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Good sirs, this site rocks!! that was my first impression a moon or two past, and nothing since has proved me wrong.
SO here I go on my own, exposed and new and i hope you'll find some stuff in here that you like --- but I have a lot to learn still so any and all crit is greatly appreciated!! Big thing in my life, learning is
I have discovered in drawing and painting rare moments without time, I fall away but I am there completely --- and sometimes, just sometimes, on the paper something seems to somehow gain a life of it's own and I'm there, whipped along for the ride --- crazy fantastic!!!
(rambling pld: )
anyway, I'll try to opdate regurlarly --- and sorry for the crappy quality. I don't have a scanner and my camera's shite, so I've adjusted the drawings in PS - but maybe for the worse as I'm a noob at these things (so if nothing is showing, that's why.. ) --- if anyone prefers to see uploads where i haven't tampered with them (mostly "adjust levels auto" whatever that is but it did like a contrast thing) then holler and I'll put it up here.
My time's up, hope you see some things that you enjoy and plz --- give it to me straight!
(it's new and old, sketches, drawings, doodles, paints and WIPs in no particular order)
Last edited by b.one; May 5th, 2007 at 11:24 AM.
your images are way too big, shrink them down a bit so we can see the whole thing at once
"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then its all fun and games with no depth perception"
okay something is definitely not going as planned
if anyone can explain how to get a smaller size on the images that would be great!!
i'll try again...
think maybe i got it...
here's a study of o'donoghue (Faeries, Froud and Lee)
Last edited by b.one; April 14th, 2007 at 02:28 PM.
So I learned how to resize images --- first it was like then and
But now i'm and
but before bed, here is something recent
the papersize is A5 -- or half a normal printing page
Last edited by b.one; May 5th, 2007 at 08:02 AM.
Welcome to CA. I like pics 2 and 3 the best, they have the most promise. Youve got skills, push your self to do more life studies, figure, and anatomy studies as well. And also keep up with drawing from your imagination. Keep up the good work.
Envisor: thanx for the crit!
After discovering CA I have been greatly inspired!!! I've hunted threads and read critz and comments and already I'm beginning to drawing more from life so hopefully I'll be able to show some new stuff soon
In the meantime here's an update old things old and not so old...
When did you create all of these pictures o__O;?
There is a huge gap in quality in alot of these pictures, and it just has me wonder :X
By quality do you mean as in poor quality of image? Or are you asking how long i have been drawing for and when I drew them?
If your are enquiring about the image quality I already plan to buy a scanner.
If you want to see any or all of the uploaded images uncut and unchanged speak the word.
I have been drawing for most of my life - which takes us close to 30 yrs. there has been gabs of course - but never for too long. I have drawn what i could see or imagine, what caught my facination and anything I needed to express, for better and worse, but have never recieved any formal training.
In 3 periods the oldest pieces here (mid '90) are yin/yan, darkness & chick in last post, and ancientman & brokenage in post1. Heavenhell (3rd post) is newest along with dino, woman with doodleman on her face, doodledance, and surrender (all post1). The rest fall somewhere in between and are mainly inspired mainly by Brian Froud and Alan Lee though generally I have not gained inspiration from a single source (except that i have worked far more with pencil than any other medium).
The treeman face last image last post is a tatoo i drew to a mate in Canada
Also my mood, focus & energy (and patience) plays a part to determine the style, study & expression -- maybe that also seems to make the quality differ?
Last edited by b.one; April 20th, 2007 at 06:47 PM.
After seeing some great skills and technique - and some gut and daring - in this forum i have been motivated anew to try ink.
Here's a piece i am working on now...
If I knew how, I would write this after the image, but well...
One of the things that are helping me out lots is working with my mental perspective. I don't know for you guys but me when I had started drawing something and found myself pleased with the process, I would also begin to feel uneasy about mucking up the rest...
