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May 24th, 2007 #66
great ref studies. i esp like that color piece. it amazes me that u can fit all of those colors in to portray a single one.
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Thank you, kawakaze!! I appreciate the comment, especially about the colours! I'm getting to understand them a little more!
I had a most enlightening and happy day!! My interview went really well! I hope they choose me to join them for their project! I wanna do some creative stuff for once! ;_;
Well, yesterday was also good! I did some baby sketching. VERY light, and you're about to see how light, because I had to mess with Photoshop levels. Heh! But I just want you guys to see how I go when I'm feeling less stressed! So yesterday and today were stressless drawings!
Now, I was enjoying the visit from my li'l niece! I and the family! Tee hee! Babies are quite tough to draw, and so I've crossed my own advice and rushed through some of the sketches. They're so loose, you MIGHT make out a baby there. But at least a gesture or two! Hee hee!
This one's my favourite...because she actually SAT there for a while, on my Dad's lap. XD
The rest are just her playing and trying to stand.
Today was especially enlightening...upon thinking about all the awesome advice, about how to hold my pencil, flow with it, I've (...not read the article yet!! I will, funfetus! >_< ) let loose, holding my pencil differently. Not even sure if it fits with the better way, but it felt better! I was listening to some very inspiring music. The music got me scribbling in many directions, so here's what I put down:
I was driven by the music to scribble a mess, then I used a thicker pencil to outline some kind of shape I found. I tried this twice again.
I'm back into tails...I always liked them.
When will it be right?? (Ignore the hair; I just scribbled that in there cuz I...wanted to put a bunch of hair on him. XD )
(PS, hmmm...the attachments haven't been showing up lately. As long as I didn't break anything!)
May 26th, 2007 #68
Wowza, you've been very active in your thread too since the last time I've been here. Impressive!
Your sketches don't show hesitation or fear of tackling challenging subjects like tilted heads and full figure anatomy. You GO Girl! Practice and demolish those drawing hurdles of yours. (Lucky that your SSG 44 group is active in giving feedbacks.)
Tips when you do face studies: try and use the liquify tool to adjust features or symmetry; and, flip your drawing in progress to minimize skewing. Flip upside down to help you draw symmetrical angles, like the chin (also a good way to check alignment and size comparison of the eyes).
Anime/ manga style doesn't get a lot of respect here but just an encouragement for you to keep developing that style (with your added flair). Might be useful someday in your portfolio, you never know. I really believe western made anime is going to eventually upstage all these 2d flash stuff right now that you see on t.v.
Good luck in landing that digital artist position or at least a fun summer job. I bet you know this already, that your area is pretty hot right now for animation work.
because I had to mess with Photoshop levels
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May 26th, 2007 #69
I have sketches, but I'll put them up later. XD It's so HOT here!!
I wanted to respond to you, FlipMcgee! Ha ha!! Thanks so much for peeking in again! I love looking at your progress. It's been fun sharing encouragement and crits with everyone that I've been chatting with on here!
Anyway! Thank you about the compliment for tackling challenging stuff! I really want to try and get a handle on as much as possible. I've made myself comfortable with the simplistic at one point--so much so that it felt boring, whatever pictures I made. So I'm climbing out of that! SSG #44 are AWESOME!! ^___^
That's a great suggestion about the faces! I'll try that and see how it works for me! Liquify is such a great tool! I hardly use it, but sometimes do funny little things. :3
I really appreciate the encouragement on my odd anime-esque drawing style. Heh...I do find myself sneaky about slipping a picture or two in that boasts the style. I don't mind now because I know I'm learning some other stuff that'll help me eventually draw my own way and do my own thing...well, for the most part, I suppose. Ugh, don't remind me about that Flash stuff on the TV. I HATE that stuff! I wish they'd stop mixing (almost) every intriguing cartoon idea with the flash animation. -_-;;
Thanks about the summer job! I really hope they pick me. I just want ONE chance, then more!
