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February 16th, 2004 #1
Bretton's sketchbook *the update you didn't know you were supposed to be waiting for*
Im starting this sketchbook to motivate myself to draw everyday and to get some good feedback from the great artists here so that i may improve.
My name is Bretton. Im gonna start by everyday drawing a character out of mother goose nursery rhymes because yesterday i found my mother goose book..
today it is humpty dumpty:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the kings horses and all the kings men
Couldnt put Mr.Dumpty together again
this is my first today.. maybe my last... depends on if i want to spend hours trying to get a decent egg shape again :]
Last edited by Bretton; February 21st, 2005 at 12:39 AM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberFebruary 16th, 2004 #2
heres some more.. i reused the egg shape from the first one for the bigger one
edit: if you reply (which ya should) dont forget that I am lookin for critiques.
Last edited by Bretton; February 16th, 2004 at 11:40 AM.
February 17th, 2004 #3
day #2 man in the moon
Im sure i'll do more later.. I'm not completely satisfied with th is concept.
still waiting for comment/criticism/feedback please
February 17th, 2004 #4
the moon man inquiring the way to Norwich. I like the looks of this moon man a bit better... the better version is in my biology notes scribbled in ballpoint... drawing is a bit akward with my mouse
any comments at all?
February 18th, 2004 #5
all the king men couldn't put humpty together again...
and i didnt draw them very well either..
im a little dissapointed in these to tell the truth.. they feel a bit unoriginal and uninspired to me... i couldn't do anything with a knights lower half that looked decent. I'm getting tired of drawing with my mouse. I might redo the knights another day..
if you are wondering about my plans for all the concepts i will do i have decided that i will most likely bring them all into some kind of nursery rhyme composition with mother goose as the focal point.. im thinking maybe mixed media.. ink.. watercolors... colored pencils? any tips on working with these medias together?
February 19th, 2004 #6
these don't have anything to do with mother goose but i just thought i'd show some stuff i've done in the past because this seems like the place to do it...
not really anything finished... i don't have a scanner and i can't stand doing anything more than a sketch on my mouse.
these are for thunderdome.. i was not allowed to shade at all for the color peice
a comic i did for globalcomicjam.com and for the scriptjam (i worked from a script)
a toon self portrait
a self portrait
Last edited by Bretton; February 19th, 2004 at 05:28 AM.
February 19th, 2004 #7
Strange that no one has commented these yet. Great stuff. The self portrait is amazing.
Keep them coming!
February 19th, 2004 #8
I really like your stuff. You've got this creepy stylistic thing going on with your characters - that's good. They stand out from the run o' the mill stuff. The enlongated limbs and insect heads, Mr. Moon, et all. They have a whimsical fairytail essence about them that reminds me of those reall wild children's books I still remember as an adult. Very surreal and dark, and very good.
February 19th, 2004 #9
wow thanks a lot guys 100 something views and no replies at all and then two in one day? That makes me real happy.
spellshaper: thanks for the comment. I like the self portrait too.. probably the only thing int his thread that I consider finished.
Oregano: thanks for the comment! I'm glad you like my style.. I appreciate style over quality... so knowing that I have a good style makes me feel good. Your welcome for whatever you are thanking me for :]
February 19th, 2004 #10
Heya Bretton, I'm thanking you for doing some cool works, guy. And style, done well, *is* quality. You don't have style unless it's quality work.
So there ya go.
February 19th, 2004 #11
oregano: well in that case your very welcome . I'm glad you think my works are cool. You have a point with the style/quality thing.
"Three blind mice,
Three blind mice
See how they run,
See how they run!
They all ran after
The farmer's wife
She cut off their tails
With a carving knife
Did you ever see
Such a sight in your life
As three blind mice?"
i dont remember the nursery rhyme being so violent.. but.. oh well. It's not as bad as finding out that "ashes to ashes we all fall down" was a song children sang when they had the bubonic plague.. thats just depressing.
i used some reference.. mostly for the first one...
edit: i just noticed it isnt really too apparent that they don't have eyes.. that is how i decided to (for the most part) depict them as blind... im not really sure what an eye socket looks like when the eye is missing.. so if anyone would like to give me some comments on that or perhaps a paintover (no photographs please o.o; that'd be real nice of you and i'd appreciate it
February 20th, 2004 #12
February 21st, 2004 #13
That last one's cute.
I'd like to see some kind of a background on that mice pic. Could be nice, but that's just me.
Keep it up!
February 21st, 2004 #14
Hi Bretton, good to see you got a sketchbook here. I'll check in regularly, good show. As for the thunderdome image, i thought that concentrating on lineart would be good for pushing the understanding of form and line. I think i learned quite a deal from my entry.
Something i noticed, i think you're really good at drawing faces. I'd like to see you do some portraits in the future.
Btw, are you up for oc tomorrow? If so, just send me a pm when you're on, and then we can jam again
February 21st, 2004 #15
non referenced silhouettes on left.. referenced pic on right...
February 22nd, 2004 #16
based on mike corrieros thumb.. didn't follow the thumbnail very closely, you can tell because if i did it would be better. Thanks mike.
February 22nd, 2004 #17
had an oc session with ancient kitten... his is on the bottom
mine are on the top.. two versions because i dont know which i like better, what do you think?
old king cole was a merry old soul
a merry old soul was he
he called for his pipe
he called for his bowl
and he called for his fiddlers three
February 23rd, 2004 #18
February 25th, 2004 #19
took a break from mother goose because this guy needs concepts for a video game he is making by himself http://void.dragonspyrestudios.com/index.html
February 26th, 2004 #20
February 28th, 2004 #21
Bretton of Hearts
February 28th, 2004 #22
February 28th, 2004 #23
wow these are good keep it up
February 28th, 2004 #24
your sketchbook is real nice too.. i was checking it out yesterday and ill keep stopping in there from time to time
thanks for the comment
February 29th, 2004 #25
a wip.. watch my progress in the wip section if you'd like
March 4th, 2004 #26
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enjoyed so much these pictures. the playing card was wonderful. you do have such a shadowy style. keep going.....
March 24th, 2004 #28
thanks for the comment evolve!
its been a while... how have you been?
March 25th, 2004 #29
thats realy weird stuff but kinda like it
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Cool style. Keep it up.