Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 317
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,242
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,240 Times in 800 Posts

    Diedra's sketchbook Vol. 2 - update 2/04/15

    Last edited by dierat; February 4th, 2015 at 08:09 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,242
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,240 Times in 800 Posts
    To start off, here are 2 'finished' pieces.

    Name:  lutenist_by_diedra_rater.png
Views: 2056
Size:  654.6 KB
    Name:  whitedragon.png
Views: 2335
Size:  508.7 KB

    And here are some studies and sketches.


    a self-portrait~
    Name:  sportrait1.png
Views: 2296
Size:  265.2 KB

    still-life objects~
    Name:  stilllife1.png
Views: 2284
Size:  313.1 KB Name:  lightbulb.png
Views: 2471
Size:  97.5 KB

    and anatomical construction practice~
    Name:  head_sketch1.png
Views: 2445
Size:  207.4 KB Name:  body_sketch1.png
Views: 2418
Size:  306.6 KB Name:  body_sketch2.png
Views: 2399
Size:  291.4 KB Name:  body_sketch3.png
Views: 2380
Size:  389.3 KB Name:  body_sketch4.png
Views: 2352
Size:  272.3 KB

    a random sketch~
    Name:  mermaidsketch.png
Views: 2345
Size:  311.7 KB

    drawings from my local petting zoo~
    Name:  pettingzoo1.png
Views: 2305
Size:  283.3 KB Name:  pettingzoo2.png
Views: 2275
Size:  386.0 KB Name:  pettingzoo3.png
Views: 0
Size:  316.5 KB Name:  pettingzoo4.png
Views: 2257
Size:  334.1 KB Name:  pettingzoo5.png
Views: 2232
Size:  303.4 KB

    Last edited by dierat; May 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,242
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,240 Times in 800 Posts
    Here are some more studies focusing on portrait construction.
    Name:  head_sketch1 (2).png
Views: 2241
Size:  333.8 KB Name:  head_sketch2.png
Views: 2226
Size:  411.1 KB Name:  head_sketch3.png
Views: 2193
Size:  312.8 KB Name:  head_sketch4.png
Views: 2178
Size:  183.1 KB Name:  head_sketch5.png
Views: 2152
Size:  303.4 KB Name:  head_sketch6.png
Views: 2152
Size:  232.4 KB Name:  head_sketch7.png
Views: 2141
Size:  202.7 KB Name:  head_sketch8.png
Views: 2144
Size:  295.1 KB Name:  head_sketch9.png
Views: 2113
Size:  253.5 KB Name:  head_sketch10.png
Views: 2118
Size:  289.2 KB Name:  head_sketch11.png
Views: 2101
Size:  194.3 KB Name:  head_sketch12.png
Views: 2086
Size:  314.1 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    11,369
    Thanks
    3,785
    Thanked 5,839 Times in 3,945 Posts
    Glad to see you back. I see you got rid of the sheep on the first finished one. The petting zoo animals are pretty good - it's hard to draw animals as they don't stay still for very long.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

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


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
    Hey! Liking your use/study of basic shapes when it comes to complex forms. I think that's a really useful tool to study.

    Your paintings are great, and while have next to zero knowledge when it comes to the technique of painting, I can say that the second 'finished' piece needs some more extreme lights and darks. The centaur one is very interesting to look at with the range of shades, and while the softness of the second one might be what you're going for, I feel like it doesn't leave quite the impact.

    Hope to see more!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to MountSyanide For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    401
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 77 Times in 73 Posts
    Very nice animal sketches/studies
    And I love the way you've painted the centaur image. Keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Elz For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lusaka, Zambia. Willing to relocate to anywhere in the world.
    Posts
    1,389
    Thanks
    348
    Thanked 591 Times in 588 Posts
    Hey D, glad to see you're back on ca i have to say it really wasn't the same without you here. The Lutist came to a beautiful finish, all the details fit together so well making it one of your best pieces. The white dragon painting looks great and i still can't get over how your characters fit so harmoniously into their environments, for a crit it feels like the dragon's feet are a bit oddly placed, almost as if they vanish in the rock beneath the dragon, for a future painting you could have them fold in on themselves, kind of like how dogs or other four legged animals do when they sit. Amazing self portrait, i like the way your brush strokes give it a finished look without having to go deep into details. The still life's are great, especially the light bulb, it's really hard to paint glass so kudos to you

    You certainly haven't been slacking in the studies department, i like the animals and anatomical construction studies. Great improvement on the facial studies, they are looking much betterer now

    Its great to have you back D. and i'm looking forward to seeing more of your works.

