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Hey hey, a hopeful college applicant here! High school, senior year, art studio, and trying to get a portfolio together. Here we go
Let's start with a few sketches. Yes, I love charcoal.
Some portraits, these took quite a while:
I'm very interested in feedback and advice. I'd be happy to follow everyone's suggestions.
Traditional work - a great start to a sketchbook. Would be nice to see you working deeper into those body forms, getting some muscle/fat/bone to come out. Love the face on the fist drawing.
The portraits are pretty nice too. Some blunders with the foreshortening/perspective, like in the first one - the left side doesn't look entirely correct, maybe it's just the shading. Lips are a little stuck on on the second, but there is some very good bone structure coming through, especially above the eyes.
Just seek up the practice, this stuff is pretty impressive.
Thank you so much for your compliments and advice!!
I haven't had a chance yet to do long-term figure drawings. So far all of these were done in 15-20 minutes.
Here are some more:
And this is a half-hour sketch of a view in a park, done from observation:
@Brahimpag - thank you veryvery much. that environment - it's real)) and i'm 17
@Naidy - thank you for visiting this sketchbook!!
so..... yet another life drawing:
and to switch it up a bit, here's a little something.
i decided to try digital (because i will obviously need it in life) last spring, and i pretty much went on my own about it, a few tutorials here and there but mostly flying solo. here is my first attempt at coloring over my lineart:
next, came my very first digital portrait. unfortunately, i did not have the brains to do a sketch and scan it first, so the anatomy came out unacceptably poor. as a result, this image is very cropped, so none of you see the embarrassing mistakes:
aaand then came my first photoshop environment, also without a prior sketch, and also from last spring. i spent a ridiculous amount of time on this. not even proud of myself just because it took me so damn long, hah:
as you see, in the digital world i require much, much, much more help than in the traditional. so please, be kind and tear it apart in your comments so i can learn))
This is a great start! I'm especially impressed by the sketch in the park, it's awesome.
For the most part, you're really on the right track. Keep blasting away with the figure/life drawing, observation, etc. Make sure to find some loomis/bridgman/hogarth pdfs online (they're free) and do some anatomy studies. That's the biggest thing that I think could be improved here.
The digital attempts look great, I really don't know that much about it so I'd just say keep experimenting, it'll teach you a ton.
You're gonna be a rockstar if you keep it up, kick some ass!!
Your figure drawings are definitely headed in the right direction, they have good flow and rhythm - very nice! You pointed out the errors with the digital portrait, so I would like to see more anatomical studies of the face and digitals in the future the enviro from life is great too.
lets see morreee~!
I would like to comment on that digital portrait. I think you overuse soft brushes so it looks like edges are blurry and skin looks like plastic. You don't have much experience with digital painting so I would really suggest using hard brushes. That way it would be easier for you to define contour and surfaces.
Your life drawings are very good, you obviously have a lot of potential so I am sure you will improve if you paint some more
I abandoned this place for college applications, schoolwork, portfolio development, and the such. It's inexcusable, but hopefully not unforgivable.
1. I'd like to say THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH to everyone who has offered advice and expressed interest. People like you keep me going. Sorry for the late reply, again.
2. In my apology, I present you one of my better speedpaintings. Same old Photoshop, no interesting brushes. Just a 30-minute study. Enjoy:
Okay then. Since I never bothered to create a DA account (and I know I should, I just keep thinking that I have nothing to put there.. Okay, I will, soon) I shall put my portfolio here.
Now, the portfolios I've sent out to different schools are not all the same, but do share most of the pieces. What I will present to you here is my collection for Ringling College of Art and Design, and, yes, I'm applying for Computer Animation! Some sketches are repeats of what I've posted above, sorry. Here it is, judge harshly:
"Seated Woman 2"
"Traditional Still Life"
"In Limbo, Awaiting"
"Garden of Feverish Dreams"
"Still Life in Sunlight"
"Tea Time Still Life"
"Deep in Thought"
"Shiny and New"
"Light Your Way"
"Among the Branches"
24. It's a lot. Phew.
Thank you for your time,
---WONDERFUL JOB........ btw: Welcome to the site.... I really like your pencil drawings & figures...... everything in this thread, indeed..... GOOD LUCK & KEEP DOING.....
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/.....if there is someone from AUSTRALIA especially from SYDNEY on this site, then leave a msg for me, and I really want to meet with you & to making a friends-of course if you'd agree it...............please
Your figure drawings are really nice c8 Based on your paintings, you should really study light and practice with color and mood. Overall your style is really loose and flowy, but sometimes it makes the subjects in your paintings appear undefined and blurry. Practice with observing form accurately and the way light interacts with objects and you'll improve SO much
Tuesday, thank you so much for the advice!!! Admittedly, color is not my strongest point. And I'll work on the blurriness, too!
tronrobot, THANKS!! (I'm learning from the biggest boss around, haha)
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