Door,

You're totally welcome, and it's so sweet what you said about your son. I am sure he will look up to you no matter what you do. :) And I don't think it's ever 'too late' ~ it's just a matter of dedication. And clearly you have tons of talent, so you should have no problem. ;)

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
09-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Hello, my first post of many (hopefully...) in this thread.
First of all I would like to thank rebecca for setting up such a sweet forum/sub forum:thumbsup:
Anyways heres my sketch....
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/6124/untitled16nu.jpg
PS:I suck...Oh, and sorry for the crappy scan....

A small...Introduction:
Name : Kevin Kihlander
Birthday : 1991 September 28
Age : 13
Location : Sweden,Uppsala

Rebeccak
09-04-2005, 08:39 PM
Skurai,

Welcome! I have seen you posting about on Neb's thread and the WIP forum, so I was wonderin' when you were going to post on the Anatomy forum. :) I'm glad you have. :)

Well, first let me congratulate you for tackling one of the most difficult drawings in history to emulate ~ I take it this drawing was done as a result of magic man's tutorial on Michelangelo's drawing, the "Libyan Sibyl"? :) Good show! This is an extremely tough drawing to copy ~ I have tried and failed many times. :) But, I think the earlier one starts to copy the masters, the better, and I am thrilled to see you doing so!! :thumbsup:

There are proportional problems here that I don't have time to go into just at this moment ~ but I think you've done an excellent job on her upper left forearm ~ and overall, I think your pencil strokes are really nice. Great job on that bit of the hand, as well! Again, kudos for taking that on! :)

I'll try to post up a little review a bit later ~ if I forget, remind me, and I'll be sure to do one ~ that is one of my favorite drawings. :)

For the time being, take a look at Michelangelo's original, and look at how big the torso is in comparison to the arms. I think in your drawing, the arms are much too large for the torso, but proportions take lots of time to learn, and you are in just the place to do so! Plus, being 13, you have lots of time!! I'm thrilled someone so young has taken an interest here in anatomy. :)

Good work! :thumbsup:

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
09-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Thanks Rebecca, I noticed stuff like the arm mistakes after doing the drawing:D
I am going to copy that drawing as many times as i can.
I think I have a michelangelo book at my dad's,I will go and look for it after school tomorrow:D
This Is one of my favorite drawings too:D

Thnaks for the comments and stuff!

-Skurai-

Rebeccak
09-04-2005, 08:59 PM
Skurai,

Excellent! Books on Michelangelo are a must, I think, for artists to have. My folks bought me one when I was around your age (back in the stone age!) :) and I still have it. :)

I think one of the most basic but useful drawing aids is the concept of Negative Space. Negative Space, as you may know, is the empty area around the object or figure. Here is a demo showing the negative space around the "Libyan Sibyl" drawing:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Sketchbook/Skurai_Michelang-Neg-Space.jpg

Sometimes it is helpful to draw the NEGATIVE SPACE instead of the object or figure itself. This is one of the great drawing exercises employed in Betty Edwards' great drawing book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". I hope you will be participating in that Workshop (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=269026), as well ~ it starts tomorrow. :)

Hope this helps! :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
09-04-2005, 09:06 PM
Hehe, thanks:D
I will post as much as I can on this forum, I am going to buy a nice anotomy book that I saw in a bookstore.
Cya!

-Skurai-

umbrellasky
09-04-2005, 11:05 PM
wowowow!! such amazing work here everyone!

Rebecca: WOW! I adore your pen sketches, they are truly beautiful, the line quality is magnificant, thanks for sharing!

electricsketchbook
09-06-2005, 06:05 PM
I really like the Sketch book thread you have here Rebecca, any chance of making it a sticky?

Anyway, I recently had to get on a 3 hour plane trip. I don't fly well (major understatement) so to keep my mind off the flight I brought along these 2 pocket sketchbooks by Moleskine. They are only about 3 1/2 wide x 5 1/2 high in size so my sketches are only about 2 inches in height or so. One has Grid paper (which I find to be a fun background to draw on like lined paper) and the other has off-white paper.

So, on the plane, I thought it would be fun to spend the time drawing heads from my imagination, since setting up reference on the plane would be difficult. Anyway, on the trip there and back again :D I did these little heads with a .5 mechanical pencil. When I scanned them, I stuck my finger in one for a scale reference.

Just the doodles of an old man. :)

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_1.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_8.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_2.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_4.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_5.jpg

electricsketchbook
09-06-2005, 06:09 PM
Some more from the plane trip. :)
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_6.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_3.jpg

Rebeccak
09-06-2005, 06:24 PM
11th Door,
Wow, these are gorgeous!!! Thank you for posting these! :bounce:These look to have the 'Art Center' style to them. Did you ever go there? :)

BTW, this thread is now a Sticky. :)

EDIT: BTW, I think your work has a lot of affinity with the work of Don Seegmiller. Have you ever seen his work or his book, Digital Character Painting? He posted work and critique on the Open Figure Drawing Workshop 001. :)

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-06-2005, 06:29 PM
WOW, talk about "ask and ye shall receive." I barely had mentioned the sticky idea and the next thing I know, POOF, there it is.

You are the goddes of the web Rebecca. I have never seen Don's work but I will check it out today. Thanks for the heads up.

As for your ACCD question, I've been around there a little. :)

Thanks again Rebecca, you rock.

Rebeccak
09-06-2005, 06:32 PM
11th Door,

Hey, thanks! :) I'm more like the "web Attention Defecit Disorder goddess", thanks! :scream:

Aha! I know ACCD style when I see it! May I ask, when were you there? Just tell me to buzz off if I ask too many questions. :)

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccadhdk

electricsketchbook
09-06-2005, 07:00 PM
Hey Rebecca,

Well, you know, with a school like that around you have to drop by once in a while. My relationship with ACCD is a sorta off-again/ on-again kinda thing. You once asked me if that was where I knew Hong, it is.

Peace Out,

11th

electricsketchbook
09-09-2005, 05:26 PM
A few more sketchbook doodles. The first is a grid analysis of a pose from DK's Anatomy book. The other two pages are from the same pocket Moleskine Sketchbook I started on an airplane flight recently. Small sketches, only about an inch or two in height.

