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August 6th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Go to the last page for new stuff! (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=133307&goto=newpost)
Before I start posting everything here I thought it was appropriate to introduce myself first.
My name is Kailash, but my friends call me Kai. I'm a 20 year old art student in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My major is Education in Art at the Willem de Kooning Academy. I hope I can be a part time teacher and a part time freelancing Illustrator one day. I know I have a long way to go, so any comments and critique's are greatly appreciated!
As for my sketchbook....I think I have some catchup to do. That is why I'll also put some older work here, starting from 04.2007 until now. Take a look and leave a comment if you will ;)
August 6th, 2008, 01:05 PM
August 6th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Interesting work! My favorite is the girl's face right above the faerie. The robe next to her reminds me of the Org 13 robes :3
Looks like your lineart is in good shape. I'd like to see more shading!
August 6th, 2008, 02:02 PM
It is indeed a org 13-ish robe. I like the character designs they used in kingdom hearts. The shading on a nude body is the hardest part for me. I spend hours to make the anatomy drawings and when I want to shade them I really don't know where to put the shades. I ordered some books of Bridgman and I hope that'll help me improve with my anatomy and shading of the human body.
Thank you for your kind words!
August 7th, 2008, 06:54 AM
I love your first page. I would really like to draw my girls a little more skinny.. But, I don't know what is stopping me. Well I guess I can go practice... Its almost 4am...
August 7th, 2008, 07:25 AM
Woah! 4am? You should go get some sleep and practise after you have slept. Thanks for letting me know what you think of my sketches :).
August 7th, 2008, 10:42 AM
I posted some of my sketches I did in my spare time and I shouldn't leave out my work I made in art school right? I just finished my freshman year and I've improved a lot during that year.
Here it goes....:
August 7th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Part two of my school work and my latest digital piece. I regret the fact that I can't work a lot in photoshop or painter due to my computer. But if I get a chance to do so, I do it....wish I could do it more though....
August 7th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Neat-o stuff here. The sketch of the boy (you?) is, imo, the best technically. You should do more of those - and of other people, too!
I also really like your digital piece; I can tell you put a lot of effort into it. But again; you should do some anatomy studies.
Keep em coming!
August 7th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Thank you so much :D Yeah that's me. I guess I should do more of those, the only thing is: I did it with pencils on a sheet of 50x65 cm and it took me almost 14 hours to complete it. But you're right, I should do this more and I will. My anatomy books will arrive this week (at least the shipping company told me it would) and then I'll do some anatomy studies. And in the meanwhile I guess I start a new self portrait drawing, but this time from a photo instead using a mirror.
Thanks for taking the time to comment my work =) I really appreciate it.
August 7th, 2008, 11:54 AM
nice and fresh start!
September 6th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Wow....I've been really busy lately with school and helping my uncle move out to a new house. So didn't got really a lot of time to draw.
I tried some new things. I never did a thumbnail drawing in my life. I saw that a lot of people did it here on conceptart so I thought to try it myself. I did the first three with photoshop and the others with a Copic BrushM Multiliner.
Some of them are with reference (the kung fu fighters) but most of them are done by heart.
The other thing I tried was to draw a new concept on the computer and proceed to something I like. After that I printed that drawing out and redrew it with pencil on a piece of paper.
This are the results:
September 7th, 2008, 12:49 PM
September 7th, 2008, 09:50 PM
that last one's neck is a little thick (unless thats what you're going for)
but good stuff, I enjoyed seeing it!
September 21st, 2008, 03:17 AM
hey man great start, dont forget about the line weight when it comes to inking, varying the thickness of the line can really make forms pop out more.
Keep working at it!
December 7th, 2008, 02:08 PM
This is my work i made for: Concept Class Simulation (http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=135943)
February 10th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Hehe....I forgot about updating....So I'll try to do so more often...:sungod:
- A skull in black and grey,
- A collage of newspaper and magazine cut-outs,
- A still life in full colour.
More to come soon....
February 16th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Wow, the best sketchbook are always those where you can see an improvement.. and it's obviously there!
The skull from august and from now - it got 3dimensional, it has a solid structure, correct proportions and your values are good. It's like you just learned a lot of different things at once.
I like how you go from silhouettes to character, this is a cool process.
Post more, I'm curious what you do over there at Rotterdam (that city is still amazing and it looks like the academy is teaching a lot of good things.)
February 27th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Thanks a lot for your kind words :D
You know, the art school here in Rotterdam is pretty okay, but I'm afraid I alone can't show what we learn over here since I'm doing an Art Teacher course and no Fine Art. I'm pretty sure FA-students get a lot more drawing and painting classes then I do. Most of my improvements are based on studies I did on my own. It may sound weird but it also helped to look in lots of sketchbooks of others, including yours. But sure, I'll post something up.
I have a class called Beeldstudie, translated: Image Study. This semester we have 2D Image Study and we have to paint a (simple) painting every workday. Since the class has the name study in its name I decided to do paint studies. Right now I'm working on a series of black and white drapery studies in grey scale. I try to do something different every day to change the flavour a bit and keep me interested. The studies of the black fabric are my favourites. (btw...all are done in acrylics on 50 x 65 cm (19.7x25.6 inch) 120gr. paper.)
And an apple.
And this is the result of the concept class sim post of Dec. 7th.
I have to draw more. I spend most of my time looking at sketchbooks and art of others rather than drawing myself. xD
P.S. Where in Germany do you go to art school?
March 11th, 2009, 06:03 PM
nice to see new pictures up :D
that concept went a long way, very cool and how did you get so amazing superclean lines.
I try to do something different every day to change the flavour a bit and keep me interested.
yes, never do the same thing twice and keep your eyes open to not repeat yourself.. those drappery studies are a cool design exercise
A little tipp: work further with the draperies but never use the same technique twice, use another brush (from gigantic to tiny) or a completely other medium.. everytime you do something one way it will show you new ways of using the other mediums..
Our class made figure studies with charcoal for one year, it was always charcoal on paper. It got a bit boring, most students had a routine and always used the same approach, same kind of design or same kind of lines.
The day when we were allowed to use other materials the class exploded with creativity and everyone was experimenting. As we returned to charcoal after that lesson the students were coming up with completely fresh and unique ways of using the charcoal. (ways that no one had found out before in that year of drawing with coal)
Ik studier Illustratie hier in NL, niet in Duitsland. lol, I'm awful at written Dutch and I don't want to name my school, I'm a bit shy to get found by fellow students ;)
March 12th, 2009, 08:49 AM
That is a good tip indeed. I could use different brushes everyday, that'll keep me interested. The only problem right now is the medium. We have to use acrylics and if there is room for an other medium to use with the acrylics we are allowed to do so. The only catch is that it has to come forth out of the process of painting every day. So I'm kinda stuck with that for now.
