Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
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06-08-2006, 05:08 AM
*sigh* Well, I am finally biting the bullet and making a thread to throw my stuff in.
So anyways, here's a first time dump.
First are a few pages from my sketchbook (Bridgeman studies):

And some other stuff:

06-08-2006, 05:12 AM
welcome to cg talk..and to the anatomy threads... your sketches are very beautiful as well as your paintings... so whats your purpose for creating your anatomy htread

06-08-2006, 06:00 AM
Lute: Thanks for stopping by. I've actually been around cg talk for quite some time. I just graduated with a BA in Art Studio (painting) and am starting at SCAD in 2 weeks. Amazingly, enough I escaped without taking a life drawing class. I painted from a nude model quite a bit, however it really showed me that I was lacking when it came to anatomy. (I mostly painted squirrels) Anyways, now I am trying to correct this deficiancy and learn as much as I can outside the classroom. In short, I am here to learn and grow hopefully through comments and critiques of other members as well as visiting others' anatomy threads and such.

06-08-2006, 06:02 AM
The paintings are very pretty. The sketches have a very interesting style. They do look a bit off in proportions. And a few of the poses it looks like you might be breaking bones. This is most apparent on page 2.

Looking forward to more work, its really good!

06-08-2006, 11:44 AM
I must say that the paintings are looking very good. I saw the lower one int the DSG forum, but what about the other one? Is it finished or will you be working on it more? Nice studies too. I like the one on the second page that is siting with seperated body parts, whee!!! Don't stop! And welcome to the forums :)

06-08-2006, 04:34 PM
Hi...Mybutterflyiris.....REALLY like those gesture drawings ..a lot of energy and motion...:thumbsup:
Like your paintings also...nice colors and moods there.:thumbsup:
Looking forward to seeing more of your work...:)

06-08-2006, 09:28 PM
those pictures above? are gesture drawings?

now im really confused... does some research..........

06-09-2006, 12:07 PM
You have a very nice flow in your sketches although some proportions are indeed a little off, but that's why you're here to learn right.
Your paintings are looking pretty solid I must say, nice work.
Keep em coming! :thumbsup:

06-10-2006, 05:54 AM
Womball-Thanks. lol. I'll keep working on that proportion thing...practice, practice, practice

razz- Well, I haven't completely decided yet. I want to work on that one more I think, but it's a bit difficult to get back in the flow. Like I start thinking and analysing too much or something.

Spirit Dreamer-Thanks for the encouragement.

Lute- Yeah, it's a type of gesture drawing. You are focusing on the movement of the form instead of surface details and stuff.

Rudeone-Yep, still have a lot to learn. Thanks.

So I just got an anatomy book passed down to me. I hadn't really heard of it before: Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck. Some of it's contents are a little gross for my taste even if they are painted or whatnot. Anyways, I'm still giving it a read and all.

Today's studies (not the best photo :shrug: ):

06-10-2006, 10:24 PM
Well, today I did this. Wasn't completely sure what to do with the hair and was having a few issues with the ear so I just left both of them smudged out kindof. I'll try them again another day...I have run out of time today.

06-12-2006, 10:37 PM

It's great to see your thread up, and congrats for getting into SCAD! :) I've heard some great things about the school, and am sure you will do well. :thumbsup:

Your recent Peck studies are looking good, and I think Peck is a great resource. I'm also really liking your muted color schemes, and think that the serious study of Anatomy and Life Drawing will help to bring a new level of realism to your pieces and raise them to a new level. I definitely look forward to seeing your progress in this thread. :)



06-16-2006, 02:06 PM
Thanks Rebecca

Today is moving day. I did some more work on this, so I thought I would post it before packing up my computer. Something still bothers me about the ear.


06-29-2006, 09:40 PM
alright, the first 4 of the 50 heads... we'll see if we succeed in doing that many....


06-29-2006, 09:53 PM
great stuff some real talent here! keep at those 50 faces your near the best on that forum for sure.

06-29-2006, 11:14 PM

Great stuff here! Nice to have your participation in the 50 Portraits thread! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


06-30-2006, 06:04 PM
Davezak: Thanks, although I don't consider myself to be very good at anatomy
Rebeccak: Thanks. I'm really glad that I have time to participate. I think I can learn alot by just drawing more and this is an excellent way to get motivated. :)

Here are two from today. Forcing myself to do some one's in just black and white... somewhat torturous...I love color!

07-01-2006, 04:03 PM
I'm finding doing these to be a good way to start a day and get warmed up and all.
I did these separately and then stuck them together. The second one I think came out better than the first...played around with brushes and stuff.

07-01-2006, 06:41 PM

Nice work with these. :) One thing I might recommend for the second set of studies is to use a slightly richer / more ruddy skin tone for the faces, and a bit more contrasting darker tones in the background to really set the faces off. Looking forward to more. :)



07-02-2006, 03:13 AM
Thanks Rebeccak, I will try and keep that in mind. :)

07-03-2006, 02:55 PM
Today's study... to critique myself, I think it could use a bit more contrast....possibly a little more orangey oranges too on that cheek under the eye(compared to original)..... meh...

07-05-2006, 12:08 AM
Woo Whoo...10th study...


07-06-2006, 05:28 PM
Did some quick traditional sketching... got to speed up. Some of these were really tough...I struggled (11-14)


07-06-2006, 05:48 PM

Lovely progress here! :) With all of these you can see your careful attention to the planes of the face ~ you have a nice, sculptural approach which will great to see be developed even further. :) I think drawing the heads in pencil and small such as you have also is great as it allows you to focus on the small planes of the head quickly. And am really amused to see that you have a squirrel / birdfeeder dilemma, lol! :D

Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


07-06-2006, 06:04 PM
nice rodent :thumbsup:

07-08-2006, 02:14 PM
Rebeccak, Davezak: Thanks...hehehe...yeah those squirrels they just pop up now and then.

A little more Bridgeman:


07-08-2006, 05:39 PM
Ah, always good to see Bridgeman studies. :) There's something so unique about the way he constructs things that makes him easy to understand, yet his method is also vague enough to keep it interesting. :)



07-12-2006, 02:44 AM
I did these a few days ago, just forgot to post them. :blush: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/head18.jpg
The first one didn't work at all, so I did it over.

07-13-2006, 12:47 AM
20-21. I'm trying to loosen up a little and be a bit free-er with my marks and such.

07-17-2006, 11:16 PM

Really liking the female / Judith portrait ~ there's something nicely loose about the portrait and also a nice softness to the features of the face. Also really liking the lower male portrait here:


Cheers, :)


07-19-2006, 12:24 AM
Thanks Rebeccak

I did some quick animal skulls today... I might do more of these. The top one is a chipmunk and the lower one is a jungle cat.

07-19-2006, 05:38 AM
I really like those Bridgeman studies, great capture of motion. I quite like the #20, you can see the quick pace in it, but you've got what was said in the original. The #21 is a little too short on detail for me.

Nice job on the skulls. The shading on the lower really brings out the three dimensionality -- great values, wish I had that sensibility :). I quite like this one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/aloneinthedark.jpg

Marvelous stuff, look forward to more :)

07-19-2006, 05:48 AM
I love the delicacy of these fast skeletal paintings ~ hope to see more! It really makes me want to do a few of these too...have you seen this resource? :)

ANATOMY MUSEUM LONDON + Searchable Anatomy Database - very good (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=355993)

Cheers, :)


07-19-2006, 11:32 PM
Kary: Thanks for the input I'll keep it in mind.
Rebeccak: Interresting link. I'm glad it has a search thing because I am really screamish about anything except bones....bones that are alone and clean and well presented that is...lolol.. and I must say I would hate to be a security guard there at night...too creepy!.

08-25-2006, 01:02 PM
Well, I know I just fell off the face of the earth there, but I had a 5 wk course in which we were trying to do 10 wks worth of work. Anyways, part of the class was to do 200 gesture drawings either from life or photos, whatever. So I thought I would post a few pages from that. ps. sorry for the quality of the photos :shrug:
These are all from life:

10-09-2006, 01:04 AM
well, i haven't had internet for like a month. But I am glad to be back. I'm taking Life drawing right now, so I thought I would post a couple of pages from my sketch book.
from the model:

10-12-2006, 07:33 PM

wow. Looks like you work really really hard.
Your work is amazing and it motivates me to work harder

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