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December 21st, 2006, 08:10 AM
Hi! I'm one of those swedish guys :swepimp:
I registered here a ca.org quite a while ago, but never came around to actually post something.
I'm hoping that starting a sketchbook like this will help me develop my knowledge about painting and drawing.
If you have the time, please go ahead and critique, i'm thankful for any suggestions.
Right now, i'm trying to work more on my understanding of anatomy and gesture, back to basics.. (not seen in this post though)
Old crap in the top, newer stuff in the bottom. I'm gonna try and update this as often as i can, somewhere inbetween the very busy schedule of day life.
either from head or studies:
(This is just a colorplay, drawing by Nifelfang@illu)
December 21st, 2006, 08:16 AM
I like this angel girl - last speed paint ;)
It's great ;)
December 21st, 2006, 08:25 AM
Nice to see you are posting at CA ;)
Keep it up, not much to say, but i will be watching this thread for sure =)
December 29th, 2006, 10:12 AM
designboot, thanks dude :) see you around
dile, hey dennis! thanks, i'm checking your sketchbook as well!
small update, i removed some unnecessary stuff from the first post.
some stuff done over christmas (there's a bonus by my son there as well, first drawing - 4 months)
January 1st, 2007, 06:15 PM
played around with some colors on the troll
January 8th, 2007, 10:05 AM
nothing spectacular really, just a couple of abstract thumbs to get some nice ideas for a challenge
January 10th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Nice to see you here. Awesomeness in your first post. I always loved this one (http://hem.bredband.net/tommasle/speedpaint/ice_spider.jpg) but didn't know it was yours.
Looking forward to your Weightless entry. I'm sure it will push the quality of the challenge.
January 10th, 2007, 02:43 PM
hey man, i dig ur pencils. the master study is great too. imo the thumbs are a tad too abstract, even if the topic is weightless. umm, maybe try to place some figures in a few of those, gives the whole thing some scale. i think they would be easier to read then.. blabla, hope this makes some sense. keep posting.
January 10th, 2007, 02:51 PM
This vampire looks great!
January 10th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Jabo: hey man, thanks alot! that's very encouraging and nice to hear. funny thing about the spider!
Kicek: thanks! i guess you're right about the thumbs since i didn't see something in all of them, i sort of got the idea from scott robertson in his "creating unique enviroments"-dvd which i liked and tried to do my own version of it.. what i did was making a black layer at first, then add a bunch of selections and just started going crazy with the brushes all over them. quick 'n dirty :)
designboot: thank you! see you around :)
something new, inspired by fellah.. beware, the notes are for myself, they are not from any lecture. I may be wrong about things!
space between her eyes is intentional
January 16th, 2007, 10:21 AM
Badass work man!
January 16th, 2007, 11:10 AM
Thanks for you comment Tommy ! kickass update :) very nice!
And haha, the notes seems "accurate" to me! Its very nice to write stuff up with pencil, and not always with the computer, I tend to remember better what I write on paper compared with what I write on Screen haha, well thats me, however, the update is looking really nice! so please keep posting ! :)
January 16th, 2007, 11:46 AM
Lovely stuff for sure!
Se till att öka takten lite bara! =)
Jag vill se mer av dina grymma grejor, så se till att spotta ur dig mer!
Theo har fin linjekvalité for sure! :)
January 16th, 2007, 03:14 PM
wakazou: thank you! :)
Dile: you're welcome! i agree, i prefer to read off-screen as well. Thanks!
Flaskpost: oi! bra att du piskar mig lite, behöver det :) tack! Jao, Theo wips my butt!
small update, crappy ones
January 18th, 2007, 07:51 AM
Hello there! i just realised that you are from sweden aswell! jag också!
Nice images! keep em coming. Check out my thread aswell if you like
January 18th, 2007, 09:00 AM
i like the feeling in your style alot
January 19th, 2007, 02:18 AM
armetage: hey there, yeah, we're a bunch of swedes here! thank you!
hurricane: thanks man, nice to hear :)
i've got about half an hour of travel to work, trying to draw some gestures (top left is a loomis, rest is from imagination)
don't hesistate giving me crits, i'm very thankful if someone would like to analyze my stuff. Perhaps the lack of images makes it hard, i'll try to update more often.
January 19th, 2007, 02:23 AM
Cool man... You should update more often love to see what else you got going..
February 9th, 2007, 03:57 PM
seth1 thanks :) not been updating as much as i would like to, working too much... bad excuse.
facial expressions of our beloved fry, personal project.
February 9th, 2007, 04:11 PM
softa blyerts skisser ~ och rendering på ängeln och tjejen strax över.
