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May 29th, 2006 #1
"Your drawing, is now awesomely horrendous. It's so bad, it's good! Godly. Epic."
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The old post.
first off, Thank you for taking time off of your busy life, to look and see my sketches, drawings, stuff like that.
This is place is so imaginative, full of uber-super talented people, that, it makes me cry to think how long it's gonna take me to get to their level...pld:
I didn't flesh out the cylinder-ness of the front of the train...and that's why it's a little awkward
One of my WORST pics ever...so messy, and just...ugh.
So this is probably not the best, and not the worst. I still have a looong way to go, and I'm hoping most of the people here can help me on my stuff, and again, thank you guys for taking your time.q
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May 31st, 2006 #2
lang you need to edit your first post's subject in order to change the title of it.
Unload some pics here I want to see more.
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February 13th, 2007 #3
\\kool-ka-lang's sketchbook// Leveling up one day at a time.(5/9/07)
I need criticism. I can't get a good crit from any of my friends, because they're all always like... and I'm like...eh....hehe, thanks, but I know It could be better. way better. (like, I mean, compared to ordinary people, I might be better, but I'm trying to level up my skills...of course, compared to you guys, my stuff pales in comparison, but anywho, that's why I''m here, to get your feedback.
So if you can, comment on at least 2 pics, anything.
This is only one half of the stuff I've done since those pics in the first post. next batch will be coming soon.
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February 13th, 2007 #4
Everything else >.>
I think this is the better half of the pack. They're not really in any particular order so... yeah.
February 17th, 2007 #5
Uhhh....random sketch of a trombone...yes I'm a band geek. :|
the blending isn't that great, I was just messing around.
February 22nd, 2007 #6
Does this even need explanation????
eh, image too large for attachments..
March 25th, 2007 #7
useless bump...but I haven't scanned in that much lately...
March 26th, 2007 #8
You should update more, its a good incentive to try and keep pushing yourself.
So what do you like to draw most? =)
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April 2nd, 2007 #9
Hey man, I thought I would stop by and throw in my two cents, so here we go:
Good Stuff: You have a very expressive and bold sketching style. This helps to communicate expression and generally gives a nice gestural feel to your images. Also, once you start to focus on learning anatomy, it will help with gesture drawing.
You have a wide range of subjects that you explore. This is a great way to practice various techniques and to get a general feel for drawing. It will also help you to become a well-rounded artist cabable of creating many different types of images.
You are exploring various media, both traditional and digital. Like drawing many different subjects, using various media can really help to loosen up the creative process and prevent you from getting burnt out on one thing.
Not So Good Stuff: You need to draw more. In fact, if you want to get better and are aiming for a professional level, you will need to draw everyday. Your anatomy is very weak. I know that anime is fun to draw (I do it myself) but the fact of the matter is, it's a horrible way to learn the human form. You need to be drawing from life. If you are in school, bring your sketchbook with you and draw your class mates. Sit at the local coffee shop, diner, etc. and sketch the people around you. Draw your friends, family, anyone you can look at. Make sure to do it everyday. It's the best way to get better more quickly.
You might want to pick up a book or two. If funds are limited you can rent books from your local library. One that I would recommend is "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. It will help you to get into the mindset that facilitates drawing what you actually see, instead of what you think something should look like.
Anatomy is pretty much what I would focus on at this point. You have a lot of creative energy and I think you should continue to allow that free reign. In addition though, you will have to get serious about drawing people if your goal is to become a better artist. Once you get some more people sketches up, I'll be happy to offer more advice.
Good luck man, you have a good start! Keep going, I'll be waitng to see your next post!
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April 3rd, 2007 #10
thanks for the comments guys, appreciate it.
aph:I guess I like drawing a bit of everything. I never stay on one subject for too long.
Grendal Grack: just what I needed. Yes, I do need to draw more. I'm on spring break right now, so maybe I could draw some stuffs this week.(But I need to catch up on sleep first...)
About the anime stuff...yeah, I do realize that the anime/manga hampered my progress, but thankfully, I'm past it, and now I can move on.
Yeah, I do draw in class, (including art class). I've had some "Interesting" situations with me drawing somebody else's back...
Funny thing is, that book is partly the reason why I started drawing. My mom had that book, and it was the reaaalllly old version. (like, 70's to 80's old.) I was really interested in why some people are so good at drawing, and others are so insecure about it. so I started reading it, and that's when i got more into drawing.
And I do think I need to work on anatomy. and a whole bunch of other things. shade, form, perspective, and colour (I didn't even THINK about colour till a few months ago...). But I need to tackle it one at a time. so, actually, I do think I'm getting better, bit by little bit, and someday, I'll be THERE.
and thanks for the creative energy part--I'm trying to desperately distance myself from the days when all the people I was drawing where just standing there...actually, the first 2 pics in THIS thread are from that era in my drawings, when I was too focused on detail, rather than form.
I actually have 6 of the loomis pdfs, (got it from a friend through aim, is that all of them ? ) and I've read through most all of it::I just need to actually do the work now.
April 3rd, 2007 #11
From looking at your sketches I couldn't tell if you put in any guidelines and shapes under your final lines, but from hearing the first comment about the train I'm guessing that you don't (at least not all the time).
