I tried to draw my hand from live, and now im stuck with the shading process. Any tips how to push it further? I tried to apply some shadows to the bigger forms and some cast shadows of the fingers. However i fell they get easly mixed up with half tones and are not very clear to read. (especially on the fingers) Is there any somewhat "neutral" shading approach of a hand that just makes it more 3-dimensional or do i have to think of a more dramatic light set-up (or shoot refernce)? Looking forward for feedback! also, please feel free to point out anything else you notice :)
Hi folks, I did this sketch of a portrait with graphite pencil and am now planning to value it out with charcoal. Is this even a good process for beginners? Or should i start with charcoal right away? Would you recommend put some more details in the sketch, or some hints for shading etc.? If you want to point out any general critique on the sketch, please feel free :) Also, it feels like she is looking to the side, rather than into the camera like in the ref. and I can't figure out why?! ':D Sorry for all the questions <3 Thank you in advance!!
Feedback please: body-construction with boxes and cylinders
Hey Community, I tried to practice some body-construction in the right perspective using boxes and cylinders. I always drew bodys more "intuitive" (maybe with some ellipses and some landmarks) and was quiet happy with that, however i noticed when it comes to more extreme angles and perspective i start to struggle. So i tried to approach the body with more geometry and perspective (like a lot of pro's seem to recommend) HOWEVER, i kind of struggle with those c-curves on the cylinders. Maybe someone want to check my drawings and look over my vague assumptes and guesses i wrote in :D Also i would like to know if i did that exercise even correclty and if its useful at all, since i find it queit challenging to switch the method from intivutive/memory-like to gemotry... Im excited for any feedback! (Also sorry for my poor english, and sorry i wrote Cylinders with Z - its the german word it...^^)
looking for feedback: drawing from reference vs imagination?
Hello :) I did some rough portrait studies (3 with reference, 1 without). Maybe someone can point out where i should improve/focus on. i feel like i make even more mistakes (in terms of anatomy/proportions) when drawing with reference, compared to them when drawing without. But why...? Also happy about genreal feedback. Im rather a newbie to Art stuff but want to improve so please dont hold back :) Thanks!