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October 4th, 2004 #1
Sanby - Sheridan Portfolio stuff, I need Help!
Ok, here is my sketchbook, following in the footsteps of the all so mighty MindCandyMan. He has inspired me to take initiative and learn how to draw/paint. I will sketch at least one sketch everyday and hopefully more. I will always post them here, no matter how bad I think they are. Please tear them apart, as it's the only way I will learn. I look forward to reading comments about the sketches so that I can move forward wit my ability. I have officialy started this daily ritual as of Oct. 4, 2004. So, here are my first sketches.
This is a doodle I did in english class. I was working on perspective. It was really light, so I amped up the contrast, it is acctually drawn with a pencil. BTW, this was done before Oct. 4
A tank I drew while hanging out with some friends. Done in pen, again, working on perspective.
Another tank, done in my sketchbook. Working on perspective. Damn scanner cut off the top and bottom though, O well.
These are the first sketches in my daily routine, done on Oct 4.
Last edited by Sanby; January 15th, 2006 at 03:57 PM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberOctober 5th, 2004 #2
cool mate keep going do it every day no matter waht !
October 5th, 2004 #3
liam.c : thanks for the reply and encouragement.
Ok, here are todays sketches.
This first one I did realy quickly to see if I could get the shape down fast (1-2 minutes)
These are some more hands. I enjoy drawing hands even though they are very difficult, I'm not sure why. I started drawing the hand on the right, a little too close to the edge, that is why it is cut off, it wasn't the scanner. The other thing is a pot that a plant is in.
I have a few questions also. Such as:
What are some good books to get a hold of?
This is a wierd one. When I draw, the pencil always get dull so quickly so I end up with really fat and furry lines. What do you guys to do to prevent this?
I am intersted in 3D modeling and animation, that is why I want to get a solid foundation in drawing/painting. I am in grade 11, so I need to start looking to the future. I am thinking I would like to go to sheridan, but I am not sure exactly how to go about it. I saw another thread about something similar. If I take art fundies in my first year (years?) then I don't need a portfolio to get in? Then I can build one and move on to more advanced stuff, or the 3D thing? Anyway info would help, thanks.
And, as always, please comment and give me some tips.
October 7th, 2004 #4
My internet went down yesterday so I couldn't post. So, here is yesterdays and today sketches.
For some reason, every time I scan and image in, I feel it looks less impressive then the actual drawing. Anyone else find this?
These are from 10/6/04. Two hans, and a sheriffs badge (I do know how to spell sheriff, but I ended up with not enough room, so I just left it)
This is from today, 10/7/04. It's a gameboy colour. I want to continue on this, bu I didn't have anything but my mechanical pencil, and it is a pain in the ass to try and shade with.
I would love some comments and critique, to know what you think, and so I can improve.
Also, if people could answer some of the questions from the previous post that would be awesome.
Lastly, I bought "Drawing on the right side of the brain yesterday", and so far it looks great. I haven't had a chance to try any of the exercises cause of school stuff, but I hope to do some this weekend. And, I will for sure post the results.
October 8th, 2004 #5
good choice on the book ... every one i know that has acutly done the exersizes has progressed verry quickly ! so make shure you do them work on those basic shaps and perspective <i know kinda boreing but doesnt take long > and grab up an anatomy book ... do studys from that as thay are then try it your self with soem thing fun with waht you just learned for me ,i find that works pretty well
October 9th, 2004 #6
Yesterday I was gonna post, but it got very late, and I needed to get up early. So, again I am posting two days worth of sketches.
This is a drawing of my hand. It is the first little exercise in "Drawing on the Right side of the Brain" It is a vefore picture, so that once I have finished the book, I can look back and judge my progress.
This also is from the first exercise of "before pictures" It is a portrait from memory.
Lastly, this is a self-portrait, still from the first exercise.
BTW, what is a mech sharpener. Someone on the forum said they were good, but I don't know what it is.
October 10th, 2004 #7
Here my sketch for today. I am steadily going through that book (Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain) This is the exercise, wher you draw the image upside down, so you cannot recognize what you are drawing. It is supposed to help you become familiar with what it is like to be in "R-mode"
I found it very helpful. When I really got into the mode, things just started to click.The hardest parts I found were the hands and head, because I could recognize them to some degree, so I switched out of "R-mode" I was pleasantly surprised wit the results, especially the legs, they are quite close to the actual drawing in the book.
October 13th, 2004 #8
I have infact been drawing over these past few days that I haven't posted. I have had the modt hectic week probably in my life, so I haven't been sketching until late. That is why I haven't really had the time to scan and post. Hopefully I will put up a big batch of sketches after the weekend. I'm going to algonquin on a hiking trip this weekend, so I will be able to sketch and post some photos as well, if people are interested.
BTW, I still haven't had my previos quesitons answered. If anyone could help me out with those questions, it would be really appreciated.
October 18th, 2004 #9
Well, It's been 4 days since my last post, and I feel bad about that. I Have however been drawing as much as I can. Last week was probably the most hectic week of my life, and on the weekend I had a most unpleasent hiking trip in Algonquin. So, now that thins are relatively back to normal, I can continue posting.
These are just a collection of quick sketches I did, with the little time I had.
And, this is a page of drawing I did today in English class (ack othello, bla bla bla, skakespeare). They were acctually done in pen, but I scanned in black and white and didn't realize till now, so I will just leave it. The profile, is the guy that sits next to me. It acctually kind of resembles him so I am quite happy with it.
BTW, Drawing on the right side of the brain is an incredible book, I am not even through the exercises with line yet, and I am already seing things differently, and am able to start to put them on paper better.
October 24th, 2004 #10
Well, it as been way to long since I last posted, or for that matter, sketched. But, I bought Bridgeman's book yesterday, so hopefully I can find some new inspiration and learn a bit at the same time.
Anyway, here is sketch I did at school, out of an anatomy book they have.
October 26th, 2004 #11
Here is the next installment of sketches. I am looking through that bridgeman book right now, and I am sketching some stuff out of it.
Anatomy is really detailed though, and it is way more complicated to learn then you guys make it seem. What is the best way to learn anatomy do you guys think?
Here is some brdigeman stuff.
This is more bridgeman stuff. Arms this time.
Lastly, this is a sketch I did in art class. We had to make a sketch of a gargoyle that we are going to make out of clay. (This isn't very gargoyleish but I like it anyway. Any pointers to make this better?
October 27th, 2004 #12
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