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March 2nd, 2006, 04:24 PM
it's been more than a year. please go to the last page to see recent pics.
I'm new to this forums (well, found it some month ago) and the great pictures and sketchbooks posted here were the inspiration I needed to finally start drawing more seriously. I have always enjoyed drawing but never really practised. So this sketchbook might be the first step to keep at it.
Unfortunately I only have limited access to a scanner so here are the first pages of the first batch i got digitized :^^;:
hands with my own as reference except the shaking ones
feet with photo reference
any critique and comment highly appreciated
so long! monotony :grandpa:
new stuff at the bottom, and im transfering few of the older pics into links as more than a hundred pics per page are really killing some internetconnections. and i don't want you to run away before watching the new stuff :D
March 3rd, 2006, 09:31 AM
upper skull from reference
and some silly pages
March 3rd, 2006, 09:35 AM
Good studies and nice rendering :)
Maybe you could refer to loomis's studies, get the faces planes right. It could help you understanding how you should shade faces in a better way.
Remember that upper lips are darker than lower ones.
Anyway, keep going. :)
March 3rd, 2006, 10:42 AM
yea youre right about my faces, I really should get those loomis books and work on that. Right now I started with hogarth (but mainly hands, arms and figures so far) but as soon as I can get more anatomy books I' start practising.
Here are two of my first digital sketches. I bought the smallest, cheapest and oldest tablet ever seen via ebay and recieved it last week.
Painter classic used, delivered with the tablet.
March 4th, 2006, 04:26 PM
new sketches I did on colored pages.
March 16th, 2006, 09:54 AM
finally some new stuff.
these are sketches i did the last week.
i think i moved my hand a little bit too much in this one and put the shadows wrong
some silly stuff from mind
and one hogarth page
right now i started with anatomystudies of the whole body (little bit more than all these hands :blah: ). hopefully i can scan them in a little bit more quickly than the last ones.
comments and critique please
March 17th, 2006, 09:32 AM
a star wars spaceship
March 17th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Your hands are pretty good and they giveoff a nice sense of energy. However most of your work seems flat and your facial anatomy proportions are wicked off.
Check out this link:
and draw those skulls also check out Loomis' stuff as was previous refrenced.
March 22nd, 2006, 01:45 PM
hey thanks for commenting, Arlando.
I guess your both right about the faces so here are the first pages I did from Loomis:
and here one of my first and little older marker sketches (pff they're so expensive)
ans a try to draw some kind of fox
please comment and critique
March 22nd, 2006, 01:54 PM
Great studies, they're really accurate, especially the Hogarth hands. Keep them coming :).
March 24th, 2006, 08:16 AM
thanks flatliner, I'll try to scan some more of these soon.
so long some older(about some months; haha >.< i know that's NOT what a gasmask looks like) and newer random stuff
and a piece I might finish a little bit more to practice clean shading (sorry just a photo for now)
help is very welcome.
March 24th, 2006, 09:23 AM
and here the pic I use as an avatar, one of the very few digtals I did so far:
looks way fluffier in the bigger version, guess I'll work more on it.
March 27th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Here's what I'm doing for school right now.
one picture redrawn with different lightsources and mediums to achieve different effects. I guess I've posted some of the hands seperatly. sorry for the blurry photos :(
not yet satisfied with this ink one:
please comment. anything :S
March 31st, 2006, 01:42 PM
trying to learn a little about photoshop.
so here's a guy I use to practice struktures and brushes
maybe I'll work on him a little bit more and add details.
help is always appreciated...
fixed or at least spotted problems with the mouth and some minor details:
guess it wasn't too clever to start the picture at that small size (original size)
March 31st, 2006, 02:27 PM
Awesome stuff, love the studies and ink version of the hands. Keep posting, dont get de-motivated!
March 31st, 2006, 05:57 PM
thanks Asoir, you're right, I'll just keep going.
another pseudo-update, reworked the last pic again.
it's getting more and more that turtleslook :x :
April 27th, 2006, 07:07 PM
teheeeeheee "monotony at its best" and the pipe and all teeheee fun fun !!
May 20th, 2006, 11:10 AM
phew, it's been quite a long time but now I finished my exams more or less and can get back to drawing.
I think it's the best to proceed with studies, mostly from anatomybooks.
May 20th, 2006, 11:11 AM
and some more
comments allways welcome
May 20th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Good studies, especially the hands. You show growth in the few months between your first post and the latest ones. Keep it up!
May 20th, 2006, 05:48 PM
hands are what I practise most.
but now I should get some more variation in my studies from life.
especially need to do full body studies.
but here some last thumbs and a page when I was bored and supposed to learn.
May 20th, 2006, 06:12 PM
The cross hatching in your inked hand piece is looking good. It captures the shadow and light nicely. You should use that technique more in your other works. That dog is great. I would like to see more full body studies. No use in learning how to draw perfect hands, feet and torso, if you can't put it all together right?
May 20th, 2006, 07:43 PM
This really is good progress. I need to do some hand studies tonight myself. Need to find my 6h pencils.
