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November 6th, 2007 #1
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Hide this ad by registering as a memberNovember 8th, 2007 #2
Great start on this sketchbook. being serious about art is an amazing dedication; it can be serious and hard, but also fun and relaxing and rewarding. That's why I love art so much. Keep up the good work in your sketch book!
Please check out my sketchbook
And my Life Studies
Animation is hard work, BUT.....
It's also tedious....
November 9th, 2007 #3
Work on your contrast, your work makes it look like you're afraid of going darker. There are a few sketches that have the values pushed, and the image really pops with those ones. Explore the boundaries of your pencil.
November 9th, 2007 #4
Nice first dump. You totally rocked out the life drawings, not much I can say on that. I'd say watch your proportions on some of them. The torsos seem to be really thick at times. Also, when drawing faces, take your time and make sure they are proportionate and placed right. Some of the faces I've seen in here skew off to the left a bit. :/ Uhm....what else...*takes a second look* Take a closer look at women's torsos and study the curves. Do some basic studies on just the torsos of women so that you understand where the curves are and where the hips, elbows, "waist" etc lines up at.
One more thing; When starting digipainting, do not go straight into something difficult. Find a good reference image that has great values in black and white and then study it. Try to get the values, form, shape, shade, etc all correct. On this you can do what IdiotApathy is doing with me. But I'd wait a while before tackling something like that. You might want to start with simple cubes, polyhedrons, etc to get the hang of what I'm talking about.
*massages wrists and applies heat pad* Increaded my Carpal Tunnel a bit on that post. Anyway, hope that all makes sense and helps you out. I'll subscribe so I can keep a close look on what you work on. Good luck and we'll lvl together bruh.
November 10th, 2007 #5
Half ass update
Just a small update of some life drawing stuff in my small book. I need to figure out a way to be loose. I stiffen up a lot during life drawing I notice. I'll finish the update later today when I can get back to the scanner, gotta run right now.
WaiLik -Yeah, thanks for the vote of motivation. I definately plan to keep at it.
Sepulverture - Something I get called on all the time is contrast. I need to start forcing myself to make things darker than I think they should be and maybe I'll get better results that way.
Stark - Yeah I've always skewed them cause I hold my head to the left. Another thing I need to consciously keep thinking about. Manly women, its either I do the shoulders to big or the torso is too wide and angular. I need to stop that. Yeah about the digi-painting. I'm trying to do the activities in the threads on basics. Thanks for the crit
November 14th, 2007 #6
Just some stuff I meant to post on the weekend and didn't get around to doing. I had more to scan for today but the lab was full. So I'm still behind what my plan was.
Life drawing stuff then doodlez.
November 14th, 2007 #7
Looking good here. The life drawings are shaping up and getting better. Just make sure you are defining the form and shape more clearly so that they don't come off as thick blocks of flesh. Good start and like they say to me in my SB, maximize your SB to the fullest.
November 14th, 2007 #8
looks good, liking the life drawings alot.
I think some one or two more portrait studies would't be wrong though, be careful as you mark the facial features. I don't know if anyone commented on this before, but often heads look a bit crooked. For instance, try using straight lines to measure the facial features correctly in relation to each other.
Other than that it looks good! Hoping for more updates.
November 20th, 2007 #9
I been slacking lately cause classes are dragging me down. Haven't really drawn anything other than studies, but I have been doing more digi paintings thanks to Slash and others.
And a study/painting thing that I have to do for class tommorrow that I'm currently working on, also started a Bouguereau copy that I need to finish.
I don't know why I like the birdies...but even when I don't feel like doing anything else I can toy around with those so at least they keep me doing something
Edit: As finished as I'm going to get I think with the samurai thing.
Last edited by Aveh; November 20th, 2007 at 10:21 PM.
November 21st, 2007 #10
hey great start to your sketchbook!
November 21st, 2007 #11
Hey your Figure studies are looking strong, maybe try and experiment with a different Media? like a brush Pen? Your digi stuff is improving, i can see this in the last post.. good stuff...i will check back again soon...so update?
November 21st, 2007 #12
Good start. Now you need more value studies. Pick anything and just go very slowly to make sure it is all accurate. Find a good piece, change it to B/W and match values. Very good practice for what you are trying to accomplish. Try that BEFORE you do the master copy. You'd want to make sure you can handle values before venturing into a master copy.
November 30th, 2007 #13
I'ma post some of the pose maniac stuff I've been doin daily in hopes to get more comfortable sketching digital as well as pleasing Slash so he doesn't beat me.
Hopefully such a halfass post will force me to go scan stuff, I hate dealing with the computer lab to scan =|