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May 22nd, 2011 #1
Chock Full o'Nuts
It's been a while since I was last here. Classes are almost out for the summer, which is exciting and means I get to work on comics and [sad attempts at] concept art.
It's so much more encouraging to post my stuff here, crits or no, just so I can keep track with everyone else.
If anything, it puts me back into perspective.
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Most recent thing I've done, finished a few hours ago as a project for life drawing.
Self-portrait, in charcoal on 22x30 Arches paper. Took about 10 hours. I need to do more of these over summer, they're really a lot of fun.
May 22nd, 2011 #3
This is my most recent stuff aside from the self portrait. It's all classwork from drawing and life drawing class. I'm going to miss my drawing classes over summer.
The first one is from about 4 months ago, the last one within the last week. Nyeh, there's a little glare on the second one. I took the picture after it was shrink wrapped. xD Whoops.
May 22nd, 2011 #4
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May 23rd, 2011 #6
Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook Your work is so good O:
The charcoal portrait has really nice form to it and I really like how you used a unusual colour for the background (: And your still lives and life drawing also have great shading, I love how you painted the cloth, it seems so life-like
I'm gonna watch this thread, you have a lot of skill~ :3
May 24th, 2011 #7
Thank you! c: It's encouraging to hear you guy's words.
These are two more from life drawing, the second isn't finished yet, but I think it's one of my better ones.
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Very cool stuff!
I'm just starting a life drawing class in couple of weeks, and having major stage fright about it.
May 25th, 2011 #9
I was kind of terrified too before I went, and I dreaded going to class for 10 or so weeks because things weren't going well in it. But it's really a very fun class. I'm sorry that my schedule won't allow for me to take Life Drawing 2. But there's really nothing to be worried about. It can be really embarrassing at first I suppose since you might not know a lot about the figure and drawing it may be difficult, but the key is to relax. It's one of the most enjoyable classes I've taken.
May 25th, 2011 #10
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I'm wanting to repeat the Drawing I, our instructor was kind of absent for 4 weeks of it, and we ended up being a whole project behind... only got to do one rather simple charcoal, and very rushed too.
I love your charcoal drawing, very supple, super well done wrinkles and reflections, and light logic
May 25th, 2011 #12
Those life drawings look good The one lying down looks awesome, the one standing up is looking good too, except maybe the forearm is a tiny bit too long~
Ah, I love life drawing it was my favourite class c: It was so useful! I hope I can find a outside class cos my college one has ended now ):
June 4th, 2011 #13
@Rena, Thanks! c:
@ConnieKat8, Whoa! 4 weeks? That's got to suck. D: But thank you, I appreciate it.
@Aereon, lol that figure kicked my ass when I went to finish it in class the other day. Had to have redrawn it 20 times, but I think you're right. His arm was looking a bit long.
Well, classes are finally out and I'm so excited to get down to business! This is a page from my Introduction to Sequential final. It's my favourite. I can't wait to start doing independent projects now.
December 23rd, 2011 #14
Sure has been a while. This is what I've been up to lately. Trying to loosen up my drawings and style, and to try more full body poses.
By the way, the grey people and the pink winged girl are some of my friend's characters, not mine. The others are mine.
December 23rd, 2011 #15
your life drawing are great! I love it and learned a lot with them!
Hope to see more of your work!
All my best!
"If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen." M. C. Escher
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December 24th, 2011 #16
@Black Sun S., Thanks! I hope to do more soon. I haven't had time to go to a model session recently, and I'm really missing it.
Not much, just a sketch for a friend's christmas gift and my other friend's shark girlfriend. xD
I need to update daily again. Sorry for the crap, just trying to get back into the swing of this.
December 24th, 2011 #17
Woooo, first 'big' digital painting I've done. I'm hella nervous about how it'll turn out, but I feel pretty confident at the moment.
December 25th, 2011 #18
I think it's crazy sometimes how much work you can do on something and it doesn't look like you've done hardly anything. xD Can be frustrating.
December 28th, 2011 #19
Rough sketches for a tattoo a friend is having me design.
December 28th, 2011 #20
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December 28th, 2011 #21
@alkakapoor48, Thanks very much!
@lemming-clone-, you're very right. xD I didn't even notice. Thanks so much for pointing it out. c:
Thanks a lot. I can put up some more of my comic stuff, though I need to get them scanned first.
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January 8th, 2012 #22
Stick figure drawings for my Drawing for Sequential class. We're not supposed to use perspective or too much foreshortening, so it was a big challenge to keep the assignment interesting for me. I mostly was trying to get the weight and balance down, but the biggest part of the assignment is having the proportions right. I didn't do them from photo, a couple were from life though. Mostly just imagined poses.
If you see any proportion errors, do call them out. Same goes for the weight and balance. I want to redo the ones that have to most problems before I have to turn this in.
January 8th, 2012 #23
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January 8th, 2012 #24
Well, here's the herp derp I'm up to at the moment. Drawing dare from a friend. Told me to draw a Octopus wizard in the organic food section.
January 8th, 2012 #25
Wonderful stuff, that self portrait is fantastic - looking forward to seeing more of where all this came from! Keep busy,
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January 17th, 2012 #26
oODanyalOo, Thanks so much!
First picture was done in illustrator for a cmpa assignment with the word prompt "fruit". I drew the orange in cmpa today. No reference, was just trying to keep myself entertained. xD
January 20th, 2012 #27
Working on this inbetween school work. xD Probably not the best application of my time, but it's stress relieving.
January 23rd, 2012 #28
More stuff I'm up to. Trying to work on some backgrounds to showcase my 'talents' a little for student films.
I really should paint more so I can get better. New Years Resolution.
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Good stuff going on.
Quick tip regarding painting and black that I have only just figured out myself: Don't use black. Or at least be very careful with it. A lot of stuff that looks black like the shadows deep in the forest, or a black coat aren't actually black. When you slam in 100% black it throws off the whole value structure of the piece and confuses your eye.
Even if it turns out that at the end of the piece a certain area will end up being black, slamming in the full black too early can mess up the value relationships and screw up your process.
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June 8th, 2012 #30
Been a long time since I've updated here. School keeps me very busy. It's so all over the place too. I'm hoping I can get a better focus on things. Any advice, as always, is very welcome.
@kdiegert, Thanks, I've heard the advice before and try and shy away from black as much as I can. c: It's always good to have a reminder though.
Anyways, this is my final, as of the moment, for this week's ChOW. It's the first one I've tried, and I feel guilty that I didn't really "push" the idea like I should've, but I'm really proud that I got the balls up to finally do it.
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