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07 July 2006, 07:07 PM
I've been watching this forum for a long time and finally decided to post too ;).
I'm now in very beginning of my anatomy studies, though I've been drawing quite lot before.

drawing for "Body Part 1 - The Head" exercise.

Poor Dante. He doesn't look as peaceful as in original.
C&C wellcome, ofc

07 July 2006, 09:15 PM

Welcome aboard! :) It would be great if you could tell us something about your art training and background. :) You've got a good start here, I would recommend working against a darker background so that you can really bring out the subtle lights and darks of the face. Also I recommend being a bit sparing in using white, you want to only use that for small highlight areas ~ you'd be amazed how much form can pop when you fill an area with an even midtone, and then only highlight a small portion of that area at it's highest point. :)

Looking forward to seeing much more work from you!

Cheers, :)


07 July 2006, 07:09 AM
Thanks for comments, Rebecca, I'll definately try out your suggestions for my next head study.

About artistic background - I've recently finished BA studies in Cinematography, so been doing art with camera mainly so far (also master copies :)). My other art education consists of tips, given by my mother (she's an artist and teacher in art school) and some online tutorials. So far I've been drawing mostly ornamental graphical works, line drawings with white on black and some art-terapy kind of sketches as well as a bit of photo collages.

Here comes quite old (and only one more or less finished so far) portret drawing, based on this tutorial ( Spent "ages" on making that one, correcting mistakes over and over again. Well - there's something still wrong with mouth and lower nose parts, so I'd really appreciate link to some nose-mouth tutorial.

some more:

hand study after Barcsay Jeno's book
(black paper, white pencil - one of my favourite combinations)

and wip landscape with it (may be I'll finish it one day)

07 July 2006, 08:45 PM
Did 099 today for head studies.
Trying not to use smudge (aah, my favourite tool ;))

C&C wellcome

07 July 2006, 07:00 PM

Lovely job on this last grayscale piece ~ his left iris seems a bit small relative to the other, and it would be nice to see you finish the hat. Adding a few touches of white very sparingly at the highest points will really bring this out. :)



07 July 2006, 10:48 AM
Thanx, Rebecca for useful comments!
I will try to polish this one, once I'll have some spare time again.

08 August 2006, 10:51 AM
hi! Back to computer again and going to post some of my latest studies&sketches.
Tried a bit of animal/creature drawings:

wizard's cat - referenced from sphynx cat images

ornamental dragon

and dragon-cat (dunno, if it belongs here, since it's quite non-realistic fantasy with a bit distorted proportions)

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