Update 27th September 2012. Matt is pushing on.... Still!
September 27th 2012.
Finally back to it! I'm on the cusp of having a 6 month break from full-time art teaching to study harder than ever and create a killer portfolio! That's the plan. I post over at crimsondaggers.com and have starting this up again because I need harsh and true crits at all times now. I'm still in full-time work for 5 weeks, then attending Schoolism London Live Workshops to kickstart my portfolio!
May 2nd 2010.
Starting again with my sketchbook but not going to remove the old posts or start a new thread for it. I want it as a record of how lazy I've been in the past year. I could have uploaded more here, and drawn/studied a hell of a lot more, but I didn't. So I'm beginning again to attempt to show everyone that you can change yourself whenever you like. Just DRAW!!!!
Please critique my learning all you like, it is very welcome. I'm going to try as hard as I possibly can to take on board all comments and suggestions.
I just want to see my skills grow. I've being drawing most of my life from a very early age and have always loved it so much that as soon as I felt anxiety or frustration with drawing something, I've found it hard to push through and continue drawing through the frustration.
I actually have a really good idea of what I need to do, I've spent alot of money on learning books and video tutorials from here, as well as taking part in life drawing classes and drawing for my degree work.
I just want a clean slate without the baggage of my past work so I won't be posting any of that here (apart from the stuff I have already posted over the past year).
HELP! I'm desperate to change my life around and enable me to have a creative career that I'm happy with. I WILL be a concept artist/ freelance illustrator!
Last edited by Lewis-Long; September 27th, 2012 at 12:07 PM.
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1st Entry, whooop!
This study has issues. Sp with one lamp and screen glare.
I'll post a photo of me here once I've done a bunch of sp's. Or just open a new spsb.
Study of values and how core shadows/specular highlights help define form. Weird eyes
Last edited by Lewis-Long; September 27th, 2012 at 12:09 PM.
hey man, nice start thats a solid first sp, dont loose momentum now! update regularly for the first few months, even if its shite studys, its about developing habits
Hey man its looking good so far i want to see a more pushed version! i take it your doing a degree in illustration? were you studying? whats it like? what are your peers like? how old are you / how far in are you?
Good start, but I def agree that you could push your portrait more! You have a solid foundation for it, pushing would be the easy part
Life drawing 2 hours 29th october 2009
Best bits from tonights 2 hour life drawing session.
Head 15 mins focusing on value, core shadows and highlight placement as well as seeing how 'finished' I could get it in 15 mins.
Seated figure 45 mins. Focus on getting colour down paying attention to mass shadow and mass light shapes.
Not used to painting figures in full colour but I'm enjoying it. I need to challenge myself to paint in colour every day. Still failing, need to improve heaps!
Last edited by Lewis-Long; September 27th, 2012 at 12:09 PM.
Good stuff so far! Keep them coming
The Sketchbook of Frittzell
"The Imagination, the inside of our heads, truly is the most vast frontier" - Terence Mckenna
"Nature is the great visible ancient of creativity"
Tonights Life Drawing Studies and more!
clockworksnail - Thanks for words of encouragement. Keep kicking my ass to post please
Frittzell(Image) - Here you are Frittzell. Thanks for stopping by, going to try to post as regularly as possible.
Ok so nearly a week since my last post. I'm trying to get better with posting but I don't like to show stuff that sucks too much. Just the stuff that sucks a bit.
First two are from tonights life drawing, 2 hours session
15 minute pose and then a 40 minute pose. Both have issues with proportion but the second I felt showed improvement.
And a WIP of a study of a caucasian head. Still more work to do on it, trying to get nicely blended tones and a full range of values (obviously not started to add darkest darks just yet).
Yes I have been re-watching the Zhang Lu video 1. Really want the 2nd too, looks awesome.
Will post more tomorrow. Have 4 hours of life drawing so should have lots to show and some colour studies from life too.
Thursday night Life Drawing! 4 Hours
Ok so after tonights Life drawing I have 3 colour pieces to show.
First was a 45min study
The last two where both 30 mins. Not so happy with the last two.
I did a bunch of quick pose sketches too but they were just warm up stuff.
Will post work I do for my latest project on my illustration degree course if it's relevant. And need to get my chow entry in before sunday.
Spontaneous Character Wip
I've been drawing a lot for my current Illustration project and haven't had much time for more whimsical stuff. I'm very conscious of not doing enough work from imagination, so bam! This is unreffed. Not saying that's a good thing but I definitely need to do one of these a day or improve on the previous days spontaneous character with pushed values, better costume, colour designs and even taking a character to the point of placing them in a small narrative Illustration.
Meet Big Nose Guy! Will work on a bio for him and then continue with giving him trinkets, tools, weapons etc. I also want to test colours and put him into action in an Illustration show casing his main traits and abilities in one image.
Trying to get a decent pipeline going so any help as I go with this would be greatly appreciated. C+C welcome as always
Last edited by Lewis-Long; November 24th, 2009 at 10:59 PM.
try anatomy studies? they'll help with loads, but especially with the naked life drawings.
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Studies and Uni stuff
clockworksnail Thanks for stopping by again after all this time. I do anatomy studies and will post when I have time to go through it all. The reason the recent naked lifes haven't been detailed with anatomy is because I'm drawing to get colour down most of the time and just getting used to using the wacom and laptop in life drawing class. I need to find classes with much longer poses though for colour really so I'll be focusing on pencils and anatomy after christmas for life drawing classes.
Katanasoul I'm going to get straight on that, it's something I know I should be doing but never do Lifes crazy at the moment because final year of uni but also trying lots of new things.
I'm a little reluctant to post uni work up here but I'm going to for the sake of keeping my sb going. I'm actually doing an animation short for my recent project, don't ask me why, I guess it's the last chance to do something different before I get serious with my last project and create a library of art assets for my own original video game IP!! I'll definitely be posting all of that work up as I'm doing it. Posting on here and getting feedback for that work will be a major focus of that project to test the effectiveness of peer and self tuition through different types of communities!!
Some concept doodles for some of the characters for the animation, a background drawing (now blown up and being redrawn for refined style and clarity). The final thing will be for high definition projection and will be keeping the rawness of the pencil and ink pens. I'll explain the project when I post the final thing.
And just some face study I've been doing.
Deadlines are coming, only 2 weeks now, so not going to be too hot on the posting of studies etc for a while longer, But I do have my secret santa painting to get done!
Last edited by Lewis-Long; December 3rd, 2009 at 06:00 AM.
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