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May 12th, 2009 #1
Warning sketchbook may be volatile...!
Ok, the background story.
Im 19 and living in the UK, i have done GCSE art and A-Level art.
I wanted to go to an arts school but as my parents were paying i had no choice in the matter really. So now i am at the University of Gloucestershire studying "Interactive Games Design". Its pretty fun it deals with photoshop, 3D, video editing, animation and a bunch of other technical stuff.
Anyway i just finished my first year at the uni and achieved 4 A's. I now have 4-5 months off and i am determined to draw everyday as much as i can to improve.
Alot of people have tried to force me away from art into a more "stable" career path, and because of this i have had a real fear of failure so i have a tendancy to stick with what i know or avoid anything new in my art.
I hope that this sketchbook will provide me with alot of usefull feedback and suggestions for improvment and well i hope i dont look like a noob too much ^^.
Basically i decided that no matter what it takes i am going to suceed, i will become a great artist one way or another and i am dedicating ALL my free time to improving
Ok, so first are some 30-60 second gesture studies,then some cloth studies, then theres some portrait and figures studies, and then some random concepts.
Most of this stuff is from the last month, i aim to update this sketchbook dailyish.
Last edited by Volatile; May 13th, 2009 at 10:41 AM.
May 13th, 2009 #2
Small update from this morning, i will update later with some non digital stuff.
Spent more time trying to get the values and contrast better than my usual stuff, in the portrait.
May 13th, 2009 #3
Your work is looking good so far! Keep working your anatomy; as a little advice, note that in your sketches the shoulders should be lower, right now they protrude a little bit too much.
On the girl with short black hair, a slightly bigger head and thinner shoulders and arms would help making her more feminine.
Anyway, nice sketches and colourworks! I like especially those blanck and white portraits.
Good work, keep it up!
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May 13th, 2009 #4
Abrodos: Thanks man ill keep all that information in mind next time i draw people thanks .
Ok i was watching Richard Dobles creature creation dvd and i felt like trying out creating stuff like that in value to see what i could come up with.
There kind of random but i think they could be interesting creatures if worked on a little bit ^^ .
Edit: oops i just noticed i did the far legs lighter than the front ones when i ment to make them darker, o well i will remeber for next time.
Going to do alot of anatomy study over the next few weeks, just got hold of a copy of Andrew Loomis and some Bridgeman, looks awsome.
Last edited by Volatile; May 13th, 2009 at 08:30 PM.
May 14th, 2009 #5
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Good stuff here. Keep practicing. I am also in uk and going into more or less the same direction How about some pencil work? Stay on anatomy.