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January 22nd, 2013 #1
My name is Aron and its my goal to break into the concept art industry before Im 21
Im currently 14 years old(15 now) and from Iceland but currently live in Norway.
Ive been lurking on this site for a few months now and I decided to make a sketchbook, Im starting this to improve and learn as much as I can.
Im saving up for a scanner and hopefully I'll get one in the next weeks or so.
Any help, crits and tips are more than welcome!
Apologies in advance if the pictures I upload are too big or distorted, I'll try my best
Edit : First pages are quite dull, please skip to the last one
Last edited by Avon; 3 Weeks Ago at 03:13 PM.
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Some Anatomy studies from Bridgman and a few no ref character, My proportions and line quality are horrible any advice? More on the way soon
Edit: Woah noticing the how big the pictures are now ,anyone know a suitable resolution for posts?
Last edited by Avon; August 21st, 2013 at 11:53 AM.
January 22nd, 2013 #3
So Aron, welcome to CA, and good luck with your dreams, but u need to make the pics u upload smaller than 500kb, or else they wont load at all.
Edit: my bad didnt see the second post at first =P
See my latest Sketchbook work!
Feel Free to comment!
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January 22nd, 2013 #4
And thanks for the tip
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January 22nd, 2013 #6
Your sketchbook looks great also
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Nice sketches, I like the digital one the most
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January 25th, 2013 #8
All I have for tonight a few studies from some demos from Kevin Chen I believe, most probably going to do some leg studies later and then a character .
Been a frustrating two days, been drawing but nothing even remotely worth showing :/. Anyone got tips on 30 second gesture drawings?
I'll try to post more regularly
January 30th, 2013 #9
Late post again because of frustration but Im slowly breaking through it, been drawing alot but nothing really worth posting.
More studies and a few gestures that Im not sure belong there hah
More on the way soon.
February 13th, 2013 #10
Soo long update gap and a crappy update really.
Having a difficult time actually doing clean characters :/
Also got a scanner for my birthday so there might be some weird picture quality while Im still getting the hang of the scanner
Doing some studies tomorrow, its a bit late here
Last edited by Avon; February 21st, 2013 at 05:25 PM.
February 20th, 2013 #11
Aah so been trying to make cleaner characters, without shading them since they turn out as a horrible mess when I do. Any tips on shading characters or things overall?
So here's something that I did last night
February 20th, 2013 #12
So very tempted to delete some previous pictures on this page hahah
Soo a character I did tonight , Some wonky proportions but I kind of like it Studies tomorrow
Last edited by Avon; August 18th, 2013 at 06:13 PM.
February 20th, 2013 #13
Keep pushing them studies! I like how you are complimenting both imaginative and referenced drawings. It will really help in the long run! Keep up the hard work!
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You should definitely keep this up! I might suggest taking a figure drawing class to help you get those proportions more accurate! I'm guessing you also have an anatomy book. Definitely keep studying those muscles until you have a name to each muscle shape! That's when studying becomes more of a review!
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February 21st, 2013 #15
V3T Will do! And thanks for the reply, means alot
Eyrich Thanks! Im planning on getting more books as bridgman and perhaps the Michael Hampton one. And thanks for the reply
Just something for the sake of the reply
Two sketches loosely from a plate by bridgman also trying his method in construction and the other one is a some random character from my head.
Sorry for the crappy update, will post more in the coming days!
February 25th, 2013 #16
Im really liking you Human anatomy studies. Keep it up
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February 27th, 2013 #17
Soo, My sister was visiting from Iceland this week, didnt get that much time to draw but I feel I could have done more.
Some pencil sketches, a WIP of a painting that I plan on doing but haven't really painted much in photoshop before so this will hopefully be educational aand my try at painting a forearm Anyone got links to good painting tutorials for example skin and basic values?
All help and tips of any kind gladly accepted
(no refs on any of these btw)
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March 8th, 2013 #18
man 14 really!!! YOur doing great starting so young!! Just keep pushing and pushing!! The greatest thing to start with to do stuff like im doing is the Scott Roberston Dvd's from gnomon workshop, then his books! They help out alot after the Dvds Keep going!!
March 17th, 2013 #19
I jsut realized you are 14.. If you keep pushing the studies this early you are gonna be insane good before you hit 20!
April 14th, 2013 #20
JoeThanks! Means alot I will check out those out!
V3TThank you My goal is to get out there as soon as Im capable, better work harder haha
So this enormous update gap
Felt like I was never getting things to look 3 Dimensional or values to look even acceptable and feeling really frustrated when painting added to me fighting the software everytime I painted, so I sketched alot without shading
Also during this time I learned the valuable lesson of consistency over intensity so my goal is to draw something every day and keep this sketchbook more updated than it has been the past months/weeks
I forget sometimes the core purpose of starting a sketchbook here being the chance of getting crits and advice instead of holding back until you finally can get something right, but I guess I will have to start posting some paintings and maybe someone can tell me what Im doing so horribly wrong
So the first is a ballpoint sketch I did a while ago and the rest is mostly anatomy practice and some recent sketches where I really took my time and tried to shade it properly
No ref as usual
Last edited by Avon; April 14th, 2013 at 03:20 PM.
April 15th, 2013 #21
So quick anatomy/figure drawing sketch with no refrence that Im pretty pleased with
More on the way
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My Sketchbook )
Criticism much appreciated
April 20th, 2013 #23
So my scanner decided that it hates me for a few days, but it seems to be fine now
Two ballpoint sketches, Skeleton one got a tad bigger head than intended other one is a thief sketch
More on the way soon
Edit: The skeleton figure file wont upload now, will check again tomorrow
April 27th, 2013 #24
So been taking some time to learn how to properly paint in Photoshop without it looking like crap.
Some shading exercises and my first try on environments(still loose)
All crits are gladly accepted and if someone knows a good resource for learning painting or just some exercises please comment
Will be painting alot more now that I got something to build on
April 28th, 2013 #25
Great start to a sketchbook : ) Like others have said, if you keep this up and really practise constantly, you'll be amazing by the time you hit 21. So, please do keep it up, cuz I really want to see you get better : )
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...oy-called-Papu <-- Sketchbook :=)
http://jpapu.deviantart.com/ <------ DEVIANTART
April 28th, 2013 #26
If you keep this up, you are going to put us all here to shame. Keep working hard!
April 29th, 2013 #27
Hey! I saw you stopping by my sketchbook so I thought I return the favor. I really like that you try to get a lot of motion in to your sketches. It may be hard at the beginning but it's definiatly going to pay out. The most important thing is just to keep going and pushing. I hope you keep at it
May 13th, 2013 #28
Nice studies and it's good to see you try to bring them into your imaginative pieces. Next try to get the proportions more accurate - a bit of learning perspective wouldn't go amiss. But most all just continue to enjoy drawing and don't bog yourself down with too many studies that might kill it.
August 16th, 2013 #29
Papu: Thanks! Your stuff is amazing and so inspiring!
V3T : Thanks man! I love your stuff and your progress is a huge motivator
Zipfelzeus : Thanks!
Black Spot : Thanks Perspective is one of my weaknesses among so many others, but I really enjoy studying and seeing the progress! And especially painting
So Im back from the summer vacation here and finally got a decent place where I can paint and draw
Alot of frustration and big discoveries in these months and loads of drawings drawn
So update coming soon with all the sketchbook stuff that needs to be scanned
For now is my first successful painting study from refrence, still super loose but still working on how to render tighter
So many ''Aha!'' moments haha
(Can anyone tell me how the colors look on your monitor? Unsure if mine is correctly calibrated)
Edit: picture was a bit too big
Last edited by Avon; August 21st, 2013 at 12:00 PM.
August 17th, 2013 #30
Soo finished scanning the pencils from the two sketchbooks I could find
The ones done in the beginning of summer and the ones done recently vary a bit in quality haha so I'll try to put them in the right order.
First just various no ref characters and sketches from the beginning of summer, they are really crap and I might take them down
And then some studies and applying of studies I did fairly recently and some recent characters from last week or so.
Trying to work on my pencils but they keep turning out pretty messy and the fact that most of those are done in a car during travels doesn't help haha.