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February 6th, 2011, 10:49 AM
So here we go. I've been lurking around here long enough and I decided to start a sketchbook. I like to draw, I'm not looking to become a concept artist or anything, I just like to draw and would like to get better at it. I'll be posting more very soon.
So a little about myself. I am American living and working in Germany. I just sort of stayed here after the army. I am currently working as a CAD administrator by a company here in good old Deutschland. I like to draw, always did, sometimes better, sometimes worse (more often), but always did it anyway. I do a lot of 3D modeling and am interested in 3D art, painting, sketching and making wine and beer. I would really like it if you would take a look at my stuff and tell me your opinion.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
February 6th, 2011, 10:50 AM
February 6th, 2011, 11:25 AM
February 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
February 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
30 minute face
February 6th, 2011, 11:30 AM
Another 30 minute face
February 6th, 2011, 11:32 AM
Hero concept for a 3d model
February 6th, 2011, 11:43 AM
Wow the quality of stuff here is amazing. err maybe I should have waited with my stuff, oh well, heres a quick one I did last night.
February 27th, 2011, 12:51 PM
I haven't been able to post as much as I would like. I've been doing mostly studies, loomis and eyes and stuff.
February 27th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Hey, nice work so far.
try to focus on the inner forms instead of the outside contour lines of the figures, they look a little flat.
Keep doing loomis studies, they are really helpful.
Keep it up!
February 27th, 2011, 05:31 PM
thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate the comments.
March 27th, 2011, 11:26 AM
There wasn't much time for steching this March, a very busy month for me. Hopefully thing will calm down so I can get back to the important stuff, grinnss.
March 27th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Nice but try to be more loose ,drawing the body as a whole is difficult to begin with so break it up into sections would make it easier, when your confident enough draw it as a whole.
March 28th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the tip. I'll break it down and do more studies.
March 30th, 2011, 05:35 PM
I want to thank everyone who helped me with the anatomy on this. I modeled this in Blender 2.56 and rendered with a HDR lighting. My weekpoints are the feet and hands though. Next time
April 28th, 2011, 02:35 PM
tried to concentrate on hands and arms. I 've been modeling alot so my sketching has suffered some.
April 28th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Didn't intend to post this today. I'm not trying to bump up my thread here but I just rendered this.
May 4th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook - I popped in to return the favour. Nice to see some anatomy studies in here :) Keep them up - they really do help. Your hand drawings are already showing improvement :) Keep up the hard work, try to draw every day ( from life is always best but any kind of drawing helps :) ) and most of all remember to have fun.
May 27th, 2011, 05:29 AM
good work! this mighht be helpful:
also this was very helpful to me and i link to it a lot:
the part on drawing simple shapes in perspective is an important foundation
hope this helps, keep on
May 27th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Keep going, if you find yourself becoming too tense or rigid, I suggest trying to use your off-hand (assuming you're not ambidextrous already) occasionally.
Sure it'll feel weird, and you won't be able to rely on your usual tricks or methods as you would with your dominant hand, but it helps you loosen up a bit.
As always, watch those proportions, and keep line quality in mind.
June 4th, 2011, 05:35 PM
@ aks9 and Enigmasflame. Thanks for the tips and the interesting links, I'll try and check them out.
Heres my May update in June, I know I'm late, Procrastination is my middle name. Here are some Loomis studies, from life, posemaniacs and a 3D concept.
June 4th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Forgot this one.
June 4th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Keep it up! I learned a lot about foreshortening by drawing cubes, cylinders etc. in space. Maybe it can help you as well. Proportions are also really important! These tutorials helped me a lot, maybe they will help you as well: http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
June 12th, 2011, 05:54 PM
I wouldn't recommend using posemaniacs for anatomical studies.
(I did this too a while back, but the tools main purpose are gesture drawings... Well, I even dont know, if posemaniacs got all the muscles right...)
Get some anatomy / drawing books instead :)
And if you want to do gesture drawings, you might want to try also:
A tip for your pencil drawings: try to vary your line-weight/intensity a bit. The drawing will look a lot more vivid then.
