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February 15th, 2003, 12:07 PM
Hya everyone, ok i will stop to bother you with thousands of new threads everytime i have 2 life drawing to show ... and i will have this one thread for life drawings and everyday sketches ...
the 3 first sketches are older (more than 1 week)
i am heavily trying to have a more personal approach in my drawings ... in my lines, in the general "style" even if i know that i must still learn to draw in a realistic way ...
But when i look at the 3 first drawings, i think "well thats quite boring"
i need to think more when drawing, to think about the proportions, to think about where i want the line to go, to think about what i want the drawing to tell, etc ...
thats hard !
well i only realized that after i did this life drawing last week :
it had much more life, even if the lines were maybe less accurate ... and it was more "my drawing" than anything else i had done.
well i am rambling, i guess this thread is made for that :)
so anyone, tell anything you want to tell, everything is good to hear.
February 15th, 2003, 04:34 PM
I know you will learn a lot from doing this. I know I did with my sketchbook thread. I will be there along with you to help you out and share our knowledge. I hope you don't give up and don't update.
Please update regularly
February 15th, 2003, 04:50 PM
here is somethign new
a scanned sketch and some photoshop work over it
translation of the text :
alcohol we can all fall into it
i am quite happy with this image ... i wanted to do some sort of anti alcohol ad, but with a personal approach into it ...
February 15th, 2003, 06:32 PM
You have a real potential...it seems you're working so hard to improve your self.if you go like this we'le adore to your works...keep it up and do more...
February 16th, 2003, 07:22 PM
some new things
i dont really like the realisation of this one, the idea might be nice ...
I quite like this page, those are research for an illustration i am working on
here is the rough for this illustration
February 17th, 2003, 01:54 PM
Mime - I'm glad that you started your own virtual sketchbook. :) Like iwasink says, it's great to learn! Keep posting!
(Real comments from me at a later time, just bought silicon and plaster to make my own cast...!)
February 17th, 2003, 03:51 PM
These are nice mime. I like simplicity of the alcohol piece. Did you do that on cardboard? very resourceful...
I like the little girl sketches, and am interested in what the illustration is about. Mind filling us in?;)
Good to see you updating!
February 17th, 2003, 06:16 PM
Thank you Jester and Iwasink
In fact i am working hard now, and the next three monthes, because i will try to enter an art school in my town next year, I can try to enter it right in the 3rd year (it is a 5 year school) because of the years i already did before in a graphic design school.
But of course i have to prove myself in an "interview" (is that roght ?) with the school staff, and show my work and motivation.
so i am trying to create more "personnal" works before this deadline. Life drawings is of course a good thing to show, but i also have to show my creativity, and my "world".
this illustration is just a personnal thing
a little girl is hunting butterflies, it is quite dark (night) so she has a lantern. Everything is normal, until one of the butterflies casts a very strange and frightening shadow on a tree nearby ...
thats all =)
it is just that i quite like butterflies, they are pretty, but i also find that they can be scary , and i want to make a picture that can show that, or something like that.
February 17th, 2003, 09:38 PM
experimentation under illustrator for the lines of the illustration
i will rework the hands, the errrr thing she holds in her hand to catch the buterflies
and i think i wont rework much, i want to keep the nervous and spontaneous aspect in the lines
i am pretty happy with this "first test" with illustrator for sketch/lines
share your comments please :)
February 20th, 2003, 10:46 PM
just some little crappy sketches ... i will show you updates on the pic above tomorrow i guess.
February 21st, 2003, 12:26 AM
I like the drawing of the little girl with the butterflies. good to see you are thinking of drawing people. But remember proportions,proportions,proportions.
Keep on posting!:)
February 21st, 2003, 10:27 PM
some speed paintings
Thats my view on the stereotype of art student
i have some sketchbook pages to scan too, i will show them tomorrow i guess, and i am soing some building sketches, for the assignment.
February 22nd, 2003, 12:54 PM
a self portrait
February 23rd, 2003, 10:12 PM
some various new stuff
anatomy study (copy from books)
object studies, ink (no pencil sketch ... maybe a mistake ...)
and some random ink sketch
February 24th, 2003, 07:54 AM
mime - what really impresses me is the variety of style you show in your works. As iwasink says: remember proportions!
February 24th, 2003, 10:55 AM
i'm not sure if it is a quality or a bad thing, this variety ...
But thats mostly one of my biggest concern ... i would like to evolve to a line quality and a "style" that would fit me, but it is also a bit early for that, i am still learning the basics, learning realistic drawing, etc ...
thats why there is so many different styles, i am searching, exploring every ways i can discover, etc ...
there is some new things that i discovered thay i like, for example the line "quality" in my sketch for the little girl drawing, and the style of some character heads i did recently ... but I might be wrong
i would love to hear from any of you what you think interesting in every thing i post, and what is worthless ....
I am in a twist in my "art life" where i start to think also about what i want to say/show instead of just thinking about the technical parts .... and it is scary and very frustrating =)
February 24th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Hey theres some real nice works you got there, i think the anti alcohol poster is pretty cool, keep it up its inspiring.
February 25th, 2003, 12:19 AM
some new sketch
just doodling thinking more about anatomy and proportions (but it is much less personal ... ill have to find a way to combine both proportions and personality in the end)
February 25th, 2003, 12:57 AM
looking good man ! I think I'll start a skecthbook thread of my own...
anyway, I love the art student pic. it's quite in line with my own idea of an art student. and is that a scripto lighter ? Those lighters are awesome.
You have good lines in alot of your pics, and you're very good @ drawing the human face...maybe drawing a variety of faces ? I've learned from life drawing class that there is almost limitless possibilities for a person's face. : )
Keep up the sketches, i've been doing studies of hands myself and I find it's helped out alot.
March 1st, 2003, 06:29 AM
hey we have our own sub forum, thats great =)
here are some new doodlings ....
March 2nd, 2003, 11:23 AM
just one thing to keep in mind also while drawing, don't worry about style, your style will come just from drawing from life. Forget style period right now, just concentrate on honing your eyes and mind to work together to see rather than to see what you think you know. Once you study from life and get your skills down that way(which takes a while) then you can start to distort proportions and stylize your work if you wish to. One of my teachers gave some great advice, and ill use the example of comicbooks (i do like comicbooks and i like to draw that way too) learning to draw from comics is not too good because your just learning what that artist has learned
from life and translated into his own style. He is able to build that style off of what he knows from drawing from life. It is the same with any artist. So your journey is to see and put down what you see on paper and discount what your mind thinks it knows. Once you can do that then begin analyzing what your drawing and by that I mean analyze why it is the way it is, see how it could be changed yet still keep that part of it that makes it what it is.
whew that was long winded hehe i hope it isn't too confusing as i have a hard time translating what i feel to words.
March 2nd, 2003, 11:47 AM
hey mime, keep drawing, ur ata nice pace, i just wanted to say the inked lighter a few posts up was really cool.. kinda sux that our sub forum now doesnt get nearly as much traffic.. almost makes me want to just post individually in the main forum.. anywho, keep drawing _ry
March 2nd, 2003, 12:58 PM
Thanxs Avetice for the nice words
I am not really looking for a style right now, I know it will come in time after tons and tons of drawing. But i am still trying to think about the way i draw things when i draw from imagination, when i am drawing from life of course i am not thinking about style, just about values, shapes, proportions ...
And i must admit i am much much stronger in observation drawing that in imagination drawing, its easier, you see and you draw what you see.
I am sketching lot of different things from life, in order to build a mental database, i know it is too much easy to fall into the "comic book" style and to hide his lacks with some sort of "style"
and i dont want that :)
March 2nd, 2003, 05:17 PM
update on my butterfly pic
the "finished" black and white
and a first quick color test
March 2nd, 2003, 05:34 PM
What kind of scanner you gotz?
March 2nd, 2003, 05:40 PM
a shitty agfa scanner
if you are asking that because of the "quality" of this last drawing ... i did not scan it, it is an illustrator drawing :)
March 3rd, 2003, 01:58 AM
Mime, I really like this color version, its very magical :). Nice professional quality to it as well. All these daily sketchbook threads have inpired me to post my own!
March 3rd, 2003, 07:00 PM
Very good color test! I want to see the finished version. I can see this on the cover of a childrens book.
March 3rd, 2003, 07:35 PM
You managed to achieve an interesting atmosphere in your colour test - but I think it's a bit too flat in certain areas (eg. at the roots of the tree trunk)
March 5th, 2003, 03:12 PM
wow that is really nice love the colors and perspective, keep it up
March 10th, 2003, 06:13 AM
the butterfly pic is coming along wel
April 11th, 2003, 07:52 AM
héhé long time i didnt post anything here, sorry :)
here is some stuff i did
not really sketchbook, but digital sketches ... :)
April 12th, 2003, 06:13 PM
May 30th, 2003, 11:38 AM
sorry for the large DL time, but i had not updated this thread since monthes :)
well, mostly anatomy studies, and random sketches, nothing really exciting, but im learning :)
May 30th, 2003, 11:39 AM
May 30th, 2003, 11:40 AM
May 30th, 2003, 04:56 PM
nice work mime. the muscular studies are well done. it looks like you've been working hard in the month and a half since the previous update. :)
May 30th, 2003, 06:58 PM
i am trying ... (to work hard) but sketching from imagination has always been my main weakness (among others things :)) and i really need to work work work work :)
here is a new thing i just did (with photo ref :/ )
a test with water soluble graphite pencils (i really like them :))
May 30th, 2003, 10:42 PM
I just found this subforum and I think I like this better than just looking at finished works. Really because sketches are for the person sketching, but most of the time you are finishing something so someone will like it. Did you get in le troisieme eleve de votre ecole? Oh, and are you ever going to finish the little butterfly girl? Just wondering because i liked it.
May 31st, 2003, 07:26 AM
thanxs for the nice words pheep
i completely forgot to show the final picture for the little girl, i will post it in the finished art forum
June 2nd, 2003, 09:55 PM
some new things
June 8th, 2003, 04:12 PM
some new things
the four first pictures are really quick sketches
the last two are more thinked and more work on them :)
June 11th, 2003, 12:07 PM
4 firsts are from life (5/10 mins each)
last one is a wip sketch/illustration (about 2 hours work on it)
some comments anyone ? :)
June 11th, 2003, 05:05 PM
I always love to come and visit your sketchbook. I love your live drawings - are they from a class or do you talk people into holding those poses for you?
June 11th, 2003, 06:45 PM
I really enjoy watching your scetches, mime. =)
June 12th, 2003, 11:27 AM
thanxs Jester and N0fish, the last one are not from a class, its my girlfriend who posed for me. (except for the drawing with the 2 junkies of course :))
June 19th, 2003, 08:10 PM
a little new somthing
ultra quick chara design silhouette for fun
June 20th, 2003, 04:10 AM
This silhouettes are really great. They have a nice steampunk feeling about them. It´s really interesting to see - during the time I´m here at CA - how well and constantly you´re improving.
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