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Hi everyone. This is my first sketchbook here so crits are welcome. I hope you like my work. More to follow soon.
A transport truck concept.
Astronomical style diagram that is for a bigger piece.
A lonely character
And finaly some work from the dsg
Last edited by Infinitum; May 9th, 2006 at 04:05 PM. Reason: Update 9TH MAY 2006
Not bad! Just keep posting!
It'll pay off.
J. Christopher Schmidt
Comic Book Artist / Illustrator
Infin - glad to see you starting a sketchbook.
You are already getting known for some fantastic ideas, and for being a unique thinker on this board. OK - so you should be famous and rich in 6 months from now..
Well - not yet my friend! Here's what ya gotta do -
Study drawing - study art - and most importantly - study life.
I don't know if you even have access to a life drawing class, but if you do enroll now! Are you in college or planning to go?
Taking a life-drawing class will help you to develop your craft.
You have a great mind working up on top of those shoulders of yours....with interesting visions (that I feel would be great for a career in conceptual art)- Now you just to communicate these ideas with strong visuals...and that means strong skills.
- Keep this sketchbook going...it'll be your best friend
good start.. I agree with Loomer, he's made some good points. Also what Vigostar suggested elsewhere, study from life apply in your work. Grab and pencil and a sketchpad and draw heaps. Also for painting in PS, try to stick to hard edge for the moment.. Air brush look can really stuff things up quickly. Keep going!!
Thanks Loomer, that means alot to me. I finished college nearly a year ago now. (thats uk college which goes from 16 to 18. Not sure if it's the same in the US.) It was a two year fine art diploma, and as part of it I did a couple of hour's of life drawing a week. However since then I haven't drawn much from life. I Agree that I need to do more of this. I hope to get some sketching done today, so i'll post what I have later.
Thanks for you're comments too Bumskee. I am trying to improve my ps skills at the moment but I don't have much opportunity to. I don't have a computer at home powerful enough to run photoshop so I can only do these at work. (You can imagine what they think about me using their computers for it, but hey.)
I'll post some more as soon as I can.
Here's an update of some of my work. I am going to try and do some more drawing from life over the next few days. I will post them here when I have.
Until then I hope you like these.
A high speed vehicle concept. It articulates in the middle.
A Painting of a horse using reference.
A walker mech.
A girl done using reference.
A dragons head.
Last edited by Infinitum; July 27th, 2005 at 05:17 AM.
Here are some anatomy drawing i've done today. I hope you like them. Crits welcome.
Infinitum, good to see you drawing. the sunnies look very good. The anatomy needs lot of work, your lines lack confidence, your hands are too small, the gestures too stiff. The one on the bottom is your best, the form reads well. Have you looked at some of loomis books? I am sure you have, it's a good place to start and also keep up with drawing from life too. I guess it's all about drawing and training your eyes to see the important stuff. So keep going!!
Thanks Bumskee. I'm trying to really focus on anatomy at the moment so I should have some more to show soon.
Believe it or not I've never seen a loomis book anywhere. I've heard they are really good but I can't find any.
Also here's an image I meant to post earlier.
It's a work in progress by the way, so critiques would be helpful.
Just a small update. I'm hoping to do a coloured version of this one soon.
A small Peacefull Village
These aren't the real, full versions. Someone along the way published some pages from the larger books..but it's cheap and they are still well worth it.Loomis books
Bridgman...I've actually learned more from Bridgman...This book is also a good price for what you get inside.
Get yourself a decent anatomy for artists book, and dive in.
I like that little environment you posted. The windmill might be a little large if it is receding into the background like that - I dunno...something about it I find very pleasing to look at
Thanks both of you for the Loomis links. I'm going to try and get one of those Bridgeman books. They look good. Some pdf's of Loomis's work would be great Bumskee if you can find them.
I'm glad you like the village picture. It was very peaceful and relaxing to draw. I agree that the perspective is a bit off, but I drew it straight out in biro so I couldn't change it.
Thats a good link Robomaniac, thanks. I'm going away for a few days so I won't be able to post anything until I get back. I'm going to take my sketchbook though and try and get some sketching in. I'll post what I have when I get Back.
infini glad to see your posting some work.. those books those guy reccomended are great.. they will help you immensely.. just be patient... I would give you one crit on the anatomy studies.. when your drawing anatomy try holding your pencil or pen where you cant have a tight grip n the pencil, so that it stays loose in your hands... try not to pick up the pencil or pen very often as well. try making the proper decisions from the beginning... Really anazlyze your subject well.. if you can (if its from a photo I mean).. when your drawing from life you have to work fast so you really dont have much time to think its more hand eye coordination... Keep up the good work.. the glasses look very good.... and the horse looks like its the start of something really nice.. keep at that one.. make it your "im going back to this drawing and work on it lilttle by little.. in between projects and so on....
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Thanks Vigostar. I'm going to try your suggestion about holding the pencil loose. I like the horse as well. It was done as a quick demonstration of digital painting to someone. I agree that it could do with a bit of development.
A small update of sketches from the last few days. I didn't get to do any sketching while I was away due to unforseen events. Crazy world.
Anyway here they are. I hope you like them.
A transport truck
An armoured bus
More to follow soon. Crits welcome.
Hey. nice update. As for pen drawing, I think it's about NOT drawing just as much as drawing all the details. Also take sometime into hatching or cross hatching for shadows, you have some good concepts, don't be sloppy with details take your time and come back if you get bored, like your last landscape drawing.
I really like the armoured bus concept, very boxxy reminds me of the tank in ALIENS. Elephant is looking great!! wish I could do animals like that..
The bike, I think you rushed it too much, the wheels look a bit sloppy. Had any luck with anatomy stuff yet? Vigostar will be giving out weekly assignments soon, that will be fun and keep all of us on track.
Good going and keep drawing man!!
Thanks for the comments Bumskee. They were all a bit rushed apart from the elephant. It's been crazy for me the last few days, so I haven't had much time to do more finished drawings. I'll try and revist these concepts later.
As for anatomy, the same applies really. Not enough time. But I should have some soon. It's something I really want to focus on.
I'm looking forward to the weekly assignments. I think it will make us all focus a bit more and hopefully really bring us forward.
Here are some anatomy drawings I did last night. Crits welcome.
A skeleton without reference
A skeleton with reference
Anatomy using a spiderman figure(believe it or not)
Anatomy without reference
Anatomy with reference
hey, infini- those sketches are relly coming along well.... i like the truck comcepts.. If I were yo would I would check out some of the guys on this forum that sepcialize on thins like cars.. another great guy is CHIP FOOSE.. that guy is amazing.... really teaches you alot about design.. on the anatomy i really like the skeleton stuff.... I would keep it up.. Try not to look so sktchy.. Always remember to try and use the less lines as possible... It seems like your be very sketchy and going over your lines quite alot.... makes it looks messy.... nice fluid curves.. Practice going over the same line without making a new one... controling as mush as possible while staying loose.. its hard i know but with lots of practice you'll get there in no time.... you have a great imagination.. just keep on working hard...
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Vigo said some good stuff. Glad to see you are pursuing the anatomy angle. Remember...you don't have to memorize every little name of every muscle strand...remember big parts. The more you know the better (of course),,but learn the essentials.
Your proportions on the 'spiderman' figure drawing are actually pretty good..except his left arm is way longer than his right. When shading...or more importantly...describing form..Look for the big shadow shapes first. Seperate your subject into light and shade...then go back and worry about the midtones.
You are doing everything right man...keep it going bro!
Thanks both of you. Great advice as always.
I've been doing some drawings based on some Loomis pdf's that bumskee gave me. Loomis really new his onions didn't he. These pdf's are real gems. I can't believe the books are not in being printed by someone.
Anyway, i'll post what i've been doing over the weekend tomorrow. I'm going to do some more tonight so i'll try and include both of your advice in those.
Keep on sketching....I'm with loomer on your work habits...just keep going and the necessary skills will come in time. Get that drawing mileage down and you will be rockin'. You might want to spend a little more time on your pieces...seems like most of them need more effort put into them. Keep up the good work.
you gott some nce art there
Thanks Britt. I do need to spend more time on them. I'm having trouble finding time to draw at all at the moment though. I'm drawing for odd 10 or 15 minutes here and there. I will try and focus on the individual drawings a bit more.
Thanks Hive_minD. I'm glad you like my work.
Just a small update. These are some studies based on some Loomis pdf's Bumskee sent me links to. Going back to basics with a simple manikin skeleton.
Crits welcome as always.
Hey Infi, Good to see you going to the basics man!! good good, keep it that way for a while.
The second ones, I assume those are the ones you created? the groin is around the middle of the figure, so keep that in mind, the first figure's legs are too short, the arm should sort of just go past groin, it's almost to the knees. Good weight and balance though. the other two as well, watch the proportions and weight distribution. Really good to see you drawing and going for the basics, it's kinda boring but it will pay off real quick!
Keep going dude!!
I'm going to do more of these for the next few days. I see what you meen about the proportions, i'll bear that in mind for the next ones. Thanks again for those Loomis pdf's, there real gems of knowledge. I can't believe their not being published.
Also I've set up anouther challenge called the kitchen. If you want to get involved it would be really good. Check it out in the challenge arena.