Hey I have an idea, maybe you can PM me the name of your school. Now I'm rather curious where you study here :D
Anyways, I'll update with more drapery studies soon....
March 12th, 2009, 09:21 AM
Soon is sooner than I'd expected xD
Last weeks assignment for me was to do some more accurate value studies of a white cotton cloth, since the other ones were to dark. This weeks assignment is to continue on that road and maybe use a white piece of clothing like a cotton-down shirt.
March 14th, 2009, 06:50 AM
wow, i like your faces, if i try to draw a beautiful face, it looks like gollum :P
April 4th, 2009, 01:07 PM
wow when I looked at the first images in your sketchbook I was a little hesitant about being on a team Chow with you but the improvement you've shown in this thread alone is incredible. The linework for those last two characters is really really good (posts 13 and 19). Your anatomy I think is still very slightly off in a few areas and your faces are a little more anime influenced than I prefer but like I said I think youre really good and Im sure working together we'll be able to find a nice blend of our two styles.
April 5th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Good work in here.
I like your studies, especially the brush strokes in the dark.
And the designs, the shadow shepes of the man look really cool :)
April 5th, 2009, 05:05 PM
┐Dubious?: Wow, Thank you for your kind words! ^^' I hope we will be able to help each other to improve even further during this team Chow. I'm glad that I didn't disappoint you. :)
skorpi: Thanks a lot. I'm looking forward to work with you in the team Chow.
Note to self: Try and update more of the daily paint studies.
April 11th, 2009, 07:53 AM
really cool characters! keep it up :)
April 12th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Will you update soon :3?
April 16th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Hehe, I'm sorry, been busy with a lot of stuff.
This update is specially for you Kiera. :hugsmile:
I've applied the advice you gave me regarding my workspace and here is my new workspace :):
And here is some more of the drapery studies. They have slowly evolved into clothing studies and I'll do some color clothing studies this week.
And I've also made studies of some fish, anatomical studies from Bridgman and studies for the Team Chow, but I won't post them up because it'll take me a while to do so. xD
April 17th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Here's some sketches i did for the Team Chow:
I hope you like it. xD
April 27th, 2009, 06:12 AM
More team chow work:
Compositional sketch and lineart sketch:
Clean lines and a wip.
April 28th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Aaand the final? artwork for the technician:
May 1st, 2009, 07:17 AM
Well then....the real final artwork. I made her pop out more.
June 13th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Hehe...it's been a while hasn't it.... xD I've been busy with a lot of stuff for school. And I thought let me update with the fabric/clothes studies I did for a subject. I passed the subject. :)
Here's a small selection of the studies on 50x65cm (19.6x25.5 inch):
And the final painting to end the series of studies. It's on 100x70 cm (39.7x27.5 inch):
July 24th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Okay.... I admit. I've been neglecting my sketchbook here on ca.org.
To make up some pages from the past few months.
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I've been doing some pose studies to make a mermaid illustration (2 months ago):
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Which resulted into:
And eventually into:
A friend of mine asked me to draw a seductive Manga-styled girl. Man...I forgot how to draw Manga xD
I'm currently working the thumb into a drawing and it's hard! This is what I'm struggling with:
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Since I have no school right now I've taken the opportunity to redesign some of my OC's.
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And I recently bought 'Creating unique environments' from Scott Robertson found here (http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/332/Creating-Unique-Environments). And these are the speed paints I've come up with. It's really fun to do :D
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Well that's that for now. Hope I didn't crash your PC with such a huge update!! XD
July 28th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Thanks Sean! Those aren't actually the speedpaints we've been talking about. I still didn't got the time to do any. I've been busy following and taking notes of the online streaming color theory class. So I'll get started on them soon enough. Those are actually speedpaints made from marker sketches. The idea is to keep 'em simple and loose just to put down an idea. I'll check your new speedpaints in about an hour ;)
July 29th, 2009, 05:58 AM
massive, maaaaasssive update, - did you just post your whole sketchbook?
The anatomy studies look very cool, very rhythmic and fun to look at, I love to see that you work with thumbnails and that the results are good (with some minor anatomy crits but I already saw you posting those in the critique centre) and the environment speedpaints have sweet colors and compositions.. maybe I'll steal the idea from you ^^
So all that said: good sketches, keep on posting if you can, I want to see more :D
July 29th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Kiera: Thanks a lot. No, in fact I just posted the pages I did from May until now. The anatomy sketches are from Bridgman. You should check him out. It's helping me a lot. I wonder what you'll do with the *cough*stolen*cough* idea. Be sure to show me. I wonder which one you'll pick ^_^
I was a bit bored so I decided to do a speedpaint. It's nothing much, but at least I got the ball rolling. :)
...and yeah...composition and all is not that great. It's more a time spender than a well composed image.
July 30th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Today's dump. I was in a artsy mood so I did quite some sketches. Some bridgman and I got a cool small sketchbook with tinted paper so I tried some stuff on that as well. I also did gestures for the first time in my life from posemaniac and damn....it's hard..
I tried different approaches, just putting the pose down, trying it with the Bridgman approach and building it from circles and ellipses.
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I hope I'll have an even better day tomorrow. No promises though. :)
August 10th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Hey Sean, thanks for your comment. I've been painting all day today. I've made some sketches, I tried to do some color samples and I started on a painting from life of the park here with gouache. Damn that's some difficult paint xD
Well...you gave me a kick again. I made another speed paint. Once again one hour or a bit more. All from memory. Painting all day long outside does have it advantages and the color theory and composition class are starting to work here! This one is for you Sean ;)
August 16th, 2009, 06:46 AM
hey, you changed the sketchbook title.. now you've got to tell what your new goals are ;).
Painting all day long outside
sounds like fun, lucky you
The speedpaints both look good but I looove the Bridgeman copies.. sweet sweet sweet :yayca:
August 21st, 2009, 07:47 AM
My new goals huh?
- I want to learn at least two art-based stuff each week. Things that could improve my work immediately.
- I want to sketch more and study the human anatomy more than I did before.
- I want to learn how to paint even better and do it more. (My Minor is gonna help me with that)
- More studies, more more more....
Also....let me add the paintings I made in the outdoor.
And all the TEAM CHOW (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=164346) work I did so far. I'm designing a fairy.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=744522&d=1249572306 http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=744524&d=1249572348 http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=744527&d=1249572441
Sorry no sketchbook pages this time. The team chow is taking a lot of time for me.
August 21st, 2009, 11:56 AM
Added colors, much, much more to do.
August 23rd, 2009, 08:51 PM
aaaah, huge and fantastic updates! i see there some bridgman studies-very good. look better that mine-rhythm, right? (post #41)
the landscape speedpaitings are awesome, i want to see more of them, more more more. but i think you can give thme more depth by lowering the saturation more in the background. anyway, the colours are aweseome!
i hope to see some updates soon!
August 24th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Thanks HerrleerzeichenS! I hope I can make a few speedpaints soon.
The final good fairy:
August 25th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Evil fairy WIP.
August 27th, 2009, 09:12 AM
More, more, more...almost finished.
August 27th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Hey Mate! great sketchbook you've got here. You really improve a lot! I see you're working hard as well, you can see it by the result. Your last peace is great man! keep it up!!
August 28th, 2009, 01:31 PM
MeticoloR' Thanks a lot! Your words mean a lot to me :hugsmile:
Okay......I finished my work for the Team CHoW. Just in time. The deadline is next Monday, the same day the new school year starts. I have a feeling I will update a looooot more this school year. :yayca:
I'm a member for 1 year now and I only have two pages here....I should be ashamed of myself and I am!
Left good, right evil.
August 28th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Hiya. Thanks for the nice comments on my SB! :)
I like your sketchbook, nice studies and imaginary stuff all round.
The Scott Robinson stuff turned out nice(i like that dvd) the Syd mean ones are cool too.
Keep doing what you're doing.
Looks like one of the places you could spend some more time on is perspective. When drawing your cubes,cones,spheres ect the masses are off, the ellipse are not right on and the lines of the cubes arn't parallel. Nit-picky for a sketchbook comment i know :P but i think paying a little more attention to that stuff will improve your work :)
oh and since you are painting as well give my link on color a read, i like how he presents the material.
August 31st, 2009, 03:54 PM
hey, former lostlimeturtle :D i like you stuff, the characters and the environments!!! just keep studying and youll be there in no itme :D!
September 6th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Thanks Zazerzs! I didn't construct the shapes. I was too focused on getting them there and shading them properly. It's a good thing to say I should pay more attention. Thanks ;)
jatherip Thanks a lot :D
Okay new school year, new semester. This year I have my minor: (Classical) Painting. That means I'm gonna paint a lot and I have to do studies at home. Thank god I have to, because I didn't do them enough. The first 8 weeks we're gonna focus on portraits.
So, first home assignment;
- Three self portraits:
And I forgot how fun it was to draw portraits. I also found out I have difficulties measuring horizontal proportions... :S
- Some free studies (In my case Bridgman!):
- And because I felt like it, a master study of one of Da Vincis portraits.
Whooohooo, more painting class tomorrow. I wonder what we're gonna do. I'll update with my work soon. :)
The man with no name
September 6th, 2009, 11:15 AM
What a massive update on this page, your work has come a long ways so far, great studies, your characters are coming along nicely too, keep up the good work :)
September 8th, 2009, 12:35 PM
The man with no name Thank you, I will! :D
Well...Painting class on Monday. Like I said the focus is on portraits for now. The class was themed: Structure. So we had to do research of photographs and bring them back into planes. I'll post them once I post my studies of this and next week.
We also had to paint. Well the day started not so good. We had to bring along white and a color of our own choice because we would work monochromatic. Prepare for some failure:
After a break we had some art theory. After coming back I had a change of heart. Or maybe it was because of the material switch. The teacher had some kind of material painters used to do quick sketches. I saw Emily G and William Whitaker use it too in their sketchbooks. I don't know what it's called in English, heck I don't even know what it's called in Dutch. All I know it's made of walnuts. Okay back to the point. One way or another it worked for me. I could more accurately paint what I saw. And it was a whole lot fun!
We had to paint casts of heads. IT. WAS. FUN!
Too bad I couldn't finish the last one. The teacher took the cast away while I was painting it! Ah well....I think I'm gonna buy the walnut-thingy. It's great study material.
I can't participate next week. I'm going to have surgery to improve my breathing. Instead I have to do lots of studies. So if I'm feeling well after the surgery I will do so. I hope to be able to update soon. :)
September 11th, 2009, 06:42 AM
ok, what is that magical walnut substance?
Some kind of oil?
Otherwise.. everything coming along nicely.. nice good vs. evil picture, the preparations you do before you really get to the figures seem to help a lot, the designs look believable and good.
Portraits take a lot of practice but you are doing well.. can't say much more than: draw a lot more, it helps enormously to carry a sketchbook with you and to sketch every free time you find from life
much love :sungod:
September 11th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Let me seee....the magical walnut substance.
It's a powdery substance which you use with water to create a kind of ink I guess. I'm gonna ask my teacher when I see him again. He may know the English term.
September 12th, 2009, 02:24 PM
What do you do when you're bored? Well...this:
I saw Jason Chans 'Thunderdome illustration' video again today. And all I have in mind are tentacles..... -_-" I did this without planning anything beforehand....guess it shows :P ah well....
September 12th, 2009, 03:56 PM
just keep practicing anatomy.
October 10th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Krato: Thanks, I will! :D
Aw man, I totally forgot to update this at least once a week. So here it is again....a big batch....get ready xD
First off: Paintings from the Monday class.
What happened next was that the teacher told me I was working too much in my comfort zone and I was experimenting too little. So he took my 2 inch brush and painted over a drawing I just finished and said: Now do the same thing using the two inch brush without drawing it first. So I did, and it was awkward....really awkward to work with that big brush.
After the class he told me I was working and thinking to much with the "drawing-state-of-mind" and I had to break that habit somehow. Aw man that was hard. I tried working in only general shapes in my sketchbook for the coming week but that didn't do any good....at least I thought it didn't.
Then it hit me.....I had to break the connection (thus habit) between my eye, brain and hand. As soon as I picked up a brush I thought well...let's draw with a paintbrush inside of my pencil drawing. I had to break that. So what did I do. I got an old tooth brush and I started to paint with that. It totally freed my mind and I felt great after doing so.
The teacher said it was a good choice to start painting with a tooth brush and insisted me to do so for the rest of the day. So I did.
And that is where I'm currently at with my painting class: Doing paintings with a tooth brush. It's really fun to do and I'm gonna do some more using the same tooth brush. If that gets too comfortable, I'm gonna use something else with bristles :D
Anyway, here is some sketches and other stuff I did as homework/studies for the painting class:
Some 2 min expression exercises we had to do in class. We had to focus on only the eyes, nose and mouth the get the expression....and that was HARD.
