Sketchbook: An overture - Page 3
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LastLast
Results 61 to 90 of 212

Thread: An overture

  1. #61
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Update for today.

    @Brandon: thanks!
    @Kerah: No, actually I haven't- even though I've got the full range! I think I will try out more pencil variations upon practising portraits, seems to be the most useful for learning that- do you agree? I guess I will do Still life in pencil as well, as I h-a-t-e it in digital format. ~Hehe yes, I guess he is over it now, he must know that I shall be asking for more joints soon!

    Okay, I watched 3 hours ctrl+paint videos today, did all the "homework" assignments on the website and thought I give my hated tablet another go.

    With good spirits, I made a still life drawing:
    Name:  stillifecup.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  48.1 KB

    And after that attempted the next one,
    Name:  200611still_2.jpg
Views: 337
Size:  61.4 KB
    ..which I aborted because, well, it just bored the SKULL OUT OF ME. Yes I want to learn light and form. No I don't want to spend an hour on a flippin still life with the overwhelming feeling that I am not learning anything /sigh.
    I don't get it. I just hate painting- if something doesn't have lines, it's so floaty and dangerous to me >_>

    Well anyway after getting seriously annoyed with the still life, I thought I'd draw figures from imagination, see how that goes after two weeks of figure drawing practice. I also drew a Serpent Guard from photo ref, and then tried to apply some Serpent Guard armour and render it- lol, me render. Failed, unexpectedly.
    Name:  bananaphoneringringring.jpg
Views: 341
Size:  90.7 KB

    And then I attempted to draw, in some sort of semi-still life painting, to draw a shark-submarine-thing that I modelled this morning while watching ctrl+paint tutorials. I also added a version that is somewhat closer to what I had in mind- still looks like a digimon though.
    Name:  submarinefish.jpg
Views: 347
Size:  104.9 KB

    It's SO going to be pencils again tomorrow _o_

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    536
    Thanks
    248
    Thanked 234 Times in 133 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You've got the same problem I had (and still do) which is to do really blurry digital studies. Try and be hard with your lines, use them to give form. Even if it turns out worse, doing the lines with a hard brush and not falling into a "smoothing" trap will help in the long run. Simple stuff to begin with, cubes, cylinders etc etc.

    If you have to beat yourself up, then do so as a good motivator. Look at your drawings and hate them with all your guts, but turn that into a drive to do better and you will. If you get demotivated by doing badly you'll just stop drawing and get into a circular mindset of not putting effort into it.

    Also in regards to your question in my SB, the thread where DAMJAN does enviroment tuition is in the community forums section. Unfortunately he's not taking on anyone new to teach, but you can still see his tutorials regarding perspective, rocks, brushes, and more useful things to know when doing enviros. Read up- and you'll sure learn a thing or two.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Little-Maiden For This Useful Post:


  4. #63
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Update for today.

    @Little Maiden: Hey, thanks for you comment. Yes you are absolutely right- it looks really blurry. I didn't see that on monday at all- at now it makes my eyes hurt! It's weird because the brush I used was a hard one- the marker sample from ctrl+paint, you know those? I had a look at DAMJAN's thread, and it is really helpful. In fact, the entire subforum is. I will be away for two weeks and not able to take my tablet, but at least I fav't the thread. Thank you very much!

    Not, I didn't do anything yesterday (self-bashing and real-life interfrerence) so I dug in today, doing some eight hours of anatomy- I want to move on from the knee to the pelvis, so I thought I'd nail it. I did a life study from my bf's knee to apply my knowledge. Was is good about the Bammes book is that the following body parts (lower half) will require me to repeat drawing knees.

    I also tried using the 6B additionally to my beloved 2B, but I am really struggling with it.

    Attached Images Attached Images            
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #64
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Berlin
    Posts
    416
    Thanks
    350
    Thanked 115 Times in 96 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Was für ein kranker anatomy Fortschritt. Was hast du dafür gemacht, um so schnell so viel besser zu werden? Respekt! Zeig mir das!

