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    What's a Snurkle? July 21st (figure drawings)

    Taking the plunge here. Typical story, been lurking for a while, thought I'd finally make a thread for c&c. I'm 17 (graduate from highschool this year) and have been drawing somewhat for most of my life. It's a hobby (I'm looking to go into a science-related field in college) but I put a little more work into it a year or so ago and have been getting a little better, so it's a more "serious" hobby. =]

    I recent set myself a challenge to reach a certain point in a current sketchbook that I randomly marked off -- it's about 50 pages, for under a month, came to about 2 pages a day for me, which is more than I usually get done when not on vacation from school. Unfortunately since I don't quite like the paper in this particular sketchbook, and I have a lot of it to go through (400pg), some of what I've been putting in to make the goal is just...crap.

    To offset that slightly, I'll post a not-so-recent, but favorite picture of mine to try and get on somebody's good side.

    What's a Snurkle? July 21st (figure drawings)

    Here we go with the recent stuff, all done this past week.

    I've been pseudo-planning a masked gladiator picture. This will not be him.
    03/02/2006 A

    A couple of sketches in a restaurant, more from my head.
    03/04/2006 B

    More on the gladiator costume research/planning.
    03/04/2006 C
    Still life sketchy from somewhere in my house... I think.
    03/05/2006 A

    More still life, and from head concepts
    03/05/2006 A

    Random stick figures to finish off for that night
    03/05/2006 C
    Started drawing the bowl, then got caught up in studying its reflection on the wood table
    03/06/2006 A

    More silly stuff, I recopied notes from my Astronomy class and added from-mind imagery
    03/06/2006 C

    I drew some zebras from nat'l geo. a while back and thought I'd add one into the gladiator mix.
    03/07/2006 A
    And a digital paint, which I am very marginal at. 15 minutes before I had to run off.
    03/09/2006 A

    Which I am about to do now (run off). I'm looking at an art post probably every weekend after this, fyi. I'm mostly interested in concept art stuff, but I've decided to work on from life lately to polish up rendering, structure, and stuff like that, so general advice is appreciated. If you want to see some earlier stuff of mine, check out my dA gallery, or this random directory of a few more uploads.

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    the sketch with the watch is awesome. it looks just like its on the paper.
    good luck with the gladiator man.
    the gladiator with the zebra seems like a cool concept.

    thanks for stopping by my book.

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    Interesting stuff so far, just push those observation skills, really look at what your drawing. It obvious you can do it, the watch is a great example, nice work. Good luck with that!

    Pencils before Pixels....in theory..
    savii - the sketchbook
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    Mort: Thanks, I had fun doing the watch. Zebras are kind of neat, so one might make it into the final *shrug*. Hey, thanks for stopping by my book. =]

    Savii: Glad it's not boring, =D. Re: Observation; will do! Thanks.

    -----

    Here's what went into the next few pages following my first post. Most are from when I was at a film festival, so they were drawn either in the dark or between bad science fiction movies (that is the reason "bad" and "wtf?" or "DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE" appear a few times in cropped-out spaces).

    There was a page before this: I was warming up and trying to reference from face from "Signs." The page is pure crap, and would've been all blank stares anyways. Following that movie was a Star Trek double feature, the only ref'd sketch is the from-life of my foot on the back of some chairs.
    03/10/2006 A

    Sometime after midnight we started on "The Black Hole" and the scribble on the right is inspired by the captive humanoids in that film (which was so odd). The left guy is another gladiator helmet consideration.
    03/10/2006 B

    Random clothing done during "Buckaroo Banzai", and not ref'd at all.
    03/11/2006 A

    Done this morning, I think this is going to be the final helmet design for my gladiator, at least the face-plate.
    03/12/2006 A

    And another silly digi-paint. 20mins of me paying absolutely no attention in OC.
    03/12/2006 B

    Apologies for the image qualities of this batch. I use a camera because my scanner is old (and cheap) enough to eat pencil-work on every scan, unless I promise it my first born.

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    That Zebra-mounted gladiator's pretty spiffy. I think you might need to work on necks and how the head connects to the body, because in your gladiators and other humans the heads all look a little off (in relation to the body).

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    I like your gladiator ideas, they're awesome. National Geographic is the best reference, I have a pile of them. Shoulders and necks are hard, especially when someone's in a bit of an odd position, some more figure drawing can probably help that. Ask some friends to sit still for a few minutes, or take some photos (if your camera isn't bad) and draw from that, and of course there's lots of people in NG. Drawing upside-down is good if you find you're struggling. You have some great shading here though

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    mlsfishi: Heads-necks/shoulder area, right!
    Madfishmonger: Yay for National Geographic. Shoulder area is on ze list.

    Half hour with my brain turned off. Because I just needed to do something PI-related before homework.
    PiDay2006

    Happy PI Day!!

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    You certainly have great skill just looks at that watch it’s amazing. That pie gladiator is great to epically since you said you did it without your brain on, keep up the good work look forward to seeing more of it.

    'I HAVE NOT FAILED.I'VE JUST FOUND 10,000 WAYS THAT WON'T WORK.'
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    Hur. Pi day = love. My school...sold pie at midday. Our math team's always proud to celebrate Pi day.

    The shading on the head is different from the rest of the body it seems, though. Always remember your lightsource! =D

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    EKU_11: Well, I think parts of my brain were on =], but thank you!
    mlsfishi: I don't have math on tuesdays, so in my class we celebrated on monday with pie, and number cookies, and a story, several poems (I wrote a "pi-ku") and three people reciting the digits. Good stuff it was.

    Here's another during-the-week-one-image update (I did five pages in my sketchbook the other day, but that gets to wait until the weekend to be uploaded).

    My next assignment in commercial design deals with high contrast images, and we're to first create a black and white portrait to explore positive/negative space and for further work. I did a test run today (because I'm actually ahead - most everyone is still working on the previous assignment, which is due tomorrow) and thought I'd scan it before I showed my teacher and it went into my materials at school. Black acrylic paint, with remnants of pencil I did not erase. Referenced, guess who!
    captainjack

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    That's a nice likeness. Now if you can construct me some kind of life-sized realistic and fuly animated reconstruction of Johhny Depp...
    The mouth looks a teeeeny bit off to me, like it's straight while the rest of his head is tilted. That could just be me swooning, however.

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    so, i'm not the only 17 year old around here

    i like the still life, the stick figs and the clothing studies...but i'm sure you could do better with the digital paintings

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    Hi there welcome to ca enjoy your stay and keep drawing everyday :p

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    wow captain jack is awersome is so is that picture.

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    I agree with Madfishmonger, it's a good likeness, but the mouth looks like it's asymmetrical. It might just be the shadows, though. -shrug-

    And in a side note, what part of the Midwest?

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    More stuff!

    Madfishmonger: Swooning is perfectly acceptable - I would have to make an animated reconstruction for myself first, you understand. =] And yes! The line of his mouth is not aligned with his eyes - it is obvious to me now when I can't/won't change anything about it (it's stuck in my at-school stuff now, and I think my teacher wants it as it is...)
    TheGnoll: Yay for 17! Hehe, sounds like a challenge there about the digital paintings, =], thanks.
    Pesmerga: Thank you!
    EKU_11: Cap'n Jack is very awesome! =D
    mlsfishi: Yep, stuff's funky in the picture. I'm a Michigander, are you in the area?

    From this week (I haven't done anything yet today).

    I've been doing studies and random line-drawings in our student lounge at school. Gestures of my dog are at the bottom.
    03/13/2006 B

    And on that day I went to the park, it was cold and windy, but very sunny.
    03/13/2006 C

    I was wondering what fun facial painting could go on this possible zebra-rider/gladiator, didn't finish the rendering (obviously).
    03/13/2006 D

    First sketch of the day, warming up in english class during a movie, several of these are of classmates sitting (and sleeping).
    03/14/2006 A

    Trying to figure out what my high-contrast portrait might look like (from before I painted it).
    03/14/2006 B

    More Captain Jack Sparrow, all are from handy reference (and not life...*sniffle*).
    03/14/2006 C

    A quick run through of the first five people in NG and on the cover of another book, looking at necks. Not very productive, but a start.
    03/14/2006 D

    Spewage from my brain, zebra-rider thing.
    03/14/2006 E

    In the student lounge again...
    03/14/2006 A

    My shoe in lines, and quick scribbles to remember an idea for bathroom architecture.
    03/15/2006 B

    Various things, one being thumbnail for gladiator angle - the shiny gold of the face plate refects an approaching zebra rider and the gladiator's possible doom. Blah blah blah.
    03/15/2006 C

    A setup for a study of a NG cover; there is a chance I won't come back to this... I have to note that this picture of the page is actually at an angle - the left (our right) eye is not quite that squashed horizontally. If I finish it, I'll get a much better shot.
    03/15/2006 D
    And another page of from-mind spewage, I was tiring, so things got rather random.
    03/15/2006 E

    Thanks for your comments guys 'n' gals!

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    nice nose bleed. need better scans tho.

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    Hey rsnurkle
    One thing I saw in your stuff that a lot of it is unfinished even for a sketch for example the spacesuit costume isnt finished.
    The dynamics look good somewhere and somewhere look like you need to pay attention to anatomy and perspective.
    But Yeah I enjoyed watching your sketching.
    Keep posting

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    Damn, jack sparrow looks sexy! (in a straight way )
    You're improving with each drawing, there's some really good stuff here.

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    Large Update...

    Orozc0: Eh, where? On the coverstudy? Thanks, and yea, my camera and scanner are not hi-quality.
    bhanu: Thanks for pointing that out, I seem to have something against finished stuff and consistency, I'll need to work on that. =]
    Dwezz: Heh, it's ok to want Jack Sparrow, he's extremely awesome.
    Madfishmonger: That's nice to hear from two people, =] I'll keep going!

    So, a week's full of stuff nearly. Some of it I'm embarassed with, but maybe tips will come of showing it. Here we go...

    Mar 18, 2006 - Warm-up, necks from mind, from ref (NG), from life, shoulders from mind, digital study (NG), and shoulders from ref (NG)
    03/18/2006 A 03/18/2006 B
    03/18/2006 C 03/18/2006 D
    03/18/2006 E 03/18/2006 F
    03/18/2006 H

    Mar 19, 2006 - Mostly from life; went to see a show and then to dinner afterwards.
    03/19/2006 C 03/19/2006 B
    03/19/2006 D 03/19/2006 E

    Mar 20, 2006 - Trying to do more "finished" but not succeeding.
    03/20/2006 C

    Mar 21, 2006 - Eheh...from life...showercaps. Dying marker.
    03/21/2006 A 03/21/2006 C

    Mar 22, 2006 - More studies for the third part of my contrast assignment, and another marginal unfinished digi-paint.
    03/22/2006 A 03/22/2006 B
    03/22/2006 C

    And I'm two images over the maximum if I put Mar 24 in this post...

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    Mar. 24

    Mar 24, 2006 - I spent most of this day sitting around at a science fair, on a cloudy day outside, which meant I was slowly drained of any real motivation to draw properly. So when I got home and glanced at some inspiring sketchbook pages from others, I got angry, got a pen, and randomly assigned myself to do nearly ten pages, whatever they were of.
    03/24/2006 A 03/24/2006 C
    03/24/2006 D 03/24/2006 E
    03/24/2006 F 03/24/2006 G
    03/24/2006 H 03/24/2006 I
    03/24/2006 J 03/24/2006 K
    03/24/2006 L 03/24/2006 M
    03/24/2006 N 03/24/2006 O

    Imaginary cookies to anyone who figures out the "haha."

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    You get teh cookies for you improvements, you life drawings are looking fabulous! That one of the woman in profile, from the 19th looks awesome, there's a lot I like in here. Slick.
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    I'm hungry, and that cookie looks really good... thanks!

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    Seems that all that drawing is apying of just great improvement in yout figure drawings, Keep it up.

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    EKU_11: Glad to hear that, thanks =D.

    I said I'd post on the weekends, but I figured might as well put this stuff up, so there's a bit less to upload on Friday.

    March 25, 2006 - Drawing people at lunch, in the mall, dinner, and the violin players onstage at a show.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25A.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25B.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25C.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25D.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25E.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25F.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25G.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_25H.jpg

    March 26, 2006 - I sat around and watched 3 movies. One of which was "The Mask of Zorro." Great movie. So engrossing I only scribbled on one page during it.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_26A.jpg

    March 27, 2006 - School today, but two pages done in my commercial design, still working on the exercise/project with Cap'n Jack. A digital to try out some custom made brushes, and drawing during "Miss Evers' Boys."
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27A.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27B.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27C.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27D.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27E.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27F.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27G.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_27H.jpg

    I gotta get the "captive audience" something more interesting than sketches to look at... spring break is coming up.

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    Wow your on fire, I thought you had improved since last time then bang your drawings got even better. Epically that Skelton head with the bandana and those last 2 pages of drawing with the people are very good.

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    Your life drawings are getting better and better. Some anatomy study in the in-between time will only improve you. Keep it up

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    Just Before Break

    EKU_11: Thank you =D
    Madfishmonger: Anatomy studies...right! Onto those...after break.

    I'm basically on spring break - leaving tomorrow for a sunnier place. I'm taking my less-than-liked sketchbook (I'm on page 149/400), my watercolor paints, and another book with heavier paper that I need to finish - no art reference, so it's just going to be from life on the island. I should be back April 10th with a lot of stuff, some of it fun, some of crap, but lots of stuff.

    Also! Was cleaning and found this, back from Sept. '05...spoon!
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...2005_09_09.jpg

    March 28, 2006 - Working on Cap'n Jack in class, and some gestures from rehearsal.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_28A.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_28B.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_28C.jpg

    March 29, 2006 - Out & About. Went to the "Senior class fashion show," from life drawings in the half-dark.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_29A.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_29B.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_29C.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_29D.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...006_03_29E.jpg

    March 30, 2006 - Cap'n Jack in contrasting colors, comments? I want to learn from this (besides the fact that my traditional painting is worse than my digital).
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    Gestures are always good, nice update
    Like the cap'n jack studies too

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