I am very inspired by #365, cause I started digital painting,
and I see now with what I could start ! What that a warm up?!
I love the rough face sketches, and the gray scale reference
paintings at #363. Or did you painted them from mind ?!
The clean ups look great but as a fan of
your SB, loooove the roughs, I am looking for sketches before
they look clean, that's what makes me always come back to (your) SB, cause you show me how it has to look when I practice.
Thanks Suspect . I'll try to be an interesting poster ^_^
Iven - 363 is from reference, and in the order that I did them - I took a little bit more time on each, and the most time on the figures because that's where I need the most work.
Iven & Marin # 365 is from my imagination. I was thinking about chess pieces. just simple figurines to practice tone work with. The first two are based on a 'fire theme, The third one started with a weird fractal brush and I just simplified it and tried to give it volume.
I think it would be fun to do elemental sets, but I don't know if I'm going to put that much time into it.
Rhubix, I'm not sure how, after all the great advice you've given me in my animation sketchbook, it has taken me this long to pay your sketchbook a visit! Your drawing skills are awesome, I'm quite jealous. I like how you've got such a strong sense of structure in all your work from environments to characters. I really need to get into the habit of drawing more, I seem to have this idea that working in 3D excuses me from drawing regularly, but it really doesn't...
Random comment: I saw that painting you did of Santorini and the concept piece based on it, I'm guessing that was some time ago but I recognized it before reading your comments because my cousin got married there a few years ago, very cool town and perfect for drawing inspiration!
Thanks Tumhoy. If you want to loosen up your drawings, you need to loosen up yourself. Do lots of quick 30 second to five minuet drawings of lots and lots of different poses. Explore how the body moves and stretches. It's lots of fun
Thanks Little bones - I found confidence came with time. Just keep pounding out fundamentals the old fashioned way - gradually you will need fewer construction lines because you do it in your head. -
Also, once you have better pen control you can keep your construction very light and emphasize what you mean to.
- If I do go back to the church I intend to detail the guts out of it. We'll see. I might play with different compositions and stuff first... if I don't find other shiny things to distract me
Thansk Pumpkin - I got into animation because I love to draw, not the other way around. I did try 3D but it took all the drawing away and a lot of the fun. in the mean time, drawing is the easiest way to work through problems, so it's definitely a huge help to 3D - so no excuses
Santorini has a wonderful fairytale quality that I love. Something about cliff side towns does it for me every time
Today's dump - practice sketches in pencil / blue pencil on some ultra cheap paper I wanted to use up, and the usual pen stuffs.
Your right MeteorCat - for some reason I don't do many illustrations. I'm either animating or doing studies... don't know why.
Thanks Rishima Black Spot - Thanks for the comment - I try not to peg myself into any particular style or habits. I have an illusion that I'll learn more that way
The colours for the pot luck were just random confused stabs in the dark lol. Trying to figure out what to do with it. Colours are my biggest biggest weakness.
Today's offering to the CA gods are some random studies from DA wanderings- no artist in particular, just exploring body shapes.
Well I'm having one of these episodes: So there. You may be feeling discouraged but it doesn't show, you keep churning out some good stuff. I like that you're actively trying to avoid falling into the sameface/same body trap, and it's working.
I haven't been to DA in forever, is there actually still art there good enough to do studies from? Boggles the mind... I thought surely it had devolved entirely into My Little Pony pregnancy-fetish fanart by now.
Thanks Littlebones - the secret to DA is finding 1 good artist and looking through their favorites folder to other good artists. People tend to like things similar to their own style, so if you find a good comic artist, they probably have lots of good comic reference in their favorites folder
or pregnant MLP.... and sonic love triangles.
Here's the painful mess I've been struggling with. 2 steps forward 1 step back yo!
time for some simple animation studies- I think
You're sketches are looking really really good. You can tell that your anatomy is very accurate and that you have an excellent grasp on things!
I enjoy your style very much, it's nicely versatile.
You're paints are also very promising, perhaps work on textures, photoshop brushes and colours/lighting to give the paints a boost? Finishing touches? Finer details? It would be really good to see how finalised and depthy your characters would look then
I like the animation a lot but animation completely bewilders me so I can't comment furthur. How many drawings did you have to draw for that short animation?
Some very cute characters with great expressions here! I love the animation too. The pointed finger is very expressive.
Also like the environment thumbs / studies you've done. And when I look to through the pages I see great improvement.
I don't really have any crits. Maybe study some color theory? Gurney's book "Color and light" is AWESOME! I've only read it and not actually studied from it yet though.
So many good updates since the last time I've checked out your sketchbook! I really love the skull studies you did. The are just filled with emotion! Your studies are really getting better too. Nice work with those silhouettes, as they are varied and different from each other. Keep up the great work!
KateyParr -thanks for all the comments All your advice is spot on. - the last animation has about 175 drawings in it -and took way too long because I kept redrawing hands over and over and over. >.<. It's a lot of work, but a very rewarding experience to see your drawings come to life.
Iven - lol thanks for that.
Kapri- colour kicks my ass (comes with the colour blindess) I really do need to sit down and dedicated a few studies to it exclusively... I just keep putting it off to do fun stuff >.< so fail.
Aresa, Towy & Vertical- thanks for the comments
My 11 second piece encouraged me to do some simple timing studies so here ya go: