I like the flow of the lines. It reminds me of some Glenn Vilppu drawings and parts of the construction remind me of Bridgeman. I don't feel a need to critique any proportions or technical draftsman stuff because I feel the movement through the body and the weight of the bod is understood. Very nice. I would like to see what your longer drawings look like. How far do you take it?
Hey Elson, Nice job working from life. The problem I am seeing in your drawing is that your reflected light is too light. This is a common issue with beginners. I know the lemon is a light color, but you still need to create some darker notes, like the occlusion shadow under the lemon. I did a real quick sketch to show you what I mean, I hope this helped :)
Nice job, @Elson sunshine! As far as the basic principles go, I second @Steve Lenze’s comments (he’s given some pertinent tips worth considering as you keep going). And if you’re that kind of person (like I am) that often takes it too hard on themselves, I’d also say you can relax a bit and take these considerations lightly - you’re on track! Keep practicing and do a few more of these simple objects with basic lighting and you should see yourself getting the hang of it in no time. Make sure to take a look at Stan’s video on Shading Light and Form – Basics for another set of helpful tips before your further practice sessions. And if you start to enjoy this and really want to get in-depth about shading (like, really), you could consider checking out @Dorian Iten’s The Shading Course – Fundamentals of Realism, Light & Shadow. Hope this helps! Best of luck.
Hey Elson, Nice drawing. I think though you need to make sure the body is symmetrical. You'll see in my sketch that there is more mass on the left side of the centerline than the right. Always make sure your structure is working before you add all the rendering. I hope this helps :)
Hey Elson! Great job, this is a really neat character. Something I might add is to think about the silhouette a bit more. You've done a really good job making it look like a person. But I think if you were to add some more negative spaces, more specifically in the feet/ arms it might do something for making the character more readable. The next thing would be to organize your shadow shapes a little more. If there was more contrast / more definite shapes it would do a lot for the design. Good luck!
Well, I'd say I want to be the rockstar of entertainment: A concept artist. But I really wanna do more than that, especially for personal projects, and it would be exciting too to work in the game industry, I feel like I have eclectic tastes. To conclude, my dream art job WHILE WORKING FOR OTHERS would be concept art, because of the problem solving and creativity involved
Wow, Elson, I really love this drawing. Very dimensional!
Good work! The structure looks ok but I think it looks like you're shading is a bit uneven. Try to break the shadows down into large shadow shapes of consistent values, then add the detail. Are the darkest shadows in the right place? Look also at soft and hard edges. The side of her face in front of shadow could merge a little with the background and still look good, it doesn't need to be a hard line of separation. It looks like it might just be you drew the face contours first, in which case I'd suggest using a lighter lead so the lines don't dominate the drawing.
I think this drawing is beautiful and well-simplified! Good idea to study from the masters. I notice on her forehead, there's a line that seems to go straight down the middle or side of her nose. I don't know if you're using that line to place the features, but if you are, it might be helpful to use curved lines that follow the long curve of the head's oval (or the short curve, if you're placing the eyes). Very nicely done! I especially like how you've concentrated the darkest values on her face, making her stand out from the background.
Elson, excellent! While your's is not an exact copy in terms of proportions or technique I think it shows your strong knowledge of anatomy and planes. Would love to see more!