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April 8th, 2011 #1
Hi, welcome to my sketchbook post. Any advice pertaining my work is greatly appreciated.
Newer pictures are posted on later posts as usual, but not necessarily when the works are created, because I tend to post some stuff from the past. The work creation date is after the description of the number in respect to the image. So head on to later pages to see later works.
The pictures that were originally in this post have been moved to page 2 as of 4/28/2011.
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amazing stuff , love sketch number 4 ... keep it up
April 8th, 2011 #3
I think you're pretty good with proportions already. i think you're pencil shading can't keep upt with that. try to follow the form a bit more instead of using your fingers to smudge (and hide) "mistakes".
hope this doesn't come along to harsh. just wanna give u some input
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April 8th, 2011 #4
Also, I uploaded two more:
8.I. Inspired by music and my novel-in-progress. As you can see, some of the type design got left out because my scanner is not big enough. 4/8/11
9.I. Inspired by my novel-in-progress. circa 8/23/10
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April 8th, 2011 #5
April 8th, 2011 #6
Feng Zhu from FZDschool talks about inspiration, but inspiration is not limited to just the things he says:
Something he says that I totally agree on is that novels or stories can be great sources of inspiration. When you read novels, you have to create the scenery and the people yourself, since there are no pictures to guide you through.
This is a sample music by audio machine (very good and inspirational music):
These are by Two Steps From Hell:
This one inspired my very first picture:
You can search for more of these music on youtube.
The inspirations are for coming up with a gesture, and the rest is the anatomy you know. When I draw figure, I break down the figures to the bones; I draw sticks to represent bones, then I draw ambiguous geometric shapes around the stick until they look like a body part. The fact that I am not experienced at rendering and shading probably lies in the fact I don't draw a lot from real life.
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You've got some pretty cool sketches here, Vay! I agree with the previous comment on shading - I think your sketches would look better with a wider range of tonal values. Other than that, great work =]
My Sketchbook - Advice would be very much appreciated! =]
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April 10th, 2011 #8
10.I. Inspired by music. 4/10/2011
13.I. Inspired by music. 4/10/2011
Is my shading better, am I heading in the right direction?
These observation sketches are 4x6, it is from a small sketchbook I travel with. I will sketch things around my neighborhood or a bit further beyond of it into this sketchbook. I live in New York, New York city on the Lower East Side of Manhattan Island:
11.O. From observation. Barbed wire, barbed wire post. 4x6 4/9/2011
12.O. From observation. Car, pigeon, plant. 4x6 4/9/2011
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April 10th, 2011 #9
Two things I did in high school.
13.O. Shoes I drew for fun in high school. Circa 12/1/2009
14.O/I. A glass cup from observation with imaginary ash tray and cigarette with fume. I drew this around the same time for required art course in high school as the shoes above. Circa 12/1/2009
P.S. I decided it is not wise to put up all my sketches on one reply, as my own post will drown in the oceans of sketchbooks here if I don't impose on myself a limit on the sketches per reply.
April 11th, 2011 #10
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April 13th, 2011 #12
16. I. Concept sketch of knights, which is inspired by the same story I am writing that has inspired my other sketches. 4/13/2011
17.O. Another glass drawing I did in High school. circa 12/1/2009
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April 14th, 2011 #13
18. I. Learning to use charcoal. On rough paper. 4/13/2011
19. I. Inspired by music and knights. Attempting to improve rendering. 4/14/2011
20. Inspired by music. Quick sketch in 5.5" by 8.5" sketchbook. 4/14/2011
If any are wondering what music I listen to, I listen to Two steps From Hell and Audio Machine. You can listen for free on youtube.
Last edited by Vay; April 14th, 2011 at 04:59 AM.