Before I begin,
I started a sketchbook last year but only carried it on for a week (on a seperate account), because I lost determination in what I wanted, and many other reasons. That was last september ~
I just guess I wasn't ready for the amount of dedication, but I'll put much more of an effort (I meen, actually keep this sketchbook alive with frequent updates)
ok so ..
My names Jack and one I would love to be a concept artist or something to that variety when i'm older, but I know I have to put the work into it.
I'm 16 years old and i'm currently in my first year of College (I come from England so im studying A Levels) ~
I welcome any criticism to help me improve, .. thats about it >3< .
I wasn't sure how to start off a sketchbook, so I drew a few things from life, reference, studies etc. To set me off to know where to improve : Page 1 One of Melanie Delon's digital paintings which I referenced from Page 2 Self-Portrait w/ Mirror. (annoying as the mirrors we have in this house are too big to bring somewhere comfy to draw so I had to stand >_>) Page 3 Bridgeman Neck Studies, Im planning on studying the head first so i'll be starting with the neck, overall head, then individual features. Page 4 Random Figure Drawing and bottom two are things from mind, they should be wearing wierd bear-like hats ;/ Page 5 Life Drawings
Scanning has lost some of the drawings sketching lines D; ~ Apologies.
Annoying as hell to draw from life, because my little brother likes to annoy me so he kept moving every 10 seconds >3< (on perpous and constantly)
I haven't done many life drawings of people, the only ones I have done are two self-portraits of myself so im please with the outcome I guess ^ ^ ~
First Page Drawing of my brother from life, about 10 minutes Second Page Bridgeman Neck Studies Third Page Photo Referenced Studies of necks, should have done more because I feel I didnt do enough to memorise different angles, so ill do more possibly tomorrow ~
First Page Some Still Life's from life ~ my still lifes lack in creativity, haha.
Second Page Some heads, well, two >_>, only took me 30 minutes so I should have done more, but ima do some bridgeman heads tomorrow ~
Referenced from some Deviantart person who has stock images of different costumes / poses etc. really useful ~
Third Page Something i'm doing in Fine Art, only just started it but yeah, a focus point of disfiguration, using Melanie Delons digital painting as part of inspiration etc. ~
First drawing will be finished in pencil, will do the other in ink and bleach ~
I'd post more of my fine art work but I dont want to publish it all on the internet since its for my coursework ~ otherwise i'd be uploading plenty XD ~
Oh and im editing the drawings on photobucket when im scanning in to make the pencil lines brighter and closer to what they are irl, but it makes the page slightly darker too >_>,
when photoshop stops crashing I can do it more easily in there ~
ladyknowles aha thankyou ^ ^ Yeah, I always have an issue with size ... my drawing size .. ~ XD My Art Teacher in college says hes going to have a nervous breakdown because my drawings dont normally exceed A4 size XD ~
LtPlissken ahh thanks for visiting ^ ^
Yeah, though I chose a bad time, in the middle of college and exams soon so my updates will probably only be once or twice a week now ~
But thanks for the advice ^ ^ When I have free time from coursework and revision i'll try do some head studies from imagination, ~
What I said above pretty much sums my situation up, I have done alot in my absence of updating this sketchbook but I haven't had the time to scan,
My A levels are in less than a month so im revising for that and coursework deadlines are soon ~
But here's another Self-Portrait ~
oh, my mechanical pencil has broken so I had to resort to a blunt pencil XD ~ The only sharpener I have in the house is a harry potter one which breaks lead everytime I sharpen >3<