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    Tamaira's Sketchbook [updated regularly]

    Hi,

    I'm 23 years old and finished my game design study in september 2011.
    After some months of confusion I have a goal for my future - concept artist
    in the game/entertainment industry. It's a long way to go, so I tried to find a
    realistic schedule to achieve this.

    The next 3 years (start date: 1.01.2012) will be drawing, drawing, drawing, getting a strong
    portfolio. With this I want to work the following 2 years in a games company
    and after that I want to become a freelance concept artist :3

    Sounds crazy? Maybe, but that's my personal goal and I will do everything to
    achieve it. So let's start. Welcome on my road.

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    The drawing below was the first I ever posted here (22-23.08.2011)
    It'a a collage of sketches I have done this day. Includes light/shadow studies,
    creating animals from circles and quads to their original form, hatching and
    drawing a female face from a photo reference.
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    Digital Pencil Strokes

    Today I tried to shape faces in Photoshop and it doesn't wanna work. But at least I find a brush
    adjustment to let brush lines look like pencil strokes with the right pressure and everything.
    I'm sure for the most people here this isn't a real improvement, but for me it a huge step. =)

    The following picture shows how it looks like (I only tried this brush out, I haven't used any references).

    23.08.2011:

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    First photoshop drawing without outlines and smudge tool :D

    I used the yesterday created brush to draw this picture and I'm really happy with it.
    I never knew how to draw light and shadow without smudge or dodge tool.
    Today was the first time I get a clue how to make it

    24.08.2011:
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    Study colors and light/shadow from photo references

    Practise, practise, practise...

    25.08.2011
    (time: 50 mins)

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    Figure Drawing Training - 2 mins per pose

    In one of sketchbooks I found a link to Figure Drawing Training. And I have to say, it's a really great tool to
    learn how to focus on the body motion. To guarantee that you don't get lost in details, you have to create
    every piece of art in an extremely short amount of time.

    I started with 2 minutes, because 30 seconds it's much to hard for me. Here are my first tries from yesterday
    evening and from now on I wanna do this every single day as a warmup. 5 poses, every 2 minutes
    -> 10 minutes warmup every day

    26.08.2011:
    (I hope it gets better after a while :/)

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    Warmup Saturday morning

    @caaraa: Thank you very much. It's such a motivation for me, when someone likes my drawings

    And here my daily warmup, every pose 2 minutes (the two woman's at once were definitely too much for me in such a short time :/).

    27.08.2011:

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    You tend to choose a basic tone of the whole composition and continue using it without varying it so much. It helped me when I started painting in black and white, that strengthened my feeling for contrasts and automatically helped me improve my color management.
    Your sketches are pretty strong, I like these fast sketches as warmups. Looking forward to more

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    Painting black and white

    @2.3J: Thx for feedback I like your suggestion to paint black and white to get a better feeling for contrasts and color management. So I tried.

    27.08.2011:
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    Yes, your work was definitely worth it. Although the proportions are a bit off, I think you made some good improvements there. Nice, keep it up !

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    Good work! Gesture studies really helped me, too.

    I've found it's sometimes easier to see proportions when drawing with only straight lines. You can learn different things from your daily warmup by changing aspects about it. E.g. draw with only straight lines, curves, geometric shapes, or a manikin construction like Loomis'. I hear changing your medium can help, too, but I haven't had enough courage to do that yet. Also, Walt Stanchfield's Drawn to Life Volumes 1 and 2 are very good books when it comes to gesture drawing.

    There are many guides to drawing online. One thing I've noticed from my own experience, though, is that it doesn't matter whether you're doing the suggested "best practice" studies if you get into the habit of doing them mindlessly (like I have in the past). You always have to ask yourself what your bad drawing habits are, identify them, and try to replace them with better ones. Usually these "better habits" come from careful, slow observational drawing and advice from better artists. Improving your drawings is hard work, and takes both perseverance and the ability to mentally apply yourself to whatever problems you're having.

