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July 22nd, 2014 #1
another beginners sketchbook
i started sketching a few months ago and started with not having drawn more than a few pages over the last couple of years.
i tried to take a two approach way. quick poses for figure drawing and general form building for perspective drawing.
i'm currently reading michael hampton and scott robertson.
please go ahead and c&c! i would be glad to hear your opinions.
edit: tried to debloat the first post of all the old scans for a new thumbnail
Last edited by sirkrimskull; August 11th, 2014 at 03:17 PM.
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those are some 90 second quickposes from recently.
decided to taka a step back from cars etc. and concentrate on straigt lines and simpler forms for the moment. maybe i can come up with some environment sketches.
July 25th, 2014 #3
another set i found. from last week probably
July 25th, 2014 #4
You are a good reference !! Scott robertson and mickael hampton!! Keep your work !! you can only improve you !
August 3rd, 2014 #5
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August 3rd, 2014 #7Registered User
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Wow man, I wish I was this good with gestures.
August 4th, 2014 #8
thank you very much for your comments, very appreciated!
some more refined sketches and a page of 90sec posemaniacs
August 7th, 2014 #9
update! tried some hands and feet since i was getting tired of poses but haven't done any more since then.
August 7th, 2014 #10
For a beginner u got a pretty good sense for gesture and perspective....
Love it so far.... u got any finshed pieces? would love to see them
August 10th, 2014 #11
nope, sadly nothing finished. i feel like i need a lot more sketching and underlying knowledge before i might tackle anything serious. that being said, maybe i'll try to do some finer linework on poses that came out okay so far.
attached, another small update
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Hey ,you remind me of myself quite bit I've started several months ago too! It's really nice that you study Hampton, his book is amazing and you can learn A LOT, I still work through this book. I think the same thing about studies and sketching stuff, I actually prefer doing studies because I feel like I'm improving a lot faster than if just drawing from imagination. Though I don't completely shut it off ,you should draw from imagination too! Studies are important as hell but you should do your own stuff to develop your style. Also, don't depend on digital too much, the outcome of studies is nice but traditional is more important at this stage, cheers
Please check my SKETCHBOOK,eager for any advices!
August 11th, 2014 #13
haha looking at your sketchbook i have to agree, there are quite some similarities. thanks for your comment and advice though, i think this is really something that i've been neglecting.
here's a small sketch i started at breakfast today and went over in ps, no reference this time. the legs look a little strange to me..
edit: added a suit and some solid colors, but didnt notice the shoulder asymetry until now..
and another minor update, its obviously a super flexible, ergonomic suit :D
Last edited by sirkrimskull; August 11th, 2014 at 05:02 PM.
August 12th, 2014 #14
spend more time on this than i was expecting. added a dude in front. looks okay to me but not so sure about his back/neck area.
August 13th, 2014 #15
found the sketchdaily subreddit yesterday and used todays topic 'post apocalyptic punks' for some quick silhouettes and sketchover. went better than expected but not very original i guess.
also, some more stylized comic book gestures from a marvel book.
August 18th, 2014 #16
a post full of studies, cant help it.
August 20th, 2014 #17
i guess this could be called a value study in verve (mtg card, hypnotic specter)
September 10th, 2014 #18
long time no update, i have been drawing though. heres a page of sketches from yesterday.
i had the chance to do a life figure drawing class, so maybe i'll be able to upload some scans later
September 10th, 2014 #19
Very nice gestures. Can't wait to see more.
"The doer alone learneth."
September 12th, 2014 #20
September 12th, 2014 #21Registered User
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Damn. Your gestures are great. You have loads of energy in your drawings. Maybe try to not use any weird brushes or effects when you do painting studies, just stick with one brush for now and try to work with big shapes and then get more into the details. You're already better than me though haha. Can't wait to see more.
September 24th, 2014 #22
thanks for your comment. i dont feel nearly as confident as the strokes look though, i guess PS helps a lot, something i dont really like... trying to do less ctrl+z lately.
i hope to get some scans uploaded soon.
meanwhile here are some 'thumbnails' which i've been trying to do more of. comments on these would be greatly appreciated
September 24th, 2014 #23
December 12th, 2014 #24
long time no update, i've been drawing though.
currently using the deviantart hearthstone challenge as an excuse to try something different.
this is my process so far, c&c very appreciated
December 13th, 2014 #25
Tried to fix the arm anatomy some, i guess it's better now but still a litte strange
December 13th, 2014 #26
Hey Sirkrimskull! You've got a very good sense for proportions and creating depth in those earlier figure/gesture drawings of yours.
Cool concept for your hearthstone challenge, love the atari joystick idea! XD The colours are getting a bit too saturated in your later versions, I liked the colours more in the last version of your previous post. Maybe keep the saturation limited to your focal points.
Keep it up!
December 13th, 2014 #27
I guess I'm just reiterating what others have said, but I love the line quality of your gestures. Most of them are so expressive! It was a while back, but I really love that figure with the gun, in the first image of post #5. So simply, but so expressive. Those vehicle sketches look really cool, too. Now I wish you could maintain that same sense of brevity and liveliness into a value study. Could you perhaps take one or more of those vehicle designs, and try it again... but this time think in *volumes* using a variety of values (but keep it monochrome), instead of using line? Don't worry about details, those can come later!
The Hearthstone piece I think could have really benefited from a value study before jumping into the color. Are you using any reference for the figure? The anatomy is looking a bit made up.
December 14th, 2014 #28
thanks a lot for your comments! sadly i haven't had much time over the weekend, i just tried to fix the forearm as much as possible today and well... i'll leave it at that and maybe come back to this piece sometime later.
looking back at my gesture drawings, i think that i really lost some of the liveliness by trying to be more consistent but see for yourselves. these are from today
@ indigo dawn: again, thanks for your comment. attached are two value concepts from a few weeks past.
i did some others traditionally, maybe i can scan them sooner or later.
January 10th, 2015 #29
after watching the latest episode of FZD design cinema I couldn't resist and tried it for myself.
i guess a lot of the shapes are inspired by fengs but whatever, having quite some fun with this so far.
Last edited by sirkrimskull; January 22nd, 2015 at 05:44 AM.
January 21st, 2015 #30
i did some character silhouettes in a medieval/knight/magic setting a while back.
... and tried to put one of them into a scene and giving composition a litte more thought than i usually would have done.
c&c very appreciated as always