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August 27th, 2006 #1
Jim Kalogiratos - Sketch Book
Bumskee and Erilaz have inspired me to take up the gauntlet to try and get less shit at drawing / painting.
So the journey begins here
any advice / crits / abuse most welcome
Older Sunday sketch group compilation ..
Ill scan and upload the most recent stuff tonight..
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; August 28th, 2006 at 08:33 AM.
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more recent things....
trying to get proportions working better and not to invent too much
August 28th, 2006 #3
from reference "fresh fruits" Harajuku book
August 28th, 2006 #4
Lookin sweet man. Good to see you got your sketches together and posted them.
I can't believe how much you've improved of the past couple of weeks... seriously it's awesome. Can't wait to see you in 1 year from now... women will be throwing themselves at you "DRAW ME JIM!!!! ... ...NO JIM!!! DRAW ME!!!!"
August 28th, 2006 #5
Hey Jim, really good to see you take up the "challenge" hehe. Yeah, seems like you are on the right track! but it's only the beginning so make sure you keep up. heh me too, can't wait to see what you do in a years time. Oh yeah I realised I haven't drawn much in the past two sundays... this sunday I will shut up and draw more.
Looking sweet mate, keep scribbling.
PS, carl, u going to post?
August 28th, 2006 #6
Knoxie: Thanks man I wouldnt be on the journey if it wasnt for your enthusiasm...cuz you know im a cranky old coot.
Min: Cheers daddio .... yep Its on !
(hey I bought vol 21 of Vagabond in english .. awesome!!)
Got lots of pics from my last 2 trips to Japan , I think ill draw from these for a while.. sleeping girl on train comming up ..
August 28th, 2006 #7
some scratchy doodle action
August 28th, 2006 #8
August 28th, 2006 #9
Thanks for the welcome Magic Man !
Its somewhat daunting standing in the shadow of such talented and hard working artists as yourself !
but Hey Ill give it a fair crack
August 30th, 2006 #10
some nasty rough stuff , trying to pull somthing out of my blurry mind
I really need to buckle down and do a whole bunch loomis figure sketches....
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 10th, 2006 at 06:27 AM.
September 2nd, 2006 #11
Horgarth showing me some glimmers of hope
September 3rd, 2006 #12
Drawing in the city on Sunday wif Bumskee
September 3rd, 2006 #13
September 9th, 2006 #14
Thanks for the kind words and crits , Im looking forward to getting into some practice doing faces. At the moment im still baby stepping with the body side of things (and im all ready overwhelmed hehe)
arrrgh 5 hours of drawing in the city with Bumskee and Knoxie and I came up wth one ok drawin ...
I guess it serves me right i wasn't really concetrating to hard today .. kinda mindless drawing for the sake if it and chatting too much.. not good.
September 10th, 2006 #15
baby baby steppin
hmm a bit too loose today
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 10th, 2006 at 06:47 AM.
September 11th, 2006 #16
Some stuff from last month.
A self portrait and some more "fruits" Harajuku studies
September 11th, 2006 #17
I'm impressed on how consistant you are on keeping to your sketchbook. It took me awhile to finally start posting in it on a semi-regular basis.
Right now I think your loose studies are your strongest work. They show a lot of character and it's easy to understand what's going on. It's also a good thing that you're doing these loose pieces, a lot of people get stuck trying to render as tightly as possible and it usually hinders the line quality as well as how much motion is shown.
I think right now you spend some time working on some longer studies, as well as shading and facial propotions. Start working on how the features differ from person to person, as well as placement.
Once again I commend you on your posting. It's nice to see that the majority of your posts so far are art related...I'm guilty of being a lounge rat at times.
September 11th, 2006 #18
September 12th, 2006 #19
Thanks for your words of encouragment,
Im pacing myself at the moment and trying to enhance my visualisation skills which are sorely lacking but indeed im looking forward to some longer studies.
Thanks for droppin by , I always appreciate your advice , yeah im doing alot of figure work at the moment , been also doing the loomis manikin / simplified muscle dude.
Im having a lot of issues visualising poses etc , these thumbnails are distilled from quite a few hours of drawing.
No ref :/
grrrr looks like a bumpy road ahead
lets see how I fair tomorrow..
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 12th, 2006 at 06:24 AM.
September 13th, 2006 #20
Not much done today cuz I got me another tablet and I been messing with it a bit.I also picked me up a copy of Bridgman's "complete guide to drawing from life"
..tested out photoshop elements by sketching from it for an hour or so and as you can see it still seems my drawing from imagination is wak.
Well , well tomorrow is another day
September 14th, 2006 #21
Torso studies today..more tomorrow
Bridgman and Hogarth references
I now understand what Bumskee was tellin me about Bridgman
He's is awesome , wierd and hard to study from if your noob like me
Man he does a hell of a lot with a few lines, very gestural when compared to the roboty / collossus (from xmen) style of Hogarth.
September 16th, 2006 #22
I learned a bunch about lower torso and leg anatomy whilst working on this study.
Basically I knocked up a outline then tried to place the muscles without references.
I then spent ages correcting and learning the muscles using indirect references.
Its ugly as sin though and hardly anatomically correct
but it seems like a learning good method for me... we'll see...
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 16th, 2006 at 09:02 AM.
September 17th, 2006 #23
I had a tough time of it today (drawing in the city).
loose and unfocused :<
September 17th, 2006 #24
Hey Jim, had fun today! heheh.. boobies and panties.. Kat freaked out I think.
I think those bridgeman stuff is sweet.. make sure u keep at it!! Yeah I know things can slow down a little and seems like an impossible task.. but this also means u are seeing much more learning more.. so keep at it.. I will be there to slap u if u do! heheh.. cheers! min
September 19th, 2006 #25
Thanx Min you know I enjoy being slapped
Yay , switched to pencil and eraser and some ok stuffs appeared
(drawin in the city wif Knoxie)
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 19th, 2006 at 08:46 AM.
September 19th, 2006 #26
September 19th, 2006 #27
Dont worry min I haven't given up on the mightly pen I get more gesture out of it anyways this newer stuff has better proportions but its a bit soul-less.
Aaaaand Man its a total pain scanning pencil sketches I fiddled with settigs for ever and they still come up looking crap.
on a side note drawing today was a dream mate the city was thriving with beauties and the weather was good.
cuz I like upping images with my posts heres some old concepts y'all (dun for the beast of burden 3d challenge - cgtalk)
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 19th, 2006 at 09:12 AM.
September 20th, 2006 #28
Wish I had time for more today.. but I spent the morning drawin wif Koxie in cafes on Akland street St Kilda.
Tackled some faces and cricatures to mixed results.. but some progression none the less.
Konxie donated the use of his scanner , by god its sooooo much better with pencil than the ancient thing I was using..
September 21st, 2006 #29
Not so good today ,
Too relaxed in the sun ,
Last edited by Jim Kalogiratos; September 23rd, 2006 at 04:42 AM.
September 23rd, 2006 #30
Took a break yesterday, And been reading up on some theory today (Jack Hamm actually).
Cuz Im lazy I fired up poser 5 and did these sketches from 3d ref poses.
Drawing from 3d feels wierd , but I guess its kinda like a real life mannikin .. dunno