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I take a train to and from work, and have about 20 minutes to wait for it at the station, and 40 minutes each way to just sit around while someone else is doing the work of moving me from point A to point B. Now what to do with all that free time? There are a few options, of course:
A. Do nothing at all.
B. Stare out the window and wish for a Nintendo DS or a PSP.
C. Entertain myself with internal monologues.
I usually choose option D, and for the past week have been forcing myself to draw my fellow commuters instead of myriads of little ugly monsters, which are my comfort zone. Knowing myself, this probably will not last, but one can't help but hope. So without further blubbering from yours truly, here are the commuters on the GO.
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WOW! Wonderful start, love those poses and your shading technique. Pleeease post more.
looking good. I'm happy to see life drawing in this thread. keep it up.
May 16: more people. This one suffered from lack of sleep! I wish I could get more people in 3/4 front views, but that opens me up for detection and the subject starts fidgeting prematurely.
And a sketch for Trash Monster for COW. I won't be able to get a complete one done though, I think. It's still too... structureless. And it reminds me of the little metroids. Somehow
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No lifedrawing today. Some more of my COW that never saw the light of day -_-
And a... Xena 3000?
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My last 2 pages in my sketchbook! And.... onto a new one. I'm just afraid of filling in that first page. I don't know if I'm alone in this one, but for some reason that first blank page scares me.
Anyhow. I kind of went with... er... that Xena 3000 and decided to do a some more!
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Some sketches for this week's CHOW "Non-Japanese Geisha".
Short-left-arm lady! Hope she's right-handed.
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Wow ! wonderful sketchings !. man how you train your eyes to capture so many details in just seconds of pose ? if could you give me some tip I would really aprecciate it... Good sketchs ! amazing... cya Keep posting
Hi Ledd! Thank you for your post. One thing that helps is try to keep yourself from going into details too soon. Because if you do, then the person would move and walk away and you won't have a complete pose to show for your efforts even if you did get that left ear looking flawless! Usually I begin the gesture with just drawing a bunch of curved lines that describe the general flow of the figure.
Try to capture the entire pose (or part of it, whatever your intention may be) and then worry about the details later. A lot of times, even if the person moves from the pose he or she was in, they'll still stay in the same general area and you can study details later, either by adding them to your gesture or starting a new one just for them. Also, studying the person before drawing them helps (if there is enough time for it) to see what it is they're doing, what's interesting about their mannerisms that you'd like to convey. Basically, have a plan in mind or know why are you drawing them: if you are studying the way light falls onto skin, then spend most of your time doing just that. Then, details become so-called "bells and whistles" that you can add later if you have the time. Any drawing that you've learned something from is a successful drawing, in my opinion. I hope this made sense
I'll try to do a more specific post in your sketchbook thread tomorrow. But for now, I need some sleep
Hey thanks ceberae I imagine that it would be something like this I'll try soon sketch some people... thanks
Real good penwork. Specially dig the lifedrawings.
Hope you'll manage to stick to em for quite a while on.
Ledd: no problem!
blacky: thanx, I'll sure try to.
So here they are. I'm trying to capture people when they're walking, just to make things interesting and force me to use looser lines.
A baby! Unlike most, this one wasn't obnoxious
Some anatomy studies and sketches for COW.
And the final COW. Fastest COW drawing ever! I barely made it to the deadline.
Comments are appreciated! (I mean, I don’t mind talking to myself, but it’s better with company, you know?)
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Wow amazing studies !!!!! this creature is freaking cool !
those people that you draw walking did you draw it from life ? how you capture such fast movement ? cya
So... I've been trying to get back into studying painting. What usually helps me get up to speed is painting random fruits and vegetables. Kind of less traumatic this way. So I open Google, enter a fruit name and off I go. These first ones are painful to look at : Buuuuuuuut, good things come to those who practice.
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These are really good sketches, especially for how fast you're catching these people. I love the creature. I think some of your lines are looking like a little too rough or like they get dark too fast, mostly when you draw faces. I like the very loose style though, keep it up I can't wait to see more.
Thank you so much for the critique, Teeth. I really appreciate it and will keep in mind.
Here's a little sketch I did of my little puppy. She scratched up her neck and had to be collared. Kept giving me looks of anguish. Silly little thing doesn't know it's for her own good. I seem to have lost something in the expression going from rough drawing to clean. I think it has something to do with the eyes, but I'm not sure whether to fix it or keep it the way it is.
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Some people studies from the last few days. Eh... rusty, rusty.
There were some people in costumes around today. The most notable ones: a group of people dressed as Tetris blocks and one Lion-O. Yes, Lion-O, you read it right.
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Post moar, please
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Your figures have a great gestural flow to them...and a tic of personality too.
You are a level 8 ninja and even though you have a lot of weapons sometimes your ninja moves are your most powerful.
I can't see any of your earlier sketches at all (just red crosses) But I love what I see from Oct 8th on.
The difference in the dog is in the shape of the eyes; the squarer eyes in the first pic make it clear that she's ignoring you. In the second pic the shape of the eyes points toward the viewer (does that make sense?). She looks as if she's trying not to be seen looking.
She looks sadder in the first; more hacked off in the second. Cute in both.
Oh man. You sketchbook is amazing!
Hmm. After looking over the dog sketch and colored picture, I think it's with how large you made the eyes, and the shape. In the sketch they look larger and more oval, and in the second they appear to be smaller and (height wise, I mean) and more square. Both are cute, but I think I prefer the sketch.
AmontilladoAg, Silvertone: thanks!
Blaque, alesoun: thank you for your observations! I'll try to rework the image soon and apply what you said. I personally prefer the expression in the sketch as it matches "the look" little one was giving me. So I would like to mimic it as close as possible Thanks again! I guess I should also go through this thread and upload everything to CA to avoid possible .
Here are today's sketches. I also got a really awesome anatomy book yesterday: Albinus on Anatomy. It's excellent!