May 29th, 2006, 04:19 PM
thanks Medium Pace and Saikin,
here's some new stuff
maybe I draw the legs a little bit shot or something like this, don't know exactly.
photoref for this one
what do you think?
May 29th, 2006, 07:10 PM
May 29th, 2006, 07:16 PM
wow ... very nice stuff .your hand study is quite impressive....and i see that you hae A LOT of potential! great stuff man geep on posting .i will follow your progression which btw is very impressive!
May i suggest some life drawing classes.all this stuff from the books is good but until you draw real ppl and you start to understand light which ur pretty good you will boost up your work time and also greatly improve ur skills!
May 31st, 2006, 08:28 AM
thanks for your nice comment, deltron.
your right about life drawing, I should really practice that.
but classes are quite rare where I live. If there is enough participation I'll have one weekendcourse at the end of june. well it's only 2 days but might be a good start.
and as I don't want to post without pictures in my sketchbook:
a page I did for my cousin just for fun
June 10th, 2006, 07:53 AM
star wars portrait from reference, don't know if I'll finish it
and stuff some stuff from mind, not too good with anatomy yet.
the sneaky spiderman ;)
part of my room
June 12th, 2006, 03:58 PM
June 12th, 2006, 04:00 PM
drawn from life in the japanese garden.
June 19th, 2006, 09:34 AM
i used this new attachmentbutton because photobucket always resized the image. hope everything works this way.
and some lions
June 25th, 2006, 06:36 AM
worldcup is taking so much time lately...
just drew a little bit.
June 25th, 2006, 05:15 PM
aaaand todays stuff.
from mind and a little bit guessing when it comes to anatomy :nohope: .
hope I didn't do it totally wrong.
all comments welcome
July 6th, 2006, 09:02 AM
some loomis pages
July 24th, 2006, 01:59 PM
July 24th, 2006, 02:26 PM
July 24th, 2006, 02:35 PM
good stuff !
keep on posting :)
August 9th, 2006, 08:42 AM
thanks for stopping by, hurricane.
here's another one. didn't have any blank paper so it's not as clean as I wanted it to be, but at least an update. I should really be posting more stuff but work is taking so much time :( that most pages I draw just become too crappy to show.
hope to upload some more this week.
I tried to add some design elements but don't know wether that was compositionally clever or not...
August 13th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Love your animal drawings more than anything. The pawns are so cute. :D And the last hand study is great too.
Although I find some of your drawings are lack of value range, like the life drawing on bed, you could aways bump up a little bit of interest or focal point or details, to seprate more dark and light, in which way the reader will have more guidance while watching the drawing.
August 13th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Your studies are great! Those hands rock! The Qui Gon pic is good, please finish it. Keep working on those anatomy studies:)
August 13th, 2006, 02:20 PM
isiar thanks for your comment. I'll try to work on my shading and that stuff.
and a little update.
and thanks to you darkchild :D
got to dig that piece out again, but I'll try to finish it.
and at least one page anatomy in this post
something I want to put color on in photoshop
August 16th, 2006, 11:12 AM
September 7th, 2006, 11:00 AM
September 7th, 2006, 04:40 PM
September 7th, 2006, 05:01 PM
sieht echt verflucht gut aus was du so treibst, deine anatomie sachen rocken! die mit dem brush pen sind auch super, machst du die noch farbig?
der waschbär is übrigens zum schreien :heart:
wie hast du anatomie gelernt? sieht nach Anatomie für Künstler von David k. Rubins aus, aber ich mein eher wie du allgemein da rangegangen bist. Grade bei den Händen...
September 7th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Nice, study's. study's rock. keep doing some study's.
it will make you better at all fronts!
September 7th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Yeh your studies from reference are well-worked and very good. Your stuff from imagination seems less good, but it seems to be improving. So I guess, you've got...
Nice work. Do you enjoy this? Wop.
September 7th, 2006, 07:38 PM
love the studies! Keep em comming
November 23rd, 2006, 04:35 PM
LOVE your avatar! So kuit!
Keep going on the Loomis studies. Good start on this SB.
December 11th, 2006, 08:18 AM
hi everybody. thanks for the nice replies and sorry for the delay... >:D
i got quiet a few drawings of the last time to post.
trying to post the oldest ones first.
right now im concentrating a bit more on drawing full the full body with correct proportions and stuff.
sorry, cant scan them at the moment so you got to deal with photos.
December 11th, 2006, 08:22 AM
more to come
December 11th, 2006, 08:50 AM
some more older ones...
December 11th, 2006, 08:58 AM
December 11th, 2006, 09:13 AM
nothing interesting to draw? just draw yourself...
btw these sketches are all from my last 2 A5 books
we're getting to the newest stuff finally :rendered:
December 11th, 2006, 09:43 AM
December 11th, 2006, 10:04 AM
members of the legendary SpermForce!!
June 15th, 2007, 04:55 AM
its been quite a while now but I'll try to post a bit more regularly now
June 15th, 2007, 04:57 AM
June 15th, 2007, 05:13 AM
I really need too practice my shading...
