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Thread: Vhan's Sketchbook.
April 8th, 2008 #31
No, I'm useing a pencil with just about everything I draw, but when I scan them In I reduce them to e-mail size, and that always makes them look fuzzy.
I haven't figured out how to scan them im and keep the sharpness without going over the file limit...Because everything that you see is actually 8 by 11 inch paper. I just shrunk it down.
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I'm in a little bit of a hybernation...not doing a whole lot of drawing...I have my reasons!
April 29th, 2008 #33
I have Been takeing time off, doing a lot of studies, just to explain why I havent posted anything lately, I want to make the second page a whole lot more impressive than my first!
Last edited by Vhan Juju; April 30th, 2008 at 01:59 PM.
April 29th, 2008 #34
Ok, working on color for the first time.
Allright, trying out my ability to paint, have to say its quite the learning experience. I proabley shouldn't have picked such a large subject to paint. I wonder if I'll ever get it finished! >.<
April 29th, 2008 #35
April 29th, 2008 #36
Yea, it did! But, unfortunitley for you you didnt crit my two images up there, so I must hunt you down, and shoot you... lol
April 30th, 2008 #37
Ok, quality got knocked down, but I think this is were I'm going to keep this picture a while. I'll be doing some metal painting studies, and maybe some other stuff.
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The third best piece of advice I ever got (art related anyways) was: "Always give a head a convincing size and shape to show the skull underneath". Neither of these guys have a convincing head shape to make me think they have a human shaped skull. But the good news is that they're not far off. The proportions of the heads are just a little wack.
The guy in the grey shirt should have a sllightly higher skull-dome. People's eyes are situated half way between chin and top of head, so his are too high up for the skull he's been given. The guy in the blue shirt on the left should have a larger braincase behind his ear. It's too rounded in too sharply - Your ear is only a little bit more than half way back in real anatomy.
Hope that's some help, keep drawing. I'm looking forward to the metal paints...
April 30th, 2008 #39
Ok, thanks for that, I tried really hard to get the skulls right, so I really appreciate your crit!!!
This any better?
Last edited by Vhan Juju; April 30th, 2008 at 04:16 PM.
May 1st, 2008 #40
Makeing surfaces look shiney or reflective?
Meh, I was gonna post another quick paint, but I dont wanna stuff my SB up with worthless half-done stuff all the time, so I'll wait longer before I post it. But in the mean time if anyone has any advice on makeing surfaces look shiney or reflective please send the info my way!
Last edited by Vhan Juju; May 1st, 2008 at 02:02 PM.
May 1st, 2008 #41
My advice to you is that your jumping into digital stuff to soon.
You need to learn how things are built, how they move, and how light reflects on them.
Your just wasting your time doing digital painting without the understanding of what you are doing. Spend some time working on your basic skills, don't rush things.
As for the painting above, what do you want me to say.
Every single piece of artwork that you produce, without the knowledge of how to build it
will look wrong. Its a kin to trying to build a house without knowing how to put it together.
You must understand that the most important thing that any pro must practice is patience
and understanding for what ever direction they take in there career.
Patience is the key
Good work by the way.
May 1st, 2008 #42
still too soon for me?...I'm trying my best not to look like "another teenager / highschool" kid. So I figured doing some digi paintings would help.
Allright, I'm going to go back to old pencil and paper, and see what I can turn out...
Here We Go!
May 1st, 2008 #43
May 1st, 2008 #44
Hey Vhan Juju, I don't really know you, and you probably don't know me either, (lol) but I kept seeing your name in the lounge/art discussion, so I decided to take a look see.
I'm not a great artist, but I agree with "patience is the key."
Well from here, it looks like they were all done pretty rushed. (the last one's better, but could still use some love.) I used to have drawings like that too, long time ago, but when I started working longer, I felt more satisfied with what I did, and It felt more accomplishing when I was done.
Here's a quote that helped alot:
"No one really remembers how fast you made it.
They remember how good it was done."
Lol, It sucks that I'm asian. I can't help it if I look like a million other people.
My Sketchbook: Critics and Comments would be AWESOME.
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May 2nd, 2008 #45
Thanks Kool Ka Lang, I'll remember that when I sit down to draw from now on...
If you keep this pace up your work will look like a highschool kid in your mid 30's
Last edited by Vhan Juju; May 2nd, 2008 at 12:20 PM.
May 2nd, 2008 #46
Sorry Humanature, I did promise a metal study! Digi painting is fun, but I have been spending time in other skethbooks, and I need better foundation work...dang.
May 6th, 2008 #47
Ok, a little update, you proabley wont see me much around the forums, or uploading much, this is my last day at school, and I will be limited on my internet acess, but the good news is that when I do upload there should be some real improvements!
May 6th, 2008 #48
Ok, first things first.
ALL artist need to practice, practice, practice. Foundations are so important. I had to take steps back and work on mine for instance. Already I and fellow ca-ers see improvement. But I truly don't see anything wrong with drawing digitally. Do some studies from ref and life. it helps too.
May 7th, 2008 #49
Ok, thanks Chris for the second opinion. This is a digital grayscale I did, AFTER I did the same exersise with paper and pencil, maybe I'll scan that later in too, but I dont know. it was a lot of fun!
May 7th, 2008 #50
May 7th, 2008 #51
Ok, here is the paper, and pencil version, took me about 4 hours, to my two and a half or so on my digital one.
May 7th, 2008 #52
Well I would suggest working on your lines first. Wait a little with the rendering and so. Just keep working on the lines and creating form as simple as possible
June 19th, 2008 #53
Ok, I have absolutley no acess to a scanner, and I can't even afford a sketchbook right now, so my drawing is being performed on the back of receits from the gas station (go figure)
But I am still working on my art...so hopefully one day I'll get to show off my inprovements!