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Hello guys and gals, my name is slash, and i want to be one of the cool kids. And to be a cool kid around here, you apparently need one of these dailies. Altough i am using the term "daily" in a very loose manner, since it will probably be a few days between updates. At best
C&C are welcome, and i hope you will tear my sketches apart so that i might rise from the ashes as an evolved artist.
Anticupid. Cupids evil twin.
Socrates - the thinking skeleton. Don`t ask.
They usually get messy. But thats the way, uhu uhu, i like it! No ref used since i`m training my "human-anatomy-from-memory" skill.
Another mess. I tend to get a bit carried away. Still no ref used, exept the lower right girl.
Yet another mess. No ref used.
Tear them apart!
Last edited by Slash; June 17th, 2008 at 09:03 PM.
Man, you got issuuuuuues. Thanks for sharing them with us. If realistic tonality is one of your goals, then I'd say you need to work on your light sources. Pick one. I've no idea how common this is, but, I'm right handed, and tend to have the light coming from the top left corner of my pictures (unless the piece demands something other than that).
Hear my mantra, it resounds throughout this forum.
Thanks for the reply. I know i need to work on my light sources, but realistic tonality isnt my primary goal in these sketches. I`m mostly practising human anatomy and exploring a few creative blowouts, and when i put on some shadows its just to define a little form and shape. And i think my mind is subconsciously tuned to 100% self illumination.
As for the thing with right-handedness and top left light, when i DO apply lightning to my drawings, i always put it there too. In fact, it`s alot trickier for me to put the light anywhere else. It doesnt feel natural for some reason.
the thing is you "must" challange yourself, do NOT make another drawing with the shade coming from the left top corner.... push yourself from drawing stuff you never done before, and selfillumination doesnt exist in nature...sorry that im harsh but practise and push yourself to new boundries! it will only do you good !
Originally posted by hurricane the thing is you "must" challange yourself, do NOT make another drawing with the shade coming from the left top corner.... push yourself
yeah, alright Yoda. Whatever you say. Why spend time practicing something, if it feels counter-intuitive? I'm only suggesting the top left hand corner idea as a way to get a feel for lighting in general, not as a golden rule.
Theubermind: I quit taking my ritaline. It didn`t work the way it was supposed to. Actually i`ve quit taking ANY kind of amphetamine. It just doesn`t work AD/HD-power to the people!
Hurricane: I know i MUST challenge myself. But as i said, realistic lightning isnt my primary goal at the moment. Anatomy is.But i will (if i remember ) put the lightning somewhere else in my next "lightning piece". Perhaps somewhere in the extreme opposite corner. Bottom right or something.
-this is where I am supposed to post an update, but i am visiting my folks for the weekend, so i have no way of scanning my sketchbook. However, I AM drawing in it, so there will be a little dump monday..
No, not an update. But i DO have something for you. While searching for my name on google just for phun, i stumbled over my old elfwood page. It was fun to see them ol`pics again, nostalgia overdose. it seems like it has been ages since i saw them last. Even tho its probably not more than a couple of years. I never got too involved in the elfwood community, wich by the way have redesigned their site. I kinda lost interest in them around the same time i stumbled upon this page. COINCIDENCE sayeth I!
Anyways, here it is, for those who are interested in how my style was back then..
Well well well... i seem to be the most frequent poster in my own sketchbook. How sad. Give me some goddamn support guys!
Ok, enough bs, on with the update! It`s rather large, since this weekend was kinda boring. Everyone was watching the european soccer CHIMPionship, and since i hate soccer, i was bored outta my skull.
No refs used anywhere, exept my own hands and my brother.
We start off with my bruddah watching soccer, a hilarious pose, wich i just had to draw. Dont mind the other scribbles. The bottom left one is "drawn" using a big bulky eraser on a scribbled area. bleh...
The next one started out with a tree. then i ventured onto the creation of a cute little demon-gargoyle-creature. Then i tried to make out the shapes of the head, worked fine until i started shadowing it. ugh! Had to draw a hellgrrrl to cheer me up. And of course some more shit that i don`t know why or how got there.
On this one i wanted to challenge myself, and use a ballpoint pen. I really dont like sketching with pens, cuz once you draw a line, you can`t undo it. Makes you think a bit more before you draw. I think it turned out ok.
I wanted to see if i still knew how to draw anime. (I was really into it when i was 16-17 years old.) As you can see, this attempt failed miserably. But i`m still gonna post the page, since I`m not gonna be one of those pricks that just post their best work.
Felt like creating some creatures. My brothers laughed for hours at the monkey-thing.
Practicing cartoonish faces.
Bored and uninspired. But i managed to force some lines down at the paper. (I rule!)
Inspiration returned later that day. Dunno what got into me. Demons, swords and chicks. A lethal combo.
I ate pizza, and suddenly felt like drawing a dragon. (You see the connection? Me neither.) I`m satisfied with the head, but i HATE the wings and background.
My oh my, sunday really WAS a productive day. Some cartoonish girls at the top of the evening. (or EARLY morning, wichever way you choose to see it.)
Todays dsg pic. I really dont like it. it`s retarded.
OK PEOPLE! Thats the whole dump. Now i wanna see some juicy Criticism. I have deliberately drawn some errors, 10 points per error to thoes who can spot them!