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Hello dear CA,
I feel like it's time to start a new and fresh sketchbook, so here is the start of one!
Here's the link of my old sketchbook (which goes back to 2004, when I first started drawing): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=45999
Currently I'm in my second year of art school in the Netherlands, studying Illustration.
This post is reserved for the thumbnail picture, updates will start from my next post (probably this evening).
Can't wait to see what happens here! Really nice classical thumb - looks great. Where abouts in the Netherlands are you? I'm going to Utrecht University in a couple of days for an exchange year. Have never been anywhere near the place - feel lame, but really excited :-)
Last edited by Jansi; August 30th, 2010 at 12:21 PM.
I have many images to post, since I recently scanned all of the pages of my sketchbook from the last few weeks (over 60 images).
I'm going to put them in this sketchbook over the course of a week or so.. So there's more to come!
Here are the first images
Last edited by NoŽ; August 30th, 2010 at 01:58 PM.
@ Jansi; Hi Ana, thanks for the reply! The thumb is a self portrait, I've heard before that I have a classical face, and I see what you mean. I live and study in Utrecht actually! If you want you can PM me to meet up some time.
Here are some more images from my sketchbook!
heej marleen long time no see..
good to see u starting up a new sketchbook again..
now i started at the Fontys Hogescholen voor de Kunsten in Tilburg,i just realised i should make a new Sketchbook to.. will update it soon with some of my works from last 2 years. thanks for that.. i mean.. its afterall seeing old members that haven't been here for a while start over agian..
hope its going well on ur school.
keep posting .
@ Eraiasu; thanks!
@ oma; Hi! It's nice to hear from you again too When you start a sketchbook, let me know ^^. Things with school are going well (for as far as I can tell, I just started 3 days ago). Hope you're doing well too (in school and in other things).
So.. I'm continuing the update, still a few more pages to go.. Sadly I'm not drawing a lot at the moment because all the school assignments start with research.. So sketching comes later.
(it says sorry on her forehead because I really screwed up my sisters face in that image )
Thank god this didn't get lost in my sea of emails or else I would be wondering where you disappeared off to haha (not that I can say much XD)
awesome sketches I love this one: Here
I also actually quite like the sorry!?! pic lol...the rendering looks very interesting (like van gogh with ink )
Keep it up!
yea my sketchbook is running atm. link is under my posts or something.
yea but i ment how ur doing on school like last year and stuff.. do u like it etc etc. ?
i started today again at the teacher art academy in Tilburg.
and for the other things it depends some things go well others aint that well.. know the drill.
good new drawings.. same here btw.. we have to do a lot of research. tho i try draw at least every day.
I'm really happy to see you started a new SB with new stuff! I don't know why, but I love this one: Klik
I feel some shame I don't post anything in my SB at the moment, because you've done so much lately . It's very inspirational!
Maybe I should update mine too ^^ (I still have al those digitals from the booklet in the CD for example ).
Hope you're doing well!
@ PaperX; Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I really like the one you pointed out as well, I still want to finish it some way, with maybe realistic painting on the girl, but I'm not sure if that's too much.. Still gotta try it out in PS. I like the ink rendering too. It's a new thing for me which turned out well.
@ oma; Ah! I'll reply soon to your book. My school is going much better than last year, I'm really motivated and things seem to go easier. Also there were some changes in the curriculum and we now have comic drawing and painting lessons, which I both really like.
@ Marlisaatje!!!; Hi! I really like that you like that drawing, I like that sort of sick thing too ^^ Nice to hear from you like this, lots of love!
This is an update with things from this week, from painting class the sketchbook updates aren't done yet, will continue those soon.
We're learning to paint in a new and kinda weird but fun way: first we paint the entire sheet yellow, then we set up still life in red lines, put a blue line around the shapes to emphasise negative space, then fill in the background with red, fill in the shadows on objects with red, and when the red layers are dried, go over those with blue, (all transparant) to create an optic grey/black. This way we continue to put in contrasts, and lastly we mix some colours on the palette and put those in.
Here are my first tryouts at this style.
First class: really big size: 70x100 cm or so
homework, smaller sizes
homework as well
last homework image
Second class (from this morning) 1,5 hours, 70x100 cm
this is totally different, just a personal tryout of like 1 hour in oil paint, very thin, I really like oils actually, but there's not much time to delve into that at the moment.
Last edited by NoŽ; September 7th, 2010 at 07:57 AM.
So, I decided that I was liking doing an update again so much, that I did another one right after the first. So here it is.. Continuing the sketchbook scan updates.
This last one is a collab of Jelle vd Vegt and me.
These next three are from 3-4 months ago, but I never photographed them then
this is a study, but I forgot who the original artist was, if you do, please let me know, I think he's on CA.
Last edited by NoŽ; September 7th, 2010 at 11:39 AM.
@ inspectorsokar; thanks
@ fantasyartist; I guess I know perspective, but I don't focus on it much.. Will put more emphasis on structure too. Thanks.
So the previous posts were my sketchbook from a few weeks back (exept the painting post), but the new images are all sketches from the last couple of days. So here we go!
sketch for school assignment, for the city of Utrecht
Amsterdam Central Station, waiting for the night train..
