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sketches found in my MUJI sketchbook, from April 08 until May08. Starting a Sketchbook threat in the hope that will get feedbacks, helps, comments etc. from everyone, thanks in advance.
they are mindless doodles mainly or what's been burning in my mind & need to put it down on paper.
Last edited by zenichi; September 5th, 2008 at 06:22 AM. Reason: added/ edit position of sketchbook thumbnail image
oops, mix a few sketches done in early June08 on the first post... the rest of June 08
Last edited by zenichi; September 5th, 2008 at 06:57 AM. Reason: attached images into thread, combine post 1's image with post 2
early July 08
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:23 PM. Reason: insert attachement into thread
Cool stuff! Like the Karmen Raider sketches. As far as crits I would say work on drawing some more hands and faces from real life.
Keep the post coming!
Excellent SB. The horses in particular are great. Try to tone down the scribbling, even though it works in a fair few of your sketches. But when they're clear, like the hands in the last post, they're just perfect.
here's more after a night's sleep and rest from scanning frenzy, sketches done from mid July 08 till now. Again crits & comments are very much welcomed
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:24 PM. Reason: edit 1: some typo, edit 2: resizing of image to better fit most screen
Excellent understanding and shading, I really like the finished faces, the show how great you can draw. Keep up the good work!
riven phoenix rulz
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:25 PM.
Kamen rider sketches, done back in march 08
they are reinterpretation of my favourite kamen rider- kamen rider black!
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:27 PM.
love the pen work, really like the flow it gives your pieces.
quick question - what type of pen do you use? I tend to use biro pens, but to my understanding this isn't really the done thing?
I love all of your sketches! I like how you stick with one pose for a few sketches, but keep it fresh by drawing different people.
Your drawings of faces and hands are shaping up nicely! I want to see more of them!
And the horses are great. I also love the batman drawings.
Interesting sketchbook. Like the scratchy ballpoint stuff.
Last edited by zenichi; July 27th, 2008 at 05:53 AM. Reason: typo+ spelling
My favourites are the blue pen ones- that may be just because I draw in blue pen lots myself... xD
I love how they're all quite loose and sketchy, and yet the form isn't lost.
Very nice work, itz obvious that you kno what ur doing. I like you super hero concepts, they are great looking. Ur portraits are also very well done. The pen work is work being envyed. Comment my page if u ever get the chance. (PS, nice batman drawings)
Thanks for checkin' out my SB.
Haha, you're drawing Mask Rider! Nice! I remember watching the series on TV, hehe. Some good line work on the latest sketches of him.
Sketches are getting better, you're doing all the right things so keep at it.
Oh yeah, I see you must have enjoyed Dark Knight.
the batman sketches were doe before dark knight, after i've seen the awesome movie, maybe i'll hide my future sketches, then again "why so serious?" LOL
started my Bridgman anatomy studies, very useful, looking at the constructive anatomy and trying it out gives me an entirely different appreciation of the why his anatomies are so expressive, i felt they are exaggerated for ease of understanding and made obvious for less trained eyes. great stuff, highly recommended. next will be to do no ref sketches based on the new info, and come back again to check on the Bridgman sketches. cheers
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:28 PM.
excellent work. u seem to have a good sense of forms, u have got a variations in your work. right from human to animals to concept creatures to portrait u are able to draw almost everything. i like the flow of your work very much. your lines are good in single stroke and unbroken. it seems that u are much interested in mythological and historical characters. horses are unique in themselves. keep it up and all the best.
here's more mask rider sketches done in march 08 that i've scanned earlier, in case the original ended up in the bin.
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:38 PM.
yo zen, nice works you got here.
about the bridgman stuff, make sure you READ it too, not just copy the drawings. the drawings are meant to give a visual context to the written work, but the most information comes from reading it. understanding the why of the what, the function that dictates the form, is the most important thing that bridgman stresses in his books, so if i could offer any advice, it's to READ bridgman. internalize that learning, and then use it to create your own examples. g'luck man.
the difference in fully understanding the text and ideas behind constructive anatomy and just drawing a few sketches and thinking that's enough... thanks again purb36 for the reminder that there's no short-cuts!
the sketches are disturbing weak and expose my weaknesses, but will post it as reminder, need to digest the ideas and concepts behind and fully understood it, otherwise it'll be emulation, have to make it part of the thinking process, have to comprehend it... back to the book.
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:41 PM.
no prob man, glad that something i said could help. the bottom hand on the first page is pretty sweet, and the top right hand and middle left hand on that second sketchbook page are really good as well. keep on keeping on man, you're doing good.
how long have you known about masked rider, and where did you first see it? take care.
more serious study after reading the text, pick up bone structures that was missed out, straight side and action aide etc, but still a long way to go.
also anyone knows what happened to the comment or labeling of uploaded pics under the manage attachment pop-up? its for easy reference from crits and comments, i remember the extra column was there a year ago....
Last edited by zenichi; August 19th, 2008 at 09:41 PM. Reason: added attachment Untitled-7.jpg
if you click the "go advanced" button and use the attachment manager to attach files, there should be a paperclip icon next to the smileys (above). once you click on that, it allows you to post the files you attached within the body of the response, like you put smileys in. i guess we'll see if i am being clear enough; please let me know if i'm not. the bridgman stuff's starting to look better already, so keep working hard at it. take care dude; i'll be back.
more studies, there seems no end to it, but the more i study, the more difficult it gets to draw from mind something that works, this i suspect is due to lacking more insight of other "parts" to complement the parts that i've gain more knowledge on, i hope anyway, that after gaining more knowledge of other parts, i can come back again and improve, it like a never ending iteration!
trying with some odd posture
thanks purb36 for the direction on inserting attachments and adding side notes and comments to those attachments