Try as I might, I'm certain this isn't going to be a 'daily' thing, but I'll add to it when I have something new to show you all. Mostly, this stuff will be a collection of loose sketches and concepts.
This is quite an old piece, which I did while playing a game of Monopoly:
This is what happens when someone who's only ever used pencils and digital media gets his hands on an inking pen, with no idea how to use it and no idea what he's going to do until it's practically finished (I *really* should have made a pencil sketch first, but there you go...)!
I had a spare 10 minutes, I was bored, and I had a book about the English Civil War handy. Hence:
Everyone loves really old, random sketchings!
A warm-up before I went to life drawing:
A piece done at life drawing:
Another one done while bored, but I didn't have anything to hand this time:
More random goodness!
For some reason, this one was great fun to do:
Finally, the concept for the pic I'm working on at the moment:
I hope you like them!
20\6\05 - some oldies I couldn't find yesterday moring, and some new ones.
The oldies - young woman in pen
A sketch done while waiting outside Ludlow Castle:
the first one of the solider is great. lots of good stuff there w/ the face and shading! your anatomy studies are too focused on outlines and not enough on form...work general shapes and try to fine tune the image over time.
keep it up
Those who make religion their god will not have God for their religion.
your last 'sketch' is the best of all your posts because you probably did it without being too tight in that you 'rushed' it. i'd work more with gestures and try to get looser, hold your pencil nearer to the eraser and let the form flow rather than be rigid.
ApolloNuevo - yeah, form is something I'm working on right now
Gregory Wohlwend - that was probably the fastest one I ever did! I'm not inclined towards looseness, but, again it's something I'm trying to work on (sod's law, though - every loose thing since has been *awful*!).
Sems - I'm working more with pencil right now, but there should be some more inked works before too long!
goosehole - pruning the list of 'to be put up' pics right now...
Pixeldragoon - thanks. Hands have been a real pain for a while, so it's good to know I'm getting somewhere!
Okay, this post is just a test - I added to my SB a few hours ago (which can be seen by the time of the previous post and the time of this one), yet my SB remains several pages back, and it currently says that the last post was by Blacky.
I'm posting this to see if it kicks things back into order.
EDIT: right, that seems to have sorted it. No idea what was going on there!
Cool to see an update!
I think being a bit more hardcore with your darks would be a good idea, do some pen work, less hairy lines, fairy boy!
You seem to be chucking in things occasionally that just don’t work, and knock your pics off. Like in your latest update, the claw on the lowest guy, just looks totally flat and undynamic. And the shapes behind that girl up top there, are they attached or are they just graphic elements? There’s just something about this stuff that, I feel, lowers the visual impact, because it isn’t up to the quality of the rest, and look a little like its just been slapped on for show?
But I understand these are just sketches, and its great to explore new things, rock on!