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January 9th, 2012 #1
Start over... [updated daily no excuses]
I'm a first year architecture student and we are required to keep a sketch book so I thought what better motivation to keep one going on concept art.
Having lurked here for about 6 years it is about time to.
No excuses daily sketch book time. I will be updating every day without fail in a bid to expand my drawing ability as well as my ability to see the environment in a different way.
Constructive criticism is wanted, be harsh, I don't mind. The only way you improve is by doing, being knocked back and then doing again.
Quick start then. Only allowed 5 mins per page. Just stuff that came straight to my head nothing too structured yet. More interesting subjects/less cliche things tomorrow.
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January 10th, 2012 #2
Day 2 of no excuses sketch book updating.
Quick page spread, 20-30 mins, wasn't counting exact:
Pirates in flouncy jackets... why not.
January 10th, 2012 #3
Day two of updating daily no excuses...
Last edited by Discorave; January 13th, 2012 at 08:27 AM.
January 10th, 2012 #4
Sorry if this is just me but I think you might be doing something odd with your attachments. They're appearing as broken links. Are you using the attachment manager? Could also maybe be a size thing, these are just guesses.
January 13th, 2012 #5
Sorted out the image linking problem so this is two days worth in one as I missed yesterday, but did the sketching.
Again only allowing a maximum of 15 mins but often shorter.
I will start more detailed longer stuff once the current project has stopped taking over most of my time.
First time I have used these pastel pencils:
Starting to learn how to draw heads properly from a book.
Learning to do quick observations with ink:
January 13th, 2012 #6
Realised that I missed a day so went and did this quick sketch of the old Post office which is part of City Square:
As before about 15 mins.
The whole point is to try and develop quick drawing for the moment. One of the things the tutors are trying to get us to do is get ideas down quickly.
This then leads to developing the design with a wider range of thought process. As everything has to be documented the quicker you can do it the better.
So the plan is to keep these quick sketches up until they are natural and then start doing some more detailed, 'better', drawings for the sketch book.
So tomorrow is just around the corner.
January 14th, 2012 #7
Thinking about how dragons are always portrayed as 'northern' animals. When being reptiles it would make far more sense if they were desert animals and their riders/etc would be more African/north African styled.
January 23rd, 2012 #8
Interesting assortment of stuff so far. You seem to be doing all the stuff you need to keep improving, so no advice there.
I like the ink stuff in post 4 - I got into the habit of drawing in pen when I was in college. It forces you to solve problems in a different way and run around telling people to take it up ^_^.
Anyways, carry on. Happy sketching
January 25th, 2012 #9
^ Cheers Rhubix
January 25th, 2012 #10
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January 27th, 2012 #11
Went away and so only had a chance to do some quick drawings on the train:
January 29th, 2012 #12
While technically not a 'sketch' in the traditional sense this is still a sketch in the sense its an experiment with form etc.
Trying to develop my Photoshop so this was done using simple shapes based around cogs:
January 31st, 2012 #13
February 7th, 2012 #14
^ Thanks nelchee
I went to Edinburgh so have not updated for about a week. I wanted to sketch while I was there but the cold made it difficult.
Still the train and hotel allowed some time.
I have just finished Game of Thrones, and before buying the second book, I've started Book of the New Sun.
February 13th, 2012 #15
Not sketches but one of the reasons I have not been sketching as much:
The first two are 1:100 and the last is 1:50. They are all drawn on A2 so are pretty big.
This one was interesting, hopefully you can see that I have taken a large chunk out so the stairs can be viewed through what is a solid road
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Nice job on the stair construction. Alot of perspective involved
Seek your own acceptance.
March 7th, 2012 #17
Current project work and moving house has taken most of my time and so have not uploaded for awhile.
Starting to get back into the discipline as I can sketch on the 20 min train journey to Uni.
This was the first time I have used white ink on black paper. Its A2 size, took about 20mins all in all.
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March 7th, 2012 #18
August 9th, 2012 #19
Edinburgh Sketch 2
'Dwelling Project' concept
Dwelling project sketch and space ship concept
Project sketches and faces
More project sketches
Cave troll concepts
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August 11th, 2012 #20
In an effort to update daily if possible I am going to post whatever I have done, no matter how rubbish it is.
Random junk on my desk:
November 27th, 2012 #21
Quick spatial sketches for my current project
January 3rd, 2013 #22
Finally got a WACOM (chrimbo present). Interesting to use, takes a little practice it would seem. Still prefer pencil but enjoying experimenting with it. Here are the first few doodles.
This one makes me laugh, good practice for colours.
February 2nd, 2013 #23
Bit more practice with the Wacom, slowly getting used to it. Still doesn't 'feel' right yet. Hopefully that will come with practice.
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July 21st, 2013 #24
Long time but here is to starting again properly
July 21st, 2013 #25
July 23rd, 2013 #26
stroan - Thanks. Yeah its a digital paint over [or under in this case]
In the effort to try and keep updating on a daily [or nearly daily basis] here is another quick page.
July 25th, 2013 #27
July 29th, 2013 #28
Added some colour to one of the previous images.
July 31st, 2013 #29
Still learning to sketch with the WACOM rather than pen/pencil. I am getting used to it but the 'feel' is still off slightly. This is however beginning to be out weighed by the larger range of choices [colour/brushes etc]
August 3rd, 2013 #30
More practice on the Wacom. Getting better and enjoying it more now. The amount of freedom it allows is great and while I am not exploiting it to any where near its potential yet I can see the possibilities.
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