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April 22nd, 2011 #1
Chris Garrett's Sketchbook
Hi, I'm Chris.
I just joined today. I'm largely self-taught and draw in whatever spare time I manage to get. There are huge holes in my technique / approach to art. So, hopefully there will be some improvement as I post more stuff here over time!
This being a forum, I'l be posting newer stuff at the end of the thread.
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welcome to conceptart.org
cool start for your sketchbook
nothing really to crit, since its 2 goodlooking images, but take care for anatomy, bodyparts like heads and hands allways attract the viewer so you should paint them carefully (the right hand in the last piece for example)
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April 22nd, 2011 #3
Thank you Xbert I'll take another look at that hand now you've mentioned it. I spent so long trying to get his left arm right that I neglected to re-examine the other hand lol. (I'm still not sure I managed it but I couldn't find a really good reference - I ended up extrapolating between two reference pics). Drawing humans is definitely an area I'm trying to improve in - I'm life drawing once a week at the moment. Hands, faces and feet are always difficult for me so I really do appreciate it when flaws are pointed out to me
April 22nd, 2011 #4
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June 1st, 2011 #6
Produced this with some helpful advice from other members in the WIP forum - thank you
June 1st, 2011 #7
Wow! Great start!
Love all three of those pictures you posted. I really can't say anything about the colors since you have a great grasp of that (and I'm totally jealous since I absolutely love those robots), but there's something off with the angle of the head on the second one, I can't really put my finger on it. Like the face is missing some parts, maybe the nose should be visible?
Anyways, keep up the good work
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June 27th, 2011 #8
You are right there is something wrong with his head. And other pose issues. I did use a whole host of references for him, but I suspect that one really good one would have been better Its a picture I would like to repaint when I have developed my skills more
June 27th, 2011 #9Registered User
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really want to see something more loose (spelled?) from you, it's all so finished, some speed paints or real life drawings maybe? Keep it comming though, looking great mate Peace!>>>Sketchbook<<<
"First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”
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June 27th, 2011 #10
A pencil study of my hand, and a dipping pen and ink field sketch of Nuns bridges in Thetford.
June 27th, 2011 #11
You've got some nice compositional skills going for you. I'm really drawn to the first image you posted. Your colors need a little work...perhaps play with muted colors in certain areas a bit more.
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June 27th, 2011 #12
Thank you JJacks! I really appreciate your comments. I'll try to think more about desaturating parts of the images, to help draw attention to certain areas etc.
Whilst I'm posting stuff, here is a 30 minute portrait of my brother, drawn from life using tablet. Also, two life drawings: One in charcoal, the other pen and ink. They took about 20 minutes I think.
June 27th, 2011 #13
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August 26th, 2011 #14
I did a couple of unplanned speedpaints his week - just starting drawing to see what came out with a few random reference pics from my collection for inspiration. They took about 45 mins each. I then revisited the marshland one a few days later and spent about 30 minutes tweaking some stuff.
August 26th, 2011 #15
Some more stuff for my sketchbook:
- A sketch of part of Toft (a village near me)
- My Father in Law (his eyebrows are a bit too strong and wild in this sketch, but I'm still pleased with much of it).
- My first watercolour (I fell back on using ink to outline stuff) of the harbour area on Mersea Island
- And two life drawings I completed this week.
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