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April 4th, 2009 #1
An aesthetic view - updated Jan 17, 2011
Im starting this sketchbook at a crossroads period in life. The journey has been rocky and fun up to now. Working as a 3d artist in the game industry has been my dream for a few years now. However, I've come up short. My motivation lacks, i get lazy, and not much work gets produced. Add to that all the life distractions i get myself sucked into and it has been quite disappointing to find time flying by with nothing getting done. So, today I'm here in conceptart.org to re-live my artistic roots and build my skills to a higher degree. i feel that the instant gratification taken from traditional drawing far outways the hours of tediousness it takes to create 3d art. Im not quiting 3d art but I feel my main motivation might be here with traditional art. Since traditional and 3d are interelated, where knowing how to draw makes u a better 3d artist, i thought i would discipline me further in traditional and then make the move into 3d again. So here today on, april 4, 2009 im starting a DAILY updated sketchbook.
Plz feel free to critique, comment, compliment, or say whatever comes to mind while viewing. Hope u enjoy
Looking to be goal minded in my approach to getting better. At this point i've had one college art course. I've lurked through conceptart.org off and on, so I'm aware of the basic area's where i need to start. Things like anatomy, gesture, figure, and reference. I own one book atm, Anatomy for fantasy Artists by Glenn Fabry.
Here are samples of where Im at now -
all from reference:
Thanks for viewing.
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April 4th, 2009 #2
worked on these this morning. All reference. think i will need to start studying anatomy very soon. my proportions seem to be off when drawing around the ankles and wrist.
Took about 2 hours to paint
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April 4th, 2009 #3
Had a question. Would like to know how to post a pic in the sketchbook lobby so its it shows next to my thread. how does that work? thanx.
April 7th, 2009 #4
Been a couple of day's, however i've been sketching. here are the results.
more infantry reference and hope u can recognize the suit.
update on earlier work
April 8th, 2009 #5
I like the intentions you have set for yourself; that's good. You've got to have some kind of a plan; structurelessness is a form of tyranny and it will cripple you.
Keep doing those traditional drawings. If you wanna be good at 3D art then it would be in your best interest to have a solid traditional foundation. If you have that it'll definitely put you ahead of the game. A lot of people getting into digital art don't have that foundation, they just jump straight into digital.
Draw from life. Seek out figure drawing sessions that are offered by the public; maybe from local art studios or local colleges (state or community). Photo references can be helpful but don't rely on them too much, i.e. don't copy them; your pictures will look flat.
Check out George Bridgman, Andrew Loomis, Glenn Vilppu, Burne Hogarth and Robert Beverly Hale for starters. These guys were/are masters of what they do and are a great resource.
If there's anything else I can help you with let me know. Just keep rocking for now and just don't stop drawing. Just draw at least 3 hours a day and you will notice changes real soon.
April 8th, 2009 #6
Wow, nice updates. You have a good sense of color. But do remember, low saturation goes hand in hand with value. Some of your colors are still kinda muddy though.
When you feel lazy, look at this sketchbook.
April 11th, 2009 #7
Not enough done, but its something
April 13th, 2009 #8
Peetaer - thanks for commenting I plan to check on the books u mentioned.
A basic knowledge of anatomy should propel my skill level up a lot. So, Im anxious to get started.
Aaron Death - thanks. glad u like them. im still working on the bg for the girl w/ her leg up piece. It's been more challenging than the girl. Hope I can reduce the muddiness u noticed. Im sure thats the piece u were referring to.
here is update sketches from yesterday. done in pen.
work in progress updates.
April 14th, 2009 #9
a few sketches. have to get more motivated here.
April 16th, 2009 #10
hey more updating. this is a freehand sketch, and starting the painting part.
April 20th, 2009 #11
here are some sketches from this morning. going to start a routine of sketching in the morning everyday.
April 25th, 2009 #12
Got a some more sketches. Also went on and ordered a couple of new art books. Head and Figure - Jack Hamm, Anatomy And Drawing - Victor Perard. Hoping these can give me a stable foundation for correcting my anatomy issues. Should b here middle of this coming week. Can't wait! : )
April 25th, 2009 #13
Do you frequent strip clubs often? Many (but not all) of your sketches look like it. (Just curious)The Louisianian Sketchbook You can Comment and Criticize if you want.
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April 25th, 2009 #14
FightingSeraph - LoL Yea. It seems that way. I get the hint. Draw other stuff. i get it Unfortunately this update has more strippers.
April 27th, 2009 #15
here are more sketches. drawn from reference. leaving the girls alone for awhile.
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