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Postby MartiMa » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:21 pm

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Subject title: Martina's Sketchbook

I'm new and I'm here looking for critics and tips on how to improve. I'm basically self taught, but this year I started my fist year at art school. Thanks in advance for any help :D

These are some life drawings I did in the past weeks

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Postby Josephcow » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 pm

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These are really nice drawings! What kind of art school do you go to? Have they given you any tips?

I think you can still improve the proportions especially of heads, but the overall proportions are overall well done. The sense of form could be increased by having a more consistent tone for the shadow. In the one of the archer especially, there isn't clear light and shadow, rather different patches are different tones, exaggerating each muscle. Conceiving the small parts in context of a larger whole is really important. For example, on the arm of the archer, each muscle is heavily defined. But the shading should reflect that those muscles belong to an overall form of the arm which is a simple cylinder.

 

Postby arodude » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:51 pm

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I agree with Josephcow, it might be worth blocking out the shadows instead of hatching them. Proko has a useful breakdown on drawing shadows on forms. I'm really impressed with what you've posted so far and look forward to more updates.

 

Postby MartiMa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:39 pm

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Thanks to both of you, your comments are really helpful! I'll read the link and try to focus more on shadows and proportions on the next works!

@Josephcow: I go to a traditional art university in Italy, but I don't know the proper English name for it. They didn't give me almost any tips bcs they believe more in expression than tecnique :/

 

Postby Josephcow » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:05 am

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@Josephcow: I go to a traditional art university in Italy, but I don't know the proper English name for it. They didn't give me almost any tips bcs they believe more in expression than tecnique :/[/quote]

Sorry to hear that, I was afraid that might be the case. It almost always is. :/

 

Postby MartiMa » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:09 pm

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Last 2 life drawings. I tried to focus more on the big shapes
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Postby Polymath » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:48 pm

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"traditional art university in Italy"
that sounds soo good. So you are in the birthplace of the Renaissance and probably are learning from the descendants of the great masters?

Your life drawings already look incredibly good.

... but what does this mean? "they believe more in expression than tecnique :/"
do they teach at all?

Do you have any specific goals or projects you wanna do?

 

Postby MartiMa » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 pm

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Polymath wrote:"traditional art university in Italy"
that sounds soo good. So you are in the birthplace of the Renaissance and probably are learning from the descendants of the great masters?

Your life drawings already look incredibly good.

... but what does this mean? "they believe more in expression than tecnique :/"
do they teach at all?

Do you have any specific goals or projects you wanna do?


Well, I study in Florence so I'm really in the birthplace of the Renaissance :)

And to answer your question: no, they don't teach you anything. Everyday we have a model in class for drawing and painting, but that's it.

I'd like to get better at foundamentals, because I don't know anything about them. As I said I'm basically self taught (I'm an engineer) and I'd really like to improve and learn things.


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