Hey y'all. No guarantees that I'll be able to regularly keep this sketchbook up (as the only scanner I have access to is a school one), but I'd like to share some sketches that I'm doing here. All of the sketchbook pages are done during my freetime here at RISD. I honestly only started doing imagination creatures/characters a few months ago. I mean, I drew figures and faces and such before, but actually doing "concept art" (if this could even be called that) is pretty new for me. I've been having a really fun time with it, too.
Even though I've only been here for a couple weeks, drawing every day (and so much) seems to have given my confidence in drawing a big boost.
This was a 2D design class assignment. Each of them are in about 1" squares, in pen and ink.
I'm currently on break from school (heading back in a couple weeks), so I'm spending some time 1. Working on composition, 2. Learning perspective, and 3. Trying to attain some competence in digital painting.
Here's my first couple efforts. Both self-portraits, from photos.
great work, dude. you're lifedrawings are really strong!
now show us some more of the sketches like you did in first post. maybe flesh some of the concepts out a bit more as well. really promising start.
Your life drawings stands out from the rest. You are awesome for drawing everything you see. And I also admire that you are so dedicated that you learn during the time you're supposed to be having a break from school! That's dedication!
I really can't wait to see finished digital compositions. Keep posting.
I really like your work. The forms are gurthy, and though they get mushy occasionally (who's don't) it registers as intentional. Really dig your use of negative and positive on the second thumbnail in your illustration thumbs.
The semester (and with it my first year at RISD) is coming to a close! Meaning I have time to work on art outside of work done for class. What a change of pace. Here's a sheet of thumbnails I worked up. I really have a good time doing these. You get a lot of instant gratification without having to work that hard as far as gathering reference or tight drawing is concerned.
I'm finding, doing all these thumbnails, how many thumbs just... don't work. It really takes quite a few of 'em to get a decent idea for a piece. They're really good exercises to keep me coming up with ideas and seeing different sorts of things in abstract shapes.
Not trying to sound like a crazy fanboy but I'm loving your sketchbook,
I hope you don't mind me stealing your thumbnail thingy but such a great idea for getting some quick practice down.
keep up the great work man I'll be back by soon to see your updates