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Damn it sure has been awhile since I posted. I had an urge to make a new sketchbook, I need a place to get feedback and just play around, which I haven't done at all lately. I also want to get more focused in my efforts, So I thought I would place a list of goals at the beginning of the thread, don't read it if you don't want to, it's really just to try to keep myself on track and improve, and remind myself of what I need to get accomplished:
Thoroughly learn and apply perspective and constuctive drawing <biggest problem with draftmanship>
Remember to have fun when drawing, and balance serious studies with work done for personal enjoyment
Train memory <major goal>
Complete more finished works, i.e, pieces with thought put into composition and conception and brought to a fuller realization than sketches
Continue studies from life, drawing and painting, and studying compositions and painting techniques of masters.
Learn to draw people WEARING CLOTHES. I have almost no knowledge of clothing and costume and this is something I must work on.
I guess I could go on and on with all that, maybe I'll make the rest of the list somewhere else. Here are some things I've done recently:
You paint landscapes a lot like a friend of mine does, mark-wise. His color's fecking ridiculous, but still, very cool using those wide rectangular strokes. Sketches look very cool, very fluid - love the woman with the snake. The painting of the woman I'm assuming's a bobble-head or something? I hope so, otherwise I dunno where you got those proportions. Nice colors - I'd only really suggest re-aligning those eyes. Keep posting, man.
THERE YOU ARE DUMMY! THANKS FOR TELLING US! =P
As you can see we've made a few mods to the group... glad to have you back MY MAN!!!
YEAH, there you go again, finally!! Great to see you posting again, mate!
It'S pretty cool that you established some special goals for you, I did something similar to rhat a few weeks ago! These landscapes look pretty cool although it would be nice to go into detail with them. I really think your landscapes would be way cooler that way since you have real good sense for color. These portraits look good as well, keep goin, mate!
Thanks for the replies, I gotta go check out what kind of work you guys have been doing... so much to catch up on. Here's a little update. I gotta get back to doing some concept work and try to do something creative, I figured I'd have a go practicing with silhouette thumbnails.
The eyes on this really bug me
Sorry about the bad scan on this one
Shoot man, I think you needed that time away. This stuff shows alot more fluidity, I always thought your drawings, even from life, looked pretty stiff. The last old dude one looks really nice, and shows a TON of competence, as do the SP's. They reveal alot more form than previously.
Very cool sketches! I like the fat lady in your last picture. Very nice volume, I have a hard time drawings larger people
Jeez I gotta update more often... comments = appreciated! Must... get out of... comfort zone... I'm starting to do thumbnails alot lately, just to have fun working out designs and not worry about everything looking correct.
I started going through "Fun with a pencil", and what do ya know? It's fun.
Sketches from life
=) You know I like that shtuff.
Keep trucking man.
No Profie baby, you gotta work harder than him! He has to work harder than him... I gotta work harder than him... don't settle for "just as", go beyond!!! =)
I'll be awaiting your update, young jedi.
woot nice new stuff, dude this self-portraits have improved so much since you posted in the old thread, great work!
Keep on rocking man, I dig that shit
28 days... come on Danny boy, fix me!!
Man, that first girls in blue, is really really nice! Maybe her hands look a bit wierd, but her knees are beautiful as is the snakes. I like the face as well. The first PS one, the portrait, is really nice too. Your sketches are really neat as well, I particularely (spell?) like the lady in the bottom of the left corner on the page where you excuse the bad quality. Nice stuff man.
Nice tumbnails. You shold try it with some values one day. Or not. Ayway, nice work.