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April 26th, 2005 #1
Daily sketches (contains nudity) - Updated 2005-04-30 - Now with robots! :P
Hello everyone, I've finally decided to start doing quick sketches on a daily basis and maybe get some critiques to help me improve.
I'm a 20 year old Swede who dreams of being able to support myself on my art one day. I realise that I'm not good enough yet but hopefully there will be some improvement thanks to this. Anyway, here are the two first sketches (both made with my wacom board),
This one was made in less than one hour.
About 1,5-2 hours, I really need to get my speed up :/
Please tell me what you think.
Last edited by Jove; April 29th, 2005 at 08:59 PM.
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i like both of them. especially the second one. he tells me a great story of a ranger or something. the first is a little static and it looks like she’s squished a bit in her armor. maybe relaxing her arms a little would help. but if she’s going to be at attention then maybe you should push her shoulders back, causing her chest to stick out. the second one needs more contrast. if the scene is only being lit by one light source, such as the moon. the shadows should be much harder. also a glow around the mood would help to make it more believable.
April 26th, 2005 #3About 1,5-2 hours, I really need to get my speed up :/
speed means nothing.
you are learning.
dont worry about speed.
the world is a diaper; let someone else change it.
April 27th, 2005 #4
@Kinjark: Thanks for the feedback, I agree on her being much too static and the arms needing to be pushed back, when looking at it now I also feel that the thighs are much to slim. You are right on the second one as well, thanks for the advice, hopefully it will help me in the future
@Haribubba: I get your point but one of my biggest problems has always been that I tend to think to much while drawing, I’m trying to get a more loose and fluid style where I can learn to instinctively create dynamic postures. That’s why I started this daily sketch routing in the first place. Thanks for the feedback though
Here we have today’s sketch, sorry about the poor quality but my scanner is dead so I used my camera instead. Made with Ink 0.05 and Faber Castells “shades of grey” took me about 20 minutes.
April 27th, 2005 #5
Nice figure drawing. I know what you mean try to pick the speed up, try to get the general feeling of things and practice with the shapes and volumns. But i think speed paintings are good if you're practice on one thing at a time. Not really good if you are trying to get too many things down. I could be wrong though, but I usually use speed painting to practice either just figure, or just landscape, or just rough composition layout. I usually don't go in details of the outfit design, character desgin, etc.
Oh and I think it's better to use brush and ink rather than the faber castell pens. I have that shades of grey set too, and they are good when I want to shade small images. But when it comes to larger areas, I like the feeling and flexibility of a brush better. Not to mention its easier to adjust the color with brush than the pens.
April 27th, 2005 #6
Awesome style. I want to see the final drawing.
Genius' are made, not born.
April 28th, 2005 #7
@look: You might be right, another reason to do this is to get a routine where I keep doing this every day, that way I don’t end up doing nothing for a week or two, there is always time to squeeze in one of these somewhere during the day. I agree on a brush being better but I guess I was a bit lazy.. Still, I like the result. Thanks for the feedback.
@yspark901: Thanks, which one?
And here we have today’s sketch, I’m really happy with how this one came out and I’m thinking of finishing it later when I get some free time. (made in about an hour)
Any comments, especially on anatomy are appreciated.
April 28th, 2005 #8
Yeah, that's a gooder. Could be improved by putting some of the fluid curviness from the scarf in teh figure, maybe by pulling that right leg back some more and have it flow into the curve of her torso. Twisting could be shown a little more maybe with some creases of fat around her lats, and with the shoulder pulled back so far it should take some boob with it, kind of looks like she has cement implants. Far arm needs some defintiion I have no idea where the elbow is and it looks a little wierd.
April 29th, 2005 #9
@Aberrant: Many thanks, when I go back to this one I will make the changes you suggested
Here we have today’s entry, a bit different from the others but I really enjoyed doing this (about a hour)
Any comments are greatly appreciated as always
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