Last edited by Jason Scanlon; December 9th, 2012 at 01:48 PM.
Dump #1 (linework practice beginning the day I met up with MurdokX at the museum after coming home from Revelations)
Dump #2: Crumbling Moleskine
The first four are based on characters by Kovah, Wolfbane, Katfayheirti, and AbstractPagan from CA (Not that i did them any justice. Hope these folks dont mind.)
Last edited by Jason Scanlon; July 29th, 2010 at 11:41 AM.
Observational stuff first, then a few directly from the dome
Man, that's a wonderful start to a sketchbook Can't wait for more things.. you're lines are great and your shading also. Maybe you can work a bit more on your gestures
Keep it up!!!
Was really great to meet you, and you can annoy me anytime you want
気計 - Quike
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.."
The Spaniard's Sketchbook... No holds barred
i'm likin it man. your thumbnail sketchbook was a pleasure to look thru, i think i might get one of them for composition studies
i think ur imagination drawings would benefit more from a greater focus on rhythm,
figures like these http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/...54a5d94c_b.jpg
sometimes appear a bit contrived as in, constructed from straight lines and shapes
prometheus' tutorial has a good example of what i mean
life drawing can help a lot, and gesture studies; arms arent tapering cylinders, muscles give an infinite variation to the contour that you can really push and play with. using more dynamic perspectives can also add more variation into the outline of a figure and make the silhouette more interesting. being aware of the subtleties of the human form usually marks the difference between a good figure and a great one. your starting to get there already, but i think your at a place where some focus on that will really make your figures stand out. in depth anatomy studies would be good too, the body is always so full of energy even in repose, it has so much rhythm
i really like your pen drawings up top too
this is just great! more
Last edited by sleep; July 19th, 2010 at 07:55 PM.
Quike: Thanks for the input. I used to do gestures all the time. For a while i was pretty decent at making poses out of my head and not much else. It seems the more more i worked on the other stuff, the stiffer things got. That might just be how i remember it though. It's really nice to hear from you; when you update your book i owe you a real crit.
Sean: Indeed, my imagined figures are much weaker. It becomes particularly obvious to me when i am trying to create one and have no idea what im doing. Those sketches are rather old, and i wish i could say that i no longer have that problem. I have a fairly weak grasp on anatomy as i have never studied it extensively and most of my understanding is based on life drawing. Unfortunately, the majority of that has been me drawing unsuspecting people at the book store or coffee shop or on the train. That's why i love being able to make it to figure drawing sessions when i can afford it. I just need render more efficiently since i cant get much done in 2 hours as it is. Thanks for the help, I'll hit you on FB or something to see if we can put each other on to any hiphop artists.
This one is still fresh. I drew my cousin's daughter while she was relatively still. More or less looks like her.
Really good to have you back, man.
Faces are looking quite good. Obviously all that live sketching is paying off.
I'd like to see some more figure construction, or some newer creative stuff. Just remember: anatomy is a detail, and helps you understand the figure's construction, but it is only a detail. If your proportions and structure are solid, you've got a foundation to build on.
Keep it up!
sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment
“When forced to work within a strict framework,
the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
the work is likely to sprawl.”
- TS Eliot
Thanks David! You pretty much nailed it. I was about 20 times as creative about 5 or 6 years ago, if you can quantify that. I sort of want to forget about everything else and just try to convey some ideas that I think are cool. Actually I think I do have a few things I've been saving for page 2 (dont want to dump too many images on one page. Hows the load time btw?) but it might not be a whole lot better than the old stuff. Wait, no, I mean its 1000 times better! Everybody comment more, youre not seeing it until page 2! Im not sure if Ive ever even constructed a figure, actually, but its something Ive been meaning to do as well. I guess its just so easy to fall into old habits when I start drawing. I need to start with an agenda, make a checklist or something. Thanks for the feedback, your own work is looking great!
Well, the little girl from my last post left behind one of those crayons they give kids at restaurants and I'm going to try to destroy it with art! Here is a drawing I did of my friend with it. Apologies to everyone I draw for not drawing them better.
She was on her laptop but i hit the edge of the page also she saw me drawing her
This one started as a couple of terrible sketches in one of my old books. Now its one significantly less terrible sketch with something apparently going on in it. Still no background though
Hey hey! that's one healthy start to your new sb! I particularly like the rendering of the guy with the turban's face in the piece where you've written "memento mori". It reminds me a little of Edmund Dulacs Arabian nights illustrations.
I've gotta agree with what's been said already re your observation work v your imagination work. I've been experimenting with creating quick wire frame gestures to get a more dynamic pose before starting the fleshing out process and it's been working quite well so far. They're easy to change and take no time at all, but a good understanding of anatomy is still pretty crucial. Have you tried out posemaniacs?
Lookin forward to seeing more!
Belinda I havent done the posemaniacs thing in a while. I intend to use it again soon, though, and i have the random pose app on my ipod
Heres some silly doodles.