Some thumbnails for a school project:
And starting last Sunday I started a "Scribble Sketchbook" where I only do quick and loose thumbnails/sketches without thinking too much to get warmed up or loosen up. Here is a selection:
And that's it....for now. Stay tuned! :D
October 10th, 2009, 12:00 PM
I love the toothbrush idea and your results with it. It reminds me the workshop I went to last summer where the instructors told us to work with as big a brush as possible instead of immediately jumping to do tiny details.
October 28th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Alicia Thanks a lot! :D
Sean Sorry for not posting for two weeks. It is something I have to pay attention to more often!
Okay, I have decided to participate in each and every ChoW from now on. No excuses anymore, I have to push myself.
So, here is my work from the last two ChoWs: CarnivalÚ and Seasons.
I also did some outdoor paintings and some other stuff I had to post. But I will do that tomorrow. I just came from work and I want to rest xD
October 29th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Hey man! Looking goooood :)
I love the little squirrels!! Really cute! Too bad you didn t finish her foot tough, would have made her even more sensuel I think. But hey, at least u finished it ;)
Kudos! Great work man :)
You remember me I guess? :D You competing in the new Chow? mmm Maybe I join in too.
October 29th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Kir Hey man! Thanks for looking trough my sketchbook! :D Of course I know who you are. I'd be a fool to forget you xD Yeah I'm gonna compete in this ChoW. I planning on doing a redesign on Frankensteins Monster. Unfortunately I didn't have too much time to draw. But I'll post something up soon in the thread. I insist you participating as well. Man....it would be a blast to see some new work by you :D
Okay, update time. Like I said I would put some of the outdoor paintings I did in here. So here they are. As well as some other studies. Still rockin' the toothbrush! :D
November 18th, 2009, 06:57 PM
wow! nice artwork. ITs nice to see a flower bloom and grow, it its also beautiful to see a flower die. it schribbles and grays. Keep growing with imagination, the real creativity comes when it begins to die. ;) :rocker:
December 5th, 2009, 07:36 AM
the eye sketches sweet sweet sweet
keep on rockin' Kai
and a little idea: by now you painted faces without shadows. Maybe you could sit down in the dark, just with a single lamp and a mirror and play around with harsh shadows and do a self-portrait. Charcoal would be the most easy to use medium for this ~ could teach you a ton about the form of the face and how strongly you can push the shadows C:
December 5th, 2009, 03:37 PM
nice stuff so far. The chow was a toughy for sure. Nice go at it .
Keep up with those eye and facial feature studies! check out Vanderpoel and more Bridgman :) .
Try to draw from a real/mode skull rather than a picture of one. Esp the one you have, It looks like a monkey skull more than a standard human one, well maybe not that bad but it looks odd.
With just a little more understanding of form and anatomy,underlying structure your stuff is gonna take off.
Try do draw through your objects oh and draw boxes... ton of boxes :)
be checkin back!
December 6th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Darknight No I don't. On average my brushes cost like 6 bucks each. I use the good stuff only.
l0stinth0ughts Thank you for your comment. I had to re-read it a couple of times until I understood what you really meant. I think I'm getting it and I will work on it! :D
Kiera That's a good suggestion. I'm gonna get some charcoal and do some of them in the holidays.
Zazerzs Thank you. Good point about drawing trough my form. I kinda do it in a lazy way: Scribble, scribble...hmm how is it on the other side...ah screw it it's probably round...scribble scribble. The skull is weird indeed. My teacher pointed out it's too long to be a accurate human skull. But then again, I'd rather have a inaccurate skull than no skull at all :P
Omg, I should be ashame of myself. I have done tons of work in between this and the last post but I really don't know what to show. A small update: I had an assessment for my painting class and I got a 5/10...yeah, my first insufficient mark this year. But it's not that big of a deal, this really doesn't count since it's not the end of the semester yet. But it does mean I have to push it harder. Which I have.
I almost finished a sketchbook from cover to cover, which I never have done before. The coming three weekends I'm gonna go out to a variety of nature museums here in the Netherlands to sketch and study animals. I'm doing a lot of anatomy studies now. I entered the Team ChoW with darknight and we're gonna push ourselves out of our comfort zone.....
Okay, just to give you an idea of what I have been doing. I will try to update tomorrow with visual material! Bare with me. Right now I feel pumped to go and fill that sketchbook so I'm gonna try to do that. Hold on thight....here i come!! :D
December 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
As I promised, my upload.
I got into the Visual Development class of Jason01. Here's what I've done until now:
Okay a minor update on the silhouettes. I was able to tackle Alice for now:
Okay, here it is....paintings, sketchbook pages and 10, 30 & 45 sec gesture drawings. Have fun :)
December 7th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Nice update :) Keep on crankin.
For the anatomy study stuff: after you do your book study close the book and draw it again a few more times only referring back to the book for spots you need help in, that way you really learn it.
I wouldn't mind seeing a few pages of face proportion studies, seems like your heads get a little wonky at time.
Ha now you can't get rid of me :P
December 7th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Zazerzs Thanks a lot man! I do draw after the book studies. All the drawings I made of the body outline with the bones in it are done the way you recommend me to do it as well. You're right about the face, I need to study it as thoroughly as I do the body studies (those studies are from the last 3 days :P). I will do some of those. Promise. And thanks for sticking with me. I don't want to get rid of you :D
January 10th, 2010, 01:38 PM
yo! when i read through your thread for some reason i thought u might be dutch, maybe because the teacher recommended toothbrushes, not a thing they would do in the US or something i think:) where they seem more busy with technical advancement then with experiment.
like your painting a lot, especially with the toothbrushes, and from there on. Looks quite powerful. do you study at willem de kooning in rotterdam? which education?
February 7th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Yeah, I am waiting as well!
February 7th, 2010, 02:29 PM
February 12th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Aah sorry guys! I didn't know I had fans xD I didn't update in more than two months.....SHAME ON ME!
I'm gonna make it up to you:
First, an update on the visual development mentorship with Jason01!
Queen of hearts:
King of hearts:
Favorite line up:
The next step is to make line drawings of 'em. I'll keep you guys updated ;)
Uhm..lemme see. What's next? I filled another sketchbook in the two months I didn't update this sketchbook. I think I'll show you a few pages.
I failed the last period of my minor so I had to make another portrait which I did:
I also made a Frazetta copy/study. I spent 8 hours on the freaking drawing....after that I thought...screw this...I want to PAINT not draw...
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I failed my minor again with this:
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And I have to make another copy to fix the mark....
Okay....now I have like 60+ images I won't put in some order. The way they appear is most likely the order I made them in, with a few exceptions. You'll find studies, sketches, thumbnails, drawings, gestures, wips and what not. Just take a look into the two past months of my life.....have fun :)
February 16th, 2010, 09:17 AM
meeega update, yes, keep on pushing, I see you are on a good way, some of those pictures are the best I've ever seen from you!
