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November 1st, 2013 #1
Pou's Sketch Snap
Go to bottom/last page for latest stuff ^ _^
I DON'T WANT COMPLIMENTS I WANT CRITIQUE PLEASE!!! I NEED IT ;D
BLAH BLAH BLAH ABOUT ME BLAH BLAH ( beneath )
Let's get to drawing...
Hello there... I created this sketchbook because I am a 22 year old that isn't that great at art, but is going to improve.Thanks for taking the time to look at my sketchbook!
I began drawing awhile ago...However I didn't begin studying anything until this year forrrrr stupid reasons
( meaning references/studies, pretty much all imagination up until this point) so I'm new to even the basics and am lacking fundamentals
I am self-taught, with the exception of you guys here now
My aim is to be at concept artist or illustrator level in 2 more years.
I don't know for sure what I want to do...but wish to build the fundamental skills necessary for one of the two fields
I am really slow at learning I think, but I will work harder to compensate,
putting much into this sketchbook to improve improve improve improve. However I am quite busy, but I will try :"(.
I hope to be part of the community here and will always appreciate feedback/ critiques.
Don't be soft with me because I can take harsh criticism( as long as it has helpful intentions ).
I need as much help as I can possibly get.
Last edited by Pou; April 15th, 2014 at 11:14 AM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberNovember 2nd, 2013 #2
Hey, cool start, got anything started you'd want to push forward? Would love to see a WIP. You have really good anatomy and value studies, keep it up.
November 3rd, 2013 #3
Mindinart: Thanks for compliment! I want to push towards bettering myself at art overall ( color, value, depth, anatomy, composition, structure, etc ). I think I'm not good enough as is and I am completely clueless about art. So I will practice hard to...past "professional" level. I'll post a WIP tomorrow. For sure
Here's some stuff. Fast fast gesture postures, planar charcoal, pastal + inkwash
Much to improve
I try color studies from life for first time. SO much better than photo!
Still suck at this though
( banana was my first one! It's worse than the others )
Last edited by Pou; March 11th, 2014 at 01:18 AM.
November 4th, 2013 #4
A WIP of another banana study I did.
Grr banana you very difficult to draw.
Some other studies from life. An apple, a sock, and wallet
I attempt some people studies... Oh beyonce what did I do to you? Also Taylor Momsen study.
( My weak point )
November 4th, 2013 #5
Not much to show, will update more later when I've time.
Some quickkkk gesture practices
I was stalking through sketchbooks on here and saw advice saying try 100% opa and no help w/ pressure sensitivity to help see better color.
So I'm taking the advice aimed at someone else for me too! It's good advice I think.
Also I LOVE ADVICE SO FEEL FREE TO SHOOT THAT AT ME.
I wrote on the drawing too so I wouldn't forget..
Apples are very difficult wow.
November 5th, 2013 #6
Starting something new today. Goal is to do 2000 "sketchbook" pages in one year.
A couple of quick studies, imagination, and 2min. Gestures
A quick b&w study
A b&w to color study
Original and color study
Last edited by Pou; February 1st, 2014 at 03:03 PM.
November 9th, 2013 #7
I was so busy these past couple of days.
But no solid excuses worth it so I'll think of some kind of punishment for not practicing/ uploading.
In the meantime here's some nose studies
Some Gesture studies
Sideways shoulder study haha.
Thumbnails for original drawing
Now lines and sketch. Heavily referenced
Here are some from life studies
Last edited by Pou; January 26th, 2014 at 02:03 PM.
November 10th, 2013 #8
November 10th, 2013 #9
Hey, thank you very much for the comment. And cool to see the WIPs, the second banana in post #6, definetly the 100% opacity worked on that one. Can't say much more than I'm very happy to see your progress.
November 10th, 2013 #10
Geebus, love all of your paintings and figure drawings. Really inspiring to get into digital work. Keep it up!
November 11th, 2013 #11
Mindinart: It was no problem! Thank you for returning the favor and thank you for the encouragement!!
MomoMichi: Ah I'm glad I could inspire you! I will definitely keep it up, thanks
A page of nose studies bridgman and photos
Also 300/300 60sec gesture poses today... won't upload them all. Reached about 50 sheets of paper haha. ( Already recycled & used paper )
A weird painting of ref'd girl. She's awkward and I don't like her
First nature scene! partially ref'd. WIP. Lots wrong with it
Last edited by Pou; November 11th, 2013 at 06:25 PM.
November 12th, 2013 #12
Update, worked more on the imagined environment... I'm not liking it :I
I'm planning on fixing the composition.
This was unref'd. I actually am very proud of myself because I was able to draw a nose that didn't look completely like a weiner. But also sad, this made me realize how much errors I have and need to improve on.
