Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 35
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Cshinn's Sketchpad

    I'll be updating as soon as I can. I also do a daily update on Blogger, but I think this is more for not only studies, but more indepth ideas or revisited ones or at least WIP-WIP's.

    Here are some to start with. Enjoy the look and helpful advice will be great. I will also post a bit about the pic whether or not I'm satisfied and will go on to the next step, or most likely, what I'm not happy with.

    Thanks!
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "



  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    I am quite pleased that I can draw decently when tired.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Sometimes I like to see how my studies combine together. So far I'm pleased with the progress...
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    San diego , california
    Posts
    370
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    pretty good !
    i like the simple lines , unlike mine where i go over the same line like 5 times XD.
    the style is great to and the variety in facial expressions and features.

    The only thing i can so right now is work on more realistic faces just for studying.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to CatConvention For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Thanks! I tried to thank you on the posts, but it didn't work

    Anyways, give it time. I read your sketchbook and you're only 14. That's good that you've been able to implement what you have so far. Just do a lot of reference and keep drawing. It WILL come together and you will be more confident in your strokes to get what you want.

    One person suggested to me you work on one body part at a time, drawing different ones over and over and to REALLY SEE how things FIT together. Don't go for quantity, or else you will be mechanically pushing for a number. However, just go until you are done with it that day.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Oh man, I've been either fighting flu this week or some unexplainable fatigue. However, I've put stuff together that I think looks nice, or at least seems like it's coming together. I've been experimenting with cartoony stuff to kind of take the anatomy and simplify it.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Sketching body parts and doing figures to see if my work paid off....
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 43 Times in 42 Posts
    yea you really are improving =) i'm enjoying some of the subtle line work around the mouth area it seems like thats your strongest area. another strength of yours is being able to feel confident putting line down, your very conservative and clean. I'd like to see some anatomy studies from you: gesture drawings, face, hands etc your work is very appealing and stylish now push it to the next level =)
    Just draw your ass off. Whatever you do, don't -- stop -- drawing...



  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Maerrick For This Useful Post:


  12. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
    Hey brotha time for some constructive healthy crit/grit, I mean I say it like this cause I would expect any serious artist to want to improve.. and they do that by getting feed back by other artist and constantly keeping an eye out on their own mistakes.. Be observant my friend. and so, here we go....



    Check it, You need to work on Anatomy and facial features. I suggest drawing from life and taking up a local life drawing class. There is a vast library of people and objects to draw from any where, weather the source be Internet, books, airport, public parks, other professional artists/masters that are already kicking some arse. Point being you can learn from everything around you and in front of you. An artist can be said to be extremly visual and observant, they learn by fellow artists and by simply doing. The good artist do not just draw in one style...they observe many styles and by doing so they create their own style...this is what makes an artist IMO. Not by mimicking a style.


    Get out the books amigo and get err done. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck. Know that their is no short cut to success especially when it comes to being a great artist. Keep it up and stick with it and you will earn yourself plenty of skill sets to do what you want.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to ResidentSamurai357 For This Useful Post:


  14. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Hey I know what you mean. I took my flatbook to the GDC and had experts rip it apart. It's good to have that done But lately, I've been slogging not necessarily by lack of desire, but by just a bit of health issues.

    Basically, I'm suprised at how seasonal allergies mess me up here, and even though I take medication, I still feel pretty crappy. I range from headaches all over the head to dizziness to face pain. I'm going ultra marine here, and working through it and toughing it out, but there are times I just feel so terrible physically I need to not work that day. I hate missing drawing because I hate missing out on learning. Seems like there is all in the world to draw and it's honestly pissing me off, cuz I like learning.

    Any suggestions? I've tried pescription meds, massage, over-the-counter, and herbalists, etc. Got any other ideas? I guess I could go to the specialist but I haven't gotten any luck with docs. I wonder if you have an idea of home remedies, anyone.

    I thought it may sound stupid, but I've been finding more and more people getting incapacitated by this crap, and it's not a simple thing of popping a couple of pills to stop it.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  15. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,471
    Thanks
    3,933
    Thanked 1,688 Times in 1,478 Posts
    Shinn,

    I would suggest not concentrating on drawing "parts." This is what we begin to do as children, and it messes up our ability to see the "whole picture" when drawing.

