Sketchbook: Ramin's SketchBook - Page 13
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 13 of 14 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 LastLast
Results 361 to 390 of 398
  1. #361
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey, you've got better, keep going and try and maintain proportions when drawing, nice progression of shading quality though. Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook, appreciate it. Keep up the hard work man

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #362
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    944
    Thanks
    263
    Thanked 156 Times in 140 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You've made a big improvement since the first page of this sketchbook, keep up the studies man, you're doin great

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #363
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,902
    Thanks
    2,394
    Thanked 1,193 Times in 1,056 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    awesome update ramin! i can see so much improvements especially in your perspective~

    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Drachen

    Matt
    Jamie
    King
    Henri
    Lukas


    available for commission/work
    email: mister.guiang@gmail.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #364
    Black Spot's Avatar
    Black Spot is online now Pew, Pew, Pew Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,711
    Thanks
    3,240
    Thanked 5,375 Times in 3,596 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Good work and nice to see some perspective coming in. I want to see a self portrait next week.


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #365
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Usa/Russia
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi Ramin! I looked through your sketchbook, really nice work, you put so much effort in you studies, that's great, keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #366
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow you added some awesome stuff here since I last looked~ Major improvement!

    I love those last pictures you posted, they look wicked~


    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #367
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    currently in Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    375
    Thanks
    101
    Thanked 134 Times in 86 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    sweet studies man! enviros are kicking ass!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #368
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4,359
    Thanks
    9,918
    Thanked 4,154 Times in 2,281 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    haha AWESOME WERK BROTHER I DIG THE STUDIES AN THE OCTOPUS AN THE STYLIZED CHARACHTER HALF IN POST 334

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #369
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles (Pasadena)
    Posts
    985
    Thanks
    157
    Thanked 434 Times in 309 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey man, been a while since I've left a comment here. I've been checking back regularly,
    I just haven't had much to say, sorry

    Your studies of hands, feet, and especially mannequins on the previous page were looking
    really good. I would recommend a lot more of that kind of thing. Getting the intuitive
    'sense of form' by drawing simple 3D shapes from all different angles is something that will
    always pay of big time, IMO.

    On your perspective studies: Perspective is an absolutely key skill, but, beware getting
    too slowed down with rigorous painstaking calculation and line-tracing. Actual two-point
    perspective is primarily useful for environments and landscapes, for smaller things like
    characters the first skill you want to master is foreshortening.

    Now, paying attention to dimunition and vanishing points is important, too, but you want
    it to be as simple and intuitive as possible, so as not to block the flow of your creative
    process. Work on sketching a series of thumbnails using different perspective schemes.
    Save the real detailed perspective rendering for a second stage: having chosen a good
    composition from your thumbnails, you can lay out a full-scale drawing, where it will be
    important to get all those details right, but you already have your ideas developed.

    On your paintings: I recommend 1. focusing on values, rather than color, until you
    have really mastered your basic techniques such as brushwork. 2. Try doing some
    paintings using big, fat, bold, hard-edges brushtrokes, gradually building up your blending
    one stroke at a time, and carefully choosing a nice balance of hard and soft edges. Right
    now your paintings a have a tendency to be one big muddy dull-colored mass of softness.
    You need more contrast and variety.

    Keep up the pace, man!

    Last edited by BludHund; August 7th, 2011 at 03:14 PM.
    sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment

    ďWhen forced to work within a strict framework,
    the imagination is taxed to its utmost Ė and will
    produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
    the work is likely to sprawl.Ē

    - TS Eliot


    Bloooooooog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to BludHund For This Useful Post:


  11. #370
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,083
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 239 Times in 189 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    bludhund is right about the perspective things. But for quick studies I also suggest laying down a simple grid. Does not need to be anything fancy but to make sure you have the right angles. Gives a better result and better feeling.

    A tutor once said to me: "Let your mind go!" and it didnīt come back.

