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Thread: My first sketchbook...
February 22nd, 2010 #14
BIG ART DUMP...
Haven't posted yesterday so I have a lot of stuff to upload today. I have about 11 pages from my sketchbook that I scanned in. God posting this stuff takes a while. Does anyone else get annoyed that you have to fill out so many little things before you can finally upload your file. I find it highly time consuming and annoying. Just let me post my shit without asking me categories and sub categories and shit. Anyway enjoy! Unfortunately no painting this time
Hide this ad by registering as a memberFebruary 23rd, 2010 #15
Nice start to a sketchbook, although the first few cross-breeds are a disturbing insight! Hehehe..
On a serious note, some good investigation work and it's obvious you are really serious about getting the muscles and body structure 'right'. I think that's crucial, even more so when you're trying to successfully blend creatures together and have them remain believable.
I checked out your site too, some interesting work there. Keep drawing to maintain and improve - and don't get so down on yourself! I think you're in the right place if what you say about developing is really your aim. If nothing else, this forum encourages you to draw regularly, there is no better way to improve.
February 27th, 2010 #16
It's been a week...
I know I haven't been updating my sketchbook at all this week but that doesn't mean that I wasn't drawing. In fact I've been drawing every night. I haven't really had the chance to scan everything and upload it here. It's really time consuming to upload work on here. I wish the process was a little bit faster. Anyway, some anatomy stuff and work from imagination.
February 28th, 2010 #17
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March 4th, 2010 #19
some more studies and some imagination stuff...
Just some still life's and a drawing I did in Photoshop. I didn't get to finish painting the still life's because the light was gradually changing so I just stopped. I have more sketches in my sketchbook but I haven't had a chance to scan anything yet. I'll probably do that tonight. After my last still life painting I'm beginning to feel a little more confident with myself and I think I was having more of an overwhelming/psychological problem when I would sit down and paint. I'm noticing that I don't have that problem as much. Enjoy!
March 5th, 2010 #20
another painting in progress...
This is a painting I started today. Overall I'm liking how it's coming out. I need to fix the window a bit but I think I'm going to try and finish this tomorrow. I'm not as overwhelmed as I used to when starting a painting and worrying whether or not it's going to be bad. I think that was one of my problems when painting in the first place. There main purpose is to gain more practice and learn from it so when I paint out of my head, I'll have a better vocabulary on what I'm doing. I'll be posting more soon.
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March 5th, 2010 #23
Lav - Thanks for the comment
Some sketches I did later today. After drawing the dog from imagination, I realized I need to keep doing more animal drawings because I had some difficulty with it and realized that I had confused myself with something else. Stupid me. Oh well. Enjoy.
March 6th, 2010 #24
You've got a really nice start here. Your hands are looking great and your painted work has a nice feel for shades and lights. I do think you can benefit more from doing figure studies. Your monster things look really creepy, but the anatomy looks a little skewed still.
Good work, keep it up.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” - Stephen King
March 6th, 2010 #25
some sketches I did last night...
ActonArt -- Thanks for the comment. As for the skewed anatomy, I sometimes like to do that on purpose because I like the way it looks but I can see what you're saying. Doing more figure studies wouldn't hurt me.
These are some sketches I did last night. Comments and suggestions always welcome.
March 8th, 2010 #26
keep going more life studies try establishing simple geo form in you bodies then add detail.
it is better to have sketched and sucked than to never have sketched at all.
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