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August 10th, 2011 #1
Noob's learning diary (need more studies!)
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Hi lads, I'm new here and also newbie in drawing and digital painting.
My first artwork (~30 min)
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Waiting already 5 days for moderators to approve my posts but it probably won't happen...
Because of IMG tags? meh >.>
Looks like I have to use attachments until I get 10 posts on my account...
Some very quick sketches (2 or less minutes) and some longer like that cat or architecture.
And some fast digitals (~10 minutes per each), some of them are not finished yet.
August 20th, 2011 #3
A lot of drawing people and figures today (15sec, 30sec, 90 sec and longer)
August 20th, 2011 #4
Ah, and two digitals from the morning (first took 13 minutes to draw and the second around 25-30)
August 27th, 2011 #5
No replies, so what, I won't stop posting just cuz of that!
Bunch of digital arts (last took me 4,5h to draw)
I HATE THOSE ATTACHMENTS!
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August 27th, 2011 #6
that an ambitious piece, well done.
here are a few tips.
you are off to good start with those still life studies, i recommend you continue with simple objects(one at a time) and try increase the time you spend on the study, from 10 minutes, aim to increase to 20 and from 20, 30-40.
increasing the time when your ready.
try to be accurate and fix things as you go. it will help improve your art overall.
here is a link to get you started on some constructive anatomy http://radhowto.blogspot.com/<have a look through the archives.
keep at it
August 30th, 2011 #7
I've checked out this website, very cool and interesting stuff. Thanks
Some quick coloring experiments (I looked how Kashivan colored the lizardman and tried similar technique)
August 30th, 2011 #8
Best advice for you would be to keep hammering those fundamentals every single day. Do test your skills from time to time with these concept pieces, but working with basic drawing skills such as perspective, value and anatomy should be your main priorities now if you really want to make this your profession. You're off to a very good start.
"You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try"
August 30th, 2011 #9
You want to become a pro you say, well heres the good news! YOU'RE GETTING THERE!
my only advice to you would be to draw your heart out! look at the really proffesional people, learn from what they've learned.. and eventually make it your own!
September 15th, 2011 #10
Some unfinished monster-guy:
Art for a little flash game:
September 15th, 2011 #11
Fck attachments >.>
Spent some time today on posemaniacs ^^
Lately I was mainly drawing in my notebook with a pen, here are some examples:
September 22nd, 2011 #12
Lately I started to use references, because I noticed that it'll be easier to learn this way.
Some animals from references
and items from imagination (very quick)
A viking from imagination
Some girl's portrait done with a reference
And also some older artworks:
October 4th, 2011 #13
Since last post I'm drawing everyday at least 1 artwork. So here it goes, some of them are from references, some are from imagination, in some I didn't focus on proportions, they were just supposed to be caricatures or sth like that.
October 4th, 2011 #14
October 21st, 2011 #15
Next portion of artworks
October 25th, 2011 #16
Hey, thanks for checking out my sketchbook! Your art is looking good so far. I'm really liking your studies, especially the photo refs of animals.
There is definitely a lot of improvement since the first post. Other people have already pointed out the areas you should work on, so I won't be a recorder and repeat what they have stated.
Also, I like that you continued to post even though you weren't getting replies...that's a great mindset to have.
Keep it up and good luck.
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November 6th, 2011 #18
Sorry that I'm replying after so long time but I didn't think that there will be any replies ^^
@Suprore: I'm reading Bridgman's book about anatomy and it's really something useful.
I have to start drawing some more studies tho :<
Since I draw everyday ( http://everyday-im-drawing.blogspot.com/ ) there is much to post but here we go
- some sprites for a flash game
- again some sprites and some random caricature face
- self portrait from photo reference (not finished tho)
- random school doodles
- I was trying different poses for the next creature
- here it is!
- 10 minutes (really :p)
- ~20 minutes
- ~20 minutes
November 26th, 2011 #19
Hi guys, I should start posting more frequently here since no one will bother reading my blog ^^
I have a problem: I need to make some studies, draw from real life but I'm only drawing things from my imagination and I can't motivate myself to do studies. Any ideas? I'm surprised that I do any progress at all drawing only from imagination...
Not finished creature design
Really fast game mockup
Fast sketch of a raided village
Sprites for that game from a mockup
Mockups with almost final graphics following that mockup
Logo for the game
Some quickie, I was teaching my friend via skype's screen sharing that shading isn't so scary.
Shaman character for the game
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1482/shamanv.jpg - and my first wallpaper ever (1920x1080)
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November 26th, 2011 #20
Got myself to draw some characters from reference photos:
November 27th, 2011 #21
You're doing exactly the right thing. Just keep pushing those studies from reference man. I know the temptation to draw from imagination but you can't draw from your head without building the foundations from life study.
Keep it up, I can see the improvement!
One piece of advise : Be very careful with the colour black. IRL, shadows are almost never pure black. Check some photos refs, light scatters from the sky into the shadows unless you're locked in a closed room, they tend to be a bit blue or purple. Using pure black can easily make your images look TOO dark.
November 27th, 2011 #22
Thanks man, I'll try to stop using pure black, your probably right about it. I know that I do too big contrast with shadows but somehow I like it.
Challenge: Besides game's artwork I'll only draw studies, I'll try to do at least one each day (except the days I'm not at home but I'll try with pencil). And except the contest I'm going to participate in (has to be from imagination). Will post something at night when I'll get back home.
November 27th, 2011 #23
As I promised here it is, some photo study, not finished yet and I don't know if I'll finish this, I've certainly fucked up the face and I couldn't fix it, just made it even worse :/
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Looks good! I like her hair a lot. Face-wise, I think her mouth might be a bit too small (maybe her nose is too long?).
Just looked through the rest of your sketchbook - you've improved loads over the past few months!
November 27th, 2011 #25
real niec amout of work man, your gonna improve a lot for sure. i would try to do a little bit more of studies. BUT DONT LET THEM OVERRUN. your imagination stuff is more important, i let that happen to me, it wasnt god
November 28th, 2011 #26
Thanks guys, I'll do for sure more studies now but as you advice I won't let them dominate me
November 28th, 2011 #27
Wow I'm seeing some real progress here!
Here's some things that have helped me a bit,
When keeping anatomy studies in mind and stuff - what motivates me is how much better your work will be if you take the time to study the anatomy! You won't be able to draw the worlds your dreaming of without your toolbox!
You have a great imagination, I can tell. Just keep at it. Try thinking of the idea you want to draw and pull up some photos of the real things. Your brain can't store all that info and you have to build a library. You don't need to copy them directly just use them as a reference for what you are trying to draw.
Keep it up, I'm rooting for you!
November 28th, 2011 #28
@liquorblue: thanks, I'll probably have to study some anatomy soon as u said
Haha, that's exactly the technique that I've use when drawing this mage, I was also checking out some demon's accessories when drawing the Ark'Zuhl guy, can't imagine all the options by myself
But my imagination is working better each day, I can imagine more clothing elements, etc.
Should I color him?
November 29th, 2011 #29
Finally finished!! (overall ~5h)
November 30th, 2011 #30