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Finally , finally started my own personal CA sketchbook ! Whooa, i'm all excited All crits , suggestions are much appreciated . I want to improve !
i'll start with a funky self portrait as way to introduce myself . It has anatomical issues, doesn't really look like me, ...... he, but i still kinda like it
Sometimes , i like to doodle at work (bartender at a restaurant) a bit when its quiet :
This was from a movie screenshot, but i don't remember wich one. Note to myself !! : don't think rendering a bad drawing is gonna make it better !!!
Two doodles, unfinished, they're just details of a bigger page. No ref. well actually , sometimes i start drawing from life and the person stands up and leaves after a minute and then i try to finish the drawing outa my head or play with it a little bit :
Last edited by Art_Addict; November 4th, 2005 at 09:41 AM.
Hi man - this is a really cool start. Strong self portrait and really nice pencil work. I only see some small anatomical issues - the prime evil - mostly around the ears. But it looks like that should be easy for you to get under control.
Keep it up and keep posting!
Welcome to the Asseyelum!!!! Strong first post!!!!!!
yeah these are great. Very expressive line work. You do a great job of leaving some areas looser than others. Keep em coming
Wow! Great start!!
As a member of your Sketchbook Support Group (will I ever get tired of saying that? Probably.) I feel that it is my duty to tell you that you have a great sense of form and to Keep Posting!!!
wow..nice self portrait..
Update you friggin junky!!! (Get it? Addict....junky.....forget it.... )
great work art addict, but i have one question, how did u improve your art skills ?
finally got around updating the sketchbook again. Sorry it took so long.
Fellah. : Thanks man!
mentler : Thank you
GriNGoLoCo : Thanks , your right about my dad's portrait and i did use inks , a long time ago. Maybe i'll give them a go again sometime
Ivan.R : Hey thanks man. Yeah he just got such big lips :p ps : Je suis flamend donc je parle francais mais je préfère de parler en anglais
Cobi : practice man , just practice..
Siobhan : Thanks man
blankslatejoe : agreed! got to do more
tokidokizenzen : thanks for the tip.
PHATandy : Thanks , but i don't really see what you mean. Then again i need more training
theartguy : Damn the accuracy yeah i need to stay focused but it's hard. thanks
hurricane : Thanks man, see you in Prague!!
Quinster : No i wouldnt say thanks
vigostar : how many? , tell me, tell me !! haha thanks man
glikster : Sorry it took so long man
Qxzi : Thanks but what do you think man?
thanks to all the rest who replied !
couple new sketches :
I'm fairly happy with how the old guy in the upper corner turned out :
Preliminary sketch for a painting i plan to do :
I did this drawing of my girlfriend on the airplane. Qiute happy with how it turned out because it was uncomfortable, in a tight chair turning to the right , too bad i couldnt finish it ( close to landing ) :
Quick sketch of her sleeping :
ahah nice update man, your pencil work is really great.
What i was trying to say is about your faces. Is in some cases (possibly the non ref ones??) you tend to squish the faces a bit.
ie. the distance between the bottom of the lips and the eyebrows comes squashed on the whole size of the head. so it looks like they have a big forhead..
I think its most obvious in you last update- on the picture of the side on view of the girls head -0 with the eyes closed. Here face looks a little squashed. Maybe make them a little longer - compared tofeature sizes and width etc.
Good work though, theres really great stuff here.
Fellah : Thanks again man. it's always joy looking trough your pages
PhatAndy : I understand what your saying but i'm having difficulty seeing what you see. In most of the drawings the foreheads look fine to me the squashing of the faces is clearer to me now. i'll work on that , thanks mate
Here's the finished version of the drawing i posted earlier.
Hope you like :
I don't have to say, it's about time (especially since I haven't updated mine in almost as long....I'm gonna get on it, I swear!)
I love your style... my only crit is on this last finished face. I think it might be there's not enough contrast in the face... but something is throwing me off. Also, his teeth seem completely blown out. Otherwise.... gorgeous updates!
glikster : Thanks man, i know about the teeth.
Jens : Thanks dude, the body is indeed a bit sloppy, compared to the hand and head, thanks for pointing that out. I don't go to school anymore. Used to study animation in Brussels. Working as a waiter now.
Very quick self portrait, sucks but its just a sketchbook , right? :
You definitley nailed RL
I agree that I'd love to see what you can do from yer head
I like the looseness of the last group, the Eastwood piece is fun, and your portraits are very nice. Would love to see all those strokes you do translate into digital.
Fayt : Thanks man, yeah , i'm improving !
That fat kid : Thanks man, that means a lot
waronmars : I see what you mean and your right in that pic, but.... the way you 'corrected' the ear is even more off i think. Notice that the head is tilted, therefore the ear always moves up a little. You have put the ear Waaaaaay too low. But thanks for the advice man. I'll keep it in mind
Bojee : Thanks !
baquitania : Thanks dude. I'm working on my digital skills. got a tablet and it's fun. Will show some of that stuff soon.
For now... Here's a self portrait I'm working on. trying the push the pencil and learning 'bout values
Crit away!! :
better and better everytime I give myslef a treat and look at this thread... I really like the clint drawing.. keep it up buddy.. your doing great! oh and it was FIVE
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
the cowboy one is great...you might even be able to punch it up a notch by adding a violet hue to some of the deeper shadows. great stuff man, keep it up!
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Wow- I really like your drawings- and I can see a clear progression. The fact that you got Clint Eastwod in there makes you aces in my book. I'll say this since you're a bartender and not fully surviving on art yet (I'm assuming)- fight with everything you have to do this! Beautiful work.
That is a really good self portrait is that just a pencil scan?
Last SP is looking real good! Love the values you're putting down!
You're faces are excellent, how about giving us some more bodies, and other anatomy?
Hi Ca 'ers !
Couple of people asked me to show some of my drawings I do from imagination.
Well, to tell you the truth, I think that's one of my weak points. Really have to work on that. But I plan to start drawing more and more stuff without ref. I started drawing more intensely over the last couple months, and realy been enjoying it. So I'm gonna try to push it as far as I can.
Thanx for all the support guys !
- vigostar : Oh man ! you're just too nice
- That fat kid : I'm glad to hear that kid, thanks. But I stand by my reply
- bumskee : Thanks man! Looking forward to it myself
- ApolloNuevo : Thanks. Yeah , I tried that but I didn't came out the way I wanted
- ebrowning : Yeah, been seeing the progression a little myself, Fun! Thanks dude , realy motivating reply !
- Placeboast : Thanks a lot , honoring man
- dCepT : Thanks. I tend to draw faces automatically, have to work on that. For now : look below and there you go ...
Started doodling , No ref. , letting my pencil slide across my paper random and this is what came out , fairly happy with it. Gonna post more imagination stuff from now on. I'm hooked and there's no way back !!!! Anyway hope you like :
Just a small update on the SP. Trying to show some of its progression. Blocking in the hair and refining the ear :
nice update man. i like the portrait one the best