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Thread: dirksteele's sketchbook
June 14th, 2012 #1
Long time lurker finally taking the plunge into the Sketchbook thread. I'm a 31 year old guy from the UK who has only just recently gotten back into art and have been messing around with digital for about a year now. Hoping to practice a lot and improve even more! Thanks for looking at my stuff.
(Please note the zombie and bandit raider images were painted from figure reference on the excellent sixmorevodka blog).
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Life drawing sketches
Some pencil life drawing sketches from the great timed life studies over at Figure & Gesture Drawing Tool: http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php
June 18th, 2012 #3
Black and white portrait June 15th
Photoshop study from last week.
June 18th, 2012 #4
Love the figure studies, especially the second half. The portrait study looks great too, but I think you have some accuracy issues in the neck. Your rendering also feels a little 'mushy'; try using a little higher opacity/flow on your brushes and economize your strokes. Keep up the good work!
June 18th, 2012 #5
Love the werewolf and the photoshop study.Your rendering is pretty good as it is but In a matter of no time it will become photorealistic so keep practicing until you nail it!
June 18th, 2012 #6
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I agree about the brushstrokes issues I have, I always seem to overwork stuff! I use 100% opacity and flow by default so is it more a case of economising and blending better do you think?
June 20th, 2012 #7
Life drawing sketches 19th June
Some sketches from last night. The first lot are quick 30 second poses and the next ones 5 minute poses.
June 28th, 2012 #8
...quick action pose from here: http://fav.me/d2vp71o
This was tough!
July 2nd, 2012 #9
Gesture drawing 28th June
Some 30 second poses from last week.
July 3rd, 2012 #10
Life drawing 2nd July
Last night's studies.
July 3rd, 2012 #11
Did this little guy over the past day and a bit. Started out as a greyscale sketch then ran away with me!
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July 17th, 2012 #19
Awesome photoshop work mate. Love the girl at the window. Great start to the folio. Keep posting moar.
July 17th, 2012 #20
July 17th, 2012 #21
Thanks guys! I'll keep posting for sure. Here's my first landscape - Jesus, how hard are these?! I did this by following a tutorial as I had NO idea how to do it at first. I tried painting some mountains earlier today without any guidance and it was beyond embarrasing
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July 19th, 2012 #23
Your sketchbook is awesome!! I'm loving it! I really like how the gestures have an economy of strokes and that you can convey so much with so little.
There's one piece where I don't know what's going on. The Girl in the Window pieces, everything is great except when I look to see her chest area, I can't tell if it's lacy or fabric-y or tissue paper-y. If you could render that out just a bit more that would be nice.
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The study in post 14 is beautiful!
July 20th, 2012 #25
Ally > Yep I see what you mean, the texture is a little muddly. Hopefully I can revisit this soon and fix it a little, I need to figure out the best way to render the fabric to make it look more defined. I'm learning as I go on most pieces but love the process so much.
Maelstromwrath > Thanks very much!
July 20th, 2012 #26
Good ol' Spider Man.
I figured I'd paint him about to leap off, instead of flying through the air for a change. I'm planning on doing a background for this soon hopefully. Used a reference for the pose.
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