Sketchbook: AnthonyV's sketchbook - Page 5
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 121 to 150 of 188

Thread: AnthonyV's sketchbook

  1. #121
    Black Spot's Avatar
    Black Spot is offline Pew, Pew, Pew Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,703
    Thanks
    3,230
    Thanked 5,370 Times in 3,593 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Very good still life, even if some of the objects are slightly off. They look solid and real. This is what you need to do to your heads and bodies more - see them as objects instead of people.


    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  

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Black Spot For This Useful Post:


  3. #122
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Life still... I rage quit every time I touch charcoal. I got to go outside for a breath of fresh air.... I'm probably being childish, but next time I'll try digitally painting a still life, because digital is the medium I like to do tonal art in.

    Also doodles to get me thinking about the non-technical side of illustration.
    Creativity fail

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #123
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your still life is very good. Again, a pretty good job with rendering forms. I'm going to guess the apple is incomplete, so won't comment about the sharp cut-off of the shadow. Still got to work on the circles, tend to point your ends a bit.

    I think the creative pieces are fine for sketches, but they do strike me as flat. If I recall correctly, you've said once that flat-look was your "style", it still has to look like things are interacting and curving. Maybe, if you choose to come back to some of them for a more finished version, you'll work on a few things. First, work on decreasing the choppy lines, or at least make the short strokes smooth into each other better. A smooth line helps improve the quality of a piece more than anything; gives an impression of confidence (which may be one of the reasons people like inked pieces so much). Second, just kinda work on form, or sense of overlap. Even in a flat piece, you can get the feeling of overlap and roundness.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #124
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @To ummmm... a little bit of everyone
    Thanks for your help! Your comments always float in the back of my head.

    I didn't say the flat-look was my style, I said I intentionally drew the figures narrow.

    I know I draw flat sketches, but I can't stop until I get better at drawing.

    The last sketches were studies done for the creative and narrative aspects of illustration. The point was to step away from the technical details (anatomy, form, line quality) and focus on the ideas.

    hungry~~~~ I'll try to make better illustrations today....

    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #125
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So by narrative, I'm assuming you mean composition too? I only know a bit about composition though. I do like the sketches, I think I'm getting the narrative in a few of them.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #126
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ah, my mistake. I mis-remembered and I apologize. Forget it. And my early stuff was pretty flat, too. I think everyone starts out drawing flat stuff.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #127
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @KT I wasn't thinking about composition, but I do need to work on that too (alongside other things lol)

    More doodles without reference, I'm drawing blanks (no pun intended)....
    I think its time to learn to draw more things that I like (aside from teenage girl anatomy >.>)

    ...or not...... idk what to do =.= maybe I should just focus on anatomy since there's a bajillion books on it uuuugggggghhhhh zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.zzz....zz..tired

    the second to last drawing is a beach scene, except the water is air that lets you fly

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #128
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    226
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked 148 Times in 78 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Doodles are always fun. And it's worth having fun sometimes too, otherwise art just gets boring. XD The tone you have in your lamp up there is beautiful, especially on the clip attached to the desk.

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
    Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

    My SketchBook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #129
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Doodling can be helpful, it keeps the creativity flowing. If you're drawing blanks, then try drawing something else. Yes, study anatomy, but also look into other things. Consider problem areas outside of anatomy. Problems drawing clothing? Do some drapery studies and draw clothed people, preferably live but photos are fine. Having a problem coming up with clothing, look at fashion history and movies. Want to learn how to draw a vehicle? You get where I'm going. Refill your creativity well with new input.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Asatira For This Useful Post:


  12. #130
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Maybe you should think of what you really want to improve like basic shape or line control. I tend to go at everything and loose focus sometimes, but at least your sketches are of subject matter that you are interested in.

