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loes roos
loes roos
panama, mariato
Drawings since I was little, MSc biology, continued drawing, did several courses to improve techniques. Mostly into scientific illustration
Johannes Schiehsl
I have a hard time choosing one artist - since there are so many I admire. And I also get intimidated by putting my silly attempts next to the brilliant works of masters.
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loes roos
Just start with one and do another and another or just pieces of one you admire. Feeling intimidated is your worse enemy if it means you will skip learning from studying the masters…
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Michael Bristow
ok i need help i dont know really any artist how can you look for them other than the ones stan has listed ive tried puting in master artist but all it shows is a bunch of da vinci even when i put in modern thanks
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loes roos
You can go to google and fill in masters of line drawings and check what comes up and what you like. I then reduced them by choosing a topic. Mine was elephants… I thus found drawings of elephants by masters like rembrandt, picasso, dali, heinrich kley and aaron blaise… there are more… If you like cats. Type in cats line drawings and art master drawings… see what comes up and what inspires you.
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Giacomo
Tried a digital drawing of Hobbes jumping, I always loved the lines of Watterson.
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loes roos
Great lines indeed
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Andrea Böhm
I wanted to start with something simple and clear and then work my way up to more complex line drawings. I started with studies of one-line-drawings from Picasso. I love their ingenious simplicity, their level of abstraction. I used a marker (I think Picasso used a brush). The bird was easier to copy than the elephant. My elephant lakes a bit of the easy stretching / reaching out that Picasso's elephant shows. Next I went on to Heinrich Kley whom I admire for his casual and at the same time very informed line work. The energy of his figures is fantastic. He indicates anatomy with few, sometimes innovative lines such as an arc with the little loop on the belly of the dog. He omits part of the outline of the chest and draws a wavy line for the ribcage instead. Again I started with one of his relatively simple drawings (the dog) and then tried one of his elephants with a lot of hatching. For the Kley studies I used pen and ink - first time for me. In both cases I did rough pencil underdrawings first. Critiques welcome!
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loes roos
Good work on your elephant and yes i can see you put in the exyra time!
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loes roos
I enjoyed this. Especially the research. But there is so much to learn from. So I filtered on elephants… Oh well, there is a lot of elephants… from 5 masters and by me… and some more from the masters that I want to keep to try later… I specifically enjoyed the elephants from Heinrich Kley and probably thanks to Marshall as I did his Kley workshop in 2022. I admire Aaron Blaise for his gesture work. In my drawings I used a red pencil to set up my searching lines and then went over it with an ordinary pencil. With the Aaron Blaise and picasso one I went over it with a charcoal pencil to give more importance to the lines… No inks, no charcoals. Rembrandt and Dali are maybe not the best images chosen for quick gesture line work… I should have given this more time but today is 10 may and time to post! Love to hear the critiques.
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loes roos
What I as a biologist did not like about the picasso drawing was the piglike tail… So I debated and still did the same tail…. Only to be villified by my husband who said it is AFTER picasso, you could have left that curl out… he is so right
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loes roos
Hi. When practising line drawings from people and photos and likeliness is the aim, it is worth while, even as just a warming up, to use a transparent paper and trace the photo. It will give your hand time to get used to the lines. From that drawing you can make a bigger drawing. It is not far off, but you know the people and should be able to tell if you caught it or not. Usually it helps to darken the pupils, even in a line drawing. A good other option is to take this photo of your drawing and make it transparent and put it on top of the original to see where it is off. It is very important for you and anyone as an artist to learn to see where the drawing is off. You can flip both upside down and compare lines and shapes, more than just the face. With likeliness and so, comparing to the original photo is important. Use rulers to measure a direction. I feel that the eye you can barely see, sits too high in your drawing. In the photo the brows are not horizontal but the face is slightly tilted. That also makes the total right line of the face slightly diagonal with the chin a bit more to the right… Your bottom lip protrudes more… small things that you could correct when going over and keep on looking at the original. Technically, none of these alone would take away likeliness. The line under the eye is way too strong as is the line from the nose to the mustache. They are in the light in the photo and should be soft lines to hint at a shade. The headcover is more pointy in your drawing and larger….I usually try to do the game of finding yourself the 7 or 10 differences and then decide if they are essential to change.
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Tuija Kuismin
I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post this one, but since it was a "learn to sketch from imagination" project for me, I guess this will do :). I did practise line weight here too, and simplifying, so it's a fusion of what I've learned on this course so far. Truthfully I just really wanted to share this work with you guys because accomplishing it made me so happy! My original plan was to imagine and then sketch just as gorgeous a headdress as I could. Little, precise details are usually very tedious for me, though, so I tossed decoration and decided on a head instead. I had chosen a rich colour pallette for painting, which I was very excited to get to use on this, but then this black and white, kinda "dark and stormy night" simplicity appealed to me, so colours have to wait for another day. I also had planned to emphasize his eyes and wanted to try giving him some very intense full-of-feeling-gaze. I was going to work on the eyes last, but once I got to that point, I thought the white eyeballs alone actually looked cool and gave the drawing a sense of a ghostly being or spirit or... something :D. What I feel proud of here is that this is the first time I made every decision based on how I feel about it and what looks good to me. It has been a challenge for me to let myself loose and not think about "correct" and "perfect" so much. I wanted to do it this way, so I did it this way, and now feel awesome about it. But most of all, I looked at my drawings from last year, compared them to what I've drawn during this course, and I could see a real difference. I have really learned stuff! It's not only that I can now draw lines of little better quality than before (long way to go with that still), but the overall approach to drawing anything is different. And... I'm able to do more now than I was before! I can actually execute some of my visions with the knowledge I've gained. And that makes me so happy! And motivated! And... I love it! This got long enough (again), so: 1st picture is the first, exploring sketch / 2nd picture is sketch cleaned up / 3rd picture is what it turned out to be. Thank you for sharing!
