I've been meaning to create a CA sketchbook for awhile, but have been too lazy to do so in the past. I've been trying to kick myself into gear lately as I have oodles of time on my hands that has been, frankly, wasted on my favorite hobby of doing nothing.
I'm an aspiring animator, trying to enter the Commercial Animation Program at Capilano University. I was rejected last year so I'm all aflame to get in this time. Ironically, I feel greater confidence in my more realistic work then in my cartoon or simplified work, so I hope this sketchbook will get me feedback on both my portfolio works and personal cartoon works.
Currently, I am taking Art History and Life Drawing courses at Capilano while I waste away in boredom waiting for my next chance at entrance to the animation program.
Last edited by OfficialLamp; April 10th, 2011 at 12:27 AM.
Hey, I read your thread in Lounge and thought I'd have a look at what you got. You've got some good work here, but one thing I'm picking up on is a lack of confidence in your painting: All of your brush strokes are with a with a low opacity brush slowly digging away some form into your image, and while this careful application of brush strokes can indeed be very good at being precise, it's also important from time to time to have a 80-100% opacity brush and try to pick the correct tone / colour yourself, without "easing into" a final result.
It's tricky, and damn frustrating, but my god you'll learn a lot and learn to work quickly if you try it every few paintings. What this also does is make your brushes look a lot more deliberate, and feel a lot bolder. You can always go back and digitally refine an image, so don't worry about "fucking the drawing up", instead be aware that you can, then make it better.