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August 29th, 2013 #1
I need to draw more
Hi guys, I've been trying to improve in digital painting since 2009. But I want to use this thread to study drawing for comics. I hope you can critic and comment my work. Thanks.
Last edited by Cojac; September 26th, 2013 at 09:33 AM.
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August 29th, 2013 #3
I really like your selected works from the past!
Regarding the newer once i prefer your graphite sketch over the digital one.
The wolf in your concept is really "stiff". For example the eyes are wide open eventhough his mouth is wide open.
But the atmosphere perspektive is well done.
August 29th, 2013 #4
August 29th, 2013 #5Registered User
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Very good of you to practice! You are doing good! In your last figures i think first you should imagine more or less the simple forms that approxomate the real things. Don't draw just lines, imagine 3D contained forms. And how forms are conected together. Everything consists of spheres, cubes and cylinders. And the second you may need to break siluett, make it more from broken lines.
August 30th, 2013 #6
August 30th, 2013 #7
Welcome to ca.org! Your work looks good. You got a nice handle on form. I think your work could maybe benefit from some harder edges in your values with a more opaque brush setting. I would love to see some studies from you as well. It looks like you are off to a great start! Keep posting.
August 31st, 2013 #8
hey cojac, welcome back! I see this time round you've been attempting to do more imaginative work, and that is great! As a critique, I'd say your figures seem a little stiff, you need to perhaps really push the gesture of things. I also feel a lack of solidity in your figures and that it feel a little poorly connected and interlocked. I'd suggest trying to really break down things into simplified forms like cubes, cylinders, pyramids, and cones, perhaps try to watch the Dynamic Sketching workshop by Peter Han. Do the exercises like drawing various ellipses and try to connect and wedge forms together as well as learning to draw each form pretty well. I've seen your still life paintings before and they were pretty good, it's just that you need to learn how to simply things into basic three dimensional forms so that you can have them solidly memorized in your head after you draw em from life. Just do a lot of gestures and studies from life making sure your learning to simplify and feel the energy of certain poses then apply as much as you can into your imaginative work.
August 31st, 2013 #9
@Knork - Thank you for stopping by. Yes I see the stiffness and I'm working with to solve this problem. Come back later to see something new. I'll try to post regularly.
@Geser - Thanks for your comments. I have some difficulty to work with tridimensional form. But I'll follow your advice.
@Chevy29360 - Thanks man. I'll post more studies for sure. Come back later to see them.
@Kamikazel33t - Hey, thank you for coming here. Yes the forms must be connected and no just silhouetted. I'm working on it. About the workshop by Peter Han I'll take a look.
Here you see 2 sketches done in 60 seconds. And the pencil drawing of an Elf Warrior I'm working with.
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September 1st, 2013 #10
Elf Warrior color
It took me 4 hours to do the color. I don't know how to ink it like comics so I preserved the pencil lines. Need to work with inking techniques to clean up my pencil mess. In this one maybe I should work more, take some time to refine the details but I'm cosidering it done for now.
There is a good video about McLean Kendree I absolutely love. I'm trying to work using the same techniques> see video here.
September 1st, 2013 #11
September 1st, 2013 #12
Hi cojac! You look like you've got a really good idea of colors and values! I would agree with the others though in that you would learn a lot about anatomy by doing some quick figure drawings using books or online stock resources. And thanks for the link to that video! I always love watching art videos on YouTube.
Good luck with your improvement!
September 2nd, 2013 #13
@ Kevin: thank you for coming here. Yes I know I need more practice with anatomy. I'm working with it now.
@ Lydiamay: thanks for your comments. I think we all agree that my firgures need more study.
I feel my figure drawings are stiff. So I saw a video of gesture drawing: (Proko). And I used the models of (Quickposes ). I did it during all the afternoon today, using graphire pencil 6B and newsprint paper. These are my best drawings.
September 2nd, 2013 #14
I love gesture drawing- they're perfect for figuring out where you need to work. When you have such a short time to get everything down it can really highlight which parts are confusing
If you find yourself leaving out hands and feet, for example, you might want to set aside a day for lower arms and legs- really take the time to see how they connect, what's going on there- what simple shapes you can use to describe the form.
After you do a session of gestures ask yourself- where do they get vague? That's the part you need to sit down with and work on .
Also, with gesture there's no "right" way to do it- this type is very contour oriented - Personally, I like a chunkier method, focusing on big masses, and less on the outsides of things (like below). It's fun to try different styles and different materials. Watercolour is fun - ink is fun - gestures are fun!!
Keep exploring and finding new and interesting things - that way you wont find yourself 'not drawing enough' - you'll find yourself not sleeping enough
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thanks for a comment !! nice to hear that You like my concept.... ;-) I like how You've transfered from linework to painting in the blue woman concept, however You maybe should do a little bit more gesture drawing, connect it with anatomy knowledge and You're gonna master this in no time.. ;-) for gestures I use this site :
kepp it up and good luck....
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Ola Cristina, to vendo que voce fez um novo squetchbook. Algumas dicas que posso te dar sao- continue com life drawing e tente usar menos linhas para descrever as formas do corpo. e quando voce pintar, nao use a soft brush por enquanto, pois ela faz tudo aparecer bem ofusco. use uma hard brush e mude a opacidade dela para areas mais "soft". quando voce estiver andando pelas ruan observe bem mesmo a luz e o que que ela faz com as plantas, cemento, pele humana, vidros, etc isto vai te ajudar muito quando voce tiver que pintar diferentes materiais.
Espero que pude te ajudar um pouco. So uma pergunta, voce trablha ai no Brasil na are de concept e como esta o mercado ai para isto?
September 26th, 2013 #17
Hi guys, thank you for stopping by. I've decided to draw more and solve some problems of anatomy. Someone asked me if I'm a concept artist, in fact no. But sometimes I do concepts for fun. I want to become a penciler for comics, so my studies are all directed to that. Take a look and tell me what you think.
November 19th, 2013 #18
Nice stuff here, welcome in this forum, nice lip, face and nose studies.
Would love to see more gestures, I love them and I always do them when
I start a character, storyboard, landscape. The gesture is the thing
when you draw, its the tool for you to explore and develop and idea.
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Nice lips studies, I always struggle with that
December 13th, 2014 #21