Syle - Thanks for the feedback man, really appreciate it. I've had a few people mention that to me now. Trying to focus on it. I tried to stay a bit looser in the self portrait yesterday.. Not sure it worked though. I'll keep working on it. Ta
Cheboboh - Yeah, I'm a big fan of line work. Might revisit that at some point. We'll see. Cheers.
So, last couple of days. Here goes.
Looked at some compositions in a bit more depth than normal
Then did some comps myself
Also, coz I'm back at uni, life drawing's back on. And I'll be doing it twice a week this year.
And today's session
Quickie self portrait. Ten mins or so.
Bit of Loomis from a while back
Comps for uni
Studies for uni
I miss line work. Think you can see I got a bit more confident as I worked on them. Good fun .
And a bit of design for this cctv project
Gonna look at some cyborg mech stuff tomorrow and get back to it.
Love this sketchbook, just sat and scrolled through all of it. Great progress and very inspiring. Keep it up man!
Keep it up! I especially like your composition thumbnails; they have a lot of good variety and show you're thinking hard about what choices to make!
Justyna - Thanks a lot. Yeah I was enjoying that. Not sure I'm gonna get back to it now though . Think I might just start a new personal piece. Who knows? Maybe I'll revisit it.
Typhonis - Cheers man, means a lot
Amarok - Yeah, I'm kinda new to thumbnailing, never taken it seriously before. They were fun though. In the end we decided not to use any of those. But still, a good excercise
So, new stuff.
Well, I found time to just sit down and concentrate on a self portrait again for the first time in a while. Pretty fun. Learnt a lot with this one. Say hello to #91:
And just been working on the CCTV project today. So this should be more or less chronological with regard to that.
All leading up to this
So yeah, that's the lot
Self Portrait. Colours are dead weird. Couldn't get them right :/
And some Loomis
NOTE - PASSED 500 HOURS WITH THIS POST
Been snowed under at uni with the cctv thing. Pitched it today though. Seems like it went pretty well.
Here's the 3D model for the camera I built in Cinema 4D
Nice to get back to 3D.
And here's the implementation. Basically. A campaign where over time the posters change, hopefully making people feel a bit uncomfortable about how many cameras there are in the UK. We just wanted people to start noticing them, as most of the time, they sit unnoticed, on the ceiling.
So yeah. That.
So, apart from that, I've been kinda busy. So all I've got is life drawing and self portraits (try and ignore the pen one - Oh god brush pens are hard)...
Brush pen life drawing was fun though.
And, here's the stuff from this evening. More relaxed. Study, self portrait, and imagination stuff, respectively.
Sketching in lectures at uni
Self Portrait. Colours are all out of whack again. :/. I'm working on it. Gonna do a few more of these, then stop. Should be at 100 by then. Maybe still lives next?
And some faces. These pages are pretty fun
Stuff from the weekend. Been dead chilled. Love it
Pretty much chronological I think.
Imagination portrait (used a lighting ref) But yeah. This sucks bawls.
Loada material spheres from imagination. Good fun.
Character lines from this morning
Fairly quick value study
Then sorta applying it I guess. Either way, this is a value character
Quick hand study
And a tree for Wolken's group on DA. http://speedpaintstudies.deviantart.com
Fuck trees man.
That's the lot
New uni project today. Gonna be doing some branding.
Pencil studies for that. Trying to get a feel for the subject.
And I'm gonna try and follow along with Dan Warren's Mentoring Class on Crimson Daggers, so here's a study for that..
Mongols, gotta love em
And self portrait 99
Yo, quick update. Got some WIPS and scans to get on here. That'll probably come tomorrow now.
Quick face study for my mongol dude, coming soon
And Self Portrait 100. Finally made it
Comparison vs the first one in the "series" I guess
And a quick compilation image I put together
Quick update before life drawing tonight
Rough Mongol designs.
Just working on this mongol thing today
Basically Just more work on the Mongol dude from the last couple of days.
Oh, and life drawing.
One closer to a final
Man asian faces are hard to pull of but you managed it quite well I sadly don't know a lot about mongol culture, so I don't know whether they keep their costumes very plain but I would have really liked to see more patterns worked in to this. Not all over him but just some small designs at for example his stomach, arms, shoulders or boots.
But I know it's not finished yet so maybe there are still stuff to come.
Really cool studies though.
