Sketchbook: heng on the train

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 73

Thread: heng on the train

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    heng on the train

    i spend over 2 hours on the train everyday, might as well make it useful. also in part inspired by tensai's great sketches of people in the trains.

    heng on the train heng on the train

    i switched a train and lost my sitting space. the rest were all done while standing up and doing some kind of balancing art.

    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train
    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train

    this last lady spotted me drawing her and i think she started posing for me. she kept really still the entire while. it started getting cramp on my right so i switched to my left hand to draw. it later got too cramped to continue.

    2b pencil on a 5x7.5" notebook.

    note to self: tear pages out before scanning.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    2,306
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 143 Times in 141 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey, man these look nice. I can see you've just started drawing 'bit more, no?
    You're on the very best way to progress! Drawing from life gives you a different view of how things work, a better one. Very good practise!
    Planning on becomming a conceptartist or such?

    Keep it up, post more!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Posts
    2,047
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 106 Times in 59 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oh, you switched from you right to you left while drawing? Wow.
    It's good training to draw from life *making note, draw more from life*
    Draw more tomorrow and post here. Give us a daily dose and make it into a habbit

    Hugs!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    tigermilk - i'm not really sure yet. for the time being i just want to be a content creator. i'd like for my stuff to be made into anime, games, toys.

    pencilator - you can usually tell which hand i'm using by which side of the paper the drawing's on :p

    i couldn't really get into the mood today. i drew, but somehow wasn't able to focus on the drawing part. my whole mind's been wandering the entire day. might be falling sick :|
    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train
    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Posts
    2,047
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 106 Times in 59 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    No I can't tell, you only post one stand alone page at the time

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice use of time. Very economical

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Notts UK / Jo'burg SA
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey, I'm part of SSG XXV

    nice facial sketches, must be a good place to do that on a train - lots of people with natural expressions to pick from.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=68669

    thats the link to my sketchbook btw!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wasn't very productive today.

    i've noticed some improvements in my observation skills, but the drawings seem to be getting worse by the day. i wonder if i'm doing something wrong. i think i need to sit down and do a proper portrait with all the right proportions.

    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train
    heng on the train heng on the train

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Orlando metro
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    it's great that you can have that time on the train to sketch. check out some head anatomy reference, it will help you build the masses and planes of the head better.

    Keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    603
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey, good start here man. Try to map out you head before you put the features on to get more structure. Pay attention to proportion and placement. Try to think as simple as possible.

    CCAD FRESHMEN
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Notts UK / Jo'burg SA
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I heard a quote once, "experience is just a list of all the mistakes we've made - and remembered." So don't worry about sketches you're not totally pleased with, practice is still practice!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    2,714
    Thanks
    373
    Thanked 439 Times in 170 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ah.heng
    i spend over 2 hours on the train everyday, might as well make it useful. also in part inspired by tensai's great sketches of people in the trains.
    i hope that includes the ride home. it can be a bitch to draw standing up, but its still better than trying to sleep standing.

    i wouldnt worry to much about how they come out. just observe; look, hold, draw, look hold draw. when your doing stuff from ref later on you will only be that much better. keep it up man. you will learn if you do, sometimes more, sometimes less or you're just keeping on the same level. but thats still better than getting rusty by not doing anything.

    maybe see you around some time.

    tensai


    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)



    Quote Originally Posted by strych9ine
    Fuck backgrounds, who needs em.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I don't think it's getting worse really.
    I guess you need to forget what you learned as a kid and draw exactly what you see. Don't think "ok theres an eye here" and then draw an eye there, instead think "theres a shape/line that goes like this" then draw the shape/line. Forget what you're drawing and think of the shape/line.

    Keep it up!

    my sketchbook

    "you don't do your job, I'll kill you myself"
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey, drawing is always preferable to no drawing

    Cant wait to see what you can do with a proper portriat.

    SKETCHBOOK SUPPORT GROUP XXV

    Truth is stranger than fiction

    CA
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    That's pretty good, especially since it was done on a train

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    my last day at work and i left my sketchbook in the office, please hurt me.

    well since i no longer have a job, i don't have any reason to take trains anymore . but i liked the practise, so i'll probably find a place to sit down everyday to observe and draw people. maybe this time i'll move on to more than just faces.

    i was also greatly inspired by sparth's sketches, and i'm thinking of trying something similar, once i find a way to man handle a 9x12. maybe i'll just start from drawing around the neighbourhood. i'm also going to begin practising more still life and chinese calligraphy. oh how great it is to have free time.


    nixon - i intend to, i bought this great book called 'human anatomy for artists' by andras szunyoghy and will be practising off it everyday.

    tensai - yup, the 2 hour journey includes the ride back, i'd go crazy being cramped in a moving box for 2 hours pld: . looking back at it, i kind like drawing while standing, more freedom to move about compared to the cramped seats, and a larger pool of targets to pick from

    mQe - thanks, i'll try to think that way.

    absolute - thanks.

