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January 24th, 2013 #1
Elie Verbrugge's Sketchbook
Oh hi thurr,
This is my first post on this forum. (excitement! :U)
I'm Elie a freelance illustrator, sculptor and 3D environment artist.
I'll be posting work here from this moment on, but first dump some current pieces .
Even older work can be found on my blog
Please, please give me crits and comments, I'm here to learn and keep track of progress .
Go ahead and say whatever you think, don't be afraid, I'm used to it and asking for it :U.
Enough chittychat time for an image dump:
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Hello again already
I took a pile of printing paper, put it in front of me and told myself to fill it with drawings by February
Did some 60 second poses with posemaniacs, 60 secs is really nothing but real fun nevertheless.
Really liked how nr 15 turned out .
Afterwards sketched my tumblr wall.
Good night fellow students of life
See you tomorrow!
January 25th, 2013 #3
I made New sketches
I'm not used to talk on forums :s so this feels like just talking to my computer haha I guess he'll get to know me a little bit better then.
And you can play the voyeurs :p
Here it is another 50 60-sec poses and tried some 90sec poses but results are almost the same so gonna stick at doing the 60second poses.
I also tried some faces before going to bed the big one is a friend of mine and turned out ok, the child is just mega creepy D: I think I made her head too small and facial features too big but crits would be awesome!
January 25th, 2013 #4
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January 25th, 2013 #5
JakehC- Thank you Now I can actually talk towards someone in stead of having these monologues Tomorrow there'll be more, come check it out !
I'm working on a selfportrait (50ies style) i'll post a wip:
Obviously I still need to do the hair and final touches, I can't seem to decide about the background though
January 26th, 2013 #6
January 26th, 2013 #7
Hi, Elie. Nice start to your sketchbook! I like the building and vehicle designs in Post #1 in particular.
I enjoy your animals, too. The boar is a neat subject matter, I think... but there's something about the regularity of the bristles of hair along the jaw line that bugs me a bit. It looks like a textured brush or something (?) and I find it distracting, and taking away from the authenticity of the technique.... does that make sense? It's probably just me... and I still like the piece. Keep up the good work!
January 26th, 2013 #8
Joe777k7- your welcome! glad you like my work thx!
angieb.- Thank you for visiting and for the useful crits! Idd I made a quick 3-hairs brush and used it for most spiky looking hair, indeed in that zone I had to put another pass without the brush to hide it Thank you for pointing at it. Wouldn't of have seen it myself. Enjoy the rest!
Here's a paint from the other day, together with 2 friends we discuss a topic to make a paint about every week so we can compare the ideas etc... This week was Braveheart, take a scene you like from the movie and make a study.
This is my study -__- I hate it so much, initially I didn't want to post it at all but thats not the purpose of a sketchbook, I want to show you my fails as well
Here's some update on the project, some wips towards an illustration:
This is an idea sketch from a while ago, I wanted to ride on an eagle towards the barn:
I failed drastically on the colours and values but it gave me a quick glance on the idea.
The idea got stuck in my head and made me redo a couple of iterations to see if theirs nothing at all in it to be of any use for an illustration:
It's still an early wip. I'm liking the composition a little bit better, it's still not there but that's for tomorrow
-I took some paper and drew a thumbnail of the new composition, first one without sitting on the eagle but in some trees higher up the mountain.
Then a thumb with the flying idea and a bigger one to feel emerged in the scene. And a juicy banana cause it was juicy and warm thats why
Looked up some ref and started in photoshop:
the eagle was too big on the canvas, it took too much attention so backed up the camera:
This perpective didnt read properly so put that eagle even further and added a new one to sit on, this time smaller with only the head and shoulders visible:
I'm not there yet and tomorrows another day although im visiting my granny, its been a while she's already 86 and still in good shape. I could only wish to become as old and fit as her
ima grab some food and go to bed.
Good night everybody!
January 26th, 2013 #9
EDIT: apparently it just took some time to be accepted :p I feel such a noob
I had a wonderful day with my granny today, enjoyed it thoroughly.
Here are some sketches from this evening:
10-15 mins each relaxed, Its really hard to keep the volume and form consistent throughout different poses :/
Images found on Scott Eaton's bodies in motion photos on his website.
I don't have access to internet tomorrow I'll post the content the day afterwards.
Last edited by ElieVerbrugge; January 27th, 2013 at 10:29 PM. Reason: replacing the double with a new post.
January 30th, 2013 #10
Hey there, back home!
This is from yesterday:
I opened an anatomy book and read about heads and proportions before trying 2 kids heads again, previous one was soooo creepy :U
There's some improvement so I'm glad, more tomorrow!
This is from today:
I put some stuff next to me and analysed the material, and form, I wanted to prevent me from trying to copy what I see but actually analyse what I see, thus the skinswaps. Fun exercise painting my drunk banana wearing oranges suit
It was relaxing and fun to do
See you tomorrow!
January 31st, 2013 #11
January 31st, 2013 #12
After watching Stan proko's videos on how to draw human faces I learned a lot but still need the practice as you can see:
SelfPortrait from life, with a mirror and 1 light. Took me a short hour for this piece.
See you tomorrow :o
January 31st, 2013 #13
Really nice work! I love the self-portrait and the braveheart painting, as well at the personal project. I think your portraits are cool but there's a lot of overlapping lines and second guessing that isn't there in your figure drawings. I think when you spend a long time on something you stiffen up and lose that fluidity. I've found that doing studies/everything with an unforgiving pen (not a ballpoint basically) really helps eliminate that tendency. You can't overlap/fuzz around and have a readable drawing. Its really help me, you might wanna try it too. :3
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February 1st, 2013 #14
I'm going on a trip in Austria for 9 days, Ill update everything ill do in the next days after the trip (there's no internet there) so expect a wall of content after a period of silence
Heres a cat
February 13th, 2013 #15
Yay back from an awesome trip!
It snowed every day except for 1 morning when the sun came out to shine on the beautiful mountains.
Currently going trough and adjusting the photos I took there to post them on my website, I'll give a sign here when they're up.
It's been busy and exhausting days my legs and knees are still stiff from all the walking nevertheless I ended up drawing here and there.
here comes the drop:
February 14th, 2013 #16
Maybe it's already been seen but I'm doing series of 100 times a specific part of the face to give it time to analyse and get used to the forms and variables.
I feel like a nose freak; observing everything with a nose like a maniac D:
See you tomorrow
February 17th, 2013 #17
More noses, trying to speed up the nosefactory as well I'm glad with the evolution and how after only 80 noses I clearly understand noses a lot better
last 20 are gonna be celebs and from life, curious if ppls will recognize them :U
I forgot it was weekend, so didn't have a scanner, back now so took some scans \o/
cya tomorrow with more noses
February 18th, 2013 #18
February 19th, 2013 #19
February 19th, 2013 #20
kevin_ thank you! I hope the same, persistence is a hard thing. This is a good exercise I guess
JUST READ BOTH JAMES GURNEY'S BOOKS: 'IMAGINATIVE REALISM' AND 'COLOR AND LIGHT'
THIS MADE ME THINK I SHOULD MAKE A POSTER TO HANG ON THE WALL IN FRONT OF ME AS A CONSTANT REMINDER WHILE MAKING ART.
YOU'RE WELCOME TO MAKE PRINTS AND SPREAD THIS POSTER AS YOU WISH.
TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, THEY MIGHT LIKE IT TOO
HIGH RES FOR PRINTING:
YOU LIKE SOME OF THE RHYMES? THERE'S MORE ON JORDY LAKIERE'S PAGE, GO CHECK HIS OUT!
BE SURE TO FOLLOW GURNEY JOURNEY, JAMES GURNEY'S BLOG: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.be//
sorry for the caps D:
February 19th, 2013 #21
February 21st, 2013 #22
portait of a friend: santafied first try on painting noses in color after all the studies, couldnt help myself from painting the rest as well
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February 23rd, 2013 #23
Posting daily is really hard, especially not having a scanner at hand all the time.
I've created the good habit to draw daily which has become no problem at all.
yesterday I had to bring my gf to the hospital and while waiting for her there were very kind ppls sitting still and modelling for me until they busted me staring at them and moving my hand over a piece of paper :p
there was a tv in the room, this helped a lot for holding them still
these werent in the hospital unfortunately from photo ref
kinda failed attempt from life; a friend while sketching in our local sketchgroup, every wednesday in a pub in ghent
and this warmup paint, totally not satisfied but meh practice is practice
February 25th, 2013 #24
February 26th, 2013 #25
My cat got hurt and had to spend a trip to the vet. Hes back home but has to stay inside, really hard task hes trying to find all sorts of ways to escape the house
here are 2 pages I did yesterday:
March 1st, 2013 #26
March 11th, 2013 #27
Ive been busy last week, twas my birthday and I'm organizing a roadtrip trough Europe with a good friend (Jordy Lakiere).
Here's some stuff I didnt post yet from the previous weeks:
from the sketchmeeting in ghent every wednesday:
someone else draws silhouettes and you fill them up fun
update on project visitor:
more on my website: www.ElieVerbrugge.com
I'm leaving soon for the trip. I wont be home for at least 20 days, updates will come after those
We're making a trip through europe visiting game/cg studios along to way to share contacts and/or apply for jobs. Painting and drawing along the way.
Pray with us for good weather
See you in a few weeks!
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