Sketchbook: kaspar's sketchbook
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    kaspar's sketchbook

    hello everyone, im new here!

    since i remember i always wanted to master the art of drawing. in the past, as i tried drawing the human figure and other things, i got easily frustrated due to lack of knowledge of the perspective, proportions, shading, any medium and aspect really, which led to little to zero patience and i had no willpower whatsoever to continue anything. but this has to change!

    i am making a promise to myself that i will keep practicing, updating this thread, and hoping to progress until i get somewhat good at this

    any tips would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

    -

    starting with A. Loomis "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth" and stumbling on major problems with proportions and scaling

    22/1/2011





    some still life objects. when im not aware i tend to press the pencil a little too hard. trying a bit gently and lighter here and there






    23/1/2011


















    posemaniacs.com (90 seconds)

















    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by kaspar; January 27th, 2011 at 04:27 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    24/1/11

    yesterday sucked.

    1 - a vase out of perspective
    2 - pouch and glasses
    3 - still life from a distance, had no idea how to measure and horrible blocking
    4-9 - posemaniacs
    10 - reference
    11 - reference, even the bird :C

    Attached Images Attached Images                        
    Last edited by kaspar; January 25th, 2011 at 02:45 PM. Reason: update
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    25/1/11

    1 - shoulder/traps head doodling
    2 - trying to hit the proportions again, should have drawn the side and back view too
    3 - manikin!
    4 - manikin in action, weight distribution
    5 - manikin poses from imagination
    6 - still life
    7 - first portrait! was afraid of drawing the hair though :C

    looking forward to tomorrow! IM NOT GIVING UP!

    p.s. i hate the paper im drawing on. its paper for writing letters, very thin and clear-through + smudges EVVVEERYYWHERE!

    Attached Images Attached Images              
    Last edited by kaspar; January 25th, 2011 at 05:02 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    26/1/2011

    almost watched the entire first lesson by Vilppu on Gestures! wow. great stuff, definitely helped me a lot to understand a few things. will have to watch again tomorrow so that it sinks in! also watched the first 3 lessons of Riven Phoenix talking about perspective, because i had a hard time understanding the stuff in Loomis book lol. i tried to follow on a piece of paper and i will have to continue the other 9 lessons digitally, because every object after the third lesson has to be generated on a grid

    1 - lesson 01
    2 - lesson 02, 3 point perspective?
    3 - lesson 03, the grid
    4-6 - vilppu

    Attached Images Attached Images            
    Last edited by kaspar; January 26th, 2011 at 03:51 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    27/1/11

    slacking today

    1 - 1 pose, 3 views
    2 - from imagination
    3 - 2 poses

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Zealand, Christchurch
    Posts
    46
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 30 Times in 13 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice to see you are doing all the right stuff, got not much to say apart from keep drawing and keep improving!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to YJ Lee For This Useful Post:


  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    157
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 68 Times in 66 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey kaspar. good start.

    i was in exactly the same position as you about 6 years ago (wow, has it been that long? doesn't feel like it). i did lots of loomis studies ('the stick figures book'), some life drawing, and some stuff out of anatomy books.

    my advice to you would be... don't mindlessly draw. thinking about what you're drawing is the most important thing. i drew for years and never improved, simply because i didn't think about what i was doing.

    also, learn gestures and structure before you go in depth into anatomy study. it's more important than learning to draw a deltoid or a bicep early on.

    observe life. draw it (not only in life drawing). i see you're doing this anyway, so that's good. then practice drawing from imagination. and go back and forth between these processes until something happens. lol. it takes a long time.

    try not to get depressed about lack of skill. still try to find the fun in drawing, even if it's not great.

    my collaborative

    join to me to make beautiful drawings.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Catish For This Useful Post:


  10. #8
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Catish View Post
    my advice to you would be... don't mindlessly draw. thinking about what you're drawing is the most important thing. i drew for years and never improved, simply because i didn't think about what i was doing.
    Good advice.

