Sketchbook: Sketchbook for jlward
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Sketchbook for jlward

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Soddy Daisy, TN
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Sketchbook for jlward

    Hey everyone,

    I wanted to get in on the sketchbook action. To start things off, I'm posting a couple of sketches I did a few weeks ago. These were just trying to get a feel for the characters and figure out a rough idea of what they looked like.





    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    1,734
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 332 Times in 177 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good stuff, keep going! you should work more on shading though, that would really help to show the forms of the face, and therefore get more likeness.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    wisconsin, usa
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    jlward - good start there. Looking forward to seeing more work.

    And welcome to SSG#14

    (If my sketchbook went to school, it would get its ass kicked everyday at the bike racks.)

    SSG#14: We'll think of a better name someday!
    staylor | inkfish | pogy366 | jlward | godrifle | rodrigo! | ah.heng | maxetormer
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    688
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 18 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey dude welcome aboard: Good start, did you use reference on those? as posted earlier, you might want to add more value to your shadow areas, because shadow areas are really important in shaping the form. If you haven't checked out loomis yet, you might want to do so here:
    http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1
    there are more really usefull stuff there too

    All the best
    Antti

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    740
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey nice stuff, maybe a lil more rendering on the shades and kick up the contrast.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,539
    Thanks
    1,118
    Thanked 1,381 Times in 543 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    the construction's pretty good, try to add some render on them, carry on working on these same sketches, i'm curious how they'd turn out..

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Soddy Daisy, TN
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Okay, there seems to be a pretty strong concensus that I need to spend more time shading and finishing my sketches. That's actually why I wanted to start this sketchbook thing. I tend to be lazy in that once I have enough information to go on, I'll scan it and start painting on the computer.

    I'm wanting to change that habit because I've come to realize that even though I save time doing sketches it always ends up causing me to spend more time painting resolving the very issues that should have been addressed during the concept sketch. So, please continue to call me out if you see me getting lazy.

    Here's a couple of other sketches I dug up. These are a couple of years old. The Two Towers had just come out on DVD... I paused the movie and went to work.

    Here they are:





    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
    Posts
    1,354
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi jlward!
    You'r portrait look really nice, but work on the shading, give it some more mid tones so it looks more natural.
    Thats's all i can say for now, you don't seem to have any other kindof probleme, just practice, and it'll come along

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey. On the very first picture, try flipping your picture upside down and looking at it, or flipping it horizontally...

    The Dwarf's beard isn't shaded like the rest of the picture, and Gandalf's teeth are just little rectangles, you might need to fill in the details on your own if the DVD doesnt show enough... Looks like you know what you're doing and that's fine though. Pretty good copies.

    And the first picture, the problem is that both eyes aren't the same size and position, one's higher up. If you still don't see it, try covering one of his eyes and then covering the other eye to compare.Just checking if you see the problem yourself. Nice drawings though, I see subtle expressions in the first two. I won't be able to comment much about copied stuff though.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    399
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It looks like you know what to do, so that's good.

    I did notice that on many of your sketches the "blacks" are actually light gray. Maybe you could make them darker while drawing? That will increase the contrast and make it look better. Or, maybe your scanner is set lighter than it should be, I know I have to fiddle around with the settings when I scan stuff, otherwise it turns out too white. Play around, see what happens.

    FASTIDIOUS SKETCHFIENDS of the FANTASTIC FOURTEENTH ESCHELON
    staylor| inkfish | rodrigo! | ah.heng | maxetormer | bRØk3n_sPiRiT | Max1975 | ZebzFree

    TURBOFANATIC
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    sydney!
    Posts
    1,358
    Thanks
    313
    Thanked 403 Times in 131 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    some good likeness and really clean stuff man!!
    looking forward to seeing more finished stuff.
    on a side note- i noticed the 1st pic- the eyes look a bit uneven ones higher than the other. i think they should both be in the same perspective...just a small thing...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    688
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 18 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good job on the Lotr pictures. Something i'd like to point out is to adjust your levels in PS. i played aroubnd a bit with one, hope you don't mind



    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    wisconsin, usa
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    jlward - let that pencil dig in and leave some powerful lines. i think once you play with the weight and contrast of your lines, your work will pop. 8)

    (If my sketchbook went to school, it would get its ass kicked everyday at the bike racks.)

    SSG#14: We'll think of a better name someday!
    staylor | inkfish | pogy366 | jlward | godrifle | rodrigo! | ah.heng | maxetormer
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    688
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 18 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey dude, where have you gone?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    3,469
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked 87 Times in 78 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You really need to move on from photos to doing some geometric and
    construccion studies a la Loomis, your value work looks nice but
    you dont seem to be looking for the inner 3D structure of the objects.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •