Sketchbook: Learning to draw - Page 10

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 10 of 15 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 LastLast
Results 271 to 300 of 425
  1. #271
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    473
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 91 Times in 91 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great progression! Definitely keep it up and best of luck with applying! Your work shows a lot of potential and will definitely be killer as long as you keep up with it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #272
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,287
    Thanks
    3,543
    Thanked 5,485 Times in 3,691 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    I also prefer your traditional work. The better concentration comes from there not being an easy undo. Even if you don't use it, that it is there is always in the back of your mind.

    Good luck with all your applications.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Black Spot For This Useful Post:


  5. #273
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    T.O via Newfoundland
    Posts
    1,379
    Thanks
    199
    Thanked 569 Times in 464 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    I'm going to join the "I like your traditional work" club. I especially like the hands you did with watercolor pencils, they're very expressive and hands are my nemesis this month so I have major admiration for people who have a knack for them.
    I want to draw cool faces but I can't..
    My best suggestion would be diversify- Your faces aren't as interesting as they could be because they're all so damned pretty! Don't forget the ugly, old, fat, scrawny, disheveled! diversity makes anything more interesting.
    There are so many kinds of faces, and so much elasticity in a single face. Do gestures of different kinds of people, sketch people from the real world- explore expressions- use a mirror.
    (faces are my favorite thing to draw lol in case it's not obvious)

    Anyways- keep up the good fight & happy sketching ^_^

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Rhubix For This Useful Post:


  7. #274
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    495
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 137 Times in 133 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great stuff and good luck with the university applications!

    Freelance Artist Website : http://www.allyalbon.com

    Blog : http://allyalbon.wordpress.com/

    Black Cat Chronicles : Soul Thief now published
    http://aileenpettigrew.wordpress.com/
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #275
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you everyone for sticking with me. I truly appreciate it.
    found this thread which sums up me since late-2009 and offers some ways of getting around it: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=169046 easier said than done, though.

    Things have actually been quite decent on the uni side. I finished applications to the US over my holidays (just have interviews left now). More excitingly, I received 3 conditional offers for UK unis (got rejected by one)
    ===
    "traditional work club" - I was really surprised because I have always thought my strength lay in digital work!
    Luckers - I think another two reasons are a) unfamiliarity with drawing directly (as in, the sketch stage) on a tablet and b) increased impatience when working digitally. You are right about the low opacity stacking. Added to stuff to try: 100% opacity study
    jam, lemming, ally: thanks!
    ANtY93: sorry for misleading you - but actually we are all noobs in the quest to make better art.
    sombertwin: concentration and technique...my enemies...thanks for the words.
    Black Spot: but traditional also has an easy undo in the form of the eraser? But good point about it always being there even if you don't use it.
    Rhubix: thanks - and yes, I like pretty faces too much

    ===
    1-3. fellow participants at a training course. It's pretty hard to draw people who are moving...
    4.
    5. I learnt a bit of perspective! /cheers

    Attached Images Attached Images          
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #276
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    427
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 84 Times in 84 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yeah, you're right ^^ also thanks for stopping by, I'll follow ur advice and do some environment studies.

    From what I can see you're really good with traditional art, that's awesome! And there is really big progress since 1st page of this thread, keep it up

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #277
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    forgot to post this in the last update.
    sorry it's so big - didn't realize it wasn't automatically resized.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to krysjez For This Useful Post:


  12. #278
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,887
    Thanks
    901
    Thanked 945 Times in 811 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi there

    Thanks for thr SB visit and the comments, that was very kind of you and I appreciate it.

    I'm only leaving a short note as I am still going through your SB to get a feel for it, First impressions are its really good in here.
    What sort of career path are you aiming at, I only ask because I havnt got a feel for what you intend to do from the work in here yet. This could be down to the fact that I am incredibly old and mental ha ha ha.

    all the best and thanks again

    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #279
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,890
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 541 Times in 531 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    More of the studies!

    Really good stuff so far. Hope to see more :3 - You're doing just fine. Just keep on practising.

    My observational skills may be great but i said nothing about my drawing skills


    My Blog/Tumblr


    My Sketchbook - College Years


    My Sketchbook - High School

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Please comment on my deviant art I need friends T-T
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    BUY MY SHIRTS PLEASE - They're awesome.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #280
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Posts
    5,460
    Thanks
    6,454
    Thanked 4,519 Times in 2,457 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Love these!

