Posts tagged: drawing
This piece is called “Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic”.
It was created for the ArtOrder Inspiration challenge.
Inspirations are my favourite artists and a recent trip to the MET where I saw even more beautiful works of sculpture and ancient crafts.
Klimt, Mucha, Herbert Draper, Bouguereau, Waterhouse, Frazetta, and a sculpture called “Mourning Victory” from the Melvin Memorial were all inspirations for this.
Medium is Ballpoint pen on Moleskine, 22k Gold Leaf applique and some Digital retouching.
This duvet cover, featured at Not on the High Street, comes with its own pack of 8 wash-out doodle colour pens, so you can jot down late-night thoughts, draw a masterpiece, write a story or leave a message – then wash your duvet cover for a totally fresh start all over again!
Had a few people asked about how to achieve ideal proportions when drawing multiple characters side-by-side. I can’t say that my proportions are anatomically accurate! imo, it all depends on individual style. But here’s something I do to have my characters look “presentable”.
(Going to use my original characters here
swimsuit editionso I don’t butcher anyone else’s stuff. )
I mostly start of by following a “formula of heads” (Normal, Idealistic, Fashion and Heroic) to determine the height of my characters.
Violet on the far left has somewhat the height of a ‘Normal’ person. Adam’s height falls between ‘Idealistic’ and ‘Fashion’ (8 1/2 heads), and Simon's proportions don't exactly exist outside of sculptures and myths.
I usually use similar head sizes to avoid one character looking overly huge than the other.
because I really love to draw girls swimsuitsjust to show how the same formula applies to females and males proportions of the same height… ; to be honest, there really isn’t any huge difference other than the structure of curves/muscles.
At the end of the day though, I think one shouldn’t limit oneself from a fixed set of ‘formulas’ when it comes to anatomy. Well, basic ‘formulas’ are there to serve as a ‘guide’, but people come in different shapes and sizes and ‘torso:legs’ ratio. Some people have long legs and short upper body and vice versa.
I apologize in advance for any mistakes made here. But I hope this super brief tutorial is helpful!
A artist who is just starting out asked me for some tips on shading. SO I decided to draw him out this little tutorial. At least this is how I remember how to do shadows and the such.
do u ever just