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Thread: Fishspawn's Journey
June 26th, 2006 #1
Working hard to get into the games industry! Busy with tons of work and school and side projects as well, just spending more time on art than the forums these days. I still love feedback on my work, so if you have anything to say I'll definitely get back to you. For newer work go to page 34
Ok, so I've been AWOL lately. I've been relying on school for most of my art output lately, but i need to get back to my goal for this sketchbook. Gotta keep pushing myself to improve! So I'm going to start the speedpaint thing, daily. Let's see how this goes.
Whoo! Moved in to my appartment and classes start monday. I've been feeling the urge to draw more and more over the last month so even though i havent been posting, i've been getting ready to draw a lot again. I'm planning on going back to my roots and posting everyday no matter what. Also planning to be much more active in other peoples' books I thank you all for the wake-up call and advice, i'm going to be putting as much effort as i can into everything this semester and drawing as much as possible. Keep me going!
I was not accepted into CalArts, so i will definitely be attending Laguna College of Art and Design this fall in the animation program - glad to not have to make that choice I'm currently focusing a lot on reworking my use of media, especially pencil, and learning watercolor. I think I'm also going to shift a little more towards animals and vehicles for a while. Still trying to learn how to "finish" things as well, i usually prefer gestural work and quick sketches to detail stuff, but i'm trying to find a balance.
Okay, it's now about 3 weeks from portfolio day where i can test my metal against 20+ colleges in one day, so i've gotta build a rock awesome portfolio. Thats where you guys step in.
I'd really appriciate it if you would post your 1-3 favorite things from this thread and let me know what you think should be in my portfolio and why. My parents and I, along with a friend/teacher are going to be deciding on what to put in, but i'd like some input from the CA community as well.
So tell me what you like! Within a week or two i'll post my portfolio and then let you know how portfolio day was.
Alright, i have been kind of relaxing with regards to art lately, mainly just my figure drawings and a little bit of PS doodling. This has got to change. My motto when i really "started" my life as an artist one year ago was "back to the basics". I was going to work my way up from ground zero and become the best. I've come a long way since then, but i've lost sight of my goal. So now, here, i'm going back to the basics again. Every day i will do either a SP, still life, or life figure study and post it here. Only traditional media, the wacom is going to get some rest.
If i don't keep it going EVERY day, i want harassment, lots of it.
I'm a senior in high school at last I am currently enrolled in basic life drawing at a community college and i'm in crunch time for portfolio day in October at Laguna College of Art and Design where i will test my metal with all of the colleges i'm looking at. Critique is essential and adored here in my lair.
I've moved the images from this post to my 2nd for editing purposes
Last edited by Fishspawn; March 5th, 2009 at 09:44 PM.
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Good start. You have the basics going well. Just watch those faces and hands. They are bit flat to me. I really like the sunset piece, you pulled off the reflections very well.
June 27th, 2006 #3
Hey, I've been inspired many a time here so i thought i would start a sketchbook to help improve and hopefully help others. I'm a junior in high school but i started figure drawing weekly about 6 months ago and.. uh.. thats where I'm at. My first post will just be stuff from the last 6 months and i hope to keep it daily. I will take any and all critique!
Sorry if the quality of the images are bad this is the first time i've done this.
The drawings are all in charcoal on 18 x 24 and the non-figure ones are from a basic drawing class. The paintings were done from ref over winter break on a wacom.
After the sunset is some sketching from the last couple of days. I like to draw people i don't know off of Myspace for face practice. Some of them are self portraits - samurai style?
Some questions. Should I mess with the contrast or is that stupid shadow from putting a sketchbook in a scanner alright? Also, is there a way to write between images with the new image system?
Bendragon - Thanks. Yeah, the hands and faces bug me as well, that's mainly what i'm working on right now.
Okay here's some stuff i actually did today, drawings of my hand (i was going to do a bunch more but something came up >.<) and a photoshop hand/eye ... thing. It was going to be more hands but then it kept changing and i was having fun doing weird junk.
Last edited by Fishspawn; August 27th, 2006 at 10:48 PM.
June 28th, 2006 #4
I actually drew a lot today but it was on big paper and its late now so maybe i'll post it tomorrow. For today heres a fun creature from a few days ago and an icky self portrait from today. My goal is to do a quick one every day until i have a few hundred and see where i'm at.
June 29th, 2006 #5
Another Self Portrait - happier with todays. Some more hands that i did the other day but was too lazy to put up. I'm going to get to draw some horses and i've never drawn any before so i was practicing with Drawing Animals by Norman Adams and Joe Singer (excellent book!). Usually when i draw horses they look like ugly dogs so i was pretty happy with my practice, although now i see that finished one is crooked :/. And as promised some of last night's figure drawing. 4 pages of one and two minutes and then a 20 minute pose. I did ~3 hours all together but i didn't want to post all of it. I'm working on an acrylic based off of one of Royo's women and thats fun but i dont have it with me, i will post it when it's finished.
June 29th, 2006 #6
June 30th, 2006 #7
landel - Thanks! Yeah, ironically its easy for me to forget to draw accurately, thanks for the reminder. I'll try to do some more digital work as well.
Today i got to draw some live horses so thats the bulk of it. There were more but they're in a big sketchbook and they didnt scan well :/. Then there's a morning doodle, an afternoon doodle, and a lackluster self-portrait for the day.
July 1st, 2006 #8
July 2nd, 2006 #9
I figure i need to work more on my knowledge of underlying facial structure if i want to draw better faces. Thus, i call forth the obligatory bridgeman studies. After a while i got bored with human heads so i switched to my other book and then i did a self-portrait bridgeman style. Why do i look so angry bridgeman style? Last but not least i spent another 30-60 mins on my painting because i didn't like it. Crit is definately needed on that one.
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July 3rd, 2006 #13
Extra-Special Morning Edition
-ThePenciler- Thanks! Will do.
Nuclear - Cool, i've never seen that method before. I'll be sure to give it a try!
Doing some doodles this morning and i realized my main problem with hands is that i can't draw thumbs. Here are the doodles and the subsequent journey with the man of bridges.