Oh yeah, and about the Levels, I use them as often as I can! Just that during this progress phase, I wanted to show the raw and original image, IF viewers can make it out. But if *I* can't, then I'll make sure that I can so everyone can get a good look! So...you're right about the levels, though! They've saved me from doing some lines over. Just some, but Levels is such a great tool!
May 27th, 2007 #70
your new sketches look really fluid/loose which is really nice. in some instances it seems like u overwork stuff, for instance the 3 and 4th pic. from your other skethces u clearly have a good idea of proportions and setting up your composition from many of your initial lines. i found a problem for myself is that i have a heavy hand thus i end up getting a really messy page w tons of lines that are uncessesary. i have hardly gotten away from this habit however i find that sometimes switching up mediums to ballpoint or even lead weights may help put some variance in line widths and weights.
also flash animation can be dope, the prob w most of the stuff out today is not meant to be amazing to the eye rather just enough to pass and let the story fold. i find this the same w lots of anime thus as a whole it does nto get much appreciation. im not to fond of anime but lots of people seem to think my style is? i dunno but yes, keep pushing your creative, stylistic edge as well. realism is cool but have soem fun sometimes=D
May 27th, 2007 #71
Hey Jazz, Your bumpy ball rocks The may23dragbaby's expression on the face is crazy, you did a really good with that one (I also like the tails )
I think may25lonely is a good one for color, show off these digital skills you got please! Keep it up, doing great!
May 28th, 2007 #72
nice studies you are doing ...
just sometimes you seen to go over the edge with the "looseness" of your drawings hehe .. far too many constructions lines in the drawing ... it can BE a good asset and make a good effect, but I believe you must play with more "clean" drawings as well
and hope you get the job!
what you be doing there exactly? something involving drawing? that would rock so much!
"Dream is not what you see while sleeping ...
It is the thing which does not let you sleep. "
May 28th, 2007 #73
May 28th, 2007 #74
Hey, guys! I've been feeling overwhelmed with all this art improvement stuff. I feel like it's just so much for me to remember and get. I'm trying the advice, little bits at a time. But I'm grateful for it, thank you!
Had another interview today. I'm feeling a bit down in the dumps, though I thought the interview went well.
Three of you mentioned me overdoing it with lines. Well, I've been working on fixing that for some time, but then my technique was getting stiff. It's a frustrating thing, trying to figure out what's letting loose and what's overdoing it. For the very last ones, however, I wanted to just let go and work on letting my hand loosen up. I wanted the lines to go where the music took them, then I would search for the lines that made more sense together. I'll be working on tightening the lines as I continue these studies though, so it's all good.
kawakaze: I'll try to have some more fun. ^_^ And I'll work on the lines.
Sheavolution: Hee hee! I'm still happy that my bumpy ball inspired you! I actually started some work on the "lonely" piece, so I'll show that to you guys. :3
brunopicinini: Thank you for the good luck wishes! I hope I get the job! One of them. XD The first one is digital artist, so I get to draw and design stuff, by the sounds of it. Yes, I shall work on those lines.
funfetus: I finally read those articles you sent! Very helpful, I must say! I'm working on holding the pencil in that manner. It feels so weird. >_<
I have other progress pics of this, but this was really quickly done up to there. I still have a ways to go with it. Though, I'm open for suggestions of what to add/take away before I go crazy with it!
Sorry, unclean lines! I did this before Friday's interview. :3 I had a bunch, but they're hard to make out.
Here are a bunch of progress pics of an eye I worked on this afternoon. Took me a few hours. It's my first big practice from that cool eye tutorial funfetus gave me a link to. ^_^
Good grief, look how I started!
Took away the lines and went to town.
Tweaked the lower lid.
Here's the finished product.
With crap lashes...
I need plenty of help with eyes. I still can't get everything the way I wanted to.
May 28th, 2007 #75
Good update, Jazz! I really like the taily kid. Good form and drawing on it. For my crit, though, sorry to sound like a broken record, but PUSH THOSE VALUES! The deep shadows should be much darker. It'll look a lot better.
Glad to hear that you read that eye tutorial! It's good stuff. I bought the whole book off Amazon and I'm about halfway through. Your eye looks really good. You showed the thickness of the eyelids really well. I have a couple of suggestions: The upper eyelid should meet the mass of the brow with more of a fold. Also, make sure the lid and brow cast a shadow on to the eyeball. You have shadow to show the roundness of the ball, but not a cast shadow from the lid and brow. A couple highlights work well, too.
Keep it up! You're making good progress.
May 28th, 2007 #76
great update. i agree w what has been said above, to a degree it looks very clayish as a whole. if u start to bump up the contrast in your values on certain areas u can really start defining the little details which make it stand out. i really like your color palettes though. it will be cool to see u doing some full scale works in the future. great pace! keep it up
May 30th, 2007 #77
bit of nudity
Thanks, guys, for the advice!
funfetus: Thanks a bunch for your crits and encouragement!! Hee hee! True, I haven't done anything with the values YET. I'm going to! I just wanted to start with some colours and subtle values. Actually, because you mentioned it, I did darken that eye more than it was.
Speaking of which, thank you about the eye! I wasn't sure what to do with the shadows because the light source wasn't meant to be in front of the face exactly. So, when I tried putting highlights in, they actually looked really bad, like someone dabbed paint on her eye by mistake. I left them. I did try the cast shadow on the eyeball, but it was too subtle because again, I didn't know what to do. Even though I looked close to that eye tutorial, I guess there was still stuff I needed to emphesize. But thanks for showing me! I got a good idea of what you mean. I really appreciate you doing the paint-over!
kawakaze: Thanks a lot! I'll try to get some fuller things done as I progress! It does look like clay a bit. I'll try to get working on the smaller details, yes. ^_^ I want to make sure that things are put in place better first, before I really go nuts!
Mmmm...not feeling good right now. I probably ate too fast, but I have a headache, not a tummy ache.
News isn't good. I didn't get the digital artist job. I suppose it's okay because I need more practice. It's just discouraging. I found that out yesterday, and I tried drawing, but I ended up fouling things up for the most part. Still, I haven't posted anything lately, so I'll spill a few things.
Oh yeah, watched Shrek 3 today. BLEH!! I liked 2 way more. But 3...where was the fun? It wasn't fun enough or FUNNY enough. Meh.
Onto the sketches! It's...just sketches this time. No colour fun.
Mom, Dad and I were at the beach. They let me sketch. I first sketched Mom, then later had an idea and just sketched this generic woman. It was more for the flowing dress.
From the Pose Maniacs site, I tried two different directions for the women here. My problem with these sketches are 1) I'm too slow, because I keep going for every single detail, and 2) I can never keep them fully inside of a page. Yeesh! I don't even scale things like I should!
Another Pose Maniacs reference. You can see her from below, sort of! Ugh...legs... I tend to make a bunch of lines until I make the "right" line. Oh, and I was drawing out the muscle boundaries and stuff.
This PM ref is from above! ...And on an angle! I had to raise her head and arms to actually make the pose work better. I forgot to erase the mistaken parts, though. Now it's confusing. XP
I wanted to have fun, so the last three sketches were me just trying to cheer myself up. Though I did attempt to work on some aspects of anatomy, I didn't try very hard!
This one just looks funny, besides his face. There was a head above his...and it looked like it was licking his hair. o_O; I also forgot to take away his "second" baby finger (the one sticking up).
Dunno what possessed me to do THIS one. Hee hee!
Oh yeah, and I've been trying to lessen the lines I used, and hold the pencil correctly. It's HARD!! Really hard!! Ha ha!
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Sorry to hear about the job, Jazz; but keep sketching and don't give up. You've come such a long way since the start of this sketchbook and show signs of going further.
For the fast sketches, go for the overall impression first, rather than accuracy, and don't be afraid of making mistakes. Over time you will get fast enough to worry more over the details; and if you only knew how many times I've drawn right off the edge of the paper!