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Right, I figure I'll improve a lot faster if I consistently draw at least a certain amount every day, at the moment I'm a natural slacker. So I guess I will start this off with some sketches I did in my sketchbook over the last 3 days of the workshop, and I'll try to post at least one page per day wherever possible.
The blue band around my wrist will work as a reminder than I never draw enough!
So, without further ado...
3-minute marker sketch from life:
10-minute marker and ink sketch from life:
5-minute marker sketch, no reference:
Attempted Marko-style (no initial sketching, just straight in with the anatomical lines), HB mechanical pencil:
Random sea-creature, vague inspiration from Clawful. No interesting design, but I still kinda like it. Markers and ink:
2-minute pen sketch, from life:
Android-style scribbly base. I didn't know what it was gonna be until after about 10 minutes of random light lines and scribbles. Unfinished, I'm still working on picking out shapes:
That's all for now. In fact, those are the first images I've ever posted on ConceptArt.org ... I hope they're an OK starting point!
Paul "MoP" Greveson
Last edited by MoP; May 24th, 2006 at 12:16 AM. Reason: Updated...
Welcome to CA and the sketchbook thread, Paul!
You've got an awesome start here, man. I really like your marker sketches and life drawings! I'll be checking back for more!
I get first reply to reply to your first post! (eta: damn, too late) I think I saw most of these in SF, but good work as always There are some anatomy issues here and there, but it's definitely solid work. Just keep up with the figure drawing, and posting here and I'm sure you'll improve quickly.
Tully: Yep, will do!
Few scans of what I was doodling this evening, biro and pencils.
Of all the postings here, I enjoy your marker renderings the best.
I would say continue with this medium for a stint and reap the results.
They remind me of some of Tiepelo's studies of his frescoes. His studies were
masterful understandings of light and anatomy.. check em out..
Lets DO THIS THING!
Eli: Thanks, I will!
Foxy: Cheers dude, I'll give some more of those a shot if I'm not too tired tomorrow (3 hour drive up to Dundee, fun!). I think I might have just been lucky with that
Kambei: Yeah, a lot of people I showed my sketchbook to in SF said the same. Thanks for the info, I will check that out
Ok, here's all I really managed today... pencil scribbles inked with my new brush pen! I'm not really used to it but it turned out OK I guess. There are perspective errors aplenty, I'll see if I can fix those up in Photoshop when I colour it. Also I'm not quite sure how Protoss anatomy goes, so the hand/arm is a little weird... heh.
Some felt pen and fineliner head studies I've been doodling today... first time I've tried this sort of thing. Most are from photo reference.
Welp, I've failed abysmally to keep this up to date. Been too busy catching up on university work and doing art tests for contracts, to actually fill out my sketchbook!
Here's a couple more pages..... apologies Laurel
One of these days...
I have been instructed to speed up! And try I shall!
Really fantastic updates, dude!
I'm going to subscribe to this, you're kicking ass, man!
Keep posting! Sorry I haven't checked back in a while, been busy working and being sick!
I'll check back regularly, man. Keep it up!
very nice !!
i onjoyed every single one !
keep on posting man !!
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Felt the need for painting after Laurel pointed me in the direction of Ingres and Sargent... inspirational.
I googled up a fairly interesting image, sketched it out on thick canvas-textured paper, then painted over with oils using 1 brush. This is my 3rd oil painting ever, in the world!
Larger image of painting:
The actual size of this painting is about 10"x7", fairly small. Took about an hour to paint. Made me wanna do more
I've done a few more oil paint sketches but haven't been able to photograph them yet. Will do soon...
In the meantime, here's a few pages I've been doodling on today. The island is still very much WIP, the perspective is a little off, heh. That's what I get for not using a ruler or guidelines...
Also the top view of the WW2/futuristic plane is still in progress. Trying to think how planes would have been developed if WW2 had never stopped... The other stuff is just random pencil scribblage.
More to come, at a later date!
hey that oil painting looks great. i've never touched oils,just acrylics,and they were difficult enough. so good work on that.
i enjoy your life drawing marker sketches the most. i said it already on the workshop-you can really tell who they are,even with so few lines. and the anatomy is spot on there. i think you should do more marker(and ink perhaps) sketches,rather than those pencil ones.personally i don't think they're as good.that protoss is cool too-like the inks,they really flow there.
keep it up.
and thus,i have spoken here.
Great sketchbook, a nice range of different things. Those latest ww2 designs look top notch, clean and well thought out a design'ey. Also the following drawing impressed me, never thought of taking anatomy to that level with the eye! but makes it so much cooler. Your work generally makes me want to grab a marker. Did you practice alot with markers before you decided to be skilled with them?
IllustriousHarry: Thanks for the comment
I haven't actually practised that much with markers, although I've had them quite a while I never got round to doing much with them until recently. A couple of years ago I was on Feng Zhu's site, and I love his style, so grabbed myself a couple of the pens to try and do stuff in a similar method... of course I couldn't match his quality so kinda gave up on them for a while. They're pretty easy to get the hang of, the only thing is when using the darker tones you've gotta be careful not to get a stroke "wrong" or it can ruin the image... with the really light greys it's ok, but I find it gets more difficult as you go darker.
Fun for sketching though, I use them a lot now. Only downside is they're fairly expensive, but they're helluva cool
And at risk of appearing lackadaisical:
Just a couple of 10 minute pencil sketches I drew at 5am the other day... I had been awake for over 40 hours at the time, I think. No reference. I'll try to scan more stuff as soon as I get something decent to show...
Not to sound fanboyish or anything, but im a big fan of your 3d stuff and its good to see you really getting into drawing. Keep up the good work.
Hey Hexal, sounding fanboyish is fine by me
Here's a minor update... a few of these things are unfinished, I'm just waiting for my Karismacolour (the European Prismacolor) pencils to come through on order so I can finish the inked ones up Coro-style (I wish)...
I decided to ink those two fellows from before, so here's how they stand at the moment... still unfinished:
A different incarnation of the "brave" guy:
The inevitable 12-metre-high seagull:
And a weird little goblin dude I drew this afternoon. I want to model him up in high-poly 3d, but I don't really have the time at the moment, unfortunately...
That's all for now, folks. Gimme a few days and, delivery permitting, I should have those inked/coloured ones finished with pencil and paint. I'm following Coro's sketchbook tutorial, because I love his style and results... I want my sketchbooks to be as impressive as his!
One day... one day! *shakes fist*
this oil painting is really good,
it is very impasto, i am doing my 5th oil painting right now,
have a look at my sketchbook and see the different way i work...
u are skilled with human face features,...
keep it on!
good stuff paul, coming along nicely
keep working on them drawings
u know thats where its at
Honest love makes one's soul a reflection of the partner's mood.
No sleep - More draw!
Thanks Eyal, I surely will!
Couple of updates for today. Just some intial sketch ideas for starting a style for a character for one of my university projects...
30 minute pencil sketch from a photo:
Very quick and rough stuff, some photo ref, guy on the left in the red is made up:
It's not very good, but I haven't updated in a while, so... heh.
Wow Your sketchbook is brilliant, cant wait to see those two guys(that have been inked over) when theyre finnished, very interesting, like youre style, keep it up
well,i do atleast good work on those bigheads.
now drop a comment in my sketchbook also.