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lovely line art o_o' bump
"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Oscar Wilde
Nice sketchbook, great ideas, linedrawings ...
If you have problems with scanner shadows, make a new brightness filter layer in photoshop and brighten the picture so that the shadow vanishes. Then create a
mask on that layer and hide with a gradient the new layer where the shedow wasn't present before.
Keep it up!
I saw your animal studies and I was like, Man, this dude can really do some critters!
Then I saw your people and I was like, You overachieving little punk.
Hehe, just kidding. These are wicked cool though. The turkey is my favorite, but I also like the lions and the one with all the ravens/crows...all I could think of when I saw it was Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
matejkovacic: Thanks. I'll give it a try.
The music in that video is hilarious. At least at the beginning--it sounds so cheerful and you know whats coming. Look at all those evil seagulls!
Did this today. It's the view out my office window. I saw a sketchbook here with awesome cityscapes and thought I'd give one a whirl. My perspective came out kinda screwy, I think.
Jeff Bartzis: I went back and looked and the only self portrait is the brown pencil on page1. (I mean, not counting my crappy user icon. Haha.) All the other faces are from photos or of friends.
So here's a self portrait, though I can't say how much it actually came out looking like me. :|
And this watercolor thing. My scanner scans everything very pale. It's really noticeable with softer/lighter colors. I tried to adjust back, but a lot of color was lost anyway. I might re-post this one once I get the other scanner installed. Assuming it comes out any better, of course.
very awesome sketchbook, I really adore your traditional work. Keep up the awesome work !!
Critiques on my work always welcome!!
Gorgeous sb - did you say you are at aau? I graduated in 08 - loved it, how do you like it?
So, I have to know, what kind of pens are you using for the brown and sepia sketches/drawings? You mentioned a fountain pen - does it allow for line width variation? What brand/model is it? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just constantly on the search for a good fountain pen!
Saramel: I graduated in '09. I found it hard to navigate at first. I felt kind of lost and left on my own until a couple years in when I figured out who I could talk to for advice and such. After that I really liked it. Wish I could have crammed in more illustration classes, though.
The redder, finer line like on the pumpkins is with a brown HiTec C. The rougher, less red brown is a prismacolor fine liner. I use the chisel tip one quite a bit, so a lot of them are using that.
My fountain pen is a 1920s pelikan--I think. It was my grandfather's, so I don't know exactly what model. I googled once, and those are what seem the closest. It allows some line variation, but it's by no means super flexible. I'll post a pic of the pen and some lines when I get home to show you what I mean. If I can get my internet to work, that is.
An experiment with aquarel pencils. I don't know how I feel about them. I think straight up watercolor is easier, but maybe I just don't understand how to use them.
A couple quick sketches of high schoolers drawing.
And I rescanned the pumpkin baby on the office scanner, but now it's too bright instead of washed out. Also in the mean time I managed to drip ink on the back of the page and didn't wipe it in time to stop it bleeding through.
Last edited by habrok; December 1st, 2011 at 04:21 AM.
Hi ! Nice sketchbook, I like how your pen lines are all short and straight, and still you manage to get curves out of them. You're drawing tangents, kind of. The octopus in your second post is amazing, and the hatching on the waves looks really... watery ? The birds, also; I love your birds page, in the third post. Do you try to give these pages an actual composition, or is it just a couple of sketches which happen to be nicely repartited ? I always wonder... when I see sketchbooks pages that are nicely composed... on my pages I always have one or two drawings that spoil all the rest, and it makes me sad. Keep drawing !
For Saramel, if you're still reading this. Sorry it took me so long to get around to posting.
Also, I wasn't sure if it was OK to upload a couple of these to the attachment manager, but I no longer have a pbucket.
The first shows about the range of line weight I can get with my fountain pen. It's not that much, but it's more than with my Rotring ArtPen, so.
The second is something I drew using this pen. It doesn't play that well with the paper of my sketchbook. The tip gets kind of 'catchy' on it if you know what I mean.
Photo is, well. My pen and some junk. It has a brown cap, not black. I can't find the exact combo of that cap and swirly barrel to date it, but I think it's about 1920s.
Mawh: Thanks! Making watery water is pretty difficult. I'm glad it worked out. csears's thread about hatching helped me a ton in figuring out my own hatch work. His stuff is so impressive!
About sketchbook composition--I think it's between the two. More like "a couple of sketches but keeping in mind composition while deciding on placement, rather than going out of the way to design pages."
Last edited by habrok; December 16th, 2011 at 04:58 AM.
nice creative style! i envy your hatching skills! i always mess up when it comes to hatching ^^
btw thanks for stopping by my sb
love that fish page, also nice gestures. That buddha is bit 2 dimensional, some lightning difference on chest could redeem that
MY SKETCHBOOK IN BIG LETTERS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=116474
COMPLETE LIST OF THE FORGOTTEN SKETCHBOOKS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=1#post1992378
Nettle Mountain: I see what you mean. I think I need some figure practice, because this was really hard to do and I think it still ended up looking awkward. I struggled all over the place with it.
A couple pages from my sketchbook. I realize the horse anatomy issues, esp in panel 1 of the inked page but eeeeeeh. I'm here to post my troubles. Ahaha.
Hey dude! really sorry it took me so long to see your message to me a few posts up - thanks for all the information! I have a really cheap-o pelikan, it was like 15 bucks, but I love those fancy ones! Beautiful work as always, I love your ink and pencil, keep it up, I need to come back here more often!
Awesome! I love your style, I wana keep it for myself!