The portrait looks great, character sketches, animal studies and thumbnails look good - the Frazetta study came out nicley, the re-creation of the picture where the woman hunts rabbits has good characters, good anatomy and tells a story-
too bad you didn't take Frazettas strong sense of composition, abstraction and design in the new picture - leaving out the sky and the earth and only focusing on the characters and the necessary or interessting surroundings could make the picture more Frazetta-ish..
like this: http://img210.imageshack.us/i/frazettaidee.jpg/
(this would be even easy to do traditionally if you dare to cut your picture to pieces and glue it on a white paper)
haha, that's about it, keep on drawing and updating, Conceptart is waiting for your updates :yayca:
February 28th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Ok another update :)
First up, some studies:
Next some 10 min exercises. Something I stole from Zazerzs. At least...I saw him doing it in his sketchbook:
I've been going to the nature museum a lot lately. It's so damn fun to draw animals! :D
Last Friday I went to the biggest nature museum here in the Netherlands with Kiera and two of her friends. I had a lot of fun. The museum was sooo huge and it was nice to meet Kiera and her two friends. Oh...and I got to see her draw in front of my eyes.... It was soooo good and it sure gave me a kick in the ass. :lifedrawing:
This is what I did....far too less if you asked me...but I also took a lot of pictures, next time I'm gonna draw more!
And something I did yesterday. It's funny how something you have for a long time and see everyday suddenly becomes an interesting subject to draw, because you want to draw it :P
Ok...back to my homework....bleh
February 28th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Nice, now that's some mileage!
March 3rd, 2010, 04:28 PM
What? I thought I've already posted my reply.. huh?
How can that be?
Nm, dawing hard, having fun - I finall saw your sketchbook wooohooo.
Too bad you didn't you record that train speech -
It was one of these motivational sketches that you give before a hard battle.:yayca:
March 3rd, 2010, 05:07 PM
Zazerzs Thanks :D
Kathi Yeah....you saw one of my sketchbooks :P And about the train conversation....well...let me know if you need motivation again...I got plenty of those where it came from. Maybe we should hang out more, next time I'll come to your town. A friend of my will be signing at the comic con freddy mentioned. If you two are still going...I might tag along. I still have something I want her to sign :P
Ok...sketches...Here's the work I did in the last three days. Maaan, meeting Kiera and her friends sure gave me a kick in the asssss :anime:
Also Sean (darknight) asked me where my speedpaintings are (Link) (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=2656631&postcount=59)...Well. Here are two I did a while ago from a photograph. 15 min studies each staring with a big brush and trying to get the environment down.
March 14th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Boom, another update.
Ok...I gotta try it out...It's a new statement I have...: Illustration is thinking like a child. but drawing like an adult. That's what I think it is now...
And some studies:
Aaaand...My first painting in oils... :D
Stay tuned ;)
March 20th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Continuing with the Alice silhouettes into line drawings....
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=935339&d=1269104785 http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=935341&d=1269104844 http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=935342&d=1269104873
And don't know what to do with these two....
Sketches and studies coming up one of these days. Just wanted to do a quick update ;)
March 21st, 2010, 01:21 PM
I started on an own version of Sindbad the Sailer of the seven seas. Here's some work I did until now.
That's all for now ;)
March 21st, 2010, 03:52 PM
Some more thumbnails.....omg...the third one looks like Sindbad in a Diva pose :P
March 23rd, 2010, 01:36 PM
Wohoo page 4! :D
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I have a project week this week. This is a week where there are no classes but you pick a class for a whole week. I picked Anatomy and Figure drawing for the whole week. And it's fun, fun, fun.
Yesterday's batch in pencil:
Today's batch in charcoal. I really forgot how much fun charcoal is :D
This is a small drawing I made talking to my teacher about my own studies and what I already know. She also explained how a lot of muscles function and which types of muscles there are. I learned so much today :D
And a Frazetta piece I'm planning to copy in oils. This is a WIP.
March 23rd, 2010, 06:37 PM
Hey, thanks for the comment. I am trying to draw at least 3 hours a day so when I manage to achieve this goal I get a lot of studies at the end :). I see you draw a lot as well, so many different subjects you draw, quiet amazing. Guess you are trying to cower everything as soon as possible. Maybe it might help if you really focus at one thing at a time. Works for me tho. Also, where did you get those really edgy anatomcial studies? Have never seen it before, is it from Vilppu? Or did you made them up by your self? Hope to see more soon :)
March 24th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Fredy: Thanks! Here is some more.
Okaay, update. Today's batch with charcoal:
Some studies of today:
Ah man...it's so much fun. Drawing foreshortened bodies is so much fun :D
Ok, now to bed....sleepy...tomorrow more ;)
March 24th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Whoa, you draw a looooooot! That's awesome.
Try to focus on form even more on your studies. You started of good, but it seems to me you started focusing on lines more afterwards. Make sure to measure everything in the longer poses, it will pay off in the end :D
March 25th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Donna: Thank you for noticing and mentioning it! I did focus on lines after I thought the shapes were put down. It's indeed a better thing to study on shape rather then lines.
For today's work I listened to Donna's advice and did some 10 min studies of the form of the body. Today was also the last day we had with a nude figure. It's kinda sad we don't do this as often as I want to. Drawing from a live nude is much more fun than drawing from pictures all the time.
All we did this whole week is 1, 5, 10 or 20 minute poses. I wanted to do something much longer, like a 60 min pose. But nobody else wanted to do that. The teacher and the model thought it was a good suggestion but too bad the rest of the class said no. I want to do a long live model study :(
And a stupid study page in my sketchbook of the model and a photo on the presentation screen:
I want to draw more peopleeeeee and they don't have a figure drawing class starting anywhere near on short notice :(
March 26th, 2010, 02:34 PM
To my big surprise we had a model for an hour today before the presentations. So I could do 4 more form studies! :D
15 mins each:
Stay tuned ;)
funny....I see improvement in just drawing a figure around 4 hours a day for the last 5 days....wow...
March 26th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Just finished this speed paint...just because I felt like it :P Experimenting with color and composition
The result of being bored again :P
March 27th, 2010, 12:28 PM
darknight: Thanks man! :D I might take the speedpaint further...but I want to do some more speedpaints. Just for the fun of it :D
I thought it was time to take out the brushes and paint again and do some studies.
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stay tuned ;)
March 30th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Nice updates man. The life studies in post #97 look really good. I'd highly recommend some Bridgman, Vilppu or Loomis studies to tighten up your anatomy skills. Keep up the awesome work rate my friend and it'll pay off in the end.
