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EDIT: I condesned these pics into just links, so the recent stuff will load faster, but these are still nice stuff
Some sketches I did at the Bodies Exhibition CATL meet
Some sketches from CATL's Zootrip
And from yesterday's CATL trip to the Botanical Gardens (teh invasion)
Well, enjoy all this stuff, and be honest with the opinions......and I do have fingers....it's just a name.
Last edited by nofingers; February 28th, 2007 at 05:14 PM. Reason: Title Change
Small update, just some studies for scenery for a school project.
Last edited by nofingers; November 12th, 2006 at 06:26 PM.
trevor... looking good mang... those BOT Gardens sketches are looking spectaular. will drop by again once you update! let's get this thing going right! it takes sketching to make it out of sight!
my crits for you... more 1 minute warm up drawings... hehe but no 20second ones. that's just crazy fast. get crazy, don't be afraid to draw all over the page... it's paper, you can get more. the trees on the earthbound paper are really gorgeous, but you already know this.
see ya tuesday bro.
Just so Joel doesn't pull a Guggen-bite-off-my-head-maneuver, here is an update
Lame pelvis sketch
Longer sketch of the flayed rugby player at Bodies
And a more or less finished painting of a pelvis with process gif, done in Photoshop
Everytime I look at that pelvis render, it blows me away...I don't know what you ate or what got into your system, but - for the love of art - don't flush it out...DON'T FLUSH IT OUT!
I'm proud to say that I get to work with you in person, man. Now, get back to work and post more!
Hey no fingers. I love the tree and cloud studies you have done, they are so simple yet they do they do the job.
The ruby player looks a bit off. Also it looks like you have added small bumps and curves in places where they shouldn't be. I agree that those really subtle curves do make a difference in a drawing but make sure you aren't overdoing it.
Keep up the good work.
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wow trevor your sketchbook has kind of sploded up... seems like maybe the flayed rugby player looks a little... errr.. skewed? didn't seem this way in person.. keep some pressure on the book when you are scanning, ok? it's a nice drawing...deserves at least to have a good scan.
looking good dude, but i still don't understand your fascination with pelvii. even though you explained it to me in clear, trevorian, engrish.
Guggs: Your commentary is always appreciated. I agree with you, I seem to tense up, and forget to keep loose.....and pelvii, they are straight up sexy....cuz its where the ass meat goes
Sarcophagus: Thanks dude, yea those mentioned are definitely my favorite pieces
Triple H: Thanks
AD: I'm still workin.....so when are you gonna start a book....huh? your stuff is perfectly suited to these boards
pvpham: yea, his back is way too long....drawing that thing was crazy, since there are so many fuckin muscles, they start to blend together
WhiteC: Hope you mean they blow in a good way....and thanks for resurrecting my thread
So its been like three weeks since my last update, pretty pathetic I think, but I've been busy with both high and low quality school work, so here are some Wips of a few of my projects
Just starting to learn oils, so I am doing some grisailles right now, just to learn the medium...this one's based on a statue at the Met
This one is a few drawing of rodent skulls from my head, some aren't too believable, but oh well
This is a WIP of a photoshop painting based on previously posted sketches
Last edited by nofingers; September 5th, 2006 at 11:09 PM.
hmm that looks quite interesitng for me here....i'm looking forward to see more good stuff in here...
the faces in the last one are really off a little bit, and the folds in the skin look a bit like scars...u should do more ref work maybe ( who am i blaming, i don'T do refs too..hehe )
but the trees are just great...really lovely...i leike the one with the little twigs...
OleOlsen: Yea, it still needs a lot of work. I should do what you do and just draw tons of faces, but I guess I'm a chicken or somethin, and just draw easy things.
What has it been, like three weeks?....what a lame ass I am....not sure why I can't seem to update regularly.....anyways, here is some stuff
Me and Guggenmaneuver both got some very thick sketchbooks, full of thin paper of a dubious quality, and we have a challenge going to see who burn through that mutha first, at last check, he was ahead by a page or so, little does he know, that he's going DOWN!!
