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February 18th, 2011 #1
Sadako's SKETCHBOOK - What the hell? O_O
Hello like-minded! :'D
My name is Sandra, I'm 19 years young, from Germany and I would like to show you my drawing-attempts.
(Pls don't bash me for my english >.<)
Here we go ~
Below you can see my current favorite drawing
(That's Shiva from Final Fantasy X)
These are some sketches from last january:
So that's it (for now)
I hope you like my drawings. I would be very glad about a comment ^^
Pls don't hesitate to tell me criticism!!
Have a nice day!
Last edited by Sadako-xD; August 6th, 2014 at 08:51 AM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberFebruary 20th, 2011 #2
This time, there are other sketches and experiments.
First, the colored pictures..
>> Moleskine stuff
Here I tried to change my drawing style a little bit. Maybe one can see, that I'm obsessed of Final Fantasy XDD. Whatever... I like this page very much and I hope you like it, too
Last edited by Sadako-xD; June 2nd, 2012 at 01:45 PM.
February 20th, 2011 #3
You're doing great for 16!
Keep pushing yourself with anatomy and faces, looking forward to seeing how this develops. Keep it up!
Edit: I've noticed you dont draw hands often, like they're hiding in your pictures. Try some practice on them!
February 21st, 2011 #4
Sadako-xD for checking out my stuff and the kind words. Actually I am not sure I would say I am a super pro, but I already create art for my income. In fact this weekend I created storyboards for a short film, am presently working on a character design for a client, and working on my own comic book. In addition I am looking for more work and just submitted some samples to a company. So I am keeping out of trouble. Anyway even though I am making money with art I have to keep learning and pushing myself as you can not stop growing wth these skills.
With your work I would say you are doing the right things by posting, getting feed back etc. I like that you are doing figure work. Mix in some fast gesture drawings, keep drawing from life. Draw friends, family, pets, environment, etc. Play with shapes compositions, and layout. Also keep playing with what your imagination so it stays fun! Remember we are all a world of shapes and forms. Just keep at it if you have the interest!
March 4th, 2011 #5
@Elz: Thank you very much for your Feedback! Yeah.. hands... they are katastrophies XD well, yes I will try to make one
@Hipalien: Thank you for the information and the tips!! *___*
New stuff ^^
Finally, I finished reading the awesome book "Flesh House" (Blut und Knochen) by Stuart MacBride.
I highly recommend this thrilling piece - you just have to read it! :'D
The picture was also influenced by the book.
Guess, who's that ^^".
Last edited by Sadako-xD; June 2nd, 2012 at 01:45 PM.
March 5th, 2011 #6
Hey Sadako! Your Hinata Hyuga looks very nice. Big fan
Shiva is nice too, as well as the candle~
My only request is that you don't watermark the image, it really disrupts the flow and almost no other artist, professional or amateur, does that
please keep posting!
March 6th, 2011 #7
Hey nice start to a sketchbook, especially for your age i'd reccomend learning the basics and focusing on one thing at a time so if your thinking about drawing faces study the planes and structure of them and then keep applying what you learn at the end of your studies you'l improve super quick , But dont forget to keep it fun!
March 7th, 2011 #8
March 7th, 2011 #9
March 11th, 2011 #10
@vices: Thank you very much! Oh well, I already saw this on some artist pages and once I had a problem with a guy, who took my artworks and he posted them on his homepage, so because of this fact I did this. But I won't do it anymore (cause I don't care anymore..)
@fudgeloaf: Thank you for your kind reply ^^. Yes I always try to analiyze the whole face, what are the basics and so one - I think it's a really good practise . And of course - Fun is the main thing =)
@SenEnd: Thanks!^^ I will
@Farquad: No problem (thank you, too )
Finally, I finished part two of my project for the art lesson.I think I really have to practise this "painting with brush" XD. (I'm always so shaky o..o)
(sry.. it's a little bit blurred --" It was too big for my scanner - A2-3)
As I already said, the picture was painted with brush and also with colored pencils. It took about 6 hours or something like that.
Well, for my very low skills in this area... it's quite good XD.
