Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 150

Thread: rawr

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts

    rawr

    01 / 10 / 09 - living the dream

    captains log, art, everywere. times, goood. improvment, much. danger, everywere . . .

    Attachment 910268

    12 / 04 / 09 - a change in mentalitys, time to update the 'mission plan'

    So, 4 months / 18 weeks/ 126 days or 3024 hours have passed since i
    commited to developing my artistic skill set. Daaaayyyuuuum! what a
    fucking journey. Theres definately been some development

    ...Only i kinda missed the target... instead i've been on a crazy journey of
    self-improvment

    its like, in the past 4 months i've finished laying the foundations of me, i've
    filled in all the craters that growing up creates and reached the point were
    i'm self-validating

    i'll to go back a little and put this in context


    firstly

    i start making art, i enjoy making art, i work to get better at making art, i
    take pride from making art - i label myself as a artist.

    then this

    i feel bad - i take comfort from the fact i'm a artist (validating myself and
    whatever situation ive gotten into) - i create art to re-affirm this belief - it
    dosnt work (i fuck up for whatever reason, dumb hands that day) - i freak
    out

    then i become 'scared' of making art, because i need to protect my precious
    label! if i keep being bad at making art, im not a artist and then what am i?


    you see this is probably the main cause for all the art-block/need-
    inspiratin/lost my drive threads that appear every other day


    but now, ive got to a point were i'm completely self-amusing, i do what i do
    because it amuses me and thats it!

    and then on-top of that i've learnt that my brain only cares about survival,
    its like "fuuuck dan you dont need to move, were alive right here, why
    waste energy doing whatever, were perfectly fine right now" and i see that
    bad emotions arnt a valid excuse to not take action

    so to cut my diary entry short, i came, i saw and now its time to start
    conquering!


    ================================================== ======
    ok.. time to get this show on the road, i'll start off by ditching some old stuff and move up to the new stuff.

    only got digitial camera at the moment, gonna get a scanner asap.

    if you can spot any errors no matter how obvious please point them out, even if you cant offer a solution. part of fixing a problem is recognizing it..

    anyway... heeerree gooes
    Last edited by Nrx; March 3rd, 2010 at 05:47 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Nrx For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts

    Fighting with photoshop is no fun

    Anyone know a good way to shrink lots of images down quickly and simply? whever a way through photoshop or another program im all ears, literally i was in a bad accident today..

    anyway because i cant shrink down photos you can have a old dsg entry

    deep see squid think it was

    rawr

    rawr

    rawr

    a few old ps things

    rawr

    rawr


    Ok so this is a shit update, i have way better new stuff, but need to get it onto the internet without stressing myself out, time to go workout and art..

    peace
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts

    Back broken labour ?

    fucked my back, scanner installed, de scummified (anything in my brothers posession seems to attract general crap, i found a bottle of old spice in the back of the printer... he's fucking 12 weres he gettin old spice?! )

    so scanner installed, scanned through all the stuff in this sketchbook and done my best to get it visiable and clear but its not gone all that great, anyone got any tips on how to improve scan quality?

    Attachment 537055

    Attachment 537056

    Attachment 537057

    Attachment 537058

    Attachment 537059

    Attachment 537060

    Attachment 537061

    Attachment 537062

    Attachment 537063

    Attachment 537064
    dan's sketchbook


    The ssg with no name.. for now
    NRX - Frasermct - Walid D - The wannabe Dr, Mr Phil - Dilated
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    France !
    Posts
    1,473
    Thanks
    707
    Thanked 527 Times in 473 Posts
    Keep practicing man, because of this scanner issue it's dificult to know if values were right! The best way to improve is to draw a lot from life, but i think you allready know that! Wanna see more colors in your sketchbook !! Keep it up

    contact: kikindaface.art at gmail.com

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts
    Thanks walid, i agree a healthy dose of practice is what i need right now i think, i'll try get the scanner issue worked out tomorow.


    Also i got tomorow off from college so i hopefully can do some gouache stuff...
    well i think its gouache.. its watercolour.. from a tube? is that the same as gouache.. who knows.. yea...

    well todays been busy, college, hurt my back. battled with scanner to update all work, then gym, i manged to get in some thumbnails for the dsg, dinosaur mounted wrangler one, but there not worth showing and main thing spent about 30 / 40 mins on this still life. I learnt something important, when your exhausted, dont pick something because its super complex... your eyes will try to exit your body for it

    so basically i didnt get past adding core shadows n highlights.. hah, well more tomorow! here you have it, winter pine cones... tadaaaa
    Attachment 537333
    dan's sketchbook


