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06-15-2005, 03:54 PM
Hello all, this is a guy i drew at midnight while i was on the phone. It is my most recent sketch. I dont really draw much anymore, because i had a run in with a bad instructor who really brought me down about art. So please if u could give me advice on both my art and some help on finding my muse again. Also sorry for posting twice but, the last thumbnail would not work
just a guy
06-15-2005, 05:34 PM
That's good stuff.
06-15-2005, 09:52 PM
it's very artsy man, very stylistic. i like it. it has a great feel to it. i could crit you on anatomy but i think if he were drawn normal it would distract from the peice. i like it a lot.
as far as instructors go, you can't let one rag on you. My mother was an art major and she always tells me this story about her one teacher. He would rag on her and insult her work, but she came coming back with new stuff. One time she drew these lilies and brought them in. he hated them. so she cut out the lillies and reconfigured them with the cut-outs in the picture like a crazy mat deal. Brought it back in and he loved it.
Usually art teachers tear you down to weed you out. They think art students are a dime a dozen. if this is something you really want to do you can't let anyone teacher or not, deter you from it. 'cause ultimatly it's you who decides to do it.
06-16-2005, 04:36 AM
Misfit thanks alot for the comments, they are really helpfull. I am really struggling to find a style that is comfortable, and I just dnt know about the loosness of what ive got going, it seems like more people are attracted to a cleaner style.
06-16-2005, 05:07 AM
I like this a lot, his half smile/half frown is really funky
06-16-2005, 09:50 AM
This is going to be a weird question but...
How old are you, and from where?
I will give you serious comments about your work, but I need to know a little more about you... Seriously.
06-16-2005, 10:13 AM
Not that I matter, but at this stage, Perezer13, I'd counsel you to avoid worrying about style at all.
Style is one of those things that will come as you continue to draw and see what works for you and what doesn't.
Instead of thinking about style, now, think more along the lines of structure. This drawing is stylized, sure, but the facial structure is still quite loosey-goosey. Granted, you may not be going for realism, but I don't think you should let style get in the way of clear representation of the objects or figures you're drawing.
In this case, this gentleman's ear is flat on what is normally the curved side, and the masses of his cheeks don't seem to correspond with one another. His left cheek is somewhat round and full, but you've thinned out his right cheek by virtue of carving in that deep laugh line, coming from his nose. That same laugh line gives us the impression of his right lower face being broad, but on his left side we see that it's actually kind of narrow.
So I say forego any and all attempts at style right now, it'll only get in the way (and I say this from personal experience - I didn't develop any personal style at all until I decided to quit worrying about it entirely). Focus now on getting the structure and the under drawing flawless, regardless of rendering methods you've chosen, and you'll find style will come to you on its own.
06-16-2005, 12:19 PM
Hey Drodo in my experience no question is a weird question as long as it is answerd accordingly. I am Robert Lee Perez From Richmond Ky, I am 15 and i think ive been drawing for 4 or 5 years. Please dont hold back on the comments and critues, because I need and love to hear any kind of crit I can get.
06-16-2005, 01:18 PM
Also thanks Pencil jadk I'll try to loosen up and work on form b4 anything. Also I know this isnt the coloring section, but what is photo shop and where can I get it?
06-16-2005, 01:36 PM
So, you are 15.
You have nothing to worry about man! If drawing is what you love, just keep doing it.
If you are in classes, keep at it. Don't worry too much at the critics teachers, be like an sponge and absorb all that you can, ALL.
Anything is going, sooner or later, to help you to be better.
If you are not in art classes and have no way to take them, look for books, search the web, here are guys that can give lots of good references places...
And just keep drawing!
Go with an sketch book anywhere you go, and draw all you can: people in the bus, in the subway, in the park, in the street... Do perspectives, copy signs... All is going to help you, seriously.
Photoshop is an image editing program, that is use to work with photos, put color in comics and create original art. Is -in my opinion- not the best program to do just art, for that I prefer Painter. But is a great software and used in all the world by all kinds of graphic professionals.
Is not cheap and you need a good computer to use it, but I think there is a cheap version of it (Photoshop Elements, I think).
I'll come back to comment on your drawing... have to run now.
06-16-2005, 04:13 PM
listen to these guys, like sages they are.
and as far photoshop goes, i'd suggest getting friendly with some tech kids and "borrow" their's.
06-16-2005, 05:24 PM
Indeed I'm a major fan of "borrowing" things, and dont worry I love to listen, If I didnt I probably wouldn't know aything.
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