Long time stalker trying to gather her courage to post some sketches here. A good reason came along sometime ago, as I was accepted in the International Game Architecture and Design (IGAD) programme at NHTV (an university of applied sciences in Breda, the Netherlands). I'll be starting under the Visual Arts specialization on the 1st of September! I'm so excited and scared at the same time!
Anyhow! Thanks in advance for looking, and taking time of your busy day to give me feedback. I will try to update this thread every now and then!
Last edited by Sissadora; July 22nd, 2014 at 04:53 AM.
I figured I could start with the intake assignments I made for my application. The assignments were to draw a self portrait, a landscape with building(s), a lineart of a vehicle and a modeling a 3D bicycle (which I've left out).
These were done with pencils, even though I usually like working with my Wacom Intuos a lot better. However, I think the landscape was quite successful (granted, I drew it from a photo unlike the the portrait and the vehicle...).
I decided to re-draw an old piece of mine from 2005. Seeing the pieces like this, I'm fairly happy with the improvements I did over the past 9 years! Note, it's still in progress though, and I'm not sure if it will ever reach the "finalized" stage, so that's why I'm posting it in my Sketchbook...
I also figured I could post some actual sketches from my A4 sketchbook.
And then some hands, my nemesis(es?).
Last edited by Sissadora; July 22nd, 2014 at 05:01 AM.
And then for a bunch of bit more boring subjects. The first drawing skills class for my bachelor programme started on technical drawing basics, so here are some technical drawing assignments/studies from me.
This following assignment I really liked (and found out that isometric perspective can be a lot of fun): the impossible object. We needed to design our own object/building and include at least 3 illusions in it.
In a couple of weeks we will start on perspective and vehicles. Need to design my own space ship. Woohoo XD
It's been mighty quiet in this thread, school kind of took over for a bit. I started going to life drawing sessions though, and I found I enjoyed them. So here's a few from my first life drawing session ever! :3 Poses ranged from 10 seconds to 20 minutes.
I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do, so I just kind of winged it by first setting the shoulders, then the hips, and then starting to fill in spine and so on. I skipped uploading most of the 20-second sketches as there is quite little to see there.
Hey there Sissadora, very interesting stuff. I really liked the "Acropolis" orthographic you did up there. Waiting to see your spaceship. Also I would advise you to always check your values. I did the same mistake some time ago I was putting so much time rendering that I forgot about White and Black values and kept only moving from 30% - 70% gray. Overall your sketches show promise, and I love that sketchy shading of yours! Keep up the good work!
Some bottle concepts to pass the time! I've been in a bit of a drawing funk and I'm too intimidated to either draw or then post whatever I draw. Not really feeling very confident about anything I make at all and it's gnawing on me I wanted to make some portfolio pieces and update my website, but I can't seem to make anything I'm happy with. Meh. Any and all tips for mentally gearing up for making portfolio pieces would be appreciated!
I'm afraid I don't have any good advice for portfolio stuff, but I just wanted to say I love those bottle designs! I really like the variety of shapes and silhouettes you've got going on. There's some very visually appealing designs here
Went to a life drawing session at school this week! Fun times. All poses except the last one are 20min. The last one was 1 hour.
(sorry for the crappy quality, took photos with my phone and tried to smooth out the kinks in Photoshop. No access to scanner right now.)