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FIRST AND FOREMOST, PLZ! CRIT THE HELL OUT OF ME! I ENJOY IT! IT HELPS ME LEARN!
Three or so drawings to get started.
Couldn't nab a scanner today so grabbed a crappy camera and took shots of the sketchbook pages. Stick that "rofl sketch quality" in ur pipe and smoke it!
Reference Drawing from a Wallpaper for the new Halo 3 Video Game.
Next is a Reference Drawing of someone else's concept art for the Vulshok (Magic the Gathering.) [Orig: is by Matthew Wilson]
Basically it's my version of copying 'a master', as it's a little more than referenced. Freehand copy w/o color is a better name for it.
Last for today is my attempt to get away from "copying"/"referencing" other drawings/photos. This next one was for the Concept 101 Thread Assignment # 1. Take an object, in this case a drink coaster (spelling? word choice?) and change something about it. After looking through the responses to that assignment, I feel my drawing skills are worse than I assumed. I have never taken an art class before, so I guess that can be expected. I really need some basic instruction on color, values, proportion, perspective, hell! I need a damn mentor.....where's that thread? rofl I'll find it later. Enough rambling here's the first all me drawing of the day. I give you Circular Throwing Knife Drink Coaster(?)
*Note* The writing is my thought process as I decided what I wanted my coaster(?) to become.
Last edited by Ohsnapjon; October 3rd, 2007 at 08:29 PM. Reason: Spelling roflmao
More sketches I had on hand but forgot to put up.
First is from another Concept Art 101 Assignment
Second is some cubes from a Concept Art 101 Assignment
Third is a torso/midsection/legs-to-knees idea I had for a kind of hunter type char. On this one I felt I didn't have the skills to adequately draw what I had in mind.
Try to find a few books on anatomy, they will help you . there are many things you need to work on , but coming to this site will help you become a better artist.
Ev'sSketchbook for the lazy minded but willing!
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Some more attempts at anatomy, as suggested. Ref for head was a Drawing by Leonardo DaVinci. Ref for male chest superficial anatomy drawing was from a photo taken by David Shankbone. Any notes written near or on the sketches are from after drawing, when looking from ref to sketch and back again, and notes on things. Bottom of second sketch is cut off, but im getting a scanner set up this week! No more crappy quality stuff!
Something that'll help you: draw what you see, not what you THINK the object look like. Like the picture that you refed off of this: http://link.library.utoronto.ca/anat...o=on&refine=no
Don't draw the hands like what you would normally draw a hand, instead, closely study the curves and shapes of it in the drawing and try to copy that. When you already have an idea in your head as to how to draw a object, it won't look like the real thing.
I don't know if my comment's making sense so far... but keep practicing! It's the only way to get better.
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most." --Mark Twain
3 min apple, a little something to tide me until I can nab a loomis figure book and start doing life drawings! Edited to include some drawings I forgot
Last edited by Ohsnapjon; November 10th, 2007 at 11:22 PM.
Hey, just keep up with drawing, allways remember to have fun because there will be times that your drawing wont come up as you expect, but allways rember that you are just starting and have in mind that you must learn something, even if its small, from any drawing you make, so that you can improve for the next drawing you make. Keep it up!.
The apple has some problems, if you wanted to make it realistic you should have started with very big brushes and later add details, try doing a sphere first, and do it until it looks perfect. Also, start doing black and white stuff, dont use the tablet yet because, doing stuff in pencill will help you learn faster, also try painting with acrylics. Good luck and never give up!.