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September 17th, 2013 #1
Emma's Sketchbook - Critiques Wanted!
Last edited by EmmARGH; October 10th, 2014 at 08:45 PM.
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Since this is my first post, here is a bunch of stuff I have done in the past. I've mostly just drawn stuff I liked (a.k.a cute things!!) without much study but now I want to improve, but I don't know where to start so any suggestions would be welcome!
I mostly want to be able to add more expression to my characters and draw them in different poses / interactions.
And some gestures from yesterday:
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Some more gestures - this time trying to use less strokes / make them less sketchy
Attempt #1 at painting hair
And a chibi of my friend Smoke (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 2nd, 2014 at 10:09 AM.
September 29th, 2013 #3
October 1st, 2013 #4
(+ a few more pages of 30 sec gestures but they were pretty similar)
October 24th, 2013 #5
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 26th, 2014 at 12:33 PM.
September 1st, 2014 #6
Sorry for the huge post, here's an update of (most) things I've done since last time. I'll try to remember to update more regularly instead.
Life Drawing - 20 Seconds, 10 Mins x4, 30 Mins
Landscapes are hard . . .
Cat gestures - While I was sketching the landscape above a cute cat came and sat next to me on the bench! He was much more interesting to me.
100 Hands & 100 Feet (Feet still in progress)
A few misc. Studies
Some digital stuff
First attempt at actually doing a full picture with a background (omg!)
Extra! - Some things I sewed lately ^_^
I've also started studying the skeleton but I won't post those (I think I've posted enough!) since they're basically just copies of the bones.
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 26th, 2014 at 12:39 PM.
September 2nd, 2014 #7
Mug and Hello Kitty paintings from last night
Now I'm avoiding doing perspective studies by painting obnoxiously coloured spheres (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ (Yes, I know I shouldn't avoid them, I'll get to work on them now!)
Edit: Here are some perspective sketches
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 2nd, 2014 at 02:27 PM.
September 2nd, 2014 #8Sketchbook / / /\/\/ / / DeviantArt / / /\/\/ / / noob to pro: a list of CA's epic progress sketchbooks
September 2nd, 2014 #9
Nice...keep it up!
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My eyes melted from the colours and the cuteness... It's all very beautiful and stylistic! Some of it reminds me of Animal crossing too
September 3rd, 2014 #11
Thanks guys! ^_^
Yes, some of them are Animal Crossing characters / I play the game so my other stuff is probably inspired by it somewhat
Haven't done much drawing today but what I did do is compile a huge list of exercises to do to work on things like perspective, value, composition etc. so now I (hopefully!) won't procrastinate for ages before each thing with the excuse that I don't know what to be drawing.
I also when to the library and picked up an art history book and a watercolour tutorial / techniques book ^_^
Update: Trying to draw cars in perspective (just from imagination) but I can never get the width right. Is there a way of measuring it or do I just have to keep practicing until I can do it by eye?
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 3rd, 2014 at 06:35 PM.
September 4th, 2014 #12
Went to a cute town nearby and sketched a few things
Including a cute cat that sat next to me on a bench! But she was so fluffy it was hard to see what was going on under all that fur
Also picked up some more art books!
Update: Some more perspective studies
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 25th, 2014 at 05:38 PM.
September 6th, 2014 #13
September 9th, 2014 #14
Also tried out some watercolour techniques which turned out AWFULLY. Why does the paint not go where I want it to go SOBS
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 9th, 2014 at 09:09 PM.
September 20th, 2014 #15
September 20th, 2014 #16
Nothing wrong with cute stuff! Especially Animal Crossing cute stuff I'm 150% okay with that!
By "improve", what is it exactly that you want to do? Are you shooting for realism, or maybe something more whimsical like what you see from Apofiss? No matter what, studying realism will never hurt you, but it's also good to think of what your goals are.
It's hard going from the simple 2D shapes like your "cutie" drawings were to thinking in 3D but I can see that you're trying. Keep at it and you'll get there. Your digital painting skills are pretty impressive; I would work on making smoother gradients. Try to mess around with your brush settings until you find something nice and smooth that you like.
And don't forget to draw every day, even if it's just a doodle on a napkin! Cheers!
Stop dreaming, start drawing!
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September 20th, 2014 #17
i really like your work cute and colorful and i like your gesture drawings as well
September 21st, 2014 #18
Such a fun sketchbook! I love your "cute stuff". Keep up with the perspective. It might be a good idea to create scene in perspective soon. Keep up the good work.
September 21st, 2014 #19
mimimintan - There are a few things I'm interested in doing, like making a web comic, story book illustrations, pet site art, maybe concept art for a cute game / animation, and just general commissions of people's original characters.
So I guess the main thing I want to work on is being able to draw more diverse characters with dynamic poses / expressions and the background scenery / composition. I would also like to be able to paint with acrylics and watercolours. So a bit of everything really!
Thanks for the advice!
George Taylor - Thank you very much!
Grumpysaur - That's a good idea. I will do that, thank you!
Thank you guys for the input and support! ^__^
September 21st, 2014 #20
I love your style! It's so cute, colorful, and graphic! It looks like something you'd see in a game. I can tell you enjoy it, and it definitely seems very marketable. I would definitely suggest you keep studying realistic anatomy proportions - it'll always be beneficial to your art. I would agree with mimi too that you might want to, with some of your designs, think of them in 3D shapes. Maybe giving some more shading a try, or do turn-arounds! Really, I don't have any critiques at the moment. I look forward to where this sketchbook will go!
September 21st, 2014 #21
A few things for today based on critiques
Disney studies focusing on form
Tragic attempt at trying to do the same character face at different angles / expressions
What I was doing here was drawing a figure and then doing a "chibi" version of it. Because I tend to either study realism OR do completely stylised things and forget to try to mix the two!
Thank you Lydiamay, I will try those things! ^_^
Edit: Just found this thing I found a few days ago and didn't post where I was trying to get the same values while shading with colour as I do while shading in monochome
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 25th, 2014 at 05:26 PM.
September 25th, 2014 #22
Things I did in my art class today (Focusing on negative spaces) - The apple was coloured with felt tip pens which was surprisingly fun :')
Some watercolour practice from a few days ago (I'd never used water colour before so I was mostly just experimenting)
Some 30 second gestures (There are more of these but they're pretty much the same IDK?)
Last edited by EmmARGH; September 25th, 2014 at 06:33 PM.
September 25th, 2014 #23
Lovely work so far! Very girly! I always say this to the people who's style I think would benefit from it so: pick up a black pen and just do all your quick poses with it, you will immediately see all the lines that are unnecessary and will adjust to it with time! I like the ones you did without outlines. Keep it up! Coraline is a great character to study btw!
September 25th, 2014 #24
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September 29th, 2014 #26
Pretty amazing sketches here, love it, what are you sketching for.
Do you sell them on the market those sewing things made out of
fabric. Very talented love it!
I like that you explore the stick figure,..Do you have a specific project
you are working on ?! Did you go to school,...........?!
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September 29th, 2014 #27
I like your style *cute fistbump*
Great colors there, too.
October 10th, 2014 #28
October 10th, 2014 #29
asfsfsds i love the cute stuff!! and the cel shading is so nice too eeee
October 10th, 2014 #30
Wonderful stuff! I think it's really cool that you're working from different approaches, using different mediums, and techniques. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next .
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- George Taylor,
- Universal Inhabitant,
- Princess the King,
- Captain Cupcake,