    Wolf@WorK aka Sketchbook

    my Heavy Industrie, Military and Steampunk References/Textures (updated Oct 2012)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #371
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Indianapolis, INDIANA
    Posts
    1,029
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 774 Times in 464 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    5 stars! Merry christmas! *****

    MY DAILY SKETCHES

    If you can read this, I gave you 5 stars
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #372
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    186
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 78 Times in 78 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow, crazy improvement man.

    One thing: Line of action. It will help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmiwGm32dXU

    Check out force dynamics, it's an awesome book to help in figure drawing. Google images of preston blair line of action should provide some useful examples too.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #373
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    495
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 137 Times in 133 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great progression through your pages, keep it up.

    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  

  15. #374
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    479
    Thanked 209 Times in 179 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    definitely improving! great to see that

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #375
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    885
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 285 Times in 281 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    where u at man?

    Cheers/ your friend PMB

    "Painting my brain with memories of the future"
    Pencil and brush is my choice of weapons!


    My Sketchbook!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=177145&page=8
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #376
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    162
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great Stuff Man! Really cool to see you using the Gnomon Workshop DVD's GNomon is my dream school! Keep up the drawings man

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #377
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cloud 9
    Posts
    532
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked 268 Times in 211 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I was about to write some critical feedback but then I saw that Bludhund beat me to it

    He's touched on all the things you need to focus on. I'll add this though, one thing that I noticed on your studies on the last page is that you'll do some studies and then render them as well. I would just focus on getting those basic shapes nailed. It's tedious work and some consider it "boring" but you have to nail your foundations if you want to take your art to the next level. So wait for the rendering till later (I know how tempting it can be to render, I did it all the time when I started out).

    Good luck man, and keep pushing yourself!



    ART. MORE. NOW.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #378
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Iran - Tehran
    Posts
    1,223
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 506 Times in 497 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ***answers to my page visitors***
    thank you all for visiting my page


    Carlos-will's take care of proportions , got it .

    Forrest_I

    teapo must continue practicing perspective .

    Black Spot self portrait ? hum ... let me think about it .

    nixa i will try my best .

    Pluscandy glad that you liked them .

    tokotewhero well they are not the way they suppose to be yet .

    SMILEFACE trying to have some sort of Style also .

    BludHund wow, you left a lot of info in here , what you mean must mean to think about different things from different anles in 3d world , alright .understoon what you said about perspective and foreshortening , i am on it .focusing on values is important , but also must have fun with colors as well , also got what you said about having big muddy dull-colored mass of softness in those drawings .

    bbwolf BludHund had good points , laying down a simple grid for quick studies ... OK .

    Dark_Eyes Merry Christmas to you as well .

    bobmeatbag Line of action and force dynamics book , good points .

    AllyAlbon keeping it up .

    aks9 glad you enjoyed .

    PaintMyBrain what should i say .

    Arteast sure , you too .

    Mr.Pryminista Bludhund guidance is good , so what you say is render later after nailing foundations , and not get carried away by details .

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    it has been a while since i sent my last post , so many things was going on , but i am here again .
    i didn't stop drawing . more , less i was drawing . going to continue .

    Attached Images Attached Images                  
    Last edited by raminafshari; January 11th, 2013 at 05:21 AM.
    On And On , I Am Cursed To Live Cursed With Life Until I Have Done What Done What Must Be Done . . . I Am The Man Who Would Not Die .
    ________________________
    My Sketchbook / Friends : Teapo / PaintMyBrain / DeJakhalz
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #379
    Black Spot's Avatar
    Black Spot is online now Pew, Pew, Pew Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,711
    Thanks
    3,240
    Thanked 5,375 Times in 3,596 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    The first sketch and the guy with the shield are the most honest of the bunch. Unless you draw from real life, you'll never learn how form works and will only be an artist that copies pictures. A real artist innovates and is not a slave to reference. Show us you understand form by drawing from life - stop putting it off. We understand that it's hard and the results may not be great, but it's a start in the right direction.


