Several Figure Drawings/Studies
Hey all, after a bit of a hiatus I went back to doing figure studies. Most of these are just sketches but I also started to test the waters with some rendering. I'm using polychromos pencils on newsprint paper. The latter is cheap and good for sketching but probably isn't the best paper for rendering. So I'll look into a better alternative for that. Feedback and critique is appreciated.
This is another figure study done with pastels. The shadows could probably be darker especially in the belly region and under the right arm. Also the head came out too small which happens quite often in my drawings. Furthermore the right foot is a bit weird. Nonetheless I like this piece. Once again feedback and critique is appreciated. :)
I had another go at a figure drawing and also tried out some shading. Unfortunately I messed up the figure's size and placement on the paper and therefore decided to stop above the knees. Also the torso is squashed a bit. Apart from these things I'm quite satisfied with the outcome, especially since this is my first real attempt at this. As always feedback and critique is appreciated.
Hey Grundini, These are all pretty good, especially the gesture, they don't feel stiff at all. I also think you have a pretty good handle on proportion and thinking about perspective. I think though there are some things that will help you, especially with perspective and a feeling of 3 dimension. The thing I think you could do is start to add some interior details to help show structure to your drawings. In particular areas that show corners to a form. These help make the form feel like it has sides, or planes to it. Also, look for areas you can overlap shapes to give the feeling of perspective to the shapes. This will also require you to use some interior details. In particular, think about how one form pushes into another form creating a pinch. This means the other side will be stretched and more simple. I did a quick draw over of some of your drawings to show you what I mean, I hope it helps :)