Saturday, 26 November 2011

More Life Drawing :S

A few more life drawings all compiled, amongst some observational drawings and doodles. Been busy trying to balance everything lately. I've been practicing a lot more with quick poses, and am pleased but need tons more practice, in terms of long poses, some anatomy practice wouldn't hurt! Often getting body parts stretched or shrunk without the intention of it, haha!

5 to 15 minute poses, I liked the top right until I added the lines on the figures' leg and arms!

As I previously said I mess up proportions more than I'd like to! Figure in top middle has a very small foot and hand, although I liked his shoulder. A mix of 5 to 15 minutes poses again, I am only really happy about some of the foreshortening in the bottom right and left images but still, I need to make feet bigger to show perspective!
Mostly quick poses aside from the two left images. I think I'm enjoying charcoal more than I used to, it's versatile enough for short and long poses.

Pen gesturesss! Normally I hate quick poses for the simple fact... I don't do them very well, I get far too distracted by details and getting proportions right that I fail to capture the gesture of the whole pose, especially if I use pencil. I find pen much better for quick poses. I know I can't erase or change my marks, so I'm forced to be more economic with them and this makes it easier to capture the entire pose in a short space of time.

Some friends and I took turns posing for each other for some extra practice, varying from 5 to 8 minutes. I had more butttt these are the ones that turned out ok (except for the face of the male figure stood up!). I used a charcoal pencil for the bottom right portrait but I messed up the lips, other than that I liked it? :D top left and right were just doodles.

ANDDDDD finally, I decided to practice some hand and feet drawing. I looked at Bridgman and copied some examples from his 'Life Drawing guide', the top two left images, the foot second from the bottom right and the top right foot also. I worked from photos of my hands for practice and the bottom right foot is my own, from observation :) I intend to look more at Bridgman for feet and hands as I generally ruin them.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Digital Painting!!!

SO... I haven't had a lot of experience with using photoshop for painting before, so I am happy to be getting to grips with the absolute basics! :D And I have produced, this very simple cartoony table. I think the lines need to be smoother and well... better, albeit I am happy with this as a first attempt. And two posts, in one evening? this is MADness, this. is...

Design Experiments

Above are some sketches of my beloved father, housemates and pet dog Stella! Also included are some observational drawings of a couple of friends, and some design tasks. I'm trying to make sure I am drawing as much as possible, I have a lot of catching up to do! ^o^