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January 21st, 2013 #1
From nothingness to improvement
Hello to all of the artistic souls here! Let me first introduce myself. I'm Lyubomir-a junior multimedia designer, currently residing in Denmark(originally from Bulgaria). I've known this forum for quite a long time but this is the time when I am getting truly active and beginning my quest in concept art. I'm interested in character and environmental design and with your help, I will give my best to master them. Your critique, suggestions, corrections etc. will be highly appreciated!
I started out with baisc anatomy.
Note: Sorry for the bad quality.
Note2: Please jump into the last page for the latest stuff of mine.
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Here comes a small update on anatomy(again). I'll have to disappoint you that it's not done on a digital medium. It's mainly focused on ears and their placement, a little of lips and basic skeletal study. Tomorrow after work I will finish up and upload an update of ears seen from different angles.
Coming up: Muscles of the human body, the head in planes and basic gestures.
Hopefully next week I will have two brand new books delivered:
1) It's based on perspective & landscapes.
2) It's about fantasy characters and ways/tips to draw them.
I think it's useless to mention that your critique is very much needed and will be appreciated. This is what would give me even more motivation to improve myself. See you around, concept people!
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February 4th, 2013 #3
So I am back again . This time I am working on a value study represented buy a sketch of a helmet. As a matter of fact it's so fun to play around with it that I consider refining it. Apart from that, I've been doing traditional anatomy studies, which I will post later cause I want them to pile up a little. So this is the first draft of my today's exercise and lets see how it will end up at the end of the day.
PS: My books arrived! It's time for hardcore drawing!!
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February 4th, 2013 #4
It's time for #2 draft.
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February 4th, 2013 #5
It's nice to see you are taking steps to improving and finessing your artistic abilities. One thing I might suggest is to work on gestures since it is the backbone to every figure you draw. What I suggest you do is to carefully read the first chapter of Michael Hampton's Book "Figure Drawing Design & Invention" then get yourself setup on a routine of doing gestures every day, preferably an hour a day. Get yourself to setup using this site and start doing gestures not ranging more than a minute.
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That's it for today. More on the way.
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February 7th, 2013 #8
...and now follows up a small update by me, myself & I
PS: gesture drawing is quite fun!
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February 7th, 2013 #9
For anatomy, have a look at Loomis and Hogarth (haters be damned). If you go on amazon you can check out a ton of pages and plates in the preview bit.
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Good start, but keep pushing !
Remember to always judge your work and ask yourself what is working and what is not.
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February 7th, 2013 #13
February 8th, 2013 #14
A traditional update. Next-more gestures.
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February 8th, 2013 #15
nice! keep at it! Your sketchbook also reminded me of some areas where I could use some more practice too...
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February 8th, 2013 #16
when you start out practice manikin\gestures and construct your figures in 3d space so you can improve your form awarness.
also shrink your images to a lower resolution(600-800) as it is really uncomfortable looking at your studies.
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February 12th, 2013 #18
I started this fast one and I think I'll go a little further with it. Just curious how it'll end up. It's funny in a way cause the one on the right is Bane and the chick(cyber-goth girl) is his........wait for it.........girlfriend.
February 16th, 2013 #19
forward march with hope to get better one day.
February 16th, 2013 #20
I really like your traditional stuff..keep doing those anatomy studies!
For your digital stuff, don't be afraid to push those values. You can go much brighter and darker (but don't use pure white or black)
Also, don't spend too much attention at details ,like those little bolts, but focus on the general form. Think about where the light comes from and how forms interact with this light.
Keep practising & updatin! looking forward to your progress (;
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February 17th, 2013 #21
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It looks like you really enjoy what you're doing, and it looks good so far! I'd recommend that you look more at fundamental stuff like anatomy, lighting and form, as you go along. If you can get those things nailed down early you'll have a really strong foundation upon which you can make really awesome looking illustrations! I like your anatomy work so far - strong start but don't be afraid to do lots of work in a small space - worry about presentation in your final pieces.
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Good to see you are doing lots of studies. I'd recommend doing a few head studies, try to get a grasp on the planes of the face. Keep up the hard work! =]
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Today I decided to put my hands on environmental design since I never tried that before yet I am quite interested in. Later on I will employ that awesome technique with the thumbnails cause i can see it's very practical.
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February 21st, 2013 #30
Here's an other up since today. Did a neck & arm muscle study. Then I decided to colorize the muscles in order to be clearer not only for you guys, but myself, too. Tomorrow I am gonna do some gestures and something else(not sure yet).
PS: My scanner pisses me off so I took a picture instead.
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