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July 28th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Like the approach to Bridgman studies. Looks really helpful! Finish up that self-portrait and keep doing poses from imagination (even if they look wonky).
July 28th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Cool to see you're coloring it up man :D.
Some crits: His eyes aren't aligned and I would make his eyes a little bit larger. Also, watch out using a black bg.
Maybe you can adjust his feet, reposition his left feet (right for us :D) so he stands more solid.
Otherwise then that, I've to totally agree with sketcheth.
Great man :D
July 29th, 2009, 01:53 PM
@ sketcheth: Dude thank you so much :D yeah i definitely need to do some more figures :P
@ Peetaer: Thank you i will :) I might not finish the self portrait though, ill make a whole new one :P.
@ Lyno: Thanks for the crits, they certainly will be added.
I realized while doing the character that i needed to further my understanding of cloth. so.... here are some cloth studies. Between 10 and 30 min each.
And then some Vanderpoel studies, great book. Quite different from Bridgeman who tends to exaggerate a bit.
July 29th, 2009, 02:43 PM
The skin tone study in post #248 looks great. Try to pay attention to the change in temperature in skin tones across the face. Some areas will be more neutral depending on how thin the skin is (like the forehead and the areas around the eyes will be more yellow than the cheeks).
July 30th, 2009, 02:19 PM
@ dierat: Thank you for the tip on skintones, i will definitely try to incorporate it in my next self portrait.
For todays update i only have some poses from imagination. Excuse: (:P) went to a family birthday yesterday which kinda took the whole day.
July 31st, 2009, 01:02 PM
Alright Fumble mate, hows yourself?
Those fabric studies are good, havent seen that much in the way of fabric so its good to see.. also the skin tones portraiture is impressive.. definalty better with the richer reds as oppose to the browns...
Also, i just msged Braintree, there is a team CHOW on, looks like a laugh if you fancy it? Drunken Wastrel entry maybe?
July 31st, 2009, 02:27 PM
@ Cuervo: Hey Cuervo :D Thanks !
As for the team CHOW i have to disappoint you :( me and Braintree will go traveling soon so we wont be able to join.
todays update. dierat said the the forehead and around the eyes the skin will be more yellow. Generally i should just be more mindful of skin thickness and temperature change. So i tried to take all that into consideration when making this new self portrait. I'm quite happy about the nose(though the nostril is very big ), the rest sucks. The likeness isn't very good neither.
And then a page of bridgeman studies.
August 1st, 2009, 12:29 PM
Looks good! I think the key is the make the shifts in temperature strong enough to describe the skin but not strong enough for the average viewer to really notice. Here's a good example (http://conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=2177954&postcount=37) from William Whitaker's sketchbook. (http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=152936) Keep up the good work!
August 1st, 2009, 12:58 PM
@ dierat: Thanks for the link, that is really a cool sketchbook :D
Went to the zoo yesterday:
August 1st, 2009, 03:22 PM
All these studies are great man! They're looking better and better the more you work on them. Keep up those color studies too, they're lookin real good and so is the Bridgman work :D Can't wait to see how much better you get!
August 2nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
@ jackpot_anjr90: Thank you :D - i cant wait neither :P
I have now been updating my sketchbook daily for over 2 months (Yay ! :D), but today will be the last daily update for now. Im going out traveling (to wonderful California and other states :)), but that does not mean that i'll not be drawing. Im taking two sketchbooks with me. Im planing to make at least one now sketch for every new place i go.
So on to todays update:
- Some vanderpoel and vilppu studies.
- I copied one of Slyx's drawing because i though it was cool. You can find his sketchbook here (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=143550&page=8). therefore I DID NOT MAKE THE ORIGINAL DRAWING. MINE IS A COPY.
- Since ill be visiting the grand canyon i found a cool environment sketch in my "inspiration" folder. so I DID NOT MAKE THE ORIGINAL DRAWING. I only studies and copied it.
August 2nd, 2009, 07:38 PM
hehe such a honour :) You got some awesome pencilwork going on here.
and lots of nice studies; keep that up :)
ah and thanks for dropin by
August 3rd, 2009, 01:06 AM
Fun zoo gestures.
For the moose antlers try to break them down into 3d cylinders, they are almost like a tree/coral structure that fan out. During the making in the Disney animation Bamby the animators had a tough time drawing the antlers consistently so all of them were given sculptures of them to draw as reference.
I think you made big progress from the first page of studies compared to the current vanderpoel studies, keep them up!
August 3rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
You and your brother are doing a really nice job with that bridgman style. Love your studies.
August 4th, 2009, 03:53 AM
Your skintones are improwing. :) I would sugest to take it to the limit and do some studies with wicked skintones like use pink and blue yellow and purple in ways to make it look like skin. It will help you alot with the more natural realistic colors aswell. Cheers!
August 5th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Love that top study. Blocking the forms of the body like that in different poses will help a lot...especially with foreshortening. Keep up the good work :)
August 5th, 2009, 04:40 AM
nice self portrait mate.Very nie studies
Keep them up :D
August 6th, 2009, 11:30 AM
youve got some really nice figure studies coming along man. keep pushing those colour ones. i can see alot of improvement happening!
August 10th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Definately keep doing what you're doing. It is nice to look at the progress.
August 20th, 2009, 10:16 AM
omg so many replies :D
@ slyx: Thank you :D
@ Pigeonkill: Yea the moose aren't drawn that well, i rushed it :(.
@ RoboMonkey: Thanks :)
@ B-Man: Thanks for the suggesting, i'll definitely try it.
@ jackpot_anjr90: yep i'll definitely do some block-in studies
@ kingkostas: Thank you i will :)
@ tokotewhero: Thanks :D
@ Lakka: ok ill keep doing what i'm doing :)
Hey again all! I'm back from my holiday to the USA and i managed to get some drawing done while doing the whole tourist thing ;P. The first four drawings where done on the plane from the Copenhagen to Atlanta. When we landed in Atlanta we realized that Delta had messed up our tickets from Atlanta to San Diego, so that we couldn't reach our connecting flight in time.... :@. So we got stranded in Atlanta airport and put on stand-by. The next page were drawn in Atlanta airport. I drew some homeless dudes, because that was what i started to feel like :P, sitting around eating junk food, sleeping on benches and looking more and more ugly by the minute. I didn't draw on the flight from Atlanta to San Diego, i was sleeping.... right next to the toilets :P. The next five ones are from just scribbles done in different hotel rooms, the last one is a (failed) self-portrait i did while in Las Vegas. I gambled for 1$ :O, i then won 25 cent and i gambled them away as well (me has gambling problem ? :P).
August 20th, 2009, 10:31 AM
[continued from last post]
Now for what i drew in my moleskin. First two landscapes from Sedona (beautiful red-rock landscape :O). I was really struggling to get some depth into my drawings. The next two are from the Grand Canyon, the first one really sucks :(, though i really like the second one :), Braintree explained some things about lineweigh and stuff that helped a lot. The next two are from Zion, in the second one i tried to draw vegetation :P, didn't turn out too well. Then one drawing from the San Diego - Atlanta flight and one from the Atlanta-Copenhagen flight. I could have drawn abit more on that flight but there was turbulence all the time.
I'll be starting school this friday at the IT-university of Copenhagen. Im taking a graduate degree in Software Development. They have an elective course in 3D, im so getting that one :D. So the next week will be some kind of intro week with activities and stuff, so... i properly wont be able to do that much drawing.
August 20th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Welcome back! Lovely sketches - the environmental studies of Sedona are wonderful. Drawing such interesting landformations in real life must be great fun :) :star::star::star::star:
August 20th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Wow, I really like those moleskin sketches. Landscapes in real life are so much more fun.
August 20th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Haha great sketches Fumble, it's cool you got to see Zion and spent time to sketch. The south west united states is a beautiful place, I lived in Vegas for 8 months just recently. I got to see something very cool that I don't think anyone would see in their life time again it was such an odd event.
Hope you don't mind me posting pictures...
3 inches of snow blanketing las vegas, and the entire desert valley. I do wish I had better pictures lol.
August 20th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Hey man nice sketches... that's some dedication to sketch like you do when on the road. I especially like the desert landscape sketches... very very nice! Show us some more!
August 20th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Yeey back :). Very nice drawings man :).
August 22nd, 2009, 04:59 AM
very nice works mate,i really like the grand canyon sketches.Very nice
Keep going :)
August 22nd, 2009, 07:39 AM
wow, awesome enviros ! It's rare to see enviros made with pencil ! Keep it up ! And the last character looks cool too ! Maybe a few proportions mistakes ! So try to do more anatomy studies ! Take care :D
August 22nd, 2009, 08:54 AM
Most certainly nice enviros. Must be good for lineweight.
August 23rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
Great progress bro, lots of improvement since i last came by. :D
August 23rd, 2009, 07:53 PM
What the...? Haha both you and Braintree are doing nice grand canyon studies. Are you guys friends or related and went on the same trip?
August 25th, 2009, 09:44 PM
I love those sketches up top! Nice style :)
August 30th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Yay so many replies :D
@ dierat: Thanks - 4 stars ! wow thanks - perhaps a bit (a lot) overrated but i thank you anyways :)
@ Collywobbles: Yep it fun
@ cole.ossus: Far out ! snow in Las Vegas ... it was like 115 fahrenheit when i was there.
@ Ookchk: Thanks :)
@ Lyno: Thanks man !
@ kingkostas: Thank you, i quite like the secound one.
@ Walid D : Pencil env are a really great way of practicing lines and lineweight.
My anatomy is really bad when i do it from imagination, must do more studies !
@ paran0id: it is :)
@ immelmann_turn: really? Nice :D
@ Pigeonkill: Well Braintree is my twin brother so yea we are related and went on the same trip.
@ jackpot_anjr90: Thank you :)
So i haven't updated my sketchbook for 10 days now. My excuse (:P) is that i have started at my new university. Last week was the introduction week were i was getting to know a lot of new people, building lego robots and stuff like that. So todays update is not that big.
- Some really crappy poses ( It only because of my 'upload everything'-policy that in upload this on. Man look at it .... :er: )
- Env from ref
- Env from ref
- MMA study
- Selfportrait ( me going :jawdrop: )
- Selfportrait ( inspired by sketcheth (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=91727&page=32)) ( my mouth looks weird...)
August 30th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Wonderful anatomy studies and some nice rocks there! Such hard work deserves stars ;) Best of luck
August 30th, 2009, 10:43 PM
hey thanks for the visit. Theirs some really good stuff here. Those last self portraits look really good and the line work on The Pilot is fantastic.
I am not very good but I do have some info on skin color. one of the things that makes the skin warmer is something called sub surface scattering. Light penetrates the surface layer of the skin and then bounces off a bloodier redder layer under the surface. Its usually only visible in thin areas of the skin and light/shadow transitions.
The color temperature zones of the face are probably based on a overhead warm light and ambient cool light from underneath. Its probably easiest to think of skin tone in terms of warm/cool color temp since thats not dependent on hue. you probably already know this, I just though Id mention it in case.
http://imaginefx.com/02287754331648558994/beauty-is-only-skin-deep.html (#4 in the article)
keep at it youve improved a lot.
August 31st, 2009, 04:34 AM
Braintree is my twin brother so yea we are related and went on the same trip.loool that makes so much sense; I was a bit confused why your self portraits looked the same :P
Anyway, great update! The self portrait's awesome and the skin tones on the boxer look great. Something I heard recently is that in flesh the terminator point will be more saturated than the area surrounding (the terminator being the point on a spherical or cylindrical object where the midtone meets the shadow. You can read more about the terminator her (http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm)e). I heard the reason for this has to do with the transparency of skin and the level of saturation that occurs when light passes through it. I don't know if that's helpful to you but I thought I'd mention it because it really helped me see flesh tones differently.
Keep up the good work and good luck at university :)
September 3rd, 2009, 12:57 PM
That last skintone studie is really nice Fumble, more of those!
September 5th, 2009, 10:11 AM
@ RedSquirrel: Thank you much appreciated :)
@ surfandsnow: Nice links! thanks. I enjoy all info i can get on skintones :)
@ dierat : :) terminator..hmm i'll have that one in mind when doing my next color portrait.
@ Lyno: Thanks mate :)
Here is what i managed to do over this the last.. i dunno .. 5 days or so. A lot of the drawings are from two life drawing sessions i went to during the week. Next week i might only go to one of the life drawing sessions because the last session what a bit .. meh. Half the time was spent on coffee breaks (20 min drawing 20min pause) :er:.
September 5th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Yo fumble! Just keep looking for good life drawing sessions. I love coffee but drawing is way more important. 20 min coffee 20 min drawing. that just sux. cheers dood!
September 7th, 2009, 02:02 PM
@ B-Man: Yea - and i don't even like coffee
here are some weekend stuff..
- Female poses from ref (characterdesign.com)
- Self portrait
- Vanderpoel studies
- Character from imagination
- Character study (Original drawing by Karl Kopinski)
- speedy from the movie "The battle of Red Cliff"
September 10th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Nice update mate,you work a lot.
Take care with some of the shadowings in the human bodies because they seem like you rendered metal or a shiny surface.
So, more flat shadows for indicating different planes.
Keep going mate!!! :D
September 11th, 2009, 11:04 AM
@ kingkostas: soo true, right now i have a one-rendering-type-fits-all, i hope to improve my rendering-skills over the next few month.
here are some drawings from a life-drawing session i attended yesterday.
September 13th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Hi Chubby McFatty! Nice stuff from the life drawing sessions. Keep improving gogogo!
September 13th, 2009, 02:23 PM
@ Braintree: Chubby McFatty.... nice... :tihi:
Here is what i did this weekend. There are a number of selfportraits and stuff where i have tried to focus on my brushstroke economy. Braintree showed me that if i turn opacity-jitter pen-pressure off and only have flow jitter on i can get a quite nice paint like effect, where the different strokes doesn't blend that much together. I feel that this as helped a lot, becuase i tend to polish and smooth things out a lot.
- First some female poses from characterdesign.com
- Crap self portrait
- Another crap self portrait
- Still crappy likeness, but i like the brushstrokes more in this one.
- Self portrait, brushstrokes are getting a bit... not so crap :P
(hmm ... i use the word "crap" alot..)
- I revisited the portrait of Benjamin Frankling from page 6 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=144838&page=6) and decided to re-do everything and focus on skintones and brushstrokes.
- Random doodle monster from imagination.
- 2 pages of Charles Hu (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1738962) studies
- Karl Kopinski study (this guy rocks !!)
September 13th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Oh, you guys are twins. That explains a lot. You guys could team up and paint on the same canvas. I use to have a sister who pursued illustration, I loved to draw with her when I was younger but over time things got too competitive. That's why I enjoy the forums, everybody is open to learning instead.
September 17th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Hi Fumble, loving your paintings! Keep up the good work and keep attending those life drawing sessions. Your pose sketches are looking good, but also very simple, which can be both good and bad - I'll share some advice my teacher gave me. Try and go crazy on your life drawings for a session or more - cast caution to the wind, don't care too much how it looks and try to define as many things as possible in the short time span. It'll push you to not be afraid to make mistakes or make things super-clean. I discovered that a lot of those lines that seem random and misplaced can add up and in the end really make a pose. :) Anyways, hope that's useful, I will return in the future.
September 19th, 2009, 04:54 PM
@ Pigeonkill: that painting on the same canvas thing sound cool maybe we should try it out.
@ KarenB: Thank you - i value any crit i can get! I will definitely try to loosen up my drawing. I actually sit with an eraser in my hand when i do life-drawing.. DOH!
Small-ish update for today, just some drawings from a life drawing class.
September 20th, 2009, 07:51 AM
hehe thanks for your advice :) thats a sick amount of figure studies!
the brushwork on you portraits is awesome, but the values seem kinda off...keep an eye on these!
September 20th, 2009, 09:57 AM
nice studies mate.The portrait of benjamin franklin looks great
Keep up these!!!
September 20th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Great, I'm getting jealous of your faces :D.
In the life studies, try to find more confident lines, straights vs curves. Try to find the story/gesture. Draw only the lines which contribute to that story.
September 21st, 2009, 08:55 AM
Lots of figure drawings! Very nice. From what I can see it seems as though you focus mostly on an line based approach to drawing. Try seeing the forms "behind" the details. This will help you to capture a sense of 3 dimensionality. Of course, you start with gestural lines first, check your proportions (something I need to work on more myself), work on forms and then start adding in those lines. Try keeping your lines solid and to a minimum. Do more with less, i.e. use fewer and more confident lines.
Rock on dude!
September 21st, 2009, 12:40 PM
great quick ones , really nice to watch them do more , go diverse , hands , faces , body parts , animals and so on ... maybe play with some colors ... see ya
September 24th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Nice stuff man, the life drawings are looking good and the portrait of B.Frank is wicked. Maybe try to think in planes a little more, some of your self portraits are a little lumpy and I think some planar studies could possibly help with that.
Keep it up dood!
September 25th, 2009, 02:18 PM
@ jatherip: Thanks i will :)
@ kingkostas: Thank you!
