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My name is Ricky Casdorph
I'm 22 and currently attend Colorado State University studying Art, striving for a degree in both Graphic Design and Painting!
This "Sketchbook" will hold both sketches and "finished" pieces!
I will try to update this almost daily as time permits!
Any comments and feedback is greatly appreciated as I signed up to ConceptArt.org to learn from everyone
Oh and PLEASE CRIT! I want to get better!
Last edited by Racasdorph; October 10th, 2008 at 03:20 PM. Reason: Some pics were to big sorry :)
Last edited by Racasdorph; March 25th, 2008 at 12:48 AM.
Self portrait using both Photoshop and Illustrator... This is what I would really like to improve on, I just ordered a Wacom 6x11. Im sick of my mouse heh
l0stinth0ughts: Ok ill start using lighter lines, thanks! It does become a pain when I have to erase.
tha is a kick ass self portrait man! specially considering you used a mouse!
JPC: Thanks! Yeah using a mouse just takes way to long and is hard on the wrist I have found, cant wait to get my tablet!
Study of muscle and the male form... how am I doing?
One thing I'm noticing, looking through this. When you do (what should I call them) motion studies, you use a simple 'rig' (lines and ovals) to get your proportions and movement set, but when you do your anatomy studies, it doesn't look like you have a structure underneath, and it shows. For example, the last figure of the head and torso, the rib cage is way out of proportion with the head. A simple rig underneath would have corrected that. I heavily recommend you get a blue pencil to build the rig, then switch to regular pencil to get your details.
Life drawing is about the toughest thing you'll have to master, so just keep drawing and you'll be surprised at your progress (in retrospect at least. with me I can never see improvement until I've put stuff away for a while then gone back through it.)
P.S Have fun with the tablet. I recently got the one you are getting (or have gotten) and I'm loving it. No more sore wrist!
clayman101: Thank you, yeah in those larger pictures I have not been building them up really, I will definitely work on that! Yeah life drawing is incredibly hard and frustrating sometimes heh... but i guess that means I need to practice it the most!
hey dude, your progress is going well, just work on getting a very accurate contour line, then work with the details then. make sure you are drawing the same object in space, then you will know what i am talking about. Less talk more work
Last edited by Racasdorph; March 25th, 2008 at 12:49 AM.
More sketchbook fun!
Last edited by Racasdorph; March 25th, 2008 at 12:50 AM.
I was trying to figure out color by painting this apple, what do you all think?
Last edited by Racasdorph; July 23rd, 2008 at 01:31 PM.
Trying Photoshop for the first time. I would love some criticism
Last edited by Racasdorph; March 25th, 2008 at 01:49 PM.
Concept exercise taking life and making it my own
Last edited by Racasdorph; March 25th, 2008 at 12:51 AM.
hi there, just wanted to say hi, or something =P
keep it up n keep doing those studies, ur getting there!
(Self Portrait 3 hours) Pastels 18x24, Experimenting with high contrast colors
Marauders from Warhammer
Creature concept i did... trying to get better with using textures
i like the paintings, have a real dark feel to them. maybe a closer attention to detail wud help?
they remind me of my old boss's work, hes a tattooist, but in his spare time he paints. www.skinshock.com. under vaz
nice work man!
i like your paintings, maybe you can use more direction of light, use warmer and cooler colors, add sum umff to them. Some paintings look kinda flat. the self portait has nice light to it, but add more color. keep it up, i can't believe what can be done with a mouse, nice post more
Went along with the Whit video and tried to do my own outdoor landscape, crtis appreciated!
Trying to figure the female body out...she got kinda violent as I went along haha
Now that Ive done a woman, time for a man! lol
Worked on the guy in armor more... I thought he looked to plain before.
Watched the video with weapons and Coro...here is what happened after lol