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Ok, so I've finally decided to start a scetchbook! I'm a newbie when it comes to art (actually, when it comes to anything), and I hope this will help me as much at it seems to help many others on this site!
I didn't go as far as to think I could manage a daily scetchbook, so I'm making it "biweekly". With the quotationmarks. I will not have strict uploading days, but try to post AT LEAST twice a week. Please reply!
So... Okay I will start with some older things I've already posted elsewhere on this forum, but since the threads are long dead, I'll repost them. New stuff later.
I hate my scanner - good thing I've started to photograph my drawings.
Faces, faces, faces...
And for those who have already seen those above:
More later! Leave a comment!
Last edited by Serpian; October 23rd, 2006 at 10:31 AM.
considering you are, as you have said, a newbie, i think the first picture is pritty good. In fact all of them look good for a newbie. I think you are on the right track so far, so all you've really got to do is keep drawing! Maybe get some books on human anatomy as that will really help progress your drawings further! But so far not bad!
always good to see a new SB started! keep drawing more than anyone you know!! as far as anatomy, i have found bridgman very helpful. keep posting
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Your off to a nice start Serpian.
Practice your proportions and keep on drawing
Good start, man. You've got a good handle on value and shading. Hold onto that as much as you can. Make "less is more" your mantra for shading. It's always easier to darken an image some more than it is to lighten it up. Sure you can erase, but why backtrack when you don't have to.
http://www.saveloomis.org has some great anatomy techniques. There are a few golden rules that you can get down that once you learn, you'll never forget them.
Anyway, keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing more.
Well, this is off to a good start! Two updates and I forget the thread for a week! Not much scribbling the last days, due to school ending, tests, and that stuff. No classes to draw during.
Thanks for your replies folks! Shading is a thing I've been thinking on too, seems like I subconciously try to avoid it... Mostly because of me using a mechanical pencil I suppose.
So, here's the update!
First up is some more doodling-gesturing-fun!
With the new GW Wood Elves release, I just had to make a Wardancer... I see now how screwed up that leg is though...
I like this one.
Colour pencil fun.
Keep Commenting, please!
Hokay. Enough of this Cristmas brake crap. Back to school, back to my scetchbook. No more lazy-ass-ing. Probably.
I've left this book lying too long, and it's about bloody time for an update!
First up, some skulls. None are referenced, though all should be. Oh, well...
A portrait scetch. I didn't get the likeness, but the practice...
Templar stuff... There's nothing cooler than templars. And ninjas. And pirates and mummies, batman, godzilla and samurai and dragons!
More coming soon! Promise!
Last edited by Serpian; January 10th, 2006 at 06:35 AM.
These are a good start. You've def got potential if u keep up the practice. Rememvber to not neglect studies and life drawng though. Get loomis from the net and practice some anataomy. Keep it up
Ugh. I had a really bad drawing-day today. Didn't accomplish anything. So here are the last couple-o-day's work:
These are all some random doodles...
Tried drawing my hand... Gotta do more of these...
Random faces. I hate that one below...
I had this really cool idea, which didn't work out, or I got bored or whatever. Maybe I'll redo it sometime..
keep drawing and keep practicing. as was said u have potential.
That hand in the last post is notably good.
Ah, finally came over my bad drawing days! Thanks for replies, OBX!
This is another good-idea-proved-too-hard-to-achieve:
This is what happens when my creative juices run out:
This one was fun, and easy too!
Last edited by Serpian; January 19th, 2006 at 12:48 PM.
hey. those gestures are pretty decent. try and maker sure they are more balanced tho. keep in mind the centre of gravity of ur figure. then draw a line in the direction of gravity. and if there are equal portions on either side of the line ur character has balance. and rather than just drawing a single line under neath thier feet, try and imagin the ground plane and give a brief shadow if u feel u need to set the drawing in space. use harder lines on that roller skate looking space ship. harder lines say harder machine like drawing. on ur figures dont use solid outlines or uniform line wieghts. even ur lines thought follow the light source. heavy lines where ther is no light. light and sometimes broken lines that are under direct light. gives a more dynamic look. keep drawing. ghost ur lines a bit and use more pen and permanent stuff. it will build ur confidence, does for me. and on the hands, it helps to think about the space in between the fingers wen drawing them, than the fingers themselves. makes them seem a lil more believable. thinking about negative and postive space is actually important in drawing anthing and making it seem believable. also wen u draw twist and angle paper to get a new look on wat ur drawing. it gives ur eyes a lil bit of a fresher look on wat ur drawing. and errors or things that u thought looked good may not. put some rendering or shading on that dude in the space suit to make him more interesting to look at. and if u have a smudge stick, u can really enhance some of ur stuff with one. i could go on and on, but i dont think i will till u post more stuff for me to look at. keep up the hard work, and things will begin to show up.
