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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-15 09:45:08 Reply

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-15 13:04:28 Reply

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 16:00:34 Reply

In the home stretch of sketchbook work

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 16:04:03 Reply

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 16:10:00 Reply

When i first began learning anatomy and facial structures and such i use to do quick drawings like this before. Then some professional artists on the site i was apart of was telling me the point to a study is to sit down and fully analyze your drawing and whatever aspect of it you are looking towards. So if you want to understand anatomy or porportions they reccomended sitting down creating a grid and systematically disecting each piece of the drawing to understand its actual placement and how everything really falls into place. (if your referencing from a photo).

But basically the point to studies is to sit down and fully analyze everything so they should be taken with just as much care maybe even more care then your finished drawing depending on your wanted outcome. If its just gesture drawing and understanding the overall aspect of it then yea quick drawings can suffice. But if you are trying to understand how a hand is REALLY drawn and how the bone structure and muscles and contract and create a piece, these can tend to take hours on hours of precise drawing.

Not to say what your doing is a bad thing. It was just something someone criticized me about. They say a quick drawing is better then nothing, but if you want to truly learn and understand the concepts you need to spend hours and hours on studies and really crack down to as realistic as you can possibly make it.

Some of these are better then what i can do because i stopped my practices with anatomy. After my projects i have in line right now i will pick them up again so im fairly certain everyone will see how terrible i am at it -_-.

TL;DR. Quick studies are good but you need longer more detailed ones with them too.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 16:20:25 Reply

At 6/16/12 04:10 PM, PMMurphy wrote: TL;DR. Quick studies are good but you need longer more detailed ones with them too.

Oh, I know. These are just my personal sketchbook works, practices that I did in order to compliment the longer and more detailed pieces that we worked on in class. I'll get those documented as soon as I can so I can upload those as well.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 16:25:23 Reply

At 6/16/12 04:20 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 6/16/12 04:10 PM, PMMurphy wrote: TL;DR. Quick studies are good but you need longer more detailed ones with them too.
Oh, I know. These are just my personal sketchbook works, practices that I did in order to compliment the longer and more detailed pieces that we worked on in class. I'll get those documented as soon as I can so I can upload those as well.

Even the practices if you have time you should go back and refine them and make them more detailed in your sketchbook. As they say in sports, you should practice as if its the actual game.

But yea i understand completely and that is advice only if you have the time to do it. These little practices and studies are still useful. I honestly don't know what the classroom enviroment is like but ill be taking some classes eventually at my university.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 16:32:58 Reply

At 6/16/12 04:25 PM, PMMurphy wrote: But yea i understand completely and that is advice only if you have the time to do it. These little practices and studies are still useful. I honestly don't know what the classroom enviroment is like but ill be taking some classes eventually at my university.

Yeah, I mostly did my sketches in the short breaks I'd have between class, just took a bit of time here and there practicing with references to brush up on my anatomy and proportionality.
I'm not majoring in art or anything, just decided to take a class this year just to see what it would be like.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-16 22:02:18 Reply

At 6/15/12 01:05 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Female Poses - Body Studies

I'd try to give the back a soft "s" curve, since the spine isn't straight. You probably knew that already though, since the other poses had curves. How long did you spend on each of these warm ups anyway?

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At 6/16/12 04:04 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Male Face - Facial Study

BJ work on dem gradients mmkay?

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-17 00:58:18 Reply

@OO-Lan - Not too too long, just what I had to spare. All of the poses came from references from posemaniacs.

@M-Maher - I wasn't really trying to get proper shading down, it was just some minimal markmaking to add depth, but I found it wasn't doing too great on the faces, so I dropped them in future face studies.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-17 15:24:39 Reply

At 6/16/12 04:04 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Male Face - Facial Study

Is that Bruce Willis?

in The Fifth Element??

Who are you looking for? What are you looking at?
A light? a star. A boat? an insect. A plane? a flying fish

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-17 20:06:23 Reply

At 6/17/12 03:24 PM, MasterMerol wrote: Is that Bruce Willis?
in The Fifth Element??

Hahaha, no, it's not.
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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-17 20:08:06 Reply

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-17 20:11:31 Reply

Jonny, I think your work would improve immensely if you varied your line weight. When you're doing figure studies, try to experiment with the thickness of your outlines to make things appear forward or receded. You'll notice almost immediate improvements in the depiction of depth and space.


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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-17 20:13:26 Reply

At 6/17/12 08:11 PM, ImpendingRiot wrote: Jonny, I think your work would improve immensely if you varied your line weight. When you're doing figure studies, try to experiment with the thickness of your outlines to make things appear forward or receded. You'll notice almost immediate improvements in the depiction of depth and space.

Mmm, I completely agree with that.
I wasn't really comfortable with doing that when it came to pencil drawings, but I believe I did try doing so when I used other media, but thanks for the tip.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-18 09:19:37 Reply

I'm guessing you draw these from reference right? if so how long are you spending, 5 minutes?


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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-18 09:41:39 Reply

At 6/18/12 09:19 AM, Blounty wrote: I'm guessing you draw these from reference right? if so how long are you spending, 5 minutes?

Yeah, these sketches were all done from a reference, maybe about 5 minutes on each probably.
Like I said before, I just did these quick sketches in the bit of time I'd have between classes just to try and get a bit of quick work on my anatomy and perspective so that I'd have a better grasp on it when it came to the big projects we did in art class.
That last drawing was actually a buddy of mine in my art class, I drew that quick sketch of him while we were watching a video in class.

I've got 8 more sketchbook pieces, so let's start wrapping things up.
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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-18 09:44:08 Reply

I was also trying to break away from the unrealistic, cartoony feel that my drawings used to have, so I was trying to replicate a more accurate representation of what people actually look like. I know they're not the best, but I feel that they look a lot more like people though than my drawings did before.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-18 09:58:22 Reply

Maybe try doing smoother flowing lines, some of the lines feel kind of scratchy.


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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-18 13:59:18 Reply

At 6/18/12 09:58 AM, Blounty wrote: Maybe try doing smoother flowing lines, some of the lines feel kind of scratchy.

Yeah, that was already brought up by someone else, but it is true. I have a bad habit of doing sketchier lines. I've started getting better, but every now and then I fall back into that, it's a hard habit to break.

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Response to The works of big-jonny-13 2012-06-19 11:51:53 Reply

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