    Learning to draw

    Learning to draw

    sb most art copied to page 1
    Weapons of Mass Creation 2011 ::: Add your favourites!
    skype: velocitykendall
    facebook: Alface Killah
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #281
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Toronto/ CA
    Posts
    827
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked 181 Times in 181 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like your sketch book I found all kind of stuff one of my favorite was posts is #241
    the water color, I use those in my sb too, I just started to use them.

    Sketchbook - . Showreal - . Commission me - .

    *critique* advice* help full links, is appreciated*



    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #282
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,287
    Thanks
    3,543
    Thanked 5,485 Times in 3,691 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    No more acrylics? I like the latest SP - nice and simple in design.

    I answered your question in my SB.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #283
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    lightship - I don't know really, maybe illustration?
    my57, VK, iven: thanks!
    black spot: Saw it, thanks for the link. Might bust out the paints briefly tomorrow if there is enough time between doing up lesson plans for my class and having a Chinese New Year reunion dinner.
    ===
    On my other computer now, have some things to post but will just leave this here first (a response to 'kill the character above' in the lounge - nameless Asian kid getting a 'B', stereotypical but really quite true). It ended up looking like it was done by two different people - for the kid I tried painting directly over a very loose sketch, didn't work out very well, and for the teacher I painted over black outlines. Couldn't quite get my head around where the light was coming from...

    Learning to draw

    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #284
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    5. wip, it started out as a midnight doodle and I didn't expect it to get to the rendering stage.
    1. one of the images from lightship's render thread
    2. from observation at my window.
    6. an art class of 15/16-year-olds at the school where I currently teach is going through Betty Edward's 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook'. did this exercise together with them - 'reproduce a drawing upside down', to make you see in terms of lines rather than 'face' or 'hands'. Turning it upside down didn't work for me at all because I just mentally flipped it...the students all insist on using mechanical pencils exclusively and have death grips on their drawing instruments.
    ===
    I have MAJOR measuring issues. maybe bargue plate 1 will help?

    Attached Images Attached Images            
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #285
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    523
    Thanks
    236
    Thanked 223 Times in 197 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I appreciate the ongoing studies, they are really working
    About the measuring issues, I've got the same problem myself.
    So I'm curious to see how you are going to tackle them.
    Keep up the great work

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #286
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Earth, I think.
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey there, just like to say, I love your sketchbook, and your quite an inspiration to me! I'm a beginner.

    I really like that nearly each drawing/painting you do has inbuilt character in it.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work! ^-^

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #287
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    the tiny red dot AKA Singapore
    Posts
    1,080
    Thanks
    4,261
    Thanked 654 Times in 328 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Whoaaaa This is awesome stuff you have here, for someone so young! Keep it going!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #288
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    New York, NY, USA 10002
    Posts
    883
    Thanks
    800
    Thanked 305 Times in 212 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The best way to learn light and form is to draw those spheres for a very long time, or you can buy a white plaster statue and draw that. The key is how long you draw. The more naturalistic or realistic you try to render a sphere, the more you will learn about form and light.

    My Sketchbook

    Twinkle, twinkle little star
    I don't wonder what you are
    For by spectroscopic ken
    I know that you are hydrogen - Ian D.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Vay For This Useful Post:


  24. #289
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oddly enough it feels like a very long time since I drew something for fun without worrying about how it would turn out.
    Starting a comic. I hope I'll get past 5 pages.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to krysjez For This Useful Post:


  26. #290
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I printed out Bargue plate 1 (the one with the eyes) to work on during my lunch break at work. It's not a very conducive environment for drawing though, I might have to work with the paper flat. Will put a ring file underneath and see if it helps.
    ===
    Started working on something. My goal for this one is really just to finish it. It's been forever since I finished an illustration...

    1. color variations...I am pretty bad at these.
    2. where I am at now. I forced myself to use brushes with opacity jitter switched off (in the beginning, later I moved to a fixed 60%) to make it less 'mushy' and that does seem to be working, so I'm glad. BUT I am really not fond of how dark it is getting. The blue light thing needs work but I am afraid of posting it in the crit forum >_>; The white patch in the lower left is for text as it's meant to be a poster eventually.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to krysjez For This Useful Post:


  28. #291
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,174
    Thanks
    2,302
    Thanked 918 Times in 820 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey, mate! Love the fact you're pushing yourself to do more tricky drawings, like dynamic characters with intricate backgrounds and eiree lighting such as the post above. Can't really see anything wrong that jumps out at me, so that's a good sign if any.
    Where's the Bargue study again. Did you intend to send me it over msn? My old msn account stopped working, but I can send you my current one if you pm me. My current account's glitchy too, though. So there's no promise it'll work. (a pain, I know) xD

    Either way, I think you're going places, mate! Hope to see more of this comic stuff, too. Have you read scott McCloud's books? He's got great stuff about how to make comics.

