I'm gonna dump my sketches here, so feel free to critique. Be mean ;P.
Aaand the thumb pic is crap but I really don't have anything better to put there. I'll make up for it with a pretty smiley:
Last edited by Louise Louisa; May 19th, 2010 at 01:34 PM.
Some sketches from this week (yeah sorry, double. Trying to get the pictures off the first post. Ha). I had several pages of anatomy studies (well, croquis using other kids as models) but I forgot my notebook at school. But I guess it's alright, it had grid lines anyway.... Math books <Sigh>. My scanner is kinda bad so it made the lines look pretty, er, interesting. I tried to fiddle with curves but my amazing photoshop skills made them look even more like porridge... Oops. Oh well .
The smile is kinda fake. Gotta work on that one.
Self-portrait with a very enthusiastic face, speedpaint.
Towel study with oil pastels. Too bad my model ran away mysteriously (yes, a towel) so I couldn't finish.
I have absolutely no idea about skin tones so I trained that a bit. I was lazy so I traced my sketch from the ref image (I'm sorry!!!! May the art god smite me and drag me to mankyhell ), but the colors were by eye since there'd be no point in the exercise otherwise... The laziness almost oozes from the eyebrows. The ear is quite interesting too.
Last edited by Louise Louisa; April 5th, 2010 at 07:10 AM.
Sorry about the quality! My scanner is crappy so this is my last traditional post (or I could try sketching with ink, might show better)... Only digital from now on. I managed to scan less than half of what I drew today, the rest didn't show in the preview at all.
Kids are good models for croquis because they don't sit still. I managed to draw my sister more though, my brother was jumping around a teeny bit too much. I guess I need more practise . I had some nice ones of him but they didn't get scanned.
I've never been interested in guns so... heck. I need to draw more of them.
Legs. Most from reference, found on Google image search.
I think the shirt might be a bit too busy..
You are just 15? God, wish I was that good than I was 15. And sorry I can’t offer reasonable critique. Not that experienced myself . Just keep going. I see lots of potential here.
Insanemily: Thanks :>
I've been lazy and I need to stop doing only portraits... And, uuhh... this picture doesn't really have anything intelligent to say as you can see. The boobs were crap hard to draw, I've never really been drawing them too much... I think they're a bit misaligned right now too. The shoulders and arms also look off... Gotta practice more. Pff, I'm doing all the critting so no one else has to :P.
Last edited by Louise Louisa; April 9th, 2010 at 06:05 PM.
A skull as promised... Ref from Google with ''human skull''. Gonna be a busy weekend so I probably won't be able to draw anything digital for the next day or two, so no posts for a while. Of course I could draw at night, but we'll see .
EDIT: added a dog I drew back in 2007 with colored pencils. I still like it though... I hope the photo quality isn't too bad. I remember that the reference was from Reader's Digest, but I lost it ages ago - it's probably in the trashcan by now. I feel like I haven't improved at all from that time, I probably would draw something pretty similar if I found the ref and redrew it.
Last edited by Louise Louisa; April 10th, 2010 at 06:13 AM.
Hi Louisa. Very nice skills and you are only 15 years old.
I will provide you with one very useful link, if you did not found it already:
LtPlissken: Thanks, I'm sure it will come in handy :)
zelda_geek: Thank you!
I use too much ref... And draw too many portraits... How boring. Drawing from imagination is really hard, I wish I could just BANG get the stuff in my head on paper before they disappear. Siiigh :P.
Ah well. Only been doing traditional and playing with ink so haven't got anything to post this week (aaand I've been a bit lazy, but let's pretend you didn't just read that). More work, less play!
Last edited by Louise Louisa; November 15th, 2010 at 09:56 AM. Reason: Secret ;P
Keep going Louise You are doing well. Wish I could do that stuff when I was 15 but instead I went down the manga path...
Maybe you should do some animal anatomy studies if you are bored with portraits
Very nice start,
Post # 6 is really nice. You're only 15 so if you keep working hard your going to be amazing.
Looking for Feedback! Please visit my sketchbook..
Edit: Argh, forgot to reply
ReKaRe: I'll try that tomorrow (or maybe even right now ), thanks!
Kambei Shimada: Thank you~.
J.R.Segura: Thanks! :>
I'm not dead!
I woke up in the morning and knew that I had to draw again. It's like magic, lol. So I drew 11 pages at school (to the horror of my teachers) and some random poopoo at home. Can't scan the sketches, so I'll just post the poopoo.
The face is a half-assed skin color study after a random photo I found, I lost the link. The 2nd one is yet another color study and the last one is a self-portrait that doesn't look like me (ha). Might post some more a bit later on because it seems like my parents are oblivious to the fact that I'm on the computer way past my ''curfew''. Awesome
Last edited by Louise Louisa; May 19th, 2010 at 01:40 PM.
you doing so good~~ keep up!
i think you must can be an artist~!
