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11-12-2009, 12:49 PM
Hi Everybody...Lots of things to learn and share from these forums...so wish to start this thread...hope i wont be lazy from now...hehe..

11-12-2009, 01:09 PM
here r few sketchs i have been doing from last mnth...c & c welcome..


Also tried out some quick sculpts in Zbrush..

11-13-2009, 12:29 PM
trying to get the pose and volume..

11-14-2009, 08:52 AM
few quick sketches using reference from Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet..Attempted to capture the guesture and form using charcoal..right now i am mainly focusing on these two, but feel like also need to start on some serious anatomy study...

11-14-2009, 05:03 PM
Welcome to the forum, Dscavenger!

You have a start here, keep it up. You might want to do longer studies, to really take time and analyze the form, let it sink in your memory. Dealing with separate parts of the body might help also. A page of foot or hand studies, for example. Min Yum (http://minart.net/) (aka Bumskee) is someone you should check out.


11-18-2009, 03:40 PM
Thank you razz...that is a nice idea..i ll be trying out on that soon..but also feel like also going through a bit of anatomy before that will be beneficial..Min Yum was just too cool stuff...Liked it very much..
meanwhile i was trying to bring some free flowing lines...was referring a few paintings to study the action..still need to get rid of the stiffness in drawing..

11-18-2009, 10:40 PM
Hey, very promising thread, your drawings have a very nice feel and the anatomy is good too.

Keep the nice work.

11-19-2009, 09:25 AM
Awesome sb start!

If you can, try to find some life model classes in your neighbourhood.
If that's not possible, stalk your family and friends with modeling requests.
In the beginning they will refuse and feel awkward and uncomfortable, but a few will get used to it and some might even do it with a lot of pleasure :D

Also, try not to limit your studies to anatomy alone. Draw everything you see!
Eventually, you will want to put your figures in an environment anyway so it's better to learn non-human forms along the way.
Best of luck and most of all, have fun!

11-19-2009, 10:03 PM
Thank you JMART

NR43: thank you very much for the comment..i would love to do figure studies, but considering the present situation, it is hard to find a figure drawing in this locality...people are kind of too much reserved..also not staying with family members.. option i got is get out in city and do some fast life sketches..ll be finding some solution soon..I have also tried some other drawings..but did not post in this thread as this was more of an figurative art thread..anyways ll keep the progress updated..

12-19-2009, 04:05 AM
some drawings i have been doing for past few days..
also trying bit of zbrush..heres one head sculpted from sphere without reference
Think its time to get a lot more organised.. ll be starting some anatomy study soon..

12-19-2009, 06:44 PM
Hi very nice zbrush head, the features (mouth, eyes, eyelids, etc) are very well done, like the subtle shaping.

i think that if you use reference and do some study of anatomy like you say, you could advance much more faster and better yet. in this stage of learning, the best thing we can do is to use reference and base our practice in the reality (real life studies, photographs, screenshots from movies, etc), and do master copies as well. This is an advice that sometimes i forget myself, but the only way of being able of using our imagination for doing realist stuff depends directly on the practice of representing the reality...only after drawing, sculpting, modeling a A LOT from references, we can have a good understanding and mind librarie of the world to depend less of the references in a future. can be borring sometimes? i would say...yes, but is the only way, and in the end will be rewarding.

This is not for the 100% of the time, is also nice to do some stuff from imagination just because we like it, and is the only way to see ours defects. A thing that i do and found VERY HELPFULL, is to draw somthing from imagination...letīs say a girl...and then comparing my drawing/modeling with a photograph. Sometimes i canīt believe my errors in anatomy, proportions and perspective. Doing this you can find a tendence to do somenthing always wrong, for example, i tend to do the human figures more thin that they should, or the neck too short, the eyes too big, etc. knowing this defects, the next times i pay more attention to those things and then my drawings and my understanding of the subject grows a lot.

Well, that will be all for the moment:D , lots of words...next time iīll be more concise i hope.

good luke.

12-19-2009, 08:02 PM
thank you very much for the reply Juan...You said the right thing..i need to use lots of reference...will be starting that within one week...plan to break down the parts and do referenced studies...sometimes gets carried away and forgets the larger picture...the head for example i was just trying to get familiar with zbrush and ended up using more time for it forgeting i need to get some basics right first..need to get organised..:hmm:

01-03-2010, 04:23 AM
Hey Jaisan! Just spotted your SB!! Great start, man! Love your style! keep it going!:thumbsup:

02-03-2010, 11:12 AM
Thank you very much sir. I am very happy you liked it. Your updates on Chet are very nice..I waiting to see that finished...
More than a month from last post i guess.. lost access to internet and scanner..hmm..okey anyways this is what i was doing for past few days..Basically was doing some facial anatomy study..Did the drawings and photographed them..
Now here i tried to do a master study..Head of Water by Lambert-Sigisbert Adam..The worst thing i went on shading when the base itself was not right..need to do a lot more of studies..
Also did some studies on Skull and muscles of face in ZBrush..