Keep it up!
I hope to see more drawings from you soon!
July 17th, 2011, 12:52 PM
My first Painting. Water color, ink, color pencils and digital. In that order.
July 17th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Hey forestdino, nice to see someone here without direct professional ambitions, yet trying to improve. I'm a beginner as well, and as a lot of advice has already been given, I don't really know what to add apart from- keep it up! :)
I personally don't like posemaniacs because of the anatomical inaccuracy, but a lot of people use it. Check out the Community Activties on CA, they are a nice way to keep you going. -> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74
I can only recommend the spartan camp, it's a good way to push with figure drawing! The critique forum is quite nice to see professionals giving advice, you can learn quite a lot from there. :)
Cheers for living in meinem Vaterland!
July 19th, 2011, 03:08 AM
A few sketches. need to do more studies, thanks for taking a look.
September 8th, 2011, 07:12 AM
Thanks for dropping by.
Keep up with the Loomis studies, they're coming along well.
Remember to have a good solid form and make measurements on anatomy before you go into detail.
September 10th, 2011, 10:53 AM
I have become the proud owner of a graphic tablet, but now I realized I have to draw with this thing laying on my desk. Here is my first "half decent try at something, and the rest are sketchbook updates. I've decided to do 100 faces, this will probably take me two years, but my moto is never give up. Thanks for taking a look.
September 10th, 2011, 02:16 PM
this might help you get on the right track
If you haven't been to the site yet, you should totally check it out!
September 14th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Seems you're getting better with every update, I would suggest drawing from life as well as perhaps attending life drawing classes where possible.
September 22nd, 2011, 11:53 AM
Thank you for the comment in my sketch book, I really appreciate it :) I just had a look through your sketchbook... you are making good progress! Especially your digital figure painting at this page is very nice.
October 1st, 2011, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the visit and the kind words. I'll be taking a drawing class this month. I'm looking forward to it.
@Baudolino, Thanks for the motivation.
Here is my update on the 100 faces project and some "rough" sketches I did at work.
October 2nd, 2011, 04:53 PM
Thanks for dropping by my SB.
You are making good progress. Try to get more control with your strokes and stop chicken-scratching. I had that bad habit, and still do, a little bit. If you try avoiding it now, it won't become a bad habit.
Watch out for perspective and form.
Keep up these studies !! :D
October 4th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Hey Forestdino thanks for stopping by my thread. I see that a lot of your sketches are on lose pieces of paper might I suggest investing in a nice sketchbook to carry around with you? Its a great way to use idol time and it gets you in the good habit of using good materials and keeping all your work in one place. Also you can use it to draw from life. look into gesture drawling and gesture people walking on the street. Its terribly frustrating at first that they are not standing still but it will help you learn about posture and balance in the figure. Sometimes drawling is a life style more than a hobby keep up the great work, and if you take that approach you'll keep improving.
October 4th, 2011, 11:51 AM
I can see the improvement! I think you're doing great and what I love is seeing all the practice, practice, practice that you're doing. Keep practicing the heads in particular, but really, everything, and you'll improve in leaps and bounds!
All these sketchbooks are very inspiring to me! :D
October 15th, 2011, 06:16 PM
heres the next ten and a crappy digital one, still need to get used to drawing with the tablet, through it is easier now. I still need to watch out for proportions. Thanks for taking a look.
October 22nd, 2011, 05:19 PM
Lookin good! I think you would benefit from drawing some of the face studies on a bigger size, you draw them quite small and I personally find you learn a lot more from drawing them bigger, it also makes shading a lot easier. Keep up the hard work!
November 13th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Here's my monthly update. Drawing class that I was going to take last month was canceled.., bummer. I was looking forward to it. I'm getting tired to doing faces so the next ten will be skulls. Thanks for taking a look.
November 26th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Here are my skulls. I think I'll be doing torsos ten male and ten female next. Thanks for taking a look.
December 16th, 2011, 05:57 AM
looking good man!