    Hope this helps! (and I hope I haven't mislead you - if a better artist comes along and says something different, follow their advice! )

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    Daily warmup

    @2.3J: Thx. Yeah, I'm not good in drawing faces - it's another thing I have to study : )

    @Clean3d: I like the idea of changing aspects about my daily warmup. But now it's prime my third warm up, so I'm a little
    scared of do it right know. My idea is to do it every morning in the usual way and in the evening in an other variation.

    Also I looked for Bammes and Loomis E-Books to improve my anatomy studies. So I hope that I can show you some anatomy
    studies soon : )

    Today my daily warmup is a mess :/

    28.08.2011:

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    Gesture drawing

    So now you can see my first try to do gesture drawing only with straight lines.
    How you can see, there are some other lines *my subconscious took control of my hand - arggh*

    28.08.2011:
    (time: every pose 2 mins; I like the one in the middle )

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    I'm noone to say something like this, but would you mind to do more anatomical studies? I mean your start is quite amazing, but I feel like if you make more of this "standard" and boring (maybe just for me, haha) studies you would get insanely good! Also I think that you could get some work on the face and proportions. I could recommend you Bridgeman books (since you already have Loomis) for anatomy and maybe some of free tutorials from idrawgirls . Also - watching other paint/draw is in my opinion really good thing to do , but I'm no pro or either great artist myself, haha.

    Anyway I love your color studies on #3 and #4.

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    Some exercises

    @Vumi: Thx for your feedback and your book tips. You are definitely right, that I have to do more anatomy studies. I can't draw faces at all :/
    I hope I can show you some soon.

    Here are my daily warmup and one face study, which goes definitely wrong, because my "female face" looks like the face of a child - get
    the proportions wrong I think (head is to short). Also here are some bull studies and an other color study (time therefore: 30 mins).

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    Hello again Tamaira! If it's about face studies I think that you should do some Loomis studies first - he showed amazing techniques to create and maintain proportions of male and female portraits. There's a book Heads and Hands by him I think that was the title...

    Looking by your last color study I find it quite dull, but maybe before working on enviro you should work on your anatomy and perspective? I think that it could be helpful.

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    Exercise and anatomy studies

    @Vumi: I started to read the book of Loomis you suggested and I have to say "It's amazing". It's simple to read and he knows how to motivate you : )

    But I can't draw men at all... they are so angled. Not the soft shapes women have. Some of these drawings are ok, but the most... argh... I have to do more of these studies :/

    29.08.2011:
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    Daily warmup.

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    Back with some new stuff :)

    Here is a warrior from imagination, the warmup from today, and an illustration I'm working on. At the moment I'm reading Harry Potter 6 in English (I already have read them all in German). In the end of book 5 Harry remembered the situation at the lake, where all the dementors came. The illustration based on this memory. (I only used references for the stags Vi and X)

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    You've improved alot since my last visit, you now draw lines much more confidently

    Love the animals, well sketched!

    Edit: Gute Arbeit! ^^

    Sketchbook

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    Self portrait

    Its been a while, but now here is a new unfinished piece of mine.
    I know that it doesn't really look like me, but the piece for itself looks beautiful, so I want to share it with you guys.

    Critiques and feedback are always allowed and desired.

    12.12.2011 (time spend: 2 hours):

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    o.O

    Little experiment with brushes. I never used more than two different brushes, so yeah...this one here is extreme over brushed xD (Time spend: 1 hour)

    13.12.2011:

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    Still life

    I worked 3 hours at this one (is a paperweight made of glass). During my work the sun went down....

    Feedback is always welcome

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    Blog & Portfolio

    I have started to create my online portfolio. It's not finished yet, I'm still working on it. Every feedback and tips would be nice.

    Also I have continued my blog. There you can find everything, and I mean everything, what I have drawn since the blog went online. So if you are interested in doodles, sketches... you can look there

    See yah.

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    Nice Start. That self portrait you did however is looking like the face has been flattened, get yourself the grips with the 3-dimensionality of the human form and give yourself time to use construction lines a bit first... round shape for the cranium, another line for the jaw, and a + shaped cross over the face (made of two curved lines, due to perspective) to plot out the features.

