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Thread: First ever digital sketchbook.
September 19th, 2008 #1
First ever digital sketchbook.
Wow, what a great site you have here. I am always looking for resources to learn more, practice to get better and I love receiving critiques. So I am going to post everything I can here. Please be honest. I will do my best to participate both ways as well, there's just so much here for a new member, give me time and I'm sure we'll have alot of fun...
I would like to share all kinds of art including storyboards and digital photgraphy if that's OK. Done both on paper with pencil and my new Cintiq.
Last edited by LJRiveraSR; October 5th, 2008 at 11:10 AM. Reason: First post contained a lot of (coming Soon). But now its here.
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Here are the first ones I have that fit the size limitations. I have more that still need some resizing. Hope you like. Comments and Critiques are welcomed.
October 5th, 2008 #3
15 second commercial (imaginary) storyboard
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October 17th, 2008 #4
October 17th, 2008 #5
Personally, I'd lay the Cintiq aside for a bit, and concentrate mostly on pencil and paper. It might not be very exciting, but since you're still working on a lot of foundation stuff, it'll be very rewarding. It's a lot more portable, too.
Some of your 10 minute studies show promise, and you're getting some of the basics of posing already, although a lot of it's still fairly static. Are you working from photos for the quick studies? If you can, station yourself somewhere like a bus terminal or shopping mall or someplace, and draw people there. You'll get loads of natural poses, and the bonus of drawing from life. Life drawing is always best. If there's a life drawing group near you, definitely give it a try. I wouldn't worry so much about distorted figures until you've got a really firm grasp of the figure as-is, and can draw it reliably. Then you know what you've got to work with, and you'll have a good toolset to make your changes.
Keep posting, it's good to see what folks come up with here.
The Nezumi Works Sketchbook - Now in progress
My online portfolio
"Skill is the result of trying again and again, applying our ability and proving our knowledge as we gain it. Let us get used to throwing away the unsuccessful effort and doing the job over. Let us consider obstacles as something to be expected in any endeavor; then they won't seem quite so insurmountable or so defeating." - Andrew Loomis
October 18th, 2008 #6
Thank you, I really appreciate your input. The cintiq is for when I'm at the computer. But I am still working a lot on pencil and paper. the timed sketches varied between looking at photos and getting family members to pose for me. I definitely need to get out more and I never even thought of looking for local artist groups, great idea! Thanks!
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October 18th, 2008 #7
October 19th, 2008 #8
November 2nd, 2008 #9
Chwig Ugh Cheeeet
This is my contest entry for the 3dbuzz.com haloween competition.
November 3rd, 2008 #10
Here's one I just did for a biweekly challenge. We are simply give on word to work with. This time it was "Blue"
November 15th, 2008 #11
Illustrator Class Assignment - Super Hero.
November 28th, 2008 #12
She is my first, I'll never forget her.
You never forget your first do you? Well, here is my first ever attempt at using the gradient mesh tool in adobe illustrator CS3 after watching some tutorials on youtube. Not near perfect but like I said, she's my first.
Face and hair are insanely difficult.
I included the wireframe.
December 1st, 2008 #13
Created this for a bi-weekly challenge.
December 1st, 2008 #14
everything from 'birth' down ,was a major improvement. and your death piece looks very artisticaly expressive.
i think for u to improve on your pictures above birth u just need to follow anatomy more so.
December 2nd, 2008 #15
Anatomy, my biggest challenge. Practice Practice Practice and study is all I can do. Thank you for noticing the improvements, my sketch book here is oldest to newest from top to bottom. I will continue to do my best.
January 20th, 2009 #16
Back to pencil and paper
Some more recent ones...
January 21st, 2009 #17
Added some more to "Eve" amd another sketch
Eve wasn't finished but now it is... also a sketch.
February 6th, 2009 #18
Here's a series of Drawings I had to do over the past 3 weeks for a class. 1 at rest and 3 action poses for each. first Skeletals, then muscled and finally skinned.
February 6th, 2009 #19
Focusing on light and shadow for depth.
March 3rd, 2009 #20
Some more character designs
Character Designs and Silhouette
March 22nd, 2009 #21
Some sketchbook work I did on props (Knife and pencil).
August 28th, 2009 #22
One Hour Challenge - Random adjective/noun "Inadequate Chamber"
One a week a bunch of artists get together at our game dev club to do an Hour Long Shredfest. A topic is chosen and we go at it. Here is my latest one created. The topic chosen is "Inadequate Chamber" and it was picked using an adjective/noun random word combo picker.
October 8th, 2009 #23
Concept to Completion
Hey all. Sorry I haven't been around in a while. Been busy with school. Just completed my 3D class and am addicted. But also, I was busy making a tutorial and uploading to youtube. The tutorial takes me from my sketch to completion using nothing but photoshop for the images below.
Hope you like the images and if you want to see the tutorials, here is a link to my page on youtube. The tutorials are "Photoshop Character Design tutorials" by user SExmortus. http://www.youtube.com/user/SExmortus#p/u/0/Qukto693j54
May 7th, 2011 #24
Been a long time...
...and what a long strange trip it's been. I got around to reworking some older concepts and thought I should get busy again. i will be posting more after next week, that's when I finally graduate. So here are some of the latest concept art works I've done recently.