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April 29th, 2005 #1
An edit? Can't be! (05 Jul 2008)
I've finally decided to get a repository for some of the sorry scribblings I wake up to find I've done. I actually get a lot more time to comment than draw. This is due to the fact that I can take a few miuntes during my breaks at work (whipping the sketchbook out for an hour is frowned upon), whereas I only have a couple nights a week and the odd hour in an airport to draw. Though I did just find out that I can draw in the plane when the conditions are right, which is cool.
Anyway, I'm finding it tough to see my mistakes, so if anyone could tell me where things could be better and get me set straight, I'd really appreciate it.
Oh, you may see stuff you've seen before, or some other older works. It's mainly filler, like tissue in the bra or a potato in the drawers (the front, mind you). There may also be bits that are repaints for folks. They are all original works by me, but I apologize to the artists whose concepts are reflected whose names I cannot recall.
Stuff for friends' City of Heroes chracters:
This is from Rick Hershey's first Illustration Activity thread
This was another take on another CA artist's chracter
This was inspried by another CA artist
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A few more...
Random Roman (no ref):
Ah, the lovely trackball...
A total rework of hylandr2's butterfly girl
Confusion, contradiciton and feral from Meta's weekly design bout
Container, animal, and broken from the same thread
A couple poses illustrating a point I was trying to make
A cyborg axe warrior from Rick Hershey's Illustration Activity thread
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April 29th, 2005 #3
Here's some older stuff, which hasn't been posted before.
Only tangentally from the movie (meaning no ref)
No ref, but I was inspired by Step into Liquid
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April 29th, 2005 #4
This was a work-up for a TD challenge
This one hurt just drawing it
I never posted it, but was inspired by the Wolf and Little Red Riding hood by digitalgannon
Not my muscle, but a study, nonetheless
I'm gone until Tuesday.
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April 29th, 2005 #5
I'm not sure why your art annoys you. Just to let you know, you help inspire me being another of the non-professional artist on this forum. I am in the same boat as far as I can post more often then draw considering I'm in front of the computer all day. Of course, it did disturb me a bit that you mentioned you draw while you are flying. You the piliot right? Hmmm...Gotta love technology.
Maybe I can help with this tidbit. Your sketches probably annoy you because you have an image in your head of what you want something to look like. You get it out on paper (or computer) which is better than I do most times. You must not feel like you are capturing what is in your head. As an excercise, take a pic that you don't like and try to compare it to what you are picturing in your head. Keep re-working it (a light box would help) until you get it to a point where you can say "close enough" at least and see what happens. If you don't ever get there, you are probably just a tortured artist that will continue to put out stuff that you hate, but other people, like myself, enjoy.
The thought isn't scientific and maybe others will laugh at my stupidity, but I just blew the load it that one. Its all I got.
By the way, your butterfly girl looks much better than what I came up with...
Whatever you do, don't look at my Sketchbook and Painting Thread!
"I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage, Mythbusters
April 29th, 2005 #6
No, when I draw, I'm a passenger (I'm doing the passenger thing for another 16 months, then back to flying).
I guess I'm OK with my stuff until about 12-24 hours later (and not all of it turns my stomach). Good idea, though. Thanks for taking this thread's virginity.
April 30th, 2005 #7
hehe, there where a few of these I really liked but scrolling down and finding a guy holding his groin with a shocked look on his face made me giggle, not enough people draw pictures like these
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I've just started on the Sketchbook support lite in your group. So thought I'd just drop in and say Hey and have a go at some crits.
Honestly struggling to find some crit for you as I think your sketches are great. You have a really personal style without being self-consciously stylised.
A couple of things for you, they may not be right so please take with a pinch of salt... Blue fury's ear looks a little low, some of your feet seem a little small - you also seem to avoid feet a lot?
Your sketches IMHO are better than your colour stuff, they seem to lose their 'feel' somehow, except the boat...
I am almost never satisfied with my own work either, the way I figure once you are 'outside' it (after couple days etc) you see it differently and learn from it, not liking maybe means you've learned from it? I agree with hylandr2 about fixing it though, I've tried this (though with ref. stuff) and its very rewarding when I actually get there!
I guess it's a blessing (it will always drive you to better things) and a curse (can be very discouraging).
May 3rd, 2005 #9
Sems - Thanks. That one actually snuck up on me, so I really enjoyed it a lot, too.
Pootle - Thanks for the insight. I really appreciate it. While I don't rage around the room, tearing my stuff apart with my teeth, ala rabid, er, poodle, there's just something that I can't seem to see. I've kept from posting a lot of my stuff to see if I could work through it (and because none of my posts seem to inpsire much comment), but with the SSG, I thought it was a good way to share some knowledge and feeling. Though perhaps we are SSG(L)-1, a new class of vessel, pride of the fleet.
More stuff tomorrow morning...
May 3rd, 2005 #10
wow, man.. your artaork is really coming along nicely... Great improvements... We gotta do that battle soon....!
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
May 3rd, 2005 #11
May 3rd, 2005 #12
vigo - you bet, man!
Mert - Thanks!
Ya know, Pootle, I hadn't really thought about the feet too much before. I guess I just get lazy once I get there unless the feet put some emotion into the peace. I can't stand avoiding areas in the figure where I'm weak, so I think I need to work on feet. You are spot on about the ear on Blue Fury, too.
A couple quick paint practice pieces
If you flip this one horizontally, it is skewed like you read about
Working on extreme angles an perspective with two figures
A sad swordswoman (the foreshortening in the arms is not working, making them just short)
Some face work (no ref)
Regular and new extreme faces
May 4th, 2005 #13
The other cyborg axeman was out of sequence as here is a work-up for that
Here are some random sketches from the airport (the axe guy wasn't actually at the airport, he was in the parking lot)
Another guy and a horse-dragon, inspired by MikeCorrio's Dragon thread
A random face
A homing dragon
Not really from reference, but I saw two people with similar features and drew these a couple hours later (on the plane), more archetypes than real people
Working on figure balance and a couple more archetypes
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