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    IllustriousHarry's Scribblings - Fun with a Pencil and Wacom

    CONFIDENCE, one of the great keys to drawing. Hence my new user name and title . I used to be know as Rhaucan and you can see my previous sketchbook here. However now I am REBORN, evolved you might say, actually no, i'm just the same except with a more overselling name.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=27455

    The same again applies in that, simply knowing that people see my sketchbook will be enough to fire enthusiasm in me. So don't hesitate to post, even if you don't say anything relevant whatsoever.

    Thanks for stopping by

    I'll post my recent life drawings soon.

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    Hi, great , awesome, encouragement, encouragement!!
    Keep drawing and all man, hope that's enough to fuel at least a couple of sketches, hehehe!!!

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    Ok to start off I'll just lift some old pictures and posts from my my old Sketchbook




    Returning to this I see how useful that tone chart was, I havn't done one since either


    ANANOTMY ALERT. Never done a hand, by now i realising how much you learn from drawing from life. I kept going back to add more but it never felt finished. Hard to draw with one hand whilst keeping the other there.


    Drawing from memory




    And what better way to end an introduction, doesnt actually look like me, couldnt be bothered with the hair i was still taking hours over pictures i wanted to take 30 mins max, nose is bit misplaced, theres something wrong with the ear.

    DSG : A blunt medieval hammer, this would be good to try out colouring with photoshop. Expect to see this soon


    Oh and a piece of wood, nuff said


    A dying Plant


    An apple Tree


    A copy of Samwise's drawing from the Art of Warcraft. One of, if not my number 1 favourite concept artist.





    My Drizzledome drawing, never spent this much time on a drawing, great fun (not sarcasm). Can see loads of things I would have done differently now, which pleases me because it meens I've made proggression


    A direct copy from a book called "how to draw and paint what you see", good for confidence and nothing else aparently, I can live with that



    My wacom is starting is really starting to be fun - A leaf tutorial


    And a mountain tutorial


    The last, thunderdome style competetion I did, Topic was "A Hero Returns". Learnt a bucketload, but realised there was a tankload more to practice.


    A world without wrinckles would be a sad one.
    CA Acadamy Result, studying lineweight.



    An example of the fun we get up to in my A level Art course. This was a copy of a piece done by Casper David Friedrich. I experimented with 3 different mediums on the different levels of the tree. Acrylic at the bottom with a pallet knife, in the middle inking with a brush (extremly fun), charcoal at the top, and soft pastel smudged in here and there.


    Wow, looking back over my past stuff and things I said was pretty refreshing.
    Now go home and try on your sketchbooks!

    scribblings!

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    Thursday life drawing class results


    We started off with a grounding of charcoal, and then spent some time rubbing out the masses with a rubber and then working back into it with charcoal. I liked this, rubber can be very effective. Once Iíd realised this there was no worry about the lines I was putting down. FREEDOM! Interesting misty soft effect. Itís not completed, but Iím not going to finish it.



    3-4 minute drawing. These are usually the ones I have most fun with, youíve got an excuse for any mistakes, and you really ignore anything but the most important shapes/rhythms. Also the whole point of this session was making the background as important as the foreground, which you can see I didnít take to seriously. But this is great for showing proportion errors, wasnít too great half way through the drawing. Lesson learned; get some background in early on.


    Iím tired of curves so I started experimenting with different styles. This was an attempt to mainly use straight bold lines. Maybe I should try this to the extreme.
    It looks messy in places as well. It was more fun than trying to get the curved lines in one go. I could go for a balance in future drawings, shorter curved lines that run over a little. Experiment, then choose a style I like, then practice it.
    Iím pleased with more contrasted tones, but I could have been more consistent with this.


    Ok so this wasnít the most offensive portrait Iíve made of someone, although I do seem to have a knack for creating the worst. Again using the rubber for highlighting worked well. Iím not quite sure with what went wrong on the cheek but she looks a little skeletal.

    Charcoal is odd, itís a little like marmite, when it works out it really does, but sometimes it can be really problematic. I bet painting with marmite would give some meaning insights into it all.

    Overall presentation is my main issue here, they could do with a little more care, a little more love

    scribblings!

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    Small update.

    A funny thing here, theres two portraits, one took me aproximatly 9 hours, one took me probably no more than 90 seconds, I'm equally pleased with them both.



    This first was a doodle in between the adverts when watching TV, and i'm not quite sure what I like so much about it, probably that it was completly thoughtless. Lesson to be learnt, DOODLE MORE. I will from now on whenever I get the chance, so I'm thinking about drawing all day and night, i'll doodle in my dreams. After all , for every 10 unintelligible scribles, there will hopefully be atleast one I grow attached to.


    This is a copy from the book, "How to draw and paint what you see". I've been chipping away at it for weeks now at my art class and I probably havn't ever given a drawing so much time. And thats probably my main attachment .Its of Michaelangelo's "Pieta" and is probably not a touch on how much time and care he gave to his sculptures. . I feel It was good practice with control and skill with a pencil as well. I havn't claimed it finished yet, part of me doesnt ever want to, so if you have any crits or comments, please speak.

    scribblings!

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    Also checked out your previous sketchbook, nice progression.
    I like how your work is very diverse, in subject matter, approach, time spent ...

    A few crits if you don't mind ... I like how that lineweight portrait came out as a whole, but for being a lineweigt practice, you could have been a lot bolder, and really dropping some shadows in there, like under the eyepatch, the chin and so on.
    Kinda like you did in the charcoal (I think) lifedrawings, but in those it'd be nice to see some thinner lines too (but I'm sure that'll come with practice).
    If you haven't yet, you might want to try out some lifedrawing with a brush (a chinese brush ? not sure what they are called, it has a broad range in strokes (thick to thin)) and black ink ... you'd need to carefully watch before you put down each line, but it's very spontaneous and is very fun to do. Another approach is to do some sort of 'underdrawing' in diluted ink, so you have some guidelines down before going darker.

    Keep 'em coming

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    >insert Massively inspirational Comment here<

    Neat!! or not so 'neat' neer
    c a n s e e t h e p r o g r e s s!
    Love the most recent pic, something about her eye seems wrong tho.
    and i love the hand hammer idea, you should work on that again! beef it up and put a w a r r i o r with it, hu hu

    :chug: I'll be honest, i have no idea wat they mean by that...

    A w e s o m e!

    Crit for a crit!

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    Cheers for the comments!

    I'm going to paint the fist hammer in photoshop, and i think your right, i'll make a charector for it as well.

    Your crits are much apprieciated nightvision, I did some brush and ink painting before and loved it so i'll have a go next time I can.

    We have a model other than the teacher at life drawing now, i'm going to miss the "frozen teacher" look.


    quick sketch, these are the most fun.


    background, Background BACKGROUND was todays lesson. It works, or atleast it shows alllll the proportion errors up


    I LOVE shading when I actually give the time to it, but its always very rushed, and I only usually get to do it in parts, maybe i need to organise my drawings more.

    Question, do you just draw, or do you go break it into sections??
    For example , mapping out stage, line, more detailed line in certain areas, shading. etc


    I like getting a background down early on, gives me more freedom, and i like the grainy look. All my life drawings so far are like lots of my work, pretty messy.
    Also I could do with applying the practice of line weight, at the moment it looks like i'm trying to cut through the table with the charcoal.


    Doodles are the most fun, because you never have to stop and think "Is this right?" And you have no idea what they end up looking like

    I'm reading the loomis book "figure drawings for all its worth", Great stuff so far, especially that drawing is all about you and your attitude, funny that it should never really occur. I'm have a big enthusiastic on my face these days.

    scribblings!

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