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I havent updated in like 4 years...I've decided to push myself and beef up my basics and fundamentals! As my signature says, go to Page 6 Post #165 to see my sketchbook ReBoot!
Here's a quick jump to page 6!
Original entry from July 21st, 2005
Hi! I'm new around here and decided to take up the suggestions some of the people in the lounge said and start my own digital sketchbook. hopefully i can keep at least weekly updates. but here goes nothing! heres a self portrait i did for about a half and hour while talking on the phone (i had a headset on, hence no phone)
Tell me what you think. i'll update with more sketchs...probably older ones within tonight, tommorow and through out the weeked.
Last edited by Kittywolf13; May 7th, 2009 at 04:42 AM. Reason: change in title
Nice so far, I'd like some mroe drawings showing your line work though, your eyes are a little bit off.
Very nice start!
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thanks...i'm in the process of uploading some older stuff right now...and then later tonight or tommorow i'll scan in some actual pieces that are in my current sketch book.
although i have to admit, most of these are just sketchs that are done to vent, amuse myself, or other things and i guess arnt serious study....i'm hopeing to change that soon too. but bear with me
This was practice useing an actual ink well and nib. i had never used one before. the grain of the paper was very rough so the edges of this are probably really shacky. i used a reference from a magazine of a flower vase...the angel was holding the vase inbetween its wings...if you were wondering where the vase part came in. but i guess i stylized the wings cause you cant tell they were curved around anything...oh well, its also an older piece:
Haha! Laugh at my newbtastic skills!! this was my first attempt at drawing a car. This was my first car, and i just sat in front of it and tried...after the front grill it all went down hill...but i thought it would be an interesting thing to post at the begining.
well obviously this one wasnt in my sketch book, but it is a piece i really enjoy...cause it was one of my first realism pics that i actually liked! its of my math profesor from school, while she was showing us how to work a problem...and then they wonder why i dont do well in math. :^_^;:
Just a doodle done for a contest somewhere were i tried to design my own Harry Potter character. i never did much past this image, but i liked the general form of her body, and how her personality seemed to jump off the page:
This was an experiment in abstract art and ink wash. i had just gotten my ink well and nib, so i started doodleing on a blank page and ended up smudging it around with a paper towel, cause i was mad at the time...i ended up likeing it. this is fairly new:
These are conceptual designs for a story/comic idea i'm working on, these are the main characters:
and these are supporting cast:
not a sketchbook doodle but rather a paintchat doodle that i really liked. used a reference of Deloris O'riden from the Cranberries...:
gift art for Satougaki on Deviantart...done in my sketch book:
...Eek...photobucket resized it...sorry for the small size
Last edited by Kittywolf13; July 22nd, 2005 at 12:18 AM. Reason: edit comment
Contest on Da, to design my own Vanship, which would be fanart for the anime Last Exile. i was pretty proud of how it came out.
Good work so far. Your linework seems confident. My only suggestion is that I would like to see some more attempts at conveying volume in your characters. However, that's just my suggestion.
@trickynick1001: What do you mean by conveying more volume to my characters? i must sound so newbtastic. Hahahaha! BUt theres only one way to learn right?
he just feels that ur drawings seem a lil 2d... and hints that u might wanna try making them feel more 3d. This doesnt necessarilly mean adding shadows.... coz wen u are doing a line drawing... adding shade and tone doesnt add all the volume. To make them pop add contrast... like blackening certain shadow areas and making sertain lines pop out by making them bolder and thinger than others. Most of u lines are all the same weight. Sometimes... to add volume it doesnt even mean drawing a line... it means suggesting that there should be a line there but not drawing it. I hope im not complicating things more. U are drawing lots of anime stylish sketches... things that tend to look 2d most of the time n e ways.
beside the point.. i think ur anime sketches are very nice. Just try and vary the line types and weight to make them "pop" more. And keep up the cross hatching... it looks pretty nice... but i only see it in 2 sketches.
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@OBX: Thanks for the info, i understand it now...yeah i dont cross hatch much cause i really dont know how. O.o; that was sorta just messin about. i really should work on my line widths...i find inking and consistancy to be my bigger problems...i figure perspective and anatomy will get better at time. but thank you for information.
unfortunatly i've had no time today to update, nor to scan in images from my sketchbook, so i'm just letting you guys know i'm around and trying...just havent had time. still take another looksie and tell me what you think.
As the subject line states i have new sketchs. these are from my most recent sketch book...still these arnt studies persay but they are more developed towards my current thinking of artwork. i need to work more on my anatomy, consistancy, values, volume, and perspective. still i guess this is alright for now:
I know her right arm (our left) is a little long for her torso...and her hips are probably pivited wrong...but i'll let you guys be the judge of that. she was inspired by some fashion models i had seen on tv. i like her moody expression...the headshots were practice to try and re-make that moody expression. dont know if i succed though.
I was sitting outside when my kitty Morris came over to eat, and then came to join me. so i doodled his back end (the tiny scribble in the center) and then i tried to capture his face, very quickly (he doesnt stand still for long.) they were done in charcoal...and the other was just some abstract scribbles to fill in the space. i was still tinkering with abstract art at the time (which i should countinue)
Concept art for a uniform/outfit for my character Tsunde...as well as haircut ideas. she's supoused to look like a boy, hence the short hair and small breasts...i just thought this sheet gave you guys an insight on how i doodle across a page in my book.
and this is the mos recent piece of all. i did this like two nights ago while talking on the phone. again it was just basic doodles, but i was trying to concentrate on the figure...i was tired though. i kind of like the semi-self-portrait thing on the bottom left...even if the eyes are too big...theres something about it i like.
so there you go guys, bombs away...dont hold back. and maybe i'll go off and draw some more.
QUESTION: what do you prefer to use? a mechanical pencil or a regular ol number 2 pencil? what do you suggest i use? i use a mechanical 5.0 pencil...but some times i doodle with a regular ol pencil.
Nifty sketching thus far . 'tis a party. keep up the action!
as a reply to your question, i quite enjoy .05 mechanical pencils, but i go through phases, right now, i am liking teh ball point pen. woot!
Last edited by Death-X2; July 24th, 2005 at 07:09 PM.
thanks for the comments. i want to try harder at drawing better, so i figured this would be the best place to start off with, cause the critisim can be harsh sometimes. (I figured i would get used to it, seeing as i am planning to go to the art insititure of Fort. Lauderdale in january...might as well get used to being told whats wrong.)
i'm glad to see i'm not the only one who goes through phases with their drawing utensils? it makes me happy to hear that.
above all thanks for the comments again. such little things keep me going.
More sketchs! but these are from the past few hours!!! YAAAAAY!
Chihiro and NoFace from Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away." i love Hayao Miyazaki...hes my idle, and from time to time i take a break from my art and try to draw in his style...this was a pen doodle. i looked up and saw my poster and felt like drawing no face, then i added in Chihiro. i really like this doodle!
More doodles, trying to add more volume to my illustrations...the two on the top left corner are supoused to be a character named Inez from a manga called "Arcana." the one in the middle, i dunno just a woman, same with the one on the top right hand corner. the one shaded on the bottom right is Yorda from the playstation2 game ICO. awesome game BTW. and the rest is random doodles.
Just a close up on Yorda
no face! (no-face)? ghibli is awesome! . nice update action, keep it up (i do hate typing that sentance)...(har har har). nice sketches! . keep up that action!
Last edited by Death-X2; July 24th, 2005 at 08:39 PM.