What’s wrong with these drawings ??
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sudip tamang
It has been 3 weeks I started drawing figures. Am I improving? I am using graphite on A4 printing paper.. These are 5-10 min drawing
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alexOmegas
My guess would be that you draw legs a bit too long sometimes. Two months ago I always made them too short, at the beginning its kinda hard to get proportions right. Otherwise great work.
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sudip tamang
Thank you
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Kristian Nee
Hey Sudip! Great job on these, what I'd say is keep up the good work. The more you keep doing this, the better you'll get. A couple things I would say is simplify your lines. Right now your drawings look very bumpy which take a way from the overall form and energy of the pose. I did some rough draw overs to show you what I mean. For example, in the top drawing. Instead of all over the line on the back describing the anatomy, you can use a singular C curve to describe the entire back. Hope this helps!
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sudip tamang
I keep on forgetting to simply my lines.. This is great advice I really appreciate it...Thank you so much
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Mike Holt
I think they look great and agree with everyone else's post of shortening your time down and just focus on certain aspects of the drawing rather than completion. We are all here to practice and get better after all. Just keep building off the knowledge you're gaining. They look great!
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sudip tamang
Thankyou....I will keep practicing...😀😀
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Benjamin Mayer
I wish this is what I looked like after three weeks! These already show understandings of important concepts, gesture mainly. I think what you think is wrong right now is that they look a little flat. This is "easily" augmented with practicing drawing basic forms and then practicing drawing the mannequin. Don't worry about shading during these, as that's something that can be done later.
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sudip tamang
Thank you...Your suggestion duly noted!
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Oloenpia (Leon Mercx)
great job!! I really felt weight, and volume in the first three drawings!
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sudip tamang
Thank you mate!
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Izak van Langevelde
There is nothing wrong, taking into account that you are three weeks into this. I suggest you complement your figure drawing with exercises to draw/think in 3D space, starting with simple forms like cubes and cylinders. Start with simple objects like cups, vases and boxes, and work your way into more complex shapes.
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sudip tamang
I will surely note your suggestion...thank you!
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Serena Marenco
Well, if you've only started three weeks ago, you're definitely improving fast! I would suggest that for now you focus more on gesturing and figure structure; in this way you will very quickly master complicated poses and angles. Try to sketch faster, 1 minute or even 30 seconds, and try to fix only the essentials, without worrying about muscles and shading. These quick exercises also help a lot to become familiar with the pencil and the stroke. I usually do a 30-minute session every day as a warm-up before I start working. A few 30- and 45-second sessions (where I mainly focus on the gesture), 5 (where I start to incorporate the figure dummy) one-minute sessions, 2 two-minute sessions (where I go over the previous process) and one 5-minute session (where there is then time to do some quick measurements and focus on the anatomy). You'll see a clear difference in a couple of weeks, as well as developing the habit of drawing naturally (plus, in my opinion, it's fun too!). Not all sketches have to be masterpieces, their purpose is to help you gain confidence. I also suggest that before you start drawing, you fill in a couple of sheets of paper with simple shapes, such as squares, circles, lines and curves; as well as being relaxing (there's no need to think when you're doing these things) you'll gain more control over your stroke, learning to dose the pressure on your pencil so that you have more varied and confident lines. Can I ask you what grade of pencil you use? It seems very soft to me, if you're just starting out I'd recommend trying out different grades in order to find the one that best suits your hand (not all of us exert the same pressure on the paper, for example, when I was just starting out, I only worked with medium-hard pencils, from 2H to 2B, preferring B because I had a VERY heavy hand). Do some tests, use cheap paper and don't worry too much about the final result, concentrating on understanding the structure of what you are drawing, don't stress too much with the thought of having to make beautiful finished drawings, you are already on the right track.
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sudip tamang
Wow didn’t expect this long reply...I really appreciate for this..thank you! Your all words are duly noted and I use pencils from HB to 8B...I have them all so I go through them when I like😀
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Gabriel Kahn
Great job! I have to say you are starting out nicely! An advice that I could give you is that you should limit your time even more, up to 3 minute gestures. It will force you to be more expressive with your lines and gives more space for those "happy little accidents" :)
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sudip tamang
Thankyou...I will definitely do that...😀
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Rubén Frutos
Hi! Well done mate! these figure drawings look very much alive and the lines flow pretty well! As for what it's wrong in these, I'd say you need to focus more on proportions and less on closing the contorn of the figure. How to improve on it?? I'd suggest that you start doing faster drawings. Set yourself a timer of something around 2 mins and try to lay down your proportions right. Don't focus on making the perfect line for the contorns or anything like that. You can get a totally understandable figure with right proportions with just a few action lines. For measuring your proportions I think that it's best if you spend from 20 to 30 secs just watching the figure and analysing it. Compare distances between key points within the body. I'd also say that you stay away from shading for a while, until you feel comfortable enough with the proportions of your figures. You should also check out Proko's youtube playlist on Figure Drawing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-YQfqQQpg3dpCyo9h8BSR1p7b-R2vbXA I hope this helps!
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sudip tamang
Thank you...I really appreciate this reply... Yeah Sometimes when I practice,the proportion really don’t match 😞
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adri_art76
These are really well done! I would suggest trying to take photos in better lighting next time in order for your drawings to be seen better. I would check on proportions when you start your figure drawings and practicing drawing gestures can definitely help to prevent your drawings from becoming stiff.
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sudip tamang
okay..😀😀 I just joined this community...So lighting didn’t go through my mind... Thank you for your advice?
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Smithies
Firstly well done! It doesn't look like just 3 weeks since you started! Some of the proportions look slightly off (particularly on the 2-4 images - lengths of the thighs for example). Maybe put off adding in the details to make it look like a body, and make general shapes for the torso/pelvis/legs etc and see if it looks right first. Particularly in the seated poses maybe try to identify an area of 'seat' so your image doesn't look like it is floating. Keep it up!
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sudip tamang
Thank you for this wonderful suggestion!
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