I really need to get cracking on the challenge. Best of luck to any of you doing the challenge. :thumbsup:

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/pose_grid.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_10.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/sketch_page_11.jpg

Rebeccak
09-09-2005, 06:01 PM
Kyle,

Nice work!!! I especially like the first figure drawing, it's very Burne Hogarth~esque. :thumbsup:

You know, I think I remember you...did you work in the Painting Room, you know, when they had it divided wonkily with those dividers that Pico made? Lol! 'Old man', my arse! :scream: Weren't you friends with Ed? If I'm totally off base here, just let me know. :) At any rate, it's great to have you on the forum and to see your cool work! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-09-2005, 06:55 PM
Hi Rebecca,

Yeah, That was probably me, I worked in the prop room for a while with Ed Li. He and I started ACCD together. I haven't seen him in about 2 years. I know he got married and is still at DreamWorks with Mike Hernandez (who I am still in some contact with.) Do you still talk to Ed? Hong and I were good friends there and worked in the Student store together and we were responsible for creating the computer side of the store as it is now. I actually sold Alex some of his first computers for Gnomon.

Admiting all of this is actually a big deal for me since I have strayed from the art path so much and now I am 33 and starting over again. It is hard for me to feel so rusty and out of touch with something I once did with much more ease. I had a great time at ACCD and learned from the same greats that you appreciate so much. Vern Wilson and I were very close and I talk to Steve Huston all the time (he lives in Montana now with his wife and two kids.) Both Vern and Steve were my main influences. I also had Burne Hogarth the term before he died (Ed was in the class as I recall) and Harry Carmean the term before he retired. I was fortunate to know Ray Turner and Richard Bunkel and study painting with them a little as well. But Vern and Steve did the most for me. When I ran out of money after a few terms at ACCD, Vern took me into his workshop and taught me for a very reduced rate. Later, when Vern moved away, He asked Steve to take over my teaching. Steve trained me for several years until some things happened in my life that took me away from art. It has been a hard road for the last 5 years but I am now getting back into art again and this time I will make Vern and Steve proud of me. It is actually very emotional for me to write this and I can't believe I am doing this is a public area but sometimes you just have to admit who you really are. There is a lot more to the story but I won't go into it here.

BTW, you and I knew eachother somewhat as well. I think you also knew my wife, Dawn. She and I also started together at Art Center. I saw your picture in the Instructors portion of this site and recognized you instantly. You were alway very nice to me even though we never really got aquainted much. You probably also saw me with Dallas Good a lot, he and I are good friends to this day.

Well, that is me in a nutshell (help, I'm trapped in a nutshell. Sorry, couldn't resist.) I will be posting more things when time allows me to draw. I am also signed up for the challenge and I hope to be able to get to that soon (time is in short supply for me so I have to take what I can get.)

Later,

Kyle

ceresz
09-09-2005, 06:55 PM
Rebecca...You may do a review anytime now:D
hehe:D

Rebeccak
09-09-2005, 07:24 PM
Kyle,

I just sent you an email. :) I totally remember who you are, and it is so cool of you to write all of this about yourself ~ I really appreciate it, and it is nice to reconnect with an old Art Center friend. :) Vern was truly a wonderful person, and I really am sad that I was only able to take one of Steve Huston's classes, as he was a phenomenal teacher and just a really good guy. I know that he occasionally comes back to LA to give workshops, but, being on the East Coast, it is of course impossible for me to attend those! :)

Wow, so you and Dawn got married? That is great!! I did know Dawn a bit better than you, but you are both really nice people and definitely two of the most friendly people I knew at ACCD. :) So, it wasn't hard to be nice. :)

Wow, say hello to Dallas too, if he remembers me, lol! Is he still teaching at ACCD? And to sell Alex his first computers? Now that is a real claim to fame!!! :thumbsup:

It's great to see you on the forum, and I really hope you will keep posting work, Tutorials, and other great stuff here. :)

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
09-09-2005, 07:24 PM
Gah! Double~post. Skurai ~ ah! A review! Ok, this weekend ~ thanks for reminding me!! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
09-09-2005, 08:42 PM
Hehe thanks, reviews are good since well...you learn:D
Aren't I smart? :D
j/k

Rebeccak
09-12-2005, 03:58 AM
Skurai,

Thanks for your patience. :D Finally worked up a little breakdown for the Libyan Sibyl Drawing ~ hope it helps. :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Sketchbook/Libyan_breakdown.jpg

The main thing I think one should always focus on in a complex figure such as this is breaking complex forms down into SIMPLE SHAPES. It is essential to find the main axes first ~ the axis of the head being primary, as it directs the rest of the body. The center line of the face is important. The axes which fall off that centerline ~ the axes of the brow, eyes, nose, lips, and chin, will all be parallel to one another, and more often than not, perpendicular to the central axis.

Next is the center line of the body ~ in this case, since we're looking at a turned back view, the center line is that of the spine. Draw this first. Then, find the axes of the shoulders. The upper torso (rib cage) can be simplified as either a box or as a round shape that is slightly elongated horizontally. The entire torso (rib cage and pelvis) can be simplified into a 'peanut' shape almost always. This is a useful thing to remember. :)

Simplify the limbs in terms of cylindrical shapes and directional arrows. The main thing to establish is the general gesture of the figure, not the tiny details. This is a key part of drawing which it is good to get in the habit of practicing. :)

Finally, find the Opposing Curves of the figure ~ simplify these ~ so that the torso is described in terms of only 2~4 sweeping lines, and the limbs with very few lines as well. Try to see how SIMPLY you can express the figure. This is the key to finding its GESTURE.

Hope this helps, and let me know if you have questions. :) I think the best exercise someone young can do is to look at and trace master copies, just to get the feel of what the original draughtsman was doing. Then, once you have traced the image, try drawing it FREEHAND, using everything you know about NEGATIVE SPACE, SIMPLIFYING FORMS, FINDING OPPOSING CURVES, etc.

Good luck, and post your updates and progress! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
09-12-2005, 11:01 AM
11th Door: you rock~~~!!!:bounce:



pencil on sketchbook

http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/532.jpg

bonedog
09-13-2005, 02:07 AM
wow cool thread. here are some life studies from the past month or two.

cheers,
+bone

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205a.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205b.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205c.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205d.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205e.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205f.jpg

Rebeccak
09-13-2005, 02:43 AM
bonedog,

Great sketches!!! :bounce: These are really great to see! Thank you for posting these, and please continue to post more. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-13-2005, 08:40 PM
I did a little self portrait in my sketchbook this morning to try and warm up. I really need to start the challenge.

Awesome work as always, zhuzhu

Red Prisma in a sketchbook; about 45 minutes.
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/self_portrait.jpg

Rebeccak
09-13-2005, 11:49 PM
Kyle,

Very funny sketch! My, how demented Normal Rockwell you are looking today! :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-14-2005, 09:54 PM
HAHAHAHA (insert evil laugh here.) Just call me Norman Bates. :scream: :wip:

zhuzhu
09-15-2005, 07:10 AM
11th Door: great sketch man~! i like your style~!!!


colored pencil on sketchbook.


