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September 26th, 2010 #1
Hello, I've been lurking here for a while and decided to start up a sketchbook. Conceptart.org has a very friendly community (it seems) and great help to artists, so I would love it if I could have any critique on my sketchbook. Critique can only make me better.
I am 15 and trying to improve as much as possible because I plan on going into the arts.
Right now I am studying Loomis and Brideman, as well as a few observation from life when I can. I also try to apply what I have learning into a few drawings from my imagination at the end of my studying for the day. It's been difficult balancing school and art, but I have been doing well so far. Because of school I may not be able to update this as much as I would love to, but I will try.
I have been at an art block for a year now, and I am kicking myself out of it. I recently ordered Art and Fear, so I will read that once it comes in the mail. I have heard that it will help me greatly with how nervous I am with drawing and having it seen (even more so critiqued).
Thank you for visiting my sketchbook, I will practice and practice!
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Here are some things I did yesterday, maybe I will have time to do more today.
I have two more that I need to upload in the next post.
Sorry that they are hard to see, my scanner scanned them strange. I will have to fix it later.
September 26th, 2010 #3
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September 26th, 2010 #4
Here are the rest of the images I did yesterday.
September 26th, 2010 #5
Here, I painted a sock. It was sitting on my desk.
September 26th, 2010 #6
really good start keep it up and explore more movement in art to find your strength
good luck and keep it up
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September 26th, 2010 #7
I tried an attempt at a self portrait. I used a photo reference.
My first serious gray scale, but I referenced it from a color image so it was a bit difficult. With practice it will only get easier.
September 26th, 2010 #8
September 26th, 2010 #9
it looks like your rushing wayy too much! got to slow down a bunch! lifes not about rushing, you dont pick a lot of things along the way, exactly the same with art. you dont observe as much in a 10 minute self portrait as you do in a 3 hour self portrait, and by slowing down with rendering aswell you will end with a really nice result!
you need to think about things in 3D, not just as 2D. you show the X and the Y but no Z! D:
it looks like you painted that sock in 10 minutes and gave up, thats why its not readable as a sock, you need to spend hours on it to get it readable if you have to DONT GIVE UP!
maybe dont do the 30second poses and try to do the 10 minute poses, no art school has 30second life drawing, the lowest at mine is 2 minutes and thats just to warm up, then to 5 minute, then to 10, to 20 +.. this way you learn to observe the model and not just try and get a contour down in 10 seconds
study some bridgman and loomis, and sloow the down bro!!
i'll be back again
September 26th, 2010 #10
Haha, yes I realize now that I am rushing -a lot-, thank you so much for pointing it out to me. Also, you're right about the sock. I think I spent about 15 mins on it. It became very frustrating, because I could see the colors but I wasn't able to pick the right ones. I suppose that's something that will work its self out over time, yes? I've taken the color test, and I got a 13 on it. So I can see colors fairly well, I guess it's my lack of practice that's making it difficult. But like I said it'll work out over time.
I'll do the long poses, it's a good idea I didn't really think of (silly me).
I'll work more on my Bridgeman and Loomis and push my brain to think in 3D broooooo.
Thanks so much for the critique!
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September 26th, 2010 #11
whats the color test? and glad your going to work hard at it
also with colors, just try your best, slow right down, be very precise. maybe even make a viewing square, i forget the proper name, its just like a cardboard frame and you look thru it, its good for seeing colors without anything in your periferals
keep at it! draw more!!
September 26th, 2010 #12
the color test is this thing that XRitePhoto set up (it's on their website) that's been circulating around the net lately.
Adding on to what ryanoir said, for colors you'll just have to look and observe hard.
When I first tried posemaniacs I set it to 30 seconds. Couldn't get down more than the head and general flow of the body before it switched, so it was useless to me. But I kept doing it because I saw other people on CA doing that, and I thought it was the "right" thing to do. But really all it was doing was giving me practice in drawing ellipses and curved lines...
Later on I set it to 90 seconds. It's been a lot more useful ever since.
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September 27th, 2010 #13
Here is a doodle I did in my classes today, I'm not sure if it counts as sketchbook material but I though it was something interesting to share.
I might not have time to do studies today.
After looking back on the self portrait I did yesterday, it looks super flat and dull. Even in the small file previews on my desktop the only thing I see is flat.
I will try another self portrait sometime soon to try to get it better.
Also, thank you for all the input so far. It's helping.
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September 27th, 2010 #16
nice doodle art
i like it
good luck man
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September 27th, 2010 #17
I am seventeen and beginner as well. Good luck, I like the watercolor. (:
September 28th, 2010 #18
A pencil study for tonight, was busy again today.
It's amazing, I never really thought a pencil could feel like paint (In how smooth it is, I mean). It's almost like I'm using a paint to fill in the value. It's hard to describe, but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I guess that's what happens when you stop trying to value with a mechanical pencil, huh.
I'll have to play around with it some more.
September 28th, 2010 #19
Just messing around with gray scale again, from imagination.
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September 29th, 2010 #21
love the grayscale WIP, it has really nice values and design overall, can't wait til you develop it =) and keep the studies comin' I know from experience that i tend to go back to drawing from imagination, but studies help a lot =)
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October 1st, 2010 #22
That WIP from imagination looks really good for being from imagination.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -- Confucius
October 3rd, 2010 #23
Here is another WIP, I've been trying to work on my gray scale. It's from imagination again. No time for many studies recently, so busy with other things. I need to work on my time management.
[Edit] Wow, I saved the file in PS so I could post it here and I accidently saved the re sized image over the original PS file. So now instead of being 3000x2000-ish it's 1000x700ish. Wow, smart move there. I guess I learned my lesson, but I probably wont work on it anymore. . _.
Last edited by MechanicalZilla; October 3rd, 2010 at 06:11 PM.
May 12th, 2011 #24
Oh geez, I haven't uploaded anything in forever. It's because I stopped drawing again! Bad me! I kicked myself in the butt and decided to start again, and with a passion. Vent all my frustration of my mediocre art abilities into improving. I also celebrated my 16th early this year. Still very young, though.
Here is a dump of what I have done recently and a school project that I actually liked the result of. I've been weening myself off of anime as much as I can, but I still enjoy to mindlessly sketch it. I've noticed that as I work on my anatomy studies, things in anime drawings that used to be very difficult are becoming easier. I actually no longer find drawing in that style challenging anymore, which is why I have been working away from it.
I also have a new found love for Flamin' Hot Cheetos. These things are the bomb, man.
May 12th, 2011 #25
Love the sketches, there, and nice practice with the painting and the like - Especially like the later ones, when you start to get into some heavy duty art. Mediocre? Nah, let's simply go with "in-training".
Also like how you manage to use a nice mix of pictures with more mild, dulled out colours as well as those which are practically fluorescent. Good work!