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    Journey of a Novice: Traditional Art and 3D modeling

    3D and 2D hobbyist. This SB was created in 2009, but I did not actually start drawing until October 2010, scroll down to see my first drawing a self portrait.

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    *contents removed*

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    Good start. Hopefully you have a job to keep you financially stable, but give you free time to hone your skill. Remember, keep drawing from life, start on some gesture drawings, and life drawings as well. Good luck ;D

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    EDIT *removed this old study since I did it again in a newer post*

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    That iguana looks great! I love the texture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LieutenantHanz View Post
    That iguana looks great! I love the texture!
    Thank you. Ive always been slightly better with colored pencils than I have for other mediums, plus I enjoy drawing animals.

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    the studies are really nice do more of them!!!

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    Like those eye studies. Keep those studies going/coming! Really focus on the basics first. You may even have to focus on them for several years before you can really jump into what you want to do.

    Just stay busy, know what you want and the heavens will follow!

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    @ jathrip, I intend to do them daily.

    @ Peetar, thank you for your encouragement, I will do studies daily whenever I have free time. Hopefully it wont take many years to iron out the basics, but if thats what it takes so be it.

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    12/01/2009

    Nothing to report sadly do to some ongoing personal problems (Medical), hopefully this will get better soon.

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    12/02/2009

    Nothing much to post, not even a sketch. Im attempting to draw with violin bow grip but having no luck whats so ever tips would be appreciated.

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    hey come back. i dont see anymore posts?? dont give up!!!

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    Alright, im back after some medical complications. This time with a single focus, developing the skills to work as an environmental artist for games. Will be doing a lot of traditional art because that can only help me, and 3D modeling. Here is a time lapse of the last 3 months for me for 3D modeling these are all my own works, no tutorials.


    Time lapse of the last 3 months

    7/7/2010 First model ever
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    7/18/2010
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    7/30/2010
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    7/31/2010
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    8/20/2010
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    9/18/2010
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    10/09/2010
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    10/12/2010
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    11/26/2010
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    Hey there,

    Nice studies! Do more I'm a big fan of Bridgman books when it comes to anatomical studies.

    3D wise, it's very cool to see your rapid progress. That's some really good hard-surface modeling you've got. Keep up the good work!

    To answer your email question - I don't think doing 2D studies will take your focus away from 3D at all. A solid artistic eye will benefit you greatly in both 2D and 3D art. Drawing is a great tool for understanding form, proportion, and all that good stuff. Painting will help you with colors and hand-painted textures should you go that route. The ability to concept will help giving life to your 3D pieces, especially when you are not going directly from photo references.

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    @Grace, thanks! Hopefully I can pull off a similar level of rapid progress with traditional drawing fundamentals, but Im not going to hold my breath since there are so many areas to work on such as composition, lighting etc. I will draw at least a couple hours everyday. Also in my set of drawing pencils in different hard soft ratings from 6B to 4H I find I am always using B, and just applying varying degrees of pressure, I have no idea when to switch from one pencil to another.

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    First self portrait in many, many years took about 45 minutes. At the moment I am mostly just studying vilppu's book and drawing stuff from life, if anyone has a more organized approach I would appreciate any suggestions. I chose vilppu because a friend let me borrow the book.

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    Nice 3d models!

    When not studying remember to use what you've learned! It doesn't look like you've intergrated those eye studies in your self portrait. By that I absolutely don't mean that every selfportrait sould have vilppu style eyes. Just have what you've learned in the back of your mind.
    Try to forget what you draw. Don't think of the eye as an aye. just observe the angles and shape of the eye. and then put down lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wr00m View Post
    Nice 3d models!

    When not studying remember to use what you've learned! It doesn't look like you've intergrated those eye studies in your self portrait. By that I absolutely don't mean that every selfportrait sould have vilppu style eyes. Just have what you've learned in the back of your mind.
    Try to forget what you draw. Don't think of the eye as an aye. just observe the angles and shape of the eye. and then put down lines.
    Thanks for the compliment on the models. As for the traditional art, its hard to incorporate anything I may have learned from my last study into a self portrait. The eyes are not by vilppu, they are by Bargue. Its almost abstract so Im not sure how to apply what I learned there.

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    Traditional art studies for the day from the book "the new drawing on the right side of the brain". For both of these pictures I was instructed to draw the image upside down, here are the results.

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    3D WIP, M1 Abrams Tank blockout. If only my traditional skills matched my ability to model hard surface .
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    another shot at a self portrait
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    and a Bargue Study
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    Here it is. Was supposed to finish it last week, but I got extremely side tracked. The M1 Abrams.
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    Cast Statue WIP
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    quick value study before starting cast
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    Really cool SB, i love the 3d stuff the tank is killer! keep up the awesome work.

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    @The_US_Assassin, thank you very much

    Here is another update. Not sure how much further I will take it.
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    O.O wow man, by looking at your first works and the development from there, keep up the good work!!!your light theory is getting its groove on!! oh one thing that helped me to no extent is squinting your eyes when looking at an object you'll find the darkest shades and know what to do with the gradients of shading from there, hope it helps =)

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    That M1 looks AMAZING, seriously! Nice work

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    @Nuclear_Bunny Thank you I appreciate it! You are right squinting does help reveal pure tones.

    @Cranberry Thanks for your nice words

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