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Hi, nice to meet you all, I have been lurking here for awhile, mabe a year or more, well until the other day when i fially built up the courage to sign-up and start a sketchbook. Im glad to be here now and look forward to learning lots! I have great respect for the people here and I look forward to becoming apart of this awesome community.
Below I have attached some sketches from the past year, there are alot more but I didnt know whether it was appropiate or not. The older sketches are on the yellowish paper (there not bleeched from the sun lol)
Feel free to Comment and Critique.
Have an awesome day.
The one of the dolphin is a still life drawing of a wooden like marble sculpture my sister has. Sorry if they are abit random im still trying to get the hang of this attachment manager lol.
Last edited by Arekkusu; November 28th, 2007 at 07:46 PM.
Really nice set of studies to start everything out. I particularly enjoy the hands and feet sudies. Something all of us could use more of (well at least me). Do you attend life drawing sessions? If not they are a great place to build skill...cheers!
Nice work to start; i like the hand and feet studies. The faces need the most work, but i see you're working on it.
silvestri99 - Yo man thanks for the comment its much appreciated! , unfortunately I missed enrollment this year for the life/figure drawing class at my local art coll, sucks but there is always next year.
TGping - lol Again your stuff kicks ass man, I'm planning on doing some mechanical ref studys some time soon, hopefully that will help me with the mecha design! oh and i'm aiming to try to post everyday! Aiming being the operative word lol.
Thanks again guys for the comments! Catch you tomorrow hopefully
Cool start. Particularly liked the eye studies - liked the way you showed the main tones without getting caught too much in the detail. Made them look way better than my own attempts.
I'm checking out your book because I thought your quote/signature or whatever it's called was funny, about God being a glorified genie. Your doing good with all these studies, it looks like you're considering their purpose while doing them. Your block forms could be clearer, make the lines straighter and the vertexes clearer. At the vertexes you tend to miss the point of intersection, or pet the the line a little or use multiple lines which ruins the sense of solidity/bulk. Use a ruler to train yourself to understand their character, also not worrying to much about overshooting the mark a little and letting the lines cross like a t helps a little.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
Morning guys and gals.
Bartovan: Yo man, thanks for the comment!!, Faces are one of my biggest challenges, I really got to hammer away at them, do more self portraits and ref studies!! By the way your SB kicksass!
term8or: Thanks man appreciate the comment! I hopefully have more eye studies soon. Keep at it dude!, oh and I checked out your SB, its looking good, going to kickass I can tell!
armando: Yo dude, thanks for the comment, I got my signiture off the island (an 'o.k' movie with that Mcgregor dude and Steve Buscemi!). Thanks for the tip as well, Im going to start to try to implement it straight away.
This was supposed to be yesterdays update, its self portrait...joy... lol. Going to try to do these on a regular basis.
Comments and critiques are most welcome as always!
Oh and i'm going to dig out some of my old anatomy studies and post a few of those up, hope thats cool.
Have a awesome day and I'll hopefully catch you later!
Hey dude! Thanks for the comment in my SB. Going to try it ASAP.
Cool SP. Only advice I can offer is something I only got yesterday from Solomon J. Solomon (here: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu...d%20With%20It). It's to look for the lightest and darkest passages in your drawing. Slowly squint your eyes. First thing to turn black is your darkest passage, keep on squinting your eyes tighter, until there is only one bright light - your lightest passage. By keeping the relationship between darkest and lightest, you'll make your work look much more 3D.
Only thing it doesn't work on is when you're drawing your eyes
i think the line of your work is hard.so your drawing seems to a little ankylosis .especially the foregoing work.but i should say i like the last one,the structure of head is nicety.keep it up.
it just my own opinion~~~
Yo guys, posting abit later than I meant to, been feeling abit fried today, notsure why though. Its also the reason I havent got much done today, but I tried and I guess thats what is important.
term8or:Yo man no worrys, im gunna add you to my favs if I already havent . Thanks for the tip on the light and dark passages, gunna have to try it tomorrow, I've got a link that kinda covers the same thing on 3d forms, I'll post it in your sketch book in a sec .
Haes:Yo man thanks for the crit and comment, your opinion is valued, I think it might be the pencil im using, i'll try a softer one, like a hb mabe?. But yeh I gotta try to loosen up abit as well i think lol. Thanks again man.
Can any one suggest any good books on figure drawing or perspective, as I think those are some of my many weaknesses.
Oh and tomorrow im gunna try and do a full a4 page of basic head structure, then positions and so on, over the following few weeks, as I have never done a drawing session like that. Hope that makes senses.
Take it easy and catch you tomorrow hopefully buds.
Update: Oh and I added in a few of my old anatomy sketchs (not that old really, mabe 5-6 months mabe more), they're on the yellowish paper there are more like it, just not finished like these.
Yo guys and gals, Been abit busy yesterday and today, so not much of an update,
Listing: Thanks for the comment man! Its much appreciated. Like your Sb man your oils and sp are rocking.
I'm off to the london Science museum on thursday, so hopefully i can get a few quick studies done there if time permits. Although im guessing the natural history museum would be better, but hey.. begger's cant be choosers.
Catch you tomorrow.
Like these new head construction studies. You been reading Loomis? Keep it up!
term8or: Yo man, thanks , Nah i just did them from this site, havent got ahold of any loomis books yet. -http://www.anticz.com/heads.htm thats the one.
Banshax:Yo man thanks for the nice comments! i'll keep trying my best dude.
Ryan DeMita:yeh man deffinately, actually most of my studies are from books, this past year or so anyways, but I see what ya-saying, alittle bit of everything cant hurt right. As for the updates, afraid I might have to dissapoint you on this occasion man.
So Updates........ not exactly, you see my freaking macbook Harddrive died the other night, and there was nothing I could do to fix it, so I had to send it off to apple...joy to say the least. Anyways my macbook was the only system in my house that I could resize my sketchbook scans on so until it comes back in about 8-10 days or so, I cant update
Sorry guys, anyways I'll keep on drawing and have some stuff to post next week hopefully.
Have a nice day.
that's some seriously nice line work/sketches!
i'm envious cause sketching like that just makes me tired, but i know i need to practice it more.
try to work in some color, you can do a lot just by mixing in a red or blue primsa color pencil in with sketches if you don't want to dive into paints or digital yet.
also, vary up your subject w/some objects, landscapes, and framed compositions, and keep going!
You can look them up here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380033 . The information on the link was more or less cut + pasted from the books... now if only I can find the bargue book online
Hey man, thanks for the comments. Looked through your sketchbook. Nice stuff man. Good to see you are doing studies, and looking to some of the modern day master illustrators (loomis) hehe. Keep drawing man thats all I can say right now. You're studies are looking good. Keep growing, keep learing. You should start drawing more from life, not just studies from a book. Books are "idealizations" of people. At the coffee shop draw stuff, at the park, draw the park. Always have your book! and if you are already doign that, then post it! lol. And I use prismacolor for my stuff done in blue to answer yourquestion. I sometimes mess with colorase pencils to, and i usually use the blue or red one. The colorase ones are really waxy though, but they do erase to an extent. I prefer the prisma color though.
Hey guys, sorry for the disapearing act, I had to go away to cornwall (UK), then things kinda broke after that...On my way back up though so its all good . But drawing the past few weeks hasnt been very productive cause of this...So hopefully i can get back on track. Oh and I'm gunna try, (try being the operative word) to use charcoal to do studys with as well, hopefully the attempts will be for-filling and beneficial. That and Im gunna do more digital studys to vary my sessions up abit.
notspecialist: Thanks man, kind words. Those older studys took along time lol. But thats probally cause I made so many mistakes and kept having to go back over them. As for the varied studys and working in color, your absolutely right dude. Hopefully I can get ahold of some of those Pencils and stuff after ..or for... Xmas..
Thanks again man for stopping by my sketchbook, for the kind words and the good ideas!
TGping: Thanks man!, I really have to work on facial structure and the like, I have next to no confidence when drawing faces lol. Gunna stop by your SB later on today man, Looking forward to it! Transformers PWN! lol
vances22: Thanks dude, more life drawings to come! Im gunna give the coffee shop thing ago as well once I get my confidence back up abit, its kinda lacking at the moment. You can probally tell from the drawings I will or have posted below lol. And I will start taking my sketchbook around with me, sounds like an awesome idea. Now if I could just find away of carrying it without using a bag or my arms ??? lol.
Thanks again for the kind words man, and for stopping by my SB.
Oh and that Warrior Style in your signiture looks interesting...
2000YearsOldMan:Cheers dude! Ahh man the games rock! well at least some of them. Just give them a little while and you can get totally absorbed. Thanks for dropping by man
term8or: Hey man! I got an Update for ya lol! Hope your well man. Will top by your SB tomorrow.
Anyway im gunna go catch some
Hope you all have a nice xmas or other celebration based event, and for those that dont celebrate xmas and or any event hope you have a nice week lol. Oh and sorry for the long post!
Now finally for the update..Lower down images are more recent. -->
Hey, thanks for commenting in my sketchbook! You have some really cool drawings here..
you seem really dedicated so your drawings will def improve even more! just keep working on anatomy and proportions man.
You're improving... every now and again you produce a sketch on "the next level" .... just promise me one thing. No more writing "I suck" or "this drawing sucks" anywhere on your sketchbook.
Hi guys and gals,
Hope everyone had a good December and Xmas/other special event. Been really tired recently so not much to update with. Notsure why im tired, I must have some sort of cold mabe??
rblitz7:Yo man, thanks for visiting my sketch book, your kind words are appreciated, oh and I'm glad you liked those sketches.
term8or:I know I know, sometimes I get alittle frustrated(Kinda like im gunna pld: ) and I guess I write those in the heat of the moment. I'll try to stop doing it from now on... I promise Also cheers for your kind words aswell, that can be said for you too dude, your drawings improve everytime you post, its freaking amazing lol. Keep at it bud.
Oh and before I forget..Update! The first two are ones from the last update before Christmas I forgot to post, from then on its basically still life, except the Master Chief of course I had abit of fun and sketched it from the new Halo Graphic Novel, the original was by...Doug Alexander, man he is an awesome artist. Anyways I'll catch you all later, bye!
Thanks for the comments. It's often very hard to see your own progress. Somedays you're worse, sometimes you're better, and it's hard to see the trends.Originally Posted by Arekkusu
1. If you check out the creative illustrations book by Loomis I suggested, and read the bit about drawing objects in squares and rectangles, you'll understand a little more about how 2000YearsOldMan's excellent suggestion fits into drawing a skull better
2. Here's a quote from someone who has twenty years experience at drawing... and whose work I respect very much... about those little "Argh" days:
... insidentally, really like the recent studiesOriginally Posted by Gord