April 3rd, 2010, 02:59 PM
Turbosnail Thanks mate :D I'm working on Bridgman as we speak...but unfortunately I do it in a low pace. I need to step it up!!!:anime:
I needed to update again. I didn't feel like taking pictures of the new batch of work, instead I painted my first still life in Photoshop. Man...it was so much fun :D I need to do this more often. I think it took around 2,5 hours. I completely lost track of time xD
April 4th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Okay...this is the batch I was talking about yesterday.
First up some random pages of 2 - 5 min scribbles from my sketchbook:
A series of sketches I did on tones paper. Sorry for the bad pictures:
Some charcoal sketches I did in my sketchbook:
A couple of composition sketches for school:
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And some paintings using the compostion sketches amongst others. Studying light, composition, POV and different colors of under painting:
Stay tuned ;)
April 4th, 2010, 02:52 PM
the lighting in those last paintings is starting to look really good. On the charcaol drawings, are you drawing very rapidly? I would suggest really slowing down at first and blocking in everything so its structured and focused, and then go wild with the charcaol, I also think your values could be a tad stronger in those, although its hard to build up strong values if you're using vine. Keep up all the hardwork, some more imaginative stuff couldn't hurt?
April 9th, 2010, 02:46 PM
I agree with what Metal Fingers said :)
Also, that parrot and Pikachu? SQUEEEEE! Adorable and well-drawn :D
April 10th, 2010, 12:48 PM
Metal Fingers Thank you :) True, those charcoal drawings are made rapidly. It's part of the assignment to draw an interior on A4 paper within 10 min. I agree on the imaginative drawings.... I should do them more often, but most of the time I just don't know what to draw or I draw figures that look awkward in many ways. So I end up drawing from life again to build my visual library.
Donna Thank yoooou~ Pikachu is having a conversation with the parrot. At least....that's the assignment xD
Okay some stuff of the last week....man...I did almost nothing, shame on me!! :(
Pikachu - Parrot assignment:
Some more progress on the frazetta study. Man...I realized halfway that my drawing for this piece suck ass....damn. It needs to be finished in two weeks.
Oh...and when my students are drawing I draw them *evil laugh*
Some more work on the Sindbad the sailor of the seven seas project. I think I'm gonna put that on hold for a while:
I went to the biggest nature museum with a lot of taxidermy animals last Tuesday with my students. They loved it! :D So did I. I was able to do some detailed studies of a few animals:
And I went to the nature museum here in Rotterdam yesterday to draw some more animals:
Stay tuned ;)
April 11th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Some more work on the figure of the Frazetta study. Oils are fuuuun~
April 12th, 2010, 12:34 PM
darknight Thanks buddy. It's so much fun to draw animals from life. If you have a taxidermy museum or a zoo near. Go draw some animals. It's really fun ;)
Some more progress on the Frazetta study.
Did I mention drawing animals is fun? :D
April 12th, 2010, 01:49 PM
good work on the Frazetta study!
About the lifedrawings, i would suggest that you wait with the shading for a while and focus only on lines - lineweight, linequality(only use one line) and so on.
April 12th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Fumble Thanks a lot. I looked trough your sketchbook and I think I have a clear idea what you mean.
Just finished this. A teddy bear is also an animal, right? Kinda?
April 14th, 2010, 03:04 PM
More animal drawing. Again on 30x40 cm.
I'm going to have some spare time next week. Nature museum....here I come!
April 19th, 2010, 03:13 PM
whoaw, I guess the quick updates can only mean good things.
These are the best life-studies I've ever seen from you!
Post and update those pickachu vs. parrot thing, it looks good :D
April 20th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Kiera: Thanks! :D I noticed I'm growing bit by bit every single week :D
I've been working on these for the few past days. I've finished the Frazetta study. I wonder how much I've learned. I know for a fact it was a lot of fun and I learned a ton about the material.
I also made a Pikachu vs. Parrot study with a violet background:
And to end this period I made three finals about Pikachu vs. Parrot:
The finals are next week. I wonder if I pass them or not. I've failed the finals for my minor twice already :P
Stay tuned ;)
April 20th, 2010, 10:37 AM
I want to create a portfolio website, besides the one I have to have for school. I used my mermaid piece on page two as an illustration for the current one. This is the new illustration I'm gonna use to make my portfolio site.
Some planning and searching:
And the sketch after some finetuning the composition and lines in Photoshop:
April 20th, 2010, 03:44 PM
WIP. I fixed a few mistakes. Funny how I didn't see them at first and all of a sudden I was like....wtf....did I draw this? :o
Btw..the grey border is from a screenshot I just took...not part of the actual image...
April 22nd, 2010, 03:36 PM
Some more progress..... (screenshot)
April 22nd, 2010, 03:42 PM
Holy mother of something.... that┤s alot of studies and awsome progress:O.
The traditional art is looking great :).
looking forward to seing more.
April 25th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Dk_sketch: Thanks! :D I try to do what I can.
Okay...the past week hasn't been one of the weeks I'm really productive art-wise. I had to write some papers which took quite some time. Oh I went to the Ikea and replaced my third hand chair with a new one. Man, it's like I'm sitting on clouds :D
Since the pikachu/parrot finals are tomorrow I made another study, just for the heck of it. And yes, it's a piece of an old pair of jeans~:
Some quick studies of my new taxidermy canary:
A longer study (90 min):
And another one on cardboard. ((60 min) why didn't anyone tell me cardboard can work as toned paper! :P):
That's it for now, stay tuned ;)
April 25th, 2010, 02:47 PM
The sheer amount of studies you do is so inspiring! I love everything in here. That Frazetta study is kickass, Pikachu vs Parrot has to be my most favourite thing, ever. This one (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=952172&d=1270917037) is brilliant, the rainbow in parrot's tail (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=959364&d=1271757387) is on so many levels of awesome and the perspective here (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=959363&d=1271757360)... wow. Best of luck on your finals, your teachers are crazy if they don't let you pass :D
April 26th, 2010, 03:25 PM
Sean: yeah...that's a little late....hehe Thanks!
Donna:....:bashful: you flatter me too much. Thank yoooou~
Donna was right. I did pass my finals for this quarter. The teacher walk towards me and with a face full of disbelief...is this yours? I replied with a nod and he answered: all right!....man it was such a relief. We had a chat about my work and my work in the past and he was glad I was finally showing my potential :D I wonder how far I can get. I actually realized it's a whole lot of fuuuun~
Okay, mermaid update. I didn't get the chance to work on it a lot, but hey, a little bit of work is better then no work at all...
April 26th, 2010, 04:07 PM
you are kicking ass in here! arr I must do mmmooorrreeee! You are making ME feel like a slacker!
