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    SketchBook: Latest stuff! I feel I'm going in a very strong...

    Latest stuff! I feel I'm going in a very strong direction with lighting =) I have a bit to learn about toning down the background but the plein airs have definitely been fantastic practice. These...
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    Art: Thank you for your comment, Ninjerk, I always...

    Thank you for your comment, Ninjerk, I always forget that about watercolor, thank you! I often forget that introducing colors into washes can be a beautiful effect.

    It's funny that you say that! ...
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    Art: Watercolor Plein Air tips?

    I've been trying a project since May where I try to do at least a plein air a week, and I've found it's significantly improved my ability to recognize and compose a picture around values. However,...
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    SketchBook: Two more lunchtime plein airs. One was about 30...

    Two more lunchtime plein airs. One was about 30 minutes but I got interrupted a bit (apparently painting in the open isn't like sketching--people actually notice >.<), the other was over two...
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    SketchBook: Plein Airs

    I didn't realize I'd completely been neglecting to post my plein airs here. I started doing them back in May, with the goal of at least one a week. Some weeks I've been very good and done 3, some I...
  6. One thing to remember, practice is about forming...

    One thing to remember, practice is about forming the neuron connections that make drawing instinctual. These take time. It's not about demonstrating that you learned a concept of how to make a...
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    Sticky: Art: A couple of sketches

    I've been practicing a lot with ink, love the results! Here's a page out of my sketchbook, the models are from Pixilovely's Gesture machine.

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  8. I use Pentel's pocket brush pen along with a grey...

    I use Pentel's pocket brush pen along with a grey pen and I adore it. I sometimes doodle in ballpoint pen and then use the brush pen to add shadow. It doesn't go through the thin pages of my...
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    SketchBook: Playing with my sketches using puppet warp makes...

    Playing with my sketches using puppet warp makes changes so much easier! Here is the sketch for a painting of a werewolf I'm about to start, it's been through three revisions and I'm pretty happy...
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    SketchBook: More from Dr Sketchy's, these were from life,...

    More from Dr Sketchy's, these were from life, this time with a NASA theme. Most of these are 5 minutes with a couple 10 minutes mixed in. The bottom right one was a 10 minute pose drawn...
  11. Nothing helps like practice, but I did find this...

    Nothing helps like practice, but I did find this video by Proko to be helpful, combined with his other techniques:
    http://www.proko.com/shading-light-and-form-basics/

    That and for me, practicing...
  12. I really like it, it's so strange! The concept is...

    I really like it, it's so strange! The concept is really interesting and this is really well done.

    The one place I think that it doesn't read as well is the face, because of the nature of faces...
  13. I don't know about the first animal you posted,...

    I don't know about the first animal you posted, but I can comment on the other too: the stripes and something about the face make your thylacine just recognizable but the proportions are off,...
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    When I use an actual sketchbook I never draw on...

    When I use an actual sketchbook I never draw on the first page >.> I don't know why but I always find the very first page too intimidating, because it sets the tone for the rest I guess? It's...
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    I did have a similar problem for the longest...

    I did have a similar problem for the longest time--for me, if the situation wasn't PERFECT (IE the right media, the right reference material, the right sitting position, lighting etc) my brain would...
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    SketchBook: Been a while

    I haven't posted since July or so, been buried in work. I finally quit my second day job. Been using the time to practice with the gesture machine. As I mentioned before, the only figurework in...
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    I know you said no books, but I can't resist...

    I know you said no books, but I can't resist suggesting suggesting Gurney's book Color and Light I've found it indispensable for helping me understand how to limit my palette, how to get mood to come...
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    Art: Wow, some awesome stuff here! I'm starting plein...

    Wow, some awesome stuff here! I'm starting plein air myself, your progress is very inspiring =D
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    SketchBook: More dogs, this time from a schutzhund event. I...

    More dogs, this time from a schutzhund event. I photographed and sketched the dogs as they performed, this one was from a series of photographs afterwards. I was happy with the movement and detail...
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    SketchBook: More Dr. Sketchy's July 2012

    Now that I have a lot more time, I plan to keep a lot more active on here ^_^ I'm starting to show a lot more consistency in my gesture drawings. Proportions are no longer all over the place,...
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    My favorite creature designs detail behaviors,...

    My favorite creature designs detail behaviors, much like you would find in a nature book. Maybe you could have one of the pictures demonstrating the method it uses to steal, or what it does with...
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    SketchBook: Been doing quick sketches of dogs from the...

    Been doing quick sketches of dogs from the numerous photos I've taken, after spending time observing them play (unfortunately, too cold for sketching outside, brrr!). If you're curious about my dog...
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    SketchBook: Thanks! Animals make great subjects, and unlike...

    Thanks! Animals make great subjects, and unlike drawing people it's not considered rude to stare at dog (as long as its not in the eyes of course!). Dog parks are awesome places to sketch.

    I've...
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    SketchBook: Two more watercolors from the MLP series. I...

    Two more watercolors from the MLP series.

    I tried experimenting with changing the horizon, as many of my characters are done from the same viewpoint. I'm also trying to limit my pallette. In...
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    Wow those are awesome! I really like the one...

    Wow those are awesome! I really like the one with all the animals!
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