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As I wandered the Sketchbooks, I saw a lot of people saying "Do your studies, but also draw something fun once in a while!". So I decided to take this advice, and I will post up something for you all to see~. Entirely done in Tablet and Photoshop. It's my ID for DeviantART, so try not to pay mind to the text.
Feel free to crit this one too.
I can see you're struggling a little with your shapes.
Check this book out:
And go to the chapter detailing shapes and perspective (you can ignore the rest of the superhero stuff if you're not into that). It's as basic as you can get with spheres, cylinders, and cubes. Absolutely no BS! Just copy the ones in the book and come up with your own. Try not to make them furry!
Thank you very much, BubbaGump. You just made my night a little better. Because I'm a little bummed right now, and this next drawing'll show y'all why. To put it simply, I was stupid enough to drink tea over my drawings. So you can tell what happened...I'm glad it wasn't one of those serious, few hour long ones, or I'd be one depressed artist.
I'm a little too frustrated to finish the cat right now, but I felt I may as well post it up anyway.
nice stuff on your sketcbook girl ... keep it practice !
Fear is just a four leters word (JeffHardy)
My Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=133827
Don't worry, 18 is not too old to get started. As long as you're patient and do studies and lifedrawing, you will definitely improve. I'd suggest sticking to drawing for now and watching proportions very carefully.
Last edited by johnnytran; November 19th, 2008 at 04:29 PM.
never mind about the tea haha, ive had that hundreds of time
i dont think you should keep your drawings in such high regard though, if your drawing gets ruined, who cares [not saying this personally to you..not a dig]
i keep my work as a record of whats gone wrong, where im improving etc
i left the best part of my portfolio for my art foundation course to have [they almost forced it but never mind haha]
all im saying is that when youre done with the drawing, move on, start fresh, you will learn something new in every drawing you do so youll feel no need to keep old drawings really, apart from memorys
keep it up anywho, perhaps you should try some gestural drawings, over at posemaniacs with the 30 second pose thing..its hard work, but a nice warm up
p.s, why is your tea red XD
Thank you everyone! I always appreciate the comments. ^^
Iheartmyself: Well hello again. LOL. Yeah...I understand what ya mean, and I'm not upset over it anymore...It's just kinda irritating you know? I typically don't spill on my drawings. ^^; It's not amazing or anything, but it just kinda irks me. I'm okay now though.
You know, I probably will go do some gestures today. Maybe a couple pages worth. We'll see. ;D Thanks for droppin' by once in a while!
And I have no idea why the tea is red. Ironically, I was drinking green tea. Lmao.
Did three pages of gestures here, courtesy of Posemaniacs.com, of course. 60 seconds, 45 seconds, and 30 seconds, each progressively harder for me. Suggestions? Tips? General Critique? Throw it at me.
yeah i know, it can be a huge pain in the ass, but just brush it off your shoulder haha
these gestures, i prefer your 30 second ones to your 60 and 45,
almost like they are in your head and 60 seconds is too much for you to think about, whereas 30 seconds restricts and forces you to do it
see those jaggedy lines, stop it! XD
try and gain confidence in not doing it, a single line
but this is the best way to practice keep it up
Lol, you're the second person to say the 30 second ones are best. XD So what I gather I'm doing wrong, is trying to go back over my mistakes...Instead of just going forward, right? Shame on you, Sky. Shame.
I guess 30 seconds is probably a good place for me to practice more, eh?
nail on the head, do a couple sessions everyday, or before you start to draw, itl loosen you upLol, you're the second person to say the 30 second ones are best. XD So what I gather I'm doing wrong, is trying to go back over my mistakes...Instead of just going forward, right? Shame on you, Sky. Shame.
I guess 30 seconds is probably a good place for me to practice more, eh?
Nice start! And already I see improvement in just a few pages! The eyes on page 2 were lovely! And a few tips. When you are shading things, you have a lot of values in your darks and then change fairly abruptly into your light area. Try to have a smoother transition by having more values in your light areas. Someone recomended Loomis for anatomy, definatly go pick that up. I used this http://www.austinsketchgroup.com/sha...IGURE_draw.pdf until I could get an actual copy of the book. Keep practicing!
My mentor told me to try something interesting...A combination of Gesture and Blind Contour. I dont know if there's something already out there or what it's name is, but I find it easier than regular Blind Contour.
