Druid's dreadful drawings

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  1. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I say innocent because this style is how loads of people draw when they've never had drawing lessons:

    Beach Tree, just a felt tip, drawn on Friday after having visited a forest of... beach trees (hêtre in french):
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    Osgiliath, drawn a while ago in a café in Switzerland:
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    Satis House, drawn for my English class when we were reading Great Expectations. This is the one which makes me call my style 'innocent'.
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  2. PerFolmer

    PerFolmer Citizen of Urth.

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    Wish I had your patience so I could draw cool places like Osgiliath.
    Great sketches, Druid!
     
  3. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Thanks!

    Well, when it's winter in Switzerland there is a lot of food to cook to fill up the giant plates, and my parents wanted to just relax and go slowly, so I had a very long time.

    I've noticed from looking at it again now (a few years later) that my leading lines are all crooked. The main reason for that is that I just drew it, no preparation, early sketch involved (that's how I role).

    The most apparent of my problem with shading is on Satis House, where it's hard to see that there is wall in front of the main house (it's only visible through the gate).
     
  4. Emelie

    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    dreadful?! how could you ever call these dreadful. I am disappointed with you Druid! Theyre great
     
  5. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Thanks. I actually noticed that I could have a good alliteration going and had to have one, being a druid, so I added dreadful. I am English after all, so I am forced to down-play my abilities.
     
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    Greybeard Geezer

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    Point. Point.

    And you're better than I am.
     
  7. Crouton

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    Those are nice. I love the style in which you drew the tree.
     
  8. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I agree with Cru. That tree is really nicely done. The line work is perfect for that subject.

    As for the other two pics, I think you've done a good job on them. About the only thing I could fault would be the slightly wonky perspective in the Osgiliath one. But perspective isn't an easy thing to get right. I should know because I'm having to correct the perspective in my drawings all the time. :)
     
  9. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Funnily enough, perspective is something that I'm really good at, but I just didn't draw any lines to apply it to that one.

    As to the tree, it was just a quick sketch from memory, directly with the marker pen. Glad you liked it; I'm practicing drawing bolder lines (my pictures usually end up as a faint grey-to-white gradient).
     
  10. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I think bolder lines would certainly suit your artwork. Would love to see more of it in that style. :)
     
  11. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    You have great detail in your drawings... just like the maps you posted in the other thread :)
     
  12. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I prefer maps and miniatures over full-blown drawings.

    Here is one where I really made sure to use bold lines and not draw a degenerate grey mess:
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    I drew this in an italian lesson:
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    And this is just another good drawing, although I followed a YouTube tutorial:
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    And this rose is borderline:
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  13. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    Nice work there, my friend. It's clear that you know your way around a pencil, and that you have the basics down. Have you ever considered taking life drawing classes for your figure work? It does wonders for one's knowledge of human anatomy. An invaluable thing!
     
  14. Emelie

    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    the first one was really cool! Loved it! what does it say btw?
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I think I'll start drawing female nudes; always been a dream of mine. heh
    I've thought of taking drawing lessons but the first time I did I was disappointed: it was aimed at people that can't draw at all.

    @Emelie: something in Sindarin but I can't remember what. I would need my Tengwar conversion table and Sindarin-English glossary to read it again.

    Here are some old ones I found today, just small sketches (from a D&D book and from a YouTube tutorial)
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  16. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    There's life in that eye. You will go far, my friend. You will go far.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Thanks. Following your's and Per's feedback, I've decided to draw something every day. I drew this yesterday, although it wasn't easy doing it standing up:
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  18. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    Actually, that's terrific! It looks exactly like a cherry blossom! I should take some of my own advice and start drawing stuff like this too. :)
     
  19. Crouton

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    The details in the petals are great. The way they curve etc looks really natural.
     
  20. S.J. Faerlind

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    great stuff :)