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gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:54 am

idk what I´m doing, crits are always appreciated.
go to last page for newer stuff,what you can see here is even more terrible that what I do now.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:10 am

So that´s what I did today(and somewhat similar things for the last few),lots struggle trying to understand faces and heads.
Some of these are from imagination,some from various figure drawing sites.

EDIT: Had to remove the images because they were way too big and took too long to load.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:13 am

Sorry for the oversized images and the bad quality,it´ll (hopefully) be better tomorrow.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:54 am

Some more sketches from yesterday evening.

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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby steve.sykes » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:18 am

You're already doing your studies, which is great. No real advice to give there, just keep at them consistently and the improvement will come.

One thing I am seeing (that I wish someone told me when I was starting out) is your line quality. Right now you're using about 10x more lines than you need to to get your forms to read well. Practice drawing circles in one pen stroke rather 5-10. This will help your sketches look cleaner and, in turn, more focused on the form of the overall sketch instead of hacking away with your pen until it looks close enough.

Just one little thing that doesn't hurt to work on.

Other than that you're off to a great start! keep studying, and practice every day. No matter what, you'll be a better artist after your 1000th drawing than you were at your 10th
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:54 am

steve.sykes wrote:You're already doing your studies, which is great. No real advice to give there, just keep at them consistently and the improvement will come.

One thing I am seeing (that I wish someone told me when I was starting out) is your line quality. Right now you're using about 10x more lines than you need to to get your forms to read well. Practice drawing circles in one pen stroke rather 5-10. This will help your sketches look cleaner and, in turn, more focused on the form of the overall sketch instead of hacking away with your pen until it looks close enough.

Just one little thing that doesn't hurt to work on.

Other than that you're off to a great start! keep studying, and practice every day. No matter what, you'll be a better artist after your 1000th drawing than you were at your 10th
Thanks alot for your advice!
Should I just fill some pages with circles or are there any specific ways of practicing them?
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby steve.sykes » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:21 am

You could. The circle exercise is just one example. I would recommend doing a couple every time your lines start to feel too sketchy. once you get that flowing, consistent feeling back into your wrist go back to your drawing and try to translate it onto your sketch.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:41 am

Yesterdays sketches,I discovered a Loomis .pdf and started trying to appy steve.sykes´ advice:

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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:43 am

two more pages:
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby steve.sykes » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:56 pm

Looks cleaner already! Keep it up!
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:36 am

More Loomis and a full sketchbook:
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:29 am

Started doing a "draw 100 Heads" thing because that already really helped me with boxes.
The resolution should be better now.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:27 am

So the plan goes like this:
After I´ve finished my 100 Heads I will focus on fixing my facial proportions and after that do studies of the individual features to completely eliminate symbol drawing in my faces.After finishing all the studies I´ll do a final 100 Heads (50 imagination,50 studies) and move on to drawing busts/the full figure.
I´m just posting this here to force me to actually do all of this and not just be lazy as always.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby Hermidraws » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:23 pm

Another thing you could try doing with conjunction of the 100 head is pull up some magazines/books etc. and trace on top of it. Try to apply the technique of the books you are studying from. Keep going, buddy!
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:45 am

I´ll definetely try that,thanks.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:15 am

Copying Loomis and head practice:
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:30 am

really not happy with what and how much i did yesterday,but whatever...
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:34 am

It´s better than yesterday I guess,so that´s something.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:33 am

I´m not really sure what to do with this whole face thing for the next weeks.I kind of want to just go on to something else,but I also really want to get this right.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby JanDrenovec » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:01 pm

That is a lot of work you are putting in. It is really going to pay off. Keep up with it :)
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:51 am

yesterday aka the day i didn´t want to draw at all
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:39 am

page two,yay:
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:34 am

The last day of really focussing on Heads.
Also my first steps in digital,so lots of crying that day.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:58 am

started gesture drawing and using my tablet more,I have no idea what I´m doing.Will start Hamptons Anatomy book when I´m more used to drawing digitally.I´d to that traditionally,but gesture drawing just takes to much paper and ink.
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Re: gnarigon´s sketchbook

Unread postby gnarigon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:39 am

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