June 15th, 2007, 09:31 AM
.....drawn some of these after a lot of browsing on ca.
so I think at least the first one is very much inspired on a sketch of cold I think.
didnt mean to steal anythin.
June 18th, 2007, 02:08 PM
I'm still drawing a lot of hands. should practice to draw them actually attached to a body....
June 18th, 2007, 02:16 PM
don't feel really creative.
and I don't know if these really help me develop... but well they keep me drawing when I run out of ideas.
June 24th, 2007, 09:02 AM
different approach on anatomy. quicker, less erasing.
June 24th, 2007, 10:01 AM
nice drawings. i like the ones where you are sitting on different places
Renier van der West
June 24th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Great stuff, really fresh! now i know you can draw but i don't feel like I've really seen what you can do yet.
When it comes to creativity just draw whatever, no matter how lame it might sound. I often get the coolest ideas drawing the lamest things.
Great stuff here! I'll be back...
June 24th, 2007, 03:45 PM
thanks for the encouragement löma and Renier,
you're right I shouldn't always plan everything before I start drawing.
I'll try to be a bit more creative.
first page is from photo reference, always the same girl even if you don't see it and a sketchbookpage.
I thought about throwing some color on that one but my wacom isn't working right now. try to fix it this week.
July 23rd, 2007, 05:04 PM
I'm going through loomis books again. every single page this time.
July 23rd, 2007, 05:06 PM
and a few random A6 penpages. most of them from imagination.
July 24th, 2007, 10:55 AM
more of the same
July 24th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Awesome sketches, nice range of line and tone in all of them. On the whole your anatomy is fairly good, some of the faces seem a little distorted to me though. Might be something to look at ;)
July 28th, 2007, 07:35 AM
thanks kovah, guess youre right about the faces.
I'll have a closer look at them when I reach that chapter in the loomis books.
till then just some doodles.
tried an environment... well at least i learned something.
I am NOT feng zhu :D
August 13th, 2007, 02:40 PM
some more A6 and sketchbook pages
August 13th, 2007, 02:49 PM
and another small sketch that i like and want to slap some color on.
but i'm still having problems with painter, because i could't use tablet for moths.
i had the idea of a confessional but the last step is just a quick manip of the other one to work the composition and lightning out.
September 2nd, 2007, 02:57 PM
work is taking too much time lateley. but here are some new pages.
i appreciate any kind of comment.
September 17th, 2007, 01:50 PM
September 17th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Great stuff, dude. You have a lot of awesome studies, I have to do a lot more of them, keep going, those faces near the top of this page are excellent. :)
September 17th, 2007, 02:42 PM
Man your drawings skill is really great!
Your next step should be adding some colors!
September 17th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Yeah I agree, great studies! I like the detail from your industrial environments.
September 28th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Thanks Whitevillage, Ellingsworth and Xaya really appreciate your compliments.
and yeah your right I should play around with color a bit more. Get out of this comfort zone.
maybe i'll post some in my next update.
But just some tiny sketches and sketchbookpages this time. I still have some lifedrawings but they're too big to scan at home.
September 28th, 2007, 03:19 PM
Hi, cool SB, really like your anatomy studies. (havn't got anything to complain about, just here for the asspatting). keep it up :)
November 1st, 2007, 04:17 PM
update with a hint of color
November 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
Major progression since page two... from where/what are you learning your anatomy from, its really come along, and your pencil control is really showing it off? keep it up dude :-)
November 3rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
thanks for the comment RandAlThor,
i worked my way through loomis and rubins and am trying myself at bammes. got to do loads more of these studies.
we'll see where this is going. but just some random sketches this time.
November 3rd, 2007, 06:28 PM
November 4th, 2007, 02:27 PM
November 9th, 2007, 05:37 PM
two more I did in photoshop. any thoughts you have about them would be nice to hear
November 16th, 2007, 03:41 PM
two more. straight in with pen and marker. got to practice my lines.
November 17th, 2007, 05:02 PM
November 20th, 2007, 11:30 AM
November 20th, 2007, 01:35 PM
anotherone for today. its way too cold outside.
November 26th, 2007, 05:57 PM
hey thanks for checking my SB, you´ve got some great studies here and A LOT!!
good luck, see ya
November 27th, 2007, 07:41 AM
yay, why not start off the new page with some life drawings.
these are all 2-5 minute poses. beginners course so don't expect difficult poses in this batch. I'll scan the long poses later.
November 27th, 2007, 02:03 PM
so here are the 15 to 30 minute ones. :mittenbop:
November 28th, 2007, 05:23 PM
great sb man. love the marker stuff.
November 29th, 2007, 05:01 PM
here are some proportion studies with ref and more bammes
November 29th, 2007, 05:06 PM
Your anatomy is fanta'zmic! yeah u heard Fanta'zmic. lol your shading is brilliant, over all a great book. keep it up.
November 30th, 2007, 03:23 PM
:D thanks JR
December 1st, 2007, 03:21 PM
and again I realised that I draw wonky legs when it comes to non referenced anatomy. more bammes!!
