Improve the structure of drawing
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rajeev Tripathee
Hello Everyone. I just wanted to ask how can I improve the form of my drawing?
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exaugeo
scorpions have eight legs, not six. you made it look like one of them is part of the pincers
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Sketcher Ameya
I think you have made it free hand . Just first try to simplify into basic shapes and set up the foundation for yourself and then start drawing.
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Arul Shiju
Nice while seeing your progression :) Good luck.
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rajeev Tripathee
Thanks for your kind words :)
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Ibrahim El Shazly
The tail looks way more foreshortened in the reference, try drawing the ellipse inside the tail and construct it around the arch
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rajeev Tripathee
I will try it. Thanks for the feedback
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Nice work so far! Try to use boxes to define the position of the form in space. It'll make your life so much easier.
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rajeev Tripathee
Ok thanks for your suggestion. I will try to define the position of form in space.
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Peter Anton
Main thing is just to practice wrapping contours around the forms. Peter Han (dynamic sketching) is a good person to look at
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rajeev Tripathee
Thank you I will definetly check it.
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Luigi Manese
Hi @rajeev Tripathee, if you want to really nail down the structure of your pieces, then it's probably best to get a solid lay in with simple shapes first. Try simplifying the parts of the body into cylinders in perspective, and try to nail in those simple shapes first. Then, use the contour lines of your simple lay in to inform where you place the details in your finished drawing, which will make your image feel more solid overall. I may have just accidentally re-iterated what Steve had already said previously...but the point still stands haha. This is the process you should take with all of your images if you want them to feel really solid and grounded. Hope this helps!
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rajeev Tripathee
Hi @Luigi Manese , thanks for the feedback. I tried drawing it again and I feel I have improved some parts but I just wanted to ask how you would approach drawing the detail that is in the front of a scorpion. It is very difficult
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rajeev Tripathee
Thank you very much. It really helps a lot. The information was really helpful. Yeah, I was having a hard time on how to simplify the main body of the scorpion. I will definitely follow your advice and try to break the image into a simple form.
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Steve Lenze
Hey rajeev, This is really cool, scorpions are awesome. You did a nice job on this, and your proportions look good. I think what you could do to improve your drawing. I did a draw over to show you how you can start your drawings with a structure first. This will help you work out your perspective and make it look solid. Keep drawing :)
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rajeev Tripathee
Hi @Steve Lenze  , thanks for the feedback. I tried drawing it again and I feel I have improved some parts but I just wanted to ask how you would approach drawing the detail that is in the front of a scorpion. It is very difficult
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rajeev Tripathee
Yes, Thank you very much. I was having a hard time on how I could simplify the main body and head of the scorpion. Your drawing was very helpful. I will definitely follow your advice and try to break down the body in its simple form .
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Side Shave Laura
This is fantastic! Awesome work. You've added 3D forms to the tail which give a stronger sense of the form. If you do more insects, it might be worth incorporating more of those forms into the thorax and head and legs. Especially if you can add cross-contour lines in those shapes! It's okay to lose details!
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rajeev Tripathee
Thankyou . Yes I tried to add 3D forms to tail .But for the body I was having a hard time on how I can break into simple form. I will also definitely try to add cross-contour lines to show the form of the drawing.
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