    Sketchbook
    Now crit the shit out of me!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  7. #65
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Everytime I see such Bammes-studies I always want to buy the book. But it's so expensive (and I bought 3 books already in the last days...). Well, that doesn't matter. Your studies are looking good. I'm glad to see that there is coming a new aspect in your linework: you start to follow the forms more with the lines. Apply that even more to your lifedrawings and other studies. The beginning is there, you just need to go the way until the end. Remind that doing those drawings of Bammes is not just anatomy. It is a bit about pencil technique too.

    And I need to agree to Tawnos: you made big a step forward! Very good!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  9. #66
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow guys you are so encouraging, thank you!! I am off to Germany in a few hours, so I didn't have time to study today ( ) but I take my sketchbook with me Just wanted to leave a comment before leaving.


    @Tawnos: Danke! Ich hab vor 3 Wochen angefangen es ernst zu nehmen- es hat klick gemacht- gemerkt wieviel ich lernen muss um gut zu werden- und ich habe mir geschworen nichts weiteres mehr zu zeichnen was mich stunden kostet, weil ich irgendwelche fundamentalen sachen nicht weiss. Daran solls nicht mehr scheitern! Ja dazu halt Loomis Buecher, Bridgman, Hogarth, Bammes (!), Gurney,... die Reihe
    @Valyavande: I understand your hestitation, and well I *cough* aquired the book *cough* *cough* on different ways first to make sure it was really worth it, and then I bought it. I know what you mean regarding the price, but think of it this way: every time you decide against spending 79€, you buy a book for 10€ or 20€ instead. All that adds up to one big Bammes I can only recommend it, and I for one don't find the language difficult to read. It is a bit archaeic but nothing I wouldn't have covered in school. It is actually quite a lot of pencil technique I have found. Shading all the time really helps. Thank you very much!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #67
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,867
    Thanks
    896
    Thanked 936 Times in 803 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi there matey

    I was just perusiing your sketchbook and did a double take on page 2 second post or panel and 5th image down, whilst scanning through and admiring your burgeoning mastery of the pencil I went past that and then came back I thought it was Iron Man in an easy chair until I looked again.

    Please re do it and put Iron man in an easy chair for me with a cigarette and a beer it made me laugh until I realised I was being an idiot (again!!). It was like he was unwinding after a long day battering bad guys.

    The other work is great very well done mate, I enjoyed the drawing on the magazines idea too.

    Keep it up old chap and I look forward to more postings soon.

    Last edited by Lightship69; July 18th, 2011 at 02:29 PM.
    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Lightship69 For This Useful Post:


  12. #68
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Long time no update, sorry for that- I was on holiday for two weeks, and I paused drawing for one week entirely. I know a deadly sin, but I just couldn't pick up a pencil anymore and needed a break. Well there I am, back again.

    @Lightship: Iron man in an easy chair- I lol'd if I tell my bf he was mistaken for ironman, I think he'd be flattered! I shall work on your request as soon as I have mastered anatomy (lol,lol,lol...) ;P Thank you very much for your kind comment, very encouraging and I will indeed keep it up!

    Update:
    The first batch (on yellow paper) is all drawn from life, while on holiday. Drawing fish while they're moving is a pain I'm telling you.
    Took me some attempts to figure out clouds, but after 30 mins or so it "clicked" and I realized that they're 3D forms defined by light and shadow. I have read this for a hundred times now but applying it seems more of a challenge.

    After my drawing break I started sketching for COW, but gave up eventually because I couldn't implement the requirements.
    I then moved on to drawing horses and pegasi, which I will continue to pursue after my anatomy phase.
    And.. yep I feel dirty.. COLOUR. I didn't come up with the design, it's my desktop background for a while now and copyright is written down top left. It's a contest entry for CG contest "the journey begins". I discovered this piece a few years ago and fell in love with it. Check it out, it's beautiful.
    It was a pencil sketch first, 10mins, and the day after I decided to slap some colours on top of it. Didn't really work.
    Last batch, anatohmiee... bridgman and bammes combined, while waiting for my Rubins book to arrive.