Hi Louise,I figured i would drop by your sketchbook and have a look since you so kindly gave me some gr8 advice.These drawings are amazing..I am truly inspired,even more so after reading that you were so young..Now,I feel the need to study a bit harder to reach your level of ability..how awesome..thank you for the inspiration..keep it up,i hope to see more soon. =)
J.roxanne: That's the best compliment I could get, thank you!
jwalk197804 (argh, the numbers!): Thanks!
Boring post, but let's just say it's for purely documentational purposes, maybe extra motivation.
I decided to scan just for the heck of it.... They actually turned out OK (for the most part), but 2 pages were so light that I didn't upload them since there was no way anyone could see anything on them. Lucky for me since they were the crappiest ones (argh, cheating ). They had a bunch of people sitting or standing in different places and a hand, so you didn't lose anything.
The ones with the blue line were done on paper I, er, confiscated, from school so they had the school emblem and phone numbers on them which I censored with PS just in case. I don't know if it was necessary, but doesn't hurt to be careful. No CGs this time, although I did do a small lego study. I didn't save it because I never wanted to see it again.... Um. Lol
You my friend are very talented. Keep it up. I would like to see more hard line photoshop painting like the mountains in post 12. It looks really simple and well done.
Though the bamboo forest is dense, water flows through it freely.
Martell.Joshua: I can't paint anything right now though, I really have to study... Thanks though ;o
Mr.Alamo, C: Thanks
Ugh, I'm not sure if the quality is too bad... My dad said he won't be assed to scan 12 pages so I just took photos with my cell's camera. I missed one but it's not like you lost anything, it's all crap anyway. Well, if it looks horrible I'll just post the ones I managed to scan in my next posts. The faces and the bird were from reference and the hands from life. The rest is from head.
Aaaargggh I wanna be better .
Last edited by Louise Louisa; May 21st, 2010 at 02:34 PM.
Your studies are really nicely done. Keep them up, I'll be glad to see more in the future
Some neat lines in those legsketches. Everything gets better with the "doom" title, no? You´re a gazillion lightyears better than me when I was your age. Keep drawing and practicing and you´ll get really good Talent counts for nothing, practice is everything.
I think you would benefit from taking a look at "the drawing manual" by Glenn Vilppu (He´s finnish! =D ). It´s a great book that covers many fundamentals.
Take care, and keep on drawing =)
kaktuzlime: Yep, doom makes everything sound more epic . I also agree with the talent thing, it's just an excuse for being lazy. Sure I do believe in talent itself, but that doesn't mean anything in the long run - you'll fall behind eventually if you take it for granted. And the Vilppu book... I'm afraid I'm a bit broke ATM because I ordered several anatomy books from Amazon so I can't get anything for a month or two. I don't even have a job (lol) so there's not much I can do about it. I could beg my parents though, but knowing them... fat chance. I'll check it out when I have some spare cash, haha.
I've been slacking a bit... It's weekend but I drew the same amount than during the week, aahhghgaah!! Nooooo.... I blame the internets . Nothing from head this time (I think?), either from life or ref (AKA. me, posemaniacs or facebook). The gestures aren't in chronological order but the pages with the biggest figures are the first ones I drew. I wish there was some magic button of instant awesomeness.... Skin hands faces wtf aargh!!
Wtf, really. I've always been one to avoid work. What is wrong with me?
I didn't feel like drawing today. At all. I wasted 6 hours lying in the backyard in apathy and playing Portal before I realized what I was doing. What the hell was I thinking? I don't get closer to my dreams by doing nothing. I don't gain anything from playing video games. It's ridiculous. So, I went back to the drawing board and drew my ass off. But I had already wasted so much time that I didn't get as much done as I had wanted. I'll probably draw something more at night to catch up... I want to at least double the pages.... I should've been able to have at least 3 times more if I hadn't wasted time in stupid things -__-
Some Loomis faces and crap... things on the first page. I thought I'll go through his whole book but I got tired of drawing drawings. I really want to paint something that's not from ref, life or any other crap like that, but when I open PS, I get nothing done. Aaarrghhhhhasdafasdfs fuckk
I also waste time on a regular basis, but i guess we can only work on it to stop doing so. Anway nice sketches in your latest post, really digging the eyes...
Exon needs your critique!
Wow you're amazingly good with pencil and you've got a very good ability to pick colors. But I think I'm better at wasting time See you around!
My sketchbook here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...75944&page=999
(some nudity may occur)
incredible justttttttttttt incredible
Wonderful stuff! I see your sketchbook going far in terms of progress and such. Keep up the good work.
However, theres absolutely nothing wrong with having a little time to do other things. You're 15 years old, take some time out to enjoy yourself with Portal, and relaxing. You're not a machine.