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August 31st, 2010 #1
Deadlines.' Sketchbook - New, ambitious, and thirsty for C&C
My name is Andreas, and I'm from Toronto, Ontario. I have loved art, and by extension, this site, since I was about thirteen. At the moment I'm one year out of completing my bachelors degree in Business Management, and all I can think about doing is getting involved in the art world in some way or another. Though I have been drawing for a long time, I have -never- had the discipline to sit down and actually get all my stuff straightened out.
For the past two months I've been waking up extra early and dedicating an hour or two to sketching/painting/learning something about drawing. Recently, I have purchased a few books on anatomy by Burne Hogarth; my most recent anatomical drawings are actually not half bad, however they are in my physical sketchbook and I don't have a scanner.
(Anyone have any tips for getting sketches off my sketchbook and onto my computer without a scanner?)
Anyway, I'm digressing. I am here to learn how to be incredible at art, and I really don't want to settle for anything less. I would be extremely pleased if you would be as harsh and instructional as possible, if you have the time to aid a budding artist get past his baby steps. I can take verbal punishment; what I can't take is being crappy (or even mediocre) at art for the rest of my life. Over the next year (and beyond), I hope to attain a level of proficiency that could, at the very least, land me some work as a freelancer (until I figure out what to do with myself).
I am -so- excited to finally be part of this community. It is a pleasure to meet all of you!
Please try and get past my first page. ...Not so good!
Last edited by Deadlines.; January 29th, 2011 at 01:19 PM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberSeptember 4th, 2010 #2
Hey guys, my first upload here. A few paintings done from ref, some Hogarth studies, and another leg study from ImagineFX's anatomy issue.
I'm going to post up some others from imagination here in a moment, as well as a few more Hogarth studies and a Bridgeman.
September 4th, 2010 #3
Here are some Hogarth studies I did over the weekend, followed by a Bridgeman.
September 4th, 2010 #4
And finally, some paintings from imagination.
September 4th, 2010 #5
This is a very recent one from imagination,
Hate the girl in the foreground, but the skyline is alright.
September 4th, 2010 #6
Thanks for stopping by guys! I will be drawing, and drawing, and painting trying to get better. Please leave some C&C to help me speed along the process.
Right now my routine consists of generally doing anatomy studies, and painting a bit when I get bored. Anything I should really look at? I like Bridgeman more than Loomis, and Hogarth is cool because of his instruction on rendering in space...kind of gives a better description of how the form exists, and not just what makes up the form.
Also...are my images too large? And goddamn! They look - horrible - at 100%. Any tips on that? Is painting at 50-75% a bad idea?
Thanks for stopping by again; eagerly awaiting some feedback.
September 4th, 2010 #7
You seem to be off to a good start, Bridgeman and Hogarth and good things to practice from. Don't forget to draw random things for fun, its a good way not to get bored with anatomy studies and it also can bring up things you need to work on or just really like to work on.
many (most? who knows) people draw zoomed way out and only zoom into 100% to put the finishing details on. of course then you'd resize pictures to share them. I think it makes drawing and paintings look better when you work at a bigger size.
keep up the good work and I hope to see more from you. (I really like the first blue/green painting.)
September 4th, 2010 #8
September 6th, 2010 #9
EDIT: Removed...because it was just too crappy for...well, anything. Not representative of me.
Last edited by Deadlines.; September 13th, 2010 at 09:43 AM.
September 6th, 2010 #10
I didn't even end up finishing it, really. The form/face was actually pretty good before I got painting. But then I ended up just saying screw it, and throwing paint over my good linework.
September 6th, 2010 #11
Holy moses, I didn't even see replies to my thread;
Octopus - Thanks for the tips dude!
Benjamin - Yeah, arms are my serious weak spot. Well, perhaps painting is, at the moment. But in terms of anatomy - messy.
September 7th, 2010 #12
Hey guys, a quick update for the day;
This is a WIP that I'm working on. I recently bought the Speedpaint tutorials by Whit Brachna. The dude is really good at enviro's, so I was inspired to try my hand at another one here.
I think it's working alright so far...
Anyone have any comments or helpful tips for tackling the rest of this?
Thanks in advance,
September 7th, 2010 #13
Things that are standing out to me currently:
The background recedes too abruptly; need some more buffer space.
Treeline obviously needs to be rendered a bit better
The building needs to be rendered and solidly constructed.
The foreground might need something interesting.