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/538.jpg

electricsketchbook
09-15-2005, 03:53 PM
Beautiful work as always zhuzhu. I hope one day to be able to do more digital drawing and painting but I'm all thumbs with it right now. I look at your figures a lot here to get a feel for how to go about it. I feel that we think alike and that helps.

zhuzhu
09-16-2005, 02:33 AM
11th Door: thanks~~~!!! i will do more drawing. and waiting for yours.


watercolor on watercolor paper sketchbook.



http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/539.jpg

Rebeccak
09-16-2005, 02:47 AM
zhuzhu,

Nice work! :)

You know, Spirit Dreamer made an good suggestion on the "Evocative" thread ~ would you consider modeling for the OFDW? Not nude, of course! :scream: But I think we are in need of a new (and male) model. :)

What do you say? :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-16-2005, 03:58 AM
Hey zhuzhu,

Nice watercolor sketch buddy, you always put out a high level of work. I'll post something tomorrow here just to try and keep up with you each day. :thumbsup:

Good idea about the modeling by the way Rebecca. When the models didn't show up at Vern's workshop some of us would get up there to do a set of 5 minutes until the model got there. Not nude of course. The cool thing was to get a drawing of you done by Vern or Steve. :)

Actually, Steve Huston used me as one of his models for about 10 of his great Boxer paintings he is known for. I always seemed to be the guy getting hit :hmm: and when I mentioned it to Steve he laughed. In his next set of paintings he had two that had me both as the guy getting hit and the guy doing the hitting at the same time :argh: which lead to me needing psychological help :wip: . Oh well, what can you do.

Hey Rebecca, I know of a lot of sites with good nude photography (both male and female.) Perhaps asking the photographer about letting us use the photos on this site for drawing might convince them that it is good publicity for the photographer. Just a thought, I don't know. :)

Thanks again for making this thread a sticky, going to post a sketch tomorrow. Good Night. :wise:

Rebeccak
09-16-2005, 04:36 AM
Kyle,

ROFL, yes, actually, a while back I had mentioned getting folks to pose, but had kind of forgotten about it...but I'm totally happy it's come up again, because I think we need some fresh blood! I really think it would be good to have male models...hmm, know any bodybuilders *cough* *Kyle zhuzhu* *cough*? :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

patdzon
09-16-2005, 10:26 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/patdzon/babysissketch.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/patdzon/momsketch.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/patdzon/patsart/Copy-of-angelsleep.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/patdzon/patsart/babysis2.jpg
Wow! All of the work here is just so refreshing! I particularly enjoy looking at your work Zhuzhu!!! Anyway, I would like to share some of my sketches if you guys dont mind.

These are old, but Im looking forward to posting some new stuff!:)

patdzon
09-16-2005, 11:04 AM
wow cool thread. here are some life studies from the past month or two.

cheers,
+bone

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205a.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205b.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205c.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205d.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205e.jpg

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/091205f.jpg

ahhh very nice. WHat a confident understanding of forms!

Rebeccak
09-16-2005, 07:14 PM
patdzon,

Welcome to the forum! Your sketches are quite nice, thank you for posting these! :)

When you post, if you click on the little yellow icon with the mountain and the sun (5th icon from the left at the top of the Edit Post editor) you can paste the URL into the pop~up, and your image will appear instead of a link to your photobucket account. This way, everyone can automatically see your cool images! :)

Thanks for joining us, and looking forward to seeing more of your work here! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

umbrellasky
09-16-2005, 10:28 PM
Hiya here's a sketch from my sketchbook :D

I used a photo-reference for this. I got my reference from: http://justmeina.deviantart.com/gallery/ there are some wonderful images there.

Here's my sketch, I will post some more soon :)

Created using a regular ballpoint pen that was lying around my house

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/enialadam/anatomy4.jpg

Rebeccak
09-16-2005, 11:03 PM
enialadam,

Wow, #1, it's great to see you're drawing so much, and #2, thanks so much for that link! I had never been aware of this person's thread, and it is awfully generous of him to provide so many great reference photos. Would you mind also posting this link in the Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570) thread? That would be terrific!

While there are some problems with the lower torso and legs of the figure, I think this is a really beautiful drawing, and I think the key is to just keep drawing...if you can afford to do so, maybe a few from that great reference site a week. Keep posting here, and we'll watch as you grow! :thumbsup:

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

umbrellasky
09-16-2005, 11:44 PM
Thanks Rebecca that means a lot to me :)

zhuzhu
09-17-2005, 04:44 PM
some quick sketch:

Rebeccak: please check your email inbox, i just send you the photos.


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/540.jpg



http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/541.jpg




http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/542.jpg

Rebeccak
09-17-2005, 04:48 PM
zhuzhu,

Wow, great sketches! I especially like the 3rd one ~ beautiful linework. :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot for the pictures...I just sent you an email. Thanks for all your great contributions! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

EDIT: zhuzhu, also, definitely check out this site with great reference photos:

http://justmeina.deviantart.com/gallery/

justmeina
09-17-2005, 07:59 PM
I hope I'm doing this right, this is new to me. I just wanted to say NICELY DONE, ENIALADM! I'm presumably biased, but I like what you did with a pen that was just "laying around".

Thanks,

Rebeccak
09-17-2005, 10:59 PM
Ben,

I just saw your post! Great to see you here, and you are posting just fine! Enialadam, I contacted Ben after you alerted us to his really beautiful photographs (and told him what a great job you had done on your drawing)...and he has generously agreed for us to use his images for the OFDWs, which I think is just incredible! Thanks again, Ben, for this, as your generosity will really benefit all of us here on the Anatomy Forum.

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

umbrellasky
09-17-2005, 11:20 PM
Hey Ben! :D Thanks for your kind comment :) and welcome to cgtalk, I'm glad you have joined us.

zhuzhu: wow! I adore you work, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing :)

zhuzhu
09-18-2005, 05:38 AM
Rebeccak: thanks for shareing that link~! and aslo thank you justmeina~!


enialadam: that's ok~~~! thanks.


watercolor on watercolor paper sketchbook:


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/543.jpg

Rebeccak
09-18-2005, 06:10 AM
zhuzhu,

No problem! Actually, enialadam found the link. :) Ben has generously allowed us to use his photos in OFDW 005, the one after yours. Of course, you are always welcome to provide your images for future OFDWs...it's really great to have different models, so I'm really happy that you and Ben both are modeling. :)

Great sketch! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

RobertoOrtiz
09-18-2005, 06:21 AM
Well this is a selfportrait I did in 1995(you know, less gray more hair)

-R

Rebeccak
09-18-2005, 06:32 AM
Rob,

It's funny because I like these older drawings you post a bit more than your newer, digital stuff...perhaps it's just that you were more focused on art back then in terms of school, but I think your older stuff is more sensitive, and frankly, better...any thoughts on this?