@ Lyno: gesture lines that what i need :D
@ Peetaer True! - right now i draw like it was a puzzle where i try to fit lines together, im kinda not focusing on form and mass at all :(. Form and mass added to my list of thing i want to improve :)
@ Giorge: : will do :)
@ Ookchk: planes... sometimes i think my fundamentals go right out the window when i start drawing :P - must remember the planes!
todays update is what i did last weekend. yea haven't had time to upload it before now :P. The workload at the university is freaking mind blowing so only art in the weekends and a lifedrawing session on Thursdays:
- Poses from ref (trying two different shading techniques)
- 2x Charles Hu studies
- Speedy photo study
- Male poses
- Some random doodles
- I got a temporary case of severe colorblindness while doing this one :P , the likeness sucks too.... soo
September 25th, 2009, 07:58 PM
mate i love the shading in the first figure.The pencils are great.
Keep up the good work :D
September 28th, 2009, 07:12 AM
kingkostas is totally right. the rendering on the characterdesign.com things is awesome! nail the proportions and they're perfect :D
on you pencils you should use bigger brushes though...... keep goin :)
September 28th, 2009, 01:59 PM
@ kingkostas: Thanks m8 :D
@ jatherip: Thank ! - i tried to make some more, they didn't turn out too well though.
Here are some drawing from last weeks life drawing session. I'm still struggling to get the form to show, but i'm confident that more practice will do the trick.
September 28th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Ok that was the life drawings - here are what i did during the weekend:
- Characterdesign.com poses
- Warmup male poses (quite crappy)
- Sargent study
- Storyboard based on "3-10 to Yuma"
- A selfportrait
- Another selfportrait. On these two self portrait, i'm still very much focusing on my brushstrokes.
- A Movie still from the movie "Stardust"
- Kevin Wueste Study (Hoping i might just get a fraction of this guys awesomeness one day :O)
- Imaginative character
September 30th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Wow, that new shading technique that you are applying your figures look phenomenal! It some of the best figure drawings you've ever posted. Awesome work!!!!
I've found that charcoal and conte are a great way to learn to draw better. Have you ever played with those mediums before?
October 2nd, 2009, 10:01 AM
The Ben Franklin portrait looks great! I also really last the last 2 self-portraits in your last post, and the Charles Ho studies look really educational. Keep up the good work!
October 2nd, 2009, 01:04 PM
Nice Sargent studie man, nice planes, more of these :D!
October 2nd, 2009, 01:23 PM
gotta agree with the people above, more! :) looks really good so far, so keep working hard and u'll improve all the time! :D Even when you dont notice it yourself ;)
October 3rd, 2009, 02:39 PM
@ Peetaer: Thank you :) aaggh charcoal.. gives me nightmares :P
@ dierat: Thank you i will!
@ Lyno: More Sargent studies will come
@ rogerb: Thanks i hope so!
Today's update are some drawings from my lifedrawing session last Thursday. Some of them really sucks, but there are also a few i actually like :)
October 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Been a while since I've looked around. Loving those sketches of yours, keep up the great work.
October 4th, 2009, 10:25 PM
really like your still life...
October 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
@ Legacy Flame: Thanks i will :)
@ Jack Nugget: Thank you.
So the lectures for this semester are almost over, now starts the projects, two days a week are still set aside for art though :)
Here is the batch from last weekend:
- 2x male poses
- Sargent study
- Some soldier dude with gas mask from imagination
- Charles Hu study
- Bug drawing from ref.
October 7th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Hi Fumble :D, Strong update! Previous update was great too. Let your figures tell a story :D
October 10th, 2009, 10:28 AM
@ Lyno: Lyno :D Thanks man. Yeah story-telling , going from one action to another action, i really need to get better at it. Learned that from the Creating Dynamic poses here on CA :)
The drawings from the life drawing session from last Thursday:
October 10th, 2009, 10:38 AM
hi mate.Lovely update.The digital figures look so clear and awesome :) and that sargent study is great.The 1 minute figures are looking good but due to speed there are a lot of rough lines.Maybe try doing them without lifting the pencil alot.
Also the character is looking good but i think the strong highlighs in the head ,are flattening some parts.
Keep up the hard work!!!
October 11th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Great figure drawing. For some of them, you're using a very dark line to illustrate the core shadow on a spherical object but the lighter part of the shadow (where the reflected light is) is so light that it gives the figure a metallic feeling, particularly pages 5 and 6 (in your last post).
October 14th, 2009, 01:48 PM
@ kingkostas: Thanks for the comment! Not lifting you pencil in the short poses sounds good, ill try the next time.
I never really thought about that the strong highligt could flatten it out, thanks for the heads up :)
@ dierat: I have been fighting with that metallic look for some time now, but i have never really been able to put my finger on the problem. Now i know, thank man :D.
So here are what i managed to do last weekend, Monday and Tuesday. I know i should have more to show for 4 days of drawing, but most of my time in the weekend was consumed by cutting down a large walnut tree in my parents backyard... anyways here does :) :
1+2) 2x train-sketches. I saw how Lyno was doing train-sketch and realized that i had to start doing them aswell. It's at least 1 hour three times a week i spend in the train, might as well use it for something constructive:)
3) Sargent study
4) Another Sargent study (yes Sargent rules ;P)
5) A failed selfportrait :(. Everything about it sucks, likeness, brushstrokes, skin tones, you name it. Got to do better next time.
6) A character from imagination. tried not to use the strong highlight as kingkostas suggested.
7) I realized that my understanding of the planes of the face (still) sucks. So a self portrait where i tried to put down some planes.
8 ) A movie-still from the series "Deadwood".
9) pencil character from imagination.
10) Sargent study in pencil. Focused on the beards.
October 14th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Hey Fumble, your studies are coming out great. Fundamentally though I think you should take some time in studying basic perspective and how to set shapes and planes in space. You say you still don't seem to have down the planes of the face, and I think the reason why is you need that basic practice on laying out basic shapes in perspective. It's a bit unintuitive and boring I know, but it's very helpful once it starts becoming instilled in you.
Try a bit more theory out for a change, and use it as warm up practice before you start the other things. You'll see a good difference in your life drawing as well.
Keep up the good work.
October 16th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Rad studies man. keep those suckers up! which reminds me better get back to mine woop.
October 17th, 2009, 02:22 AM
really strong studies Fumble, i can see one good evolution too since you was begin your sktechbook that's cool
October 17th, 2009, 07:33 AM
Hey man, thanks for dropping by in my SB.
I gotta say, seeing your stuff is pretty inspiring. You are studying like a madman and progressing by leaps and bounds. All I have to say is keep drawing. :)
October 18th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Wiiii :D trainsketches, good thing you also taking some notes, I should do that as well :confident. The first sargent study, wow strong piece, really like it :D. As you can see, you can use every skin color, but your values have to be right. Second studie is nice too. I also did that one a while ago, I thought it was a hard one ^^.
Cool cool :D.
October 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Keep up those figure and portrait drawings, they're definitely getting better. Try more value studies though...it's tough understanding color without a solid understanding of value. Keep it up though, you're doing great!
October 18th, 2009, 07:57 PM
i am loving your studies.Ok dont misunderstand about highligh.WHen its accurate and mostly in the middle of the things(thats very abstract).For example in these portraits, you rock, only the old man have some strange rendered highlights.Wow hit me, i am just talking about details and something to make you search even more.
You are doing great!!!
October 21st, 2009, 01:21 AM
wow, fantastic sketchbook man!
self portraits, photo studies, figure studies... you've got it all!
:) keep up the fantastic work
one thing i'll crit though is that the saturation on your black and white self portraits is a little too much. er..maybe saturation isn't the right word. too dark i mean 6^^
anyways, i do the same thing, and then someone pointed it out to me. if you make a photo black and white in normal light, generally the full grayscale isn't used, it's actually used less than one might expect ;)
sargent is a great reference for that. google image :D lol
October 31st, 2009, 05:52 AM
replies next update..
October 31st, 2009, 06:10 AM
wow no updates long time :S Things has been crazy at the university, lots of stuff to learn and do. But that doesn't mean that i haven't been drawing, i have about 50 pages of drawings that i need to upload. I'll distribute them over a 3 posts, just to keep everything nice and packaged :P:
Last post: life drawings
This post: stuff from last weekend and train sketches.
Next post: Life drawing from this Thursday
Now for some replies to all you wonderful people :D
@ cole.ossus: The perspective studies actually sounds like a really good idea. Ill try it out.
@ tokotewhero: Thanks :D - now go back and draw!
@ towy: thanks :)
@ Rotor: and i will!
@ Lyno: yes trainsketching is really great! when you can find a place to sit that is.. :P
@ jackpot_anjr90: hey thanks for the heads up.
@ kingkostas: Haha ok now i think i understand what you was saying :D
@ 007-r0b3r7: thanks ill keep an eye out for that.
--- And now for the actual update woohoo! :):
- 2x trainsketches
- K-chen study (awesomeguy1)
- Chares Hu study (awesomeguy2)
- Kevin Wuest study (awesomeguy3 :P)
- Character from imagination - Vagabond
- Self portrait
- speedy head study
October 31st, 2009, 06:19 AM
and the last batch. pfew that was a lot of drawings to update.. but the upload everything policy must be enforced :)
October 31st, 2009, 07:47 AM
The vagabond is great. Good values and good form.
October 31st, 2009, 01:08 PM
hey dude thanks for dropping by :D
your doin a shitton of work and it looks like your improvin. keep at it :hugsmile:
November 2nd, 2009, 03:47 AM
really nice studies again : ]
November 8th, 2009, 06:00 AM
@ B-Man: thanks!
@ hunchback: no problem, thanks for dropping by
@ towy: thanks!
So again multiple batches of updates, first some stuff i did last weekend and some trainsketches, and in the next batch some lifedrawings.
6) A pencil Sargent study
7) Some doodle i never finished.
8 ) Moviestill
November 8th, 2009, 06:08 AM
November 8th, 2009, 12:38 PM
You crazy hard worker :).
Ok everything is advancing.The vagabond is great and with very good values.I think thats the best thing in these updates , cause its also from imagination.I wanna see more like this :)
November 8th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Hey there Fumble! :D Thank you for visiting my sketch book :meow:
And i really like your grand canion and your landscapes! Also you draw your values well, and your figures from your last post seem to have their own personality.
Nice studies for 3min!! No wonder you considered my update lame ;)
November 9th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Love the Sargent study and the 10 minutes lifedrawing. Sorry, no crits here, just keep up the good work! ;)
November 9th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Hey man nice work, keep it up with the updates.. I will agree that the vagabond is great... BECAUSE I really dig the contrast of more "rendered" areas with graphic shapes. Good sense of balance.
November 10th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Nice figures! Try blocking in the shadow shapes before getting into midtones and details...that could help you quite a bit.
November 11th, 2009, 09:58 AM
nice sketch dude your line is good !
November 16th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Diggin the Grand Canyon landscapes!
November 16th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Nice studies! I would recommend to stick with those life studies but to try and take more time in measuring proportions.
November 16th, 2009, 10:07 PM
S.H.I.T, your a study maniac! keep on posting its all looking good!
November 20th, 2009, 05:37 AM
Hey CA :D been quite a long time since my last update ... again :P anyways things are still crazy at the university and it wont quiet down until mid-december where i have to hand in 3 projects.
@ kingkostas: yea do want to have some more imaginative stuff on my schedule :)
@ BlackDelphin: hehe thanks :D
@ dierat: ok i will!
@ KarylGilbertson: Thanks man - i kinda like the way he turned out as well :)
@ jackpot_anjr90: Thanks for the crit man, will definitely try that.
@ towy: thanks :)
@ krel: Thank you!
@ Chupacabra:actually i don't really measuring proportions at all :P which is really a huge weakness in my drawings, i will definitely start measuring when in doing longer poses.
@ Benjie: i will
I got some different stuff i need to upload. First some stuff i did two weekends ago and some train sketches. Then inn the next post I'll upload drawings from a life drawing class. I know it is not that much, buuut i got the swine flu, or whatever it is called, last week and i had to sacrifice some art time in order to keep up with school :(.
1) Portrait: At first i tried to make an exact selfportrait, buuut then it sorta became a portrait loosely based on my own face . I made some changes to my nose and mouth to make me look more badass :P ooh and ofc some warpaint :D
2-6) train sketches
7) crap color study
November 20th, 2009, 05:46 AM
November 22nd, 2009, 03:16 PM
Damn, sorry to hear you got sick, glad you're better though. Still, for how busy you've been, you've had a huge improvement in your artwork. I'd like to know if you and your brother have any study habits you'd like to share? Haha :oneye:
Good progress all around man, can't wait to see more.
November 22nd, 2009, 08:22 PM
I'm digging that portrait. You look like you are ready for battle with that war paint :D
November 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
hey nice updates here, you improved a lot man, congratulations, keep working hard here.
November 22nd, 2009, 09:46 PM
a lot of work again :).
interesting SP mate
November 24th, 2009, 12:49 PM
the self portrait looks nice , and the figures are starting to look good as well
November 27th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Niice man :D. Very cool SP :D. And do some enviroments :D
November 27th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Great studies in here. And your drawings and digitals are relly good too. Do you've more imagination stuff to show us?
Keep 'em coming dude! :)
November 27th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks for dropping by my SB. You have shown super improvement frmo pages to pages.. You should feel proud of yourself ! :) One thing I find interesting is that your digital is much better than your traditional. I notice you tend to pat your lines more during your life drawing. That is probably something you should take note of as it create the unconfident, scratchy lines that is plaguing your life drawing or drawing in general now.
Use either straight lines or sweeping curved lines to draft out the contours. This lines will be super light. Then with a darker line, plot out a more detailed contour. You dont have to draw out all the nuances and bumps on the body. You are trying to analyze the body, not copy it.
Keep it coming.. You are doing a great job here. :)
December 5th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Great progression Fumble. Really love that Sargent portrait.
December 7th, 2009, 09:35 PM
nice updates, fumble
those figure studies are getting better and better :)
December 17th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Hey man nice sketchbook very good anatomy studies.
Tegn som en vanvittig! :D
December 20th, 2009, 09:54 AM
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December 20th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Today is my 1 year on CA anniversary :D :yayca: And i will celebrate this event by updating my sketchbook which i have not updated in a month now :P Hmmm i haven't got that much art to upload, considering it a whole month since my last update. Things has been crazy at the university i i'm actually quite surprised that i managed to hand in all the projects on time :P. hopefully the next semester will be a little bit more relaxing so i have more time for art :) The only art i have actually done in the last month-ish is train-sketching. But in the last few days i have done some digital painting :).
now for some replies:
@ Costau: Study habits... hmm... if i have a whole day for art i usually write down on a small piece of paper what i would like to do e.g: 2 pages of bridgeman studies, 1 self portrait, a color study and so on. That way i minimize time waste as much as possible :)
@ Pigeonkill: Thanks :)
@ enthombed: i most certainly will!
@ kingkostas: cool thanks :) i had a lot of fun making it.
@ Giorge: thanks man :)
@ Lyno: environments .... uuuh the dread .. but i promise you i WILL do an environment study within the next few days!
@ Spaggen: well i upload everything i make, but i really should do some more imaginative stuff.
@ Mydrako: Thanks for the advice! I tried it out when i did train sketches and i actually like my drawings more when i do those big long lines. Will definitely do it at my next lifedrawing class :)
@ Legacy Flame: Thanks :)
@ 007-r0b3r7: thank you!
@ Incinerated: hehe det vil jeg så gøre :D
Art update :lifedrawing:
- 3x portraits based on screenshots from the movie Gladiator
- Imaginative-ish armor study (based on daarkens painting tutorial)
- Gladiator speed painting
- Sargent study
- life painting of a souvenir i bought in China some years ago
- Kchen study
- Charles Hu study
- Kevis Wuest study
- A lot of train sketches
December 21st, 2009, 09:41 PM
Sup Fumble thanks for the kind words! You have a great eye for value, and find your value sketches very impressive, one that stood out the most and i could probably stare at this one all day, is this boxer image painted in colors (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=765760&stc=1&d=1251655232). The movement of the brush strokes and the way the hues are dancing with each other on the boxer's developed back muscles is a really treat to look at! Keep them great sketches coming!!
December 22nd, 2009, 04:22 PM
I really like your sketchbook!!! Good studies. Also like the portraits, really quite good.
December 23rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
Really admiring the hard work! You've got some good value paintings up there, you should keep those up but keep working on anatomy too.
December 24th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Congrats Fumble :), nice update. A lot of train sketches as well :D.
December 24th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Hey hey Fumble! Thanks for dropping by my SB and the crit - awesome to see you doing gladiator stuff too :)
December 24th, 2009, 08:23 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS !! :D
@ snootchy: wow thanks man :D
@ My57: Thanks!
@ jackpot_anjr90: Yeah i haven't really done any specific anatomy studies for a long time, gotta get back at doing that.
@ Lyno: Thanks, train sketches :rocker:
@ The7Artist7: gladiators are bad ass 8)
Here are some imaginative work for this Yuletide update :)
I'm actually quite happy about how these two turned out. I also tried to do some environments (as i promised Lyno), but they sucked sooo bad i refuse to look at them again, and not even upload them to CA :P. Some day i will master environments :confident
December 24th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Yo bro! merry Christmas :mittenbop:
December 24th, 2009, 10:51 AM
good stuff , like the guy with the hanging thingy on his head
December 25th, 2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks for dropping by my SB.
