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Thread: A Year Of Drawings
March 20th, 2009 #1
A Year Of Drawings
Recently I've started a personal challenge in the form of a blog. Basically my aim is to draw something, anything everyday. High level it sounds pretty easy, but work and general life commitments have always got in the way in the past. Well no more excuses! I figured by setting myself a target, I might actually stick to it. Hopefully I might even get a little bit better along the way!
My blog can be found here: http://tomsdrawings.blogspot.com/
But I thought it would be cool to also post some of my favourite drawings on here as I go. Feedback only makes you better after all!
If you have any comments, thoughts on the idea, or even just suggestions for things to draw it would be great to hear from you
Here are some of the pics:
Last edited by tomjones; March 20th, 2009 at 10:23 AM. Reason: Pics too big
Hide this ad by registering as a memberMarch 22nd, 2009 #2
potato is diffrent thing. man on train is amazing, work and improve this style of painting. tree is also nice. keep it up post some more work.
March 23rd, 2009 #3
Hey sandeepbarot, thanks for your post. It's great to get some feedback - I'll try and do some more pics like the man on train
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March 23rd, 2009 #4
Hey nice start man. I love the atmospheric mini environment with the tree. The old guy is full of character and good colour. As for mr potato head - well I don't think the lighting you have used it working right now, as an image there's no depth, and looks kinda unfinished
Good stuff, more please hehe
March 23rd, 2009 #5
Hey AlexTooth, Thanks for your comments - you're 100% right about mr potato head. Everytime I look at it I like it a little bit less. It's a shame he can't really be posed more dynamically, but more interesting lighting would definitely help. I might go back to it if I get time.
In other news, here's a painter sketch I did at the weekend of the Incredible Hulk. It's a bit silly, but was good fun to do!
Last edited by tomjones; March 23rd, 2009 at 02:11 PM.
March 25th, 2009 #6
This a semi-quick painter sketch I did. Not sure about the guy running on the far left, but I'm pleased with the overall composition. Let me know what you think!
March 25th, 2009 #7
Great pictures! It's shown that you're really spending time on each painting, which is super. The enviormental pic, in your first post, looks really beatiful.
One thing I got to think of is that The Hulk could use bigger legs.. Hes upperbody looks quite heavy! The muscles overall looks very well anyway.
Keep this up dude! I'll keep an eye on you!
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March 26th, 2009 #10
That little enviro of yours at the top is really, really nice. How did you enjoy doing it? Your sketchbook is off to a great start. I popped by your blog and am looking forward to checking out the rest of your work on there. Just wanted to pop in and tell you that I think you're doing some great work - you're really showing off some serious versatility.
Please stop by my sketchbook!
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March 26th, 2009 #11
Hey kinjura, just wanted to say thanks for your comments - it makes it all worth while when people say stuff like that
The tree environment is probably the favourite thing I've done so far. It was more fun to do because it's so simple and stylized. I think I might try and do some more pics like it.
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April 4th, 2009 #15
Thanks for the advice! I did some "dynamic sketches" You suggested for me, probably not the best, I like your stuff
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April 6th, 2009 #17
rossipoo, Psychotime- many thanks for your comments, I'm glad you like what I'm doing
Here's a couple of pics from last week as well. One's a life study and the other is of an old guy I drove past on the way to the supermarket - I just loved that he was wearing a batman T-Shirt, so much so that I thought I'd do a quick painter sketch of him!
April 6th, 2009 #18
haha that old man is hilarious i love his looks
and the life drawing is cool, that pose sure was complicated to draw!
the shades a bit edge-y, though
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April 6th, 2009 #19
Hey Wu, you're spot on about the edges. The lines on the back are particularly bad. I'm never quite sure what to do when doing the highlight goes right to the edge. Maybe I should stop drawing on white paper. Either way I definitely need to work on crisping my lines up!
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April 9th, 2009 #21
ahah alright i tried "standing dynamic poses.." Ahha xD fail though! only had a few and the rest were jumpy.. but nice landscape
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Was that last one made from scratch or is it based on a photograph?
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