    Last edited by ah.heng; May 31st, 2006 at 10:40 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    603
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey! when did I become Sparth?

    CCAD FRESHMEN
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    oops :p

    this sparth

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North California
    Posts
    2,664
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 488 Times in 182 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    WhatUP, heng? you're MIA! what's with that?!

    you said you were going to start doing some studies -
    a lot of people start with the muscles, thinking "oh, if I start with muscles I've drawn what's underneath the skin."

    while this is technically true, it helps even more to do bone structure studies. They give a better sense of proportion (imo) and show where the muscles connect to each other and to the skeleton. check my or dcept's sketchbooks to see what I mean. Or mentler. mentler knows what he's talking about.

    I have my stuff scanned btw, it's just not loaded yet.

    Lake Hurwitz
    .HUMILITY.INSANITY.LOVE.

    .PORTFOLIO.
    .SKETCH.
    .CGHUB PAGE.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    yeah i'm doing some bone studies now. but nothing really worthy of being shown i think.
    i'm kinda being overwhelmed by all the information i've read the past few days, especially the wrist bones and the muslces around the arm. i'm still trying to absorb all of it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,277
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked 337 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think you have a very nice start here, some of this faces are really expressive.
    Studies are definetely useful, but be warned: the more you learn, the more you become aware of how much you still don't know. It's worth it, though

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Cheshire, CT
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It's great to see that you've been committing yourself to drawing during the commute. It's a time when many just do nothing or relax, so it's to your credit that you instead spend the time building your skills. In addition to this sort of study, I recommend that you devote more time to all sorts of other subjects. You might be doing this already, but nonetheless, still life and landscape studies will help you develop a strong sense of value and proportion while allowing you to work on a subject that doesn't move and change shape the entire time.

    Humans are, for me at least, the most rewarding subject, but they are also the most difficult to master -- you may find it harder to get a handle on some of the fundamentals this way. Simpler subjects often make difficult lessons easier to digest. For example, if you first grasp the hills and valleys of a crumpled cloth, it will be easer to apply that lesson to the planes of the face. It's important to begin by training your brain to see the world in terms of form, light, shadow, shade, and relationships.

    That being said, train sketches are a great way to observe and capture expression/character, and you do indeed do that. They all have their own individual nature, and that's great to see. Well done.

    -Craig

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I LIVE!!!

    thanks for the very kind words craig

    did a lot of drawings today, wanted to do more but when i did #13, the girl beside me started to talk to me, then everyone started looking at me

    anyway i tried to draw people that were talking/smiling today, something a little more expressive. it was harder, as i had to rely on a lot of memory and imagination, but it was much more fun.

    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train
    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train
    heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train heng on the train
    heng on the train

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Cheshire, CT
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Lookin good. I think there's a marked improvement in this batch -- I see more confidence already. The 3/4 views seem to cause you the most trouble. I recommend practicing some construction lines with these using whatever technique you prefer. Also, depending on how thin the paper is, sometimes you can hold the page up and look at your drawing from the other side of the paper/page. When you do this, you'll find that your eye can more easily catch any placement problems (i.e. misplaced features etc). This can also be accomplished by looking at your work using a mirror. I do this with my own stuff constantly. Often, you can only see your work with 'fresh' eyes when looking at it reversed. On the train you can try looking through the other side of the page or, if you have to, hold it up to the light and look.

    Keep it up!

    Craig

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North California
    Posts
    2,664
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 488 Times in 182 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    very expressive. looks like you're having some trouble with facial structure - you need to do some skull and muscle studies. I suggest bridgman and anatomy for the artist - very good books.

    Lake Hurwitz
    .HUMILITY.INSANITY.LOVE.

    .PORTFOLIO.
    .SKETCH.
    .CGHUB PAGE.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,277
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked 337 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You have nice expressions here, but I think you have to be more careful with face features placement, maybe you should try some contruction lines before refining, you know, mark the center line of the face and the placement of the eyes, nose, mouth...
    Keep working, you're definetely improving!

    cheers,
    entdroid

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    heng on the train

    was testing and practising some brushes, and decided to try whether it was possible to recreate the feel of a chinese painting.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,277
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked 337 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like the last addition!
    The right part looks a bit messy and less subtle than the rest of it, but it's got a great feeling going on, very expressive!
    Keep it up!
    entdroid

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Cheshire, CT
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think the composition might be a bit off balance, but I'm loving the style. Keep it up.

    -Craig

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    just to prove i'm still alive.

    heng on the train

    some friends and i have formed an illustration group, we call ourselves JKYRD, which means junkyard. we've been working on putting up the webpage for quite a while but never got around to doing it due to work and procastination. but we've put our foot down and will complete, or at least get a working version of the website up within this week. this image is the concept image of the splash page, the composition is wrong and we'll be changing it but that's the rough idea of how it looks like. we're creating an apocalytic world and will be showcasing it through the website.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

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
  •