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    tdHendrix's Sketchbook (2D/3D)

    Hey everyone. I haven't been drawing much lately, so I wanted to start a sketchbook to help motivate me to start drawing more. I'm currently a student at the Academy of Art and since school is gonna start again soon, I wanna start practicing my drawing now so I'll be ready for when school starts.

    This first post is a bunch of older stuff. Everything except for the 3D model of the female torso was done for various school assignments. All of them were done the night before they were due, so I still consider them works in progress

    I have the Structure of Man DVDs and I plan on mainly focusing on just following along with the DVDs to help learn anatomy and how to draw people better, so you'll probably start seeing a lot of stuff from the DVDs in later posts.

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    This is from the beginning of the DVDs. Trying to learn where everything goes in the front, side, back, and 3/4 view. I don't have a scanner so I have to take pics with my digital camera, so I'll try to get the best quality I can.

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    On video 10 now (out of 178 ). Learning where stuff goes on the head.

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    nice start, your from san fran? I'm goin over there in february to visited pixar and companies alike whats it like over there?

    as for comments... the 3D looks good, but it would be helpfull if you's post the wires next to it so we can comment on that too.
    For the perspective drawingns, unless u want to vectorize those sketches u dont want to overdraw them with perfect PS lines, its just ugly. A drawing was much more 'soul' if you leave the original lines and just clean those up.

    keep on working

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    SF is a cool place. People are laid back here. A lot of different people live here from all over the world, so most people are tolerant of people different than them. There's a lot of homeless people here. When they ask for change just shake your head or just say no and they'll usually go away. The weather is usually kinda chilly and windy. Even if it's nice outside during the day, always bring a jacket with you. The weather can change fast and at night it usually gets cold. You can tell who the tourists are by seeing who's wearing short sleeves and shorts when it's cold at night

    Also, stay away from the Tenderloin if you can. It's an area kinda close to downtown where a lot of homeless people are and it's not a good area, but if you walk through there during the day it'll be alright.

    Now that you mention it, I agree about the PS drawings. How can I clean up my sketch in PS without taking away its soul? Stay away from the line tool and just use the brush with a tablet?

    Here's low and high rez pics of the wires.

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    The front view is a pain in the ass

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    A little update. I think soon I might be able to start drawing more interesting stuff to show. The 3/4 view of the skull is difficult for me right now. Mainly drawing the opposite eye socket and getting the mouth line to curve correctly are what I have the most difficult with.

    I wanna start getting into digital painting, so I tried to make a sphere in Photoshop. I didn't have reference for it. Just trying to get used to shading digitally. I plan on just practicing with spheres, cylinders, eggs, etc. for a while.

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    Great work so far the sphere sketch is the best so far. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks Icedearth!

    Here's something I did in ZBrush. I watched a tutorial from Gnomonology on how to make a rockface and then I added the fence.

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    Good stuff in here
    I can't helpl you much with the ZBrush stuff.
    On that last value study (with the ball) the diffusion of the dropshadow is missing. also try to define the ground plane more.

    make sure you know this tut well

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    Thanks for the tut. I'll check it out and go through it later.

    Here's a Photoshop egg. I want to do more studies of eggs, but I need to buy white eggs so I can see the values easier. Right now I only have brown eggs.

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    Eggs are great to draw from, more of an organic shape than a sphere. I've boiled eggs and covered them in chalk before when I didn't have white ones. Seems a bit excessive maybe but it was wet outside and I didn't want to walk to the shop!
    Your dark area is looking a bit flat atm, try to really push that core shadow and smooth out the reflect light a bit.

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    Agreed,
    diffuse the shadow more,
    And don't forget about reflected light from the paper to the back of the egg

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    Welcome to the ssg.
    Some nice work in here .

    It's probably better that the egg is brown... it means that there is a bigger value jump with the highlights.
    The shape looks good man, but becareful of your edges. And if you havent read this thread, you probably should. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=51913

    With the female torso, make sure you get the right volumes to the breasts, they dont look right. Remember gravity makes them sag more, and also makes the hard edge at the bottom of the breasts much sharper. Check out mops mystique over at polycount, it might help http://boards.polycount.net/showthre...light=mystique
    http://boards.polycount.net/showpost...postcount=4366

    Most things in here look realy good man, keep it up.

