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Thread: DMadds's Sketchbook
November 1st, 2009 #1
Hello. I am not new to CA per se though I have rarely posted. I am looking to continue growing as an artist and though getting some crits from the folks here might be a good way to do that. Please feel free to crit all work as I would take appreciation to it. Thanks and enjoy!
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Here are some more sketches. Working on getting some dynamic poses down right now.
November 1st, 2009 #3
A few more.
Last edited by DMadd; November 1st, 2009 at 08:28 AM.
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This image is a few months old. But I thought I would post it anyway. As I am still getting this set up.
November 5th, 2009 #6
I really love the pencil pieces, I just think the painted one really stands out due to the fact it's painted. I cant wait to see some of the others painted
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November 5th, 2009 #7
Awesome work, I think it's pretty solid, however... I think you really need to pay attention to proportion. Because it looks like you have a good idea of general anatomy, but your proportions are often skewered or off. Pay more attention to form.
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November 5th, 2009 #11
hey, cool stuff DMadd.
as Enydimon said,seems like you miss with proportions a few places
and on the last one.. the Thor/Odin (with a gun ) and wolf, if your going to work more on it, his left brace seems a little off and you should try to redraw the wolf face with refrence
and as i said, this is really cool stuff, i want to see more.
*goes back to practicing*
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November 5th, 2009 #12
gnilrE - You are correct. His arm looks sort of broken. And the wolf face is JANKY! But I prefer to move on and keep working on the next thing. You know the sad thing is this...I tried to use reference. I just did a bad job Will do better next time for sure! Thanks for the feedback!
November 5th, 2009 #13
Stylization is no problem at all, but it has to look like stylization and not like bad proportion if you understand my meaning. In your first post, the guy's forehead doesn't really match up with where you want his head to go. It's just round all the way around but heads do not look like this. The head kind of flattens on the sides. In the second post, the third drawing, his legs look really short in proportion to his torso, which is quite long. In the third post, for the most part it's alright, but his leg furthest to us doesn't really match up. to where the calve would end. In fact it's a bit too forward from it.
But you're doing really good. You could probably just benefit from practising and thinking form in terms of planes. I'd read up on some anatomy books, and not only copy what's there, but read how it functions so you get a good idea of how it's working. It seems you know how most of it looks, but you could also benefit from understanding how it all functions.
I hope that helps and isn't too harsh. I think you have a great potential here and this is going to be an awesome sketchbook to watch.
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November 6th, 2009 #16
A few more sketches. These are pretty hit and miss. There are things I am happy with on all of them. There are plenty of non successes though. For instance I need to keep in mind that clothing wrinkles do not go all the way to where the cloth is stretched tight! Ah well. Lesson learned there.
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Awesome sketchbook man! Love all the different darish poses you create, your proportions are overall good, but in some they are a bit off, like in this one: http://donmaddock.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=497&h=385
I don't know what to say except great work and never put that pencil away!
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I think you could use some perspective practise. Maybe take a look at some Hogarth.
The proportions in this seem fine to me, it's just that it doesn't look like his body is moving through space.
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November 8th, 2009 #25
you have really a great sketchbook here.
i really admire your character designs. They are simple but have a lot of information and emotion in them. I the movement you're getting in them.
keep in mind the critiques you're getting, because they're spot on. Getting these few tips down will really push your characters.
keep it up mate. we are watching
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November 10th, 2009 #28
Hi DMadd; cool sketchbook here! The poses of your characters are very dynamic. The medieval gates look very interesting as well. I think you should do more coloured stuff and things beside characters.
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