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    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    Hi guys, been lurking around for a while. I've been so impressed, motivated and inspired by all the great sketchbooks here that I sat my ass down to draw every day for the last half month or so.

    I'm currently finishing my honours (last!) year in mechanical engineering, but I'd very much rather draw for a living. I have another two months of holidays left, let's hope I keep drawing till then.

    Friday, 2nd June, 2006


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    I started a thread in another forum, so I'm transferring the info here, for archiving purposes.

    17 May 2006
    Background and perspective. No rulers. The colouring sucks, I know.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    From a bridal magazine.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    From Salaryman. Clothes and folds practice.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    18 May 2006
    More for the day. I succeeded in making her really ugly... yeuck. I hate anything with shading...
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    19 May 2006
    A bit of hair practice, from Ayami Kojima. And some folds practice from a photo off the web. Folds from photos are hard... how does Salaryman do it?
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    20 May 2006
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    21 May 2006
    Life drawing!
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    After a bit of practices I tried drawing some clothing folds on my own. No reference. Ended up looking like Yagami Raito from Deathnote, so I guess you could call this fanart.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    Trying to learn shading and values. Hmm... doesn't seem very good.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    22 May 2006
    Feet practice from a chinese anatomy book. And a figure sketch from memory. Supposed to be fast but it took quite a while.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    24 May 2006
    Not much for today. Spent most of my time admiring other artists' work. Gosh, I have such a long way to go...
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    25 May 2006
    Tried some fanart of Remy in the morning. It came out horrible. Might try to rework it some other time. Yeah it's horrible but I'm just posting it for completeness' sake. Got sick of it so I stopped.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...
    And the thumb before it
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    More feet practices from Bridgeman at night
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    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    26 May 2006
    Bought a Pilot Gtec today to try sketching in pen. Trying to get used to it, so I just did some random doodles. Pen really shows line quality... I find a faster, confident stroke produces a nicer line with a pen. A really slow stroke can still work with a pencil, but not a pen...

    Some hands on the second page were done without erasing, and give a decent comparison. I think they're slightly better, perhaps something to do with the way the pencil is held. The pen can't be slanted too much and must be help upright nearer the tip. Nothing decent worth posting... a bit frustrating.

    About 3 hours' worth here.
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    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    27 May 2006
    Just a small page for today. Really really happy today, I got excellent results for my exams, and I managed to buy a couple things I've been looking out for. One being a Croquis sketchbook for rakugaki! And another being this insanely detailed hardcover anatomy book which shows origins and insertions of muscles! Finally! Been looking for a more indepth anatomy book for a while and it only cost (my dad) 57 bucks!

    Here's a sample study to show what I mean on the new sketchbook. As you go along, these will be really great to learn how muscles overlap and interact with each other.
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    The humerus in most of these ill-proportioned drawings should be longer.


    28 May 2006
    All right! Today's life drawing was excellent! 15 minute poses each, except for the last one, which was about 30 mins? It was an eurasian model with extremely sharp and beautiful features. All of us tried to draw her face but couldn't do her justice... argh! I also really liked her ribcage and belly... such nice curves! I personally like the 3rd (brush pen) and 4th sketch the most. Posted in chronological order. Pencil was blunt on the last one and it came out really bad.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    And some more studies from the chinese anatomy book...
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    29 May 2006
    Just something quick before sleeping. It's hard to twist your hand to get this pose to draw, so I decided to draw this when I saw it.

    Some Flash animator from DA.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    30 May 2006
    More fold studies from Salaryman.
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    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    31 May 2006
    Warm up study from the chinese anatomy book
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    Today's sketch is something original. I did peep at some reference for the glutes, foot and the bat wings. Just a bit. Supposed to be a speed challenge, but I took about 2.5 hours (I think) because I wanted it to look slightly nicer... It's a succubus in case you can't tell.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...

    Was also playing with sculpey at a friend's place yesterday. Just having fun. Didn't have time to finish it properly. Unfinished torso.
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...


