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I'm Toey (nick already taken) aka "nazgool". Nice to meetchu :]
Three weeks ago I started to do the serious daily drawing thing - I started a blog, I swore by the bones of ol' Loomis, I told many people - the usual stuff (to keep keep keep you doing it). But of course it was about fun, too.
I'm sketching since I'm 9 years old and now, ten years later, I'm preparing for the studies of graphic design. The last 3 years I focussed on 3D Modeling (driven by some teenage polygon addiction, as my old portfolio proves) and slowly, also by having some commercial practice, noticed the importance of such basics as conceptional theory, fine arts and a good developed personal stroke. Even if I won't use my drawing skills directly in future design jobs I know they are the creative basis for any precise and working design, aint they?
So, in fact i'm not starting the usual sketchbook thing but a project with a mission, better say: missions. The first mission went successful so far: to draw every day. Proving myself (and some gurus watching me) the necessary discipline to actually do this I focussed on new missions: 1st, to learn the human anatomy, 2nd to learn sketching on my graphic tablet (Bamboo ^^), 3rd to find the personal stroke, a characteristic unique style.
Well, as I'm seemingly knowing what to do (and having all the motivation for) you may ask, what more than "Keep it going!" could help me. The answer is: of course I need feedback and could especially use some critics on my body studies. And surely you have an opinion on my way of learning to draw - tell me! Crits and Feeds are welcome!
(in return I promise to be an active member and share my thoughts)
The Yesterday's Doodle:
Some Mentler Study I tried to copy:
Thanks Mentler for sharing your wisdom and creation!
Links to some anatomy studies:
I'll post new DDs when rated viewable
redfrog: thx! hope I can achieve such unique comic style as you already show in your characters.
Well I still have big problems with proportions, my intuition seems to be quite untrained. I tried some figure construction ways yesterady:
It seems as if it works better with pencil:
What do you think, how can I achieve better proportions?
I will today on my DD test some Loomis wisdom.
Today I solved my short-legs-problem, with the help of ol' Loomis!
I will test the constructive props thinking on special poses next time.
Last edited by nazgool; January 31st, 2009 at 07:45 AM.
thx, germ.. to be honest, it wasn't "my" hellboy, my ref was this:
hi peepz - no bumping, just forgot to update my sb in here and you shant miss that
sooo.. what do we ave 'ere:
Friday, 30 JAN 09
that's what I tried to post earlier, saying:
"Today I solved my short-legs-problem, with the help of ol' Loomis!
I will test the constructive props thinking on special poses next time."
- the red one in the right bottom corner is an indirect reference work of some runway shot of adriana lima: click.
so you may argue weither I draw for more than technical improvement...... haha
Saturday, 31 JAN 09
this day I started to actually use colors and I used a direct photo reference in the background layer. I also posted the making-of so you may follow the process and give some advice to optimize it.
Wednesday, 04 FEB 09
Here I went for the next step: ref-less concept. A friend of mine (female) marked the right shoulder as wrong, and I think she made a point Click on the image below and you see a corrected composition, which is more idealistic - but still has the shoulder error, actually.
Note: I think the Loomis studies pushed my constructive thinking widely - check it out!
Friday, 06 FEB 09
last one are copies from: http://www.idrawgirls.com/ this guy just knows the way!
read further information on the doodle blog: http://toeymoey.blogspot.com/
Last edited by nazgool; February 10th, 2009 at 02:15 PM.
The Clown Era is back.
Beware of my old sick psycho clowns!