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May 8th, 2012 #1
LYCHEE'S Amateurish Imaginarium of Art
Hey Guys, I'm back!
I've left this thread for a while because I've been quite busy
So here's a little update. I've been accepted into Utrecht School of Art and Technology, and I'm actually studying Game Art right now.
I realise that there's a lot of competition and that if I want to make it in this industry, I got to work hard and practice a lot myself.
So I'm going to be posting here again to show you guys my work, and to ask for feedback and such.
A little introduction, I'm Lychee, born May 1993 (18 years old right now), and I've always drawn a lot as a hobby. I've decided I want to improve my skills and go to art school to learn to become a Game Artist. My skills are absolutely lacking right now, and I've always been very busy with high school, so I never practiced the immense amounts I've seen people here do. But after this years finals I'm definately going to (If I get into art school or not), and I'm going to post my progress here. I'd love constructive critisism, or any other tips so I can improve my work. Really, don't be nice, be honest and mean! None of this ->
Things I have to improve are ie;
Anatomy (Especially dynamic poses)
Dynamic composition (Fight scenes, different angles)
Digital art in general
Landscapes, and other technical stuff (Like architechture)
And a lot more (Way too much!)
HERE ARE SOME OF MY WORKS (old, new, WIPs etc.) to get an idea of the level I'm on right now, and I'll upload my first sketches tomorrow.
Last edited by Lychees; December 22nd, 2012 at 07:36 AM. Reason: Update post
Hide this ad by registering as a memberMay 8th, 2012 #2
I think your one sketch is great but i want to see more. But I like it :-)
May 8th, 2012 #3
(I only want attach new sketches and progress from this point on).
As I said in the OP, don't be nice, if something seems off or whatever, just say it. If my work is horrible and on a very low level you should tell me
EDIT: I added some very recent scribbles and practices of mine
The first two are self portraits made with use of a mirror,
the third was to see if I could draw some convincing humans without a reference. I messed up the man's legs though.
After that, there are some character/monster designs, a pharaoh minoan style, two strange leprechauns and at last
the sketches I made just yesterday. I tried to make my drawings more dynamic and looked into 'composing' on the web,
I tried to make a lay out using the three values rule.
The little sketch is the first of some thumbnails I'm going to do for a epic fight between a wizard and totem-monster. (Cliché, I know.)
Last edited by Lychees; May 8th, 2012 at 03:45 PM. Reason: Added images
May 8th, 2012 #4
Guys, I just realised I have so much to learn I don't even know where to begin
May 10th, 2012 #5
Hi, I think your sketches are good but the 3th and 4th I dont like it becouse 3th is wooden and stiff and disproportionately. 4th is without emotions. But rest of your sketches are good and i Love 5th and 13, that ones have lots of life. If you want to make great char concept you should take sketchbook and pencil go to the park and make quick sketches of people. I like make quick sketches in train. Visit http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond and learn anatomy. I will be watching you.
May 11th, 2012 #6
You gave me the idea of using the 4th char with the 5th in a dynamic scene
I used to do the 30-second drawing a lot. But I haven't been drawing a lot this year. I thought my skills were ok, but they are a damn disaster. I've actually gotten WORSE! My gesture drawings used to be very quick, fluid and minimalist but I just suck right now, I can't finish the drawings and they look shitty, I have a lot of trouble with it. From now on I'm going to do a 30-second drawing practice session everyday. (Before getting better I need to get to my old damn level again. This is frustrating)
Update: Some sketches I did today. 30 sec. drawings and some shitty thumbmails for my hero vs. monster drawing...
I'm going to upload some of my sketches later this evening
Last edited by Lychees; May 11th, 2012 at 07:57 PM.
May 12th, 2012 #7
Update, more sketches.
Studied anatomy a bit, and did my daily posemaniacs training.
The daily 30-second drawing training is working really well (And it's a lot of fun actually).
I tried some 10 second drawings too! I was panicking all the time but it's even better to practice gesture drawing. I think I'm getting better at this already.
I made some other thumbnails, I especially wonder what you guys think about these! (Be brutally honest). Which one should I pick, or am I doing it entirely wrong?
I'll update this tonight with new sketches. What is the best next step? Digital paining? Landscapes? I don't know where to begin, haha.
Last edited by Lychees; May 12th, 2012 at 09:15 AM.
May 12th, 2012 #8
You have to sketch every day. If not, then your hand forget how to do it. Your quick sketches are not bad, you can see the artistry in them and they are dynamic. Drawing is hard work but fun :-) I invite you to look at my sketchbook on http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...hlight=xiw%27s
May 12th, 2012 #9
p.s. I love your thumbnails
May 12th, 2012 #10
What do you think? I changed it a bit from the thumbnail, and I actually really like it but there seems to be something wrong with the Heroine. Maybe her pose is off? It looks a bit stiff.
Aaaand did number four too:
Attached: Some shit I did tonight Only posting two out of six pages of 30-sec drawings (As it's kind of the same.. everytime)
Tried practicing anatomy, found an awesome anatomy book lying around the house.
Also did a life drawing of my mom. (Because everyone is saying that life drawings are The Shit?)
Last edited by Lychees; May 12th, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
May 14th, 2012 #11
So... yeah I was going to do a Digital speedpaint but my fucking Stylus is gone. These things are too expensive, can't afford a new one so I hope I'll find it soon I have to do some digital work. I did find my two other fineliners back so I guess I"m just gonna do some traditional stuff.. maybe work on my thumbnails tonight.
Also, just had my Dutch Language final today. Totally sucked. Wednesday's Maths. Oh god. Why.
So here's the little sketch from yesterday I tried to colour in with the mouse. Not a huge succes. I also discovered I suck at making nice colour schemes.
May 14th, 2012 #12
Did some life studies on mu parents.. Somehow I.couldnt get my dads face right so i tried breaking it up in 3D structures, worked pretty well. Am I doing sonething wrong with life drawing? Should I try a special method/technique or just draw a lot?
May 15th, 2012 #13
about thumbnails, this second one is very great you should work on it. This image of a woman and muscles nearby, is great. And that girl with fish... wow You should buy a tablet and try to make something but you make great traditional art :-)