Greetings all. The name is Scott, I'm new to the forum and I've been told making a sketch book here is a good idea. I'm a 20 year old college student studying Art and the University of Washington. I got into the whole art thing pretty late. I wanted to be a doctor until just over a year ago and i wasn't really drawing before that. So I have a lot of catching up to do.
On the top of my (long) list of things to work on:
- Female body structure
- Finishing projects that aren't assignments
One of my older self portraits (done earlier this fall). Roughly 20"x20" square, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, and black conte on paper. No white used. The assignment was to copy the compositional layout of a famous painting. I chose Ribera's San Paulo and matched to that.
This is my most recent self portrait, done earlier tonight because I felt that this post should contain some brand new material.
These are my two successive drafts for Battle 5 of the Art Crusade (The topic was Dark abominations - battle at The Horrors). I made a new version after getting some critiques from people I know. In the end this is as far as I got and I neglected to turn in a final.
I thought the CHOW topic 115 (Near future East African Gang Leader/Warlord) was pretty interesting. I never had any intent to turn one in unless something amazing popped into my head and I had a bunch of free time. Still, it was a good exercise as I can't think of any time I've ever drawn someone who isn't Caucasian (and that includes both invented and from life). Reference was very helpful.
I'm currently in a year-long computer animation course where we produce a 3D movie. As far as art is concerned it is HIGHLY monotonous. So when I got the opportunity to do some color work I took it. These storyboards are going to be used as reference so that someone else in the class can make an actual 3D effect for the movie. I'd never drawn explosions before so it was more about teaching myself as I went than anything.
I wasn't familiar with Plague Doctors until it came up in a conversation recently. But I found their costume design to be interesting enough that I really couldn't resist doing a sketch.
That's all for now. I'll scan some stuff later, but my primary sketchbook is sitting in the computer lab. Critiques are MORE than welcome, as are any recommendations on tutorials, techniques, or artists i should look at.