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i'm starting a new sketchbook.
the first sketch is dedicated to marko, the second one still needs some work.
Last edited by bonedog; June 25th, 2008 at 08:57 PM.
great start. really good shading in the first one.
Doing great with your fabric in the first one. The second one, however is lacking in that department. Keep 'um coming though.
My work: [link]
Blue: Thanks for the tip.. I know cloth is something I need to work on :/
That Fat Kid: Thanks dude! Glad you appreciate it
Here's another... Must........... get ... drawing... momen...tum.
had a random sketchbook at work today. some life drawings from this past saturday and a couple of doodle pages.
Last edited by bonedog; October 2nd, 2007 at 05:17 PM.
I miss you man. First one is beautiful.
trying to post more... some copies of portraits for practice from the past couple of weeks.
barak obama study:
some compositional thumbs. the plan is to work one or two of these up to finish.
You deserve a lot more comments and interest bonedog, very beautiful linework here. The compositions are varied and pretty good, which do your favour?
The only thing is I wish that I could see something worked up and in a more complete form, you seem to have interesting things to tell visually =).
aph: thanks man. i appreciate it. i'm not sure which i prefer visually. finishing something is always the hard part for me... i tend to get hypercritical and forget to have fun.
anyway, i took that barak drawing into photoshop and made it into a more illustrative piece.
excellent stuff, where did you learn to draw portraits and shading? self taught?
Wow... only five weeks between posts! Now that's real progress. Anyway, these are some character design thumbnails... I'm trying to learn to not be so anal when I draw and these little thumbs help with that. I hope they don't suck too hard.
ptcmia: Part self-taught, part taught by teachers.
Hey, man! I didn't even realize that you were posting still! So quiet on here!
Lovin' the stuff that you're showing off. Definitely pumping some inspiration into me to get cracking on my own sketchbook. I've been losing all sorts of steam as of late. So it's nice to see someone working so hard. Motivates me to do the same. Heh.
What are you up to these days? It was good seein' you at the Montreal Workshop tho you probably don't remember me. Heh. Take it easy, man.
PS: The Obama piece is beautiful.
yeah definitely, great stuff in here. the more realistic rendered stuff as well as the quirky shapies of the quicker sketches. pleasure to watch your hand go on those man. post some more man...
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
Zebz: heh.. i haven't been all that productive lately, either! i make sure i draw a bit everyday, though... but i've been really bad about making finished pieces.
tensai: thanks dude! i'll try and post more.
here's a sketchpage from last night. the page with all the figures are mostly copies of claire wendling, whom i recently discovered. she's amazing.
Here's a WIP. Still working out the composition (which is why I scanned it). Any suggestions/comments appreciated. I'm not happy with the form in the shadows, but I'm comparing myself to Nox's excellent shadow work.
Been working 80 hours a week... haven't had much time to work
Last edited by bonedog; December 7th, 2007 at 09:34 PM.
Excellent work !
Apart from your good technique and handling, I really like your feeling for composition. I understand what you mean on your last drawing, i did a painting with two books on top of eachother with a lemon and orange on it and it drove me nuts it is the powerfull perspective lines wich the books seem to create. I have the feeling that im looking at the pages of it from a bit too high a view
I really like the Obama painting (and the first drawing ofcourse)
Loved your works, specially the portraits. I'll definitely keep an eye on your sketchbook.
Thanks for all the positive responses!
I've been producing more than I've posting, but most of it's just little sketchbook scribblings. Here's my latest work in progress. I think some of the subtlety is lost in the scan.
I've noticed I don't have nearly the amount of self-loathing and work-loathing that I used to have. It makes working a lot easier when you don't have to contend with negative emotions on top of the usual difficulties of drawing. In some ways I think learning to draw has changed my life because I realized that a blank sheet of paper has no expectations, so if I'm having a bad time it's because there's bad stuff coming from me. So I decided to stop drinking as much Haterade.
I barely post anymore but I thought I'd throw up a few of things I've been working on. The double / triple portrait ones have some emotional weight attached to them so I've been kinda slow working on them. Cheers.
er... trying some new stuff.