    The ssg with no name.. for now
    NRX - Frasermct - Walid D - The wannabe Dr, Mr Phil - Dilated
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Zurich
    Posts
    765
    Thanks
    392
    Thanked 247 Times in 143 Posts
    pine cones are tricky in surface… I recommend starting with an apple, banana etc. and really nail the colors! cool sketches you´re putting up! I like!
    more of the studies!!

    keep pushing
    cheers
    ••• Φ •••

    Nettle_Mountain - walnut - SamC - Walid D - Nrx - Dilated - FraserMcT
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    France !
    Posts
    1,473
    Thanks
    707
    Thanked 527 Times in 473 Posts
    Agree with bigfootrooper, start with simple shape, it helps you to be more focus on colors and light! For the colors, I think there is not enough contrast, your shadows aren't enough dark. Try to take your time to pick colors. So keep practicing colors studies, and if you are working from photos, you could upload them , it will be useful to make better criticisms !

    contact: kikindaface.art at gmail.com

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    409
    Thanks
    148
    Thanked 139 Times in 65 Posts
    I dunno if it is your scanner, but try and not sketch by scribbling in your lines. Plan, and commit. If it is wrong, it is wrong. But at least it will look clean and confident.
    Don't stop.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts

    Shit but true...

    Thanks for the replys guys, i didnt get round to doing another still life painting today and didnt see your reply till too late about line quality fraz so couldnt take it into account.

    so today im trying to get a better grasp of rendering / shadows
    seems im just gonna have to keep relearning these old lessons till there done, so for the record i need to

    -work on the whole rather the parts, im focusing in too early or not focusing on the relationships between things enough to get them right.

    (i've also done 20 1 min posemaniac gestures today, been a long time since i did those.. too long and it shows, but those are in my a3 sketchbook so wont put them up today )

    Attachment 537924

    Attachment 537925

    Goals for tomorow.

    Still life
    improved process on portraits
    more gestures
    beer
    hone rendering a bit more, i want to get a style like i got in this (the small head at the top, only took a few minutes using a graphite holder) more consistently.

    Peace, gangsta
    dan's sketchbook


    The ssg with no name.. for now
    NRX - Frasermct - Walid D - The wannabe Dr, Mr Phil - Dilated
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Zurich
    Posts
    765
    Thanks
    392
    Thanked 247 Times in 143 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Nrx View Post
    Goals for tomorow.

    Still life
    improved process on portraits
    more gestures
    beer
    hone rendering a bit more, i want to get a style like i got in
    yeah! I´ll join for the beer, haha!!

    no serious, It´s good that you put goals so you can work for them! helps a lot!
    and you´ll be happy if you reach em!
    so keep on drawing!
    (cannot really comment on your stuff of today, looking good so far =)
    ••• Φ •••

    Nettle_Mountain - walnut - SamC - Walid D - Nrx - Dilated - FraserMcT
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Fleet, UK
    Posts
    1,464
    Thanks
    386
    Thanked 777 Times in 453 Posts
    Hey! Nice SB Only crit would be describe form with line direction more. Also, In photoshop do you have opacity and flow set to pen pressure from the tablet? If not, click F5, and selected Other Dynamics. Click the drop downs and select Pen Pressure for the both of them, it will make a big difference. If you do, I'd suggest not pressing so hard (do you?) and maybe not such saturated colours. Hope I could help. Keep rocking
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    leeds, england
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 173 Times in 106 Posts

    Prior engagements, not so engaging anymore..

    Couldnt finish this because ive gotta go to my english class... yay..

    Crits
    -dont worry about tone at the begining colour is more important
    -dont over simplify colours too much

    comments, i didnt give myself enough colours to work from when blocking in so things got muddy while blending, and i never made it to adding details, total time 1:30h


    when i get home again i'll do some more portrait work and have a fuckin beer...

    have a good day everyone
    Last edited by Nrx; December 11th, 2008 at 12:58 PM. Reason: hur hur, remember to shrink shit dan..
    dan's sketchbook


    The ssg with no name.. for now
    NRX - Frasermct - Walid D - The wannabe Dr, Mr Phil - Dilated
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: `rawr's sketchbook
    By `rawr in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: December 15th, 2010, 04:09 AM
  2. Rawr.
    By Zilant in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 24th, 2007, 11:55 PM
  3. Art: Some shots from the zoo. rawr.
    By gazamc in forum ART: PHOTOGRAPHY
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 12th, 2006, 02:42 PM
  4. Rawr!
    By Transbot9 in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 19th, 2005, 10:22 PM
  5. RAWR! (Hi and help please!)
    By JAQ in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 4th, 2003, 12:03 PM

Members who have read this thread: 3

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

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook