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April 11th, 2006 #1
Anjin - an italian in Madrid Sketchbook -
After a little posting and a very long lurking I decided to start a my personal sketchbook thread. I hope to improve myself in this way and to be more stimulated to draw every day in this way.
I hope to receive many critics.
I recently moved to Madrid, so if someone of Madrid want to meet me I am here!
PS: Sorry for my bad english and thanks in advance
Last edited by anjin; May 14th, 2008 at 12:40 PM.
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April 11th, 2006 #4
ciao! un altro italiano, finalmente si fanno vedere
anyway, nice stuff, like the enviros (like the huge cave city in the last post, apart from the colour of the buildings).The dragon is nice (well, maybe the tail is a little bit too swirly ) and the character design looks good (apart from the 4th pic in the second post, the wizard has an extremely long neck, his feet look odd and it looks a little bit...messy)
anyway keep posting, i'd like to see more
April 11th, 2006 #5
I like the enviros and buildings best. To make your characters work better you need to render and shade them more, now they look a bit flat. Dont get me wrong, the initial design is hot, you just need to work them out a bit more.
Im eager to see more
April 11th, 2006 #6
Nice start to the sketchbook
The vamp in the first pic has a wierd looking left hand it sould be facing in the same direction.You have good clean lines ,keep with it.ANd make sure to tighten up your basics and also start doing more life studies.
April 12th, 2006 #7
hi everYbody! Thank you guys for the answers!
- TheGnoll: eheh non siamo gli unici due italiani sul forum! Tempo fa avevo anche provato a fare un censimento di italiani e mi sarebbe piaciuto organizzare un incontro... ora sono un po' lontano! Tu di dove sei?
Well... now for the buliding on the cave: I did them with other colors at beginning but in this way the buildings are more visible.. how do you think they will be better?
The Dragon... hummm more then about the tail I am not so happy about the body.. Probably I should draw with more muscle... or more fat...
Tha mage.. well, all them (the pencils) are just sketches! I did them at most in a Cafe drinking coffee or a beer, so I didn't think so much about pose or subject.. and i think that I should design more them!
Thank you for the critics, I will post more very soon!
- Lewis: Thank you! Yes.. I think you are right: my next step is to change the pose of characters to make them more dynamic and less flat! recently I concentrated myself on enviroments and buildings because I almost had not them on my porfolio!
- bhanu:Thank you for your time. Well the Vampire is the only one that is NOT recent, I just modified a little the background and I posted it here. Anyway you are right, I am not right at 100% with it... but I was too much tired of the subject to work more on it! I am lazy sometimes... I will try to make more life studies... I almost didn't make them!
Well, here in Spain this one is Holy Week, so form tomorrow everybody on party! I am preparing next update, so on monday I will post other thing!
April 12th, 2006 #8
I agree about the enviroments- particularly the architechtural linework, being the strongest. You seem to be good at conveying a building's sense of mass using line. Definitely work on the character rendering, as they don't have the same sense of mass. Interestingly enough, I think some of your colored sketches have a certain flatness which the linework does not. Keep on working! Post more!
April 18th, 2006 #9
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April 18th, 2006 #11
vengo da Modena
cool updates, the sketches look much better the ones in the first post already.My favs are the first one and the fourth one in post 9, and number 5 and 6 in the last post.I like the line work.Something in the enviros doesn't look right, maybe they look a little bit "forced" (i'm especially talking about the interior one, like number 3 in post 9)...i'm certainly not an expert in enviroments, but maybe you should try some more dynamic shots.Anyway, keep posting 9and pay a visit to my Sketchbook too )
April 18th, 2006 #12
The Gnoll: Well... thank you for the post! I try to exagerate and to force a little the perspective, to have a better effetc, with more movement (like for the storage...) But if the effect is to seem wrong.. I am doing something bad! Grrrr
I would like to have some other opinions, just to know if you are the only who think it or not. Anyway, thank you for this comment, I'd like to put more attention to perspective.
I will visit your Sketchbook for sure!
I am working on others ketches so I will try to post them soon!
April 24th, 2006 #13
well... these are other two sketches. just two because I worked on a color illustration, I will post the work in progress on the other section on the forum! I hope to have some comments for the sketches here and for the work in progress on the other thread! Thank you in advance!
PS: Finally after a bad week end, now... another time the sun!!!