Nick> thanks man, needs an awful lot more of them though.
Catching up on previous SSG topics: cow skull, violin, centipede. Cow skull doesn't look like a cow skull at all: added in elements that aren't there, missed out vital parts that are. Bad.
Will try to do the olive tree as well.
ALso, caricatures / doodles / sketches from this mth's OIC Portrait day. Some mechanical stuff from the exhibits including a machine that looked like a gigantic coffee maker and a few random bits of furniture.
Looking good! You did a great job with the memory sketches and those portraits are looking good too. Your line quality in the memory sketches is really awesome. Keep up the good work!
Really good memory sketches, buddy! The linework is really neat on those, concise and effective.
The cartoons are really good and have personality too, so kudos for them! Oh, and if you ever find out what the coffee-grinder thing is, tell me!
ryanoir> yup, can never have enough of those =)
wasn't happy with the previous cow skull, so here's another one. Not from memory of course.... I don't think I have that kind of photographic memory power.
Tricycle and the iceberg.... trippy, I know.
Hahahaha! You did have secret motives for choosing the baobab! It's actually funny and (almost) subtle And yeah, i have to agree with Sonia: that Mantis is cute. I never thought I'd say that about an insect, but there you have it: you just drew a charming little monster
diarum> I insist that it's an olive tree growing at the base of a baobab!
sonia> thanks! I mean the mantis part!
odio> I like them charming little munsters... hur hur! Truthfully, I think mantis' are beautiful, the way they're always poised and ready. And no, there was no hidden agenda :p
Not related to ssg... this is more of a personal avatar. will catch up with ssg soon..
Nice work, I'm liking the avatar. You boabab tree is.... yeah. Good line work! Haha. anyways, the proportions for your posemaniacs drawings are a little weird. Some of those legs look mighty stumpy. But that's probably because of all the distortion in the posemaniacs stuff. I could never understand why they would do that.... any way here's a link I found in the lounge. Its just like posemaniacs except the it uses photographs, the people keep their skin on and you get other options like clothing and other stuff. Pretty nifty. I haven't tried it out yet so I'm not sure if it limited or buggy but it seemed worth a try.
Gesture Drawing Tool
Nice gestures and hand studies. I always forget to really dig into drawing the knuckles properly.
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
thumbnail values. training the eyes to see values... the 2 on the right were done with pen pressure on, so it looks a little more airy. Not good at this point in time. Shall stick to pen pressure off at this stage. Also, 1 main light source. Shall not be too ambitious and bite too much off =)
At the same time, working with some design restrictions: for these its enclosed area, 1 point lighting. More efficient than just scribbling randomly with no direction.
More to come.