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Thread: Chislu's Sketchbook journey
June 11th, 2012 #271
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You are working hard, thats awesome!
I think you should take more time when doing your sketches, measure proportions very carefully. Look for basic forms in any object. It should help you to become more accurate and improve your style! Keep it up!
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June 11th, 2012 #273
Hey Natalie, thank you so much for taking your time to check my sketchbook! I really appreciate your tips, I'm going to pay more attention to that and study more. Thank you ^^
June 11th, 2012 #274
Great stuff! you did a awesome job on boba fett also the hut you started in alchemy and then put into photoshop? turned out pretty sweet as well. keep punching your way through those anatomy studies!
"I am obsessed with the process of creation"-Zdzislaw Beksinski
"Art is never finished, only abandoned"-Leonardo da Vinci
"Fear is the mind-killer"-Frank Herbert
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June 24th, 2012 #275
I'm finally on my winter break! Going to be updating here if I was about to die !
@N0N Hey there! Thank you so much for dropping by and saying those kind comments
June 24th, 2012 #276
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June 25th, 2012 #277
Great stuff you have here!!!
I love your Boba Fett! I really think that your hobbits painting are a little bit darker than the first sketch, I prefer the sketch! But it´s great!
Keep it up!
"If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen." M. C. Escher
June 25th, 2012 #278
July 1st, 2012 #279
This is what I got for this week/weekend:a random "mini pumpkin" I found at my grandmother's house and a deer skull.
July 1st, 2012 #280
Im liking your art mate you have made great progress your interests and taste in the things you draw is very similiar to mine, your representation of 3d space is excellent keep it up and improve endlessly
My sketchbook http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...10#post3476310
July 3rd, 2012 #281
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July 4th, 2012 #284
Your accuracy in observation is lacking. There are different purposes you can use a reference for, but if you are trying to copy the reference, you need to be more careful, patient and observant. Think of the brush strokes, the correct color to brush in, how the lighting is working and don't rush yourself.
As a rule of thumb, I don't recommend painting over white. Also, a sketch isn't worth much if it's not either somewhat accurate or useful in another way, such as in conveying gesture or structure.
I gave myself an hour to illustrate what I'm talking about in these steps - first a somewhat accurate sketch, some blocking in, then some detailing. Don't take this as the ultimate way to draw, just as a little advice from a fellow BR BR. Keep on HUAHUEing.
July 4th, 2012 #285
@Aragah and Ainu Thank you guys so much
@Molina Thank you very much for such a concise feedback, I've made few mistakes towards proportionns in this inicial sketch, but I've fixed them around 11pm of the same night, I'll pay more attention to that and try your steps to pursue a clear and more effective work. Thank you!
July 4th, 2012 #286
Hey ChisLu! The last portrait study is very nice, you totally changed your brush technique for that one!
For your pencil shading I see a few things that would improve it;
-When you shade the darker areas do it softly with a 3b - 5b pencil, and then fill the remaining grain with no tone in it with a harder pencil like say a b or 2b; that helps make the darker areas completely opaque whereas some of the shading has a dirty or transparent look. If you look at the bottom right portion of the eagle in the previous page you'll see what I mean.
Also, it seems like you resolved this problem partially in your last post but try to keep the brush slightly harder and by all means use more saturation, as most of your studies tend to be leaned towards the grey side. And well lastly, dont try fancy effects for ground work like grass or wood; even the hard round brush can achieve the effect if you know how to interpret the texture (use lots of reference!) as the lonely tree looks a little CG. I still have some trouble with this myself but thought I would share the small tidbit
Keep the studies coming
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July 7th, 2012 #287
SandyMan Thanks a bunch, man! I'm trying to change a bit my process and everything else, seems that I never improve, so i'm trying to change what I can :/
for the tree I used a round brash for itself (only changed the foliage and clouds). Thank you very, very much for your tips!
Ugh, just a bit more to go. Did a very dirty cleaning over her jacket, but yeah.
July 7th, 2012 #288
Good improvement. Consider the big gradients in lighting, the transition between the dark of her hair and the light of her skin is too sharp, especially above the eyebrow piercing and the ear area.
July 11th, 2012 #289
wonderful stuff you have going here. I absolutely love the lamb piece, it looks like a japanese woodblock print.
I think Molina is pointing you in the right direction as far as copying from references is concerned. I do notice that you copy a lot from photos, and while this has it's benefits, your interpretation of the forms within the photo could be clearer.
I read a post by Elwell this morning about a fundamental difference between drawing from life and drawing from reference. I've been thinking about this a lot and I think you would benefit as well. He said that:
- when drawing from life, the artist is attempting to translate the 3-dimensional world onto your 2-D canvas.
- when drawing from a photo reference, the artist must first look at the 2D reference, create a 3D mental projection of the forms in his head, and re-translate that onto the 2D canvas.
However, a mistake many people make is, instead of going through this extra step of recreating the 3D forms clearly in your head, they simply copy the lines and colors on the photo. I'm not saying you do this, but reading this did remind me of what I should focus on when using reference.
All the best!
July 17th, 2012 #290
@Molina Thanks a bunch! I really saw the points that I failed and I'm willing to improve in the next one.
@ceddoThank you very much for the lovely compliments and such genuine tips! I understand what you mean and I already am I applying this to the other studies I'll be uploading by the next of this week ^^
So, I know that this took me way much time then it should, and even tho I've learned a lot from it, especially about using only one brush, having more patience and focus. I'll upload the rest of my studies this week, once I find my camera battery. I deserve the cone of shame, so here it is:
July 17th, 2012 #291
Hey Chislu, awesome sketchbook Keep up the studies, I will be watching!
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July 22nd, 2012 #293
@SulaMoon it is such an honor to know you checked my sb (tears) thank you so much!
Ainuwolf muito obrigada pelo apoio, sempre
Onto what I did this week, since I had to work extra hours and was responsible for my whole sector at work I didn't do much and the first two are 15min each (lunch break) :~
July 23rd, 2012 #294
Doing very well ChisLu. Studies are paying off, I'll Echo everything Molina said so very well. on to the next Movie-still study!
July 23rd, 2012 #295
Really really wonderful stuff!!
This comment took me time because I was seeing all your drawings, since the beginning.
I loved, specially , your paintings! These are marvelous!
Keep the good work!
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July 25th, 2012 #297
@Edward B Thank you so much for checking my stuff and leaving a nice feedback, your sketchbook is absolutely amazing!
@Gleisson C. Aw man, thank you so, so much!
@madekart Thank you very much
Since this is my last week of vacation (college, blah) I decided to push myself a bit after coming from work and do something. So, I found out that my sketchbook doesn't have LANA DEL REY on it, I mean, seriously? So I'd rather work my ass of to make her beauty, justice (her face lines are cleaned up already btw).
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July 26th, 2012 #300
I couldnt help but notice, even though the structure is a little awkward on that last pencil portrait sketch, I can clearly see that your line quality has improved. Broad, confident lines. Good work, keep loosening up