December 16th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Heres a couple of things I did goofing around with my graphic tablet. I submitted these to Qwertee as tee shirt designs. Thanks for taking a look.
December 27th, 2011, 10:22 AM
I got a fine sketchbook from my lovely wife this year, also a anatomy study book. now I set for the coming year. My New Years resolution is try to become the best artist that I can and push myself more even when I don't feel like it.
Here are a couple torso studies, Two Bacchantes from Giovanni Tiepolo, and something concerning a certain Italian plumber. Thanks for taking a look.
December 27th, 2011, 11:08 AM
thanks for stopping by at my SB, i saw you have so much improvement, keep drawing and good luck!
January 3rd, 2012, 10:02 PM
Looking good, keep doing those anatomy studies as much as possible. Check out books from George Bridgman and Andrew Loomis and just study study study!
I can already see a lot of improvement, just stick with it :)
January 20th, 2012, 05:05 PM
@ guugoo & Andre-Sutherland
Thanks for taking a look at my SB.
Here are my Female torsos, these were fun to draw. Also something from the anatomy book, not to pleased with it. Also some Loomis scratchings from work. And a Tee design.
Thanks for taking a look.
January 26th, 2012, 01:43 PM
I see a lot of improvement here. Especially in your pencil strokes. They are much more confidently now. Keep it up! And P.S.: Making beer can only be a good thing to do ;)
February 5th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Heres two studies and my first digital paint that I'm half way proud of. I bought Matt korr's basic rendering at crtl-paint and it was worth every penny. I did the digital paint with the tut. Thanks for taking a look.
February 5th, 2012, 12:36 PM
You are really improving! Great to see so much work going into a sketchbook. I think you do need, however, to work on faces in perspective (leaning back/forward, etc).
Maybe dig out a tutorial and have a go at seeing how to structure them.
Really like the last study of the jug. I can see that you are really trying to put down the reflected light, but try to observe more (maybe walk a few meter away from the subject/painting and have a look again). Also, the bottom of the jug seems a bit flat, rather than rounded. Just small points though.
Keep up the good work!
February 23rd, 2012, 06:45 PM
nice work! keep doing your studies and always remember to understand what you draw. that last study turned out great keep doing more of those, and follow ana's suggestions.
Keep posting ;)
February 26th, 2012, 12:49 PM
@ Jansi thanks for the critique.
@D art, thanks for taking a look, your comments are appreciated.
Here are two digital still life and one graphite torso study. Thanks for taking a look
March 14th, 2012, 05:31 PM
I've been painting with real paints and brushes, so my sketching has suffered some. Any way, I discovered ARTRAGE, cool program. First two are using Artrage, the third gimp and the last the concept for my painting, which I hope to finish this month. Thanks for taking a look.
March 28th, 2012, 04:29 PM
thx for dropping by me sketchbook
keep it up mate you defianlty got it in you!
Keeping an eye on you for the upcoming year im sure youll improve alot. and i already see it!
April 1st, 2012, 08:30 AM
Thanx for all those that stopped by my sketchbook even to just take a look. Working on faces and two artrage tries. Still working on my painting, hope to get it done this month, I know I'm taking too long for it. Taking a painting class this month, looking forward to it.
Thanx for taking a look.
April 1st, 2012, 09:16 AM
Wow! Your improvement is stunning!!
One thing I'll add is when you draw people (faces, etc) think about the structure in planes and shapes as opposed to objects. A bad habit to get into is to think, "this is an eyeball, so I'm going to draw what an eyeball looks like." Draw what you see, not what you think you see!
Keep it up!
April 18th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Thanks to everyone for taking a look, and all the great advice, I really appreciate it.
Heres a head I plan on modeling and a wip from my painting I'm doing, its not finished.
April 26th, 2012, 03:26 PM
I finished my second Acrylic painting this week and tried out some sketching in artrage. The artrage stuff needs work, it was supposed to be loose, but it turned out kinda weird. I'm getting to like artrage more and more.
Thanks for taking a look.
April 26th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Yap, your improvement is really good :)
Just watch out for the facial proportions.
