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Thread: Kraut 'Em All's Sketchbook
August 1st, 2010 #1
Kraut 'Em All's Sketchbook
So. I thought it was finally time to get my lazy ass up and start drawing.
My goal is becoming a (semi)professional concept artist (not necessary a good one). Or at least good enough to do some CD-cover arts and stuff. Sure it's still a loooooooooong way, but i'm doing my best to improve.
I'm trying to draw/paint something every day and post not less than once a week.
Crits and comments are VERY welcome!
Cheers you CA people!
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Get it going!
Here's for today: Some stuff from photo reference.
Last edited by kraeutemall; August 1st, 2010 at 04:24 PM.
August 1st, 2010 #3
And a crappy self-portrait.
Listening to Shalabi effect
August 2nd, 2010 #4
hey krautemall, great start on your sketchbook too. very much like the dog and the two portraits.
lets see if i can add some cc...
the woman's breasts seem a little "high" to me, like they should droop under their weight a little, also her waist line seems awful thin compared to her hips
also the figure sketches, i guess maybe use some bolder lines? they seem very frail and kinda ill defined, try drawing them with more "certain" lines and maybe a lil darker
it feels like maybe youre sketchin them too small so its a lil "constrained"
maybe thats me, anyway keep it up!
August 2nd, 2010 #5
nice start, keep em coming!!!
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August 2nd, 2010 #6
Thanks for the comments!
@ask9: You're right with the girl's breast. The waist usually should be wider, but the model in the photo in fact had such a thin waist-line.
Also, you're correct with the figure sketches. I really should use some stronger lines. Normally i do them on real paper (woah!), but i don't have a scanner right now, so i did some in PS. But that doesn't change the need for bolder line Thanks for that!
So here's my stuff for today:
(Bolder) figure sketches from Loomis' Figure Drawing. Did them directly after waking.
Two portraits (done for SF0.org) and a WIP of my room.
Oh, and a flyer for fun.
August 2nd, 2010 #7
August 4th, 2010 #8
Send out the blackbird, send out the dove!
not much today
August 7th, 2010 #9
August 8th, 2010 #10
Yup. Righty right! Thanks again.
August 9th, 2010 #11
August 11th, 2010 #12
Nice sketchbook you got going here! I really like the animal studies and that last environment has great mood. You seem to have the determination to reach places!
SKETCHBOOK below. C&C appreciated! UPDATED 21/04 2011
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August 16th, 2010 #13
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August 16th, 2010 #15
Ah I think this one is great. The full opacity mark is a good and beautiful approach. I think you can apply this method to your environments, which seem kind of mushy (though I like the shapes!). Maybe some really quick and simple environment studies? That will help you focus on the most important things like color/value/composition.
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August 18th, 2010 #16
in2eternity: Thanks! And i guess you're right. Needed someone to say that to realize. I'll try to think more about what i'm actually doing. But just copying isn't all bad. You get the feeling how things ought to look.
YihyoungLi: I'll do my best. I find it hard to get a good picture with full opacity, but i see what you mean! And finding it hard to do just indicates that i need more practice in this. So more value studies from now on!
(Oh and sorry if my english doesn't make sense at times, but it's been a while since i last wrote more than 5 words )
So here are some new sketches and doodles:
And some stuff from imagination:
August 25th, 2010 #17
Whoo. There will be some updates if i get my scanner working. So long:
August 25th, 2010 #18
Hey K! Thanks for looking at my work dude, comments much appreciated. YOuve got some great stuff on the go here, i really like your 3rd hand in post 8! And your atmospheric paintings are achieving a definate sense of place so keep that going!
I think we're on a very similar course so hopefully we can reach our goals
September 12th, 2010 #19
rest in the arms of the dragon
8bit: I hope so too
Giant robot with lack of detail:
And today's one hour "speed painting":
There's more to come.
Cheers! And have a nice week!
Last edited by kraeutemall; September 12th, 2010 at 08:36 AM.