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October 1st, 2008 #1
PixelFish: She Sings From Somewhere You Can't See....
I thought I'd make a sketchbook thread for myself, to spur me onto painting every day.. EDITED TO ADD: I shifted some of my earlier art to lower in the thread. Sorry for any confusion. The latest art should be shown both in this first thread and also at the end of the thread.
RECENT: returned to an old pic from 2009...detail shots of turtle
Last edited by PixelFish; December 8th, 2011 at 04:06 AM. Reason: squid!
Hide this ad by registering as a memberOctober 2nd, 2008 #2
So I was explaining to Lise about Paul's Study Buddy concept. She thought that was nifty but doesn't have Photoshop handy. Plus, she writes, not arts. We modified the concept slightly so I could give her something to describe, since she wanted to work on descriptions. (Apparently her world needs more.) Anyway, I gave her a photograph to do a paragraph description (which she posted in her journal) and she gave me an architectural photograph to do a speed sketch with. I could choose Masses, Palette, Detail or Composition to work on as per Paul's original plan for Study Buddies.
I chose to work with Palette (trying to emulate the colours in the painting, in this case without using a colour picker, half an hour time limit)
Last edited by PixelFish; October 2nd, 2008 at 09:17 PM. Reason: Added new Study Buddy
October 3rd, 2008 #3
October 6th, 2008 #4
October 6th, 2008 #5
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October 7th, 2008 #6
Re: My daily study buddy sketch:
Today I chose to focus on details.
a) Sketch with values.
I think the kid's face looks more kidlike in this than in the initial sketch. This is because kids' faces are so unlined and smooth usually, so when they show strong emotion you have to be subtle. Sketches introduce lines, which read as wrinkles and make the face look older. Subtle value changes work better to keep the face smoother.
b) Sketch before value added.
Time limit: 30 mins
The other green sketch is my sketch for the COW this week.
October 8th, 2008 #7
Start to Almost Finish
Here's the sketches, underpainting, inking process for my very first COW. (Creature of the Week, for the newbies.) You can see the preliminary sketch in the post right above this one.
You can see how I took my idea to completion. Note that in the first sketch the Bassoon Beast had rams horns. I showed it my BF and he thought it looked too close to a modified ram, so I changed it to a nautilus shaped ear canal with tubercles.
You'll have to check out COW thread 126 for the final.
October 8th, 2008 #8
I very much like the iceberg-like heart there at the beginning of the thread. Stunning idea.
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October 9th, 2008 #9
October 12th, 2008 #10
More study buddies.
House source: http://www.notesfromtheroad.com/images/2008_09.jpg
Chipmunk source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpi...67554/sizes/l/
Last edited by PixelFish; October 12th, 2008 at 03:02 AM. Reason: adding sources
October 13th, 2008 #11
The first two pics are my study buddy from yesterday, assigned by my friend Lise. The first one should be about five minutes in showing the basic body sketch, and the second is the colours and clothing details added a little. Time limit: 30 mins total. Source.
Paul Richards, the instigator of the Study Buddies, gave me this set of 12 studies.
For more about Study Buddies, check out Paul's site:
The original Study Buddy explanation.
Study Buddy Lite
To check out an EVEN BIGGER closeup of this study buddy, check out my Flickr account.
October 14th, 2008 #12
October 16th, 2008 #13