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

RobertoOrtiz
09-18-2005, 07:07 AM
I am attaching some images of some work I did in the 10th grade.

electricsketchbook
09-18-2005, 03:31 PM
WOW zhuzhu, Nice stuff man.

Sorry I've been away for a few days and not putting up any work. Here is my morning warmup page. One is a copy of J. Scott Cambell and the other from a fitness mag of a totally ripped dude named Shawn Phillips (the proportions are terrible.) The page took about 40 minutes and is done in my usual red prismacolor pencil.

OH, BTW, I have put up a series of WORK-IN-PROGRESS shots on my ANATOMY POSTER THREAD, if anyone is interested.

Later all,

11th
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/shawn.jpg

Rebeccak
09-18-2005, 07:27 PM
Rob,

Cool to see your old work! :thumbsup:

Kyle,

Great stuff! Thanks for posting! I can definitely see the Leyendecker influence, lol. :) Thank you for posting. :)

~Rebeccak

justmeina
09-18-2005, 08:59 PM
Thanks to Rebeccak, enialadam and zhuzhu for the welcoming words. I'm honored to be here and I very much enjoy all the great works being shared. Thanks all!

Rebeccak
09-19-2005, 02:48 AM
Ben,

It's great to have you on the forum, and I look forward to OFDW 005! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

bumskee
09-19-2005, 03:51 AM
meh, you guys are awsome.. birlliant.. All thanks to cheerful Rebeccak.

thought I throw my drawings I have done in the past few weeks.. 15mins I think these were except for the line drawing which was 5.. my fav!!

http://home.exetel.com.au/bumskee/con/ana_60.jpg
http://home.exetel.com.au/bumskee/con/ana_79.jpg
http://home.exetel.com.au/bumskee/con/ana_102.jpg
http://home.exetel.com.au/bumskee/con/ana_210.jpg

Rebeccak
09-19-2005, 04:00 AM
bumskee,

ROFL, I can't believe you were 'shy' about posting your work here...your work is fantastic! Great stuff, especially those last two drawings...the linework and loose blocky shading are great respectively. Definitely look forward to seeing more of your work! :thumbsup:

EDIT: You know, it's funny, the hair on the top two figures reminds me of those pink troll pencils...lol! But these are really good sketches...:)

The volumes on the last guy's gut are just perfectly depicted...and your proportions are really good! What year are you, may I ask, in school?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

bumskee
09-19-2005, 04:05 AM
:) thanks, I am shy :) I been a member for sooooo long though. *yikes* I am so going to participate more, heh.

[EDIT] yeah those annoying trool pencils, my sister used to have them.. I used to pluck them out.. hehe.. :P

I haven't been near a school for about 4 years, those were done at a sketch group for life drawing thingie after work. SO basically just rock up and draw your stuff and when you are done go home kinda of classes. :>

Rebeccak
09-19-2005, 04:07 AM
bumskee,

ROFL, no need to be shy. You know, the OFDW 004 (Open Figure Drawing Workshop) opens tomorrow ~ each OFDW runs for 2 weeks ~ will you participate in that? I think it would be great to have you there...your skills are really, really high, and it would be inspiring to see your work. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

bumskee
09-19-2005, 04:20 AM
It must have been a while since I last visited this section because so many things have changed and things happening.. I am getting confused.. :|

Now you are making me blush, hahahaha sorry.. *ahem* I am not too sure what this OFDW is so let me investigate a little what that exactly means. hehe, I am such an idiot when it comes to technical terms. :) this forum has gone so hectic. hehe keep on inspiring us, you rock!

haha, I am in!! geeze I feel like an idiot.

Rebeccak
09-19-2005, 04:28 AM
bumskee,

Whoops, sorry for that! Lol, I know there are now a huge number of threads here, and it can be quite confusing. :)

Links to the Anatomy Forum can be found here:

Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More ... [links within] (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525)

Links to Open Figure Drawing Workshops can be found in post #3 in the above link. :)

Basically, the Open Figure Drawing Workshops (or OFDWs for short) are 2 week long workshops in which photos of nude models are posted as reference for digital or traditional drawing or painting. I usually provide some feedback, and you get to see how a number of other artists interpret the figure.

There has been some really cool work posted! :) Definitely check out OFDWs 001, 002, and 003 if you get the chance. :)

OFDW 004 kicks off tomorrow. Zhuzhu, one of our own members, has generously volunteered to model.

Feel free to participate in this or any OFDW. :) Even though a new OFDW kicks off every 2 weeks, people are free to post on any OFDW for as long as they want...though most people move on the most recent OFDW. :)

Hope to see you there! :)

EDIT: ROFL, no need to feel like an 'idiot', none of us are psychic, lol! :) Great! I'm happy you will be participating. :) Off to do chores with me!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
09-20-2005, 12:23 PM
bumskee: great sketch~~~!!!


new watercolor here:


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/547.jpg

zhuzhu
09-20-2005, 05:15 PM
paint to post, in photoshop 7:


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuzhu/548.jpg

Rebeccak
09-21-2005, 04:28 AM
zhuzhu,

The 1st watercolor of the ballerina is beautiful! I really like the 2nd, underwater piece also, but there is something funny with her right arm and head, which makes the pose difficult to understand...but the mood is really great! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
09-21-2005, 10:06 AM
Rebeccak: thanks for your feedback.

watercolor today:


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuzhu/549.jpg

zhuzhu
09-21-2005, 03:52 PM
WC again~~~!


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuzhu/550.jpg

electricsketchbook
09-21-2005, 06:28 PM
O.K. from the beautiful watercolor sketches by our buddy zhuzhu to the clunky, anguished sketch of 11th Door.

Awesome work there zhuzhu. You too Bumskee.

This is a little study for a bigger piece that I am starting. The topic has to do with "anguish." It isn't a fully formed idea yet so I am going to play with it's direction this week and see where it takes me. I haven't done a finished piece in so many years that I am a little scared I won't be able to come through. Any prayers and best wishes welcome.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this character is straining against something, either bonds or a great weight. As Rebecca mentions in the next post, it has the effect of looking constipated when you don't see any context shown. Sorry.

