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February 23rd, 2008 #1
XSsithi's sketchy sketchings
I've stalked a number of art sites over the years and have always loved viewing sketches and preliminary art. There is a great deal of raw energy that gets left behind from the sketch to a final polished piece that is very alluring to me.
I am always learning, and like in school you are driven to succeed and improve by the people around you. I believe that this is a great online community that achieves that same feeling of being surrounded and inspired by other artists even if we shall never meet in person.
I look forward to being more than just a stalker of these pages but a contributor not just with my art but with my own perspectives, suggestions and encouragement for my fellow artists such as yourself.
The images in this batch of sketches I did after poses from http://www.posemaniacs.com/ Just found this site today after following a link from someones page. I love this thing haha. Getting to sketch models from points of view you could never achieve in a studio is awesome .
But anyway, as you can see I am not really fast enough to draw the complete form in 30 seconds. I get distracted into details to quickly- which has always been a problem for me.
Second image with the set of 4 poses was done in 90 seconds... still get distracted haha.
Last set of sketches is from the negatives part of that site. I found this to be a lot of fun working up the opacity of my images and erasing to get my hard edges and adjust shapes.
If people have any suggestions or crits awesome, I am also always looking for more site references and what not it is all good!
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February 23rd, 2008 #2
Well hello thar! Great you started a sketchbook, can't wait to see your progress!
Poses are looking good, show us some anatomy studies and color stuff as well And have a look at Yoitisi's island in the mentoring section. The guy's got some kickass line exercises over there, those will definitely help you.
Keep it coming!
February 23rd, 2008 #3
February 25th, 2008 #4
algenpfleger: Thanks for stopping by, I love watching your sketchbook. I have a couple anatomy books so maybe tomorrow I will kick out a couple studies. Color is a little more of a problem for me o.O but you never improve until you keep pluggin away at it. Today I also did some floating around the mentoring threads. There are some really good exercises in there, in fact I did a small one today from a landscapes thread.
Ian Miles: Thanks for the suggestion. I know it will take me a while to get used to the time constraints, maybe dropping them for a little bit or going for two minute sketches would allow me to have enough time to finish the pose before I moved on to the next one... as I got better I could easily drop down to the 90 second pose and so on.
Well today was a putzing day for me, sketched some. Tried to do an environment drawing but I am not good at them so I basically walked away and came back to it a million times over the course of 2 hours... not much to show but eh.. I have to get better at them I think before I really start to enjoy it. So first image is based on an image ref from this thread: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=115932 meant for color studies... I am using it for both colors and landscapes of sorts.
Second group- 4 poses from pose maniacs, the third one really did a number on my brain on how the pose should really look because sometimes those 3d renders do weird things to their bitmaps o.O. Anyway and last two on that image are without reference. I think I typically have a pretty good idea on the body as a whole but I need to do some hands/arms and feet/legs.
So for tomorrow- additional color studies, hands/feet, and try to kick out another 5-10 poses.
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February 26th, 2008 #5
February 27th, 2008 #6
algenpfleger: Yep trying to keep it up get a little something every day. Maybe not mass amounts but I hope to always show something. I thought I had had the environment one attached but must not have worked out so I fixed my previous post.
This one is from the dynamic hands book... I don't think I am as good sketching from a book's drawn images... o.O but anyway here they are for the 26th.
By the by... if anyone has suggestions for scanning my sketchbook pages I would love to hear it.
February 27th, 2008 #7
Ahh, I see you do some Hogarth like me, actually the same studies like the ones I posted in the end of 07.
Alright, looks good man, keep on posting!
February 28th, 2008 #8
Still plugging away :D
joaKimArt: Thanks for stopping by. I saw them on your thread and they looked really good. I have to say it is a lot harder for me to sketch other people's drawings vs a live figure or model =\ oy silly books haha
So not much today, three poses and a bird with some color
February 28th, 2008 #9
February 28th, 2008 #10
just words of support since I am in no position to crit..
February 28th, 2008 #11
nice studies keep posting:))) and thanks for the pose site:)))
March 1st, 2008 #12
dadushin: Thanks for the suggestion, maybe my next stuff I will try to produce as accurately as possible... we will see if I have the patience for it haha.
JPC: Thanks for stopping by and for the support!
we4er: Thank you and I hope the pose site is of good use to you It is all about helping each other find those resources haha.
Face on top was referenced sorta from: http://saturdayx.deviantart.com/art/...eet-3-78361405
And the rest are pose maniacs negatives once again.
March 3rd, 2008 #13
only one image today. Wasn't highly motivated to do much at all so here you go. Round one of the themed art challenge (tac) over at deviantarts digital chat today. the theme was your worst nightmare. I've always been afraid of death and normally any nightmare with people I know/love dying is pretty brutal
Done in Sai, about 20 minutes time.
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March 4th, 2008 #16
Nice studies going on here. I do a lot of those gesture drawings from posemaniacs too. If you want to avoid getting caught in details I suggest you to keep working on say 30 sec poses. After each session put all the drawings in front of you and and try to figure out where you are going wrong and what you need to look for next time so you can get the whole pose in that short amount of time. I highly suggest you to get your hands on Glenn Vilppu's drawing manuals and/or video's for this stuff. He also has some articles online I think.
As for your more refined drawings, you need to pay more attention to construction. practice drawing lots of cubes, cylinders and spheres in perspective. When drawing more complex forms, try to break them down into a combination of this simple volumes and pay carefull attention on how they fit one into another. Each volume has to occupy it's own space. Again, Vilppu has a great method for this. I hope you can get something out of this. Keep up the good work!
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