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Hello everyone, I have been lurking around the forums for about 6 months now and have been totally insprired by all the amazing art,
and I finally decided to join up and start a sketchbook!
A little background on me.....
I would appreciate any comments and crits good bad and ugly.....I am learning everyday
I currently am attending the Art Institute for game art and design.
And I hope one day to make a career out of art...
I still have a long way to go, but i am working hard and i will try to update as often as I can
Last edited by Act.Appalled; August 22nd, 2007 at 04:14 AM.
some hand studies from brigeman
drawing i did in the car yesterday
anatomy studies i did yesterday and today
since i am currently on my summer break, I am not in any life drawing classes so i am doing a lot of anatomy studies and such
more to come!!!
Last edited by Act.Appalled; June 12th, 2006 at 10:29 PM.
Welcome to CA!
How's AI treating you? I got accepted to the one here, turned 'em down, though.
Anyway! I noticed you've drawn a lot of poses where the face isn't visible or when it is you leave it blank, but you manage to focus on the boobs (busted!). Once you work on the face and head some, you'll understand it and they'll just come to you so easilly.
It's good that you're studying old George Bridgman, be sure and really think about what you're doing when you're looking at his anatomy studies, they're really loose and plain because it's the major shapes, some of which are exhaggerated, but still it'll look perfect. He's a really loose-drawing kind of guy (word on the street is he drew with a piece of vine charcoal on a 3 foot long stick while drunk at his classes) so try and take after him and loosen up with the sketches for sure. Feel out the rhythms and forms and always try to see the figures and body parts three-dimensionally in your head and to always think about the lines before you put them down.
Definitely keep it up with the Bridgman studies, and also be sure to check out Andrew Loomis' work (he was a student of Bridgman) at www.saveloomis.org where you can read his hard to find books for free in .pdf. Check out Figre Drawing For All It's Worth and study that, the experts on this website, and check out the Society of Figurative Arts in my signature too if you have time, great anatomy and figure info there from Michael Mentler.
All in all, concentrate on anatomy and proportions like you are, and don't worry about rendering anything until you've got it anatomically correct, good composition, and the proportions are right on. Work hard and you'll see a major difference in like 3 months.
Keep it up and keep the posts coming! Hope this wasn't too overwhelming!
Last edited by IanE; June 23rd, 2005 at 03:39 AM.
here is a quick update... did a couple brigman studies and some studies of vilppus box forms to get a sense of volume because i feel i need a lot of work there...
will prolly do some anatomy studies tonight from vilppu and others and post them later or tommorow morning
and getting the loomis books so i will be working with those a lot in the coming weeks
more stuff to come!!
Last edited by Act.Appalled; June 24th, 2005 at 12:56 AM.
hey cool studies
you're really trying to improve and thats the best
some of the anatomy looks a little bit off but
you've improved with each post
Its been awhile since I have updated, but I am going to update now! I started a new quarter at my school and I really have been enjoying my new classes.
Here are just some basic head contruction drawing for my Life Drawing Class. Some of them really need some work....but I'm starting to get it down now, but i Definitely am going to keep up the practice, practice, practice
And Next for my Character Design class we have to draw a hand a day, and i have been steadily working on that and having a lot of fun drawing...Here is what I have so far
Last edited by Act.Appalled; October 1st, 2006 at 05:33 AM.
you are deffinately improving dude... can't wait to see you on thursday
Old Crew GDSA! puttin' AI on the map!!!
adrian, you are finaly getting there man, u just may have it in you yet. I am proud of you dude way to step up. See you thursday
Ok so, I am posting a new update...it has a been a long while. i know >.<
but here goes, ill start off with some slightly older stuff from about a month ago on....theres some anatomy stuff, face stuff, and some just random doodles
some of the faces drawn from Sinix's sketchbook
the center soldier was was drawn from reference from an artist here on CA, but im forgetting his name...
The last one was from a weekly sketch night last night with some buddies from school
so there it is, i will be posting much more often, trying for daily =)
let me know what you think
Last edited by Act.Appalled; June 7th, 2006 at 05:45 AM.
It has been too long since my last post. However i have been working on improving my skills, just have not scanned in much of my stuff to post onto here.
This is a small update of some of my first digital paintings, I plan on scanning in my drawings later tonight/tommorow and I will have those posted later =) Good to be back...
More drawings coming pld:
Nice Updates, Ur painting skills show great improvment with each one keep it up buddy. Keep posting up man, its a good way to show where you have come from. I don't like the fire hydrant as the foreground element in the suburban scene, it's scale and height don't seem to quite fit.
quick digital sketch....dont like the overall composition too much...going to mess around with it a lot more this week...
also going to scan in bunch of pages from my sketchbook this week too...will update by the end of the week for sure
so recently my buddy gave me a new toned paper sketchbook....and i have been loving drawing every minute in it...
going to spread it out over a couple posts....sorry for the crappy scans >.<
Scanned some life drawing stuff from a workshop with Charles Hu yesterday, and then drawing all day at starbucks...
More to come! pld:
Good stuff, Appalled.
I just looked through the thread, and I'm seeing some definate progress being made. Bridgeman is a good mentor, study his works and really pay attention to anatomy.
I'll check in again to see all the progress I'm sure your going to make in the future.
That last anatomy/lifedrawing sketch dump is great! another leap forwards im sure, the poses and things just look right... yes "right", im not really any the wiser to be pointing out shit if they didnt!
Your heads arent looking so hot though, they look like ones ive been doing/used to do, i think im going to have to look at how loomis draws heads because as is the reference i use is http://www.anticz.com/heads.htm
Ive found drawing that heads quiet comforting... or simple.
Do more to that, fix up the blue bit on the right and put it in perspective, looks wonky at the moment, and then just go about touching shit up and thatll look great, reminds me of a room in doom 3 a little and i wants more!
Nice sketchbook Appalled. There is definitally a lot of improvement from the beginning to the end here. I really like your head and hand study pages and also the Bridgeman stuff. I can't really crit anything it all looks good to me.
Looking forward to an update!