Last edited by Yngling; August 17th, 2008 at 12:31 PM.
Before I scan some more, a few quick PS sketches. I feel like I've neglected the digital media too much until now. If I ever intend to do anything concept-ish I'd better become more confident with it. Right now, that isn't the case, especially when working with colour.
More sketches. I went to the zoo during my vacation, to sketch animals from life, but I didn't pick the right day it seems. It was mildly raining the whole day long, so I had to wait for the rain to stop for a while before I could sketch anything. Besides that, all animals were extremely lazy, snoring in some corner where you could hardly see them. The first is the only worthy sketch I made that day, done in a few seconds, because the lion only sat still for so long. I rendered it a bit further afterwards.
You rendering, pencil or ink is very good! Very detailed and a good understanding of lights and shadows. I really like the artistic pieces you do like the dripping red colors (trees?). Nice work man!
Wow, thanks for the kind responses! I love to get down to the details, but lately I've been trying to get a little looser in my lines and such. Somehow, I've always found it much harder to keep things spontaneous and flowing than fleshing out every possible detail, and to be honest, I often like the more spontaneous end results better. Still, there's nothing as meditative and relaxing as detailwork.
These are, I believe, the last few sketches I still had lying around from this vacation. I've done some painting as well, but I need to find a good way to take photographs of them. I haven't had satisfactory results yet.
Your inkings are fantastic.
Sketch page coming soon.
i like a lot of your pencil drawing......It's seems a little the pencil draw of Alan Lee......who did a sketchbook to "Lord of Rings"....
Keep going.......really great work!!!!
What's this, my sketchbook's getting popular? Thank you for dropping by, and encouraging me! I'm always a bit too hard on myself, seeing mostly the flaws and not the good things I've done. In a way that's good for motivation, but not for self confidence. Nice comments are the cure it seems!
Luciano Kassa, it's funny you should mention Alan Lee...I have the sketchbook you're talking about lying right beside me...up until recently I didn't know much of the man, but he's truly a master with pencils! Maybe some of it subconsciously crept into my own work! I fail to see the harm in that
Been fairly busy today, because of the introduction to my new school, where I got to meet my future classmates for the first time. I'm getting more and more excited about this! All I have for this post is a half-finished sketch I started yesterday evening, and worked on some more during the 3 hours of travelling by train. When school starts I'll have to travel for that long every day, but hey, you gotta make sacrifices for your art. Besides, I'll have plenty of time to sketch, and models readily available It's not so bad.
Last edited by Yngling; August 29th, 2008 at 04:22 PM.
Nice range of your studies you got there man, good stuff.
Keep it up!
So here I am once more...after being properly introduced to my classmates during a camp, where we got to spend some time together in creativity, I'm really looking forward to next week, when it's really going to start! For all the excitement, there's also a bit of nervousness...I always feel slighty uneasy when I show my work to others, you know, and I know it's only a good learning experience, but still...now I've really got to show what I'm made of, and being the pussy that I am, that'll be hard. Ah what the heck, I'll just let it come to me, and see where I get.
As with every post, here's another picture I'd forgotten to post...
A little update, quite WIP, but I feel this might just turn out very nicely. It started out as a brush test, fiddling around with some custom brushes. I want to keep it sketchy, only render the focal point to attract attention. See if it works for me...
awesome sketchbook !! I especially love your pencil characters.. your four admission assignments for the HKU are also especially awesome.. Mine kinda sucked hihi ^^
I really have to draw and update my SB.. Been so busy with my summerjob that it's been 1,5 month or so.
But the train rides give you much time to draw so we're going to have to use that, right? ^^
So.. Don't have crits at the moment. And I have to get going on school work and art material shopping.
Seeyou at school
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