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February 6th, 2011 #1
Forestdino: Sketchbook of a madman.
So here we go. I've been lurking around here long enough and I decided to start a sketchbook. I like to draw, I'm not looking to become a concept artist or anything, I just like to draw and would like to get better at it. I'll be posting more very soon.
So a little about myself. I am American living and working in Germany. I just sort of stayed here after the army. I am currently working as a CAD administrator by a company here in good old Deutschland. I like to draw, always did, sometimes better, sometimes worse (more often), but always did it anyway. I do a lot of 3D modeling and am interested in 3D art, painting, sketching and making wine and beer. I would really like it if you would take a look at my stuff and tell me your opinion.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
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30 minute face
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Another 30 minute face
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Hero concept for a 3d model
February 6th, 2011 #8
Wow the quality of stuff here is amazing. err maybe I should have waited with my stuff, oh well, heres a quick one I did last night.
February 27th, 2011 #9
I haven't been able to post as much as I would like. I've been doing mostly studies, loomis and eyes and stuff.
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February 27th, 2011 #11
thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate the comments.
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Nice but try to be more loose ,drawing the body as a whole is difficult to begin with so break it up into sections would make it easier, when your confident enough draw it as a whole.
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March 30th, 2011 #15
Something I was working a long time on.
I want to thank everyone who helped me with the anatomy on this. I modeled this in Blender 2.56 and rendered with a HDR lighting. My weekpoints are the feet and hands though. Next time
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May 4th, 2011 #18
Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook - I popped in to return the favour. Nice to see some anatomy studies in here Keep them up - they really do help. Your hand drawings are already showing improvement Keep up the hard work, try to draw every day ( from life is always best but any kind of drawing helps ) and most of all remember to have fun.
My sketchbook : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...15#post3032315
I do draw every day, but being a busy mum, don't always get time to update.
Comments and crits are always welcome
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May 27th, 2011 #19
good work! this mighht be helpful:
also this was very helpful to me and i link to it a lot:
the part on drawing simple shapes in perspective is an important foundation
hope this helps, keep on
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May 27th, 2011 #20
Keep going, if you find yourself becoming too tense or rigid, I suggest trying to use your off-hand (assuming you're not ambidextrous already) occasionally.
Sure it'll feel weird, and you won't be able to rely on your usual tricks or methods as you would with your dominant hand, but it helps you loosen up a bit.
As always, watch those proportions, and keep line quality in mind.
"Winners never quit, quitters never win"- Vince Lombardi
"When both sides are convinced they're going to lose, they're both right" - Murphy's Law
"Good artists copy, great artists steal" - Picasso
"An object in motion tends to stay in motion" - Isaac Newton
Equipment: Pencil, paper, VisTablet, Painter X
Invest 2,000+ hours into practice [110/2,000(?)]
Successfully train my off-hand [Not Yet]
Start participating at EnterVOID [Eventually]
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June 4th, 2011 #21
May updates 2011
@ aks9 and Enigmasflame. Thanks for the tips and the interesting links, I'll try and check them out.
Heres my May update in June, I know I'm late, Procrastination is my middle name. Here are some Loomis studies, from life, posemaniacs and a 3D concept.
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June 12th, 2011 #24
I wouldn't recommend using posemaniacs for anatomical studies.
(I did this too a while back, but the tools main purpose are gesture drawings... Well, I even dont know, if posemaniacs got all the muscles right...)
Get some anatomy / drawing books instead
And if you want to do gesture drawings, you might want to try also:
A tip for your pencil drawings: try to vary your line-weight/intensity a bit. The drawing will look a lot more vivid then.
Keep it up!
I hope to see more drawings from you soon!
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July 17th, 2011 #26
Hey forestdino, nice to see someone here without direct professional ambitions, yet trying to improve. I'm a beginner as well, and as a lot of advice has already been given, I don't really know what to add apart from- keep it up!
I personally don't like posemaniacs because of the anatomical inaccuracy, but a lot of people use it. Check out the Community Activties on CA, they are a nice way to keep you going. -> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74
I can only recommend the spartan camp, it's a good way to push with figure drawing! The critique forum is quite nice to see professionals giving advice, you can learn quite a lot from there.
Cheers for living in meinem Vaterland!
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September 10th, 2011 #29
procrastination is my first middle and last name
I have become the proud owner of a graphic tablet, but now I realized I have to draw with this thing laying on my desk. Here is my first "half decent try at something, and the rest are sketchbook updates. I've decided to do 100 faces, this will probably take me two years, but my moto is never give up. Thanks for taking a look.
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