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #380
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Yugoslavia
    Posts
    4,381
    Thanks
    2,211
    Thanked 2,693 Times in 2,429 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Hello there my friend. You took six months off from posting, which is very ok, and can create positive
    outcomes in the near and far future. You have re-assessed your situation, got back to the drawing board,
    took a deep breath and made another approach. Cleary you've turned to better, and clearly more focused youíve
    became. I know, form life experience, pursuing art life beside a regular daily job is very hard, and
    dedication and steel strong will is required. So, what do I see, and what can I suggest? Remember there
    are much more skilled and better reviewers than I am, but I will try my best. Ok, the biggest issue, or
    one of the biggest issues that you have at this current moment, is that you still didnít mastered form,
    you didnít get that going from 2D flat to 3D feeling. All that you draw or paint is mostly flat, and miss
    depth, clearly a big sign that you donít understand form. Mrs. Black touched the same subject also, ok
    yes you have to draw from life. Cause referencing things from photographs is a whole different scenario.
    When you are referencing from real life, your mind is turning 3D to 2D, making a 3D illusion on paper.
    When you are referencing from photos, your mind should turn 2D to 3D, and then you turn it back again
    to 2D, with putting it down on paper. Well, lots of them, get lost here, and go straight from 2D to 2D,
    copying directly the lines and shapes as they are on the photo, totally leaving out the 3D part, which
    is most crucial in this story. So, by copying thousands of photographs, there will be still a huge chance
    that youíll never master form, and you never grasp understanding about three dimensional things. All
    your drawings and paintings will look flat. Thatís why they suggesting perspective studies, cause
    perspective is absolutely the base for everything, and for putting anything that could look nearly
    believable in 3D space, perspective is a must. You went further with the digital rendering technique
    than you should at this point. You rendered out the clothes, hair skin, shield and all that, but you
    neglected the very most important thing, the proportions of your subjects. You didnít learned the
    base proportions yet, you have to do more figure studies, the human figure is eight head high, crotch
    is the mid center of the character, you are doing some fundamental errors by drawing short legs, short
    arms etc. So, I have to tell you, with all best wishes and best will; go back to the basics. I think others
    told you this, but leave colors alone for now. Forget about them. Work only outlines, graphite pencil
    straight, draw simple objects from life, draw a chair for perspective, and work on all this even a year
    or two if needed. Cause if you donít do this Ďgo back to the basicsí step, then I have a feeling that
    you will be going round and round, not achieving very much. Hope that this wall of text have some
    sense. Sorry, I am also just self thought, and I want to help you as much I am able, and as much as
    my current skills and abilities allow. So graphite pencil, clean paper, life subjects, simple things,
    cups, mugs, ashtrays, mobile phones, lighters, bottles, windows, doors, draw them as you see them,
    capture the outlines, no shading needed for start. Thatís my suggestion. Hope that more of them will
    come and share some useful thoughts and feedbacks. Go visit other members sketchbook, leave a
    comment, ask their help, and they will surely be willing to visit your diary also, and help you out
    with some helpful hints. We'll, talk later, and till our next meeting, be good, and draw a lot.


    [last update; 28th March 2014]
    SEXUAL CONTENT !WARNING!
    ...looking for a freelance work...
    In search for a Freelance work
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #381
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Iran - Tehran
    Posts
    1,223
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 506 Times in 497 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ***answers to my page visitors***
    thank you all for visiting my page

    Black Spot the guy with the shield was almost a concept although used a few references but you might be able to call it a concept . you are correct about drawing from life and explore , copying have his own benefits but i shouldn't relay on that so much .

    LtPlissken wow such a long text you left me here . you are right about that flat look . leave colors behind , practice perspective and fundamentals , i got what you said .
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    studies about horse .

