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Last edited by hp; November 29th, 2009 at 04:26 AM.
and some fanart sketches based on anatomy sketches.
Last edited by hp; August 20th, 2006 at 04:15 PM.
ummm for my class, i'm doing some "sailor" concepts that are probably around the roman/greek time but really don't have to be >.<
this is part of the "loner" type stuff ^^ the first page was all done in pen.
will post more later.
Last edited by hp; February 8th, 2006 at 10:01 AM.
no one has replied yet?
it's a cruel world out there in sketchbook land these days! so many sketchbooks, so little time : ]
anyway enough blabbing. you have some nice stuff here. good to see you doing them studies, i should really be doing the same...
my favourite is this one - i love the dynamic pose and the loose yet firm lines for the clothes. if you could get the same accuracy and confidence in your lines for the actually figure, then you would be seriously rocking! with more and more studies, life drawing and practice, you'll get more confident in where you put your line.
the actually anatomy is fine, but it does seem a little stiff in places. try doing some exercises where you have to draw the whole figure in just a few minutes. either in life drawing or with anatomy books. this will help you to loosen up, and your drawings will benefit greatly from it. try not to worry about how it will look. a sketchbook is for you, not others. if you draw a quick loose sketch and it looks rubbish at first, who cares? with practice you will get better. and then when you go to draw at a normal speed, you will notice a greater sense of your own style coming through.
hope this makes sense. just try a few loose sketches a day.
try and get everything in with out taking your pencil off the paper.
try get everything in in as few lines as possible.
try getting everything in in as little time as possible.
these suggestions may sound a little lame, but try them out. i think your drawings will improve greatly from them (and they are already awesome!)
hope this make sense.
i look forward to your next update.
mizore. unfortunately i've been really sick so i had to finish this fast (by my standards)...i'll finish the keyboard tomorrow and work on some details/fixing.
oh, btw thanks to everyone who commented!!!!!
@cartoonfox: yeah my main problem is anatomy + drawing too slow....trying to work on it...
Wow! I really like the last painting. The lamp and the highlights on your face are great. The only thing that immediately bugs me is your thumb. I think it should be lowered a bit?
Your first fanart picture is amazing. I love your confident lines and they have a rhythm to them also.
Nice studies!. I like that your working with character interaction too. Watch your head sizes, in a few of em i see the porportions of the heads way off from the rest of the body.
Your last sketch here is really impressive nothing to complain about that one yet. Keep up the great work
hp... these are starting great!
The second loner pager's sitting figure has VERY long limbs...
I really like that last SP (but watch your thumb, it's dislocated), and the little figure on the other figure's shoulders.You nailed that pose!
Keep working and posting!
My first crit as a member of SSG#13!
woot! part of a group! ^^ (really need to start meeting more ppl on this forum)
@XXXJanitorman: thanks, about the thumb, i realized what is wrong....i think i am more flexible in my fingers than most people...i'll fix it though b/c everyone else will think it's wrong
@Kresh: yeah....working on anatomy.
@glikster: ditto from what i wrote for kresh and xxx >.< i think the figure who's sitting on the other's shoulders - you're talking about my bleach sketch? - anyways yeah that sketch gave me a hard time. i originally was gonna color it and finish it for an xmas contest but the colors on my monitor are REALLY skewed. i have to use my roommate's comp to color anything now...although i just got a 2100 paycheck...maybe i'll buy me a new comp
That's a very good start. 8 hours a day is lot's of time
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2...irayuki0qt.jpg - this one is fantastic. Really clean line and dynamic pose.
I think that this one http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/2209/card45wm.jpg contrast although the last one looks good.
Can't wait to see new updates .
thought those sketches looked like Renji from bleach! lol great work you've got, really like the anatomy studies you've got, and your fanart based on those studies is a really cool way to go about them. Beautiful paintings, wish I could paint like that Amazing that you spend 8 hours a day btw, that's admirable/inspirational lol. Nothing I can really think to crit on honestly, you definitely seem to know what you need to work on and you're working on it diligently hehe. keep it up, looking forward to updates
kewl worl i like your lines and i love the fanart ones
@Farvus: thanks, yeah, right now with a new job + school + social time only prolly allows me for half the time i've been drawing. *sigh* it was crazy though esp during the winter break...i was drawing a hella lot more than 8 hrs a day...
@Onir and ivy'sgrandkid: thanks about the fanarts...i figured i had to merge my anatomy studies and my fanart somehow...>.< i have like....TONS of fanart on my hd that i won't post cuz it's scary how much i have of bleach.
"finished" self portrait with a keyboard and some touch ups.
i did make a thread for my fanart but here are some closeups of my sketches.
Great update! I love your sense of mass and lighting...it really comes through on that last page of fanart sketches... the head with its tongue out is great!
Congrats on getting the big check! Too bad about your computer, though...
keep em coming!!!
Good work there girl! Good to have you in our team!!!!
I don´t know what to say, your work seems pretty nice to me. You don´t have big issues with anatomy, your lines are firm and solid and your colorwork seems to be pretty much in schedule. Daamn. I just have to asspat a bit. *pat pat*
Even though you have nice sketches and so on, there isn´t much finished pieces. And since you CAN make colored pictures, why dontcha take one of those nice sketches you have and color them?!? Please... Would like to see more. You self-portrait has really good values and a nice mood in it, some refinining with the texture would make it better, in other words you can see the brushstrokes a bit too clearly for my taste in some bits (but this is totally a factor of liking some style or not). It makes it look a bit too ruggady for example on the cheek and the armpit...
