Sketchbook: Oden's Sketchybook *Update May 27th*

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 43

Thread: Oden's Sketchybook *Update May 27th*

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Oden's Sketchybook *Update May 27th*

    Hey all -- a brief bio;
    I'm 20 years old, attending UVIC and majoring in Biology....but reaaally wanting to be going to art school. I'm thinking about trying even just a year or two at a decent art school before finishing my "real" degree.

    I'm from Nelson B.C., which is a beautiful mountain town in the kootenays and a constant source of inspiration.
    I started fooling around with acrylics (and now oils) on canvas about a year ago, although I've always liked to doodle and sketch.


    werd,

    Owen

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Oden; May 27th, 2009 at 06:47 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    older sketches and studies

    here are a few random studies and sketches I've done in the past couple of months...



    p.s. is there any way to adjust the layout of attachments? like make them go linear instead of side-by-side?

    anyways, the bottom two are Bridgeman studies. The top right is a sketch of the Kokanee glacier visible down the valley, and some studies of clouds. Clouds are cool.
    The top left is random sketches, and the center head is a copy from a very useful CA post..I forget the poster now.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Last edited by Oden; July 25th, 2008 at 02:42 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Damn good for a Biology student. I would love to wear the fourth page as a T-shirt. Perhaps you have a page just filled with doodles you would like to show?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    632
    Thanks
    352
    Thanked 125 Times in 116 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Really good start. Keep it up, I'll be watching! hah.(not like that)
    I know nelson, I used to live in Castlegar, like 30 minutes away.. Nelson really is beautiful town. Small world eh?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,632
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 181 Times in 178 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice pencils so far... to make them vertically aligned, just add a carriage return in between the [img] tags before you submit your post.. keep sharing ;-)

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    uggghhh, sorry guys. I'm seriously questioning if it's worth having a sketchbook if I'm gonna be this unproductive. It just makes me feel guilty for not posting...
    ...I guess that's a good thing.

    @everybody: thanks for the comments!
    Jeff: cool mang, small world indeed. Were you born there, or did you go to Selkirk?

    Here's a small art dump...paintings from the last half-year, minus a few I still have to get pictures of. I have a bunch more sketchbook pages and bridgman studies that I'll try to get up here within a reasonable timeframe as well (ie. 1 month )

    the majority are water-soluble oil on canvas (love this stuff), although Red Cloud is pure acrylic.

    and yeah, the shaman's neck is super-way too long. He's been dancing too much for the giraffe spirits, obviously.

    Attached Images Attached Images          
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    a couple of slightly older ones...
    both acrylic

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    143
    Thanked 147 Times in 122 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Man I love that style. Your technique needs polishing ( but whose doesn't? ) but You actually rock now. I'm scared of what You may become

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Preston, UK
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 27 Times in 20 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Awwh man your work is too cool, I love your paintings! Really, really hope you'll keep posting because I wanna see moooore.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Brisbane_Australia
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    cool styling - these remind me of a very early greg staples from 2000AD - he did a particular series called 'Slaine - Jealousy of Niamh'- Pretty cool
    I like the darker undertones and the blocky styling...with the swirly bits-
    And the guy leaning on the tree has a nice feel too - What is the general size of your works?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    thanks all...I appreciate the wordz. I'll try to keep pluggin away. School makes it tough, though.

    @thanks Tor, the general size is probably ~18x24 inches...some are flipped everywhichaways, some are slightly different dimensions, but it's a decent approximation.
    the reclining elf dude is around 20x24, but don't quote me on it.
    ...they're getting bigger...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    the tiny red dot AKA Singapore
    Posts
    1,080
    Thanks
    4,261
    Thanked 654 Times in 328 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Whoa, you are a bio student? I was a design student and i cant paint half as well as you. @_@
    Love the grayscale painting by the way.
    POST MORE PLEASE!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    1,127
    Thanks
    255
    Thanked 888 Times in 414 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow dude these are really good. much better than i expected from a bio student...better than a lot of stuff i've seen from art students as well lol. love the style, definately try and get to art school if its something you would llike to take seriously.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    632
    Thanks
    352
    Thanked 125 Times in 116 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cool updates so far dude, they are looking really good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oden View Post
    Jeff: cool mang, small world indeed. Were you born there, or did you go to Selkirk?
    Nah, i moved there when i was younger a couple years back. Im going to shool in vancouver atm.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Emonti - South Africa
    Posts
    2,444
    Thanks
    659
    Thanked 645 Times in 608 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some very nice didgital work - awesome colours. I feel a lot of the work is very flat though. You have a great style but lots of stuff dont seem to have any form maybe try a more deicated light source.

    Keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 101 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    very-very nice pieces. Love them. Keep it up and I am looking forward to your sketchbook stuff

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    These are really great! I see you enjoy rendering arms, you do it really well, just keep an eye on the hands, they're all good except the guy's left hand in buddharoots seems a tad small. Nitpicky me ...love your clouds!
    Keep posting man

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,304
    Thanks
    1,018
    Thanked 112 Times in 93 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Biology? and your pumping out this kind of work? ggahhuuughhh, you may want to reconsider that. With a strong foundational background and self motivation you'd easily become one of the pro's. Your illustrations tell a story, nice rendering style. Really thick brushstrokes, and the way you applied your light sources give your art this smooth rubbery texture. Your line work has a lot of potential, but currently not near the quality of your finished illustrations. I'd work on pencils first, nice stuff~

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sorry for the late replies, guys; I should really subscribe to this thread. hahah

    Thanks Shamandalie, Pyroclasm, Nadiamoon--I appreciate yer kindness...

