Man, you have one very nice SB! You are very talented .
Are you in first year at the HKU?
I really love that you use so many different techniques. That's especially cool at the selfportraits. I did some too this week, but I can really learn something from yours! . I just want to ask: are they done from a photo? or a mirror?
I love the light in this one: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1232656471
Marlisa: Yup, first year, and it's been good fun! I like to use different techniques, it gives you more freedom to express yourself. Right now I'm very much digging into charcoal, as you can see. The SP's were all done from the mirror.
Last edited by Yngling; April 6th, 2009 at 03:20 PM.
First up, some of the more succesful results of some test printing with a woodblock. It was my first time working with the medium and I must say I really enjoyed it! Not sure if the design is alright yet (this is a 'sketch version' that kind of went overboard). Especially the vertical stripes are a point of discussion it seems.
Second, a little improvised comic booklet! I had all these self-made booklets lying around that lacked content, so I went on the Black Frog-tour (even in colour scheme, I noticed afterwards:s) and tried my hand at some sequentials. Incredibly fun and challenging, especially without text to aid the reader. Wonder if it makes any sense to you.
Nettle: Thanks man. As it is, I agree, it's pretty rough, but it was just a spontaneous idea. Maybe I'll polish it up digitally.
This afternoon I sat down somewhere in Utrecht Central Station and just sketched people passing by for about 1,5 hours. I'd never done this, but it turns out it is a perfect excercise in drawing FAST! It also greatly helps the hand-eye-coordination, as you simply don't have time to look at the paper while scribbling. Sometimes it gets all over the place, sometimes it works. This might just be something do to once every week, like half an hour or so. See if it will improve.
First two are not from the aforementioned session, btw.
Edit: Scanner decided to quit on me, but the rest wil follow shortly, I promise!
More sketches from today. In some I tried some different approaches to capture movement, with varying success I guess. Sadly, my scanner refused to do anything but black-and-white scans after the first image. Ah well. Next week is vacation time, so expect plenty of sketches to come!