But you are on a good track! I can´t say much more now so I will just shut the hell up, m´kay...
have to agree with Hiipi, more finished coloured works would kick arse.
and have to say... enjoying the diversity in ssg13 atm. It's 10:30 friday night for me atm, just got back to work, and unfortunately have to head to office again tomorrow (no OT).... but definitely inspired to doodle the weekend away after looking through all the threads.
@glikster: you know, about drawing from memory...i remember you doing that with your latest "back" sketch. if you see my first post, the page of noses is me trying to draw from memory >.< like i'd draw it once or twice from a photo, then cover them up and draw a few more sketches of it over again from memory. it doesn't really work THAT well unless i keep doing it i guess...
@hiipi: thanks for the asspat haha jk, you should be meaner to me! about the selfportrait, it was "rugged" cuz i didn't have time to finish. it was due really soon and i basically whipped out a piece of crap painting. ^^ i can see where the jawline/cheek and the arm needs to be smoothed out, definitely. about finished pieces....not to make you angry but i have never, ever finished a piece in my entire life.
@machzero: ditto about finished pieces, read above
I don't know if any of you are going to do this, but I'm going to try to have a "theme" each week of something I need to work on. We don't all have to have a similar theme and you don't have to draw specifically towards this theme for every sketch but you have to promise yourself to at least do one page of studies for it during the week. Too often we tell ourselves that we are going to do studies of something we suck at but we don't.
So until next friday, my theme is...dun dun duhhhh...HANDS!. I used to be really good at drawing hands and loved it but now it's more of a chore.
Nice sketchbook, I feel inspired to update mine (crappy as it is).
wow, some great stuff since last time.
don't worry about my last post. your drawings and anatomy are great. way better than mine.
it was just a little excersise suggestion (i just realised my post was waay too long! : ]) to help you loosen up a bit.
but, just ignore me, i'm talking out my ass! : ]
anyway, that digital painting is coming along great.
and those sketches look cool, though i can't tell if they're real or digital...
Some really nice linework, a couple of weird proportions here and there but overall a really good body of work.
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nice update, very nice self portrait love the way you handle those colors. I like the head practices you've got there, they look reaaallly nice hehe. were those from reference? Either way wish I could sketch heads like that lol keep up the great work!
Last edited by Onir; February 13th, 2006 at 08:45 PM.
Impressive art you got there. The heads you draw seem to be at pretty difficult angles to draw from. And yet they are very well done(work a little on the chin though). For the rest there is little I can comment on right now, but I realy like the painting you did and I'm looking forward to see you improving. Oh I just noticed that the thumb in your selfportret is not properly attached to the rest of the hand. Its coming from behind your fingers with an imposible angle...
Last edited by Zhengpeng; February 11th, 2006 at 07:31 PM.
woot, that SP u did is kickin. ouch it hurts, really like the values.
Ur portraits are great, love the guy on the right. but i think its time to start doing crazaa full bodies too
Great ps stuff. Love the line work. Did u do ur sp on the paper then worked on it, in the ps? or did u do the outline in ps too?
Cause the sp looks like its been taken by camera. cause of the orangi shade it has. but if its not. Its way damn too awesum.
which will make me end up *BOW*
DO more on paper plzzz
About anatomy... yeah... practice, practice, practice....
sorry i havent had access to my comp so i couldn't upload anything...um, it's not much but here is what i have - i drew a rough sketch for the cotw but never got around to fixing it and coloring it for the actual submission...thinking i might actually finish this piece though. basically his imaginary elf char is "guiding" him through the game (it's a bad scan but she's pointing)
@Sepulverture: thanks, i think i commented in yours.
@cartoonfox: ummmm i think that your anatomy work is better than mine >.< but i suppose i will accept an asspat from you if you're talking about the bleach fanart sketches, those are digital but i originally was going to make the whole piece look like a pencil drawing.
@evildisco: thanks...yeah...my anatomy proportions are horrible.
@Onir: for the head sketches, those are referenced (mostly loosely) from the first girl's (haha, and most of my sketches ended up being guys) photos in "facial expressions". it's a GREAT photo book that i got to help me work with drawing more exciting emotions and also to help my anatomy work.
@Zhengpeng: thanks, i tried to get unusual head poses to get the chars in the overall sketch to look more interactive and fun. about the thumb...yeah...my thumb does that. i tried to fix it but i guess i still need to lower it some.
@HEROIC: i thought i mentioned it being from a photo b/c i had to do it really quick before class (i've been sick and couldn't do it from observation like i wanted to...in my last sketchbook thread you can see a sp i did from observation)...but after posting on a few forums i guess i forgot to add that. here is the FUGLY ref pic i used i wish i could say i got all prettified for it but i basically woke up and drew it ^^ AND you can see my thumbs DO do that weird broken look thingy...>.<
@Farvus: thanks, yeah, i had to draw them quite a few times before i liked what i saw. about the arm in my sp...agreed. if i had more time i'm sure i woulda worked on it.
@Master 25 Days: I shoulda pushed the contrast but I was afraid it would look too much like I worked from a photo if I did it too much.
@glikster: haha, you copied my post with the uzi!!! lately i haven't done enough anatomy practices...*sniffs*
Last edited by hp; September 3rd, 2007 at 01:52 AM.