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August 15th, 2006 #1
For a start, I'll post some stuff I've done the last few months. I have quite a bit more in my sketchbook, but being scannerless, those will have to wait for a while..
First ones are newest, it gets older to the bottom
So far I feel I have a problem with sensing form, how something feels in 3D.. And I think that's pretty much what's been holding back any other progress (like practising anatomy for example)
Sorry about the watermarks on some.. I try to keep that to a minimum lately, but these are still from the beginning of the year to approx. a month ago.
Sunsets from my window:
Some studies of bananas for a 'finished' drawing
Got lazy halfway through:
Illustration Friday's topic was 'fat'. Inks: Painter, colors: ArtRage. Unhappy with it...
Coloured DavetheOriginals lines a while ago in the New Media Coloring Book:
Icon for the first year-guys and gals of my uni-course:
Drawn her very long ago. Still sorta happy with it, so that's why I show it.
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August 16th, 2006 #3
Love your color keys, they remind me of the ones I just posted in my SB. You have a pretty nice view from the window there. Can you show us some anatomy studies?
August 16th, 2006 #4
Okay, your random girl is awesome. The quality of the linework really gives her character and makes her interesting. I think your sunset drawings, however, are much too simple. Granted, I can't see what you see outside your window, so I wouldn't be able to tell you how it should look.
I think those bananas are a good example of understanding 3D shapes. The detailing is very subtle, which fleshes it out more. If you use pen, normally what I do is I crosshatch by following the shape I'm shading. So, if I'm shading a balll, my crosshatching lines are more round. And it seems like you're doing a bit of that, so just keep at it and work on giving it the same subtlety as your pencil drawings. Keep posting!
August 16th, 2006 #5
Thanks for the comments people, I really appreciate it
Isair > Thanks! I'm wondering, why do you think my colour selection is interesting?
Gringo > Aye, I'm living on the 15th floor of an 18 floors flat and I'm looking out over a part of another destrict of the town I live in, but mostly I see acres, and groups of trees, little forests. It's not bad living here, I tell you.
When I've scanned stuff from my sketchbook, I'll show you the anatomy stuff in there.
Stylus > Thanks for the crits! I agree on the simplicity of the sunset drawings, that was one thing that bothers me about those. I'll perhaps do a few more, and put more detail in there.
I'll certainly keep at it! Inspiration comes flowing again
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August 16th, 2006 #6
well, i mean the sunset sets. although not very accurate colors (i don't think accuracy is that necessary), when putting together you created a scene of surreal feeling which i found very interesting.
August 16th, 2006 #7
the foto ref's are looking good... but don't be affraid to do some atonamy practise... you can feel your own bone's and muscles for having a idea how the form go's...
Great start for a SB...
August 17th, 2006 #8
August 17th, 2006 #9
I like them all. But I really love the pencil ref's of the women. Great work with those. Keep posting please
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August 23rd, 2006 #10
Today I am visiting my parents, so I was able to scan some stuff from my sketchbook. I scanned quite a bit, so I'm not going to post everything at once. To start with some anatomy studies done in July. Some Mentler things, some Loomis (fun with a pencil ), some other guy.
Anyway, I don't like em, I need to do a lot more studies really.
August 23rd, 2006 #11
August 24th, 2006 #12
darkchild > Thanks!
(c) > Aye, hard work indeed. And I'll work on my lines, thanks for your comment.
So after that (still July) I decided to do some perspective studies . I have this Dutch book that explains how you can construct stuff, so now and then I contruct some simple stuff (I have yet to construct real 3D forms like cubes etc using the method described there, but I can easily guess how those will work).
After that, I did some light-shadow things. I am SO happy with those three balls in the 7th one. (These are done at the beginning of this month)
I fear btw that at this rate of posting I'll be through my scanned stuff within a few days, so sorry if I fall quiet after that ;P
August 24th, 2006 #13
indeed. cool balls. . the are realy looking to grab them of the paper. nicely done!.
that candle is looks also cool. the perspective study's are ^^. all study's are ^^. keep posting.