its time for you to hit the life drawing class now.
its time for you to hit the life drawing class now.
I've got to join military tomorow for 21 weeks.
No more posting until...?!
I'm sorry, i feel pretty fucked too about how it ended.
It was a great time, i really enjoyed this thread and everything else on conceptart.org. Thanks for every line you wrote and every comment you gave. It helped. I hope it's not all lost.
bye, weird antihero
well make sure to sneak in a pencil. need to keep the juices going. maybe paint some landscapes hehe
i dont know how tough military is but when u get back maybe youll have a new direction or preferred subject.
seems like everyone goes to the army . free educations is not bad huh .
will miss ya! we've been growing together for a while
Thank you guys for those lines, they helped me to let it slip away.
well sort of slip away. I get to draw every once in a while but it's far away from drawing daily or drawing concentrated. If i'm lucky i get to sketch a bit but most of the time i'm just too occupied or too lazy/tired (sometimes even both) to draw some.
for those who care. I failed the entrance test for the school/class i tried to attend and yes, i'm sad about that too. We'll see.
btw. I'm still in military, don't expect more posts, im short on time.
thanks for reading, excuse the "senseless" bumping of my thread.
good to hear from you! Dont give up if you didnt get accepted the first time, keep trying.
Draw when you can... all that military influence will have some influence on your art too and you can draw soldiers and guns and stuff.
Escape the troops and find a cool place to sketch . Well Be waiting for your return buddy
@endregan: Thanks man. Keep trying is what i need to do, you're right. Thank you for helping out with these words...
@LadyLioness: Yes, currently drawing is a hobby of mine. I tried to attend a class at an art-school. I'll finish my military service at the 6th of august.
Thank you both for replying. Here are two selfportraits for you.
It's strange, i don't like the overall-look. But the mouth and the nose seem to fit. This is funny because usually things are exactly the opposite...
This is me telling you how much i enjoyed the last 13 weeks.
bye for now.
Good to see you respond so soon! Looks like youre off the military soon and able to go hardcore again .
I really like these sps, they have a lot of form and the last one has a lot of expression.
I see youve grown an android mohawk! sweet
@endregan: Damn, you're right. This was just a weak try to get Android posting in this Thread. The fuck, just kidding. Still eight weeks to go. :bash:
a page out of my sketchbook, one of the few good enough to be posted here... i find it hard to draw while being in the train or with lots of crowd around me... strange.
pretty not so good, but it's a long time since i drew a whole-body pose... practice oh sweet practice.
I like this one.
Know what? It's saturday evening and instead of drinking beer and having stupid conversations i sat behind my desk, holding a pencil in my hand, drawing. I don't know how much weeks have passed since i last felt that ... fine, just doing the right thing. Thanks, without you i would have let it slip away ages ago.
these sp's are great, and I like your hair the hand is also pretty neat.
6th of august, we'll be waiting
-Member of middle class-
yeah man thats what I like to see. whenever you get the chance just sketch away . Thats so good... looks like the time in the military has give you some direction, that sp is really good.
your rendering is pretty good..
Keep drawing well always be around
@barti89: Thanks man... i'm waiting for that day as well... glad you like it.
@endregan: Thanks man, your rendering has improved as well since the last time i saw your drawings!
Little question, how do you integrate details in your drawings? I find it wuite hard to draw more than necessary. If i want to draw a robot, i draw a robot. I give him arms, feet and a head. A body of course and then i start struggling with the question of "what more does he needs to be original?". Damn. I just sit in front of a robot sketch and keep on asking me why i can't put anything more in it than the sheer "conture" of it. help me.
Heres some sketches. The indian one shows my problem described above:
thanks and bye
hey antihero! great progress youve made there! just think where youre art will be in 10 years!!!
ich bi au us de schwiiz, schöne! züri, um genau zsii...
one more thing: i didnt know they allowed that kind of haircut in the army?!! funky! im gonna have that too in 2 years!
hey good to see even more sketches
to get ideas, usually you need inspiration or something set in your mind. sometimes you just make designs for clothing, tattoos or other cool features you can think of.
Look at other artists work and see what you like and what works and such. Try studying things you like. Like if you like army stuff, get pics and references to draw and implement them in your imaginative stuff.
