So my friend convinced me to start a sketchbook after I convinced him to start a sketchbook, yarr!
I have not had an art class since grade 10 so I would really appreciate any critique I receive. I started drawing seriously at the beginning of summer, but haven't been able to draw as much as I wanted to since school resumed.
Again, I appreciate critiques, don't hold back. This is the only opportunity I have to get feedback. I'm glad it comes from the great artists here on CA.
My good friend, Ace is the one who convinced me to start a sketchbook, and I know he would be just as grateful to receive critiques as I am. Check him out, he is a lot better than me!
Thanks for your time, and I hope I can learn a lot from this fine community. And maybe inspire some people with my crappy work!
And, two more coloured pieces. First one was a speedy speedpaint in painter, only took me about an hour - which I am happy about, I usually draw slow - and the second one is a self-portrait that I am not happy about. That one took around 3 hours in openCanvas and I don't like the colours or the values. Attachment 240039 Attachment 240040
Last edited by FinalKnight; November 15th, 2007 at 01:28 PM.
Reason: Rearrange pictures
Thanks for the support sloppybunny, you two have convinced and inspired me to draw quite a bit over the last two days.
The fruits of my labour:
First one, a soldier. Again this only took me about an hour in Painter, and I like the way it turned out. Attachment 241230
This next one was done with a B&W reference so I had to make up the colours. I don't like it as much as the previous one. Again in painter and took about 3 hours. Tried to add detail and texture, but it didn't work out too well. I'd say one of my biggest weaknesses is detail, so I tried to work on that in this piece. The trench warfare of WW1, Canadian soldiers. Attachment 241231
Thought I should also post some analog stuff. Continuing on this world war theme, an African and Russian soldier using Conte pastel pencils. Attachment 241232
I guess I should also start posting some stuff from my imagination. When I try to draw from my imagination using pencil it turns out like crap. When I draw digitally from my imagination the results are better crap (Yay for ctrl+z) in OC:
Both of your guys' work is amazing. I am always envious of those who can draw with emotion and style all from imagination.
Newbs, I wish I could tighten up my paintings too. I have never really drawn anything with detail, so I don't even know how to do it! Also, I don't have the time to dedicate to tinkering with details. The only thing I can manage is some speedpaints.
But, for my next drawing I'll try to spend some more time on it and add some detail and some more smoothness.
And two more speedpaints without using ctrl+z - I use it too much - in Painter about 2 hours for the first one, 1.5 for the second one.
Both are from the same photoshoot over at kindgirls.com. This girl has amazing hair! Attachment 255487 Attachment 255488
I know these aren't detailed. I drew them before reading Newbs comment, next post I'll have some detailed stuff (to the best of my ability)!