I want my own sketchbook. So here I start...
C&C are are most welcome!
My first four pages...
Some with foto ref. some outa me mind.
These are great, I really can't see anything wrong with them. so Im sorry I can't give to much crit.
Nice figures,your shading is very effective! Post more
Thank you for the comments!
I was hoping you could give me some real criticism, too
@Jester It's true, I didn't attend Concepart.org for some time or not frequently enough. That is because of some new things in my life I am getting used to. I worked at a small design company as a trainee. In Sebtember I'll start studying design in Cologne at it's university of applied science. I'm really looking forward to that! But soon I'll have some holidays, all arranged for drawing BTW, what the heck is the Middle Class? How can I become a member?
Now here comes the next page. The woman on the left and the man on the top are drawn from real life within 5 minutes at a railway station. The athlete is drawn with fotoref.. Took about 13 minutes.
hmnmmn real criticism? Difficult! Your pics are really good IMO. Therefore you should try to get on to the next level and start "real pictures", i.e. with a topic/theme, fore- middle and background. You do the same as I in just putting on paper what interests your eye and mind but a concept artist should be able to create whole scenes, environments and so on.
You could also try color (oil, acrylics, watercolor...).
The middle class was brought to life by I.was.ink, MindCandyman and myself some time in January/February. We were annoyed that we were neither noobs nor pros and wanted to get assignments from the pros. Which we didn't get, naturally. So we decided to form a middle class and give the tasks and crits to ourselves.
Anybody who seriously wants to learn to draw is welcome. We only ask for persistency and giving constructive crits. Just check out the Middle Class sub-thread - it's all in there (Lots to read...)
My congrats to you being accepted by the FH Cologne! This was my dream 20 years ago... what the hell, I did something different, earned quite a lot of money and have my own one-woman-company now (why cry over spilled milk?) But I love drawing in my spare time and I am very happy that I really improved over the past 3 years - much because of CA!
Hi Hermchen, no, it's not too personal. I'm a marketing consulter for small and medium enterprises (SME, in Germany called KMU). In case you are interested or know someone who needs professional external marketing services, go to Rat & Tat Marketing. This is shameless selfmarketing, too
Great life studies. I'll stop working in about half an hour and do some drawings, too!
Have a nice weekend.
nice sketches. i have the hardest time sketching from photos. i would recommend 2 things.
use the side of your pencil to shade in value, not just a little of the tip or the point, use the whole thing and drag it around to create broader, richer vlaues. good value will carry a sketch farther than good line work.
also your line work is nice, interesting and varied. but i would suggest using it more to define form than to outline things, use it more sparingly to define where things overlap, change direction, etc not merely to contain the shading.
a teacher of mine had us draw only with value for a whole semester. no line. it was hard as shit but eventually it worked and much more convincingly and faster than starting with lots of lines.
i use lines to come up with concepts, but value for life drawing.
Being with those kids gives me a high only morphine can top! -HS