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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
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; January 29th, 2014 at 04:27 PM.
Very quick, quite fun though:
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; February 15th, 2012 at 10:12 AM.
Little drawing i did, while having math :o)
Some figure/pose studies done from www.artsyposes.com (no time limit) :
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; May 12th, 2012 at 09:22 AM.
Done without any reference:
Digital piece im currently working on:
Playing around with some adjustment layers, don't think i'll be touching this piece again
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; February 19th, 2012 at 01:14 PM.
Nice work I especially like the skull study
Math class= picture study
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; February 23rd, 2012 at 06:09 PM.
Left one = no line art but with reference. Right one = line art, but no reference. School tomorrow, so now i've got to sleep.
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; February 23rd, 2012 at 06:12 PM.
Without reference practice:
jondawo: Thanks for the comment and i'll definetely try doing some more gesture studies
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?
Older piece, however I did spent a decent amount of time on it:
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.
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.
25 60-second gesture studies:
(damn 60 seconds isn't much)
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:
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; March 2nd, 2012 at 05:58 PM.
60-120 sec gesture studies:
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; March 16th, 2012 at 12:56 PM.
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:
Last edited by Knokkelmanden; May 12th, 2012 at 09:27 AM.
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.
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
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.
Heres a link to the ref i used:
Frank Frazetta copy