You tend to do the nose too long and the eyes too wide.
These are the two major points that you need to fix when it comes to portraits.
But your doing definitely good.
Just keep working from life and also from imagination and you're fine.
April 26th, 2012, 07:32 PM
It's really great to see that your drawings are starting to have structure.
May 5th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Your right, now that you mention it, my noses are to long, gotta stop that.
Thanks for stopping by
Woke up this morning and stepped out of bed and this is what I saw.
May 7th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Dude, nice ceramics and room renderings! I'm no good at giving advices, so let me just say: keep it up, you have potential!
And you're making me look bad for not doing so many studies... See? You're awesome.
May 14th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Hey, cheers for dropping by my sketchbook, looks like your stuff is really coming along too, liking your shade studies, and your forms are definitely improving.
May 16th, 2012, 06:45 PM
@Tacijana, no one can make you look bad.
@sjmarshy, Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Here are some stuff from sitting around the house and sketching the garden and the second is a Study of Pierre-Paul Prudīhonís Seated Female nude. Thanks for taking a look.
May 22nd, 2012, 11:21 AM
Nice shading, you are getting better and better :3
June 3rd, 2012, 07:05 PM
@Tamaira thanks nice to see you back here, thanks for stopping by. ;-)
I've been spending time at the library, borrowing art books that cost an arm and a leg. first is my interpretation of The bather from valpincon and the second is a t-shirt design.
Thanks for stopping by.
June 14th, 2012, 05:05 PM
June 16th, 2012, 06:52 AM
Hello there, wieviel uhr ist es?
Es ist zeit to draw, yes it's time to draw,
it's always time to draw. I understand that you like
to draw, and you do it all for fun, but I have to admit
that in the process you have improved a lot. So why not
push it to the next stage? It would be a totally awesome idea.
I think you need to work more on figures and on proportions,
maybe gestures, you just try to work a 10 or 20 figures daily,
and the results will shine brighter than ever. I read on your DA
profile that you have an issue with drawing at work, well that
is a really bad thing, and if you are an office worker you will
surely have a lot of time to draw at your desk, I know it from
experience. And if the boss is such a miserable sadistic being,
that he restrict that pleasure for you, then he really deserves
to suffer. Period. His act is something similar to burning a book.
You are talented, and you have good to great ideas, you just
work a bit more on a technical side, and you will achieve greatness.
And after all, the mileage will do its things, years and years of
drawing, will make large experience and drawing will be in your blood.
Your digital paintings look a bit muddy and blurred in some way, so
I would focus on soft and hard edges, and trying to sharpen up
things. Generally you are doing great, and I am glad that I came
here. Hope that we will stay in contact. Take care, and draw everyday.
June 18th, 2012, 04:06 AM
Thank you for the much needed indirect Kick-in-the-ass. The last few weeks I have gotten a lot of compliments from friends, family and colleagues about my drawing, making me sort of lazy. I knew for myself, a lot of my stuff is "ok", but there are tons of other people who are miles above me, so there's still room for improvement, but I was thinking the last couple of weeks, forget the studies, just draw. But your right, why settle for just good. Thanks again and I will stay in contact.
July 6th, 2012, 04:20 PM
Thanks to all for looking in, I've been experimenting with colored pencils and pastels.
Whats up with this malware? I get a report in my browser that I shouldn't go any further when I come here. Does anyone else get this?
1. from my sketchbook
2. Still-life acrylic paints on canvas
3.Female back study
5. Male torso stuy
6. Studies and a little from imagination.
Thanks for taking a look.
July 8th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Something I just finished. I'm liking Artrage more and more. I tried to use more hard brushes on this one. Thanks for looking,
July 8th, 2012, 07:28 PM
good stuff man, you definitely wanna watch your saturation and contrast though and try some more anatomy practices. anyways keep pushing out work and posting!
July 10th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Hey, Bill. Good face render on the last one! And skin values seem spot on.
Since you're hard on your anatomy studies I have no scruples to point out her hands are too small. Ofcourse I could just be plain evil. One can never tell.
Laughed my ass off when I saw the sesame wars :D
(I got malware warning once on another PC. I figured it was because of IE and/or high level av protection)
July 11th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Champ performance here my friend, you are doing it
surprisingly good. Realizing how to mix in some textures
with skin rendering, however I would like you to go back
a bit to greyscale studies, and try to improve your value
understanding. The last girl looks a bit cut/pasted on
a corn field textured background, that means that you
could go a bit lower opacity with the textures, but
other than that you are an ace. Fighting each and
every day for a better performance, you serve
as an example for the newcommers. I honestly
love your work and the fresh motivational
force that you expose hour after hour.
July 21st, 2012, 05:55 PM
@kevin thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Comments are always appreciated.
@tacijana, I know the hands, Doooh!, I finished that piece and then I noticed the hands were to small. Damm, Thanks for visiting, I check your SB regularly, your smoking.
@Plisken, nice to see you here and your two cents is always welcome. I loved your SB update.
So, like the title says:
Mission: Draw 40 women
How: 20 graphite, 20 digital
As fast as possible and large.
Thanks for taking a look.
July 21st, 2012, 07:25 PM
Hey, didn't I mention? I'm subscribed to your sb. That's right. Muahahaha!
Hey, cool mission. Mind if I join in? It's always more enjoyable for me if I know someone else is doing the same study.
I don't know how it escaped my notice before, but those acrylic pebbles rock (sorry, bad pun not intended). The different surfaces came out splendidly. There's so much delicious detail in them. The cloth looks a little off, but to be honest, I wouldn't know exactly why.
Well, 7 down 33 to go. But don't rush. Focus on them. Yes, quantity helps. Focused quantity. Proportions are important. Anatomy is important. It takes more effort, but it's wort it, because you won't be condemned by making same mistakes over and over again. I did that and now I have to go back to basics frequently because I wouldn't focus and truly try to understand what I was doing.
I'm most seriously impressed by your progress, thou. And it's only a 3rd page...Wow, dude.
Keep 'em coming! I'll try to catch up >:)
July 26th, 2012, 03:43 PM
@tacijana, (Grin), I see we have the same humor. I've subscribed to your SB too. Thanks for the motivation and the comments and tips. There's no place like this forum to get great critique. This is so valuable. ;-)
I'm getting into this challenge. The graphite drawings are really fun to do (I still have problems with small hands). The digital ones, I've been trying different techniques in artrage.
Thanks for taking a look,
August 6th, 2012, 05:25 PM
I'm at the half way point. I decided to finish my graphite drawings first and then take my time with the digital ones. Still having problem with proportions, but I'm catching most of them.
@ Tacijana, Your the reason I'm taking my time with the digital one. I saw yours and I thought, mine look real shitty, and they did. I was sketching with my wacom and not painting. The next digital ones will be better. Your an inspiration ;-)
Thanks for taking a look,
August 24th, 2012, 04:34 PM
So, my Graphite drawings are done and now I have to concentrate on the digital ones. #30 turned out a little strange, I don't know what happened there.
Here's the next ten and some doodles from work.
Thanks for taking a look,
August 24th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Hey :) Nice studies man, though a few crits I have.
- Your line quality seems "chicken scratchy", try using fewer lines when drawing form.
- Some of your figures are still flat, I recommend Micheal Hamptons book or even Kevin Chen Demo's. Form in Space!
- Your figures seem really stiff, if you get Micheal Hamptons book, his take of gestures are really handy.
Keep up the studies man!
Have a nice one :)
October 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM
I haven't been here for a while. I hope everyone is still doing good after all these updates and site management. Looking forward to perusing through some SBs, there must be a lot of new stuff here. So enough of my drivelhere's my meager update for being away so long. I've got some face studies to offer, snal studies I#m doing for a painting, general sketchbook stuff and yes folks my very first oil painting of my hand, which happens to be my first oil painting every.
Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. Button up on your way out it's getting cold out there.
October 4th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Good to see you back, your sketchbook up and running again.