April 29th, 2010, 07:18 PM
You passed? Wooooo! Party time!!
Have you seen Julie Dillon's black&white to colour tutorial (http://jdillon82.deviantart.com/art/Mini-Painting-Tutorial-58099272)? Thought it might help if you're unsure about grayscale. It's one of my favourite tutorials ever and deserves linking in any case XD;
May 4th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Yes man! Tthose studies were great, well deserved, I hope you got a 10!
Also the mermaid looks fine, just needs more nipples, but that's just my tast.. maybe ;P
May 6th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Donna: Wohooo! Hehe I love how Turk dances xD I've not seen the tutorial you linked. I use a similar working method, but still...I gave it a go and I like it! The multiply layer surprised me :D
Kathi: Thanks! :D I'm not going to add nipples...I thought about it for a long time and I decided to use shells instead... and I got a ++. They don't give marks half trough the semester, only at the end of a semester. They give +'s and -'s, while ++ being the highest possible mark :)
Sean:Hey, you're right....I actually should. I have some other stuff to do. I've got to prepare some lessons, make some art to go with that and much more. I think I'll pass for now :( Sorry.
Sorry for the lack of updates guys... I've started working out again and my arms are killing me. I have had muscle ache before, but not like this. But still....I try to keep pushing myself. I did some traditional work as well, but I don't feel like photographing them for now. So I'm gonna leave you with a mermaid update and a color test using the tutorial Donna gave me.
A sloppy 10 min test:
Stay tuned ;)
May 7th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Okaay, another update. Here is the traditional stuff I was talking about yesterday :)
Yesterday 60 min:
And todays....I decided to work longer on it, 2,5 hourish~
Stay tuned ;)
May 9th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Decided to make another one but larger. This time on 50x65 cm. :)
Just to get an idea of its size.
Stay tuned ;)
May 10th, 2010, 06:18 PM
That tutorial is great, isn't it? Multiply layer surprised me as well, it's like a magic trick when colours from underneath start showing! I don't use it too often, though, but it's good for colour tests or working from a b&w sketch you're too lazy to redraw from scratch.
Do you draw animals from photos or life? I mean the ones that are on their stands. I always thought it would be cool to own a lot of stuffed animals and skeletons :D
The peacock is very pretty. Bird feathers are a bitch to draw, especially those tiny ones (they have a nice texture, but then again it's very subtle and easy to overdo :(). And daaamn, you work big!
Heh, exercising, that's what made me slack a few weeks back :P I need to get back into it, my arms need toning :\
May 16th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Donna Hehe, true, true. Every one except for the peacock and deer are drawn from life. The other two are form photos. I only own the canary, but they have some great taxidermy museums here with those animals. You should check out if you have some where you live or close to where you live. It's a lot of fun to draw them.
Just a quick update....
One of my students made a bet that I couldn't finish a turnaround and a concept drawing of a character within three hours, because he couldn't... Hah! Guess who won :anime: :D
Ah well...not my best work ever, but damn sure happy I could show my student that it's possible and you don't have to be a professional to do so ;)
Sorry for the lack of updates...I will make it up. Promise~ ;)
May 20th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Hey man, thought I'd pop by and check out ya sketchbook to see how you have been doing...and bam! Dude you have come along way. You a rocking out some wicked studies and those oil painting look so sweet.
Hope the studying is going well, i'm going back to school in a few months after 10 years and I can't wait, talk to ya soon
May 22nd, 2010, 02:27 PM
Sean: hehe...I sure did! :D
AhChu: Woooow, haven't heard from you in a looong time man! How have you been? School is going well, I'm having a lot of fun. What about you? School right? Art school? :D
Some more mermaid work :) I have some other stuff I will upload laterrrr~
May 22nd, 2010, 03:48 PM
Hehe....I see two can play my game xD
Dude...thanks a lot! :D It gives me a fresh view. You're absolutely right with the water! I wasn't sure to make it darker....but I will now. Hmm, so smudging everything around will make water actually look like water. You don't know how big a favor you just did me by showing that! :P
Yeah...the eyes thing... I'm gonna stick with the manga-ish eyes. It's something I planned out from the start, but hey, good to know she actually looks decent when she doesn't have unrealistic eyes :D
Don't worry, I'll finish it. I have to. I want to launch a portfolio website with this illustration as a part of my design for the layout. The black lines are temporary, I'll change them when I'm close to finishing the piece ;)
Thanks buddy! :D
This is where I left off before I read your comment. I'm gonna apply the feedback when I pick the piece up again. Guess that's gonna be tomorrow or Monday ;)
May 23rd, 2010, 08:11 AM
More animals. I'm playing with composition and my subject some more :)
And I picked up my brushes to do a quickie :)
May 23rd, 2010, 10:16 AM
Keep on pushing your mermaid, it will look awesome once it's finished so go go go.
The suquirrel and the stag are amazing, one of my favorite illustrations from you C:
May 23rd, 2010, 04:37 PM
Kathi: Awww, thanks! :D
I pushed on with the mermaid. I applied the feedback of darknight. I think the grayscale version in finished. Next: Colorrrrr.
(Oh...and just in case....I'm gonna remove the lines at when I'm going to apply the color :P)
May 28th, 2010, 08:01 PM
The pen sketches... wowwwwwww.
The mermaid is looking good! I love how you made her tail look underwater. Not sure about that shadow beneath tail that is above the water, I feel like it should be more bent to justify the shadow. (I'm guessing the lightsource is above and to the right hand corner)
June 8th, 2010, 08:45 PM
awesome-o sketches, must see more :)
June 12th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Donna: Thank you~ I haven't touched the piece in two weeks. I feel like reworking some parts to make it better :)
Sean: Oh yeah! Name change ftw! Oh dear...comic panel. You know what...say the word...and I'll draw it for ya ;)
AhChu: Thanks mate! It's real good to see you're back and doing art again :D
Aw maaaan, sorry guys and gals. I haven't updated this in almost two weeks. I've been really busy with school these past weeks. I have like a ton of papers, essays and researches to turn in. It's driving me nuts. I haven't done much art these two weeks. Mainly animal hatching stuff. You asked for more, you get more :) btw...it's really weird...these sketches take such a long time. At least 3 hours per sketch....up to 7/8 hours.
I also did one, just freaking one oil study :(
And the last days I've really been in the mood to paint some environments....so...here they are:
Bare with me....the holidays are coming up....just a couple of weeks of school left and this semester will be over.... :)
June 12th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Two updates in one day? I'm on a roll~
June 13th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Ok...this time the greyscale version really is finished. I'm gonna start on the colors in a second:
June 18th, 2010, 08:31 AM
I'd like to see the colours now kthx 8D
June 22nd, 2010, 11:53 AM
Okay Donna, your call got answered. I'm so happy with my internship, we have a lot of Cintiqs there so I sometimes use one to paint. I did that today with the mermaid :)
June 22nd, 2010, 12:10 PM
Yo dude, nice work so far!
