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May 15th, 2008 #1
A cat's sketchbook
Hi there! I decided to open an Sketchbook here on CA because I want to grow more on my drawing skillz. I've seen many impressive Sketchbooks over here, but mostly great help and critique. I desperately need that from you, so please comment! I'll appreciate honest help.
Last edited by jgwong; October 22nd, 2010 at 06:41 PM.
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Some past work.
Last edited by jgwong; June 24th, 2008 at 06:17 PM.
May 16th, 2008 #3
Hey there! Seems you're off to a nice start, keep posting more stuff and I'll drop by with some crits!
And thanks for visiting my book.
http://www.sakuhatakka.com/ - image portfolio
May 16th, 2008 #4
I really like the last study.
How long did it take to draw such a face study? And what media is it, pencils?
May 16th, 2008 #5
Spats: Thanks! I'll appreciate your help to improve.
TTL: Thanks. Can't remember the exact time, 3h or more. I'm very slow. It's all Photoshop.
I'm now practicing my "feel," trying to feel the form of real people. I'm picking movie stills from IMDB since I don't have much chance to draw people outside.
Here are some scribbles ref'ed from Iron Man movie:
May 16th, 2008 #6
I'm intrigued... why can't you draw people outside?
The SB is coming along nicely. When sketching be aware of values as much as line. Sometimes it looks like you're too much emphasizing line over value like when you draw lips. When doing hair, focus more on massing the shapes. Best of luck!
May 19th, 2008 #7
MarkWinters: Not that I can't, just I don't have much opportunity due to work and other activities. I have this defect/virtue of wanting to excel in my hobbies and failing due to competing time.
Thanks for your critique! I didn't notice that of my lips. I'll keep that in mind. Hair is difficult to me.
Now, some Indiana Jones. First Indy was too small to see details. I totally missed proportions on the last, rightmost one.
May 19th, 2008 #8
May 20th, 2008 #9
Thanks for your feedback on my SB. My suggestions would be to try and keep your lines loose and fluid. Like most things in life, this comes w/ practice. Another important factor to remember when drawing the figure is to block out the major shapes and proportions first and then add smaller details. Keep at it!
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
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Heya jgwong, wanted to really thank you for dropping by. So I immediatly went to your SB and youre doing really really wel yourself!
I really like the quick pose sketches, already they are looking very solid.
But what I like the most is the portrait from a foto or movie screen grab,
its very very good the lighting and color is excellent! Really love that one!
Good luck with everything, and again many thanks and keep up the good work!
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May 22nd, 2008 #12
Pen back in hand. No refs this time.
A disciplined student:
A cheerful girl:
Hands are as complicated as the whole body. I cheated with the student, hid a hand on his pocket, made the other one invisible, so I tried to render both hands of the girl, unsuccessfully.
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June 11th, 2008 #16
Hey man, thanks for commenting on my SB, that was awesome of you.
I figure'd I'd come over and return the favor. I really, really like the clothing designs on these last characters...really cool...and the portraits, also very nice. Keep pushing those. Nice work.
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June 24th, 2008 #19
Nice eye studies! That portrait is really strong, as well, you've got the features very well proportioned. Think about taking some time to study the structure of the face around the eyes, know what's underneath the skin and everything, it can help with making the skin laying on top make more sense in all it's dips and curves. Keep it up, man. Come on, dude! I know you can post more than this. See ya aronud, buddy, thanks for commenting on my sb, too.
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October 24th, 2008 #30
Fantastic studies... I can see the improvement already. I like the direction you're going in post #25... drawing tonally, no lines... but I think you can push that farther with deeper tone variation. Keep it up!