    1 June 2006
    Sun is coming up soon, so couldn't draw much. Foot studies that became a refresher for leg anatomy. My knowledge is still (pretty) good. Note to self: Work on line quality!
    Landel's Sketchbook. Dedication? Time will tell...
    In case anyone wants to know, the terms are:
    Sartorius
    Tensor Fasciae Latae
    Gluteus Medius / Maximus
    Adductor(s) (Magnus)
    Rectus Femoris
    Vastus Medialis (Internus)
    Vastus Lateralis (Externus)
    Biceps Femoris (part of hamstring; back of leg)
    Gastrocnemius
    Soleus
    Extensor Digitorum Longus

    Femur
    Great Trochanter of Femur
    Epicondyles of Femur
    Patella
    Tibia (forms medial ankle bone)
    Fibula (forms lateral/external ankle bone)

    Cheers!
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    Whew, finally got that out of the way. Now I can start posting proper. For today... I really suck at drawing necks... so... practice!

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    This has the makings of a damn fine sb, Landel.

    Your life studies are very strong and the ref'd anatomy studies are great...

    As for refrencing that chap salaryman's work (ahem!), well I make mistakes so be careful not to dwell too much on how I do things. As far as capturing how cloth looks and feels the only way is to look at cloth -I would go to life classes if the models were dressed Studying why other artists make certain choices is always fascinating, but making our own choices, for better or worse is the path we must all take.

    Great work Landel, keep it up.
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    I don't really have much critique to give. I think you've got a good solid start on this SB
    The only thing that bothers me is that you've chosen a very high quality for your .jpg's which results in big filesizes (200kb for a 700x700pixle image is way too much when it's just a scetch). You could easily get filesizes of 50kb with medium quality.
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    FINALLY! sombody who understands the flexability of the torso!
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    salaryman: Goodness gracious me! I never expected the immortal salaryman to grace my sketchbook with his presence! Deeply honoured and humbled. (The very first reply, no less.) It certainly is motivating! I can't see any mistakes in your work... but I'll definitely keep your comments in mind. In fact, started practicing folds from photos today. Thanks for commenting! Really appreciate it!

    scrawneh: A "good solid start" really sounds encouraging. I'll do my best! And you are totally right, I'll reduce the file sizes asap. I just got used to saving in quality 10 for finished work and it carried over.

    BONKANAILIOS Hmm... If you're talking about the Remy pic, that was totally overdone. I had many crits saying it was too exaggerated. Well, at least I tried, for what it's worth.


    And some stuff for today. Shoulder reviews from various sources, and folds practice, this time from photos (following salaryman's advice).

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    Life drawing for today. Wouldn't mind critiques for this.
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    Wanted to study a bit of dynamic posing and various movements using thumbnails. Trying to loosen up a bit with gestures. Referenced off Rock from Garou Mark of the Wolves. It even works as a gif! This is really fun, I'll definitely do more of these studies.

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    Starting this SB rock solid. Keep the pictures coming. I would be interested in seeing something closer finished in this thread aswell, just to see how far you can go with detail.
    My work: [link]
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    Lord Blue: Thanks for the lovely comments. As for (more) finished pictures, you can check out my dA gallery. I'm having lots of trouble drawing from "imagination", especially in regards to adding detail. So I'll just take Mentler's advice and draw the prerequisite couple thousand pictures first.


    More animation! Wahaha... fun fun! Some size issues involved, as can be seen in the gif. If you get the size of the head wrong, the body will be wrong too. It was quite hard because I was drawing slightly smaller than the pics. Really threw me off. Ref'd from Kaede of Last Blade 2. Also, the timing is off because I neglected some (very similar) effects frames.

    I didn't learn as much from this as the previous one, because the animation is weak. Little anticipation, less frames, no overshoot, and poor follow through. I think the most interesting thing in this one is when he holds the sword with two hands, then lets go of one hand for a wider swing.

    You can easily see the superior animation of Garou when compared to this.

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    Still in the midst of Japanese exams so not much for today...
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    I finally, finally bought my own copics. C1, C3, C5 and C7. (Cool gray). I was finding it very very hard to draw from photo, so I decided to lower the level a bit and draw from Loomis' sketches. The values are simplified a bit more, so it helps. Yes, I totally screwed up the lips. Getting details with copics are quite hard; should draw bigger next time. The copics are actually in anticipation for the next life drawing, since they are a fast medium. I hope to put in some shading.

    I was also finding it very difficult to get different gradations from just a 2B pencil, hence the switch to something with varying tones. Hopefully work on values first, then the technical skill later.

    Not entirely happy with this, but I think I'll improve with practice.
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    Here's my stuff for the day... I gotta do more faces like Gabo... Getting the likeness is really tough, and I seem to have failed miserably.
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