It takes time and im still working on that myself... I draw too many naked bald people
@bahamut: Haha, nice to see another swiss guys 'round here! welcome! No problem with the haircut till now, they bugged me while i had long hair but since i cut them... no problem...
@endregan: naked bald people, that's exactly what i mean! Thanks for the advice.
@LadyLioness: The ears? As i said, i've got problems to include details in my drawings. Seriously, seems like i often tend to forget the ears... Check back earlier pictures...
Heres a Ref-Drawing for you, out of a GEO-magazine. The head is a bit strange. Was difficult to spot out the different areas with the dark tones of the ref.
guy at the market
I've got a long weekend so maybe i'm up to one more post... we'll see.
Have a good time anyway.
I really like the folds in his clothing, they really pop out. Good attention to the clothing for sure..
Wow, I just read through 1 years [in 6 days... is there going to be a celibration?] worth of serious learning. Very well played there.
@rey-del-bongo: celebration? We'll see, but i don't think so. I guess i'm going to celebrate post #100 but it's still quite some work until i'll reach this point. Hope you liked the story so far...
Heres a small concept. Had a hard time sketchin anything so i took a bug-book and tried to form a simple vehicle/robot out of a bug. Here it is:
Weekend is finally over... Last post until...? I'll be back.
Here i come again...
All from imagination... Some better some worser than whatever you expected.
I've got the feeling that the level of my sketches did sink a bit... Try to raise it again in future posts.
short weekend, don't expect more posts.
no no no dont say they sank. actually I think these are awesome. They read very well and have great form!
You just need to get in the habit of sketching more whenever you can in the army .
Keep up the good sketches it is good to have you posting again
I would try strengthening some observational skills, like do a bargue or setup a still life and try to get it very close if not exactly as you see it! It will bring your sketches to a higher level
@endregan: Thanks buddy, but you're too kind... Still life is a very good idea! I'll do one.
Hey everybody, i think it's about time to say "THANK YOU". Don't be afraid, i wont bug you for too long with my rant but i think this is necessary.
I'd like to thank all of you, who helped me throughout the past 357 days of this thread. A special "Thank You!" you goes out to MindCandyMan for he was (and still is) a great archetype for me to look up to. My hike would have not been this successfull without these people: golgari, endregan, Jeff Gran, MindCandyMan, amphex, LadyLioness, mlessard, Barti89, pandawhipped, lavhoes, bahamut, spork891, nor, jester, hoopa, poopinmymouth, I.was.ink, rey del bongo, gooch, Banimator, GriNGoLoCo, -The Swift-, winjer, Avetice, Rohan, sic1, chumps and all the other members of this community because without your inspiration this Thread would look a lot more boring...
Let's go for one more round!
in one year you improved that much. . cant wait to see how good cha gonna get next year. :chug:
It has been a good first year with many more to come I am sure of it.
I am glad that I influenced you in some way in your journey for art. You have made a lot of progress for sure, and there are many more fun years ahead on the road of art.
Dont stop now!
Hi buddys, long time no write!
Thanks everybody for his comment, i still appreciate 'em!
I'm done with military bullshit for a while so i got time to draw again more often and more concentrated. See this batch is the first of some more regular update, i'll try to keep them coming daily again.
Here we go.
This is the calm before the storm i'm going to unleash inhere... blabla. Was done one week ago.
The last ones was done without a reference, i like the shapes. Though drawing sharks might be one of the easier things...
Bye, see you soon.
Last edited by antihero; August 10th, 2004 at 02:28 PM.
I enjoyed this thread alot, it's cool to see how you are sticking to it!
My advice to you is patience and focus. Let it take time, think it through as you are working on them. Some of your work feels rushed, like you are in a hurry. Time is not of importance (if you don't have a deadline) only your exploration of the drawing and what you are doing.
There's no gratitude for being fast, only more work ahead of you. It's not like you are "going to get there" faster.
The sketch is a mental note to be developed into a final piece.
If you are doing an anatomical study of an arm for example, study not the abstract style of another artist but study the arm itself, understanding the shapes as they are defined by the action and the muslces and fat.
Draw those and you'll find your own abstractions for those shapes.