    I'll try to post more soon, although school is keeping me busy.
    I don't have time to do much, but I try to fit some art in. I'm going to a weekly drop-in life drawing class at the university, so I'll post up some drawings from that in the next couple of weeks.

    Kidult; thanks for the input!--although these are all traditional.
    I totally agree with you about the flatness. I'm really having trouble getting depth in my pictures, so my figures don't just look like they're pasted onto a flat landscape..and like you said, my forms are kinda flat too.

    Aside from a more dedicated light source, are there other things that pop out in terms of a solution?

    Squip; I do like to do arms, haha. I think it's because they're the only body part I feel comfortable doing. The next chance I get to do a painting with a humanoid in it, I'm going to make myself show some leg.

    Coinpurse; thanks a lot for the comment, I'm aimin' for a year of art foundation sometime/somewhere in the next few years.
    Pencils are definitely my weak point..pretty much everything is aside from rendering. I'm trying to focus more on drawing and less on painting, to start correcting that weakness. it also takes less time,which works for me now.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    DUDE! Those paintings are sweet. Keep it up.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Asheville, NC
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Would love to see some more of those acrylics man. Keep posting!

    "Well....if it's bothering you so much, just cover it up with art."

    My Sketchbook

    ______________________________________________

    Check out some of my drawing and animation at

    www.TrySilence.net
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Gdansk, Poland
    Posts
    4,834
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 753 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    That's great. I like your style. I especially like the character painting you got as sketchbook thumbnail right now.
    Keep posting .

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Mischeviouslittleelf's Avatar
    Mischeviouslittleelf is offline Promoted himself from Auxillery Pencil Infaantrist to Tablet Gunner
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2,571
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 1,076 Times in 716 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice beginning here mate, like the style, it is quite unique, and still it plays at the dynamics of grafiti and that sort of illustrative works.

    Keep at it!

    -E

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    thanks for your comments everybody!

    sooo I've been working on my pencils and life drawing work lately.
    I'm going to a weekly drop-in life drawing class right now...not able to put a lot of time into art at the moment, but the weekly drawing sesh at least keeps me from slipping back.
    I think one of my biggest issues with life-drawing is that I'm SLOW. I lack confidence in it, so I usually just end up with "bits of a body" after 30 minutes instead of a full figure like most people in the session. Yarrrrr

    anyways, this is a couple of sessions worth of figure drawing...enjoy...at your own peril.

    please excuse the wildly varying colour balance and crappy pictures. some of them are on different colours of toned paper...others I have no excuse for, hahah. figure no. 6 is actually a full-body drawing, but the lower half of the pencil got some insane glare from the lighting so I cropped that shit. A few other pics got washed out a bit as well...

    Attached Images Attached Images                
    Last edited by Oden; November 11th, 2008 at 02:29 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. The Following User Says Thank You to Oden For This Useful Post:


  27. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lyon, France
    Posts
    2,159
    Thanks
    3,772
    Thanked 2,292 Times in 745 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wo! Impressive! You never studied art before?? I have only respect for people like you. Really great style, your stylization choice work so far, beautiful rendering, strong anatomy skills, and all that as a self taught! 5 stars !!!

    Sketchbook :: Blog :: Gorilla Artfare :: Prints :: my Etsy
    koppa says:
    i could kick an eggs ass if i wanted to
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    393
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 87 Times in 54 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wowza. it's hard to believe these are all traditional...you've got a great hand at that. love your stylization. i'm in the same boat as you, 3rd year college student, working on a separate degree, but desperately wants to try a year or two at an art school. stupid money, huh? i can see you getting a pretty hefty scholarship though :]

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i digg the style
    biology was my favorite subject when i was in school



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=142144

    Last edited by johnnytran; November 19th, 2008 at 04:21 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    226
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 61 Times in 31 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Fucking A man. Love your stuff, especially the colour works.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #29
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    EIRE
    Posts
    1,513
    Thanks
    3,245
    Thanked 545 Times in 438 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Crisp, lovely life drawings. You have a great command of your lines. Keep posting!

    P.O.W.! - All the Comic Challenges you can handle

    donalfall's sketchbook - page 14 | donalfall.com | galwaypubscrawl.com | facebook | twitter |
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nelson, British Columbia
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 191 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks johnny, opilione, and donalfall! I appreciate your thought(s)!

    Tiny update:
    a few little people bits from life drawing today. I missed most of the class, so I only have a couple that I'm happy with.
    Having life drawing classes at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning means I usually go hungover, late, and with 4 hours of sleep under my belt...if it was for anything other than art, I would be sleeping in.

    As per usual, I only managed to draw about 1/5 of the body. I gotta get faster.

    I'm not noticing much improvement with my pencils, unfortunately. I'm so busy during the week that I don't even manage much random sketching...not enough practice. My hatching and line quality in general feel really weak (aside from anatomy of course )

    And no new paintings done, I'm sorry!
    They take a serious investment of space and time (and space is actually fairly limited at the place I'm living in for school). Hopefully during christmas break I'll be able to crank one out.

    PICS: the guys arm in the first one (green) is kinda messed up proportions wise. Also, the line weight isn't quite so uniform in real life. This pic got leveled in photoshop, so the darker pencil got SUPER dark. I also tried a softer darker pencil this time. ME no like.
    the head one made me realise I haven't put nearly enough time into studying the head. I fudged the ear, nose, mouth area, etc. I got Loomis's "Heads and Hands" out of the UVIC library, though!
    as usual, critiques are always appreciated! any tips for "going faster" would be awesome.
    Name:  fig11copy.jpg
Views: 165
Size:  124.7 KB
    Name:  fig10copy.jpg
Views: 170
Size:  109.0 KB

    Last edited by Oden; February 16th, 2009 at 06:47 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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
  •