Hey there community, first time I post something I have painted. I would really appreciate feedback regarding the four eyes below. I practiced to get the proportions right lately but struggle on shading shadows etc. I felt also very exhausted when I finished one of these (one to two hours). Any tips on this?
OK. I have had a very hard time with gesture. My gut feeling is these are better than my last post. I know they are not finished and I would appreciate some pointers. This exercise has really done a number on my self esteem and desire to draw. I'd like to move on to something else and come back to this later, if I'm reasonably ready to do so.
Hi!!! I've just finished the assignment examples videos! I feel that something is not there with my robo beans. Is it the proportions? Is it that I loose the gesture in some way? Thank you in advance for the feedback
Hey y'all. Struggling significantly with gestures. These were 45 second gestures from this movement: https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/motions/1813/fullscreen?index=0 Some I ran out of time, one I took a second stab at I would deeply appreciate some guidance on what I'm not seeing or doing. It feels like as soon as I start drawing with the timer, I have no idea what I'm doing again
I'm too newbie and I have perspective problems, I've been trying all day to make the bottom part look symmetrical and I also want fire to come out of both the wheels above and the flamethrowers below, will someone have a tip for me? . . I desperately accept feedback
Starting with a boxy foundation for the hands would help you define the plains a little better. It looks like your hand shapes and fingers taper off a lot more than a real hand. You can do trace-overs after finishing a study to find your errors, this is what I usually do when I'm struggling to see what's 'off' just by looking. Proko's hand lessons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjMiXlq9ns&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf As for cleaner linework, you can sketch in a light colored pencil (such as blue or bright orange), and draw over it with regular pencil or charcoal using fewer and smoother lines (part of this will just come with practice as your dexterity improves). Likewise, you can just do your underdrawing lighter in pencil or erase most of it before your final pencil rendering. Drawabox.com lessons to improve line quality: https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/2 For more expressive hands, think about regular gesture drawing - if you see a finger pointing in a certain way, exaggerate it!
Very cute! I think you could work on your stability while inking - the lines meander a bit and are scratchy in areas, but this will just come with lots of practice as your muscle control and dexterity improve. You could also try using a ruler on any straight lines and use a template for circles. I don't like to do that when I'm sketching, but for a clean and finished linework it's a good idea :)