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ThomasMahler
10-13-2005, 12:15 PM
Hey guys!

Time to post something here :) I'll update this thread with work that I create during my life-drawing classes.

Pose time was about 5-10 minutes each, sorry that I had to cut the drawings from time to time - I'm drawing on A2, my scanner is actually A4, so that's a problem. I think I'll use the digicam in the future.

Feel free to post some good C&C! :)

http://members.chello.at/digital.sculptor/pose01a.jpg
http://members.chello.at/digital.sculptor/pose02a.jpg
http://members.chello.at/digital.sculptor/pose03a.jpg

ThomasMahler
10-13-2005, 12:33 PM
Unrelated, but sketch-fun :)

http://members.chello.at/digital.sculptor/blah01.jpg
http://members.chello.at/digital.sculptor/blah02.jpg

PixelColada
10-13-2005, 04:54 PM
On your life drawings, it seems clear that you're comfortable with your drawing skills.

If you have enough time to do all that modelling inthe figure, I would at least put shadow shapes in the head, even if there's no detail. Regardless of how well you render the rest of the figure, if you leave out the face, to the layman, this will always seem incomplete.

Try to work from top to bottom. Even if you run out of time, it will still feel like the drawing is complete.

Try to get some indication of shadows on the model stand, or some indication of environment.

Keep your pencil sharp so you can control your line weight. Don't try to outline the figure, this will start to make it feel like a cartoon. Trust that you got the line right the first time and don't keep going over it. There is a difference between going over a line again and again to emphasize it and going over it again and again because you're not sure of yourself. Get used to being accurate so that the lines you put down in each drawing are more accurate than in your last drawing.

With the sketchbook stuff I would focus on composing the drawings so they fit the whole figure or whole head on the page. It seems like you're running out of room, but if you're drawing from your head there's no reason for that.

Hope this helps.

Rebeccak
10-13-2005, 05:10 PM
Thomas Mahler,

Hey, great to see your stuff here! :) May I have your permission to change the name of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Thomas Mahler"? I try to keep the personal threads with a standard naming convention so that people can search for / find them all in one go. I won't do this without your permission, though. :)

Are you currently a full~time art student? Just me being curious. :) It's always nice to know a bit about the folks on the forum. In terms of your drawings, I think you have a nice sense of volume, and a pretty decent handling of the material. Have you ever done Master Copies? I highly recommend this ~ it's a most excellent way to learn, not only Anatomy and Proportions, but also Technique. It is amazing what you will discover when comparing your own work to that of, say, Rubens.

We have this thread which you should definitely check out:

Master Copies - Post Your Copies From The Great Masters! 2D/3D D/T DRWG/PTG/SCULPTURE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257446)

Lots of great work there!

Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ThomasMahler
10-13-2005, 05:35 PM
Hey PixelColada,

Yup, you're right. My lines are too unsafe, I'm always fiddling with the proportions and redraw like nuts :) I always try to describe the forms as good as possible in that short time and possibly overdo it pretty often. Thanks for the comment, man!

Thomas Mahler,

Hey, great to see your stuff here! :) May I have your permission to change the name of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Thomas Mahler"? I try to keep the personal threads with a standard naming convention so that people can search for / find them all in one go. I won't do this without your permission, though. :)

Hey Rebecca!

Sure thing, just change it!

Btw, I really like your work and what you're doing here for all the artists out there - you're doing a really good job, keep it up!


Are you currently a full~time art student? Just me being curious. :) It's always nice to know a bit about the folks on the forum.

I'm studying traditional sculpting, yeah, but right now, I'm mostly doing digital work. Second year just started, I put a lot of drawing classes into my schedule, so I think I'll be able to post a hell lot of work here, hehe :)


In terms of your drawings, I think you have a nice sense of volume, and a pretty decent handling of the material. Have you ever done Master Copies? I highly recommend this ~ it's a most excellent way to learn, not only Anatomy and Proportions, but also Technique. It is amazing what you will discover when comparing your own work to that of, say, Rubens.

Thanks for the comment (you may critique my work a lot harder, there are many flaws in my drawings, so just tear them apart, if you like to - I'm trying to learn something here! ;)) - And thanks for the advice, I thought about it, but never really copied master work before. But yeah, I'm sure I could learn many things from that! Thanks! I actually have to work on a relief, I could use your advice there... :)


We have this thread which you should definitely check out:

Master Copies - Post Your Copies From The Great Masters! 2D/3D D/T DRWG/PTG/SCULPTURE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257446)

Lots of great work there!

Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak




Thanks a lot! That's a nice welcome :)

Got an anatomical drawing class tomorrow, so expect some updates soon! :)

Rebeccak
10-13-2005, 05:55 PM
Hey there, thanks for the big reply! :) It's really cool that you're studying traditional sculpture, it's something I've always wanted to try. Have even seriously thought about going back to school for it, and if I had all the time and money in the world, I would install myself in another art program tomorrow, lol! :)

Btw, I really like your work and what you're doing here for all the artists out there - you're doing a really good job, keep it up!
Thanks a bunch! It's really nice to get this feedback. :) You guys do as much for me ~ it's AMAZING what's happening on this forum ~ so I really enjoy this a bunch!


Second year just started, I put a lot of drawing classes into my schedule, so I think I'll be able to post a hell lot of work here, hehe :)
Yahoo!!! :bounce:

Thanks! I actually have to work on a relief, I could use your advice there...Got an anatomical drawing class tomorrow, so expect some updates soon! :)
Oh, cool beans, post those on up! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ThomasMahler
11-10-2005, 03:32 PM
Oops, didn't have time to update as frequently as planned, my shortfilm keeps my busy... Also, I didn't have time to study life-drawing more, haven't done master copies yet, but that's what I'm going to do now, since I feel like I'm running against a wall - I don't think that my way of describing forms is fast and efficient. I've gotta look for new ways when it comes to describing form with a pencil. So I think my updates suffer from the same problems that the drawings before, but what the heck, I'll post them anyway. Included are some very short poses and some movement studies - C&C as always appreciated!

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose04.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose05.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose06.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose07.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose08.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose09.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose10.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose11.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose12.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose13.jpg

ThomasMahler
11-10-2005, 03:33 PM
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose14.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose15.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose16.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose17.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose18.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose19.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose20.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/pose21.jpg

Rebeccak
11-11-2005, 10:10 AM
Thomas Mahler,

Hey there, looks like you've gotten some good practice in! I think you're right, the main bit to work on is simplifying forms and working efficiently.

Here's a master copy I did as a practice demo, trying to show that when drawing, try to think around the forms, and to use line to create volume through emphasis on whole / complete forms, which in drawing must be exxaggerated in order to read.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Threads%20General/IMG_0018-copy.jpg


Try to think AROUND forms as you draw, and not just up and down the sides of the forms and across. Most form is roundish / curved in shape, and so you can never go wrong by using curves.

Hope this helps. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ThomasMahler
11-11-2005, 10:33 AM
Hey Rebecca!

Thanks a lot for your comment! I think I fully understood what you mean, I'll definitely try this out today!

I already thought about ways to describe the forms inside of the forms that I created, this technique could actually be a great solution. Thanks! :)

Rebeccak
11-11-2005, 10:38 AM
Hey, no prob! Glad this helps...look forward to seeing your new work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 09:52 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/enter.php

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ThomasMahler
03-02-2006, 07:51 AM
Hey Rebecca!

I'd love to (I'd even already have an idea for the challenge), but my shortfilm is keeping me too busy. It's just so much work... I should update this thread, btw! :)

-tm

ThomasMahler
02-23-2007, 07:42 AM
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/01.jpg

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/02.jpg

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/03.jpg

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/04.jpg

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/05.jpg

The last one has been done without models - just some scribbles :)

Rebeccak
03-05-2007, 08:33 AM
Gorgeous drawings - wish I hadn't missed this update!

ThomasMahler
03-05-2007, 08:49 AM
Gorgeous drawings - wish I hadn't missed this update!

Ha! That coming from one of the most gifted drafts(wo)men I've seen really means a lot to me, thanks a lot, Rebecca!

I think my lines really changed over the last year - probably thanks to the storyboarding and all the scribbling... I still don't think that my work has the dimension to it that I want it to have and I'm probably still working mainly in flat shapes, but it's all fun, isn't it? :)

I'm definitely learning a lot by watching all this stuff popping up here, it's amazing to see all of this happening. I'm not into posting a hell lot, mainly because I'm in my own little world right now, but I really appreciate this board and especially this section of the board!

Oh, I should probably post this here. Most of the stuff I'm doing right now is very reduced, fast and looks like that:

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/01_18.jpg

And yeah, I'm shamelessly copying the way Miyazaki and his team are doing storyboards. I find this way of lines and shades to be the most amazing tool for previz ever, such a panel can be done in like 30 seconds and really helps me to keep track of things. I'm also exploring 3d projections right now - all of this stuff is really amazingly motivating for me.

Rebeccak
03-05-2007, 09:00 AM
Thanks a lot, that's a really nice compliment! :) It is definitely all fun, I think you're to the point where you're easily able to manipulate form to have it do what you want vs. simply struggling to create it - that level of manipulation is definitely where the fun happens with respect to drawing. Am really glad to hear that you're enjoying the forum, so much stuff happens around here it's easy to miss good posts - nice to see your storyboard drawing, I think often the most simple and gestural drawings are the best - hope to see more of your work. :)

ThomasMahler
08-04-2007, 08:21 AM
Time for some 3d sketchin'! :)

http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/mandolin00.jpg
http://members.chello.at/thomas.mahler/mandolin01.jpg

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