    Use construction lines to start working in perspective, and keep going.

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    You have done nice studies so far! keep up practicing

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    alright, good studies. What I recommend for you right now to help improve everything is figure/life drawings. You may already know this but life drawing affects everything. It will improve your speed if you practice, especially during the 30 sec poses. It will train your eye on lighting, construction, line quality, flow, basically everything. If you do a minimum of 3 hours a day I guarantee you will see results in months maybe even weeks depending on how you do it, what info you look up and how much you study.

    Line of action is basically the line that the body or a sections of it that follows.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmiwGm32dXU

    http://www.animationresources.org/pi...tion07-big.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bcsPgqtgMA...oobynooby2.jpg

    In general animators have great lines and gestures to their life drawing. Really noticable is gleane keane of disney. Look at his drawings and you'll see examples of great gesture. A book that I absolutely recommend is force dynamics life drawing for animators. You don't have to be one to realize how awesome the figures are. Look it up on google images to see examples. Also you can get it free as a pdf file, so get it! It'll make you awesome!

    When you draw don't just draw the line. Look for shapes. This just doesn't mean sqaures, circles or cones. things can be divided that way but the human body consists of things that are variants, mixes or completely different versions.

    http://posetopose.files.wordpress.co...r_animator.gif

    As you can see, there are bean shapes, cones, ovals and plenty others in this drawing. Look for shapes in everything, whether they be objects or live things. Shapes will bring out the appeal, and make things feel like they have more flow.

    What you also need to start doing is lots of anatomy and construction. Knowing anatomy will help you understand the rules so that you can manipulate or break them. One thing I do for construction is limit the shapes I use to basic stuff. Blocks, cylinders, rectangles etc etc. Very basic shapes, nothing complicated like bean shapes or mixes. Doing this will help you see the figure in 3d.

    There's a hellva lot more but you'll find it along the way. If you download the book it'll tell you even more. I also recommend loomis books. He's a great illustrator that knows his stuff! Plus it's also available for download.

    The rest is all up to you. Draw, draw and draw some more! Burnn your ass till you have nothing left to burn and than burn it some more! Join the league of assless wonders! Only then will you be awesome!

    Keep it up!

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    Some stuff from before christmas

    BlightedArt Thanks for the crit. You are definitively right, there is no volume in the face :/
    Funny thing is, it's all based on construction lines. But I have erased them, after I thought I was finished.
    But yeah, I have to work on volumes. I suck on them.

    Namae Thank you

    bobmeatbag WoW oO Thank you so much. This post is so helpful. I started to do 30s instead of 2min and omg, it so awful.
    I don't get everything on paper in this time -.-
    That means: I have to work a lot harder!!! I will try to apply as much as possible of your suggestions. Thanks.


    It's been a while since I last posted. I'm not in berlin since christmas and so I have no wacom and no scanner at all :/
    But I have drawn a lot on paper and I will show you this weekend. But for now, here some stuff from before christmas.

    First one is a mug drawn from reference. Tried to get angles and size right.
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    This one is supposed to be funny. haha. It's my warlock from WoW, which tries to get to her raid in the right amount of time.
    But all the soulstones are slowing her down
    PS: I know that there aren't any more soulstone in WoW right now. But I kinda liked the idea. I hope to work it out more some time.
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    And here you can see my sea creature after another hour of work. Looks to kind now, I think.
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    Stuff from around christmas/new year's eve

    Hi everyone. Here i some stuff I have done around christmas/new year's eve. It's not all of it, but if you wanna see it, check out my blog

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    Stuff from imagination ( a succubus without wings FAIL -.-*) I like the middle one. Maybe I work it out further.
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    I have a lot to learn. But with hard work I'm sure I can make it!

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    First try to block out a creature from imagination. Focus on form and shape. The face is gruesome. Every critique or suggestion are welcome :3

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    Keep going

    Another try to block out form and shapes, also from imagination.

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