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aco2099
07-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Inspired by BNN, my coursemate in my local polytechnic institute. My first post for the day, for 50 heads in a month. quick sketch

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/6537/head1copy6ng.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

Rebeccak
07-03-2006, 09:18 PM
aco2099,

Welcome aboard! :) Very cool of BNN to introduce you to the forums, she's doing a great job here! Why not tell us a little more about your art training and background? :)

Good sense of value structure with this. I like that you've kept things to the mid gray range. You might try using a slightly softer brush in places and blending just a bit more. Especially important are those edges where planes meet.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aco2099
07-04-2006, 12:21 AM
aco2099,

Welcome aboard! :) Very cool of BNN to introduce you to the forums, she's doing a great job here! Why not tell us a little more about your art training and background? :)

Good sense of value structure with this. I like that you've kept things to the mid gray range. You might try using a slightly softer brush in places and blending just a bit more. Especially important are those edges where planes meet.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Hihi!! Thank you for your time for replying my post! BNN is a 'he' by the way~ I'm a Year 3 student currently doing digital media design studies in a polytechnic in singapore. I used to draw more often when i was a kid but i stopped for awhile due to some reasons. Trying to pick up what i missed out from the past few years. Like BNN, what i do are mostly influence and 'taught' by artbooks, internet etc. However i do take some basic drawing lessons in school. Recently attending classes from a lecturer from sheridan college which i think i gained alot from it. currently doing games design in my school, but i hope to study more of animation, 3D and concept design. Hope to learn from all the professionals here as i'm still pretty new around! Will probably post some new drawings soon!

aco2099
07-04-2006, 01:22 AM
Below are some of the studies i did. Heres a simple sculpture done using plasticine.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6198/dscf29249ff.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

Below are some referenced quick drawings i did in my sketchbook while i was in the library.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4427/img00016lq.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5969/img00027ov.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3631/img00031wh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2117/img00044wc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

A quick drawing of a friend.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/9573/img00086yb.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

aco2099
07-04-2006, 01:26 AM
Rebeccak, sorry about the multiple submissions, i didn't know that will happen if i edit a post. still not sure how it works. please delete the extra post without the changes. Thanks alot.

Rebeccak
07-04-2006, 02:03 AM
aco2099,

Heya, no worries, I've double~posted plenty of times accidentally, lol. :) Let me know if I deleted the wrong post, and I'll restore it. :)

Nice to hear about your background ~ lol, I guess due to BNN's avatar, I thought he was a she, but then again I have a Portuguese male soccer player as an avvy, so I don't know what that says, heh. :)

At any rate, good to see more of your work, and I very much look forward to seeing more of your Portraits. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aco2099
07-04-2006, 07:04 AM
Hi, rebecca. Thanks for your reply, the post you deleted is the wrong one. Care to give me some critiques regarding the portraits? coz' i never seem to get them to look right.

Rebeccak
07-04-2006, 08:40 AM
aco2099,

An easy mistake to make when first learning how to draw is to overgeneralize the features of the figure ~ it's better to break down the head and body in terms of planes. When you draw, you want to ANALYZE the figure vs. just COPYING it. This is an important principle. When you are drawing, you are reduced to a limited number of terms to convey form. Therefore, you must make the most of every line that you put down. It helps to know that all features of the body can be broken down into planes, and you want to try to represent these planes as much as you can in an attempt to create form on the page. See this Tutorial for a step by step example of what I mean: :)

TUTORIAL - General Principles of Anatomical and Figurative Art / Cross Hatching (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=374939)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=374939

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

BNN
07-04-2006, 09:17 AM
Yoyo!

Yea I gained like wow so much from CGTalk and the fellow members here!

Especially people like Rebecca. zhuzhu and Glenn(SpiritDreamer)!

XD and yea I'm a guy, to clarify again =p

aco2099
07-05-2006, 03:40 PM
Two old sketches done during lecture some time back. didn't turn out well even though i have some references. It's not exactly an exact copy though. maybe that's why they don't look good... :( Bad bad understanding of forms and such... need to work harder... Hope to receive some comments and critique. :)
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/7779/img00117ne.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9236/img00109uv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rebeccak
07-06-2006, 08:29 AM
aco2099,

All studies are done with the understanding that with time and practice, they will be surpassed. :) Learning to draw is a continuum, and you will get better with each sheet that you do of studies such as these. Do you have any of Burne Hogarth's books? He has a great book, Drawing the Human Head (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823013766/sr=8-3/qid=1152174480/ref=sr_1_3/102-8259949-5143308?ie=UTF8), which I really recommend.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

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