    Last edited by miycko; August 26th, 2010 at 03:47 AM.
    DRAW UNTILL IT HURTS
    AND THEN DRAW SOME MORE

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to miycko For This Useful Post:


  13. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Washington (state), USA
    Posts
    461
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 143 Times in 127 Posts
    Thanks for the comments - I love your studies, they are very form and rythym oriented - your color pieces are also looking really nice, beautiful rendering.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Saramel For This Useful Post:


  15. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,242
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,240 Times in 800 Posts
    Black Spot - Oh yeah, I forgot about the sheep At some point I just got tired of fiddling with them and I thought the image looked okay without them. I also realized that at that distance, they should really just be little white specks anyway. And yeah, drawing moving animals is tough, but it's great practice! You basically have to draw the form from memory and just look at them for help with details and stuff.

    ZombieGrub - I can totally see what you mean; I can see that that image has a lower value range now that you mention it. Thanks for the crit!

    Elz - Thanks, I will!

    miycko - You're referring to the dragon's back legs, right? Yeah I wasn't really sure what to do about that. I tried having that foot visible next to the belly but I thought it looked really stupid. I'm still not sure what I should have done differently, but it's my goal to get better at animal antomy once I've concquered human anatomy (lol, like that'll ever happen ). And I'm glad to hear your like my brush strokes; I've really been feeling lately like that's a weak point in my work. Like especially in the self-portrait, the rendering feels choppy and awkward to me. I think the brush I use is good for laying down the foundation for the image, but it's not very good for blending. I should try to find something better.

    Saramel - Thank you!



    This is the painting I'm currently working on. The stuff in the back is (supposed to be) a stained glass window.

    Name:  dp32 copy.png
Views: 2033
Size:  317.9 KB


    These are some WIPs I hope to finish next.

    Name:  reddream copy.png
Views: 2086
Size:  323.6 KB Name:  spacegirl_wip14 copy.png
Views: 2023
Size:  260.0 KB


    And here's some more anatomical construction stuff.

    Name:  head_sketch13.png
Views: 2026
Size:  261.5 KB Name:  head_sketch14.png
Views: 2015
Size:  417.9 KB Name:  head_sketch15.png
Views: 2003
Size:  334.2 KB Name:  torso_sketch1.png
Views: 1985
Size:  280.2 KB Name:  torso_sketch2.png
Views: 1981
Size:  311.2 KB Name:  torso_sketch3.png
Views: 1974
Size:  324.3 KB Name:  torso_sketch4.png
Views: 1934
Size:  340.4 KB Name:  torso_sketch5.png
Views: 1949
Size:  361.3 KB Name:  torso_sketch6.png
Views: 1934
Size:  295.2 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to dierat For This Useful Post:


  17. #10
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,379
    Thanks
    2,433
    Thanked 1,006 Times in 896 Posts
    Hello there!
    I love how smooth your pictures turn out when you colour them!
    As for the stained glass though, this tends to have a dappled effect, What's the direction of the light in your picture?
    Anyways, this might be a good refference for the texture. http://www.trendir.com/archives/dani...ined-glass.jpg

    The woman in it looks lovely though so keep up the good work.

    - Sketchbook - Society6 - Etsy
    Cheers
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Naidy For This Useful Post:


  19. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    376
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 133 Times in 132 Posts
    Hey hey, thanks for stopping by! Nice studies! All your digitals look sooo smooooth , I haven't done anything in photoshop yet, but maybe try some textural stuff for fun? That's just my 2 cents though, keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to Lang Oulk For This Useful Post:


  21. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mölndal, Sweden
    Posts
    2,781
    Thanks
    2,383
    Thanked 1,914 Times in 835 Posts
    Nice SB. I like that sci-fi chick! As a crit I think you could work some more on your materials and textures right now everything from clothes to skin looks kinda samey.

    Keep on rockin (in the free world!)

    "I've got ham, but I'm not a hamster"

    Sketchy Link

    Portfolio
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to tobbA For This Useful Post:


  23. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    944
    Thanks
    790
    Thanked 532 Times in 417 Posts
    Thanks for dropping by! It's good to see you're back on track with new sketchies.
    Your rendering of fabrics is awesome, well that and the general mood and light you give these pieces.
    Keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  24. The Following User Says Thank You to Rotor For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 31

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
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook