Daily Sketches (Critiques are welcome)
I create this topic to share my daily sketches (apart from assignments drawings). This will be a motivation for me to have a daily practice and to fill my sketchbooks. Critiques are welcome. Thank you very much!
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Appart from the dynamic shapes studies of seals in the drawing basics course, I continued practicing on poses and portraits shapes. I tried to implement @Steve Lenze and @Martha Muniz 's advices , focusing more on accentuating movements, expressions, less on proportions and details. I tried to find interesting shapes while trying to give the impression of volume. I had a hard time sometimes, especially with the right hand of the man in the centre of the second page (which I had to modify as I never managed to draw the original postion)
it looks great. I think your sketchbooks are incredible and reflect your growth.
Very nice! I really like what you have going so far. It is a good idea, and I am going to enjoy revisiting your post. Thank you for sharing your journey.
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A few more shapes studies from portraits and figures. I tried to simplify the shapes, sometimes to deform them more or less. Actually I most of the time go with the idea of deforming them much more but I often let myself be trapped by the temptation to simply copy the model...
In the continuity of the exercise on animal portraits in the drawing basics course I wanted to apply this principle of research of simplified shapes on studies of a few model poses. It seems to me that it's a good way to take a little distance from the model and to take a step towards imaginative drawings... Anyway, I hope
I really love these landscape sketches. The style of the line weight and tone really draws the viewer in. Excellent work!
A few more sketches I did from real life observation this time. Much more challenging with in particular difficulties with perspective and proportions. I Tried different techniques. Sometimes with preliminary pencil marks (more attention to composition and perspective), sometimes directly in pen (more focus directly on 2d shapes). 2 completely different exercises.
One more sreenshot study from the Corpse Bride in which I tried to apply @Steve Lenze 's advices about line weight and tones contrasts: more contrast on the foreground and less for middle and background. No line at all for the background. However, I probably should have pushed the contrasts even more. Below some faces studies in which I worked on line weight, without using tones
Hey Thieum, These are cool and a great way to practice your drawing. My suggestion is if you are going to use tone on your drawings, then you should use it to your advantage to create aerial perspective. I did a quick sketch to show you how I would use it, I hope it helps :)
2 Studies of Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio screenshots. Tried to study composition and to think about line weight (but not enough)