1-10-07 ~~~>>>15 Image Update!!!!!
So, I had this huge elaborate speech planned out when I was planning this revamp but, now Im tired.. I just spent over 20 hours in the last five days rescanning everything you see here and clipping all this art onto these pages... I wanted everyone who came to my sketchbook to get the full scope of my artwork in the last year and a half that I have been a member here...
I started out as a person that just wanted to draw.. I thought that by just drawing I could get better. Boy was I wrong.. Conceptart taught me that I need to work so hard in order to make my goals happen. Reading the posts, reading the stories, looking at the art and even making a few buddies along the way.. I feel as if I came a long ways from when I started... I love to do life drawings now.. I sketch people on the train daily... I take my time, think, plan, create thumbs, roughs, comps for all larger pieces...
So, in saying that I want to say thank you all who have supported me, given me crits, praises, arguements, and many smiles...
So, here is my artistic evolution... My first sketchbook starts off in 7/04... less then a year and half ago...
BTW- I tried to put these in chronological order as best I could...
I did this for a TD battle... Create a Mythical God.. this is the goddess of the underworld.. Persperone or something like that!!!
This was for an anti-terrorist TD
AGAINST ALL ODDS Eatpoo competition
Goblin assasin thread...
EAST VS> WEST TD... the topic was Werewolves Vs. Vampires.. I was the Vampires...
This was for the ReDesign a 1980's cartoon TD...
My first C.O.W entry.. Create a venomous bird... this is the Darwinian Pelican...
This was for another C.O.W.. create a symbiotic predator..
I started this for the Achiac Priest TD...
This was for a Mother alien protecting her young TD..
This was for the dragon thread..
Graffitti Piece... the lettering is in her hair...
A loose pages page..
Last edited by vigostar; January 10th, 2007 at 09:17 PM.
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like the way you fill your pages makes for a more interesting sketchbook I do the same for my prelims, great stuff keep postin...............
Yet another poooooOper!!! 8/10
these next few pages are basically all life drawings, figure drawings, drawings from newspapers, magazines and life...
This was how i started the book.. obviously I had other intentions for it!!!
This is my most current sketchbook...
Futuristic DJ Girl
This was for the Kitchen TD..
And this is my most current piece for my sketchgroups sketch trade
I just wanted to thank all who passed by and took the time to check out my new book.. your comments and crits are very encouraged,, come back again soon!
Last edited by vigostar; August 10th, 2006 at 08:50 PM.
NICE ! I get the first reply -
I know I've said it a million times, but you are always getting better. You've been life-drawing alot and studying that anatomy..and it's all coming together. I'm excited to see the progress of this new sketchbook . rock awn
good to see the new book... im thinking of doing a new book too because im sick of all my other shit..maybe when i reach page 6 or osmething...a lil llater down the road. but not now..
keep it up bud! ur improving for sure.
yo Vigo, nice looking awsome.. Ian's sketch turned out really sick.. that's one massive gun.. hehe. !! you are improving shite load dude, keep it strong!
..........and damn i cant see the new sketchs (including your ian redo) because photobucket is acting funky for some reason...its not effecting all pbucket users but its effecting me for sure..one of their servers is acting screwy i think. hopefully they will get it fixed soon... making me act all nutty..
Hey, thanks guys... Im glad you like the new book.. I figured that I have to start getting really organized and thinking more professionally... So, this is the resut of that....
Min- did u ever check out the tut I put n my SB??? I didnt post it here cuz i figured no one will look at it or really care.. but, I saved the process... Just for you amigo!!!
Hey, vicostar, Very powerful sketchbook. A lot of interesting ideas and very good performance. Well, that's some characters riding with your in a train daily . You are probably sketching with one hand and striking back with the other .
Rendering is very impressive. A lot of great drawings. I especially like the one from your avatar, this one http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...arzresized.jpg ( took it)
and http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...nstallodds.jpg (took it too)
Very cool stuff. Love the cartoony way you draw, but maybe you should
focus on the anatomy a bit more.
Great studies, and nice shading, really nice revamp Vigo!.
You have a few images in there that completely stand out from the rest, Some line drawn anatomy or gesture studies are really well done.
