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September 16th, 2009 #1
Menjah's plethora of crappy drawings :D
Hello all! I'm menjah, AKA Liam Smyth, a 17-year old (I am now 18 ) living in Canada
Seeing all the massive talent on this website has recently put me into serious business mode, and I've realized that if I want to keep up with all the amazing artists on this website I better draw all the time. I hope to follow in the footsteps of Miles, a 16-year-old prodigy, and Defiledvisions, another awesome young artist, and to look back after a few years of daily work, and say - Wow! I sucked XD
Also, thanks to you both for keeping a record of your progress, not just deleting your old work when you don't like it anymore. You've really inspired me to work to get better!
(Miles - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=97046&page=18)
(DefiledVisions - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=123016)
So, assuming that I'm not just a talentless dope with aspirations of greatness and and an unrealistic vision, I present to you my crappy drawings ^__^
Criticism is welcomed with open arms
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September 16th, 2009 #2
These are many of my older drawings, in order of age. I did the first ones when I was about 13-15. Unfortunately until recently I haven't drawn hardly at all for about 3 years, so I'm kind of at a disadvantage when I see some of the artists on this site D:
Also, keep in mind that this is basically everything I did during that time (if It seems like I'm uploading all of my crap sketches lol)
Looks like I'm going to have to multi-post, sorry!
September 16th, 2009 #3
continuing... did these when I was 13-14. Done for school projects, not really finished XP
September 16th, 2009 #4
Sort of this year ish
Damn I hate that one XD
And now basically since the beginning of summer
^ co-op with mr-roi, about half hour >.> I did the guy on right
And since the past 3 weeks
Today and yesterday
Sigh I'm depressed by looking at all my crappy drawings D:
September 17th, 2009 #5
Far right ref: http://www.daviddarling.info/images/...skull_side.jpg
Middle ref: http://poorreds.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/skull.jpg
Left one I tried to do using the front and side views, it's a good way to get 3d things into your head. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that well. Maybe I should have used reference lawl
It took me like an hour to do these crappy little drawings. Boy do I need practice...
September 17th, 2009 #6
Also done today, I was bored in maths class
September 17th, 2009 #7
Great start! Keep up the good work!
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September 17th, 2009 #8
Thank you! I will do lots of stuff everyday I promise >:3
September 17th, 2009 #9
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September 17th, 2009 #10
I sure hope so D:
I don't want to be a starving artist XD
September 18th, 2009 #11
Man, this study took forever. Believe it or not, the crappy drawing on the left (stoned guy) took way longer than the girl on the right. There were so many more muscles shown in the diagram I used for him D:. I eventually gave up on shading him XD it was getting ridiculous. I should have focused on the directions of the muscles and not so much the shape, I really jumbled up all the lines >.<
Btw, I'm not even going to TRY to do a 3/4 view, that would just be insane lolll
but I learned a bit about faces lalalaaaaa
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September 18th, 2009 #12
I will do a side view later but for now I need to rest my arm, I have a cramp XD.
Also, I think before I do it I will do something fun, like a monster or something
Ps yes I know left guy is lop sided, can't fix it now lol
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September 18th, 2009 #13
Quick sketches of the day
Done on the same day as my muscle studies...
Doom monsters are copyright doom of course
AND THEN JOHN FREEMAN DREW THESE AT SPEED OF LIGHT
I drew them very quickly
I was trying to get my 'strong confident lines' going, trying new style
so they're not that good but o well
Notice that I basically never drew any feet or hands... I should do a study
September 18th, 2009 #14
Awesome. Dude, all of them are probably a lot better then I can do, and I'm 17 now.
I just never have the time do draw anymore it seems. I'm busy all day with schoolwork because of my new classes etc. I hope I get the balls to start a sketchbook soon
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September 18th, 2009 #15
But, I think almost anyone can get really good at art, you really just have to be dedicated =)
September 21st, 2009 #16
Hand study, done on Friday
I did not do much drawing this weekend I still drew every day but I'm disappointed in myself XD Oh well, now that I have access to a scanner I can upload what I did this weekend!
September 21st, 2009 #17
Done this weekend
September 21st, 2009 #18
I like this one :3
Also done in maths class
September 22nd, 2009 #19
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September 23rd, 2009 #20
September 23rd, 2009 #21
One more weird thing like that, and I'll click right out of here
Good studies of the muscles and anatomy and whatnot. The one of the head needs some work (the musculature of the neck--side view, etc)... The ear is too large, and the eye is set too far back into the skull there.
More study will make those things pop out to you.
You're working well here... just take it easy on sluffing maths If you're going into 3D graphics in college, it is pretty math intensive.
Nah. Just the programming side.
Anyway... keep this thing going. Canadian
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September 23rd, 2009 #22
Also, points taken. I will try and do more studies from now on, I really want to follow in the footsteps of Miles (If you didn't read that already), do stuff EVERY DAYYYYYY
As for right now, my anatomy is really lacking. But it is mostly because A- I used to think that drawing with reference was cheating and B- I have never really tried to draw realistically, mostly I used to draw anime-type bodies, not really faces, but the simplified body shapes.
Drawing all these different muscles are completely new to me D: I have a lot to master ^_^
Math and physics come easily to me, all I really have to do is pay attention in class and I can get at least a B, I am lucky that way.
I am amused by your canadian smiley
September 23rd, 2009 #23
I like your monster with the wheels for legs, lmao! Keep up the good work, I can already see improvement from your first and last sketches, so continue working at it!
My Sketchbook: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=159075
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September 23rd, 2009 #24
September 23rd, 2009 #25
I know it's crap but it's something I've never really drawn before...
September 24th, 2009 #26
Oh gawd they are so bad but I feel like I have to upload them because this is my art journal XD
Um, 90 second sketches from posemaniacs, first attempts EVARRRR >.>
I can't look at them anymore
September 24th, 2009 #27
September 24th, 2009 #28
Thank you! I know they're really bad but I need to get drawing faster! I wind up spending way too long sketching intricate details in things whilst not looking at the big picture, and I like the way the sort of gestural lines direct my drawings, even if my anatomy is currently completely crap (in 90 seconds anyways XP) But these are the kind of things I could do pages and pages of and not get tired
September 25th, 2009 #29
September 24, 2009
I did these throughout the day yesterday, including one that I'm proud of but can't show you D:
The only reason I uploaded this one is because it made me happy XD I was all makin sound effects in my head with EPIC SCUBA BATTLEEEEE and was like PSSSHHH BOOOM OHNO SEAL THE HATCHES LADDYYY ololololol feeling like a kid for five minutes was awesome
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September 27th, 2009 #30
You certainly have impressive 'crap' XD the quick sketches look particularly good.
I have nothing interesting to say but here's my sketchbook, perhaps you'll think I've drawn something interesting XD http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=167964