Sketchbook: My sketchbook, serious improvement required~
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 27 of 27

Thread: My sketchbook, serious improvement required~

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    My sketchbook, serious improvement required~

    Here's some stuff I've done in my first few weeks of uni, mainly practising perspective, etc. Most are done from life, trying to kill the habit of always using photos.

    Name:  canalscans01.jpg
Views: 513
Size:  311.8 KB
    Name:  canalscanscolor02.jpg
Views: 506
Size:  196.5 KB
    Name:  canalscanscolor06.jpg
Views: 502
Size:  507.1 KB
    Name:  canalscanscolor09.jpg
Views: 485
Size:  173.9 KB
    Name:  canalscanscolor10.jpg
Views: 495
Size:  154.6 KB

    Painting in Photoshop over the sketch, used photo for some colour reference.
    Name:  bridge final.jpg
Views: 498
Size:  454.3 KB
    Sorry if this looks over-saturated, unfortunately I'm using a super bright laptop screen.

    Any crit at all would be awesome.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Fleet, UK
    Posts
    1,464
    Thanks
    386
    Thanked 777 Times in 453 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great start! Your environments rock and you really know when to push the whites and blacks in the life drawings No crits here, but I would really like to see some human drawings from you. Keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Parker, CO
    Posts
    162
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very competent work. Hope to see you post more!

    Nice work on the water under the bridge, btw.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @SamC, Pixel8: Thank you for the comments!

    Some figure drawings from Posemaniacs, about 10 mins each.

    Name:  men copy.jpg
Views: 492
Size:  203.7 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    673
    Thanked 456 Times in 142 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Really digging your life drawings. Those ducks are superb. More please.

    "You have a taste for drawing - I trust it will improve." - Melmoth, The Wanderer

    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    More life drawings from a rather nice place in Leicester, weather was terrible so most of these are unfortunately from my photos.
    All these are with 2b and 6b.

    Name:  bradgatepark02.jpg
Views: 388
Size:  154.2 KB
    Name:  bradgatepark05.jpg
Views: 384
Size:  388.0 KB
    Name:  bradgatepark06.jpg
Views: 376
Size:  255.9 KB
    Name:  bradgatepark07.jpg
Views: 377
Size:  197.9 KB
    Name:  bradgatepark10.jpg
Views: 369
Size:  161.0 KB

    Drawn in photoshop from a photograph
    Name:  bradgateparkscene.jpg
Views: 371
Size:  345.3 KB
    For some reason I hate the colours, it was really overcast that day. Also, BRICKS OH GOD.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    More environments, sketched in town.

    Name:  0100001.jpg
Views: 354
Size:  165.2 KB
    Name:  0100002.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  198.7 KB
    Name:  arch01.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  245.0 KB
    Name:  arch02.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  406.1 KB
    Name:  arch finalsketch.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  235.1 KB

    And another photoshop piece. I was told it was too dark, I think I agree.

    Name:  arch final.jpg
Views: 338
Size:  353.2 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    I live in my Mind
    Posts
    725
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 77 Times in 77 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    very nice man, love to see more detail and a steady hand



    "EVERY GOOD PAINTER PAINTS WHAT HE IS" Jackson Pollock

    "I am obsessed with the process of creation" Zdzislaw Beksinski
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Weird-looking woman for a character brief, face texture is supposed to look like dirty transparent ice/glass. I have this...cool-looking texture photo of strange rock formations for 'hair'. WIP of course, would really appreciate any crit.
    Oh shi ignore that stray brushstroke on the left too.

    Name:  wip.jpg
Views: 452
Size:  124.9 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 49 Times in 32 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice stuff! i really like your pencil landscape studies! and the face is comming along nicely. too - the way you abstract the hair is interesting. the cracks are a mit much imho, i'd like to see the corrosion more subtle.
    keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to katinki For This Useful Post:


  13. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you for the comments!

    First set of 30 second drawings
    Name:  30 seconds.jpg
Views: 393
Size:  156.2 KB
    Its hard doing this on a tablet. Must get a smaller sketchbook.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    berlin germany
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked 56 Times in 50 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i love your delicate lines on those trees. the digital stuff is amazing, from what i can say.
    i think perspective is such a nerv-wrecking thing, really lol have you ever seen some of alan lee's sketches for the lord of the rings movies? you should check that out, i think youd like it
    keep it up.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 106 Times in 106 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I love your environment/life sketches! The photoshopped stuff really adds a sense of mood. The recent one that you thought was too dark I thought was actually really good. The mood changes between the pencils and the photoshop, but I like the change a lot. It's a little quieter, maybe even a little scarier. The figure drawings don't seem as confident, but they're definitely coming along. May I suggest studies on the individual pieces of anatomy in addition to the overall figure drawings you are doing? Great stuff in general, can't wait to see more

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you for the comments!
    Name:  cyrstalspc.jpg
Views: 359
Size:  229.2 KB

    @zhonked: That's a good idea, I'll do it. Is it useful at all to copy things from books when there's no model to hand?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 106 Times in 106 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice new post by the way From personal experience and from what I've seen on the forums, I think it is very useful to draw from books especially if you can't get a model. By books I mean books by good figure drawing artists like Vilppu, Loomis, and Hogarth (I'm not a huge fan of Hogarth myself, absolutely love Loomis and Vilppu though). I also mean from photographs and magazines, though the lighting and stuff is usually heavily photoshopped already so be careful. I'm by no means an expert but what I've been trying to do is not so much copy the source material line for line but try to understand the underlying structure and anatomy and draw that accordingly. The idea is to try and study and absorb information so that you can look for details when you are trying to do a more finished piece or when you are trying to draw from memory/imagination. Especially seeing how you already seem to possess great observational drawing skills

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @Zhonked: Yes yes, I love Loomis books too, and I agree I prefer him to Hogarth, I think its the shading. Ah, that's exactly what I want to be able to do, draw anatomy well from imagination, up until now when I reference a photograph I feel as if I'm just trying to draw the shapes 100% accurately without really understanding the form. I'll think of it in a different way, thank you.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    More environments w/ photo reference.
    Name:  lake small.jpg
Views: 355
Size:  211.4 KB

    And more on character, orthographic view for a 3d model.
    Name:  pose orthographicwip.jpg
Views: 502
Size:  302.7 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 106 Times in 106 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice updates man The rendering is a bit rougher than the previous stuff you've posted, but the hands feel very solid. And as always your environment paintings are fantastic! The only thing I can suggest is on your imagined figures the torsos seem a bit long on the 1st and 3rd poses. Compared to the 2nd one the 1st and 3rd poses have the pelvis a bit lower, which is what I think is causing this. Very, very minor point I hope university is going well! Post more stuff!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks again zhonked! Just had assessments at Uni, we all need to DRAW MORE, of course.

    Some work I did over Christmas, most of it from photos unfortunately, I didn't get out anywhere that interesting.

    Name:  shoes.jpg
Views: 324
Size:  491.1 KB

    Name:  sketch00001.jpg
Views: 302
Size:  311.3 KB

    Name:  sketch00002.jpg
Views: 306
Size:  245.6 KB

    Name:  sketch000011.jpg
Views: 294
Size:  480.7 KB

    Name:  sketch.jpg
Views: 301
Size:  262.7 KB

    Name:  Untitled-1 copy.jpg
Views: 288
Size:  151.1 KB

    Name:  Untitled-1 sdsdscopy.jpg
Views: 291
Size:  307.0 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Wasp

    Ah, I'm so bad at updating...Here's some things I've done towards the end of my first year at Uni.

    Life drawings -

    Name:  DSC00092.jpg
Views: 272
Size:  374.5 KB

    Name:  DSC00093.jpg
Views: 274
Size:  520.4 KB

    Name:  DSC00095.jpg
Views: 278
Size:  379.1 KB

    A still life, A4.
    Name:  DSC00084.jpg
Views: 263
Size:  517.2 KB

    Environment/object paintings
    Name:  bradgatenew.jpg
Views: 282
Size:  354.6 KB

    Name:  img005 coloir.jpg
Views: 301
Size:  415.3 KB

    Character concepts based on real-life people
    Name:  MAC girl.jpg
Views: 268
Size:  125.3 KB
    Name:  face sketches.jpg
Views: 253
Size:  232.3 KB
    Name:  ballroom copy.jpg
Views: 265
Size:  482.8 KB

    Cartoony sculpey model of her!
    Name:  DSC00117 copy.jpg
Views: 267
Size:  219.7 KB

    Ideas for gypsy-style character...[I went with the top right design and made a 3d model]
    Name:  concept sketches.jpg
Views: 277
Size:  405.0 KB

    Messing around in Painter
    Name:  wip.jpg
Views: 275
Size:  423.0 KB

    I need to draw more men! My class needs a male life model.
    Kind of unsure whether I should persue a realistic painting style, or carry on with the more stylised approach...I much prefer the stylised stuff, but all the people on my course who's work I admire do only photo-realistic style. Seeing more cartoonish art in this site makes me feel tons better and inspired~

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    441
    Thanks
    180
    Thanked 130 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    love the painterly feel of your work, very nice, keep up the good work

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by The man with no name View Post
    love the painterly feel of your work, very nice, keep up the good work
    Thank you!

    3d models...Is it okay to post 3d stuff in sketchbooks?
    Trying to keep it low poly, has a biped skeleton but it's done reallly badly so the joints don't look realistic at all. Also, tiny hands and feet.
    Name:  render copy.jpg
Views: 288
Size:  445.5 KB

    Name:  wireframe.jpg
Views: 263
Size:  507.1 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Brockton, Ma
    Posts
    194
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 50 Times in 44 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You've got a very stylistic approach to your sketching, very talented, keep it up. I like the girl you worked on in painter


    Sketch me back if you'd like...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by adammelo View Post
    You've got a very stylistic approach to your sketching, very talented, keep it up. I like the girl you worked on in painter


    Sketch me back if you'd like...
    Thanks very much! More to come soon...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester, England
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quick male studies from photos, need a life model~~
    10 mins or so.

    Name:  studies1.JPG
Views: 210
Size:  312.5 KB

    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
  •