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December 1st, 2006 #1
The wannabe artist sketchbook
Hey anybody who pokes their head in! Determined to get my skills better and sketch more. Ive found my lack of time recently to be affecting my artwork and Im loosing touch.
So... some sketches. Let me warn you, when I sketch something, I can be notorious for cleaning the lines up straight away without thinking that I may need the acutally sketchy bit. Im also trying my hardest at the moment to loose the perfection of line art and get down and dirty, cause we all love a bit of that!
Anyway, crits are always welcome, like said before, its not really a messy sketchbook...yet!
Last edited by Daray; April 14th, 2007 at 01:50 PM.
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Looks like you could use some life drawings in the mix - drawing from life helps a ton with the from-imagination work. If you are looking for ways to make life-drawing fun, try the Concept Art 101 link in my sig. . .
I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.
Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
December 1st, 2006 #3
Ive acutally got a ton of lifedrawing but its all on A2 paper from classes. I shoudl really try some more though, perhaps this weekend at work :p
December 1st, 2006 #4
December 20th, 2006 #5
Some self portratiness! Wanted to record my step by step process too!
December 20th, 2006 #6
Tried my hand at another portrait, straight into photoshop a little while ago.
January 6th, 2007 #7
Some more sketches! These were done in work today, all done in nothing more than biro!
Firstly, this horse. I was wanting to try and animal and I dont really know why but this spontaneous horse arose. Ignore the armour for now, Im going to design some for him. His mane is going to be made of flame, and so will his breath. (Hence the slack jaw) But the metal plating over his muzzle will be made to look like the horse has some pretty vicious canine teeth
And secondly. This is something Ive not done in such a long time! And look how much better and finalised it looks compared to many of my pieces. Totally spontaneous! All done in biro again. I was just doodling, thinking how boring work is. I acutally sit like that when Im thinking, so It just kinda happened.
January 6th, 2007 #8
All the stuff looks pretty good. Surprised that no one has commented more on the work in here. I bet if you tried some more sustained life and anatomy studies, you're imaginative images would appear more fluid. Right now, some of the anatomy is a tad off and the poses are not varied as greatly (unless you look at the WoW stuff you sketch).
Keep at it and I'll lurk around.
January 6th, 2007 #9
Great work, love the 'thinking' sketch.
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Really nice creativity, got a good base on everything. I would like to see some environments. But with the characters, your doing real good.
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January 30th, 2007 #11
Freshpaint: Yeah I seem to struggle a fair bit painting metal's and reflective surfaces. Thanks for the comment!
Stark: Thanks for the advice! I have acutally been to quite a number of Life drawing classes, its just the paper is about A2 and well thats not going to scan on my A4 scanner easily, so whenever I find my camera I can update with them. And yeah the poses do seem to be stiff, its one hell of a crappy habit I have
Phoric: Thank you
Envisor: Thanks for the comment! I've been trying to do some enviroment work, they never go beyond simple doodles though as I struggle with them more than anything!
January 30th, 2007 #12
I thought I'd update with a couple of small things I've doodled. I've been working mad hours lately, so I've not had a lot of time to do much!
This first one was a quick 5 minute job, just seeing if I knew my basics. Its nothing special of fancy, I really struggle with enviroments.
The next 2 are sketches of an enviroment I want to paint. Its a fantasy scene of a harbour. Couple of inspirations from Lord of the Rings, and oddly enough, the Spinnacre Tower in Portsmouth (UK) The grayscale was just me experimenting with some form of lighting. I wanted the light to come from behind the harbour almost, but there will also be lights illuminating the place. Anyway, hopefully I'm going in the right direction here.
January 30th, 2007 #13
I like your alternative gals, very sexy...Love the clothes and stuff, wicked, wicked, awsome, wicked. :p