Sketchbook Thread of Jmart


#1

Hi everybody.

This will be my thread of anatomy.

I want to improve my skills in human anatomy-proportions-expresivity, and i want to use this year to do so. I hope to be constant and organized and make a huge step in this area betwen january 2008 and january 2009.

One of my goals is to show what i do and learn about how other people see it, so i´ll realy appreciate all the coments and critics you may give me, even the hardest words are
very welcome.

I know i´ll have a great time showing and sharing with you my draws and with the feedback, and hope you too.

Please forget my english!

…see you soon.

Cheers!


#2

So i´ll begin from the beginning.

This are some exercises from the book of Andrew Loomis, “Fun with a pencil”.

I know this is not 100% human anatomy, but this procedure and excercise is just the basis of the basis for the building of a head i think. For now all the heads looks cartoonish style, but since i like to make concepts characters with wicked proporcions and caricatures, i find this exercise very usefull…and yes fun, but with the tablet.

so, the six heads:

and the process:

Well i wanted to share this with you, in this case maybe more for the fun than for anything else.

more to come…

Cheers!


#3

Hi!

A quick study of proportions.

See you soon.


#4

Sorry, duplicated post!


#5

Hey there Jmart, welcome in the sketchbook area. Nice start, i was recently going to the same books and im still reading and learning from them, sometime its hard to memorize all that stuff and realise it on paper when you draw a sketch ^^ … but i think Loomis books are a really big help, also check out the books of “Burne Hogarth” and “Glenn Villpu”.

And use a traditional medias as often as possible, specially in the beginning :wink:


#6

Hi there.

THANKS Boeser_wolf, i followed your advices, the vilpu manual has an interesting aproach wich i think it´s a nice and necessary complement of Loomis.

Here are some advances.

DIGITAL SKETCHS, STUDIES OF FORM, GESTURES AND MASS.

DRAWS MADE WITH PENCIL, FROM IMAGINATION.

DRAWS WITH PENCIL, ANIMAL AND HUMAN BONES STUDIES.

FROM REFERENCES.

C&C are very welcome.

See you soon.


#7

PENCIL ON PAPER


#8

Master copie from the sculpture of MICHELANGELO Buonarroti called “VICTORY”.

Any suggestions?

See you soon.


#9

Hi JMART, keep going with these master copies, I think they’re your best teachers.

Welcome aboard. :slight_smile:


#10

Hi Rebeccak, i was waiting for your advise (and from the others users too of course), so thanks for posting and for the welcome. I´ll try to do at least 10 heads and 10 torsos in the next weeks, and continue with the gestures scketches and figures from boxes and circles too(they are so interesting and funny to do!). My main concern for the moment is to learn the proportions of the human body, and have the ability to draw from imagination this proportions in any pose, and in any perspective. I found that learning the human anatomy is a must in the 2d/3d area, and a very very stimulating and interesting task by the way.

I´m very happy for participate in this forum and in this threads. This is a great place for learn…and for get inspiration!

See you soon.


#11

Hi, this is a draw i made with a “boy doll” for reference.


#12

Hi, another master copie(it´s not finished, but almost), here http://www.wga.hu/index1.html is the link to the reference.

Cheers!


#13

Nice going. Here’s a few tip from me, when you shade, try to imagine sculpting the surface. For pencils, of course you start from light to dark, so it’s like as you “sculpt” your way to the dark, the surface gets deeper.

It’ll be fine to use a mid tone paper too so that you can push highlights easily.

Keep it up!


#14

Thank you Randize, i´ll buy some of those mid tone papers, it´s a great idea.

Cheers!


#15

Hi there, i made this based on the concept “medieval battle” and i would like to hear your opinion about the composition and the perspective/proportions of the warriors and the environment. Do you find this image interesting or boring? do you think thas is dinamic or static?..I´ll appreciate any sugestion and critic not only about the technical issues…your most subjectives thoughts about the image are what i´m interested too.

See you.


#16

Hi…Juan…:slight_smile:
I did a really quick paintover of your piece…just alot easier to show than to say, and to see rather than to read/hear sometimes,makes it alot easier to understand…for me anyway.
DRAMATIC LIGHTING, AND COLORS, along with alot of wavey curves,and diaginals in the composition can really enhance the motion/action.
Spotlight the center of interest…subordonate all else,…or else the viewer will be torn between elements, confused in direction, and will quickly loose interest.
Make the land itself have a wavey/not level feel to it…adds to motion, depth, and creates an imballance,that is ballanced,… which is what you want in an action battle scene…controlled chaos…:slight_smile:
Hope this helps some…:slight_smile:
I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF YOUR WORKS, STUDIES,…and the PROGRESS that will come with them.
REALLY ENJOYING YOUR THREAD SO FAR…KEEP GOING…:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn


#17

Hi Glenn and thank you a lot for the paintover and the advices about composition, colours, etc.
I learned a lot from your post, and i´ll definitively keep in mind what you said for the next time.

And thank you for the encourage, that´s a big help too.

see you soon.


#18

Hi, another master copie(an angel from Rubens), took about 2 hours and this time done in photoshop.

Cheers.


#19

Hi there, i´d like some feedback about this heads please, I´m practicing with the book " Drawing Heads And Hands" (Loomis), as guide. First is with Sandra Bullock´s picture as reference, second is from imagination, third is Walken, and the big one is a caricature of Enrique Bunbury, a spanish singer(from the band “heroes del silencio”). The rest are simple sketches and the draw of the eagle is an old one.

See you.


#20

Hi, some draws i´ve been doing, some sketches and some more detailed but i can´t consider any of these like finished and i don´t care too much becouse i´m practicing and triyng to understand about anatomy and workflows and i don´t want to pressure myself to do things perfect or whatever.

Please tell me your opinion…objective, subjective…any comment will be realy apreciated.

so here we go