    Attached Images Attached Images                
    On And On , I Am Cursed To Live Cursed With Life Until I Have Done What Done What Must Be Done . . . I Am The Man Who Would Not Die .
    ________________________
    My Sketchbook / Friends : Teapo / PaintMyBrain / DeJakhalz
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #382
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Canada, Alberta
    Posts
    885
    Thanks
    209
    Thanked 356 Times in 309 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey dude nice horse anatomy studies, my only suggestin is to keep trying to think about the planes of the object you are drawing and try to describe them in some way

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #383
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Malaysia o/`
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    976
    Thanked 1,048 Times in 277 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi Ramin, those are pretty sweet horses! I can tell you've worked hard on them.

    Like LtPlissken said though, do the basics first - simple objects and studies from life. You don't need anything fancy - just take a desk lamp and a simple object, a ping pong ball, a wooden block, or an egg or a lego brick, and draw that. Learning to translate 3D to 2D will help you a lot. Another thing that will help is learning more shading techniques. Really push your values, make the darks really dark and the lights really light.



    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #384
    Black Spot's Avatar
    Black Spot is online now Pew, Pew, Pew Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,711
    Thanks
    3,240
    Thanked 5,375 Times in 3,596 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Again light is all. On the last 2 drawings think where the light is coming from and how it shapes what you are trying to draw. The above exercise must be done if you are ever to grasp this. We only see reflected light and this is what you need to learn. It's so much easier learning from life. You keep hearing this and will keep hearing this until the penny drops and you understand the importance of it all.


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #385
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Karachi
    Posts
    356
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 56 Times in 56 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i was in tehran two years back for a few days. I came from Pakistan. Its such a cool city.
    also went to esphahan, mashad and qum.

    about your art,
    you're progressing pretty good. There are some really good art schools in Iran, why dont you join them?
    draw lots of hands. draw your own hands alot. your drawing will get much better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #386
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Iran - Tehran
    Posts
    1,223
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 506 Times in 497 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ***answers to my page visitors***
    thank you all for visiting my page

    Alex Eh yes it took a lot of time , what you are saying is to try understand shapes i suppose . i will try to remember that.

    crossmirage the image that you have uploaded is nice , but there is something wrong in it and that is using wrist while holding pencil , artists mostly avoid such a thing.

    Black Spot to pay more attention to where is the light source and how it hits the surface of the objects , and also other kinds of lights , i will try my best.

    kasblue i will keep that in mind.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    well well well , yes it has been a while since i haven't been here ( again ) , i was practicing
    and here are some old stuff that i wanted to upload long ago . studies about fox.

    Attached Images Attached Images          
    On And On , I Am Cursed To Live Cursed With Life Until I Have Done What Done What Must Be Done . . . I Am The Man Who Would Not Die .
    ________________________
    My Sketchbook / Friends : Teapo / PaintMyBrain / DeJakhalz
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #387
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Malaysia o/`
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    976
    Thanked 1,048 Times in 277 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi Ramin, the wrist thing isn't a hard rule I think, it's just that using your wrist too much is bad for you. I use my wrist a lot and I find that it gives me better control over small strokes.

    The studies are looking good, the sitting fox looks especially nice and fluffy. I think there are more efficient ways you could use to render or suggest fur though, like what this drawing does:



    Alternatively, if you want something more realistic, try something like this:



    Keep drawing!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #388
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    LIC, NY
    Posts
    1,154
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked 418 Times in 400 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice updates here, really enjoy your use of shading and values in particular. Try to focus a bit more on the proportions of your figures. Keep it going!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #389
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice! the last one in #388 is really great!

    I draw on paper I stole from school.

    sketchbook | deviantart
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #390
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    1,376
    Thanks
    565
    Thanked 545 Times in 529 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    you have a pretty good sense of values but definitely keep an eye on those proportions. i would also try and find some new ways of rendering, experiment a bit and see what you are comfortable with. anyways good stuff!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 13 of 14 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 4

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •