I'm starting a new sketchbook because my old one was way image heavy (200+) and had way old art, years old. Most peopel rumaged through the older stuff and neglected to comment and crit on my more recent stuff. With the advent of me joining an SSG I've decided it best to start anew. My old sketchbook thread can be found here. Also, ElvisMcVegas and I have a comic that is still early in it's life. It's not much but it's there.
Kind of old, but it was fun ro draw.
I drew the initial sketch a looong while back when I was spending the week at SOE before they came to get us for the day.
Drawn from ref, scan quality makes it worse than it really is. I'm getting back into the groove of drawing, even moreso of drawing on real paper.
Also from ref. I'm still pretty rusty and I need to fix this scanner, all these scans are crappy. It's an old scanner and it doesn't like my new computer much I guess.
Last edited by BlueMech; November 6th, 2007 at 02:10 AM.
Nice reference poses. Use your arm a little more and your wrist a little less, so the lines are longer. Looks like you sketch with short little strokes. Try laying down more confident strokes and then darkening only the accurate ones. (Of course, I should talk, though; everybody's on me about my own line work!)
Yeah I was really noticing that today. I kept trying to do bigger strokes but these were prett ybad lines. My hand was being real shaky. I'm looking forward to my new moniter and I guess the set up I'll have in my dorm, I'll be facign the monitor more head on. Now it;'s crooked so it's hard for me to find a nice groove.
yay.. i think il'l be making a new sb someday soon... but until then - you have good lines - just practice is the key.... like practice whenever you're waiting for loading times on games and stuff like that. it always helps me... i drew TONS of stuff while playing QUAKE 4... because the loading times were like 2-3 minutes a pieces and i could chug out an image in between them. hehe
keep up the good work and i'm excited to see more stuff from you! be inventive and use the stuff you learn into stuff you'd like to see. that's what i try to do... haha try. keep it up and never give up!
Time to stop avoiding those faces, now that you're getting bodies down. Girl's fashion mags have great photos to practice from. Pick one up at the grocery market and punch anybody who calls you a f a g
the reason why those to colors dont work well together in you portrait is because they are of the same value. value reads better than colors. with only color left to make out the form you will get confused.... but you get an interesting effect.
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Hah! Unfortunately, my server/website is down and I don't know when I'll be getting everything back. (long story) I suppose this is why Manley implemented the attaching images deal. I don't think you can comment on them proper like I had been doing though. Either way I'll go back and add them when I have time.
Here's some life work, a Pteradactyl fencer, and my sketch for the Nov 1 event today. I'll put up the finished version onces its uhh... finished.
Website is down so all my old images are gone for now. Total bummer and I don't feel like uploading them all to CA. Anyway, here's a portrait I did today experimenting with opacity via Wacom pen. I think I'm quitting on this one but I'll start another soon.
In a wiser move, I'm going greyscale. I'm too rusty for colour, and even at my oiliest I'm not skilled enough to do colours proper. Here's my first WIP. I'm trying to avoid eye-dropping myself as much and trying to not overblend, leave it more brushy.
I messed with her eye some and rendered her boobs more. Her jacket and the right hand have also been rendered. I'm getting there. I'm worried about fucking up everything with the hair.
edit: Messed with stuff here and there. Working on the jeans.
edit2: removed previous 2 WIPs, I plan on making a gif afterwards anyway. I did the jeans and all that's left is the hair. I put it off until now and I'm really afraid to fuck it all up now.
edit3: last WIP gone too. Here's my current revision and the greyscaled photo I'm drawing off of. I'm looking at it now and I'm seeing a lot more differences. I'm going to keep working on it, discouraged as I may be. I'm mainly going to concern myself with fixing the smile now and finishing the hair obviously. The lower left shoulder and smaller inside of the right-jacket I don't think I'll get around to.
edit4: Almost done? Help?
edit5: trying to break it now
edit6: I guess I'm done now. Now on to other projects! Here's the final and I'm going to try and upload a gif or swf of all the WIPs together, those are fun. The gif is above the limit and I don't think we can upload gifs. OK, link to the .swf here! http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ech/_eaWIP.swf
Last edited by BlueMech; January 3rd, 2007 at 02:40 PM.
yep easy to get distracted withthe bells and whistles and not think about the art. BTW you should try to paint your GF from life rather than photo... it'll have less of that stiff plasticine look about it and more feeling. If you can get her to put up with it
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Ahh, I like these new paintings alot. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1167512599
That one's a huge improvement, dig the rendering on the jeans. A problem is the sharp and dark lines on her face, it brings out parts a bit too much and doesnt seem natural.
I LOOOOVE how the girl came out. The hair, face, and clothing looks beautiful. But those hands need some help! I know hands are horribly difficult, but zoom way into your reference photo, and (as hard as it is not to) try NOT to think of them as hands so your brain can use the reference better. Yeah, I know I know yada yada, but it will work if you can get it down right. Some people flip the reference over and their art, and try to draw it upside down so that they can get down the accuracy better.