    Try to get a feel for the overall figure, or subject, or whatever you are drawing and put in details later. Worrying about the way a mouth looks is like worrying about putting dabs of icing around the edges of an unfinished cake. You can always look at reference when adding details to your finished drawings--but by learning mouths before you learn heads, you're putting the cart before the horse.

    The head does deserve separate attention from the body, but you should always think about it as it relates to the body.

    Try to capture the whole figure first, and fill in the details later.

    Just a suggestion to get you started. Good luck.

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to p sage For This Useful Post:


  17. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    This is what I generally do, I draw a thumbnail gesture on the left hand, and then draw the whole figure. I don't work out all the details first, but let them happen as I draw them to a bigger scale. The thumbnail helps me throw the lines down before I do it big, sort of a blueprint. That's cut down on the amount of going off the page for a drawing that's too big.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


  18. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 43 Times in 42 Posts
    Wonderful update, the line quality is clean and you really did improve on placement and putting a full body on paper. i like the anatomy of the hand and her arm. Her proportions as a whole is very spot on. some nit picks on anatomy stuff with her hips but that kind of improvement comes in due time. as for considering balance, to find out if the character has balance or not you draw a straight vertical line from the middle of her clavicle to the ground. If the line hits the heel of her weight baring foot than she is balanced.
    Just draw your ass off. Whatever you do, don't -- stop -- drawing...



  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Maerrick For This Useful Post:


  20. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
    Some "HELPFUL" crit for ya amigo.

    Your last update is decent but you have a long ways to go. I suggest drawing in a clear line of action so your poses and figures do not seem bent and falling over (Her balance is off) give her equal distribution of weight to correct this. I also see some anatomical errors in her legs I suggest either using a bit of reference and learning correct knee position. It would also help if I knew what style your going for? Right now I see borderline Manga and I am not sure if this is what you wish to accomplish but if not do some gesture drawings and
    life drawing to correct this problem, if it is a problem.

    You have confidence in your lines, now you just need to give them rhythm and much needed form. You can accomplish this by drawing shapes and working with French curves a lot.

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to ResidentSamurai357 For This Useful Post:


  22. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentSamurai357 View Post
    Your last update is decent but you have a long ways to go. I suggest drawing in a clear line of action so your poses and figures do not seem bent and falling over (Her balance is off) give her equal distribution of weight to correct this. I also see some anatomical errors in her legs I suggest either using a bit of reference and learning correct knee position.
    Well that's why I've been focusing on individual body parts as well as general gesture. When I took around my portfolio at GDC, one of the Art Leads recommended for my anatomy brush-up and improvement is that Todd McFarland would draw individual body parts for a month: hands, for example, then feet, then he would cover the whole body. I haven't gotten any issues with gesture, but more of general anatomy. What I find great about studying each part, is that you really SEE how everything fits and sets in terms to weight. Of course real-life reference is good, but it seems like how everything is better that way.

    It would also help if I knew what style your going for? Right now I see borderline Manga and I am not sure if this is what you wish to accomplish but if not do some gesture drawings and life drawing to correct this problem, if it is a problem.

    You have confidence in your lines, now you just need to give them rhythm and much needed form. You can accomplish this by drawing shapes and working with French curves a lot.
    Well, actually, there are more simplified figure studies, kind of like a test to see how well the whole picture fits together. I've been actually studying to make my items more simplified (not neccesarily manga, but a lot of Art Directors at the GDC were telling me that to try for different styles, possibly more realistic to cartoony.) Mind you, it's not a final thing, kind of hashing stuff out.

    I was wondering do you happen to have any links to your work? I'd like to see what you have done. I tried your profile, but couldn't find any links. That way I can make out your technique

    Thanks!
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: my sketchpad
    By PhantomNine in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 4th, 2012, 09:13 PM
  2. sketchpad
    By tankgirl in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: April 26th, 2010, 03:45 PM
  3. SketchBook: Wes's Sketchpad- Up for improvement!
    By Wes Mordine in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: December 7th, 2008, 11:13 PM
  4. SketchBook: Da Wicked Sketchpad...
    By SoulWicked in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 11th, 2008, 11:02 PM
  5. Art: Digital sketchpad
    By Pertu in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 12th, 2007, 09:17 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast