BindyMac's Sketchbook

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 53
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    BindyMac's Sketchbook

    Hello, I used to draw a lot and am now getting back into it and learning digital painting. Here's some of the stuff I've done. Hmm, just realized these are all from pictures, I'll have to start drawing from real life.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by BindyMac; May 27th, 2014 at 12:35 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. The Following User Says Thank You to BindyMac For This Useful Post:


  4. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Something I'm working on now - sorry for the size, I'll fix it later.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Today's sketches. The last one is my eraser.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Tried to draw from life today, but nothing good came of it. So here are some older works.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    California
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow, your rendering skills are truly impressive. You should post your life drawings if you are looking for helpful critique. The drawings that need the most improvement get the most helpful critique But I'm a noobie so maybe I'm wrong

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    One more for the night. Apple drawn from life.

    Thanks taylorqt, I'm definitely going to post more drawings from life. I have a lot of trouble with it - not sure if it's because I'm drawing digitally or just because it's been awhile.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Today I decided to draw spoons. The spoons are from life and the woman is drawn from an image. While the angles of the spoons are mostly wrong, I learned a lot from doing them.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I don't have much to show, but I did want to post this. I'm getting into the habit of warming up by drawing from life, and then moving on to something different. The spoon is from life, and the head is from an image. The head is a work in progres, but I'm really enjoying myself with this piece.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Decided to do a self-portrait - haven't done one in years, and it was my first time doing it digitally. I have no idea how to draw my hair :/

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to BindyMac For This Useful Post:


  13. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    California
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So many spoons~ I'm still ever impressed with your feel for values. Great self portrait as well. I should do another self portrait soon. Keep em' coming!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This is what I spent my weekend on. I think I redid this one three times, and I'm still not very happy with it. I wanted to do a realistic portrait of a cartoon character, Razer from Green Lantern: the Animated Series. Any critique would be welcome.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Work in Progress.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Edinburgh, UK
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Not much I can say at this point as your work is way better than mine is, haha. Keep posting, I'm interested in seeing this thread progress!

    SKETCHBOOK: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...1770&p=3729048

    I once went to buy macaroni and came back with no macaroni, a new tablet, and monitor, so yeah, I can be impulsive.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Progress. I think once I finish this I'm going to draw from life, and then start using color.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Finished the portrait - I wanted to see how far I could push it, but then I realized that the face is a bit off. So now I'm going to focus on the construction stage, because I think that's where I'm really weak. I usually just slap on some values, and then if it's wrong fix it along the way, but after browsing through the forums and seeing other people's sketchbooks, I think I should really focus on stage one and really getting the shape and form right. So here's a bunch of sketches, including the portrait.

    Attached Images Attached Images              
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Didn't have that much time today, decided to draw spoons. Random face from imagination.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Today's stuff. I've been feeling all of the place lately, think I need some direction of what to focus on.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Did a still-life today. Wanted to work in color this time, it was a lot of fun.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #19
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    197
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 62 Times in 60 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your portraits are truly great, Specially the first one, the variation in shade is really great. Definitely keep doing more color though, it can seem daunting(I know) but keep at it and it should come easily the more you go at it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    558
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked 168 Times in 147 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi BindyMac. Welcome! It's great to see all these fundamental studies. I'm working on my fundamentals too. Keep doing what you're doing. One thing I think could make your studies pop a little more would be to put in some sharp edges. Right now most things look a little blurry. It might help to make a few sharp passes with an opaque brush in some of your edges after you've put in your foundation.

    Keep posting. You are already at a great place and will only get stronger if you keep up the work. All the best.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for the responses guys!

    IsaacEs, I'm definitely going to do more color, needs lots of practice with it.
    Grumpysaur - Thanks for the tip - I'll try to make sharper edges, sometimes I get lazy with it though ;/

    I needed to give myself an assignment or a project so I'm going to spend the next 30 days doing 30 still-lifes, one a day. I really want to focus on the construction stage and it also gives me a chance to explore colors. I'm really enjoying playing with color, even though I'm having a bit of difficulty with it.

    1/30 - My glasses case. I didn't have a very good light source for it, and that shadow was a pain. It's sitting on a reflective-ish surface, but the picture doesn't look right.

    EDIT: Took IsaacEs's advice, tried replacing the black parts with a really dark blue instead. Didn't spend too much time on fixing it, but in the future I'll definitely remember

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by BindyMac; April 14th, 2014 at 10:51 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #22
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    197
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 62 Times in 60 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The glass case looks really good, you should try and not use so much black when painting black, it sort of dulls everything else out, I would suggest using more dark blues or dark browns to liven the image up

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks IsaacEs, I'm gonna keep that in mind.

    Today's still-life. 2/30.

    Got a bit lazy with the handwriting I'll probably clean it up later.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Loving the stills and the self-portrait, especially the hair. The labeling on your last still looks very familiar, what is it?

    Anywho, I look forward to your progress.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    3/30 - Today's still-life - horrible really, didn't spend too much time on it and the angles are all off. I'll probably redraw this tomorrow.

    Incho - Thank you. The labeling's on a Shea Moisture lotion bottle.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your doing great so far!

    Personally, layers and hard round eraser is really helpful when trying to get an edge. Just paint on a layer, get the edges you want, and merge down without worrying too much about messing up what's already there.

    Also, have you ever checked out Ctrl+Paint? Really useful information on the digital workflow and tutorials on things like blending and edges.

    Hope it helps! Keep up the great work!

    Sketchbook
    (updated August 27 2014)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    very nice greyscale studies, and digital paintings, but i dont see you use the sharpening tool to define the painting

    and try not to use black for shadow when u use colour

    keepit up, great work ^^

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    5/30. I did a still-life yesterday, but it's hideous so I'm not showing it :p.

    This isn't done. I'm having a really tough time coloring this - the charger is actually white, so I'm not sure how to do the shadow. Honestly I'm getting a bit discouraged - might need to choose a different subject and come back to this with new eyes. The second picture is after I used the sharpen tool (I'm still learning how to use photoshop, so I don't know a lot of the tools).

    anime-master-96 - Thanks for the tip - I'll remember not to use black.

    AK_Guerrero - I've watched a lot of the videos at Ctrl+paint. I'm gonna have to use his technique to get some sharper edges.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A master study and two still-lifes - for the master study I just wanted to focus on color, so I didn't care how messy it looked. The colors are still a bit off, but I had a lot of fun with it, so I'll be doing more in the future.

    Not happy with the still-lifes - think I really need to slow down. I'm getting better at the construction stage, but I rush through the painting process and I'm not spending enough time actually looking at my subject.

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So my light source for this changed drastically in the middle of drawing, but I did the best I could. 9/30

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook