Hi Januz, you are off with a good start.
The pages with all the sketches are pretty good. Keep it going.
One thing i notice is that you usually use outlines for all, it will prove a really rewarding exercise if you mix in some drawings where you try using limited values and planes to suggest form. Or use lines along the planes in a way that suggest the 3dimensionality, like with cross-hatching.
I´m not terribly good at explaining things, so i´ll put a few images. these are from kchen´s demos
See how its light thats giving you the sense of bulk, and you can see there are not really too many values so there is contrast between light and shade, the strokes and marks he puts down also tend to follow a direction along the masses to give the ilusion of 3d. Check out the curved markings in the first image in the belly and legs that enhance the round shape.
Lines are a grahic resource, as there are none in real life, so even if you choose to go with line approaches in your drawings its going to boost up the quality as you get use to visualizing everything with its 3d properties.
Good to see you are studying hard.
Like was mentioned earlier you might benefit from some simple exercises in seeing. It's a bit hard to explain, but it's basically to learn to not filter what you are seeing too much. Our brains are wired to simplify visual input into what is important to us, and to draw from reference you need to learn to switch off that filter in your head. One exercise that is surprisingly effective is blind drawing like someone mentioned earlier, but also drawing things upside down will help you, and a number of other exercises.
I can see from your work that you are already able to draw what you see with the landscape, wich looks much better than your pencil drawings. So with some effort you will be able to do that with the human figure too. When I was a kid I got this book called drawing on the right side of the brain, wich helped me a lot. It's full of usefull tricks to help you see better.
Keep up the good work!
Obstfelder, hey! Thanks for the comments, Drawing on the right side is on my shopping list. I've already spent some time doing blind contour, but none of the others. Negative space seems quite useful.
I'm still having some trouble getting used to thinking "in planes", but I guess it only takes more practice .
Working on typography too (copying some stuff from around the web)
Also, spent some time copying stuff from Tsuomo Nihei (mostly from "Noise").
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Hey Jablar, thanks but those aren't mine. They're Kchen's sketches (from his anatomy demo)
Not getting a lot done lately, blah…
I'm using a both charcoal and graphite on these:
Oooo, remember my Hard Rock poster? I'm almost ready to call this done:
Love the title lol, good practicing, just watch out for proportions and keep it up .
my sketchbook- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=235313&page=3
will123will, kevin_ thanks for the comments. You two are right on proportions, I did some figures today and couldn't stop noticing it. I'll start working on that!
jablar, no problem
It's been another slow week, mostly stuff from imagination:
Picking up speed again
Photo study / Charcoal
Figures from imagination
Proportions practice. I messed up here, I used the line for the middle of the eyes for the brow.
1 minute gestures from observation
More figures from observation
good to see you still working at it!
Hey Januz! Nice to see you are still working man. So, have you checked the Riven Phoenix Videos already? Anyways, i'm back to anatomy studies too, as you may have noticed on my SB, and i really think doing the studies from the books will help, as long as you try to do it everyday, and from memory. Keep it up man, anatomy is a great commitment, but it's good to do some other things, like you are already doing.
Last edited by Caio Chagas; August 24th, 2012 at 07:21 AM.
Caio, I watched some of the freebies in his website. Still haven't decided to get the whole thing. The structure of Color looks really interesting though.
I think I'm starting to get the gist of gestural drawing. These are all 1 minute quick gestures.
The amount of work you're putting in is great. That in itself is really inspiring, keep going .
My Sketchbook Feel free to drop in and offer advice
keep going m8 you 're doing great
Ambiguity, dimi Thanks guys!
Sketch for a T-Shirt
Some stuff I made playing with Alchemy (trying to focus on composition)
thank you for visiting my sb, keep practice the anatomy, try read bridgman book, read, understand and copy every picture in his book.
Very good start, keep up the hard work I like where you are going.
Matindas, mike butkus thanks for the comments guys
Abstract 3D I made playing with Cinema4D
Ctrl+Paint exercises from the Perspective Series
More Alchemy Doodles
Photo study in Charcoal
Long time no update! CA seems to be pretty stable (and a bit less cluttered) so here's my work from the last couple of weeks.
These are inspired by Ctrl+Paint's "Tiny Studies". I'm not posting the original images I copied here since I don't think I have the rights to (I don't even know the author of some of the pictures).
First round: pictures of landscapes
Second round: Painters/Artists (can you guess which ones?)
Third Round: Design.
I stopped painting here, mostly because it's posters/covers and stuff like that. Also I was getting sick of it .
Fourth Round: Practice
Spent some time playing with brushes, mixing colors and trying to create moods.
Type Layer Styles
An old weak spot of mine. I followed a couple of tuts to improve on this.
Diablo 3 style text: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/te...o-text-effect/
Burning text: http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects...-in-photoshop/
Charcoal study from photo
Ctrl+Paint's brush control drill
Finished Skull Design for a T-shirt
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Your studies are so cool Ö_Ö I like especially your color studies and graphics.
I would like do see more Figure Studies and Landscapes *_*!
Hey yphiel, thanks! I like doing landscapes and enviros, so there's going to be a lot more of those
the new stuff is great man dig the alchemy pieces and your graphics are cool try to make a piece from fantasy to incorporate the so far learned anatomy to see where you are and whats missing im doing the same thing just studying something from anatomy and then making something with no ref to see what i really remember and then reevaluate and fill in the missing info hope to see more soon take care man
dimi, thanks for the tip. I'm not really doing as much stuff from imagination as I should!
3D stuff for today
Trying to understand DOF better
Subpolygonal displacement is a lot of fun
(tutorial: http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/201...-in-cinema-4d/ )
Yes, I'm officially addicted to Sculptris
(I still suck at lighting tho)
Animation from this tutorial: https://vimeo.com/8495460
Looks like CA is only allowing 2 videos per post, so here's the other animation:
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