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.