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I've been slacking for way too long now, it's time to start getting serious if I ever want to be any good at this.
This thread is pretty much all post-2010.
Last edited by Cranberry; July 22nd, 2010 at 07:56 PM.
I pretty much went V2.0 because I realized what a failure my previous sketchbook was. For some reason I have finally loosened up when it comes to drawing, I'm starting to get a nice workflow which suits me and the results amaze me...
Here's a quick comparison to provide my words with evidence to back it up.
THIS IS THE SAME MODEL
These are different models but I think the difference is still bloody obvious.
All done on A2/A1 paper.
Of course, I realize I still have a long road to walk, but I think this is a major milestone... If you dare go back to my first sketchbook you'll easily see that there was no real major progress over a long period of time...
Let's hope this is a new beginning!
Another model on A3:
Good work so far, your life drawings are very well done. Keep up the good work and keep posting!
Here's some older stuff, probably somewhere mid-january when I pretty much first started getting serious.
And some thumbnails for a mining environment illustration, I'll probably draw the line-art for the top left and the bottom one and color them in PS.
And a fat zombie:
MAN, I'm done looking for pictures to draw from! From now on I just pop in a dvd or youtube and pause! Awesome
Oh yeah, I see improvement! Watch the shape of your jawlines and overall body proportion.
I do lots of sketches from YouTube videos too. Great for capturing motion and all that, but the compression drives me nuts sometimes.
Keep going on the face studies and work on your figure some more, don't just draw a portion of the person draw the whole thing, it will help you develop as an artist.
Hi! Nice start! I really like all the different faces. Keep going!
LinkenLog: I just look for 720p videos, High Def, so when you go full screen everything is crisp, awesome to draw from since you can pause, draw, play and pause again and draw the same thing in a different position/angle, helps me a lot!
Ice: I'm focussing on faces first, I want to feel more confident about sketching a face before I start getting all into full models. I have model drawing classes every week anyway. That half body drawing from my first post was the assignment so not much I can do about that
Some digital poop, I'm trying to stay away from digital as long as my penciling isn't as good as I want it to be, but once in a while I'll do one for fun
Scene from Public Enemies on youtube
Nice start for your sketchbook dude
if you dont already you should get your hands on some Bridgemen/Loomis figure drawing books. Theres some free PDF ones you can find on the net and just study those guys it will help with everything about figure drawing
keep it up man looking forward to seeing your progression
have a good one
sketchbook updated October 6th
nice progress watch the facial features with the chin though it doesn't look right
Note to self - Do not try to invade your house.
Art so far SketchBook
OmertA: Thanks a lot! I have so many books waiting to be read, I have those digital ones, just find them hard to study off of the screen I'll probably try to get my hands on a copy of them.
Mr.Thorne: You're right, and that's not the only thing :p The nose is too long as well.. When I draw on paper I tend to focus on the general look more, see if I get the shapes all right, but when I draw digitally I'm all focussed on my lines since that's probably the hardest part for me, so I tend to neglect the shapes... Should work on that!
Keep going dude, your faces are getting better already! I'd like to see somemore full figure drawing, like others have said, replicate from books, also why not try Posemaniacs, for quick gestures.
Remember don't give up, ever.
Exon needs your critique!
The Exon: That's the point of this V2.0 sketchbook, to show myself that I shouldn't give up, that this is what I want to achieve I won't let this one go down like the previous one, no more slacking, daily effort or no effort at all, time to make a choice.
Sorry for not including updates, camera battery is drained, will post tomorrow
Hey Dude, I read your post about learning to see 3d and I must say that you're still focusing a lot on contours. If you want your drawings to be 3d biuld them up as 3d forms. See everything as a form. You start with big, simple forms and add smaller forms on top as you go. When you're drawing heads focus more on the bone structure, look for the landmarks. I came across this link a couple a weeks ago and it really helped me a lot:
Also get vilppu manual if you can, it helped me alot. Keep up the hard work!
Regarding your advice, I actually do use construction lines and draw the bigger shapes in the beginning but when I start putting my fluid lines in I get rid of the sketchy stuff, probably the wrong thing to do but I like to have those confident lines on my paper...
