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    Fipse vs. treadmill - update 15.01.05

    Hi everybody,

    I decided itīs time for me to start a new sketchbook. My old one is now a year oldīand I donīt like many things of it anymore. For those interested hereīs the link to it - I will keep the pics for some time online: Fipsesī small world

    So I will start with some pics of my old sketchbook I liked or that are more recent. Enjoy and C&C if you like.











    And hereīs a new one. Iīm thinking about working out a former concept idea of mine. Iīd like to develop a concept for elves based more or less on the Sidhe of the celtic mythology using pieces of bronze age and old celtic culture.



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    Update 11.05.

    Hereīs another idea for a Sidhe princess - reference used for the gesture.



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    Hey Fipse, the last one looks really nice to me, I like it, esp. the colored pencil or what it is. Keep up your historian work :p
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    i like the one you did for "Ode to drawing jam" - the old man sitting down.

    It has a really nice woodcut feel to it - and has a lot of character.

    I also liked that you had the confidence to change it from its original design.

    Keep it up - try working on lineweight for instance in the unhappy customer pic - it can look flat. concentrate on atmospheric perspective and controlling lineweight to push and pull things into and out of the picture frame.

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    Nice stuff - I like the detailed costumes - good sense of history.

    Are you perhaps a tall person? I see a tendency in your figures for very long shins and large feet!

    Looking forward to seeing more!
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    Hi all,

    thanks for the replies. Unfortunately contrary to the title of the thread Iīm in the old treadmill again (at least for the next two weeks) so I think there wonīt be many updates.

    @ Jeff Jaws
    Hi mate, this is just normal pencil that I coloured in PS .... I canīt leave a picture alone without some piuxelpushing. Itīs the job, you know

    @ Form
    Youīre right, due to my messy sketching style I often lose the lineweights. I have to get cleaner but damn Iīm too lazy ...

    @ Marc
    With 1,78 m height (ca. 6 ft) I personally donīt consider myself tall . But I never realized that Iīm drawing so long shins. I hate drawing feet and concentrate much on them. When doing this I tend to draw them too big - same with hands btw. History is my hobby (in fact this is the reason I seldom drew in the past 12 years) and I like to work with elements of it - this leads to some PITA-stuff when drawing weapons, armour and so on .

    Thanks again

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    Hello Fipse!

    Cool to see you are diverging into Celtic stuff aside from the middle ages! It will be most interesting to see the results of this.

    I like the way you make stories with your images, it is seen too seldom...

    I enjoyed learning about armour from you at the Amsterdam workshop, it was too short a conversation.

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    Hey, what's this? Stealing out of your old sketchbook? tsktsktsk

    :chug: Looking forward to the barbeque!

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    Update 18.05.04

    Seems I just make a new addition every 5 days ... Iīm too busy as usual at the moment.

    @ Erik
    Hi Erik, there will be one day we do a history project together The idea for a celtic kind of Elves is a bit older, I tried it with a game company who favoured the "traditional" Warhammer/Tolkien kind of them. I just thought I could work on the concepts a bit more.

    @ Jester
    I had to make an introduction . Anyway weīll see us on Saturday! :chug:

    And hereīs the Pic, a new entry for drahn time in the sketchsession here.



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    Hi Fipse,

    at least you manage an update every five days... I was trying every 10 days but it seems it's going on 20 now... 4 parallel customers and more at the door! Uff. At last!



    I'll be back! Keep drawing!

    Cu Saturday!

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    bbq eh..

    too bad im over on this other plot of land .

    see u made a new thread!

    I really like that last one, I think it would look nice painted! paint it!!

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    I havenīt had much time to draw in the last time - overtime was bogging everything down. Fortunately I now have some holiday and hope to work a bit. Hereīs some recent stuff:

    A thumb for my celtic ideas:



    A doodle I made during waiting for some PDFīs to get ready - unfortunately itīs got a bit dark due to my bright home monitor



    My entry for the last drahn time. Not really finished but good enough for my sketchbook.



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    I'm liking that celtic sketch quite a bit. Has a lot of character.(Personality). Has good compostition too.

    Would you mind some constructive criticism?

    On your color work - I think the brush strokes are too bold right now. Too much contrast perhaps? You can see brush marks inside the forms, which are not combining to create structure. I would try to use more flat areas of color, with just subtle values for shading. Try using only three values and black and really thinking about what is the light and dark side of an object.

    In the city ruins for instance - the wall behind the girl should have one light, and one dark side - the light on the sniper is from upper left - therfore the left side of the back wall should be lighter, and perhaps less grainy than the right side - but I understand that was a quick one...

    keep it up!
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    Hi Marc,

    Iīm always in for constructive criticism so many thanks - after doing everything autodidactic thatīs the thing why I came to CA .

    I will take your advice and try simpler colourschemes - colours are still my Nemesis and I always try to go forward too fast, trying too much.

    The sniper scene has inconsistent lighting youīre right there - Iīve been thinking too much about value composition and less about light. But Iīm working on it! Promise!

    Thnanks again.

    Here are some anatomy studies - everytime I read through my Bammes I realize how much I have to learn. First thing I concentrated upon have been knees where I have quite a lot deficites. More to follow in the next days.









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    hey good to see some studies!!

    The only thing about the legs I think is that the bottom half is a bit too short compared to the top bone.

    those knee studies look good and youre getting better at colours so fast!

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    Update 07.06.

    Hi Endregan,

    yep youīre right about the leg. I could have easily changed in Photoshop but Iīve been too lazy .

    Hereīs some more anatomy stuff - I realize how much I have to learn.



    Just messing with Painter. I try to learn it by the book but Iīm easily distracted. First a try to sketch in Painter, second a test for colouring





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    Looking good, Fipse. Painter is a little rough.

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    I like it a little rough .

    But my painting needs some smoothing ..

    Cheers Van!

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    Originally posted by Fipse
    I like it a little rough .

    But my painting needs some smoothing ..

    Cheers Van!

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    Hehe...no, I wasnt talking about your painting. I was talking about painter. No, if anything, your painting needs more roughness and less lineage.

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    Update 09.06

    Had my first lifedrawing session for ages. I tried out some techniques and realized I should do this much more often.















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    Glad to see you having live drawing sessions. All people say that it's the better way to improve, and looking at SB like Roger's it's evident it is.
    I like esp. the first one. Keep on this way!

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    Update 10.06.

    Hi Yiako,

    yes lifedrawing can be quite rewarding but you have to find the time for it - thatīs my main problem .

    ANyway hereīs the next update of my anatomy studies - and itīs knees again ...



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    Your figure drawing looks solid, and I definately like your lineart. There seems to be something off with the colored knee.

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    Cool studies! Thanks for giving us an update.

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    hey definitly keep up the life drawing and anatomy studies. I see a lot of improvement. For colour I suggest do a painting/and or study a day or like a still life and take your time to get one part right instead of a whole painting or such.

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    Update 16.06.

    Thanks for your comments guys! I appreciate them.

    Again few time and some laziness ... here are some new lifedrawing studies from this eveningīs lesson.

















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    Keep attacking those life drawings my man. See the negative shape around them and dont worry too much about their face details, but their over all forms.

    Keep going buddy!

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    Yup. Keep going! Throw in some more anatomy studies. Its icing on Life Drawings cake.

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    Did you bring that beardy guy from The Joy of Sex illustrations out of retirement for those last sketches?

    I bet these are the tame ones, right?

    Do you use charcoal for these?



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    @ Endregan

    Next time Iīll try to do some more medias like Gouache or other painterly stuff to get a better feeling for the values. I really like faces so Iīm giving them more detail as usual for anatomy drawings.

    @ Van

    Yeah, next thing are the hips I want to have a closer look at - Itīs all in the hips, Baby .

    @ Summer Pudding

    In fact the bearded guy is the organizator/instructor in these sessions and the model is a friend of him - it was warm and he hadnīt had any nerve to draw this evening. But I can ask him if he worked for this "Joy of Sex" stuff... It would be a nice idea doing life drawings at a porn-movie. "Could you hold this position for about 20 minutes, please?".

    Iīve used mostly a soft full graphite pencil 6B (First two and last) and a Conté pencil (fifth and sixth pic) for this drawings.

    Thanks for the comments, mates

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