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July 18th, 2009 #1
Dreamers sketchbook - Back to the Basics!!!
I'm a long time visitor of CA, always watching, never posting. But that has finally changed. I got of my lazy butt, scanned some of my sketches, and started this tread.
I usually work with paper, pencil and pen (I'm most comfy with them) but I really need to broaden my horizon. I noticed that I mostly was working in my safe little zone of things I knew, and had trouble with so many basic things, like perspective, color, actionposes, strong poses, environment, women. In short, many things you need to be an allround artist. But I'm planning to start from scratch and learn the basics (NOW!!).
But enough about me and my thoughts, here are some sketches (I hardly finish anything because I use a lot of time and my mind is always full of new ideas). Some of them are really old, maybe 5 years or more.
I hope you enjoy them, and tips and hints are always welcome.
Last edited by Dromer; August 3rd, 2009 at 02:08 PM.
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You're sporting a very sweet style there! Ever done any street art? I think your stuff could work in that realm. Anyway, it's also comic book-like. What are your main influences?
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yea , those thick lines rock.
July 20th, 2009 #6
Thanks for the replies. It gave me a boost, so here the next bunch.
A few made with red pencil, a few with thicker lines.
I have never done streetart, never even touched a spraycan (ok, I DID touch them, but never used them). My main influences from a few years back were comics, and especially Joe Madureira. I loved his lines and movements, but the last years I have seen so many great artists in so many styles, don't know where to start.
Thanks again and till next time.
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I really like the details and the thick, bold outlines of your drawings
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July 21st, 2009 #10
Again, thanks for checking me out.
finally this is a very recent drawing, made in june. As you probably can see, it's from Akira. Kaneda is holding the big @$$ gun, while Tetsuo is transforming.
I made this one for an Anime Film Fest somewhere in Holland (Arnhem for those who are curious). It was made on A2 size, which is very big, and on which I have never worked. I mostly work on A5 or A4, so go figure. It was tough to fill a page this size, but a lot of fun. It's also quiet a challenge to give the figures a good proportion, had to fight a while to get it right, but I think the proportion worked out pretty well.
Enjoy and till next time.
Ps to LtPlissken: the daily drawing group sounds nice, I had a look. Might be good for me to finish something quickly, and to draw something different. See you there (soon)
Last edited by Dromer; August 4th, 2009 at 02:24 AM.
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August 3rd, 2009 #12
It's time for some fresh updates. I made these last/this week. Lately I really felt my constrictions. I felt that there were many things i needed to relearn, so I finally started with them. One of the things are that I can't draw heads in every position. So I opened Loomis book of heads, and started from the basics again......and i REALLY like it. I don't have to things about details, only circles, lines and crosses.
This site also has some great tutorials http://www.stanprokopenko.com/blog/2...ead-any-angle/
Enjoy and thanks for watching
August 3rd, 2009 #13
Yeah, there you GO!
Way to rock the head construction
Some one drawing with as much form as you should really understand it.
Next step-draw from L-L-Life! Keep it up-I really like the style here.
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