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10 October 2005, 09:26 PM
Hello guys, I have been inspired by many of the works here and by Rebeccak. I'am just 15 and planning on being a concept artist, i saw slux thread and got inspired and i want to thank him for the link to that site which is the one im using to draw from. Here are some of the drawings i made between yesturday and today. More are coming soon. Trying to practice my shading skills as well, Critics and comments are most welcomed.
10 October 2005, 09:55 PM
I'm quite happy to see your new thread here! I think your work here is quite impressive, particularly given that you are 15! ~ Imagine what you can do with consistent and dedicated practice in a few years from now. :) Have you drawn since you were much younger? My parents like to tell me that even when I was in a highchair, I had a pencil in my hand...Lol! :)
At any rate, I think the proportions on the first figure's face are quite good ~ the waist is a bit narrow, and she needs to have more mass in her lower torso (buttocks area) but you've done a nice job with the shading, and the way you've shown the shoulder separating from her back is pretty sophisticated. On your second drawing, the mood you've captured with the shading is quite impressive, and I think the weakness is not in the body but in the face. It's quite difficult to get both body and face to work well together, which is where the importance of Gesture (fast / loose strokes done in the beginning of a drawing) really come into play.
I'm quite pleased that Slux has inspired you to start your own thread ~ Slux's hard work and dedication inspire me, too! :) Looking forward to seeing your progress here.
10 October 2005, 11:04 PM
Hey Rebeccak thanks for the comments. Umm... no i havent been drawing since i was little. Basically iv'e been drawing a little bit only since i was like 10 or 9 years old. But since last year, when started 8th grade i started to draw seriously and i myself have been impressed on how much ive learned and how much practice can do. So seriously drawing for about 1 or 2 years only. I'll have some more drawings soon in the meantime im doing homework for school :shrug: .
10 October 2005, 11:05 PM
I like the first picture that you posted. And welcome to the anatomy forum.:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 11:08 PM
Thank's Pushav, Ive seen a couple of your threads and drawings and they are impressive as well. Glad you liked it :)
10 October 2005, 11:28 PM
My work impressive? Lol. I think that I suck but knowing that some like it changes my mind. Thanks.
10 October 2005, 11:49 PM
Good to hear about your background! :) I think it's great you've become interested in art. Post your work when you can, and we'll try to help as much as we can.
10 October 2005, 10:34 PM
Theres another drawing I made around 20 minutes ago with alias sketchbook. No reference used. More life drawings coming soon.
10 October 2005, 10:42 PM
Not bad! Have you ever seen any of Burne Hogarth's books? I think they're well worth the investment.
Dynamic Anatomy (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823015513/102-2844101-0965733?v=glance&n=283155&v=glance) is a great one. The books aren't too expensive, and you'll have them for years.
10 October 2005, 11:06 PM
Hey Rebeccak I actually do have that book in pdf version on my computer its great. The down side is that its on another language.... arabic or somewhat like that. right now im working on another life drawing so ill post it soon. :bounce:
10 October 2005, 11:54 PM
Finally finished this piece. Not so satisfied with it after I saw it when i scanned it but can't spend more time on it. It looked better in my sketchbook lol but whatever I hope you guys like it.
10 October 2005, 12:21 AM
I know how you feel. When I first start and finish work on paper it looks awsome until you scan it. the scanner takes off info from pictures once scanned and you can also see you mistakes.
Keep on posting you will get better. One day it will click.:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 12:23 AM
Thanks a lot pushav, I won't quit dont worry, this is just the beginning of my career and a new DYNASTY :buttrock: .
10 October 2005, 12:31 AM
Do you often look at Renaissance paintings and drawings, such as those done by artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leondard daVinci? It is never too early to study these masters ~ you can learn a ton even from doing a bad copy of their work.
For example, here is a portion of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rome:
I really recommend doing Google searches for works by these and other Renaissance artists, and beginning to copy their works. It doesn't mean you have to draw like them forever (not that that's such a bad thing ;)) but it will tremendously inform your understanding of art and of anatomy.
Why not try copying a work such as this, or some other Reference that you find on your own?
10 October 2005, 05:16 AM
Hey Rebeccak, yes i have looked at a bunch of painting from artist from the renaissance and my favorites are michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Thanks for the idea it's a great one. Actually I'am lucky and my dad has an old book with a bunch of michelangelo drawings in it, the book is about him so probably i'll spend tomorrow drawing some of his drawings. :)
10 October 2005, 05:38 AM
Yep I'd say you're lucky Dynasty... keep posting - lets see some master studies!
Good idea Rebecca yeah!
10 October 2005, 05:57 AM
That sounds great! By the way, what is the title of the book? I have a book of Michelangelo's Drawings called, appropriately enough, "Michelangelo and His Drawings" ~ I'm wondering if your dad has the same one? If not, I'd be curious to know the title, as I'm always on the lookout for good art books! :)
Look forward to seeing some of your master copies! :)
10 October 2005, 02:45 PM
I won't quit dont worry, this is just the beginning of my career and a new DYNASTY
Dynasty you should put that saying as your signature.:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 04:16 PM
Hey guys thanks.
By the way, what is the title of the book?
The name of the book I have is in spanish since my family is hispanic and me to, but the book looks old almost ancient and talks about this life. The name in spanish is "El Mundo de Miguel Angel" Which would be the same as "The World of Michelangelo" in english. I found this drawing I loved inside of it and probably going to post it today so be on the look out :thumbsup:
Hey Pushav thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to put it on right now I love the idea lol.
10 October 2005, 06:41 PM
Ok here is the one of being doing. Its a study from one of the figures of one of his drawings. Took me about 1 hour 30 minutes.