Anyway I'll check by from time to time in the hunt for inspiration :)
February 11th, 2007, 11:47 AM
heh ... the simpsssonnnnsss :)
February 14th, 2007, 06:17 PM
thanks guys :)
designboot, futurama actually! but yeah, the style's the same.
color sketch, kinda flat:
February 14th, 2007, 06:38 PM
your drawings and paintins are all really good however some proportion and anatomical issues bring your pieces down a little. it looks like all of your figures have really long arms. the elbow should line up with the bottom of the 10th rib. just take a little bit to check proportions and your stuff will be perfect.
February 14th, 2007, 06:45 PM
Hey,nice stuff here....nice shading....and that clown is just....evil i love it,and very good drawn.
Keep it up!
March 3rd, 2007, 11:32 PM
nice stuff, it all has a lot of character to it.
the only thing I can really say is keep going, becuase we are spoiled in the sense that our profession or hobbie (art) is endless.
May 17th, 2007, 04:42 PM
themissinglink: thank you for pointing that out! i will definately do some more studies. i don't know about perfect though :)
minjarr: that's nice to hear, i've struggled alot with expression lately, thank you!
alright, been quite a while since i updated here..
van gogh study:
some drawings, none reffed, some from life, most from imagination.
and a picture of my wonderful son :)
May 19th, 2007, 05:50 PM
small update on one of the sketches
May 25th, 2007, 02:29 AM
feel free to drop some crits..
May 25th, 2007, 03:42 AM
Awe, your son's adorable. :D
I love your sketches, the lines & shading are all so clean and nice. The way you sketch is what I'm trying to work towards. My lines tend to be really messy and uneven looking. Any tips for a frustrated artist?
May 27th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Your son's linework is much more expressive then yours :P
May 27th, 2007, 05:24 PM
great sb, you have going on. you should start some anatomy studies. Thanks for dropping by my thread on sijun forums :)
May 27th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Chickenman is bananas......
May 27th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Nice sketchbook you have here! I especially like your pencil work.
June 11th, 2007, 02:26 PM
28chelseaslater: Thank you :) i hope my reply in your thread helped out.
Unit22: haha, i know! :) i have a lot to learn.
anurizm: thank you, of course! i will definately try and do more anatomy studies.
jazam: glad to hear :)
June 18th, 2007, 03:27 PM
new one, still working on the hands
June 18th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Eh you swedish guys...You just have art in your blood.
Love the colours here. Interesting designs. My personal favourite is that golum thingy at the beggining of your sb.
I would very much apreciate if you checked out link in my signature.
We're trying to make new activity of the week alive by recruiting new artists to join. If you like horror this is something for you:)
July 18th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Hey lets have an update here!! I want more pencils!
July 24th, 2007, 05:42 AM
Oops, long time no posts.
Grim Reaper: Thank you! that's very kind of you. afraid i don't have the sparetime for that activity, but good luck with it anyways :)
Looped warrior: i hope this update will do :) thanks for kicking my behind a bit
first one is quite stiff (as always) but i think i like the second one better, i'm gonna try this new approach to get rid of my stiffness
July 24th, 2007, 04:52 PM
July 26th, 2007, 12:32 PM
I love how you handle those values and edges in your faces!
I think you should keep going with that fast and loose style a bit,
seems to be workin´ great!
July 26th, 2007, 02:24 PM
great stuff, I'd love to see more of your notes and studies, like what you did with lines. It helped out.
P E N Ricklund
July 27th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Hey there. Cool, didn't see that you're from Sweden.
Cool stuff in here. And nice control on the values. And best of all are those master studies, keep them coming.
August 7th, 2007, 03:44 AM
flaskpost, thanks mate :) i think i will! it's fun and liberating to explore new techniques.
Tayoko what a compliment! i will try and make some more notes :)
pencilator Thank you! i'm gonna have to some more of those master studies, man are they educative. yup, i'm a swede for sure, moving to a radhus soon :)
Ok, slapped some paint on the gurl,
August 7th, 2007, 04:16 AM
Haha, this is cool, more please ! I'll be waiting
August 8th, 2007, 05:18 PM
starbonescoffin thank you
August 9th, 2007, 06:06 PM
I see a lot of potential here - I would be glad to observe and help you to achieve useing this potential
August 9th, 2007, 09:09 PM
Your earlier notes on lines line up with what I've been reading in the comics inking books I've been working with. Thick lines can mean any or all of:
- major outline of the figure
- presence of shadow
- close objects
- something important in the scene
while thin or broken lines can mean:
- detail work
- area of light
- border that's low contrast
- further objects, especially in backgrounds and landscapes
What gets me is when they conflict. For example if a close object is in the light and doesn't have much of a shadow. I suppose those are the decisions that lead to a personal style. Nice eye-con for your first post - that's what drew me in. You might try adding in more backgrounds (something I need to do as well) or doing two figures who are interacting with each other.
October 1st, 2007, 09:42 AM
Infinit, thanks... you're most welcome
scottmcd, thank you! that was a very interesting post. i will try and do some backgrounds and interactions!
some new stuff, studies from bridgeman and much. last two are from imagination.
October 1st, 2007, 09:52 AM
Hey man, nice stuff. The only thing I would say is that the colours on the last two (the chicken-man and the girl) seem a little too muted? Probably just because they aren't finished, but there doesn't seem to be enough contrast to make them pop out. I really liked your little angel study, though. :)
October 11th, 2007, 01:26 AM
daestwen Thank you! I generally like those kinds of colors, you're probably right about the contrast though, sometimes i'm too careful with it.
update on the girl, gonna fix that arm soon
October 15th, 2007, 05:41 AM
for a sijun activity
January 10th, 2008, 05:15 PM
update, still WIP
January 11th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Like your stuff, the hands are awesome and your style is unique...go with it!
January 11th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Vackert Tommy! Keep kickin it brother!
April 1st, 2008, 06:07 PM
Your digital work is coming out nice ... keep practicing ... keep posting
November 19th, 2008, 02:12 AM
woh, long time since i updated. thanks for the comments guys!
here's some new stuff, mostly from imagination, but also studies
November 19th, 2008, 08:15 AM
great to see you here notic! your use of edge in solid blocks and in line form is so interesting, you really got me thinking about those transitions and interest.
November 22nd, 2008, 02:28 PM
thanks lemur! these last two are studies from the late prof. Deane G keller
November 22nd, 2008, 02:42 PM
Great stuff. I love your shading. Keep updating!
November 25th, 2008, 12:01 AM
bra skit Tommy! du vet att jag gillar´t!
November 27th, 2008, 03:13 AM
wickededges, thank you!
Lars, tack man! dags för lite OC snart!
November 27th, 2008, 10:25 AM
hehe sweet setup and study man :)
November 27th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Nice stuff! I dig the evolution of the painted girl wip. =D Hope to see it finished soon!
November 27th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Hey I love this one
Got some special feel to it, sadly the expression got lost on the way further, happens to me all the time...
nice furniture btw ;P
November 29th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Wasker: thanks man!
lemming-clone: thank you! i hope to finish it too :)
aflklamer: thanks for your input! yeah, it annoys me alot, i really liked the first expression too. somehow i just paint the special stuff away and make it generic looking.. i supppose i need to learn when to stop :)
okay, update time! studies from ref
December 10th, 2008, 01:02 PM
fina frukter, broder!
November 19th, 2009, 03:07 AM
laaarz! man tackar!
March 12th, 2010, 02:08 PM
well, the good thing is: i'm drawing again
the bad one: i'm lazy at uploading stuff
March 19th, 2010, 03:24 PM
new things for today
March 19th, 2010, 06:31 PM
i'm liking the girls faces!! keep those still-lifes coming!! you learn so much!
March 22nd, 2010, 01:54 PM
MattGamer: thank you! i will follow your advice, more studies are needed. thanks for stopping by :)
March 24th, 2010, 05:27 PM
sjukt skön B)
March 31st, 2010, 03:36 PM
thank you fellow swede!
March 31st, 2010, 04:19 PM
nice, tommy! good shit med självporträttet! skulle gärna se det mer genomarbetat, och i en lite coolare vinkel kanske.
pannan och hårlinje skulle behöva lite definition, och skulle kunna beskriva formen mer tror jag.
March 31st, 2010, 04:35 PM
ey! har du fått ordning på burken nu :)
mycket vettig kritik, lite stressat självporträtt som inte ens ser ut som jag, haha.
Vore kul å se ditt sp också!
April 1st, 2010, 04:37 AM
Tja! Bra studier man! Du har fått till bra former på händerna/fingrarna.
Självporträttet ser väldigt larsigt ut haha. Jag säger "+1" på det Lars sade och tillägger att det ser aningen skevt ut. Näsan ser böjd ut medan resten är rakt framifrån.
Dina frånhuvudet-gubbar är oftast väldigt lika. Öva mer på att variera utseendet (med fokus på ansiktet kanske). Klurigt sånt där, har samma problem själv.
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