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Just life drawings for today:
First one is a two hour pose, I can't believe the model was able to hold that pose!
And some 1-5 minute gestures - I love edge induction:
The link: This is how I learned my anatomy (*Warning* contains a real human dissection - although it's not gross, some may be offended).
Clips 2, 3 and 4 are available in the 'related' section. It comes from the DVD: Acland's DVD Atlas of Human Anatomy. I find that a more analytical and scientific approach to learning anatomy really helped me, it may work for you too.
On to the work,
Quick speedpaint, about 1.5 hour (I actually kind of like it!)
1 min poses:
Some badly proportioned cars:
Finally got around to doing some hands. These are two of the 37 pages that I did. Sadly, I think the first page I did looks better than the last.
My two most recent watercolours:
And ANIME! Whoo! This was a collab with a friend. She came up with the idea and the sketch. I did the lines and the colouring.
Drew this one from imagination after watching Metropolis. Good movie, I would recommend it.
And this one... I .... really don't.... know......
link: http://0rga.org/ Just some inspiration. I love the way he mixes abstract and graphic design elements within his drawings. Plus, you can't lose with subject matter such as that.
Maybe if I post my really quick sketches you guys can point out my mistakes easier.
Some OC stuff:
Did this one with my friend in OC, he did the rendering. Was fun!
Interesting and inspiring SB. I like the way you try out different media. The little sketches from everyday life look great, and your colour paintings make me want to practice my non-existent skills in that department. Keep up the good work!
I'm running out of links! I've already posted a link to James Gurney's Blog, but it's just so informative I'm gonna link it again to make sure you bookmark it:
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/ (bookmark it!)
Quick sketch for the dsg: "CREEPY ROBOT'S EXTERIOR IS MADE UP OF ARTICULATED BONE MATTER"
Really like the life drawings and the pen sketches on the first page.
http://www.sketchwich.com/ :: So very... very... good...
@Nopig: Thanks for dropping by! Pen is my favourite drawing medium... aside from digital.
You are not a snowflake... you are the same decaying organic matter as everything else
If anyone cares to watch, I saved all of these in one wpe event file available: HERE
http://www.jasonjart.com/ Jason Juan is good.
@MeTaL-Mike Thanks, I draw in oC more than anything else. If anyone wants, I can post some more wpe's.
@Kian I love your work, a lot! I will definitley do some more Fight Club studies. Anything you say I will listen!
Some Gifs. Because Gif is cool. Spent an hour checking out the GIF compression algorithm while making these instead of drawing - what a nerd.
Girls. Done in pencil, quickly coloured.
Link: http://tenminutedrawing.blogspot.com/ More video tutorials. I would highly recommend watching them.
I kinda like this next page:
Went back to life-drawing:: 5 or 10min for these
About 1/2 an hour for these:
Speedpaints. about 60 mins:
about 40 mins:
#11, comment to the Speedpaint, 60 mins || great subject position and lighting. Leads to consideration to detailing on the subject's play with not only her environment, but the conposition of the photo, like was she playing with the cameraperson, or setting the camera on a tripod? Was she on some personal excursion in the desert or out on a journey to find someone or something?
I don't know, but i think exploration of that subject with those question might open the door to a series about a character for you (I love such projects...)
on the brain
Lovely digital studies...espeacially your female studies in colour are simply wonderful.
Don't be so hard on yourself.
You're progressing really good.
I love how you're pushing yourself to experiment with different media.
Try & push your compositions a little more into the extreme aswell, I'm curious to which heights you can take those
You're a natural, keep it up
@kamal_anjelo: thanks, they're just reference studies though.
@EtherRain: You draw beautiful girls! And your rendering is top notch. I need more practice!
@DoubleThink: Hmm, thanks. I haven't done any illustrations, which means I haven't thought about composition very much. I'm just working on the basics right now. Value, colour, form & anatomy. I will study composition later, I hope.
I really need to learn how to colour/render/draw from imagination. Which is what I'm working on right now.
However, in lieu of that, I give you more drawings from life.
my best watercolour to date - in my opinion (although I hate the hair)
garbage from my borked brain:
From imagination and life: I love jewelery and fashion design ....!
I think this was 3 hours... Whoa, I suck:
........ How to get better?......
Thanks Anthriel! Your environments are absolutely amazing!
Face on the right is based on a sketch Fellah posted.
My friend fixed up my horrible horrible anatomy for me >.<!
It's all great, but I especially love the dynamic feel of your life-study sketches.
Yeah, life studies definitely look great. Sometimes the the eyes of your characters look slightly too close together....the eyes should be (about) an eye's width apart.
Hmm, I wish I had something more useful to say :/ but yeah, keep it up!
By the way are those katakana characters on the Sargent study, or am I hallucinating?
I like your work.............................................. ................................................ this much!!
Why not switch to Acrylics/Oils if you're struggling with watercolours? You seem to (digitally) colour figures and things in large bright blocks of colour; maybe watercolours are a bit too transparent (and unreworkable afterwards) for your confident brush.
As realistic as you paint your girls, tho, I'd like to see more Menny Men men here.
I have never known the like of this.
I've been alone, and I have missed things and kept out of sight.
But other girls were never quite like this.
Falling, yes I am falling, and she keeps calling me back again.
Link: My friend's and my collaboration Wiki: http://blog.borinouch.com/
Opilione: Thank you, my life drawings are generally better than anything else I can do... and I wish I wasn't like that.
Kim-bot: Thanks for reminding me of the eye width thing! A lot of times I stop thinking when I draw, and things slip by me. Need to keep focused! It's great to hear critiques from someone else - a lot of times I don't realize my own mistakes unless I really analyze my drawings.
Euphemism: Thanks a bunch Euphemism! I've actually tried oil painting quite a bit. I'm not patient enough nor very good at mixing colours so I get very frustrated with all my oil paintings. I haven't touched them in half a year.
Men... well... maybe one day. I have no interesting in drawing men at all That's why I almost never do it.
This is the current collab pic me and my friend are working on:
hei! nice SB
i liked the fight club sketches most (my fave movie! ) the girls are also amazing
Wow, I haven't updated in almost a year.
I do update my blog a lot more though: www.mattjeffery.com/blog
I was going to upload everything I've done in the last year. But that would be a really huge post, if you want to see my progress the last year you can go to the blog.
These are all studies from Craig Mullins (who is very good):
This is a study from Tempor (also amazing):
Study of Linran (possibly my new favourite artist):
Linran has a translated tutorial HERE which inspired/convinced me to use the RGB sliders instead of the HSB. I love the RGB sliders now.
These are generic photo studies:
This one is from life drawing 2.5hr:
The rest is imagination:
I don't think anyone looks at this sketchbook.
But that's okay! I've always liked talking to myself.
Drew all of these today:
This guy is from the 'interesting faces' thread in the lounge:
The next two are partially referenced, partially from imagination:
Good food combinations: Vanilla Coke + Pretzels.
Bad food combinations: Coke + Bananas...
Some crap from life (pen), imagination (pencil), ref (digital)