I will regretfully admit that I did glance down twice, and lifted my pencil two or three times. It's very hard to keep my eyes on the object. I need to work on my discipline...So here they are
your getting better, keep drawing every day. Ty for posting on my sketchbook.
Hey guys! I just had the most fun I've had in a while...I got to go see the Seattle Art Museum and the Opera "Aida". While out there, I did a few sketches. Nothing amazing, but here ya go.
Another update! Wowee.
Now keep two things in mind before you judge these:
1) I have VERY cheap paintbrushes...Like dollar store
2) I have limited paper, Printer paper, and the toothy-texture paper (Second painting)
I know it shouldn't account for much, but just wanted to let you know. Here they are!
These lil scribbles may seem like a childs, but I am VERY new to painting...So please forgive me. These are some experiments with just the primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue. No other paints were used.
This one was just me screwin around..Primary Colors, with two different green paints thrown in.
Hey, spilling tea on drawings is ok! It's experimental! Mixed media!
You've come to the right place, and you're on the right track. Keep working hard with the fundamentals, even when you don't have your resources with you, try and draw your last exercise from memory to the best of your ability, or do some quick life sketches, or a set of conceptual thumbnails from imagination. There are endless amounts of opportunity to draw and learn... even from the wet ring of water on the table at Starbucks. Draw shapes in the world you immediately occupy, and you will learn much!
Thank you for the comment! I suppose the Tea could be used in that way...Thats getting me thinking on what other food items I could throw into my artwork...*plotplotplot* Lol.
Welp, I got myself a little daily schedule for drawing. Each day has a certain skill or subject that I need to focus on. Anatomy is divided among the days (it fit quite nicely!). Today is Thursday, so that means Legs is up. Here they are!
Those are some decent paintings you have there.
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Nice sketchbook! Id love to see where this will go.. I've never been much for strict methods/models of learning. I can see how others like that way also of course I just didnt go that way i guess.. I do think you should keep structure, though i would love to see you add, if only once every second week(or more:p), a session of chaos, experiment, no expectations, just you doing some crazy stuff, not just to go crazy but to skip structure for a moment. And most important do things you enjoy! Keep it up! I'll be watching!
Thank you both for the comments!
I did a bit of life drawin today. The first one I was at school, gettin a schedule change...So I didnt get much time to work on it. Second one is a good 30-45 minute job. Hope you enjoy~.
hey. those drawings from life that you've been doing are going to help you improve a lot more in the long run than your current anatomy studies. try and develop a smoother, more confident drawing line before you attempt them. then, when you do, I think you'll feel a lot more comfortable.
keep updating, good luck!
Name's Todd. I'd encourage you to check out my sketchbook, but it's full of shit, natch.
One more update for tonight. I ended up fiddling with the tablet, and started mindlessly sketching and doodling and scribbling. This lil...painting or whatever is what I came up with. I do kinda like how it turned out. I wasn't even sad when I made this. LOL. And I just now realized she was naked. XD Oh well. Enjoy!
ha cool stuff so far, thanks tons for Posemaniacs.com didnt know about that place and now I know what ill be doing when i wake up tom
I am also doing a cat study ^_^ and im going to the zoo on sunday so lots of big cats (and a few small) upcoming soon
keep "entertaining" :p
Hey wandered into your sketchbook and from one beginner to another, I really admire your work ethic so far! Especially your anatomy regimen (legs on thursday)... reminds me of a gym schedule =)
Like many others, I loved your eye drawing on the first(?) page. It was definitely your most confident drawing. Also your last piece shows a huge improvement with your tablet!! Again the eyes are really nice.
Keep it up for sure
A couple of lil sketches here. Just messy shoe studies. The first one was a life sketch of my friends shoe. LOL. The other two are un-referenced sketches (so I could see if the one showed me how a shoe generally looks) and the bottom hideous lil thing I doodled, there is Kelly from the famous "Shoes" song. XD
Youtube it if you dont know. Better to come! Enjoy.
Note: My mentor wants me to challenge myself to a little drawing project, most likely something on bigger paper (I dont have huge paper, but it's bigger than regular 8x11) and I'm not quite sure what. He wants me to try and push ten hours (My comfort zone is like...2-3, so you can see why) but I dont know what to draw, and what medium to use. I have graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils. Any ideas? Thanks.
Wow you've improved in no time! I love the way you divide your anatomy-time in days It's a great way to improve your skills I think! You proved it in this sketchbook so