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February 8th, 2012 #1
I'm pretty much just trying to become a professional illustrator and concept artist by 2014. I am 21 years old. I'll be posting all my studies focusing on fundamentals here.
I am now 22! Here's where I'm at a year into my journey of becoming an artist. My latest piece: gogogooggoogogoooO!
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progress of life drawing from July 2011
So, at this point I have no idea what I am doing except that i'm trying to capture likeness and implement design elements (shape, value, and edge). these drawings are about 40 minutes long
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February 8th, 2012 #3
fast forward a couple of months...
So I'm not going to post all of my drawings between august and december because they are all terrible and one can understand where I was at when I first started. I just want people to "get" the general idea of how I've improved. This post contains the January through current portrait drawings. all drawings are from live models. these drawings range from 40 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes. If I had more time to render from a live model I'm sure I could make these more realistic.
Last edited by Jmob; February 8th, 2012 at 02:57 PM.
February 11th, 2012 #4
first colored study ever... wip
February 11th, 2012 #5
February 11th, 2012 #6
poop portrait from life.
poop portrait from life. 25 min.
February 11th, 2012 #7
Nice sketchbook start! Even I would be happy if my first colour study would've looked like that!
I just would recommend to show us some stuff from imagination. Right now it's difficult to give some good advices, because all we see are some head studies. So we don't know where your problems are and what we can say to help you to improve =)
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February 11th, 2012 #8
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February 11th, 2012 #9
from imagination b&w
@lyraina- I've tried using color before but never by a direct study so I've somewhat learned how to approach using color. thank you for the nice comment. take care!
@valyavande- thank you. haha, I suck at imagination stuff but i will post it to humble myself...and get better.
@tehmeh- your welcome man. thanks, i've been trying to make these studies the best they can be. I'm studying at california art institute in So Cal. California art center isn't anything like art center or cal arts because you only meet once a week. So to get more practice I take a life drawing class and sneak into other life drawing classes at the junior college near where I live. I'd like to go to art center or cal arts but it is just too expensive unfortunately. So, I'm studying at home mostly taking part in the crimson daggers study group. I've just started interacting with them though and becoming more diligent in studying art. But yuuuuup, that's pretty much it. Keep killing it man! GOGOGOOGOGOGO
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February 11th, 2012 #10
I JUST GOT MY ANATOMY BOOKS IN THE MAIL! WOOO. Now just waiting for my moleskin. o.o come on mail!
February 11th, 2012 #11
color study using imagination and reference
So doing a no reference painting proved too hard so i did a 3/4 view using the color study to make this piece from imagination. SO, it was a half imagination, half referenced (color was referenced. that's it.)
I didn't focus on the hair...or the eyes, or the lips, or the nose. haha.. but I will go back and render it. just count this as a wip!
Last edited by Jmob; February 12th, 2012 at 03:21 PM.
February 13th, 2012 #12
studies for bloodsports 6 CRIMSON DAGGERS
Here's some studies for the 6th bloodsport challenge hosted by the one and only Crimson Daggers. I'm not going to post the main study because i don't want to give away what base animal i'm using for my character creation. ...don't want anyone to steal it 'cause i think it is that good.
Last edited by Jmob; February 24th, 2012 at 04:17 AM.
February 13th, 2012 #13
@rennyinford- did you mispost?
February 24th, 2012 #14
bloodsports 6 final images.
so here's my final images for the bloodsports 6 for the crimson daggers! I only like my bird. XD
So for those participating in the challenge hosted by the crimson daggers the rules were to create a hunter before the kill of a beast/creature/animal, the beast, and the hunter after he's killed the beast where he has applied the items from the beast's carcass.
*I didn't post my "before" hunter cause it really sucks!
February 25th, 2012 #15
desaturated color study of woman's face. need to work on hands
March 7th, 2012 #16
life drawing dump
just some life drawing. Each portrait is an hour and 20-40 minutes.
May 1st, 2012 #17
...annnnnd I'm finally posting.
So, after a month or two of not updating, I am back to post. Here's some stuff. A commission and some personal work.
May 1st, 2012 #18
May 1st, 2012 #19
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May 1st, 2012 #20
haha, yes, I've got to post more work. This is not EVERYTHING that i've done over the past two months... just some stuff that I think is the better portion. I should really post everything I have though since this thing is called a "sketchbook". I'm really bad at posting consistently though, but thanks for pushing me to do it. Also, thanks for the positive comments. ...and yes, the hair, clothing, neck/back, are very rushed. It ruins the study so I'm going to go back and finish it.
Last edited by Jmob; May 2nd, 2012 at 04:30 AM.
May 1st, 2012 #21
just some sketches. the old man one is 25 minutes long and the other is an hour and 30 minutes long. will be working in color for life painting soon.
May 1st, 2012 #22
yes, this was for a friend as a joke. it's her cat in the mech suit + dick gun. lulz. first time doing anything mech-ish. 2hours....realllllly rushed.
May 2nd, 2012 #23
quick sketch before bed
quick sketch before bed. 1 hr 30 minutes... from imagination...
May 3rd, 2012 #24
just a concept silhouette i was most happy with...the head looks like it was inspired by starcraft 2 alien races. ... T.T
May 4th, 2012 #25
May 5th, 2012 #26
thanks man! Keep working and improving! We'll get there!
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Cool stuff! You have a really strong sense of value ad color in your works, I think. I particularly like the portraits!
May 5th, 2012 #28
Thanks syrella! trying really hard.
May 16th, 2012 #29
just a sargent study
May 16th, 2012 #30