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June 21st, 2011 #1
Sketches of Midnight
Anyone reading this thanks for dropping by, and feel free to comment!
Like many others here my ideal is to become a concept artist/character creator. Using clay, 3D programs or drawing doesnít matter to me as all i want to do is create creatures, people, worlds, machines, basically anything that I can create and make in some way. I want help others be as immersed as I am in watching films and playing games by laying the artistic foundations. Itís a long road ahead and I have only just decided what I want out of life, so in this sketchbook Iím going to train so i can become good enough to show the images and ideas in my head to the world.
Iíd say Iím a complete novice and all help & crits are appreciated!
Back to having lots of free time for arty work!
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Hide this ad by registering as a memberJune 21st, 2011 #2
just some digital bits
June 21st, 2011 #3
a quick hogarth study
June 22nd, 2011 #4
Some more sketches, and the first time i have ever drawn a woman.
Also a slow work day, need to pick up speed.
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Haha, I'm quite the beginner myself, here's to getting better!
I like how you're getting along with your studies, the contour lines on the arms/hand are especially nice. Do you have any books? If not, I'd recommend anything from Loomis (you can find his stuff online). It's great for beginners, and was recommended to me as well.
Although your anatomy sketches are very nice, I'd personally say to go back to do some simpler stuff. Find a ball or any cube-like structure around your house and put it next to a lamp. Draw/shade in what you see, and try to understand what causes the shapes and how light behaves on it. If it helps, do some line on the ball as you also did with the arms. These can help tremendously, as after you have a firm grasp of these more simplier shapes, they can help you build a more 3-d model of the human body (or anything really) out of it.
Can't wait to see more of your stuff! Definitely going to follow your thread c:
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June 22nd, 2011 #6
Hey, thanks for looking in at my stuff. Iíve been working through Loomis fun with the pencil, really enjoying it.
Iíll spend some time working on shapes then, thanks. Iíve been neglecting drawing from life as i find it easier to draw whatís in my head or in front of me on paper, but i guess hiding from it wonít help
And a quick sketch as i donít want any wasted posts
June 23rd, 2011 #7
Your feet and hands look great. I'd recommend zooming in on other parts of the torso in the same way and really trying to get all the little details down. Don't worry if you spend an hour drawing an areola, that's art!
June 23rd, 2011 #8
Some life, and a dragon with bad teeth
Thanks. and thanks for the tip. Ill spend some time on detailing some torso
June 25th, 2011 #9
sketches and studies
Just a few new sketches and studies, anymore advice on what i should work on would be stellar
June 25th, 2011 #10
Seem like gestures and posemaniacs kick my ass. I think i need to be looser with them.
Sorry for the image lines, had to adjust the levels in Photoshop as my scanner didnít pick up the lines to well.
June 26th, 2011 #11
Some new studies and an image that i came up with.
Feet and hands seem to be the weakest point, need to work on that
Feel free to critique it to pieces
(had to delete post as the images were to big)
June 28th, 2011 #12
I can see improvement, and you're very prolific. The more, the better! What I'm wondering though, after seeing these pages, is if you set up guidelines when you draw your figures, or are you just drawing the outlines? I'd recommend doing some speed sketches with only straight and slightly curved lines representing the most basic structure.
I've been doing the very thing I've suggested and my most recent post in my sketchbook has a couple of pages of 10 and 30 second stick figure sketches where I was really trying to capture the essence of the position that the model was in.
I hope I as able to help!
June 28th, 2011 #13
Pretty decent stuff so far! Although your poses are stiff. Do more gestures and make them more fluid.
click and crit
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June 28th, 2011 #14
hands and thanks
Been feeling fatigue over the last two days, so only one page hand studies
Thanks for stopping by again
Yeah i do use guidelines for the figures, i usually just delete them when i resize the images in Photoshop, which i guess i shouldnít to as they show my process.
I really need to work on my gestures. i find it harder than anything else Iíve done so far, But ill press on.
Thanks for looking over my stuff, and for the advice. I hadnít even thought about the figures looking stiff, but now youíve said it i can see it, so much appreciated!
June 30th, 2011 #15
Some Bridgeman studies.
Also some gesture work, i canít seem to get my head around them.
Keeping on keeping on...
July 1st, 2011 #16
gestures and things
Some more gesture work and some studied poses. I think the problem Iím having with gesture work is that i canít see how to draw in 3D properly yet.
July 3rd, 2011 #17
Some more bits. My eye for scaling seems bad as i end up cutting bits of my sketches off, need to work on that.
Also donít think Iím working enough. Think Iím going to try and get an 80 page sketch pad filled a week.
Eleven and a half a day.....should be easy...
July 3rd, 2011 #18
for anatomy check out Loomis, Bridgdam or Hampton, their books might be helpful
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July 3rd, 2011 #20
arms and thanks
some bridgman arms
@ takashmen thanks for dropping by. Iíve been working with Bridgmanís constructive anatomy. I should do more though.
@ twilightmoon777@ thanks for the comment yeah, i know itís going to be painful. Iíve got nothing else to work on over this summer though, so i should be able to manage it....maybe
July 6th, 2011 #21
Really small amount of work, hay fever has been slapping me around. Not a good reason not to draw though. The rain has relived the pressure in my head though. So on we go!
July 7th, 2011 #22
more and more
some poses and a guy with a spear
July 7th, 2011 #23Registered User
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You are off to a really good start. I think your best works are the foot studies at #15. If I may make one suggestion, it would be to work with basic shapes of the human form rather than just doing outlines...like this:
My Sketchbook: Criticisms and Feedback needed
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
July 9th, 2011 #24
@bish0p2004 Thanks for the advice, Iíll work on it.
I need to sit down and actually study something, instead of just random sketches. My best works as you say are the only pieces i sat down at a desk and studied.
July 10th, 2011 #25
its not loomis
Until this lot i had no idea how dirty my scanner was, but hopefully that sorted now. So here is some Loomis work.
July 14th, 2011 #26
Some more gesture work. Been working on some Maya pre visualisations, will have a half decent render of it soon.
July 17th, 2011 #27
more and more
July 18th, 2011 #28
Some more loomis, bridgman and gesture. I really need to stop just doing line work and block out shapes.
July 19th, 2011 #29
Gestures, gestures everywhere. C&C appreciated
July 25th, 2011 #30