:) :) :)

My usual red Prisma in my sketchbook, I really should try other media one of these days.
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/anguish.jpg

Rebeccak
09-21-2005, 08:19 PM
Kyle,

This is a great drawing...good to see. :)

The body, I think is great...but the head bothers me, because it is too large, and, due to the stylization of the facial features, the effect of the pose is more comical than serious, which I'm sure you don't want. There is something I don't buy about the placement of the left foot ~ it doesn't seem to be bearing tension or weight, as does the right.

In a way, and I hate to say this, but the expression and attitude right now is somewhat like someone with constipation...lol! :) You know that someone else is going to say this if I don't, so you'll just have to accept my observation for what it's worth,heh... ;)

I think the body minus the head and the left foot is amazing...but I think if you go to paint this, you may want to reconsider the drawing of these elements.

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
09-21-2005, 08:36 PM
Hey Rebecca,

Yeah, the head is too big for sure. I am a pretty short guy (5'9") and used myself as reference (shot from above) since I don't have access to models right now, and some of the size strangeness comes from that and another part is that I just didn't hit it. Definitely will be part of phase 2 sketch.

As far as the expression goes, I suppose "constipation" is actually the look I am going for in a very weird way, haha. The guy is going to be straining intensely, either against bonds or to lift something very heavy, and since the expression of great strain would also come across in the "constipation" idea, I guess there is a connection there. My main topic has to do with anguish but this particular character's anguish is the inability to move something (no pun intended :scream: .) The mouth area is too cartoony right now, which I don't want, and the nose is off as well.

Yeah, there is definitely a problem in the feet, both of them in fact. I think the problem will be solved when I figure out what the heck his environment will be :hmm:. When I put the lines down under him as a rough floor idea, they were put down very sloppy knowing that I probably am not going to put him on a flat floor. The end result does end up looking off.

So well see where this thing goes. I'll post the next phase when I get some drawing time again (probably tomorrow, I hope.) I'll work on getting the problem areas fixed.

Thanks for the crit Rebecca, much appreciated. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
09-21-2005, 08:42 PM
Kyle,

No prob, and your phrase "the inability to move something" just made me laugh so hard I nearly crapped my pants, so thanks a lot for that! :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
09-22-2005, 03:52 PM
11th Door: nice sketch~! keep it up.


WC:


http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/552.jpg

electricsketchbook
09-22-2005, 11:17 PM
zhuzhu, I really love the watercolor work your doing, great atmosphere and color bleeds. Watercolor has always seemed like a hard medium to me, not very forgiving of mistakes, which I make a lot of. Nicely done man. :thumbsup:

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 03:50 PM
zhuzhu :: Love ur watercolour works :love:

Some sketches from Ref.


http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/166/1865jx.jpg


http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/2949/1820pa.jpg


http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/7497/1843vq.jpg



http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/18-14.jpg







This is in Painter 9...not from Ref.

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/9209/kid0qu.jpg

Rebeccak
09-23-2005, 03:56 PM
Shyam,

Great work, keep it coming! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 03:57 PM
Yess will try my best :)

Thanx Rebecca :)

umbrellasky
09-23-2005, 09:22 PM
wow Shyam, beautiful sketches! I'm loving your lineart, really nice a clean. Great work!

shyamshriram
09-25-2005, 09:02 AM
enialadam :: Thanx :)

Here is my new sketch in PS...mess in 1hr.:D


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/chiku600.jpg

Rebeccak
09-25-2005, 09:59 AM
Shyam,

This is a characteristically solid piece. What I think will be the challenge for you (as it is for all of us) is to infuse your digital work with that same nice feel that your traditional work has. All digital work runs the danger of looking too 'slick' and I think that this piece skirts that line...I think with the subject matter, you could go further down the path of a rendered piece if you wanted to, but I also think it would be interesting if you started to toe that line between a traditionally feeling piece and a polished digital piece. Just a thought. :)

Great to see more of your work! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-25-2005, 10:18 AM
Thanx Rebbeca...yes im agree with u totally...but i really tried in this sketch to keep that sketchy feel like pencil/traditional sketch..i think i should avoid the spray tool or have to explore something better....in short ive to try more hard. :scream:

Rebeccak
09-25-2005, 10:23 AM
Shyam,

ROFL, I sometimes have an awful time adjusting to Painter / Photoshop etc...really, I've done no more than a handful of digital pieces, and at times I do feel like stomping my lovely Wacom to bits, lol! :scream: No, I could simply not do without Ctrl + Z anymore, I'm afraid...but toeing that line is not easy for any of us! So...we all have lots to learn. :) Ah, but it's fun, tho...

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-25-2005, 10:27 AM
:D Yeah its not THAT easy...And im also a Ctrl + Z slave...U cant believe...one day i was drawing with pencil and instead of using eraser ...i was lookin for the Ctrl and Z keys... LOL im not joking...Damn...i should avoid those Two keys..as much as possible.. :/

Pam
09-25-2005, 06:27 PM
:O oh my I found your post shyam

and you posted it ;P love that drawing :D
can I just say shyam was born with a golden hand?

pushav
09-25-2005, 10:20 PM
The sketchbook paper is grainy....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/pushav/sketches/lifedrawing1pose4jpg.jpg

Rebeccak
09-25-2005, 10:55 PM
pushav,

Hey there, do you have any more recent sketches to show us? :) I recognize this one from the OFDW. ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

pushav
09-26-2005, 12:45 AM
pushav,

Hey there, do you have any more recent sketches to show us? :) I recognize this one from the OFDW. ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Why yes. here it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/pushav/random/appleartragesmall.jpg

The larger image is on my blogsite- Pusha V blog (http://pushav.blogspot.com)
or you can see it here Larger version at high rez.- Big Apple (http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6867/464/1600/appleartrage.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/pushav/random/artrageprincesslittle.jpg

Larger version of this... HERE (http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6867/464/1600/artrageprincess.jpg)

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 01:54 AM
pushav,

I rather like your apple piece...what I would suggest is to try a limited color pallette ~ where you are only using very desaturated hues in a limited range. The oil brushes in Painter are great, but don't forget that the strokes are secondary to value construction of the image.

I like the bkgrd and the shadow, but the apple feels just slightly flat...have you digitally shaded simple shapes like cones, spheres, cylinders, boxes, and the like? I think this exercise might really be good for you...heck, I need to try it. :)

Good work, definitely post your new stuff. ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

pushav
09-26-2005, 02:06 AM
I wish that I could have got that look in painter. I used a different program. It was hard to control the brush and I should have finished it in painter. It was something I did so I would not get rusty painting. I suck bad at painting lol.

