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April 27th, 2008 #1
P7- First there will be tea, then art.
I must first say that this site is simply incredible. The standard of work is insane and the passion of everyone I've seen here is inspiring.
I finally realised that while lurking is a whole lot of fun, I need to actually get my work out there and hopefully receive some criticism and help so that I may improve.
Last edited by Primordial Seven; January 12th, 2010 at 01:13 PM.
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I hope I'm allowed to post the Nathan Fowkes copies because I've learnt a lot by trying to copy the process but with a normal mech pencil. It's a really interesting style and I hope to explore it further some time.
April 27th, 2008 #3The Cat's Deputy (POW! Moderator)
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You were exactly right. So I went and boiled the kettle before looking at your SB.
Firstly, post all the copies you want to - copies are one of the best ways to learn, and as long as you're crediting the artist and not trying to make money off the copies, no one will mind.
Secondly, good for you! It's nice when a lurker comes out of the woodwork. It's also cool when someone commits to gaining skills and improving their work.
And thirdly - some criticism....
The copies are okay, but seem small and cramped - you can work bigger if it lets you feel freer with your lines. Just cos it's a copy doesn't mean you have to be rigid. Also, their proportions are off here and there, so they may be worth revisiting. Most of the faces you draw are all smooth curves from their skull to their jawline. Most faces buckle in here and there, around the junction of the cheekbones. It's very noticible in the first portrait you posted "annie combined". Gotta keep working on the facial planes and stuff myself, so it's tough, let me tell you. But keep at it.
You have a nice sense of colour. The Master Chief, the enviro and the "welovefrankie..." coloured pieces are nice.
The "godsprophet" in the first post looks well, good start. A little more confident-seeming than the miscellaneous pieces in your second post. Try to hold onto that confident energy. The anatomy and portrayal of the miscellaneous stuff jis just a bit more washy, less convincing.
I'm up waaaaaaaaaay past my bedtime, so I'll stop rambling. I'll be back in this thread again. Keep working hard and posting!
April 28th, 2008 #4
Thanks for taking the time to reply, donalfall, I appreciate it. I've always been conscious of the fact that I draw on a very small scale- I'll try make them bigger and looser.
I have a couple of more things which I didn't have time to post up yesterday. The first is a COW entry that I didn't finish in time and the other five pages are figure/gesture sketches. A hundred of them to be precise.
<up-dated: I found the google extracts of 'Constructive Anatomy' and copied a couple of images from there. Hopefully I'll get the book at some point.>
Last edited by Primordial Seven; April 28th, 2008 at 03:00 PM.
April 29th, 2008 #5
Some more Bridgman copies. Again, this was from book extracts only.
April 29th, 2008 #6
Copying is good, but it's important to draw from life and such so you can apply what you've learned. Just keep that in mind as you're drawing and I think things will go smoothly for you. You have really confident pencil strokes so continue with those! Good luck.
Let's do this.
June 25th, 2008 #7
I've not posted in a while but I have been drawing and so I thought I ought to post some of my newest sketches. Please be aware that some are more finished than others.
The first lot are mostly just character designs but the bottom image is two separate sketches where I apparently decided to use some sort of surreal cartoon style- I have no idea why I drew those.
June 29th, 2008 #8
Here's some quick character/creature sketches I did for DEEP- I'm not entering but I thought the topic was a pretty cool idea.
June 29th, 2008 #9
I think that you do an incredible number of little sketches of people/hads/things. Which is brilliant! (Unless you did them in the space of three years or something :-) ) I was particularly impressed by the hand sketches. They look like none of the other of your drawings, but they are great!
Once one can draw a hand very well - one can draw anything very well. :-)
June 29th, 2008 #10
Newer pieces now. The first guy is a larger version of a previous sketch and he definately has problems so maybe i'll try doing this one again.
<edit: Thanks, Jansi. I absolutely love the Bridgman style and hopefully i'll be doing more of that kind of stuff in the future.>
July 29th, 2008 #11
Updating with more sketches and drawings.
>The first piece is just a compilation of random sketches from my current sketchbook. I'd like to have added more interesting detail to the lower half of the sketch on the left and perhaps this is something I'll explore at another time.
>Second piece is an idea/progression sheet for a cow entry entitled "stilt stalker". I didn't enter but actually I'm quite happy with the final creature design.
>The third piece was, again, another compilation of various characters.
>The fourth drawing is of my garden shed. It was more of a quick sketch really but it does at least resemble a shed.
>This next drawing was done today on a "sketch outing". In case you're not a mind reader, it's a drawing of a cricket house/building. Unfortunately it's missing some detail but we were sat pretty far away.
Last edited by Primordial Seven; July 29th, 2008 at 06:05 PM.
October 20th, 2008 #12
October 20th, 2008 #13
hey man, u're trying very hard i see with those, but before character design, i suggest u take a look at this (Andrew Loomis, "Figure Drawing for all its Worth")
It's a book u can find quite easy and it teaches allot about the human figure in all it aspects.
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