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July 22nd, 2008 #1
Portraits and Concepts!
I will try to update this thread daily. I may skip a day if what I am creating is in Oil paint.
Please check out the latest posts for the most improved work.
Most of the latest is Acrylic and Oil, but I will try and do digital soon too!
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molskines are awesome AWWWEESOME! *shakes fist*
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Here is my first batch. Some are doodles, others are studies.
I sort of understand anatomy, but I do struggle with it in a 3D space and I think its down to me not doing life drawing. Believe me I have tried to find a place to life draw but there are none where I live. Instead I sit out and draw from life. Of course this way I can only achieve fast sketches, but I think it is making me faster at drawing overall.
Any advice for anatomy would be greatly appreciated.
My dream is to get good enough to join the concept art industry. Dreams can sometimes come true for some, who knows...
July 22nd, 2008 #5
J.Boswell: I love them. Dunno why but the paper is perfect for drawing on the go. No grain means accurate linwork, cream means you aren't blinded by the sun, and the thickness means you can be a little rough with it. Great stuff.
AsaB: Thanks! Will do!
I hope you two come back again! I will need to keep things interesting...
Here are the others.
July 22nd, 2008 #6
I just did this one now. Took me about 3 hours for both drawings and rendering. I was debating whether to go for a clean finish, but thought that seen as this was to concentrate on the overall value scheme I did not bother.
The creatures themselves were randomly made from imagination and are meant to survive within the imagination rather than from reality. So because of that they do not have to follow rational laws of physics. Think of them as surreal characters.
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What's up Rist, new sketchbook eh? Alright I'll put my two cents in. I think you should take your time first and foremost (omitting the 3 hour render of course), most of these look rushed and like you're too preoccupied with value or something else. I think you're focused too much on the technical aspect of art, it's best to forget what you think you know and let the ink flow where it will.
Anyways, I suggest you work on your contours and on mass. You may or may not have checked em out by now but some of the loomis books have some interesting stuff on playing with shapes. Try building a head or something with shapes using light lines first and then hone in on the forms.SSG 37
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Some decent work in there, but quite a few of your portraits seem to skew to one side. Laying down a basic underlying structure and guidelines will probably help your work alot.my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
www.sevans.co.nz , for more images and to kill time.
July 24th, 2008 #11
a la bapsi: Thanks man! One can only try!
SEVANS: Last year I would have no confidence in going out in public and staring at people to draw them. I am still in the process of sorting out how to achieve the best observational sketch under the roughest conditions (ie. people coming and going, people asking to see what i am doing, people moving about while you try to draw them). I will try and pin down the 'frame' next time I go out to sketch.
These are todays sketches.
±1: Indian inks thumbnails of warriors.
±2: Composition of a lighthouse scene. The piece is called 'Guardian of the Lighthouse'.
±3: Crappy warrior drawing. Head piece my own design, spear is a samurai design, the shield is my design.
±4: Random sketching. Playing with geometric values.
±5 and 6: Plane thumbnails.
July 24th, 2008 #12
Very interesting aircraft designs there! I'd love to see more.Check out my sketchbook
July 25th, 2008 #13
KingCobra00: Thanks! First aircrafts I have ever drawn. I might come back to this topic as it is very interesting to design.
Here is a small update. Updating now rather than later because this is for COW and I thought I would post it here too.
±1: Thumbnails of possibly Unicorn killers. I looked at various types from avian to mammal. Inked with a rotary pen.
±2: A design constructed thanks to the little thumbnails. I used a similar style to Markos where I draw from the outside inwards. This was VERY beneficial as in the past I would get bogged down quickly (look at the proportion issues with that warrior design above) and make sketch breaking problems. I have also coloured it a little to give myself place-holders in case I colour this in photoshop.
July 25th, 2008 #14
This cracked me up ^ haha, its so creepy
as for your studies. id recommend to keep the moleskine for life studies and drawing people on the bus/train/masturbating on a park bench and keep it simple
moleskines are meant for pocket use, use it to jot down people, i wouldnt worry too much about these memory sketches as you can do them at home in a proper sketchbook
but yeah keep on trucking, most of your book is of people doing everyday stuff from life anyway so carry on with that
July 27th, 2008 #15
iheartmyself: Thanks! I believe the small moleskines should be used for any idea you have, any doodles, any obs, in fact anything that is not a finished piece. Some of my best ideas come when I am on a bus and where do I put it if I only use my moleskine for people studies? I know where you are coming from, but I guess its different for each person.
Plus sketching while chilling in a small book is much more convenient than the big ones. And also the bigger the drawing, the more lines and lead you need.
Here is an update.
1± Thumbnail silhouette of a piece I am working on. A doodle inspired by the new Batman film.
2± Second thumbnail for my piece; this one had a better vibe so i detailed it a little. And then there is a Macadillo, a monkey and a Armadillo, combined!
3± A doodle thing; what would it look like to turn your stomach into a face?!
4± Male silhouettes of different types, types are named.
5± Batman inspired piece.
I will probably post some final images in this thread, but not the WIPs (WIPS are ugly fugly!).
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