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June 11th, 2008 #1
Hey everyone. I'm starting this sketch book after looking over these forums for the past few weeks and being inspired by all great work and progress so many people have made. Mile's and some other's sketchbooks I have browsed here have inspired me by allowing me to see how much someone can improve in such short periods with consistent practice. I'm now making a commitment to draw everyday (even if I only have time for a small sketch) and I'm going to also make an effort to be consistent with posting new work as often as I can.
I'm currently a student in a local community college and after some time I have figured out that I want a career in the 3D industry (leaning towards being a modeler). I finally figured out what school I want to attend and am planning on getting an AA in illustration at my current community college so that I can build up my traditional art skills enough to submit a portfolio that could be accepted to my desired school. I'm only really going to be posting traditional stuff, as thats what I need to work on a lot at this stage. I'm also extremely unfamiliar with photoshop (and painting) so hopefully down the line when I'm able to afford a tablet I can start beginning and progressing in digital paintings as well.
Any comments, suggestions, critiques, or help of any kind would be extremely appreciated. I have a long way to go with my skills and welcome all the help I can get. Thanks.
(I will be posting some sketches today, as soon as I get my scanner up.)
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Here are a few sketches I've done today and yesterday. Let me know what I can do to improve. Also, regardless of how I draw lips, they seem to always look female, anyone know the defining characteristics between the two?
(Posting one first to make sure it works)
June 11th, 2008 #3
Ok, it works. Heres a few more.
(I know my hands need a lot of work, one of those first ones is way off, but it was pen.)
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June 13th, 2008 #4
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June 14th, 2008 #5
In this last one the forearm seems short and the head needs some work.Please visit my sketchbook.
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June 14th, 2008 #6
Thanks for the replies.
Miles: Thats a good idea, I need to make sure I balance out the studies with original stuff, I really don't do enough of that. Doing full original pieces really tests your understanding of everything without having a reference. I'm trying some gladiator guy right now, I'll post it when its finished.
Ash888: You're right. I think part of the reason the head seems off is the brow is too high, also I just need to practice.
As for the arm, after looking at it for a bit, I seemed to have not drawn the back of the elbow, (the upper arm seems to connect directly with the forearm) so I think that makes it seem shorter. Thanks.
June 15th, 2008 #7
Ok, heres the gladiator I did. Didn't turn out as bad as I thought it might. I'm decently happy with it. It was done pretty much all without reference aside from the helmet.
Took quite awhile to do as I work slow and am still not too confident in my work. Let me know what you guys think or how I can improve. Thanks.
June 15th, 2008 #8
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June 16th, 2008 #9
Thanks for the support Dannelf.
Heres another little study. Legs this time. I didn't get too much time to draw over the weekend because of work.
June 17th, 2008 #10
June 18th, 2008 #11
Hey man, good start to a sketchbook. Don't worry you won't probably see improvement from one pic to the next but it'll definately make its way if keep working like this.
Don't forget to do full figure studies as well so you don't end up with body parts you can't attach in a believable way. some quick ones to convey movement are always helpful. keep it up and don't forget to have fun on your way!
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June 18th, 2008 #12
Your figure are a really cool start : ) I too am practicing drawing the figure. It's hard work. Nice one keep it up.
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June 18th, 2008 #13
The naked dude pulling those metal chains... ouch!
Keep it up. Keep drawing and you'll start getting the hang of it
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June 18th, 2008 #14
Nice sketchbook so far! I like the guy with the chains, and the gladiator. Although there seems to be some kind of perspective problem with the gladiator's head. Not sure if it's just me. It should be almost 2/3 view, so his right eye should be sunken back more a bit or not visible at all. Not sure if I'm doing a good job at explaining. It looks too flat, too 2 dimensional.
I also wanted to applaud you on working on your traditional skills first, the 3d industry is very competitive and a lot of people want to skip the traditional part and get right into the computer programs (which are easy to learn). Having traditional skills will definitely give you an edge when you start working in 3d.A: Because everybody knows that white is the default race.
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June 19th, 2008 #15
Monotony: Thanks. Yeah I just need to keep at it and I'm sure I'll start seeing it over time. The full figure studies is also a good idea, I'll start doing some of those soon.
Sketchie: Thanks. Good luck to you too.
DreamstateIvory: Thanks, I'll have more coming.
Samurai_em: Yeah, I see what you mean, his eye looks off to me too, just not 100% sure why.
And yeah, I really want to be where I need to be in my traditional art skills before I dive 100% into 3D.
Anyway, heres a few little crappy sketches I did while watching a Vilppu DvD on proportions. I need a lot of practice, theres not too much because I was mostly watching, not sketching too much.
I also realized I need a lot of work on heads, so you'll probably see a lot more head sketches coming soon.
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