    Cheers!

    Attached Images Attached Images                                    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #69
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Update for today.

    It's not a lot of pages but a lot of work.
    The first sheet with the chest and shoulder muscles took me 2 hours, after which my brain was so phased out that I went to the gym to get my head clear.
    I also did some figure drawing (birds), 1minute and 5minutes, to study wings and movement for my pegasus project.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #70
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Early update for today.

    It's still quite early over here, and I have been drawing a little to get 50 figure studies for this weeks Spartan Camp.

    Those two I doodled while listening to/watching "Mood and Emotion" On Demand Stream by Jason Manley. I can concentrate best by drawing at the same time, don't know why. The first 2 are manikin studies, trying to apply some Bridgman to it.. The second one it experimenting with markers. (watch copyright notes!)
    Name:  IMG.jpg
Views: 289
Size:  74.1 KB
    Name:  IMG_0001.jpg
Views: 289
Size:  96.4 KB

    And here my first batch for Spartan camp. Got a lot of bodybuilder images etc, was really sick of drawing all these women, as I want to see whether I can apply my anatomical studies. And.. well I think the knees look good xD
    Name:  IMG_0002.jpg
Views: 284
Size:  72.8 KB
    Name:  IMG_0003.jpg
Views: 281
Size:  73.5 KB
    Name:  IMG_0004.jpg
Views: 283
Size:  72.3 KB

    And some portraits again. I tried to stick to 5 minutes each. I hadn't drawn portraits in an entire month and I need to keep up with it. I am actually quite happy with some of them!
    Name:  IMG_0005.jpg
Views: 282
Size:  77.1 KB
    Name:  IMG_0006.jpg
Views: 287
Size:  72.4 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #71
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Second update for today.
    More figure studies for Spartan Camp.

    And I feel ready to tackle value and form now, not just line and shape. While it is true that a lot of my figure drawings still look wonky, I experience less and less struggle with putting down the lines that I want to put down. A bit less of an obstacle so to speak, as if I could now concentrate on more than just straight and confident lines.

    I did a page (30mins) of simple shapes, which bored the skull out of me, so I tried it on figures- which, well, went not so good for the smaller ones, but rendering the face was pretty interesting. It actually took me a while to see differences in value, because I focus so much on the lines.

    Any comments are very much appreciated, if you have any tips, or disagree with my observations, please feel free to drop a hint.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #72
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Probably the last batch for today, finishing 50 gestures for Spartan Camp. With ink pen this time to work on line confidentiality.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #73
    p sage's Avatar
    p sage is offline in pursuit of hot lines Level 14 Gladiator: Dimacheri
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,463
    Thanks
    3,896
    Thanked 1,666 Times in 1,468 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You do very nice work

    There's enough variety in the exercises and the other drawings that you're doing so that you'll learn a lot. I liked your idea of applying Bridgman to your mannekin studies.

    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

    The Road to Perdition
    clog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  19. #74
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    122
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 38 Times in 38 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow I love that last set of sketches. Very good for two minutes.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to america220 For This Useful Post:


  21. #75
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked 75 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi LL,

    Thanks for taking a look at my sketchbook and the advice about the spartan camp. You've got some really nice studies here. Do you use anatomy books?

    Danke,
    Bill Blomstrom

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  23. #76
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yay, Comments!

