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September 27th, 2008 #1
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im resurrecting this thread for my own discipline! i currently go to RIT for 3d design.
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Anyway, hi, I'm Jaytea. I'm sixteen and lazy, but working on it. I don't know what I want to do with my life, but I like illustrating. lately I've been really unmotivated to be an artist so I'd appreciate any advice.
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First post. Scary. ._.; Love all the art, but I feel awkward, all the way at the bottom of the food chain.
I love the loose CG style and the realistic art here; been trying to work my style towards that more, but I'm too impressionistic yet. I've been around for a while, lurking on a few other sites, but I think I might be up to trying my hand at these anatomy studies and really doing some actual improving. I'm serious about this, but probably not serious enough. D: Must improve my proportions; my arm length is a bit goofy on some of these.
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September 28th, 2008 #3Obnoxiously Euphoric
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You're off to a good start. One thing I have to say, I quoteth from one of the class threads on this site. "Don't be afraid to take time with your sketchs, it's probably one of the few times your not working on deadline."
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September 28th, 2008 #6
The portrait is great.
Especially if it's true that you are 13 years old. Respect.
September 28th, 2008 #7
You´re the best 13 years old guy i´ve ever seen. Why didn´t i realize my faith when i was your age? ;D
September 28th, 2008 #8
Talo: Thanks for that, man! I've been looking at some books, but that ones pretty good with arms; just what I need. I have a compilation of Giovanni... ah can't remember his whole name, but he has great books for anatomy and just pencil work in particular.
TLL: Thank you~! ;] Yep, I'm lucky I got started early. Two years ago today I drew my first digital image and was completely serious from then on, haha even if I did suck.
Bazzu: *thirteen year old girl actually haha
Thank you so much!
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Basically copying what I see in the book in an effort to commit the muscles to memory; I do that a lot. Have started to try to apply the arm thing, but... eh... /epikphail
Probably try a few more of these then legs and then put it together more.
Oh, and that last sketch was a bit of an unfinished little creature inspired by Minja's work. Love those little critters.
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Hello. I can support you continuously. Maintenance renewal picture,
October 4th, 2008 #15
hey thanks for the comment on my sb and as for ur sketchbook, u have a good start but one thing i have to say is about you anatomy studies.
you copied them out of the book which isnt bad(i did it and so has everyone else) but now you have to start using those studies to build up you people/characters. right now,from what i can see, you are just making gesture drawings of people and not really putting your studies to use...whew
ok after looking at that it looks like im yelling at you, but im telling you this so you become better. goodluck i will try to check back.
ps i have that same book (constuctive anatomy by bridgeman)
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October 4th, 2008 #16
i forgot to say instead of doing gesture do contour, which means one continuous line, or without picking up your pencil
we did that for the first 4 weeks in my art class
oh yea i love minja's work too!! lol
October 4th, 2008 #17
Radon- "Basically copying what I see in the book in an effort to commit the muscles to memory; I do that a lot. Have started to try to apply the arm thing, but... eh... /epikphail
Probably try a few more of these then legs and then put it together more." ~what I said in the post
Yeah, I'm not. :b I'm slowly trying to incorporate it into my work, but I wanted to copy straight from the book so I didn't go straight to applying what I didn't fully understand. :] And no, I appreciated crits; I've gone soft, everyone I know tells me I'm good blablabla which at times gets a little redundant.
Contour, eh? Ah, maybe I should, pffthaha but I hate it so much after we did it in art class I found it not very appealing. Maybe I should, though, for the sake of loosening up. xD;
I can tell this is going to be a very empty thread, haha.
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October 4th, 2008 #20Registered User
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ahhhh yes. I thought you would be using a program like photoshop, (Gimp,sai,sketchbook pro?) Paint with the opacity off (change it manually with the slider) the most important thing in painting is value which you probably know. eye pick your colors as if you were picking it up with your brush on a palette. you're not working on a deadline so you have time to train your eye and to paint in a way to learn structure. when you set your pen to opacity you use so many values and your work turns to mush(unless you're using oils then you only have to worry about your colors turning to mud but you get better by painting with opacity off).
