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July 14th, 2010 #1
The JesterBook- August 9: Gestures
2 years after a failed attempt at a "daily" sketchbook, the jester returns with more realistic goals and a clearer view of what he wants to teach himself!
Between projects, classes, my thesis, and all that "trying to become an architect" stuff, it's getting harder and harder to keep drawing. Still, the pencil is allways my single most important tool. So, what better way to make you draw, than being a member of a community that continuously blasts your head off with amazing art? Oh, and kicks your ass for being lazy?
I know I won't be able to post stuff daily, but I'll give it my best!!!
So, first post...
These are sketches of the CCB (Centro Cultural de Belem) and the FAUTL (Facultade Arquitectura em Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa), in Lisbon Portugal, where I spent my last semester as an exchange sudent. More on Lisbon later on, here's the first batch!
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...and here's the 2nd batch. These are sketches from the streets of Lisbon. It's an unblievably beautiful city. I really cannot describe what it feels like to walk through the alleys of Alfama or climb the hundrends of steps to one of the seven hills, lie in Adamastor's shadow and gaze across the Tejo...
July 15th, 2010 #3
Up. More Lisbon sketches. Have to explain I guess. All of these are roughly 5-10x10cm quick sketches on the spot, "volumetric" studies of the urban fabric. Part of a class I took in Lisbon.
July 16th, 2010 #4
some more, these are from Sintra...
July 17th, 2010 #5
model sessions: 10second- 2 minute and 10 minute poses, in various mediums, mostly charcoal and markers, size A2
...more to come in the next days
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July 18th, 2010 #6
up, more model
July 18th, 2010 #7
I really like your enviro sketches,the values look great on them!The gesture drawings arre good as well,keep it up!
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July 18th, 2010 #8
Liking the energy in the gestures and the enviro sketches! Would love to see your architectural designs some day
July 19th, 2010 #9
@DSmith: thanks dude, drawing value studies of the city has become very intriguing for me lately, more to come, definately!!!
PNate:Thanks, much appreciated!!! I've got tons of projects lying around, maybe I should post something, although there's a bunch of projects waiting to be finished too, maybe I'll post those if I ever manage to complete them...
July 20th, 2010 #10
polu wraioi skiofwtismoi sta ktiria kai sta models mate.kaneis polu kalh xrhsh tou mesou
Nice to see you back on track, keep up the good work!!!
July 20th, 2010 #11
Berlin simply rocks!!!
Pages from a moleskine journal I kept the 12 days I was in Germany...
July 22nd, 2010 #12
Very nice sketches! Very cool figure work as well!
Great stuff, keep 'em coming...
July 23rd, 2010 #13
great start to a sketchbook, Jester.
I like your sketches of buildings. One can definately see your architectural roots crisp lines. just watch the perspective more closely sometimes. have actually parallel line go to the same vanishing point when they're pointing away a bit more acurately.
and the lifedrawings look good as well. The charcoal ones look really nice, some issues with proportion here and there but minor things that will probably be better in the next session already. practice makes perfect.
oh and the 10second drawings are impressive. good proportion and flow!! 10 seconds! damn.
keep it up, mate.
July 23rd, 2010 #14
So far, you have a great sense of gesture and motion. The figure drawings are especially impressive.
July 25th, 2010 #15
@kingksostas: euxaristw file! good to see you around the forums, your work has gotten really good since I've seen it too!!!!
@Mahran: thanks man, I hop I can keep it up!
@Monotony: thanks man, perspective is allways a bitch, but I love trying to grasp it!!! As for the 10 second gestures, heh, daaamn was my first reaction too. What you don't see are the first 9-10 horribly failed attempts. But you get the hang of it when you stop being affraid to be bold with your line!
@ninjacat11: much appreciated, more to come!!!
August 9th, 2010 #16
Long time no post, but hey, it's summer, and it's 46 Celcius in my hometown, so it's very, very hard to concentrate!
Anyway, here are some gestures, from refference. Nowhere better to study dynamic anatomy, muscles and all that than from riddiculously athletic NBA players...
more to come soon!!!
August 12th, 2010 #17
Today's menu: Faces, from ref, pencil as allways, trying to keep it fast...
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August 21st, 2010 #21
Hey guys thank you so much for the kind replies!!!!
Can't post more artz right now since I'm on vacation (yay!), but I will do asap!!!
@PeregrinTerk: Thank you so much man, that portrait came out better than expected! I haven't been working with color for a long long time, but I'm in re-training mode, and I'll have to, sometime soon, although I suck so badly at it I keep puttting it off...
October 15th, 2010 #22