And here's a sketch out of my Moleskine
If you wonder, why I always write these strange texts: they are often just titles or parts of songs I just heard while I drew
Here I was listening to Linkin Park (suprise! XD) - "Burning in the skies" and "The Catalyst". (It arised in the german lessons today XD)
I always wanted to draw something like that ^^.
Everything was drawn from my mind - without references.
Muhahaha (evil laugh XD) - Bye, bye
March 11th, 2011 #11
Geez.. ur only 16???!!! and ur doing all this? man i wish i was this good at ur age... let me give u one advice my friend...no matter what happen.. or no matter what ppl say... dnt stop drawing.. i did that mistake when i was 14 and didnt continue drawing till i was 27!!! imagin if i kept drawing all these years..
thanks for stoping by my SB by te way
i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/salemshanouha
March 13th, 2011 #12
Your work is pretty eye smacking for a 16 year old, really, I wasnt half as good when I was 16 XD. You have a very distinctive style with your faces, something akin to a transition between a normal human face with a little anime flavored topping.
Also, the candle looks very real. The wax inside really does look like its being seen from behind glass! My only advice on that one(and digital painting in general) is that using the blurry edged brush will give you undesired results more often that not. At first it seems like a great blending tool(which it IS, but in very specific occasions) But it's better to use harder brushes; the reflection on the wax blurrs out in a way which makes it look like it had random white patches on top, whereas a hard brush would give you a solid, clear reflection.
And lastly, its always nice to give the pic a bakground, or at least a basic color to help contrast the shiny glass parts.
Either way, great SB!
March 18th, 2011 #13
The candle digital is very nice. I like the painting you did for art class as well.
I would suggest maybe you study some noses from life and from different angles (because now all your noses seem a bit flat along the bridge)
and try drawing people around you as well. notice how the body changes when someone sits. The torso, the arms. It won't look like the sitting girl from your sketchbook in #10.
keep it up, keep posting!
March 20th, 2011 #14
March 20th, 2011 #15
Wow, you draw very good for your age. Keep doing your anatomy and proportion studies; I gurantee you will do great.
March 20th, 2011 #16
Hi, cool sketches..I really like that last one in your sketchbook of the paintbrush and "paint" hehe, that looks neat. And the girl above it is really interesting looking too, although her right arm seems to not be saturated enough, it's too dull in color compared to the rest of her skin.
March 26th, 2011 #17
OMG So much feedback!! *___*
@Rain Walker: Yes, I am XD. Thank you . Of course, I won't stop drawing!! I couldn't live without it! OO. No Problem
@SandyMan: Thanks for your kind words ^^. Yes, I'll try to draw without using it, thanks for the good advices
@krysjez: Thank you . Oh I didn't recognize this, thanks for the tip! OO. Yeah I'm a little bit unsure every time when I want to draw people on the street ^^". But I'll practise this, I promise you!
@lemming-clone-: Thanks ! Yes, I try to study this!
@PeteJ: Thank you ^^. I hope so OO
@Kalin: Thanks ^^. It's also my current favorite :'D.
SSMMMM .. new pictures ^..^
Title: Lucifers angel
Drawing-duration: 10 hours
Idea: After I've heard about 20 times the homonymous song from The Rasmus I just had to draw this XD.
I will upload the WIP on my blog later.
Another version of "Lucifers angel" and a sketch from my Moleskine
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March 27th, 2011 #18
April 5th, 2011 #19
@Zilhir: Haha :'D. You will get it, but not right now, sry ^^".
Well, I'm very busy right now... on the one site with school and on the other site with my own Manga project ~
It's been a while since I have drawn a still life. (Attachment)
That's my MP3 Player (Samsung)... yeah I know... it's veeery old --". But it's still working and I love it :'D And it even has a name XDD "Xell" ... (When I got it, I was (and still am) addicted to Final Fantasy 8 ~) Did you also name your favorite things?? XD
As I told you, I'm currently working on my own Manga Project. Therefore, I'm spending much time for writing the story with the dialogues/monologues and of course for thinking about the characters and drawing them.
So, here is a first little concept for the main character (Attachment ~).
