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Postby luftsaob » Sat May 13, 2017 12:59 am

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Subject title: luftsaob's Sketchbook (artistic nudity) Critiques Welcome

Hey there! I'm new here and I guess this will be my new sketchbook. I'm just going to throw in a bunch of older stuff in chronological order, with some new things at the end.
Everything is made 100% traditionally. I always appreciate a good critique or suggestion.
Also for anyone wondering, here's a quick description of my art "career" so far to give context.
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As a child I often did art for fun, and every night on the first star I saw I would always wish to be good a drawing dragons. My interest in dragons has since dwindled and been replaced by women, as well, for a while, did my urge to do art. I started it back up again in ~13 in high school and kept doing it casually while taking art classes. It wasn't until this last year where I've gone to college for a 1 year fine arts course that I've been doing it seriously. I don't know where I want to go with my art now, but I do know that if I want to make a living from this then I need some drastic improvement.

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And for my recent artwork, of which I've been incredibly dissatisfied with but against my better judgement am sharing anyways.
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Thanks for your time, and if I don't post again in a couple days, please be sure to heckle me about it!


Postby DarkLored123 » Sat May 13, 2017 1:51 am

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Welcome to the forums, I think you have a good start here but you do need to take into account the fundamentals, so I'll drop down some tutorials that I think will be useful for you in regards to that. In regards to improving make sure that you put a mental effort into it and think before you lay your pencil on paper, it'll save you a lot of time and will help you improve in the long run, give your lines purpose. You want to work more on perspective, form/shapes, and proportions since all of those three are off, while you did do a good job on the interior designs the figures you drew are very flat, you want to build the figure off of shapes and use the X,Y and Z axis to define the perspective they have. You'll benefit more if you isolate skill sets and tackle them individually as it will allow you to focus solely on their purpose and then apply them into an illustration to learn how to use them with other skill sets. ... -581708010 - Way too idealistic but a good reference for the skill sets ... -401151718 - Good reference for how you should go about structuring human figure, I recommend finding shapes that appeal to you and give you more control, I found it beneficial for myself to simplify the torso into two shapes rather than using three like in this tutorial. ... -450418648 - You need to learn the proportions of the human figure in order to draw it properly, as a general rule the torso(including the head) is the same length of the lower body, so basically if you draw a straight vertical line the midpoint is the divider between the lower and upper half. ... -490847001 ... -421873998

Good luck with your improvement process and I hope I could've been of some use :D


Postby luftsaob » Sat May 13, 2017 2:15 am

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DarkLored123 wrote:Good luck with your improvement process and I hope I could've been of some use :D

Thank you for the warm welcome! New techniques are always helpful to look at.


Postby luftsaob » Sun May 14, 2017 1:53 am

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A page of sketches from today. I did some pose drawings and some (very messy) leg anatomy studies. Through the process I learned about a bone I hadn't known of before and gained a better understanding about the ankle and the form of a leg. I also drew a cute girl to cheer myself up after feeling very demotivated.


Postby Alpacky » Sun May 14, 2017 3:14 am

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Nice studies. Keep up the hard work man, Im really bad at studying, so I commend you.
I'd work on form as somewhere to start.
But it's jut the weakest link I think right now.
Seeyah round the forums! :D
I draw stuff sometimes and it looks like this: (Latest work on page 8)


Postby luftsaob » Sun May 14, 2017 9:17 pm

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Alpacky wrote:I'd work on form as somewhere to start.

I think you just told me exactly what I needed to hear, thank you! It seems that when transitioning from drawing from life to drawing from photograph I forgot about the 3-dimensionality of each figure.
I started off with 16 60 second poses and then did some longer ones, putting a focus on form which helped a lot. Still needs lots of work of course, but I am feeling much better about it now. Thank you so so much!

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