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    Glauds Sketchbook Update: 27th May 2010*

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    Hi there,

    I am a 17 year old kid who's background is photo-realistic portraits from photo refernce. However i hate depending on a photo, my passion is concept art, and i've been told that i need to master the basics before i should even try a concept.

    So here i am. You'll most likely find still-life work here and hopefully you will be able to see my improvement throughout.

    Critique, tips and comments would be very much appreciated.

    Rubber and miniture brush sitting on my desk:



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    Good start. Here's a bit of advice, when you're doing two-point perspective, put your vanishing points well off the page. That'll prevent distortion like you've got on the brush. For one-point perspective, always have it on the page.

    The horizon line is your eye line, so if it's low that means you're low to the ground. If it's high, then you're above the objects.

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    Oh okay thats very interesting and should help me alot with my next attempts, thanks again nezumi.

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    Quick update before i sleep,

    A harder one this time. My marker pens + tablet pen stacked upon my A5 sketch book.

    I purpously skipped to a harder stage here so that i could see where i was at and what i should really practice. I think that this one shows that i need to refine my perspective (as some of these are a bit off, as i think the vanishing point is a bit too close) and paying a closer attention to my objects.

    Not a great scan of it, might have to do a re-scan at another time.



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    Your curves are too flat. What you should be doing is making full ellipses, rather than just the arc that's visible. It's much easier to judge how much you should flatten them, and avoids the look that they're pointed on either end.

    Also, you should be drawing through overlapping forms, as if they were transparent. For example, look at the closer pencil in the middle layer. The top side is not a straight line, it dips on either side of the pencil on top of it. I'm guessing that's because you drew the visible part of the line, and left the part that was hidden. When you do this, it's hard to get the ends of the line to match up with each other, in this case looking like there's a depression in the pencil.

    See if you can describe forms with your linework, rather than shading. That'll strengthen your drawing skills, and you can develop shades at a later point.

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    Okay thanks again,

    I'll go back to the more basic shapes and rinse and repeat them until perfect then go back to these harder ones to see how much i've improved.
    What do you think about the perspective in that last one?

    I'l have to wait until tonight after college to update some more.

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    The top drawings were done on the bus to college this morning so they aren't perfect, however i think i'm improving a bit with the sphere shading.
    I also wanted to test out perspective with some flat circles, however i'm finding it very hard to get good circles when the perspective is at an angle, any tips would be great.



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    Another quick update, drawing of my mechanical pencil on my desk, showing my perspective lines and the final version.

    Back to do some spheres now!



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    Pumping them out tonight,

    This time i've drawn my soft juggling ball (top right), my wacom pen holder (bottom) and some random sphere (top left). I'm really pleased with the juggling ball as i think i've got the form of it quite right and the overall rough texture of it, as it's an old ball.

    Practice practice practice.



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    nice work you have got here it has a very constructive quality to it, a fellow juggler eh ? i used to juggle quite a bit 5 balls/4/rings clubs unicycle haha good time its great fun with someone to steal and pass with

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    Thank you for the comment, always glad to hear that i'm improving
    Haha yup i love to juggle in my spare time, only at the 3 ball stage at the moment though

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    Another quick update. These were drawn on the bus and the roads in Bristol suck so it wasn't exactly a smooth journey.

    A ball on a perspective grid (top left), A girl sat in front of me (top right) and half of the top of the seat in front of me, the hand grip part (bottom).

    Comments and crit much appreciated



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    Another stilll life drawing practice on the bus to college. Sphere ontop of a block (top left). Person in front of me + top of seat (top right) and the 'Stopping' sign + widnow at the front of the bus (bottom). I really need some better stuff to draw on the bus.

    Hopefully i can get some more time to submit better things here now it's the weekend. Stay tuned.




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    Quick update. I needed something new to practice with and the only hard round object i could find was an egg, so heres an egg sitting on some tissue paper.

    Crit and comments appreciated



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    A quick update of one of my side-drawings, it's a drawing of my friends son for his first birthday, not finished yet. 0.5 HB mech pencil so far.



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    This time i've got my egg in the tissue again but from a different perspectice, looks kinda strange. (middle) A values scale done with HB pencil (top) and a really quick sketch of my hand. (bottom)

    Think thats all for tonight, comments n crits welcome




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    Thumbs up

    I like your determination.
    What kind of concept artist do u tend to be? Environmental or character? Perspectives will give you more experience for environments and figure drawing more for characters. Ever tried posemaniacs.com ? Anyway, draw draw draw

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    Geod: Thank you for the reply. I would love to be able to do both environmental and character concepts, however i've been really inspired by alot of environmental pieces lately. Thanks i'll add them to my list of things to practice, and thanks for the link, never tried that site before!

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    Another hand study, using my hand as reference and a technique i learnt somewhere, think it might have been from one of Burne Hogarths books. Havn't had time to add shading to them yet but i'll get to that later, technique and form practice is best for the moment afterall

    [EDIT] crap i just realised i'm supposed to be using the attachment manager instead of posting the images like this..... i'll try do that next time.




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    Bottom left hand drawing was without reference so it is a bit off, but it's helped me realise what parts i need to work on. Hand on the right was drawn using my hand as reference. And the foot/leg was drawn using my foot and leg as reference.

    Haven't had much time today so all of these were drawn while on my way to Tinstfield in the car.

    Crits and comments welcome as always

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    Foot studys using posemaniacs.com's 3D reference tool thing, as its kind hard to use my own foot as reference.

    The scan seems to have blurred the images a bit..

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    A quick male torso drawing from a reference from Posemaniacs.com (Left) and some more hand studies, poses from Posemaniacs.com and also using my hand as reference. (they are just pose/form/anatomy studies so not shaded)

    Crit and comments welcome as usual.

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    Nice start! keep it up

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    Mariusz: Thanks alot, i'm certainly planning too! Practice makes perfect after all.

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    More hand studies, i think i'm slowly improving.

    Roughly shaded study of my hand as reference (top left) Roughly shaded hand using pose maniac 3D reference (top right) and then three quick hand pose sketches, about 60 seconds each (bottom)

    As always comments and crits welcome.

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    Bit of a mix here,

    Another perspective practice using my USB pen drive as reference (center) and a few un-referenced hands and a foot, i think i'm getting much better with it, but i still need a lot more practice. Back to reference!

    Comments and crits very much appreciated

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    Working a bit more on perspective this time, trying to get a bit more of a scene going on and using inclines and declines.

    This was drawn partly from imagination and partly from http://studiochalkboard.evansville.edu/lp-incline.html

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    Some value tests here. HB mech pencil values (top) B mech pencil values (right) some shadow and value tests (middle) and a hexagonal sphere values test referenced from a hexagonal sphere on my desk. (Bottom)

    Crit and comments welcome

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    Some more spheres, trying to get them to look more 3D, and also a cylinder which i wanted to make it look shiny, which has kind of worked, but could have been done better.

    Think i might start working on some more anatomy practice next.

    Comments and crit welcome.

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    Omg, I see improvement already! The latest stuff is really nice man, the values are good.

    Just keep it up, dude!

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    Zelda_geek; Really? Thanks! It's really good to hear that i'm improving, especially with values, something i've always been told i need to improve. Though i've just started some Anatomy studys and wow i'm bad at that, gonna need to go to extreme basics with that.

    Thanks again!

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