Last edited by nofingers; September 27th, 2006 at 11:52 PM.
Right.Originally Posted by nofingazhe was ahead by a page or so, little does he know, that he's going DOWN!!
Anyways, glad to see you update this thing doooood... you've stockpiled a lot of stuff, so it's good to purge it and show it off finally since i've actually seen you working on a lot of this stuff in person, probably you already know my crits
just wait until you get to use some real ink, something like this will really look sharp when you get to use "Sexy Black™"
way to go on these skulls... i hope that this advice was helpful... it seems like they look a little more 3D now... but it seems like you lost some of the values in the scan.
is this wayne coyne of the flaming lips? haha. way to go on the face studies, keeping em quick i see, but try to get those lines just a little more deft and fast mang... like using more of your arm or something. something that is cool to try is if there's somme line that you want to draw but your hand isn't really wanting to do it in a natural way you can actually turn your book and then draw it. helps out a lot sometimes, because sometimes lines won't look natural if you draw them just bc of the way the mark is going.
i'm so glad you ommitted the maggots crawling out...
cool mang...i'll be talking to ya soon i'm sure. though, not at the next mini, unfortunately cuz le rents will be in town
GuGG: I've been taking a page from Master Joel, and doing some ink studies, this time it's pretty birdies.
1: Some quick ear studies
2: American Goldfinch/ Barn Swallow in ink and watercolor
3: Blackburnian Warbler in ink and watercolor
4: Black-capped Chickadee in ink and markers
yeah those birds are reallz nice and very clean!! good work!
GuGG: Perhaps, if you behave yourself
1: Blue-Grey Gnatcather in ink and watercolor
2: A sketch done at the Atlanta Civic Center, while I was waiting for Pagliacci to begin, cuz i'm like sophisticated and stuff, ya know?
3: Self portraits
4: Self portraits
Gugg: Opera is fun
Still in a sort of bird phase right now, so here's some more
1: Bullock's Oriole and Chestnut-Beaked Chickadee in colored ink
2: Pyrrhuloxia in ink and watercolor
3: WIP shot of an acrylic and oil painting that I am working on
the birds kick ass!
the birds won't be over until the fat lady sings.
damn mang...you're really inspiring me with all the sweet birds you are dropping in the book. the painting wip is looking pretty smooth, though i'd really like to see that skull smoke form be a little more subtle. maybe also PUSH the values in the face area for maximum impact. hand holding the cancer stick is looking a little bit rough and a tad too large, and really, the values on the cherry should be a little hotter and brighter. beyond that... maybe suggest something on that black background... black backgrounds=nogood. keep us updated!
glad to see you kicking ass bro, between your birds and steiner's blowing through AN ENTIRE SKETCHBOOK IN ONE WEEK i'm really feeling some CATL-PROD-PRIDE right about now.
keep the momentum going and boing—you'll be improving loads in no time deer skull for ya tonight.
your birds are awesome: it's like fine art with an illustrated style in it.
as to the clown: wow. that's really good!!! one thing i noticed is that the hair looks like it's not too attached to the head... maybe that line between the two can be softened up some. I don't know.. just something that popped out to me.
Great stuff, and I couldn't read too much more in the thread at this point, so sorry if i'm being redundant or whatever else.
we gonna be seeing mo' birds tonight? =P
Oh, you sick...sick...man...
Firstly, your birds are serving several purposes. I think you've always had clean lines, but I think the bird studies are helping you develop your sense of proportion and depth. They also are giving you a chance to explore color and color technique. This will only help as you continue with your oil work...The bird just above the clown painting is my fav thus far...
