Nice SB. Your figures are coming along nicely. (:
i would worry more about the gesture lines than getting all the muscles right at this point on your sketches, esp the trad. ones. i would use like a solid line on the spine than worry about the dips and stuff.
hp: Thanks for the advice. I feel more versatile doing gestures instead of "muscling" through at once. I'm going to go towards that direction now.
1) Top two rows referenced from characterdesigns.com. Rest from imagination.
2) Top row referenced from characterdesigns.com. Rest from imagination.
3) Referenced from characterdesigns.com.
watch that the area from the stomach to crotch isn't too short! i have trouble with that area too ^^
and onir started posting again if you want to look at his stuff. also added dcept
im impressed by your amount of studies! keep up the discipline. it will give you a very solid base! dont worry if you want to go loose some time though, it wouldnt hurt to do some experimenting with strange stuff you didnt do before! do you also have analog work or not?
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...106521&page=11
hp: Thanks. I will watch out for that.
ajvenema: Thanks. I feel I should take a break and do something more spontaneous haha.
I want to learn as much as possible since I have a lot of time this summer, so I'm using digital, which I can handle more easily than traditional mediums. When I return to school though, most of my stuff will be traditional: oil paints, charcoal, pencil, etc.
1) Top ref from characterdesigns; rest from imagination.
2) Putting shapes together, attempting to create an interesting composition.
3) Top two rows from imagination; middle from posemaniacs; rest from characterdesigns.
4) Top row traced over a 3D model; 2 & 3 rows ref from characterdesigns; 4 & 5 from imagination.
5) Top two rows from imagination; 3 ref from characterdesigns; 4 from posemaniacs.
like your stuff, its blurry though for some. You should get used to using the brush with 100% hardness in the digital stuff. Set the opacity to pen pressure and keep the hardness to 100%.
My57: Thanks. I agree. Instead of brushing so much, I've been trying to keep the stylus on the tablet.
1) Top row traced over a 3D model; 2 ref from characterdesigns; 3 from posemaniacs; rest from imagination.
2) 30 min doodle; tried making an interesting composition. The pose is kinda boring, right?
3) Save for the cleaner AND-1-Man heads, all are from imagination.
4) Save for the cleanr AND-1-Man heads, all are from imagination.
I'm going to move onto noses now. Although I'm getting better, I still have some annoying problems with the heads in perspective though.
hey YihyoungLi, great sketchbook! you've definitely progressed a lot since the beginning of this sketchbook; your figures have gotten much more volumetric and are limbering up nicely as well. the dedication and passion with which you're tackling the human figure is quite impressive as well
looking at this most recent post, the only criticism I can offer would be on the 30-minute sketch you posted up. I definitely like where you are going with this; the garbage can lid over his crotch and the tank top are a great contrast to the sword (I'm assuming that's a sword of course) in his right hand... quite an interesting story in there haha. his right arm is what is sticking out to me most though. given the height and angle at which it is raised it looks like he's holding the sword with the back of his hand towards us; if that is the case then the way his wrist is cocked feels a bit awkward and is kinda stiffening up the rest of the pose.
I'm partly wondering what it would look like if his arm was hanging by his side, sword going outward from around his upper thigh (there is a nice visual triangle being created from the light of the sword, the light on his chest, and the light on the outstretched arm). Honestly, though, I can't speak a whole lot on composition, definitely an area I could be improving in I'm sure hehe. either way great work so far! I'll try to stop in and offer what help I can more often.. also I saw hp added you into her signature as part of the sketchgroup. mind if I throw you into my signature as well?
Hey Onir! Thanks for the critique--it's really logical. I can see what you mean by the visual triangle; I actually didn't think of that before.
And yes. Please add me in haha. I'll add yours and the others' in my sig too; I've been procrastinating about that.
So...I've been napping a lot. I don't really need the sleep, so it's been consuming my time. I got the head perspectives down though. Moving onto noses now.
First pic is all ref from posemaniacs. Second is from imagination.
Good job on crankin' out all these! Have you tried using a round hard brush with size and not opacity to pen pressure? Kinda has the same effect as sketching with a pen.. hehe.. makes you think before you put something down.. confidence building Also, they come out all crisp and clean
Hey noticed the head studies, try doing more basic head studies with more detail. Its nice to see that your working with placement but it helps do draw in basic eyes nose and mouths as well. <- Not to say what your doing is wrong, its probably a good exercise to do as well.
dCepT: Thanks! I've been more deliberate in my marks now, but I think I'll wait until I get just a little better before I attempt that haha. I'm still feeling around for correct shapes, so it will be a while before I go in that direction.
My57: Got it! I've been practicing noses the past couple days. I intend to move to the mouth, eyes, then ears after that.
1) From imagination.
2/3) Ref from posemaniacs.
Hey YihyoungLi It's cool to see you're studying the head so much but I have to agree with My57. You posted that you'll get to the mouth, eyes, and then the ears, bit I think it's better to study them together so you'll get to know their relationship. You can study them separately too though, but draw them together too.
I hope this make some sense .
Good luck .
Lyno: Thanks. Will do.
1) From imagination.
2) Ref from posemaniacs.
3) From imagination. Not good outcome.
Kinda got the nose down. Moving on to the lips. I studied all the perspectives yesterday, but felt something was wrong...so I'm going to restudy. When I intend to make them thin they turn out thick and vice versa, especially in more radical head angles.
Colored ones about an hour each; the heads look so similar, but I'll study different features later. I was thinking about those anime villains with strange fashion senses.
Thats alot of heads , I can defenetely see improvement.
The clouds in post #6 are excellent btw
nice, but don't neglect the neck/shoulders! also i thinkt he eye could use more structure. and a little bit more shadow on the whites.
Keep it UP! Your consistent studies are really paying off! About the noses.. try to pick the shapes apart, and build using primitives.. Just to analyze it, and get some mental hooks to put it on
Keep going mate Those eyes are missing some structure though as hp mentioned, don't forget that the eyeballs are spheres, so it might help to draw those in on a separate layer for a guide.
Practice drawing spheres with the ellipse cross sections along the axis'. Like these in the top left:
wow, those are all from imagination? very impressive, looks like you nailed down the principles very nicely glad to see you're not afraid to put those studies to work in actual pieces as well (something i tend to forget to do). seems everyone before me hit on the main things (though I am definitely with hp on the neck and shoulders! hehe), and you seem to have a good grasp on what it is you are looking to do. either way keep up the great work!
Top is about an hour thirty--too much detailing. Next is an hour. Both ref from mmaphotography.com I'm taking a break from heads and working on the body again.
Third is a very rushed poster--I think it's a lot worse than my Spring 2009 version. I'm not doing these again--I don't know anything about graphic design, I'm not going to get much better, and they're prob. not very good portfolio material.
Final is an example of oil pastel on black paper for a family friend's 2nd grade kid I'm "exposing" to art. He likes Pokemon, so I referenced the Bulbasaur card. Now I feel like buying a DS and playing the game... D:
Hey YihyoungLi, the 2 figures look great! accurate and volumetric feel to em; only crit I have is that some of the hard edges are flattening the figure out a bit (the left (our right) arm on the top figure is an example).
The poster looks cool in my opinion; I have no skills in graphic design, so I can't crit much, but the position of number 3 makes me think it'd be number 2 when I read through (hope that makes sense). Otherwise it's got a nice look to it, I could definitely see that being posted up.
And Bulbasaur is looking great very cool that you're getting a young'n into art early on!
your guys are looking a little flat, i'm not sure if you do this but just fill it in as dark as you can stand it and then build up from there.
a minor crit about your poster, the BU central looks slightly off perspective wise?
I like the dedication in here! I would sugest a less saturated brush in photoshop for the studies. Use one that is set from pressure to size and saturation. When the brush wary in size it helps show shapes. + it doesnt get fyzzy. Keep it up! Cheers!
Your dedication to your studies is awesome!! You're gonna rock hard fo' sho'!
I think hp has a point about your values in the last couple of studies.. they're sorta in the upper midrange value-wise.. especially the lower piece.. Dump a multiply layer on there, get the values down a couple of notches and work up again Bobby Chiu does sorta the same thing, only with a normal layer at low opacity which he dumps over his image and then paints up again. I tried finding the video I had in mind on youtube where he does that, but I couldn't find it for the life of me.. hope it made sense without the visuals
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