    Take a look? - Sketchbook - Tumblr -
    Also, why not check these guys too?

    Krysjez - Clur
    Cheers
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #292
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    sweden
    Posts
    1,335
    Thanks
    440
    Thanked 588 Times in 529 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    very inspiration sketchbook! love seeing the progress from page 1 to the last, keep up the awesome work!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #293
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Naids: I have 2 of his books except they are in Chinese so I just look at the pictures mostly I can read the text if I want to, but it takes me longer. Sorry for the misunderstanding, I meant take a look at the last pic I posted which you already did
    rumpen: Thanks people say there is progress, but I can't really see it haha

    ===
    Did one picture out of Plate 1 today, working side by side with the printout. So. Hard. this is the hardest I've concentrated on drawing something possibly in my entire life, I think.

    Learning to draw

    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. The Following User Says Thank You to krysjez For This Useful Post:


  32. #294
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    523
    Thanks
    236
    Thanked 223 Times in 197 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Whoa, you've got to have quite some concentration to do that! I really dig that!
    I don't believe I could sit down to do one of those, or maybe in a lot of short sessions
    I like the colour schemes, you can already see that you are reducing your low opacity stacking. But It could be improved even more!
    Why is it that there is a white gap in all of them though, is it an area for text or something?
    Anyway, keep it up! Take care

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #295
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Luckers View Post
    I like the colour schemes, you can already see that you are reducing your low opacity stacking. But It could be improved even more!
    Yes, I think so too. I keep going back to small brushes. I have this phobia of covering up lines/more detailed sketch areas with paint, even though it's only digital.
    Why is it that there is a white gap in all of them though, is it an area for text or something?
    Yup
    ===
    next page
    I bought a new A5 cartridge pad for drawing - got the cheapest one instead of a pretty looking sketchbook so I wouldn't go fetishizing the sketchbook and not dare to draw in it. The paper is rougher than copy paper so now my pen gets caught in it and the ink doesn't flow properly. Inking this page was a pain and I ended up using fineliners for many parts instead.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. The Following User Says Thank You to krysjez For This Useful Post:


  35. #296
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,287
    Thanks
    3,543
    Thanked 5,485 Times in 3,691 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    The Brague studies do need a bit of space and quiet to concentrate. Well worth it if you persevere.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. #297
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    My stuff got moved around a fair bit at work and I couldn't find my Bargue things until yesterday. Still got some of the eyes left to do and then I will post it up.

    I decided to take a 2 month sabbatical after my current work stint is done, to work on my coding and art. And to learn to drive.

    ===
    1. Page 4
    2. My diary is turning into a sketchbook! on the right are very rough animals from Pixelovely's tool done at 1am. I am getting better at judging angles accurately now but distances are still a bit of a crap shoot.
    3. More animals - "ow my poor tendons" because something weird, like a writing cramp almost, was going on around the knuckle between the third and fourth fingers of my right hand. i tried switching my grip but it didn't help either. It's gone now though.

    Although it was just a few pages and rather hastily done I felt the animal studies were really useful. Perhaps it is just that the learning curve for beginners is steeper but I learnt a lot about the way four-legged mammals are built. Their legs are still a bit of a mystery though.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  37. #298
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,644
    Thanks
    750
    Thanked 563 Times in 491 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    What a cute pokemon comic
    Now let's see some fighting :3

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  38. #299
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,287
    Thanks
    3,543
    Thanked 5,485 Times in 3,691 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Comic is looking fun. It's always nice to have fun. When will you start on the next phase of universities?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  39. #300
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore / New Haven, CT
    Posts
    787
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 351 Times in 323 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sushy
    Black Spot: My A-level results come out on Friday (!!! - it's either an A or C for my art...nervous as hell) and then I have until June, I think, to respond to offers from the UK - if I meet their conditions. I will only know the results of my applications to the US in April. Anyway uni normally starts around September so I've got half a year left.
    Anyway I am applying for scholarships around now and it's so very torturous. First I have to write lots of essays (only written one so far...) and then get the 1000-word things down to 500 words. Darn my natural verbosity...!
    ===
    A little progress on that thing. Light's feeling a bit off, as is the leg on stage right.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by krysjez; February 27th, 2012 at 09:26 AM.
    Sketchbook

    NaidyBlack SpotEyestrainVK

    “This is [...] where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares.” --Jason Rainville
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 10 of 15 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 LastLast
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook