I'm a 19 year old aspiring animator. I've been watching things on conceptart for a while and decided to make a sketchbook here.
Join me in the process of making a portfolio for a university.
Some of my latest pieces.
EDIT: Changed sketchbook image to represent my current style better. You can find my first post stuff on my second post below
Last edited by Sleep.less; April 30th, 2013 at 07:50 AM.
@choopcheek Thanks man : ) @Wuggy Thank you for the feedback. Yes, I need to work more with colors. I always start with a value stage and often leave them as they are because I like a good greyscale piece. Maybe that's just my procrastination in action haha.
Awesome work yourself, by the way. Keep going at it.
More or less finished with the values. Don't know If I'm putting colors on this one.
I've been doing value speedpaintings and a lot of life drawing (that will be posted) lately and I'm trying a change of subject. Gotta work on character body language.
I like doing expressions, you always end up doing the same face in real life without noticing haha.
It's been a while since the last update. Long story short: my laptop's hard drive broke and I almost lost all my data and images. Got a big scare out of it.
Here are some red pencil sketches. It's hard to take photos of roughly 50x70 cm drawings so bare with me.
I'm taking a different approach concerning life drawing.
@Cojac Thank you , you have good stuff yourself. A painting a day is an ambitious goal. Keep going at it.
@MeteorCat Thank you . You have an amazing work output rate. I see improvements. You're on the right track ; )
@andyWEASEL Thanks . I try very hard to portray believable expressions.
Here are some figure sketches done in Sai and a piece I finished today.
Sai's pressure accuracy is better than Photoshop.
I'm drawing a lot of traditional pieces lately and It's hard to take photos of them all, fix the lighting and all that.
It's easier to post digital stuff right off the bat so, I've put my brain on 'pause' and decided to do a self portrait in Sai. It's my best self portrait yet, in terms of resemblance.
The portfolio deadline is just two months away, rage-draw mode engage!
You can tell I look tired as hell.
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Reason: adding more info
Great cartoons! I also like this last self portrait. Great improvement overall, specially your human figures, the gestures in the beginning dont look as confident as the cartoons. If I can make a suggestion, when observing the figure, use them swooping lines
I wonder for how long CA will be up again.
Here is the update on my daily figure drawing. Gonna start polishing works more and more, the deadline is near and I need to finish my portfolio soon. >:C
All my life drawings are in red pencil. Made them in greyscale for some diversity.
Hey, thank you so much for visiting and commenting in my sketchbook!
I'd like to start off by saying that I am really impressed by your sketchbook. Everything you do has great energy to it and I love how well you are able to draw expressions. I also really like the color atmosphere of your landscapes. Post #15 is definitely my favorite so far. Everything from the linework to the character expressions just works so well. Your figure studies are also really great and I just love how you did the hatching on them.
If you're feeling burned out then I don't see anything wrong with taking a little break. It could also be that perhaps you haven't been drawing for fun lately? I get that feeling too if I've been working on too many studies.
@Viconia You're welcome and thank you for the kind words . For me, the overall mood of a piece is essential for it's 'success'.
@AK_Guerrero Thank you haha . I like to 'paint' with pencils.
You'll see further on in my sketchbook that I don't reply without updating some art.
Made an experiment with my ink pen yesterday. Trying out different mediums to get out of my routine. Note: don't ink on cheap printer paper like I did.
Some studies from The Sartorialist.
African studies because I find them fascinating and beautiful.
Here is an update on my figure drawing and a self-portrait. I need a better camera to capture the fine hatching .
Haven't posted for a few days. I've been busy with the portfolio and all.
I want to know what you guys think of what I have so far. Here's the blog where I'll be posting the portfolio : Portfolio
There are drawings in the 'life drawing', 'drama/acting' and 'movement' posted so far. I have tons of other work waiting to be polished and posted there. I'll change the ones already posted too if needed.