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September 18th, 2011 #1
Just a Sketchbook
First post here.
Well, the first three are actually cards I made for a friend. The last one is a study.
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September 18th, 2011 #2
Hey Aishani, firstly, welcome to CA. I sincerely believe that you couldn't have picked a better place to start posting your art. From my experience, I've found that CA is, on the whole, a forum of artists who are always willing to offer help. Since my own art owes largely to this forum, I can offer nothing but effusive praise for the place.
For now, however, I must warn you that there is usually little response on sketchbooks that don't have stars. Don't give up too soon, just stick with it. Eventually, as you improve, people will catch on. I recommend looking at the different artwork sub-forums, and participating in various threads. It keeps you inspired, also helps people find your work.
Anyway, you will always have me commenting in your sb, if you don't mind.
September 18th, 2011 #3
cute stuff so far!
as Vritra said it's a bit slow for comments in the beginning.
best thing to do is comment on SB's that are similar to your interests.
Keep on posting- from what you've got so far I'll bet there's some good stuff to come~!
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September 25th, 2011 #4
Vritra- Thank you, but you'd better comment if you know what's good for you.
Rhubix- Thank you for your encouragement. I will definitely keep on posting.
I have been unable to do much in this period. Just a study and a lesson on light I got from Vritra a long time back.
September 25th, 2011 #5
Hah ha, yeah, I know what's good for me, so I'm back. I also know what's good for you, so don't mind me while I crit away.
The first crit is that the scan is too bright right now. What I mean is that you could play around in Photoshop or any such software's levels settings to make the lines a little more visible. Also, you could nudge around with your scanner settings. It's hard to see what's going on in these pages.
As far as the work is concerned, I think it's looking pretty good. I'm not going to get into any big crit right now, just remind you of a couple of basic aspects of approaching art (technical aspects, that is, not aesthetic). I'd like to remind you that it's of paramount importance to keep in mind the underlying forms when drawing. This not only applies to anatomy and structure, but also clothing and drapery. Let's take the right hand of the girl holding the gun. The arm is coming out in a way that it looks like it defies gravity. That is, the hollow of the sleeve is being formed above the hand (this is only possible if the jacket is very heavy and there is folding, neither of which is very apparent here). Secondly, the wrist suddenly bulges where it meets the sleeve, showing a very strange bump there. It would look rather odd if the sleeve wasn't present.
Don't worry, this is not a very big deal, it's more a matter of intent than anything else. Just make sure your thoughts are moving along with your hands when you're putting scratches on paper.
The overall standard of the two figures is good. I've seen your artwork before, so I think I'm in a good position to say this. They look quite solid compared to your earlier work. Keep updating.
September 27th, 2011 #6
Vritra- Thank you so much for your crit. It just made a lot of sense. I had indeed been more concentrated with the outlines rather than the forms.
It isn't quite so nice when adages come true in unexpected ways. To bite off more than you can chew described today's situation perfectly. I was so fascinated by Wesburt's sketches that I decided to try and copy his style. I wouldn't even mention how bad this attempt was. You can figure out by yourselves.
September 27th, 2011 #7
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September 29th, 2011 #8
Hey Aishani, you already know what I think of this work. The face has come out really well, I think. As for the rest of the figure, that will only come with more practice of anatomy and structure. Don't beat yourself over it, comparing your art with an artist like Wes Burt can never be good for your self-confidence; trust me, I've gone down that road, and it doesn't end well.
Whatever your skill level is, it's always good to develop a liking for your own work. It helps create confidence, hence less blockage and a state of mind conducive to churning out a constant flow of work. There's no alternative to relentless practice if you're looking to achieve improvement in art, and no better way to facilitate practice than having a clear mind.
In short, develop pride in your work, keep practicing, and have fun while you're at it.
March 8th, 2012 #9
Updating after ages. But what is important is that I updated. Also, I changed the levels on a previous work, and here it is.
yongs- Thanks a lot.
Vritra- I am having fun.
March 8th, 2012 #10
Did this today.
March 12th, 2012 #11
I am taking part in this week's (or is it two weeks?) Spartan camp. I have never been happier about my art. It is a great place for people who are looking for nice, motivated practice, and a boon for noobs such as me. I'm posting my gesture practice here. Till now, I've only completed 35 out of the 50 required. Plus the two-week long study that I haven't even started.
Last edited by Aishani; March 12th, 2012 at 02:04 PM.
March 12th, 2012 #12
For some reason, the attachment manager kept springing surprises on me with the last post, so I'm posting the rest 5 pages here.
March 31st, 2012 #13
very good study work .....keep up dear.....kemon aasho....!
March 31st, 2012 #14
Just wanted to say that I still love the 'beral' card you have on the thumbnail. Good stuff, that.
Also, I like the way you're moving along with your Spartan Camp studies. Really proud of you in that regard. As for crits, I think you've received enough at the Camp, and really need to digest all that and apply it to the next batch that you draw. Also, try and create something from imagination sometime, it can be a good reality check.
Keep drawing, and updating your sketchbook, it's a pleasure.
April 1st, 2012 #15
All Spartan Camp studies.
Vritra- That card was made with a lot of care. And I like it too. One of my very first stuff.
I'm actually thinking about a simple comic panel right now. Also I have plans for a cartoony dog. Let's see how it turns out. It's always nice to read your comments. Do leave them.
Last edited by Aishani; April 1st, 2012 at 01:26 PM.