Your progress is impressive, nice to see that the hard work definitely pays off.
I like your traditional work most of all, but then I have a weak spot for the real thing.
Keep on rocking, and you can be an artist and a teacher some day. :D
June 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
Your animal hatching stuff is beautiful! :D
The mood is there, the cuteness is there, the steady linework too. Good job :)
Also i particularly like this (http://attachments.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=997632&d=1276363745) peace. It is a very nice idea, and once again, you have captured the mood. But i would recommend you avoid "X"s in your work overall, even if they are quite angular.
Don't stop posting and good luck with the mermaid wip :)
June 23rd, 2010, 01:19 PM
Whoaaaa... Your works on pen and your crosshatch are amazing! I think pen suits you the best heheh :P
That old man with violin is pretty similar with an advertising in my country...
June 23rd, 2010, 04:18 PM
Goodstuff! I like the tree with the white shapes, are they birds? well I think they are :)
June 27th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Harmageddon: Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope that I will someday become both :)
BlackDelphin: Thanks! Though I'm not really sure what you mean with the X's....
BluezAce: Thanks! :D
Zazerzs: Yooo, thanks a lot man! They supposed to be the tails of squirrels that are hiding behind their tail :)
Okay....more pen drawings. You asked, you get :)
These are just random:
And these two are part of a few illustrations which I will present for a class later this week. :)
Thanks for watching :)
June 28th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Paragraph 23 from here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/135/120/page14.php) (to emplane the X thing)
Some landscape composition info that i found very useful :)
Wonderful pen drawing, as usual!
June 30th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Wooo, a Cintiq! Must be awesome working with it :)
I approve of the coloured version. I'm a bit curious to what Hannes & Jana are going to do with it... the paintovers they did so far are so helpful :3
Love, love, love the pen illos <3 It may be interesting to play more with 'shadow shapes' like in the first two drawings.
July 2nd, 2010, 06:30 AM
Artpole: Woohoo, name change! :P Thanks for the url, it's really helpful! :D
Donna: Oh yeah, a Cintiq is really great to work on. Too bad the colors aren't correct on 'em. I had to change a few things back home when I opened it on my imac. I don't think Hannes and Jana are going to do the paintover....I don't blame them for what happened to them :( But all the other paintovers were helpful to me and I was able to finish the illustration :)
Now.....let's start working on my portfolio website :)
July 3rd, 2010, 05:13 AM
I am glad!
Yes, yes, name change. Hope it's for the better.
Your mermaid is looking better! i really like the tones in her hair..makes it more interesting.
Try working some more on those flowers perhaps. The shading is a bit thick for a flower that is in water.. i don't know really, it may be me, but something seems not right
Keep working on it! :teeth:
July 4th, 2010, 05:36 AM
Mermaid endep up nicely although, I like her in greyscale better.
And your pencil work is amazing, very detailed :)
July 5th, 2010, 09:30 AM
They indeed got very swamped. And then there was that whole TAD thing.
I like the mermaid, but perhaps you should work on water more. Make it look deeeeeep :D
July 9th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Okay update time again. What happened since the last post? I got all my grades and I'm allowed to proceed to my senior year at college :)
I've done some self portraits this morning. Funny how they all kinda look like me, but then again, they don't :P Funny observation I made when I was drawing is how insecure I get when I draw with pencil. I somehow know any mistakes are erasable so I need more lines to convey the message. As soon I switched to pen the portraits looked like me a tad more and I felt the confidence in my whole body :P All are drawn in 10 mins.
Next up is a self portrait done in charcoal.....man...I need to do more portraits, which I'm planning to do this summer, because I suck at 'em. Proportions, proportions, proportions.....this was done in about 40/50 minutes.
I also bought a landscape sketchbook instead of the usual portrait ones. A scribble and still life in it:
It's Summer again, right? So I'm planning to go outside and paint this whole summer long :D This is from yesterdays plein air session. Around two hours bitching on it and I'm not quite happy with it. I realized I can see all the colors and the temperature shifts, but I'm not able to mix the right color, yet :(
That's it for now ;)
July 13th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Self portrait studies:
Yesterday I went to the cinema with a friend. While he was talking I silently drew him :P
I was looking for some nice portrait photo's for a long time, not knowing we have the "what does everyone look like thread" here. Which really is exactly what I wanted :P
EDIT: Forgot to add these. I'm participating in this weeks chow......it's about time I did ;)
July 14th, 2010, 09:59 AM
More chow :)
July 15th, 2010, 10:26 AM
Bridgman studies of the last two days.
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And more "what does everyone look like" ;)
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More chow progress:
July 16th, 2010, 10:21 AM
More chow :)
July 17th, 2010, 09:51 AM
Final entry for the chow:
And some color studies from photos.
July 17th, 2010, 04:05 PM
what is that girl supposed to be doing? It looks like she is mixing something in a mountain range, but its not that clear. The silhouette of her pose isn't very telling. Is she pouring stuff in or collecting it? I like the idea but think it could be staged a little better so it would read from a distance. She sorta looks like she washing dishes which isn't very dramatic or interesting. Here's a little pic from Preston Blair's book on cartoon animation that should help show what I mean.
July 27th, 2010, 12:00 AM
WOW you got nice sketches going on here, I really like your heads,...
July 27th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Great linework here like on 123# and 128#. The house with the stairs on 128# really gt my attention. I think in pieces like 149/ 140# you got to sharpen your edges a bit and keep in mind the color of the light you have and how it affects the skin/ clothe tones etc. Keep up!
August 22nd, 2010, 01:43 PM
I see you're doing some bridgman studies. More! :D
Zazerzs said more or less what i wanted to say about the CHOW, and i'll add that strokes are looking a bit shaky. I think you should try doing a few thumbs, study your composition from those, choose one, then do a more detailed sketch, and then work some more on it. This way, you'll get used with the shapes, you'll have time to think of anatomy, composition, lighting, etc individually, and you'll have covered them all better
October 17th, 2010, 03:06 PM
It's about time I updated this sketchbook :P
I've started attending a life drawing class and a sculpting class at the end of august.
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November 19th, 2010, 02:26 PM
That is one big update! Good to see you were drawing a lot! :)
Your class studies look great! MORE!
November 29th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Nice work on the life drawing class!!
Keep pushing yourself and look forward to seeing the next update.
July 14th, 2011, 03:00 AM
looks great keep it up!!!
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