Here's a crappy tiny update, I'll dump some more later on, not much time since we're not working on our assignments this week at school but on a side project which absorbs sooo much time...
Not my best, but meh
Here's some stuff from my game design class. Environments, tools and poses (though I'm only supposed to do environments and possibly some concept art).
Some thumbnailing first;
And some roughs from the thumbnails that I picked
Also been very busy with reinstalling OS X, threw all the garbage off and reduced it to Painter and Photoshop, it was so slow, let's hope it all works better now!
Hey man! I believe what your saying 'cuz damn with the new start there's been a huge jump in skill level. You really seem to have climbed that first mountain and now there's serious progress.
I can't wait to see where all this would go, my only advice would be tons more imagination stuff but the school project is going in the right direction
Keep at it man!
Some digital poop! I haven't stopped, just sooo little time... TIME, you goddamn no good son of a gun!
A Brand - Time Check em out, belgian band and the song is sooo right :p
Just quick concepts, need more time on composition and painting! Also more details on the second one
Looking forward to life drawing class tomorrow, been a while.
Fresh stuff from today.
My girlfriend, A1 size paper, pastel(1), pastel wash(2) and acrylics(3).
They're not that great, I have so much problems with front view... Anyone have any tips they're more than welcome
The last one should have been abstract as should the second one but things turned out differently :p I call 3 an abstract-surrealistic-experiment
And a quick digi sp, have to do a selfportrait for school in whichever medium we prefer, thinking about an alla prima oil or digital, and since I don't have any experience with oils I'm doubting if I'd do any good...
Kind of a different workflow with that digital than usual. Very rough sketch, rough value lay in, and then a bit of details with a finer brush... Still nothing more than a rough layout though, will maybe finish it for that assignment about which I rambled on earlier. I shall stop now.
I went and bought me a Wacom 12WX for my birthday today, had been saving up to buy one. Installed everything, lots and lots of cables, till suddenly when I finally started painting, I saw LITTLE BLACK DOTS UNDER THE GLASS, they aren't dead pixels, they're visible when the screen is off as well... So I packed it up again and I'm going to try to get it exchanged tomorrow, if they won't, I'll threaten them with my tablet pen!!! :@
I did manage to get this though, as a "test" for the line quality.
I have a bamboo as well and inking digitally is not something for me, at least not with a small tablet like the bamboo... The cintiq works soooooo much better, I could get nice straight fluid lines, while on the bamboo all I got was wobbly squiggly ugly lines. I enjoyed the entire afternoon, painting on my lap is great! The lines aren't all great though, when I first started I was insecure but by the 20th line or so things got confident.
(Ignore the crappy coloring, it was just to give myself an idea)
WIP, sorry for the crappy photo... Still need to find decent ref for her head, help is appreciated!
cubesoflard - Appreciate it but I already have all those sets :p Didn't think of looking into them for a face though, good idea!
DSG 1540; something different for a change...
And a more finished version of the girl from my previous post
Digital attempt... The inking is ok I guess but I really really suck with colors... Going to look into that topic on here where they start with the basics
I just bought a wacom cintiq 12WX, the thing is amazing, been sketching all day and I LOVE it, I drew so much more than I did before!
Had it since yesterday but there were black specs underneith the screen, so I brought it back today, gave me a new one eventually so all is good
Face and feet need work, I know!
Last edited by Cranberry; February 25th, 2010 at 06:43 PM.
The biggest issue I see in your work at the moment in general is that you really need to work on your understanding of line and form.
You need to look at something and understand it in pure volumes first, forget about the edge or contours of the subject. Also forget about shading for the moment.
Try to realise your understanding of the subject, showing its planes, sides, fronts, and backs using your linework alone.
There are some methods for doing this, one of which is the 'draw through' technique. It's explained somewhat in Robert Barrett's life drawing book and possibly in other books as well.
I would then turn to your anatomy, and start sharpening up your knowledge here. I'd recommend Andrew Loomis, and you could do some torsos or heads I feel.