October 4th, 2008 #21
good stuff you've got here! i see growth just from the first images you posted to the later posts. you're definitely on the right track.
so, judging by what you've posted so far, are people what you're most interested in drawing? my advice would be, keep up the anatomy studies, and also draw anyone and everyone around you. draw from life. draw your classmates, your family, people on the bus, whoever you can. you'll learn lots just from observation.
keep it up! i wanna see more.
October 4th, 2008 #22
I find the quickest and easiest way to make a bit of an improvement in your art is to become better with your lines.... Your lines are light, thin and sketchy, this isnt very appealing to the eye. Bold and precise lines are more aesthetically appealing
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October 5th, 2008 #23
You're off to a good start, you'll come far this way. I wasn't that keen on reference and all that jazz on your age. Apparently it is needed for everyone younger than 18 to tell that they are young in here. I don't mean to be mean or anything, it's just that to me, age doesn't matter. If you're 40 or 20, as long as you produce good art, that's the point right? I say this so you don't get spoiled with all the positive feedback you've been given, although it can be hard. Work hard, listen to the critique given, and become great ;D
October 5th, 2008 #24
a la bapsi & Jodo- Thank you both, kindly. Haha I'll see if I can do fullbody next. D: Kind of scary to go without a ref.
nicehighs- I see what you mean. Actually, I use ShiPainter Pro (java-based internet application that doesn't really support much memory and sometimes crashes, but is very useful and versatile), and honestly, it's very hard to turn off the pen-opacity because of the way the watercolors interact with color; I can see for Painter yes, that makes sense because paint could be used more thickly. I'll give that a shot sometime.
JennyDavis- Thanks for the input! And yeah, I suppose I like to draw people, because I found them more expressive than canines [which is probably what I'd prefer to draw, well, maybe not any more |D;] plus I can't avoid them if I'm going to be drawing a lot. I've only got one thing drawn from life there, haha, nothing seems to hold still for very long, (but my friend was reading a book; it's the girl saying five minutes) but I suppose that's part of the observation thing, haha.
A.GEAN- Oh... wow, you're too right. I'll keep that in mind, thanks~! Might be a little hard for a transition, but I'll definitely work on that.
Fshoo- Eheh, tryouts at some Oekakis encouraged strongly, or rather, almost required refs, and then I found I work better with them.
Yeah, age is why I'm a little nervous posting this; well, posting in general, until I found a few other sketchbooks at about my age and thought, "I could do that." And yes, I've been very spoiled, haha, which is another reason I didn't mention my age at first because I was afraid I'd get no critique, but I am so that's a plus. Thanks~
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October 5th, 2008 #25
Mate you coming along great, as A.GEAN said work on your lines make them as fluid and long as possible not just constant mini strokes, I had the same problem at your age . start trying to use colour with your study's mix things up a bit. keep on drawing.
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October 5th, 2008 #2721 year old artist workin' to improve!
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Really nice studies, try to use a darker lead, these are really light. Where are at in Ohio? I live in Columbus. Are you intending to go to an art school? Keep it up, I already see some improvement.
October 5th, 2008 #28
Bottom pic is my fav. Good job.
Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
October 5th, 2008 #29
Envisor- Ahah, yeah, guilty, all I have is regular 2B, well, besides charcoal pencils. I need to get a 6B or something soon because I've just about finished my sketchbook and am begging mom to take me to Prizm soon. B] Heheh...
Up north in Cleveland, and yeah, I'd like to go to an art school, though probably not the CIA because I've heard it's more known as a design school.
americanheadcharge- Thank you. Haha, bottom right is my fave.
October 5th, 2008 #3021 year old artist workin' to improve!
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I'm attending CCAD right now. It has an awesome selection of majors ranging from Illustration to Design. Columbus College of Art and Design is the name, its kind of expensive, but not near as much as CIA is. If you have a 2B, it should be no problem to get good darks with. Maybe its your scanner, try messing with the brightness and contrast.