Those moleskin sketches are really something. You have a fantastic sketchbook going here.
Keep up the good work, and yes, five stars.
Really digging your pencils and the oils are coming along nicely too! Looking forward to the end results
@p sage: oh but you must try studying metal sometime and thanks sage just keep drawing!
@Jeremy Swan: thanks bro. i've been trying to work more on digitals-- so let's see if i can translate the pencil stuff successfully D:
@bbwolf: thanks wolf! hmm.. i think you're right. i'm still not great with anatomy and i haven't been studying as much as i should. them heads XD
@fudgeloaf: full body armor, hell yeah!
@Psychobuddy: thanks psycho. i can see what you mean by the 'softness' i perhaps abused the soft brush too much XD.
@Vritra: !! heh, thank you very much Vritra. i have much to learn though!
@Cranberry: thank you cranberry. i too am looking forwards to the end result.
uhmm... some moleskine for now. i want to somehow translate these helmets into digital so expect that in the next update :] but most importantly... i think i'm holding myself back from getting any better-- gotta get back to studying... srsly guise.
oh, and some progress on mike :3, camera phones aren't the greatest *no shit*
Been a while since I dropped in to CA. It's good see your still kickin' ass and taking names. I especially like the paints.
Hi Teapooo , noone can have done or do to much studies, we all can improve,i have also been trying to do the same with the studie,first do a quick study then do something directly from imagination afterwards but my gold fish memory makes it quite hard, you tryed to do some colour studie then do it from imagnation? i find it so hard to rember all the colours, anyway keep going old friend.
awesome update i love those paintings especially the dude on the end. ya i have grown to hate school i dont even think its helped me much other than open my eyes to things but i only have a year left what are you going to do once you graduate
Not much to say, just that I like your stuff a lot, traditional or digital, each and every one looks yummy, I'll try to remember where to come when I need some motivation to practice...
(I'm not a blind fangirl, I know there's room for improvement but your level is impressive enough to me )
@Aryeh: hehe, most definitely jakeh! i haven't been looking in my anatomy books lately-- but i will delve in them again!
@ranunkel: thank you ranunkel, glad you liked.
@LtPlissken: hey thanks plissken! i just used the basic hard and soft round brushes. nothing special!
@orochigenocide: thank you ms. orochi :3
@CKLamb: thanks CK~ it most definitely has been a while i'll stop by your SB when i have finals outta the way
@tronrobot: :3 thanks tron!
@snatti: hey there atey! yeah it definitely helps to apply the study right away to somethign from imagination just so the info sticks better. however, i have not been doing that with my color studies i know, i need to!
@MattGamer: thanks Matt! mmm.. moleskines
@prsnsweeney: hey sweeney! i think you and i are on the same boat regarding school. well, i'm definitely going to study hard once school's up. i have a year left as well and i find that it distracts too much from my own artistic studies... almost slowing down my progress! probably find a job afterwards (my unemployment benefits have finally stopped LOL) and continue my art to work towards a good portfolio... i have much much much to learn!
@shiNIN: thank you shinin. that means a lot hmm... to me, i'm just not at that level yet haha, but i'm glad you like. let's continue with our art practices!
well here's just an update before finals week! didn't really get around to doing helms in digital-- well, i did one... but it's so embarrassing to show XD... i will for sure visit sketchbooks after this coming week. i have papers to slave on and some tests to study for XD.
-"line gesture/figure" stuff from reference on Canson sketchpad. i know there's really know 'right' way to approach gestures, but anyone have a few pointers? i'm trying to get through some vilppu stuff atm.
-"gesture/figure" stuff from imagination-- not so impressive Canson pad/moleskine
-pocket/large moleskine things
(photo ref dude, and some girl from imagination)
-crappy bristol doodle (u know who that is right? lol)
also, if you're in the states, there's some nice moleskine sketchbook deals at this website!! they have these "grab bag" deals, i managed to grab about 6 moleskines (3 pocket sketch, 3 large sketch, 2 pocket japanese fold sketch, and 1 pocket storyboard sketch for like 60 bucks?) anyways, if u know if any place that has better bundles, let me know lol
you gestures look good to me. i would say draw slower an aim for getting each drawing proportional. And only speed up when you see that you can maintain the level of quality.
My biggest issue is that i draw to fast, but i get a lot of drawing done in terms of quantity. Lately i have been pulling back from that tendency and spending more time learning to draw my gestures with understanding of the structure.
One good gold for gestures would be to knock out the entire figure before the time is up. Also you can do value gestures with the side of your pencils and knock out the basic chiaroscuro.
But your gestures look fine. I use pixel-lovely's gesture tool and posemaniacs (i think i must be the onlyone who uses posemaniacs still lol...)
The gestures look pretty good I think, but I'd agree with Aryeh about slowing down a little.
Try to go for accuracy once in a while and copy a pose as good as you can, then try to reproduce that from memory. Really think about what you're about to do before you start and redo it until your satisfied.
Still very nice update, keep it going
Mike! nice sketchbook pages man dig the designs your exploring
keep it up man
have a good one
sketchbook updated October 6th
dude your killing it good shit love the pencil rendersl. ya i feel like school just slows up my progress in art. i want to try and start selling paintings or something for side money
dat 80s funk
@Aryeh: thanks Jakeh. those are some good tips. the problem with me when doing these timed gestures is getting the figure down before time's up without thinking much about proportions-- so that is definitely where i need to slow down and get first. hmm i'm using pixel-lovely's gesture tool as well and kind of strayed from posemaniacs after like the first two tries with it xD.
@AvisNocturna: thank you Avis yep, definitely need to take time on the gestures... which is probably one reason why i've avoided it so much due to the limitation in timing but it does help!
@Jamie Romoser: Jamie! thanks bro i gotta explore some more
@LtPlissken: hahaha dude, hilarious XD. thx Plissken!
@Vritra: thank you for the kind words Vritra. i feel i can do much better, so i must strive for that level!
@henri: hmm.. i think they're finished now... not much has been worked on them but here it is in the update D:
@NIZZY_G: ty Nizzy XD. yeah i've noticed the neck issue on my characters, i gotta work on that! and... a lot of other things XD
@prsnsweeney: hehe, yeah man school is such a bummer but what can ya do? XD hmm.. definitely ad yourself for commissions or something, esp. at school! i actually picked up an oil portrait commission before winter break started so i will be working on that as well. let's just keep drawing yo!
-photo study, yay no lasso tool xD tried to focus on keeping the brush strokes 'simple' not sure if successful
-the brba stuff they look unfinished, but i'm calling it done. ever paint something and stop on it-- then when u come back to it, it's hard to get the same colors right? well, i think i just suck at color.. which is why i gotta study! oh, i had a friend photograph these since i don't own a fancy camera.
-bristol things (so i was intrigued by Golucho's drawings and thought i'd give some powdered graphite a try-- just an experiment! not rly happy with them but i enjoyed it )
okay, well i am now on break from school-- passed with all As and like 1 B xD now's the time to be productive! hmm.. sometimes i find it difficult on where to start... welp. TIME TO DRAW :3
@ven-: thx ven, glad you like. no reference, just imagination.
-still feeling uncomfortable sketching digitally anyway something spontaneous, didn't know wtf i was doing haha
-some rather 'quick' studies
@Alex Eh: thanks bro-- i noticed myself that i dont use too much cast shadowing so i will have to delve into that :3
pencils from today
-some figures from online drawing tool
-followed by some figures from imagination in the moleskine (tried to refrain from rendering things... and realized that my lines aren't the greatest i should focus on my line work in the near future)
-lastly, a study from a series of spanish academic life drawings. i don't think i've rendered anything like this since post #1352. but anyway, this literally took about 5 hours and i learned quite a bit about turning planes on the figure to emphasize form. i was really drawn to the 'chunkiness' of the graphite/charcoal in the originals so i tried to emulate that with my HB mechanical lead (don't have charcoal laying around )
well, i aim to study each one in the series-- so expect more of this :3
ok, i want to attempt drawing some characters in that fashion so... off i go!
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