Your pencils are fresh and new just came out from the bakery,
I like the taste. You have brought new power and motivation with yourself
I can feel it. Sixes and sevens, our art will grow, and we will feel the meaning
of the starving owl. Above I can sense the sweat and wet drips on those female
bodies, very good job on them. Keep this up, the meaning of your work is expanding.
November 12th, 2012, 03:58 PM
@snake, thanks for stopping by man.
@tacijana, hope to see you posting again soon.
Did a lot of arm studies these past weeks. I want to perfect "the ultimate conan-arm." I've been busy painting and sketching, this time from imagination. I'm getting back into the old dungeons and dragons themes, wizards and such. Thanks for taking a look,
November 14th, 2012, 02:08 PM
It's intimidating to see just how fast your progress is! Anatomy proportions are steadily and surely settling into proper relations. Front view head sketches are good, while side view needs more study. I allowed myself a draw over, because I have hard time explaining this kind of stuff. relationships/proportions are at right levels, but they are somehow squashed into a vertical alignment. Nose should be positioned further away from the chin, lips and forehead. But in all honesty, all this will come more apparent to you the more you study. I always feel silly to expose such stuff, because we all realize this stuff (in regards to whatever we're studying at the time) sooner or later, we just need to keep practicing. And you're already amazing at that! I love your illustrations. I suggest making the demon in the last sketch even bigger, maybe almost filling up the room. That would make him more menacing (since he seems to be the heart of the image, because my eyes lead straight toward him) and there would be more action in the piece and emphasis on the story.
Bill, you're awesome. And i'm turning into a parrot.
November 17th, 2012, 08:39 AM
Freshly melted seamless bakery wind, you have witnessed
once more how the true wooden bee sting. You are intimidated
us with your fast performance and progression. You intimidated
Ticijana just as you intimidated me too. Your evolution, hidden
under the non-polluted resolution. Wunder-kind futuristic ambitions
can we see, the epic times when Yoda become a Yoga master and
after that Jedi master, are closing down upon you. Soon you will
reach that mastery and no evil sorceress will bring in any new travesty.
You take care and be good, thank you for the joke, I like it very much.
December 17th, 2012, 05:03 PM
@ Snake + Tacijana, thanks for stopping by. Let me get this right? I am intimidating you guys? Thank you for the compliment, but you two are so much better then me.
Here's my latest efforts. The first one is Acrylic paints on canvas, then a sketch of a painting I'm working on (you guessed it, those aren't music instruments, they're weapons of mass destruction), and finally some thumbnails and faces. Not much, I've been painting more then drawing. I have started a new project though, 1000 figure drawings, something for in between painting, I've got 24 so far so this will take a while.
December 18th, 2012, 03:43 AM
She is saying that she is an ape? Because her mouth is a bit
so protruded? Even if thatís the case and real scenario, she
shouldnít complain on anything, cause she never felt the true
power of the hairy majestic mad ape. Ripping her intimately
apart. You were right with the arrows pointing down on the female
breasts, cause you tend to put too high those beautiful pumped pillows
on their chests. However, once I saw a girl in our local circus, who had her
breasts directly growing out from her neck. And she had only one leg.
A weird experience it was after three gallons of booze. I was examining
more conan-s muscled arm above. It is good, and you are understanding
muscles more. Do you know that Conan-s arm was his first girlfriend, and
after he met that girl in the cage. She said;
itís amazing how you are growing so fast,
as she was looking stoned at his waist area.
Keep on smashing the water out of those melons.
Fantastic work ethic and results you are bringing
to the market at any point.
December 24th, 2012, 06:30 AM
Hey, Bill. I can render the shit out of everything, but trust me on this...That's not what makes art great. It's just icing on the cake. Story and structure are everything. I got it all backwards, of course. So no, I'm not better. I'm just on the other side of the rainbow. I still have a long way to go.
Well, keep it up is all I can say this time around. Also, faces look a lot better! Hope to see more from you soon!
January 18th, 2013, 10:20 AM
Did a lot of sketching over the holidays. I got to no. 164 on my mission to do 1000 gesture drawings. I've two paintings I'm trying to get finished.