December 2nd, 2007, 10:44 AM
December 5th, 2007, 02:10 PM
anatomy first page with ref then from mind.
all comments encouraged and appreciated
December 5th, 2007, 05:15 PM
another page for today. more bammes. got to hit the hay now.
I'll dream of feet tonight I can feel it. ... :S
December 7th, 2007, 01:36 PM
next page. I'd really like to get some feedback
December 9th, 2007, 10:00 AM
lazy ass update. just some post it doodles. felt tip pen
December 9th, 2007, 11:34 AM
i like your anatomy drawing, you are really god working on refs. why dont you put the same love in your other drawings?
December 9th, 2007, 04:05 PM
oh well yeah, I'm trying.
But today there's just more of this crap
December 10th, 2007, 01:51 PM
something better tomorrow
December 11th, 2007, 10:34 AM
lets see how long I can keep this daily updating habit
December 12th, 2007, 03:00 PM
December 14th, 2007, 05:08 AM
hey monotony :)))
you've got some nice renderings!!!
December 14th, 2007, 01:06 PM
more of the same model
December 15th, 2007, 06:06 PM
update for updates sake
I'll have some new lifedrawings up tomorrow.
bigger and better than ever woohoo, prepare
December 16th, 2007, 10:41 AM
here are the lifedrawings. 15s and 25
December 18th, 2007, 12:09 PM
December 30th, 2007, 07:22 PM
20 minutes and 25
all comments wellcome
January 1st, 2008, 06:48 AM
Wow, great book you have here. I love those P.O.V sketches you do. You said you aren't sure what they teach they seem to be an amazing tool to train your observational ability. I'd like to see you do a painted version, I'm curious how it would turn out, and all the aspects you could play with could give them some major interest.
As for a crit, something I notice in some of your life drawings is that you make the head to small. Like some of the females at the top of this page seem super elongated because of the tiny heads. Update PLEASE! I'd like to see some more of your stuff.
January 1st, 2008, 12:53 PM
hey Aveh, thanks for the feedback. here's a colored sketch for the beginning.. a creature but better than nothing.
when it comes to lifedrawing I definately got lots of room to improve; just been there 4 times. thanks for the hint tho. i'll have more lifedrawings up on saturday.
any tips for the coloring are welcome. i did a greyscale first and then added color layers. dunno if that is the best way to do it
January 1st, 2008, 01:15 PM
brilliant boosh drawing :D
January 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
big girl appreciation page
January 2nd, 2008, 04:29 PM
Those Bammes studies look very promising, I might take a look at Gottfried Bammes's anatomy some day. Great thing that you like to experiment as well. I don't have any critique for you unfortunatly, but I think your sketchbook is very inspirational. :)
January 3rd, 2008, 04:37 PM
thanks whitevillage, feels good to get some encouragement.
and because I couldn't update as much as I wanted to last week I'll just throw in some scribble pages I did. low quality just to get some ideas and the pencil movin....
(the little happy squid on page 3 is kind of a bad copy of nic. just couldnt get it out of my head until i drew it.)
January 3rd, 2008, 04:46 PM
Hey monot... Great progress of late. and those figures are really coming along, fancy shading a few for us? Anyways, excellent sb cool doodles and nice creatures too, keep it up man ;-)
January 4th, 2008, 02:05 PM
thanks again for the support RandAlThor, here's color on one of the figures, not sure if you were really talking about them but whatever. definately giving my best with the digital but it's hard to see improvement. bleh
more scribble and doodle pages for research. all from mind obviously.
January 5th, 2008, 12:47 PM
my scanner is putting halftones on white paper...
I'm going to do and scan more lifedrawings today. stay tuned...
January 5th, 2008, 11:19 PM
dude, i'm in love with your white pencil on colored paper work!1 especially posts #71 and #66!
keep it up!
January 6th, 2008, 03:02 PM
thanks man, and here are the new figure drawin pages.
just the warmups from the beginning. cant get the big pictures scanned properly so I'll see if I can fix it
January 6th, 2008, 03:24 PM
January 6th, 2008, 03:32 PM
What a impressive porgress!!!
Love those knee anatomy study on page 4.
I would like some more imaginary stuff to see what you learned.
Keep it going you doing great!
January 7th, 2008, 03:00 PM
January 8th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Great lines,great pencils!I specially like the toned paper ones.I love your clean style!Keep sharing!!!
January 8th, 2008, 03:02 PM
digital speedpainting. reference was an old dirty postcard. doesn't look like it tho...
January 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
made a little step by step even though no one asked. :lounge:
and as I did a big girl appreciation page before...
January 13th, 2008, 02:36 PM
allright so i've been a bit lazy about updating.
here's more figure drawing stuff. I'll scan the better ones when I get my scanner fixed. and a sketch I did to become my first finished digital painting.
there I said it. hope that'll keep me from giving up on it too early. kept the sketch pretty loose and first color.
any feedback and help on this one is welcome.
January 14th, 2008, 02:50 PM
two new figuredrawings. 20mins each
worked a bit more on the digital piece but won't bother you posting that one with too little progress.
thanks for looking.
if there's someone.
