..I once promised to myself that I would never show my sketchbook to any1 else, because my sketchbook is a place where failures are accepted and I dont have to take any pressure about others seeing it..oh well. =)
so let's see if i can make this work... This was just facestudies (most of them from a reference) and I decided to make it a bit more interesting.. the picture isn't done yet but i will finish it soon... i think.... anyway i had so much fun doing this.
And this is one of the 4 assingments for my (hopefully) future school. (isnt a sketch but anyway). A still life from kitchen tools, a3 paper, pencil. Thats what the description was... I know its kinda boring but I absolutely LOVED making this one! it is my first still-life ever and I just learnt so much when drawing this.. I tried to challenge myself as much as I could and I decided to take no shortcuts. It took me 3 days = kitchen table out of use for 3 days. lol. They said "make it visually interesting" and I dont know if this is it, but...I'm happy with the result knowing that I gave it my best.
More sketches coming soon.....
Last edited by Lumisade; August 27th, 2011 at 04:29 AM.
Hello! Welcome to CA!
I like your values! I haven't seen much from you yet so I can't say this for sure but; the structure seems to be the weakest point, so attack that I guess. Keep posting though, I can't say much right now
damnnnn. I have neglected my CA sketchbook..but not because i havent been drawing, but BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DRAWING so much that I haven't had any time to update this. So..thats a valid reason =)
However...I havent had any time to do any studies or personal drawings which pisses me off. For now I'm just concentrating on my school assingments because those drawings will be my admission test. I still got 2 assingments left, and only 7 days time :/
Since this is my SKETCHbook i'll upload the sketch as well the finished drawing. Attachment 1027668
this is how i usually start..I dont sketch the WHOLE thing first, which i probably SHOULD do. I usually dont have the patience for that. The method for this drawing was free so I wanted to make something digital since the other assingments are traditional media.
This is the finished version...im not too happy with it. I wanted to put in alot of detail and make it crazy but Im not sure if THIS is what I wanted...I always have this "it looks great and Im pleased with it"-feeling UNTIL the second I hit that "save as.." and its finished. And usually when I'm not satisfied with my work I do whatever it takes to MAKE IT LOOK GOOD and correct the parts that I dont like, but now theres a time issue =( I put so much time and energy on this and it's due august 6th so if you guys have some advice on how to make it better, I'd be happy to hear! I tried to make it as correct as I could but Obviously some of the anatomical mistakes are intentional (such as the weird faces and the weird boobs on the snappy lady who had a boob job). You can see me sitting on the back of the bus...
I can't wait until this is over and I can focus on studies and all that. Thats when I start updating this regulary.
what your doing is awesome, you only been drawing for a couple of years as u said and you doing this kind of work is amazing, ive been drawing almost all my life. but for u to get these well in such a good time is great and im willing to bet you will get into a school really soon, good luck
love your work
Darknale, wow thank you so much.
I've still been really busy with my asingments but this all will be over on friday. YAY! The 3rd assingment was to paint myself watching to a light room FROM a dark room. Medium: water colors on a3 paper. I wouldn't find this difficult at all if this could be done with oilpaints, pencil...digitally... I find watercolors extremely challenging. I love playing with them and all, but when you have to do realistic stuff it takes more skills than I have...(yeah i know, who said I have to make it realistic??).
I'm running out of time so bad, so I have no choice but to settle with this one that I already started It is absolutely uninteresting and it doens't capture the atmosphere the way I planned. I had difficulties controlling the colors and getting the values etc right. Here are the quick sketches: Attachment 1033796 Attachment 1033799
so many things wrong with those now that I see em on my screen
And this is what I'm working on now...obviously isn't ready yet. I hate it how many layers of colour I have put there and i was just telling my mom this morning how this looks like something that kids do at school The LIGHT was supposed to be the whole POINT of the painting but now it looks like fake tan gone terribly wrong
okay. i thought im done with this but now that i look at it, i think im gonna make the hair darker and fix the ear a bit. Gotta return this tomorrow at 2 oclock so i still have time. Anyway. Im not happy with the result at all because I know i could have done better. But still, this was good practicing =)
WOOHOO. I just called the school for the results and I'm in! finally. I'm starting there in a few weeks =) but like I said, it's just one-year education that won't give me a degree but it counts as a "foundation year" when I apply to London again. (last time my application was "unsuccessful" because I hadn't completed a foundation programm).