Now this is an old abandoned one i tried long back..by the time i managed a camera this happened..hehe

02-05-2010, 06:18 AM
Love the skull studies!

I've recently been digging into Loomis again (thanks to Heozart, who has an awesome sb here too you should check it out for sure) and I can highly recommend studying his books.

You can download the books for free (no copyrights required) if you search for them on cgtalk or google you'll quickly find them in pdf.

I promise you, you will ask yourself why you hadn't read them sooner.
Keep the book Creative Illustration for the last.
It's best to start with

Fun with a pencil,
then drawing the head and hands,
then successful drawing,
then figure drawing for all it's worth,
then creative illustration and lastly
the eye of the painter.

You don't have to study them in this order, but whatever you do, do study "successful drawing", "figure drawing for all it's worth" and "creative illustration" as profoundly as you can, because those 3 books are holier than the bible. This means one must avoid merely copying the drawings from these books, but read the text first, make notes, then practice, then repeat the process as many times as required.
You can easily spend years putting the contents of these 3 books in practice because they cover all the fundamentals and much much more.

02-06-2010, 03:31 AM
Thank you Johan.i want to do some more studies on head now..But now i have also got this thing of doing a descent demo reel and apply for some job...
ll try getting those pdfs ...think i have already got a few..btw Gelnn Vilppu's tutorials are also a great resourse...
Heozart's got some nice works over there..
For now ll be continuing on the anatomy study with muscles and bones...also i am working on a car model in maya..ll post it soon..bye for now..

02-10-2010, 11:56 AM
just fooling around a sphere in zbrush..plan to develop it more..may be after some anatomy study...was thinking like if i could blend her hair flow into some water..make her some mother earth or something.. haha..just bluffing..;)
liked this material (outline) in zbrush..helps you check out the silhoutte..

02-10-2010, 12:01 PM
here is a sketch did after many days..did for the purpose of improvising on the zbrush model..need to get some image in that pose..

02-10-2010, 12:06 PM
wow cool work mate, it has great potential. I love how she comes out from the sphere. Waiting for the updates

02-10-2010, 12:17 PM
thanks buddy for such a quick reply...glad u liked..more of my time nowadays are going in demoreel development..i feel like i need more anatomy study to do some thing more on that..

02-17-2010, 03:31 PM
Hey man :buttrock: lookin good :) keep at it man...

02-17-2010, 04:42 PM
Nice last sketch !

03-02-2010, 04:35 AM
thanks Prahalad and Gregory..
some quick sketches from image references..

03-12-2010, 02:06 PM
some more sculpting on the woman comming out of sphere..now i feel like i need to retopologize the mesh in zbrush to continue..till now no reference used..mostly relying on the anatomy study in progress..would be of help if anyone can give a paintover or anything regarding guesture and shape of the sculpt so far..:blush:

heres the anatomy study so far..very basic sculpts of bones of body..

03-17-2010, 06:38 AM
retopologised the mesh in zbrush and evened out the poly's...now i can go for more definitions..

03-17-2010, 08:12 AM
Looks pretty good.
One thing I wonder about is if streching this far backwards the breasts wouldn't be stretched more as well? Just wondering...

03-19-2010, 06:38 AM
thanks for the thought Johan...i really need to study images in similar pose...till now it was like guess work..wish we had a life study class anywhere here..
btw here's what i ve been doing on the anatomy study..the muscles are very basic for now..i need to bring more form changes in it later on..for now its more of the origin and insertion points..

03-21-2010, 06:16 AM
2 quick sketches from photo reference..

03-25-2010, 09:31 AM
some more progress of the anatomy study..

03-25-2010, 09:41 AM
Impressive works. I think I'm gonna do the same kind of advanced ecorche when I finish my basic.

03-26-2010, 06:35 AM
thanks man..i believe ecorche study can help you a lot..coz knowing the thing you sculpt can bring better results..this for now is like an introduction for me to anatomy..next after i become clear wih few things i plan for a much more detailed study with all the different muscles, veins and skin on an organised mesh...

04-08-2010, 11:06 AM
here is the ecorche update..
and here is the lazy man's basemesh of it..
maybe now i need to retopoogise some these in zbrush and bring much more definitions to the forms..

here is an update on the lady from sphere..I now plan to bring this to a concept..I was going through some mythology stuff from the epic Ramayan when i came upon the story of Ahalya who was cursed by her husband to become stone when he finds out that she had fallen to lord Indra's seduction even after her being completely aware of the reality ..And later when lord Rama sets foot on that place the curse breaks and she comes to life with all the beauty...
i m planing to depict that transformation back from the stone to the real flesh and bone..anyways heres some more sculpt on the model..

04-09-2010, 05:05 AM
Your Ecorche turned out really nice man, great work! I think I need to get on doing one of those as well :thumbsup:

11-17-2010, 03:14 AM
Thanks Zakk...

So finally think ll get started again...:)
here are few attempts...

An attempt at my mirror self...

01-22-2011, 02:41 PM

few digital attempt of late....:)

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