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September 20th, 2012 #1
Allo! I'm xKotu. owo
I made a promise to myself that when the new concept art was finally up, I would finally get some lady balls and make a sketchbook. So...here goes!
I applied to Sheridan this past year for their animation program and didn't get in - honestly no surprise since I've never really had any formal teaching. It's been a few months since the rejection and looking back I feel like I was crazy to apply with the portfolio that I had. xD ( http://jouchellemiranda.wordpress.co.../application1/ if anyone actually wants to see it...)
After that I did a few minor art lessons here and there but I'm now enrolled for a back up course in a different field and there's not a lot of time to do real lessons any more because of conflicting schedules so...I'm going to try - and actually TRY - to improve this year on my own.
I would love any feedback or critique anyone wants to throw my way. I want to improve and I think this is a good way to do so. ^^
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First life drawing session - EVER. I thought I did pretty good even though I wasn't really sure what I was supposed to be focusing on when I drew. x:
If I remember correctly, this was either a 15 minute or half hour pose during my second drawing session. I was trying this new technique that one of my teachers told me about with the whole carving it out.
Another 15 minute (?) I believe.
Focused on shapes and the whole light/shadow thing.
Still life drawing of stuffed animals. I was focusing more on getting a 3D feel out of it along with making the texture seem realistic. Of course, I didn't finish it. xD
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September 20th, 2012 #4
Not too many works to have a better idea about your work, but for what i see i would recommend you to be more careful with the light source in your drawing.. i cant see from where the light came from in your models !
Hope it helps you a little bit!
September 20th, 2012 #5
Glad to hear that you decided to continue art and start a sketchbook here.
If you're still interested in animation stuff, Richard Williams The animator's survival kit (book & dvd) was one
that my teacher really praised and I found the book very useful to understand the basics of animation.
I'm not animator myself, but did one basic course.
Also there are a lot of figure and gesture drawing tools in the vast space of internet, for example posemaniacs.com
which you might already heard of.
I'd love to see some more anatomy studies, the start is very promising. Good luck and keep on going!
September 22nd, 2012 #6
Wow I wasn't really expecting to get responses so quickly. xD
Thanks everyone for their comments. ^^
Thanks Kevin. Going to try to squeeze in as much time for art as I can. >_<
I'll try to work on that Claude. :]
I'll see if I can find that kit some time. I actually have a site like posemaniacs that I found a week or so back. ^^ I'll post up some of my sketches from there in a sec.
Scratch that. The forums hate me right now. Tried three different times to upload after adjusting all of the files and it just keeps coming up wonky and straight up refuses to upload properly. :s I'll try it tomorrow. :3
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September 24th, 2012 #7
WOO I got it to work! Here's a few drawings that have kind of built up over the last few weeks or so. :3
I found some video tutorial on how to draw a spiral staircase and...that was really confusing to do. owo But I have a better understanding of it now so I plan on trying it again some time without having a video paused at every step. xD
Simple room study. The room drawing component on my portfolio was one of my weakest points so I'm trying to work on it. x:
More life drawing. This was from an art pose site thing. I know I should be drawing from life versus photos, but since I'm not doing an art class any more I can't go to their life drawing sessions on the weekend. >_> Gotta find a new place to go so until then, I'm stuck with this. :s
More life drawing.
I stuck this one in because I liked the hand drawing. Gotta work on that too. :3
More life drawing, but quicker poses I believe.
Another hand drawing, trying to figure out how to best approach showing the structure and stuff. :s
Quick ballerina drawings. Not very fond of them but I started with this before finding the art pose website so eh.
Anatomy studyish. Also uncertain if I'm approaching this properly. :I
This was a quick exercise I did that ended up looking pretty good in my opinion. xD Sorry that they're overlapping a bit, I didn't actually expect to work on it like I had.
Character design for a teen cartooning class that I took. I'll show the final product in my next post hopefully.
The teacher in the cartooning class handed out some photocopies that had interesting poses so I drew the first two poses the way that it had instructed me to and then doodled the one on the very bottom from my own imagination. :]
October 1st, 2012 #8
Quick update. :]
Drew a scooter from reference.
Attempted to modify it with a more futuristic style.
Final result of my cartooning class. This is a title page for a mini cartoon design "Scrap Metal Hero." c:
February 23rd, 2013 #9
I finally finished my second portfolio attempt for Sheridan. I'm going to upload it now for critiques and do it in segments since I keep getting errors when I try to upload it altogether. Critiques and comments are appreciated!
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February 23rd, 2013 #12
That's all for today. Everything else seems to be acting up on me so I'll fix that later. :I
February 27th, 2013 #13