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Notorious areem nthony arnes <---I know it's not creative,bite me...
Whazzup people,finally after months of shameless lurking ,I'm finally starting 'ma damn sketchbook!I'm an 18 y/o male from Brooklyn,New York(w00t) and I'm obsessed with drawing & getting better,I want to be MUCH better,but wishful thinking can only get you so far.
Warning!What your about to witness may bore you to tears:
It's kinda sad the thumbnail looks better than actual image fleashed out
Notice that none of the figures have arms(or legs for that matter),I suck at them and really need to work on that.
Critiques welcomed and thank you for lookin'.
Last edited by Notorious K.A.B.; April 9th, 2007 at 08:36 PM.
heheh, first I must say I really like your avitar...just somethin' about a monkey with a gun... Good for you for starting a sketchbook, best way to improve is to jump in. Studies lookin good so far, remember to pay attention to the basic shapes of the body, it helps to give the body mass. Look into Hogarth's book for this, they are great.
good job so far, keep postin'...
Wake:Thanks,I've got a thing for chimps and firearms...as for the Hogarth I'm gonna go grab one of his books soon.t
Darktwin:You'll have to wait a month till I start my life drawing class for those,thanks for replying.
I'm hittin' arms pretty heavy right now,I'm postin' EVERYTHING I draw from here on in no matter how mundane ,so bear with me here people .I upped the contrast a bit,looks exactly like it does in my book now.
Welcome to CA man. Great start to an SB. Your studies are right on track. Would suggest to do more figure studies. Also would like to see some self portraits or portaits of others. THe last post looks like Bridgeman studies. Great work on them as well. Keep up the good work.
Envisor Self Potraits coming up tomorrow
Wake:Thanks for the words of encouragement,I'll hit your sb tomorrow gonna watch the state of the union address now.
I was trying to get my proportions right on the second page,the first was an attempt to render...that's all I have to say about that.
Nice studies, I like 2nd to last posting (arm construction). You might want to try to loosen up a bit, and not depend on the dark-outline-around-every-outer-shape approach 100& of the time. I working on kicking that habbit myself!
Benett:I know I really need to stop making outlines so heavy,as for lloosening up I'm working on it .Thanks for the reply.
I drew a bunch of ladies but they all looked stiff.I think it's because measure I mechanically every second(with the pencil ),so I decided to start letting my eye do the measuring and did a bunch of small figures,male & female.
I'm gonna do a little cleanin' now but as soon as I'm done I'll do some self-potraits and maybe some stuff from my head,later...
You've got some cool stuff going, I love the weight and form that your figures have along with the variety of poses. Keep it up!
Oh, and if you're worried about an unoriginal name, how about the "Insidious K.A.B."? The word just popped into my head while I was looking.
-My work can be found at my local directory thread.
Okay so today wasn't very productive but I did make a self potrait,I couldn't stop laughing at it when I was done.It's so laughable it looks like I was coming down off speed or something ,but I tried,so expect many more hopefully better...
Hey man, thanks for stopping by the sketchbook. your studies are doing well. The Self Portrait is pretty good for a 1st try. Try doing some from different angles. And try getting the contrast and shading later on, but for now try and get the overall shape proportion of the face. Keep up the good work.
Nice arm studies man. The first neck study on your first post has to be my fave. Good job on the first self portrait by the way. Keep on working it.
Envisor - Don't mention it,you scratched my back it was only fair I scratched yours ,I'm gonna do a bunch of potraits in a day or two,I'm tryin' to be systematic about what I study.
Delmar - Loosen up?It ain't as easy as it sounds,I'll do my best.Thanks for responding.
unknown_epiphany - Thanks,up until that point I basically avoided drawing arms at every turn...now I just avoid drawing legs...the vicious cycle continues,I'm gonna hit legs soon.
cartoonfox - Thank you,I try...I try.
Only one page today that I scanned earlier,too lazy to scan the rest from today now ,I'll post 'em tomorrow along with that update.
My "concepts"(if they're even worthy of that),I suck hard at designing things which ain't a good quality for a future conceptor(that even a word? ).Anyway I'm gonna try to churn out another page of thumbs,a full page this time not 5 or 6 to see what I can come up with.Then I really need to hit that anatomy,legs and feet still kick my ass....peace.
The studies are looking good. It seems to be helping your proportions and overall anatomy for your concepts.
A little suggestion for your imagination stuff is to try and loosen up. Maybe use a different sketch book to keep things separate if you want, but just go crazy and don't worry about the end result. I get the feeling, from looking at the latest post, that when drawing those concepts, you draw very slow, maybe with your head close to the page? Draw with your arm, draw big, large strokes, make random shapes, experiment with maybe some pens or softer pencils. Just let your mind explore.
Just a suggestion, but it might help you to get more comfortable with designing shapes and such.
Keep it up.
nice studies mate, your leg and arm studies are looking real nice. When your trying to draw quick poses try doing silluettes of the figure, dont worry to much about the inside details because the point quick gesture studies is to understand the figure's overall form.
I know what you mean about designing things, the trick is to not be affraid to try new things. Sometimes it feels like you elevate toward a particulare design everytime. Just be creative and play around with the shapes until you start coming up with really new and interesting stuff everytime. This is something I have to work on also.
keep on going.
Man that's a lot of gestures
I agree with what some of the previous posters are saying - your studies are great, but you seem really anal retentive about your drawings. Also, try and expand your repertoire (s.p?) in terms of subject matter... a macro study of an beetle may aid you when you're trying to design some cool armour. Get what I'm sayin.'?
Keep it up man!
Envisor:Thanks dude,I dumped that sketch quickfast when I finally realized how stiff it was(took me long enough),expect bigger and better though .
cartoonfox:Thanks,I think I finally understand what people mean by "loosen up",I'm startin' to draw with my entire arm, rather than bustin' my fingers trying to nail everything at once.
Wake101:Thanks Wake,took your advice,I guess I was trying too hard to pump out gold everytime,advice helped alot,made things faster.
bunny:Thanks ,took the advice and starting drawing animals and such,in retrospect it seemed so damn obvious...thanks for pointin' that out.
Not much(much?try any...) innovation in this batch but that's before I had an epiphany of sorts...huzzah!
Wow, so much improvement in so little time, if you keep learning new things at this pace, your gonna get awesome in no time!, keep it up!. Why not practice some shading on simple forms?, i see that from your post on january 30 you are really weak in that area. I am also thinking that it would do you good to draw with pen, because you cant erase it, that way youll think on really getting the lines good from the beggining and scribble less. Keept it up!!!
Christian223:Thanks man,shading?Sure why not I've avoided it long enough ...as for using pen that's a good idea,I'm a chronic erasehead.
cartoonfox:Thanks dude,the advice helped tons.
Nothing special just tryin' to nail those damn hands.On a side note,anyone else noticed the cheap ass glue these bridgeman books are held together with?You flip the page and bam!,another one bites the dust...meh.
Those bridgeman studies are looking great!!, Nice legs, hands, and heads, I'm definitly seeing more confidence in your line work. keep mixing in those concepts like your doing. I like the design concepts your doing also. Keep working hard man. And thanks for stopping in my sketchbook.
The others are right dude you are progressing mighty fast! Keep it up. Hands are looking better and better and so are lines. Maybe try some perspective here and there, it'll help. You and I both need to work on that heh.
btw the aliens rock dude, I'd love to see some more of them.