January 18th, 2008, 03:03 PM
random pencil doodles
January 22nd, 2008, 04:52 PM
two new lifedrawings. 15 and 20
I'll do more tonight. yay late night figure drawing.
if I just didn't have to work tomorrow...
January 26th, 2008, 01:44 PM
started to do some color studies.
photo refs provided by jens.
January 28th, 2008, 03:06 PM
more of the same
January 30th, 2008, 05:11 PM
I'm enjoying working with color at the moment.
here's an update of the wip I posted few days ago and more figure drawings.
February 1st, 2008, 03:13 PM
February 1st, 2008, 06:42 PM
February 2nd, 2008, 01:05 PM
February 2nd, 2008, 07:09 PM
drawing with massive texture abuse and a painter speedy.
February 6th, 2008, 03:26 AM
That bulldog is great! haha. I really like some of your detailed fantasy drawings.... like the dragon. I think you could really run with some of the style you've shown so far.
February 7th, 2008, 04:21 PM
thanks for the feedback sketch,
more lifedrawings. 15-20 minutes
February 9th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Lotsa nice stuff here! I am really fond of the 'series' where you draw from you own perspective; a really neat Idea, I think could develop into a cool, artsy concept.
February 10th, 2008, 08:18 AM
thanks for taking a look Angroc.
new digital quickies
February 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Love the last two! For the life drawings you should really try and loosen up and get dirtier with it. Put on some music you like and let that guide you as well.
February 10th, 2008, 03:44 PM
thanks for taking the time again sketch, it's really encouraging.
see your point concerning lifedrawings. I'll try to loosen up next time and be a bit more dynamic.
your new updates rock btw!
February 11th, 2008, 01:09 PM
few figuredrawings that haven't seen the light of day in my sketchbook yet.
shorter poses 5-10min and 20 for the last one. maybe they're a bit more successful..
February 12th, 2008, 02:50 PM
small update, I'll have a big bunch of pencilsketches scanned by tomorrow to start of the new page.
February 12th, 2008, 04:28 PM
thanks for posting in my sketchbook, you have come a long way and made a ton of progress. I really like that last image, you might want to adress what is going on in the background since the colors of the background will have an effect on the things in the foreground. your figure drawings are also coming along. If your going to do contour drawings you should play around with the line wheight, things in the foreground should be thicker while things further back should be thinner.
February 12th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Just great stuff!
February 13th, 2008, 12:54 PM
thanks rupeshtalaskar and themissinglink.
don't know, if I'm actually going any further with that sketch. but here's some more lifedrawings from last weekend. I had an instructor this time and he pretty much said the same. crappy scans... I'll try to do it better next time.
February 13th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Hey Monot, those figure studies are really paying off.. and i'm liking your recent colour pieces... post some more .. ;-)
February 13th, 2008, 05:28 PM
thanks for the ongoing support RandAlThor,
here's an update of the last one.
February 14th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Nice work monotony. To answer yo question quickly, I have always an idea what I am about to draw. I also call it having an intension, wihtout one I'd be half as good I think.
February 14th, 2008, 02:07 PM
thank you Cold.
doing figure drawings from mind to see how much lifedrawings pay of.
they definately are but i gotta do loads more.
tell me what you think.
February 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM
decided I'd add more digital pieces in here cause it's something I need to work on a lot.
and I'm definately drawing too many naked dudes. or at least not enough girls...
so here goes.
February 20th, 2008, 02:59 PM
sketches from my moleskine. just upped the contrast in ps a bit. they came out very light.
face 2 on page 3 is pinspired by danielC. drew them after a lot of ca-browsing.
any comments welcome-
February 22nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
more anatomy scribbles from mind. expect more lifedrawings tomorrow.
and I sure got to do loads more considering these.
any input welcome-
February 24th, 2008, 04:44 PM
figuredrawings later. too lazy to scan.
heres just a digital I started today.
more to come
February 25th, 2008, 01:11 PM
March 4th, 2008, 12:47 PM
i worked more on this one.
dunno what I'm actually going for with it.
do clean lineart and make it comic style or paint it.
March 4th, 2008, 12:59 PM
I really like that pic. Can't wait to see that thing coloured :)
March 4th, 2008, 04:15 PM
here are more lifedrawings as previously announced.
I've done more already that I have to scan.
March 5th, 2008, 05:40 PM
portraits from life
March 7th, 2008, 07:03 PM
great work monotony,
and the portraits from life are especially good. Thank you for the good pointers on my work man.
March 8th, 2008, 08:53 AM
thanks mario, I really appreciate you comin here.
few sketches to practice anatomy.
March 9th, 2008, 03:34 PM
figure drawings 15-20 mins
March 10th, 2008, 01:54 AM
man, your figures are really good :O as well as the piece you are working on. and your shading looks great, so smooth!
ah, i should really find some life drawing course... thanks for reminding me :)
March 10th, 2008, 05:17 PM
thanks algenpfleger. lots of things to work on tho.
and one thing is definately my patience. I quickly get tired of pics I'm working on and need to learn to take my time. so here's something more rendered. all those anattomy practice make the figures less stiff but I need to start rendering more out. can't wait for my civilian service to be over so I got more time to learn.
but enough of the whining, here's me trying to do so.
