Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #32, #33, & #34

I've been stressing out a bit for the past few days... sometimes to the point where I wonder why I'm even doing all this... Yet, somehow, I still keep trying, because there is some satisfaction in the long run. I can't say if I'm becoming a good artist or anything, but I do think that I'm slowly getting better, bit by bit.
Anyway, Monday's are known as my busiest days of the week this semester. After classes, I attend figure drawing for about an hour. I'm not too please with the figure drawing I did, though this one seemed okay, this was done in twenty minutes:
For Tuesday, I had to work on a few things for other classes, though I put aside some things to do a perspective study:
I'm not sure if it turned out too good, I need to work a little on line quality. I do kind of like how some of it appears three-dimensional, but it could still use some work. I also got a chance to add neck anatomy to my anatomy book, this is a copy from Bammes' Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy:
I kind of like the turn out, may need to work on the shading for the muscles and such...
Yesterday and today, I worked a bit on my temple drawing (which I mentioned Sunday), it's not really finished yet, I'm still adding in a few more details:
I'm still not too sure about the turn out... the roof was quite a handful. I may try redoing it, though I'm already going to have a busy weekend, so I can't really say... So if I don't update sometime within the next five days, you'll know why....

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #29, #30, & #31

Okay, a little overview:
Friday, I had my figure drawing/anatomy class, learned a bit about neck anatomy and animation. I did do some figure drawing, but they're not really complete... I might try drawing in the complete details sometime if I get the chance.
Saturday, I volunteered to pick apples at an orchard for a honors society I'm a part of, it was actually really fun, plus I got a lot of apples to take home. Afterwards, we went out to get Indian food for lunch, on the club. Later on, I ended up making an apple cake from the apples I brought back. Here's a picture:
 Don't know why the picture is rotated... it turned out pretty good.
Much later, I final got a chance to my rendering, an egg rendering, this was done in graphite:
I personally think it turned out okay, might need to improve a few areas. Sometime soon, I hope to do a paint rendering of this.
For today, I went to a Buddhist temple to try to draw it out. It's not really complete yet, but I took a photo and plan to add in the extra tiny details, hopefully soon. For the rest of the day, I had to work on my animation project, and got in another drapery study:
I tried applying more straights to make it more realistic, though it could probably use a little more contrast in value (value is another thing I hope to work on).
That's pretty much it, sadly... Despite all the busy work and whatnot, I hope to get more chances to draw for you all to see.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #27 & #28

Been a bit busy this week, as usual... been hard keeping track on what should done and whatnot. Monday was my busy day; classes and figure drawing, along with studying for a test the next day. Tuesday, I spent the day with my dad, and the rest of the night working on a computer animation.
For Wednesday, I got a chance in the evening to work a little in my anatomy book, and did the back muscles of the torso:
For today, I had to work a little for one my computer animation and things for my other classes, but I managed to put off sometime to go to figure drawing. This time, I managed to work in a few drawings that I think are a personal best for a long time....
These were each done in ten minutes, I like the top one in matters of completeness (though I may need to look into legs and feet, along with hands), the second I mostly just like the gesture and weight. Somehow, I think I'm getting better at drawing out the torso, or at least with the model we had tonight.
This one was done in twenty minutes, this was more tricky since the model was laying down. I didn't have enough space for the feet, but I still kind of like how the structure turned out. Personally, I think I'm getting a little in matters of proportions, it's just in a matter of getting in the overall structure of the human figure.
Afterwards, I added in another torso drawing for my anatomy book, the rib cage and pelvis; this is a copy from Hale's Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters:
I like how the rib cage turned out, though I may try to go back to this to make it better... I can't really say if I'll get anything in for this weekend, since I have some plans and school work to get done, but I plan to play things by ear and see where it goes.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #22, #23, & #24

Been trying to do a little bit of everything this weekend, but like always, things never go according to plan...
Friday, I think spent most of my time walking and grocery shopping, I did get in a few gestures and perspectives... though this was probably the best I manage to do all day:
Might need to get back to the basics on perspective again... along with figure drawing (record shows that figure drawing is NOT my skill).
Saturday I spent most of my time outside again... but got less time to draw (due to fast transportation). I got to work a little in my anatomy book though:
This is mainly to get an idea of the muscles in the front torso.
For today, I had to spend most the day studying for one of general education classes, but got in another torso study, this was done from Bammes' Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy:
I also got another chance at drapery with some of my friends, which I personally think turned out a lot better than the last one I did:
I think this is due to greater contrast in light and shadow. A few areas do seem a little off to me, but I still like the turn out compared to the last two done.
For this week, if I get the time, I hope to do a rendering drawing, and possibly some more figure and anatomy drawings. I'll get back to all on that...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #20 & #21