I am seeing good stuff here !.. Your character design is really imaginative. That guy with the funny light bulb is really awesome. Remind me of the deep sea fish with the light bulb :)
Good that my advice actually helped. Confidence in line is really tough to train. I still struggling in it but just being aware of it and consciously doing it helps alot in the long run. Just a suggestion for your train drawing, another kind of drawing you might want to try is mass drawing. Don't use so much lines. Just mass out the shadow of the face, the clothing. Thats going to help you take note of the shape you can find in nature and strengthen your design sense.
December 25th, 2009, 11:43 AM
hey! :) i like your character designs.
December 25th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Good stuff, only four fingers on that last one? nice render tho :P
December 26th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Your characters are pretty pimp there! I like em.
December 28th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Nice angle. My only suggestion is careful with the texture on the armor. It looks soft like a carpet. If you smooth out the surface, hard edges, and a slight shine it will feel more like polished metal. Happy Holidays.
January 1st, 2010, 11:46 AM
i like the last character very much mate.Nice values :)
and damn you are working really hard!!!
January 1st, 2010, 05:55 PM
Happy new year guys :D, sick characters you're making, really love them!
Also keep practicing those environments and don't be afraid to show some :D
January 17th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Hej landsmand :)
Great stuff here. I am very much digging your landscapes and characters.
January 17th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Some really good move reffed shots there mate:) I love how it carries over to the rest of your work man. Keep kicking it:)
January 17th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Mydrako: mass drawing is noted - gotta try that out :D
Zilhir: Thank you
Incinerated: Hehe yeah only 4 fingers :P
My57: Thanks !
Pigeonkill: Yes it needs alot more work - i kinda got bored with it.
kingkostas: thanks :)
Lyno: i sure will do - i actually have an environment for this update :D
bred2hard : Hej takker :)
Mischeviouslittleelf: Thank you!.
Hmmm i haven't updated for some time now due to exams. But thankfully that i all over now and with a good result i'm happy to say. So i now have a mini-holiday before the next semester starts (Yay :D). And ofc my main priority is art! When my next semester starts i have been fortunate enough to be able to chose a course named "3D game art" i hope it will be fun. Anyways here are some art that i did over the last two days:
- Repin master study
- an environment (!!!!) and i actually feel that it is not totally shitty :P
January 19th, 2010, 02:40 PM
here is what i did over the last two days:
- a reptile dude warrior
- a self portrait (me looking kinda angry)
- a pencil Sargent study
- 2x KChen studies
January 20th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Hey, thanks for leaving a comment in my sketchbook.
You really seem to have a good balance of work here, so there not really much I can suggest aside from "keep it up".
You seem to have a good balance of value studies, anatomy, figures, color studies, self portraits, etc. so you're on a pretty good path. Just keep it up and keep pushing.
January 21st, 2010, 08:35 AM
Nice you throw pieces from imagination.Thats really nice and i see you apply the knowledge you acquired from all this training.I really like the piece mate and it also have that rough brushtrokes that in such a piece can give nice texture feeling.
Keep up the great work
January 22nd, 2010, 12:09 PM
Untouched24: I certainly will :)
kingkostas : Thanks, im also happy that i have started doing more imaginative work so that i actually apply my studies.
- A character from imagination, some metal worker dude.
- Pencil imagination character
- A wilder beast value study
January 24th, 2010, 07:19 AM
Lovely painting.. I think you ahve a natural talent for values which is helping your painting alot. I notice you have a persistent tendency to make your leg to short. It is actually all right because everyone have a certain tendency (mine is to make the head too small LOL). The way to solve it is simply being aware of it and always double check it.
January 24th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Phew nice stuff, great masterstudie, cool figures.
That environment is nice too :D. I have the feeling though your shadow side have some warm colors too, I would be cool if you push the warm/cold contrasts :).
January 28th, 2010, 03:54 PM
@Mydrako: you are absolutely right! i hadn't noticed that myself , thanks for the heads up, i will definitely keep an eye on that in the future.
@Lyno: environments are sooo hard!... but then again i like the challenge :D and yes i did put some warm color in the shadows :P i think i will make some experiments with more cold-warm contrast.
Todays update are purely environment studies.
- first at study of Massive Blacks "Painting an Outdoor Environment with Whit Brachna". I think i learned a lot by just copying whatBrachna did. Here im about 20 min into the first part.
- Environment photostudy
- Environment photostudy 2
- I tried copying a enviroment by Bumskee (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=46487&page=120). but i failed :P
January 29th, 2010, 01:05 PM
you are starting to have nice greyscale and values with black & white, when doing those landscape studies go for as large brush as you can, at least in beginning stages, it will make it look better in the end
January 29th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks for droppingby my SB. I just find traditional medium so marvelous and fun to use. I am kinda old school in thinking :p Anyway your painting studies are great ! I find that the sense of atmospheric depth is still not enough to evoke the grandeur. I know you use a photograph as reference but photograph tend to flatten a scene. It will make your picture much nicer if you exaggerate the depth. Take a look at the hudson river painters.
January 29th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Lovely environments man, i like all of your colour studies too, they'r sweet. =D
January 29th, 2010, 11:47 PM
That Whit Brachna study is great man. I've only seen the little trailers on youtube but it looks like a good video. Landscapes are looking nice dude.
February 2nd, 2010, 02:46 PM
@ Nettle_Mountain: Yea that is one of my major weaknesses, going to a small brush and details too fast. I will have to work alot on removing that awful habit.
@ Mydrako: Interesting, i will keep that in mind when do my next environment.
@ Imaginary: Thanks :)
@Eddieee: Yea Whit Brachna is really good, one day i want to be just as awesome as he is :D
The new semester at uni has started, so life-drawing will start up again soon :) I have found two places in copenhagen that offer life-drawing sessions at hours where me and braintree can attend. One is at the architectural school (we will just sneak in and pretend we are architects :P), and one at Christianshavns Beboerhus. So hopefully lots of life-drawing this semester :)
Anyways here are some stuff i did over the last week:
- Helmet study
- Armour study
- Photo/rendering study
- Loomies study
- Charles Hu study
- Some failed anatomy study
- Train sketches :D
And I just have to add that if any of you haven't attended the Crimson Daggers (http://www.crimsondaggers.com/) yet i strongly encourage you to do it. It really offers a great motivational boost and insight into the industry :)
February 6th, 2010, 09:05 PM
The colours on the armour dude is impressive to say the least! I think you need to do more stuff from imagination though (same as me, heh) cause it's important to keep honing your memory and apply what you've learned. Keep it coming! =D
February 6th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Excellent work Fumble, I admire your determination, you just keep going :) I like the knight in armour - that anatomy study on the black background look super sweet as do these drawings!! keep it up matey.
February 7th, 2010, 02:21 AM
sup Fumble your stuff just gets 10 folds better and better! really dig that last knight in armor study, especially that highlight in the helmet in the shape of a cross, not sure if your ref had that or you added it but it's really cool and symbolic of purity or something like that but great to see ya pumping out the quality! looking forward to the life drawing sketches!
February 7th, 2010, 06:35 AM
The armour studies look mighty fine.
The anatomy stuff could use some more loseness to the lines. A little more organic you know?
February 7th, 2010, 07:16 AM
@ Imaginary: hehe yea more imagination stuff, i keep saying that to myself. In planning on doing imagination stuff for the rest of today :)
@ AlexTooth: Thanks! i have made a good schedule so that i have time for both art and university :)
@ snootchy: Thanks man! - yea the ref had a cross kinda thingy, but i think i exaturated it a bit. As for lifedrawing - i didn't manage to do any last week :( too sick (cold), but next week i definitely will do lifedrawing (hopefully 3-4 hours :))
@ Janos: yea the anatomy study kinda failed, but i will keep pushing my anatomy.
here is what i did this week and weekend:
- Repin study
- A gladiator for the CHOW but i never got around to finishing it.
- Monkey study
- Environment thumb
- Selfportrait, where i focused on skintones (yep they are still super hard to get right :P)
- Lifepainting of a small Buddha statue.
- Some trainsketches
February 7th, 2010, 07:00 PM
I'm always a fan of shiny metal study, particularly armor.
Those monkey eyes are very believable.
February 8th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Talk about progress, crimson daggers have been really good to you, damn! i have to make some life paintigs too..
February 13th, 2010, 11:16 AM
Very good stuff. The metal studies are superv and also the little monkey. I see a great evolution in this thread. Don't neglect the anatomy studies, you're doing them very well.
February 13th, 2010, 03:01 PM
@ Pigeonkill : yea i like studying armor too
@ Nettle_Mountain : The crimson daggers is great, it really helps me focus on my studies.
@ lennon: Thanks man! hmm i have kinda been slacking on my anatomy studies lately, gotta get back doing some bridgeman and loomis soon.
So this week was the first week with life drawing in this semester. It was at the architectural school in Copenhagen, and even though i don't study at that school they let me and my brother join :) - for free :D. There was a real teacher walking around giving critique and everything. Already looking forward to the next class on Wednesday. Anyways it was 3 hours non-stop drawing, so this update will be kinda big (the upload-everything-policy has to be uphold :)). There are also some trainsketches in the end, and some loomis studies.
February 14th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Studing for free, that's sounds like a deal! Looking very good over here. Some of the models were somewhat fat, such a pitty for watching a nice boob; better lack next time.
Lots of this poses are real killers. Cheers!
February 15th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Nice! stepping it up my friend! Cheers
February 15th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Great studies as always.Specially the armor and the monkey :).You are doing great mate.
February 17th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Cool works here! the figure studies are really good. Some of them are a bit unbalanced, though. Also, be careful with the anatomy in the bus/train sketches.
keep up the good work!
February 17th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Awesome studies man, you work so hard I love it!! Keep going wanna see more more more :)
February 21st, 2010, 12:19 PM
@ lennon: hehe yea i know what you mean ;P
@ B-Man: Thanks!
@ kingkostas: Thank you
@ Abrodos: Yea the train is a bit pumpy and the passengers often move about a bit too much, so sometimes it is hard getting anything good down :P. But that is just bad excuses, i'll keep an eye on it in the future.
@ AlexTooth: and more more more there is :D
hmm no life drawing this week, i had totally forgotten that it was the winter holiday because we don't have it at my university :(. So it was a bit (read: HUGE) of a disappointment walking into an empty and dark classroom expecting to do life drawing. And no chicken and bacon sandwich in the canteen neither. Damn. Anyways, next week there will be life drawing and i'm looking forward to it :D.
So here is what i did this week and weekend.
- This is my entry for a contest at 3dtotal.com "The Abominable Snowman". He is the little guy captured in the glass jar ;P.
- This is the first piece i made for teh The Abominable Snowman contest, but i didn't really fell about it so i re-did the concept and ended up with the piece above.
- Armour study
- Life painting of an onion
- MMA study (number 20)
- 2x Kchen study where i experimented with charcoal
- Train sketches
February 21st, 2010, 08:09 PM
Hey thanks for dropping in my sketchbook - im impressed - i liked your landscape studies and your values and colours are top notch .I have no negative crit here
February 22nd, 2010, 02:44 PM
Lets of great stuff here. And constant improvment. Inspiring〜〜 *drum solo*
February 22nd, 2010, 04:32 PM
Nice studies, even Gordon from Batman :confident :p? Love the helmet en boxer studies the most :).
February 22nd, 2010, 04:36 PM
Nice work! Like your digis. You have a nice render. Try and give some hint of a background to your Charcters. :)
February 22nd, 2010, 05:30 PM
Hey man, great work, you really seem to be working hard, keep at it.
The only suggestion I have is to maybe play around with your line wight more on your pencils and your life drawings and see if you emphasize certain parts over other using contrast and the weight of your lines.
February 22nd, 2010, 05:59 PM
Man now that's some hardcore studying! Keep it up!
February 24th, 2010, 10:23 PM
hello mate.the metal study is again great.in your char the arm looks strange.keep up the good work and lovely studies
February 28th, 2010, 05:29 AM
@ Morten: Thanks !
@ krel: Thank you :)
@ Lyno: Yea gordon was on the train :P -- naa i have a small sheet of paper with different faces i can draw if there is nothing good to draw on the train.
@ B-Man: yea backgrounds still dread those :P
@ Untouched24: line weight i defiantly try to push that more next Wednesday
@ Loathsome: Thanks
@ kingkostas: thanks for the crit man.
Some life drawings, train sketches and some studies. Not much digital today since i have been working on a larger still life.
March 1st, 2010, 04:27 PM
I enjoyed looking through your SB. It's nice to see someone who can't do something and suddenly they can - like metal. Also your onion is now grounded and feeling solid. The master studies have come along and well as the life drawing. Just keep improving at this rate and you'll knock everyone's socks off.
Answering your question - the master study I'm doing is by Leon Jean Basile Perrault.
March 2nd, 2010, 06:20 AM
Great studies. Your progress is awesome!
March 2nd, 2010, 06:51 AM
You paint very realistic, now I want to practice.
March 2nd, 2010, 07:13 AM
Cool stuff as usual man. I'd love to see some of your greyscale characters with some colour :) Keep going!
March 4th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Great work and dedication man, onion study looks really good. Keep it up!!
March 5th, 2010, 12:02 AM
very nice construction in the figure studies.Keep up the good work
March 10th, 2010, 01:00 AM
You've shown some good control of value... especially in the renders of the metallic forms (helmets, etc). You need to work a bit more on measurement and proportion.
The greatest help in the world for you would be working from a simple white plaster cast (the antique...) properly lit.
Try to find a white plaster cast to draw from... think about the "notional space" that your drawing will take up (if you had to fit it in a rectangle, that's the notional space)
Measure the width of that into the height. It may be a fraction. Get a rough rectangle of that size on your paper. Now you're ready to find the proportions of the nose and eye (if you're doing the cast of a head) or the head (if you're doing a statue).
Everything is measured. Use a sighting stick, not a pencil.
And use a strip of paper to do your measurements!! This is critical, when you're starting out.
Find the height of the head from the chin to the top... vertically. Then use your strip of paper for that... and use the head measurement to locate all major locations on the figure.
After a while, you'll find that you're going to know the measurement before you get your strip of paper out. And that's when your eye will start to see things in proportion. Exciting, huh? It works, too. And a cast doesn't have to take breaks like a model.
March 14th, 2010, 12:56 AM
You are lucky to have figure drawing with gestures. Right now I'm taking one but the instructor kind of banned them. He prefers poses that are longer than 10minutes for us. Meh but I'm just happen to practice and I can also gesture draw people in public. :D
I like the concept my only suggestion is for the caged creature is maybe a wire cage vs a glass one. Glass tends to make it look more modernized. Just a though.
March 14th, 2010, 03:35 PM
@ Black Spot: cool thank - his stuff is great, i'd love to study it :D
@ Brushcommander: Thank you :)
@ zerdron: then go do it ;P
@ AlexTooth: uuh yea color ... :P colors are so hard, but i'll try.
@ Jasper_: thanks, i will!
@ kingkostas: thank you :)
@ p sage: woah great post man, thanks ! about the white plaster casts, im seriously considering buying some i have seen that Mr. Delicious has some links on his blog. hmm and the measurements - your right!, i actually don't measure at all and it shows :(.
@ Pigeonkill: This new place where im taking life drawing classes are really good becuase there is a good mix of short and long'ish poses.
About the glass cage: i wanted to show off the creature because that was what the competition was all about, but your right it does make it seem more modern.
So it has been two weeks since my last update because i didn't have the time to do art last weekend. I had to sacrifice alot of time in order to do an AI assignment. It was awful not having any time for art - so i'm never going to do that again, not if i can help it. Though i did do trainsketching and life drawing :). And this weekend i have done some digital painting as well. So i distribute everything over 2 posts just to keep things organized. First, lifedrawing from the two last sessions. Second, trainsketches.
March 14th, 2010, 03:42 PM
March 14th, 2010, 05:21 PM
I sort of prefer your train stuff to the life drawing as it is so immediate. Not that your life drawing is bad - I like the lines that define the shadow without doing the shadow - sometimes omission is stronger than doing it.
March 21st, 2010, 06:01 AM
@ Black Spot: yeah train sketching are quite different from lifedrawing. I mostly focus on the head in the trainsketches, maybe that why there feel more immediate. hmm i should try and get a little more life into my life drawings.
This weeks update. First a post with with digis, trainsketches and other stuff :) and a post with lifedrawings.
March 21st, 2010, 06:09 AM
March 22nd, 2010, 01:39 PM
I love the still life, you caught it very well. The large guy below - there is real form to his belly.
March 22nd, 2010, 05:38 PM
Holy crap, thats a lot of work! You're improving fast, and how could you not be with all this work!
March 22nd, 2010, 06:08 PM
Ho, the fat medieval man is gorgeous. If you finish the hand and the hat feather, and correct the feet perspective, it'll become a really good portfolio work. Also, these anatomy studies are doing well. Keep with them:)
March 22nd, 2010, 06:35 PM
hello mate.I love the simplified figure studies because they seem more accurate more natural and clean, speed always offers a less idealistic approach.
