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    Spork891's (sort of) Daily Progress

    Well, I decided to just go ahead and resurrect the old thread, since it has a lot of my old stuff in it.

    What I'm currently working on: Trying to develop a shading technique, trying to get my perspective right, planning on doing some more work out of Loomis as soon as I get a spare moment.

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    I'll be drawing daily, but uploading only... maybe semi-daily. I'm an engineering student trying to teach myself to draw one day at a time.

    -Jas

    (I look so sad, it was before finals after all.)

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    Most recent SP (Early August):

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    this is good work, the only critism is that the face seems a little elongated and the neck a little long, otherwise it's good work. i've just started my own daily sketchbook, look out for me.

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    More self portraits

    Been working on self-portraits lately. I have heard it is a common practice to do these daily. Might not be the right strategy for me, I usually only have time for one semi-complete drawing a day at the most!!

    -Jas

    This one is a little better than yesterday's in some ways as the proportions are more correct... but on the other hand it looks less like me.

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    This is a gesture drawing I did from a photo reference online

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    and this is something out of an ad- magazine (Ralph Lauren Ad)

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    wow.. I love the detail and texturing on her! awesome

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    Sketchy sketch

    Read about half way through a Loomis book last night, pointed out a few things I have been missing, it was late so I was only able to practice on a few heads. Still seems like I can't draw the skull from *any* angle y'know?

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    Server isn't workin at the moment, but eventually eh?

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    i like sporks.... haha. I can't draw noses very well too, can n e 1 help me outs? please respond in my forum due to me loosin track of where I post stuff :p

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    hey spork891, your drawings are looking fine. hmm if you want to find out on how to do head angles u should check out this link by kchen (drool) http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&threadid=1432 andhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=&threadid=573 hmm im not sure of the 2nd one, but i know the first one shows angles of faces by using cylinders, it also answers ur question obid619 on noses.:fruit:

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    Thanks you two for stopping by!

    Now that Xmas is over I can post some things I have been working on. I have been doing a lot of mediocre stuff lately trying to relearn how to draw a few things. First here is something I just finished.

    -Jas

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    This is a ref from an FHM magazine I had on hand. This morning I went a little crazy and started slashing references out of every magazine I own. :bash:

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    Haven't posted for a couple of days because I haven't really been drawing much, the reason is that I promised to do this and I really didn't want to since it's pretty cheesy. I vowed not to draw anything else until I got this done since I promised it would be done a *year!!* ago.

    In spite of my lack of interest I managed to make it look pretty decent IMO. (It's of course very cartoony, not going for realism here.)

    C&C welcome of course as it always will be.

    -Jas

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    Maybe it's ridiculous to do this since this is a "daily" sketchbook.

    But here is all of the random doodling and sketching I have been doing aside from my more detailed stuff.

    One thing I'm beginning to notice is that I am far more inclined to just sit there and doodle from imagination than to draw from life... I think I'm going to have to push myself a little more often. At least once a day. ;-)

    Actually come to think of it some of these are from the other night when I read an entire Loomis book cover to cover.

    -Jas


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    And that is all.

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    Had a last minute push of energy and decided to resume work on my self portraits. :-)

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    Done with my new prismas and brush pens.

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    sorry spork, i can't see any of your work! might just be me!

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    Hehe, I hope so... well actually now I can't see anything either, probably server troubles.

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    Nothing new to post today, there is a drawing I promised a friend that I need to finish and then it's on to my bargue drawing.... *shudder*

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    Finally finished!

    [Edit: Forgot to mention that a ref was used for this, apologies.]

    I agreed to do this drawing of "Obelisk the Tormentor" (Yu Gi Oh character) a couple of weeks ago, and I finally just hunkered down and did it... I don't even like Yu-Gi-Oh...

    Well it's for a good cause, my buddie's nephew will be thrilled! :beam:

    Well here it is. Now I'm going to get started on that Bargue, really!

    I'm not terribly happy with the drawing myself, as far as technical skill goes it demonstrates a lack of it, there are too many mistakes to name really.

    C&C welcome and appreciated.

    -Jas


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    awesome love your prisma work


    good imagination!

    keep it going

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    There are some great scetches here. The Upper part of the ralph lauren scetch was solid, but overall, it has some anatomy problems. (Where is the ribcage?) You also seem to rely alot on your line, wich is pretty hard in my opinion. Try drawing loose, get a grasp of the basic shapes, and then draw the outline. Some anatomy studies will allways help. (Hope this made sense...)

    As Endragan says, keep it going

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    I totally agree with everything you said, I'm doing a few exercises to try and loosen up!

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    Hey spork, you've got some very nice art inhere! I love the shaded one, you really nailed that one. As far as figure drawing goes, just keep at it, you'll eventually get it.....one small advice would be to keep in mind the overal flow or line of the human body, instead of looking at each bodypart as a seperate thing, try to first get whole body pose on paper in just a couple of lines, and then go in and adddetail......doing quick 1 minute sketches of people around you would help developing this skill...

    Keep posting,

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    love the self portraits, sketches are really great too, keep it up!

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    Ugh, here is where I am on the blasted bargue drawing, I feel like all the lines on it are wrong and I'm considering giving up the ghost.

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    (I have darkened the lines on my half for more clarity in PS)

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    Ah... sweet nostalgia

    Well, here I am. Back from a long break not only from posting, but from drawing. Now, however, I am ready to work again. I ended up junking the bargue, I don't have that kind of patience.

    Here are some things I have done in the past month or so.

    [B]I picture of a stylized demon type guy:
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    An attempt at a portrait from a source drawn from one of my sister's girly magazines.
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    Another self portrait, trying to get back into that groove too:
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    Funny looking gremlin guy with confusing anatomy:
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    As always, any crits and comments are most welcome.

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    Now, here's a task, can you help save this poor image? I suck at shading with pencil but it's a skill I'm going to have to acquire. I think I'm going to quit drawing humans for a bit and draw something more simple, like a ball or something, till I get this down.

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    I'm still ver much in the process of refining this, but hell, I think it's going south on me.

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    hmmm

    thanks for your comment on my thread =D

    hmmm.... you are probably doing this, but... when i shade, i learned that things turn out better if you do it in levels, lightest first, then progressivly darker.

    also, know where your light sources are so that you can know where to put the shadows if the reference is kinda stetchy.

    for your last drawing, use a blending stub, or even your finger (which might work better) to even out the shadow gradiations. Don't go darker than you need to. the shadow on the left arm and the armpit seem a little too dark compared to the rest of the drawing.

    Her left breast seems too small...

    it's comming along pretty well tho. don't scrap it! when things get hard, you learn the most.

    one thing i do, since i don't really know too much about shadow and anatomy is to constantly refer to the reference and work a section at a time, like go for the face, then the chest, then legs and so on... it helps to concetrate on certain things once you have the basic outlines in place.

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    All points well taken, especially about certain shadows being too dark.

    And yes, I've been told before to work from light to dark, but I'm stubborn about that, I REALLY REALLY like to lay in those dark values, probably more than is healthy...!

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    =o

    FOR THE LOVE OF SPORK! LAY OFF THE DARK! it's addicting... i know...

    do what i did, use the step program to get you off nice and easy.

    if your using a b pencil, go to an f or an h... so you CAN'T lay it dark.... then again, you run the risk of digging into your paper for that hit of dark.

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    ic

    how's that system working out for you? any better than before???

    hmmm. for those graphite sticks... i don't really use em, because... im afraid

    but i should really try experimenting with em...

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    Joseph Sheppard

    I just bought an anatomy book by Joseph Sheppard, it's quite good, anyone heard of it? I thought I might give a shot at drawing stuff out of it. :

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    Improvements

    Well, I took and redid the shading on this figure, studied anatomy of hands and fixed them, worked out the hair and face, did some blending, worked from light to dark etc.... and here is the resultant:

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    I am actually quite pleased with the result, all the more so because I thought that it was too "cold" to work on, I proved myself wrong.

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    wow

    i must say... nice job =D

    the hands and hair are done very well.

    but the one thing that bothers me is her face... her right side looks a little odd. i think that its because it looks like the jaw streaches out more than it should... =T

    again, nice job. its got a certain somthing to it which means you put some of yourself into it.

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