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 02:19 AM
pushav,

You don't suck at painting. You just need practice, like the rest of us. Lol, you should see my OFDW 004 painting...now there's something that sucks bad, lol! :scream:

You've got strong drawing skills. I think the mistake is to jump into color work, as you know, without a solid understanding of value. It looks like you have a nice overall color sense ~ the bkgrd colors, for example, in your apple piece are really nice. Were you using Art Rage? You can always take the painting, scale it up, and rework it in Painter if you'd like.

What is your coursework like this semester, eg, what art classes are you taking? :) It would be interesting to know...

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

pushav
09-26-2005, 03:06 AM
Classes that I am taking now are "core" classes like your matth, english,history blah blah blah lol. Stuff like that. I took all of my art stuff early. I should have done core classes first. I wanted to do some fun stuff after coming from 4 years of Spanish and 2 of thooses years were honors (I am amazed that I hung in there).

I understand the value ranges when it comes to greyscale but when it comes to color that is another story. Maybe I don't paint e nuff. LOL. That is why i have a goal of a painting a day. Satudray I pumped out 3 in like 5hours. I was bascially trying to stay loose because a animator told me to get looser. Then more people told me to get loose also. So I am sitting here like wtf "loose". Then it hit me. I was rendering waaaay too early and making stiff work.

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 03:17 AM
Pushav,

Why not start your own thread here, and call it Anatomy Thread of pushav? Then you can kill 2 birds with one stone by practicing digital painting and anatomy at once. And, we can follow your progress and suitably heckle you, lol! :)

But seriously...why not?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

pushav
09-26-2005, 03:48 AM
Pushav,

Why not start your own thread here, and call it Anatomy Thread of pushav? Then you can kill 2 birds with one stone by practicing digital painting and anatomy at once. And, we can follow your progress and suitably heckle you, lol! :)

But seriously...why not?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

I should but I do not have any references. I tend to make up stuff in my head. So just make it here or in the 2d wip forum? Maybe this is what I need.

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 03:55 AM
pushav,

As you know :rolleyes: we live in the digital age when we have that handy thing known as the 'internet'. So don't tell me you don't have any references, lol. :wise:

Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570&highlight=reference)

www.google.com (http://www.google.com) :D

Anatomy Resources : BOOKS (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257424&highlight=book)

Also, you attend a school, so they have a library, right? Surely they have some anatomy texts?

Why not start a thread here, so I can keep my beady little eye on your progress? :D :scream: Somehow I sense you need that extra push...:D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-26-2005, 05:33 AM
30 Min. in PS ..Ref. used
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/25-1.jpg

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 05:49 AM
Shyam,

I like everything in this drawing except for her right leg, which looks a bit bulky. Great to see more of your work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-26-2005, 10:28 AM
Thanx Rebecca :) Yes I'm also not sure about the legs. Both legs looks odd to me :/
Thanx for watching :)

purb36
09-26-2005, 05:34 PM
hey yall.
shyam - one thing to notice is that even though the hip is extremely tilted, both legs are touching the ground with the feet in roughly the same position. her left (right on the page) calf is extremely stretched relative to her right (left on the page) calf. cause the hip is tilted so much, at least one of the feet should be more flat relative to the ground and one should be up on tiptoe. also, the insertion of the right (left on the page) leg looks kinda weird...there should probably be less thigh and more pelvis there. hope that helps.


some bridgman hands
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8331/file0140a8ej.jpg
http://img270.imageshack.us/img270/4130/file0150a5lh.jpg

:)

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 05:39 PM
purb36,

Nice work here! Great to see these ~ keep posting! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

the rookie
09-26-2005, 05:58 PM
Hah hah!! :D !! lol pusha v man wat's up, this is aka spanz known as the rookie here, I like the apple, you're going thru the same phase I'm going thru, I do alot of stuff made up in the head to upon painting digital, but you know wat's lacking, in our image thus, establishing a true light source and how that interact's with the object, even when placing other color objects and those colors blending together, example (in one sec) I'm using painter IX the demo only but it's great, man there's some much good stuff there, and it's all about getting familiar with the brushes, but back to the painting take a look at this website and tell me what you think and what you see and this will help a great deal go here first www.pinoart.com (http://www.pinoart.com) then go to www.goodbrush.com (http://www.goodbrush.com) for style and concepts, the next phase from there is establishing atmosphere with color, you have the blends down, and some stuff you can make up, in most cases with our background will make it all up, but that's where composition comes in also check this site http://www.oil-painting-techniques.com/color-theory.html

the rookie
09-26-2005, 06:11 PM
Sorry for the broken english on the last post, I'm at work doing a million things at once, there is still life images on the listed sites for the pinoart site go to showcase section and it will take you to his artwork or paintings (those are real paintings but same principles still apply) as far as goodbrush goes, that's self explainatory (if I spelled that right) but there are core principles there needed to give you a quick and fast foundation and explode from there) the last website is very good because you get to evaulate color theory in a oil painters view, these applies across the board, and there's one last thing, it's a book, old and out dated, but if you can land one grab it How to do Still Life by Leon Franks/ Walter T. Foster Publication if you can land one of these it would be a huge plus, trust me on this one, there's more, but you can get quick skills and improvement within two days with these sites and the book, give it a shot and a glance, (I know some day someone will ask me what's the brush sizes and brushes you use, I know it's coming) my new technique is light brightening and atmosphering color lighting, this is huge to take painting in a new direction stay tuned

bonedog
09-26-2005, 11:10 PM
Hey all,

Wish I had more to post. This was done from a photo in an old National Geographic. Black prismacolor on color copy paper.

Cheershttp://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/darkwoman.jpg

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 11:28 PM
bonedog,

Verrry nice work! Have you seen Sheff's tutorial?

TUTORIAL - Turpenoid PrismaColor Technique - by Sheff (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=279901)

Since you use Prisma, I think you might be very interested in his technique, and in magic man's work, which I have linked in Sheff's tutorial thread.

If you have the time, please do post more here, or join us in the Open Figure Drawing Workshops ~ we're currently on OFDW 004 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=278425), and there's some really nice work going on there. :)

OFDW 005 starts Sunday or Monday...hope you'll join us. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

pushav
09-27-2005, 12:21 AM
The rookie-Thanks. I heard fo that name before spanz. I can't remember what other forum you was on. Yeah I still need practice. A painting a day keeps the rust away. That is my goal. That reminds me, time for another one.

shyamshriram
09-27-2005, 06:44 AM
purb36 :: Thanx for the in depth feedback mate :) love ur hand studies.

Some Non Ref. Crap :D

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/27-2.jpg


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/27-1.jpg

Rebeccak
09-27-2005, 07:03 AM
Shyam,

More 'crap', please! You're amazing...like the most prolific person I know! Are these new studies, or existing ones? It doesn't matter to me, really, I'm just curious. :) I'm prepared to be completely jealous and blown away if you are doing one or two of these a day! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-27-2005, 07:43 AM
Shyam,

More 'crap', please! You're amazing...like the most prolific person I know! Are these new studies, or existing ones? It doesn't matter to me, really, I'm just curious. :) I'm prepared to be completely jealous and blown away if you are doing one or two of these a day! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Now my turn...ROFL u r Jealous ?? LOL :D
anyways..Thanx Rebecca :) these two i made last night...working in Midnight..specially after 12 am is a GREAT FUN :bounce: will post MORE !

shyamshriram
09-28-2005, 05:01 AM
30 Min. Fun in Photoshop :D

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/28-1.jpg

Rebeccak
09-28-2005, 06:46 AM
Shyam,

Nice, um...ankles. :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-28-2005, 07:32 AM
Shyam,

Nice, um...ankles. :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Thanx Rebecca :)
hey what about ankles ?

zhuzhu
09-28-2005, 11:23 AM
bonedog: nice sketch~~~!

shyamshriram: cool design~!

btw: what is Prisma pencil? i can't find this kind of pencil in Shanghai~~~:sad:


[CARAN D' ACHE] Water-soluble color crayons on watercolor pad.



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/zhuhaibo/Figure%20Drawing/555.jpg



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/zhuhaibo/Figure%20Drawing/557.jpg



Watercolor:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/zhuhaibo/Figure%20Drawing/558.jpg

PixelColada
09-28-2005, 06:09 PM
Zhuzhu

Prismacolor by Sanford (http://www.prismacolor.com/sanford/consumer/prismacolor/index.jhtml?_requestid=294143)

Also

Dick Blick (http://www.dickblick.com/zz205/08b/)

bonedog
09-28-2005, 06:47 PM
Rebecca: Thank you. I'll check out that tutorial for shizzle.

Zhu: Thanks... I really like that 3rd image of yours (the watercolor)

Here's another from yesterday.

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/darkwoman2.jpg

Rebeccak
09-28-2005, 10:13 PM
bonedog,

Great style! Lovin' your work so far. Keep it comin'! :thumbsup:

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-29-2005, 09:25 AM
Great sketches zhuzhu, bonedog
10 min. Fun in Painter the Magical :)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/Creepy.jpg






http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/shyamshriram3/SWORD2.jpg

electricsketchbook
09-30-2005, 01:49 AM
Wow, Freakin Fantastic zhuzhu, shyamshriram and bonedog. :thumbsup: You guys are awesome.

I have been away for awhile but I wanted to put this sketch from my sketchbook up finally. It is another version of one I put up last week for a bigger piece I am working on. My scanner is acting up so I had to do what I could with my camera and poor lighting. Sorry for the grainy shot, my camera is a little old and I didn't have time to adjust the image well.

Later All

Prismacolor in sketchbook
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/SketchBook%20Pages/anguish_01.jpg

Rebeccak
09-30-2005, 04:35 AM
Kyle,

Great to see your updated sketch! It looks mostly fantastic, and you've definitely made some improvements!

The head looks better now, but that left foot still bothers me. These things are more easily fixed when painting sometimes. You also might want to lay some tracing paper over top of that area and redraw the foot, and then, once your scanner is fixed, scan the new image and make adjustments digitally. Is this for a digital, or a traditional painting? It would be cool if you could post examples of your traditional paintings as well...we have a Life Paintings thread here somewhere...here it is:

Life Paintings - Post Your Best Paintings From Life! 2D TRADITIONAL / DIGITAL (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257532&highlight=Life+Painting)

Hope to see some of your work there! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
09-30-2005, 09:21 AM
PixelColada:thanks for the info.

bonedog,shyamshriram,11th Door: thanks all~~~!

Water-soluble colored pencil on sketch pad:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/zhuhaibo/Figure%20Drawing/560.jpg



red crayons pencil on sketch pad, use dodge tool and brush tool do the face make up in photoshop 7.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/zhuhaibo/Figure%20Drawing/561.jpg

bonedog
09-30-2005, 10:25 PM
11th, Shyram, ZhuZhu: Awesome awesome awesome!! :)

Here's a portrait I just completed... I was going for a good likeness, which is rare for me because it's harrrd! Any critiques appreciated.

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/adrianna.jpg

Rebeccak
09-30-2005, 10:36 PM
bonedog,

I quite like your latest sketch! The only thing I would note is that I think some of your shading is a little flat (straight), and thus flattening out some of the form.

I've heard mention that you should pretend as though you are an ant on the surface of your subject, and replicate the topology of that surface with your pencil / pen strokes. I think your sketch style is really great, and highly condusive to painting ~ where you are laying down thick strokes of paint to approximate value ~ do you do oil or digital painting? I think you'd be great at it. ~But, with a sketch, I think you should follow the planar angles of form in smaller increments, so that you really describe the small turns of form which make it have dimension and depth.

Great stuff, and I really hope to see more of your work!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

bonedog
09-30-2005, 11:08 PM
Rebeccak: Thanks for the critique! I'll try to keep that in mind on the next one. Practice practice practice :) Gotta go study how other folks portray form in the shadow side.

+bone

Rebeccak
09-30-2005, 11:17 PM
bonedog,

No problem! You have a terrific style, which I'd like to see you push further. Keep up the good work! Definitely check out the work of Kevin Llewelyn...I think you'd like his style (if you don't already know of him, which I suspect you do):

http://www.kevart.com/pages/menu_pg.html

Looking forward to more posts! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

fooxoo
10-01-2005, 06:25 PM
A little bit of a cartoonish anatomical study :D Well, you cant really count it as an anatomical study, but it is one of the pages in my sketchbook I like the best. Rebecca, feel free to give poiters :P

Cheers :D

http://img348.imageshack.us/img348/9066/girl3ye.jpg

Rebeccak
10-01-2005, 06:36 PM
fooxoo,

Great to see your work here! :) I think the key to any type of drawing, realistic, stylized, cartoon, etc. is to understand realistic anatomy. You must first understand what is really happening in order to properly distort it. The big thing I think you should focus on is doing copies of anatomical works, or master copies (Burne Hogarth's books are great to copy from, as Mike has demonstrated) as this is the only way to really begin to understand what is going on beneath the surface level of forms.

Here are a few examples of web sources, though I highly recommend working from books (I believe you have several :)) which will last you a lifetime and will continually act as a great source of reference.

Why not do some sketchbook studies from your Anatomy Reference works and post them here? We'd love to see them. :)

http://www.foottrainer.com/images/anatomy5.jpg
http://www.foottrainer.com/images/anatomy5.jpg

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/sma/legmuscl.gif
http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/sma/legmuscl.gif

http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/anatomy/atlasofanatomy/plate21/images/plate21.jpg
http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/anatomy/atlasofanatomy/plate21/images/plate21.jpg

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

jrr
10-04-2005, 12:58 AM
here are two i did last weekend.



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/photoshopmonkey2/modelsheets.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/photoshopmonkey2/sittingmodel.jpg

Rebeccak
10-04-2005, 03:04 AM
jrr,

Good to see you and your work back! :)

Brush pen studies? It's interesting to see someone trained in the way that you were trying this different approach. How are you finding it so far? I imagine it must be quite different.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MichaelZHsee
10-04-2005, 04:53 AM
great~i'll participate soon.love figurative stuff~:thumbsup:very inspirational

Rebeccak
10-04-2005, 05:42 AM
C'mon sh@ke! Join the cool kids! :thumbsup: Would love to see some of your stuff!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

jrr
10-04-2005, 05:16 PM
well rebecca the whole training (high focus) thing really has more to do with how to see what you're drawing or what to notice i guess would be a better word. not really how to draw it, the how to draw it part is so up to the person. a lot of people who took that class just end up copying the teachers (that's what happened to me) and after a while you try to develope your own methods. at the same time i was taking those drawing classes, i was taking steven assael for painting. they're very different approaches to solving the same problem and it was a blast! i mean i'm a natural render monkey so it's nice to step back and try to do something different.
i love using ink and this spiffy brush pen i just bought, thin line thick line wooohoo!

Rebeccak
10-04-2005, 05:24 PM
jrr,

ROFL...I would love to see the work you did for Steven Assael's class. I can't say I'm a huge fan of his subject matter, but damn that man can paint! We have a Life Painting thread hereabouts...

Life Paintings - Post Your Best Paintings From Life! 2D TRADITIONAL / DIGITAL (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257532)

Hope to see your work there! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
10-06-2005, 01:17 AM
Hey Everyone,

Just a quick little sketch done with a mechanical pencil (and red line under for lay-in.) I haven't had the time I would like to have for drawing lately. Oh well.

Nice work all.

Later

http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/Figure%20Drawing/lying_woman.jpg

MichaelZHsee
10-06-2005, 03:07 AM
hello rebecca and zhuzhu~
a very fast sketch i made,just a few minutes work,very rough though.i'll put this in colors soon.probably by tonite:)hehe,not sure if i have violated the rules for not posting my best work.but i will:scream:a kudos to both of u,very inspiring thread

nice going 11thdoor~pretty bumpy :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/michaelsee/anatomystudy3.jpg

more:)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/michaelsee/anatomystudy1.jpg

Rebeccak
10-06-2005, 07:10 PM
Kyle,

Great to see more of your work! Thanks for posting. :) Are her legs a little short, that tucked under leg around the ankle a little wonky? Feel free to shoot me. :)

sh@ke,

Great to see your stuff here, man! I have gotten a little behind on replying to posts due to the Workshop, but I am definitely eager to see what's been goin' on! :) Thanks for posting, please post more! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
10-06-2005, 09:18 PM
Hey Rebecca,

No shooting needed, you are right about the leg looking off. Actually, I think both legs are off for different reasons. The top leg is too long in the thigh to knee area and the lower leg is twisted in the knee to ankle area. This is what I get for not using simple forms to build the figure first. When I am in "doodle" mode I get lazy and just start however I feel like, which often leads to stuff like this happening. But I guess I excuse it for drawings like this which are really tiny (only about 3-4 inches) and done in about 20 minutes. I think I will get the hang of a more gestural style in some time but for now I expect that I should stick to the construction that Steve and Vern taught me. Back to the old Cylinders and Boxes for awhile I think. :)

I post some construction stuff in a few days.

MichaelZHsee
10-07-2005, 04:30 AM
thanks alot rebecca~no problem,i practice my anatomy sketch almost everyday~hehe,neglected the spectacular challenge.:scream:

Rebeccak
10-07-2005, 04:57 AM
sh@ke,

I wouldn't be doing my job if I weren't luring people away from what they're supposed to be doing. :scream: :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

MichaelZHsee
10-07-2005, 05:58 AM
hehe~u r doing it just great rebecca:scream:~will keep up with the thread:)

bonedog
10-07-2005, 08:15 AM
11th Door's drawing is all curvy lines and sh@ke's is all hard lines. Nice structure on both... it's neat to see the different approaches.

i started off strong but i'm totally running out of steam... the feathers are killing me. Let me know what you think. The levels are a bit off... overcompensated the darks.

Cheers,
+bone

http://www.imaginarydog.com/daily/angelsmall.jpg

zhuzhu
10-07-2005, 08:49 AM
bonedog: wow~~~! that was amazing~~~!!!:thumbsup:



today's sketch:

http://usera.imagecave.com/zhuhaibobo/578.jpg

MichaelZHsee
10-07-2005, 09:23 AM
great stuff zhu zhu~:thumbsup:so soft!

here's mine~did it last nite~30minutes photoshop
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/michaelsee/anatomystudy2d.jpg

Rebeccak
10-07-2005, 11:39 PM
bonedog,

This is a great piece, and I think would make a great traditional or digital painting. I love the raw emotional quality to your work...and I love charcoal / pencil pieces. Nice stuff.

The shadow down her trunk is a bit sharp, don't you think? And the face feels a bit undimensional, with the exception of the eyes. I think the feathers look pretty good, frankly ~ you needn't finish them to the nth degree. Definitely take a look at Lucian Freud paintings, if you're not already a fan. I can really see this being a cool fleshy oil painting.

zhuzhu,

More cool stuff! I like the linework around her right hand particularly.

sh@ke,

Nice to see your work! I think you elongate torsos, and shorten arms a bit much...have you ever done a straight anatomy study ~ you know, draw bones and muscles and stuff? I think it would be great to draw from a few reference pieces and post them here, or on your own anatomy thread (if you would be adding stuff to it frequently). :)

Great work, guys! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak