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unsure why no one has commented yet, but I must say I really like your stuff. Generally I see a nice line, skill in anatomy, though at times proportion and symmetry do look a bit wrong, and good basic digital skills.
Now you just need to keep up with these studies and put them to use in you own work.
I guess I am subscribing, I really want to see where you can go.
Ok just a few pages of my recent life drawing session, I'm slowly getting there, trying to communicate the form a lot more
Also thanks much Janos! I'm going to keep trying to update as much as I can, keep it new and fresh
Ok, new update from me Second piece is a bit of clothes design as I need a lot more practice with that kind of work. The first was a try a comic book penciling and inking, cover art. Unfortunately I didn't quite pull off what I wanted too, the girls face is a bit lifeless and the dinosaurs aren't quite as energetic as I would of liked, but that's all part of the learning hopefully
Also thanks for the comment Janos, I'll give that a try next time!
See you all soon.
Ok, few more uploads from my sketchbook, the headshots were a study to see if i could capture a few images from my expression book by Mark Simon, 30 minutes each to try and make the image familiar to the reference, very much liking the old laughing man image
More to come!
Another quick post, having to cut back a little due to my illustration internship I'm doing. Fear not however, I will be getting back into the swing of things soon!
Janos: Thanks for your reply, always good to see how I can improve!
Had a little trip to Bristol Museum (uk) today, spent quite a bit of time doing study's and just enjoying the atmosphere of the place! I was quite taken by a lot of the birds they had there, so here are a few sketches I worked on, mainly 10-15 mins each. Fun stuff
really enjoying this sketchbook, keep em coming!
the faces you draw, in some cases maybe have some proportion issues, but the expresions are really good!
makes me think about study more expressions an let the porportion by side...
Thanks for all the comments guys, great stuff! I have a few more bits to post, a speed still life (hour) and a few sketchs which I do in my spare time, you can find more of these over at my more dinosaur themed blog!: http://jurassicscribbles.blogspot.com/
Thanks much cgaddict, lighting is a weak point for me, its something I'm going to be investing a lot of time in for the future!
A few other bits, more skulls for plane practice and a marble statue study, worked on in the British Museum, great place!
Nice SB. Keep sketching =)
Nice stuff. Noticing one thing though...
Remember to always look for planes on the surface of things. Places where either the surface is momentarily flat, or places where light causes a plane to occur (like shadows). Some planes are long and thin, others are more square, and some have weird polygon shapes. But they are all there, and everything is made of em, trust me! Just start looking for them, and shade each one with the same tone.
Currently some of your tones seem confused, probably because you are not seeing the planes. If you start noticing them and drawing them, it will help give your art a more confident look. A good example of where you've already done this a little bit is the upper-left image (woman head) in post #15 and on the robot in post #18.
On any given plane, light is more or less even, so you don't need to use more than one tone when you're just sketching. Later these planes can be smoothed out to give a more realistic look. But if you try to smooth them out before you draw them in, you'll lose them entirely.
Here's another related tip... The tonal differences between planes can be very slight and some planes can be small. You can either draw most of them in, or (a better approach) if you see part of a surface that is more or less on the same plane, just average it a bit when you're sketching. Instead of two planes just draw one. Later you can add more tones to it or smooth it out or whatever you like. Sometimes this will not work, but it's good to look for areas where it will, especially when just sketching.
I decided to do a PO to better illustrate what I mean. It can be hard to understand unless you can see just how obvious the planes really are. Hope you don't mind. There were also some lighting issues, but I left those alone. The main idea was to "planarize" everything. Notice that a lot of your scratchy marks are gone from the PO. It's not that you can't reproduce this same idea with a smaller pen, but drawing with a bigger one helps keep you on track. There's nothing stopping you from drawing the planes with a smaller pen if you're sure you can stay focused and not start scratching away in random places.
good luck with the rest of the sketchbook, hope this helps
Last edited by alex_86; June 12th, 2010 at 10:48 PM.
Thanks for the great reply meDrawUC! Lots of great information, working on planes is something I need more practice with. You mentioned a PO, I'm not sure if its because it didn't load correctly but I can't see the PO you talked about
Also I would agree Neon Duck, I think the life drawing comes out slightly timid due to a slight fear of drawing from life, it's something I'm trying to overcome!