March 12th, 2008, 03:38 PM
two new lifedrawings and two oldies
March 16th, 2008, 07:00 AM
Nice, you're really improving with time :) Your values could use some work imo, certain pieces are a little muddy - keep on cranking out the drawings, it seems like you draw loads which means you're definately on the right track!
March 17th, 2008, 01:15 PM
thanks for motivating me, monstertree.
more random scetches. they are all a bit rushed but just call them scribbles that keep me drawing when I'm bored or stuck with more timeconsuming pieces. I'll do some better ones today. :assspank:
March 19th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Nice work -- a lot of improvement is showing. :) That life-drawing will pay off big time. The proportions are a bit wonky in some stuff -- mostly too-short arms. That'll come, though. I like the digital chicken thing. In fact, I like your creatures in general. Keep it up!
March 19th, 2008, 04:30 PM
thanks funfetus. I'll try watch out for that next time. more lifedrawings to come on saturday. until then I'm gonna do a lot more digitals. whatever happened to my good new years resolutions.. I wanted to do so many..
well I'll do more. started the backview of the bulldog. don't know what it looks like, though. I'll see if I can find a dog to pose for me.
digital sketch and more pencil work. probably a bit small.
thanks for looking
March 24th, 2008, 09:01 AM
2 new pages
March 24th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Tight work! I really like what I am seeing here. There was a couple things like the diver and dragon that stand out. I also like that little chick you did in black and white. Very cool stuff here. Keep up the good work.
March 26th, 2008, 03:40 PM
thanks Lege, really appreciate that.
and here a new portraits because someone said he liked them :^^;:
couldn't concentrate on a long pose so I made 3 ~20minuters.
March 28th, 2008, 06:05 PM
looking good so far man. probably not seeing enough color here. go give us some real paints, not seeing any skintones. stay productive and I'll stay tuned.
March 28th, 2008, 06:11 PM
thanks for stopping by orange.
was just about to update. here are some more figuredrawings and two reffed colorsketches. really enjoy doing them as I'm trying to get a hang of oils in painter. more to come.
March 29th, 2008, 06:51 PM
2 new color studies
March 30th, 2008, 09:13 AM
really enjoyed looking at the way you have improved in your SB, and those color studies, just awesome. keep it up
April 1st, 2008, 12:37 PM
thaks arkos. new colorstudy and a simple quick sketch. pen and dying marker.
any c&c welcome.
April 1st, 2008, 04:52 PM
wow, great work here. you capture a moment like no one else I have seen. Awesome use of color, and your anatomy is vary sound.
April 2nd, 2008, 06:07 PM
Great work! My favorite is the "Shawn of the dead" color study, the colors are good, and the lights as well!
Mathilda is great too, even if she has a jaw problem! :)
April 3rd, 2008, 07:27 AM
thanks a lot clochette and arteater.
I'm trying to get these studies better likeness and colorwise.
one more today. didn't put as much work in this one.
April 8th, 2008, 09:57 AM
can just second what everyone else said before. sketchmeet's been a blast.
this is what I came up with. Spent a bit too much time with watching koshime and floris and all the other great guys working their magics.
April 10th, 2008, 12:12 PM
more of the same
April 11th, 2008, 06:14 AM
Hey man, thanks for droppin in on my SB. Am realy diggin some of your lines especialy in this recent post, keep up the great studies!! :)
April 11th, 2008, 03:16 PM
thanks D@niel, I will.
here's a new digisketch.
April 11th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Love the lines in this one, man. Very nice line quality! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=344278&d=1207843894
And how you drew the eye socket to the left. Your model drawings look great!
April 12th, 2008, 02:23 PM
thanks Flaskpost, I got tons of lifedrawings that I got to scan.
can't be asked to do something serious today though.
here's another of those happy times sketches.
April 13th, 2008, 03:01 PM
here's the next
April 15th, 2008, 12:48 PM
April 19th, 2008, 03:09 PM
quick dull landscape that I tried to use as a basis for the next ones.
and 2 wips.
April 20th, 2008, 11:07 AM
April 24th, 2008, 02:27 PM
I love your Mathilda :)
Some advice, hmmm... the perpective could use some work
Keep it up!
April 24th, 2008, 02:33 PM
u should put more contrast between the shaded and the lightened area.
April 28th, 2008, 09:31 AM
thanks Reika, will work on that,
and thanks andy, here's a little update on that one.
and 2 portraits
April 28th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Looking good, man. You´re showing steady improvement! Keep kickin it!
April 30th, 2008, 11:52 AM
May 1st, 2008, 04:36 PM
great progress mate, and thats ALOT for ur comment :)
hope u check again sometime
May 2nd, 2008, 03:11 PM
thanks Moftah, I'll be sure to check back sometime.
and thanks to the generous soul who gave me a 1star vote.
makes me feel real good when I don't even get a comment with it :(
May 3rd, 2008, 06:46 PM
two new studies and a quick landscape
May 8th, 2008, 04:13 PM
May 10th, 2008, 02:06 PM
took me almost the whole afternoon to finish this one..
