Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 47
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts

    Looking for harsh crits. Don't go easy on me...

    It's 2014 now and I'm updating this sketchbook. Forgive me. Please scroll near the bottom and see 2nd page for new stuff.

    Name:  WP_001579squared.jpg
Views: 3671
Size:  147.2 KB
    Last edited by JackAnimated; September 5th, 2014 at 05:54 AM. Reason: Updated thumbnail


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Dancer
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    197
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 54 Times in 39 Posts
    You're back, after such a long time? Really?....is it really you, young one?
    If you ever have any questions, or you want help, all you need to do is shoot me a message.
    Can't hurt, right?

    CA Sketchbook | Portfolio | Tumblr

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Toffers For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Not so young anymore. How's it going? I stopped for a while. Life can get pretty complicated and strange sometimes. Anyway, I'm back to work work work.

    Here's a quick one from tonight.

    Name:  ape.jpg
Views: 3831
Size:  162.4 KB

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Another long time away. Did this tonight:

    Name:  Christ.jpg
Views: 3785
Size:  114.0 KB

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Another quick one. I got lazy on his right arm, but there we are. I'll move on now.

    Name:  Muscles.png
Views: 3779
Size:  122.2 KB

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Watched Sin City tonight again, getting ready for the new movie. So, in that vein, here is a WIP and a finished piece. Took about 1hr 30:

    Name:  Hartigan.jpg
Views: 3772
Size:  142.1 KB

    Name:  Hartigan_2.jpg
Views: 3769
Size:  159.1 KB
    Last edited by JackAnimated; August 29th, 2014 at 06:21 PM.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  doom monster.jpg
Views: 3784
Size:  80.9 KB

    Another quick one. I will try to do some more of these simple body/shape studies.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  Cowboy.jpg
Views: 3759
Size:  88.0 KB

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Here are a few quick ones of old faces. All under 20 mins each:

    Name:  Old face.jpg
Views: 3765
Size:  121.9 KB

    Name:  5_min_old_man.jpg
Views: 3761
Size:  92.3 KB

    Name:  5_min_Old_Woman.jpg
Views: 3760
Size:  89.0 KB

    Name:  5_min_old_man01.jpg
Views: 3760
Size:  100.0 KB

    Name:  Old_asian.jpg
Views: 3759
Size:  104.8 KB

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Looking for critic and guidence. Any tips, advice or put downs welcome

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  blade runner.jpg
Views: 3754
Size:  126.5 KB

    Blade Runner scene. Got a bit lost with this, but not too bad result.

    I need to remember where the light is coming from.

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    114
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Try to spend more time on a single piece, it makes a big difference the extra time you put into it; and don't be scared of using color. Keep posting!

  16. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Cheers. I do get a bit impatient. I am sort of staying away from colour at the moment because I felt my understanding of light and shade wasn't strong enough yet. Maybe that's not the right thing to do at this stage?

  17. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  nude01.jpg
Views: 3746
Size:  80.4 KB

    Name:  nude02.jpg
Views: 3734
Size:  90.0 KB

    Name:  nude03.jpg
Views: 3730
Size:  91.5 KB

  18. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    197
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
    Like Noah Bradley said : Start often, finish well. So continue doing a lot of quick studies, and from time to time, spend hours and hours on one!

  19. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    More construction sketches:

    Name:  WP_001536.jpg
Views: 475
Size:  109.9 KB

    Name:  WP_001529.jpg
Views: 488
Size:  68.4 KB

    Name:  WP_001530.jpg
Views: 484
Size:  70.5 KB

    Name:  WP_001532.jpg
Views: 478
Size:  70.8 KB

    Name:  WP_001534.jpg
Views: 488
Size:  55.3 KB

    Name:  WP_001535.jpg
Views: 477
Size:  50.3 KB

    Name:  WP_001538.jpg
Views: 476
Size:  63.4 KB

  20. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Some more construction, most without reference as a test:

    Name:  WP_001546.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  162.8 KB

    Name:  WP_001539.jpg
Views: 474
Size:  162.1 KB

    Name:  WP_001540.jpg
Views: 485
Size:  157.7 KB

    Name:  WP_001542.jpg
Views: 475
Size:  157.8 KB

    Name:  WP_001543.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  161.8 KB

    Name:  WP_001544.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  171.4 KB

    Name:  WP_001545.jpg
Views: 472
Size:  163.1 KB

    Advice and critiques welcomed.

  21. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    I have given myself a new rule. to give a little bit of character to any figure I draw.

    Name:  WP_001547.jpg
Views: 479
Size:  63.4 KB

    Name:  WP_001548.jpg
Views: 485
Size:  56.4 KB

  22. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
    It feels like in your figure sketches your impatience is leading you to neglect proportion and scaling in terms of anatomical accuracy, I see a lot of torso's and legs out of sync with the rest of the body. It's fine too have expressive line work in the vein of someone like Egon Schiele, but it doesn't feel like your figures are composed cohesively and effectively. I would recommend slowing down and doing some more master studies interspersed between your own sketches, definitely look at Bridgman and copy his different approaches to constructing human anatomy. I think if you abstract the forms more and think in terms of blocks and negative space, you're figures will become much more solid and successful.
    In the black and white tonal paintings I think you have a good eye because I can tell that's supposed to be Bruce Willis, and capturing a likeness with little information can be challenging, but they all feel very clunky. Your lines and forms seem very round and globular, I think you would benefit from practicing breaking shapes down into sharp straight edges. If you want to continue painting with the aesthetic of flat tones look into either copying or doing your own linoleum or woodblock prints, look at how others utilize shape and composition to create a cohesive and effective balance in their images. It never hurts to cross train in different artistic disciplines.

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to Penhyll For This Useful Post:


  24. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Penhyll View Post
    It feels like in your figure sketches your impatience is leading you to neglect proportion and scaling in terms of anatomical accuracy, I see a lot of torso's and legs out of sync with the rest of the body. It's fine too have expressive line work in the vein of someone like Egon Schiele, but it doesn't feel like your figures are composed cohesively and effectively. I would recommend slowing down and doing some more master studies interspersed between your own sketches, definitely look at Bridgman and copy his different approaches to constructing human anatomy. I think if you abstract the forms more and think in terms of blocks and negative space, you're figures will become much more solid and successful.
    In the black and white tonal paintings I think you have a good eye because I can tell that's supposed to be Bruce Willis, and capturing a likeness with little information can be challenging, but they all feel very clunky. Your lines and forms seem very round and globular, I think you would benefit from practicing breaking shapes down into sharp straight edges. If you want to continue painting with the aesthetic of flat tones look into either copying or doing your own linoleum or woodblock prints, look at how others utilize shape and composition to create a cohesive and effective balance in their images. It never hurts to cross train in different artistic disciplines.
    Thank you for the advice, wise words Penhyll, I will take them on board. You will see an improvement next time you visit.

  25. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Ostend, Belgium
    Posts
    130
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 50 Times in 43 Posts
    Hello Jack,
    I try to give Some feedback on one or two sketchbooks a week, so I picked yours now.
    anyway, the feedback is on the greyscale images. I really like them but there's 2 things I have questionnaires with:
    1. Why only hard edges? I understand this may be your choice, or a consequence of the speed you work with. But only consider it, it Will give you a larger repertoire of possibilities. If you decide to spend Some extra time on one of these sketches this might be something you can work with. Consider it and make a concious choice.
    2. The second item of feedback I see more of an error than a choice. The issue I have with these greyscale potraits is depth, in particular overlapping (as it's one of the few ways you have at your disposal with this combination of style and subject). What I mean is this: the way Some of your color zones overlap each other is different to what I would find normal. An example is the dark schade of the man with the hat versus highlight on his cheekbone. The lower part the dark schade overlaps and you get the impression it lies further forward than thelighter schade, while I feel they depiction the cheek Hollows which should lie further back. There are similar overlaps for instance under the hat or on the other Figures, and it confuses a bit. I believe with more consistent overlapping you'll get a better representation of the form.

    for the rest I do like what you're doing, so please go on. You don't have to take my word for it as I'm relatively new, but just consider it. Have fun

    Christof
    On a discovery voyage in drawing wonderland.
    Feel free to check out my sketchbook and leave a comment. I like the feedback to draw lessons from.

  26. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Thanks for the critiques Christof Simons. The reason why I was using hard edges, is because I don't know enough about light and value yet, so wanted to simplify what I was doing, hopefully making a mistake with value more obvioud for me to detect. The issues with "overlapping values", same reason. Just not quite there yet.

    Anyway, I did a few drawings tonight, from my imagination, and slowed right down, taking care and thought with each line. I considered the light source. I think the results are better.

    Name:  WP_001549.jpg
Views: 458
Size:  49.6 KB

    Name:  WP_001550.jpg
Views: 458
Size:  73.3 KB

    Name:  WP_001551.jpg
Views: 448
Size:  66.3 KB

  27. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Ostend, Belgium
    Posts
    130
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 50 Times in 43 Posts
    Tru to use a specific direction of light. Look up Rembrandt lightning. It's three quarter lightning and it Will allowed you to better define your shadows. Now you have a sort of frontal lightning, but for instance I don't know how you get shading on both sides of the nose. Look before you draw, not just think where you are drawing
    Last edited by Christof simons; September 3rd, 2014 at 06:57 AM.
    On a discovery voyage in drawing wonderland.
    Feel free to check out my sketchbook and leave a comment. I like the feedback to draw lessons from.

  28. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Sound advice. I didn't consider the light direction enough. Thanks.

    Name:  WP_001556.jpg
Views: 437
Size:  62.6 KB

    Name:  WP_001557.jpg
Views: 445
Size:  77.2 KB

  29. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Not sure if it's a style choice, but the eyes are very far apart most of your pencil sketches. Other than that I like it, very nice.

  30. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Its not intentional. I think I'm still drawing the eyes too far apart, but at least I am now aware of it. Trying to correct it. Thank you.

    Here are my latest drawings. Really trying to take my time and consider light and form/shapes.

    Name:  WP_001558.jpg
Views: 417
Size:  136.9 KB

    Name:  WP_001559.jpg
Views: 415
Size:  139.6 KB

    Name:  WP_001560.jpg
Views: 414
Size:  160.4 KB

    Name:  WP_001562.jpg
Views: 421
Size:  161.8 KB

    Name:  WP_001564.jpg
Views: 423
Size:  164.8 KB

  31. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  WP_001565.jpg
Views: 415
Size:  132.5 KB

    Name:  WP_001567.jpg
Views: 405
Size:  131.2 KB

    Name:  WP_001569.jpg
Views: 405
Size:  146.2 KB

    Name:  WP_001571.jpg
Views: 404
Size:  132.1 KB

  32. #29
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  WP_001572.jpg
Views: 408
Size:  101.0 KB

    Name:  WP_001575.jpg
Views: 397
Size:  175.3 KB

  33. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
    Name:  WP_001578.jpg
Views: 400
Size:  151.5 KB

    ...and one for DSG:
    Name:  WP_001577.jpg
Views: 768
Size:  208.0 KB

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast