Sketchbook: Sketch Confetti
Join Free Art WorkShopJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 76

Thread: Sketch Confetti

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Red face Sketch Confetti

    Hello!

    Like many others before me, I have started this online sketchbook to inspire myself to sketch daily. My ultimate goal is to be able to draw whatever I want whenever I want.

    I am a traditionally trained artist and portrait painter. At the moment I am struggling to teach myself digital painting. You'll probably being seeing a lot of my experiments in the following pages. I'm 25, female, and live in Massachusetts.

    Please enjoy my artistic ramblings and thanks for visiting!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by IndigoSummers; September 15th, 2010 at 06:29 PM. Reason: updating thumbnail
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    579
    Thanked 282 Times in 113 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    more more more!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    color test. Long way to go.

    Note: I moved the sketches from the first post to this post so that I could change the thumbnail during updates.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Last edited by IndigoSummers; May 26th, 2009 at 06:55 PM. Reason: moved pictures
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kerikeri, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,766
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 138 Times in 138 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like the flowing linework.
    Don't be afraid to use some hard edges.
    .... and post more.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , visit them or a puppy dies!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to SEVANS For This Useful Post:


  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks very much for the encouragement!

    The following two sketches are from a reference book and just for practice. It's been waaaayyyy too long since I've taken a life drawing class.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    quick sketch idea for last weeks Chow, Erica the Zombie Slayer. Never had the time to work on it, but thought I'd post the sketch.

    2nd sketch is the in-progress sketch I did for the Joan of Arc Chow. It was the first time I participated in a challenge here at conceptart and I can't believe how much I enjoyed myself.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to IndigoSummers For This Useful Post:


  9. #7
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Still working on this....

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #8
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Figure Drawings from reference book.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    1,012
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 181 Times in 158 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    im really liking your last pages of figures.. keep working on stuff like that!

    "We are the music makers... and we are the dreamers of dreams."


    MY SKETCHBOOK!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to JParrilla For This Useful Post:


  13. #10
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some quick studies. Faces from imagination. Legs from imagination and reference.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Rastatt, Germany
    Posts
    333
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 53 Times in 52 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great studies, so sweeeeeeet line

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Eiki For This Useful Post:


  16. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,931
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 258 Times in 245 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    gorgeous faces! maybe vary their expression tho ^^



    HP Farvus Onir YihyoungLi d-CepT
    --------------------------------
    www.emilysu.net
    --------------------------------
    Facebook me! Emily Su at UTexas at Dallas!!!
    --------------------------------
    emilysuart.blogspot.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to hp For This Useful Post:


  18. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Germany - Aachen
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey there !

    I think you did a good job , one can clearly see you started no digital =)

    I like your work so may you show more "experiments"

    greez xo

    Just because you are loud do not means that you are interesting !

    - Stick figure of creativity

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=160225

    Visit my Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Xo. For This Useful Post:


  20. #14
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    INDIA
    Posts
    453
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 99 Times in 97 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice work

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to sandeepbarot For This Useful Post:


  22. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i really like your stuff :]

    what program do you use for your digital paints?

    Check out my Sketchbook

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=135928

    I love feedback and tips
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to MrSmithe For This Useful Post:


  24. #16
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bristol UK
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 155 Times in 86 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice, keep working on your faces though. I fell into the trap of making all my people look the same. It helps to study facial anatomy so you can warp and change the face depending on the size of the muscles and skull.

    Good pose studies as well, more work please.

    My Site

    Sketchbook - Crits and opinions needed and welcomed
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Porg For This Useful Post:


  26. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kerikeri, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,766
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 138 Times in 138 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your legs and faces from imagination are actually very well done. The faces are all cute and the legs are convincing and in natural looking poses.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , visit them or a puppy dies!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to SEVANS For This Useful Post:


  28. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    1,324
    Thanks
    1,505
    Thanked 668 Times in 592 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think you've been lying to use, clearly you've been drawing digitally for years!
    I love this one in particular http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1243964551, the pose is great, there's lots of movement, good composition.
    More please. Peace!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. The Following User Says Thank You to danlambert For This Useful Post:


  30. #19
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you all so much for commenting on my work. I really appreciate it. It inspires me to keep working and all the insights are very helpful

    MrSmithe: Thank you! I have been using photoshop. I like it's brush system better than Painters. But it could just be that I don't understand Painter....lol.

    Porg: Definitely something I need to work on. I'm going to take your suggestion and do a sheet or two (or more! lol) of faces with different shapes and looks. Thanks!

    So here is my latest WIP for CHOW: The Bogeyman. Since I usually draw "pretty" things I've found this to be a welcome departure. I need to learn different ways of painting on the computer and get better with the different brushes. I think this is the first time I've really incorporated different brush styles in one piece. I also utilized the texture of the paper from the original sketch.

    Critiques and thoughts are very welcome. Hopefully I'll have this mostly finished by the end of the day as its deadline is tomorrow.

    Thanks much!

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #20
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    872
    Thanks
    610
    Thanked 567 Times in 343 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    What up Indigo! Thanks for swingin' round to my sketchbook. I really like what you've got going on in here. Your line work is beautiful...something I personally need to work on. I like your Boogey, very lanky and beautiful...I mean scary..heh. J/K. I really think you're at your strongest on the first two steps of your WIP sheet on this. Right now the highlights are bouncing all over the place, leaving me wondering where the light source is. Your figure studies look really strong, do you have any life painting studies for color? Those can go a long way when you have to start making shite up. Anyways, take care.

    -ckl

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. The Following User Says Thank You to {CKL} For This Useful Post:


  33. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    1,324
    Thanks
    1,505
    Thanked 668 Times in 592 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ahh, how the hell did I forget about the Bogeyman CHOW!
    Loving the skeletal design, and good for you for breaking out of your comfort zone. I think if you could figure out a way to place it in an environment or just on an object, just to ground it somehow; you will be on to a winner!

    Oh, and thanks for the advice in my sketchbook.
    Peace

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. The Following User Says Thank You to danlambert For This Useful Post:


  35. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,045
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked 310 Times in 289 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey indigo, nice SB, the bogeyman looks kinda femenin doesnt he? or is it a bogey wo-man

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. The Following User Says Thank You to Jesus Food For This Useful Post:


  37. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,190
    Thanks
    5,380
    Thanked 1,121 Times in 394 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very nice work on the faces, I love your avatar, really nice.

    I stumbled upon this while browsing through the CHOW: The City thread, and saw your sketch.

    I think you have great talent to make so much detail and elegance from only a couple of lines.

    Keep up the good work, and good luck with the daily sketching target.



    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  38. The Following User Says Thank You to Choob For This Useful Post:


  39. #24
    monstertree's Avatar
    monstertree is offline They look so good that's why I keep 'em in the front Level 7 Gladiator: Samnite
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    887
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 398 Times in 269 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your drawings are really nice! As for a crit, I would say that your colour is too desaturated, almost like you're maintaining too much of your sketch. Try a little more vibrant and things will pop a little better I say

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  40. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    267
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Looks like you have some pretty cool stuff here. I do tend to agree with monstertree here though. It kinda looks like you are working with a marker that is almost out of ink. But, I really like your face studies above. They look really nice.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. The Following User Says Thank You to Masayasu For This Useful Post:


  42. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Germany - Aachen
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    haha why do small dolls always are a symbol for freaking scary things ? =) i like it

    interesting anatomy ! show more pls

    Just because you are loud do not means that you are interesting !

    - Stick figure of creativity

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=160225

    Visit my Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  43. The Following User Says Thank You to Xo. For This Useful Post:


  44. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    247
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 48 Times in 48 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really enjoy your face studies. Ill def be checking back!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  45. The Following User Says Thank You to DeeStar For This Useful Post:


  46. #28
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hello Everyone! Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback. All of the crits are really helpful and I really appreciate it. You guys are awesome!

    CKLamb: Ahh one of my many weaknesses! Lighting! Lol. I think I had a light source in this painting at some point....I'm just not sure what happened to it. This is something I really need to work on. I keep reminding myself when I'm drawing. Any tips? Also, I've been meaning to do some digital paintings (portraits, still lifes, and figures) in color since this is something I haven't really done much of. Thanks much for the help!

    Danlambert: *cough* whats that? Characters don't always float in space? *cough*. I'm going to take your advice and ground him. Hopefully add in a believable bg of some sort so I can use this as a portfolio piece.

    Touchstone: Thanks much! You are too kind!

    Monstertree and Masayasu: Thank you both for your kind words. I definitely think you are right about the desaturated look to this and some of my other color work as well. Will keep this in mind for my upcoming projects. Thanks!

    So on to the sketches. This is what I've spent the last couple of days working on. Wish I had more to show! First is some poses drawn from reference. I've recently discovered the site http://www.posemaniacs.com and I am like obsessed. So worked on some male poses since I really need to get better at drawing guys.

    The second image is a grouping of motorcycle drawings. I've never drawn motorcycles before and had no idea they were so darn complicated. These are from stock photos from google search. Just for my own amusement. I apologize for awfulness in advance, lol. Also used a different brush then normal here, just playing around in photoshop.

    Third sketch is a quickie of a robot idea that never got anywhere. Maybe I'll expand on it one day....

    Lastly, my bogeyman chow entry. I want to work on some of its issues so I can hopefully use it in my portfolio...so any advice is welcome. Lots to work on.

    Thanks and enjoy!!

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  47. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    1,324
    Thanks
    1,505
    Thanked 668 Times in 592 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    schweeeet, can't go wrong with bikes and robots.
    Nice to see some normally proportioned male figure studies in a sketchbook for once. All these huge muscular studies were beginning to give me an inferiority complex!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  48. The Following User Says Thank You to danlambert For This Useful Post:


  49. #30
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 62 Times in 40 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So I have to admit that I have a small obsession with old books/papers/ephemera. I go to a lot of flea markets and buy in bulk, if possible. I have many art projects in mind for these...but thats for later. Lately I've been buying old leatherbound scrapbooks for a buck or two, here and there. Today, my mother came across this lovely old scrapbook from 1931 at a yard sale. It's got these great, thick old yellow pages. Not a single page has been used. Now it's finding second life as my new sketchbook. You'll hopefully be seeing a lot of it in the future. Old paper has a quality to it that you just can't find today. I couldn't wait to use it, so today I sketched a quick pic of another strange obsession of mine....old clock parts. I have a basket of these just sitting in my studio!

    The third image is a quick, hour and a half oil sketch I did a couple of months ago, from life. Need to do more of these.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •