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August 18th, 2013 #31
Great to see you back again. And great progress! Your last image with the figure looking up is actually quite nice. If I can help, you are suffering bad in the same area as me, the head. Do some studies and you will put another nail in the coffin. Keep working hard!I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!
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V3T: Thanks! Will do
So my internet was down yesterday so I couldnt post this WIP of a study. Did some more work on it but Photoshop crashed so I guess I'll save more often haha.
Schoolwork was eating up my time today so I couldnt keep working on this any further, will do tomorrow.
Also did some pencil ''studies'' if you will with gas masks as a subject so I'll do a little more of those before scanning
August 21st, 2013 #33
August 26th, 2013 #34
My internet has been pretty much out these past few days but hopefully its better now.
First some guys in armor with no ref that I thought turned out pretty good.
My faces need alot of work so I've been drawing more of them recently, still lost on eyes and hair so studies coming soon
And a mini character and some gas mask studies that failed for the most part haha.. elipses are hard
Last edited by Avon; September 6th, 2013 at 11:10 AM.
August 29th, 2013 #35
My internet has been out again but seems to be in at the moment so I scanned this real quick to upload.
A technician is coming tomorrow to fix the modem so more frequent uploads hopefully haha
Just a samurai type of character, need to study armor to get some interesting designs into my characters
Scans turn out so dirty somehow, I'll try and fix it in the next one
August 29th, 2013 #36
August 30th, 2013 #37
Kevin_ : Thanks, your pencils look amazing. More studies hopefully in the next few days
Some quick pencils today
They still scan so badly somehow, anyone else have this ''dirt'' problem with their scans?
Last edited by Avon; August 30th, 2013 at 09:23 PM.
August 31st, 2013 #38
Bad proportions - awesome, now you have something to work on. bad perspective- awesome, there's exercises for that. I found it helpful to work with box-men proportion / perspective combo.
It can also help to draw boxes over the masses, torso, pelvis, head - it will help your brain sort out the planes of the weirdy shapes.
for messy pencils, Col-erase are really good, the blue and red are great to work with, green is meh - the purple is a little gritty. Otherwise just using harder pencils will help if you find them a bit smudgy. Personally I like bic pens for drawing on the train / car - they have a good range in line weight - less smudgy, and you don't get tempted to erase. erasing just wastes time you could be sketching
Anyways- keep up with all the studies- they'll all add up
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August 31st, 2013 #39
Rhubix: Wow thanks for taking the time to write that!
Haha yeah I sometimes forget the point of starting the sketchbook at all which is to improve. Gonna try those box-men figures!
So here's a rough WIP of a character Im working on right now
Hopefully it will turn out to be the first finished piece I make
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Nice pencils you got thereMy Sketchbook )
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September 2nd, 2013 #41
Bought a 0.3 mechanical pencil today and am going to try and step up my pencils, soo comfortable having it so thin and neat
Question: I feel that somehow using reference for my drawings is ''cheating'' and people say its the best thing you can do to improve to just draw and draw alot from reference, anyone had this feeling?
Anyway No ref on this one
Did this after watching a video by Marko Djurdjevic where talks about lines and pencils and such.
Last edited by Avon; September 2nd, 2013 at 03:39 PM.
September 2nd, 2013 #42
Tried to block in the basic color palette but the colors are way too saturated, doesn't really look too good yet but hopefully I'll be able to complete this one
Need to do way more work on this, slow progress is better than no progress I guess
Last edited by Avon; September 3rd, 2013 at 08:05 AM.
September 2nd, 2013 #43
If your doing studies, you can go nuts, everything short of tracing is good- and tracing is even good for checking your work.
The only time it's "cheating" is when it's plagiarism.
Reference is good.
Reference from life is better.
Having an attractive assistant with great anatomy that you can use for reference is best ;D
September 4th, 2013 #44
Rhubix : Ah that clears up alot of debates I have with myself haha. Thanks for replying to my question!
So I discovered I was grossly incompetent at painting faces especially female so the character piece is set on hold for the moment as I want to finish it rather than calling it unfinished and never touching it again.
Meanwhile, studies. Which will be posted up tomorrow. its 12 here and I still have some work to do on it D:
Anyway here's a WIP of the piece and as you can see I really havent made any drastic changes really, spent too much time just tweaking mostly unneccessary things and such.
September 5th, 2013 #45
Female portrait study that I didn't really finish properly, took longer than it should have and made many mistakes that I can benefit from and apply to future pieces I guess.
First portrait painting I've done as can be seen haha, more to come soon.
Last edited by Avon; September 5th, 2013 at 04:38 PM.
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