Hmm I thought i already put a comment here....hmm but I guess not...
Very nice sketchbook! Love the variety of it....digging both architecture work and figure studies...
...must say awesome work on the snake and a tree and second forest with faces paintings!
awsome enviro's man, i'd kill for those skills
and your tech stuff is really strong too
i think your figure drawing is doing pretty good so far as well (that anatomy book IS expensive but pretty worth it i'd say)
sorry i got no real crits, your stuff does look really good i think. Definitley be checking back here so keep it up
all the best,
Jakers:hey thx, yeah i think the forest piece is my best digital at the moment.. learnt alot from it. still i think the value range could be larger (going darker in foreground).
Blaz: thanks man, snake/tree piece actually evolved to the tree with faces piece. alot of fucking around with it haha. thanks for stopping by man!
Nizza_waaarg:thx man, im practicing on the anatomy as you can see. the environments and design have to get better too imo.. but i like to practice on both simultaniously, this way i never get bored of doing the same subjectmatter over and over. thanks for checking my sb
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: hey man, what post do you mean, because i dont have post 369 yet haha. i practiced on line quality on my technical pieces. i can feel my lines are better for my figures, so im happy with that!
ok, i've decided im going to do alot of anatomy studies now i have a real good reference book, i think it will pay off for my figures. first thing i want to do research for is the pelvis and upper legs (because i suck at that area)
tomorrow my first day at my new job, pretty exciting, i know i now will have far less time to draw.. that kinda sucks....
comments are more then welcome
u have really an amusing sketchbook in here and amazing ideas , esp. in the environments that page before .heh funny , i have the same anatomy book lying in my wardrobe since 5 years or something but was never able to use it ( i do better porn ref instad). just keep up the studies ur doing good!
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GOBLINSHARK:thx! i didnt know the book is that old. the photo's are really good, top notch study material. i also have a loomisbook aside, because i think the muscle groups are clearer and more simple in loomis. so many muscles
well.. now i've got a job im so tired when i get home i dont have energy to draw, so this is all i done this week poop i know.... its actually kind of depressing now i cant draw much..... but i still got the weekend! lol
Awesome stuff,man!!I love those studies!!!
Hi Teh Gosu,
Thanks for the coment in my SB, Im here to return the love!
This is really nice i love your enviros! They rock. And as I look trough your SB I se that you have improved a great deal! Cheers!
Keep it up mate, I'll pop back in soon.
Camara: thx man
B-Man: thx for returning love. its cool that everyone says my enviro are good, but does that mean my figures suck? im from the netherlands too btw cool.
well, here's a paintish study in ps from a photo... omg its so bad have to sleep now, have to work tommorow PFPPFPPPPFFFFFFFF
since my last update sucked so much, i did some value studies. learned some new stuff, mostly the importance of the relationship between cast and core shadow. also its very important knowing the structure of the form, in order to render it properly, and having in mind stuff from the groundplane will bounce light etc etc etc.
i did this in less then 30 minutes, since i got a job i have so fucking little time for drawing im gonna blow my head off.
That one from reference is not so bad,man!!!
Camara: thanks, well i think the study lacks form, but thanks for the kind words
well, on request i made some photo's of the stuff i do at my school (3 hours a week) so you get an impression what i do.. 2 minute poses all the time. i feel i learn alot from it. but i think the medium is very difficult for me. also i find i did a better job at proportions in my first drawings (this is chronological order), wich is weird. but i do feel i learn alot from doing this so thats good... oh and the last one was homework, drawing a skeleton from the mind without refbooks. feedback of my teacher was that my proportions of legs were incorrect. feedback on my lifedrawings were pretty ok but he said my linequality sucked at times, wich i off course fully confirm... hope you like, critz are more then welcome!!!
THESE DRAWINGS ARE IN CHRONOLOGIC ORDER
Last edited by JellevdVegt; October 24th, 2007 at 04:07 PM.
wow.. I checked every of your updates but I just couldn't get myself to reply.. Stupid huh? But I'm going to now! No more excuses
- Post #132 : I really like it and I think this could make a great environment portfolio piece. with a little adjustment it can look even more awesome.
I did a little "paintover" which consists of "ctrl b" upping the greens, and a multiply layer where I make the foreground a little darker with a brownish brush. I thought maybe the enviro needed a little more depth and clearer distinction of what's near and what's far. Ofcourse I don't know shit about the environment stuff, but I hope you like the result ^^
- Post #138 : LOVE IT! .. Only thing I thought of improving is maybe the gap between fore and background, there seems to be little middle ground. There's a really nice use of atmospheric perspective but it looks a little like a flat background with some trees and a foreground, so if you could put a few trees between the fore and background with a mix of the grey from the background and the brown from the foreground I think that would help. Also maybe the faces of the other trees could use some more definition.. But nevermind my nitpicks.. LOVE IT really nice.. I like the textures a lot and the colours.. Really ^^
- Post #141 : Hmm I don't think it looks bad at all, not very renewing but nice anyway. Nice contrasts and all. I think they would make good concept thumbs, but what do i know .
- Post #142 : Nice! Clean lines, and cool perspective. Good study ^^
- Post #144 : Really good studies you're getting taught to draw with straight angular lines at the school? I think the proportions are really nice. The last one looks like the portrait with the most personality, so good job, especially from mind .
- Post #149 : nice man , don't have much to say about these.. Good that you're doing so many excercizes! Is it a goal of yours to go get a more artsy job when your portfolio kicks ass?
- Post #150 : wow looking at your drawings I think that is a great book! Can you tell me the name? I might get my grandparents to give it to me for "sinterklaas" (we don't do chrismas). ^^
- Post #155 : Wow, great anatomy studies! You might want to try to draw the bodypart you're studying from memory after you've done a couple of studies, just to see how well it got in your memory. Writing down questions and answering them really helps a lot. I did it a few times but eventually I got bored studying kinda weak of me.. I hope you have better motivation ^^
- Post #157 : Nice thumbs! I know how it feels to come home tired and not want to draw or do anything besides eat some dinner and hang behind the television or read a good book, but don't forget drawing can be relaxing as well when you don't see it as an obligation. If you're not a big evening person you can try to go to bed early and get up like one or two hours earlier, at that time (and after some coffee or a nice shower) you're probably a lot more awake and fresh than when you get home.. Well good luck with the job and all.. Is it a nice job?
- Post #160 : Hmm. I like it again Nothing to say really, I think the pink at the orange yellowness looks nice.
- Post #161 : good study don't forget to relax! You sound a little stressed, I think when you get more used to the new rhythm of your day things will get better.
- Post #163 : Goood lifedrawings , I like the use of lineweight. About the sucky lifedrawings at times; well I think everybody has that.. Sometimes it's just not your day. Also I really feel that I have to start up my lifedrawing engine again now that I started my lifedrawing course again..
I think you should try to finish the legs on the lifedrawings, you often stop halfway. Especially when your teacher says the proportions of the legs aren't good it's something to practice extra
The course you're following sounds like a solid one!
So.. Phew that was a pretty long post.. I hope it helped and I hope I've been able to tell you something new
thanks for all the helpful posts in my sketchbook!
Hey Gosu! Great architecture and anatomy you got here Really nice colours too! Keep drawing
Wow cooool study!
I love the color palette.. You should try an enviro with these colour man, they're looking very nice
Everything fits very well together and the bounce lights and colours stuffs look great. Not overdone but just nice ^^
Well, no critsies.
No your figures doesnt suck you just need to work with them. Study human form. There is some awsome books for anatomy study but what helps most is just having your eyes open and looking at people. The more you draw people the more youl feel that you get a grip on forms. It comes a time when figures start to make sense. So my tip is just to draw them even though you might like enviros more. And it shows that your enviros really takes most of you drawing time.
Keep it up killer! and be ware of the swine!
awesome, awesome environments.. very inspiring. the nick says it all
Noë: hey girl, very very thanks for this awesome post. i really appreciate te paintover you did. could you give me some hints (or paintover) to get values better in the trees with faces piece?
about the straight angular lines being taught at my school? no, i am the only one drawing this way at school. all other students say to me:" draw more roundish lines". i dont agree. in my opinion, the goal of 2 minute drawing is to get as much of the figure in as few possible strokes, in other words a foundation drawing. after those simply strokes you can draw smooth curved lines on top the foundation drawing. this is the best way to work i think. "the most difficult thing to achieve is simpicity", thats what my teachers says.
name of the book: anatomie voor kunstenaars van sarah simblet
good tip about after doing the study, drawing it from the mind. thanks
well im an evening person and its a bommer when i have to go to bed early to work next day. its an okay job. its alot of CAD drawing (pretty lame) and some sketching for artist impressions of public environments and such, wich is pretty fun and difficult. its all about proportions when it comes to these drawings. i'll upload some later maybe.
about my legs in the life drawings. its just that mostly i start with the spine/torso/pelvis area. the reason i dont draw the legs is simply because im too slow, she will change position within 2 minutes
last lesson my teacher gave me an awesome tip at the end of the lesson: a great way to get proportions right is looking in triangles and squares. its difficult to explain, but it means that you have to simplify complex shapes to basic shapes. so ill try that next monday maybe when i get better i have more time to draw legs thansk again for this post marleen!
Zombie_dla: thanks homeboy
Mr-Joe: thanks, what does marble mean?
Noë: thanks advanced rendering and colors are still unknown territory for me. but you gotta start something
B-Man: thanks dude, i will try to follow your tip. its good that i do alot of figure drawing at my school, but i dont see a possibility to draw them anywhere else. in a train or something, i tried that, but people will notice you watching them all the time hehe
chobomaster: thanks chobo!
i think i'll do an update later today...
Last edited by JellevdVegt; November 3rd, 2007 at 08:47 AM.
Marble is a type of stone:
A marble Pillar:
Awesome last study man, didn't expect to see that at all so thats fantastic haha. Its nice when your brain goes on tangents and it becomes very constructive. Got any new environments in the works???
Mr-Joe: ok, thanks, and thanks for the ref, i putted that in my reference folder!
Jakers: hey jakers, thanks! no, i dont have time for any environments, sorry, will come again, got to do studies because i feel im learning alot from it and becoming better... want to get better at rendering. what do you mean with "Its nice when your brain goes on tangents". just curious what you mean with it.
first one is homework of last class. a portrait reffed from magazine, had to do it super fast because i didnt had time for it in the weekend . thats why it looks so unfinished. last class i really had a breakthrough with my lifedrawings. i really feel i understand what things i should look for when it comes to making a base line drawing from life.
the rest are just drawings i did for relaxation and also i want to learn/understand how to render. so i do some of these excersises... also, i've been very interested in industrial design lately, just looking at function more then estetics. last one is done for my work to show you an impression of what kind of drawings i make there. dunno if its legal to post them here but actually i dont care because nobody will see it here anyway. all colors in ps by MOUSE. yes, thats why it looks like that... its all about correct proportions, and thats very very difficult to get it just right.. mostly i do CAD drawings at work so this was pretty fun
Last edited by JellevdVegt; November 7th, 2007 at 05:14 PM.
Good stuff man, its cool to see someone who does a lot of studies. Work must be a bitch man, (hehe I'm still in school) but just keep doing what you are in your free time, its paying off. In that last post the rendering looks better as well.
Hey nice studies, there also taught me something just by looking at them, how values on a lighted face can get so close to the shadow, very interesting, keep at them!, oh and the atmosphere study is cool too.
Now a critique on your last sphere, check this link, its a page of loomis book:
The "terminator" seems oddly placed in yours, but besides that what most jumps at me is the value, its too dark, check how loomis does, the values arent that different, onlu barely noticeable, i think that the only way that the object could have such a dark terminator is that if it was a reflection of something on its surroundings, as if it where a metal material or something like that. Keep doing those and studying, sheperes are the coolest thing
spazazo: thanks man, work isnt such a bitch, compared with other jobs... but its not as fun as drawing caracters with guns and environments whole day.
Christian223: thanks. i agree with your comment. i think you mean with my 'terminator' (does that has to do with arnold schwazenneger??) is my core shadow. i agree its bad, i wrote under the sphere 'nope' as in 'this one sucks'. i'll try better next time.
here's an update. heavily inspired by all kind of artists on CA. lately much by kresh. i love how he renders his caracters. also, i found my old mechanical pencil. ibought that one 12 years ago when i was 10 years or so... never really used it. now i try it again and i really feel i have a lot more control on my renderings. the tip stays super sharp nomatter how much you hatch. i think i will expiriment much more with that pencil.
all from imagination
Yo, I'm back! Oh the brain on tangents thing...I suppose I just meant that you let your brain wander and produce an image you wouldnt normally? Maybe thats not whats happening but I liked that it was something different.
Mechanical pencils are great hey? Often I use a regular and do the soft layour stuff, then bring it in for the detail and rendering, if not a very sharp dry pen. Calling yourself a NOOB in your own sketchbook cant be good on morale!! haha keep rockin it
Jakers: thanks for explaning
some doodling. just relaxing and drawing... i really feel i control forms more and more... i think i understand structure of face and heads... just need more anatomical knowledge of the body to draw full bodies out of imagination...
i'll do more figures next time... ooh, and i need to learn to draw hands, as you can see
Hey man, thanks for the usefull crit in my SB, great stuff you have going here, love your colors and your pencils!!