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Thread: A Beginner's Sketchbook
January 4th, 2008 #1
Well, I was gonna write some shitty life story here about my art: fuck that. I suck, please help.
Last edited by Laros; July 1st, 2010 at 12:46 PM.
March 4th, 2008 #2
Fuck, you know? This old stuff... It just really needs a cursory glance. It's all
Me, my latest crap is mostly digital.
Michael Kane, alias of Andrew Johnson, scientific genius, chain-smoker, and dispatcher of an Alien Emperor (and ultimately the deflection of an extraterrestrial invasion). A cybernetic, self-designed limb to replace the destroyed one.
Made using the "Oekaki" program.
A simple hand, drawn - again - using the Oekaki program (as all others like this will be) in about 4 minutes.
I seem to have a strange fixation on skulls. Maybe watching He-Man as a child had consequences?
Alas, poor Yorick - I knew him, Horatio.
He seems to have a rather cool pair of sunglasses - sketched in about 8 minutes. This is about as good as they get, as any attempts on my part to add distinction and an air of being "finished" usually just tarnish the art.
A much older piece working on hands and etcetera, a month or two old.
There's a bit, Enjoy it! Or, whatever. Tear into it. I hafta leave real quick now.
Need to draw bigger...
Last edited by Laros; March 22nd, 2009 at 03:55 PM.
December 15th, 2008 #3
what is this i don't even
December 15th, 2008 #4
DAMN YOU OEKAKI
damn you and your seductive wiles
December 22nd, 2008 #5
good work keep it up
February 23rd, 2009 #6
WELL WELL WELL A TABLET THIS WAY COMES
February 23rd, 2009 #7
Old-Fashioned pencil on paper action!
Golly gee, if only it didn't suck!
Last edited by Laros; February 23rd, 2009 at 10:28 PM.
February 23rd, 2009 #8
why the fuck am I using this stupid crutch
god look at that jaw, look at his FACE
horrible horrible horrible what am i doing
Last edited by Laros; February 24th, 2009 at 09:32 PM.
February 24th, 2009 #9
Fuck, I can only seem to really comprehend this one part of the face, or just bits and pieces. I can never, combine them, into a competent whole. Or, you know, a reasonable facsimile of something along those lines.
Maybe I should learn to fucking draw. Ugh.
February 24th, 2009 #10Tattoo Artist
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Talk about serious bumpage here lol. Good work but you still need quite a bit of practice, may I suggest not using so many lines in the sketching stages? Makes it look kinda crowded.
February 24th, 2009 #11
Ah, yeah, I suppose. Been doing a lot of doodling lately, though. Not much time for practice, as irritating as it is at times.
I have a bad habit with crowding things. Instead of "erasing" I tend to just go 'pfft whatever' and put some heavier corrections on top of the mistakes. It's very inelegant.
Whoops what am I doing. CURSE YOU, MOUTH. CURSE YOU WITH YOUR LIPS AND YOUR INDECISIVE HOVERING BETWEEN THE CHIN AND NOSE.
Last edited by Laros; February 26th, 2009 at 04:24 PM.
February 26th, 2009 #12
Oh Photoshop Elements. Where would I be without you and your easy, easy shortcuts?
Hm. Better off, maybe.
WELL INSTEAD OF ME DOING ACTUAL WORK OR ANYTHING, LOOK AT THIS MILDLY CREEPY STITCH-FACE INSTEAD. God what is his hand doing, stop that.
February 27th, 2009 #13Registered User
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Hey man cool stuff personal favourite it all the way up the top, where the hand is holding the skull, keep going.
LOOKING FOR MENTOR
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out theyve got a second.
- William James
February 27th, 2009 #14
looking good, the last one is cool, you should clean up the face
February 27th, 2009 #15
February 27th, 2009 #16
February 27th, 2009 #17
hrm hrm hrm clean something up you say
i'll see what I can do chief but, i'm not so good with that OBVIOUSLY
Oh, stitch-face is getting all prettied up for the freakshow. He's really worried about (is my hair okay) his date, so he's dressing himself with his best stitching.
okay that pun was a long shot but still
February 28th, 2009 #18
Old Stitch was all Dressed,
He was ready to go,
But How did he look?
He needed to know.
So he glanced at the mirror and gnashed his teeth-
He should have remembered his nose, at least!
Last edited by Laros; February 28th, 2009 at 02:30 PM.
March 1st, 2009 #19
Hm. Not having a glaring white background really helps, I think. Please excuse my shitty fire.
I don't really like much but the face there, but I really am liking this Photoshop thing. Who knew using more than one brush could be so interesting?
This isn't stitch-face, by the way.
Last edited by Laros; March 1st, 2009 at 02:15 PM.
March 21st, 2009 #20
So it went something like this:
"hurf durf HEY LET ME TRY THIS COLOR SCHEME."
"wait wait SHIT what the fuck is color?"
And I find myself unable to answer.
tl;dr COLOR GOES WHERE? can't do it man can't do it
Also I need to stop scribbling like an impatient mofo. eyes are for looooseeeers
Last edited by Laros; March 21st, 2009 at 01:13 PM.
March 21st, 2009 #21
PS THIS WAS MY ORIGINAL ATTEMPT AT THE COLOR SCHEME
done in Paint.Net because pfft photoshop
March 22nd, 2009 #22
Hrm hrm hrm
Why did this doodle become more than a doodle? Why I'd say it's a full-fledged scribble at this point. Ho ho ho what a fuckin' joke.
This is just a smaller portion and the only part I like at all (because faces are the only thing I can ape valiantly).
ha ha ha look at his tiny eyes
eyes are for losers(please help me)
Last edited by Laros; March 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 PM.
March 22nd, 2009 #23
My faces all look exactly the same?
That's crazy talk, crazy. I'll not stand for it in my house sir. Please leave.
hey this is the same guy as before except shittier and drawn in thirty minutes for hope of getting a better expression. I GUESS IT KINDA WORKED MAYBE.
Ha ha who am I kidding.
March 31st, 2009 #24
WHELP, NOTHIN' TO SAY REALLY.
I've mostly given up on actual responses at this point.
here have some more crap
It's Mister Kane back again from his bizarre impressionistic venture into warm scribbled tones, now in cool scribbled tones.
The light, what's happening here! Background, what background? Pose? Form? Pshaw, what garbage! He's obviously TOO GOOD to abide by such things!
Hm, self-loathing. we meet again.
April 1st, 2009 #25
SO I GOT A SKETCHBOOK
AND I DREW SOME SHIT
AND I CRAMMED IT INTO MY COMPUTER AND PHOTOSHOPPED IT ALL TO HELL.
story of every drawing here, hur hur hur.
Honestly though, where do I go from here? I probably need to study anatomy, look at some (Loomis) books for tjat. I guess (LOOMIS) some knowledge like that would be useful.
God, what am I doing?
PS - SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT THE RECURRING CHARACTER IN THIS IMAGE
April 1st, 2009 #26
April 2nd, 2009 #27
I now forbid you to wail away at your poor tablet like you're trying to etch into the drawing surface through sheer frantic determination. No more scribbling lines! Practice teaching your hand a little coordination and to do what you want it to do in fewer strokes by really paying close attention to either your reference or what's in your imagination.
April 2nd, 2009 #28
I Will Do This
It Will Be Done
But sometimes I get this nagging feeling that if I slow down at all I'll lose it. So I power it out. Scribble scribble scribble does that kinda look like a face (it does if you squint) okay cool.
Last edited by Laros; April 2nd, 2009 at 04:28 PM.
April 2nd, 2009 #29
How the fuck is your arm doing that?
Well, y'see, I left my shelter a bit before all the fallout had cleared up, and, well. Malleable tissues, I suppose.
That's a bit of a stretch, Mister J.
Ha ha ha, shut up. Little asshole.
PS - is this any better
PPS - goddamn mouths
Last edited by Laros; April 2nd, 2009 at 06:57 PM.
April 2nd, 2009 #30
Not bad! All I can suggest is studying anatomy and drawing whatever you feel like from life or photos. Do some studies of faces and bring what you learn from those into your work from imagination - it makes a huge difference
And try to scribble less - use a bigger brush to block it all out then work down to the smaller detail.
Just keep it up. I like how much energy all your stuff has. Refine it a little and you'll rock