Sketchbook: frog's sketchbook

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    frog's sketchbook

    My aims over the next couple of years are to try and break out of being merely an intermediate artist to a really good one, by doing as many studies as I possibly can. Over time I also want to try and improve my ability to paint without reference, which I find really hard for figures.

    Here are some recent studies, all from reference:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by frog from itchy; October 19th, 2009 at 10:51 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    528
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 38 Times in 27 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    With all respect, you are good. What shines brightest to me here, is the very first portrait painting you posted, the dark man. At first I thought it was a traditional painting, but when I look closer I see that it is digital. Anyway, that one is incredibly good! And the rest ain't bad either. If you want to become a master in painting, I'd say you've got a solid ramp to fly from.

    Good luck.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    337
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 187 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    What I´d like to know is how much time you spent on the dark man,

    Like JaneM, i had to look closely to determine if it was traditional or digital.

    I want to see more soon. you´ve got (to say the least) great potential to be with the masters

    My SketchBook

    --Wait, whut? --
    Anonymous
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Most of these studies were under an hour, however the African guy was probably closer to two.

    Here's the ref I used, actual size, it was from an article on the Guardian newspaper website:

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,640
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 183 Times in 180 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very nice portraits and the landscapes are very good too, i like you aerial perspective and the brush marks too, keep it up dude ;-)

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Earlier this year I did 100 drawings of people from various references. Here are ten of the better ones, in chronological order:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A new head study:

    frog's sketchbook

    And some sketches based on ref from from Virtual Pose 3:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    185
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 73 Times in 36 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like the first and the sixth head the most
    your studies going good *thumbup*

    Contact: timloechner[at]hotmail.de

    cgHub
    Facebook
    DA

    Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    your line drawing studies are very good - however, your shading/ colour studies still lack the same confidence - which is fine - that's the correct order! It seems your tone balance still needs refining - your darks and lights are too far apart at the moment. What I tend to do is "leave" the highlight areas light, and slowly bring colour and shadow/ dark tone up to a comfortable level. Then I begin working the highlighted areas down a bit - then I look at the piece after a day or two, and deepen and lighten when necessary - judging from the line studies, you're not too far away from consistantly good work - keep at it

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    latest:

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    2,447
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked 168 Times in 123 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some really cool work here
    All i can suggest with the digital work, is keep your brush as big as possible for as long as possible!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Karachi
    Posts
    360
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 56 Times in 56 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    beautiful work. really neat studies. love the details. you're putting in good effort.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,632
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 136 Times in 81 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Niceee, The buffalo and that lost one are very very nice

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A few more.

    A newscaster doodled while watching TV:

    frog's sketchbook

    A still from Indiana Jones:

    frog's sketchbook

    And a character design for Dorian Gray, complete with rotting portrait:

    frog's sketchbook

    Might turn the last one into something more finished.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    India
    Posts
    133
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice studies... good work...

    Vinay Vikram Singh
    Life is beautyfull..
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    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
    Hey man, good start here, but I think you are going about the learning buisness a bit wrong. First thing you need to learn are some different techniques of drawing, then a bit more of anatomy, and then you should start study some more colours I think. THere is a lot of potential in your effort, but be sure to apply your enthusiasm to the right places

    -E

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Mischeviouslittleelf View Post
    First thing you need to learn are some different techniques of drawing, then a bit more of anatomy, and then you should start study some more colours I think.
    -E
    In the humblest possible way, I'm puzzled by your suggestions - it seems I'm already doing those things?

    It might just be a misunderstanding, and I would happily accept a critique that I can understand clearly, so if you could explain in a way I can understand that would be great

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some character designs:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook


    A sketch from photo ref:

    frog's sketchbook

    Some roughs for a painting:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    And the finished thing, with a nod to Aly Fell (AKA Poshspice):

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some sketches and studies:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    And finally some character designs, these were done for advertising agencies for potential use on campaigns:

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 94 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    frog's sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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