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I just recently joined CA after browsing through the forums and finding it so inspiring. It's kind of intimidating with all of the amazing artists on this site, but it's also motivating, and I'd love some crit/advice.
I'm 19 and interested in doing 2D animation and possibly even character design.
I'll post some of my work from earlier this year first and work up to my sketches from today. The sketches before the figure drawing were done in May or a little bit before, and the figure drawing done in mid May.
The ones after that were all from June and after.
My next post will be really recent work!
Last edited by jinny; August 12th, 2012 at 07:14 PM.
Observational studies I made yesterday from Bridgman and other things.
...And my last post for today. Digital painting is definitely something I still struggle to understand, so I made these studies (ref'ed from The Drawing Script) early this morning.
Please crit or give any advice you have. I know I have a ton to improve on!
Sorry I don't have much in the way of crit, I just wanted to say I love the playful air that emanates from your work.
Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!
Really liking your cartoony style already. I think with better understanding of form you'll improve upon those very quickly. I'm looking forward to seeing that.
Studies from Loomis' book plus some figure drawings ref'd from The Drawing Script. Need to do way more of these. Crit me!
These were more for fun, from imagination. Quick stuff.
I love sharks and their pudgy noses.
wow, great drawings! Like the movement in your gestures. You will make a great animator
Thanks for the comments!
Here's some more. I really need to work on form + perspective.
I think tonight I'll go back to Bridgman's construction techniques. C&C please!
WIP portrait study from The Drawing Script. Need to work on my blending... Crit me!
love the movement and the liveliness of your sketches and gestures
the last painting looks a bit chaotic, as if your brush went all over the place. maybe try using a larger, softer brush at first to lay down colours and shades and then detail that?
love your work, MOAR.
Thanks Mr-Joe and nodeerskulls, I'll work on that painting. I think the brush I was using had a weird setting and made everything splotchy. I'll fix that!
More posts to come!
Update on the painting.
I smoothed it out and tried to make it less muddy.
The blending in this piece is coming along. Keep up the awesome work =]
A sketch of an Oceanic Whitetip for the Shark Week challenge over on deviantART.
Hi Jinny, the blending is better, but I think you should work on your edges more, try experimenting with differnt brushes and the degrees of hardness, look at your reference and try to identify the areas that are soft and the areas that are hard and which brush might make the right fit to achieve those edges.
Ask questions like, is the area where this section of the face and background meet extremly sharp or is it lost because it is so soft.
If you are looking to improve your blending painting skills, i suggest looking into the book alla prima everything I know about painting by richard schmid, although his meidum is oil paints he discusses some great insight in techniques that can be applied to digital painting as well.
I think that your strong suit is your quick sketching abilities and achieving great movement, character, and emotion into your drawings, and i believe that is a good quality to have for animation.
Do you attend life drawing classes or draw from everyday life experiences?
Thank you so much for the advice, Mr-Joe. Sharp/soft edge variance is something I have trouble with in digital painting. I'll definitely look into that book.
I took Drawing I my fall semester last year which focused on still life drawing, and then the spring semester we started life drawing and did that the full semester.
This summer I haven't attended life drawing classes, I've just been using sites like Pixelovely and Lovecastle, which I know isn't as good as the real deal. I have been doing sketches out in public or on vacation when I can, just not as much I should/would like to.
Fortunately I signed up for a Life Drawing class this coming semester and I plan on daily sketching outside and around campus as well.
Hi Jinny thats great, I only ever attended 2 life drawing classes, but you don't always have to be in a class to draw from life, i used to bring a sketch book to my job and when it was slow I would draw my fellow employees, and I used to go to the beach and sketch people there.
Some more Bridgman studies.
More sharks for Shark Week and sketches for fun.
I'm really digging your Bridgman studies and your sharks. makes Me wanna draw some sharks too =]
Yay cartoons ^_^. You've got some cute stuff in here - like the sharks - and some good posing.
My advice would be to try not to get too fixated on character drawing. (i'm 100% guilty of this.) Working on environments and props have really helped me with perspective, and improved my figure drawing -- way more than I thought they would. Keep pushing yourself to do things you dislike and find difficult- and you'll keep improving
like the flow and structure gestures in ure posed line works.really nice pieces here ,waiting for more buddy,bank on it.LOL.great bye.
Caribbean 3d Junkie..respect to God
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Rhubix - thank you so so much for the advice! I focus way too much on characters, definitely. I will get to work on enviroments (something I need a ton of practice on) and animate object drawings. Thanks!
I guess now would be the best time to post these doodles I did while riding in the car a week ago.
Good stuff here! I enjoy the joyfull quality (if that even makes any sense) to your work. "
Please, excuse me for the possible errors in my English.
Here's an update-- I did some perspective/layout studies from a book called Animation: The Art of Layout & Storyboarding. I also did one study from a Lilo & Stitch background and another from a photo of a hallway on Google.
I have another perspective book by David Chelsea I'm going to dig into, and I came across Jack Hamm's Drawing Scenery today, so I'll look into that too!
Gesture drawings via posemaniacs!