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June 4th, 2008 #1
Meister J's Sketchbook - Dec 8, 2008
I prefer traditional work, but my scanner hasn't been reinstalled to my computer, so I'll be posting sketches I do on my computer in MS. Paint and Art Rage. My usual work can be seen at my DA page, linked in my sig, and more recent tablet practice and sketches can be seen at my Sketchblog, also linked at the bottom of the page.
The first thee are three of my favorite of those line of pictures, I only ever called them 'things' so these are my thee favorites.
The man sketch on lavender I just drew, mostly from memory of something I drew yesterday with a reference. Some of the muscles are a bit off, and I don't like the legs. I'll try a leg study at some point, but I haven't done any, nor have I done arm studies before. I think the arm here is a bit off also. This is mis dated because I had no clue what the date was.
Last edited by Meister Jazz; December 8th, 2008 at 12:04 PM. Reason: title
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June 6th, 2008 #3
-More skin, darker in general, than lay in highlights and shadows.
-Features: eye, nose, neck, lips, ear
-background filler color
Sketch: ~ 10 min, ~10 min clean up
Painting: ~ 45 min, ~3 layers of paint. Tan, darker tan, browish color
June 6th, 2008 #4
this is about another 40 min of work from the previous image. I have since worked on it another 40 min in the second image.
The face looks less old in the third than the second, and I decided to repaint the eye after fixing the skin more. I'm trying to make it less red
Total work time ~2hr
Critique is desired and encouraged
Note to self: Her skin looks too orange. Make it browner
June 6th, 2008 #5
Umm don't listen to people when they say stay away from digital painting. You seem to be headed on the right aproch with it. But you need to do lots of work from photo references, and really look at the ref while painting. and when working on the skin tones try to work from darkest to lightest. And block in shapes you see on the face.
On your antamoy you should do some practice from the anatomy books by a guy named Bridgman. They can be found here
and also look at these links here
They pay off in great detail!
Keep the good work up! And welcome to CA.org. Feel free to ask me questions on my AIM or PM.
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June 6th, 2008 #6
I've never been a fan of collages, Taj, thanks though. This image was more of a sketch that I decided to paint instead of leave as a sketch.
Thanks for the compliment on the colors.
Kaffinated, thanks for the links. I can't recall trying darkest to lightest, I'll try that next time I start a painting, and I appreciate the encouragement.
June 21st, 2008 #7
This is a inking test i did a few weeks ago of some characters of mine. I think my highlights could have been executed better, the only thing i realy like is the guy's shirt. it's a liht colored shirt so the use of shadow helps it to still look light in contrast to the massive shadows everywhere.
i wish i had taken the time to detail the street and to leave highlights in it. i do have some white paint i could use to go back over things, but i'm not sure if i feel like messing around with this one more. i also which i hadn't tried to cast the female's face in half shadow, i don't think that effect came out as successfully as it could have. this is something i look to trying again with hopefully better results.
Large Image Here if for some reason you want to see it even larger, click the 'download' button on the left. I'll warn though, that's a stupid huge copy of this photo.
June 21st, 2008 #8
June 26th, 2008 #9
I drew this for the DSG, 'Human Chrysalis' I have an aquatic bee, but i have photo'ed or scanned it yet.
amazingly, i've actually resized something from it's extra big size. my camera takes photos at 3000x2400 extra awesome resolution
Last edited by Meister Jazz; August 18th, 2008 at 01:54 AM. Reason: changed the image from a photo to a scan
July 4th, 2008 #10
August 18th, 2008 #11
Huzzah for new scans.
At the top is a sketch of a character of mine in a random outfit. I inked it with a few microns, I like the over all result.
The second is an inked Charlie Chaplin I drew after watching Chaplin in early July.
The third is a pen commentary I drew in April. I think I might re-draw this at some point because the big girl didn't come out half as awesomely as the skinny chick.
December 8th, 2008 #12
Here's some more stuff, much more recent. I decided I'd try doing a sketch a day for the month of December. Some of these I think I might finish, I'm not sure yet.
Here are the first few.
The first are three of my own.
The second is The Spirit and Ebony White
The third and two more my characters
The last are also my own characters