View Full Version : Randomn's Sketchbook! I am desperate to improve! I THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE!!
February 1st, 2010, 06:00 PM
Hello everyone, I'm a beginning artist who just started drawing around 7 months ago. I came here to learn and get some much needed feedback on my work. Most of what I draw are studies and I'm trying to absorb as much as I can!
I would love to improve so any advice you have for me will be well received!
February 1st, 2010, 06:11 PM
Some Bridgman studies. :)
February 1st, 2010, 06:16 PM
Trying to learn from old masters such as Rembrandt.
February 1st, 2010, 06:25 PM
February 1st, 2010, 06:28 PM
February 1st, 2010, 08:34 PM
Bridgman studies!!! I don't do enough of those. Anyway, awesome work!! looking forward to seeing more!
February 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM
Bridgman is awesome! At first I was intimidated by his book, but once I actually read through it, he really explains everything so well! :)
February 2nd, 2010, 02:56 AM
Lizard maaaaaan. Used a ref that I thought was pretty cool.
February 23rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
good progress so far, though needs less lines and more value
February 25th, 2010, 03:14 AM
Just a anatomy/value study.
April 2nd, 2010, 06:01 AM
May 21st, 2010, 01:53 PM
Just bought a scanner so dumping my sketchbook studies! I apologize if the scanner quality is a little blurry
May 21st, 2010, 02:03 PM
work in progress...
May 22nd, 2010, 01:13 PM
looks good, how about some environment work
May 22nd, 2010, 01:16 PM
yeah! I really need to start working on environments. Intimidating to me because I've never tried it before, but I will try to get some done tomorrow!
May 24th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Quick Titus monk study by Rembrandt! Made a goal to make a painting a day, hopefully I can keep it up.
May 25th, 2010, 03:39 AM
trying to figure out how to use custom brushes to make environments. Used another painting as a reference. Wish I could recall the artist's name though to give him credit.
May 26th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Wow great sketchbook. Good to see so many studies. Keep pushing them further, and apply them in your imaginative stuff!
Do more gesture/anatomy studies too! I think you have an eye for values/color, but structure is also important.
May 26th, 2010, 03:33 PM
I agree with Yih, I love your ability to use value to depict form. Looking great. And I also appreciate your studies with Bridgman. Carry on, good sir. :P
May 26th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Great SB, I like your figures, think I should do more like this by myself too...
May 28th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Good stuff, you're definitely motivating me to get back to my studies. Keep up the good work!
May 28th, 2010, 03:32 PM
These are nice. How long do you spend on each study? Have you considered spending a little more time on some pieces to really "get" them? I'm seeing you improve and it's nice. I like your Rembrandt-as-a-saint piece especially.
May 28th, 2010, 03:48 PM
cool stuff- diggin the crisper lines and confident strokes on the girl post in #11
May 28th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Work on tightening up those forms, the smiley face guy is missing a chin and those thick lines flatten everything like paper mario. the cliffs study is a good start but needs more time put into it, same goes for the volcano thing which I believe is by whit brachna - texture brushes are no substitute for form, they help you to rough out ideas quickly, or add a unique finish to things - emphasis on rough. keep working on them
May 29th, 2010, 02:31 AM
ahh lovely studys!! are any of these figures from life? if not i'd highly recomend you study you go to some life drawing classes if you can, soo helpful!
keep up the studys man! nice work <3
May 29th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Nice studys ,your studies are very useful.keep it up, my friend!
May 29th, 2010, 08:25 AM
r y a n o i r: Sadly I have not drawn from life much but I am trying to rectify that now and start painting some still life. I would love to attend a life drawing class, hard to find one that fits my schedule though! Thanks for the encouragement
LAL: Thanks！我看了你的画！人体结构都很好! ！你学艺术才学了一年，我觉得你有技术。
May 29th, 2010, 10:01 AM
I must say! Your copies of masters are AMAZING! I know sometimes getting the colors right is a pain in the rear end! But your colors seem so fresh. Its really easy to get muddy. Your figures in the master paintings are so fluid too!
The other figures (i think your drawing them from photo reference?) I think they need some work. The poses are a little stiff. I think it helps ding timed sketches from photos and life. You should try and draw some figures from life too. Figure drawing classes are fun and some times art museums have free figure drawing nights (i know the MFA in Boston does- although the figures arn't nude- its still incredibly helpful). Or even drawing friends or family sitting around doing normal things when you hang out with thing. Or even people in school or Barns and Nobles (hahaha). They'll think your a creep though and tell you to stop, but who cares your an artist and that's what your suppose to do!
But keep it up! I loooooove you master copies... I must say again!
May 29th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Mondar: Thanks! Your post inspired me to do another master copy haha. Love learning from people who know their craft well. Definitely need to follow your advice and bring a sketchbook to a barnes and noble or something haha.
darknight: Ahhh composition! I forgot about that important aspect. I definitely need to look into them further in that regard.
Here's an update! Did a Alex Kanevsky study! Love that guy's art and tried to imitate his messy style a bit. Great practice...my hand kind of hurts now though...
May 30th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Hey! Nice studies. I like your brush strokes
May 30th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Great work! Keep up on your studies! Dont forget to work on composition and colors. Your master copies are fantastic!
June 1st, 2010, 03:41 AM
Starr: Yeah! I was meaning to work on color theory sometime... Does anyone know some good books on the subject?
dleoblack: Hey thanks!
Another Alex Kanevsky study
June 1st, 2010, 05:30 AM
iknow its hard to scan everything in but give it a shot i know u have done alot more studies then ur showing. You can tell. I think its a good idea to push each other on this forum as it is what it is for, so become an inspiration and show ur motivation ;) you have shown a grande improvement and i love your last few paintings! :)
June 3rd, 2010, 08:39 AM
Tom Fenton: Yeah I've done a ton, most of which are scribbles in an opened photoshop canvas then quickly deleted haha. My other hardcopy sketchbook is about 8,000 miles away :(
Also, thanks for your compliment! I see you are working hard as well, keep up the good work!
Here is a environment study! Used Jaime Jones' "castle" painting as a reference as it was beautifully done and wanted to see how he applied all of his different brushes. He has beautiful colors, something I need to work on.
June 24th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Been working on some studies. Had lots of time in a train recently so this is what I came up with.
June 25th, 2010, 07:49 AM
I like the last pencil drawings! Keep on drawing!
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