I've called this sketchbook thread "Versatility" because that's my ultimate goal: to be able to draw anything and everything no matter what medium. My background is traditional art, particularly line work in pencil and ink, and I see great challenges in digital drawing and painting so that's what medium I would like to develop.
I hope to share each and every step of my creative journey with this wonderful and inspiring community.
I welcome all comments and critiques. Newest work is always on the last page and I try to update regularly.
Last edited by Dave MacLeod; May 20th, 2015 at 04:25 PM.
haha, very nice still life study there, i see you said you have a trad. background, i can also see that your using hatching as shading, not that its a bad thing,. its a technique, but you could increase the brush size and paint in the values. but great work, keep doing it and the more the better,
Experimenting with textures, layer blending modes and masking in Photoshop. The polished wood handle was a bit of a lucky accident with textures, no reference, and I decided just to go with it. It's unfinished but I got a lot from the experience.
Well it's been a while but I've still been drawing every now and again, getting right back into the feel of it again now. Here are some quick sketches and a study (in progress) with much more to come...
Uyeno - thanks! I will be starting university in September and want to give myself as much time as possible to fuel my imagination, as concept art is something I would love to explore. I'm just not quite there yet...!
Kambei Shimada - thanks! I hope you like the finished piece which is also on the forum here. Love your stuff too.