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04 April 2006, 08:20 PM
I'll try to post regular here my studies on anatomy and figure drawing.
04 April 2006, 08:32 PM
Welcome aboard! You have some really lovely studies here so far! :) May I ask you, what is your art background and training?
Great to see your thread up! :thumbsup:
04 April 2006, 08:50 PM
Thank you Rebecca.
Well,i studied life drawing for 2 years at a small workshop in my hometown in Greece,then i went to an illustration college in Athens and studied illustration(among many things),and then continued my studies on illustration for one year at a college in Scotland.
I've been working for almost a year now as a children's book illustrator here in Athens.
Not much else to say,really.
04 April 2006, 09:00 PM
Ah, thanks for that, I always find peoples' backgrounds interesting. :)
You are more than welcome to join in any of the ongoing Workshops, including but of course not limited to:
I5 Minute Sketchathon - Thread 2: Sketches (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=295498)
Open Figure Drawing Workshops (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3)
04 April 2006, 11:45 PM
04 April 2006, 02:52 PM
Beautiful sketches! Really lovely linework on these skulls. A definite pleasure to see such detailed studies! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
04 April 2006, 12:02 AM
For the first one,i outlined some faces from photographs and then tried to draw the skulls(from memory)inside of them.
This one is from memory.It was suggested as an excersize from a book on anatomy by Walter Foster.In my humble opinion,it's not a very good book but i think it has some useful tips.
04 April 2006, 03:58 AM
You're welcome, and it's great to see more work! May I ask, is this work that you are doing currently? If so, it's great to see your speed! Nice studies, and it's really cool that you're doing these from memory. Keep up the good work!
04 April 2006, 10:20 PM
Hi there Rebecca,thanks for you comments.You are always around,don't you?:)
Well,don't get impressed by my speed 'cause the first two posts were old stuff.I just can't post many drawings at the same time cause i'm on dial-up.Well next month hopefully i'll upgrade to DSL so i'll be able to post more.
Study of the pelvic i did this morning(not including the helmet)...
04 April 2006, 10:28 PM
Wow. These studies are bloody gorgeous. The linework and hatching is beautifully done. That last study looks amazing. :thumbsup:
04 April 2006, 02:32 AM
Heh, yeah, you'll find I'm here quite a lot. :D Really beautiful drawing ~ what are you using as Reference?
DSL will definitely make a huge difference, especially when surfing such an image heavy site such as CGTalk. :D
04 April 2006, 02:47 AM
Rebecca-Thanks.I'm using Walter Foster's series Anatomy.It's not a very good book(in my opinion)but i just want to "explore" it before i move to other books(such as Loomis).
Yea,my internet connection is slower than a turtle:(
Ok,off to bed(it's almost morning here).
04 April 2006, 11:22 PM
Edit/i deleted some sketches that i think they don't belong in this thread...
I'll keep this thread only on anatomy and figure drawing.
04 April 2006, 04:56 AM
Lovely. :) This probably looks better than the book!
It actually might be an interesting project for you to put together a sort of artistic digital book of anatomy stuff.
04 April 2006, 01:04 PM
Lol,well i don't know if mine looks better(in the book the drawings are pen/ink-mine are pencil).For the time being i try to consentrate on being as accurate as i can and most of all to understand how the bones "work"with each part.This takes time,i know.I'm also trying to consentrate on values and linework.
You know all this time in art schools we never had a decent anatomy class and my teachers were very eager to move on to full figure studies.This led me(and my classmates)to draw figures without having an idea of the bone structure and offcourse it resulted at drawings with a lot of flaws.The good thing though is that we had a lot of life drawing classes.So now i'm determined to study the human figure(at first)as best as i can.I have other work as well and some times is really hard to find the time for personal studies,but i want to make atleast one anatomy study everyday.
Wish i had the mind to do that before i graduated...
04 April 2006, 07:38 PM
Today i went to a park(near the famous Akropolis)to do some figure sketches.It's been ages since i did that.My shame.At first my hand's were "cold"but after some scribling i became more comfortable.
Lesson learned:I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERYDAY.
0.5b mechanical pencil on yellow ochre paper.
And today's study from Walter Foster's book.
04 April 2006, 03:06 AM
The skeletal structure is much more important than most people think <> it is the foundation that you build everything else on <> your studies are very solid << keep going
04 April 2006, 03:47 AM
Like those park drawings a lot....nice line....makes me want to get away from this machine,
and go outside and draw.....been a while for me also....also has been a long long winter....:)
Looking forward to seeing more of your works.:thumbsup:
04 April 2006, 05:32 PM
DoctorBone-Thanks.Yes,bone structure is very important.I plan on doing a lot of skeletal studies before i move to muscle.Maybe i'll try not to focus too much on rendering and do more quick ones...
SpiritDreamer-Thanks.Yes,i think these help a lot...at many things.Hope the weather get's better there.
Well,not many studies today.Been busy with other things...
Today's outside sketches
And the usual study
04 April 2006, 05:36 PM
It's great to see your work!
Someone's thread I think you would enjoy is that of Lyneran, a young artist who has been working very hard and doing a lot of great work:
Anatomy Thread of Lyneran (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=303591)
Wow, it must be awesome to be so near the Acropolis! I am intensely jealous! That is perfect for tourist sketching, then. :thumbsup:
04 April 2006, 11:53 PM
Easter holiday's are over,so back to work...
sketches in front of a mirror(and a little ps)
a sketch inside (the empty)train,at 5.30 in the morning...
thx for looking
04 April 2006, 12:07 AM
Beautiful studies! :)
Hopefully you got the chance to see your work SPOTLIGHTED here:
SPOTLIGHT: Best of the Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads, P~T (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=347136)
Looks like I'm going to have to give you more space. :D
04 April 2006, 01:50 AM
Hey,Rebecca!Wow...i'm honored that my work is included among so many amazing works!
No real update today,i've a very tight deadline(i've to finish a book until next week)so it'll be hard to post here.I'll continue the studies though,at least one at a day.
Here's some older stuff.
04 April 2006, 01:53 AM
and some more...
thx for looking
04 April 2006, 05:21 PM
You're welcome, I was very happy to show off all the great work here! Very cool! Best of luck with your project! :)
I really like this drawing:
Have you ever seen the work of Nicolai Fechin (http://www.fechin.com/)? An example of one of his amazing drawings:
Definitely check out his work if you get the chance! :)
05 May 2006, 01:34 PM
Rebecca-Thanks for the link!I haven't seen Fenchin's work before,very inspiring!
I've been really busy these past few days with my project,but hopefully i'll be finished until the end of the week so i'll have more time to devote to my studies.I've also started reading John Ruskin's "The Elements of Drawing".I have a great admiration of Ruskin's work(and even more on his thoughts about art).Wish i had read it before i started my college years.I'm not very excited about it right now and i don't alway's agree with what he says but it's an interesting read and i intent on finishing it.
05 May 2006, 09:12 PM
Glad you like the link! :) Fechin is a great artist, he's one of the few whose drawings and paintings I equally enjoy.
As usual, very beautiful studies, and look forward to seeing more when you have the chance. :)
05 May 2006, 02:35 AM
Update at last...
Some quick sketches
05 May 2006, 02:45 AM
I like your bones and your side portrait of the girl- I think you could use becca's initial anatomy tutorial, not sure where it is though- the one where she talks about the flow of action.... keep up the good work!
05 May 2006, 02:47 AM
Some real nice stuff you've got going here (those bone studies are amazing). I'm really liking your figure studies and gestures, but I looove the last one in your last post. :thumbsup:
05 May 2006, 10:50 AM
Really nice line.and gesture....less is more....:applause:
Like that last one also....looks like you captured the whole feeling with one stroke...:thumbsup:
Keep up the GREAT work...a real pleasure seeing it....:)
05 May 2006, 07:56 PM
Nice outdoor sketches!
One artist whose work you might really enjoy is Bobby Chiu:
His sketches are really incredible, he does some amazing caricaturing work. :thumbsup:
08 August 2006, 07:44 PM
Finally some updates...
Studies from various books
08 August 2006, 07:50 PM
08 August 2006, 07:55 PM
some outdoor sketches
08 August 2006, 08:00 PM
08 August 2006, 08:04 PM
08 August 2006, 08:14 PM
and some other (figurative) stuff from the mind
08 August 2006, 08:37 PM
Lots of good stuff here, wow! I love the "other (figurative) stuff from the mind". Mindblowing to me. I love that kind of stuff. The girl with the scissors (or whatever that thing is) is true awesomeness! Those fast drawings look great too. But make sure to do more of that "other stuff" :thumbsup: I'll be coming back.
08 August 2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks razz!Studies,practise and sketching help me loose some steam between various boring jobs...
Here's some more (a bit older)sketches
and some more recent one's
08 August 2006, 11:35 AM
WOW....lot's of great studies, and nice imagination at work also....:applause:
Would be nice to see you explore group compositions,....where the figures are acting, and reacting with each other...a whole art in itself....think you would
really enjoy it, and would be great at it, once you got a feel for it...:)
Looking forward to seeing lot's more of your work..:thumbsup:
08 August 2006, 08:53 AM
SpiritDreamer-thanks.I will have in mind what you said about group compositions.I have a looong way to go...
Some studies/sketches...not much
by the way can anyone please tell me how to upload my sketchbook as my signature?
08 August 2006, 10:26 AM
shame on me for missing out on your thread for so long. Really inspiring, almost everyhitng in here.
The way you focus on the interior structures. The skeletals along with slight outlines to show how they influence the outer structures as in your beautiful hand studies.
The craftmanship in general. Absolutely stunning how accurate and detailed everything looks.
Your outside sketches of peoples poses are amazing. How much detail, flow and storytelling in such a short time.
Erm, lol, you realize I am being a little enthusiastic...:D
Signature: you copy the link to your thread (for example from the forum's overview page) and go to userCP->edit signature... you should be able to use the wysiwyg editor with all the icons above your text editing box. Among those icons is a world globe with a paperclip symbol.
You select the text that is to appear as a link in your signature.
You hit the globe icon button.
You paste the link into the input dialog box that pops up.
08 August 2006, 04:05 PM
By looking at your "older sketches" and "more recent ones" I do see great progression. The colors, the way you control your brushstrokes, much better! Love your pencils drawings too! Great pencilwork (something I'm working on to improve).
I see you're doing all. Imagination works, studies, life drawings. Awesome to see that.
Keep up the inspirational work :thumbsup:
08 August 2006, 04:05 PM
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