You're doing good. You're beeing creative and pouring your mind on paper and it's cool. However, if you wanna turn your good-idea-proved-too-hard-to-achieve into good-idea-proved-easy-to-achieve I say take the advice of many of the other dudes that have posted before me and study like a motherfucker. I know anatomy drawings aint that fun, but doing them pays. Dig up Loomis and read and copy his drawings to learn the proportions of the figure. Also draw more from life, keep doing them hand studies and draw other stuff too. You're just 17 but it's never to soon to start getting badass. So study!
Finally! Response! Thanks a bunch, OBX and Boogieman, both your sketchbooks are great too! Lots of good advice in your replies.
So here is what happens when you don't plan your picture: First you start on something, hoping it'll be good, and pretty soon you get a picture in your head of what you want to do. After a while you've fleshed out the bulk of your sketch. You realize you need reference for some part of it, finds something on google, and start drawing that picture instead, even if the rest of the picture is different from your initial idea. And you're stuck with posting crap in your SB.
Oh well. I guess it could've turned out worse.
He says: I'm very nice! Note the pierced eye.
This is the crewmember a little added on, not much. Hope it's better, OBX!
And finally, here's a WIP sketch of some random idea I had.
More on him coming later, keep posting! Please!
yah it looks a bit better, but its hard to tell coz the scan doesnt seem that good. that dude whose running is a nice pose, but use more swooshy lines. looks kinda like his arms are frozen that way, and not up becoz he may have crossed a finishline or sumthing. u did a nice job on using foreshortning on the right leg tho. and that deepsea diver has potential to be a decent drawing. just a few things that im not believing in it. first the bottom of his helmet doesnt look like it'll keep out the water. His hand holding the spear gun doesnt look to believable either. Dont be afraid to take an eraser to something, if it doesnt work, or look right, sacrifice it. In the name of art. Ive seen dudes noodle around for hours on a part of thier drawing, and then destroy it, and rework some of the hard ghost lines left over from the erasing. agian, stay loose at first, then tighten wen u think uve found ur lines. hold ur pencil farther down the shaft, especially for curvy lines. owell, good stuff, you are very faithful with ur updates and thats great! keep it up!
What caught my eye from your latest batch was the "jättesnäll"-guy, don't know why, but that one seems more alive than your other sketches. I'd like to see you do some life drawings. I assume there is a mirror somewhere in your house, could you try and do a selfportrait? Take your time and observe what you're going to draw and give it a real effort. When you're done, post it even if it sucks. I'd like to see what you're capable of. Keep on drawing. Peace.
Thanks again guys!
OBX, what you say is a bad scan is actually a bad photo. You see our scanner is not flat-bed, so I can't scan my sketchbook in it! And I don't know how to photograph well... And on the helmet, in my defense, I can tell you that since he has no shirt on it's supposed to be much bigger than him. The air pressure from the hose keeps the water down, or something.
Boogie, thank you! It didn't turn out exactly like I had imagined, but I'm pretty satisfied with it! I've been thinking of doing SPs sometime soon, and I will!
So, here's a little update on the underwater guy. I've put in some values and some thoughts on background as well. The hand is a little better, but I still need to work on it. The reflections on the helmet doesn't work, and I'm planning on reworking the shape of it too. Anyway, till later:
Hey Serpian! Thanks for the replies in my SB! Sorry I haven't replied in a while, but it's widely agreed that I am a very lazy person. I like your gestures, but I agree about the runner's arms. Also, The diver is coming out nice, but he appears to be shirtless. I don't know anything about the subject, but I would think that you couldn't wear that type of helmet without a full suit. I also like your mentler style gestures, yours came out better than mine. And I totally understand the whole "Awesome idea that didn't work out" thing. That happens alot to me too. Good luck and Keep 'em coming!
Heh, Cup of Joe, as much as you might think I would be concerned about him looking shirtless, I'm actually more concerned that he doesn't strike you that way at once! He is indeed supposed to be shirtless, don't ask why!
Thank you for your kind words nonetheless, and no matter how lazy you are, you're always welcome back to comment!
I don't intend to do much more on this guy now - unless you point something obvious out, that is. Hoping to get a more heavy dump sometime soon, but till then I give you - The Suber:
Hey man, you've been busy I see.
The submariner dude is looking good, the rest too, lots of diversity, keep on truckin
Youre going through some progress. Nice updates.
Dig last one a lot. Whenever you feel like getting back to it, you might want to try colour it.
Used to do lots of these fun concepts, great :http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0106-sklmn.jpg
Keep being busy n so long...
It looks like you're off to a pretty good start. Personally I'd like to see you try to smooth out those shadows more, right now they're a little blotchy. Sometimes picking up the pencil after each stroke helps (don't know why but it helps me). Or sometimes it just needs a little more attention to smooth them out.
The diver is pretty cool though