And i love very much the crusader!!! and the man with the blue hat.
Very nice.Keep up the quick gestures :)
March 25th, 2010, 02:45 AM
excellent work always Fumble for me
March 25th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Thank you for dropping by my book. Nice progress from the beginning of your book. I like your enviro's around the middle of your SB. Your latest figures and update are nice...I think you should try and get a little bit looser with the figures, but stay consistent with them. Cheers.
March 25th, 2010, 02:42 PM
nice train sketches, they are very clean and accurate. Never tried to draw in train, but drawing in bus is really difficult because the hand always shaking, so great work!
March 25th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Great work! I really enjoyed looking at your sketches. Keep up those life studies and work on that anatomy :)
March 26th, 2010, 02:38 PM
Hi man :), I love the face of the girl above the drawing of the guy leaning on his knees. Sometimes the face is just right with some simple lines. Love it :).
March 27th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Great life-studies, dude. Although I must remark on that in some of your lifedrawings your limbs are almost too thin. Like in this one: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=935910&stc=1&d=1269165767 The other stuff like proportions and anatomy is good, it's just this that needs the most improving imho. :)
March 30th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Really nice updates man!! Especially like the still life in post# 426. Excellent rendering mate!! Keep up the good work my friend.
April 5th, 2010, 01:29 PM
@ Black Spot: Thanks :)
@ Seage: well i would love to do more time for art but i just don't :( i'm glad that you think i'm still improving though :)
@ Abrodos: thanks man, i hope i can find the time to finish him :P
@ kingkostas: thanks man :) yea i have noticed that i get quite alot more of the model drawn when i only have like 2 minutes, then the first 5 minutes if i have 15 min to draw the model. I really should try to bring the speed into the longer poses.
@ towy: Thank you :)
@ JustinBeckett: hehe yea environments :P i should do more of those.
@ sarbro: The train-network is pretty god where i live, so it dosent shake that much, it's quite nice :)
@ jackpot_anjr90: will do :D
@ Lyno: Hey Lyno, thanks man!
@ LORD M: Thanks for the crit :) now that you are pointing it out i actually see that i draw some of the limbs too thin, ill keep an eye out for it in the future.
@ Turbosnail: Thanks, i will :)
Update :D - so it's Easter holiday and i have dedicated 4 days for art :) (wish i could set more days aside, but school projects are demanding alot of time :( )
- Chick with some drapery from imagination
- Still life of a camera
- Metal study
- crap creature doodle.
- Life drawings
April 6th, 2010, 03:04 PM
In your life drawing when you've identified the darkest areas, make sure they are dark - they should be darker than your outlines. This will give you more form from the off. At the moment you're working from light to dark, when it should be both at the same time.
April 6th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Nice stuff you got going on here Fumble. Really like those digital renditions of the perfume bottle and the camera.
April 6th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Wow, that new shading technique that you are applying your figures look phenomenal! It some of the best figure drawings you've ever posted. Awesome work!!!!
I've found that charcoal and conte are a great way to learn to draw better. Have you ever played with those mediums before?
April 7th, 2010, 04:47 PM
nice studies on the still nature , as for the pose you look like you need more independent study on the anatomy, and simplify the poses for a while, just to get the gesture of the body and proportions right
April 11th, 2010, 02:19 PM
@ Black Spot: thanks, I'll keep that in mind at my next life drawing session.
@ Legacy Flame: Thank you :)
@ thetylervo: Thanks! - i have used charcoal for a bit, but i didn't really like it that much. I didn't feel in control of it at all. hmm maybe i just need a bit more practice.
I don't know what conte is, I'll have to look that up.
@ Giorge: You are right, i have been focusing more on lines and tones lately. I will also keep that in mind at my next lifedrawing session :)
- Skin tone study
- Dude with guns from imagination (i suck at color :()
- Toilet roll man!!!.... a guy turning into a roll of toilet paper ...
- Lots of different drawings, some from imagination, some from ref, some train sketches, and the rest are drawings from last life drawing session.
April 11th, 2010, 03:08 PM
That skin tone exercise is excellent. Maybe you think in colour as opposed to black and white with their varying shades of grey. Maybe bring in a Vienna red to your life drawing and see if that gives it a lift.
April 11th, 2010, 05:04 PM
damn so many things :)
I really like all your imagination stuff both because you are doing more direct study there, and also because they are nice :)
keep up the good work mate,and damn those metals are great
I am still not satisfyied with the shadows of the life model studies but maybe thats just me :)
April 12th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Hey, thanks a lot for your comment in my sketchbook! :D
Looking trough your life drawings I can understand what you meant because I see it in your work. Thanks for the advice :D
Speaking of which....man. Those are some killer life drawings man. I'll be checking back in here every once in a while ;)
April 14th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Looks like you got a art boost are something :D. Skintone studie is super great. Really cool characters too. For the helmet studie you posted some time ago. The 'front part' of the face is too flat. Really nice studies though, really cool, and also cool to do :confident.
April 18th, 2010, 03:48 AM
wow impressive sketchbook, you're so productive. Thanks for stopping by my SB and the info about life drawing.
April 18th, 2010, 05:36 PM
That camera study looks nice
April 18th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Hey fumble! Great work. The characters and life drawings are looking very nice :D
April 19th, 2010, 11:04 AM
nice character takes , the one with all the folds painted in grey tones looks really neat
April 19th, 2010, 09:24 PM
nices updates :]
April 21st, 2010, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook! It's nice to see another Dane on CA.org, there's not a lot of us here.
You have a really great sketchbook going here. I'm super impressed by how much you're able to draw even while studying at the university - how do you do it? :P No seriously, you must have incredible work ethic. Your drawings from life have become strong and they are also starting to really pay off in your work from imagination. Good gestures. Like the self portraits you did a while back. Toilet paper man is hilarious and very well done. :D
If I have to say one thing, it's that sometimes when you're drawing heads, the features do not look as if they sit on the skull, but more as if they are pasted on. Closer attention to the bone beneath the skin might help tighten that up - but it's really hard, especially in train sketches when you're also trying to get likeness. I've problems with this myself. Most of the time I don't even get to the face. D;
April 26th, 2010, 03:28 AM
@ Black Spot:Thanks , good idea
@ kingkostas:I'm not satisfied either, but I'll keep trying
@ LostFayth: hehe thanks man.
@ Lyno: Thanks Lyno!
@ jskotte : No problem :)
@ Pigeonkill : Thanks!
@ Eddieee : Thank you
@ Giorge: Thank, glad you like it
@ towy : :)
@ Benjaminba: hehe yeah well trust me it is not always easy wanting to do two "full-time" educations at the same time :P But one day i just know that i will fully devote my time to art.
hmm i thing this will be the last regular update i will be doing for a while, exam and report deadlines are drawing near :(
I will distribute this update in two posts. First one with digital stuff, trainsketches, and studies. And the secound will be for life drawings from the last two sessions.
April 26th, 2010, 03:35 AM
April 26th, 2010, 04:54 AM
hey! sick life drawing maan! :D
May 1st, 2010, 12:31 AM
I like all the life drawings you're doing :D Like the paint studies you've got up there too. Keep it up :)
May 1st, 2010, 01:24 PM
fucking sweet studies, man! keep working hard!
May 1st, 2010, 07:22 PM
Great lifestudies Fumble and that Norman Rockwell portrait is looking good.
May 1st, 2010, 11:48 PM
Farout! so much work! your improvements are insane! keep it up bro!
May 3rd, 2010, 06:40 AM
Your life drawing has really improved and I give too much advice.
May 9th, 2010, 04:45 AM
I think this SB is one of those great examples of where persistent studying will get you, fantastic stuff man. And thanks for dropping by my little SB. :)
May 9th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Hey Fumble!! Nice man, bad thing I can't do any train sketches anymore, because I'm not sitting anymore on a train :D. Should do them elsewhere I guess :confident.
Good luck with the exams!!
June 3rd, 2010, 05:16 AM
is it me or are you really getting better with your digitals? most be those studies...
June 21st, 2010, 11:53 AM
@ r y a n o i r: Thanks :)
@ jackpot_anjr90 : thank you, i will!
@ unnamed.device: yea studying is the only way forward
@ Flaskpost : i will :)
@ Legacy Flame : Thanks!
@ tokotewhero : improvements? hmm yea well hoefully i'll see some of that over the summer :)
@ Black Spot : hehe thanks :P
@ Rotor : thanks for the compliment man, your welcome!
@ Lyno: No more trainsketching :O! ooh too bad. Then you just have to go sketchcrawling some times, like in the zoo and such.
@ Nettle_Mountain : thanks, more will come!