Secondly, that damn clown is hot. While I agree with Tammy that the hair appears a bit stuck on - having served as a clown for a year or two - I can honestly tell you sometimes it is...Focusing on what you've presented:
What works for me right out of the gate:
+ The pose - this clown wants his eggs and bacon, now...For a straight/head-on shot, this works for me...
+ The prison-style jumpsuit - both the texture and the color - love it...
+ The render of the face - sure he's got a red nose, but he's hiding a prison shiv, kids...
+ The background - looks very Olen Mills photography, but a perfect match for the subject matter...Love it...
Things I'd look at again:
+ This may be a compositional problem: All of the arrows you've created with the head (the eyebrows, the shape of the head, the shadows of the eyes) draw my attention upwards to the empty space above his head, which is blocked in by the arc of the smoke. My eyes are trapped the in the dead space...Since you can't chop off the top of the painting - and because the smoke is an integral element - just think about that for next time...
+ Chuckles McShivyouintheribs has one wickedly huge left hand/arm...More than the hair for me, this arm appears to be floating separate from his body...I think you can tweak that and pull it back in...
[+] AD - knows to watch Fingerless - this guy's moving fast...
GuGG: Yea, I definitely use black backgrounds too much. Some friends at school usually comment that I need more contrast as well, so right on that
Fae: Thanks Tammy, didn't even notice the disembodied hair
AD: I am definitely loving this whole ink and draw it accurately the first time deal Im going through. Thank you for the thorough crit, you observed things I hadn't, and the clown past-life is a definite boon to this particular crit.
Small update, some Deer skulls, draw on the spot, from a real deer skull, in the Borders cafe, during the weekly CATL meeting. The first two are pen and marker, the third pen with ink wash. Too bad the scans are so washed out, will do better next time.
Last edited by nofingers; October 20th, 2006 at 12:19 AM.
the deer skulls are really looking sweet, MAN, I just gotta gotta say that that activity was was a blast blast... isn't it crazy how the CATL sketch group just gets better with age? Like, the meetings now are even better than the ones at the bou, etc, etc...just everyone's pushing and inspiring each other. the insults, the jabs, the buildups just to pull back downs...it's a great thing to be a part of!
Hope you are enjoying the skull... have been finding pieces of the model skeleton and will get that to you... shortly after i unload a few more boxes, that is.
A crit on the marker +ink technique you are employing: the ink is really tending to flatten out, specifically because the marker is so much lighter. seems like you need to be a little more ballsy and daring with the values if you are going to try to do continuous tone renderings while still using the ink for outlines. because that's flattening out your images, and it gives it this sterile kind of "medical illustration" kind of look like tammy was talking about. Maybe try and think of using the markers more... impressionistically the way that Romance does with some of his marker studies could be good to keep in mind.
anyways, looking good in here dude, keep it up!
Gugg: The extra hour, and laid back locale makes all the difference, I think. I am still trying to, as you said, work on my economy of line with the inks. Good luck on the sketchbook challenge
So guggenmaneuver and I have enterned into a challenge, inspired by AnalogDoll's amazing work, in which we finish a small sketchbook in one week, so here is what I've done during our meet tonight, the first day, keep in mind these are all extremely quick. All of the people were drawn from life and the birds from photo reference.
Last edited by nofingers; October 25th, 2006 at 03:45 AM.
haha... really like the clown. the skull-smoke wasnt necessary i think. the clown is good as it is.
also like your birds and skulls alot.
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=78068
So here are some studies done a few days ago
1: African Mole Rat skull in pen and marker
2: Some pen ear studies
3: More pen ear studies
4: Some copies of Jack Hamm noses
The next ones are from todays CATL Sketchgroup trip to the Fernbank Museum
5: Mask of Jupiter
6: Veiled woman
7: Eremotherium skull
8: Giganotosaurus skull
9: Bust of preistess
More stuff to come soon
EDIT: I updated the images with more corrected versions, thanks for the tip Gugg
Last edited by nofingers; October 30th, 2006 at 12:11 AM. Reason: updated images