Finally done with a big exam, that took up a lot of my time... I managed to get a few drawings, though I think I have a lot of catching up to do... The down side of having classes non-art related is that they can be a HUGE distraction in matters drawing consistently...
Anyway, here's junk art I did yesterday and today:
I call it junk art, because they're just practices... Yesterday I got to work a little in my anatomy book, and moved on to working on the torso. This is a copy from Bammes' Artist's guide to Human Anatomy:
And just today, I decided to do a redo of the drapery drawing, which turned out like this:
Not sure if the lighting turned out good... hopefully I'll get another chance to work on it... I have a little more free time this weekend, so I hope to get a couple more drawings in, and maybe some that will be a little more worthwhile.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #16 & #17

Haven't really done too much for the past few days... again.
Yesterday, a special friend of mine came by to visit SJ, so we got to hang out and do some catching up. I did do a couple of figure traces, though I don't plan to show them, since they're just practices.
Today, I've been mostly studying for one of my exams, I did manage to get in a perspective drawing:
I'm glad to finally get in a whole building to make it more 3-dimensional, a few things seem to be off, though I do like the turn out. I also did another drapery drawing, though I really didn't like how that turned out. I hope to do another one on my own sometime this week... along with a bunch more figure drawings with some hope a few will turn out okay...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #14 & #15

Not much to post at the moment, so I'm going to make this short and sweet for you all.
Here's something I did yesterday in the afternoon after finishing up some research for a class, a perspective study:
I didn't manage to get the whole image due to spacing and what not... I think I made the building a bit crooked, so I'm not really pleased with the turn out...
For today, I had a figure drawing class, followed by a movie screening of short animated films (which were a good selection to watch). I got some criticism/suggestions some one of my classmates, and managed to work in with one of my figure drawings, this was done in 20 minutes:
 Not the best figure drawing, but I personally find it as a great improvement from my earlier figure drawings. I hope to apply this more to my other figure drawings and be able to improve more.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #11 & #12

Another day, another blog...
Yesterday I spent a lot of time going out and about... here some things I that I did before meeting a friend for lunch:

I didn't really spend too much time on the fountain, so I can't really say if it is any better... I just added in the water... The shaped statue was a little tricky, it was mostly just to get the hang of making some shapes appear 3D
I also did some figure drawing outside, here's one of which I kind of like:
I know it's incomplete... I just like how the gesture turned out, looks like an actual lazy person.
And later I tried drawing the human skull from my textbooks along with the muscles on the face:
This was just to get an idea of how the muscles attach to the skull, and we're also suppose to know the muscles of the human body.
After class today, I tried going out and drawing out more people... don't know if I'll ever be please with my figure drawing... ever...
Eventually I got to drawing out another skull for my anatomy book:
This was from Bammes' The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy, a simple skull with planes and shading. Just a way to get an idea of planes and shadow.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day... but I'll still try to get something in if possible. Somehow, having a blog like this is like having due dates for projects, it inspires one to work on what he/she needs to. At least that's what I think of this blogging at the moment, even though it's just "senseless barking."

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #9 & #10

It's been one thing after another in matters of school work... there is still one more day off before another week of classes.
Anyway, yesterday I've been going about doing grocery shopping and a bunch of other things requiring public transportation. I did get a chance to draw out quite a bit of people in between, though I'm still not really happy with my current figure drawing style... Maybe once I get in the whole figure I may try to post...
For today, I got to quite a bit of stuff... This morning I got to do a perspective study, which I haven't done for quite some time:
And later today I got together with some friends and we did a drapery study:
This was done in graphite... I kind of like the turn out, though I do wish to improve in a few areas...
Afterwards, I decided to draw out some skulls just study a little anatomy, both of these are copies from Hale's Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters:
I might go back and fix up a few things with these...
This semester I plan to try to improve my figure drawing, though words can only do so much at this point... So be on the look out for possible figures and perspective studies.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall Drawing Day #6, #7, & #8

Been a bit busy handling classes and such for the past few days... I did a few life drawings here and there...
Here's what I did Tuesday:
And here's what I did Wednesday and Thursday in between classes:
I'm still currently working on my figure drawing skills, and I hope to get better so that I can draw people more realistically. I also got a chance to do some figure drawing for an art class, but I'm not really please with how they turned out...
Anyway, based on my current schedule, I may be only able to update Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the weekends, those will be the days I will try commit most of my time drawing. I am open to critiques and suggests for the any figure drawings I post, I do wish to get better...