Soooo finally the exams are all over (good results and all :)) and now it is time for art! I have promised myself that i want to participate in all CHOWs and COWs and hopefully also most of the EOWs! hmm i seriously need to do some environment studies. I also want to improve my life-drawing/painting skills. So me, and my brother, have made a plan:
Mondays: Cast/bargue drawing. (Evening: Thumbs/find refs for character.)
Wednesday: Still-life (digital) (Evening: environment study)
Thursday: Sketch crawl day (zoo, museums, life drawing, etc.)
Friday: Environment/EOW (Evening: Animal study/thumbs)
Saturday: Creature (COW)
Sunday: Open day, finish what needs to be finished.
Todays update is just what i managed to do since that last time i updated, which was forever (two months!) ago. Trains sketches and digital studies. Ooh yea i thought i would also upload what i made in the 3D course i took at uni, a warhammer 40000 killa-kan (:P):
June 21st, 2010, 12:06 PM
Tons of great stuff here man! Especially the life drawing, superb :D
June 21st, 2010, 12:07 PM
Wow if you keep up this pace you will be an art rockstar in no time! keep it going:yayca:
June 23rd, 2010, 10:38 AM
@ krel: thanks :D
@ kidult: haha i hope so :P
1st: My very first bargue study. Used about 8 hours on it and there are quite a lot of mistakes :S - hopefully i will get better as i do more barguesand cast drawings.
2nd: Some poop for the COW.
June 23rd, 2010, 10:43 AM
That arm looks great :O Sorry if this is a stupid question but what is a bargue study? Like a cast study? Good job anyway
June 24th, 2010, 08:49 PM
you are doing great with your lines and everything.The renderings and values are improved greatly!!!Love the pieces you have done.
Keep up the progress!!!
June 24th, 2010, 09:10 PM
It's a joy to see the improvements, good job!
June 25th, 2010, 08:12 AM
talking about ages, dude you got studies for days! Keep up all the hard work dude, it will definitely pay off!
June 25th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Hi there, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
Very nice life drawings sir. The only crit I might have is that it seems like you hang on to that outline a little too much, maybe focus more on how the forms fit together rather than drawing an outside contour. I think it could help your work look more 3d (cross contours are also great). Keep up the good work. :)
June 25th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Hey! These are all looking great, especially your digital paintings! It seems like you like to set up camp and really grind out images, right? If you aren't already, you might wanna try some speed drawings like the kind on posemaniacs.com. The quick sort of drawings really help you pick up details and forms for things like those heads you drew
June 26th, 2010, 10:06 AM
@ alexson:What is bargue drawing? hmm a guy named bargue made some very detailed drawings, and in many classical ateliers it is an exercise to copy the drawings as precisely as possible. I guess i'm doing bargue drawings mostly to improve my pencil rendering techniques.
@ kingkostas: Thanks man :D
@ PurpleHillFish : thanks :)
@ Metal Fingers: i hope so too!
@ Sir Cam: you are absolutely right i do have a very strong emphasis on the contour, when the life drawing classes start up again after the summer holiday i will definitely try to give more form to the masses inside the contour.
@ Nadesican : Yes, my emphasis at the moment is on longer pieces, because that is what i feel i really lack. Thought you are right i shouldn't neglect the short speedy ones :)
- a digital still life
- an environmental study
- An environment i made for the EOW. Im not going to submit it though becuase i deviated from the brief :P
- a poop character experiment.
- 2x sketch scrawl pages.
June 26th, 2010, 11:41 AM
very nice fumble the still is looking great and the envio´s have a nice style going :)
Keep em coming :D
June 26th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Sweet updates man, great progress all round!! Not much else to say other than keep doing it!
June 26th, 2010, 05:20 PM
cool studies man, keep doing some stuff from the mind too, just so you're constantly using the knowledge from the studies.
June 28th, 2010, 04:49 AM
So much good stuff! Saw you checking out my book and stayed here browsing for a while. You do some great contour style life drawings with great control. I rarely draw the 'outermost' shapes and do more sweeping lines to start and get things lined up...you do very little under drawing in the life drawing?
The blue cavern waterwheel enviro needs a bit stronger of a focal point to me - you could tone down the values as a whole and make the waterfall pop even more with value contrast, keeping the cave behind it especially dark. Its a tad symmetrical, perhaps a large building to one side, and a bridge to gap that wanter and lead our eye from one side to the other.
Great mix of things too, I hope to return and be able to offer some help, and throw some crits my way when you can.
June 28th, 2010, 05:43 AM
Sweet work man, your still lifes are looking real good #445 post was nice! Your getting a ton better dude :)
June 28th, 2010, 12:47 PM
@ DK_sketch: Thanks, more is on the way :D
@ AlexTooth: and keep going i will :)
@ agelaos: yes i really trying to do as much from imagination as possible as i think that i lack a lot in that department.
@ Jakers: thanks for the cool response man. And yes i focus alot (too much) on the contour in my life drawings, and i don't do any under drawing at all :S.
thanks for the crit on the environment. I'll keep that in mind at future compositions.
Your always welcome back :)
@ Benjie: Thanks, glad you think so :D
--- todays update:
- First, 2 times boxer studies
- A silhouette exercise where i found some characters by different very talented people here on CA and i studied them.
- Some thumbs from imagination
- My very first cast drawing (damn it is haaaaard)
i also did something for the CHOW, but it sucked soooo much im not even going to upload it :S
June 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Your on the right track so keep it up, try spend more time on the cast, you need to learn those subtle changes
June 28th, 2010, 02:51 PM
---Those boxers are looking great... Keep doing mate............. :yayca:
June 28th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook. Lovely progress and nice to see various studies. :)
Try tighten up your pencil rendering skills. Nothing much to crits anymore so keep posting more!
June 28th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Lots of studies here man, it will help you for sure. great constancy.
This warhammer 40000 piece has cool details,i like it.
keep working like this mate!
June 30th, 2010, 06:41 AM
i really like your pencil drawing! keep it up!
June 30th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Interesting factory :)
Also i like the equipment of the warrior.Keep building it!!!
keep up the good work
June 30th, 2010, 11:18 AM
@ kidult: yea i definitely will next time, damn its harder then i though it would be.
@ Mag-Neo: Thanks :)
@ Huey Yeng: yep pencil rendering skills, that i what im trying to improve by doing the cast drawings.
@ Ricardo Robles: Thanks man :)
@ VanDog: i will !!
@ kingkostas: thanks kingkostas , you are always welcome back :D
soo i have been working on the COW "Portal guardian", here is what im going to submit :).
June 30th, 2010, 01:34 PM
cool horror character!
June 30th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Like ur studies! Try to combine photo studies with life practise. It will be very useful for u!
June 30th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Nice render for the skin. :)
June 30th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Thanks for visiting my SB! You got a great collection of drawings in here. Wish, I had the discipline to draw more figures. I like the drapery and hair details in your drawings and the Rockwell study! Keep on posting pencil pages!
July 2nd, 2010, 09:34 AM
Oooo... Awesome life work mate! :) I'd really love to see more value and descriptive lines in there.
July 3rd, 2010, 03:26 AM
@ VanDog : Thanks
@ Chr. Steam:hmm i already do photostudies and lifepainting/drawing, but thanks for the suggestion anyways :)
@ Huey Yeng: Thank you. Skin tones are really hard to get right, one day.. one day...
@ surus:Thanks man, yea i definitely needs to do some more pencil work.
@ Pixie Trick:Yep i have focused alot on the outline of the figure, it about time i start moving inwards and start defining some mass.
- CHOW: rosie. hmm i still think that it needs some zombies and stuff :P
- life painting
- crap environment study.
July 3rd, 2010, 08:15 PM
Hey, things are looking really good in here. Your rendering on the COW and CHOW pieces is very strong - feel like you might want to push the design a bit more on Rosie there... It's tough with just a black dress like that, so I guess it's the accessories that's going to do the job - maybe a fancy necklace or some bracelets and rings. Really cool to see your great progress.
July 3rd, 2010, 09:14 PM
keep up the hard work, your improvement is very noticeable from the beginning of this thread. just keep at it.
July 4th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Really great work you and Braintree are dishing out. My only crit would be that CHOW#203 doesn't look like she's out of college or high school.
July 5th, 2010, 04:10 AM
Your cows/chows are looking great! Nice life study too! I thought life studys was super boring until I moved my desk closer to the window and turned off the ceiling light :D natural light is so much more fun. Anyhoo, keep up the good work!
July 5th, 2010, 08:18 AM
Oh man it's really cool to see all your studies, and such variety too! it's great to see that you mix it with stuff from mind to the side.
I was wondering, your bargue drawings, do you have a book for those or some high res pics? would love to get hold of some myself :)
keep up the inspiring work!
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