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Practice Thread 2: the Second Practice Thread Edition Anonymous 08/24/2021 (Tue) 06:11:59 No. 3859
A thread for people of all skill levels to dump their works-in-progress and studies Old Thread: >>3 Resources: Northern Kentucky University Drawing Database - Marc Leone "the Basics" Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtd6uwNFl9k&list=PLMXbAPr21di-Ox-dmDwL2riWedei1dn9S[Embed] Ctrl+Paint.net Free Video Library https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library/ Anatomical 3-D Models: https://pastebin.com/9VgmQQPk Random Figure Poses: New and Improved! https://www.posemaniacs.com/tools/thirtyseconds Random Google Street View: https://www.mapcrunch.com/ Books etc. (from Sticky): https://mega.nz/#F!es1BSKQR!spODyd0iaQmMelGA2GscFw
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How good are u at figure drawing?
>>6136 I need improvement for sure
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No comment.
>>6138 I would post but I already post in other places and second in the past barely anyone else figure drew when I posted so the mood was never there. It takes a very long time to get good at figure drawing.When u do it so often your rhythm and tempo is like a dance performance. The flow becomes stupid. Your averages become very consistent. Maybe it is just me, it give u such a rush and enjoyment. imo it is up there with the things to do for fun for drawing.
>>6139 Good to see you again. Have I ever showed you this exercise yet with the dots? I think I had a hard time finding it in the past and was too lazy to recreate it myself though I was aware of the theory-I think doing it will help increase your accuracy. I also keep suggesting the Dynamic Sketching exercises so you can get nice smooth and confident lines such as those in my clipboard drawing here; don't give up on that it really does help.
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>>6141 I keep doing the straight lines one, all of the time.
>>6160 Pretty good, I like the way you modeled the shadow shapes. Hopefully you can see in the face how such incredibly subtle differences in length and angle can affect profound change on the end result. >>6161 Well done on the lay-in of that second cast.; your lines are quite clean there. The problems then seem to begin as you attempt to shade the drawing, which is a very particular and time-consuming process that you are kind of rushing through. Here's a brief video on a few different techniques to think about as you're shading your drawing. I recommend paying special attention to the techniques at the 4:25 and 5:30 mark for the purpose of shading these cast drawings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaxL4gYwUrU
Edited last time by loomis on 05/02/2022 (Mon) 01:52:46.
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Does anyone keep a separate "notes" sketchbook/folder? I often come up with a good way to simplify something and then I just write it down in between 500 sketches and eventually forget about it. I've been thinking about making a folder just for that sort of stuff to make it easier to find it when I invariably forget how to draw.
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>>6184 Kind of. I will make notes in my sketchbook sometimes. Then I will transcribe and either scan or photograph the page if images are important to these notes. I also take notes in a large. txt file I have created. I am thinking of consolidating everything into a word document. Additional thing I started doing are post-mortems. After finishing a more serious sketch, I will jot down: >what I learned from it >what skills I tried to apply and how well I did that >What went wrong >What Went right >What could be improved >Any other thoughts related to that sketch I just leave them be in my sketchbook as they are too piece-dependent. I found that they help me a little bit, especially in conscious application of specific skills I am trying to master.
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>>6199 Your caricature studies are improving, breddy gud
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Some imagination drawing practice and my first time inking with a brush. I can't ink for shit and I have no idea how to get better. It's a bit easier with a brush than a (dip) pen, but even there I still have some trouble with the correct dynamic lineweight. Using a pen is hell because not only is the direction of strokes limited, the orientation determines most of the line weight. Getting fully smooth strokes without the slightest kinks when accurately following the drawing is already hard. Doing the same while also varying line weight the correct way is even harder, especially when you don't even know what the correct way is. I already realized the hard way that inking brings out some imperfections that are harder to notice in a sketch, but at the moment using a very soft pencil to double up the lines is far easier than inking. With a pencil you can at least press down harder to reduce jitter.
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>>6205 Looks pretty good for a first time inking with a brush.
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practicing shading
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Not motivated enough to start drawings from scratch these days but i'm always trying to fix old stuff. Last time I asked for crit on this thing you laugh and told me she had a fish mouth, not nice, and it's seems that I still can't fix her. I guess the problem is that I'm trying to do it from memory and in a sort of realistic way when I have no experience drawing portraits whatsoever.
>>6191 >>6184 Kind of a follow up in case it will be useful to someone. Joplin is pretty good for keeping notes and postmortems. I found it when looking for journaling software. It is much less bloated than word, supports images, you can create separate journals with individual entries, there are tags, and it even is open source. There are plugins to add even more functionality but I did not mess with them yet.
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Trying to get a grasp on how to use my nibs and how they're different from one another.


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