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March 18th, 2009 #1
Danny's First Sketchbook (Learning to draw)
Hey guys, I am new to this site and got me a wacom tablet a month ago, I really enjoy the community here and I have learned a lot from the forums, here are some of my sketches with my new wacom tablet.
I started drawing ever since I can remember myself as a kid but never took it to a career level, I worked as a photographer and freelance graphic designer for many years but I was always inspired and with love with concept art, especially concept books like Warcraft and star wars and many others. I am fascinated by the human form and I think it's an amazing tool to have and to draw, my inspirations are Michelangelo Leonardo Da Vinchi, Frank Frazetta, Boris vallejo and others, they are true masters of anatomy.
I love Anime and fantasy books like the lord of the rings.
So here I am trying to get myself into the concept art industry, with good friends and artists to help around I know I can do it.
Thanks for stopping by! ^_^
Last edited by Danny_K; 3 Weeks Ago at 12:25 PM.
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hi danny, this is realy good start.
keep it up. post more work.
March 28th, 2009 #3
A still life practice, really helps me to understand color blending and lighting better, It wasnt easy though had to restart this onion 5 times! lol
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Great work, human figure looks great and so does the still life, keep up the good work!
March 28th, 2009 #5
Hi, the onion got nice colors but lacks volume on what i think would be a table, it doesn't seem on it but more levitating it's mainly gestion of shadows on the table
Concerning the characters, they need some more studies in term of anatomy and shadings , working in that way will lead to progress for sure.
March 28th, 2009 #6
thank you for ur reply! I do need to study anatomy thats my main goal! and feil magnus ur absolutely right about the table, when I finished the onion I noticed that the table strokes werent in the table direction there for it doesnt make it look like one.
Last edited by Danny_K; April 11th, 2009 at 02:49 AM.
March 28th, 2009 #7
do i smell talent? very good start, keep it up!
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March 29th, 2009 #9
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March 30th, 2009 #10
Hey guys! thank you so much for the kind words! I am trying to paint as much as I can it's just not enough time for everything! but I will sure keep posting!
so many ideas in my head but I lack the knowledge to create it, you know the feeling?
Icecold you're a lot of help keep in touch and we'll do some great things together.
I absolutely love bumskees apple thread, it gave me that old school traditional painting feeling, his use of color is phenomenal and I learn so much by painting still life I love it!
here's some more sketches, some are oils some watercolor pencils and what not(sorry for the quality I don't have a scanner) opinions and help always welcome, thanks!
Last edited by Danny_K; November 20th, 2009 at 02:13 AM.
March 30th, 2009 #11
some of the sketches above are really old but I like them any way, some of them I think to refine in photoshop.
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April 6th, 2009 #13
totally know what you mean about having so many ideas but feeling unable to create them! but you should never let that stop you. keep practicing, studying, churning out those crazy things from your sweet imagination until things go your way good stuff
What an overwhelming lesson to all artists! Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous, solution. Be brave, be brave! - Isak Dinesen
April 8th, 2009 #14
thanks guys! I am moving soon so I dont know when will be the next time I post sketches. Icecold about the terran marine, I am working on a whole full length comic of that genre, i am pretty excited about that! once I finish the first episode i'll surely post it here, it feels kinda epic to do something like that hehe
Ice do you have a sketchbook around here?
Last edited by Danny_K; April 8th, 2009 at 01:14 PM.
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May 15th, 2009 #20
Hey there buddy! It's been a while.
First of all update more often!!!
I see thatyou need anatomy lessons same as i do, do more colorstudies, try out some custom brushes, do more studies from life, otehr words work work work hard and you will get there one day :]
Best wishes, ( as always ) ~Ice
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Ok going forward started learning color theory, I must say a pretty involved topic it is and abit confusing... but once grasped there are no limits of what can be created.
tried my hand on some speed painting 25 min each
May 27th, 2009 #29
Oh, look look enviros! I'm glad to see you trying to study on different subjects, one thing that i suggest is using maybe a bit more desaturated color palette it would help alot for that gal's portrait and the pine in the foreground. Abyways, you are improving and that's noticible.
Best wishes, Ice
May 28th, 2009 #30
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