10 October 2005, 06:45 PM
The perspective on the guy's back is a little off and arms are a little short.
Yeah Nice try. Keep up the good work. Keep on posting.:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 06:46 PM
Great to see this! :thumbsup: You've got a great start on the left figure ~ now it just remains to add his head. The left arm on the right hand figure seems a bit short / off. You may want to think about redrawing that. But with the main figure there is a nice sense of weight with which I am impressed! Will you be working further on this drawing? :)
10 October 2005, 07:59 PM
Hey nice drawings you have here its definitely good start I'am not sure If I was able to draw like that whan I was 15 :) you are lucky you have started quite early ... I have started too late ... like a year ago now I'am too old :cry: (btw I'am 20 :scream:) ...
Its nice to hear that I have inspired you .. hmm btw I have more interesting links I may post some later .. its especially really hard to find some decent photos of males ... best source are bodybuilders galleries :)
Good luck with your training :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. You really drive me forward and Rebeccak I'll keep on working on it for you :) . Thanks Slux, I guess im going to have to look at bodybuilder galleries and if you can post on the links here. There's another drawing from the book im going to start drawing soon. Also sooner or later I'll post some hand studies. Actually I think im going to draw it all over with the guy on the left only and see how it comes out the 2nd time. I didn't draw the head because everytime i tried drawing it, it came out wrong dont know why but ill try on the 2nd drawing.
10 October 2005, 08:23 PM
Sounds great! You know, Ben Miller, our model for the Open Figure Drawing Workshop 005, has an excellent gallery of highly artistic images (nude) here:
Some great pics!
10 October 2005, 08:57 PM
Alright here's one I did last night while my family was playing dominoes so I tried to draw one of the people lol. Well Today I went to walden books and bought this great book called Leonardo Da Vinci the complete paintings. I'll be using this to draw some of this drawings and also to read about his life. I'll draw some more when i have the time but ive been so busy with school work that it's hard. Well hope you like it.
10 October 2005, 09:14 PM
It's funny, because when I was your age I used to draw reams of pictures like this of my family...it's interesting, because all family pictures pretty much look the same. :) It's great to hear you've bought that book, I'm actually quite jealous! :) I don't have a good Leondardo da Vinci book ~ I guess I've always favored Michelangelo, but there is a good book of da Vinci's drawings I'll probably buy sometime soon. :) He's an excellent person to study. Look forward to seeing your copies! :)
10 October 2005, 01:19 AM
Alright rebeccak tomorrow I'll have some ready for you. Also I'am just like you, I favor michelangelo but the truth is I went looking for a michelangelo book but unfortionetely there wasn't one so I just took this one. :)
11 November 2005, 03:41 AM
hey guysss, it's been a long time since ive posted and its my fault. Basically i live in south florida and i dont know if some of you know but hurricane wilma came and no boom. no light or electricty for like 2 weeks. Also been having some problems with my computer but dont worry I'm back and ready, although i have tons of homework lol. tomorrow ill post a new sketch.
11 November 2005, 08:52 PM
here is one
11 November 2005, 09:57 AM
Good to see you back! :) You've really observed the hands studies closely, that's a really good exercise. In fact, do you have the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards? If not, I definitely recommend getting it and participating in the:
BEGINNERS' Drawing Workshop - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - With Margie (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=269026)
Definitely check it out! :) This is a classic book containing some of the most useful exercises pertaining to drawing and perception written.
Keep drawing Dynasty! :)
03 March 2006, 09:40 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!
07 July 2006, 06:25 PM
Hello everyone its been a long time since i posted on this thread since i havent been drawing much (don't know why lol) well just wanted to give you people a heads up becuase im coming back !! :bounce:
07 July 2006, 06:37 AM
well guys here's a quicky. After finishing it i noticed the legs were a bit to short (the lower part) and that the arm was too thick on the biceps / triceps. Well C+C are welcome
07 July 2006, 06:59 AM
Keep at it, you have already picked out the problems with the figure, but I would also like to see you picking out the shading on the figure like you did on the prop.It helps with the depth.
Talk to you later!
07 July 2006, 06:09 AM
Good to see you back. :) I think the legs in the figure are a bit short ~ did you mention that already? :)
You're not too late to participate in the ongoing Workshop:
Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=1&pp=15)
A great opportunity to practice! :)
07 July 2006, 04:24 PM
Well here you go some thigh and hand studies i did yesturday and today, hope you enjoy. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a355/Darianjimenez/thighs.jpg
C+C are welcome.
07 July 2006, 10:16 PM
Any comments people. come on :)
07 July 2006, 10:22 PM
I have to comment on those studies :eek: My oh my, you do have some patience! :thumbsup:
07 July 2006, 01:47 AM
yea thanks intervain. well didn't take long at all around 20 or 30 mins each.
08 August 2006, 10:38 PM
Well hello everyone. Here are some more drawings. Please comments and critiques are always welcomed! some more sketches and drawings coming very soon :thumbsup: so keep watching. lol
08 August 2006, 05:03 PM
Well here are some more study guys, hope you like.
08 August 2006, 08:43 PM
Nobody has any comments?
08 August 2006, 09:20 PM
I do. Take your time on the studies, don't try to make them fast and so. Study. Don't just try to redraw what you see, but also try to understand what and why you draw it. I don't want to go lecturing here, so just to say that, understand what you draw, don't just copy it blindly :) Oh, and I don't mean that you're doing it, I'm just trying to give suggestion that might come in handy. I've done some studies myself and I do know that it's better at least for me to know why I draw the line curved or straight.
08 August 2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the comment razz. ill make sure i do that :thumbsup:
08 August 2006, 09:55 PM
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