Sketchbook: Back to posting sketches.

View testimonialsView Artwork
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 51
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey man, looking great! Argh, I think you still might have me beat with those colors...

    The shading on the forehead looks a bit strange because there's a line of midtone that streaks all the way across straight into the part that should be highlighted, but that's all I can see. Are you planning on updating this one?


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    165
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice piece of art and remember
    pratice makes perfect
    __________________


  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    drewfarr: It's not a contest But I do enjoy the challenge of colour. About that midtone streatk, you're totally right! Didn't notice that. I'll probably update because I like it so far, but not really soon.

    King Cobra: Thanks, and you're right.

    ---

    2.
    I'm not totally happy with the eyes on this kid, but it was a fun study.
    Name:  Pout3_j.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  32.9 KB


  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hmm... my crit would be to stick with bigger brushes unless you absolutely have to go smaller. Like, I use lots of massive brushes for shading(since all the brushes I use are hard). This keeps the lights and darks from getting too messy with small strokes that throw the perception of the highlights and shadows. Other than that, it looks like you pretty much know what your doing!

    It took me a while to get comfortable with it, but it helps like you wouldnt believe Cant wait for tomorrow man.

    Last edited by drewfarr; July 10th, 2008 at 01:56 AM.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to drewfarr For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    2,364
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked 665 Times in 381 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good start. I like what you've posted so far. A few points of criticism, though:
    1. You might want to use larger brushes to block in the shading first and use smaller, lower opacity ones to blend in the major shades,

    2. I would recommend doing some drawings from life.

    3. I know you only have 2 posts on this thread, but you should try to have more variety to keep things fun.


  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Dorkthrone For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    drewfarr: I actually did that for these - but now I realize that the when I moved to smaller brushes they were probably too opaque.. thus eliminating the purpose

    ninjacat11: Glad to have a new SSG member! Welcome. About your points:
    1. See above
    2. Good idea. Hard to do with a desktop comp., but definitely I will make a point of doing real pencil sketching from life.
    3. Haha, that's actually complete coincidence - in fact, faces are my least favourite thing to do. But no worries, I will keep things changing up.

    --

    Now, the sketch of the day as promised! As of starting this sketchbook, I have become really busy -- funny that. But I did have 20 minutes to spend tonight.
    So here's the result.
    Name:  Tigereye.jpg
Views: 618
Size:  63.3 KB
    I know the brushes are small, but there were so many colour variations all over the place this seemed to make sense.


  11. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    haha, well keep an eye on that opacity! Nice sketch, Id definitely like to see this one finished.
    I too have been a bit unlucky since we've started this(haven't painted anything decent today), but we must push on


  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    scadvannah
    Posts
    276
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 45 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hello, hello, & all that, welcome to the SSG.

    that being said, i'm loving your dedication to the painting a day! (i need to scan ;u; )

    anyways, interesting that you choose black as your starting canvas, what do you think of a more mid tone in a complimentary hue?

    really like the eye here, with glare especially.


  13. The Following User Says Thank You to moroi For This Useful Post:


  14. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    drewfarr: Indeed. Just keep at it...

    moroi: Yeah, I thought about it, but I thought black gave a dramatic look. Maybe if I finish this I'll change it though -- the beauty of layers! :p

    --

    These were not done today, but I have a whole bunch of sketches from various times I thought would be a good idea to post.
    Name:  waiter2.jpg
Views: 577
Size:  167.8 KB

    Name:  hand3_sm.jpg
Views: 591
Size:  52.4 KB

    Name:  ear.jpg
Views: 704
Size:  56.4 KB

    Name:  cave7_comp_web.jpg
Views: 557
Size:  178.6 KB

    Name:  apple4_web.jpg
Views: 555
Size:  108.0 KB

    Name:  hand_sm.jpg
Views: 551
Size:  85.0 KB

    I will try to get something decent done today!


  15. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice work. Can't wait to see more.
    Back to posting sketches.
    Back to posting sketches.
    Back to posting sketches.


  16. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    225
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I want to see . . . full figure and gesture studies. Also, have you considered painting onto a midtone background instead of black? Everything tends to look super high contrast that way which can be a nice effect but it does tend to make every picture look like it is 'glowing'.


  17. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    mysociallink: Thanks. Your images/smileys don't seem to be working though.