Zipfelzeus - Cheers man. Yeah I think patterns might be something its missing atm. I dno, I'm pretty new to all this stuff. Definitely something I'm gonna look into though. Ta.
So, Final rough for the mentoring thing - Mongolian King Arthur
Followed by some studies
And then painting over it today, trying to loosen it up a bit. No idea..
Painted over this like a bitch
Quick Colour pass - bleh
So, went to the Schoolism Live Workshop in London this weekend. Pretty sweet. So pumped now. Lots of listening, but one of the classes was by Alex Woo - Storyboard artist for pixar. He did a gesture drawing class, so these are all from that class. Basically different ways of drawing a life model, to get some cool gesture into your work
Then when I got home, I made a sheet so I could carry on doing the gesture excercises. Been using posemaniacs for these Makes quite a nice one hour warm up in the morning.
Did some Loomis on the train
Studied some gold. Dead hard.
Did some more loomis
And sketched a crazy old lady today.
That's the lot .
Really good effort, I like how methodically you approach your practice. I wish I had that kind of discipline.
Karmazon - Cheers man.
Recent stuff. 5 first pages for Sam Carr's Sketchbook challenge.
Study from Yesterday. Having issues with contrast in my BW stuff, so trying to figure out the values in a colour photo, myself.
And some gestures from this morning
Sketch from yesterday - I went to see fireworks on Monday night. So yeah.
Life drawing last night
Sketch from today
Gestures this morning
Another Sketchbook page - Studies for my mongol Merlin
Worked up the monk study a bit more
And did some rough sketches for Merlin...
HIT 600 HOURS WITH THIS POST... so, yeah
Did some more sketches for Merlin
Life Drawing from last night
Gesture drawing this morning
And an awful sketch from today. Gross. Need to actually understand what I'm doing more rather than just bullshitting it!
More Merlin sketches from yesterday
And gestures from this morning
Sketch from yesterday
Rough faces for Merlin
Realised I had no idea what I was doing, did a study...
Then this morning, been working through Stan Prokopenko's videos, learning some facial anatomy/planes. If you haven't seen these already, definitely check them out. Really helping me understand stuff a bit more, rather than just bullshitting everything.
And some more Loomis
Sketchbook, applying the facial anatomy stuff
Sketch from yesterday. No contrast again. Have to work on that.
And pushing Merlin a bit further this morning
So, recent stuff
Greyscale Merlin Rough
Thinking about adding a chinese dragon coming out of the sand? I rememeber in Excalibur, Merlin talks about the mist as the 'dragon' a lot. So figured if my Merlin is a chinese priest, travelling with Mongols through the desert, a sandy dragon could be a cool way to push it?
Studies for the Merlin piece. Trying to mix less and be really efficient with the brush strokes. Picking all the colours by eye. Pretty tough, gives a cool look sometimes though
And some pencil stuff
Oh, and a couple of faces from this morning. Gross
New stuff. Not managed to post recently, but here's what I've been working on.
Following some feedback from others, decided to rework the pose for Merlin. He looked constricted, and really needed to look more dominatiing, so worked on that.
And this is where he's at now, still working on it though
Speedpaint study for the speed paint group on DA
Life drawing this week
Tried charcoal for the first time :/
Bit of Loomis
And some more daily pencil work.
Keep forgetting to post. AHHHH. So yeah. Here's some new stuff. Oh and HIT 700 HOURS WITH THIS POST (maybe someone will care in the future lol)
Finished Merlin, not really sure where else to go with it tbh, os calling it done,
Studies from that
Dan's given us a 1 week extension, before the Morgan character, so I'm going to rework Arthur. Was pretty disappointed with how he turned out, and learnt a ton doing Merlin..
Bargue study spread over 2 days.
Suprisingly fun. If I do another one I think I need to do it slower, more accurately, and for longer. Kinda panicked though.
Study, thought the lighting was pretty sweet here. Trying to think about that more.
Sketches for the CHOW - Gonna start doing these as regularly as I can (Every damn week!) - Hopefully it'll stop me noodling around with stuff quite so much.
Then just, Loomis
And life drawing (Charcoal's so tough.. if anyone's got any tips, I'd love to hear them!)
That's the lot
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Bit of new stuff. Finished redoing my Arthur.
Sketch, trying to apply the studies
Work for this week's CHOW
Btw, I uploaded the sheet here, with a little guide, if anyone wants it. http://jakewbullock.deviantart.com/#/d5m4t89
Crits, etc welcome, as always