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    A sketch A Day

    This is a thread where one image a day will be posted, in an attempt to improve drawing skills.
    For Genius_Malignus, Sir Gimp and myself.

    This image will be exchanged sometimes or not
    It is probably not mine

    *Update 20-10-2008* Sir Gimp left the thread some months ago now (we still hope he finds time to come back some day), and we have been joined by some new people in the meantime:

    Munkes, Greywoods, Petruska & Martinity.

    So in total we are now 6 people posting in here =)

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    Welcome! The expression is weird, but cool. You need to work on the eyes and one of those ears looks way too long. Keep drawing and you'll see improvement!


    I'm only 15 and would like some comments/critiques/tips so CHECK OUT MY SKETCHBOOK! Please =] http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=117399
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    Barely made it. Heres my first contribution. Can you see who it is Thorbjørn?

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    Heres my sketch for today.

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    WAGGA WAGGA



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    hey lol some cool stuff i like the portaits and the clown is kind lol well thats cuz it's a clown eh good work keep it up

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    Hey people,

    Tabu: Solid sketch. As it's just a sketch, I won't come down too hard. Using that many wild marks doesn't help the form of the drawing, it only flattens it out. You may have better lucky trying to use economical lines on the exterior contours and using directional hatching to define the planes of the features. When using a lot of thick reitirated lines on the exterior contours, it prevents the drawing from even beginning to convey form.

    Genius_Malignus: Very painterly. And by painterly I mean that you used broad shapes to define the planes. Even when using this approach, it's still possible to define the smaller areas through implications and the gestalt principles. Form is defined within a painting by the shift in value and direction of two planes and where that edge meets. If the planes aren't defined correctly, the image doesn't attain the understanding of volume and form suffers. The girl is much stronger in this regard, with the directional strokes and the more confident marks. Always work on confidence in your line, it goes a long way towards improving your understanding.

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    Well... the last one cant really be called a sketch can it... here is another one.



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    good stuff, just keep practicing, i would like to see more to be able to give some well funded feedback...

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    @ItalianHorsey: Thx, I have taken note, and yes, the ears are wierd, and the eyes are somwhat off.. its funny how a scan can mess up a perfectly good sketch, hehe

    @That fat kid: Super feedback, thx. Unfortunatly I dident read your comment before making todays sketch. I will definatly try to put less pressure on the conture, and create the shape from within, giving more shape to the figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That fat kid View Post

    Genius_Malignus: Very painterly. And by painterly I mean that you used broad shapes to define the planes. Even when using this approach, it's still possible to define the smaller areas through implications and the gestalt principles. Form is defined within a painting by the shift in value and direction of two planes and where that edge meets. If the planes aren't defined correctly, the image doesn't attain the understanding of volume and form suffers. The girl is much stronger in this regard, with the directional strokes and the more confident marks. Always work on confidence in your line, it goes a long way towards improving your understanding.

    ~Andrew
    Thanks for your comment, you have hit my weaknesses spot on. I have a real problem with expressing shape and making the drawing 'pop'. And I lack confidence in my strokes and line work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genius_Malignus View Post
    Barely made it. Heres my first contribution. Can you see who it is Thorbjørn?
    Yep... its the "rock'n'roll" dude, with the attitude... or its me beeing drunk, minutes after trying to eat beer with chopsticks!

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    Mine for today

    about 45 mins



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    It's awesome how consistent you are with posting so far, keep it up! While I can manage to draw daily, somehow scanning and posting my stuff at the end of a long and arduous day is beyond me..

    The two digital portraits you did have pretty good proportions, but the latest not so much.. what worked for me was getting a good diagram of facial proportion, lets say from one of Andrew Loomis' books, and referencing the spatial relationship of the 3 main planes of the face (chin to bottom of nose, nose to top of eye socket, and finally up to the hairline) while doing the underlying sketch for your portraits. Helps immensely in that you realise that most heads don't diverge that far from the average, and it hones your ability to feel when they're out of proportion.

    It's really easy to get sucked into detailing really early, but spending more time on the underlying structure is definately rewarding..

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    Heres mine for today.
    About 30 mins in Photoshop.
    Got inspired by Sir Gimps Mime project. And btw nice work Gimpy!. It reminds me of something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomself View Post
    It's awesome how consistent you are with posting so far, keep it up! While I can manage to draw daily, somehow scanning and posting my stuff at the end of a long and arduous day is beyond me..
    You have to buy the other two guys beer, if you fail to post. That helps on the motivation =)

    Quote Originally Posted by Randomself View Post
    The two digital portraits you did have pretty good proportions, but the latest not so much.. what worked for me was getting a good diagram of facial proportion, lets say from one of Andrew Loomis' books, and referencing the spatial relationship of the 3 main planes of the face (chin to bottom of nose, nose to top of eye socket, and finally up to the hairline) while doing the underlying sketch for your portraits. Helps immensely in that you realise that most heads don't diverge that far from the average, and it hones your ability to feel when they're out of proportion.

    It's really easy to get sucked into detailing really early, but spending more time on the underlying structure is definately rewarding..
    I didn't do an underlying sketch or outlining, I just got cracking with it. I get your point though, and it would probably have helped with better planning, and adhering to technical principles.

    And thanks for your comment.

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    Mine for today, tried not to do outline.

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    Hey champ.
    try to work on the value - if you had worked a bit more on the eyes it would have been a lot stronger. In that respect your last sketch worked better.

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    yea, I see what you mean, thx

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    Mimes it is

    Nice work guys. This is great



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    Todays sketch Yea its awsome...
    I know there is something wrong with my proportions... tomorrow I think I will look at a picture or something, as I need some pratice... Its funny how I can see somethings wrong, just not what

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    nice crew:))) keep on boys:)))

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    Just made it =)

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    Looked at the sketch again, and thought that it resembled a marionette so much, that I had to try and put some strings on it.

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    Oh haha, I didn't realize that this was going to be a multiple person sketchbook. I didn't really read the first post, that's prolly why haha.

    Mailgnus - That one sketch of that clown is pretty creepy man, but awesome and cool marionette idea.

    Gimp - Love the clown style. Keep it goin!

    Tabu - Try to make hard edges too, all you have is soft edges and they are the same shade as the shadows. Plus the shadows are all one tone. Keep drawing!


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    Cool keep it up

    Choose to live a life that matters.

    * My sketch book : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=117461

    **My finished work : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...38#post1632938
    O.K now let`s ROCK
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    @ Genious: thats freaking super, clown on strings I like it alot!

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    Great works guys. And thank you for the nice comments.

    My happy sunday ninja. I'll try to make a ninja every sunday. 20mins



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    heres my sunday doodle. Not too happy with the hands.

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