    Last edited by KT; June 28th, 2011 at 09:29 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #131
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Self Portrait

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #132
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0


    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #133
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good self portrait. It looks like your rendering has improved since your last one.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #134
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @PPL Thank You

    Here's another self-portrait

    I never intend on adding tone for self portaits, as I think learning construction first is more important at my level. But it's hard to draw the inside of my outlines without tone.... I figured I'd add tone at the last second, but didn't realize how much of a time commitment it needed. So I rushed it this time (and didn't finish the hair, ears, and glasses :C ) but zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz good night zzzzzzzzzzz

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #135
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Another nice one. The glasses look a bit off but that may be the way your wearing them. It's good that your trying to focus on construction in the beginning, I wish that I did that more often.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #136
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I wish I could post more than this but work + studying = zzzzzz
    So here's a Yoshitaka Amano mastercocpy.
    P.S. He's my favorite

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #137
    Black Spot's Avatar
    Black Spot is offline Pew, Pew, Pew Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,703
    Thanks
    3,230
    Thanked 5,370 Times in 3,593 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Now take what you applied to your SP and do the same to the above picture. When you've learnt form, you'll know what to leave out as it isn't important like Yoshitaka Amano.


    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  

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to Black Spot For This Useful Post:


  21. #138
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Welp I dilly dallied my day away
    I'm not sure what to draw tomorrow. I think its time to watch one of my portrait dvds :/ idk

    Master-Doodle-Copy-Study-Thing with ink

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #139
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Junk
    Still Life, head doodles, Geister mastercopy-ish

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #140
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Still life is pretty good. You've got rim lighting and it looks like you have the details of the spoon/stick-thing down very well. Only weaknesses I want to point out are the sides (but the original could be handmade, so probably don't have straight sides) and the eraser marks in the inside shadow. Were you doing reflected light in that shadow? If so, not bad; those can be really tricky to capture.

    I think your heads from imagination are getting more solid. For some reason, I like the boy in the middle-bottom.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #141
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yeah, I think the reflected light is captured well and your lines are improving. Your construction also looks more improved on your sketches, though it could be applied more in your master studies that your doing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #142
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Life Drawings

    Attached Images Attached Images                    
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #143
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Looks pretty good. You're working on the overall form right now, and your lines are more focused. You have the general lines, very planar, but for the time you have that's a very good start; but most important in my mind is they are more confident and focused. I also like how you applied the poses to something from imagination.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #144
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mastercopy from another favorite
    :C This is the best digital record I can make of it because I don't have a scanner sorry

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by AnthonyV; July 8th, 2011 at 06:37 PM.
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #145
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    If your having trouble doing close up shots with your camera, check to see if you have a macro photography setting on it, it might help. The study looks good though the head may be a bit off.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #146
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    More mastercopies-ish

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #147
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Clara, California
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good stuff. Just keep working on general shape and alignment of features on the face.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #148
    Asatira's Avatar
    Asatira is offline an amateur trying to figure things out Level 9 Gladiator: Hoplomachi
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice stuff. I would suggest, if you're looking to learn from manga artists, try doing full figures or more of the figure. See how they're using body language and conveying action. Faces: conveying emotion, not just pretty faces.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. #149
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    226
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked 148 Times in 78 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I swear I've seen that girl from your mastercopy but I can't put my finger on it. I want to say Panties and Stockings but... Anyways, I like all your life drawings and it's good to see that you're doing different poses of the animals/people. The range of tone you had in the cup is beautiful. I've noticed that with your drawing of mastercopies is that your lines are smoother as opposed to your life drawings which are a bit choppy. You could always consider working with ellipses to try and help smooth them out but not loose the motion of the pose.

    And when it comes to anime/manga expression, I've always been blown away by the crazy expressions of One Piece. I don't know if you read it but Oda does some incredible stuff.

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
    Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

    My SketchBook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #150
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA (Rhode Island)
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I've been lazy about scanning =.= but here's the best two
    Thanks everyone
    @KT will do

    @Asatira Yep, you're right. I'm planning on slowly ease into emotive heads (after I have the proportions down), so I did 2 open-mouth ones.
    I'm on the fence about studying bodies right now because I'm rarely able to draw the figure from life right now.

    @Reutte
    Thanks, I like illustrators more than animators so I used Ishikei faces faaaaaaavorite
    My mastercopies take about 3 hours and my life drawings take from 1-20 minutes. And when I'm life drawing I'm usually holding a cramped-small pad with my fingers, squatting insects (zoo), swiveling around little kids (zoo) and other peoples heads (figure drawing).

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    My Sketchbook - Have a look and say hi
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 6

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
  •