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    welcome to the ssg, hope to see good stuff from you...

    When thinking about your lighting, especially on the eggs and spheres you should think about definitely indicating the direction with some type of arrow marker. At the moment your core shadows are curving and contouring incorrectly, and then you have bounce light coming from places where there is nothing for light to bounce off.


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    Thanks for the crits everyone. They've been helpful.

    @Maz: That thread about edges was useful. Never thought about edges like that before. You're right about the breasts. I'll keep that in mind the next time I model a female torso.

    Been learning about the spine and ribs. On video 38 now. Only 148 more videos to go. Those 3 skeletons took forever to draw.

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    Structure is so important man, keep it up and you will reap the rewards!

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    Hey man, I'm liking the studies so far, keep up the work!

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    great studies.. nice clean lines it seems and i love myself zum clean linez!... :/

    The skeletdude on lower left is kinda out of proportion it seems.
    And its maybe only becuz his neck is a bit to tall :o
    you have this page in a loomisbook ( i think its the figure drawing one) where you see it all nicely noted down.
    Like the common sizes for men and females
    Hope it helps for ya

    Keep studying! It will pay of in the end!

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    (+1 to what roger said)

    more of this stuff man! GO GO GO

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    Thanks for dropping by my SB.

    Nice studies! I like your clean lines very much. I'll keep an eye on this one. Keep it up man!

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    Same way

    Hey man, I am studying the same tutorials as you do . I have just started the 12th one, and I have to say it was a bit hard form to memorize the formulas. There are still quiet a lot of theese tutorials ahead tho. Hope we both make it to the end , so wish you a lot of energy .

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    The pelvis is one confusing bone

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    Keep at it, those bones aint gonna teach themselves

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    i dont rly know how the pelvis is being taught to you trough the dvd..
    The look alright but a little off?..

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    Continue the study man You'll get it right.. maybe show us some mind stuff .. to show us what youve learned.

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    A whole week and no update

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    yeah, we want an update!!!!
    btw nice studies....
    keep practicing!

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    Oh, wow. Didn't realize it's been so long. Time has flown by since school started. Thanks for checking up on me Feel free to harass me on MSN too.

    I've been wanting to get better at figure drawing, so I've been watching Vilppu and studying stuff from books. I would post my drawings from Posemaniacs, but they just look like mutant stick figures at the moment. I'll wait until I get a little better. Workshops start this week, so I'll be drawing from live models a lot. Not including my two 5 hour drawing classes, I'll be drawing from a model around 15 hours a week (that is if homework doesn't get in the way), so expect a lot of stuff from that soon and from my Intro to Anatomy and Clothed Figure Drawing classes.

    The first pic is from How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way, except for the two poses at the bottom right. For the notebook paper stuff I originally planned to just do a bunch of quick sketches and then throw them away, but I figured I might as well post it. There's some Bridgeman, Loomis, and drawing from photo refs. Notice in the last pic I tried the rogerb style of shading the overlapping drawings

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    Awesome you'll be drawing so much man, even better that you'll have access to life models. Updates are cool, hands are looking good my friend, and some nice form coming through on those arms.
    One obvious thing you could try is to change your stroking. It's really short and unprecise at the moment, try to be a bit more careful and do longer more thought out strokes.

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    Thanks. I'll keep that in mind about the strokes.

    Here's all the drawings I did in today's figure drawing workshop, except for the bottom part of the first image. I did those when I was waiting for the bus to try and practice. Actually, it's a workshop for fashion majors, but I need to practice so I'm gonna go there anyway cause they have nude models. The fashion figure drawing class teaches them to only draw the contours of the model, so I was paranoid that the teacher would see that I'm drawing different than everyone else and know I'm not a fashion major, haha. This semester wherever there's naked people posing I'm gonna be there to draw them

    There was a guy and girl model for this workshop. I had to sit on the floor in front of the models' stand so there was a lot of foreshortening. Poses where I can't see the torso are the hardest for me.

    I think the drawings kinda suck, but that's ok with me. I know I'll eventually get better.

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