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RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - OtherMuzz - 06-04-2015

"Thanks for commenting, Muzz! I'll try to do some buildings in perspective here soon."

Ah, i actually meant with anatomy. You are drawing everything flat, you need to draw your anatomy in perspective :).


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 06-05-2015

Oh, my perspective skills are so bad I cant really see it. I practiced mannequinizing figures a week or so ago. Maybe I'll revisit it again this week. I bought the Marshal Vandruff perspective videos yesterday. And I got some perspective "notes" from the Watts online classes I can reexamine. Plus I need to go through How to Draw again. So Im thinking of attacking perspective from all perspectives. Just have to force myself through it till it becomes fun XD


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - BjorkJT - 06-08-2015

Lovely to see you doing so many figure drawings! I would definitely recommend experimenting more with putting figures in perspective and also thinking about their volume. Mannequinizing would probably be a good idea ^^
Have you heard about the book called Figure drawing - Design and Invention by Michael Hampton? I've been using it lately and it has been helping a great deal!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - wla91 - 06-09-2015

Really good works man! Figure drawings have helped me a ton in terms of proportions and anatomy! Something that also helped me is to memorize the muscle insertions so it makes it easier to know where they end/begin/overlap.

Keep it up!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 06-19-2015

Thanks for the advice guys!

I've been kinda slacking the last couple weeks. Mostly because of work. I started smoking weed regularly again too XD I've noticed my gestures are nicer than my 20 and 40 minute drawings. The longer drawings seem to be getting worse actually. I've been slowly practicing my perspective but I'll post those later.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Lyraina - 06-21-2015

Ooooh look at all that figure work! Certainly doesn’t look like you’ve been slacking.
I know that problem with longer sketches turning out worse than the gestures… it’s so easy to lose the energy of a sketch, and to mess up proportions when working bigger. One thing I like to do for longer poses is make a tiny gesture first, to remind me of the flow and energy of a figure before starting on the bigger 20 or 40 minute version. Might be worth a try?

Also, tiny crit: Watch your legs, sometimes they seem to end up being a bit short compared to the rest of the body… not in all of your sketches, but some. Just something to watch out for.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Ursula Dorada - 06-22-2015

Oooh gestures!
(now I'm feeling guilty, I haven't done any in SO LONG)
So nice! Are this from life?
You don't seem t be slacking at all. Stephen Silver mentioned on one of his videos we need to stop being guilty for not meeting our own very high expectations - we just need to keep going. So rock on :D


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 06-22-2015

Thanks pretty ladies. I have done mini gestures in the past a couple times, Lyraina. I need to get back to doing that more, thank you. And actually that gives me an idea to try and do large gestures in a series at the full 18x24inch news print size. I always practice gestures at a 4th or smaller size than the 40 minute drawings. So doing that might get my arm use to doing them better at that scale. I can go back later and render them so not to waste whole page. Ill be sure to use some mini gestures in there and watch my leg proportions as well thanks again.

Ursula, Even having not done them in so long Im sure you could teach me a thing or two about it :D
I know these make it seem like I've been busy but the last update was over 2 weeks ago. I was doing much more in a week time for the past year. So for me this is a significant drop in productivity. I feel guilty mainly because I've been mostly ignoring working on the things I know I need to work on the most. Figures have been dominating way too much of my time and energy. I just lack the inspiration at the moment to really get into practicing perspective and find a way to have fun with it. Not to mention I need to get to painting more as well. My problems with painting is that it drains me mentally so much because Im so not use to thinking about form, edges, value, proportion, perspective and anatomy all at once.

But I hear you about the just keep going part. Im happy to say that I've made solid progress with keeping my momentum in the forward direction. Last year I had a art block that started in April and went on through to June before I got back into the swing of things. This year I only had a dead zone throughout May. I've heard some advice I think from someone on One Fantastic Week that said the most important quality you need to be a working artist is the ability to continue producing consistent quality work no matter what problems spring up. Its something I've taken to heart and hope to build up in time.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 06-25-2015

I had a much better life drawing session this week. I didnt even practice figures since the last life drawing session. Usually I need a couple hours of warm up figures to get in the zone. This time I spent some time practicing composition and design and it seemed to translate perfectly into my gestures. I think I'll keep focusing on design and composition, having a lot of fun with it.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - smrr - 06-25-2015

Adaaaaaaaam, those gestural lines are sexy af, me gusta @[email protected]

Damn, I'm in love with the hardwork you got goin' on here. Especially those traditional paints on the page before, holy shit.

I need to peak in here more often and get my butt kicked!

Keep it up meng, <3


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Hobitt - 06-25-2015

Since there is no more like button we can't  like each others post's anymore  and move on :P. I would suggest trying to construct figures from imagination with crazy poses so you can detect the areas you have the most problems with. Keep up the good work!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - VoodooMama - 06-25-2015

Nice gestures and figure studies!
The way you shade them is very nice, by emphasizing the terminator, it really brings out the 3dimensionality of the form.
I don't have critique to give, you seem to be doing great, except maybe work a bit more on the hands a feet, some poses look like you were having problems with it (mainly the lady with the chair in the last post, and the guy sitting down on the post before), though it could be there just wasn't enough time for the pose.
Either way, great stuff :D


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 06-26-2015

Thanks Mama, Hobbs and Smmhmmrr for the comments and advices.

Heres some comp studies and some heads from the other day.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Hobitt - 06-26-2015

Really like the enviroment studies ! Keep it up


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - KurtJeremy - 06-26-2015

HEYYY mann , liking those Enviros indeed also the figures way back , try to practice shading heads as much as you can , dont just do the construction.

you said youre feeling a little guilty about not being able to tackle the other stuff like perspective and painting. i say doint sweat.
i heard from a video of jeff watts that they do 70% drawing and the remaining 30% is for painting.
it basically means that youre already on the right track , drawing is so much more important than painting. dont think so much about it cos they complement each other.try to do longer one of those anyways.

if youre really feeling guilty , try some still lifes using paint. doesnt matter if it doesnt go well just put in the mileage.
you can sneak in an hour or two of that just so you could get away that feeling of guilt.

keep it going mah bro.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Kir - 06-27-2015

Holy cow, your stuff is amazing. I seriously love your anatomy studies! :D


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 07-01-2015

Thanks guys for the comments and I'll try to do what you said, Kurt.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - ZombieChinchilla - 07-01-2015

Yoooo Adam these drawings are looking bangin'! Especially your figures and gestures, they look GREAT! Looks like you would perhaps benefit from focusing on faces, though? They don't look wrong or anything, but I think they're the weaker part of the figure. Keep 'em coming, dude!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Hobitt - 07-01-2015

Your figure drawings keep getting better and better!But maybe try out to draw some specific parts like hand heads etc just to challenge yourself its easy to get into a routine and do nothing but that (guilty of that myself).


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Lyraina - 07-04-2015

I really like that last outdoor sketch, clear read and nice shapes despite a lot of stuff going on!