    @p sage: Thank you very much, those are encouraging words that I really need^^ I read the idea of applying Bridgman to mannequins in a book (which I don’t recall at this point, sorry) as a very good procedure memorizing anatomy. I think it has a point. If I draw completely from imagination, I overload myself with tasks- perspective, form, shape, anatomy- not there yet. Cheers!
    @america220: Thank you as well! I was surprised myself about that last sheet. Especially the man with the baby, suddenly it went really well- I guess I just got lucky
    @forestdino: You are very welcome and thank you, too. I indeed use anatomy books. I own a copy of Gottfried Bammes’ “Die Gestalt des Menschen” as well as David K. Rubins “The Human Figure” alongside with Burne Hogarth and George Bridgman. The former two are good for realistic muscles and how they function; the latter two are good for the shape and form of the human body interacting in space. Together they work well for me.

    Update for today (so far)

    I said I was gonna tackle digital, so here I am.
    Name:  lightingstdy.jpg
Views: 262
Size:  65.5 KB
    First, I did some really really REALLY boring lighting studies, I cannot emphasise enough how BORING I find these. I felt I am wasting time and am not learning anything. So I thought whatever, try something I read on ctrl+paint, so-called “Value Sketching”.

    I chose this photograph as a reference: http://vishstudio.deviantart.com/art...pell-157795328

    And out came this:
    Name:  valuestudy.jpg
Views: 270
Size:  64.6 KB

    It was SO FUN you cannot believe it. The first time in my life where digital was fun, when I didn’t want to hack my wacom into pieces and blame Adobe for my inabilities. I also saved WIPs of it to recall how I approached it for the first time, might be of use later.

    It's far from perfect (issues especially with face, neck, arm) but hell I didn't believe I could pull this off. Thank you, CA.



    Last edited by LordLouis; July 18th, 2011 at 12:48 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #77
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,867
    Thanks
    896
    Thanked 936 Times in 803 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cor Blimey Guv!! youve been busy since I last looked !!

    I like the anatomy studies, and the 3d forms, I have tried some of them too, Ye Gods what a pain I couldnt even draw a circle to start with, it was embarrassing.

    All the best and keep up the good work.

    P.S. love to Iron Man, and tell hime to take it easy! LOL

    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Lightship69 For This Useful Post:


  26. #78
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    186
    Thanked 161 Times in 109 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey LordLouis, thanks for commenting on my sketchbook. I'm flattered that you would think I'm a TAD student, but I'm not. Took one class there (sketchbook class), though.

    The latest digital figure drawing is very nice and a step up for you, I would say. You'll improve so fast with all the hard work you're putting. Doing a lot of drawing is good at this stage. Of course, as I'm sure you've heard said on the forums, less studies with a lot of thought behind them are better than many studies done just for the sake it. I think that might be why you found the study of the pyramid and ball so boring - you were doing it just because you saw someone recommend it and not because you knew what you had to practice. If that makes sense. I have to say overall you are doing very nice studies.

    I do think you have some trouble with perspective and structure still. The two still life drawings at the top of the page are very wobbly. It also shows in all the faces you draw, where the features aren't placed with enough precision. So some faces turn out all right, while others just don't work. It's too random.

    Not sure what to recommend... Perhaps it's enough to just remind yourself when you're drawing. Regardless, here are a few exercises you might want to try that I found useful (pencil on paper, no ruler allowed):

    1. Draw 3 cubes in a one-point perspective. Use the same horizon line.
    2. Draw 3 cubes in a two-point perspective. Make sure you don't place your vanishing points too close or the cube will look warped.
    3. Draw 3 cubes in a three-point perspective.

    4. Draw a couple cubes freehand. Don't draw the horizon line and don't use vanishing points. (see image)
    5. Ball exercise. Draw circles, focus on making them as round as possible. Draw a vertical and horizontal plane inside the ball, then draw the three axes. Make sure there is a 90 degree angle between the axes. (see image)

    Yeah, simple shapes. I know it seems boring. But I actually think doing just a few and getting a feel for it would be good for you. Here is an example of what it could look like. I can't draw circles on my tablet, so try to do better than me Following up with more simple still lifes would be good - just in pencil, don't have to focus too much on shading.
    Name:  exercise_example.jpg
Views: 258
Size:  55.8 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to Benjaminba For This Useful Post:


  28. #79
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    90
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for popping by my sketchbook! : D Lots of awesome stuff over here. That recent study of the muscly dude is a step in the right direction.