    Betty Edwards has got a lot of people thinking about the Right Brain's place in drawing; but you can't do competent work without the Left Brain. It's Analysis (left brain) and Synthesis (right brain) coming together that will give you the most success.

    If you look at a model and blindly copy or do blind contours, you'll never gain an understanding. If all you do is study structure, you're not exercising the part of your brain that brings together different pieces of ideas in creative ways.

    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

    The Road to Perdition
    clog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    YJ Lee: thanks, trying my best here, although i think im not drawing enough
    Catish: thank you! this means a lot to me. i'll make sure to follow your advice!
    p sage: thanks! i'll take a look into Betty's book

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    28/1/11

    not much today ...again. although i am surprised that i've managed to hold on and draw for 6 days straight, motivation is still there, but i need to force myself to draw some more, til i puke, you know?

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #11
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by kaspar View Post
    YJ Lee: thanks, trying my best here, although i think im not drawing enough
    Catish: thank you! this means a lot to me. i'll make sure to follow your advice!
    p sage: thanks! i'll take a look into Betty's book
    Actually it's probably best to avoid that book I used it as an example to show how one-sided thinking about art can be harmful.

    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

    The Road to Perdition
    clog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    29/1/2011

    no anatomy related studies today. long story short - i realized ive been drawing from day 1 (22/1) with 4B pencil and then found HB laying around. so i crosshatched around 2 imaginary poses, which i was afraid of doing earlier due to hardness of 4B's graphite. there is no light source intended as you may see, i was just x-hatching like a madman!

    p sage: thanks again!

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    157
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 68 Times in 66 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great gesture studies. keep doing them and feeling the rhythm of each figure (it's usually different depending on the pose). don't bother with too much shading or hatching at the moment. your form needs work first.

    my collaborative

    join to me to make beautiful drawings.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  19. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Yugoslavia
    Posts
    4,381
    Thanks
    2,211
    Thanked 2,693 Times in 2,429 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    You are doing some nice and right things,
    great studies, you just stay in the pocket.


    [last update; 28th March 2014]
    SEXUAL CONTENT !WARNING!
    ...looking for a freelance work...
    In search for a Freelance work
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  21. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 62 Times in 55 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It was actually thar lovely sketchbook thumbnail that made me step inside here. Excellent eyecatcher.

    Good work so far! Keep at it, you're doing great.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  23. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    31/1/11

    LtPlissken: thanks man!
    JaneMag: lol! thanks. and im glad you like the duck

    im starting to hate posemaniacs' 30-90seconds, cant focus enough......i tried the "random pose viewer" instead

    1-7 - posemanics
    8 - oil pastels. used reference
    9 - my old genius tablet still works! from imagination

    Attached Images Attached Images                  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sunny, sunny England
    Posts
    129
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I see all is going well, although try not to use the tablet too much, you need to spend a lot more time on traditional no matter how tedious it can be.

    "How'd you like them apples?"

    ->Sketchbook <-
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  26. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    London
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like your gestures, especially seeing as I should start doing them myself. Keep at it!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

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


  28. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    2/2/11 - 2/9/11

    studying volume and overlapping. ive been slacking (not drawing when i should be drawing) so much, that i might kill myself any time soon if i dont pull my shit together- hence no updates..

    anyway, ive decided to slow down and not rush things! also, im going for 1000 poses, while studying Vilppu 24/7/365

    and ive noticed i have serious problem with measuring and proportion when comparing posemaniacs poses with mine.

    1 - posemaniacs
    2 - doodling perspective from imagination
    3 - posemaniacs
    4 - posemaniacs
    5 - vilppu
    6 - vilppu
    7 - some still life objects
    8 - vilppu
    9 - 3 ugly noses from imagination
    10 - 20 - posemaniacs
    21 - tried a serious approach to still life, everything is pretty much off and i didnt even bother finishing it

    Attached Images Attached Images                                          
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Tags for this Thread

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
  •