(And yeah... I drew the clothes very fast so... don't wonder XDD It's just a concept ^^")
What else? A yeah! Here are some sketches :'D
April 5th, 2011 #20
Not bad so far. I think some anatomy studies would help to improve your stuff. Maybe you should try some Bridgman studies or similar.
KEEP IT UP!
April 11th, 2011 #21
@Elophant: Thank you . Yes, I will try to draw such things more than before and practise this stuff. It's really one of my weaknesses :/.
This piece took me 18 hours! 18 HOURS!! Can you believe this?! Oo
I'm totally exhausted --"
However, the picture is a fanart about one of my favorite Anime-Mangas, called Death Note. Maybe some of you guys know this
Well, you can see Light Yagami (left), Misa Amane (right) and Ryuk (the death god behind them).
I really like the atmosphere, which the drawing has. It's gloomy somehow, but also very mysterious.
(And yes, I know, I have to practise human anatomy >.<)
I hope, u like it, too :'D
Additionally, you can find the WIP (Work in progress) and the lineart on my blog
April 14th, 2011 #22
April 26th, 2011 #23
@Liberty: Np (:, haha, well, I want to draw a Manga.. but a more realistic one. Of course! I've already drawn a lot of them, but I want to share them here when there are more haha :'D
Yeah, my Manga Project makes great progress.
I sit almost all the time just for the story! ~..~
So, because of all the writing (My room is full of paper-piles!! Oo) I couldn't draw so much...
This picture (attachment) is another, closer concept of Lilith - the main charakter of my Manga .
I tried to draw it in the style in which the Manga will be painted.
Some thoughts ~
Someone just gave me a great brainwashing.
He reminded me of the most essential thing for an artist:
I draw for myself and not for anyone else!!
I forgot this a little bit, because as an artist I wanted to get a good feedback and so I thought more and more about what I was actually drawing (Do they want to see this?? Is this too creepy/crazy?? And so on...). Well, I don't want to say that art should be brainless, but one is supposed to feel the art.... to create it from the bottom of the heart!
Well, borders are everywhere, but always keep in your mind (even if you paint a commissioned work!):
You are drawing/painting, because you are feeling happy, when you bring your ideas to life and you are doing this only -without any exceptions- for yourself!! No matter how crazy or abstract your idea is - just paint it!
There are so many things, buzzing in my head, that I sometimes think, it will explode, if I don't bring them on paper. Oo
But with this new motivation I'm finally able to do this without any fear.
I hope this is a good help for people, who have/had the same problem (;
May 7th, 2011 #24
My entry for the TEEN CHALLENGE #118
I have chosen Diabolos from Final Fantasy VIII for this competition . It's my favorite G.F. haha ^^
I drew him as an armor for a human fighter haha :'D
Here you can find some WIP
May 26th, 2011 #25
The mp3 and this last one are both very nice! Great job!
May 29th, 2011 #26
May 29th, 2011 #27
ziemlich gut - du kriegst die Proportionen bei deinen Figuren klasse hin.
Hm - schade, dass ich mit 16 nicht schon so gut war und damals nicht intensiver gezeichnet hab
Keep up the good studies!!
My Sketchbook - Please take a look
June 5th, 2011 #28
@Snyder: Vielen Dank . Ja dranbleiben ist wirklich ne Herausforderung, aber das werde ich auf jeden Fall versuchen zu meistern
-- Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.. --
*Sigh* I love quotations about art..
Whatever,.. this time I have a - ...well how to say? - a present! Yes, that's the right word for it... I have a present for you, my dear supporters.- KIRIBAN TIME (A Kiriban for my blog)
I just thought it was about time making a new, painted Kiriban
And finally, as always, some anatomy/proportions/pose studies
June 13th, 2011 #29
I always wanted to create such a improvement meme by my own ... now I did
There you can see my artistic improvement from 2003 till this year 2011. Of course, 2011 isn't over yet, but I couldn't wait to post it, haha :'D
Some face exercises. I tried to paint different types. Very difficult for me --"
I hope u like it .
Please, don't hesitate to comment!
June 13th, 2011 #30
THis is some great stuff,keep me posted on ure progress
Caribbean 3d Junkie..respect to God
He in one blood he and Eye