Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
I like to reading, drawing, writing, and black tea with milk.
galacticnine
If this fellow is anything like your grandfather, he looks like a cool dude with a lot of stories!
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
Yeah, that's the vibe that I was going for 😀
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
I was sketching and this gentlemen came out. I was thinking about one of my grandfathers, coffee, and guayaberas.
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Krutikesh Patel
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Please dont pull the puches, looking for critique.
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
First, kudos for getting in a skull study. 👌🏻 Overall, I do like image. Looking through critiques and at your image, and reflecting on proportions, the one thing I would suggest that could help you address many of these problems is the beginning phase of your drawing. Based on what I see, it looks like you went straight to drawing a finished skull. I think that a lot of the problems that were pointed out could be addressed if you spent time building up the initial structure of your drawing: simple forms, spacial relationships, etc (including light and shadow areas) before moving in to do the final lines of your drawing. If you start with a box for each eye socket--drawing guide lines for height, etc., from one to the other, to help with sizing--then that could really help you out. And, based on what I'm personally seeing in your drawing as far as shading, rendering, attention to light, etc., I think taking that time to build up the structure of your drawing would really help to strengthen what you're doing in the final stages.
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Grace
Hello! I drew 10 figures and... well. Time was really a problem, I guess I was still too focused on contour and proportions. I’ll try to do better tomorrow (when I practice again). All of them were 2min drawings, and I couldn’t complete one because I lacked enough space for it (dumb me, I should’ve drawn that on another page). Comparing the 1st to the last, I think I’ve gotten better :). I also attached some references here (sorry I couldn’t attach all of them, the maximum files I can add are 10). Thanks in advance for anyone who critiques my drawings.
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
One thing that you can also try is switching your drawing tool (if you're able to). It looks like you're using a pencil for this, and that fine point lets you have the option to define details, etc. You could try using a piece of graphite, charcoal, or even pastel. Something that, by it's nature, isn't really meant for details. Then you don't have to worry about trying to get your lines right, etc., and you can just get into the movement.
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
I think something else that may be possible to consider is if any light is going to be reflecting some of that green onto the beetle. Bringing a bit of that green into the beetle itself could also help. Is this Prismacolors? I was going to suggest using some blues over leaves to dull that green down a bit. The yellow is beautiful, and along with bringing in some of the green here and there into the yellow, you could also maybe try a few more hints of the orange you've used at the edges to accentuate (maybe almost subtly frame) the beetle more. All just thoughts.
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
The first one, with our little friend picking something at dawn, makes me curious what is the story. Our friend looks very bleary eyed. What is it picking? Is it caffeinated? Is it picking whatever it's picking for someone else (and that other person then is the reason why our friend up early and weary eyed)? I like them all, and that is the one that intrigues me the most.
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There's something about pencils. And, on the other side, there's also something about inked drawings. If you go with pencil (and just graphite in general), there are some rich, moody, beautiful ranges of values you could go with through the use of smudging, blending, etc. But, you could also do something similar using ink washes, refining your line work later on. Honestly, it would look great both ways. The crossroads of choice haha.
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Kristian Nee
These are cool! Keep up the good work!
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
Thank you kindly
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
I've been taking a sketching class this Spring. I still have tons to learn. Many of these are for two characters I was working on for a project (they're based on two friends and our kind of inside humor/narrative)
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Ernesto Vázquez-Belén
Interesting. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was "What if Huckleberry Finn went through Mad Max"
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