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November 16th, 2005 #1
algebra's FREE MONEY! WHEEEE! Updated often again :)
Hey everyone, I'm new here to CA.org. My name's Kevin, but you can call me algebra if you want. I'm 15 years old and live near Chicago, Illinois. I've been drawing for a while and I've recently been trying to learn anatomy and all that fancy stuff for the past few months. These are just a couple of my latest things, and I plan to keep this thread updated as often as I can.
This was reffed from some picture on gettyimages.
I have a good 3 or 4 pages of just hands from tonight, but I thought this one was decent enough to post. (And plus my scanner likes to not work).
I'm almost done with this one. I was messing around with colors considering I've never digitally colored something on my own all the way through. No reference on this one, it just started out as a pencil sketch in class.
Critiques, comments, and advice are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Last edited by algebra; February 1st, 2006 at 08:16 PM.
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Algebra, nice start on your sketchbook, and welcome to CA!! The first sketch in color has a lot of character and good design elements in it. The hands are looking good too, do more of those, we need to see them! And don't be afraid to post, even if you think the sketches you've done aren't good enough. You're never as good or as bad as you think you are. Cheers.
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November 16th, 2005 #5
Some random, badly done sketch that I inked with some fat sharpie I found on the floor and colored in under 10 minutes. I actually really like the colors in this one, I'm pretty satisfied. (The belt and sword sheath never got colored I guess). I hate the color choices (all the bright clothes) but I really never color things in bright colors, and I needed practice on it.
I'm working on some drawings from life and photo ref right now, I should have those up later tonight.
Last edited by algebra; November 16th, 2005 at 11:38 PM.
November 18th, 2005 #6
Maybe half an hour in PS7.
Ref used, from the nude reference thread.
More hands, not as good as the last batch I don't think. (my scanner messed this scan up a bit, not sure why).
I'm hoping to keep this updated as frequently as possible.
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November 19th, 2005 #9
good work on the Starbucks thing. u see btw all ur works, i really liked ur life drawings. =) and good skeletal sketches.
But , tell u what, first get ur lines worked out, good looking, with values and feelings. then go and do some serious anatomy studies. FOr now. doo LIFE STUDIES..
LISTEN TO ME> CAUSE IT HAPPEND TO ME< AND I ENDED UP DOING 5 hrs life drwaing everyday.
ok?? dooo LIFEE drwaing, draw stuff in house. drwa people at skool, if it sucks,, its ok. drawww more. try controling ur lines. dont go over ur lines , do it once
and u are all good and set. =)
November 19th, 2005 #10
i like the woman with the purple tentacles. everything else seems like steady progress for you. when youre doing the human skull, always pay attention to the curves and shapes of everything, especially with the spinal cord, as well as the teeth arrangements.
November 19th, 2005 #11
Thanks, both of you.
Heroic - I know what you mean. I really don't like how I go over my lines so much, it's a bad habit. In the first page of hand sketches I was really practicing breaking that habit. Thanks for the advice.
Azeira - Thanks, and I'll pay close attention next time I do studies like that (should be tonight or tomorrow, haha).
Since I don't have any live models to draw from at my house right now (I don't like drawing in the mirror, I move too much). I drew from a photo ref from the nude reference thread.
Don't know how much I like this one. Took me exactly one hour (timed).
November 19th, 2005 #12
I practically never draw anything besides humans, so I figured I'd try my hand at some creature. Original sketch in pencil took about 20 minutes, and the colors took 40-50 because I work really slow. Haha. I really wanted to push contrast and saturation in this one (and try having a second, colored light source).
November 20th, 2005 #13
I was just screwing around earlier today and realized why a lot of my faces are skewed. (Eyes too far to one side, not set back far enough, and nose too far to one side). This is kind of a before and after, the two on the left were before I knew what I was doing wrong and the two on the right were after. And the one in the bottom right was me combining some anatomy studies for the day with a sketch.
Speaking of which, does anyone have a large picture of a full skeleton? Googling yields little to no results.
And this one is just studies from Loomis' Figure Drawing For All It's Worth.
November 22nd, 2005 #14
Sorry for the lack of an update, but I'm having scanner troubles. When I'm doing a "preview scan", or the quick pass my scanner does just to show you what it'll look like before you scan, the light/motor freezes in the middle and makes a loud buzzing noise that I can only stop by pulling the power entirely. I ignored this once and got a scan through (what I'm about to post) and as the scanner's light was going back to the resting position it froze in the same spot and practically started screaming, haha. So, I don't really know what's up but I'll try and keep scanning. For now, just something I doodled in school today.
Thanks for looking.
November 22nd, 2005 #15
Hey, man, great start to your thread!! You're gonna be blastin' down that concept art doors in no time! You're starting out the right ways. Just keep at the studies and such. You'll enter into some frustrating times along the way but if you keep at it the growth will eventually show thru like you wouldn't believe! You've got some nice stuff already happening! Like Shyam said, those hands are great. Try to draw from life as often as you can and keep up the anatomy work. I'll be back!! So get drawing!!
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