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hey my names Ben, just finished high school, I draw 12-14 hours a day at the moment and am trying like a madman to improve. iv got three years from the beginning of 2010 to get myself the skills needed to get into the next gen atelier in san francisco.
this i guess is my 3 year long journey towards that goal:
DRAW, DRAW, DRAW!
Last edited by Benjie; March 3rd, 2010 at 08:20 PM.
Few quick practices on faces and anatomy. Some using ref. plus a wee self portrait.
edit: plus images from the first post.
Last edited by Benjie; August 3rd, 2009 at 06:47 AM.
Hmm. when I saw this Thread title I was I went "Intersesting I don't remember posting another sketchbook thread?"
Haha anyway, Hi Ben I'm Matt, and welcome to CA!
Cool first post(s) mate, anatomy in the last one ot the first post looks the best, nice strong poses.
So yeah, everything looks sweet so far mate, just keep posting and I'll come back with some more crits.
Keep it up Ben!
Hey there, welcome to CA
I don't think there is any need for you to be frustrated, for a 16 yo your stuff is great. When i was 16 i hardly knew which end of the pencil was the drawing end . If you browse around the site you will find a lot of examples of ppl that have improved ALOT in just a year or two. So, as you say yourself, practice practice practice
Oh and remember to do drawing from life too, that's sorta the credo here on ca
-rough speed painting of chevayo
-enviro WIP- colours are just place holders, trust me i AM going to change most of them.
these three chatacters: chevayo, erobos, and adin black might come and go throghout my sketchbook as they are part of a graphic novel me and 2 other friends are working on for fun. one of these friends is starting a sketchbook soon so look out for it, his names yen-ju.
Last edited by Benjie; March 28th, 2009 at 04:09 AM.
If i compare those characters to what i did at that age anatomically (does that word even exist?.. nevermind), I'd say you're doing great.
If you continue like that and keep doing studies, life drawing and whatnot, I am
pretty sure you'll take your work to a higher level in no time
I like those poses, very dynamic. Some proportions may be off. Like the arms on that gun dude. They kinda seem to short/small ? Maybe it's just me.
Keep it up
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I think what might be frustrating you, is that your poses are stiff.
Your anatomy is very good, way better than I have done. However you poses don't have a looseness to them that'll create a good solid weight.
Your sketchs definitely do have weight, but I'm feeling very little weight to it.
If you're ever unsure about an sketch, painting, etc. Flip the image horizontally, you'll see your mistakes in the image.
Keep at it, seeing your stuff tells me I'm not doing enough.
Also, post some pencil sketchs too. Drawing in pencil can help as well.
Your work is really good You're doing so well with perspectives already. You have a lot of talent. I don't have much to offer besides keep it up and I'll be watching your sketchbook ^^ I think I can learn a thing or two from you.
Only 16 years old? and such talent! wow keep it up.
notting much to critisize i like your stuff alot so far. I would just look around the forum and look at the art of other people to see different styles and possibilities. You learn alot about different styles of art this way, and you will most likely find lots of them interesting!
One's humble Sketchbook
Funny, the first face looks alot like andrew jones
evil: thanks for bringing that up, i should have said it was Andrew Jones sooner. i guess in the heat of posting the first sketches i didn’t get round to it (sorry a million times over). ANYWAY ill pick my pride up and sculpt some art.
heres a grayscale character design thingy i did, ill colour it later.
got a Bridgman book so anatomy studies coming up next!
nice stuff ben, cant wait to see your stuff refined
Cool work! It's great that you're dedicated early on and ready to put in tons of practice... keep it up and I'm sure you'll see vast improvement in no time.
Your schedule sums up New Zealand life, drawin and school, all there is too it ...
Great work on the pictures, where you situated in NZ ?
amianna: thanks man its nice to no im not the only one with out a life.
yj-dc-tp: yaarrr u finally commented on my sb, hopefully i can refine somthin without fallen asleep.
chief: thanks for the comment, your sketch book is pretty sweet!
StallionOfBeachhaven: i live in Christchurch man, so i cant exactly meet up with u or any other artist who all seem to live in Auckland.
self portrait: pretty much exactly what i look like really.... didn’t want to exaggerate the muscle to much gotta keep it realistic you no.
i gotta admit tho i am pretty dam sexy.
Great stuff. Be more confident with your lines in some places, using one instead of many. With the schedule thing in the first post, you will get good from sticking to that, but success doesn't always equal happiness. Remember to go out and have fun every now and then Keep it up.
realistic? were are your 10 pack abs
Hay man, thanks for the comments in my SB, really appreciated!
Nice updates, good to see some anatomy studies, doing some more bridgman would help.
looking forward to seeing how the evo works out as well.
keep it up Ben,
haha dude you're awesome
nice start, you're good for 16
we need more good teenagers on this website
That picture is balls! Quite literally in fact, and yes Auckland is the central hub of all NZ Wannabe concept artists...
hi5! nice stuff
Yo man, nice updates the With Doctor is lookin tight.
Anatomy is looking pretty mean too bro so keep it up
Hey great start, Nice studies and especially the grasp of perspective, im impressed, and not havin a life isn't such a bad thing, look at all the fun stuff you can make up.b Oh the guy on the bottom of the last post (bottom right) is cool to, keep it up and have fun.