Now when I begin something new or come back to something in progress, I say to myself, 'tis just a drawing.
don't know if you catch my drift, but this helps me relax and not stress about the product, but rather be in the process... which allows me to draw to the best of my ability... it like flows better --- rambling again
C&C very welcome!!
Last edited by b.one; April 14th, 2007 at 05:13 PM.
Just playing around on CA trying to figure out how to write stuff between and after images... here I try it with a pencil drawing about a year old...
(should now be writing underneath it)
And now the full drawing, and here i've one with the contrastthing in PS... tell me what you prefer plz
oh and the paper is twice printing paper size
I don't really like the sideeffects when I contrast the drawing, but on the picture I feel it lose a bit o'contrast --- soon to buy that scanner...
and to those who doesn't know yet, in order to write after images got to use the vB code list http://www.conceptart.org/forums/misc.php?do=bbcode
Last edited by b.one; April 14th, 2007 at 08:34 PM.
Love the last image, plus the dragon atop the castle/hill thingie - those rocked my day. You sure have some patience sitting with those little details!
Best advice I can give at this point is to make some anatomy studies. Keep it up!
Dragonsnail: ThanXaMillion for the kudos!!
Yeah I do have a lot of patience --- guess that's what you need when you don't have talent...
I know about the anatomy studies but thanx for pointing it out anyway!
The update... first a Mucha from '03 --- yeah i know its left claw looks odd it was supposed to be clutching a branch or something... maybe if I had finished it, it would show better... but got bored
and a faery from '05 from ref
and an oold one (start '90ies)
and a sketch a couple o yrs old...
like always, give it to me straight
Last edited by b.one; April 15th, 2007 at 02:28 PM.
'Kay, now that I've posted a variety of what I've done here's the finished inksketch (or as finished as I cared to make it) and a quick hand study (which I am totally crap at). Both A5 size
I think I have always been hesitent about ink because i could not erase my mistakes... now I realize that the pen is just honest --- and my admiration for the masters deepen considerably!!!
Last edited by b.one; April 15th, 2007 at 09:21 PM.
Thanks for the kind words in my sketchbook!
I guess I am both the drunk guy and the bear. I'm glad others see them self in both o them. It makes it so much better.
I like your linework, its clean and confident.
Your a Bear! so put som in your dragons! exaggerate the emotion on them make em more wicked!
Oh and draw a bear its good for your heart and soul!
Very nice style of drawing here, It is no doubt a very unique style that i really appreciate! keep it up I would suggest doing more hands and figure stuff to help you improve you seem to have a very nice grasp on rendering try doing some simple strucuture or line drawings of the figure. Keep up the good work!!
B-Man: Ya I'll work on creating different expressions... expressions in general is something I need to study more... but for me dragons are rarely wicked (evil) if that's what you mean. But thanx for the input!!!
And oh yes I'm tempted to draw a bear being one myself... but alas, in the face of B-Man's bears, I fear I put myself up for failure I'll give it a whirl one day--- like you say, good for the soul
ashrumm: ThanX for dropping by!! If you peek by again maybe you can clarify what you mean by line work --- like drawing without rendering?? without hatching? just blocklines?? For sure I need more work on hands - on anatomy in general... I'm slowly working my way into it
Thanks for the kind words!!!!
the update..:::: first a sketch that sort of turned into a WIP --- but now I think the proportions is slightly off --- some of you guys and gals have advice and suggestions that'll hit the spot ?
All a4 size
And some ... somethings... I'm jumping a bit between pencil and ink ('tis hard, sometimes, to leave one's comfort zone...
As always::: C&C very welcome!!!
Last edited by b.one; April 18th, 2007 at 08:30 PM.
Hmm... wondering why the last of my images suddenly appear small size with a link...???
Anyway, here is my update. These days it doesn't come easy, but I've promised myself to draw everyday (that was the whole point of joining here) and to post good and bad as it churns out... so here goes...
(the last is a subway sketch)
As always C&C are greatly appreciated!!
