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Thread: Sketchbook of a Novice-*6/23/12*
February 21st, 2012 #1
Sketchbook of a Novice-*6/23/12*
Hey everyone ,
People call me Dom, 20 y.o, living in Philly. I taught myself how to draw and never attended art school. Been lurking around this site for a while looking at everyone's sketchbooks and I thought its about time I give it a shot and make one (After seeing everyone's good work I've been too nervous to make one all this time -_-). From the time I started elementary school to my final days in high school I would draw my little manga doodles but after graduating i got a bamboo tablet, some anatomy books, and decided to take this seriously and now here we are.
Everything in this sketchbook will be 100% digital since i don't have a scanner or a camera and the program I will mainly be using is SAI (Photoshop is laggy o.o)
Btw, i have no experience in painting but I'll try to learn, Thought you should know.
Any advice to help me "level-up" will be appreciated.
Last edited by DomRom; May 20th, 2012 at 12:38 AM.
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Those shoulders need some work. Drawing arms upwards like that can be difficult -- there's a lot of musculature and overlapping/underlapping going on that, if not rendered properly or at all, can make the position look very off. At the moment, the arms just look like straight, muscle-less cylinders coming out of her shoulder joint. Maybe try the same pose with a reference to get a sense of what actual muscles are there and how they look?
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March 18th, 2012 #7
mrsaforcer- Yeah your right, as soon as you said something about them I noticed o.o I'll work on it ^^
DennisH-Art- I'll do that when I learn to color..but seriously Im not really good at it -.-'', I'll try though.^^
March 18th, 2012 #8
Bridgman arms look awesome and I love the hair in that first piece!
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March 18th, 2012 #9
Very good start for a 19 year old: I'm (yikes!) 27 now.
March 18th, 2012 #10
I need to start posting on here more -__-''
Anyway these are my warm ups from today
Looking at these make me want to do some hand studies right now
Didn't use any reference to draw theses
March 19th, 2012 #11
Sloopy doodles from yesterday
didnt use reference but i was thinking about a one of frank cho drawings when i did this though
Last edited by DomRom; March 19th, 2012 at 12:17 AM.
March 19th, 2012 #12
Art Minded and Big Orange thanks for the feedback you guys make me wanna draw some more but im sleepy
I'll defiantly be back tomorrow though
Last edited by DomRom; March 19th, 2012 at 02:32 AM.
March 19th, 2012 #13
Welcome to the forums Rom, you have some nice anatomical studies there. Bridgman's is a good source too. Stiff here and there but you're on target.
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March 19th, 2012 #14
your muscle studies seem solid, women anatomy is a bit muscular. your line quality is good tho! cant wait to see more!
for the faces you may want to get some reference skull photos and practice on seeing the relationships of facial features to the skull!
March 19th, 2012 #15
made this page nice and messy
Facial features from Figure Drawing for all its worth by Andrew Loomis Refs and non Refs.
Also some non refs on legs and feet.
March 19th, 2012 #16
Quofalcon- Yeah im still trying to work out the
"stiff problem" lol Thanks for the feed back and the warm welcome
iamkennstan- When I use to go to High school people said the same thing about my girl drawings
but im alot better at drawing then since them lol. I'll probally start working on faces next
Last edited by DomRom; March 20th, 2012 at 12:03 AM.
March 19th, 2012 #17
those are some great eye studies man!
April 22nd, 2012 #18
Fantastic loomis studies!
May 1st, 2012 #19
iamkennstan and Big Orange - Thanks to the both of you guys, appreciate the feedback
May 1st, 2012 #20
Haven't been posting anything new because my tablet pen broke
The buttons got really loose and didn't work anymore and pen would act out on its own without me applying pressure or pressing any buttons.
Just recently I got some electrical tape and taped the buttons tight and it works fine now.
Now I'm back
Stuff drawn from imagination
May 1st, 2012 #21
The rest of the stuff that I didn't post from last night
was too tired
May 2nd, 2012 #22
Did some bridgeman studies of something i'm not good at..
I even used a different brush i never used for drawing to make it that much harder to do
I also drew my left hand from life but it came out a little funny.
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Hey I would recommend drawing more from life, and doing more copies- it's great that you're drawing from imagination, but those cause so anatomy issues unless you have a very good understanding.
Best of luck
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May 19th, 2012 #24
Don't know why this happens but every time I draw on my tablet for long periods I tend to get pain from my fingers to my arm.
It drove me crazy to the point I had to stop drawing for a little while
Well...here's some stuff I drew in the past three days.
Didn't use any refs to draw these.
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kwangho -I do draw copies but not as much as I draw from imagination and I rarely draw from life. I'll take your advance
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You should work on your proportions.
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May 19th, 2012 #28
BRIDGEMAN hated the way these turned out though
May 20th, 2012 #29
imagination, photo, and studies
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