    I would agree with the above poster. Try to do some loooong studies in between those quick ones : ). The constant change will make your brain work harder and you will learn more : D.

    Your definitely working hard keep going : )!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. The Following User Says Thank You to NailBiterMR For This Useful Post:


  30. #80
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary
    Posts
    2,542
    Thanks
    851
    Thanked 1,172 Times in 997 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    BEWARE: I wrote this mostly after looking at the 2nd page, I missed the third

    I don't know why I never visit your SB... but now I'm here, even if I don't feel I can say useful stuff. Nice improvement from the start, it's good you practice different things
    I like your goblins

    It seems to me you draw a bit oversized mouths. Smiling faces are hard, your stuff reminded me I practically never practice them, I should do a big bunch (I tend to focus on something easier until I'm pleased and it takes forever. Not the best approach).
    The shading should makes the head more 3d. You can shade other body parts better it seems, well, a roundish thigh is easier than the very complicated face, that's true, and I think there are more personal differences as well.
    I don't know how to draw plants either, especially not with pencil but pros can do wonderful scenery pictures using different strokes And as Kerah says, softer pencils can be useful. Making a big dark fluffy brush with a harder pencil isn't very productive, for example

    After seeing the 3rd too:
    Beware the face symmetry (especially when the head is tilted) and that the gap between the eyes is usually one eye. Too close eyes usually looks weird and stupid. Even big eyed anime chars mostly have a one eye gap between their eyes
    Spare eyelashes don't help realism. If it's not a totally girly girl or something, you don;t even need individual lashes but if you draw them, they should be more dense I think. I experienced faces don't really like lines, small or bigger. They are okay with shapes but clean thin lines makes them stylized.

    I really wonder if my post with some of my chaotic thoughts has of any use for you, but I tried.

    Last edited by shiNIN; July 20th, 2011 at 07:50 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. The Following User Says Thank You to shiNIN For This Useful Post:


  32. #81
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow, you just need one hour for the digital value sketch? that's really fast! i think I would have need more time. And really looks like a big step forward. Glad to read that you had fun! There's nothing better than practising with fun. i hope we see more of those studies!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. The Following User Says Thank You to JuliaMetzger For This Useful Post:


  34. #82
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    update

    Chuuu, okay update from the last 2-3 weeks. I moved home and have been ill for some time, thus I couldn't study as much as I would have liked to.
    Anyway.
    I feel like I'm doing everything I can and yet not enough. I just don't improve. Pretty pissed.

    @Lightship: Thank you! Yeah I have sheets over sheets full of circles, lines, ellipses, balls..
    @Benjaminba: I thought you're a TAD student because you mention at some point in your sb that you have been talking to some famous artist who showed you some "super secret" stuff^^ Was the sketchourse TAD? Thank you for your comment, I will do more perspective studies, but I can only do so much.
    @NailBiterMR: Thank you very much! Yeah I think you have a good point. I feel that working from photos is limiting me though, so I work from a mirror now for a lot of the time. In september, I start a 10 week figure drawing evening course. finally found something.
    @shiNIN: Thanks a lot for your thoughs, I don't find them confusing. You were right with the faces, and I went to study the skull and measurements of the skull. Yeah I haven't really gotten around those magic pencil strokes lol!
    @Valyavande: thank you so much, I am flattered planning to do more of the kind, yes.

    And now to my update. It's messy as fuck so I tried getting some structure in. Chronological order for most of the stuff.