5 minutes, 1,5 meters high, if I have time I'll work more with spraypaint. I really like it!
Last edited by NoŽ; September 11th, 2010 at 12:51 PM.
I am looking forward for more reference pictures. Hard to find spraycan girls posing in front of a (legal ?) wall during working on their artwork.
(most of them don't want to show their face on a photograph in front of a wall) ;-)
I kudos you for doing majority of your studies in pen/ink. Your sketches are awesome and very stylized!! Can't wait to see more. Please post more
"Passion. Persistence. Perseverance."
@ soros; Hi! I'll ask someone to take some pictures of me, when I go spraying again. The wall is a legal one yes.
@ Mush Pon; Aw thanks! I try to update a few times a week. The pen and ink really helped me I think, even when I do graphite drawings I hardly erase anymore.
Update: personal sketches and really quick stuff for image sequence (comic drawing)
You have a wicked style! I love seeing originality come forth in every piece of work like that. I'm definitely going to watch your updates. Your inks are great, IMO, I would love to work more with inks (i have a huge erasing problem)! Okay, will check back later. Keep drawing!
lol een ezel op wielen.. hoe leip.!. leuk handschrift heb je btw.
i really like the horse studys in some previous posts. keep it up. kinda like the text u put in ur text book sketches. makes mit more lively for me.
keep posting.. groeten rob.
@ Abnormally; Hi! Thank you for the compliments , I use the pentel ink brushes for ink sketches, really nice to work with.
@ towy; thanks!
@ oma; hey! Our easels at school all have wheels.. Don't yours? Will reply in your book someday, but I'm kinda busy . I probably don't have the time to make this update, but I'm doing it anyway I liked doing those structure studies of the horse as well, unfortunately there's not much time for those kind of studies, since I'm not able to use those for school.
left: A3 size homework, right: 70x100cm size painting from class
Big graffiti and paint combo thing, just trying stuff out, still working on it.
it's about 3 meters x 1,5 meters
one sketchbook page
I'm going to recreate one of these "sculptures" for a school assignment. (kinda like this, but a different one), I made the body and now I have to make the head, put them together, coat them in resin and throw sand agains it
Last edited by NoŽ; September 16th, 2010 at 04:52 PM.
And here's an update with mostly stuff that I still had to scan and photograph.
homework for image sequence (comic drawing) I think I should have paid more attention to my lines.
also for illustration, I'm doing something with writers from Utrecht.
a better picture of the Juan MuŮoz project.
Last edited by NoŽ; September 18th, 2010 at 02:08 AM.
I forgot to post this earlier, it's from a few months back: a digital collab between JellevdVegt and me :-) Just taking turns at the tablet. I think Jelle made the best changes, but I did some nice things too
Great to see that you're using different mediums! These sculptures reminded me of an art exhibition I saw in Germany: Aneta Grzeszykowska. Searched her figures online and found the old exhibition catalogue: http://www.hdkv.de/media/mgz/2010/HD...ykowska_10.pdf
Keep on using different mediums!
Yay more! What is the best way to transition from graphite to pen/ink in your opinion? I'm stuck on the graphite, but afraid to make the move.
"Passion. Persistence. Perseverance."
Hello I've been quite busy and sadly didn't take the time to put my images online here. There's still a lot that I didn't photograph, I might do that next monday.
@ surus; thanks for the link! And yeah well I'm pretty much forced to use different mediums through school anyway hihi.
@ Mush Pon; I think I replied in your sketchbook, I feel flattered that you ask me such a question but I'm not sure if I know enough of it to answer well.
collab JellevdVegt and me
I would like some input on these next images. They are supposed to be promotional items for the city of Utrecht. The Illustration teacher failed me on the class so I'm going to have to do these better. The only one that was good enough was the T-shirt he said, the other items (plastic ball, beer coaster, sugar stick and bag) I have to redesign. Any advice is appreciated.
I picked lines from poetry about Utrecht to accompany the slogan, which is "Utrecht, is it true that .... ?"
I'll translate the text in the images below.
poetry: "a billboard radiates violent poster colours over the glowing square"
slogan: "Utrecht, is it true that you glow?"
(this one is quite boring, just a ball with some bridges and water, so I guess I'll need to liven it up)
poetry: "Monsters live in the canal, and they are us"
slogan: "Utrecht, is it true that ink flows through the canals?"
poetry: "Miffy had a strange dream..."
slogan: "Utrecht, is it true that you inspire?"
poetry: "Today this street will shine itself"
slogan: "Utrecht, is it true that you beam?"
(I really dislike this one already, it was made in a hurry and I think it's crappy)
poetry: "In this park I saw my little ponies galloping"
slogan: "Utrecht, is it true that you live?"
YAY! Marleen's back! Always loved your style m'dear, and what a great mix of stuff you've already got here!
Your sketches really are getting better, and the love, style and life shines though them still Its the other work that I'm really excited about tho, like WOW!!! Such a variety of creative endeavors really ups the feel of everything, awesome
Keep it coming