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June 23rd, 2009 #1
MeticoloR' sketchbook - The Way to Even.
and First of all, I apologize for my english which is like my french accent: TERRIBLE! ha ha.
To tell you a bit about me, I star†ed a graphic design course since February in Australia. I've been interested in drawing and painting for a while but never really give a go at it.... since I started this school, I started to draw as well but not enough to progress obviously.
Anyway, 2 days ago I read a the thread of MindCandyMan. It was very inspiring and motivating. I'm starting form rock bottom as well and I am going to draw at least one sketch a day and paint at least one painting (I intent to paint digitally) a day.
I will put everything I do in this thread. As MindCandyMan said himself: I'm bearing my soul to everyone. I really want to progress and to learn from everybody. So Critics and Comments are more than welcome.
I have school during the day and wok at night so I'll be able to post most of my work late at night.
As I said before I started two days ago and did some scketches, unfortunately I can't scan them and my camera has no battery , so I will post them tomorrow when the battery will be full.
yesterday a friend give me a graphic tablet wacom A5, so I'll be learning to paint with it.
the first try was an amazing sensation and so much fun.
I follow a tutorial on the tutorial forum of conceptart and try to do a pear. It's my first try and it took me around 1 hour and a half.
so here it is:
It's 5.00 am I need some sleep now
Thanks to all of you
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Hey, welcome at ConceptArt!
This is already a very good start, I think. You watched the object very carefully, thats great. Maybe it could help you to change the background colour into one that is a little like the original background. It looks a bit nicer on the one hand, and on the other hand the object will reflect the colours of surrounding objects. It´s easier to paint them realisticly that way.
Keep on posting!
June 24th, 2009 #3
Starting my journey as an Old Rookie - update 24_06_09
Hi Katanasoul! thank you so much for your critics, advices and for the encouragement you gave me. I will try to change the background tonight. It would be hard because I already move my plastic pear and I have to put it at the same place! ha ha. I went to your sketchbook as well and your work is just incredibly Awesome!! I really like your pencil drawing it's really realistic and the shadow are great!! I hope I'll be as good as you some day ...
As promise here are the sketches I did two days ago.
On the first one there are some gesture drawing I did the 22 of June. It's not good at all I recon but I'll try one tonight to train myself to draw a bit quicker
On the second one I draw some torse study from references (sculpture and painting of Michelangelo) I did tjat same day
Finally on the third one are some torso drawing again I did the 23 of June. My aim with the torso is to draw at least 50 torso in a month, so I try to draw 3 or 4 torso a day... hope my math is good ha ha.
My sketches are not that good but it's what I done so far... so here it is:
P.S.: sorry for the quality of the picture but I don't have a scanner and My camera suck. ha ha
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June 24th, 2009 #4
Greetings MeticoloR. It is with great pride that I take a hard recognition in to your work in the sense that we are on the same level of skill sets, in my opinion, and we have the same devotion towards getting better. The last week for me has been revolving around production. I, myself, and trying every single day to get better in one way or another, and therefore I have made the decision to follow your sketchbook thread through your journey as well.
If you take a look at a few of my works, I am certain you will see we are resembling one another! Its shocking in that sense, but never the less I believe in the long run we may be able to help one another.
My best piece of advice would be to pick up any life drawing book, and practice sketching from what you see in the book. Remember not only to copy as best as you can, but to consciously think about why the artist has decided to put the stronger lines in where theyre at in the drawing. This will help you picture how forms are built for stability and functionality in the drawing -- and in all hopes, it will help stick for when you go off on your own. I am following my own advice here, and its helping with my forms tremendously!
Looking forward to more work from you. Remember to never compare yourself with another artist, but only to relish in what they've learned so that you can better yourself.
June 24th, 2009 #5
NothingReallyExists - Hi and thanks for the advice that you gave to me! I heard a lot about Andrew Loomis books. Actually I'm searching the net to find them (I heard that his books are free to download and great to learn to draw) dunno if it's true but it's worth to try... I think you're right about our skill level but I sincerely think that you have a good sense of rendering I went on your sketchbook and some stuff that you've done are just great... If you want to progress in digital painting I think it's worth to have a look at this: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=107217
Have a look at it and tell me what you think.. I spent 2 hours yesterday reading through this thread and they provide some great advice to paint for newbie like us.
Thank you again t stop on this thread and give some advice
Here is a drawing I did yesterday night
The first one is a torso study again and a figure drawing of the same sculpture. I'm not happy with the rendering: I try to render the muscle and flesh under his skin but it turned out to be like a mess
The second one his a painting of an onion that I did to train to bend in photoshop and hell yeah it's very hard. I think I'll give it a go some day after I'll be able to paint a pear and an applevery well! ha ha.
thanks all again by stopping on this thread!!
June 25th, 2009 #6
Again some study I've done today.
Thanks to NothingReallyExists I'm on my way to improve my figure drawing study. all of this figure are from Vilppu figure drawing book. It helps me a lot!! I love it!!!
I post also some study that I've done for a fruit rendering in colour pencil - they took me around 8 hours each. One the pomegranate one I just did the bottom part (the cut view of the pomegranate) and my girlfriend did the big one. I hope you'll get what I mean...
I did the all capsicum rendering though: hope you like it.
I post also a painting of a sphere done with photoshop and my great wacom after reading the "peer project thread"!!
So here they are:
June 25th, 2009 #7
Nice start for your sketchbook
Ill be staying tuned
Keep it up -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
June 26th, 2009 #8
I think I was to tired this morning and forgot to post the sphere...
here it is:
June 26th, 2009 #9
Your onion is very nice. Just remember that shadows can be very colorful. I can see that you reflected some of the color of the onion into the shadow, but the fact that you started with a grey shadow leaves if feeling very plastic. I think Katanasoul's suggestion of added in the color of the surface that your objects are sitting on would be good for you. The problem is that white surfaces will have colored shadows, not grey, and that is often a tricky subject for new painters. Usually white objects will have a bit of a neutral blue shadow, but if the shadow is warm it will seem more brownish.
June 26th, 2009 #10
June 26th, 2009 #11
A lion and some lips...
ALEXANDRE da Vinci - thanks for those kind words!!
Here some more sketches:
June 26th, 2009 #12
Wow, those are niiice lips but those fruits are fantastic. They look really wonderful. I'm actually hungry after looking at that pomegranate! It's impressive colored pencil work.
Some finer hatching or cross hatching on your sketches will work to make your line quality look cleaner on pieces like the lions head, although I do like the strong thick outer lines. Other than that, keep up with the studies and maybe try drawing some other body types or ages? Your working from statues?
I like the Cow eye a lot too.
June 26th, 2009 #13