Graphite pencil sketches digitally colored:
Hey, thanks for commenting in my Sb. Lots of progress and creativity in here!
ti uvijek imas te lude koncepte, pomijesane sa golim zenama tako da je ludnica navratit na tvoj sketchbook
I just loved the hockey player from hell. I wish it was soccer player during this point of time,hahaha.....
as usual polished thinking,great execution....
LAL; Hi buddy. Thank you, here comes something fresh.
Ivane hvala lijepo. "Gole Zene" su moje srednje ime.
sutapa; I know what you mean about the hockey/soccer player, you are right. Thank you for being with me.
Daily pencil sketches:
It is Spaghetti time:
Medicine man, you danced me across the country
Medicine man, you danced me across the sky
Medicine man, now my feet are dragging
Medicine man, can you hear my cry?
argh... one scary fat dude! awesome! Looks like he is dead, but still alive. And open mouth makes him even more interesting.
Thanks, yeah that dude is pretty scary.
I am working on two mini comic books currently, the one will be called "Hide and Seek", the other I do not know yet, here are the previews:
1 year anniversary passed - thought it can be a good idea to do some statistics:
The last time you have
- recognizably used reference to create a painting was three months ago
- done some stuff that even looks like anatomy studies (hands) was five months ago
- completed a photo study was six months ago
- used actual learning material to study some anatomy was one year ago
No offense, man, but this is close to nothing in terms of actual learning in the past year.
Just look at what you drew one year ago and put it next to something you've drawn yesterday. If I wouldn't know which one was created before one year of constant sketching and drawing (presumably learning) and after that I'm not sure I could tell.
I'd say you should decide what is your purpose with this whole drawing thing. You can say that you're pretty much satisfied with your current skill and then you can scribble around till the end of the days. Or you can say that you aren't satisfied and you want to learn to get better. But in this case you have to do some actuall learning, man!
Taking some learning material and study human muscles, facial features one-by-one, lighing contiditons, different materials, clothing, gestures, etc. Doing anything you can learn from.
Of course you can also choose the first option and be satisfied. But in this case criticising your work is kinda pointless - you don't really do this whole thing to improve after all.
"Try again, fail again,fail better!"Samuel BeckettSketchbook
Novbert; I am impressed that you made this review of my sketchbook and I am thankful. I cannot believe that you have spent so much time to review my work. I just have no words.I can surely tell that you are my strongest support here and you are the one who are giving the most useful feedbacks and thanks to your posts, I can see where I am really standing in my art world.
I am kinda sad when I view my recent work through your eyes, but I will have to deal with it. My learning schedule is chaotic and I do not follow some real learning process, I admit that, I purely draw and paint for fun and try to put my ideas, my own ideas on paper or paint it on the digital canvas. Ok, I disagree that there is absolutely no improvement in my art since I have joined here, and I believe that many others will support me on this one. I did not become a master artist but I still believe that I have made a much bigger advancement in this last year than in my whole life earlier. I lack of balance in my skills but the game is still not over and there is a lot of learning and fun time ahead.
Of course I am not satisfied with my current skills, but I do not want to be ungrateful and greedy either. The second year will be even better and will bring me even closer to my goal, and sooner or later I will be doing amazing drawing and paintings, just watch me. It is only a matter of time. I am determined and in better drawing shape than I ever was.
Thank you for the review and for your support, I am more than thankful, please stay subscribed and help me in becoming one of the best.
This is the cover design for my movie which I will be making in the near future, as soon as I find enough girls willing to act in it:
why hai there ya beer loving serbian!
You got some cool ideas going on in this sketchbook, very nice! I would recommend just now and then doing some studies so for example your facial anatomy would have a bit more structure in it.
I really like the paint of mushroom worship, really wonder what the story behind it is
hahaha what this movie will be about?
keep pushing yourself with sketches, they are coming along nicely. Stay cool!
I rarely reply without any new drawings or paintings to post, but I will make an exception this time. I can see pretty much that I am going in a wrong direction and I will stop now for a week or two, maybe more, will reevaluate my situation and look for my further steps. I am kinda lost, not sure where am I standing. I do not want to sound too serious about my art cause I have a job, I do something else for a living, nor I want to sound like I do not care for the outcome and for the results. I do want to improve. I want to be one of the best. Most of them would think "only in your dreams" , but I really think that I can be great and I have that something that will make me be outstanding I just have to work harder or whatever.
Sweron; thank you, glad that you like the paintings. Will follow your sketchbook.
Lav; thank you very much. Beer is the only thing that I drink beside water. The Mushroom worship will have a great story, you will find out pretty soon.
MatejaPetkovic; thank you , I am so proud that I have a support of such a great artist. As I said above, I realize my weaknesses now, and I will try to improve with your help of course.
Ivan; drago mi je da te vidim, i super je feeling kad znas da te neki odlicni umetnici podrzavaju. Mushroom Worship je jos jedna crazy ideja. Ali dobro zvuci.
Hvala za podrsku.
Nice sktches!You are getting better and better!Keep practicing!Cheers
Crit on your pencil drawings: you tend to make a very dark outline around some of your drawings, this might flatten them. so reserve the dark lines for the "inside" of your figures.
About improving: Something that i have found really helpful and motivating is to do drawings from life in the train. So my advice would be to get a small cheap sketchbook and sketch down 2 pages every day of stuff from life. So that could be anything: people on the train or in the canteen, a bicycle outside, your hand, a co-worker, anything. Try to use a limited amount of lines and draw as much as you can. Even 5-10 mins of scribbling helps.
Thats something that has heled me alot.
Keep it up! your moving forward one drawing at a time (even though it something might feel like your moving backwards, but thats all a part of the process )
Drawing from imagination helps us use the mental images we have in a more efficient manner, but to build that library, you must do studies from life. Constantly doing studies keeps things in perspective, and the improvement curve going. At least, that is what I have learnt.
The two guys didn't want to annoy you with their postings above. They wanted to push you. But nobody can set goals for another one. The goals have to be set by you, because they have to be measured / controlled and they have to be "achiev-able" for you in your situation.
In my humble opinion you will gain great success by doing the things which are fun. That means not to ignore anatomy or any other drawing subtheme. It means that you DECIDE the way and the next steps. Remember: Every great goal achiever gained succes AFTER great failures and mistakes. But these mistakes are hidden or not visible. We only see the success and the great piece of art.
I wish you not to be great. I wish you fun during your drawing and sketching and you'll get better and achieve your milestones. Just define them with a pen on paper.
Great sketchbook you have here, and good commitment to learning too! There are some really fun paintings in here and good sketches. Nothing to critique too much, apart from perhaps more line width in some of the pencil work. That would give a less cartoony style (something I struggle with myself). Other than that though things are looking great!
Thanks for dropping by my SB. always appreciated mate.
I see you're going through a bit of an art crisis. I think this is very common. You also have the support of this community which is heartwarming to see.
Going for a creative break is a really good idea. Do something completely different, or just lay on the sofa for a couple of weeks. You'll feel refreshed.
hmm...I was reading the critics you got from various talented members of this forum. What I feel is, may be your improvement is not visible too much....but it's not at all negligible. I always appreciate the thought behind each and every of your work....those concepts are really amazing!! what you need is to study and get to learn from various great concept designs.this is what I'm trying to do these days.
This is a common problem for both of us,we never followed the actual process,just followed our heart.but I can say that this is what is gonna make us improved one day.
I just felt so much proud to look at your reply to them. what a confidence level!!
you are really an inspiration,proud to have such a great friend like you.
WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST,FRIEND!!!!!!!
I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU...
Hey man, i was reading posts from other artists on your sb and i agree with braintree and especially vritra. It is really important to get that "image bank" in your head by studying from life or photo reference. Once you get there you will with ease use that "technical" side of drawing and better express your ideas. Let me think about it more and will be back with some good example or even tutorial or something.
After reading what others said, I have to say I agree. You need to do more studies - from life - I know they are hard and often boring, but they will help. I already wrote what I think about studying from life vs studying from photos in Sweron's sketchbook.
Feeling stuck is a good thing, actually, that means you realised you need to change something, achieve something more. Stagnation is the worst thing that can happen to an artist and the moment you realise you need to move on is a good one! Those can be some crap times, though, and I suggest you take a little break, read a book, play a game, watch a movie that inspires you... and do a lot of introspection.
If you want to talk, feel free to contact me here or over MSN :]
I've got a feeling that it's mostly my fault of driving you into this current artistic crisis so here goes some constructive stuff.
Maybe it's just me, but I can get really critical when I see my own faults in other artists' works. So my crit wasn't only for you, but also for myself. I also had problems with doing studies... err I mean the main problem was NOT doing any studies recently. One day I thought I could give a try to do a photostudy. I thought that I already know so much that the study should turn out really awesome.
Well.. it didnt. I don't say i wasn't satisfied at all, but the result was really far from what I want to achieve. And that led me to an important conclusion (and that relates very closely on what you said about not knowing where you are):
Your imaginary stuff can't possibly be better than your referenced studies.
Think about it! When you use reference you don't have to think too much about things like composition, value pattern, color scheme or structure. You don't have to figure it out all on your own. That's all in front of you - all you need to do is intrepret it one way or another. When you're drawing without ref all you can rely on is the picture gallery in your head and the things you learned while you did all your studies. That's why referenced drawings defines the best you can do - the top of your knowledge.
Thus the best way to evaluate your current knowledge all you need to do is to take a photograph, use it as a ref, and push it as far as you'd like to. The quality of the end result will show exactly how good your refless drawings can possibly be - how good you are.
If you're not satisfied with the result you need to take one more ref and do one more study. And so on.
Of course there is much more to studying than taking photograps and trying to replicate them, but if you do this and know why you're doing this you've already made a huge step forward.
I see you like to draw sexy chicks. (jeeez, who would'n like to draw them ) Take some pics of one of your favourite ones and do a referenced drawing of her. That will do pretty well as a starter.
That's all. Regards, man. I hope you'll come back.
"Try again, fail again,fail better!"Samuel BeckettSketchbook