Most pro's still lay in the basic shapes, circles, perspective lines etc before they get to the details. A solid base or skeleton will do half of the work in making a picture work, a bad foundation will destroy the whole image. For a really good example of this find Staz Johnson's (hope that's right) Comics thread in the Finished Section - look at his Judge Dredd pic, looks fantastic and then look at alll the steps used to get there.
... and just draw more, from life, from ref and from GOOD anatomy books. Most people recommend Bridgeman and Loomis, myself I like Loomis.
And last but not least - have fun!
my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
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April 4th, 2007 #12
SEVANS-yeah, I didn't use guidelines before, but now, I'm trying to put guidelines on stuff. I did those 2 pics before I was 'enlightened' on tha t topic.
sorry for the bad camera, a friend borrowed my scanner.
These are some skulls referenced from the study anatomy group, they have a bunch of skull pics there, so i decided to try 'em.
are they too big? do I need to resize the pic a bit?
April 7th, 2007 #13
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April 10th, 2007 #14
some sketch for a sketch of the week from some other forum.
April 15th, 2007 #15
something from art class. continuous drawing, it's a thing where we're supposed to draw 10 minutes everyday in it.
April 15th, 2007 #16
I like those studies, nice work! Can't offer much advice or critique except for the usual more studies and remember to practise a lot :]
Keep it up!
http://www.sakuhatakka.com/ - image portfolio
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May 9th, 2007 #17
Spats: yeah, I WANT to practice, like figures and stuff, but I always procrastinate...and homework/music lessons eat up a big part of my free time. I need to stop procrastinating.
THIS, is the first EVER thing I've ever done, that involves what I consider "fine" art: oil pastels. :o it was for art class, and it was in a local art show in the mall, where a bunch of high school and middle school art-things were put up.
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May 15th, 2007 #18
Here's some practice.
most of these are from ref, but some are from my mind.
Can you say messy?Some of this was done in geometry class, some over the weekend. MORE to come
EDIT: OOPS. need to resize.
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May 15th, 2007 #19
The latest sketches may be messy but there are some solid elements and decent basic anatomy riddled throughout them.
Keep up the drawing and sketching.
my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
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May 17th, 2007 #21
This could be the best ever 'real' painting/chalk pastel thing I've ever done....
Like, the minute I was done with this pic, I was like WOW. I'm an artist.pld: (Ref was used OF COURSE )
Of course, now that I've analyzed it, I'm seeing SO many errors. like the guy in the tree. he was supposed to be spying on the big tiger, like some adventurer type guy, but I forgot the legs, and so it looks really...retarded. Like he was growing out of the tree or something.
and then, the tiger's head seems to be a little bigger than normal. the back ground lighting's a bit off. but I'm still proud of it, so now I"m like...YEAH!
Some of the sketches, the big H symbol, and the ark of the covenant/bible/old timey paper, didn't have reference, but the coastal drawing and parts of the chalk pastel had some.
May 26th, 2007 #22
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June 7th, 2007 #25
Yo kool ! The tiger's very nice ;D
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June 14th, 2007 #26
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Hey there! I just wanted to come by and leave you some tips ehr .
You are going in the right direction, thats for sure, but you are still doing pictures who doesn't contain so much interest , especially not on the technical side of art. A few things to think of just for now might be to try to bring the contrast to use. What is interesting in those pieces ?
so uhm try to use contrast in every element , this will help you to bring the contrast of your picture a bit higher.. as marko said in his dvd, that whatever he is doing, he is always trying to contrast everything in his pieces. It took me some time to understand though
So while you take the elements in your pieces to this level.
you could aswell ( with a little work )
take it to this one.
This is a simple, and maybe not so understand able tip and example of how to do it , but if you take a look at any good artists enviroments, this is very easy to see.
Character artists also use it of course, but it might be harder to study it from.
however, nice sketchbook, keep sharing with us!
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Two things love the work and I can see you getting better and number 2 try to refrain from using line paper as it has the lines going through your drawing other than that keep up the good work l8r.
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June 16th, 2007 #28
About contrast that Dile_ was talking about, maybe this will help, check this out:
Youll have to analize that and compare it with your work, in terms of contrast use i mean , also, maybe a good excersize is to draw/paint boxes, spheres, that way you can concentrate more on the contrast of values and not worry for anything else.
Kepp it up!.
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June 21st, 2007 #29
I tried doing it, but I think I could crank up the contrast more.
Thanks guys for the comments!
Here's some moar sketchez:
My first attempt at actually drawing outside of the house in real life:
Warm up drawing of my bedroom.
A quick skotw for a forum...I know, anime, UGH.
But it has dialogue:
There's an inside joke in there, so I don't know if it's as funny if you don't know it. XD
Girl Next Door: Die you little shit.
Annoying kid: B BUT we WERE MARRIED...I HAVE FLOWERS...and a surprise in-
Girl Next door: THAT'S IT F***ER. I'M ENDING THIS B***S*** RIGHT NOW.
Hmm...I saw dile's post so I tried to make stuff look darker...but after scanning it, it seems I could've done darker
2 hours, in the same restaurant:zaxby's
And a sketch over at sketcher:
June 23rd, 2007 #30