Hi, nice textures and rendering! That treeman tattoo looked great
something unfinished --- now off to bed
Although your shading is nice I have to say that your more finished inked peices seem the strongest, especially the old man's head tipped back with light from his eyes. Work on the strong contrasts and getting your peices to pop...and keep posting!!
i like ur stuff, have u seen any of frouds movies? ie. the labyrinth and the dark crystal, he did all of the concept design for them....they're corny but the designs are great.
Lots of nice things going on here! The studies are looking good - keep it up
http://www.sakuhatakka.com/ - image portfolio
Zombie_dla: Thx for the comment!
Grundybug: Yeah saw them all, corny but worth it!!! Froud rocks. Also Alan Lee was something like artistic advisor on the lord of the rings movies -- both of those dudes are wicked --- I'm spellbound just looking at their stuff (pun intended)
Kingkostas. Thx dude!!
Spats. Will do mate, will try my very best
So here's what's got out yesterday...
First some warm-ups
and something that I would take to PS if I could figure it out --- and if I had a tablet o course::: Ah well those days will come, in the meantime I hope you's all enjoy
bought a compressed charcoal pencil --- stumbled upon the nude reference thread opened by Davi (props to you mate!!!) and done some quick sketches from refs found there (no more than 15 mins each).
as always C&C are greatly appriciated
I see that you are shading a lot <> maybe to much <> remember in illusionistic drawing the job of dark and light is to reveal form.
If you find yourself shading and not thinking step away from your drawing for a few minutes.
I try to think of shading as shaping <> if it does not help clarify form you don't need it.
If it takes you away from you focal point you don't need it.
Darks and lights have three important jobs to do
1) Describe form 2) Position those forms in space (3 Create the focal point.
If you are not helping these tasks more than likely you are taking away from them.
Thanks for dropping by my thread and feeding the monkey... little bastard eats a lot....LOL
Hi! Thanks for commenting on my sb. Some of your stuff here is pretty good. I might reccomend more hand and feet studies, as I'm noticing that in most of your figurative work, you're mostly hinting at (or entirely avoiding!) those areas.
I've done some Mucha studies myself.... love his work
Keep at it... I'll check back again.
Mentler: ThXaMillion mr. BoneDoc for your time and thoughts... Your words made me think and that's always a good thing
I find it pretty amazing that you hit the spot on how I sometimes just carry on shading without really thinking about what I'm doing... but then again, if I had been drawing for about 600 yrs I would probably also know the drawing mind pretty well.... LOL
:::: I work slow though so I hope you (and all of you!) have patience with me as I try my way to incoporate this keen advice into my works...
BohemianChaos: Thanks for the words. I know hands and feets are subjects I need studying more. Actually I just ordered a Hogarth book on hands so hopefully that will help me improve...
Also when i do quickies like the post above those areas usually tends to get glossed over... it is not an excuse, for I hint/avoid precisely because they take me longer time and demand more intense focus, and sometimes that's just not where I'm at... But thX anyway!!!!!
So the update. I haven't posted for a short bit, have been drowning at work ---- finally got the new boulder wall up at work so I'm thrilled, but the kids (work with troubled adolescents) was swarming it before we had time to get on top of it --- several hurt themselves, a couble of half-serious fights and one entry to the emergency room...
Anyway I have not had the time for some serious studying/drawing but here's some scribbles and stuff... the two first are A5 the rest A4
I know the torso is too big (or the head and legs are too small) ;;; funny eh, how things change depending on how you look at them...
a drawing of one of me mates - -- doesn't really look like him though
this one was supposed to go on last post but ...
C&C greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks for your comment b.one, was enlightening to read. You have great interest in what you do, so that should be your fuel to draw. Doing just that will let you improve. One refined suggestion, keep this in your mind, when penciling keep the lines you draw firm and the shading very close, so that at the end u dont see lines, but an illusion of your imagination.