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Author Topic: Five sketches of nobody in particular (~140KB of images)  (Read 2761 times)
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« on: July 18, 2004, 03:02:46 PM »

Haven't updated you guys on my sketching in a while. Here are five pictures of nobody in particular. They are presented in chronological order. My scanner was a little too distracted, so they look bloodily crappy on-screen.

A black guy. I overdid the smudging. My first piece with what is called a "stump". Basically a tool for shadowing and smudging.


Just a person...Eyes a little too high up, maybe?


This guy is crooked, and the hair sucks. Then again, the hair sucked for all of the ones so far. Tongue


This is one angry cocaine-addicted woman alright...


I think this is my best one. Actually, it's of a very old photo of my mom. And that brown smudge is what happens when you leave your sketchbook in the kitchen unattended.


What do you think? Flames? Love letters? Hate letters? Marriage proposals? Just post em'...
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2004, 04:03:47 PM »

Maybe it could be a good idea to try some simpler objects than the human face.  I can't really judge these faces without a reference as to what they look like, but you do need to work on stuff like controlling lines, judging space correctly, etc.  Stuff like shading errors take a backseat when the lineart you're working with is inaccurate.  Try drawing something still  with simple curves, and then working your way up to portraits.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2004, 08:05:39 PM »

Yeah. And use diagrams. Place a circle and lines to keep proportions. Then build your sketch around them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2004, 10:21:29 PM »

Well, i'm not so sure about that, though it might be a good idea at first if you're still doing faces.  If you learn to draw without a straightedge, you won't need one (at least for normal art, not for engineering sketches and such).  Suddenly the chopstick scene from Karate Kid comes to mind.  Anyhoo, most art is in the shading, it's just getting proportions right.

Here's something they're always telling people to do in art classes:  look at the reference picture flipped upside down.  That way, you're focusing more on shapes and sizes than the "thing" (mouth nose, ears, etc) you're focusing on.  It'll seem akward at first, but it is kind of cool.

And (one last time) if you can, try and get in some drawings of "real" things.  (like 3d objects in front of you).  You can't be a copy artist forever, right? Wink (or can you?)
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2004, 10:47:21 PM »

try anime! ^_^

anyways you are getting better. just keep practicing, do what everyone else says, and most importantly... draw 4D objects. =P
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2004, 11:24:53 PM »

Zack.  These drawings are exactly what you said, "Sketches".  You would infact have alot of cleaning up to do if they weren't.  but as some of the others have said, there is more to the human body than the head Wink

My advice for you is to venture into drawing the whole anatomy of a human.  And there is really only one tool that you will ever need.  The Dummy!



he's posable, and is an excelent reference when you need proportions and prespective shots.  the only problem i ever have with him, is that he is somewhat limp.  he stands and all, but his arms and torso are to heavy for him Tongue  Good luck with all your art zack.

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2004, 01:38:14 PM »

Quote from: "Jofers"
Maybe it could be a good idea to try some simpler objects than the human face. I can't really judge these faces without a reference as to what they look like, but you do need to work on stuff like controlling lines, judging space correctly, etc. Stuff like shading errors take a backseat when the lineart you're working with is inaccurate. Try drawing something still with simple curves, and then working your way up to portraits.
Many people have told me that. Call me stubborn, but I'm sticking to faces for now. Smiley

Quote from: "na_th_an"
Yeah. And use diagrams. Place a circle and lines to keep proportions. Then build your sketch around them.
I've tried a lot of sketches like that, none worked.

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If you learn to draw without a straightedge, you won't need one (at least for normal art, not for engineering sketches and such).
I've never used anything in my sketches except paper, pencil, eraser and stump.

Quote from: "Jofers"
Here's something they're always telling people to do in art classes: look at the reference picture flipped upside down. That way, you're focusing more on shapes and sizes than the "thing" (mouth nose, ears, etc) you're focusing on. It'll seem akward at first, but it is kind of cool.
My mom told me to do that (she took art classes). I haven't tried it yet.

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And (one last time) if you can, try and get in some drawings of "real" things. (like 3d objects in front of you). You can't be a copy artist forever, right?  (or can you?)
The sketches above were all done from memory, except for the last one.

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try anime! ^_^
Ew.

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Zack. These drawings are exactly what you said, "Sketches". You would infact have alot of cleaning up to do if they weren't. but as some of the others have said, there is more to the human body than the head Wink
If I ever were to color these or paint them, of course they would be cleaned up. And as I said, I'm focusing on drawing heads right now. (Although once in a while I do Biblical sketches. My hero: Gustav Dore!)
I've tried the human body. It's alright, I think, just a little squarish. I'll work on it and show you.

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Good luck with all your art zack.
Thanks.

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