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I welcome crit! I thrive on it. So thanks in advance if you offer it.
Last edited by Sendak; July 22nd, 2011 at 12:46 PM.
I don't know,but why should someone like you post here now.you have greeeat artwork.post more and see my sketchbook in your free time,please.
Need your critique
The title of this forum isn't "Beginner's sketchbooks", it's "Sketchbooks". Besides, my kung fu may be strong, but there are many here who's kung fu is much more powerful. I seek their wisdom. And if I can inspire someone else along the way, then thats great too.
Thanks to you both for commenting.
These pics were moved from the first post to this one to fix the thumbnail issues. These are samples from the last few months (dates are usually on them).A few of them may not have been posted here before. I'm not sure.
Last edited by Sendak; December 7th, 2007 at 03:22 PM.
Thanks nofingers. I see you are in Atlanata. I'm a relatively new addition to ATL myself. Moved here in June and started SCAD-Atlanta in September.
Here are some meerkats and a few lions. Mostly from photos I took at the Atlanta Zoo a few weeks ago.
Okay, so a few of these weren't from the zoo:
man ur stuff is really good... face body/anatomy proportions r like all perfect, well they look it to me
i just wanna see more .. so keep posting
Check out my SKETCHBOOK ...looking for helpful advice!
In an effort to get more comfortable with figure drawing from imagination I'm getting back to anatomy studies. I would much prefer to draw from actual skeletons or one of those amazing Freedom of Teach figures, but I don't have access to it right now. I figure that you've got to use what you've got to get what you want, so I'm copying pages from the Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. It's a great book. It's one of many on my shelf, but I decided to just chose one and get going. I"m not trying to do exact renderings from the pages, but instead to learn as much as possible about the structure. I'm only through the skeleton so far. Had to take a break and do some fun stuff too, but I'll get to the muscles next week.
I've had a decent grasp of anatomy for a while, down to the names of most bones and muscle groups, but naming something and being able to really draw the forms are two different things. I doubt a doctor could draw much of it for example. So, I'm finding it really helpful to draw these forms again and again from different angles and so forth. I already feel like I have a much better grasp of the human body and how it is put together and moves.
PS. When I went back to drawing figures from imagination and photos last week, they felt much more solid and I felt much more confident that I understood what I was looking at. So I was able to jump in and bang out the figures a little faster than usual.
wow ... thats awesome pics. I love your anatomy stuff. please post more^^
Truly fantastic! Dunno what more to say realy, just brilliant
Yes, lots of room to grow. Some crit would be refreshing at this point, so fire away!
This is all great, I really love how well you've defined your lines, so bold.
If you have any tips, or suggest any books that worked for you, feel free to share.
Damn good studies, I learned alot just looking at em
I have a heck of a library of books. Maybe I'll get around to putting together a list. The Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist is the book I'm sketching from for the anatomy studies. The animal sketches are mostly from my own zoo photos. I'm also checking out animal anatomy references that I find online to compare with human anatomy. Its pretty eye opening. I don't know how much of an effect it is having on my art yet, but I feel like I'm understanding the forms better.
JFierce - Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like.
I really slacked today. These are my only two pages for today.
These were mostly quickies just to warm up. The big lion on the left really blows. I thought about cutting it out, but figured I would leave it in. You can't love everything you do, right.
These took a little more time. I like these for the most part.
I really dig the first piece in this sketchbook (brush?) as it shows that you're working with different mediums other than just graphite. The skull study appears to be acrylic (?) as well and after knowing you for a good 3 years now it's refreshing to see you giving new mediums a shot. The one thing that I notice about all of your figures and even your studies is that you tend to apply the same style of strokes to everything. Although I respect your artistic ability quite a bit I think that it might benefit you to try and mimic some more realistic textures and much like your friend Olu has said "Draw what you see" and not "Draw how you see it". This will also lend itself well towards working with digital painting (if you go that route for color/paint).