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loes roos
Although I like the detail and light, I like your sketch the best because the guy has eyes that see… with pupils. I am not sure it is your intention but without the pupils to me he becomes creepy.
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Andreas Kradolfer
Here is my Level 2 attempt to draw the portrait any advice for improvement is welcomed. Thanks
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loes roos
With this exercise the idea was not to make a copy of the photo. The objective was to have 5 values only, including the white of the paper. That meant to start with the midtones and on top of them fill in the shapes of the darker and darkest tones.
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Tim Millea
Yoni reference first ever digital painting!
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loes roos
Check the proportions. It seems you focused too much on the head so it has become larger. Do as stan suggest turn the reference upside down while you are still in the outline drawing phase. Even when going digital, the outline sketch and gesture and shapes is all to find the proportions.
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Eric Navarrette
Hello all. Had a lot of fun with this one. I decided to use burrowing owls as my subject, because they always seemed so sassy with their looks. When I looked at the pictures, they often looked like they were telling some juicy gossip to one another, or a joke, giving some stink eye!
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loes roos
My main issue with your 3rd drawing as a biologist is that the tail should not go up like that. It makes them less owl like and more chicken like!
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Velvet Tetrault
On the shadows one, I didn't think I was supposed to be shading in, but I didn't know when to stop.
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loes roos
yes hard to stop when in the flow...
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loes roos
To not further confuse my images… I added a bit of weight to the rhino back leg and saved it as a png… so it can be viewed larger…It is funny, once i see it posted I do realize that with the light more from the lower left the back end could be darker too… very interesting to do this imagining the light from a different place.
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loes roos
The sequence below is a bit off. I started with tracing using procreate on top of stan’s drawing, then repeated on top of the photo which is my red drawing. Continued with lines and giving weight for importance, but started a new layer using a vine charcoal brush in procreate for the line weight. The 4th image below is my hierarchy. The charcoal did smudge so my lines became more fuzzy. Went with the other light more from the front… and added a black inking brush and reinforced the lines with this imagined lighting. It is rather hard with only lines. It is the first below. I added some white inking lines… And that is the middle one in this post. I believe that the hindleg could have been darker…. Let me try that… Oh well I hope I have time tomorrow to do some landscape… I am loving the course. And loving that I am using procreate… (got my ipad only early february)
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Hilde
Line Weight - shadows experimenting with 2B, 4B, 8B and holding pencil on the side.
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loes roos
Love your effect
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Dennis Yeary
My attempt at level 2 hope I did it right
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loes roos
We are still in the subject lines… so shadow can be made with lines and thicker and heavier outlines
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sara keyes
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loes roos
only one with a focus on lines but I can see you had fun. Like the chosen landscape.
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Andrey
Tried to do one of these digitally(Procreate), can't decide on what brush to use. Every brush I tried was too textured. Not sure which method I tried to go with, could be both in one.
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loes roos
so which brush did you settle on? An inking one?
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Strahinja Milutin
HI, here are my submissions. I'm not sure If I added too much shadow for the first one.
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loes roos
I think it is great but the right hand shadow on the shoulder is odd
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loes roos
Hi Everybody. As indicated in a previous comment, I am lagging a bit behind. Without any much searching I opened google and typed in american black vulture for references. I have a story in my head about a vulture (I have one in my backyard that has been around since 2011). So I was drawing loosely from reference and life. Sketching. I have not made the final final character just yet but I am playing with their poses. The vulture I have in mind is not at all evil. He is just a sissy. All the ladies are bigger anyway, but he actually likes humans so he is a bit weird. His skin on the head and the way it hangs reminds me of the wigs that were worn in courts so maybe I am going to make him a judge... He is a loving husband and a loving father too... But really too sweet for this world. He lets a yellow headed cara cara steal his food.
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loes roos
Maybe I should start with a red pencil too and then go over. Here and there there are a lot of searching lines... and yes, as said I need to do a final with clear lines.
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Struggler
I have a commitment issue. I have been late in every assignment. Just trying to be more committed. I draw a character based on this reference. I love country life so I wanted to draw a simple farm boy, and his simple living. Hope i did good this time.
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loes roos
I managed to get the first level in in time but have not done the second level yet… I am still thinking about my character. I love stan’s cameleon dragon. And like your boy. But it was not needed to go full colour for the asignment. I have the feeling a lot of people are trying to be too perfect.
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