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July 28th, 2012 #1
Cabbage Caterpillar's Sketchbook
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook! I'm a newbie to concept art, and just started learning how to paint.
I’m currently working *edit* part-time in an accounting position, but I really want to make a career out of art. I know I have a long hard road ahead of me so any advice or help you can give me would be super helpful!! Thanks!
Here are some studies I’ve done this last week.
These are just for fun:
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nice studies. welcome to concepart.
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July 28th, 2012 #3
Really nice work! Your proportions and everything are really freaking good! Especially considering you're just starting... it's pretty amazing. The values are decent and you can focus more on getting accurate with values but I see with your picture of the person in the bathtub, the values are already much better in the second version so I don't think you'll have much trouble with that!
The imagination paintings are pretty interesting and kinda funny.
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July 28th, 2012 #4
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July 29th, 2012 #5
Thanks for the comments!
@bobmeatbag: The stuff on your sketchbook looks awesome, especially the latest character designs!! really like your ideas, and the characters really got their own personality and story behind them.
@Sycra: Thanks for the kind comments - Gonna try the tip you gave with the adjustment layer stuff today with the bath one. Really appreciate your encouragements... I'll look harder to get accurate values than to rush thru the whole painting. ps. i like your icons lol
@m0uS3r: Thanks for the tip. I tried color a bit few days ago, it was a complete disaster @@ just means more value studies for the time being... And wow, Your sketbook looks amazing. I really like this one especially: almost feel like I could touch the uneven skin texture http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/s...tilestudy1.jpg
Some sketches from last night: Did some Sargent copies first and found it a great way to start.
Last edited by Cabbage Caterpillar; July 29th, 2012 at 03:01 PM.
July 29th, 2012 #6
Welcome to CA.
You seem to make some obvious mistakes when it comes to perspective.
Distances in space, perfect squares, axis of ellipses etc.
I recommend the book "Perspective" by Gwen White and of course Carl Dobsky's downloads here on CA.
That said, you're on the right track so keep drawing and posting.
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July 31st, 2012 #7
@Zelda: Thanks for pointing that out, and for the recommendations - You're right, I've been struggling a lot with perspective, and so far have learned some perspective from Loomis's book and watching Scott Robertson's video on drawing cars/planes. They sure help, but sometimes I get stuck when the stuff gets more advanced. Definitely gonna try to get both of those materials you mentioned. Thanks again!
From tonight: more work on the bath girl - The goal tonight was really trying to nail down the values. Had a lot of trouble with the nose and chin (and now it's the hand @@) they took forever.. frustrating, but I will keep going!
July 31st, 2012 #8
Hey great studies...and I dunno if you're trying to challenge yourself or not, but on the bath girl it seems like, you are utilizing pressure sensitivity, it would really help to blend your values more, which would probably make it easier to feel like it's finished. It's looking good though the values are pretty accurate! Keep up the hard work.
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August 1st, 2012 #9
@Psychobuddy: Thanks for stopping bys! Yes I thought I'd better learn the hard way, with full opacity. The edges look really ugly right now, so definitely I'll try using pressure sensitivity when I'm closer to finishing this. My goal is to study as much as you are, with that crazy amount of work on your sketchbook O_o
Some sketches for tonight. So grateful that there's pixel lovely - did some gesture poses:
Bammes (thanks to Mouser's recommendation!)
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August 1st, 2012 #10
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August 2nd, 2012 #11
@ Leysan: Thanks for dropping by too
heads... sorry about the bluriness
August 2nd, 2012 #12
nice studies, you really have a great start to your sketchbook, if you continue your studies at this rate i bet youll see plenty of improvement even within the next few months, keep it up(and it reminds me ive got to keep up with my studies too)
"Art is never finished, only abandoned." Leonardo Da Vinci
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August 5th, 2012 #13
Thanks for visiting Blazing. I've got to continue my studies, and keep it consistent. You've got great studies in your sketchbook too!
Recent stuff: een trying to learn proportions of the head with Loomis, then I saw the exact tutorial I needed on PencilKing's website , it made it so much easier. Thanks Sycra! gonna go through more of your videos.. they actually help A LOT, especially for imagination drawings.