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Monster_General
05-15-2006, 05:54 PM
Hey guys/gals , I just wanted to open another topic for my anatomy studies ( Thanks to Rebeccak :) ) , previous one was full with unserious studies . I would try to do serious studies in here much as possible . So Cya soon with another one , but currently I just have a skull sketch I do after I've found a good image over google . Comments and critics extremely welcome as always !

I will make copy works until I started to learn designing true lines with my own imagination :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Skull.jpg

Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 05:59 PM
Great to see this! :)

One thing I would recommend is posting images that are a bit larger ~ no more than 800 pixels in width, though. This will make it much easier to see things. :)

Also, feel free to post your latest studies here as well (totally up to you). :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-15-2006, 06:06 PM
Ok thanks again Rebeccak :) I will try to show next ones big as possible but currently I have a bad trying I done a few days before :

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/CreatureSkull.jpg

When I do with looking , it looks ok but when I try from imagination I forget everything :shrug:

Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Monster_General: When I do with looking , it looks ok but when I try from imagination I forget everything :shrug:
Heh, you can't expect to do only a few drawings and then to remember everything. :) It takes a lot of practice, and drawing from memory is a hard task. To be able to do so, you must first have a big stock of images to remember! That can only come from drawing from life, master drawings, and from reference. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-15-2006, 06:24 PM
So I must make a '' lot of '' copy works first * goes work * :)

Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 06:27 PM
Yep! :thumbsup:

*****

Monster_General
05-16-2006, 02:21 PM
Here I tried to do cat portraits , they are count as Anatomy study too isn't it ?

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/CatPortraits.jpg

Rebeccak
05-16-2006, 08:48 PM
Yes, of course. :) People, animals, even imaginary creatures are all welcome on the Anatomy Forum. :)

One really good reference site you should check out is linked here:

Link to SurgiCat Database (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3533074&postcount=2)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3533074&postcount=2

You can search the SurgiCat Database for all sorts of skeletal specimens, it's a great resource! It would be great to see you do some drawings from that, they have animal as well as human skeletons. :)

For example, I ran a search for 'cat skeleton', and came up with this:

http://surgicat.rcseng.ac.uk/detail.aspx?parentpriref=#

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-17-2006, 11:38 AM
Wow thank you :) , I will :thumbsup:

Monster_General
05-17-2006, 05:20 PM
Horse Portrait :

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/HorsePortrait.jpg

Rebeccak
05-17-2006, 05:25 PM
Ah, very nice! :thumbsup:

There is something about the neck that seems perhaps too skinny? You might try giving it just a bit more width.

Nice to see your progress! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-17-2006, 05:42 PM
Thanks a lot Rebeccak :) O ye , I noticed it , I was trying to give good shading in that area but I think I am not succeeded , I will try another horse maybe later :thumbsup: Currently I am working on an animal skull , I hope I do it right :D

Monster_General
05-17-2006, 10:17 PM
Here that skull :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/AnimalSkull.jpg

Rebeccak
05-17-2006, 10:23 PM
Monster_General,

Really nice work with this! :thumbsup: You're definitely improving...keep working on studies like these, I really think doing so will be of tremendous benefit. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Cyanid
05-17-2006, 10:23 PM
hey omar, nice stuff here. I like the way of shading!
maybe add more contrast to achieve more depth in your images.
good detail! keep drawing and updating.

Monster_General
05-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Thanks a lot again Rebeccak , I am glad to hear you think its good :)

hey omar, nice stuff here. I like the way of shading!
maybe add more contrast to achieve more depth in your images.
good detail! keep drawing and updating.

Hey . Thanks :) Yea I currently trying to find a '' clear '' way of depth shading , I will definately try to do it right later .


Also I will keep up until learn :thumbsup:

Monster_General
05-19-2006, 03:12 PM
Here a dog skull I've tried :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/DogSkull.jpg

demented
05-19-2006, 03:24 PM
Yo Monster

Did a great job on this last one - always love drawings of the actual bones. Like Cyanid said, you might try and push the value to create a better sense of depth. Also be careful with your backgrounds - the shading in the background seems too arbitrary: try using the background to compliment the subject.

Doing great - keep us updated!

- d.

Rebeccak
05-19-2006, 04:32 PM
Monster_General,

Really loving these studies...keep pushing yourself, you've shown definite improvement ~ looking forward to seeing more. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Thank you for the comment Demented :) I actually not do background , I just choose neon effect in PS and it becomes like that , in original sketch there isn't background :thumbsup:

Oh and thanks a lot again Rebeccak , I am being glad to see you are browsing to my topic allthe time :)

Here giraffe skull :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/GiraffeSkull.jpg

Rebeccak
05-19-2006, 06:39 PM
Monster_General,

I'm always happy to see new work, and to see people who work hard. :)

Keep up the good work ~ this giraffe skull is looking great. Pretty soon, you will have an entire poster! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rist
05-19-2006, 07:12 PM
Your sketches remind me of Traditional Printing, like Etching and such. Some nice skull studies.

Monster_General
05-19-2006, 07:24 PM
Rebeccak: Thanks a lot . and I always become happy when someone reply to my topic , critics also makes me even happier :)

Fl3wk: Thanks for the comment . Oh etch ? I don't know really , maybe rookie version :)

pushav
05-19-2006, 07:48 PM
Nice bone drawings!:thumbsup:

Monster_General
05-20-2006, 09:07 AM
pushav: Thanks for the comment :) I want to draw a different style bone but currently I trying to find it . Cya soon :thumbsup:

Rist
05-20-2006, 11:04 AM
Well that was just an example. If you have ever been in a print room with the rollers, acid pit, and the smelly messy containers then you might know what i mean. Yours looks more like the stencil technique but used only used black.

Monster_General
05-21-2006, 06:43 PM
Gold Skull :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/GoldSkull.jpg

Rebeccak
05-21-2006, 11:10 PM
Monster_General,

Hmm, that's interesting ~ how did you achieve that effect? :)

I personally prefer more straight shading than effects type work ~ don't get too wrapped up in effects, as that is more about pushing buttons than it is about skill. Still, this looks quite cool. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-22-2006, 09:23 AM
Rebeccak: Thanks a lot for the comment :) I really don't do it with conscious , I just played with colour tunes and somethings from filter gallery and it becomes like that :D First version was have normal shading , I was do it normal at first but later I wanted to try something and it becomes gold :)

Rist
05-22-2006, 09:57 AM
I tend to avoid the filter gallery as much as possible ad it can make somethink scream 'filtered'. It gets nice effects, but I prefer images where you cannot tell if it was traditionally made or computer made.

Monster_General
05-25-2006, 02:26 PM
Rebeccak ; I am embarassed to tell this but if you have time and if you want to , I want from you to can u recommend me some images to copy from , such like masterpieces , anatomy etc . I searched most of the links you show me before but for say the truth I not find something for drawing good , so if you know very good references , can u show me them , please :love:

Monster_General
05-25-2006, 06:24 PM
My problem is , I can't choose and decide which picture I must study on so I am slow at those times :banghead: Not only Rebeccak but if any others can help me to choose pictures , I will be much appreciate them too :) :wip:

Rebeccak
05-25-2006, 06:35 PM
Why not start here?

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2876945&postcount=85

There are also other links in the first post to the Beginners' Lounge containing Master Drawings.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-25-2006, 06:39 PM
Thanks again for advice Rebeccak , I want to start but erm , they are nude :sad: I know this would be a '' very '' silly question but is there any other possible way to learn anatomy , if not so I will be compelled to draw nude for sure ._.

Rebeccak
05-25-2006, 07:03 PM
Heh, hmm, try here:

http://www.anatomyatlases.org/atlasofanatomy/plateindex.shtml

Also I did a Google search for "Rubens drawing" and came up with this:

http://images.google.com/images?q=rubens+drawing&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Oh oh , thank you :) That rubens drawings are especially looks good to me , I will stay those at my fave list so I will do some of them often .

Cheers :)

Monster_General
05-25-2006, 08:46 PM
Leg study and a small arm :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Leg-Arm.jpg

Rebeccak
05-25-2006, 09:46 PM
Wow, that was quite fast! :)

Great to see these ~ I really encourage you to do more of these kinds of studies. By the way, what media are you using? One thing I would suggest would be to slightly vary the line weight when drawing ~ you ought to take a look at Drawings by Leonardo, for example.

Check out this really good site to see his work:

http://www.visi.com/~reuteler/leonardo.html

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-26-2006, 08:45 AM
Rebeccak : Thanks a lot for the great comment you made again . I use only '' B '' or '' HB '' pencil for drawing , sometimes mechanical pencil , I love to use those :) Lines wasn't too dark actually , when I export it to PS , I change its adjustements so its looks like black , its actual colour was gray :thumbsup: And I check out that Leonardo's site now . I will try to catch and learn somethings from here aswell , thanks :)

Monster_General
05-26-2006, 10:49 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Lungs.jpg

Rist
05-26-2006, 12:06 PM
I suggest you dont change your images from natural colours to a fake/flat black. I know it shows the drawing better, but it doesnt give your time and effort justice.

Like the ribcage study! They are HARD! But with patience and time it is just like any of other part really :shrug:

Keep up the anatomy studies! They are VERY useful!

I use a 2B pencil as it is nice for a sketchy style and quite easy to rub lines out. It also presents pretty well so theres no need to change the values in PS. Also if I do real fast studies and I dont want to sharpen my pencil every so often, i use a 2H pencil, hard lead means it takes longer to wear down. It is quite light, so if your not confident in showing light sketches, then these can be changed in Photoshop. But the HB and B+ dont really need to be changes IMO.

Azabache
05-26-2006, 01:52 PM
Hi there!

Nice studies Monster-General!! About the images to draw, don't think too much about it, just draw whatever you feel like to, anything you like. Slowly you will realise what your weaknesses are, and then you will know what to focus on to improve your skills.

But listen to Rebecca and Fl3wk, look carefully to the masters of the Renaissance and do a lot of anatomy studies.

I also use a 2B pencil, it's not too hard and not too smooth, very flexible just try it.

Keep up the good work!!

Azabache

Monster_General
05-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Fl3wk : Thanks for the comment again , last ribcage was the original colour I done in paper . Also thanks for the pencil suggestion :)

Azabache : Thanks for the comment and suggestion :)

I would try to find that pencil next time I go that shop :thumbsup:

Rist
05-26-2006, 03:23 PM
Try the Derwent collection, I always use thema nd they never fail!

Monster_General
05-27-2006, 02:32 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Iodrome.jpg

This one is a character from a PS2 game , name called Monster Hunter ( CAPCOM ) which is one of my most favourite games . Its not completely same with the character , I added somethings and change some parts but its almost same with it . I just want to learno do a correct creature ( about anatomy ) :)

Rebeccak
05-27-2006, 06:32 PM
Monster_General,

I think the creature is looking great, but the legs I think need work. Hope this helps: :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20Monster%20General/Monster-General_Review-02.gif

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Rebeccak : Omg , thanks for that great small tutorial :eek: ttt thankkkk ss :eek: I just hoping to learn it oneday :)

Rebeccak
05-27-2006, 07:36 PM
You're welcome! It was fun, glad to help. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

umbrellasky
05-28-2006, 10:30 PM
hi Monster_General Very nice anatomical studies! I like the line quality of your sketches :thumbsup:

Monster_General
05-29-2006, 02:30 PM
hi Monster_General Very nice anatomical studies! I like the line quality of your sketches :thumbsup:

Hey , Thank you :) I am trying to do lines correct as possible :)

Monster_General
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
I've worked on that Rubens Drawing link you gave me Rebeccak , done around ten minutes , I didn't get into details on both lines and colours by much . Just wanted to do a quick sketch :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Portrait.jpg

Rebeccak
05-29-2006, 03:58 PM
Monster_General,

Good to see this! :) One thing to notice about Rubens is that he is all about line quality. You might try some of the chalk / charcoal dry media brushes in PS just to get a bit more of a papery / charcoal feel. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
05-29-2006, 06:53 PM
Oh , I wasn't know its about line quality . Also I don't know about digital painting by much , but I will gonna try later :)

Monster_General
06-05-2006, 11:44 AM
Hey , I am not do any new studies for a while . But I tried a creature from my mind . Is this count as anatomy ? if not please someone tell me so I gonna care of it :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Demon.jpg

Rebeccak
06-16-2006, 03:33 AM
Monster_General,

Hey there, posting this here is of course fine. :) Let's see some more drawings! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Monster_General
12-14-2006, 05:12 PM
Wow half year passed since I not draw something anatomically , I think I started to forget drawing O_O

But anywasy , I draw something new atleast :

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/legend_general/Jaw-1.jpg

I just can't decide what to draw , any recommendations would be helpfull , I will try to be studious and will do your recommendation now :D

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