We all ultimately search for our own styles and I knew a few years ago that you had more or less found yours in basic form it's time to start spreading those wings as and artist and focusing on learning new mediums and techniques. I would try to focus on one new medium and learn to use it over the course of a few weeks and then switch to something new. BTW some of those life drawing seem to be showing a little bit of Bruce Timm Alright time for me to go draw robots
Undertow - Great feedback, man. Thanks! The first figure study is an ink study done with a drybrush technique on charcoal paper. Great observation about the way I apply mark making. I'm a little stuck on it, and tend to find it happening even when I'm trying not to. The skulls were actually done in grey marker. I got the affect by flooding the image with a 10 or 20 to get it wet and then going up the scale. It creates a wet-on-wet affect that blends the markers really well. None the less, as you know, markers are pretty new to me, so I am branching out a little. I agree that I need to push farther into new areas, but you'll still find a ton of black and white here for the next month or so. Early next year I intend to go wild with color media with Olu's help. Acrylics, oils, quache, and digital. And last but not least, yes, Bruce Timm is a definite influence. But I thought you knew that. I usually don't get so directly affected by another artist's style, but when I started looking at his work a few years ago, it was like it imprinted on my friggin brain or something. I think it's because I was already seeking something similar in my own work, going all the way back to Vegas, but just couldn't put it together till I saw his work. I don't want to ape his work, but I definitely don't mind the influence showing though.
Have fun with those robots, man.
This next bunch of pages is kind of warm up for a comic project I may be undertaking pretty soon where a couple of kids are the main characters. When I first started looking for kid reference I discovered that it had been so long since being around kids that I really couldn't tell the ages anymore. Finding age specific reference online was challenging at first so I rented the first Harry Potter movie, which helped. The kids aged a little in the course of the making of that film though, and its amazing how much difference there is from one year to the next. Ultimately I discovered a ton of videos on youtube of kids playing sports, boxing, and skating, and a lot of them were titled by age like, "10 year old skater". Working from blurry, paused videos is a challenge, but theres some great stuff there. In the process I managed to get a lot of practice drawing human motion in different sports and activities, and lots of practice drawing folds in the clothing. Here's some of the results.
Yeaaaaah.....this stuff is so dope. Can´t get enough. More plz.
Architekten schlafen nie.
I just did take a look at your sketchbook! And you have my skills plus mad skills I haven't even come close to yet. You're more than qualified. Why would a guy like you kiss my ass?! Come on, if you have crit, don't be shy!
I've always envied the ability to cartoon: boiling things down to a few simple but telling lines. Nice sketchbook.
The meerkats remind me of a naturecam I used to follow, trained on a meerkat family in a preserve in Kent. You know, Kent, England. Poor little bastiches were a long way from home. Mostly, you'd see them standing there in the rain with the water drizzling off their fur. Wet, miserable meerkats.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Here's todays sketch. I tried to push my mark making and style a bit farther than usual, and I tried to push values as far as I could with a 3B on sketchbook paper. The color affect was an after thought in photoshop, but I kind of like it. Funny enough I found the grass to be the most challenging thing to draw. Let me know what you think. Oh, yeah, and this is from reference that I found by searching google images if anyone wants to look up the original photo.
Last edited by Sendak; December 8th, 2007 at 12:53 AM.
Wow, nice studying mate, would love to get it like this, realy like the kids at sport. And those humping lions are sexy too haha, nice how you did the grass cause I have troubles with that, well now I know how(maybe).
Clean style, could look here for hours, buttaaa...gotta practice...
HAHAHA that's awesome Pat Have you tried working with colerase? I was messing around with those red pencils a while back and achieved similar effects. Life drawing today was not very successful in comparison to the faster stuff last week. We did a little field trip to the Frye Gallery afterwards and drew these things in a creature exhibit that were pretty creepy looking and very reminiscent of the Gelflings from The Dark Crystal. They have a couple of Bouguereau pieces that would make you cry.
estan muy buenos tus estudios de dibujo
Undertow - Haven't used colerase, but I've heard good things. When I finally get around to working with a color medium in a stick, though, the first thing I'll be reaching for is the massive prismacolor and prismacolor artsticks sets that I already have.
Sounds like the Frye was a great time. I've spent some time at the High Museum here in Atlanta since I've been here. It was a great time too. I definitely wont be making it up to Seattle in January. Its just not in the cards. But maybe a trip up for a weekend when it starts warming up.