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August 7th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Hello everyone, I've been lurking this site for a very very long time now, and the range of art doesn't stop inspiring me. I'm currently in my second year of studying game design, so I started this sketchbook to get better and better with some help, meet some new people and hopefully feel more motivated to draw more often.
C&C always welcome, and thanks for looking.
From my anatomy book over the last few months, mostly Hogarth studies:
I'll update later from my other book of doodles...
August 7th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Hey man! Impressive anatomy/perspective studies! But because of that, its hard to understand why your gladiator/swordman looks a bit stiff and not really correct... :S
Anywayz, very good stuff up in here, keep going on!
August 7th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Keep up the studies! They will pay off for sure.
August 7th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Thanks v. much guys for ur replies, I think the spartan looks stiff because of his position, thx 4 pointing it out tho, shows I need to work on those poses...
Anyway here's the recents from my doodlebook, straight from the noggin and less polished ;) :
August 25th, 2007, 07:42 AM
Some of the better pages from the last couple of weeks. Been a little busy, so there isn't too much.
August 25th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Hey, you're improving! I like your enviro sketches. Also, your fist studies rock, the first one is great. Nice anatomy studies too, something feels strange about the butt on the last one though...
Keep up the good work! :)
August 25th, 2007, 11:18 AM
I second that, good anatomy studies so far, keep 'em coming. the last one seems to have bubble butt, not quite proportional to the rest of the leg. But the muscles are great!
August 30th, 2007, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, proportions aren't my strong point.
Just a cheeky little update to keep things going. The last page is more of an experiment really, i bought a bunch of new materials and went a little crazy. I'm pleased with some of the effects though, but let me know what you think. :teeth:
September 2nd, 2007, 11:04 AM
Nice anatomy studies of Hogarth. You might want to mix his study with maybe loomis, vilppu or bridgeman? Hogarth drawing tend to be more stylized (of cos that intentional on his side to emphasize the muscle ) I find loomis and vilppu's most natural. Your environment sketches are also very good... Very strong sense of perspective... Keep it coming....
September 2nd, 2007, 03:58 PM
Thanks Mydrako, I like the look of Loomis' books some of the studies I've seen here are very impressive. Although the best book is alot of money :O
and ever since I started using the wacom from my old school, I've had my eye on one ever since.
I'll post some of my first ever digi's to show u all sometime to get some variety over here.
Until then, it's all about the pencil...
September 5th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Some more environments based around a half-life 2 map I'm building, followed by a notsogood page (I hate faces!) and a self portrait.
September 5th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Nice studies with the anatomy, you just need to practice translating those forms from your imagination, but that will come with constant figure drawing of both types. Also, the muscles are just about perfect, but when you translate them with skin into a character try to keep yourself loose. If you stretch your arm out or your leg you'll notice there are alot of subtle details and bumps, especially across the outside lines. It's these bumps caused by veins, skin and other imperfections that give so much life to a figure. Define points but leave others vague. It may seem counter productive but it tends to give more life overall. Very nice studies I can't stop looking at the muscles! ;)
September 5th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Hey, good thing you are so serious about improving and studying! I'm sure you hate faces at the moment, you just have to learn the curve of understanding them better, which I'm sure you'll gain if you keep drawing them. At least your self potrait looks good. I'm not that good at it and should do some more my self, you will learn a lot from SP's after all.
September 5th, 2007, 10:40 PM
-Thanks very much Rabid for your advice. I think i try to define forms with line a little too much instead of shade & tone, and end up overworking a figure. I'm glad you like my muscles tho :)
-Cheers Whitevillage, I've just gotta get into the groove of drawing ALL the time instead of often. Things can get a little frustrating after a few bad sketches though.
With the above in mind, I felt hypomanic and so decided to stay up and draw. It is now 3:30am here, so I'm gonna call it quits, I'm very pleased with the results though.
All of these figures (except the woman on her elbows) are from ref, the last page is from photos of me and my girlfriend.
Let me know what you think...
Cheers and goodnight.
September 6th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Awesome environments. You might try adding more detail to them though. Don't be afraid to break off from the average placement of your perspective and horizon. Try some new things with perspective and don't be afraid to fail.
March 5th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Hey everyone! I know it's been aaaaaaaages since I last updated, because I am a very lazy bugger and I'm at uni now, but that's no excuse really :bashful:
I got a graphics tablet for christmas, so I've been trying to get my digital skills up to speed and I'm happy to say that they've got to a decent enough level to show, so without further ado, I bring you the first digital update! In chronological order as a cheeky bonus.
Also from ref, for and of the lovely becky.
Cheers folks! Comments and crits are very much appreciated as I'm still learnin at this, hopefully I'll keep it up this time.
July 10th, 2008, 01:04 AM
your last post is looking good with the improvments, anatomy seems to be improving and teh panther is great, also your enviroments are really strong as sketches (some final enviroments and more creatures would be a nice addition) keep posting!
August 21st, 2008, 08:54 PM
Cheers HFix, Been working on anatomy mainly for a while now so there hasn't been many environments or monsters as of yet ;)
Here's some digis from the last few months.
Cheers kids :D
August 21st, 2008, 10:05 PM
keep the ref work, that should help, a lot! keep it up!!!
August 26th, 2008, 10:01 AM
Here's a cheeky update until I get my scanner sorted.
Pretty pleased with this one. 447505
August 29th, 2008, 09:37 PM
That tentacle tripod is really cool!
You really need to get a copy of bridgman's complete guide to drawing from life, I find it's great for the torso especially. Also, theres a website where you can get all the Loomis books in pdf format, like, I've heard that his family put them up for free(true? I'm not sure) They're DEFINITELY worth finding. Get some portrait studies too and your stuff will bump up!
September 6th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Nice one MisterStrum! Those loomis books were indeed definately worth finding. A nice contrast to all the hogarth books I have!
Here's a link for anyone who wants them...
I've been pretty busy with some 3-d stuff so I thought I'd put the final renders here. They took about 2hrs each on my notsogood pc!
September 11th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Got my scanner sorted :D
So here's some sketches and biro's from the summer.
(Or whatever pathetic excuse for a summer the U.K. can offer)
And drinking pages.
September 14th, 2008, 08:34 PM
A pirate/skeleton with some kind of hand cannon and a Harrier jump jet, clearly the coolest jet invented :confident
October 10th, 2008, 06:51 AM
I really like the jet! the clouds look very realistic and you can even see the the guy inside. i also really like the rest of your digitals, espically the panther and the alien tripod. you can see how much uve improved! xx
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