I'm so glad the stress is finally GONE and I have time for personal work. A few weeks ago I bought a nice new sketchbook with red covers, and that will be like a uhmmm diary. Except for there will be drawings instead of writing. I started the first page yesterday and uhmm... yeah.. Onion burps. You guys get that as well after eating raw onions?
I'm not particularly good at drawing and I don't call myself an "artist". I post my finished work on facebook just to share it with my friends, not to brag or anything. Really, there isn't anything to brag about. But in some peoples head, if you can draw atleast SOMETHING a bit better than an average person who isn't into art at all, YOURE GOOD. For example..when I started drawing I created a file where I saved all kind of amazing, inspirational work. That was 2 years ago. Now when I go back to that file and browse through the images, they'r not all that great at all. My eye was just untrained. Anyway..
I have been asked to done CD cover art, logo design, paintings, portraits etc etc, by my friends. Without any pay. Regardless of the crazy amount of time it takes of my days, I have always done it for them because
a) they are my friends
b) it's good practicing for me
c) i'm not a professional artist or even that good, who am I to ask money for it)
d) I'm embarassed to refuse/ask money in return.
A couple of days ago a friend of mine (who isn't really a friend, just somebody I used to chat with online years ago) asked if I could do a portrait of him. He said 2 other persons already did it but he wasnt happy with the result, so he threw them away..ok...I know I could have said NO but I couldn't. He's a cool guy and AGAIN; this is good practice for me. I told him I will do it. And now I'm working on it...although I got tons of other things to do and these are the last days of my holiday..
Do you think I'm rude if I start charging my friends? As an amateur artist Am I in any position to start asking money for portraits etc? I'm afraid they'll be like.. "30 e for a crappy portait? You dont even have any art education haha, are you serious? Who does this girl think she is?"
Ok enough. So here are my VERY FIRST sketches of that portrait...These don't really look like the person but I know i'll work that out, these are just to get an understanding of the photo. I usually do like 20 of these before I start the actual work. All the mistakes I'm going to do will happen in my sketches..Then I correct them and sketch as long as I'm 100% ready to start the real thing. I dont wanna be halfway through the portrait and notice that the nose is too long. I'll post more sketches tomorrow.
I'm having so much fun haha. I think it's just AMAZING how even just MINOR changes can make him look like a totally different person!! The one on the left is gettin quite close..I'm glad I don't have a deadline with this so I'll just take my time and do whatever it takes to make it look good.
I'll be out of town for a few days, gonna go see grandma (= 4 hours of drawing in the train). I think it's good thing, that way my eye doesn't get too familiar with the photo, so I'll hopefully see more details that I didn't notice before when I get back home.
Ps. I',m gonna ask that dude if its Okay to post the original photo here so you can give some feedback =)
okay so..I singned up for some art projects and yesterday I found out that I didn't get accepted..I was sad and kinda embarassed for a while but not long. I'm getting used to it. I try to be active and apply to different projects/schools but my applications are always unsuccessfull. It doesn't feel good at all.. but I guess I just gotta keep trying and work harder. I'm glad I'm starting school next wednesday. I'm gonna make it my priority =)
Here is my final sketch for the portait. I'm gonna fix the eye and the lips and all but other than that it is just fine. I've come to realize just how important sketching is. I'm gonna get this done before wednesday and I'll update this page as I progress !
To be honest..I have been REALLY lazy with that portrait I got tons of other sketches but havent got around the scanner yet..I've been busy with school which started on wednesday! I love it there. I love learning.
Here's something that I started months ago but didnt feel like its worth finishing..Today it just popped in my head and I was thinkin bout making a traditional pencil work of this but now that I look at it I think I'ma finish it this weekend, with Photoshop. Just wanna see what comes out of it. This was mainly just a practice for working with many layers and textures.