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Just filled my most recent physical sketchbook, and thought that would be a good marker to start one on here after...oh... a year without really posting any art...
Thunderdome image which I am less than proud of...
Old pencil stuff from late last year (both for contests on ca.org)...
It may not be a booming start, but I swear I'll get more stuff up soon. Working on an oil painting at the moment, and if I had a cord to connect my camera to the computer, I'd put up WIP shots. Maybe tomorow.
I am curious to see how you have improved in that year . You werent that bad before. Get that camera working
Assuming I did this right...
The old http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=46998
And the new... http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=51867
Welcome to the sketch threads... hope you enjoy your stay and improve a ton! Put in the work and you will! Studies, studies, studies!!
Got the camera up and running, so heres a few things I did in the past few days.
The big painting im working on:
I don't know what he should be looking at, or even doing. Input anyone?
Just a crappy 1hr color study of a zombie.
Both in oils.
Oil study of the guy looks like he has a third leg protruding from his crotch. Looks like he's checking his watch, maybe giant futuristic metropolis during rush hour for the background?
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
Thanks for the feedback, armando! That actually sounds like a good idea. Maybe put a big abandoned highway out there (I was going for a run down, desolate world kinda pic...).
The battle angel sketch:
I could definately use a few pointers on my female anatomy, but I'm pretty proud of it (first time I've spent much time on female). Dont know if I'll make a final or not; the idea was to have the banner be her 'wings', but I dunno. We'll see.
hmm, welcome to the group! this is a good, humble beginning for a sketchbook, especially when it becomes what it can be. i think right now the two best things i can tell you are to get some anatomy books (okay, you only need one, as long as its a good one) and draw from life. once you get anatomy down (and those two things will help you get anatomy down) you can take your drawings anywhere! keep up the good stuff man, and always practice.
ehmm.. I agree with Dose
welcome to the group!
try to practice some hands, and maybe other specific bodyparts that you can find in anatomy books very well.
*ran out of inspiration*
sorry next time i'll type more.
updates? those things are really awesome. keep it up man, i hope you're not losing fire here.
As promised, I finally update! This is more of the stuff that ive been working a lot on, instead of sketches like 'sketchbook' would imply.
A still life that the photo hardly captures the values thereof:
An elaborated design since I didn't get to the deadline in time for the 'killing machine' teen T-dome:
An abstract piece, just because it was assigned. I rather like it though; witeout and ink on toned paper:
Again, sorry for the long wait inbetween updates, but finals are kicking my ass, especially getting enough of a portfolio together for AP Studio Art. I'll get some shots out of the SB soon.
Hay welcome to the group. I agree with everone above about the books. Just keep those drawing coming through. Hope see more of your stuff.
P.S: you really have good line work.
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Great works man. Sometimes the anatomy isn't that correct and the creature designs could use some help.
But keep drawing and in time you will solve those problems yourself.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
hey, nice looking update. i like the life study, the photo looks good and i can imagine that it looks even better in person. i like the killing machine, even though you missed the deadline are you still gonna finish him? i think you should, i know i'd like to see it. I'm not really into abstract art, but i have to admit that one does catch the eye, good work man. keep it up!
wow, great imagination on the Killing Machine thing.But the feet and hands look rather small.
Terribly sorry about missing updates; I'm trying to keep up with doing the artwork and scanning it...and failing miserably.
Crimsoneye| Thanks for the compliment, and the welcome.
Uziel| I guess I've been slacking in my studies lately... thanks!
Dose| I do have another update on the Killing Machine I'll post when I get a camera or a scanner. I'm not too big on abstract either, so I tried to make it interesting for someone who dosen't really care for it either. Good to know I succeded.
Taj| Thanks. Ill keep the hands and feet in mind next time; I kinda did the inking in a hurry...that may have had something to do with it.
I really dont like updating without an image, so heres something old...
A trial piece for a HL2 mod about a year ago (the mod is long dead...).
really stiff pose, maybe that adds charcter? well, its a old drawing anyways.
You're doing good, now post something new and not old
I like your last post with new stuff, really liked the abstract piece, think that one looks very cool! Don't know why, I am normally not that into abstract things..
the character sketch looks cool, very good work on the folds of the clothing.
ehmm I have no crits really,
O sketchbook, how have I neglected thee...
Well, I may have been lazy updating, but not lazy drawing.
We've all grown past guys with big swords phase, but its still fun from time to time.
Sketches for the "Jack the Ripper" TD
A (badly scanned) environment.
Update on the Killing Machine
My double posted Jack Thunderdome
More to come when I get my camera back and can scan from my big sketchbook. I need to draw my ass of for the workshop. I have to be able to not look like a jackass being there.
This last pic on the last post is sweet and I wanna see you take it further. Something to keep in mind in the future is the layout the head seems misplaced on the body because the neck is lost in the cloak. The head ends up being to high and neck to long. But I like your style. I want more.
Try keeping your gesture intact throughout the drawing. Your poses look very stiff.
I totally agre with SkapeGoat, I really would like to see some further development with that last sketch you posted, and work on the poses as well, try drawing more full bodies from reference (*ouch* I need to do that as well..) and try to get a sense of what positions for the body look well.
I gotta agree, that last pic definitely deserves to be taken further, as well as the killing machine. the latest update on the killing machine reminds me of that scene from Troy where the two armies are standing looking at each other and they challenge their best two fighters to battle. the killing machine is stepping out to f somebody up and and the rest of the army is staring at him, awed.
anyway, keep on pluggin, looking at anatomy, and letting the brain juices flow.
Thanks for all the replies guys. I like that last piece too, but I think I'll probably have to start it over if I want to take it further. Too much off with the pose for the legs to be doing anything intelligable. But who knows what the future holds.
Sorry I don't have any updates; I'm currently up in the mountains on vacation. Ill scan the stuff when I get home on Monday.
Sorry about the lack of art and about the really shitty picture that you're about to see...
I worked on this self portrait for probably about 5 or 6 hours, and frankly, I don't think I have the painting finesse to finish it off the way I want. Oils are still fairly new to me. So, I think I'll have to leave it off at about the 90% completion that its at now. I'll get a better picture of it up tomorow and probably post it in the critique center. I want this one to be good, but I don't know if I can take it past this stage.
Anyway, less emo and more art at 11.
These two updates are looking good! Especially the oil painting..
I think you were very patient with it, that is something I need to work on a lot.. Patience..
Just try NOT to rush things with paiting. You will develop speed soon enough.
I think you made the skin a bit too pink, but it looks okay.
Please scan more, and place the better picture of that painting
I still haven't been able to come up with a decent picture of the painting. I don't have any ligting equipment or a decent enough camera. Ill do it one of these days. Gotta shoot it for a slide anyway.
Heres what I did in like 20 minutes today...
A bit of uninteresting backstory...every year my school puts out a big anthology of student writing and art, and every year theres a contest to see whose piece of art gets the cover. I figure, senior year, why the hell not try.
This is just a charcoal sketch (12x16...im trying to work bigger) of my idea. Suppost to be a guy wearing a wolf skin with a paw print tattoo on his chest (our mascot is the timberwolf) I'll be reproducing it in pencil or ink since it has to be in black and white. Oh well, I'll keep you posted.
Hey man, nice sketchbook. I'd like to give oils a go as well but I'm too lazy to pull em out (get's so messy). Anyway I think you should try doing a couple of paintings with a more limited palette, like just tit white, ivory black and burnt umber or something like that. You know, do some value studies. Your sp looks kinda flat to me and I think a couple of value paints would help you learn how to render form better. Skintones are so ridiculously complex it's best to start simple.