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EDIT: TWO PAGES! at last...
I kept changing the skin tones for this thingy..I really need to do some color body studies. It's a preview of something I'm working on. Hint: it's fan art. First person who guesses what fan art this is and has a dA account, gets a lama! Tee hee.
Today I finally did a digital figure study . This took 3.5+ hr- pretty slow for something so roughy rough...Ref here. I locked my room door while I did this..I hope that didn't arouse too much suspicion.. Any other ppl living with their parents got this issue?
Last edited by zuang; August 20th, 2013 at 04:50 PM.
Yeah haha I always casually close my door while doing these kind of studies
Crits and help of any kind are more than welcome!
Avon Thanks! Good thing that rooms with doors were invented..
First a color study. I love the colors and subject of the photo. I planned to spend no more than 1 hr on this but I ended up using 5-7? hours >__<. Ref here
Leg anatomy..bridgman and study from photo. I tried to take my time with these but I think I erased and redrew lines too many times. Also, I wonder if color coding the muscles can help you remember them better..at least it looks pretty! The female figure is kind of from imagination and it shows bleh.
Some animals in pen using pics from pixelovely. I should study animal anatomy sometime..
Figures- 60 sec, and much longer poses. For the long poses, at times it felt like I was just copying the picture, especially for the back muscles..gotta study those soon!
Imaginary stuff. bleh gotta do more color studies..
Last edited by zuang; January 14th, 2014 at 01:36 PM.
That color study in post 33 looks fantastic. You should study some perspective before tackling another environments from imagination. I think environments are one of the hardest stuff to do, it puts all your knowledge to the test, perspective, atmospheric perspective, composition, values, color and form.
Bowandbrush Thanks! Yeah, perspective is one the things I really should study but don't. I know basic stuff like settting up a scene with 1-3 vanishing points and making boring boxy buildings but that's about it.
So, I've been slacking off and staying up too late recently. I gotta blast through this!
Some studies of castles turned into this. I tried to keep perspective in mind...
Slowly prowling through leg anatomy. I dunno how much I'll actually remember but whatever.
Something from imagination. After studying anatomy and copying photos for some time, starting this was painful.
Color studies, each took about 4-5+ hr I think..
I also tried painting a sunset from my window. I couldn't keep up with the rapidly changing colours so the result is like a time lapse I suppose. I added a lot of fake details to make my colour blobs look less boring.
At least it's better than my 1st attempt at painting a sunset from life. I gave up after 1-2 hr. This was done early last month I think.
Been drawing less..I think I sat in front of my computer way too long for those last digital studies. Still trying to find balance between drawing and other important things such as exercise and sleep. I'm also beginning to doubt the effectiveness of my routine of art study. Am I not focusing enough on anatomy? Am I doing too little imagination stuff? Or should I broaden my studies? Ughhhhh.
Studies from building photos. I drew the weird castle thing at the right corner without photo- obviously. Some of the perspective is screwed up- I should've paid more attention.
Imaginary stuff. The first is from yesterday..I was trying to draw a cool building but gave up and attached a body instead. The second page is crap. I was trying to draw interesting poses from imagination but failed. As you can probably see, my anatomy still sucks butt. For example, I still don't understand how an arm attaches to a torso from all angles. I'm feeling stuck but I know I gotta study tons of anatomy to actually remember it. >__<
Here's a WIP from imagination. Starting it was tricky...It took me a while to get a not too lame background. I didn't really think clearly about how I wanted this to look. And obviously, I need to study a bunch of things- anatomy, clothing,etc.
I don't use lower opacity for blending that often but for this piece I did..it really helped smooth things out. Using a 'thick heavy' texture brush helped too, especially for the background. Suggestions and crits would be great!
Another day of no studies...just giving my imagination free reign..kinda tricky at first but once you're warmed up... I thought about the backgrounds of some of these characters and the worlds they inhabit. I'd love to create realistic comics about my characters but I need to work anatomy and gestures first. Garrrr. Tomorrow I shall begin studies again.
Hey! Thanks for visiting my sketchbook, I went on yours now and I really like what's going on in post#28! I think that if you implement some use of the softer brushes in photoshop you'll take your environmental work to a whole new level. Could just be a matter of a preference of mine though, but yeah. Keep it up mate! Looking good!
Murderotic Thanks! Yeah, I have an aversion to soft brushes but I really should experiment with different techniques..
Color study 2hr. Some of the colors around the right lower corner are off..too lazy to fix meh. Figures. And a sketch of some buildings at the singapore night festival- much easier than trying to draw dancers! I added some stuff afterwards.
Last edited by zuang; January 14th, 2014 at 01:34 PM.
Went off track for a while.. here's some recent stuff, from last weekish to today
photo study at first..too lazy to do reflections properly
finally studied back muscles..so now I've looked at all the major muscles..not that I remember much >__<
sketches, mostly from head..for some I tried to draw people from life quickly and then add things later.
figures from quickpose pics.
Last edited by zuang; January 14th, 2014 at 01:41 PM.
It's been a while since I last posted..I'm not drawing as much as I've planned (4-6 hr everyday) but I'm still drawing overall.. So, here's some stuff from the last several days.
sunset from life. I tried using more soft brushes..pretty helpful when you're trying to draw rapidly changing landscapes
I decided to try learning from Loomis again. I'm slowly working through figure drawing for all it's worth.
A few days ago, I went to my first life drawing class.
Figure study from photo…several hours. Tried to do more blending but messed up some of the features.
sketches from head
Also went to a library and burrowed some art books for inspiration. I highly recommend Colour in Art by Stefano Zuffi and Hellboy 2: The Art of the Movie.
argghhh still slacking off too much lol. At this point, achieving good work(not just drawing heh..) habits is my #1 goal.. And I've also put off scanning my drawings..I'll probably post a dump later today
Last edited by zuang; January 14th, 2014 at 01:28 PM.
lalala..inspired by Wojtek Fus...now I'm aiming to draw at least five hours per day. Focusing on two subjects per day with time limits so far seems to have worked better than my previous 'schedule' of trying to haphazardly follow a long to-do list with no set time limits. Here's my schedule (made with google drawing) for this week:
Monday and Tuesday has passed and I've done all the blocks except that extra block of experimentation..perhaps another day.
supposed to be thumbnail studies (from movie stills) for composition but I got carried away with details
armor and face studies
trying out first few exercises in Composition by Arthur Wesley Dow..hmmm
chest studies from Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
figure studies from quickpose photos
animals..bottom 2 horses copied from The Art Of Animal Drawing.
ohhh..it's been a while. I got distracted for some time but recently I've been practicing art for 4, sometimes 5 hours a day..working on increasing those hours. I'm on a gap year right now so I really have no excuses..
recentish digital stuff..too lazy to scan drawings today..perhaps tommorrow
from life mostly..the hideous face is a self portrait...
from head mostly
still too lazy to scan drawings lol.
movie still studies (star trek into darkness)- ~2.3, 3.7 hr.. maybe more- lost track of time
worked on this over several days..
sp...>__<. not very accurate..i hope
a wip that I'll probably forget about
finally scanned some stuff. Mix of life (such as the trees) /imaginary/study drawings. My human figures still suck-still trying to really understand and remember anatomy as well as draw fluid poses. I've realized that I've wasted a lot of time only copying anatomy diagrams, without applying or reconstructing what I've copied. Now I try to draw a few figures after studying anatomy and after doing quick pose gestures. My memory isn't that great though, so I often have to peek at the reference >__>