    #1 Perspective fail, tried to do something for Chow wasteland marauder, aborted.
    Name:  IMG.jpg
Views: 195
Size:  74.9 KB
    Name:  IMG_0001.jpg
Views: 197
Size:  61.3 KB
    Name:  IMG_0002.jpg
Views: 191
Size:  63.7 KB
    Name:  IMG_0003.jpg
Views: 191
Size:  67.2 KB

    #2 Heads
    Name:  IMG_0004.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  81.3 KB
    Name:  IMG_0005.jpg
Views: 192
Size:  89.6 KB
    Name:  IMG_0006.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  109.0 KB
    Name:  IMG_0007.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  82.3 KB
    Name:  IMG_0008.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  56.0 KB
    Name:  IMG_0009.jpg
Views: 189
Size:  64.2 KB
    Name:  IMG_0010.jpg
Views: 188
Size:  73.3 KB
    Name:  IMG_0011.jpg
Views: 185
Size:  75.9 KB
    Name:  IMG_0036.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  93.6 KB
    Name:  IMG_0037.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  60.5 KB

    #3 "life" (photo) studies, no improvement.
    Name:  IMG_0012.jpg
Views: 183
Size:  75.2 KB
    Name:  IMG_0013.jpg
Views: 183
Size:  68.6 KB

    #4 Arms. Switched to A3 papre for most of the studies. The pen page is from memory. Don't know lower arm enough.
    Name:  IMG_0014.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  80.8 KB
    Name:  IMG_0015.jpg
Views: 183
Size:  63.1 KB
    Name:  IMG_0035.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  86.0 KB
    Name:  IMG_0030.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  105.9 KB
    Name:  IMG_0030copy.jpg
Views: 185
Size:  94.2 KB
    Name:  IMG_0034.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  78.5 KB
    Name:  IMG_0034copy.jpg
Views: 181
Size:  86.8 KB
    Name:  IMG_0025.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  94.5 KB

    #5 Another attempt at ChoW, this time "eye-gouger" the Orc. Abandoned.
    Name:  orc.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  61.4 KB
    Name:  hnhm.jpg
Views: 183
Size:  69.9 KB
    Name:  IMG_0021.jpg
Views: 181
Size:  76.1 KB
    Name:  IMG_0022.jpg
Views: 184
Size:  85.9 KB
    Name:  IMG_0023.jpg
Views: 182
Size:  84.6 KB

    #6 Stuff from life, my boyfriend. The pen stuff is from when lying in bed next to him, so that was tricky.
    Name:  IMG_0016.jpg
Views: 183
Size:  59.6 KB
    Name:  IMG_0017.jpg
Views: 182
Size:  76.0 KB
    Name:  IMG_0018.jpg
Views: 182
Size:  61.6 KB
    Name:  IMG_0019.jpg
Views: 179
Size:  79.9 KB
    Name:  IMG_0020.jpg
Views: 176
Size:  92.7 KB
    Name:  IMG_0026.jpg
Views: 182
Size:  102.0 KB
    Name:  IMG_0024.jpg
Views: 178
Size:  98.1 KB

    #7 Trying to get into colour. It doesn't really look like I've been studying heads this week does it?
    Name:  ffrom life.jpg
Views: 179
Size:  45.5 KB
    Name:  speedpainting020811.jpg
Views: 178
Size:  98.7 KB
    Name:  selfportrait.jpg
Views: 179
Size:  65.7 KB
    Name:  colourswtf.jpg
Views: 176
Size:  48.3 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  35. #83
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    keep blasting! your going strong.
    dont forget to try to understand wat you are drawing instead of drawing the same thing a bilion times!

    keep it up

    my Blog : lucdehaan.blogspot.com

    my DeviantArt : omuk.deviantart.com

    my Sketchbook : Sketchbook

    AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. The Following User Says Thank You to Lucdehaan For This Useful Post:


  37. #84
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Porto,Portugal
    Posts
    326
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 60 Times in 59 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It's awesome the progress you have made since your first post.Keep on drawing faces! alot,imo the only way to draw nice facial features is too draw tons of them(I guess is like everything in drawing lulz ).
    liking those arm sketches!
    btw,try to clean your line(i have the same problem,grrr),I think you know what I mean
    keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  38. The Following User Says Thank You to Pedro Ferreira For This Useful Post:


  39. #85
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    update

    Yaay, comments!

    @Lucdehaan: thank you! I am trying indeed; in fact I have come back to arms muscles today to fill in the gaps.
    @pgf95: thank you very much, how very encouraging! Yeah I know the clean line issue, very annoying and I think it is going to be a problem for another while I just try to get more confident, I have already less strokes but still too messy. And my faces.. omg yes, just do as much as possible- cheers!

    A little update on todays work; I haven't drawn much but learnt instead. I spent some time colouring my Hogarth book to match with the colours I had assigned arm muscles in my Rubins book, and I spent quite some time on it, picturizing the muscles- I then did some arms from memory, and I feel quite comfortable. yay.
    Name:  IMG_0001.jpg
Views: 162
Size:  105.0 KB
    Name:  DSC_0049.jpg
Views: 168
Size:  74.4 KB

    Err yes, I actually tried acrylics xD In order to learn to see colours and to mix real-life, not digital colours. I mean I don't need to be told how crap this looks (it's the kitchen window with 3 cactus and a water can) but it was quite interesting. Ran out of white *facepalm*
    Name:  IMG.jpg
Views: 166
Size:  55.8 KB

    And finally, some excercises on perspective from ctrl+paint. Just the start, but I have to solve my confusions on perspective while studying.
    Name:  IMG_0002.jpg
Views: 163
Size:  80.1 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  40. #86
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Posts
    634
    Thanks
    475
    Thanked 234 Times in 214 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Beautiful pencil studies! I'm also liking the color portraits on this page.

    My Sketchbook: Criticisms and Feedback needed

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
    Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. The Following User Says Thank You to bish0p2004 For This Useful Post:


  42. #87
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Update

    Yay a comment!
    Thank you very much bish0p, I am planning to do some more this week- cheers!

    Okay an update from this weekend; it does look like I have been lazy but those two A3 pages took me for-fucking-ever to do; my brain is fried now. Yesterday I coloured my Rubins book for two hours and started with som Ron Lemen studies. Then from memory, and then another sheet poses from Hogarth and trying to figure out the muscles myself- this was so hard. Some of it is wrong, some look wonky, but it really burnt those muscles in I am telling you.
    Will do Figure drawings in order to apply some of the head, arm and leg studies I have done. Sorta scared :s

    I think it's the first time I am using Hogarth, not copying.
    Used pen after I got too messy with pencil again.

    Name:  IMG_0002.jpg
Views: 148
Size:  91.2 KB
    Name:  IMG_0003.jpg
Views: 145
Size:  89.9 KB

    I watched 3 hours of Sketchbook Streaming Class just for that second sheet. WTF!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  43. #88
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    good looking studies again! May I ask which streaming class you watched for the latest sheet? I'm curious. And I wanna buy that Rubins book too! (haven't I already spend so much money into TAD-vids and an Intuos 4 I would do it right now. Maybe I should do it anyways)
    I think even more now, that this sketchbook is going to be very interesting so, keep up the good work! No crits for the moment.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  44. The Following User Says Thank You to JuliaMetzger For This Useful Post:


  45. #89
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    385
    Thanks
    262
    Thanked 285 Times in 208 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Crazy amount of studies! Keep up the good work but don't forget to have some fun with your drawings ;) I'm also learning from Hogarth, wishing You luck!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  46. The Following User Says Thank You to hu-ha For This Useful Post:


  47. #90
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    329
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 93 Times in 81 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think it's the first time I am using Hogarth, not copying.
    Took me months to figure that you have to use a book, not just mindlessly copy stuff.

    I think that attitude along with tons of study will result in great stuff. I like that you do color, digital but also study with the goold old ink pen and pencil. Good stuff, just keep going.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  48. The Following User Says Thank You to dracken For This Useful Post:


Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 25

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
  •