The Buonarroti study is great, although a little small.
Keep it up, and keep progressing.
Loomer- thanks a bunch man... lots of work... and I know that I need to work more then what I am... trying to inch my way there.. where im drawing at least 5 hours per day.. im doing and average of three right now... Thanks for your support dude...! it helps alot!!
Clogik- yeah dude.. this project took a long time... i was getting very antsy scanning all this stuff in... it was very tedious.. if you dont have patience I wouldnt suggest it.. but, the good thing is that I learned two short keys in Photoshop cuz of it.. ctrl L & ctrl T!!!! they were life savers!!!
Bumskee- thanks man.... I am really satisfied with the way the character came out... it was a little different from my usual stuff... im trying to generate different styles to have a nice rounded look in my portfolio... Im glad you think I'm improving.. just trying to keep up with you!!!!
SVE- yeah, lots of sketching on the train.. its becoming an art form for me... trying not to let people see that im sketching them becuz they get uncomfortable..!! sometimes i dont care.. i just look straight at them and im like "WHAT"!?~!! Its interesting when your drawing to just draw and when you start to draw becuz you want to learn and get better... You start to get alot better at drawing when you start to learn.. Go figure!!!!? and no problem with the saves.. interesting how everyone likes color!!! one piece you took was supposed to be a rendition of myself fighting my artistic demons!!! Thanks again..
Placeboast- yeah man anatomy is key.. but, figure drawing is more key when you start to learn.. i think you learn so much more drawing from life then you do from a book... Stop by again.. thanks for the crit..
Emooe- Thanks man... I work on drawings for many reasons.. Sometimes I want to work on speed, sometimes its for the linework, sometimes for the rendering and sometimes but very few times I want the whole package and I think those are the ones that stand out the most... glad you like the sketches and stuff.. Buonarroti im assuming is the sketch above my duke nukem looking character.. yeah.. I drew that from a book that has work from the masters.. great book... teaches alot of good stuff.. planes, mass, proportions, perspective all that good stuff... thanks for stopping by..
It's swell to see your progress. You're going places!
As far as improvement goes: I think you'd benefit a lot from spending some time on structure and anatomy. Studying and practicing perspective stuff would also be good, I reckon. You're quite good at rendering, and 'finishing' your drawings, but, to me, it seems that your lines aren't as confident (and fast?) as they could be.
Hi dude - first: very cool to organize your new sb like, second: i love your brain Packed with weird creatures and strange designs - great. Crit wise: your rendering is beautiful (as you know hehe) and your time spend on it is a good investment - only thing i would like to see is more strong highlights mixed into the dark (the dark rendering you got down solid!) Theres a strong progress in your anatomy and when you get all this to work together (rendering, design and anatomy) you will be unstoppable. Keep working hard (you are) and keep updating. Rock on
RA Havok- hey man.. thanks for stopping by.. I really admired your work and was hoping to hear some thoughts... You are absolutely right about the structre and anatomy.. I know its something I need to work on and have.. but, not nearly as much as I should.. i know... Im super motivated now.. never have I been so motivated.. When I got back into art shortly before I started the first sketch you see here and shortly before I discovered CA I had a plan.. I told myself that I was going to tackle one thing at a time.. and take baby steps... stop being so hardheaded and listen to what people have to say.. take their crits and apply them.. i feel like I have accomplish my first couple of goals... Now, Im starting to move onto my current goals which are form, movement, structure and anatomy... These I believe are all inclusive to one goal... Im going to crawl my way there but, im going to get there.. especially with people like yourself guiding me along!! thanks a bunch
Fellah- thanks man.. I have been trying hard to implement that stronger highlight that you mentioned on another post you left me... I really tried to do that one the upper left hand corner of the One Armed Robot... where his backpack thingy is... I was really trying to create some dynamic lighting and for the first time try to implement drop shadows properly to give more sense of depth... Im def. going to work harder on that stronger highlight thing... Im still figuring out a style but, when I start to render I always keep Rembrandt in mind.. i'm a huge fan of the way he handles contrast.. Im a huge contrast fan.. Thanks again fellah.. really appreciate your thoughts...
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