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March 11th, 2009 #1
Get it by your hands--- 2009-2012
Hello I am new, and what is this? I am 21 and fun is drawing.
I merged my old sketchbooks with my new one. Sorry for the confusion!
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Thanks for droping by! Just uploaded a few from myoriginal post, it wasnt friendly how many there were and they were all the same things!!!
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March 12th, 2009 #3
That's quite the initial dump you have made an entrance with. I especially like the black/white/brown conte studies, and the texture. I would advise compressing the files a bit more if you can in the future, there is no reason some of them should be so big (each on 300+ kb and takes forever to load your entire thread). Selecting 'Save for Web and Devices' and photoshop can fix this, and making sure resolution is no more than 75ppi for internet browsing.
Keep up the work, I'll be sure to check back as you update.
Last edited by Mimesis; March 12th, 2009 at 01:58 PM.Mien Sketchbook
March 12th, 2009 #4
Thanks Cory, I definently will get to compressing the files XD I saved them as 72 DPI each however I must of saved them as full quality jpegs
March 12th, 2009 #5
March 13th, 2009 #6
JJ McKool: Mmhm I enjoy the looseness of the pen. You bet work on the figures! I've started to go to figure drawing twice a week which is as much as I can on my schedule at this time. However there’s no reason why I can't study from other sources, photographs, anatomy books. Just something about drawing from life, I enjoy it alot more.
Anyways here is my update for today, spent the day working on black and white Gouache paintings, there around 7x10 each. Thought I would try that instead of conte and I'm glad i did!
March 16th, 2009 #7
Was a little lazy on Sunday and Saturday night so this is the result, not a large update =(
Had fun watching Azumanga Dio though =D Actually I resently foudn out that youtube has a playlist application to it, I'm haveing lots of fun listening to some OST's of some shows I enjoy.
Listening to music helps me get going if no one else is around me drawing! Actually the sketchgroup this week failed as well, no one came =( Maybe next week!
More pencials less brushpen for a while, suck with creating edges! One (four)of the uploads was a project for my drawing class, we had to draw same still life four times in different value keys.
March 17th, 2009 #8
Hey Dylan, I really like what you have going here. You are going to go very far if you keep up this attitude.
Here are some quick crits, Learn perspective in and out. Do it now, because everything we see is effected by our POV (point of view) this can hold us back if we dont know perspective as well as we ought to. Or it can allow us to play with scenes that would normally be cliche.
When sketching people on the street, you seem to be focusing on their features rather than the shapes that represent them. Let me expand on that, all faces are built around a bone structure that provides planes and angles. These angles when mixed with light create the definition and changes in shadow that allow us to understand that what we are looking at is a 3d object. If you focus on the values and planes (tones and basic shapes) of the face then you will not only train your eye but be able to capture the person quicker. This is why pointillism works, because the right blob of paint in the right place at the right value equals what we see. All we can really see are these streak of light that bounce off stuff and into our eyes. Use lines to express the shape and value of what if bounces off of. Sounds complicated and artsy but it isn't .
I bet you've heard all this before and are actively doing it as i speak but what the heck we can all use reminders once in a while. In the end I think you've got a nice start here and you draw quite well. But attitude and persistency are what matter the most, and you seem to have it in spades. AKA you got it made kid.~Curiosity killed the cat. But it made me a F#@k of a lot smarter.
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March 17th, 2009 #9
Good to see you're eager and want to draw a lot.
Might want to take a step back and actually examine the stuff you're doing first.
Some proportions on your drawings is really messed up.
The loose lines are good, but try & remember the rules of perspective & other whilest doing this.
March 19th, 2009 #10
Genome: You bet I'm going to get far because I am going to keep up this attitude =) I'm going to figure drawing twice I week so I hope that will help with my proportional issues because I defiantly see how weird some of the proportions are sometimes.
I decided to when I'm on the train or anywhere really to focus more on the architecture since I really want to get perspective down flat! I hope to be able to design really nice environments along with characters someday =)
DoubleThink: Thank you DoubleThink. Yes I see what you mean, I started drawing only with pencil so I can go back and fix things easier. I really love the looseness of ink but, I think I need to learn to rethink things a little more. Thanks for the cri
Anyways my update, gosh I had a good full couple last days, lots of drawing and painting. Two of these are a project we were assigned in painting 2 weeks ago. Remade one of them yesterday though, I defiantly got a definition of an edge on that one. The other one? Well it's all nebulous in some areas, maybe I should of worked it some more but, not sure. I didn’t *shrug* We were supost to have two that have a change in lighting using a landscape collage we made in a box.
Still listening to my Azumanga Diaoh OST haha! My Mp3 player has been broken for longest time and its past its warranty, so I asked my dad if he had one. Turns out he bought one awhile back on sale but rarely uses it. It's very nice! Goes well with my nearly audiophile head phones!
Wow I'm really excited to where the story in Naruto is heading, I read the darn thing every week for years haha! Never been this good!
March 20th, 2009 #11
Hurray! This was our last color chart for my color theory class! I got to admit they do drain me alot, I was working on it for 14 hours yesterday at school thinking. "Oh I can't wait to get home so I can do some drawing. But seriously I got home, ate and I was way too tired to even want to draw. Oh well mixing colors over and over again and comparing them to each other helps alot =) Just a few hours of work on it today so I'm sure I can still draw today
The values are off in alot of areas, and I'm not saying my colors were mixed perfectly but they all seem a little cool or warm in some areas. When I scanned it in overall it looked way to cool, thought I would try and correct that by messing around with the channels a tad. I think it worked!
What was the reason the scan looked to cool? I noticed when I make a print of something it tends to look to warm. So perhaps something is happening from the translation from RGB? I'm assuming... I guess prints use CMYK. Can anyone explain this for me? I know I’ve read things before about it but never really looked at it in a way to understand.
March 23rd, 2009 #12
Lately I've been feeling I should put in the mix some more "finished" looking studies in the mix of my quick stuff. So I was working on a photo study all day yesterday and quite happy with how it's turning out. Went on a little adventure at night taking photographs in the potentially last snowfall of the season. Which was huge!
I'm looking forward to the anime convention in my town this year, only a month a way. I'm seriously considering setting up a vendor table with the idea of drawing portraits of people and such in a more illustrative type fashion. So I better start experimenting, Ill give Bobby Chiu's way of studying other artists a good shot =)
Anyways a tired looking update, sometimes I wonder where all the time goes.
Will be exciting when I get to the point where I'm studying massive amounts during the day! Some of you people on this site are great, I love your hard work =) Kind of funny how people like Algenpflger love to bash them self’s! But hey! It's a source of motivation for the guy! Anyways the drive to always improve is definitely in him and that's very important to us artists. Right guys?
Sometimes I wonder where all the time goes.
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March 25th, 2009 #13
April 11th, 2009 #14
So much stuff has been going on in my life, ack it was basically flipped upside down!!! Took awhile to get back up, thank god I did =) I managed some drawing here and there but nothing like from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep... I honestly can't really blame my self but a kick in the ass wouldn't hurt ^_^
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