Hey Xeon, glad ya liked it! But, honestly, I think it would have worked better if I had left it more as a line drawing-- was trying to hit some subtle values that I haven't really tried with the Prismacolor.
Anyway. . .
Broken pallet. (Ball point, 30 min.)
Table and Chairs. (5 minutes into this, the setting got occupied, so just tried to rough in some stuff based on an incomplete layout).
Oh, thanks Xeon-- that drawing is part of what this SB is about-- training visual memory. It doesn't look like much. But, I was actively studying that chair even if I couldn't complete drawing it.
So, this one'll probably freak you out. After studying one of the standard chairs in a [non-Starbucks] that I frequent-- quick loose charcoal sketches, rough schematics, and a formal perspective in primitives-- about 20 to 25 minutes-- I went home and spent 22 minutes drawing the below totally from memory with no ref.
Memory chair. (22 minutes).
Porkpie hat, checkout woman, and dashboard iguana. (about 2 minutes each).
[Note to self: previously unscanned daily from yesterday.]
Three seated figures.
Hey dude, its been a while since I stopped by your SB, over a month. But anyways I just wanted to say keep with like, remeber to watch for perspective problems and anatomy problems and folds looking wierd, Nothing really new to say but w/es lol are you using a pencil or charcoal(spelled it wrong I think) I know my spelling can suck at times. Just remeber to really look at something, I feel like a hypocrit saying that because its like I tell other people that but I still have my own problems with all of that. So it s like saying something then doing something different. I don't know but keep it up and stuff, study more and draw till you drop. lol I should be doing my school work.. but I don't care at this point.
Hey Diarum, welcome back!
Crit me all you want-- I gotta thick skin-- the only bad comment is no comment! Re perspective: today's offering, below, is woefully lacking. If I used a more erasable medium, could'a redone the lines of the shingles. Oh well! My hero, Andrew Wyeth, had a loose craptastic sketching style as well. . .
My actual daily SB is now done with a Prismacolor black PC935 pencil, to answer your question.
Re clothing folds--"drapery"-- damn straight! I gotta put more study into this.
Re crits: don't worry-- I, too, can tell people about things I know but don't always do all that well.
Anyway. . .
Window, bucket and broom.
Wolves menacing a buffalo. (From recent Natl. Geographic).
Wolf. (After Art Anatomy Of Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton).
Page of toy cat rotations. (18 to 20 min.)
Norman Rockwell applies Vulcan nerve pinch to a beagle.
Folds. (After George B. Bridgman).
That drapery looks pretty good, lol could use some work though. I saw your SB on CGHUB.com and was wondering how come you don't post some of that stuff on here?
Second I saw your from Washington state, If you really do, lol what city do you live in?
Thanks, but that drapery's probably as good as I'm gonna make it without counterfeiting every little Bridgman squiggle! CGHub SB is just where I post a smaller number of slightly better works-- more of a rough portfolio thread than the looser stuff I do here. Busted! I'm actually a Nigerian posing as an Eastsider. (But, if each member of the Penvirate can front me $5,000 dollars to help me pay the taxes on my Nigerian lottery winnings-- I'll pay you back--plus a generous share of the 3 million dollars. . .)
Anyway. . .
More Bridgman drapery.
I see, you try to improve your abilities in gestures and perspective of bodies.
Then, you draw clothes what is really hard because, so I have to say, it is really hard to see how a shirt or something else crumple and wringle...
Hope you will update more than this pics....
Hey CyGear-- thanks for the drop by-- owe you one!
Yeah, I try to work on a variety of issues-- 'cause I have so many!
Anyway. . .
Studies of people's clothes without the people.
Table and four chairs.
Drapery study after Andrew Wyeth (Christine).
Haven't played with the toy cow in awhile or reviewed Ellenberger. So, just sat down without any review to see how I could handle the cow totally from memory. Worked pretty quickly-- not all that happy with it. . .
Memory cow. (8 to 10 min.)
Thanks Xeon, but I think the "memory chair" came out better, and I wasn't even looking at it! But, I did have a spectator who commented on my table and chair study-- she said it had a good sense of depth-- which was very perceptive, 'cause that's what I do most of the "cafe studies" for-- to aid me in visualizing simple environments for cartoons.
Anyway, this next one isn't my daily, it's just a "fold in" that I liked. Probably edit in the daily sometime before midnight.
Preston Blair squirrel. (.5mm Pigma over HB graphite layout, accent with black Prismacolor pencil.)
Stuff for yesterday, today and an extra.
Correction cow. (Self crit: this, drawn from the toy, shows me that the "memory cow" had a short, fat body; oversized juvenile type head; and some wierd perspective issues. Time about 10 to 15 min.)
2" cube rotations. (about 2-3 min. per cube).
Gesture drawing of my injection molded plastic squirrel-- 15 seconds. Yep, that was right, 15 seconds. [I drew this to help Diarum understand the idea of gesture that he was wondering about in his SB and to show Xenon the working method that underpins almost all the drawings that I do. Though, in other works, my "gestures" are lighter, neater, and normally "subsumed" by the drawing process and/or erased if the medium allows.
Now, that's the gesture! I never knew you did gesture, Kamber....I always thought you just go straight in and block / draw in the shapes.
My hats off to you. I'm going to study your previous drawings in more detail. :p
Btw, Kamber, you're 27 and working in a non-art related job right? And I assume you only draw at night and during weekends?
Oops, sorry Xeon! (Made a typo and turned you into one of the "noble gases. . .") Your characterization is accurate, but I'm a bit over 30. (Though, I draw at the level of a highly gifted 11 year old). Light quick gesture is how I usually start out-- but neater than the procedures outlined by Nicolaides.
Anyway: another Blair squirrel, yesterday's Jack Hamm tree, and a selection of coniferous Hamm trees for today.
Douglas Fir cone and needles.
kamber thanks for stopping by my sb. so i just took the last half hour or so going through your thread here. i must say that it is pretty awesome watching how consistent your improvement is. page by page your renderings become better and better. you are def on your way with the value work. so the preston blair stuff is really cool. i've never heard of preston blair but will def be googling it. i am a huge fan of the cartoon, it reminds me of the old looney toons or walt disney.
Hey PermaNOOb, welcome by!
Oh, but just wait, the quality of this book bounces all over the place! Preston Blair was an old time Disney guy. His book Cartoon Animation is readily available. You should get a copy-- it's fun stuff to play around with.
Anyway. . .
Three views of a cow pelvis. (after Ellenberger).
Ah, wolves! And cats! Lovely animals.. well done on the studies. I like the loose style on those trees too, it's good to learn how to capture the "essence" of something by using simple strokes. It helps with painting too (I find), should you ever go in that direction
Also, cute Blair squirrel
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