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    Knokkelmanden's Sketchbook

    My name is William and i'm 17 years old. I come from Denmark and 've always enjoyed drawing, but now i decided to really do something about it and hopefully someday get my skill to a professional level, so i've made this sketchbook to keep up my motivation, and all criticisms/suggestions is of course more than welcome and so is motivational compliments (aren't we all suckers for those? )

    Okay, so the text above is from when i first started this blog, now almost 2 years has passed and I don't really feel like a very big improvement has happend, i think i need to get more direction in my work, but also work more, any critique or technique tips is very welcome, things i believe i struggle with is rendering, proportion and not least coming up with interesting design ideas.

    i feel like every time i put a sketch into photoshop it's ugly, so i just want to finish it off as quickly as possible resulting in bad rendering -, studies however i enjoy, because they are more straigtforward and it feels rewarding when it "succeeds". I would like to hear any kind of tips or thoughts on having more fun with rendering your own concepts peace out

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    Very quick, quite fun though:
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    Last edited by Knokkelmanden; February 15th, 2012 at 10:12 AM.
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    Skull study

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    Little drawing i did, while having math :o)
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    Frog study:
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    Some figure/pose studies done from www.artsyposes.com (no time limit) :
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    Done without any reference:
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    Digital piece im currently working on:
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    Playing around with some adjustment layers, don't think i'll be touching this piece again

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    Nice work I especially like the skull study

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    Math class= picture study
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    Last edited by Knokkelmanden; February 23rd, 2012 at 06:09 PM.
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    Left one = no line art but with reference. Right one = line art, but no reference. School tomorrow, so now i've got to sleep.
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    Without reference practice:
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    You have some nice ideas but I would start with some gesture drawings and anatomy studies. This video should explain what i mean good luck and keep going.

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    jondawo: Thanks for the comment and i'll definetely try doing some more gesture studies

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    Your sketches of animals and skull studies are fabulous so I suggest you to keep them up. It would be also beneficial if you continue to draw figures more often because it seems that some of your anatomy figures are a little bit off proportionally. When you get a grasp on anatomy studies, it will be easier for you to paint figures digitally.

    Out of curiosity, how much experience have you had with colors or painting digitally?

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    Older piece, however I did spent a decent amount of time on it:
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    LKA: Thanks for the comment i'll definetely try to follow up on your advice. And my experience with color I believe is minimal, when painting digitally I always add color as the last step and I have almost no experience with traditional medias.

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    Really like how creepy and weird your drawings either the birds or the weird brain...thing (gah fuck it I can't describe how weird it is) are probably my favorite ones of the lot.

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    25 60-second gesture studies:
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    (damn 60 seconds isn't much)

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    Today i created a drawing, in cooperation with a friend. He created the generel pose/gesture, and I created the atanomy and shaded it. It's quite funny making a drawing with another person, because you get to verbalise a thought processes that you normaly just take for granted. Anyway heres the drawing:
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    60-120 sec gesture studies:
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    Last edited by Knokkelmanden; March 16th, 2012 at 12:56 PM.
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    Okay so trying to post everyday was a bit over the top for me, but that does mean i haven't been drawing and i will continue to do so. Besides what's the point in uploading a drawing each day, if you don't even want critiques on the drawings, because they are just too sketchy. Anyways heres another sketch, done without reference:
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    Good stuff! Wondering do you use value before putting colour in your paintings? Some of them look like there is no (or minimum) value. I recommend always using value before adding colour! It really simplifies the colour stage.


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    Hi L4xord, thanks for commenting and I do exactly as you say, so far i've always painted monocromatic and then added color in the end. However I can see what you mean, my renderings could probaly use some more shadow shapes or something like that ? Anyways i've looked at your sketchbook and I don't think i'm capable of giving you better advice, than you already recieved. So i'll just encourage you to keep on drawing - keep on drawing m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knokkelmanden View Post
    Hi L4xord, thanks for commenting and I do exactly as you say, so far i've always painted monocromatic and then added color in the end. However I can see what you mean, my renderings could probaly use some more shadow shapes or something like that ? Anyways i've looked at your sketchbook and I don't think i'm capable of giving you better advice, than you already recieved. So i'll just encourage you to keep on drawing - keep on drawing m8
    Thanks for visiting my sketchbook, I've haven't had any time to draw because a school But now that school has ended for me, I will get back into it!


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    Heres a drawing i did of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller and if you wonder why i've picked him, it's simply because he had a funny-looking face.
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    Heres a link to the ref i used:
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    Knokkelmanden's Sketchbook
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