Some gesture and tried contour today. Reached 77
Did arm practices... and then I forgot everything I learned...yayyy
Some block in values
Last edited by Pou; November 12th, 2013 at 12:36 AM.
November 12th, 2013 #13
hi there Pou
lot of energy here ! may good things here !
actually nothing to crit since you're doing good
for the anatomy learning, doesn't matter if you forget some parts. be sure do many studies of each part to stick the most important things in your mind, then you can always get back to refs when illustrating
MOST IMPORTANT: keep up ! (even if you have some breaks)
November 12th, 2013 #14
I'm really enjoying this sketchbook. Love your gestures and how messy your pages get(whether it's intentional or not xD)! I comment on something recent, I still have trouble with my contour to be honest. I think it's best to go slow and use one line as my art teacher told me once. But Vilppu said "there are no rules, only tools." Experiment with what works for you, in my opinion, to achieve the results you desire.
November 13th, 2013 #15
Zou: Oh oh thank you! It's comments like this even if there isn't much critique,
it is still very helpful.Very motivational
I was feeling down because I always forget,
but I will KEEP IT UPPP YEEEAUUUWUH
P.S. Also nice username, you have an involuntary connection with me teehee.
SolitariusScriptor: Oh gosh it is completely unintentional.
I'm just a very messy person ahhah. Needa get that under control.
Also I was trying the poses without lifting my pen
Thank you for the advice! I was actually becoming quite discouraged by that.
Was about to go to sleep but I think I'll stay up instead and try longer timed contour drawings and really think about the lines.
Okay it looks like I didn't do much today
Here's a little gross stuff
Tried to do a kimchi ramen bowl study but I got too impatient and ate it all. Couldn't wait.
Nonref person. Not diggin' it. Know what I have to work on. Worked on it a bit today
30 Min. Photo study
Well was super busy today so I'll work much harder tomorrow.
Also wanted to note that I will not be doing much color anything for the next month.
Besides studies from life it will be all B&W and anatomy
.... submitting portfolio in two months.
So yeah, heads up boring things coming your way for a month.
Then it will be crazy fun color time
Last edited by Pou; November 13th, 2013 at 04:57 AM.
November 14th, 2013 #16
Hey guys, some reason CA wasn't working earlier? Oh well uploading now.
I did some studies and then did unref'd.
I think there's a slight improvement for my traditional
No upload for studies
Tried some B&W studies of hand and photo. Bad. Gackt
photo 50 min.
Some animu stuff. ANIME GET OUT OF HERE. NO ONE WANTS YOU.
November 15th, 2013 #17
A couple of studies. Too lazy to upload rest!
I'm so sorry for bad qualities. I only have camera
Pen per grid drawings. I don't like, don't know what I'm doing = _ =
Some drawings unref'd. I think my best I've done so far is the one girl with goggles .
Much improved... That arm though.
A photo study. 30 Min
Unref'd line and then color. ARGH IM NOT DOING COLOR AGAIN UNTIL A MONTH FROM NOW. I swear.
Really to concentrate on value and anatomy. I have to turn in a portfolio for application in TWO months.
So for this month, no color
November 15th, 2013 #18
It would be interesting to see you get into a more comprehensive and focused study, pushing it to the most finished state you possibly can.
Spurting out 200 gazillion quick gesture studies could be good to gain momentum, but you obviously already got that going for you. And while I think it's great to set up achievable goals for yourself, I also consider it equally important to repeatedly question what it is you hope to acquire from it. Especially if it is a goal that will hog a lot of your time and energy. Halfway through you may have achieved what you first set out for. And then perhaps you could spend the remaining time more effectively?
Prefer quality before quantity.
And keep it up!
Last edited by Ragnarsson; November 15th, 2013 at 06:26 PM.
November 16th, 2013 #19
Ragnarsson: Haha you're completely right! Not going to even defend myself,
I have a huge problem with finishing things .
I will definitely push for total/more completion in the future.
Also I'm sorry I guess I wasn't quite clear, but I'll give explanation now.
I'm doing the quick gesture studies to improve my lines ( because they SUCK SO MUCHHHH AHHHH ),
also theyre blind! So blind contour too.
But I was trying to do multiple things at once: get a feel for form, improve lines, and speed.
Though I'll try to keep them cleaner. I've been narrowing down the quantity I'm doing day by day now too.
I had no idea how bodies moved and they are always so stiff.
And that is why I was doing so many of them.
I'll try to have a balance of both quality and quantity
I've only 26 more days left for me to study anatomy and how the body is.
Thanks for your comment, I really do appreciate your advice so sosososo much. I'll be heeding it.
Some studies of face, hands and other things. An unref'd girl is included somewhere too.
I wish my scanner wasn't broken...so blurry
Also B&W phto study.
Spent a couple of hours on this. Gonna push for more completion in the future
Does anyone know how to make more 3D-ness appearance in a drawing,
if the photo doesn't naturally have dark values?
Without messing with contrast or darkening it ( to where it doesn't appear same as photo )
Kind of bugging me that it appears so flat. Guess I just suck at that right now
November 18th, 2013 #20
Some Eyes, feet, and hand studies. Because I suck at them!
Some nonref'd girls...
Reaching towards realism and less anime/cartoon
took me awhile to get her face not to look distorted... but it still looks messed up.
Also will have to practice on backs, never have before
November 19th, 2013 #21
November 21st, 2013 #22
oh wow.... I slacked really hard these past 3 days. Had alot of fun going to a bunch of restaurant/fast food places though... I love food.
So all I've really to show are these portrait heads, an hour each
Selfie photo study
I've got a question... Does everyone start out by looking like a crack addict or is that just me?
Seriously haha what is this
Scarlett Johansson photo study
Last edited by Pou; November 28th, 2013 at 12:38 AM.
November 25th, 2013 #23
November 25th, 2013 #24
woah, impressive female characters. faces are nice too. you are doing very well, not much to say, looks like you REALLY want to improve.
(teach me to draw sexy female bodies Q_____Q!) xD no really-they're impressive. have fun! GO HARD!
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=271143 <- Sketchbook >¦¬D
November 27th, 2013 #25
Yuniken: Wow thanks for the compliment! Hahah I'll go super hard now
I do really want to iimprove D:
Lazy lazy. Okay time to work harder... took a break from art, was fatiqued. Bad
Did a couple of sketch studies of eyes but nothing too impressive.
An unref'd girl. ARGHHHH all of them are starting to look asian. And those eyes are still messed up
I don't know what to do...other than practicing it more hahah
So I practiced a bit more, a photo study
1 hr 20 mins, chose to work on an area a bit more after doing a general sweep of the face, a photo study
Last edited by Pou; November 28th, 2013 at 12:37 AM.
November 28th, 2013 #26
srry for long absence
i'm very happy to see you're updating ! even if you feel down, this will make you better.
when i think of it, i had always negative feelings wich vanished after i kept working on progressing.
as a crit:
some of your non reffed girls has small heads and off neck connections (not the last one)
u can use oreilly 's structure mostly (the lines harmony) to harmonize your figures
there is also for the head and the male figure (wich are great when you're drawing from mind)
actually i don't see problem with your shading exercices, you only have to continue. think of light sources and those things. between your dark brushes strokes and pales grays you must find lay down more mid values
think of working hard and soft edges, look at master paintings
personally, i had to tweak a bit my brushes when shading( after begin frustrated by what i see.)
keep updating mate
November 29th, 2013 #27
Zou: Oh Zou you are the best!! Thanks so much for your advices and critiques
Yes I get discouraged so easily, but I'll try to keep what you've said in mind.
Thanks for the share too! I have such troubles with proportions. I'll give it a try
Happy Holidays (Thanksgiving) Guys!!!
I'm thankful for food.
Spent all day cooking and then gained 4lbs Ahhh.
I am also thankful for my mother though. hehe ^ ___ ^
A nonref'd girl. I think one thing clicked with me for this one...but then everything else didn't,
I realize her face is pretty but everything else becomes lacking.
Is it always going to be like this, where one area is better than the rest?
1 hr 30 min
Did some photo studies today
Realized I never tried a detail hand study before, so here...
I am so very slow at rendering
1 hr 30 min
Tried a more contrasted photo image to study light and shadow...
Looks like a mustache or soot though
Will also have to study furrrrr
November 30th, 2013 #28
Some gestures, and arm studies. Realized I fail very very much at arms even more than originally thought :I
Also a nonreff'd disproportionate girl
Don't mind the fake blood on the paper
Bewb photo study
THEYRE SO DIFFICULT TO DRAW WOW
A nonreff'd demon chick I drew.
2 Hours and it looks like crap
Okay so I do this traditional sketch then quick greyscale...
AND IM SO MAD.
This sketch+Greyscale(total = 20mins) looks so much better than the demon girl (above)
which I spent 2 whole hours on.
Why do I have such a huge disconnect when it comes to digital art? :I
I'll work on art traditionally first and then digitally in the future. Gosh.
November 30th, 2013 #29
Hey. Nice sketchbook, love the volume of work you are putting. Your drawing is improving fairly quickly which is great. My piece of advice is; try to focus more on rendering. Your edges are slopy, your values need more work as well. If I were you I'd focus for couple weeks purely on still life paintings. Spent many hours to render it properly. Always when you push something as far as possible you get better at it. Keep that in mind. Keep pushing!
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I like yr style, it's really fun to look at.. and yr good at capturing facial expressions. I'm intrigued to see what else you do