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Well, I told myself I'd try to start up a sketchbook thread again when CA got the new forum design, so here I am. I haven't really had a thread since that concepting challenge a while back... but I really need to step up and get dedicated. Hopefully I can do that. Background info: 21 years old, drawing for 2 years (missed the valuable "sitting in class" years) off and on, no formal education, started out making horrid anime sketches, finally understood importance of realism not too long ago. Anyway, I'm hoping to really dig in and start drawing regularly so I can really push myself and someday have a career in art.
Since it's the first post.. I'll throw in acouple old works, just to give an idea.
Last edited by Sinix; November 4th, 2006 at 01:01 AM.
I love the colored pieces, verrrrrrrrry nice :btu:
Love the your sig too, too true for me unfortunately.
Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye on your thread!
There is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in...
Wow, you have some really professional looking stuff here. Love the style you have. Lot's of anime people don't realise the importance of realism for quite a while, it's cool that you noticed that without guidance.
Those are really good! I can't wait to see more from you.
^keep me going by visiting my sketchbook^
Great start, man! More purty gurlies with purty boobies!
Nice stuff Sinix, especially like the style used in the first set of coloured ones ( I may have said that before!)
Do you have those any bigger btw?
I like some of your style... Especially the first colored pieces as stated by dave...
Its just a personal thing but I hate it when people leave out the eye pupils.
Blah.. internet seems to be down all the time, so I'm gonna post some quick scratchy stuff I did yesterday. Actually, I was just trying to expand a bit on that sketch at the top of the page because I thought it was interesting enough.... plus my sketchbook is all girls and scrawny guys.
Stray: Thanks, yea, the sig is unbearably true.. it's hard enough for my lazy ass to get a pencil in hand and even when I do have one I just sit there for an hour looking at random stuff.
Bad Affliction: Yea, anime can be very charming and evil when you're starting out... realism just seemed so hard, maybe I didn't realize that you had to work hard at it back then.
Davetheoriginal: Thanks, yea, those color ones at the top are actually massive... I just posted small sizes to because they're not part of this current sketchbook.
Jook: Hah, I don't know.. I think leaving out pupils just makes it less human, just a mood thing.
Kinda boring color test.
good stuff. i especially like the 2 colored sceneries and the colored one of the couple. ill totally keep comin back to this sketchbook.
Blegh, I need to do more... I've been trying to do more thumbnails.. get my brain working toward being creative. Trying to slowly get into more ID and environmental stuff... which I guess I'm not accustomed too, should have started splashing around with those types of thumbnails long ago. Damn. Just a small update.
Just a page I filled this morning, watching tv and whatnot.
Hopefully more later/tomorrow. (need to make some thumbnails I actually like, so I can develop them) I'll leave with this: Because it always cracks me up.
that last page was really good, I like the trainstation and the vehicles. sometimes when I can't come up with anything out of my head I'll copy photos from the internet or magazines. Gotta keep building that visual library of shapes and reference.
Wow, already a week?? I guess I got sidetracked with doom3 and whatnot... was able to get back to my sketchbook today, filled acouple pages with gestures and thumbnails. It's nice to randomly mess around with random shapes and thumbnails, but I should probably get more detailed practice in. I still feel terrible about the environment thumbnails.. pretty much just started really trying to make environments this past week or so.. still feeling things out.
the kendo sketches are really good and I like the way you're handling the environment thumbs. The enviro in the top left and the one that's second from the bottom on the right are the ones that look the most solid, the most like real space.
Not getting so much done, but trying to do what I can so I don't give up on this.
I did this speed digital sketch earlier.. trying to come up with a concept for some sort of evil nazi samurai, hah.. I'll probably try to make a detailed pen drawing now that I have a rough idea of the character.
Tossing this in for.. humor? Just having fun in the paintchat with some thumbnail practice and whatnot.
Lol, "meatball", I love you Prostate.
Ok, I've kinda been preoccupied and out of it the past 10 days... but I'm ready to get back to work. I switched back to pen, it's something that happens... every so many months I'll get tired of doing the bulk of my work in either pencil or pen and switch to the other.. always makes me feel fresh when I do. Yea, there are those 3 little sketches on the bottom of the first page that were based off other people's work just while browsing here, insanevisions/marko, not taking credit for those. Anyway, the Daily Sketchbook part of CA is probably my favorite thing on all of the internet.. I love hanging out here. Thank you all for the continual inspiration to draw.
Sinix I really like those environment thumbs and the samurai stuff.
That sword design you did was awesome too.
Thanks, when I use pencil I just use a mechanical pencil (standard .5mm HB) because it's the most comfertable for my style.. and I hate dealing with dull edges. The last pages were done in pen with a micron 0.25mm, which I love (needa get more). Too scan, I just go thru photoshop with 300dpi grayscale settings. Always have to do a quick levels adjustment to get the blacks back to true black.Originally Posted by cthomp
Ah, I really like your art. The last two pages kick ass. And I like your signature.
I'm in the same position, started two years ago, and started with anime style. And switched to realism, but your realism is much better than mine. How long were you drawing anime before you switched to realism?
Cue: Thanks... actually, more realism is something I've only been working at the past 2 or 3 months? I've kind of bounced around on styles for these first two years.. mainly anime for alot of that, there was also a long stretch of time where everything I was drawing had that "jhonen vasquez" vibe to it. But yea, realism is fairly recent.. I don't even know if I'd say realism.. I feel like anything I draw still has some anime features, but I try to do stuff from photo reference when I can for practice.
Anyway.. I'll make a small update with a few more pages. This first page is kinda disappointing, I was struggling alot with everything I was trying for.. it happens.
This was just a thumbnail warmup that I was enjoying.. making thumbnails is always relaxing. Practicing doing the same pose with different genders. Too bad I wandered off from my sketchbook after I finally started to get comfertable.
And finally, just a quick sketch I did right before coming on here... mainly just working on trying to work larger, because I normally draw on such a small scale. Also, I'm STRONGLY considering doing a loose ink style like this for a comic story I've had in my head for awhile. Actually, that top color pic in the first post with the two people was a concept for that comic... the girl is this sketch is the same.
cool stuff... i like the larger drawing a lot. post more.
Sinix, your stuff is very solid. All I can say is keep at it and keep having fun. I keep going thru periods where I get stressed out becuase Im not where I want to be, but then I realize the reason I started drawing in the first place is because I love doing it. Just keep loving it I guess.