Thanks for taking a look and stay clean.
January 28th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Here are updates on two paintings I'm working on and I did some watercolor sketching the last couple of days (inspired by Mr. Gurney). The paintings need a load of work, some geometry needs correcting on the flute. I got to number 200 on my mission to do 1000 gesture drawings. Thanks for taking a look.
March 14th, 2013, 03:44 PM
Heres a few things I did last month. I bought a watercolor set and started experimenting with them and a sketch of my favorite mutant and finally a finished oil painting.
Thanks for looking in.
March 26th, 2013, 03:05 PM
Thunder cracking, evolution snapping, fast forwarded mental grappling.
Your gesture study mission is coming to a conclusion with a happy cultivated devotion.
As this year started, you clearly set yourself a snappy mission, that you will be better, that
you will excel even more in the kingdoms of artistic behavior. I have to tell you that you didnít
lost anything from your past thrive, you became a much more dangerous and destructive being
in all the positive manner. Drawing from life and drawing dynamic figures, had fed you with special
abilities and power. Your word is a killing word, and that knows every child in town now. As the
yellow moon kept on changing its stellar polarity, you have built a traditional conquering mechanism,
which cannot be stopped, not even with the slickest Voodoo magic. The flute is just too cute, and
the way you handle colors are just astonishing. Do keep traveling through the frosty corridors
of the unrevealed hidden catacombs, and see the light, see the light that brings you eternal happiness.
March 26th, 2013, 04:05 PM
Nice updates. Keep pushing that work out. And definitely keep those studies up.
April 16th, 2013, 03:08 PM
@Plissken, Thanks for stopping by my friend. It's always a pleasure to have you here in my German Bakery. I really enjoy reading your comments and going to your SB.
@chevy, Thanks man, I'll keep cranking out the drawings and studies.
So here is some stuff I did the last month. The mask thing was for a friend of mine for his girlfriend, I've been goofing around with watercolors a lot lately. It's like painting in free fall, once the paint is down on the paper it's there for good, there's no Str-Z or covering it up like other mediums. OH yeah and a tree.
Thanks for taking a look,
May 19th, 2013, 05:38 AM
Hi-Ho, Here are my updates for this past month. I did some nose studies, some stuff from my sketchbook and some stuff using pastels.
Thanks for taking a look.
Is anyone else annoyed with the constant updating from Conceptart.org? or am I the only one? I think they are chasing away a lot of people. Every time they update I loose contact with a lot of people, either they loose interest or go to a different forum, this is to bad, because this was a great place.
June 6th, 2013, 03:51 PM
The traditional ways of your wisdom got reflected absolutely under those mighty pale horse
eyes. Be it a house roof, a human eye, a horse head or a dried up oak tree, youíve found a
sophisticated way to represent the bright areas of your subliminal dark corridors. This time
you went totally overboard with the details and with the quality, you did it much better than
before, youíve ventured in the unknown. Venturing in the misty haste is what made you to
improve so much lately. Did you tried to look in the mirror while holding one of your drawings?
Cause if you didnít do that yet, now is the real time. You will see new grounds and wonders in
between and behind. Sometimes some of your figures look wonky, but itís nothing of a caliber
that you should get discouraged over. You should shoot straight and forward and never step
back. The female breasts are gorgeous in the half dark, creating a mystic environmental bliss.
Many times I wonder why some girls cannot respect their own size of breasts. You do keep
doing these studies, traditional drawings, cause they bring refreshment to your overall
skill level, and will make you go even stronger. Iíll meet you later on the other side, till
then take care.
July 11th, 2013, 04:48 PM
@ Lt.Plissken, Dude you are right about my figures, when I try to draw humans without reference they get wonky. ;-)
when are they gonna stop updating Conceptart.org? I all most gave up, but I have all my stuff here. Oh, well, here is some stuff, the Frazetta is for a friend of mine and the cartoons are just for fun.
Thanks for stopping by,
August 20th, 2013, 09:02 AM
I finished an oil painting this month, tried out some Charcoal pencils the face, did some studies oh yeah and painted some off my house in black and gray watercolor.
Thanks for looking in,
August 26th, 2013, 09:21 AM
The old manís head portrait is a killer and your still lives are much better now.
Gravel road behind you, sure bright adventures ahead of you. You paint nature
really emotionally, and the colors are blending much better under your brush set
lately. Devotion, love and pressure relieving situation is what youíve brought upon
us. Iíve been following your evolution from back earlier, and total satisfaction and
joy is what I can feel. You made the unbelievable to happen, you keep on doing
your studies and you will surprise us and yourself in the same pack until Christmas
time. Have more happy painting hours and stay healthy.
August 28th, 2013, 03:48 PM
Thanks for stopping by, I still owe you for kicking me indirectly in the ass the first time you looked in.
September 17th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Didn't get the graphite drawing done that I wanted to, I could decide on a background until today. Here's a sketch and two cartoons, the sketch is from imagination. I finally feel like I'm getting some where with my sketches. Now I just have to do more gesture drawing, my gestures suck big time.
Thanks for looking in,
September 24th, 2013, 03:59 AM
Good looking sketchbook here so far! I can see some great improvements here.
Really liking your life studies.
November 14th, 2013, 06:00 AM
Cromwell is in deep stuck now that he realized that he has been
left without any batteries. The creativity has been slightly built up
in the backside of you hyper engaged mind, as your vision of color
understanding has blossomed big time. Trumpets and roses all
around, you will be in the royal palace for the weekend this time.
The character on this last sketch is looking adorable, even if it’s
not anatomically perfect, he’s got some tight backside and that
is just more than fine. Use references whenever you can and
watch out for proportions. Your values are pretty good.
Keep on cracking the melted dome of plastic sorrow.
November 20th, 2013, 03:58 PM
@Plissken, Dude thanks for taking a look in, I always look forward to your comments. Your give honest critique and I find that refreshing.
@Satu, Thanks for look in and the compliments.
Here's some stuff that I've been collecting on my hard drive the last two months. Mostly Charcoal and graphite and the occasional cartoon, I hope you enjoy:
November 20th, 2013, 05:43 PM
Hey there Forest. Looking good man, although you seem to be lacking knowledge in fundamentals. What I mean by this is get yourself a set of geometric solids, and it wouldn't hurt to get Scott Robertsons Gnomon DVDs for matte surface rendering. Awesome info in these DVDs. Just watching them made me feel like I had improved. I got my geo solids from here (http://www.learntosee.com/)anyways, keep up the good work.
November 20th, 2013, 06:53 PM
you've made a great leap from your first posts to now, you should know that. Your figures in the last post are looking good i would suggest looking at some drawing videos that glenn vilppu has done like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa_2rL1K1mg). He does a great job of showing how to do more gestural drawings and a good way of tackling figures that may look complex. Also on your paintings i would play around with colors especially the skin tones, never use black for shadow areas use something else like a cool color for example. If you need to use black, for objects that may be black or gray that's fine, but I would say never use it for shadows it will kill an image. Try to play around with complimentary colors, split complimentary, triad or just a limited palette of colors you choose. Maybe even mix three or four piles of odd colors and just use those and white to see what you can do, there's a lot of possibilities. Sorry for rambling keep posting though im sure you're just gonna get better and better!
November 21st, 2013, 09:51 AM
“Is my butt too fat?” – that’s a good one, but honestly I think that she don’t
want to hear the answer to that question. You are putting in some great sense
of humor in your illustrations, and I like that more than you think. Your pencil
values are getting better with each of your drawing, but you still have proportion
problems, so as others suggested, go back a bit to the basics, and try to watch
Vilppu a bit. Vilppu was attacked by a zombie last weekend, but he survived.
The ‘Rebecca’ drawing is looking very good, but the face is a bit skewed and
not proportioned correctly. That’s why you should measure many times
before you go into such detailed shading. Overall you are improving
fast and furious, so you just keep on going this way.
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