    Blythe: I guess you're right about the backgrounds; I'll experiment. About full figure etc., my art teacher did suggest that I take life drawing classes. I haven't gone through with that (might be weird being the only 15 year old there) but I might do it sometime. But for now, how would you suggest I improve my figure drawing skills?

    ---

    Here are two "real" sketches I did today. The shirt is from life, and the face is originally da Vinci.
    Name:  MotR.jpg
Views: 717
Size:  206.8 KB
    Name:  Shirt.jpg
Views: 548
Size:  184.8 KB


  18. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    2,364
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked 665 Times in 381 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yes, some full gesture drawings would definitely do you some good. You might want to watch your proportions too.


  19. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I digga the shirta. nice sketches there

    Thoughts on the head: The chin looks slightly receded, the eyes are very large, and the nose is a bit too big for the lips. Structurally its pretty sound, but visually these throw it off.


  20. The Following User Says Thank You to drewfarr For This Useful Post:


  21. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for the comments.

    Here's todays sketch(es). I got about 11 anatomy books from the library, all of which are pretty helpful. If anyone wants the info on the best ones I can provide the titles/authors etc.

    Name:  anatomy1.jpg
Views: 533
Size:  289.1 KB

    Last edited by blenditall; July 14th, 2008 at 11:19 PM.

  22. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice studies! I haven't done many(any) muscle sketches, so I cant comment here, but I have one issue with the leg: The dark patch to the right of the ankle bump looks a little strange. Not anatomically incorrect per se', but it doesnt seem to add much, and just comes off as... clutter?


    I dunno how to put it exactly Ha, but anyway, thats a very minor crit, so feel free to ignore...

    I gotta hurry up and get a couple pencil sketches done. The end of the day always comes so fast!


  23. The Following User Says Thank You to drewfarr For This Useful Post:


  24. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    2,364
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked 665 Times in 381 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The muscle studies are looking good. Keep those up.


  25. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    drewfarr: Hmm.. I think you're right about that thing. Thanks. And looking forward to your sketches!

    ninjacat11: Thank you.. I'll try to see if I can do one today.

    --

    Today's sketch. Not perfect, but for the couple minutes I put into it I'm pretty happy. Done from life.
    Name:  chrishand.jpg
Views: 522
Size:  293.6 KB


  26. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    scadvannah
    Posts
    276
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 45 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey, i'm happy to see some lines here. huge improvement from the earlier sketches that looked like they had some smudged (?) shading.


  27. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    2,364
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked 665 Times in 381 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    That new hand picture is turning out pretty good too. I like the darker lines.


  28. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice sketch! I agree, the darker lines and conservative shading are a great look.


  29. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    moroi: Yeah, some of them were smudged.
    ninjacat11: Thanks
    drewfarr: Thanks, I think I like this style too.

    --

    Finally another sketch!

    Name:  leg in motion.jpg
Views: 480
Size:  328.9 KB


  30. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nicely done! Even better than the last


  31. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    2,364
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked 665 Times in 381 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I'm in agreement with drewfarr. This is the best work I've seen from you yet.


  32. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you both. I'm not sure myself that this is my 'best', but I do think I'm improving by doing this everyday (or at least trying to!)

    I squeezed in another one today. Catching up for the missed sketch I suppose.

    Name:  leg side view.jpg
Views: 480
Size:  303.4 KB


  33. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    NYC, NY
    Posts
    1,823
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 452 Times in 384 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I love how you guys all post in each others books, I envy your support
    do some full body studies to pull all of this together
    -jedi


  34. The Following User Says Thank You to jedininjaman For This Useful Post:


  35. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    In a city.
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like your work, Blendit. The long face of the one sketch you put up that day you didn't do your daily puts me in mind of a pedantic person--the kind that annoy you because they are *so* pedantic. sorry for any abruptness in my thank-you post on my sb, but I tend to be a bit abrupt sometimes, and my inherent tactlessness gets in the way.


    SKETCHBOOK:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=131472
    You may never be as good as you think you are, but you can be as good as you want to be.
    A. Shelton

  36. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    La, Cali
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Perhaps not your best, but still very good

    Let me apologize for my lapse in posting these last few days Ive busay. I swear I'll get some new stuff up pronto!


  37. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    2,364
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked 665 Times in 381 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your latest muscle study isn't quite as good as the 2nd one, but it's still really nice.


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook