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Hey everyone, my name is Ansgar and I want to show some of my sketches and tries to you. I hope for your comments & critics!
I got a graphic tablett yesterday, that's what came out so far, all WIP; I also don't work for very long with photoshop (before just traditional) so I also hope for some individual tips Thanks already in advance!
Here's an update. I'm still experimenting, I'm not very good with colors right now but I work on it to get better. c & c's are very welcome
Oukey, looks like someone drops by and no one leaves a message. Perhaps there's too much to critizise so that no one knows where to begin?
...Anyway, here are some small works with quaders and b&w. Then ''Bob" (the worker) with a shirt, have to make him more alien-green and at the end just something.. Well, now it's not at the end anymore.. Hm, have to find out how I can use the Attachment Manager so that I can write between the pictures..
I hope for Comments & Critiques!
Well... here I am again. And I won't stop till someone answers my call for critics (and then I won't stop too!)!! I know there's so much to critisize but just a sentence or somethin helps, also if it's just like "that's not good, look at that, etc. etc."
Anyway here are some pages out of my sketchbook, there are two portraits, some comic things, some conceptual things that are hard to dismantle, a small bit of phantasy-anatomy (the flesh thing) and... yea. that's already everything.
Welcome to CA.org. Don't worry to much about the views vs. comments. The comments and crits will make their way into your book. Just keep on drawing and posting, thats what really matters.
Now with regards to a crit...
Your hand drawn stuff is much stronger than your digital stuff at the moment... understandable so since you just got your tablet. Your alien, antennae creature seems to be a frequent character that you like to draw. Noticed that you set up a character turn around, which is a good idea to really get familiar with your character. However when you do a character turn around you need to make sure that all major and even minor body landmarks match up no matter what direction the character is facing. For instance the antennae, top of the head, eye line, nose, mouth, chin, shoulders, elbow etc. all are in the same area in every direction. You should probably even use a ruler to make sure that your guide lines are as straight as possible so you can be sure that you are accurately lining up the correct parts of the body.
Looked like you started doing an anatomy muscle study... these are always useful and you should start doing a lot more of them. There are a ton of great books out there that will help you start to develop a really solid foundation of anatomy. Some good examples would be Hogarth, Bridgeman, and Loomis. Also along those lines (and you will hear this over and over again...) study the old master's.
You've also started doing some observational drawing... another plus... keep it up. When you are drawing though start to think of things as basic shapes and forms and how they interact with each other. Don't just concentrate on the outline (even though silhouette is important).
The last thing I can think of is focus. Random doodles and scribbles are good and help get creative juices flowing, but you also need to have some hard core studies going on where you are really diving into your subject matter, whether that be anatomy, environments, characters etc. You need to develop a good foundational understanding of form and function and continue to grow learning about composition, color etc.
I know there is a lot stuff I just put out there for you so I hope its not intimidating... but you are on a great start. Good luck and keep posting.
Hi Aphex! Thanks for your kind help, your comment really made my day when I read it! I'm doing more anatomy studies than before and I'll get myself a anatomy-book soon. You spoke about some kind of 'hard core study', I always try to get into something deeper than just normal studies but right now it's kind a hard for me to concentrate on something that much. I hope that will change soon.
Anyway, you realized that I concentrated on this one character, that's because I draw it for a 3D-Animation 3 friends of mine are working on. Here's some progress on the character and a vending machine that's used in the animation:
Alright here's another update, some character scetches. I'm doing some studies lately but I can't see a progress in my work - of course it's too early to see already progress but shouldn't I 'feel' I make progress? I can't see if I'm doing something wrong or if I should just shut up and go on studying-
Nice little update you have here. I think we got lost in translation before when I mentioned "hard core studies"... basically what I meant was doing A LOT of studies... be that hands, feet, heads, whole body, bones etc. Really looking at how things work and interact. Hope that makes more sense.
Your vending machine is looking good. It appears that you are going for a more cartoony style, but you should still watch out for your perspective. One drawing has what appears to be perspective lines, but do they actually go to a vanishing point. I'm not sure what you already know about perspective, but you may want to take a look at Seedling's thread on perspective. You can find that here.
Don't worry about the progress you feel that you are or are not making. According to your sketchbook, you've only been posting in this section for 2 months. And the amount of progress you make is going to depend on how much work you put in. Start setting some reasonable goals for your self. For example: Fill up 1 sketchbook in a month. Or draw (fill in the blank) number of hands / feet / eyes / heads / creatures / characters etc. Keep posting, keep working and make sure you are enjoying the act of art making.
And if you need some inspiration as to where hard work and dedication will get you, take a look at this sketchbook.
@ Aphex: Thanks for your words, Aphex, I will do so and work harder to achieve my goals! I realized that I kinda didn't work enough to see my goals fullfilled so I will start going nuts after my exams at the next month
Well although it was quiet some time since I posted I wasn't doing nothing, I drew many hands and bodies but I didn't have the time to scan those, I will evantually -
Here are some other things: