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March 26th, 2014 #1
ImDrunkOnTea's Sober Sketchbook
I'm 24 years old, working as an airplane engineer in Seattle. Art has always been my hobby, but now I want to see just how far I can take it.
My goal this year is to massively improve my skills, so I'm starting this sketchbook to give me motivation to do so.
I'm aiming for 10-15 hours/week of drawing (since I work full-time) so we'll see how far I get
Specifically I'm looking to:
1) Use more natural/realistic poses
2) Improve anatomy
Feel free to tear me apart, I'm here to learn and improve...not swim in praise haha.
I'm using this site for reference images: Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice ToolFigure & Gesture Drawing
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Good stuff! I love how you color your Elsa
Can be seen carrying sketchbook around nearby bus station.
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Great to see the progress of the "Frozen" image including the end result which is impressively rendered.
As for crits I would say the male characters (Day 11/12 post) left leg is a little too long.
Also the female knights pose looks unatural as her feet are beside/slightly behind the tree while her torso is leaning on the viewers side of the tree, this makes her look as if she is leaning/falling forwards. I see that you altered it in the finished linework but it still looks a little off to me.
Finally the sword in the "Frozen" image needs some seperation from the background, especially the grip. Try lowering the value of the backround surrounding the sword to make it pop more.
Great to see this amount of output from you, keep it up.
April 15th, 2014 #21
I agree with the perspective issues with the two sketches. Unfortunately I saw that the problem persisted after the clean lines and upload, but I'll see if I can go back and fix them sometime.
The sword issue was something I noticed towards the end and tried to correct, but I can see a few areas that I can still darken (the armrest farther away from the camera has some faces that can be darkened) that should help the problem a bit as well.
Thank you again, I'm glad my posts have been noticed
For today's update, I tried some looser, pseudo-gesture drawings. Each pose took between 3 to 5 minutes.
I'm thinking that this type of practice will be more useful to me, since I plan to start learning 3D animation soon and contour drawing skills won't really help with that (unfortunately).
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Your latest disney princess piece looks great. The composistion and chosen focal points make it a lot easier on the eye than the previous "frozen" image.
Could you have rendered the rope a little further without making it too much of a distraction? Her ear also looks a little unfinished compared to the rest of her head, which is the main focal point after all.
Also, nice gesture drawings and the character painted for your friend is cool they must have appreciated it.
May 9th, 2014 #30
And I'll definitely keep posting! I've decided to try and pursue 3D character animation in the coming months, so I'll probably be concentrating more on the gestural/figure drawings to get my foundations down rather than working on my painting skills with finished pieces.
Here are the last two days of work: