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June 7th, 2009 #1
Hello there! My name is Josh, and this is my sketchbook.
More recent stuff as you go down.
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Welcome to ConceptArt. I like your detail work but what I think could really help you get those dynamic poses is breaking the body down into basic shapes. When you break it down into basic shapes it makes the form follow. Also reference, reference, reference! More, please.
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June 8th, 2009 #3
Thanks for the tip friend! Here, for you, I tried several ways to draw the human body. I usually make the motion line and then sketch the proportions I know on the body, I usually do this because I cant find a good way to bend a shape around a shape, it just won't connect for me. Is there anyway to create form from more organic shapes that are more bendable?
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June 8th, 2009 #4
Forgot to put up some later sketches I made this year. And from this point on I'll only show recent stuff. So I can show improvement.
June 8th, 2009 #5
hey man welcome to CA im pretty new here too
post more and lots of reference !
i like whats happening with post #3 but it is a very large image and hard to view as a whole one the screen = (
one way i find that really helps when creating gestures (or those organic lines you're talking about )
is to use larger paper and draw with your whole arm (not the wrist)
the lines gain way more energy it takes a little bit to get used to it but its pretty essential IMHO
thanks for posting keep it up !
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master
June 10th, 2009 #6
Sorry I let my thread die, I'm actually running out of paper so I had to be careful, anyway, I'm drawing a Druid type character, and I'm not that great with locations around the character, but this will be a way to get my feet wet. Hope you like it.
June 13th, 2009 #7
Here is a sketch of a man getting kicked in the face, I drew this on sketch paper with a 4H wood pencil. I actually got inspiration from Ong-bak, staring Tony Jaa...name anyone on this site, and he can kick their ass. Enjoy
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June 13th, 2009 #8
Well, theres certainly nothing wrong with your imagination!!, nice range of ideas going around here. I would love to see how this sketchbook would turn out with some dedicated study. A good place to start would be minute long gesture studies form posemaniacs.com, but bear in mind to do plenty of these, otherwise they wont help.
Keep up the good work!!
June 13th, 2009 #9
And I'le use this site no problem, if only there was a way to put regular photos in a format like this.
June 19th, 2009 #10
More Sketches, some positions.
June 22nd, 2009 #11
June 23rd, 2009 #12
I like the last one man!
keep studying your anatomy
Till next time -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
July 7th, 2009 #13
July 12th, 2009 #14
Not done yet, did this in the last 3 minutes.
You see what I'm doing here, I completed one of the Indian, planing on adding another behind the two front ones, and adding plants and nice stuff like that
July 12th, 2009 #15
IT IS DONE!
A lot of graphite, and no ink pens, AND no Art Pad/Photoshop means this is what you get, I believe the paper made a lot of the graphite slide around also.
Anyway, hope you get the message. And some tips on how I can better myself with graphite pencils would help...I mean...I have no idea.
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I can see some definite improvement in here. Just keep hitting the books and taking your sketch books out to do life drawings... you'll be amazed at what you can do if you keep putting in the effort.
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July 15th, 2009 #20
Zaxer, you're going to have to tell me what bridgeman is, man. I looked it up and the closest thing to art I found was an art library. But hey if its anything that helps, I'm all game.
July 19th, 2009 #21
Ah, sorry Zaxer, I know who Bridgeman is, I bought a recent Anatomy book, straight up anatomy, none of the cartoon stuff, recently, but it isn't by him. Its pretty good though. As you can see by these studies Ive been using the book, kinda thick headed of me.
I realized that to understand fully whats going on outside, I'm going to have to study whats on the inside also.
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And clever thing I thought up for myself. I'm not a great learner by reading, so just reading Loomis books does not help me one bit.
So I made a worksheet of sorts, and made a lot of copies, and made sure that all divisions where the same, so I can practice on my human proportion. I have a lot more of these things drawn on, but I don't want to scan all of them. Plus getting pictures on here is harder then it needs to be.
October 15th, 2009 #30