June 8th, 2008, 05:05 AM
bad photograph of new lifedrawings
and messing around in painter
June 8th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Cool thread, Monotony! :) You show a lot of dedication. There's not one thing specifically that I could critique you on. I guess I can only say 'keep doing what you're doing', and you'll get real good real soon.
Take care, dude!
June 8th, 2008, 10:28 AM
Nice ink sketches! :)
June 9th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Ra Havoc, thanks for taking a look. I'll be sure to keep working.
Clochette, thaanks a lot :hugsmile:
here's a fairly new creature I didn't post here yet.
took a bit longer but I should do more of them. tell me what you think :yum:
June 9th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Very cool stuff monotony. That is one strange but cool looking critter. Only advice would be to define the shadow more. It doesn't look like his legs...erm...spikey things are planted on the ground quite right. That head rules!
Nice sketches in the other page too. Great sb!
June 10th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Trashy, thanks. yeah maybe I was a bit impatient when doing the shadow. I'll get back to it soon. heres a new creature wip and a possible deep char at very early stage. boring going for the whole mermaid/merman thing, you say?..
probably >:D . but I'll work on it if I enter it or not.
June 10th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Cool sea creature. I like the big hands and stripy tail, and the head design is really interesting too.
All the bumps and bulges on the creature's body are well-rendered, but it looks a little flat and dead because it's all made up of one color with varying amounts of white. Try using a warm color like yellow for the lighter areas, and instead of the same blue in the shades, add some purples; it'll flesh out the creature a little and make it feel more real. For the reflected light you need to come up with the surroundings first, but that's also a good way to get a sense of 3d.
June 10th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Chate, thank you very much for the very helpful pointers. I'll definately fix that and use different color for light and shadow areas. don't think I'll do surroundings for that one, but keep that in mind.
went nuts with textures today. just discovered it as a way of painting for me.
and first values on the fish guy. I'll color and polish him tomorrow. If there are still obvious problems with it tell me :S
June 10th, 2008, 07:38 PM
the creature on top of this page is great, dude. nice design!
June 11th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Flaskpost, thanks alot.
more work on fishman and the back of my new sketchbook
I'll give him more diverse colors and lightning
June 11th, 2008, 06:30 AM
theres some really interesting stuff going on here - really liking the progression.
i was a bit unsure of the mer-man thing sketch, but your colouring of it has really worked well - i love head design especially. im looking forward to seeing more colours put into it...
cant wait :)
June 11th, 2008, 02:30 PM
strybjorn, thank you very much! gonna work on it some more today, definately finish it tomorrow. just had time for a speedy...
I'll probably stick with character and creature for DEEP. But I actually had fun doing this. maybe I'll do a bit of surrounding for some of them as I obviously need to get out of my comfort zone.
June 11th, 2008, 07:54 PM
I really like the rendering on post #211 the sphere part. nice SB.
June 11th, 2008, 08:02 PM
June 12th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Hybrid, thanks a lot for taking a look, I'm flattered.
tzr, :D thank you-
k I promised that I would finish it today so I better stick with it. any thoughts of what you like best to be placed in his hand? fishy, jellies or lava lamp?
lava lamps've always been a big mystery to me ;P
and a quicky.
June 12th, 2008, 01:26 PM
very nice quickie, dude! that snail-thing is great. nice touch with the different textures on it, shows different surfaces on it.
slap a overlay layer on top and color it! do it do it!
June 13th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Flaskpost, thanks again, man. I didn't really intend on going back to it but as you ask so nicely I will.
:D and here's this one finished in my book. doesn't mean I wasn't still open for crits. I'm sure you guys can find loads to be improved.
June 14th, 2008, 10:55 AM
started another fishcreature today.
but here's just a filler... any comments welcome
June 17th, 2008, 07:13 AM
nice rendering on the fishperson, hes got a great face. Something interesting about it. Dont know if i could crit it, maybe anatomy...but hell its a fantasy creature/character. Just keep at it :) By the way What program you workin in? This last one looks like painter
June 17th, 2008, 01:35 PM
thanks CeeJay and don't hold back with crits! with fantasy creatures I'm not going for realism but I try to make them believable. So tell me your thoughts regarding anatomy.
I normaly use Photoshop, just the last one and a few of the speedies are painter essentials.
Here's the second one.
June 17th, 2008, 02:08 PM
cool chunky character paints man, the heads seem to be of a higher quality than the rest of the image tho, bit distracting, i dunno.
June 17th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Hey man, really cool stuff on here. I like your style, very interesting.
June 17th, 2008, 04:09 PM
FISH FISH FISH FISH FISH! nice dudes
June 17th, 2008, 05:13 PM
hey man! i did an overpaint, i find it more helpful, and i suck at explaining things.
but i just used an Overlay layer to add some different color variations and then i adjusted the levels (ctrl+L) and then used the hue/saturation thingy (ctrl+U) to adjust the colors a bit.
June 17th, 2008, 08:03 PM
wookie, thanks man. see your point with the head being a bit more finished than the rest. Probably because my eye gets drawn to the head first and I want it to really pop out.
Untouched, thanks a lot.
kidult, fish, fish, fish and even more fish to come. thanks :assspank:
Flaskpost, sweet, first time somebody done an overpaint for me! see what your saying about the colors, compared to yours mine definately looks too dull and boring. But I still think you might have gone a bit too bright and glowy for my taste. My coloring is still trial and error so I appreciate you pointing that out. That saturated blue in the shadows is a really nice direction though. I'll try to work in more variation and contrast next time.
June 18th, 2008, 07:02 AM
arr, one of those days....
June 18th, 2008, 04:37 PM
yeah, in my head this is making perfect sense...
June 18th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Hey dude that last one looks good. I do think that you should lay off the rim lighting a bit though. Not on that last one it looks good but on the blue fish man. it seems like you've rim lit every little form. I think if you get more of the value range that you have around his eye on his whole body and lose some of the rim lighting it would look more believable. Like that sphere creature you did at the top of the page. I might try an over paint to demonstrate if I get time. keep up the good work!
June 19th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Hybrid, thanks for the input, man. yeah I was probably taking the easy route with the lightning.. I thought it just makes the forms pop a lot more. Not sure If I get you right with the value range around the eye because I thought I was using the same on the whole body. Or do you mean putting down some darker color like I did for the wrinkles? maybe
You are very welcome to do an overpaint though, I'm sure you could help me loads. Would appreciate you checking back anyway, though.
I got what feels like a few hundrets of nude figuredrawings flying around that I could never be bothered scanning. here are a few of them. I might start scanning the new ones again...
5 - 20 minutes if I remember correctly
June 19th, 2008, 03:48 PM
very nice life studies man, really cool and controlled style. I think that the back/rim lighting on your latest greyscale looks really good. The mountain-ridge could be a little sharper and more "rock" like ^^
Keep up the good work man.
June 19th, 2008, 06:35 PM
i´m not really sure what this http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=394183&d=1213821453 is, but i know that i like it!
very nice figures also! keep workin!
June 19th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Hybrid, thanks for the input, man. yeah I was probably taking the easy route with the lightning.. I thought it just makes the forms pop a lot more. Not sure If I get you right with the value range around the eye because I thought I was using the same on the whole body. Or do you mean putting down some darker color like I did for the wrinkles?
Yeah I mean darker values, I did do a paintover but I'm not at home till next week. I'll post it when i get home. I think increasing the value range makes the images pop better than all the rim lighting. it maybe just my opinion but there it is.
June 20th, 2008, 01:58 PM
Buckster, thanks. I'll keep that in mind for the next time I try to paint mountains.
Flaskpost, haha thanks, more senseless doodles to come. and thanks for the constant support.
Hybrid, cool looking forward to that.
did a selfportrait, but likeness is off. I don't look like a girl normally.
robofairy was messing with my face. I'll do anotherone today.
and bonus pic because it's juicycolorfriday. ..lunchbox
June 21st, 2008, 11:27 AM
here's a slightly better one.
June 21st, 2008, 05:30 PM
June 23rd, 2008, 02:13 AM
That crab is looking good dude! and those self portraits look great as well. I think you could push the values in them a little more as well. here is that overpainting i did.
Oh I forgot to say, the sphere is just a reference that I sometimes use as a reference type thingee.
June 23rd, 2008, 02:38 PM
wow thanks hybrid. I see it now. definately got to push the darks more and add those little highlights you did. you really make the form read! thanks again I think I'll try and redo those two based on your and Flask's crit.
here's a few scans of my sketchbook. Feels like I'm neglecting traditional drawing. gotta do mooore.
June 23rd, 2008, 02:44 PM
I love the update. That lil green guy is SO cute. You definitely need to post more of your sketchbook pages :D and ooooh, a jester!
June 23rd, 2008, 02:47 PM
Excellent work dude, like hybrid says keep pushing them value ranges ;-)
June 24th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Reika, thanks I'll have more sketchbookpages soon.
RandAlThor, thanks man.
quick piratechick. maybe a little too saturated but you get the idea :)
really love to hear any comments.
June 25th, 2008, 06:56 AM
trying to do better
June 25th, 2008, 07:47 AM
I think both those last posts are really good. With the pirate girl I'd probebly make her hands a little smaller, and maybe her mouth unless you like chicks that can fit their fist in their own mouth :) And with the elephant character I think you're almost there (in terms of rendering). The design reminds me of Ganesha. What helped me with rendering form was self portraits from a photo. I guess the ultimate is really drawing a cast, like you see they do at an Atelier. It is a long way away from the speed paints everyone seems to love here. Anyway keep up the good work. sorry to ramble a bit.
June 26th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Hybrid, thanks a lot man. was trying to emphazise features on the girl to get some kind of cartoony look. guess I didn't pick the right ones - I like big mouths though :davi: - .Think I will do something more timeconsuming soon but today it's more speedies, don't have time and patience.
exercise from ref. 20-30min each.
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